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Program: The Merry Wives of Windsor


present

THE PLAY ON FESTIVAL

at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Dipika Guha

Directed by: Margot Bordelon

Dramaturg: Christine Sumption

Stage Manager: Shana Ferguson

Assistant Stage Manager: Nathan Andrew Riley

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan

Cast

Allison Strickland
Mrs. Ford, Slender

Cynthia Bastidas
Mrs. Page, Bardolph

David Ryan Smith
Ford, Simple

Grant Chapman
Dr. Caius, Robert, Pistol

Jake Hart
Fastaff

Marie Thomas
Shallow, Servant, Robin

Pun Bandhu
Page, Rugby

Shannon DeVido
Anne Page, Host, Servant, John

Tasso Feldman
Hugh Evans, Fenton

Tina Benko
Mrs. Quickly, Nym

There will be one 15-minute intermission.

A short talkback with members of the creative team will take place immediately following the reading.

Originally commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of Play on! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare.


The Play On Festival is supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation.

 

All performers in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all electronic devices such as cellular phones, beepers, and watches. The use of cellular phones in the theater is prohibited by New York City law.

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Creative Team

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Dipika Guha

Playwright, Merry Wives of Windsor

Dipika Guha was born in India and raised in tea drinking countries...

Dipika Guha was born in India and raised in tea drinking countries around the world. Her plays include Yoga Play (South Coast Rep, Gateway, Moxie Theatre & SF Playhouse), The Art of Gaman (Theatre 503 London, Relentless Award semifinalist) and Unreliable (Kansas City Rep). Recent works includes Azaan, a play for for Oregon Symphony Orchestra, In Braunau for Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and contributions to You Across From Me (Humana, Actors Theatre of Louisville). Dipika’s commissions include South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club and Barrington Stage. She is a proud alumnus of Ars Nova Playgroup, Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, the Women’s Project Lab, Dramatists Guild Fellows Program, the Ma Yi Writers Lab and currently the Geffen Playwrights Lab. She was a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, a recipient of the Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship and is a current Venturous Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center. Dipika read English at University College London, won a Frank Knox Fellowship from Harvard University and has an M.F.A in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama under Paula Vogel. Most recently she wrote forSneaky Pete at Amazon and Rainy Day People at AMC.

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Christine Sumption

Dramaturg, Merry Wives of Windsor

Christine Sumption has served as a dramaturg for Hedgebrook Women Playwrights...

Christine Sumption has served as a dramaturg for Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival (20+ years), Sundance Theatre Lab, the New Harmony Project, Goodman Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Seattle Children’s Theatre, and has worked with numerous playwrights including Tanya Barfield, Dipika Guha, Kathleen Tolan, and Cheryl L. West. Her directing credits include productions at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Tacoma Actors Guild, and DARTS/Company Subaru in Tokyo, where she served as Resident Director for three years. She was on the artistic staff of Seattle Repertory Theatre for nine seasons, where she served as dramaturg/literary manager, edited publications, and produced the annual Women Playwrights Festival in partnership with Hedgebrook, a Whidbey Island writers retreat. She teaches at Cornish College of the Arts. Hedgebrook Plays, Volume 1, which she co-edited with Liz Engelman, was published by Whit Press in November, 2012.

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Margot Bordelon

Director

Margot Bordelon is a New York based director who specializes in new work....

Margot Bordelon is a New York based director who specializes in new work. Off-Broadway and New York credits include: Something Clean (Roundabout Underground), Do You Feel Anger? (Vineyard), Eddie and Dave (Atlantic), Plot Points in Our Sexual Development (LCT3), Too Heavy For Your Pocket (Roundabout Underground), The Pen (Premieres NYC), A Delicate Ship (Playwrights Realm), Still (Juilliard), Wilder Gone (Clubbed Thumb), The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play (DODO). Margot has directed productions regionally at ACT Seattle, Actors Theatre Louisville, Alliance, American Theater Company, Marin Theater Company, Steppenwolf, and Yale Rep. She has developed work at Ars Nova, Berkeley Rep, Cherry Lane, The Lark, Ma-Yi, MTC, New Dramatists, NYTW, P73, Playwrights Horizons, Portland Center Stage, Primary Stages, The Public, PWC, Rattlestick, the Wilma, and Woolly Mammoth. Upcoming: Wives (Playwrights Horizons), Dance Nation (the Wilma), You Lost Me (Denver Center), TESTMATCH (Yale Rep), what the end will be… (Roundabout). BFA, Cornish College of the Arts; MFA, Yale School of Drama. www.margotbordelon.com

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Playwright

Plays: All’s Well That Ends Well; Antony and Cleopatra;...

Plays: All’s Well That Ends Well; Antony and Cleopatra; As You Like It; The Comedy of Errors; Coriolanus; Cymbeline; Edward III; Hamlet; Henry IV, Parts One and Two; Henry V; Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three; Henry VIII; Julius Caesar; King John; King Lear; Love’s Labor’s Lost; Macbeth; Measure for Measure; The Merchant of Venice; The Merry Wives of Windsor; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Much Ado about Nothing; Othello; Pericles, Prince of Tyre; Richard II; Richard III; Romeo and Juliet; The Taming of the Shrew; The Tempest; Timon of Athens; Titus Andronicus; Troilus and Cressida; Twelfth Night; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Two Noble Kinsmen; The Winter’s Tale.

Poems: “Venus and Adonis,” “The Rape of Lucrece,” “The Phoenix and the Turtle,” Sonnets (154).

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Company

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Allison Strickland

Allison Strickland is a performer and visual artist with a focus on where...

Allison Strickland is a performer and visual artist with a focus on where Spirituality, Creativity, and Healing meet. She has worked at several regional theatres including Syracuse Stage, Seattle Rep, and Seattle Shakespeare Company. This past fall her visual work was presented in a Swan Feather produced evening to honor “Strength in Spirit” with proceeds going to the New London public school lunch system. She is a believer that Art is Medicine and that we are ALL creators. allisonstrickland.co and healingtheartist.co
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Cynthia Bastidas

Cynthia Bastidas​ – Original Sound (Cherry Lane Theatre), #nowall...

Cynthia Bastidas​ – Original Sound (Cherry Lane Theatre), #nowall (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center),​ ​​The Mecca Tales (Sheen Theatre/Crossroads Theater), SHE SHE SHE (New Ohio Theatre), Informed Consent (Gulfshore Playhouse),​ ​Just Like Us (Denver Center Theatre), The Why Me Pen (Public Theater), Kita y Fernanda (Mo’olelo Performing Arts Co), Lost/Not Found (Up Theater), The World’s Fair Play Festival (Queens Theatre), The Golden Drum Year (Radical Evolution), Jackson Heights Trilogy (Theatre 167), Zero (Public Theater), Anna in the Tropics (Lehman Stages). Television: Homeland S6 E6. Training: MFA Theater-Brooklyn College, HB Studio, Labyrinth Master Class, Andrew Wade-Royal Shakespeare Company.  www.cynthiabastidas.com
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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David Ryan Smith

David Ryan Smith: Broadway: “One Man, Two Guvnors”; “Passing...

David Ryan Smith: Broadway: “One Man, Two Guvnors”; “Passing Strange”. Off Broadway: “Passage” (Soho Rep); “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Henry V” ,”Twelfth Night”, “Romeo & Juliet”, “The Comedy of Errors”, “Pericles” (The Public Theater), “Gone Missing” (City Center/Encores! Off Center), “Mankind” (Playwrights Horizons), “The Death of the Last Black Man…”(Signature Theater), “The Glory of the World” (BAM), “#9” (59E59); “Marat/Sade” (Classical Theater of Harlem). Regional: Shakespeare Theater Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville, Barrington Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Triad Stage, Crossroads Theater Company, California Shakespeare Theater, etc. Film: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Medal of Victory, Bee Season. Education: MFA, American Conservatory Theater.

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Grant Chapman

Grant is thrilled to join the Play On Festival! Recent credits include Our...

Grant is thrilled to join the Play On Festival! Recent credits include Our Town and Into the Breeches (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Winnie the Pooh (Alliance Theatre), and Angels in America (Actor’s Express). As a company member with The Williams Project (www.thewilliamsproject.org), Grant has appeared in A Bright Room Called Day, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Descending, and Blues for Mister Charlie. Training: MFA, Brown University/Trinity Rep; BFA, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater. www.grantchapman.net

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Jake Hart

Jake is a Cherokee and Mexican American actor from California and Seattle....

Jake is a Cherokee and Mexican American actor from California and Seattle. Nationwide, he has performed theatrically for over 2 decades. As a voice actor he can currently be heard across the country on multiple campaigns. On television he is the voice of Optimus Prime for Rescue Bots Academy, and can be seen occasionally. He is humbled and grateful to be a part of this cast and crew, and to perform on one of NYC’s greatest stages. Wado. www.jakehart.org

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Marie Thomas

Marie Thomas recently played LaVeuve in The House That Will Not Stand at...

Marie Thomas recently played LaVeuve in The House That Will Not Stand at New York Theater Workshop, Sadie Delaney in The Delaney Sisters, First 100 Years, at The Goodman Theater in Chicago in 2018,Nina Dubois in Knock Me A Kiss in New York at the New Federal Theater in 2010, at the National Black Theater Festival in Winston Salem, NC, 2011 and 2013. She received The Audelco Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was Goneril in King Lear starring Avery Brooks, at the Yale Repertory Theater in New Haven, Connecticut, Samm-Art William’s The Dance on Widow’s Row at the New Federal Theater in New York and The National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, NC. At Crossroads Theater in New Brunswick, NJ, she was Dorabelle in The Disappearance with Ruby Dee. She received an Audelco Award for Best Actress for her performance of Pam in Richard Wesley’s The Talented Tenth in New York. On Broadway “Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope, Lincoln Center, The Duplex. Television/ Film credits, The Cosby Mysteries, L.A. Law, Knots Landing, Amen, and on the Daytime Dramas, The Doctors, a contract Player for three years, One Life To Live, As The World Turns, and the film Hot Shots.

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Nathan Andrew Riley

Assistant Stage Manager

Ordinarily found ONstage, Nathan Andrew Riley is thrilled for the opportunity...

Ordinarily found ONstage, Nathan Andrew Riley is thrilled for the opportunity to be behind the scenes on this project as Assistant Stage Manager. Special thanks to Shana for the opportunity to learn from the best!

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Pun Bandhu

Pun Bandhu is grateful to have been involved with the development of the...

Pun Bandhu is grateful to have been involved with the development of the Play On! plays over the last two years. Broadway: WIT (Manhattan Theatre Club). Off-Broadway: THE TREASURER (Playwrights Horizons), PLENTY (Public Theater), INFORMED CONSENT (Primary Stages/EST), FAUST (Target Margin Theatre), TRUE AND SOLID GROUND (Soho Rep) among others. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival, Theatreworks, McCarter Theatre Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Rep, Denver Center Theatre (Henry Award, Best Supporting Actor). Recipient of the New Dramatists’ Bowden Actor Award. Oscar-nominated films include: Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Judge, Burn After Reading, Michael Clayton. Upcoming: The Report, starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening, Sell By. TV includes: “House of Cards”, ”Blindspot,” “Madam Secretary,” “Gotham,” “FBI,” “Difficult People,” “Law and Order(s),” recurring on “Blue Bloods.” Pun serves on the Advisory Board for the Yale School of Drama, where he received his MFA. He co-founded the Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC), an advocacy group for Asian actors, and is a proud member of the Actors Center. www.punbandhu.net

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Shana Ferguson

Stage Manager

Shana is thrilled to be a part of this exciting project! Broadway: Living...

Shana is thrilled to be a part of this exciting project! Broadway: Living On Love. Tours: Beautiful, Motown (First National). Off-Broadway: Trip of Love, Songbird, Bedbugs!!! New York: Cabin in the Sky (New York City Center Encores!), Here’s Hoover! (Abrons Arts Center), Oliver! (The Secret Theatre). Regional: Double Trouble, The BFG (Imagination Stage), Room Service (Westport Country Playhouse).

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Shannon DeVido

TV: “Insatiable,” “Difficult People,” “Delco Proper,”...

TV: “Insatiable,” “Difficult People,” “Delco Proper,” “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” “Law and Order:SVU,” “Nightcap,” “Sesame Street”. Off-Broadway: Teenage Dick (World Premiere), The Healing (World Premiere), Still More of Our Parts, New Hopeville Comics. Film: The Homecoming, Good Beer. YouTube: Stare at Shannon. www.shannondevido.com

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Tasso Feldman

Intimate Apparel (McCarter Theatre), Amadeus, The Two Gentlemen of Verona,...

Intimate Apparel (McCarter Theatre), Amadeus, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Charley’s Aunt, The Cocoanuts, The Three Musketeers, (Utah Shakespeare Festival); The Seagull, The Taming of the Shrew, The Heart of Robin Hood, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, On The Razzle, The Clay Cart, Tartuffe (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Mlle. God (Ensemble Studio Theatre LA); Goldfish (South Coast Repertory); Equivocation (Geffen Playhouse); What You Will (New Theater House); War Music (Chicago Humanities Festival); The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Lyric Stage Company of Boston); The Glass Menagerie (New Repertory Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); The Mousetrap (Stoneham Theatre) TV: The Resident (FOX), Black Box (ABC), C.S.I: NY (CBS), H.M.S. *pilot (CW), Film: Everyday Saturday, The Artist

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Tina Benko

Ms. Benko’s theatre credits include John Guare’s Nantucket Sleigh Ride...

Ms. Benko’s theatre credits include John Guare’s Nantucket Sleigh Ride at Lincoln Center, Rajiv Joseph’s Describe The Night at the Atlantic Theatre, Toni Morrison’sDesdemona at The Barbican/ White Light Festival/ Intern’l Tour, Daniel Fish’s Who Left This Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Nights Dream production atTheatre For a New Audience, Julius Caesar at The Public Theatre/Shakespeare in the park, Scenes From a Marriage, The Crucible, and The Little Foxes all directed by Ivo Van Hove, The Cherry Orchard at The Roundabout, Jackie at Womens Project, Informed Consent at Primary Stages, Tales From Red Vienna and Top Girls for Manhattan Theatre Club. Film and Tv includes Mapplethorpe, The Sound of Silence, The Greatest Showman, The Kitchen, Fair Market Value, The Rehearsal, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Good Wife, NCIS, TURN: Washington Spies, Flesh and Bone.

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Ada Karamanyan

Casting

Ada Karamanyan is a casting director based out of New York, NY. She currently...

Ada Karamanyan is a casting director based out of New York, NY. She currently serves as the casting associate for the off-broadway theater organization The Playwrights Realm, and as a producing artistic leader for the year-round fellowship program Trans Lab, co-created and produced by MJ Kaufman and Kit Yan. Recent affiliations include casting for Baltimore Center Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Arizona Theatre Co., New York Musical Festival, and ACT – A Contemporary Theatre. In addition, she served as the casting fellow at New York Theater Workshop during their inaugural 2050 administrative fellowship program.
Pronouns: she/her or they/them

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Lue Morgan Douthit

Executive Director / Dramaturg, Timon of Athens

During her 25 years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Douthit oversaw a...

During her 25 years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Douthit oversaw a full service literary department as Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy. Play on! began in 2012 as a pilot program under her supervision. She was the Production Dramaturg for more than 50 productions, including 15 world premieres including: Hannah and the Dread Gazebo; Head Over Heels; Family Album; The Unfortunates; Throne of Blood;  and Equivocation.. She has also worked on over two dozen Shakespeare productions. She is the co-adapter of a six-actor Macbeth and seven-actor Measure for Measure, which were both produced at OSF and elsewhere. She was the co-producer of the Black Swan Lab in 2009, going on to produce the lab from 2010 to 2016. Douthit is the recipient of the 1999 Literary Manager & Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) Prize in Dramaturgy: The Elliott Hayes Award. She received a PhD at the University of Washington, an MFA from Trinity University, and an MA from University of Arizona.

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Taylor Bailey

Producer

Taylor Bailey spent four years in Chicago where he worked on twelve productions...

Taylor Bailey spent four years in Chicago where he worked on twelve productions with The Neo-Futurists. He served as Operations Manager and Education Coordinator for The Neo-Futurists, as well as the program developer and coordinator for Neo-Access, a multi-winged strategy for diversity and inclusion as well as accessibility for the differently abled. As a freelance director, performer, storyteller, dramaturg and producer worked with: First Floor Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, American Theatre Company, The Agency Collective, Timeline Theatre, About Face Productions, Collaboration Theatre Company and others. In Dallas, worked with WaterTower Theatre and served as the Associate Artistic Director of Sideman Productions for two years. Additional experience as a teaching artist, IT coordinator and project manager.

Publications: Contributor, New York Times Bestseller It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming
Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
 with Dan Savage and Terry Miller.

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Summer Martin

General Manager

Summer Martin has spent over a decade in domestic and international grant...

Summer Martin has spent over a decade in domestic and international grant management for non-profits focused on the arts and education. Summer’s continued commitment to community outreach and education has carried her into work with OSF’s Play on! project.

Education: BA, Mount Holyoke College; MSc, Maryland University of Integrative Health

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Sally Cade Holmes

Line Producer

Sally Cade Holmes (Line Producer) is a Tony-nominated producer committed...

Sally Cade Holmes (Line Producer) is a Tony-nominated producer committed to making challenging and innovative entertainment with broad appeal. On Broadway, she has co-produced Hadestown, Anastasia and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Off-Broadway, she is a producer on the his play Puffs. She has produced projects in Ars Nova’s AntFest, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Hot! Festival and The Public’s Under The Radar Festival. She collaborated with Les Freres Corbusier to produce Here’s Hoover! directed by Alex Timbers. Additionally, she is the Associate Producer at Tom Kirdahy Productions (The Inheritance, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, The Visit, It’s Only A Play). She served as the Producing Associate at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Other companies that she’s collaborated with include: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Keen Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Sans A Productions, and TheatreWorks USA. Sally Cade is a Master of Arts Administration candidate at Boston University and received her BS in Theatre Studies with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Evansville. She is an associate member of the Broadway League and a member of the 2016-2018 WP Lab.

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Hannah Lang

Assistant Line Producer

Hannah Lang is a producer and theatre-maker living in Brooklyn. She is currently...

Hannah Lang is a producer and theatre-maker living in Brooklyn. She is currently working as the Programming Associate at NYMF and as an Artistic Associate at Hypokrit Theatre Company, in addition to being the proud founder of Three of Cups Theatre Collective. She is a recent graduate of St. John’s University, where she earned her M.A. in History. She is most passionate about producing work that uplifts voices of marginalized communities. She recently assistant directed Molly Houlahan on Hypokrit’s R+J, and is a former intern of The New Victory Theater, New York Musical Festival, and Honest Accomplice Theatre. Thank you to the entire Play On Shakespeare team!

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Matt Hagemeier

Assistant Festival Producer

Matt is the Assistant Festival Producer for the Play On Festival. He’s...

Matt is the Assistant Festival Producer for the Play On Festival. He’s spent the past five years in events and festivals; including work for the Austin Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival, and the New Harmony Project. BS in Theatre & History from the University of Evansville.
Pronouns: he/him

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Play On Shakespeare

In the fall of 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival...

In the fall of 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced a new commissioning program called Play on! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare. The project was simple yet enthusiastically ambitious in its original conception: to commission 36 playwrights (with one lucky playwright taking on all three Henry VI’s) to “translate” 39 plays attributed to Shakespeare (including Two Noble Kinsman and Edward III) over the course of three years (last drafts were submitted December 31, 2018) and with a commitment that the commissioned group comprised at least 51% women and writers of color. In it’s three year tenure at OSF, Play on! worked with nearly 1000 actors, directors, stage managers, and producers on nearly 80 readings, workshops, productions and demonstrations in 19 different cities, collaborating with 24 different theatres and academic institutions around the world.

At the end of Play on!’s three-year tenure at OSF, energized by its overwhelming scope and success, the project’s producing team secured funding to form their own, new not-for-profit company. On January 1, 2019, once again with the critical support of the Hitz Foundation, they established Play On Shakespeare, whose mission is to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare’s plays in performance for theatre professionals, students, and audiences by engaging with contemporary translations and adaptations. The Play On Festival is the first of many undertakings planned by the company.

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Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company (CSC) is committed...

Classic Stage Company (CSC) is committed to reimagining classic stories for contemporary audiences. It is a home for New York’s finest established and emerging artists to grapple with great works of the world’s repertory that speak directly to the issues of today.

In 1967, director Christopher Martin founded CSC Repertory in a 100-seat theater at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on West 73rd Street. Following short stints in small spaces, CSC grew to the point where it needed a permanent home. In 1973, the theater moved to its present premises on 13th Street, an intimate space that was formerly an East Village carriage house.

In the 50 years since, CSC has become a leading Off-Broadway theater that is a home for new and established artists, as well audiences seeking epic stories intimately told. Productions have been cited by all major Off-Broadway theater awards including the Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Founded by Angus Bowmer in 1935, the Oregon...

Founded by Angus Bowmer in 1935, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has grown from a three-day festival of two plays to a nationally renowned theatre arts organization that presents an eight-month season of up to 11 plays that include works by Shakespeare as well as a mix of classics, musicals, and world-premiere plays and musicals. OSF’s play commissioning programs, which include American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle, have generated works that have been produced on Broadway, throughout the American regional theatre, and in high schools and community theatres across the country. The Festival draws attendance of more than 400,000 to approximately 800 performances every year and employs approximately 575 theatre professionals.

 OSF invites and welcomes everyone, and believes the inclusion of diverse people, ideas, cultures and traditions enriches both our insights into the work we present on stage and our relationships with each other. OSF is committed to equity and diversity in all areas of our work and in our audiences.

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Play On Festival Staff

Lue Douthit, Executive Director
Taylor Bailey, Producer
Summer Martin, General Manager
Sally Cade Holmes, Line Producer
Hannah Lang, Assistant Line Producer
Matt Hagemeier, Assistant Festival Producer
Emma Hogan, Script Supervisor
Ada Karamanyan, Casting
Cameron Bell, Erin Michelitsch, Micah Ammons,
Peter Charney, Savanah Sanchez, Production Assistants
Blake Zidell and Associates, Press Representative
Gold Rush Creative, Marketing Consultation
Ligature Creative, Graphic Design

CSC Administrative Staff

John Doyle, Artistic Director
Toni Marie Davis, Chief Operating Officer/GM
Gina Cimmelli, Director of Audience Services
Phil Haas, Director of Marketing and Communications
Brendan McNamara, Assistant General Manager
Michael Mullen, Education Coordinator
Cassandra Nwokah, Executive Assistant
Oliver Pattenden, Director of Development
Megan Sover, Company Manager
Whitaker Gardner, Courtney Kuhbach, Board Operators
Emily Murphy, Megan Sover, Clarisse Van Kote, Box Office Associates
Alex Irish, Jarvis Griggs, Emily Murphy, Cassandra Nwokah, Megan Sover, House Managers