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Program: The Tempest



at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Kenneth Cavander

Directed by: Andy Wolk

Dramaturg: Christian Parker

Stage Manager: Cheyney Coles

Assistant Stage Manager: Maggie Latham

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan

Additional Sound and Music by: Anthony Cochrane

Dedicated to the Memory of Geoffrey Sherman


Abraham Makany
Sebastian, Bosun

Angel Desai
Ariel, Ceres

Jeena Yi

Jerome Preston Bates

Jordan Baker

Kat Griffin
Trinculo, Iris

Kevin Kilner

Olivia Negrón

Paul Kite
Stephano, Captain, Juno

Ronald Peet

Tony Torn

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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Kenneth Cavander

Playwright, Tempest, Timon of Athens

Kenneth Cavander began his theatre career in England at London’s Royal...

Kenneth Cavander began his theatre career in England at London’s Royal Court Theatre, as Assistant to Director George Devine on Chekhov’s Platonov, starring Rex Harrison. Subsequently he worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company, translating and co-adapting with John Barton a three-evening cycle of plays based on ten Greek tragedies, The Greeks. Meanwhile, starting as assistant to film director Carol Reed, and later in the story department of the Rank Organization, he began writing for BBC television. Among his assignments was an adaptation of E.M. Forster’s science fiction story, The Machine Stops., recently reissued in DVD by the British Film Institute as part of the celebrated series Out of the Unknown. More recently, his television drama, Beyond Narnia, was aired on the BBC in 2007, and his film biography, Florence Nightingale, received a BAFTA nomination in 2009. His U.S. television work has ranged from The File on Jill Hatch, a three-part co- production of Channel Thirteen and the BBC, to movies of the week for CBS and NBC. Among his television documentaries are the award-winning, Beyond Hate, with Bill Moyers, and a one-hour special on Robert Motherwell for the long-running series, American Masters. Continuing his work in theatre in the U.S., his plays and adaptations have been represented on and off Broadway, and in many regional theatres. He was a founding director of the Williamstown Theatre Second Company, where he wrote and directed several productions, including the musical Boccaccio (with composer Richard Peaslee), later produced at Washington’s Arena Stage, and on Broadway. He also developed the original workshop version of the Tony-winning Broadway musical, Jelly’s Last Jam. Returning to the Arena Stage, his adaptation of six classical dramas, telling the story of King Agamemnon and his daughters, opened the 2001-2002 season there. His one-act opera for family audiences, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, also with music by Richard Peaslee, originally produced at Lincoln Center, had a successful revival later off-Broadway in New York. His reworking of the many legends surrounding the mythical character of Oedipus, The Curse of Oedipus, received a 2015 Los Angeles Drama Critics Cicle nomination for writing. He has completed two projects for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s PLAYON versions of Shakespeare plays, Timon of Athens (2014), and The Tempest (2017), both produced by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

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Christian Parker

Dramaturg, The Tempest

Christian Parker is a director and dramaturg. He  has just completed a seven...

Christian Parker is a director and dramaturg. He  has just completed a seven year stint as Chair of the MFA Theatre program at Columbia University, where he also oversees the Dramaturgy concentration. He was the Associate Artistic Director of the Atlantic Theater Company from 2001-2014, and served as the Literary Manager of Manhattan Theatre Club for several seasons. He is a founding member of the new itinerant theatre company, New Neighborhood, where he is developing a new show with the theatrical band The Petersons. Notable directing projects include plays by Tina Howe, David Hare, Leslie Ayvazian, Jeff Whitty, Ken Weitzman, Marco Ramirez, David Auburn, Cusi Cram, Rolin Jones, and Laura Eason. He was the resident director of the Kenyon Playwrights Conference, and has developed work with the O’Neill, Sundance Theatre Labs, New Harmony, Gulfshore Playhouse and Perry-Mansfield, among others. He is a past Tony nominator. BA, Middlebury College. MFA, Columbia.

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Andy Wolk


Mr. Wolk directed Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT and THE WINTER’S TALE,...

Mr. Wolk directed Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT and THE WINTER’S TALE, each of which had successful Off-Broadway runs under the auspices of Lincoln Center. He’s directed plays at Manhattan Theatre Club (where he worked on staff for five years) along with many other theaters. In film and TV, he has directed movies for HBO, Samuel Goldwyn, Showtime, FX, and every network along with over 80 episodes of shows such as THE SOPRANOS, DAMAGES (for which Glenn Close won an EMMY AWARD), and THE PRACTICE for which Alfre Woodard received the EMMY AWARD and Mr. Wolk received the HUMANITAS AWARD. Other shows include UGLY BETTY, GOSSIP GIRL, CRIMINAL MINDS, SEAL TEAM, NYPD BLUE and the pilot of the long-running HBO comedy hit ARLISS. He has been nominated for the DIRECTORS GUILD AWARD twice plus the CABLEFAX AWARD as Best Director. His
writing and directing career in film began with the HBO movie CRIMINAL JUSTICE that made Time Magazine’s “Ten Best” List, received the Silver Prize in Cannes and was named Best Cable Movie of the year. As a writer, he’s been nominated 3 times for the WRITER’S GUILD AWARD and received it for NATICA JACKSON on PBS, which starred Michelle Pfeiffer. www.andywolkdirector.com

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Geoffrey Sherman

Geoffrey Sherman retired in 2017 as Producing Artistic Director of Alabama...

Geoffrey Sherman retired in 2017 as Producing Artistic Director of Alabama Shakespeare Festival after twelve seasons. During his tenure at ASF, Sherman completed the Shakespearean canon for the theatre with critically acclaimed modern English translations of Timon of Athens and The Tempest, produced as part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! initiative. He was responsible for the world and national premieres of scores of plays — from David Hare’s Knuckle to Alice Childress’ Moms — as Artistic Director of Off-Broadway’s Hudson Guild Theatre, Oregon’s Portland Repertory Theatre and Michigan’s Meadow Brook and BoarsHead theatres and at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. In New York City, his work as producer and director garnered two Obies,  as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Audelco nominations. He has received Best Production and Best Director Awards for plays ranging from Angels In America and Arcadia to The Old Settler and The Rocky Horror Show. His work as a guest director has been seen at more than forty theatres on both sides of the Atlantic, including New York’s Roundabout and American Jewish Theatres; England’s Redgrave and Crucible Theatres; and US regionals including Seattle Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Center Stage Baltimore, Cincinnati Playhouse, Utah’s Pioneer Theatre and recently, San Diego’s North Coast Rep.  His work for television includes Another World for NBC and Woman’s Day USA for the USA cable network. His voice is currently narrator for Broadway’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


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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Abraham Makany

Theater: The Corpse Washer in the 43rd Humana Festival (‪Actors Theatre...

Theater: The Corpse Washer in the 43rd Humana Festival (‪Actors Theatre of Louisville);‬ Trial of an American President (Theatre Row); Waterwell’s Hamlet (The ‪Sheen Center)‬; Kandahar to Canada in The 34th Marathon of One-Act Plays (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Job (‪The Flea Theater‬); the Obie Award winning production of The Brig (The Living Theatre). Television: Gotham, Blue Bloods, Deception, The Blacklist, Orange is the New Black, Homeland, Blindspot, The Americans, HAPPYish, Person of Interest, Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas. Abraham trained at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts (BFA).

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Angel Desai

Recent theater:  “India Pale Ale” (MTC), “An Ordinary Muslim” (NYTW),...

Recent theater:  “India Pale Ale” (MTC), “An Ordinary Muslim” (NYTW), ”Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band”” (Ma-Yi Theater).  Broadway:  “”Company”” (2007, Tony Award, Best Revival of a Musical).  Other Off-Broadway: CSC, Playwrights Horizons, The Public/NYSF, Women’s Project, MCC.  Regional: Yale Repertory, George St. Playhouse, Berkshire Theater Festival, Old Globe, McCarter Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Long Wharf, Arena Stage, Playmakers Repertory. TV: “City on a Hill” (upcoming), “Bull”, “Jessica Jones”, ”Chicago Med””, “Minority Report”, “Madam Secretary”, “Major Crimes”, many others. Video games:  “”Gears of War 4″” (First Minister Jinn, voice).  Film: This Time Next Tuesday, The Clique, The War Within, Heights, Black Knight, Robot Stories.  52nd St Project volunteer. Recipient: 2019 New Dramatists Charles Bowden Award, 2017 NYU Diversity Faculty Mentorship, 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship. MFA in Acting from NYU.

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Jeena Yi

Jeena is beyond thrilled and honored to be part of The Play On! Festival....

Jeena is beyond thrilled and honored to be part of The Play On! Festival. She recently made her Broadway debut in Network at the Belasco Theater. Other credits include, Somebody’s Daughter (2nd Stage Uptown), The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias (Playwrights Realm), Vietgone (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Rep), Winters Tale (OSF), Light’s Rise On Grace (Woolly Mammoth) TV/Film: Manifest (NBC), Sucession (HBO), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt(Netflix), AKA Wyatt Cenac (Topic.com) www.jeenayi.com
Pronouns: She/her/hers

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Jerome Preston Bates

Jerome Preston Bates :American Son,Jitney,Stickfly and Seven Guitars.Jonin...

Jerome Preston Bates :American Son,Jitney,Stickfly and Seven Guitars.Jonin at The Public Theatre,Daisy in the Dreamtime at The Beckett.Also Circle Rep,NFT,NEC,127 Rep,King Lear at Classical Theatre of Harlem and The Billie Holiday Theatre.Regional MacBeth at The Old Globe,Comedy of Errors,Richard 3rd and Two Trains Running at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Yale Rep,The Folgers,Arena Stage,Center Stage,Hartford Stage,Philadelphia Drama Guild,Denver Center,Long Wharf,Satchmo at The Waldorf at Alley Theatre and World Premiere Of Seven Guitars at Goodman Theatre oppsite Viola Davis.Television :HBO’s OZ,All My Children,Law and Order and SVU,NYPD Blue,NY Undercover and Third Watch and Lights Out Film : Peeples opposite Kerry Washington,Musical Chairs,Tio Papi,Shaft 2000.It Runs In the Family and The Out of Towners.Education : LAMDA London,University Of Tenneesse,Knoxville College and The New School.Winner of seven Audelco Awards.Thank You God,Family,OSF and Classic Stage.

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Jordan Baker

Recently: THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE (Milwaukee Rep & Arizona Theatre Company)....

Recently: THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE (Milwaukee Rep & Arizona Theatre Company). Broadway: SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (Theatre World Award). Off-Broadway: THREE TALL WOMEN (Original cast), MILK, NIGHT SKY, IS LIFE WORTH LIVING? Regional: NATIVE GARDENS (Denver Center), LUNA GALE (Goodman Theatre, Original cast), APPROPRIATE (Humana Festival), THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (Royal Exchange England), OTHELLO (Folger), MACBETH (Philadelphia Drama Guild), MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Old Globe). Film: THE POST, THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS, 5 FLIGHTS UP, ANOTHER EARTH, THE DAVID DANCE, PAPARAZZI, OUT OF TOWNERS, CITY HALL, ESCAPE FROM LA, AND LOVE POTION #9. IMDB.ME/JORDANBAKER
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Kat Griffin

Kat is an NYC based Actor/Singer/Photographer. They are a Nonbinary &...

Kat is an NYC based Actor/Singer/Photographer. They are a Nonbinary & Queer advocate for representation of marginalized voices on stage in Theatre. Kat has performed in numerous cabarets & concerts in NYC at venues including but not limited to 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, & Birdland Jazz. Recent credits include Madeline True (Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY/BAR New Haven) & Benjamin Tallmadge (AGENT 355/Musical Theatre Factory).
Kat is currently saving for gender confirmation Top Surgery- check out the link in their Instagram bio to help! @Kat_Griffin_  www.katgriffin-actor.com/
Pronouns: They/She/He

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Kevin Kilner

Broadway – he was a part of the 50th Anniversary Production of “The...

Broadway – he was a part of the 50th Anniversary Production of “The Glass Menagerie” w/Julie Harris, Calista Flockhart, & Zeljko Ivanek. Off-Broadway – he was in the original cast of Donald Margulies’s “Dinner With Friends” (2000 Pulitzer Prize) at the Variety Arts Theatre, and also, “Lemon Sky” at the Clurman Theatre, Regional credits include “Admissions”, at Studio Theatre; “Other Desert Cities”, at Bucks County Playhouse; “Time Stands Still” at the Adobe Rose Theatre; “The Christians” at D.C.P.A., Films -“The Unattainable Story”;“Paranoia”; “Raising Helen”; “A Cinderella Story”; “Home Alone III”
Television – most recently“The Code”;“The Blacklist”; “The Good Wife”;“House Of Cards” kevinkilner.net

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Olivia Negrón

Olivia Negrón– Broadway: Cuba & His Teddy Bear (w/ Robert De Niro),...

Olivia Negrón– Broadway: Cuba & His Teddy Bear (w/ Robert De Niro), Serious Money (w/ Alec Baldwin & Kate Nelligan)
Off-Broadway: Circle Rep Lab, LaMAMA, HB Playwrights.
Regional: Two River Theatre Co., Portland Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum,  South Coast Rep, Atlanta’s Alliance, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Walnut Street Theatre, Canon Theater (Beverly Hills), La Jolla Playhouse, and as Ana in The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl at four regional theatres; TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, Mixed Blood, Minneapolis, The Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca and Boise Contemporary Theatre.
Film: The Last Fare, Outliving Emily, The Devil’s Whisper, Everything Relative (Sundance Film Festival), The Clairvoyant, and Captivity.
Television, Etc.: Devious Maids, Law and Order, Law and Order; SVU, Ms. Negrón was motion-captured for the role of Patricia Madrazo in Grand Theft Auto V, is the Fairy Godmother in the web series, “Tinderellas,”” and served as Executive Producer on the award-winning HBO documentary feature ATOMIC HOMEFRONT.

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Paul Kite

Paul is a theater and multi-disciplinary artist living and working in New...

Paul is a theater and multi-disciplinary artist living and working in New York.
Selected current projects: Guardsman, a theatrical piece about failure, survival, the way we’re conditioned, and the life of and hero worship surrounding Wyatt Earp. I don’t know how to talk about this—, a multi-disciplinary piece of theater told through the perspective of a human being waking up to (and then) trying to understand the ramifications of his own privilege, and Bottling Dreams of the Tearful Don’t Knower, a poem play about a lost man gathering tears for his other half who can no longer cry. In the past, he has worked with Lincoln Center Theatre, Pearl Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Working Theatre, Three Day Hangover, The New Harmony Project, The Group Lab, Amios and Red Stage Theatre; He received a BS in theatre from the University of Evansville and an MFA in acting from Rutgers.
Pronouns: he/him/his

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Ronald Peet

Ronald Peet stars as Cooper in Netflix’s upcoming series The I-Land (w/Kate...

Ronald Peet stars as Cooper in Netflix’s upcoming series The I-Land (w/Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez & Alex Pettyfer). FILM: The Land of Owls, The Meyerowitz Stories, First Reformed, Nevada. TV: “The Looming Tower,” “Bull,” “Blindspot” & “Girls.” OFF-BROADWAY: “DADDY” (New Group, Vineyard), Spill (EST), Cute Activist (Bushwick Starr), Kentucky (EST/Page 73), Icarus in the LES (Joe’s Pub), The World My Mama Raised (Clubbed Thumb), Debutante (Ars Nova). REGIONAL: The Lion In Winter (Two River); peerless (Barrington Stage); The Golem Of Havana (Barrington Stage/Miami New Drama) & over 30 roles in 15 productions with American Shakespeare Center. Member of Ensemble Studio Theatre & Graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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Tony Torn

Recent Stage: Sam in Triplight at Joe’s Pub; Paul Swan in Paul Swan...

Recent Stage: Sam in Triplight at Joe’s Pub; Paul Swan in Paul Swan is Dead and Gone at Torn Page; Franklin in The Fat Lady Sings at La Mama ETC; Celedon in Ruffles, or, A Progression of Rakes at The Tank; Mother/Cyclops?Ensemble in Venus at The Signature Theatre; Ubu in Ubu Sings Ubu at Abron Arts Center, The Slipper Room, American Repertory Theater @ The Oberon, B.B. Kings and The Highline Ballroom; Rusty Trawler in Breakfast at Tiffany’s at The Cort Theater on Broadway. Known for his work with experimental theater legends Reza Abdoh and Richard Foreman, Tony manages Torn Page, a private event space and classroom named for his parents Rip Torn and Geraldine Page. www.tornpage.org www.tonytorn.com

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Cheyney Coles

Stage Manager

Off-Broadway: Sea Wall / A Life, Girl From the North Country (Public Theater);...

Off-Broadway: Sea Wall / A Life, Girl From the North Country (Public Theater); The House That Will Not Stand (NY Theatre Workshop).
Regional: Hood: A Robin Hood Musical Adventure, Miller, Mississippi, Constellations, Dreamgirls, Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, All the Way, Great Society, Electra, The Rocky Horror Show, Fortress of Solitude, etc. (Dallas Theater Center).
BCEFA: Broadway Backwards 2019
Love to Soren and Wylie.

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Maggie Latham

Assistant Stage Manager

Maggie Latham is a recent graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in...

Maggie Latham is a recent graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in Theatre Arts with a focus in Stage Management. Recent professional credits: The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence (Chain Theatre), With or Without You (Theatre Row), Seussical Jr. (Seattle Childrens Theatre). Educational credits: Into the Woods, The Clean House, Little Shop of Horrors. Thanks to Dabney, my incredibly supportive parents, and everyone I don’t have space to mention. www.maggielklatham.com

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Ada Karamanyan


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

CEO and Creative Director

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 and over two dozen Shakespeare productions. In 2009, she was the co-producer and co-founder of the Black Swan Lab for new play development at OSF which she ran until 2016. In 2019, she co-founded Play on Shakespeare, which carries forward the Shakespeare translation work began at OSF.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

Associate Creative Director

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

Director of Learning Engagement

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 commitment to community empowerment informs her dedication to the mission of Play On Shakespeare.

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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Further Reading

Welcome Letter from Lue

For the first half of my career at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, I was the “new play girl”, doing what literary managers since time immemorial…

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Good Tickle Brain Synopsis

Who needs a five-act structure? See what The Tempest is about in only three panels…

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Play Synopsis

Read a play synopsis from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and see scans of some of the original Folios!

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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, Nicolas Di Miele,
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