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Program: The Two Noble Kinsmen


present

THE PLAY ON FESTIVAL

at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

The Two Noble Kinsmen

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Tim Slover

Directed by: April Cleveland

Dramaturg: Martine Kei Green-Rogers

Stage Manager: Diane Healy

Assistant Stage Manager: Violeta Picayo

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan

Cast

Amanda Sykes
1st Queen, Woman, Messenger

Ben Quinn
Arcite, 5th Countryman (Timothy)

Violeta Picayo
Herald, 3rd Countryman (Arcas), Doctor, 2nd Knight to Palamon

Emily Chisholm
Emilia

Fernando Gonzalez
Palamon, 6th Countryman

Greg Cuellar
Pirithous, 2nd Friend

Jackson Moran
Valerius, Wooer, 4th Countryman (Rycas), Nell

Paul Juhn
Jailer, Schoolmaster, Gentleman

Pooya Mohseni
Hippolyta

Shannon DeVido
3rd Queen, 1st Countryman (Sennois), Jailer’s Brother, 3rd Knight to Palamon

Terri Weagant
Jailer’s Daughter, 2nd Queen

Vichet Chum
Theseus

Yvette Monique Clark
Boy, 2nd Countrymen, 1st Friend, 1st Knight to Palamon

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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Tim Slover

Playwright, Two Noble Kinsmen

Tim’s plays include Joyful Noise (Lamb’s...

Tim’s plays include Joyful Noise (Lamb’s Theatre), Treasure, and Lightning Rod (Fulton Theatre), March Tale (Seven Angels Theatre), Utah (Tuacahn Theatre), Hancock County (Westminster College) and Virtue (Plan-B Theatre). His plays are published by Samuel French, Signature Books, Zarahemla Books, and Leicester Bay Books. Prose includes the novel and radio series, The Christmas Chronicles (Random House and Public Radio affiliates) and the non- fiction Messiah: the Little-known Story of Handel’s Beloved Oratorio (Silverleaf Press) Other writing has appeared in Sunstone Magazine, The National Biography of American Theatre, and the poetry journal A Time for Singing. His screenplay, A More Perfect Union (PBS), garnered a Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge George Washington Honor Medal. Other writing awards include the Hopwood Award for Drama and the Christopher Brian Wolk Award for Playwriting Excellence. He has been a writer-in-residence at Cornell College, Penn State University, and the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House at Franklin & Marshall College. Tim heads the University of Utah Department of Theatre’s playwriting and Theatre, Fine Arts, and Humanities in London Learning Abroad programs. His Play on! contribution is The Two Noble Kinsmen, produced by the University of Utah Department of Theatre with Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s support in 2017.

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Martine Kei Green-Rogers

Dramaturg, Comedy of Errors, Coriolanus, Henry VI Pt. 1, Two Noble Kinsmen

MARTINE KEI GREEN-ROGERS is an Assistant...

MARTINE KEI GREEN-ROGERS is an Assistant Professor at SUNY: New Paltz, a freelance dramaturg, and the President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

Her dramaturgical credits include: The Greatest with the Louisville Orchestra, Fences and One Man, Two Guvnors at Pioneer Theatre Company; Clearing Bombs and Nothing Personal at Plan-B Theatre; the Classical Theatre Company’s productions of Uncle Vanya, Antigone, Candida, Ghosts, Tartuffe, and Shylock, The Jew of Venice; Sweat at the Goodman; productions of Radio Golf, Five Guys Named Moe, Blues for An Alabama Sky, Gem of the Ocean, Waiting for Godot, Iphigenia at Aulis, Seven GuitarsThe Mountaintop, Home, and Porgy and Bess at the Court Theatre; The Clean House at CATCO; Hairspray, The Book of Will, Shakespeare in Love, UniSon, Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, Comedy of ErrorsTo Kill A Mockingbird, The African Company Presents Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Fences at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; 10 Perfect and The Curious Walk of the Salamander as part of the 2006 and 2007 Madison Repertory Theatre’s New Play Festival; and A Thousand Words as part of the 2008 WI Wrights New Play Festival.

She also works with the Great Plains Theatre Conference and is affiliated with NNPN.

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April Cleveland

Director

April Cleveland recently completed her MFA in Directing from The Theatre...

April Cleveland recently completed her MFA in Directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. DePaul credits include ORESTEIA (adapted by Robert Icke), COCKROACH (Sam Holcroft), THE WITNESS (Vivienne Franzmann), SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND (Madeleine George), and DYING CITY (Christopher Shinn). She recently worked with director Pam Mackinnon on DOWNSTATE at Steppenwolf Theatre and The National Theatre of Great Britain, director Robert Icke on HEXENJAGD at Theater Basel in Switzerland, and director Vanessa Stalling on A SHAYNA MAIDEL at TimeLine Theatre in Chicago. April is attracted to gritty, mind-bending work that puts reality on trial. She is drawn to plays that deal with perception, uncertainty, and the tenuous relationship between truth and lies, reality and illusion. April directs fast-paced thrillers across genres, from plays set in dystopic futures to exhilarating adaptations of classic texts. www.aprilcleveland.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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Amanda Sykes

Amanda Sykes New York credits: Goodbody (59E59), Drunkle Vanya and Twelfth...

Amanda Sykes New York credits: Goodbody (59E59), Drunkle Vanya and Twelfth Night: or Sir Toby Belch’s Lonely Hearts Cabaret(ThreeDayHangover); The Faire (Fault Line Theatre Co.); Macbeth (NYIT nomination for best supporting actress, The Crook Theater Co.); Regional Credits: the world premiere of Naked Influence (Capital Rep.); Circle Mirror Transformation (George Street Playhouse); ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Government Inspector, and A Christmas Carol (The American Conservatory Theater); Proof (Skyline). BFA from the University of Evansville, MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater

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Ben Quinn

Ben Quinn is an NYC-based actor and multi-instrumentalist, originally from...

Ben Quinn is an NYC-based actor and multi-instrumentalist, originally from Cincinnati, OH. After completing his undergraduate theater training at the University of Evansville, he received his M.F.A from the American Conservatory Theater. He was nominated for Best Actor at the Planet Connections Festival Awards for the roles of Paul in ‘Rusalka’ and Mack in ‘Close Your Eyes and Sleep’ last summer. Aside from acting, he plays mandolin and guitar in his americana band The Good Morning Nags, who released their first full length album, “Hard Hope”, this past December. www.benquinn.net

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Diane Healy

Stage Manager

Diane Healy: Some NY credits: Pygmalion, Peter Pan, Cry Havoc!, Twelfth Night/What...

Diane Healy: Some NY credits: Pygmalion, Peter Pan, Cry Havoc!, Twelfth Night/What You Will, Sense & Sensibility (BEDLAM); The Father, A Doll’s House (Theatre for A New Audience). Also in NY with: Mabou Mines; Primary Stages; Playwrights Realm; Barrow Street Theatre; Soho Playhouse; Atlantic Theatre Co., LCT3, LaMama, Keen Company, The Civilians, EST. Regionally: Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, 4 seasons with Folger Theatre, 10 seasons with Shakespeare & Company, 14 seasons with Oldcastle Theatre Company. Dance & Theatre at Princeton University, Bard College, Green Mountain College, East Tennessee State University.

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Emily Chisholm

Originally a Seattle based actor and voiceover artist, Emily recently relocated...

Originally a Seattle based actor and voiceover artist, Emily recently relocated to New York. Regionally she appeared in “Pride and Prejudice”, “Outside Mullingar”, “Last of the Boys” (Seattle Repertory Theatre), “Mystery of Love and Sex”, “Bethany”, “Sugar Daddies” (ACT), “Pullman Porter Blues” (Arena Stage), “Mrs. Warren’s Profession”, “Servant of Two Masters” (Seattle Shakespeare Company), “The Flick” and “Festen” (New Century Theatre Company) where she also served as a co-producer and associate artistic director. Film credits include “Mixtape Marauders” (SIFF), “Auto” (Tribeca) and the web series “Costanza Break Ups”. Emily is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Fernando Gonzalez

Fernando Gonzalez is an actor, science enthusiast, linguistics freak, ne’er-do-well,...

Fernando Gonzalez is an actor, science enthusiast, linguistics freak, ne’er-do-well, rascal, scamp, and synonym fan! Recent credits include “Skinnamarink” (Next Door @ NYTW), “Minor Character” (UTR/The Public Theater), “Red Emma & the Mad Monk” (The Tank), “Ding Dong It’s the Ocean” (JACK), “A Walrus in the Body of a Crocodile” (Clubbed Thumb), “Miss Julie” (Two Headed Rep), “Breeders” (New Light Theater Project), “Omega Kids” (NLTP), sundry readings at New York Theatre Workshop, New Dramatists, & Portland Center Stage, and a smattering of web projects. He also translated & adapted “Bohemian Lights” for Live Source’s production at HERE Arts Center. BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch/Playwrights Horizons. Follow him @uniqueid… if you’ve a strong stomach for puns. Fernando-gonzalez.com
Pronouns: He/him/his

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Greg Cuellar

Greg Cuellar is a NYC based Chicano actor. Recent credits: Comedy of Errors...

Greg Cuellar is a NYC based Chicano actor. Recent credits: Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage); Jeremy O’Harris’ the feels…KMS (American as F*ck Festival); Courage! To the Field! (The Revisionists); development workshops for Initiative (Playwrights Realm INK’D Festival) and Boxcar (Trans Lab/The Public/WP Theatre); residency at The International WOW Company. He is a founder of The Hive, a multidisciplinary collective, experimenting with ecologically sustainable methods of theatre and performance creation. Recipient of the 2015 Bob Hope Acting Fellowship and the 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award. Education: MFA Acting, Columbia University. Mni Wiconi.
Pronouns: He/him/his, They/them/theirs

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Jackson Moran

Theater: Wit (Triad Stage); Parfumerié, opposite Richard Schiff (Wallis...

Theater: Wit (Triad Stage); Parfumerié, opposite Richard Schiff (Wallis Annenberg Center, LA); The Tempest, Comedy of Errors, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Noises Off, Grapes of Wrath (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey). Tours: October in the Chair (Amsterdam Fringe), Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Live!). TV: The Deuce (HBO). Training: MFA, Yale School of Drama. www.jackson-moran.com

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Paul Juhn

Paul Juhn is a Korean American actor and writer based in New York. Stage...

Paul Juhn is a Korean American actor and writer based in New York. Stage credits include Henry VI (NAATCO), Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Winter’s Tale, Antony and Cleopatra, Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), wAve (Ma-yi Theatre Company), White Chocolate (The Culture Project), Vengeance Can Wait (P.S. 122), Sides: the Fear is Real (Mr. Miyagi’s Theatre Company). T.V. and Film credits include: Works of ART, SALT, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Quantico, 30 Rock. He is a founding member of Suffolk Street Films and Mr. Miyagi’s Theatre Company. MFA in Acting, UCSD. suffolkstreetfilms.com

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Pooya Mohseni

Pooya Mohseni is an Iranian-American actor, writer, filmmaker and Trans activist....

Pooya Mohseni is an Iranian-American actor, writer, filmmaker and Trans activist. A New York trained actor, Pooya’s active on stage and her latest appearances include an award winning one woman show, titled “”One Woman””, in United Solo Festival at The Theatre Row, written by Cecilia Copeland & directed by Joan Kane, “”Galatea”” by MJ Kaufaman , directed by Mo Zhou for the WP Pipeline festival, “”The Good Muslim”” by Zakiyyah Alexander, directed by William Carden at Ensemble Studio Theatre and Baltimore Center Stage’s “The White Snake”, directed by Natsu Onoda Power.
Her most recent TV role is a recurring guest star on the new crime drama “”Big Dogs”” produced by Choice Films & Theatricals, directed by Mathew Penn and Tony Glazer, to be released in 2019. Her other TV appearances include a recurring role in the first season of the “”Falling Water””(USA) and the first season of “”Madam Secretary””(CBS).
She’s also in the process of producing and starring in a short film she co-wrote “”Transit: A New York City Fairytale””, about a love affair between a trans woman and a man she meets on the subway,to be released in 2020. Pooya is represented by Headline Talent Agency
Follow @Pooyaland on Instagram www.pooyaland.com
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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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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Terri Weagant

Terri Weagant is Brooklyn-based actor, solo performer and writer. She has...

Terri Weagant is Brooklyn-based actor, solo performer and writer. She has performed in many parts of the US, Canada, Australia and the Czech Republic. Regional theatre credits include Roe (Asolo Repertory Theatre; Handy Award), Bo-Nita (Urbanite Theatre), Every Brilliant Thing (Denizen Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Henry V (Seattle Shakespeare Company), These Streets (ACT Theatre), The Cider House Rules (Book It Repertory Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra (Consolidated Works), Archangels Don’t Play Pinball (CHAC), Karaoke Suicide is Painless (Radial Theatre Project). Film and television credits include Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon), The Jazzman’s Jazzman (CroMagnon Films), Big Boy (Pinprick Films). Terri is producer of the documentary film Above the Bamboo Room, which will premiere in Haines, Alaska in 2019. She currently teaches at The Playwrights Horizons Theatre School at NYU.

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Vichet Chum

Vichet Chum is an actor and writer originally from Dallas, Texas and now...

Vichet Chum is an actor and writer originally from Dallas, Texas and now living in New York City. Regionally, he’s performed at Trinity Repertory Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, the Huntington Theatre Company, Everyman Theatre, New Harmony Theatre and Weston Playhouse. In NYC, he’s performed at the Cherry Lane Theater, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, Project Y Theatre, Woodshed Collective, Slant Theatre Project and the Incubator Arts Project. His plays have been workshopped at Steppenwolf Theatre, Second Generation Productions, Crowded Outlet, Weston Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre, All For One Theater, Amios, Florida State University, and the New Harmony Project. His show KNYUM had its world premiere at Merrimack in January 2018 where he also serves as an Associate Artist. He is the 2018-19 Princess Grace Awards recipient in Playwriting. He is a proud graduate of the University of Evansville (BFA) and Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company (MFA). vichetchum.com

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Violeta Picayo

Violeta Picayo  Off-Broadway: Sense and Sensibility, Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet,...

Violeta Picayo  Off-Broadway: Sense and Sensibility, Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet, Peter Pan, New York Animals (Bedlam). New York: Twelfth Night and What You Will, The Seagull (Bedlam), Julius Caesar (Pocket Universe), RadioBABEL (SITI Lab), This Is How…to Dance (SITI Company), Taming of the Shrew (Tale Told), soft (NYSAF). Regional: Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility (American Repertory Theater, Portland Center Stage), The Connector (NYSAF), Young Playwrights Festival (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center). International: We Must Live (Cellar Theatre, UK), American Blues, The Importance of Being Earnest (Edinburgh Fringe), Thyestes (OYL, Greece). Violeta is a company member at Bedlam and a proud graduate of the SITI Conservatory, NTI, and Vassar College.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Yvette Monique Clark

Yvette has done many productions regionally, nationally and internationally....

Yvette has done many productions regionally, nationally and internationally. Some of her notable shows have been UniSon (Mama, Terror #6), The Wiz (Aunt Em, Evillene and Glinda), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell), Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle), Chicago (Mama Morton), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Muzzy Van Hossmere). Her dream has always been to say the words of the Great One. Yvette is thrilled to be a part of PlayOn! She is grateful for the opportunity to take a bite out of Shakespeare.

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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, 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