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Program: Timon of Athens


present

THE PLAY ON FESTIVAL

at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

Timon of Athens

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Kenneth Cavander

Directed by: Andy Wolk

Dramaturg: Lue Douthit

Stage Manager: Alison R. Simone

Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Emmanus

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

Cast

Abraham Makany
Lucilius, Ventidius, Caphis, Thief 2

Amanda Sykes
Jeweler, Lord 2, Sempronius, Phrynia, Accused Man

Anthony Cochrane
Timon

Cynthia Bastidas
Poet, Lucullus, Hortensius, Senator 1

David Huynh
Flavius

Dillon Heape
Merchant 1, Lord 1, Varro, Senator 3, Thief 1

Jeff Biehl
Apemantus

Jerome Preston Bates
Painter, Lucius, Isidore, Senator 2

Kevin Kilner
Alcibiades

Yvette Monique Clark
Old Athenian, Servilius, Thief 3, Lord 3, Servant

Zo Sakamoto
Messenger, Flaminius, Soldier, Timandra, Timons Servant

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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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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Andy Wolk

Director

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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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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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)

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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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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Alison R. Simone

Stage Manager

Alison R. Simone (Production Stage Manager): Off Broadway: Onassis Festival,...

Alison R. Simone (Production Stage Manager): Off Broadway: Onassis Festival, Under the Radar Festival, Mother of the Maid, Othello (The Public), Curse of the Starving Class (Signature Theater Company), ’68 (NYMF), Witness (Playwrights Realm). Events: Kiss Me, Kate Benefit Reading, Roundabout Spring 2017 Gala, (Roundabout Theater Company), Broadway Backwards, Red Bucket Follies, Gypsy of the Year (BC/EFA), Heels on Wheels (Stage 48). Regional: Baskerville, Bye Bye Birdie, Crazy for You, Funny Girl, The Graduate, The Little Mermaid, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Newsies; MFA Columbia University; Proud AEA member.

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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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Anthony Cochrane

Anthony Cochrane is an Actor/Composer from the north of Scotland.
Broadway:...

Anthony Cochrane is an Actor/Composer from the north of Scotland.
Broadway: The Audience with Helen Mirren. War Horse, the TONY winning trilogy, The Coast of Utopia by Tom Stoppard and Cymbeline at Lincoln Center Theater; Off-Broadway: Nikolai And The Others, (LCT), Cato, (The Flea), Othello, Cyrano de Bergerac, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Iliad, The Man Who Would Be King, The Invisible Man and Romeo and Juliet (Aquila Theatre Company), Dense Terrain (BAM – Doug Varone). Regional: Yale Rep, Old Globe, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis, Shakespeare Theater Of New Jersey, Syracuse Stage. UK: credits include The Wives Excuse, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and The Broken Heart (Royal Shakespeare Company), Royal Lyceum (Edinburgh), Lyric Theatre (Belfast). Film: Wall Street (Money Never Sleeps), Apocalypse Watch. TV: ‘The Blacklist’, ’Law And Order SVU’, ‘Benjamin Franklin’ (PBS), ‘Taggart’ (STV),
He has composed scores for more than 30 theatrical productions, amongst them Kenneth Cavender’s Timon Of Athens for ASF. Film scores include Alex Webb’s Pizza, The Girl From 2C, Hove (The Wind) and To The Flame, and Robert Richmond’s Dreadful Sorry. www.anthonycochrane.com

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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 Huynh

David Huynh Off-Broadway:Transport Group: Trial of the Catonsville Nine;...

David Huynh Off-Broadway:Transport Group: Trial of the Catonsville Nine; National Asian American Theatre Company: Henry VI (Drama Desk nominee, Outstanding Revival); Pan Asian Repertory: No-No Boy. He has also worked with the Alley Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mixed Blood Theatre, TheatreSquared, Titan Theatre Company, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, New Orleans Shakespeare Festival, Moscow Art Theatre. Film: Corporate Sex, Children of the Dust. He spoke on institutional racism within the entertainment industry through a TEDx Talk entitled “Asian Enough?”. He also co-founded the Sống Collective, a New York City-based initiative that aims to amplify the voices of those from the Vietnamese diaspora and provide creative spaces for artists of color to create powerful stories that redefine what it means to be American. MFA: University of Houston Professional Actor Training Program www.david-huynh-actor.com Cho má, ba, và Katie.

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Dillon Heape

Dillon Heape is a Brooklyn-based creator and performer. Their acting credits...

Dillon Heape is a Brooklyn-based creator and performer. Their acting credits include productions with American Conservatory Theater, Santa Rosa Summer Repertory Theatre, PearlDamour, The Ground Floor @ Berkeley Rep, Mile Square Theatre, Strange Sun Theatre, Three Day Hangover, NYMF, NYFringe, and the Moscow Art Theatre. Dillon recently toured Japan singing Disney songs with The Orchestra Japan in DISNEY ON CLASSIC. BFA: University of Evansville. MFA: American Conservatory Theater. Up next: METROPOLITAN, a new musical at Fresh Fruit Fest. When not entirely consumed by a full-time nannying hustle, Dillon tries to share interesting thoughts, make beautiful queer things, and generate funny content on the Internet. @dillonheape www.dillonheape.com
Pronouns: they/them/theirs

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Jeff Biehl

Jeff Biehl – Broadway: MACHINAL (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: LIFE SUCKS...

Jeff Biehl – Broadway: MACHINAL (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: LIFE SUCKS (Drama Desk Nomination, Wheelhouse), CATCH AS CATCH CAN (Page73), RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN (Playwrights Realm), CHARLES FRANCIS CHAN’S JR’S EXOTIC ORIENTAL MURDER MYSTERY (NAATCO), 10 OUT OF 12 (Soho Rep), LIVES OF THE SAINTS and POOR BEHAVIOR (Primary Stages), FULFILLMENT (Flea), BURNING (New Group), ISSAC’S EYE (EST). Regional: world premieres at Yale Rep, Denver Center, and Humana Festival. Also shows with South Coast Rep, Shakespeare Theater, Long Wharf, and Westport. FILM: What is Life Worth, A Master Builder, Ricki and the Flash. TV: The Path, Vinyl, Mysteries of Laura, Forever, Southland, all Law & Orders. Juilliard. jeffbiehl.net

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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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Jessica Emmanus

Assistant Stage Manager

Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Cher Show. Off Broadway:...

Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Cher Show. Off Broadway: Notes from the Field (Second Stage). NYC: Between the Lines, Love, Loss, and What I Wore (92nd Street Y), Protest (Cherry Lane Theatre) Regional: Seared, Dangerous House, Buffalo Bill (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Education: MFA, Columbia University. Thanks to her parents and her friends for always being supportive of the journey.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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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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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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Zo Sakamoto

Zo Sakamoto (pronouns: they, them, theirs) is a San-Francisco born, NYC based,...

Zo Sakamoto (pronouns: they, them, theirs) is a San-Francisco born, NYC based, Japanese-Jewish American queer gender-nonconforming actor/singer/mover/comic. They have been called “the biggest badass onstage,” “a gracefully athletic faerie,” and “endearingly twitchy,” in performances at Theatre Row, WP Theatre, NY’s Town Hall, Birdland Theatre, The Cherry Lane Studio, nationally, and onscreen, in roles of various genders, vulpine, spectral, swashbuckling, soul-sucking, prophetic, and punkish. Favorite performances include Atlas 2 in MJ Kaufman’s “Double Atlas,” at Playwright’s Realm, directed by David Mendizábal, Zo’s Birdland Theatre debut singing and playing guitar with Ring of Keys in “Queering the Stage,” Madhuri Shekar’s “Antigone Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine’s”, directed by Taylor Reynolds at WP Theatre (The Movement Theatre Company, Hypokrit Theatre), doing standup comedy in “Nasty Women+,” hosted by Amanda Duarte, Mac Rogers’ “Compelled Speech,” directed by Illana Stein, Juliet in Hypokrit Theatre’s “Romeo + Juliet,” directed by Molly Houlahan, and Cyrano in “Cyrano de Tinder,” written and directed by Jack Fellows. Zo plays guitar, piano, ukulele, and a bit of violin and drums, and cursorily speaks a handful of languages. Zo is a grateful member of Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA, and Ring of Keys. www.zosakamoto.com

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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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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