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Program: Titus Andronicus


present

THE PLAY ON FESTIVAL

at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

Titus Andronicus

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Amy Freed

Directed by: John Doyle

Dramaturg: Lezlie C. Cross

Stage Manager: Erin McCoy

Assistant Stage Manager: Allison-Marie Molnaa

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan

Cast

Raffi Barsoumian
Demetrius, First Goth

Tina Benko
Tamora, Nurse

Jeff Biehl
Saturninus, Quintius, Third Goth

Danaya Esperanza
Lavinia, Messenger, Aemilius

Tasso Feldman
Bassianus, Young Lucius, Second Goth

Jerome Preston Bates
Titus Andronicus

Julian Remulla
Chiron, Clown

Allison Strickland
Publius, Lucius

Marie Thomas
Martius, Marcus Andronicus

Tramell Tillman
Aaron, Captain, Mutius

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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Amy Freed

Playwright, Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus

Amy Freed is the author of Shrew! ,The Monster Builder,...

Amy Freed is the author of Shrew! ,The Monster Builder, Restoration Comedy, The Beard of Avon, Freedomland, Safe in Hell, The Psychic Life of Savages, You, Nero and other plays. Her work has been produced at South Coast Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory, American Conservatory Theater, Yale Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Rep, the Goodman, Playwrights’ Horizons, New York Theater Workshop, Woolly Mammoth, Arena Stage and other theaters. Playwriting awards include Charles MacArthur Award, Joseph Kesselring Prize, LA and Bay Area Critics’ Circle Awards, Pulitzer Prize Finalist (Freedomland.)
She currently serves as Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University in the Theater and Performance Studies Department.

Amy is working on Taming of the Shrew and Titus Andronicus – Click the titles for more details!

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Lezlie C. Cross

Dramaturg, As You Like It, Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night

Lezlie C. Cross is a dramaturg, scholar, and teacher currently working at...

Lezlie C. Cross is a dramaturg, scholar, and teacher currently working at the University of Portland. Her recent dramaturgical work includesTimon of Athens; The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa; As You Like It; All’s Well That Ends Wellat the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Treasure Island, Guys and Dollsand William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Playat the Utah Shakespeare Festival; A Raisin in the Sun at Cincinnati Shakespeare Love’s Labours Lost at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville;and The Tempest,Much Ado about Nothingat Classic Stage Company. Her published articles and book reviews appear in the journals Shakespeare Bulletin, Theatre Annual, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre and Theatre Survey as well as the book projects Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom and Performing Objects and Theatrical Things. Her article in Theatre History Studies (2017) places the controversy surrounding Play On! in historical context. She holds a PhD from the University of Washington, a MA from the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK, and a BA from Whitman College.

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John Doyle

John Doyle is the Artistic Director for Classic Stage Company. For CSC, he...

John Doyle is the Artistic Director for Classic Stage Company. For CSC, he has directed THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, CARMEN JONES (Drama Desk Nom., Best Musical Revival, Lortel Nom., Best Director and Best Revival), FIRE AND AIR, AS YOU LIKE IT, PACIFIC OVERTURES (Drama Desk Nom., Best Musical Revival), DEAD POETS SOCIETY, PEER GYNT, ALLEGRO, PASSION. Select Broadway: 2016 Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE (Tony Award, Best Musical Revival, Drama Desk Award, Best Director of Musical), SWEENEY TODD (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, Best Director of a Musical), COMPANY (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards Best Musical Revival; Tony and Drama Desk Noms., Outstanding Director of a Musical), A CATERED AFFAIR (Drama League Award, Best Musical Production; Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical), THE VISIT (Tony Nom., Best Musical; Drama Desk Nom., Outstanding Director of a Musical), ROAD SHOW (Public Theater/Menier Chocolate Factory), CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (ACT), MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and THE THREE SISTERS (Cincinnati). In the UK, John has been Artistic Director of four regional theatres -The Worcester Swan; The Cheltenham Everyman; The Liverpool Everyman; The York Theatre Royal. He directed the feature film MAIN STREET (starring Colin Firth and Ellen Burstyn). John is co-author of “SHAKESPEARE FOR DUMMIES”.

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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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Raffi Barsoumian

Raffi Barsoumian can currently be seen in the CBS series THE CODE. Most recently...

Raffi Barsoumian can currently be seen in the CBS series THE CODE. Most recently he appeared opposite Tom Hanks and Hamish Linklater in Henry IV (Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles) and starred on Broadway in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Other New York theatre credits include: Privacy, Pericles (The Public Theater); King Lear, Arok of Java (Exit, Pursued By a Bear). In Los Angeles: Guards at the Taj (The Geffen Playhouse); Red Noses (The Actor’s Gang); Zoo Story, Counting the Ways (Luna Playhouse). Regionally: The Count of Monte Cristo, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida, Henry V (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V (American Shakespeare Center); As You Like It, King John (Actor’s Shakespeare Company); Restoration Comedy, Don Juan (Stanford Summer Theater). International: Sedimenti (Compagnie Du Faubourg); Globe Theater International Fellowship. TV audiences might recognize him from recurring roles on Shameless and The Vampire Diaries. Barsoumian received his training at École Jacques Lecoq and Carnegie Mellon University.

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Tina Benko

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

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

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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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Danaya Esperanza

Off-Broadway: The Tempest (Public), Breitwisch Farm (Esperance), Mary...

Off-Broadway: The Tempest (Public), Breitwisch Farm (Esperance), Mary Jane (NYTW), Othello (NYTW), Twelfth Night (Public), Men On Boats (Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb), Washeteria (Soho Rep), Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature Theatre), School Girls (MCC Playlabs). Regional: Romeo and Juliet (STC), Protect the Beautiful Place (McCarter), Another Word for Beauty (Goodman),. TV: “The Blacklist,” “Elementary.” Training: The Juilliard School
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Tasso Feldman

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

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

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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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Erin McCoy

Erin McCoy (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Bernhardt/Hamlet. Off- Broadway:...

Erin McCoy (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Bernhardt/Hamlet. Off- Broadway: Ain’t No Mo, Tiny Beautiful Things, Dry Powder, Buzzer, Fidelis, Under the Radar Festival, Public Works: Twelfth Night; Shakespeare in the Park: The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest (The Public Theater), Sugar in Our Wounds (Manhattan Theater Club), Invisible Thread (Second Stage Theater). Regional: Shakespeare in Love, Jazz (Baltimore Center Stage); Appropriate (Westport County Playhouse) Education: Otterbein University.

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Allison-Marie Molnaa

Allison-Marie has been working as a freelance Stage Manager in NYC for three...

Allison-Marie has been working as a freelance Stage Manager in NYC for three years. Some of her favorite credits include: Emmeline (ASM), Savage Love (PA), Puffs (ASM/Deck Crew). She is thrilled to hop on board the Play On team!

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Julian Remulla

Lucius in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (Theatre for a New Audience); Benvolio...

Lucius in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (Theatre for a New Audience); Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet; Jonathan Handle in The Way the Mountain Moved; Lucius, Plebeian and Ensemble in Julius Caesar; Baker and Chorus in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Nol and Proteus in Shakespeare in Love; Francisco, Player and Ensemble in Hamlet; Dion and Ensemble in The Winter’s Tale; Ventidius’ Messenger, Caphis, Musician and Ensemble in Timon of Athens.(Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Vivaldi in Appoggiatura (Denver Center Theatre Company, New Works Festival reading at Perry-Mansfield School of Theater and Dance, UC Santa Barbara); Rama in Prince Rama and the Monkey King(Boxtales Theatre Company) www.julianremulla.com
Pronouns: he/him/his

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Allison Strickland

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

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

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Marie Thomas

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

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

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Tramell Tillman

Tramell Tillman is a DC/MD native. Some of his theatre credits include: Carmen...

Tramell Tillman is a DC/MD native. Some of his theatre credits include: Carmen Jones (CSC), Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Red Bull), Sweat (Oregon Shakes and Arena), All the Roads Home (Cincinnati Playhouse), Hamlet, The Wiz, (OSF), A Raisin in the Sun, The Tempest (Chautauqua), The Whipping Man (Clarence Brown). He can also be found on television: Dietland (AMC), Godfather of Harlem (EPIX), The Hunt (Amazon), Elementary (CBS), and Difficult People (Hulu). He is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee MFA program and a former member of the Chautauqua conservatory program. Watch his journey on Facebook, IG: Tramellington, or Twitter: @TramellTillman

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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
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