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Program: Twelfth Night


present

THE PLAY ON FESTIVAL

at Classic Stage Company’s Lynn F Angelson Theater

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare
In a modern verse translation
by Alison Carey

Directed by: JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell

Dramaturg: Lezlie C. Cross

Stage Manager: Jakob W. Plummer

Assistant Stage Manager: Alex Kesner

Casting: Ada Karamanyan

Sound Design and Original Music by: Matt Callahan

Cast

Abraham Makany
Andrew

Angel Desai
Maria

Barzin Ahkavan
Orsino

Ben Holbrook
Toby

Danaya Esperanza
Viola

David Huynh
Sebastian

Emily Chisholm
Valentine, Servant, Officer 2

Fernando Gonzalez
Feste

Greg Cuellar
Malvolio

Jackson Moran
Antonio

Marsha Stephanie Blake
Olivia

Sol Marina
Sea Captain, Curio, Officer 1, Priest

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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Alison Carey

Playwright, Twelfth Night

Alison Carey is director of American Revolutions: the United States History...

Alison Carey is director of American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s multi-decade program of commissioning and developing 37 new plays about moments of change in United States history. Carey is co-founder of and former resident playwright of Cornerstone Theater Company, which creates work with and for communities, sometimes through adaptations of Shakespeare and other older works. Her work has been produced at venues nationwide, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, the Public Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, the shuttered mother plant of Bethlehem Steel, and a dirt-floor cattle sale barn.

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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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JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell

Director

JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell is a freelance director, most passionate about telling...

JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell is a freelance director, most passionate about telling stories that center Black lives & women. Currently, JaMeeka is artistic director of Black Ops, a theatre company in Durham, NC she founded in 2015, dedicated to increasing opportunities for Black and Brown theatre artists, and is Founder/lead curator for the Bull City Black Theatre Festival. Most recently, Holloway-Burrell has directed at Dartmouth College, Northern Stage, Shakespeare in Detroit, Duke Theatre Studies and Bulldog Ensemble Theatre and has assistant directed at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Playmakers Repertory.
JaMeeka is also a published interviewer whose work can be found in the Routledge companion n to African American Theatre and Performance.
Pronouns: she/her/they

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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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Alex Kesner

Assistant Stage Manager

Selected credits include: Owen Wingrave (PSM- little opera theatre of New...

Selected credits include: Owen Wingrave (PSM- little opera theatre of New York), A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to The Forum (ASM- Gulfshore Playhouse), Million Dollar Quartet (ASM- Weston Playhouse), Gypsy (ASM- Riverside Theatre), Mamma Mia (ASM- Riverside Theatre), Once (SM intern- Weston Playhouse), Buyer & Cellar (SM intern- Weston Playhouse)

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Angel Desai

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

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

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Barzin Akhavan

Broadway-Network, NYC-Hamlet (Waterwell), Regional- Seattle Rep, ACT SF,...

Broadway-Network, NYC-Hamlet (Waterwell), Regional- Seattle Rep, ACT SF, Berkeley Rep, Marin Theatre Co, San Jose Rep, Arizona Theatre Company, Lookingglass, CATF, Merrimack Rep, Virginia Stage, Arena Stage, The Guthrie, Folger Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 4 seasons at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and 5 seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Ben Holbrook

Ben is a writer and actor, who’s most recent acting credits include...

Ben is a writer and actor, who’s most recent acting credits include Giovanni in Harunalee’s Memory Retrograde (The Public UTR, Ars Nova), Filipillo in “The Royal Hunt of the Sun” at the Peter Shaffer Memorial (Broadway) and various roles with A Drinking Game NYC (The Bell House). Next up: performing with Extrapolation Factory at The Shed in August! http://holbrook.nyc
Pronouns: He/him/his

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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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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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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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Jakob W. Plummer

Stage Manager

Foremost, Jakob is a core member of Fair Wage Onstage (fairwageonstage.org)...

Foremost, Jakob is a core member of Fair Wage Onstage (fairwageonstage.org) and an über-proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. His credits include – Broadway: Oslo (Tony Award Best Play), Sunday in the Park with George, A View from the Bridge (Tony Award Best Revival of a Play), The Crucible, Pretty Woman. Other credits include productions with The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Juilliard School of Music, A.R.T., The GRAMMY Awards, The U.S. Open, TEDTalks, The Actors’ Fund, Encores!, The Junior Theatre Festival, Heartbeat Opera, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Playhouse Square, Cain Park, The World Science Festival, and Civic Entertainment.

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Marsha Stephanie Blake

Marsha Stephanie Blake can currently be seen playing a mama on Netflix shows...

Marsha Stephanie Blake can currently be seen playing a mama on Netflix shows See You Yesterday (directed by Stefon Bristol, produced by Spike Lee) and When They See Us (directed by Ava Duvernay). Upcoming films to be released later this year include Luce (directed by Julius Onah and starring Octavia Spencer) and The Laundromat (director Steven Soderbergh). She was recently seen onstage as Emilia in Othello opposite Daniel Craig’s Iago, has appeared on Broadway in The Merchant of Venice and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Paul Green Award from Tony Kushner). Off-Broadway credits include An Octoroon and Marie Antoinette at Soho Rep and Hurt Village at Signature Theatre (for which she won an Audelco Award). She is a real-life mama to two girls.

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Sol Marina Crespo

Originally from Caimito Alto, Puerto Rico, Sol is a New York based actress...

Originally from Caimito Alto, Puerto Rico, Sol is a New York based actress and writer. Notable theater credits include: Azul (Southern Rep Theatre); John Leguizamo’s Kiss My Aztec! (The Public, NY); Water by the Spoonful (PittStages); Brewed (No Name Players). Film/TV: New Amsterdam (NBC); Tell Me A Story (CBS); Sea Oak (Amazon); Stage 5 (Dir. Phoebe Pearl); Unsane (Dir. Steven Soderbergh), Old Maid (Tutsitala Prods). Awards include: The Eben Demarest Trust by The Pittsburgh Foundation (2016); Person of the Year – NYTheatre.com (2012); Ford Foundation Fellowship for Career Advancement (2007) and the HOLA Award for Outstanding Performance of a Featured Actress (2005). www.solmarina.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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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.
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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