Resident Acting Company
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: The Cherry Orchard (Lopakhin), Middletown (Mechanic), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Director), Twelfth Night (Feste), Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 (Glendower/Bardolph), The Taming of the Shrew (Baptista/Tailor/Servant/Lord), Timon of Athens (The Painter), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Don Armado/Boyet/Dull). Other theatre: The Norman Conquests (Gloucester Stage Company); The Pillowman,The Misanthrope (New Repertory Theatre); Distracted, Yesterday Happened: Remembering H.M., Galileo(Underground Railway Theatre); Lumberjacks in Love, A Year with Frog and Toad (Stoneham Theatre),Superior Donuts, Book of Days (Lyric Stage Company); The Book of Grace (Company One); Spin,Blue/Orange (Zeitgeist Stage Company). Appeared in the films The Fighter and American Hustle (director: David O. Russell). Directing credits include Fully Committed, The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare, and Troilus and Cressida. His play Windowmen was performed at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre last season and received the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script and the Kennedy Center ACTF’s David Mark Cohen Award for Best Play.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project roles include: Lady Teazle/Snake (The School for Scandal); Anya (The Cherry Orchard); Ann Paige/Dr. Caius (The Merry Wives of Windsor); MacDuff’s Child/Witch (Macbeth); Pompey/Juliet (Measure for Measure). Lydia most recently played Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well at Tennessee Shakespeare Company. Other regional credits include Twelfth Night (Viola), and Pericles (Thaisa) at Elm Shakespeare Company in New Haven, CT; Saving Kitty (Kitty) at The Nora Theatre Company; A Measure of Normalcy at Gloucester Stage Company; The Physicists (w. Roger Rees) at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Romeo & Juliet (Juliet) at the Putney Gardens in Stratford, CT; Steel Magnolias and Miracle on 34th Street at Stoneham Theatre; 123 and Outlaw Jean with Fresh Ink Theatre; Shakespeare On Love (Juliet) at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Hamlet at Bay Colony Shakespeare; Hideous Progeny with Holland Productions; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth with Shakespeare Now. Lydia had the great fortune to grow up acting at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, where credits include Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Ice Glen (both directed by Tina Packer), The Servant of Two Masters, The Tamer Tamed, Dibbledance, Twelfth Night, and countless young company plays beneath the stars. Lydia is a graduate of Williams College, where her directing credits King John, The Tempest, and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. lydiabarnettmulligan.com
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: The Cherry Orchard, Middletown, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and The Hotel Nepenthe. Boston-area credits include Our Town, Luck of the Irish, and Becoming Cuba (Huntington Theatre Company); Othello (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Blackbird, Reckless, and In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) (SpeakEasy Stage); Quills, Tartuffe, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Silence (New Repertory Theatre); Talley’s Folly, Miss Witherspoon (Lyric Stage Company); Gaslight, The Rimers of Eldritchand I Capture the Castle (Stoneham Theatre); Not Enough Air (The Nora Theatre Company); Matt & Ben(Central Square Theatre); and Little Black Dress and The Company We Keep (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre). She has also appeared with The Gamm Theatre, Gloucester Stage, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theater, Elm Shakespeare Company, and many others. She received Elliot Norton awards for Blackbird and The Hotel Nepenthe, and an IRNE Award for Little Black Dress, Reckless and Blackbird. Film/TV: Louisa May Alcott, the Woman Behind Little Women (PBS), Rubberneck, and Moonrise Kingdom. She holds an MFA from Brandeis University.
Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, The Duchess of Malfi, The Tempest, Hamlet(Actors’ Shakespeare Project), My Mañana Comes (Playwrights Realm), June Moon (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Black Odyssey (Denver Center Theatre Co.), A Raisin In The Sun, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (IRNE Award, Elliot Norton Award nom.), Ruined, Prelude To A Kiss, A Civil War Christmas (Huntington Theatre Co.), Groundswell (Lyric Stage Company), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). Jason was voted Best Actor by Boston Magazine in its Best Of Boston 2012 issue.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Artistic Director, Founding Member. Directing credits for ASP: Romeo & Juliet, Pericles and Jon Lipsky’s Living in Exile. Acting credits for ASP include the title role in Henry VIII,Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Hotspur in Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, Timon in Timon of Athens, Parolles in All’s Well that Ends Well, Kent in King Lear, Duke Vincentio in Measure for Measure, and the Duke of Clarence inRichard III. He was an artistic associate at Shakespeare & Company for many years and acted in numerous productions there, including King John, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Love’s Labours Lost. Recently in the Boston area, he has performed in productions of Breaking the Code at Underground Railway Theatre, Shipwrecked at The Lyric Stage, Oceanside, The Seafarer, Pursuit of Happiness, and The Homecoming at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and Five by Tenn, at Speakeasy Stage. He was the 2006 Elliot Norton Award recipient for The Homecoming, King Lear, and Five by Tenn and a 2011 IRNE Award Winner for Breaking the Code. Off-Broadway credits include Bug, Killer Joe, Louis Slotin Sonata, Closetland, and The Windowing of Mrs. Holroyd. He has worked at a number of theaters around the country, including Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, The American Conservatory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, The Denver Center, and The Walnut St. Theatre. Television credits include The Broad Squad, Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Against the Law, and he can be seen in the films The Company Men and Julie& Julia.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: As You Like It (Rosalind), Troilus and Cressida (Cressida), Cymbeline (Imogen),Othello (Desdemona), Pericles (Associate Director/Music Director), Henry VIII (Associate Director). Boston area credits include: The Last Hurrah (Alice) and Mary Stuart (Margaret Curle) with Huntington Theatre Company, and A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past, Elizabeth) with New Repertory Theatre. Chicago credits include: Man From Nebraska with Steppenwolf, The Romance Cycle: Pericles andCymbeline with Court Theatre, The Doctor’s Dilemma with Writer’s Theatre, Voices From Jerusalem with The Next Theatre, and The Vow with Stage Left, among many others. Regional credits include: Julius Caesar(Portia) with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Two Rooms (Lainie Wells) with Vineyard Playhouse, and three seasons at Williamstown Theatre Festival where she appeared in over a dozen productions including The Winter’s Tale, Street Scene, Up Ubu, and ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Annabella). While based in Chicago, Brooke was an artist-in-residence with the Court Theatre, teaching Shakespeare to high school students on the city’s South Side. She was also a regular performer with Redmoon Theatre Company. Brooke has trained with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and Shakespeare & Co. and holds a BFA in acting from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. Brooke is the Co-Founder and Co-Producer of “New Writers/New Plays”, a residency and festival of new plays at Vineyard Arts Project on Martha’s Vineyard, where such acclaimed plays as Disgraced (2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama), Witness Uganda, Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins’Appropriate, and PigPen Theatre Company’s The Old Man and the Old Moon where originally developed. (WWW.VINEYARDARTSPROJECT.ORG). She is also the proud mother of Isla Reay Ditchfield.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: As You Like It, Pericles, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra. New Repertory Theater: Holiday Memories, The Whipping Man. Stoneham Theater: Seminar, Miracle on 34th Street.Berkshire Theatre Group: The Puppetmaster of Lodz, Moonchildren, Macbeth, The Einstein Project, A Christmas Carol. Brandeis Theatre Company: Three Sisters, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Game of Love and Chance, Hecuba, Siddhartha, Funnyhouse of a Negro, Little Monsters. Georgia Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Coriolanus, Cymbeline. Jesse earned an MFA in acting at Brandeis University and a BA in theatre at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA. He teaches at Brandeis University and at Boston University’s Summer Theatre Intensive. He studies the Suzuki Method of actor training with The Pacific Performance Project and is joyfully married to ASP RAC member Marianna Bassham.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: founding member and associate artistic director 2004-2009. Roles: Medea, Jaques in As You Like It, The Duchess in The Duchess of Malfi, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Constance in King John, Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well, Goneril in King Lear, Calpurnia/Trebonius/Pindarus in Julius Caesar, Elizabeth in Richard III. Other local credits include Boston Marriage, Tartuffe, and Dollhouse at New Repertory Theater; Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Huntington Theatre; Table Manners and Living Together at Gloucester Stage; Living in Exile and The Heidi Chronicles at the Vineyard Playhouse; Molly Maguire at the Sugan Theatre; Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Phoebe in As You Like It for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Undine’s Valediction, Summer, The Scarlet Letter, and Macbeth with Shakespeare & Company. Regional credits include Yale Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Lincoln Center Theatre, Theatre Building Chicago, The Greenwich Street Theatre, Ohio Theatre Soho, Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival, and Chautauqua Theatre Festival. Film and television credits include Rudy for TriStar Pictures, Guiding Light, and Coming to Litchfield, an independent film. Most recently, Jennie directed Measure for Measure for The Hyperion Shakespeare Company at Harvard College where she previously directed Romeo and Juliet. Jennie also directedChicago, Macbeth, The Beaux Stratagem and co-directed Volta with David R. Gammons for The Concord Academy Performing Arts Department. In 1992 Jennie founded Chicago’s Eclipse Theatre, still in existence today. She has taught Shakespearean text, voice, and acting at Bowdoin College, Boston College, SUNY/Purchase, The Boston Conservatory, Concord Academy, Harvard University, Ecole International de Boston, and is currently on the Faculty of Emerson College. Jennie is the lead teacher for ASP’s yearly teacher’s institute at Salem State University and was also a lead teacher with incarcerated girls through ASP’s Incarcerated Youth at Play project for five years. Jennie holds an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama.
John Kuntz is a Founding Company Member of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project,appearing in Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Hotel Nepenthe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Timon of Athens, The Tempest, King John, Titus Andronicus, The Winter’s Tale, Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night, All’s Well That Ends Well, and the title role in Richard III. Other recent credits include Charlie in The Whale and Theo/Stephen in Necessary Monsters (Speakeasy Stage Company), The Poppy in The Lily’ s Revenge, Heisenberg in Copenhagen and multiple roles in The Communist Dracula Pageant (A.R.T.); Quint in The Salt Girl (BPT), Kurt in Jump/Rope (BPT/Urban Stages, NYC); numerous productions of The SantaLand Diaries (IRNE Award Best Solo Performance); Katurian in The Pillowman, Estragon in Waiting for Godot, the title role in Scapin, Austin in True West, and the Emcee in Cabaret (New Rep); Salvador Dali in Hysteria, Aston in The Caretaker, The Historical Event in How I Got That Story, multiple roles in Mere Mortals (The Nora Theatre Company); Jane/Lord Edgar in The Mystery of Irma Vep, 40 roles in Fully Committed (The Lyric Stage); Mrs. Daigle in The Bad Seed (Ohio Theatre, NYC); and Voice #1 in Betty’s Summer Vacation(Huntington Theatre Company). John is the author of over 15 full-length plays, including Starfuckers(Elliot Norton Award & New York International Fringe Festival Award), Jasper Lake (Michael Kanin and Paula Vogel National Playwrighting Awards, published by Samuel French), The Salt Girl (2010 Elliot Norton Award for “Best New Play), The Hotel Nepenthe (2011 Elliot Norton Award for “Best Ensemble” & “Best New Script”; 2011 IRNE Award for “Best New Play”, published by Concord Free Press), and most recently The Annotated History of the American Muskrat (Circuit Theatre Company) and Necessary Monsters (Speakeasy Stage Company). He is on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Founding member – With ASP – Nurse in Romeo & Juliet, Maria in Twelfth Night, Emilia in Othello, Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, Regan in King Lear, Isabella in Measure for Measure, ensemble in Henry V, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Richard III. Recent Credits: Beatrice in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) Helen in Good with BCAP, Justine & Mother in Monster and Doctor Chapman in A Question of Mercy with BCAP and at The Atlantic in NYC with The Potomac Theatre Project, Amanda in The Glass Menagerie with BCAP and at The Olney Theatre Center, Hecuba in Trojan Barbie and Rose Darko in Donnie Darko at American Repertory Theatre, Multiple Roles in Walking the Volcano, Lucy in Howard Zinn’s Daughter of Venus at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Juno in Ovid’s Metamorphoses with Teatro Eos in Stromboli, Italy, and Teatro Nacional in Lisbon, Portugal; Galactia in Scenes From an Execution at The Wimberly Theatre with Boston University; Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Miranda in The Tempest with Shakespeare & Company; Kate in The Taming of the Shrew with Boston Theatre Works; Feste in Twelfth Night with Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company. Paula was a member of The Company of Women, Kristin Linklater & Carol Gilligan’s all-female Shakespeare Company, and was the director of The Company of Girls – the company’s educational/community outreach program. Additional credits include: The Charles Playhouse, La Mama e.t.c. Nora Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, Coyote Theatre, Hasty Pudding, New York Theatre Workshop. Film: Documentary: Giving Voice: An Actor’s Journey with Kristin Linklater.
ASP: Founding Member. Directing: Middletown, Cymbeline (ASP); Auld Lang Syne (Gloucester Stage Company); Chesapeake (New Rep); Escape from Happiness (Brandeis University); Cyrano (two different productions for New Rep on Tour); For Dillon by Carol Lockwood (The Piano Factory); Twelfth Night,Machinal, Cloud 9, Bent, Two Gentleman of Verona: The Musical, The Beckett Bash, Landscape of the Body, and Coolsville (April 2015) (The Boston Conservatory). Acting Credits for ASP include: Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice, Henry V, King Lear, Titus Andronicus, The Winter’s Tale and Measure for Measure. Other local acting credits include: Art, Twelfth Night, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Waverly Gallery (New Rep); A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Pippi Longstocking, Snow White(Wheelock Family Theatre); Pericles (A.R.T.);The Cherry Orchard (Nora Theatre); Carnival (Gloucester Stage Company). Upcoming film: The Chain. Faculty member at The Boston Conservatory. MFA in Acting from University of Washington under the direction of Steve Pearson.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Founding Member. Henry VI, Part 2, The Cherry Orchard, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cymbeline, Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, Duchess of Malfi, Macbeth (title role), Hamlet, Twelfth Night(Olivia), Julius Caesar, Richard III (Buckingham). Other area credits: SpeakEasy Stage Company, (The Wrestling Patient), Vineyard Playhouse (Walking the Volcano), American Repertory Theatre (Man and Superman), Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (Henry V), Merrimack Repertory Theatre (Hamlet, Racing Demon). Featured Narrator: Boston Pops and the Handel & Haydn Society at Symphony Hall and Cantata Singers at Jordan Hall. International and Regional: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Barter Theatre, Riverside Shakespeare Co. NYC, Luminato Festival, Toronto; Roy Hart International Arts Centre, France and Bulgarian singing tour with Divi Zheni. Voice/text coaching spans the classics to the experimental including Broadway (Hamlet), Off-Broadway (Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo & Juliet), Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble (Song of the Dodo), and The Bacchae in France/Denmark. Teaching: Brandeis MFA Actor Training Program since 1989. Marya is a pioneer in the area of Vocal Lamentation. Her popular workshops “Voice & Lamentation” and “Shakespeare: Flesh, Blood and Bones” have delighted participants in France, the UK, Greece, and across the US. Marya is a certified Roy Hart Theatre Voice Teacher and spiritual mentor to incarcerated women.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: As You Like It (Oliver); Henry VIII (Cromwell); Pericles (Lysimachus); Antony and Cleopatra (Ensemble) and Troilus and Cressida (Ajax, Paris). Company One: You For Me For You (Wade); The Brother Sister Plays (Ogun). New Repertory Theatre: The Kite Runner (Ali); Race (Henry Brown). Titanic Theatre: Wonder of the World (Kip). Fort Point Channel Theatre: Hidden Faces of Courage (Men). Happy Medium Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo). He was also featured in the Berkshire Theatre Festival (Lenox) in Macbeth, and New Century Theatre’s production of Superior Donuts (Franco Wicks).
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Founding Member, Artistic Associate (2011-present), Charlotta in The Cherry Orchard, Chorus in Medea, Lady Percy/York in Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Lady Faulconbridge/Hubert in King John, Banquo, Macduff and Lady Macduff in Macbeth, Princess/Jacquenetta/Longaville in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Viola in Twelfth Night, Cordelia in King Lear, and Lady Anne in Richard III. Other Boston area credits include: Six Characters in Search of an Author, The King Stag, Macbeth, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the A.R.T., Desdemona—a Play About a Handkerchief at Boston Center for the Arts, The River was Whiskey and King of the Jews at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball with Boston Theatre Works, Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse, Legacy of Light, Red Herring, Lost in Yonkers, and The Miracle Worker at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Imperialists at the Club Cave Canem and The Square Root of Minus One at The Market Theater, Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It at The Publick Theatre, Distant Music, Picnic andMiracle on 34th Street at Stoneham Theatre, Distracted at Underground Railway Theater, Twelfth Night at Worcester Foothills Theatre, The Norman Conquests trilogy at Gloucester Stage Company, and Nora inDollHouse at New Repertory Theatre. Regional and NYC credits include: American Stage Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Jane Street Theater, Manhattan Punchline Theatre, Samuel Beckett Theater, Synchronicity Space, and The Kraine. Film & TV credits include: As the World Turns, Another World, MTV, Saturday Night Live, The Legend of Lucy Keyes, Dischord, Chain of Desire, Expired, The Stupid Years, andBeneath Contempt. Sarah is a graduate of Hampshire College and the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. She currently serves on the Board of the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund.
Maurice Emmanuel Parent*
Resident Acting Company member since 2011. Shows with ASP: King John (Lewis the Dauphin), Coriolanus (Junius Brutus), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), Troilus and Cressida (Troilus), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Edward II (Edward II). Other local companies: SpeakEasy Stage, New Repertory Theatre, Underground Railway Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Wheelock Family Theatre, Lyric Stage, Huntington Theatre Co., Boston Theatre Works, Barrington Stage, Cape Playhouse. He is the winner of a 2008 Elliot Norton Award winner for Some Men (SpeakEasy), Angels in America (Boston Theatre Works) and The Wild Party (New Rep); a 2015 Irne Award for The Color Purple (SpeakEasy) and a 2016 IRNE Award for The Snow Queen (New Rep).
Founding member of ASP; has played Phedre, Lady Macbeth, Cleopatra, Beatrice, Mistress Overdone. She has been Artistic Director of WGBH’s A Christmas Celtic Sojourn since its inception in 2003, touring concerts throughout New England during the Christmas holiday season. Other directing credits include Macbeth and The School for Scandal (ASP), Steel Magnolias (Stoneham Theatre), Jake’s Women (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), Baltimore Waltz (Lyric Stage), I’m Not Rappaport (Gloucester Stage), The Lady and the Clarinet (New Ehrlich Theatre), Tell Me On A Sunday (Stuart St. Theatre) and Romeo and Juliet (Happy Medium Theatre). As the 2009 recipient of the Fox Actor Fellowship, Paula conducted a workshop at her host theatre, SpeakEasy Stage, entitled “Handling the Hot Moments,” exploring the ways actors negotiate intimacy on stage. Her article of the same title was published in American Theatre Magazine (October 2011). While she is best known to Boston audiences as an actress, Paula is also a playwright, teacher and acting coach. Her most recent play, What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, explores the passions and peccadilloes of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Paula is the recipient of the Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, five IRNE awards, two Elliot Norton Awards for Best Actress, and was the 2003 Distinguished Alumna of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. She is married to actor Richard Snee.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Henry VIII (Chamberlain), Romeo & Juliet (Tybalt), Pericles (Thaliard/Leonine),Twelfth Night (Antonio). Other local credits include Superior Donuts (Elliot Norton Award Nominee – Outstanding Performance), Death of a Salesman (Lyric Stage Company), Hamlet (Bay Colony Shakespeare Company), Fire on Earth (Fresh Ink Theatre), Zombie Double Feature (New Exhibition Room), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Summer Festival Theater), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Macbeth(Shakespeare NOW!), Art (Parish Players Theatre), and Robin Hood (Emerson Stage). He received a B.A. in Acting and Television/Video Production from Emerson College. Omar is also a member of Theatre Espresso, an educational theatre company in residence at Wheelock Family Theatre.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Celia in As You Like It, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Charmian in Antony and Cleopatra, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Miranda in The Tempest, Emilia/Mopsa in The Winter’s Tale. Other Boston area credits include Donnie Darko and Romeo and Julietat the American Repertory Theatre; Burn This and Butley (u/s) at the Huntington Theatre Company;Macbeth with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Antony and Cleopatra at Boston Theatre Works;The Cherry Orchard, Van Gogh in Japan, and Smelling a Rat at The Nora Theatre Company. Mara trained at Shakespeare & Company and has an MFA in Acting from the Moscow Art Theatre School/American Repertory Theatre’s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. She has served on the theatre faculty of The Boston Conservatory, Boston Arts Academy, Bentley University, and The Winsor School and currently works as a Senior Facilitator and Design Manager at The Ariel Group, an international training and coaching firm using applied theatre for leadership development.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Founding Member, As You Like it, The Cherry Orchard, Macbeth, Richard III, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony & Cleopatra, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. He was in American Repertory Theatre’s Othello and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’sTaming of the Shrew. He has also performed at The Merrimack Repertory Theatre (Something in the Air;Boy Gets Girl; Uncle Vanya), The Huntington Theatre (Present Laughter; The Sisters Rosensweig). Recent work includes Blithe Spirit at Lyric Stage Company, Hysteria at The Nora Theatre, Body Awareness at Speakeasy Stage Company, and Round and Round the Garden, Table Manners, and Living Together at Gloucester Stage Company. He was in GSC’s production of Auld Lang Syne this summer. Film credits include Gone, Baby, Gone; The Company Men; and Treading Water. He has voiced characters for several animated television series including Science Court, Hey, Monie!, Home Movies, and Dr. Katz. He and his wife, Paula Plum, starred in the animated FX series, The Dick and Paula Celebrity Special. She was “Paula”. He was “The Dick”.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Founding Member; The School for Scandal (Mrs. Candour, Moses), Phedre (Oenone), Richard III (Duchess of York), Julius Caesar (Casca), Twelfth Night (Maria), All’s Well That Ends Well (Lord Laefew/Widow), The Winter’s Tale (Paulina), Macbeth(King Duncan/Porter/Witch), Much Ado About Nothing (Margaret/Antonio), Coriolanus (Volumnia), Othello (Brabantia), Timon of Athens (Flavius), Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 (Mistress Quickly), Troilus & Cressida (Nestor/Priam), Pericles (the Bawd/Lychorida). Regional credits include: A Little Night Music (Madame Armfeldt), Huntington Theatre Company; Boston Pops at Boston Symphony Hall; Tanglewood; Lyric Stage Company; Huntington Theatre Company: Rose Tattoo, Dead End, and The Corn is Green; Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), Much Ado About Nothing (Dogberry); New Repertory Theatre: Collected Stories (Ruth Steiner–Elliot Norton Nomination, IRNE Award, Best Actress), The Clean House (Ana–Elliot Norton Award Best Production), Romeo and Juliet, A Girl’s War, The Waverly Gallery, Stonewall Jackson’s House; Lyric Stage Company: Follies (Carlotta Campion), The Importance of Being Earnest (Lady Bracknell), Arms and the Man, Spitfire Grill, Over the River and Through the Woods, Assassins; Boston Playwrights’ Theatre: Deported/a dream play, A Girl’s War (IRNE Award Best Actress); Centastage: The Fakus – A Noir (IRNE Award, Best New Play); Stoneham Theatre: It’s A Wonderful Life, Rimers of Eldritch; Speakeasy Stage Company: Anna in the Tropics (Ophelia); Christmas Revels at Sanders Theatre. Directing credits: Shakespeare Now!: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth; Boston Conservatory: Our Town; New Repertory Theatre Touring Company: Diary of Anne Frank.
Bobbie received the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress for Stonewall Jackson’s House, Over the River and Through the Woods, and Sailing Down the Amazon. Her work was recognized in Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston. In 2015 Bobbie was awarded a prestigious two-year Resident Actor Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement. She is also the 2016 Huntington Theatre Company’s Lunt-Fontanne Fellow.
Adele Nadine Traub*
Adele Nadine Traub*: Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Founding Company Member, Stage Manager forRichard III, Measure for Measure (season 1), Julius Caesar, King Lear (both productions), Twelfth Night(season 2), All’s Well That Ends Well, A Winter’s Tale, Love’s Labours Lost (both productions), Henry V, The Tempest, Merchant of Venice, Duchess of Malfi, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Timon of Athens, Antony and Cleopatra, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Cherry Orchard, Phedre, and this season’s Hamlet. Other stage management credits include I Was Most Alive With You at The Huntington Theatre Company, R. Buckminster Fuller at the A.R.T.; It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues with Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY; appropriate, A Future Perfect, Tribes, and Clybourne Park with Speakeasy Stage Co.; Ulysses on Bottles and Oh God with Israeli Stage; db and Small Mouth Sounds with Vineyard Arts Project; Deported/a dream play, Two Wives in India, and The Salt Girl with Boston Playwrights’ Theater; Man of La Mancha and 1776 with Lyric Stage Company, and has spent several years stage managing for BU’s Dance Theater Group. This season, Adele will also stage manage Central Square Theater and Israeli Stage. During her four years as Production Stage Manager at The Boston Conservatory, Adele worked on over 40 productions with the Musical Theater, Dance, Opera, and Orchestra Departments. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and is a professional quilter. WWW.THEQUILTEDCHUPPAH.COM
Michael Forden Walker*
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Director of Youth Programs. Simonides/Cleon in Pericles, John Dodge inMiddletown, Thersites in Troilus and Cressida, Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Poins/Ensemble in Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, Cassio in Othello, Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew, Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing, Ferdinand in Duchess of Malfi, Graziano in Merchant of Venice, King John in King John, King/Maria/Nathaniel in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Lucius Andronicus in Titus Andronicus, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, Cornwall in King Lear, Pompey/Friar Peter in Measure for Measure, and Brakenbury/Ratcliff in Richard III. Local appearances with Underground Railway, Centastage, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Boston Theatre Works, Molasses Tank Productions, The Bridge, Company One, and Willing Suspension Productions; in Charlotte, NC with Innovative Theatre. Past credits include Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs; The Random Caruso; Comp; Antony and Cleopatra; Ionesco, Not Ionesco; Native Speech; Love’s Fire; The Roaring Girl; The Spanish Tragedy; The Dwarfs; The Alchemist; A Chaste Maid in Cheapside; The Rover; Tales of the Lost Formicans; Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Sleeping Beauty or Coma; and The Metamorphosis. Michael studied acting while an undergraduate English major at UNC-Charlotte, and he holds an M.A. in English literature from Boston University. He is a rock musician, most recently with Boston-based rock band Pink Mantis, and operates Forden Photography, specializing in headshots and creative portraiture.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Founding Member, As You Like It (Director); Henry VIII (Wolsey); Two Gentlemen of Verona (Director); Troilus and Cressida (Aggie/Pandarus); Living In Exile (multiple roles);Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 (Falstaff); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom); Coriolanus (Director); The Merchant of Venice (Antonio); The Tempest (Stephano); Titus Andronicus (Titus); Hamlet (Polonius); Twelfth Night(Director); Julius Caesar (Brutus); and Measure For Measure (Director). Producing Artistic Director: American Stage Festival (Table Manners, Bus Stop, Intimate Exchanges, among others); Director: Merrimack Rep (Norman Conquests, Later Life, Holiday Memories, K2); Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Othello); New Repertory Theatre (Rancho Mirage, Race, Speed the Plow, and True West); Shakespeare & Company (The Goatwoman of Corvis County, The Secret of Sherlock Holmes), among others. Other acting credits include the Huntington Theatre (Hamlet and Ah, Wilderness!); Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. (Coriolanus, Macbeth, Henry V); Portland Stage Company (Romeo and Juliet); StageWest (Anna Christie); Gloucester Stage Company (Sins of the Mother, The Subject Was Roses); Douglas Fairbanks Theatre/NYC (Big Maggie). Films: Black Mass, The March Sisters at Christmas, Evening, State and Main, Amistad, The Spanish Prisoner, Eight Men Out, and Turk 182!, among others. TV: Body Of Proof (ABC), One Life To Live,Guiding Light, and Another World. Adjunct faculty: American Repertory Theatre (Harvard/MXAT) and Brandeis University. He also serves as Artistic Director of the Brandeis Theatre Company.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
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