Summer Youth Intensive


“I am determined to prove a villain / And hate the idle pleasures of these days.”


Written by William Shakespeare | Directed by Anneke Reich

July 26 – July 29, 2017: 8 pm; Saturday Matinee at 3 pm

Venue: Charlestown Working Theater | Charlestown  |  Venue information

Tickets: $5 for Youth (Under 21); $10 for Adults. If the cost presents a hardship, please enter code “ASPR3” at check-out to waive the ticket fee. We are committed to having all interested patrons attend the performance.



This one will be a wild ride! For our seventh annual Summer Youth Intensive, ASP youth will create, design, rehearse, and perform a full-length production of this deliciously wicked historical tragedy, which features one of Shakespeare’s most memorable villains, and is part of our 2017-18 Season.  Over four weeks, the youth ensemble work daily with Shakespeare’s language, voice, movement, and stage combat, guided by ASP company members and experienced teaching artists. Public performances are the culmination of a month-long intensive collaboration among teens from a variety of Boston-area communities.


“It feels like this particular program has changed my life and my future. For the first time since starting high school, I am excited about life and I feel motivated and hungry.” ­

Summer Youth Intensive Participant

Cast Include:

  • Carolina Alcantara – Clarence / Messenger / Bishop of Ely / Blunt
  • Joseph Allegro – Hastings / Tyrrel / Norfolk
  • Coral Bortman – Duke of York
  • Michael Cisternino-Marrella – Prince Edward / Marquis of Dorset
  • Laura Clabaugh – Catesby / First Murderer
  • Natalie Good – Duchess of York
  • Z.G. – Second Murderer / Lord Grey / Richmond
  • Xavier Harvey – Brakenbury / Lord Mayor / Third Citizen
  • Simon Ivcevic – Richard III
  • S.J. – Jane Shore (Featured Dancer) / Scrivener / First Citizen
  • Abigail Jarcho – Lady Anne
  • Mia Loureiro – Lord Rivers / Cardinal / Oxford
  • Harrison Massing – Buckingham
  • Jonathan Phan – Stanley
  • Romilda Rosa – Queen Margaret
  • Felicia Rosen – Princess Elizabeth
  • Ariana Teixeira – Queen Elizabeth
  • Roandy Zorrilla – King Edward IV / Ratcliff


 Production Staff and Designers Include:

  • Director – Anneke Reich
  • Assistant Director – Felicia Rosen
  • Teaching Artists – Kadahj Bennett, Michael Forden Walker, Lindsay Williams
  • Interns – Xavier Harvey, Nicole Ledoux, Gabriel Strasburger
  • ASP Production Manager – Deb Sullivan
  • SYI Production Manager / Set Design – Verreth Wilson
  • Stage Manager – Ashmita Malkani
  • Assistant Stage Manager – Georgina Coffey
  • Lighting Design – Iris Smith-d’Agincourt
  • Sound Design – Ben Burns
  • Costume Design / Props Master – Katie McGoff
  • Production Assistants – Coral Bortman, Zachary Stern


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Want more info? Contact Mike at mfw (at) or 617.776.2200 x288 or Lindsay at lindsay (at) or 617.776.2200 x226.

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