The Cast and Creative Team of Exit the King
|Rachel Belleman (Juliette) is elated to make her ASP Debut in Exit the King! Other area credits include Bridges of Madison County (SpeakEasy Stage Co.), Finish Line (Boston Theatre Co.), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CSC2), Melancholy Play (Umbrella Arts), Del Agua al Polvo (Brown Box Theatre Project/Îcaro Teatro), and Love of the Nightingale (Hub Theatre Co.) She holds a B.A in Musical Theatre from James Madison University. Thanks to Dmitry for the opportunity, and to Margaret, always. www.rachelbelleman.com
|Jesse Hinson* (Queen Marie) ASP: The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, King Henry VI Part 2, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, Pericles, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra. New Repertory Theater: The Whipping Man, Holiday Memories. Stoneham Theater: Seminar, Miracle on 34th Street. Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theater: Arcadia, The Winter’s Tale, Morality Play. Berkshire Theatre Group: The Puppetmaster of Lodz, Moonchildren, Macbeth, The Einstein Project, A Christmas Carol. 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 is an assistant teaching professor at Northeastern University. See him next in SpeakEasy Stage Company’s upcoming production of Shakespeare in Love.
|Gunnar Manchester (The Guard) is delighted to be making his ASP debut with such a wonderful cast and creative team. Recent local credits include Spring Awakening and Straight White Men with the Wilbury Theatre Group, Arcadia at the Gamm, and Inherit the Wind at OSTC. Others: 27 Ways I Didn’t Say Hi… and Late Night Cabaret (Williamstown Theater Festival); Orlando in As You Like It (Lost Nation Theater); and 16 different productions with the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, MA. Gunnar graduated from Bates College in 2015, where he was Artistic Co-Director of the Robinson Players student-run theater and president of the Strange Bedfellows improv comedy troupe. He currently resides in Providence, RI, where he has worked as a teaching artist at Trinity Rep’s Young Actor’s Summer Institute. Upcoming productions include Red Speedo at Epic Theatre and Uncle Vanya at the Gamm. For more info, go to gunnarmanchester.com
|Sarah Newhouse* (Queen Marguerite) ASP: Founding Member; Artistic Associate; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), The School for Scandal (Lady Sneerwell), The Comedy of Errors (Adrianna), The Cherry Orchard (Charlotta), Taming of the Shrew (Kate), The Merchant of Venice (Portia), Twelfth Night (Viola), King Lear (Cordelia), Richard III (Lady Anne), among others. Boston area credits include: The King Stag, Macbeth, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the A.R.T., The River was Whiskey at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse, Legacy of Light, Lost in Yonkers, and The Miracle Worker at the Lyric Stage Company, The Apple Family Plays, and Picnic at Stoneham Theatre, The Norman Conquests trilogy at Gloucester Stage Company, and DollHouse at New Repertory Theatre. Regional /NYC credits include: American Stage Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Manhattan Punchline Theatre, Synchronicity Space, and The Kraine. Film & TV credits include: As the World Turns, MTV, Saturday Night Live, Bleed for This, The Legend of Lucy Keyes, Dischord, and Beneath Contempt. Sarah is a graduate of the A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University. She currently serves on the Board of the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund.
|Richard Snee* (King Berenger) ASP: Founding Member; Hamlet, The School for Scandal, 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’s Taming 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”.|
|Dayenne Walters (The Doctor) has worked mainly with indie theatres, originating characters in contemporary plays –most lately Zora, in Nighthawks (Monroe Center, Lexington), Mama Beast, in Miss Penitentiary, (Boston Playwrights Theatre, Boston), and Oshun, in Gift of an Orange (Tennessee Williams Festival, New Orleans and Provincetown). Other productions include Wit, (Hub Theatre, Boston), Macbeth, (It’s a Fiasco, Shakespeare in the Parks, Cambridge) United Story: Boston Beyond Today (Boston Center for the Arts), The Left Hand Playing (Burlington Players, Burlington), and Mother Teresa in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Fourth Wall Theater, Worcester).
Dayenne will be directing “for colored girls who have considered suicide…when the rainbow is enough” (Praxis Stage, Roxbury) for production in February, 2018.
|Dmitry Troyanovsky** (Director) stages productions, teaches, workshops and develops new theatrical material at national and international institutions. Recently Dmitry directed Marius von Mayenburg’s The Ugly One at the Shanghai Drama Arts Center in China and James and the Giant Peach at the American Repertory Theatre. Dmitry has worked at Opera Idaho, Bard Music Festival, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Baryshnikov Arts Center, American Repertory Theatre Institute, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Moscow Art Theatre School, 92 Street Y in New York, New York University, Pushkin Theater (Moscow), and Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Prominent productions include a Chinese language version of Sara Kane’s play 4:48 Psychosis at the Shanghai Drama Arts Center and Tchaikovsky’s Evgeny Onegin at Opera Idaho. Upcoming: Charlotte’s Web at the American Repertory Theatre. Dmitry has an MFA from the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for the Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Dmitry is on the faculty at Brandeis University since 2015. Online portfolio: www.dmitryt.com|
|Cameron Anderson*** (Scenic Designer) An internationally acclaimed scenic and projection designer, and has designed extensively at the world’s leading theater and opera companies. She recently designed West Side Story for Norway’s Kilden Performing Arts Center and for The Vancouver Opera, and Simon Boccanegra for Argentina’s Teatro Colon. Selected Off-Broadway credits include: The Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, New Georges, LAByrinth Theater Company, Naked Angels, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Les Freres Corbusier. Regional Theater credits include: The Huntington Theatre Company, Two River Theater Company, South Coast Repertory, and Shakespeare & Company. Selected opera credits include: The Glimmerglass Opera, Central City Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Wolf Trap Opera, USC Thornton School of Music, Seattle Opera, Manhattan School of Music, Gotham Chamber Opera, Opera Boston, Pittsburgh Opera, The San Francisco Opera, and The New England Conservatory. Upcoming projects include designing the entire three production season for Opera Saratoga in 2018, Into The Breeches at Trinity Rep, Brazen, directed by Melia Bensussen at Emerson Stage, and Clorilli, a world premiere, at NYU’s Florence, Italy campus. Cameron is an Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at Brandeis University.www.cameronanderson.net
|Olivera Gajic*** (Costume Designer) is a New York based designer.
Her works includes: Jedermann (Salzburg Festival, Austria); God’s Ear (Vineyard Theatre); Red Fly/Blue Bottle ( Here); Chekhov Lizardbrain, Twelfth Night (Pig Iron); Seagull, Ivanov, Uncle Vanya, Platonov (Lake Lucille); The Necklace, New Island Archipelago, The Peripherals (Talking Band Production); This Was the End (The Chocolate Factory); Olivera designs extensively for The Juilliard School; Trinity Repertory Company; Arden Theatre Company; Berkshire Theatre Festival and numerous New York and regional theatres including: Company XIV; Long Wharf; Two Rivers; Riverside Theatre; PlayMakers; California Shakespeare Theatre; Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Theatre Works; American Stage, among others.
Other: US National Exhibit at the 2004 & 2007 Prague Quadrennial. 2004 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Designers, 2010 IT Award for Outstanding Costume Design, 2011 TDF/Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, 2012 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Costume Design, and 2014 Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design. USA local 829
|Arshan Gailus*** (Sound Designer) returns to ASP having designed sound and composed music for The Tempest, Hamlet, Richard II, Phèdre, The Cherry Orchard, Romeo and Juliet, Pericles, Macbeth, and Twelfth Night (Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Design). He has created sound and music for companies throughout the Boston area and beyond including ArtsEmerson, The Huntington Theatre Company, Shakespeare & Company, Contemporary American Theater Festival, A.R.T Institute, Brandeis University, The Nora Theatre Company, The Lyric Stage Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, The Gloucester Stage Company, Company One, and New Repertory Theatre. Arshan was awarded the 2016 IRNE Award for Best Sound Design (Small Theater) for his design of appropriate (SpeakEasy Stage Company) and was a member of the Elliot Norton Award winning design team for The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Company One, 2012). Arshan teaches Sound Design at Emerson College where he serves as Resident Sound Designer. He holds a B.S. in Music from MIT. www.arshangailus.com
|Rafi Levavy* (Stage Manager) Boston credits include stage managing for Stoneham Theater, Lyric Stage and New Rep. His off-Broadway credits include The Velveteen Rabbit, The JAP Show, Young Playwrights Festival, Lifegame, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, Stop Kiss (Public), Mizlansky/Zilinsky or ‘Shmucks’, Psychopathia Sexualis (Manhattan Theatre Club), Life Is A Dream (Pearl), Lonely Planet, The Professional, The Truth Teller (all Circle Rep) and Das Barbecü. Regionally, Rafi has worked at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Depot Theater, Lincoln Center Theatre, Foothills Theatre Company, The Miniature Theatre of Chester, Centenary Stage Company, Barter Theater, Northern Stage, PCPA Theaterfest, Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center, Maine State Music Theatre and Paper Mill Playhouse. Additionally, Rafi has worked for Jim Henson Productions, Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, and has stage managed clown school and shows for the NY Musical Theater Festival. A proud member of Equity, Rafi holds a degree in computer science from Brandeis University.|
| *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**Member of the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union*** Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829