Meet the All-Female Cast and Creative Team of Julius Caesar!

Liz Adams (Julius Caesar, Octavius Caesar, et al) is overjoyed to be making her ASP debut.  Recent work: Mercedes/Chop in Plank (Alley Cat Theatre), Vivian in Wit (Hub Theatre Co. of Boston – IRNE awards, Best Actress & Best Production, Fringe), Zetta in Dog Act (Theatre on Fire – IRNE nominee, Best Production, Fringe), Cherry Pie in A Beautiful Day in November… (Apollinaire Theatre – Norton Award, Best Production, Fringe), Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (It’s a Fiasco, Cambridge), Jacques in As You Like It (Merely Players, Cambridge). Ongoing performance work: touring productions of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet with Bay Colony Shakespeare Co., various roles with The Murder Mystery Company New England and with Pazzi Lazzi commedia dell’arte troupe.  New York: The Van Meder Trust, NY Fringe Festival.  She holds a master’s degree from Emerson College in Theatre Education.  Website:
Julee Antonellis (Cicero, Messala, et al)  is thrilled to make her Actors’ Shakespeare Project debut in this all-female production. Most recent credits include I, Snowflake (Snowflake) and Twelfth Night Of The Living Dead (Fabian) with Anthem Theatre Company; Everyman (Death) and Hamlet (Gravedigger, Player King) with Apollinaire Theatre Company. Julee has toured internationally with the multi-award winning performance troupe, All The Kings Men, for which she also directed and choreographed. In addition to her love of theatre, she is also an accomplished writer and comedian, named one of‘s hottest comedians. Projects written include her acclaimed one-woman show, (N)everclear and co-writer on The Gibson/Antonellis Comedy Hour (GACH), comprised of original characters, stand-up and sketch. GACH played, among other places, multiple-year headlining engagements in the Boston Women in Comedy Festival (WICF). Some of her favorite past stage credits include Elomire in La Bete, Poppy in Noises Off and Clov in Endgame.
Marianna Bassham* (Antony, Pindarus, et al) ASP: Hamlet, God’s Ear, The Cherry Orchard, Middletown, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and The Hotel Nepenthe. Boston-area credits include I Was Most Alive With You, Our Town, Luck of the Irish, and Becoming Cuba (Huntington Theatre Company); Constellations(Underground Railway) Othello and Twelfth Night (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 Eldritch and 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 (Best Actress) and The Hotel Nepenthe (Best Ensemble), and IRNE Awards for God’s Ear, Little Black Dress, Reckless and Blackbird. Film/TV: Louisa May Alcott, the Woman Behind Little Women (PBS), Moonrise Kingdom, Olive Kitteridge (HBO) and Castle Rock (Hulu).
Erin Eva Butcher (Calpurnia, Lucius, et al) is very grateful to make her ASP debut. Recent credits: Silent Sky (Flat Earth Theatre- 2017 Elliot Norton Award nomination Outstanding Actor) Sense and Sensibility (Maiden Phoenix- 2017 IRNE nomination Best Supporting Actress) Radium Girls (Flat Earth Theatre) Blue Window (Brown Box Theatre Project) Lover’s Quarrels (imaginary beasts) Uncle Vanya (Apollinaire Theatre Company). During the school year Erin performs with Deana’s Educational Theatre and is known for her work on The Yellow Dress, a one- woman show about domestic violence.  Erin’s theatrical work is focused on giving voice to women’s stories and highlighting women’s contributions to the arts, sciences, and history. In May 2018 Erin is marrying her dearest friend, Jeff.
Maconnia Chesser* (Casca, Soothsayer, et al) ASP debut! REGIONAL:  Shakespeare & Company (company member), Kennedy Center, NJ Rep (company member), Theater Alliance (Insurrection: Holding History, Helen Hayes nomination), Ensemble Studio Theatre, Tennessee Shakespeare, WAM Theatre, Chester Theatre, Berkshire Playwrights Lab, York Shakespeare, African Continuum Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, and Folger Theatre. FILM/TV: Nothing But the Truth, Ghosts of Hamilton Street, Diseasels, HBO’s The Wire. EDUCATION: Shakespeare & Company, and the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, and holds a B.A. from Alcorn State University.
Jade Guerra (Metellus Cimber, Lucilius, et al) is excited to be making her ASP debut in Julius Caesar. Recent productions include Hamlet (Brown Box Theatre Project), The Real Inspector Hound (Bad Habit), Silver Linings (Bad Habit), A Beautiful Day in November…(Apollinaire). She is a company member of Theatre Espresso, an Educational company that brings historical dramas to students throughout New England. She holds a BFA in acting from Ithaca College. You can see her next in Shakespeare In Love at Speakeasy Stage Company.
  Charlotte Kinder (Portia, Decius Brutus, et al) is very pleased to be making her ASP debut. Recent credits include King Lear, Romeo & Juliet (Juliet-CSC2), and Twelfth Night with the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Everyman (Sister/Fellowship) and Greenland (Tanya) with the Apollinaire Theatre Company; Northanger Abbey (Catherine) at the Wickham Theatre in Bristol, England; Frankenstein (Elizabeth) at the Bristol Festival of Ideas; Bully Dance (Tammy) with Argos Productions; and The How and the Why (Rachel) with One Bird Productions. She holds an MA from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
  Marya Lowry* (Brutus, Citizen, et al). ASP Founding Member. ASP roles include: Prospero (The Tempest), Ranevskaya (The Cherry Orchard), Macbeth (Macbeth), Dutchess of York & Gloucester, Northumerland (Richard II), Queen/Belaria (Cymbeline), Gertrude (Hamlet), Olivia (Twelfth Night), Buckingham (Richard III). Other stage work includes: Lettice and Lovage, The New Electric Ballroom, Gloucester Stage Company; One Pure Longing, Luminato Festival, Toronto; Walking the Volcano, Vineyard Playhouse; The Wrestling Patient, SpeakEasy Stage/Boston Playwrights; Othello, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Henry V, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co.; Man and Superman, American Repertory Theatre; Racing Demon, Hamlet, Merrimack Repertory Theatre. Narrator with Boston Pops, Handel & Haydn Society, Cantata Singers and Ariadne Auf Naxos with Musicians of the Old Post Road. Awards: Elliot Norton, Outstanding Ensemble, The New Electric Ballroom. Marya is on the Brandeis Theater faculty and serves as a mentor to incarcerated women.


Bobbie Steinbach* (Cassius, Volumnius, et al) ASP: Founding Member/Resident Actor;  Julius Caesar, The School for Scandal, Phedre, Richard III, Twelfth , All’s Well That Ends Well, The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, Troilus & Cressida, Pericles; Huntington Theatre Company: Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, Rose Tattoo, Dead End, The Corn is Green; New Repertory Theatre: Collected Stories (Elliot Norton Nomination, IRNE Award, Best Actress), The Clean House (Elliot Norton Award Best Production), Romeo and Juliet, A Girl’s War, The Waverly Gallery, Stonewall Jackson’s House; Lyric Stage Company: Light up the Sky, Follies, The Importance of Being Earnest, Arms and the Man, Spitfire Grill, Over the River and Through the Woods, Assassins, A Little Night Music; Boston Playwrights’ Theatre: Deported/a dream play, A Girl’s War (IRNE Award Best Actress); Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing; Centastage: The Fakus – A Noir (IRNE Award, Best New Play); Stoneham Theatre: It’s A Wonderful Life, Rimers of Eldritch, A Prayer for Owen Meany; Speakeasy Stage Company: Anna in the Tropics; 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. In 2015 she was awarded a prestigious two-year Resident Actor Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement, and the 2016 Huntington Theatre Company’s Lunt-Fontanne Fellow. Bobbie is a private acting coach. WWW.BOBBIESTEINBACH.COM
 Bryn Boice Bryn Boice (Director) is thrilled to be working with ASP again after assisting on Richard II under Allyn Burrows and The School for Scandal under mentor Paula Plum (and a one-night-only emergency performance covering for the incomparable Sarah Newhouse’s Lady Sneerwell–her ASP acting debut). Bryn is a Boston-based freelance director, actor, deviser, and playwright. She is also Artistic Director of the small ensemble Anthem Theatre Company, now a Resident Performing Arts Company at Boston Center for the Arts. Recent work with Anthem includes: her devised protest play, I, Snowflake; Twelfth Night of the Living Dead; the baseball-rivalry-inspired Romeo VS. Juliet; The Comedy of Errors (adapted for four); and her original Irish play with song, The Merry Way. New York City and Regional credits as an actor and/or director include work with Asolo Repertory Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theater, Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center, InProximity Theatre Company, Theatre Row, Rebellious Subjects, Monomoy Theatre, Caroline’s on Broadway, and Manhattan Theatre Club. Bryn holds an MFA in Directing from Boston University and an MFA in Acting from the Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training (FSU). She is a Visiting Lecturer at Salem State University in Directing, Voice, Public Speaking, and Dramatic Criticism. Next up: Associate Artistic Director of WGBH’s A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, 2017. She wishes to thank ASP and the Caesar team for their hard work and trust, and sends love and gratitude to Michael Poignand, a one-in-a-million partner and husband.
  Amy Altadonna (Sound Designer) designed the world premieres of Dry Land, Cal in Camo, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Recall, and Everything is Ours with Colt Coeur, where she is an Artistic Associate. Other credits include 4000 Miles, God of Carnage, Or, and regional premieres of Ugly Lies the Bone, Red Velvet, and The Taming at Shakespeare & Company, Dear Elizabeth (Dorset Theatre Festival), Don’t You F**cking Say a Word (59E59), The Capables (Gym at Judson), Take Me Back (Walkerspace), Bastards of Strindberg, The Baroness (Scandinavian American Theatre Company), Ragtime, Driving Miss Daisy, Bus Stop (Bristol Riverside Theatre), and Collidescope 2.0, created by Ping Chong and Talvin Wilkes (UMass Amherst). Films include the features Salesgirl (which she also scored), Mandatory Love, Perfect Wedding, and the shorts Yield and 2:15.  She teaches sound design at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  B.A. Music, William & Mary; M.F.A. Sound Design, Yale.
  Georgina Coffey (Assistant Stage Manager) is a junior at Emerson College pursuing a major in Stage and Production Management. Previous Boston credits include Richard III with Actors’ Shakespeare Project 2017 Summer Youth Intensive; Love Girls with The Theater Offensive; The Zero Hour with Emerson College’s Mercutio Troupe; and The House of Bernarda Alba, Guys and Dolls, Richard III, and O Beautiful with Emerson Stage. Regional credits from Richmond, Virginia include The Merchant of Venice and Hamlet with Quill Theatre; Romeo and Juliet, Sam and Carol, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Importance of Being Earnest with Richmond Shakespeare/Henley Street Theater; and H2O with 5th Wall Theater.
  Becca Jewett (Costume Designer) is a local Boston designer. This is her first season working with ASP. Her recent Credits include 12th Night of the Living Dead with Anthem and the rolling world premiere of Steve Yockey’s Blackberry Winter. Her other recent credits include Galt McDermot’s The Human Comedy, Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, and John Shea’s Erin Go Bragh-less, for which the show won best production at KC/ACTF in 2012. Other recent credits include Hair and Makeup Designer in Residence Opera North from 2012-2014. She was the 2015 recipient of the Virgil C. Johnson award for Excellence in Costume. She has been working in the Crafts Department at the Glimmerglass Festival for the past three summers. She looks forward to working on many new creative projects.
  Sam Layco* (Stage Manager) is excited to be returning to Actors’ Shakespeare Project. ASP credits include: Measure for Measure (ASM) , Henry IV pt 2 (ASM), Othello (ASM), Winter’s Tale (ASM), School for Scandal (ASM), and The Tempest (SM).  She has also worked with Speakeasy Stage, Bridge Repertory Theater, Company One, The Nora Theatre Company, Boston Public Works, and The Huntington Theatre Company (Production Assistant). She studied theatre management at the University of Portland.
Jen Rock (Lighting Designer) is pleased to be joining Actors Shakespeare Project again after designing Romeo and Juliet in 2013.  Based in Connecticut, Jen is the Professor of Lighting Design at Eastern Connecticut State University.  As a freelance designer, Jen has worked Off-Broadway and around Southern New England in a variety of professional and academic theatres.  Her work includes credits at Lyric Stage Company, Speakeasy Stage, Company One, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, The Brown University/ Trinity Rep Consortium, The University of Rhode Island, and Providence College.  Jen is the recipient of two Elliot Norton Awards for Excellence in Design and is the Resident Designer for Crossroads Repertory Theatre in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Abby Shenker (Props Master) is a scenic designer and props master. She works throughout the greater Boston area for a variety of professional companies, including The Nora Theatre Company, New Repertory Theatre, and SpeakEasy Stage. She is a graduate of Emerson College.
Cristina Todesco (Scenic Designer) is pleased to return to ASP, with whom she has designed The Winter’s Tale, God’s Ear (2015 Elliot Norton, Outstanding Production), Phedre, The Cherry Orchard, and Twelfth Night (2012 Elliot Norton, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Production). Other companies include: ART Institute, Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Lyric Stage, Boston Conservatory, Boston Playwrights, Olney Theater Center, Huntington Theatre, Israeli Stage, Merrimack Repertory Theater,  Orfeo Group, Stoneham Theater, Harbor Stage, Trinity Repertory Company, Wheelock Family Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, Summer Play Festival.  She has also received the 2008, 2011,  and 2014 Elliot Norton Awards in design for her work on The Clean House (Newrep), The Aliens (Company One),  and The Flick (Company One). An MFA graduate of BU’s School of Theater Arts, she lives in Dorchester and teaches at BU.
   *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