2019 PSF Artistic Company

EMILY BLAKE ANDERSON

Elaine, u/s Irene Roth, Crazy For You

PSF debut! Emily is beyond excited to be performing a dream show! Previous credits: 42nd Street (National Tour, Dorothy Brock u/s), A Christmas Story (National Tour, Mother u/s), The Producers, Gypsy, and Singin’ in the Rain. Graduate of Loyola Marymount University and CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory. Astoria, NY resident. Thanks to Stephen, Gina, & the entire PSF company, Across the Board, and always, my family & Alec. @memilymanderson

JOHN AHLIN*

Falstaff, Henry IV, Part 1

Broadway: Waiting for Godot, Journey’s End (Tony Award Best Revival), The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Voices in the Dark, One Mo’ Time, Whoopee!, and Macbeth. Off-Broadway: Orson’s Shadow, A Man for All Seasons, and ChipandGus. Regional: DC Shakespeare, Guthrie, Kennedy Center, La Jolla, Denver Center, St. Louis Rep, Pittsburgh Public, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Old Globe, Goodman, and Goodspeed. TV/Film: Law and Order, Late Night with David Letterman, Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen Brothers). Playwright: Gray Area, ChipandGus, Nem, and My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories. www.JohnAhlin.com

JOANN WILCHEK BASIST

Mrs. Lottie Child, Crazy For You

is a veteran Lehigh Valley actor and arts educator. Credits: Angels in America, The Belle of Amherst, Billy Elliot, The Miracle Worker, Titanic, Spring Awakening, Marvin’s Room, Lips Together/Teeth Apart, Hairspray, My Fair Lady, Search for Signs…, Six Degrees of Separation, Cabaret, Arcadia, Music Man, Young Frankenstein, Follies, and A Christmas Carol are among her favorites. JoAnn is a member of the Executive Board of The Civic Theatre of Allentown and is the Theatre School Administrator.

JOSIAH BEHRENS IV

Jimmy, Chauffeur, Crazy For You

is honored to be making his PSF debut! DeSales University Act 1 credits: ​Pippin (Lewis), Dames at Sea (Dick), Into the Woods (Jack u/s performed), and ​Godspell (“Light of the World”). Josiah is a recent graduate of the DeSales University musical theatre program. He would like to thank his family and friends for their constant love and support.

ELLEN BELTRAMO*

Production Stage Manager, Crazy For You

is excited for her first season with PSF. During the year, she is a member of The University of Delaware REP’s stage management team. Previously, she was PSM at PCPA in Santa Maria, CA where she also taught stage management. Favorite projects include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Lend Me a Tenor (The Musical), and Richard III. She holds a BA from Xavier University and an MFA in Stage Management from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Proud member of AEA.

MICHAEL BINGHAM

Perkins, Harry, u/s Bela Zangler, Crazy For You

is excited to make his PSF debut! Credits: Camelot (Shakespeare Theatre Company); 42nd Street (Fulton Theatre); Mary Poppins (Bert), Little Mermaid (Ursula) at CPCC; West Side Story (Baby John)at Glow Lyric, Midsummer… (Lysander)at Rawhide Th. Co; and The Lost Colony, Smoky Mountain Opry, Dollywood. BFA: Elon University.

MJ BIRD

Self, S4K

is so excited to be performing in this summer’s production of Shakespeare for Kids! This recent DeSales University graduate was seen in the 2019 senior showcase and will be moving to New York in the fall! They want to thank their mother, friends, and family for the support. 

NEAL BLEDSOE*

Marc Antony, Antony & Cleopatra

is thrilled to be making his Penn Shakes debut. He recently starred in Michael Arden’s production of The Pride at The Wallis Annenberg (Ovation nom.), originated the role of The Count in Stephen Wadsworth’s The Figaro Plays at the McCarter Theater, and worked with Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen and Jack O’Brien on Broadway in Impressionism, among other work. His TV credits include Shameless, The Man in the High CastleThe Mysteries of Laura and many more. He will be seen in the forthcoming western Soldier’s Heart, opposite Val Kilmer, and has won several awards for his work in the independent features Junction, West End and After The Sun Fell. Since 2014, he has written for Sports Illustrated’s MMQB. His series The Delicate Moron, chronicled his attempt to play for the LA KISS, the Arena League team owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. He is also a filmmaker, journalist, author, poet and was once an Old Spice man. He is a proud graduate of UNCSA’s School of Drama (BFA ’05).

BRANDON EDWARD BURTON

Menas, Alexas, Antony & Cleopatra, Self, S4K

Third PSF Season. Regional: Macbeth, Richard II, and Antony and Cleopatra. Yale Theater: Othello (Othello), Henry VI, Part 3 (York, George, Bona), Marty and the Hands That Could (Mike Money), Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Sigmund Freud, St. Thomas). Brandon is a third-year MFA acting candidate at the Yale School of Drama and is excited to be back at PSF!

STEPHEN CASEY

Choreographer, Crazy For You, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful , Private Lives

is honored to team up with Gina Lamperella and Ryan Touhey. Recent PSF: Ragtime, Evita, West Side Story. Other favorites: The Producers, Jesus Christ Superstar, What a Glorious Feeling (Bristol Riverside Theatre); Catch Me if You Can (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Dames at Sea (Montgomery Theatre), Cinderella: A Musical Panto (People’s Light); Me and My Girl, and Pippin (DSU). Three time Barrymore nominee for his choreography of Ragtime and Little Shop of Horrors at Bristol Riverside, and for his direction of The Musical of Musicals at Montgomery Theatre.

EMMA CLINCH

Tess, Crazy For You

is thrilled to be making her PSF debut! Most recently she was seen as Joan in Dames at Sea (Priscilla Beach Theatre) and Judy in A Chorus Line (Reagle Music Theatre). Much thanks to her family and friends for their constant support. www.EmmaClinch.com

TAYLOR CONGDON

Mardian, Ensemble, u/s Octavia, Antony & Cleopatra, Louise, Private Lives, Scarlett, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is making her PSF debut as part of the Young Company. DeSales University Act 1 credits: Pippin, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Into the Woods, The Devil’s Disciple, Murder on the Nile, Young Frankenstein, The Crucible, and The Homecoming: A Christmas Story.

J. ALEX CORDARO

Fight Director, Antony & Cleopatra, Crazy For You, Private Lives

PSF credits: Richard II, Ragtime, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Henry V, Fiddler on the Roof, As You Like It, Othello, and Taming of the Shrew. Regional credits include the McCarter, The Wilma, The Actors Theater, The Arden, Philadelphia Theater Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, The Lantern, Theater Exile, Inis Nua, Philadelphia Artists Collective, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia Opera Company, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Alex runs the Stage Combat progression at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is a Certified Teacher and Theatrical Firearms Safety Instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors.

CHRISTOPHER COUCILL*

Everett Baker, Crazy For You

PSF: Richard II, Man of La Mancha, King Lear, 1776, Hamlet, Sweeney Todd. Broadway: The Graduate, Kiss Me Kate, and Annie Get Your Gun. Tour: Crazy for You (First National Company). Philadelphia: Body Awareness (The Wilma), Annie Get Your Gun (The Prince), Timon of Athens (PAC). Regional: McCarter, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Shakespeare & Company, The Huntington, Boston Shakespeare Company, Dallas Center, and many others. TV: Deadline, Law & Order, One Life to Live, O Pioneers!, Margaret Mead: An Observer Observed. Thanks to Liz, Patrick, Gina and Dennis.

LIAM CRAIG*

Enobarbus, Antony & Cleopatra

Broadway: Boeing Boeing (u/s, performed). Off-Broadway: Julius Caesar, The Killer (TFANA), Later Life (Keen Company), The Internationalist (Vineyard Theatre), Aunt Dan and Lemon (New Group), and The Two Noble Kinsmen (Public Theater). Regional: Henry V, Seder (Hartford Stage), Book of Will (Denver Center, World Premiere), Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Uncle Vanya (Weston Playhouse), The Tempest (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Accidental Death of An Anarchist, Servant of Two Masters (Yale Rep). TV: Mozart in the Jungle and Law and Order: SVU. Film: The Royal Tenenbaums.

SARAH CUBBAGE

Costume Designer, Antony & Cleopatra, Private Lives

Favorite designs include: The Triumph of Love and Hippolyte et Aricie (director, Stephen Wadsworth); The Juilliard School; Crazy for You, David Geffen Hall (director, Susan Stroman); Beauty & The Beast, Disney Creative Entertainment/Disney Cruise Lines; The Lily’s Revenge, American Repertory Theatre; Dark Lark, BAM (Kate Weare Company); The Radio Show (Bessie Award, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion). Off-Broadway: Soho Rep, Theatre for the New City, Aquila Theatre Company, Urban Stages, Ohio Theatre, Atlantic Stage 2.Member of USA 829.

ARRIANNA DANIELS

Self, S4K

is humbled to return to the Festival’s company this season. As a rising senior at DeSales University, previous credits include Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher, The Witch u/s in Into the Woods, and both ensemble and u/s to Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein. She thanks her friends and family for their endless support.

NOLAN DAVIDSON

Swing, Crazy For You

is delighted to be making his PSF debut! Regional: Newsies, Footloose, Mary Poppins, Gypsy (Fulton Theatre). Recent: Dames at Sea (Lucky) and West Side Story (Arab). Nolan is a rising sophomore musical theatre major at DeSales University. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support. Carpe Diem!

MAGGIE DAVIS*

Production Stage Manager, Henry IV, Part 1, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful

is back at PSF for a fourth season. Stage and production management credits include: King Lear, Awake & Sing!, Oliver!, Julius Caesar, and The Wild Duck (Quintessence Theatre Group); Yours, Anne, among other productions (Half Moon Theatre); Seven seasons with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Christmas Rappings (Judson Memorial Church); Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Florida/Texas Tour); Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Tribes, and Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre); Measure for Measure (Fiasco/New Victory Theater). For Jared and the Goldstein Family. Peace.

BRAD DEPLANCHE*

Northumberland, Bardolph, Henry IV, Part 1, Nicodemus Underwood, Lady Enid Hillcrest, Alcazar, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful

Favorite roles at PSF include Pseudolus in Forum, Passepartout in 80 Days, and Pompey in Measure for Measure. For the last two years Brad has been playing the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin aboard their cruise line. Other Regional: American Conservatory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Syracuse Stage, and South Coast Repertory. A proud advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. He holds an MFA from ACT in San Francisco.

MICHAEL DEPP-HUTCHINSON*

Assistant Stage Manager, Henry IV, Part 1, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful

is thrilled to be joining PSF for his first season. Most recently he has worked with Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia; and Pilobolus Dance Theatre, International/Domestic Touring.

ALYSSANDRA DOCHERTY

Lighting Designer, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is a Barrymore Award nominated Philadelphia based lighting designer originally from Vernon, NJ. After achieving a BA in theatre with honors from DeSales University, Aly continued her training as an electrics apprentice at Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut. She spent five seasons as Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Lighting Supervisor and currently tours with Koresh Dance Company and BalletX. Recent credits: The Parchman Hour (Hattiloo Theatre), Completeness (Theatre Exile), The Color Purple (Theatre Horizon), and Sweat (Philadelphia Theatre Company). www.alyssandradocherty.com

KAILEY EDWARDS

Patricia Fodor, Crazy For You, Henry IV, Part 1, Sheriff, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is thrilled to be a part of her second season here at PSF following last summer’s Shakespeare for Kids (Self); DeSales University Act 1 credits: Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth Benning) and Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee). Other credits: My Fair Lady (Eliza Dolittle). Special thanks to her family and friends for the continuous support! 1 Cor. 10:31

HANNAH FAIRMAN

Patsy, Crazy For You

is thrilled to be making her PSF debut! She was recently seen in A Chorus Line on tour in China and Japan. Other credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou, Meadow Brook Theatre), A Christmas Story (National Tour), Mamma Mia! (Arkansas Rep), Mary Poppins (Arizona Broadway), and The Producers (Theatre by the Sea). BFA Point Park University. Instagram: @fannahairman

SAM FLEMING

Costume Designer, Crazy For You

Her designs have been seen at theatres across the country including the Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Arizona Theatre Co, Playmaker’s Repertory, Hartford Stage, Denver Center, Center Stage, Peterborough Players, Houston Opera Studio, Skylight Opera, ACT Seattle, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, and Berkeley Rep. She designed over 50 productions for Milwaukee Repertory Theater during her 14 years with the company. In New York, she has worked with the Pearl Theatre and The Mint. She is the associate costume designer for The Phantom of the Opera.

ZURI FOREMAN

Susie, Crazy For You

is a professional dancer, singer, actress, and dance teacher in New York City. Originally from the D.C. area, Zuri has been performing since the age of 3. She holds a BS in Public Relations from St. John’s University and a Dance Theatre Certificate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Zuri is excited to be working with PSF and would like to thank her family, Johnathin, The Tribe, and friends for their continued support.

MEGAN FRY

Swing, Crazy For You, Henry IV, Part 1, u/s Amanda, Private Lives, Widow, Henchman, Musician, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is returning for a second year with the Festival, having performed as an ensemble member and as Mother in Ragtime last summer. Megan is a rising senior musical theatre major at DeSales University and recently performed in their production of Pippin as an ensemble member. The Shawnee Playhouse credits: The Addams Family (Morticia), Oklahoma! (Gertie Cummings), and I Do! I Do! (Agnes). Megan would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support. 

TALLEY GALE*

Octavia, Ensemble, Antony & Cleopatra, Sibyl, Private Lives, Sibyl, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is delighted to join this summer’s company. Credits include: Hamlet, Love’s Labors Lost, Macbeth, and Red Velvet (The Old Globe); Proof (Oldcastle Theatre Company) and This is Our Youth (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). She can be seen in the web series Queen’s English. BFA Acting, Ball State University; MFA, The Old Globe/University of San Diego. Talley advocates to destigmatize mental illness and provide support for artists. Visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org for more information. www.talleygale.com    

CHRISTOPHER GALLACHER

Pete, u/s Lank Hawkins, Crazy For You

is thrilled to be making his PSF debut! Originally from Arizona, Christopher graduated with a BS in Statistics from BYU before heading to the stage. Favorite credits include: Elf the Musical (Buddy u/s), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor u/s), The Addams Family (Lucas Beineke), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Daniel Pontipee), and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Schroeder). Thank you, Family, for all your love and support while I chase my dreams! @christopher_gallacher223

CASEY WILLIAM GALLAGHER

Managing Director

has worked at PSF for 21 seasons. Over the years he was the assistant house manager, box office manager, company manager, assistant producer, and director of development. Since 2004, in his role as general manager and later managing director, he has served as the administrative leader of the Festival working very closely with the box office, business, development, marketing and production departments. During this time, PSF subscriptions have more than doubled, income from the annual Luminosity Gala fundraiser has more than quadrupled, and the summer seasonal staff has grown to over 200. Casey has also been treasurer for the Shakespeare Theatre Association, director of audience services for The People’s Light & Theatre Company, a board member for Civic Theatre of Allentown, a peer panelist for the New Jersey Council on the Arts and a judge for the Greater Philadelphia Barrymore Awards for excellence in theatre. Casey is a member of the PSF Board of Directors and also serves on the board of Arts Academy Elementary Charter School. Casey thanks everyone who works to make PSF happen each year.

JERRY GALLAGHER*

Moose, Crazy For You

has performed across the country and around the world in Guys & Dolls, Big River, City of Angels, My Fair Lady, All Shook Up, Annie Get Your Gun, and Crazy for You. In 2017, Jerry recreated the role of Moose in the 25th Anniversary Concert production of Crazy for You at Lincoln Center, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Regional: Goodspeed, Paper Mill, MUNY, Pittsburgh CLO. TV: Guiding Light, The Big C, and PBS Great Performances. www.jerry-gallagher.com

DANNY GARDNER*

Bobby Child, Crazy For You

Dames At Sea (Broadway), The NY Spectacular starringthe Radio City Rockettes(Radio City Music Hall), and Lady, Be Good! (Encores!). National Tours: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, 42nd Street, and Here to Stay - The Gershwin Experience. Off-Broadway: Neurosis, Room 17B, and Everybody Gets Cake. Regional: Crazy For You (Signature Theatre), Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder (Engeman Theatre), Mary Poppins (Theatre Under The Stars), Singin’ In The Rain (Marriott Lincolnshire), and The Music Man (Asolo Repertory Theatre). @dannyjgnyc

GEORGE GERSHWIN

(1898-1937) Composer, Crazy For You

born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he started playing piano at an early age, after dropping out of high school at the age of 15, he began his stint as a “song-plugger” in New York’s Tin Pan Alley. Writing for both Broadway and concert halls, his American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue would define a new era in American Music. Upon teaming up with his older brother Ira, they wrote numerous songs for stage and screen that quickly became standards, including “Oh, Lady Be Good!,” “Someone to Watch over Me,” “Strike Up the Band,” “Embraceable You,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me.” In 1937, at the age of 38, Gershwin died after a 23-year career as a composer.

IRA GERSHWIN

(1896-1983) Lyricist, Crazy For You

born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he had literary talent at a young age and was asked by his brother to write lyrics in 1918 for their first collaboration, “The Real American Folk Song” in the musical Ladies First (1918). He used the pseudonym Arthur Frances for his beginning works, as not to capitalize on his brother’s success. Gershwin won a Pulitzer Prize for the musical Of Thee I Sing, a musical written with his brother. Together, they wrote twelve shows and four films. He also collaborated with Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern, and Harold Arlen.

MATTHEW GIVEN

Sound Designer, Crazy For You, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful

is very excited to return to PSF. He was PSF’s resident sound designer for 10 years, during which time he designed over 40 productions. Some of his notable PSF designs include: Macbeth (2014), A Winter’s Tale, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, King Lear, and Dracula. In 2014, Matthew joined Bucks County Playhouse as Director of Production & Facilities. Matthew holds an MFA in sound design from Ohio University. All my love to my wife Katie and our daughter Gracie.

ELEANOR HANDLEY*

Agrippa, Antony & Cleopatra, Amanda, Private Lives, Amanda, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

returns for her 6th summer at PSF. PSF credits: Twelfth Night (Olivia), The Taming of the Shrew (Katherina), Blithe Spirit (Elvira), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Maggie), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Lend Me a Tenor (Diana), Macbeth (Witch), Comedy of Errors (Adriana), and The Two Noble Kinsmen (Emilia); NYC: Most recently made her Lincoln Center debut in the NYC premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard. Also Jericho (NYT Critic’s pick), Limonade tous les Jours (opposite Austin Pendleton), A Christmas Carol (with Dominic Chianese); Regional highlights: Troilus & Cressida (Cressida), King Lear (Regan), Lost in Yonkers (Bella, Barrymore Nomination), Betrayal (Emma), Witness for the Prosecution (Barrymore Nomination), and Time Stands Still; TV: Royal Pains, As the World Turns, and Unforgettable.

BROOKE HARRSCH

Mummy Dancer, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful

will be graduating DeSales University in December with a BA in Theatre (STEP), which will allow her to obtain a teaching certification to teach 7th-12th English, alongside her Bachelor’s Degree. She is extremely grateful to be back at the Festival this summer working on a fun and quick-paced production. Some of her favorite credits include Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Jane Bingley), Murder on the Nile (Kay Mostyn), and PSF’s West Side Story (Clarice). Brooke recently made her directorial debut in The Princess King, which ran in the Schubert Theatre this past spring. She would like to thank her family, friends, and especially her sister for their constant love and support. brookeharrsch.com

ERIC T. HAUGEN

Lighting Designer, Antony & Cleopatra, Crazy For You, Private Lives

In recent seasons, Eric has designed the lighting for some of the more memorable PSF productions such as: Ragtime, Evita, West Side Story, Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, King Lear, Amadeus, and My Fair Lady, among others.  His theatrical lighting has been seen Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across the country.  Through his company, Luminous Design Studios, Eric provides lighting designs for television, themed entertainment, and architectural projects worldwide. In August of 2018, Eric joined the faculty of DeSales University and is thrilled to be teaching the next generation of designers. www.LD-Studios.com

JIM HELSINGER

Director, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful

PSF Directing: The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Foreigner, Lend Me a Tenor, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. PSF Acting: Lady Bracknell, Master Ford, Malvolio, Arnolphe, Dogberry, Bottom. Other regional credits include title roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, Hamlet, Dracula, and Henry V. TV/Film: From the Earth to the Moon, Mortal Kombat, and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. Playwright: Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker. Artistic Director of Orlando Shakespeare Theater in partnership with UCF. www.orlandoshakes.org

ELEANOR HOLDRIDGE

Director, Antony & Cleopatra

Off-Broadway productions include world premieres of Selma ’65 (LaMaMa), Steve & Idi (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), and Cycling Past The Matterhorn (Clurman Theatre). Regional credits include world premieres of David Grimm’s adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, Meg Miroshnik’s FiCKLE: A Fancy French Farce, Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists (Cincinnati Playhouse), Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Roundhouse Theatre) and I and You (Olney and Geva Theaters); Also, Caleen Sinnette Jennings’ Queens Girl in the World (Theatre J) and Darius & Twig (Kennedy Center TYA); and Zorro (Constellaton Stage), which she co-wrote. She has directed twenty-four of Shakespeare’s plays, some of them multiple times. Recent credits include The Crucible at Olney Theatre Center and Lauren Gunderson’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at Cincinnati Playhouse. Upcoming projects include Audrey Cefaly’s Maytag Virgin at Merrimack Repertory Theatre and Pippin at Olney Theatre. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama, and currently Chairs the Drama Department at The Catholic University of America.

COURTNEY IRIZARRY

Costume Designer, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is so happy to be returning to PSF after last season’s Ragtime! Broadway: Be More Chill (Assistant Costume Designer), The Cher Show (Costume Assistant), Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Costume Assistant), Carousel (Costume PA), An American in Paris (Costume Assistant), School of Rock (Costume Assistant), and Groundhog Day (Costume Assistant). Regional: The Little Mermaid (Assoc. Costume Designer, Tuacahn Center of the Arts); The Prince of Egypt (Assoc. Costume Designer, Tuacahn Center of the Arts); Grumpy Old Men (Assoc. Costume Designer, Ogunquit Playhouse); From Here to Eternity (Assist. Costume Designer); Heartbreak Hotel (Assist. Costume Designer, Ogunquit Playhouse). National Tours: The Play That Goes Wrong (Assist. Costume Designer), An American in Paris (Costume Assistant), and School of Rock (Costume Assistant). All my Love to my Mother, Pop, Jorge, Family & Friends. We make it work!

RASHAAN JAMES II*

Sam, Dance Captain, Crazy For You

is so excited to be at PSF for the first time! He went to University at Buffalo for a BFA in musical theatre and a BA in dance. Some of his favorite credits include: Crazy for You at Lincoln Center (Junior) directed by Susan Stroman, Oklahoma! at DCPA (Ike Skidmore/Ensemble), Damn Yankees at Broadway Sacramento (Ensemble), Joseph…Dreamcoat at Dallas Theater Center (Naphtali), Dreamgirls with Jennifer Holliday (Tru-Tone/5 Tuxes), Swing! (Sexy Couple), The Wiz at MSMT (Featured Ensemble), Dirty Dancing US Tour (Ensemble), West Side Story International Tour, South Pacific 1st National Tour (Swing) and 42nd Street National Tour. Proud Member of AEA!

DEANNA KAHN

Stage Manager, S4K

is excited to be returning to PSF for a second year. She has previously stage managed children’s shows at the Jewish Community Center and is a design technology student at DeSales University.

ANDREW KANE

Composer, S4K

wrote the songs for all of Erin Sheffield’s Shakespeare for Kids series. He has worked as a writer, actor, composer, educator, and/or director for: 1812 Productions, Arden Theatre, Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, DeSales University, Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, Lantern Theater, Montgomery Theater, PSF, People’s Light, Rude Alchemy, Theatre Exile, and Theatre Horizon.

JOHN KEABLER*

King Henry, Henry IV, Part 1

is a bluegrass junky from Kentucky with a propensity for producing poetry. This is his 2nd season with PSF. He was last seen a few seasons ago in The Three Musketeers and As You Like It. John tricked these places into hiring him: The Shakespeare Theatre of DC, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse, Perserverance Theatre, The Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Portland Stage, Virginia Stage, Florida Studio Theatre and a few others who asked him not to mention them. Keep up with his shenanigans at www.JohnKeabler.com

GINA LAMPARELLA

Director, Crazy For You

directed PSF’s King Richard II last season. Additional PSF directing credits include Beauty and the Beast; The Linny Fowler WillPower Tours of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet; and associate director of The Taming of the Shrew. She has also directed in New York and Florence, Italy. Gina’s acting credits include the Broadway productions of The Phantom of the Opera, A Little Night Music, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, Imaginary Friends, Jane Eyre, and Les Misérables. For PSF: Thaisa in Pericles, and Miranda in The Tempest.

ANGELA LAROSE

Margie, u/s Polly, Crazy For You, Henry IV, Part 1, Rufus, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is thrilled to be returning to PSF for her third summer. Angela is a rising senior musical theatre major at DeSales University. Some of her previous credits include PSF’s productions of Ragtime (Ensemble/ Evelyn Nesbit u/s, performed) and Evita (Ensemble). Other credits include Pippin (Fastrada), Dames At Sea (Ruby), Young Frankenstein (Ensemble/Inga u/s), and Into the Woods (Cinderella u/s). She would like to thank her family and friends for their unconditional love and support.

ANTHONY LAWTON*

Worcester, Henry IV, Part 1

has acted in Philadelphia for twenty-seven years. Favorite roles include George in Of Mice and Men (Walnut Street); Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet (Arden); and Feste in Twelfth Night (PSF). In 2015, Lawton wrote The Light Princess, which garnered eight Barrymore nominations, winning two. Film: Silver Linings Playbook, Unbreakable, and Invincible; TV: Hack and Cold Case. He performs solo productions of The Devil and Billy Markham, The Great Divorce and The Screwtape Letters. For more information on these shows, go to: www.anthonylawtonactor.com

MAIRIN LEE*

Prince Hal, Henry IV, Part 1

has appeared at PSF in Shakespeare in Love, Richard II, Troilus and Cressida, Pride and Prejudice, and Hamlet. She made her Broadway debut in The Heiress, and has appeared Off-Broadway at Cherry Lane, Ars Nova, Wheelhouse Theater, and The Actors Company Theatre, among others. She has performed regionally with McCarter, Two River, American Conservatory Theater, Premiere Stages, and many more. Her TV credits include Madam Secretary, Elementary, and The Good Wife, and she has appeared in the films Marcy, Zero Issue, and Ascension. She holds an MFA from A.C.T. Many thanks to Patrick and the PSF community for their incredible trust and artistry.

KATE LOPREST*

Irene Roth, Crazy For You

PSF debut! Broadway: First Date (Allison), Hairspray (Amber), Wonderland, Xanadu, and Drowsy Chaperone. Tours: Wicked (Glinda/Nessarose u/s) and Little House on the Prairie (Nellie Oleson). Recent: Gentleman’s Guide (Sibella) Engeman Theater; Noises Off (Brooke) Guthrie; Chicago (Roxie) Hangar Theatre; A Chorus Line (Sheila) Gateway Playhouse. Other favorites: Company (Susan) Barrington Stage; Bright Star (Lucy) Old Globe; Showboat (Ellie) Washington National and Dallas Opera. TV: All My Children, Running Wilde, and Boardwalk Empire. Adopt don’t shop. www.KateLoprest.com

KEN LUDWIG

Playwright, Crazy For You

is a two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright who has written over 28 plays and musicals, including 6 shows on Broadway and 7 in London’s West End.  His first Broadway play, Lend Me A Tenor, won two Tony Awards and was called “one of the classic comedies of the 20th century” by The Washington Post. His other awards include the Helen Hayes Award, the 2017 Samuel French Award for Sustained Excellence in the American Theatre, the Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year, and the Edwin Forrest Award for Contributions to the American Theater. His book How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare, published by Penguin/Random House, won the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of the Year, and his essays are published by the Yale Review. Ken’s best known works include Crazy For You (5 years on Broadway, Tony, and Olivier Awards for Best Musical), Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, The Game’s Afoot, Baskerville, SherwoodA Fox on the Fairway, A Comedy of Tenors and a stage version of Murder on the Orient Express, written expressly at the request of the Agatha Christie Estate, which will open in the West End next season. His play, The Gods of Comedy, premieres this season at McCarter Theatre in Princeton and The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. His newest plays are Moriarty and Dear Jack, Dear Louise, which premieres at Arena Stage in fall 2019. On Broadway and the West End, his plays have starred Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Tony Shalhoub, Lynn Redgrave, Joan Collins and Kristen Bell. He holds degrees from Harvard, where he studied music with Leonard Bernstein, and Cambridge University. His work has been performed in over 30 countries in more than 20 languages, and is produced somewhere in the United States every night of the year. www.kenludwig.com

JUSTIN MARK*

Octavius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra

Theatre: In A Word (Cherry Lane), The Forgotten Woman (Bay Street). TV: Charles Van Dahl on Gotham (Fox), Law & Order: SVU (NBC), Madam Secretary (CBS). Film: Netflix’s Coin Heist, and the indie Frat Star. Newt in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2. Education: Juilliard.

IYKECHI MCCOY

u/s Menas, u/s Alexas, Antony & Cleopatra, Gadshill Henry IV, Part 1, Little John, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is a rising senior musical theatre major at DeSales University. What brings him the most joy is acting. He wishes to show the world the unlimited potential for empowerment that the conveyance of art brings and that there are no limitations for anyone in this beautiful experience of life.

J. DANE MCMICHAEL

Poins, Vernon, Henry IV, Part 1, Self, S4K

is thrilled to return to PSF for his sixth season. Regional credits include Romeo & Juliet and Our Town (Alabama Shakespeare Fest), Over the Tavern (Montgomery Theater) and many PSF productions, including Richard II, As You Like It, West Side Story, Henry V and The Three Musketeers. Dane thanks his loony family both of blood and bond, P.D., J.B., W.T., R.W., P.M., F.L. and the Peakes. DeSales University Class of ’17.

JAYCE MEREDITH

Gallus, Ensemble, Antony & Cleopatra,Eugene Fodor, Crazy For You, Beuford, Henchman, Musician, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is a musical theatre graduate from DeSales University. He was previously an ensemble member in PSF’s productions of Evita and Ragtime, and is honored to return to the Festival for their productions of Crazy For You​ and ​Robin Hood​. He is incredibly thankful to his parents, Lionel and Catherine Meredith, for their love and support.

MATTHEW FLOYD MILLER*

Eros, Antony & Cleopatra, Elyot, Private Lives

has acted all across the U.S. for twenty-three years. Broadway: Not About Nightingales (Directed by Trevor Nunn) and The Invention of Love. Off-Broadway: Another Part of the Forest (Pecadillo) and Letters From Cuba (Signature). Regional includes: Macbeth (Chicago Shakespeare, co-directed by Aaron Posner and Teller, of Penn and Teller), Stupid Fucking Bird (Theatre @ Boston Court, L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award). Some other theatres: Geffen Playhouse, ACT- Seattle, Portland Center Stage, Wilma, Dallas Theatre Center, Arena Stage, The Old Globe.

GABE MOSES

u/s Octavius, Antony & Cleopatra, Custus, Crazy For You, Ensemble, Henry IV, Part 1, Andy, Henchman, Musician, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is a rising junior theatre major at DeSales University and is excited to be a part of his second season at PSF. Last year, he performed in Ragtime as Matthew Henson and the Harlem Ensemble. DeSales University Act 1 credits: Pippin, The Cherry Orchard, Picnic, and Into the Woods.

MACKENZIE MOYER

Lancaster, Ensemble, Henry IV, Part 1, Mummy Dancer, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful , Maid Marian, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is thrilled to be making her PSF debut as a member of the Young Company. DeSales University Act 1 credits: Pippin, The Devil’s Disciple, Godspell, and The Crucible. Love to the fam, friends, and Bryan. mackenzie-moyer.com

PATRICK MULCAHY

Producing Artistic Director, PSF

Since assuming leadership in 2003, Mulcahy has led PSF’s surge in artistic excellence, financial stability, and national recognition. Accomplishments include first-ever grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, attracting a multitude of award-winning artists including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Barrymore, and Emmy awards, a 75% increase in annual attendance, a successful campaign to double the Festival’s endowment, and the expansion of the number of Actors’ Equity contracts per season. He led the strategic planning process that led to PSF’s Vision 2030, a commitment to world-class professional theatre, and coverage in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Washington Post. As a professional director, actor, and fight director, credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, television and radio. Mr. Mulcahy has acted with many industry luminaries including Don Cheadle, Angela Bassett, Cynthia Nixon, and Tony Shaloub at the New York Shakespeare Festival, The Roundabout Theatre, Hartford Stage, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, and the Walnut Street Theatre. He served as fight director for A Few Good Men on Broadway, and multiple Off-Broadway productions starring Marcia Gay Harden, John Mahoney, Patrick Dempsey, and John Savage. He directed Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga in The Real Thing, and, for PSF, directed The Winter’s Tale, Henry IV, Part 1, The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Shakespeare in Love. Also Head of Acting at DeSales, Patrick holds a BFA in Acting and MFA in Directing from Syracuse University.

CHRISTOPHER PATRICK MULLEN*

Douglas, Henry IV, Part 1, Jane Twidsen, Lord Edgar Hillcrest, An Intrude, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful

is a DeSales University graduate. CPMʼs work with PSF since 1992 includes: Shakespeare In Love, Richard II, Loveʼs Labours Lost, Julius Caesar, Pericles, Charleyʼs Aunt, Hamlet, The Glass Menagerie, Twelfth Night, Dracula..., and 20 other productions; West Side Story (1st National Tour); The Runner Stumbles (Off-Broadway); Cabaret, Metamorphoses, Macbeth, A Little Night Music, Candide, and Assassins (Arden Theatre). He is amember of Retro Productions (NYC) and a People’s Light veteran of over 30productions since 1989. Co-writer of ChipandGus. TV: Law & Order. Love to Kathleen Mullen for introducing me to WUTHERING HEIGHTS and REBECCA.

WILLIAM NEAL

Sound Designer, Antony & Cleopatra, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful , Private Lives, Musical Director, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is the Resident Sound Designer and Sound Supervisor for PSF and for DeSales University. He has designed sound and/or composed original music for over 65 productions, including the original Off-Broadway productions of After, Daniel’s Husband, Small World, Drop Dead Perfect, and The Little Prince, as well as dozens of regional productions, including last summer’s PSF production of Richard II. William is a member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 and the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association.

SHELBY NORTH*

Production Stage Manager, Antony & Cleopatra, Private Lives

Shelby is delighted to be making her PSF debut! She is a Philadelphia based Stage Manager whose previous credits include Bridges of Madison County (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Oliver! (Quintessence Theatre Group), AssassinsFather Comes Home from the Wars (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Petrified ForestChurch and State, Fiorello!Constellations, and Million Dollar Quartet (Berkshire Theatre Group). Shelby is a graduate of Yale School of Drama with an MFA in Stage Management. Love and thanks to Matt and her family! 

ILIA ISORELÝS PAULINO*

Charmian, Antony & Cleopatra, u/s Amanda, Private Lives

is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Twelfth Night (Yale Repertory Theater), Seven Spots On The SunThe SeagullThe Girl Is Chained, and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Other credits include Agreste (Drylands) (Yale Cabaret); As You Like ItEvitaThe Taming of the ShrewJulius Caesar, The Little MermaidRapunzelPericlesLes MisérablesTwelfth NightMuch Ado About Nothing (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); and Thrive (Page 73). She attended DeSales University, where she earned a BA in musical theatre.

REBECCA PHILLIPS

Betsy, Crazy For You

is thrilled to be performing in Crazy for You with PSF! Past credits include: Chicago (Liz), The Pirates of Penzance (Edith), Sunday in the Park with George (Frieda/Betty), Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, and Hairspray (Ensemble). Rebecca received her BA in theatre from Muhlenberg College. She would like to thank her amazing agent Gregg Baker at GBM and her friends and family for their support.

MATT PFEIFFER

Director, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian, S4K

is a Philly born actor and director. He has worked with PSF for 20 seasons. Other credits include: Arden Theatre, Bristol Riverside, InterAct, Walnut Street, 1812 Productions, Lantern Theatre, Delaware Theatre Co., The Gulfshore Playhouse, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, UArts, and Villanova University. Matt is a twelve-time Barrymore nominee and winner for his direction of The Whale and The Invisible Hand both with Theatre Exile. He’s also a recipient of the F. Otto Haas Award and a proud graduate of DeSales University. Love to John and Kim. 

BRANDON J. PIERCE*

Blunt, Sheriff, Henry IV, Part 1

Off-Broadway: Exit Strategy (Primary Stages). Regional: Skeleton Crew (Portland Stage), Sweat (People’s Light), Welcome to Fear City (KC Rep); PSF: Shakespeare in Love, Richard II, Troilus and Cressida, and The Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Metamorphoses (Arden Theatre Company); The City of Conversation (Delaware Theater Company); Dutch Masters (Azuka Theatre); Comedy of Errors and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare LIVE! - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey). Education: BFA, University of the Arts.

HAYLEY PODSCHUN*

Polly Baker, Crazy For You

PSF debut! Broadway: Wicked (Glinda, National Tour), Hello, Dolly!, Something Rotten!, Chaplin, Anything Goes, Pal Joey, Sunday In The Park…, Hairspray (National Tour), and The Sound of Music. Regional: I Married An Angel (Anna Murphy, NY City Center), The Royal Family of Broadway (Gwen, Barrington Stage), Holiday Inn (Linda Mason, Paper Mill), Gypsy (Dainty June, Muny), Peter Pan (Peter Pan, ArtPark), Legally Blonde (Elle, Arvada Center) & many others. TV/Film: The Blacklist, Louie, Hair-spray (Tammy). IG: @hayley_podschun

MATTHEW PATRICK QUINN*

Lank Hawkins, Crazy For You

is excited to make his PSF debut! First National Tour of Finding Neverland. Regional: Matilda (Northern Stage), Peter and the Starcatcher (Playhouse on Park), The Addams Family (Gateway & Ogunquit), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Engeman Theatre), She Loves Me (Infinity Theatre). Tours: Scooby Doo LIVE! (Warner Bros) and The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare Abridged (Windwood Theatricals). Original casts of Villains TonightWishes & Aladdin for Disney Cruise Line. Thank you for supporting theater!

ALYSSA RAMSEY

Iras, Antony & Cleopatra, u/s Sibyl, Private Lives, Celia, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is a 2019 graduate of the DeSales University musical theatre program. Previous credits include Ragtime (PSF); and Pippin (Leading Player), GodspellHairPicnic and Merry Christmas, George Bailey! She is very excited to be a part of the Young Company this season. 

MARA RANSON

Mitzi, Dance Captain, Crazy For You

is excited to be making her PSF debut! After attending the University of the Arts she performed on cruise ships with Holland America Line, Regent Seven Seas, and Norwegian Cruise Line performing in shows like Vegas! the Show and Paradis, choreographed by Patricia Wilcox. She has been a featured performer at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA, and has spent the last two Christmases in Tokyo, Japan performing Broadway Christmas Wonderland in the Orb Theatre. Big thanks to her supportive family and the LDC Artist Representation.

JASON DANIEL RATH*

Billy, Crazy For You

is excited to be making his PSF debut. His previous credits include: Oklahoma!  (Slim u/s Will Parker, Ali Hakim) at the Denver Center, Anything Goes (Luke) at Westchester Broadway Theatre, West Side Story (Pepe) and Chicago (Fred Casely) at Ivoryton Playhouse. Jason received a BA in Theatre Performance from Wagner College. He would like to thank Pantera/Murphy the Agency, his family, and Kelly for their unwavering support. For more on Jason visit www.jasondanielrath.com or check out his Instagram @jasondanielrath.

SEAN RAVITZ*

Assistant Stage Manager, Antony & Cleopatra, Private Lives

PSF debut. Broadway: Lincoln Center. Regional: Bristol Riverside Theatre, Walnut Street, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pig Iron Theatre Co, FringeArts Philadelphia, Berkshire Theatre Group, CENTERSTAGE Baltimore, REV Theatre Company, and New City Stage Company. Film/Events: McElhinney Productions (Key PA), Philadelphia Gay Pride Festival (SM), FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony (Calling SM), U2 Rock Band (Substitute Calling SM). Many thanks to Matt Pfeiffer, Shelby, and the PSF family. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

DENNIS RAZZE

Associate Artistic Director, PSF

Mr. Razze directed last summer’s critically acclaimed production of Ragtime. In 2017 he directed PSF’s sold-out production of Evita starring Broadway luminaries Dee Roscioli and Tony Award-winning actor Paulo Szot. He also directed PSF’s critically acclaimed production of West Side Story in 2016 and the Festival’s memorable Les Misérables in 2015. Including these three blockbuster musicals, Mr. Razze has directed many of PSF’s highest attended productions—The Taming of the Shrew (1998), Fiddler on the Roof, Twelfth Night (2000), My Fair Lady, South Pacific, 1776, and Man of La Mancha. In 2017 he was awarded the Allentown Arts Ovation Award for Performing Arts. This year he celebrated his 35th year as a faculty member of the DeSales Theatre Department. He has directed more than 60 productions for DeSales’ Act 1 including this year’s smash success, Pippin. Mr. Razze is also a composer who has created musical scores for The Devil’s Disciple, Antigone, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet,The Merry Wives of Windsor, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

CAROLYN REICH*

Assistant Stage Manager, Crazy For You

is thrilled to be back for a fifth season! PSF: Ragtime, Evita, West Side Story, Les Misérables, The Three Musketeers, Blithe Spirit, The Foreigner, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, and Henry V; New York: Cherry Lane, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Daryl Roth Theatre, The Civilians, Billie Holiday Theatre, New World Stages, York Theatre; National Tours: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Bodyguard, and The Bridges of Madison County; Regional: Trinity Repertory Company, McCarter Theatre, and Hartford Stage. Graduate of the University of Michigan and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

JANE RIDLEY*

Mistress Quickly, Westmoreland, Henry IV, Part 1

is delighted to be back at the Shakespeare Festival for the Extreme Shakespeare experience! Last seen on the Main Stageas Mistress Quickly and Lady Alice in Henry V, Jane’srecent regional experience includes: Private Lives (Shakespeare Theatre, DC); Importance of Being Earnest (Old Globe, San Diego); Sherlock’s Last Case (Huntington, Boston); and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia). It is always a joy to return to her theater family in Happy Valley.

DOMINICK SANNELLI

Mingo, Crazy For You

is ecstatic to be making his PSF debut! Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Ensemble), The Producers (Scott, Ensemble), Sunshine Boys (Patient, u/s Benjamin) at Bristol Riverside; and Sign of the Seahorse (Finny, Dance Captain) Kennedy Center. Tours: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble, u/s Uncle Henry). Other Theater credits: Madagascar (Dreamworks workshop), and “21” the musical (world premiere) Pittsburgh Playhouse. Film: Silver Linings Playbook. Love and gratitude to the best family in the world.

BO SAYRE

Scarus, Varrius, Antony & Cleopatra, u/s Elyot, Private Lives

is a recent graduate of DeSales University and is very excited to be back at PSF for his 5th season! He has previously been in Evita, Julius Caesar, Richard II, Shakespeare in Love, Troilus and Cressida, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Pericles, Les Misérables, The Little Mermaid, Ice PrincessRapunzel, and Alice in Wonderland at PSF, as well as in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Willpower Tour.

JOSHUA J. SCHWARTZ

Wyatt, u/s Bobby Child, Crazy For You

is making his PSF debut! He is so excited to once again be working in the wonderful state of Pennsylvania. Josh recently closed Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in West Chester, PA. Credits include: 42nd Street (National Tour), Singin’ In The Rain, Mamma Mia!, and Gypsy. Josh wants to thank the wonderful team at PSF and is looking forward to showing you all how “Crazy for You” he can be. Josh sends his love to his family and friends who have been by his side every step of the way. I love you M&J, and of course you Mary. I love you Mom, I’ll always be your squashie.

ERIN SHEFFIELD

Playwright, S4K

20th season with PSF.  Directing at PSF: Pride and Prejudice, Rapunzel, 20 assorted Children’s shows, WillPower Tours and Green Shows. Erin was the Education Director at PSF 2006-2011, taught at DeSales and directed for Act 1.  Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Favorite roles: Viola, Twelfth Night at PSF, Anne of Green Gables (Barrymore nomination) People’s Light in Malvern where she is the General Manager. MFA: Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House.  Proud grad DeSales University. Thanks, Casey and Patrick! 

MATTHEW SMALDONE

Maecenas, Soldier, Antony & Cleopatra, u/s Victor, Private Lives, George, Musician, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

has worked with PSF twice before (Evita and King Richard II) and is extremely excited to participate in the Young Company for his first time. DeSales University Act 1 credits: The Devil’s Disciple (Richard Dudgeon), Into the Woods (Narrator), Murder on the Nile (Simon Mostyn), and The Homecoming (Clay-Boy Spencer).

LUIGI SOTTILE*

Pompey, Thidias, Antony & Cleopatra, Victor, Private Lives

PSF: Shakespeare in Love, Richard II, Troilus and Cressida, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. Chicago: Familiar and Buena Vista (Steppenwolf); Hundreds and Hundreds of Stars (Goodman); Book of Will (Northlight); and Shakespeare in Love, Othello, The Tempest (CST). Regional: The Way Of The World (Folger Theatre); Zombie The American (Woolly Mammoth); Sex With Strangers (Signature Theatre DC); Much Ado About Nothing, Three Musketeers (Utah Shakespeare Fest.); Three Sisters, Cyrano (Arden Theatre); Seminar (Philadelphia Theatre Co.); An Ideal Husband (Walnut Street); Angels In America, The Vibrator Play (Wilma Theater); and The Cherry Orchard, Nathan The Wise (People’s Light). TV: Chicago PD (NBC); and It’s A Man’s World (YouTube Red).

LAURA STANCZYK, CSA

New York Casting, Antony & Cleopatra, Crazy For You, Private Lives

Broadway, Off-Broadway & Tours:  Side ShowAfter MidnightA Night With Janis Joplin, Follies, Lombardi, Ragtime, Impressionism, Seafarer, Radio Golf, Coram Boy, Translations, Damn Yankees, Dirty Dancing, The Glorious Ones, Cripple of Inishmaan, Noura, Little Rock, Fetch Clay Make Man, Tarrell McRaney’s Brother Sister Plays. Other Theatre Includes:the premiers of Seder, The Engagement Party, Cotton Club Parade, Harps and Angels, Me Myself & I, Gruesome Playground Injuries and Golden Age. Multiple seasons of casting forBroadway Center Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington DC, Hartford Stage, McCarter Theatre Center among others

ROMAN TATAROWICZ

Set Designer, Antony & Cleopatra, Private Lives

Recent: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Humans (Walnut Street Theatre); and Sweat (People’s Light). Selected Off-Broadway credits: The Banana Monologues (Acorn Theatre); Honky, Apostasy, Roses in December, The Sweepers, Comfort Women, Mother Lolita, The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion, and 27 Rue de Fleurus (Urban Stages); Mother Courage, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Triumph of Love, Dona Rosita The Spinster, The Threepenny Opera, Dames At Sea, and The Maids (Jean Cocteau Rep). Selected Off Off-B’way: Bee-Luther-Hatchee (Audelco Award nom.), Sacred Journey, Medal of Honor Rag, and Ionesco’s Macbett as well as the 20th anniversary production of Closer Than Ever at the Queens Theatre in the Park. Designs for Regional Theaters: Capital Rep,Florida Studio Theatre, Merrimack Rep, Ensemble Theatre Company (Santa Barbara), Bristol Riverside Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company, Azuka Theatre, Act II Playhouse, and Passage Theatre Company. Proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. www.tatarowicz.com

NONDUMISO TEMBE*

Cleopatra, Antony & Cleopatra

Born in Durban, South Africa and raised in New York City, she is a multi-award winning actress, singer, songwriter, dancer, and writer, who has enjoyed a diverse international career in the performing arts. A classically trained dancer, she holds an MFA in Acting from Yale School of Drama, a BFA in Theatre and Political Science from New School University; and studied classical theatre at BADA at Oxford University and musical theatre at AMDA. Notable TV/Film: lead recurring roles on Six (History Channel, A+E Studios), True Blood (HBO), a series regular on Generations (SABC, South Africa), Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland, The Book of Negroes, NCIS, NCIS:LA, and Castle; and lead in upcoming Rom-Com feature film Zulu Wedding. Noteworthy stage performances: award-winning turns as Joycein King Kong (The Fugard and Joburg Theatres), the title role in Roger’s & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (The Playhouse Company), and Susan in David Mamet’s Race (Edinburgh Festival, The Playhouse Company and State Theatre). An accomplished singer/songwriter/recording artist, she has performed in prestigious venues all over the world. Nondumiso thanks the entire team at PSF for this incredible opportunity. She also thanks her loving parents and management team, Endorse Management Group and KMR, for tirelessly supporting and believing in her! 

STEVE TENEYCK

Set Designer, Crazy For You, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful , Light Designer, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful

is pleased to return to PSF. Some favorite past productions include West Side StoryEvitaRagtimeJulius Caesar and Twelfth Night. Design work for companies such as Dallas Theatre Center, The Gulfshore Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Big Art Group, The Kitchen Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Hangar Theatre, Madison Opera, Syracuse Opera, Anchorage Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Florida Grand Opera. Steve is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and teaches design at Ithaca College in New York.

KATHRYN TKEL*

Hotspur, Henry IV, Part 1

is thrilled to be working at PSF for the first time. Regional credits: Ford’s Theatre, Folger Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Round House, Olney Theatre Center, Rep Stage, Mosaic Theatre Company, Everyman Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Perseverance Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, San Jose Rep, San Francisco Playhouse, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Willows Theatre Company, California Conservatory Theatre, among others. She received her MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting.

RYAN TOUHEY

Music Director, Orchestra Conductor, Crazy For You

PSF debut! Broadway: King Kong (Orchestration Assistant). Regional: Paradise Square (Berkeley Rep); Mother Courage (Arena Stage); Sheryl Crow’s Diner (Delaware Theatre Company); Tell Me On A Sunday (Walnut Street); Fun Home (Arden); Ragtime (Bristol Riverside). Ryan worked on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer Darlene Love’s album Introducing Darlene Love produced by Steve Van Zandt. He is a seven-time Barrymore Award Nominee in Philadelphia, and an AUDELCO Award Winner in New York City. Love to Rebekah.

VISHAL VAIDYA*

Bela Zangler, Crazy For You

makes his PSF debut! Recent theater credits include: Larry in Groundhog Day on Broadway, Ovington in How to Succeed at the Kennedy Center, and the new musical Dave at Arena Stage. Vishal spends a lot of time helping composers develop new work for The Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Second Stage, ART, Prospect Theater, and more. Education: American University. Twitter: @TweetsByVish. Instagram: @vishgram

KATHY VANDEREEDT

Louise, Crazy For You

is thrilled to be performing her first production at PSF! Favorite credits include: Beauty and the Beast International Tour (u/s Babette), La Traviata (The Kennedy Center), Saturday Night Fever (u/s Stephanie), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), LIVE Saks Fifth Ave: Theater of Dreams, and Broadway Bares. Later this year, she will appear in Barter Theatre’s productions of The Producers and White Christmas. Love always to Mom, Dominic, and everyone I call family! Instagram: @kath_vander

RICHARD WESTFAHL

Junior, Crazy For You

is thrilled to be making his PSF debut. Recent credits include: My Fair Lady (Riverside Theatre), Holiday Inn (Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival), and Mary Poppins (Syracuse Stage). Next up he is headed to Cape Cod to perform in A Chorus Line at the Cape Playhouse. He is a proud graduate of Syracuse University’s Department of Drama. He would like to thank his family for all their love and support. @rwestfahl95

SHPEND XANI

Lepidus, Canidius, Antony & Cleopatra

Shpend is delighted to be making his debut at PSF. Regional: King John (Folger Theatre); The Crucible (Olney Theatre Center); The Vagrant Trilogy (Mosaic Theater Company); The Interstellar Ghost Hour (Longacre Lea Theatre); Love and Information (Forum Theatre); Coriolanus, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Theatre/ACA). NYC: Rest Upon the Wind (NYU Skirball Center); and Pawnshop Accordions (Fringe NYC). International: Dodona Theatre: Pavilion D (Kosovo); TV: The Blacklist; Training: MFA from Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting/GWU.

JHALIL-MARQUIS YOUNGER

Soothsayer, Soldier, Antony & Cleopatra, u/s Elyot, Private Lives, Friar Tuck, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

is a recent DeSales University graduate and is thrilled to return to PSF as a member of the Young Company. The excitement he feels is eclipsed only by the feelings of gratitude for the generous outpouring of support he’s received thus far from teachers, family and friends.

MARK YOWAKIM

Peto, Henry IV, Part 1, Mummy Dancer, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful , Robin Hood, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

a musical theater major going into his junior year at DeSales University, is excited to be returning to PSF for his second year in the Young Company. Previous PSF credits include an ensemble member in Ragtime, an onstage musician in Shakespeare in Love, York’s Servant in Richard II and Tweedle-Dum and the Knave in Alice in Wonderland.

LISA ZINNI

Costume Designer, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful

is happy to be returning to PSF for The Mystery of Irma Vep with the same fantastic cast (Chris and Brad) and fearless director (Jim Helsinger) as their first production 10 years ago. She designed last season’s Shakespeare in Love, as well as many PSF productions over the years. Some favorites include: Evita, Sweeney Todd, Les Mis, Macbeth, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Recent work includes designing the musical/comedy/rap/improv show Freestyle Love Supreme directed by Thomas Kail and co-created by Lin-Manuel Miranda; designing a new work for the Tulsa Ballet titled Remember Our Song, choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler; Associate Costume Designer for the TV event Rent Live on Fox; and a new musical adaptation of Sheridan’s The Rivals at Bristol Riverside Theatre. Lisa is currently designing a production of West Side Story to open in August in Tokyo, Japan in the new 360 stage around theatre. Broadway credits include: Associate Costume Designer for School of Rock, Cats, An American in Paris, The Play that Goes Wrong, The Glass Menagerie, Rent and Hair as well as many of the National and International touring companies. Other design venues include: Orlando Shakes (Hound of the Baskervilles, Pericles, Henry V, Titus Andronicus, King Lear and The Imaginary Invalid), Walnut Street, Arden, and Riverside theatres. LISAZINNI.com

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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