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“I have immortal longings in me.”

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge

JULY 10 - AUGUST 4 | MAIN STAGE

One fateful meeting reshapes the ancient world when Roman triumvir Marc Antony falls like Caesar before him for Cleopatra, the enchanting Queen of the Nile. As civil unrest plagues Rome, this exotic and intriguing tale illuminates the collision of power and passion as empires hang in the balance. Shakespeare’s dark and intimate portrait of this storied affair features some of the most transcendent poetry on love and loss in the canon. In a world of great nations and greater longing, the quest for transcendence yields both tragedy and triumph in one of history’s greatest love stories. Ages 13+

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Extras

  • Opening Night, Friday, July 12: Join the PSF actors and staff for a friendly post-show champagne toast.
  • Savoring Shakespeare - specialty dinner themed to the play with behind-the-scenes insights: Friday, July 26, 5:00pm
  • Meet the actors for an informal talk-back after the show: Thursday, August 1.
  • Prologues: join us for insights into the play in an informal setting. Free. Held in the theatre 45 minutes prior to curtain.
  • Antony & Cleopatra and Private Lives will play in repertory with the same cast. Please order early for the best seating options.

Reviews

PlayShakespeare.com

“Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival approaches the play’s disparate moods and expansive plots with ambition and enthusiasm, and with Holdridge’s confident direction and the talents of the cast and crew, brings it all together into a sweeping, epic, prestige drama.”

“Bledsoe plays Antony with a sense of careless authority and confidence.”

“Tembe portrays Cleopatra’s emotional extremes as layers of deliberate performance...Tembe shows her effortlessly calibrating her dramatic presentation to her perceived audience.”

“Antony and Cleopatra frames the title characters’ sweeping passion as inextricably linked with the shifting political and military turmoil of post-Republic Rome, and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival brings all its varied features to life.”

“The cast overall is quite strong, handling the tonal shifts from romance to comedy to drama and back with aplomb.”

“Ilia Isorelýs Paulino is a charming and confident Charmian, with excellent chemistry with Tembe.”

“Liam Craig as Enobarbus emphasizes the contrasting side of loyalty with a growing weariness and disillusionment.”

“Director Eleanor Holdridge does an excellent job wrangling the sprawling text into a steadily- paced saga.”

“Holdridge wisely composites numerous bit parts into consistent supporting characters who provide the production with additional emotional depth.”

“Holdridge tackles the text’s avalanche of action and exposition with a calm proficiency.”

“Tying together the production is the music, Middle Eastern-inspired, with a driving beat urging the action ever onwards.”

“The costume design by Sarah Cubbage establishes a modern setting that nevertheless has a deliberately timeless air, with the Romans’ formal dress uniforms and Egypt’s high fashion recalling several centuries’ worth of style.”

“The wardrobe of Cleopatra and her attendants perfectly conveys Egypt’s high-powered glamor.”

“Scenic designer Roman Tatarowicz provides a fitting opulence and grandeur with the Art Deco-inspired set of gold-spattered black marble…(creates) a constantly metamorphosing visual display that complements the ever-changing characters and plot.”

The Morning Call

“Intriguing….”

“Powerful, nuanced performances.”

“Outstanding production….”

“Director Eleanor Holdridge has created a fascinating world that feels both ancient and present-day in its scope.”

“Nondumiso Tembe is memorable as Cleopatra, the Queen of the Nile. She perfectly captures the queen’s mercurial nature.”

“Neal Bledsoe is every bit a match for Tembe’s Cleopatra, exhibiting a forceful presence.”

“Tembe makes Cleopatra’s power, even in her final moments, undeniable.”

“Bledsoe effectively captures how Antony is torn between his desire to be with Cleopatra and his desire to maintain power in Rome.”

“Bledsoe’s Antony is still noble as he confronts his own defeat.”

“The clever casting of Eleanor Handley as Agrippa, Caesar’s efficient lieutenant, juxtaposes against the sensuous world of Cleopatra.”

“Luigi Sotille is notable as the opportunistic Pompey.”

“Sarah Cubbage’s wonderful costumes range from Cleopatra’s fabulous outfits to a range of assorted militaristic uniforms.”

The Lehigh Valley Press

“Big, sprawling and grand...”

“Lavish Egyptian stylized gowns by Costume Designer Sarah Cubbage.”

“Director Eleanor Holdridge emphasizes the dynamics as a triangle of power politics between Marc Anthony (Neal Bledsoe), Cleopatra (Nondumiso Tembe) and Octavius Caesar (Justin Mark).”

“Bledsoe and Tembe each convey the conflicted loyalties of their respective characters.”

“Bledsoe is a tall, stoic presence, and yet represents well the ambiguity of his character.”

“Memorable are Matthew Floyd Miller (Eros), providing a modicum of comic relief; Liam Craig (Domitius Enobarbus), strong in audience direct-address speeches; Eleanor Handley (Agrippa), Luigi Sottile (Thidias) and Shpend Xani (Lepidus).”

Features

Antony & Cleopatra

Last summer, PSF audiences watched Shakespeare fall in love with Viola de Lesseps, the imaginary character from the 1999 film Shakespeare in Love, written by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman.

While historians know a bit about Shakespeare’s domestic life and have pondered odd details of why Shakespeare willed his wife Anne Hathaway his “second best bed,” we don’t truly know anything about Shakespeare’s views on love other than what we learn from his characters. With every play, with every character, there’s a naval map of clues orienting us to Shakespeare’s feelings about love and the oceans of drama it generates.

In Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare chooses to dramatize two famous leaders from history who were forced to make choices upon the largest stage of their time: shifting global politics and the fate of the Roman Empire. How Antony and Cleopatra navigate the dangerous waters of their passion swirling and colliding with their responsibility to their nations gives us much to consider regarding Shakespeare’s views on love.

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NEAL BLEDSOE

NEAL BLEDSOE*

Marc Antony

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

BRANDON EDWARD BURTON

Menas, Alexas

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!

Taylor Congdon

TAYLOR CONGDON

Mardian, Ensemble, u/s Octavia

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.

Liam Craig

LIAM CRAIG*

Enobarbus

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.

Talley Gale

TALLEY GALE*

Octavia, Ensemble

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    

Eleanor Handley

ELEANOR HANDLEY*

Agrippa

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.

Justin Mark

JUSTIN MARK*

Octavius Caesar

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

IYKECHI MCCOY

u/s Menas, u/s Alexas

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.

Jayce Meredith

JAYCE MEREDITH

Gallus, Ensemble

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 Miller

MATTHEW FLOYD MILLER*

Eros

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

GABE MOSES

u/s Octavius

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.

Ilia Paulino

ILIA ISORELÝS PAULINO*

Charmian

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.

Alyssa Ramsey

ALYSSA RAMSEY

Iras

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. 

Bo Sayre

BO SAYRE

Scarus, Varrius

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.

Matthew Smaldone

MATTHEW SMALDONE

Maecenas, Soldier

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 Sotille

LUIGI SOTTILE*

Pompey, Thidias

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).

Nondumiso Tembe

NONDUMISO TEMBE*

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! 

Xani Shpend

SHPEND XANI

Lepidus, Canidius

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 Younger

JHALIL-MARQUIS YOUNGER

Soothsayer, Soldier

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.

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Partrick Mulcahy

PATRICK MULCAHY

Producing Artistic Director

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.

Dennis Razze

DENNIS RAZZE

Associate Artistic Director

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

CASEY GALLAGHER

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.

Alex Cordaro

J. ALEX CORDARO

Fight Director

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.

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SARAH CUBBAGE

Costume Designer

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.

ERIC T. HAUGEN

ERIC T. HAUGEN

Lighting Designer

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

Eleanor Holdridge

ELEANOR HOLDRIDGE

Director

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.

William Neal

WILLIAM NEAL

Sound Designer

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.

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SHELBY NORTH*

Production Stage Manager

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! 

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SEAN RAVITZ*

Assistant Stage Manager

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.

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LAURA STANCZYK, CSA

New York Casting

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

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ROMAN TATAROWICZ

Set Designer

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

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

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