Shakespeare in Love

Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University
Approximately two hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission
Recommended for ages 12+ — contains mild language and sexual situations.

"...a delightful entertainment...a dizzying achievement and a fortuitous moment for the Alliance..."

"...completely charming...a stage full of outstanding actors...a thing of beauty. Bethany Anne Lind is a major talent."

Described as “an absolute joy from beginning to end” (Daily Express), Shakespeare in Love is a new play based on the 1998 film that won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.  Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming, and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece. Georgia Shakespeare Artistic Director Richard Garner directs this love letter to William Shakespeare in his company’s former home at Oglethorpe University.

based on the screenplay by
Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by
Lee Hall
Music by
Paddy Cunneen
Directed by
Richard Garner

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Special Events

  • Restaurant discounts // Town Brookhaven

    Mon, Sep 25
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    Now–September 24, 2017, save up to 20% at some of Town Brookhaven's best restaurants when you present your Shakespeare in Love ticket. 

    Town Brookhaven is located at 4330 Peachtree Rd NE, just half a mile from the Conant Performing Arts Center.

    • HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern: 10% discount on food purchase (excludes alcohol).
    • Lucky's Burger & Brew: Choice of complimentary fried pickles, kettle chips, or dessert for parties of two or more with your dine-in purchase only.
    • Marble Slab Creamery: Save $1 on any Regular or Best Value Size cup/cone with unlimited mix-ins.
    • Moe's Southwest Grill: Save $2 on a $10+ purchase.
    • Olde Blind Dog: Save 10% on a meal, excluding alcohol.
    • Olive Bistro: Save 20% on food bill when dining in, excluding alcohol. Discount does not apply to tax or tip.
    • PizzaFire: Save 15% on your meal, including wine and beer.
    • There Restaurant & Bar: Complimentary bottle of wine (one bottle per table, with a choice of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rosé, or Sauvignon Blanc). Please tell your server about this offer before ordering.
    • Which Wich: $7.00 Theater Combo includes Regular 7" Wich, chips, and 22-oz. drink. 
  • Shakespeare Trivia // Shakespeare in Love

    Thu, Sep 14
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    Trivial Matters brings their unique brand of trivia to Shakespeare—and you can test your knowledge before performances on Thursdays, September 7, 14, and 21. Think you know a sonnet from a soliloquy? Join us on the Conant Performing Arts Center veranda at 6:30 p.m.

    These events are free; no RSVP is required.

  • Shakespeare Trivia // Shakespeare in Love

    Thu, Sep 21
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    Trivial Matters brings their unique brand of trivia to Shakespeare—and you can test your knowledge before performances on Thursdays, September 7, 14, and 21. Think you know a sonnet from a soliloquy? Join us on the Conant Performing Arts Center veranda at 6:30 p.m.

    These events are free; no RSVP is required.

  • AfterWords with the cast // Shakespeare in Love

    Sat, Sep 16
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    Stick around after the matinée performance for a Q&A with the cast of the show. This event is free and will take place in the theater immediately following the performance; no RSVP is required.

  • AfterWords with the cast // Shakespeare in Love

    Sat, Sep 23
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    Stick around after the matinée performance for a Q&A with the cast of the show. This event is free and will take place in the theater immediately following the performance; no RSVP is required.

  • Shakespeare Improv // Shakespeare in Love

    Wed, Sep 20
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    Join us before the performances on Wednesdays, September 13 and 20 for some Shakespeare-inspired improv from Dad's Garage, Whole World Improv, and HIghwire Improv. They'll be taking on "classics" from the Bard like you've never seen before.

    These shows are free on the veranda outside of the Conant Performing Arts Center; no RSVP is required.

  • AfterWords: Play Club // Shakespeare in Love

    Sun, Sep 17
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    Stick around after the 2:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, September 17 for a special AfterWords with book club facilitator Greg Changnon—and find out where a show really begins. He'll take you from the words on the page and ideas in the playwright's imagination all the way to the work on stage in this interactive discussion about Shakespeare in Love.

    This discussion is free to attend and will take place in the theater immediately following the performance; no RSVP is required.

Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University

Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, aerial photo

4484 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30319 Directions

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is a liberal arts and sciences university that unites its small, close-knit campus community with big city culture and opportunities.  The Conant Performing Arts Center has hosted student productions and local performance companies for 20 years.

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Free visitor parking is available in the parking lot near the entrance to the Conant Performing Arts Center, behind Lowry Hall and along the southwest edge of campus. Look for event parking signs.

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  • Like the plays of the Bard, “Shakespeare in Love” revels in mistaken identities, foppish characters, Byzantine storytelling and political commentary. Viola, whose desire to tread the boards is such that she is willing to impersonate a man and break the law, is a feminist icon. As is Elizabeth, who knows very well what it’s like to work in a man’s profession.
    Wendell Brock, From the AJC review
  • “Our ongoing partnership with the Alliance helps to provide exceptional arts education for our students and the community, while bringing world-class theater to North Atlanta. As Brookhaven’s premier arts venue, the Conant Performing Arts Center promises to be an ideal ‘home away from home’ for the Alliance.”
    Dr. Larry Schall, President, Oglethorpe University
  • ...a completely charming production...a thing of beauty.
    Manning Harris, From the Atlanta INtown review

Cast

Jeremy Aggers is happy to return for his fifth show at the Alliance. Alliance credits: Edward Foote; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Whipping Man; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Other local credits: Significant Other, Kimberly Akimbo, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Based on A Totally True Story (Actor's Express), A Sander's Family Christmas (Theatre in the Square), Bach At Leipzig, Hands on a Hardbody, Singles in Agriculture (Aurora Theatre). Jeremy has three albums under the Brash Music label and over 180 audiobooks under “Jeremy Arthur” and other pseudonyms. Next up: Astoria at Portland Center Stage. Love and many thanks to Kristin.

Jeremy Aggers
Jeremy Aggers
Wabash, Frees, Ensemble

Jeremy Aggers is happy to return for his fifth show at the Alliance. Alliance credits: Edward Foote; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Whipping Man; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Other local credits: Significant Other, Kimberly Akimbo, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Based on A Totally True Story (Actor's Express), A Sander's Family Christmas (Theatre in the Square), Bach At Leipzig, Hands on a Hardbody, Singles in Agriculture (Aurora Theatre). Jeremy has three albums under the Brash Music label and over 180 audiobooks under “Jeremy Arthur” and other pseudonyms. Next up: Astoria at Portland Center Stage. Love and many thanks to Kristin.

Chase is absolutely thrilled to make his Alliance debut! Recent stage credits: Death by Design (Stagedoor Players), Of Mice & Men, Charlotte's Web (Serenbe Playhouse), Love/Sick (Aurora). Film: Tyler Perry's Too Close to Home (TLC), Nashville (ABC), Powers (PlayStation), Satisfaction (USA), Ride Along (Universal), Necessary Roughness (USA), One Tree Hill (CW), plus national commercials for Cheez-It and Farm Rich. Look for him in the upcoming Warner Bros. comedy, Bastards, hitting theaters in December. Chase lives in Atlanta and is proudly represented by Houghton Talent, Inc. B.F.A. Acting/Directing from Columbus State University. Love to family and friends!

Chase Steven Anderson
Chase Steven Anderson
Tilney, Ensemble

Chase is absolutely thrilled to make his Alliance debut! Recent stage credits: Death by Design (Stagedoor Players), Of Mice & Men, Charlotte's Web (Serenbe Playhouse), Love/Sick (Aurora). Film: Tyler Perry's Too Close to Home (TLC), Nashville (ABC), Powers (PlayStation), Satisfaction (USA), Ride Along (Universal), Necessary Roughness (USA), One Tree Hill (CW), plus national commercials for Cheez-It and Farm Rich. Look for him in the upcoming Warner Bros. comedy, Bastards, hitting theaters in December. Chase lives in Atlanta and is proudly represented by Houghton Talent, Inc. B.F.A. Acting/Directing from Columbus State University. Love to family and friends!

Thomas is excited to mark his Alliance Series debut. Credits include In the Next Room, Angels in America, Stones in His Pockets (The Warehouse Theatre); Hamlet, Women Beware Women (Shakespeare Theatre/ACA); Yellow Face (TheatreWorks); Romeo & Juliet, Richard III (California Shakespeare Theater); The Confession (Alliance/Kendeda New Works Festival); Film: In a Room at the Edge of Infinity. Web: “The First Five Years.” M.F.A. Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University. With love to Maegan, Tristan, and Benjamin.

Thomas Azar
Thomas Azar
Will

Thomas is excited to mark his Alliance Series debut. Credits include In the Next Room, Angels in America, Stones in His Pockets (The Warehouse Theatre); Hamlet, Women Beware Women (Shakespeare Theatre/ACA); Yellow Face (TheatreWorks); Romeo & Juliet, Richard III (California Shakespeare Theater); The Confession (Alliance/Kendeda New Works Festival); Film: In a Room at the Edge of Infinity. Web: “The First Five Years.” M.F.A. Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University. With love to Maegan, Tristan, and Benjamin.

Caleb is ecstatic to be part of this incredible Alliance cast! Theatre credits: A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre), A Wrinkle in Time, Around Atlanta on $80 (Alliance Theatre Youth Players), The Lion King Jr (The Legacy Theatre). When not performing, Caleb enjoys playing trumpet, filmmaking, swimming, bike riding and hanging out. Caleb thanks his friends and family as well as his wonderful teachers at Alliance Theatre, The Legacy Theatre and Flat Rock Middle School for their love and support. Special thanks to Richard Garner and Jody Feldman for this amazing opportunity!

Caleb Baumann
Caleb Baumann
Webster

Caleb is ecstatic to be part of this incredible Alliance cast! Theatre credits: A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre), A Wrinkle in Time, Around Atlanta on $80 (Alliance Theatre Youth Players), The Lion King Jr (The Legacy Theatre). When not performing, Caleb enjoys playing trumpet, filmmaking, swimming, bike riding and hanging out. Caleb thanks his friends and family as well as his wonderful teachers at Alliance Theatre, The Legacy Theatre and Flat Rock Middle School for their love and support. Special thanks to Richard Garner and Jody Feldman for this amazing opportunity!

Scott is delighted to be working on this show with a cast and crew that are truly inspirational. He has composed and performed music for the Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Kaiser Permanente and many others. Theatre: Edward Foote, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Cinderella and Fella (Alliance Theatre), Almost Heaven, Ring of Fire, Swell Party (GET), Smoke on the Mountain trilogy (Theatre in the Square, Atlanta Lyric Theatre). Television: “Bloodlands” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Scott also sang on the soundtrack for the movie Cold Mountain and at the Academy Awards with Elvis Costello and Alison Krauss.

Scott DePoy
Scott DePoy
Musician

Scott is delighted to be working on this show with a cast and crew that are truly inspirational. He has composed and performed music for the Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Kaiser Permanente and many others. Theatre: Edward Foote, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Cinderella and Fella (Alliance Theatre), Almost Heaven, Ring of Fire, Swell Party (GET), Smoke on the Mountain trilogy (Theatre in the Square, Atlanta Lyric Theatre). Television: “Bloodlands” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Scott also sang on the soundtrack for the movie Cold Mountain and at the Academy Awards with Elvis Costello and Alison Krauss.

Barrett is delighted to be working on this show with a cast and crew that are truly inspirational. He has composed and performed music for the Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Kaiser Permanente and many others. Theatre: Edward Foote, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Cinderella and Fella (Alliance Theatre), Almost Heaven, Ring of Fire, Swell Party (GET), Smoke on the Mountain trilogy (Theatre in the Square, Atlanta Lyric Theatre). Television: “Bloodlands” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Scott also sang on the soundtrack for the movie Cold Mountain and at the Academy Awards with Elvis Costello and Alison Krauss.

Barrett Doyle
Barrett Doyle
Peter, Ensemble; Understudy for Burbage, Marlowe, Ensemble

Barrett is delighted to be working on this show with a cast and crew that are truly inspirational. He has composed and performed music for the Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Kaiser Permanente and many others. Theatre: Edward Foote, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Cinderella and Fella (Alliance Theatre), Almost Heaven, Ring of Fire, Swell Party (GET), Smoke on the Mountain trilogy (Theatre in the Square, Atlanta Lyric Theatre). Television: “Bloodlands” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Scott also sang on the soundtrack for the movie Cold Mountain and at the Academy Awards with Elvis Costello and Alison Krauss.

Allan is thrilled to make his Alliance debut. Recent credits: The City of Conversation, Grand Concourse and Waffle Palace at Horizon Theatre, One Man, Two Guvnors; King Lear; Antony and Cleopatra and Hamlet at Georgia Shakespeare, Anne Boleyn at Synchronicity and A Walk in the Woods at Serenbe Playhouse, for which he won a Suzi Award for Best Actor. TV/Film: "Ozark," “Satisfaction,” "Vice Principals," "Resurrection," "Being Mary Jane," "Drop Dead Diva," "Dawson's Creek," Killing Reagan, Hit A Lick. M.F.A. Acting University of Louisville. Proud member AEA and SAG/AFTRA.

Allan Edwards
Allan Edwards
Sir Robert, Boatman, Ralph, Ensemble

Allan is thrilled to make his Alliance debut. Recent credits: The City of Conversation, Grand Concourse and Waffle Palace at Horizon Theatre, One Man, Two Guvnors; King Lear; Antony and Cleopatra and Hamlet at Georgia Shakespeare, Anne Boleyn at Synchronicity and A Walk in the Woods at Serenbe Playhouse, for which he won a Suzi Award for Best Actor. TV/Film: "Ozark," “Satisfaction,” "Vice Principals," "Resurrection," "Being Mary Jane," "Drop Dead Diva," "Dawson's Creek," Killing Reagan, Hit A Lick. M.F.A. Acting University of Louisville. Proud member AEA and SAG/AFTRA.

Rial is honored to be “at the ready” when needed. He was last at the Alliance as an understudy in August: Osage County. Favorite credits: The Crucible (Actor’s Express), Southern Comforts (Stage Door Players), Other Desert Cities (Out of Box), Proof (Merely Players), Philadelphia Here I Come (Aris) and for something completely different, Die Mommie Die (Process Theatre). Rial is also on staff at Dunwoody’s Stage Door players as resident sound designer. He thanks his wife Kathy for her love and support, and the team at St. Joe’s for the incredible work they do!

Rial Ellsworth
Rial Ellsworth
Understudy for Henslowe, Fennyman, Sir Robert, Boatman, Ralph, Wabash, Frees

Rial is honored to be “at the ready” when needed. He was last at the Alliance as an understudy in August: Osage County. Favorite credits: The Crucible (Actor’s Express), Southern Comforts (Stage Door Players), Other Desert Cities (Out of Box), Proof (Merely Players), Philadelphia Here I Come (Aris) and for something completely different, Die Mommie Die (Process Theatre). Rial is also on staff at Dunwoody’s Stage Door players as resident sound designer. He thanks his wife Kathy for her love and support, and the team at St. Joe’s for the incredible work they do!

Rachel is thrilled to make her Alliance Theatre debut with this project! Favorite credits include Abigail in The Crucible (Shakespeare Tavern), Charlotte Corday in The Revolutionists (7 Stages) and Arugula in Space Girl (Weird Sisters Theatre Project). Current projects: Helena/Hermia in Shit-faced Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. TV/Film: Those Who Deserve To Die (post production). Producer for the Weird Sisters Theatre Project. Love to family and friends.

Rachel Frawley
Rachel Frawley
Understudy for Queen Elizabeth, Molly, Nurse, Ensemble

Rachel is thrilled to make her Alliance Theatre debut with this project! Favorite credits include Abigail in The Crucible (Shakespeare Tavern), Charlotte Corday in The Revolutionists (7 Stages) and Arugula in Space Girl (Weird Sisters Theatre Project). Current projects: Helena/Hermia in Shit-faced Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. TV/Film: Those Who Deserve To Die (post production). Producer for the Weird Sisters Theatre Project. Love to family and friends.

Thomas is delighted to once again perform with the Alliance Theatre. He is beyond excited to work with some of the best actors in the region, and friends as well. Recent: The Mountaintop (Aurora Theatre), Leland in Blues for an Alabama Sky (Alliance Theatre) and Henry in Race (True Colors, Suzi Bass winner). The thrill of performing and telling a story to an audience has fueled Neal in his career. He has no interest in changing that going forward. "I am blessed to be a part of this community of performers. Much of what I do is in reverence to that."

Neal A. Ghant
Neal A. Ghant
Marlowe, Ensemble

Thomas is delighted to once again perform with the Alliance Theatre. He is beyond excited to work with some of the best actors in the region, and friends as well. Recent: The Mountaintop (Aurora Theatre), Leland in Blues for an Alabama Sky (Alliance Theatre) and Henry in Race (True Colors, Suzi Bass winner). The thrill of performing and telling a story to an audience has fueled Neal in his career. He has no interest in changing that going forward. "I am blessed to be a part of this community of performers. Much of what I do is in reverence to that."

Devon is thrilled to be back with the Alliance. Atlanta credits: As You Like It; The Frog Prince; One Man, Two Guvnors (Georgia Shakespeare), Red Badge of Courage (7 Stages), Knuffle Bunny (Alliance Theatre, Suzi Bass Winner), I and You (Aurora Theatre, Suzi Bass Nominee), Appropriate (Actor’s Express) and most recently The Dancing Handkerchief (Theatrical Outfit). TV: “Stan Against Evil” (IFC), “Swamp Murders” (ID). Represented by Houghton Talent. Upcoming projects include Hand to God (Alliance Theatre) and Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (TO). Many thanks to Jody, Richard and Daniel, and to Mom: Xxoo.

Devon Hales
Devon Hales
Kate, Queen's Attendant, Ensemble; Understudy for Viola

Devon is thrilled to be back with the Alliance. Atlanta credits: As You Like It; The Frog Prince; One Man, Two Guvnors (Georgia Shakespeare), Red Badge of Courage (7 Stages), Knuffle Bunny (Alliance Theatre, Suzi Bass Winner), I and You (Aurora Theatre, Suzi Bass Nominee), Appropriate (Actor’s Express) and most recently The Dancing Handkerchief (Theatrical Outfit). TV: “Stan Against Evil” (IFC), “Swamp Murders” (ID). Represented by Houghton Talent. Upcoming projects include Hand to God (Alliance Theatre) and Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (TO). Many thanks to Jody, Richard and Daniel, and to Mom: Xxoo.

Christopher is thrilled to make his Alliance mainstage debut. He was an understudy in The Temple Bombing last year. Christopher has performed regionally around the country at theaters such as Mixed Blood Theater (Neighbors), The Boston Court (Alcestes), The Independent Shakespeare Festival (Comedy of Errors) and the Live Arts Exchange (Beware.) He holds a B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts, and can be seen most Thursdays at Whole World Improv Theatre. He is thankful for his family and friends for their continued support.

Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
Adam, Ensemble; Understudy for Ned Allyn, Lambert, Catling, Ensemble

Christopher is thrilled to make his Alliance mainstage debut. He was an understudy in The Temple Bombing last year. Christopher has performed regionally around the country at theaters such as Mixed Blood Theater (Neighbors), The Boston Court (Alcestes), The Independent Shakespeare Festival (Comedy of Errors) and the Live Arts Exchange (Beware.) He holds a B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts, and can be seen most Thursdays at Whole World Improv Theatre. He is thankful for his family and friends for their continued support.

Brian is overjoyed to return to Atlanta for his Alliance Theatre debut. Atlanta Theatre: Anne Boleyn at Synchronicity, Serial Blackface at Actor’s Express, Madeline’s Christmas at Horizon, R&J at Fabrefaction, Deathtrap at Georgia Ensemble and others. TV/Film/Commercial: House of Cards, Homicide Hunters, Walter Frisk Let’s Go; Adult Swim, AT&T, Zaxby’s. Thanks to Richard, Jody and the Alliance staff for this incredible opportunity. Love to his Colorado family (Hatches), Atlanta family (Coynes), two furballs back in NYC (Toby and Little Stink) and his adventure buddy, Molly Coyne--who he gets to marry on October 8!

Brian Hatch
Brian Hatch
Burbage, Ensemble; Understudy for Will

Brian is overjoyed to return to Atlanta for his Alliance Theatre debut. Atlanta Theatre: Anne Boleyn at Synchronicity, Serial Blackface at Actor’s Express, Madeline’s Christmas at Horizon, R&J at Fabrefaction, Deathtrap at Georgia Ensemble and others. TV/Film/Commercial: House of Cards, Homicide Hunters, Walter Frisk Let’s Go; Adult Swim, AT&T, Zaxby’s. Thanks to Richard, Jody and the Alliance staff for this incredible opportunity. Love to his Colorado family (Hatches), Atlanta family (Coynes), two furballs back in NYC (Toby and Little Stink) and his adventure buddy, Molly Coyne--who he gets to marry on October 8!

Atlanta: Proof, Detroit ’67 (True Colors), Serial Black Face (Actors Express), Disgraced, Blues For an Alabama Sky (Alliance Theatre). Broadway: Coram Boy; Off-Broadway: Bulrusher, In The Continuum, Richard III, Macbeth, Angela’s Mixed Tape. Regional: Fountain Theater Los Angeles, Yale Rep, Center Theatre Group, Woolly Mammoth, Cincinnati Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. TV/Film: “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO), “Killing Reagan” (TV Film), ”Outcast”(Cinemax), “Powers” (Sony), “Greenleaf” (OWN), “Born Again Virgin” (TV ONE), “Enlightened” (HBO), “Cold Case” (CBS); national commercials. Directing: Eclipsed (Synchronicity). For my 2 Kings who give me purpose and my incredible Keith who never stops believing!

Tinashe Kajese-Bolden
Tinashe Kajese-Bolden
Queen Elizabeth, Molly, Ensemble

Atlanta: Proof, Detroit ’67 (True Colors), Serial Black Face (Actors Express), Disgraced, Blues For an Alabama Sky (Alliance Theatre). Broadway: Coram Boy; Off-Broadway: Bulrusher, In The Continuum, Richard III, Macbeth, Angela’s Mixed Tape. Regional: Fountain Theater Los Angeles, Yale Rep, Center Theatre Group, Woolly Mammoth, Cincinnati Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. TV/Film: “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO), “Killing Reagan” (TV Film), ”Outcast”(Cinemax), “Powers” (Sony), “Greenleaf” (OWN), “Born Again Virgin” (TV ONE), “Enlightened” (HBO), “Cold Case” (CBS); national commercials. Directing: Eclipsed (Synchronicity). For my 2 Kings who give me purpose and my incredible Keith who never stops believing!

Chris is an Atlanta native who spent 25 years as a Resident Artist with Georgia Shakespeare—in tents at the beginning, then with A/C and indoor plumbing at the Conant. This feels like getting the band back together. Working for the Alliance with Georgia Shakespeare undertones? I couldn’t be happier.

Chris Kayser
Chris Kayser
Fennyman, Ensemble

Chris is an Atlanta native who spent 25 years as a Resident Artist with Georgia Shakespeare—in tents at the beginning, then with A/C and indoor plumbing at the Conant. This feels like getting the band back together. Working for the Alliance with Georgia Shakespeare undertones? I couldn’t be happier.

Tess is very happy to be back at the Alliance. Past productions here: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, August Osage County, Broke and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. She has also appeared at True Colors, Horizon, Aurora, Theatrical Outfit, Stage Door, Georgia Shakespeare (Associate Artist) and more. Regional: Arena Stage, Marin Theatre, People's Light, and others. Three-time recipient of the Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. Film/TV: "Greenleaf" (recurring), "The Have and Have Nots," "Devious Maids," "Dead Silent," Finding Steve McQueen and Sleepless. Tess is married to actor Mark Kincaid, and they have a beautiful daughter, Barbara.

Tess Malis Kincaid
Tess Malis Kincaid
Nurse, Ensemble

Tess is very happy to be back at the Alliance. Past productions here: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, August Osage County, Broke and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. She has also appeared at True Colors, Horizon, Aurora, Theatrical Outfit, Stage Door, Georgia Shakespeare (Associate Artist) and more. Regional: Arena Stage, Marin Theatre, People's Light, and others. Three-time recipient of the Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. Film/TV: "Greenleaf" (recurring), "The Have and Have Nots," "Devious Maids," "Dead Silent," Finding Steve McQueen and Sleepless. Tess is married to actor Mark Kincaid, and they have a beautiful daughter, Barbara.

Joe is grateful to be back on the stage where he started his career and spent 16 seasons playing with Atlanta’s best artists. He was last seen here in Georgia Shakespeare’s One Man, Two Guv'nors. Other GS highlights include Hamlet, Richard III, Much Ado, Noises Off, The Glass Menagerie and Metamorphoses. Alliance Theatre: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, August: Osage County, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Theatrical Outfit: Storefront Church. True Colors: Smart People. Film and TV: American Made, Hidden Figures, The Change-Up, “Manhunt: The Unabomber,” "The Vice-Principals," "Halt and Catch Fire," "The Vampire Diaries."

Joe Knezevich
Joe Knezevich
Wessex, Ensemble

Joe is grateful to be back on the stage where he started his career and spent 16 seasons playing with Atlanta’s best artists. He was last seen here in Georgia Shakespeare’s One Man, Two Guv'nors. Other GS highlights include Hamlet, Richard III, Much Ado, Noises Off, The Glass Menagerie and Metamorphoses. Alliance Theatre: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, August: Osage County, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Theatrical Outfit: Storefront Church. True Colors: Smart People. Film and TV: American Made, Hidden Figures, The Change-Up, “Manhunt: The Unabomber,” "The Vice-Principals," "Halt and Catch Fire," "The Vampire Diaries."

Alliance: Troubadour, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Edward Foote, August: Osage County, Carapace and 26 Miles. Regional credits: LaJolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare and Florida Stage. Atlanta: Our Town and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Kenny Leon's True Colors), Glass Menagerie and Metamorphoses (Georgia Shakespeare); Aurora Theatre, Synchronicity, Horizon and others. Film: Flight, Crackerjack, Mean Girls 2. TV: Grace Young in “Ozark,” Betsy Shippen in “Turn,” "Stranger Things," "The Walking Dead," "Rectify," "Army Wives," "Drop Dead Diva" and a lead role in the upcoming “Lore.” bethanylind.com For Rozzy. And also everyone.

Bethany Anne Lind
Bethany Anne Lind
Viola

Alliance: Troubadour, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Edward Foote, August: Osage County, Carapace and 26 Miles. Regional credits: LaJolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare and Florida Stage. Atlanta: Our Town and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Kenny Leon's True Colors), Glass Menagerie and Metamorphoses (Georgia Shakespeare); Aurora Theatre, Synchronicity, Horizon and others. Film: Flight, Crackerjack, Mean Girls 2. TV: Grace Young in “Ozark,” Betsy Shippen in “Turn,” "Stranger Things," "The Walking Dead," "Rectify," "Army Wives," "Drop Dead Diva" and a lead role in the upcoming “Lore.” bethanylind.com For Rozzy. And also everyone.

Meredith is thrilled to take the stage for her first professional production with a company like the Alliance Theatre! She is currently working towards a B.A. in Theatre and English at Oglethorpe University, where recent credits include Arcadia, Proof, Hair, The Miser, Reefer Madness, Romeo & Juliet and Urinetown. Much love and thanks to friends and family for their continued support!

Meredith Myers
Meredith Myers
Mistress Quickly, Ensemble; Understudy for Queen's Attendant, Ensemble

Meredith is thrilled to take the stage for her first professional production with a company like the Alliance Theatre! She is currently working towards a B.A. in Theatre and English at Oglethorpe University, where recent credits include Arcadia, Proof, Hair, The Miser, Reefer Madness, Romeo & Juliet and Urinetown. Much love and thanks to friends and family for their continued support!

Alexander is so excited to have the opportunity to work with the Alliance on his home stage at the Conant Performing Arts Center! A heavily involved theater student at Oglethorpe University, Alex's recent credits include Arcadia, Richard III and Hair with the University Theater Department. He hopes you all enjoy the show, and wants to remind everyone to call their mothers and read more Shakespeare.

Alexander Oakley
Alexander Oakley
Abraham, Ensemble; Understudy for Adam, Ensemble

Alexander is so excited to have the opportunity to work with the Alliance on his home stage at the Conant Performing Arts Center! A heavily involved theater student at Oglethorpe University, Alex's recent credits include Arcadia, Richard III and Hair with the University Theater Department. He hopes you all enjoy the show, and wants to remind everyone to call their mothers and read more Shakespeare.

For the past decade he’s been a theatre dog observing (& napping) at rehearsals all over town with his stage manager mom.  He enjoys playing with actors, tennis balls, & frisbees; mercilessly gutting squeakies; and begging for treats. Thanks to Patricia at Comprehensive Pet Training, Fallon & Dr. Stacy at Village Vets.

Norman
Norman
Spot

For the past decade he’s been a theatre dog observing (& napping) at rehearsals all over town with his stage manager mom.  He enjoys playing with actors, tennis balls, & frisbees; mercilessly gutting squeakies; and begging for treats. Thanks to Patricia at Comprehensive Pet Training, Fallon & Dr. Stacy at Village Vets.

Gillian is ecstatic to make her professional theatre debut with the Alliance Theatre! Recent credits on the Oglethorpe University Conant stage include Queen Margaret in Richard III, a tribe member in Hair, Thyona in Big Love, Calaih in Sisters of the Winter Madrigal and Mary Lane in Reefer Madness. A Georgia Shakespeare Theatre Scholar (2015), Gillian is expected to earn her B.A. in Theatre and Communications by 2019. Unconditional love and gratitude to all of her friends and family for their constant support.

Gillian Rabin
Gillian Rabin
Queen's Attendant, Ensemble; Understudy for Kate, Mistress Quickly, Ensemble

Gillian is ecstatic to make her professional theatre debut with the Alliance Theatre! Recent credits on the Oglethorpe University Conant stage include Queen Margaret in Richard III, a tribe member in Hair, Thyona in Big Love, Calaih in Sisters of the Winter Madrigal and Mary Lane in Reefer Madness. A Georgia Shakespeare Theatre Scholar (2015), Gillian is expected to earn her B.A. in Theatre and Communications by 2019. Unconditional love and gratitude to all of her friends and family for their constant support.

Benedetto is thrilled to be working with the Alliance. Recent stage credits include four seasons of the nation's longest running Revolutionary War outdoor drama The Horn in the West (Southern Appalachian Historical Association), The Prince and the Pauper and A Christmas Carol (Hampstead Stage Company), Kathryn May's Changing Tides (Magari Theatre). TV/Film: "HomeSick," "Dice Lords," "Her Name Was Hope." B.F.A. Acting, Elon University. Represented by The People Store.

Benedetto Robinson
Benedetto Robinson
Nol, Ensemble, Fight Captain

Benedetto is thrilled to be working with the Alliance. Recent stage credits include four seasons of the nation's longest running Revolutionary War outdoor drama The Horn in the West (Southern Appalachian Historical Association), The Prince and the Pauper and A Christmas Carol (Hampstead Stage Company), Kathryn May's Changing Tides (Magari Theatre). TV/Film: "HomeSick," "Dice Lords," "Her Name Was Hope." B.F.A. Acting, Elon University. Represented by The People Store.

Sam is honored to perform in his third Alliance show. Recent acting credits include Too Heavy For Your Pocket, Tell Me My Dream (Alliance Theatre), Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project (Synchronicity Theatre), Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Atlanta Shakespeare Company), A Christmas Carol, The Tempest (Hippodrome State Theatre). TV/Film: “Sleepy Hollow,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” “Survivor’s Remorse.” Mad love to friends, my family and my honeybee.

Stephen Ruffin
Stephen Ruffin
Sam, Ensemble

Sam is honored to perform in his third Alliance show. Recent acting credits include Too Heavy For Your Pocket, Tell Me My Dream (Alliance Theatre), Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project (Synchronicity Theatre), Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Atlanta Shakespeare Company), A Christmas Carol, The Tempest (Hippodrome State Theatre). TV/Film: “Sleepy Hollow,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” “Survivor’s Remorse.” Mad love to friends, my family and my honeybee.

Marco Schittone is excited to be part of his third Alliance production. Marco’s notable theatre work includes: Broadway: Tuck Everlasting (Thomas Tuck/ensemble); Alliance Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim), Tuck Everlasting (ensemble); MJCCA: Les Miserables (Gavroche). TV/Film: “Today Show Live” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Marco attends fifth grade in DeKalb County and is a member of the Atlanta Boys Dance Troupe as well as a junior member of Children Helping Children Foundation. He would like thank his family for all their love and support.

Marco Schittone
Marco Schittone
Understudy for Webster

Marco Schittone is excited to be part of his third Alliance production. Marco’s notable theatre work includes: Broadway: Tuck Everlasting (Thomas Tuck/ensemble); Alliance Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim), Tuck Everlasting (ensemble); MJCCA: Les Miserables (Gavroche). TV/Film: “Today Show Live” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Marco attends fifth grade in DeKalb County and is a member of the Atlanta Boys Dance Troupe as well as a junior member of Children Helping Children Foundation. He would like thank his family for all their love and support.

Mark is happy to be back at the Alliance. Previous credits here: Cinderella and Fella, Goodnight Moon, Falsettos. Mark has been performing around Atlanta since 1991 and has worked at most professional theatres in town, including Actor's Express (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), GA Ensemble (Pump Boys and Dinettes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Ring of Fire), Theatrical Outfit (Big River) and the Shakespeare Tavern (A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Of Mice and Men, As You Like It, and so many more). Thanks to Jody and everyone involved.

Mark Schroeder
Mark Schroeder
Understudy for Musician

Mark is happy to be back at the Alliance. Previous credits here: Cinderella and Fella, Goodnight Moon, Falsettos. Mark has been performing around Atlanta since 1991 and has worked at most professional theatres in town, including Actor's Express (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), GA Ensemble (Pump Boys and Dinettes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Ring of Fire), Theatrical Outfit (Big River) and the Shakespeare Tavern (A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Of Mice and Men, As You Like It, and so many more). Thanks to Jody and everyone involved.

Chris is making his Alliance debut. Atlanta credits: Red Light Winter, The Dumb Waiter (Tribal Theatre Group), Prelude to a Kiss, Incorruptible (OnStage Atlanta), Much Ado About Nothing, All's Well that Ends Well, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Atlanta Shakespeare Company) and others. Los Angeles: Proof (Core Theatre); Winter Light (Demon Theatre). Film: "Down and Yonder" with Cindicate Productions, to be released soon. B.A. in Theatre from the University of Southern California. This is water.

Chris Schulz
Chris Schulz
Understudy for Wessex, Tilney, Ensemble

Chris is making his Alliance debut. Atlanta credits: Red Light Winter, The Dumb Waiter (Tribal Theatre Group), Prelude to a Kiss, Incorruptible (OnStage Atlanta), Much Ado About Nothing, All's Well that Ends Well, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Atlanta Shakespeare Company) and others. Los Angeles: Proof (Core Theatre); Winter Light (Demon Theatre). Film: "Down and Yonder" with Cindicate Productions, to be released soon. B.A. in Theatre from the University of Southern California. This is water.

Tipsy with delight to make his Alliance debut, Mr. Shanks is all too happy to be assaulting the Conant stage once again with some of his old chums from his American premiere in One Man, Two Guvnors with the former Georgia Shakespeare company. Mr. Shanks holds the distinct honor of being the last actor standing to have appeared in Arthur Wallace’s Lucy Cycle at Brighton Rep – Heeere’s Lucy, Lucy’s Larceny, Lucy’s Lingerie, Ricky’s Revenge and ‘Splainin to Do. On occasion, Mr. Shanks appears under his nom de guerre R Garner, but please don’t mention that to the coppers. See you at the pub!

Armitage Shanks
Armitage Shanks
Henslowe

Tipsy with delight to make his Alliance debut, Mr. Shanks is all too happy to be assaulting the Conant stage once again with some of his old chums from his American premiere in One Man, Two Guvnors with the former Georgia Shakespeare company. Mr. Shanks holds the distinct honor of being the last actor standing to have appeared in Arthur Wallace’s Lucy Cycle at Brighton Rep – Heeere’s Lucy, Lucy’s Larceny, Lucy’s Lingerie, Ricky’s Revenge and ‘Splainin to Do. On occasion, Mr. Shanks appears under his nom de guerre R Garner, but please don’t mention that to the coppers. See you at the pub!

Atlanta: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, The Tall Girls, Bull Durham (Alliance Theatre), Memphis, Bridges of Madison County (Aurora), As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, The Glass Menagerie (GA Shakespeare), Big Fish, Going With Jenny, Godspell, Lost Highway (Theatrical Outfit), Of Mice and Men, Hamlet the Musical, Hamlet (Shakespeare Tavern), Smoke on the Mountain, Sanders Christmas And Homecoming (Theater in The Square). Film & television: Shotgun Stories, Ring of Fire, The Good Lie, “Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC), “Necessary Roughness” (USA). North Carolina School of the Arts graduate. Thank you to my incredible wife for my favorite role as husband and father.

Travis Smith
Travis Smith
Ned Allyn, Lambert, Catling, Ensemble

Atlanta: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, The Tall Girls, Bull Durham (Alliance Theatre), Memphis, Bridges of Madison County (Aurora), As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, The Glass Menagerie (GA Shakespeare), Big Fish, Going With Jenny, Godspell, Lost Highway (Theatrical Outfit), Of Mice and Men, Hamlet the Musical, Hamlet (Shakespeare Tavern), Smoke on the Mountain, Sanders Christmas And Homecoming (Theater in The Square). Film & television: Shotgun Stories, Ring of Fire, The Good Lie, “Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC), “Necessary Roughness” (USA). North Carolina School of the Arts graduate. Thank you to my incredible wife for my favorite role as husband and father.

Jeffrey is delighted to be working with the Alliance Theatre for the first time. Recent credits: The Laramie Project (Independent Artists’ Playhouse), The One and Only Ivan (Synchronicity Theatre), Honor the System, Good People (Out of Box), SISU is in the Heart (Fairport Harbor, Ohio and Lapua, Finland). Jeffrey is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and was an apprentice at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Love always to Julia and my family.

Jeffrey Allen Sneed
Jeffrey Allen Sneed
Understudy for Nol, Sam, Peter

Jeffrey is delighted to be working with the Alliance Theatre for the first time. Recent credits: The Laramie Project (Independent Artists’ Playhouse), The One and Only Ivan (Synchronicity Theatre), Honor the System, Good People (Out of Box), SISU is in the Heart (Fairport Harbor, Ohio and Lapua, Finland). Jeffrey is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and was an apprentice at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Love always to Julia and my family.

Creative

Clay has been the Resident Sound Designer at the Alliance Theatre for 17 years and has designed more than 95 productions for the Alliance, including 27 world premieres, 30 musicals and 25 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Disgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Cinderella and Fella and Troubadour. Other design work includes Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre and Georgia Aquarium. Awards: seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 14 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA.

Clay Benning
Clay Benning
Sound Design

Clay has been the Resident Sound Designer at the Alliance Theatre for 17 years and has designed more than 95 productions for the Alliance, including 27 world premieres, 30 musicals and 25 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Disgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Cinderella and Fella and Troubadour. Other design work includes Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre and Georgia Aquarium. Awards: seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 14 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA.

Brandon has performed on GRAMMY Award-nominated and -winning releases by John Mayer, Sugarland and Shawn Mullins. As a member of the rock band Train, Brandon toured the world indulging in his lifelong fantasy of performing a keyboard solo on a smoke emitting Moog synthesizer. He recently served as musical director for the world premier musical Troubadour at the Alliance Theater. Currently, Bush is touring as music director for his brother Kristian Bush. He also manages the Atlanta-based Songs of the Architect, composes for visual media, and hosts a drive time radio show on Atlanta’s AM1690.

Brandon Bush
Brandon Bush
Music Director

Brandon has performed on GRAMMY Award-nominated and -winning releases by John Mayer, Sugarland and Shawn Mullins. As a member of the rock band Train, Brandon toured the world indulging in his lifelong fantasy of performing a keyboard solo on a smoke emitting Moog synthesizer. He recently served as musical director for the world premier musical Troubadour at the Alliance Theater. Currently, Bush is touring as music director for his brother Kristian Bush. He also manages the Atlanta-based Songs of the Architect, composes for visual media, and hosts a drive time radio show on Atlanta’s AM1690.

Angela is excited to reunite with Richard in her Alliance Theatre debut. Angela is a Los Angeles-based costume and scenic designer with over 100 productions in local and regional theatres. Recent credits: Two Degrees, The Nest and Shadowlands (Denver Center Theatre Company), The Monster Builder, Abundance and Peter and the Starcatcher (South Coast Rep), Noises Off (Chautauqua Theatre Company), Sense and Sensibility (Milwaukee Rep), Man of La Mancha, The Imaginary Invalid and Romeo and Juliet (A Noise Within Theatre), where she’s a resident artist. Her work has been seen at the Old Globe, Pasadena Playhouse, Georgia Shakespeare, Antaeus Theatre and various other theatres in Los Angeles. Angela’s designs garnered L.A. Drama Critics Circle, Ovation, Backstage and Drama Logue awards. Angela has designed costumes for 16 film productions in the U.S. and her native Romania. M.F.A. in set & costume design from the Academy of Arts “N. Grigorescu” in Bucharest, Romania.

Angela Balogh Calin
Angela Balogh Calin
Set & Costume Designer

Angela is excited to reunite with Richard in her Alliance Theatre debut. Angela is a Los Angeles-based costume and scenic designer with over 100 productions in local and regional theatres. Recent credits: Two Degrees, The Nest and Shadowlands (Denver Center Theatre Company), The Monster Builder, Abundance and Peter and the Starcatcher (South Coast Rep), Noises Off (Chautauqua Theatre Company), Sense and Sensibility (Milwaukee Rep), Man of La Mancha, The Imaginary Invalid and Romeo and Juliet (A Noise Within Theatre), where she’s a resident artist. Her work has been seen at the Old Globe, Pasadena Playhouse, Georgia Shakespeare, Antaeus Theatre and various other theatres in Los Angeles. Angela’s designs garnered L.A. Drama Critics Circle, Ovation, Backstage and Drama Logue awards. Angela has designed costumes for 16 film productions in the U.S. and her native Romania. M.F.A. in set & costume design from the Academy of Arts “N. Grigorescu” in Bucharest, Romania.

Recent Alliance credits: The Dancing Granny; Cinderella and Fella; A Christmas Carol; Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Tiger Style!; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Shrek; Charlotte’s Web and Wizard of Oz. Local credits include Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python's Spamalot, Ragtime and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces and Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to Ali and Maggie.

Liz Campbell
Liz Campbell
Assistant Stage Manager

Recent Alliance credits: The Dancing Granny; Cinderella and Fella; A Christmas Carol; Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Tiger Style!; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Shrek; Charlotte’s Web and Wizard of Oz. Local credits include Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python's Spamalot, Ragtime and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces and Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to Ali and Maggie.

Directing: world premiere of Moxie (Alliance Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab/Theatrical Outfit), The Guys (Theatrical Outfit), The Nightingale Rose (Working Title/GTA), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Antigone, Much Ado About Nothing (Gainesville Theatre Alliance), Orestes (Guthrie Theater B.F.A.), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Theater Emory). Dialect & text coaching: Off-Broadway: The Mint and New Dramatists; multiple productions at the Alliance including The Temple Bombing, Harmony, Good People, Arcadia, Medea; multiple productions at the Guthrie Theater including Disgraced, Major Barbara, M. Butterfly, Intimate Apparel and world premieres by Tony Kushner; Georgia Shakespeare (Associate Artist). Film coaching: Baby Driver; Selma; Southside with You; The Good Lie; Sweet Land. Acting: The Grapes of Wrath (Alliance); Ghost-Writer (Theater-in-the-Square); Shadow Language (Guthrie); Richard II (Georgia Shakespeare); Candida (Actor’s Express). Professor of Theatre at the University of North Georgia.

Elisa Carlson
Elisa Carlson
Dialect Coach

Directing: world premiere of Moxie (Alliance Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab/Theatrical Outfit), The Guys (Theatrical Outfit), The Nightingale Rose (Working Title/GTA), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Antigone, Much Ado About Nothing (Gainesville Theatre Alliance), Orestes (Guthrie Theater B.F.A.), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Theater Emory). Dialect & text coaching: Off-Broadway: The Mint and New Dramatists; multiple productions at the Alliance including The Temple Bombing, Harmony, Good People, Arcadia, Medea; multiple productions at the Guthrie Theater including Disgraced, Major Barbara, M. Butterfly, Intimate Apparel and world premieres by Tony Kushner; Georgia Shakespeare (Associate Artist). Film coaching: Baby Driver; Selma; Southside with You; The Good Lie; Sweet Land. Acting: The Grapes of Wrath (Alliance); Ghost-Writer (Theater-in-the-Square); Shadow Language (Guthrie); Richard II (Georgia Shakespeare); Candida (Actor’s Express). Professor of Theatre at the University of North Georgia.

Paddy Cunneen
Paddy Cunneen
Adaptation for the stage

Scott is delighted to be working on this show with a cast and crew that are truly inspirational. He has composed and performed music for the Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Kaiser Permanente and many others. Theatre: Edward Foote, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Cinderella and Fella (Alliance Theatre), Almost Heaven, Ring of Fire, Swell Party (GET), Smoke on the Mountain trilogy (Theatre in the Square, Atlanta Lyric Theatre). Television: “Bloodlands” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Scott also sang on the soundtrack for the movie Cold Mountain and at the Academy Awards with Elvis Costello and Alison Krauss.

Scott DePoy
Scott DePoy
Assistant Music Director, Conductor

Scott is delighted to be working on this show with a cast and crew that are truly inspirational. He has composed and performed music for the Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Kaiser Permanente and many others. Theatre: Edward Foote, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Cinderella and Fella (Alliance Theatre), Almost Heaven, Ring of Fire, Swell Party (GET), Smoke on the Mountain trilogy (Theatre in the Square, Atlanta Lyric Theatre). Television: “Bloodlands” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Scott also sang on the soundtrack for the movie Cold Mountain and at the Academy Awards with Elvis Costello and Alison Krauss.

Lee Hall
Lee Hall
Adaptation for the stage

Scot is an award-winning and internationally recognized Fight Master and Teacher through the Society of American Fight Directors, the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat and Director of Theatre at Mercer University. He has choreographed, performed and coached theatrical violence in the U.S., England and Germany with such companies as Steppenwolf Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alliance Theatre and Georgia Shakespeare. Scot served as Fight Director for the world premiere of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp. He has also served as tactics choreographer and gun wrangler for film and television, and on-set swordmaster for the Bollywood epic Drona filmed in Jaipur, India. Most recently, Scot co-choreographed the re-opening of the multi-million dollar attraction Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach with his wife, Kelly.

Scot Mann
Scot Mann
Fight Choreographer

Scot is an award-winning and internationally recognized Fight Master and Teacher through the Society of American Fight Directors, the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat and Director of Theatre at Mercer University. He has choreographed, performed and coached theatrical violence in the U.S., England and Germany with such companies as Steppenwolf Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alliance Theatre and Georgia Shakespeare. Scot served as Fight Director for the world premiere of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp. He has also served as tactics choreographer and gun wrangler for film and television, and on-set swordmaster for the Bollywood epic Drona filmed in Jaipur, India. Most recently, Scot co-choreographed the re-opening of the multi-million dollar attraction Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach with his wife, Kelly.

Marc Norman
Marc Norman
Screenwriter

McCreeis an assistant professor of dance at Kennesaw State University. He received his dance training from the School of American Ballet in New York City and the North Carolina School of the Arts. His versatile career as a professional dancer included performing with the Atlanta Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the Broadway National Tour of Cats as Mr. Mistoffelees. As a choreographer he has created works for the KSU Dance Company, Pacific Symphony, Ballet Spartanburg, Carolina Ballet, Dance Converse, Theater Converse, Center Stage and Workshop Theater of South Carolina. In 2016 he was selected as one of four finalists for Ballet Arkansas’s choreographic competition, Visions. He holds a B.A. in Dance from the University of South Carolina and an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of CA, Irvine.

McCree O'Kelley
McCree O'Kelley
Choreographer

McCreeis an assistant professor of dance at Kennesaw State University. He received his dance training from the School of American Ballet in New York City and the North Carolina School of the Arts. His versatile career as a professional dancer included performing with the Atlanta Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the Broadway National Tour of Cats as Mr. Mistoffelees. As a choreographer he has created works for the KSU Dance Company, Pacific Symphony, Ballet Spartanburg, Carolina Ballet, Dance Converse, Theater Converse, Center Stage and Workshop Theater of South Carolina. In 2016 he was selected as one of four finalists for Ballet Arkansas’s choreographic competition, Visions. He holds a B.A. in Dance from the University of South Carolina and an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of CA, Irvine.

Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
Screenwriter

Bret is honored to be working with the cast and creative team of Shakespeare in Love at the Conant Center. Previous credits at the Alliance include The Magic Negro, Troubadour, Courtenay’s Cabaret, Born For This, Disgraced, A Steady Rain, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Blues For An Alabama Sky. As a regional theater stage manager for more than 25 years, he has worked all over the country, but is now enjoying exploring Atlanta. While based in Seattle, he was a guest faculty member at the University of Washington for five years.

Bret Torbeck
Bret Torbeck
Stage Manager

Bret is honored to be working with the cast and creative team of Shakespeare in Love at the Conant Center. Previous credits at the Alliance include The Magic Negro, Troubadour, Courtenay’s Cabaret, Born For This, Disgraced, A Steady Rain, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Blues For An Alabama Sky. As a regional theater stage manager for more than 25 years, he has worked all over the country, but is now enjoying exploring Atlanta. While based in Seattle, he was a guest faculty member at the University of Washington for five years.

Ken is the resident lighting designer for Sarasota Opera. Alliance credits: Troubadour; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Tiger Style!; Native Guard; The Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Good People; What I Learned in Paris; Into the Woods; August: Osage County; The Underpants; Mrs. Warren’s Profession. National credits: Florida Grand Opera, Utah Shakespeare, Atlanta Opera, Bermuda Arts Festival, McCarter Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Utah Opera. Atlanta awards: Suzis for Pancakes, Pancakes!; The Geller Girls and Avenue X, with four other nominations; Abbey artist of the year nomination; featured in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta.

Ken Yunker
Ken Yunker
Lighting Design

Ken is the resident lighting designer for Sarasota Opera. Alliance credits: Troubadour; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Tiger Style!; Native Guard; The Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Good People; What I Learned in Paris; Into the Woods; August: Osage County; The Underpants; Mrs. Warren’s Profession. National credits: Florida Grand Opera, Utah Shakespeare, Atlanta Opera, Bermuda Arts Festival, McCarter Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Utah Opera. Atlanta awards: Suzis for Pancakes, Pancakes!; The Geller Girls and Avenue X, with four other nominations; Abbey artist of the year nomination; featured in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta.

Director

Directing: world premiere of Moxie (Alliance Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab/Theatrical Outfit), The Guys (Theatrical Outfit), The Nightingale Rose (Working Title/GTA), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Antigone, Much Ado About Nothing (Gainesville Theatre Alliance), Orestes (Guthrie Theater B.F.A.), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Theater Emory). Dialect & text coaching: Off-Broadway: The Mint and New Dramatists; multiple productions at the Alliance including The Temple Bombing, Harmony, Good People, Arcadia, Medea; multiple productions at the Guthrie Theater including Disgraced, Major Barbara, M. Butterfly, Intimate Apparel and world premieres by Tony Kushner; Georgia Shakespeare (Associate Artist). Film coaching: Baby Driver; Selma; Southside with You; The Good Lie; Sweet Land. Acting: The Grapes of Wrath (Alliance); Ghost-Writer (Theater-in-the-Square); Shadow Language (Guthrie); Richard II (Georgia Shakespeare); Candida (Actor’s Express). Professor of Theatre at the University of North Georgia.

Elisa Carlson
Elisa Carlson
Assistant Director

Directing: world premiere of Moxie (Alliance Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab/Theatrical Outfit), The Guys (Theatrical Outfit), The Nightingale Rose (Working Title/GTA), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Antigone, Much Ado About Nothing (Gainesville Theatre Alliance), Orestes (Guthrie Theater B.F.A.), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Theater Emory). Dialect & text coaching: Off-Broadway: The Mint and New Dramatists; multiple productions at the Alliance including The Temple Bombing, Harmony, Good People, Arcadia, Medea; multiple productions at the Guthrie Theater including Disgraced, Major Barbara, M. Butterfly, Intimate Apparel and world premieres by Tony Kushner; Georgia Shakespeare (Associate Artist). Film coaching: Baby Driver; Selma; Southside with You; The Good Lie; Sweet Land. Acting: The Grapes of Wrath (Alliance); Ghost-Writer (Theater-in-the-Square); Shadow Language (Guthrie); Richard II (Georgia Shakespeare); Candida (Actor’s Express). Professor of Theatre at the University of North Georgia.

Richard is delighted to return to the Alliance Theatre and especially his former artistic home at the Conant Performing Arts Center. For the Alliance, he directed Eurydice in the Hertz Stage and Philip DePoy’s Foxglove for the Teen Ensemble. As co-founder and former Producing Artistic Director at Georgia Shakespeare, productions include Hamlet, Richard III, Metamorphoses, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Noises Off, The Odyssey; A Journey Home, Antigone a new Musical, Pericles and Titus Andronicus. Other recent projects: Anne Boleyn (Synchronicity Theatre), Hair (Oglethorpe University), The Light in the Piazza (Theatrical Outfit), Dracula (Gainesville Theatre Alliance), The Beaux Stratagem (West Virginia University) and Spring Awakening (University of Georgia). Richard has received Suzi Bass Awards for directing and acting, is a regional finalist for the Zelda Fichandler Directing Award and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Oglethorpe University. He is a graduate of Berry College and the American Conservatory Theatre.

Richard Garner
Richard Garner
Director

Richard is delighted to return to the Alliance Theatre and especially his former artistic home at the Conant Performing Arts Center. For the Alliance, he directed Eurydice in the Hertz Stage and Philip DePoy’s Foxglove for the Teen Ensemble. As co-founder and former Producing Artistic Director at Georgia Shakespeare, productions include Hamlet, Richard III, Metamorphoses, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Noises Off, The Odyssey; A Journey Home, Antigone a new Musical, Pericles and Titus Andronicus. Other recent projects: Anne Boleyn (Synchronicity Theatre), Hair (Oglethorpe University), The Light in the Piazza (Theatrical Outfit), Dracula (Gainesville Theatre Alliance), The Beaux Stratagem (West Virginia University) and Spring Awakening (University of Georgia). Richard has received Suzi Bass Awards for directing and acting, is a regional finalist for the Zelda Fichandler Directing Award and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Oglethorpe University. He is a graduate of Berry College and the American Conservatory Theatre.

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