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Meet the cast of the 2013 Shakespeare Festival, which features A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in rotating repertory June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe.
   


A Midsummer Night's Dream

June 2 - Sept. 29, 2013
(Opening Night: Sunday, June 23)
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ian Talbot

Scenic Design by Ralph Funicello
Costume Design by Deirdre Clancy
Lighting Design by Alan Burrett
Original Music and Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier
Music Direction by Elan McMahan
Fight Direction by George Yé
Movement by James Vásquez
Voice and Dialect Coach, Jan Gist
Casting by Samantha Barrie, CSA
Stage Manager, Bret Torbeck


Fall under the spell of Shakespeare’s most joyful and popular comedy.  Filled with magic, humor, music and spectacle, the merriment unfolds in an enchanted forest where fairies play tricks on unsuspecting lovers and bumbling actors are transformed beyond their wildest dreams.  With a magic potion that grants love at first sight, anything can, and does, happen!



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Miles Anderson appears as Bottom and Krystel Lucas as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream in the 2013 Shakespeare Festival, June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
Jay Whittaker appears as Oberon and Krystel Lucas as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream in the 2013 Shakespeare Festival, June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
(from left) Nic Few appears as Demetrius, Ryman Sneed as Helena, Adam Gerber as Lysander and Winslow Corbett as Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream in the 2013 Shakespeare Festival, June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.

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The Merchant of Venice

June 9 - Sept. 28, 2013
(Opening Night: Friday, June 28)
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Adrian Noble

Scenic Design by Ralph Funicello
Costume Design by Deirdre Clancy
Lighting Design by Alan Burrett
Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier
Fight Direction by George Yé
Voice and Dialect Coach, Jan Gist
Casting by Samantha Barrie, CSA
Stage Manager, Bret Torbeck


Shakespeare’s unforgettable tale of mercy and justice, generosity and greed.  After years of persecution for his Jewish faith, Shylock finally gets his chance for revenge.  The merchant Antonio cannot pay his debt, and Shylock demands his due: a pound of flesh. To save Antonio’s life, the resourceful Portia must triumph in the courtroom—but at what cost?  The Merchant of Venice weaves together humor and pathos in a spellbinding, suspenseful drama.

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Miles Anderson appears as Shylock and Krystel Lucas as Portia in The Merchant of Venice in the 2013 Shakespeare Festival, June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
   

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

June 16 - Sept. 26, 2013
(Opening Night: Tuesday, July 2)
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Adrian Noble

Scenic Design by Ralph Funicello
Costume Design by Deirdre Clancy
Lighting Design by Alan Burrett
Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier
Original Music by Peter Golub
Fight Direction by George Yé
Voice and Dialect Coach, Jan Gist
Casting by Samantha Barrie, CSA
Stage Manager, Bret Torbeck


Fast-paced and irresistibly funny, Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning farce turns Shakespeare’s Hamlet inside out.  Two clowns wake up one morning to discover that they are minor characters in the greatest tragedy ever written.  As the story of Hamlet plays out all around them, they struggle to figure out what is happening, what it all means and whether they can escape their ultimate fate.

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Jay Whittaker appears as Guildenstern and John Lavelle as Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in the 2013 Shakespeare Festival, June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
   

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Cast and Creative Team

(from left) Craig Noel Award winners Jay Whittaker and Miles Anderson return to the 2013 Shakespeare Festival, which features A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in rotating repertory June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
Adrian Noble, Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director and director of The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. The 2013 Shakespeare Festival features A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in rotating repertory June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
Ian Talbot, director of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The 2013 Shakespeare Festival features A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in rotating repertory June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
(from left) Director Ian Talbot, director and Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Adrian Noble and Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. The 2013 Shakespeare Festival features A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in rotating repertory June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
(from left) Ian Talbot, who directs A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Adrian Noble, who directs The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead for the 2013 Shakespeare Festival, which runs in rotating repertory June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
Adrian Noble, Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director and director of The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. The 2013 Shakespeare Festival features A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in rotating repertory June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Ken Howard.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead playwright Tom Stoppard. The 2013 Shakespeare Festival features A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in rotating repertory June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
The cast of the 2013 Shakespeare Festival, which features A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in rotating repertory June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Adrian Noble (second row from front, second from left) and director Ian Talbot (second row, far left) with the cast of the 2013 Shakespeare Festival, which features A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in rotating repertory June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
   
   
M.F.A. candidates of the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Graduate Theatre Program appearing in the 2013 Shakespeare Festival: (back row, from left) Matthew Bellows, Jeremy Fisher, Robbie Simpson, Sean-Michael Wilkinson and Stephen Hu; (middle row) Meaghan Boeing, Stephanie Roetzel, Danielle O'Farrell, Erin Elizabeth Andrews and Adam Gerber; (front row) Allison Layman, Whitney Wakimoto, Kushtrim Hoxha and Christopher Salazar. The 2013 Shakespeare Festival features A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in rotating repertory June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
   

Cast and Creative Team Bios

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Erin Elizabeth Adams (Cobweb, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Ensemble, The Merchant of Venice; Film Crew, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) was last seen in the Globe’s production of Pygmalion and the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. production of Measure for Measure and reading of Once in a Lifetime.  She has worked in New York City on Gated (Midtown International Theatre Festival) and regionally on Heist!, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Post Wave Spectacular (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Henry IV Parts I and II (Actors’ Shakespeare Project) and Done (Providence Black Repertory Company).  She is a former Acting Apprentice with the Actors Theatre of Louisville.  Adams received her B.A. in Theatre and Literary Arts from Brown University. 
Miles Anderson (Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Shylock, The Merchant of Venice) has been acting for stage and screen for many years.  He has just completed a run at Ahmanson Theatre in The End of the Rainbow.  His previous roles at The Old Globe include Prospero in The Tempest, Salieri in Amadeus, Leonardo da Vinci in Divine Rivalry and King George in The Madness of George III, for which he received the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award.  Anderson’s previous work with Adrian Noble at the Royal Shakespeare Company includes Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors.  His other appearances include his Olivier Award-nominated Sigismund in Life’s a Dream, Twelfth Night and Volpone and the receipt of three British Theatre Awards.  His West End appearances include The Weir, Oliver! and The Rehearsal.  His film work includes Cry Freedom! and The Shepherd.  Anderson’s television appearances include “Criminal Minds,” and his U.K. credits including Dempsey in ITV’s “Ultimate Force,” Roger O’Neill in BBC’s award-winning “House of Cards” and Dan Fortune in the hit series “Soldier, Soldier.”  His work with directors, including Richard Attenborough, Trevor Nunn, Max Stafford-Clark and Sam Mendes, has established Anderson internationally as an actor of notability and popularity.  Originally from Zimbabwe, Anderson currently resides in Los Angeles with actor-writer Bella Merlin.  He has two brilliant sons: the actor Joe Anderson and Max, a chef and world champion streetboarder. 
Matthew Bellows (Fairy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Salerio, The Merchant of Venice; Tragedian, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) was featured in last year’s Shakespeare Festival productions of Richard III, As You Like It and Inherit the Wind at The Old Globe.  He has also appeared in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. productions of Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night and Fathers and Sons as well as Sunset Boulevard (Pioneer Theatre Company), The Scarlet Pimpernel and Beauty and the Beast (Hale Center Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (The People’s Theater), The Ark and Big River (Provo Theatre Company) and The Sound of Music, Big River and Les Misérables (Tuacahn Center for the Arts).  His other credits include Misalliance, Handing Down the Names, The Beggar’s Opera, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, The Zoo Story and the title role in Hamlet.  His television and film credits include The WB’s “Everwood,” Forever Strong, Beauty and the Beast: A Latter-Day Tale, Civil Love and The Letter Writer.  He produced and starred in the short film Hellespont, competing in festivals now.  He has a B.F.A. in Acting from Brigham Young University.
Meaghan Boeing (Moth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Ensemble, The Merchant of Venice; Film Crew, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) was most recently seen in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program production of Measure for Measure.  Her Los Angeles credits include the world premiere of Imagine (South Coast Repertory), Master Class (The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum), Man of La Mancha (A Noise Within), Surf Orpheus (Getty Villa) and The Antaeus Company.  Her other favorite productions include King Lear, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, The Misanthrope, Sunday in the Park with George, The Pirates of Penzance and The Sound of Music as well as a world premiere translation of Don Juan.  Boeing has appeared in national commercials as well as independent films, performs vocal music of various styles and is a teacher of piano and voice.  Boeing received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Ithaca College.   
Donald Carrier (Starveling, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Antonio, The Merchant of Venice) was last seen at The Old Globe in the 2011 Shakespeare Festival, appearing in Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and Amadeus.  In 2010 he was in King Lear, The Madness of George III and The Taming of the Shrew.  His regional credits include Joseph Surface in The School for Scandal (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Ferdinand in The Duchess of Malfi (The Shakespeare Theatre), Frederick in Noises Off and Francis in Lincolnesque (Cleveland Play House), Ian in Shining City (The Studio Theatre), Malvolio in Twelfth Night (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival) and the title role in The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (Huntington Theatre Company).  He recently appeared in Ten Chimneys and In the Next Room (Cleveland Play House) and Hamlet (NDSF).  His other theater credits include Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, The Wilma Theater, Intiman Theatre and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.  Carrier spent nine seasons at the Stratford Festival appearing as Orlando in As You Like It, Charles Surface in The School for Scandal, Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest, Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice and Lucio in Measure for Measure.  Carrier is Associate Director of the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House M.F.A. Acting Program. 
Winslow Corbett (Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Jessica, The Merchant of Venice; Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) last appeared at The Old Globe in the 2011 Shakespeare Festival as Constanze Weber in Amadeus, Miranda in The Tempest and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing.  She appeared as Elaine Robinson in the National Tour of The Graduate, Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Geffen Playhouse), Private Lives (Laguna Playhouse), Noises Off (South Coast Repertory), You Can’t Take It With You and Trying (Rubicon Theatre, StageSceneLA Award) and Arcadia and Grand Magic (A Contemporary Theatre).  Her other regional credits include David Copperfield directed by Joanne Woodward and Anne Keefe (Westport Country Playhouse), The Underpants directed by Gene Saks (PlayMakers Repertory Company), The Importance of Being Earnest (Pittsburgh Public Theater), The Learned Ladies and The Mother of Us All (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Noises Off, Born Yesterday and Fabuloso (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater), Private Lives (Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre), Ah, Wilderness! and The Foreigner (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis) and Doubt (Capital Repertory Theater).  Corbett’s New York credits include The Skin Game (Mint Theater), Romulus Linney’s Lark (The Ensemble Studio Theatre) and Everything That is the Case for Two Young Women on the Eve of the Great War Among Other Elegant Lies (Incubator Arts Project).  Her screen work includes Lifetime’s A Change of Heart, Comedy Central’s “Stand-Up Nation with Greg Giraldo” and the web series “The Digressions” and “Submissions Only.”
Nic Few (Demetrius, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Prince of Morocco, The Merchant of Venice; Horatio, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) is honored and excited to make his Globe debut.  Few is a graduate of Brown University, where he earned his M.F.A. in Acting and Directing, and Clark Atlanta University, where he earned his M.A. in Education Administration.  His theater credits include Eli in The Dinosaur Within (Boston Court Performing Arts Center),Oberon and Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol and Confluence (Guthrie Theater),Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, St. Louis Black Repertory Company), Jack in Black Birds (Horizons Theatre Company), The Misanthrope (New York Theatre Workshop), End’s Eve (New York International Fringe Festival), Via Prada in Sex Acts (PushPush Theater), Wheeler in The Ballad of Emmett Till (The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center), The America Play (Actor’s Express Theatre Company), Lincoln in Topdog/Underdog and Station Master in The Cherry Orchard (Trinity Repertory Company),Angelo in Measure for Measure (Chautauqua Theater Company), Loyale in Tartuffe (Theatre in the Square), Super Fu Jones in Action Movie II (Dad’s Garage Theatre Company),Buddy Lomax in Tambourines to Glory and Slangtalk in Spunk (Jomandi Productions) and Cassius in Julius Caesar (Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company), to name a few.  His television and film credits include Donovan in The Chadwick Journals, Bill in Purple Skinny Jeans, Lawrence in “Eleventh Hour,” Iceman in Balls to the Wall, Officer Jim Carter in “Blotter,” Mark in The Undying, Rookie Cop in “The John Mulaney Show,” Nelson in Better Half, Man in “Go On,” Fenix in Retail Therapy and Chief Wilder in Sparky
Jeremy Fisher (Fairy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Stephano, The Merchant of Venice; Tragedian, Laertes, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) appeared in The Old Globe’s Pygmalion and the 2012 Shakespeare Festival productions of Richard III, As You Like It and Inherit the Wind.  He has also appeared in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. productions of Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night, Fathers and Sons and a staged reading of Pygmalion.  His Chicago productions include Coronado and Hollow Lands (Steep Theatre Company), Stage Door and No More Dead Dogs (Griffin Theatre Company), the title role in Ivanov, Sweet Confinement (After Dark Award for Outstanding Ensemble), The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers and Bible B-Sides (Sinnerman Ensemble), Sweet Bird of Youth (The Artistic Home), Election Day (Theatre Seven), Odin’s Horse (Infamous Commonwealth Theatre), Hot N’ Throbbing (Pine Box Theater Company) and Another Day in the Empire (Black Sheep Productions).  Fisher is a graduate of Indiana University and The School at Steppenwolf. 
Adam Gerber (Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Lorenzo, The Merchant of Venice; Tragedian, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) was last seen in The Old Globe’s production of Pygmalion and the Old Globe/USD production of Measure for Measure.  His New York credits include As You Like It and the Off Broadway revival of Lebensraum (Harold Clurman Lab Theatre).  He has also worked in Tokyo, Japan on Hikobae (The Actors Clinic, Will Do).  Gerber has performed in numerous other productions including Sex and the Holy Land (New York International Fringe Festival) and Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, In the Boom Boom Room and Dancing at Lughnasa (Stella Adler Studio of Acting), and he has been featured in various national commercials.  He is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and received his B.A. from The George Washington University where he appeared in The Winter’s Tale and Metamorphosis.
Lucas Hall (Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Bassanio, The Merchant of Venice; Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) has previously appeared at The Old Globe in Hamlet, Measure for Measure and The Violet Hour.  His Off Broadway credits include Beyond the Horizon (Irish Repertory Theatre), The Merchant of Venice, Othello and All’s Well That Ends Well (Theatre for a New Audience), Edward II (Red Bull Theater) and The Hasty Heart (Keen Company).  He has appeared regionally in the world premiere of A Dram of Drummhicit (La Jolla Playhouse), Twelfth Night (Westport Country Playhouse), the world premiere of A True History of the Johnstown Flood (Goodman Theatre), The Two Noble Kinsmen (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Almost, Maine (TheaterWorks, Hartford), The Tempest (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Cyrano de Bergerac and Henry IV (The Shakespeare Theatre Company) and Romeo and Juliet (New Repertory Theatre).  His film and television credits include The Love Letter, Late Summer, “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns.”  Hall trained at University of North Carolina School of the Arts under Gerald Freedman.  
Sherman Howard (Egeus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Player, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) has appeared on Broadway in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, All My Sons and Inherit the Wind.  His Off Broadway credits include Another Part of the Forest (The Peccadillo Theater Company), Titus Andronicus and Tell Out My Soul (The Public Theater), Geography of a Horse Dreamer and The Crate (The Ensemble Studio Theatre) and I’m Not Rappaport (Roundabout Theatre Company).  His recent regional credits include The Lion in Winter, No Man’s Land, The Cherry Orchard, Much Ado About Nothing, the title roles of both Galileo and Enrico IV and Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey).  His further regional credits include the title roles in Hamlet (Kentucky Shakespeare Festival), Macbeth (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival) and Sheridan (La Jolla Playhouse).  He appeared in The Price (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Nine Armenians (Intiman Theatre), Jumpers (Northlight Theatre) and The Contractor (American Conservatory Theater).  Some of his many television credits include “Homeland,” “Person of Interest,” “Cold Case,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Law & Order,” “Seinfeld,” “ER,” The Stand, all three “Star Trek” spin-offs and more.  He most recently performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as Prospero in a unique presentation of Sibelius’ The Tempest Suite,but his legacy performance is as the iconic zombie Bub in George Romero’s Day of the Dead. 
Kushtrim Hoxha (Fairy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Leonardo, Gaoler, The Merchant of Venice; Tragedian, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) was recently seen in Tartuffe and Measure for Measure with the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. program.  He has appeared in Rock ‘n’ Roll, King Lear, Sun Monkey, The Glass Menagerie and Hamlet (National Theater of Kosovo), Senior Carrar’s Rifles and Scapin’s Deceits (Professional Theater of Gjakova), Patriotic Hypermarket (Bitef Theater, Belgrade), Yue Madeline Yue (Multimedia Center, Kosovo and Volkstheater, Vienna) and Hamlet (Children’s Theatre of Charlotte).  He has performed in numerous theater festivals such as Festival Iberoamericano in Columbia, Mess Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ex-Ponto Festival in Slovenia, VIE Scena Contemporanea Festival in Italy, ASSITEJ Festival in Sweden, Dezire Festival in Serbia, Durban Theatre Festival in South Africa, Skupi Festin Macedonia and SKENA UP Festival in Kosovo.  He is the cofounder of Teatri Urban Theater Company in Prishtina, Kosovo.  His film and television credits include Human Zoo, I Need You and “Familja Moderne.”  Hoxha studied Acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts at University of Prishtina in Kosovo and received a B.A. in Theater Performance from Greensboro College.  
Stephen Hu (Fairy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Ensemble, The Merchant of Venice; Alfred, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) was last seen in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program’s Tartuffe and Measure for Measure.  He has recently appeared in Los Angeles productions of Macbeth and Richard III (The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum) and in the title role of Ching Chong Chinaman (Artists at Play).  His Bay Area credits include Over the Asian Airwaves (Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company), Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West (Berkeley Repertory Theatre) and Beijing, CA (Asian American Theater Company).  Hu holds a B.A. in Theater Performance Studies from University of California, Berkeley and is a founding member of the Bay Area Trifecta Ensemble.
Charles Janasz (Peter Quince, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Tubal, Duke of Venice, The Merchant of Venice; Polonius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) is an Associate Artist of The Old Globe and has appeared in 29 Globe productions including Pericles and the Summer Shakespeare Festivals of 1985 and 2004-2012.  He appeared on Broadway in the 1999-2000 revival of Amadeus and has been a leading company member and returning guest artist of both Guthrie Theater and Arena Stage.  His other credits include work at Ahmanson Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geffen Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, CENTERSTAGE, Empty Space Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Walker Art Center and Loring Playhouse.  He trained at University of Washington and The Juilliard School and has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1980. 
John Lavelle (Snug, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Lancelot Gobbo, The Merchant of Venice; Rosencrantz, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) last performed at The Old Globe in Bell, Book, and Candle directed by Darko Tresjnak.  His favorite theater credits include Benjamin in The Graduate (Broadway), Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Company), Achilles in The Iliad (Syros Festival, Greece), Yosarian in Catch-22 (Lucille Lortel Theatre), Spatter Pattern (Playwrights Horizons), The Jew of Malta (Theatre for a New Audience), On the Razzle directed by David Jones (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Burleigh Grimes (New World Stages), Rope (Drama Dept.) and Touchstone in As You Like It (The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles).  He has performed regionally at La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre Center and Hartford Stage.  Lavelle’s television and film credits include “Law & Order: Trial by Jury,” The Black Donnellys,” “Numb3rs,” “NCIS,” “Guiding Light,” “All My Children,” The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Zerosome, August and Broadway’s Finest.  Lavelle is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  
Allison Layman (Fairy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Portia's Servant, Ensemble, The Merchant of Venice; Attendant, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) recently appeared at the Globe in Pygmalion and the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. production of Measure for Measure.  She spent two years as a company member of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey where her mainstage roles included Luciana in The Comedy of Errors and Sempronious in Timon of Athens as well as multiple roles in the educational touring productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar and Macbeth.  Her other regional work includes Petra in An Enemy of the People (Playhouse on Park) and a wide range of roles in productions at the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, Massachusetts.  Layman studied with Bill Esper at his studio in New York and received her B.A. in French Language and Literature from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Krystel Lucas (Titania, Hippolyta, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Portia, The Merchant of Venice) is thrilled to be making her Globe debut.  Her regional credits include Death and the King’s Horseman, Macbeth and All’s Well That Ends Well (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) Good People (Dorset Theatre Festival), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot), The Sty of the Blind Pig (TheaterWorks), In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), The Summer House (Passage Theatre Company), Postcards from Earth (Guthrie Theater), Memories... (Salt and Pepper Mime Theatre) and Trifles (Carol Belk Theatre).  Lucas has also appeared in The Winter’s Tale, Tiger Tiger, Our Lady of 121st Street, Smash, A Doll’s House, Gem of the Ocean, Sliding into the Beast, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and All’s Well That Ends Well (Tisch School of the Arts).  She was featured in the indie film The Q and is currently an associate producer of the film The Weekend (soon to be released).  She received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and her M.F.A. from the New York University Graduate Acting Program. 
Danielle O’Farrell (First Fairy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Portia's Servant, Ensemble, The Merchant of Venice; Attendant, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead), a proud member of the M.F.A. program, recently appeared at The Old Globe in Pygmalion as Clara and the Shakespeare Festival productions of As You Like It as Audrey, Richard III and Inherit the Wind.  She also performed in Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night and Fathers and Sons (Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program).  Previously she worked in Chicago with Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, American Theater Company, the side project theatre company, First Folio Theatre, Signal Ensemble Theatre, and many others.  Her film credits include Farewell Darkness and Stay with Me.  Her television credits include “My Boys.”  O’Farrell received her B.F.A. in Theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.  
Stephanie Roetzel (Mustardseed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Ensemble, The Merchant of Venice; Attendant, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) appeared in the 2012 Shakespeare Festival at The Old Globe and in Tartuffe, Measure for Measure, Pygmalion, Fathers and Sons and Twelfth Night for the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program.  Roetzel has previously performed regionally in Best Weekend Ever (Williamstown Theatre Festival Apprentice Company), The Seagull, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Brighton Beach Memoirs (Vanderbilt University), My Fair Lady (The Victory Theatre Center) and Little Women (Lake Charles Little Theatre).  She holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.
Christopher Salazar (Fairy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Prince of Arragon, The Merchant of Venice; Ambassador, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) appeared in last year’s Shakespeare Festival and in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A productions of Measure for Measure, Tartuffe, Twelfth Night and Fathers and Sons.  He has appeared in New York in the World Premiere of Thieves (The Public Theater/AMERINDA Theater), Hamlet (Gorilla Repertory Theater Company, Inc.), The Merchant of Venice (Inwood Shakespeare Festival), The Tempest (Brave New World Repertory Theatre) and Big Love (Columbia University Stage).  His regional credits include Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles), Saint Joan and Peter Pan (Barter Theatre), Deathtrap (The Barnstormers Theatre), The Winter’s Tale, Antony and Cleopatra and Love’s Labour’s Lost (American Shakespeare Center) and understudying the East Coast Premiere of Outrage (The Wilma Theater).  Salazar has a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
Triney Sandoval (Snout, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Gratiano, The Merchant of Venice; Claudius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) was born and raised in San Diego and is very happy to be returning to the Globe.  His last performance in the area prior to last year, when he played Gromov in Blood and Gifts at La Jolla Playhouse, was in 1991 when he appeared at The Old Globe as Launcelot Gobboin The Merchant of Venice and Boatswain in The Tempest.  His Broadway credits include Napoleon and Intendante Morales in A Free Man of Color, Chapuys in A Man for All Seasons and Manolo Sanchez in Frost/Nixon.  His other New York theater credits include Timon of Athens, The Idiot, Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue, As You Like It and Whisper.  Regionally he has been seen at La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Wilma Theater, Round House Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alliance Theatre, Two River Theater Company, Virginia Stage Company, CENTERSTAGE, Yale Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and five seasons as a resident company member with Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Sandoval’s television credits include “The Sopranos,” “Lights Out,” “One Life to Live,” “All My Children” and recurring roles on both “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” 
Robbie Simpson (Fairy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Balthazar, The Merchant of Venice; Soldier, Fortinbras, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) was most recently seen as Freddy Eynsford Hill in Pygmalion directed by Nicholas Martin at The Old Globe.  His Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program credits include Measure for Measure and the staged reading of Once in a Lifetime.  His U.K. credits include Orlando in As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe).  His New York and Off Broadway credits include A Class Act directed by Bob Moss (Playwrights Horizons) and Hanschen in Spring Awakening (Roy Arias).  His favorite regional credits include A Class Act (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Rent and Almost, Maine (Papermill Theatre), The Sisters Rosensweig and The House of Blue Leaves (New Century Theatre) and Miss Saigon, Inherit the Wind, The Sunshine Boys and Lost in Yonkers (The Majestic Theatre).  He has appeared on television in NBC’s “30 Rock” and “Smash,” Syfy’s “Can You Survive a Horror Movie?” and numerous commercials.  Simpson holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Syracuse University.  
Ryman Sneed (Helena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Nerissa, The Merchant of Venice; Gertrude, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) is a 2011 graduate of the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program and happy to return to the Shakespeare Festival.  Her previous Globe credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Amadeus, Death of a Salesman, The Winter’s Tale, King Lear and The Madness of George III.  Her Off Broadway and other New York credits include None of the Above, Technicolor Life and The Tempest.  Sneed has worked on television series such as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “The Good Wife,” as well as several commercials.
Whitney Wakimoto (Peaseblossom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Portia's Servant, Ensemble, The Merchant of Venice; Film Crew, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) appeared in the 2012 Shakespeare Festival and has recently appeared in Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night, Tartuffe, Fathers and Sons and the staged reading of Pygmalion with the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program.  Her New York credits include The Tempest (Stages on the Sound Theatre).  Her regional credits include Endgame and Big Love (Montana Repertory Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Bug (Montana Rep Missoula) and The Good Person of Szechwan (The Open Space Theatre).  She has a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Montana. 
Jay Whittaker (Oberon, Theseus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Guildenstern, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) appeared in the Globe’s 2012 Shakespeare Festival as the title role in Richard III and Oliver in As You Like It.  He also appeared in the 2011 Festival as Mozart in Amadeus and Don John in Much Ado About Nothing,and in the 2010 Festival as Edgar in King Lear, Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew and William Pitt in The Madness of George III, for which he received the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award honoring his work in all three productions.  He was most recently seen as Angelo in Measure for Measure at Goodman Theatre.  He has been seen Off Broadway in Frank’s Home at Playwrights Horizons and Rose Rage at The Duke on 42nd Street.  His other credits include Old Masters, Mother Courage and Her Children and David Copperfield (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Sense and Sensibility, directed by Jon Jory, and Awake and Sing! directed by Amy Morton (Northlight Theatre), Shining City (Huntington Theatre Company), Tamburlaine and Edward II (The Shakespeare Theatre Company), Shining City and Frank’s Home (Goodman Theatre), The Merchant of Venice, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, Julius Caesar, Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Tempest (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (Royal Shakespeare Company).  Whittaker’s film and television credits include Dustclouds, Let’s Go to Prison, Death of a President, “Prison Break” and “Early Edition.”  
Sean-Michael Wilkinson (Flute, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Solanio, The Merchant of Venice; Film Crew, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) was most recently seen in Richard III, As You Like It and Inherit the Wind (The Old Globe 2012 Shakespeare Festival) and Tartuffe, Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night, Fathers and Sons and Pygmalion (The Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program).  His New York credits include The Party (Schapiro Theatre), The Joy of Sex (American Globe Theatre), Romeo + Juliette (Collective Company), The Lunar Adventure of Dar and Matey (Stolen Chair Theatre Company) and The Old Law (Theresa Lang Theatre).  His national credits include Charlotte’s Web (TheatreworksUSA).  His regional credits include The Comedy of Errors (Lake George Theater Lab).  He has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Marymount Manhattan College.
  Tom Stoppard (Playwright, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) worked as a freelance journalist while writing radio plays, a novel (Lord Malquist and Mr. Moon) and the first of his plays to be staged in England, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, winner of the 1968 Tony Award for Best Play.  His subsequent plays include The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, Travesties (Tony Award), Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (with André Previn), Night and Day, The Real Thing (Tony Award), Hapgood, Arcadia (Olivier Award, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Tony Award nomination), Indian Ink, The Invention of Love and Rock ’n’ Roll.  The 2006 American premiere of Stoppard’s trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, at Lincoln Center Theater won seven Tony Awards.  Stoppard’s translations and adaptations include Lorca’s House of Bernarda Alba, Schnitzler’s Undiscovered Country and Dalliance, Nestroy’s On the Razzle, Václav Havel’s Largo Desolato, Rough Crossing (based on Ferenc Molnár’s Play in the Castle) and Gérald Sibleyras’ Heroes.  He has written screenplays for Despair, The Romantic Englishwoman, The Human Factor, Brazil (co-author), Empire of the Sun, The Russia House, Billy Bathgate, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (which he also directed and which won the Prix d’Or for Best Film at the 1990 Venice Film Festival), Shakespeare in Love (Golden Globe Award and Academy Award, with co-author Marc Norman) and Enigma.
  Adrian Noble (2013 Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director; Director, The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) has served as Artistic Director of The Old Globe Shakespeare Festival since 2010, where his productions have included As You Like It, Inherit the Wind, The Tempest, Amadeus, King Lear and The Madness of George III.  Noble was educated at Chichester High School and the University of Bristol.  His professional training began at the Drama Centre London, and he moved from there into community theater and young people’s theater at the Trinity Arts Centre, Birmingham.  His most recent work in theater includes The King’s Speech (on tour and West End) and The Tempest (Theatre Royal, Bath).  He was Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the Royal Shakespeare Company between 1991 and 2003.  His productions there include A Doll’s House, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Henry V, Desert Air, As You Like It, Kiss Me, Kate, The Art of Success, The Plantagenets, Henry IV, Parts I and II, The Thebans, The Winter’s Tale, Hamlet, Travesties, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (also on Broadway), Romeo and Juliet, The Cherry Orchard, Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Family Reunion and The Secret Garden.  His other work in theater includes The Duchess of Malfi and Dr. Faustus (Royal Exchange Theatre), Hamlet (Stratford Festival), Kean (Noël Coward Theatre), The Art of Success (Manhattan Theatre Club), Three Sisters (Gate Theatre and Royal Court Theatre), Summer and Smoke, A Woman of No Importance and Brand (West End), The Home Place (Gate Theatre and West End) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium and Broadway).  Noble’s opera credits include Don Giovanni (Kent Opera), The Faerie Queen and Il Ritorno d’Ulisse (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence), The Magic Flute (Glyndebourne), Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy (Opéra de Lyon), Carmen (Opéra Comique), Macbeth (Metropolitan Opera), Alcina (Vienna Staatsoper), Serse (Theater an der Wien) and Simon Boccanegra (Rome Opera).  He directed the 1996 version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and is the author of the book How to Do Shakespeare.  He has Hon. D. Litt. from the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Warwick and Exeter and is an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple.
  Ian Talbot (Director, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) was Artistic and Managing Director of the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park, London from 1987 to 2007.  His directing credits at this theater were Babes in Arms, The Fantasticks, Lady, Be Good, The Card, Kiss Me, Kate, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Oh, What a Lovely War, High Society and H.M.S. Pinafore (all nominated for Olivier Awards), The Pirates of Penzance (Olivier nomination for Best Director), Much Ado About Nothing, Androcles and the Lion, Look Here Old Son, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Connecticut Yankee, The Comedy of Errors, Paint Your Wagon, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Music Man, Where’s Charley?, Camelot and The Boy Friend.  His other directing credits include The Secret Garden (Watermill Theatre, Newbury), Yeoman of the Guard (Savoy Theatre), Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall), High Society (Shaftesbury Theatre), The Pirates of Penzance (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Anything Goes (National Tour), Kiss Me, Kate (Brisbane Festival), Doctor in the House (National Tour), Noises Off (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Lend Me a Tenor the Musical (Gielgud Theatre), The Invisible Man and Charley’s Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory), Third Finger Left Hand (Trafalgar Studios) and Love Letters (Dubai Festival).  He has also directed many pantomimes with stars such as Henry Winkler, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff and Priscilla Presley.  He also has many acting credits in television and the theater including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the West End.  In 2007 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to the Open Air Theatre.
  Ralph Funicello (Scenic Design) is an Associate Artist of The Old Globe and has designed the sets for over 70 productions for the company including the Summer Shakespeare Festivals 2004-2012.  Elsewhere, Funicello has designed scenery on and off Broadway and for many theaters across the country, including Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, American Conservatory Theater, A Contemporary Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Arizona Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Denver Center Theatre Company, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Royal Shakespeare Company, New York City Opera, LA Opera and San Diego Opera.  He currently holds the position of Powell Chair in Set Design at SDSU.
  Deirdre Clancy (Costume Design) is in her fourth year designing all three Shakespeare Festival shows at The Old Globe.  She began her career as house designer for the Royal Court Theatre in the late 1960s with such cutting-edge authors as Edward Bond, Joe Orton and D.H. Lawrence.  She went on to design all over the world for the stage, opera, film and television.  Among Clancy’s many successes were costumes for Kiri Te Kanawa in Cosí Fan Tutte at The Metropolitan Opera, Ian McKellen in Wild Honey at The National Theatre, Los Angeles and Broadway and Glenda Jackson in Strange Interlude in the West End and on Broadway.  She won a BAFTA Best Costume Design Award for Mrs. Brown featuring Dame Judi Dench and Billy Connolly and Olivier Awards for her work on Twelfth Night and Love’s Labour’s Lost, both for the Royal Shakespeare Company.  In 2011 Clancy completed the trilogy of Mozart operas for Opera de Lyon, directed by Adrian Noble, with costumes for Cosí Fan Tutte, The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.  Clancy has written and illustrated Costume Since World War Two.
  Alan Burrett (Lighting Design) has had his designs seen regularly in many countries around the world.  This is his fourth season designing the Shakespeare Festival at The Old Globe.  His theater work has included many productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as productions for the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Paris Opera, Munich Opera and 25 productions for LA Opera.  He lit large-scale arena productions for operas in London, Germany, Australia and Japan as well as the complete works of Beckett for Gate Theatre in Dublin, New York and London.  Recently he designed Murder in the Cathedral for San Diego Opera, Simon Boccanegra at Rome Opera and the opera Xerxes in Vienna.  Since 2008 Burrett has served as professor of design at UC San Diego.
  Dan Moses Schreier (Sound Design; Original Music, A Midsummer Night's Dream) most recently sound designed the Globe production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and previously composed original music for Much Ado About Nothing and sound designed The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing for the Globe’s 2011 Shakespeare Festival.  He has sound designed the Broadway productions of Sondheim on Sondheim, A Little Night Music, West Side Story, Gypsy, Radio Golf, John Doyle’s production of Sweeney Todd, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Gem of the Ocean, Pacific Overtures, Assassins, Into the Woods, Topdog/Underdog, Dirty Blonde, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Tempest and Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk.  His Off Broadway sound design credits include Road Show, Stuff Happens, Homebody/Kabul and Floyd Collins.  He composed music for the Broadway productions of The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington and The Tempest with Patrick Stewart and the Off Broadway production of Disfarmer at St. Ann’s Warehouse.  He has received three Tony Awards nominations, three Drama Desk Awards and an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.
  Peter Golub (Original Music, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) has worked at The Old Globe on Richard III and Dinner with Friends.  His Broadway credits include The Heiress, Time Stands Still, Come Back, Little Sheba and Hedda Gabler.  His Off Broadway credits include The Laramie Project (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Suddenly Last Summer (Roundabout Theatre Company) and Macbeth with Liev Schrieber (Delacorte Theater).  His other credits include New York Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons, American Repertory Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company, La Mama, Huntington Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre and others.  His musical Amphigorey, written with Edward Gorey, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.  For 10 years he was Composer-in-Residence at Charles Ludlam’s legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company in Greenwich Village.  His film scores include Countdown to Zero, Frozen River, The Great Debaters, Wordplay, The Laramie Project and These Amazing Shadows.  He is the composer of numerous concert works and ballets and is the Director of the Sundance Film Music Program.
  Elan McMahan (Music Director, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) is in her second season as music director for the Globe’s Shakespeare Festival.  She will return to the Globe later this year as music director for Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  McMahan is the resident music director for Moonlight Stage Productions in Vista.  Her work at Moonlight and the Globe has received critical acclaim, including this year’s Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Musical Directionfrom the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for a body of 2012 work that included the Globe’s As You Like It and Moonlight’s Fiddler on the Roof and Sweeney Todd.  McMahan holds music degrees from Brigham Young University and the St. Louis Conservatory of Music.
  George Yé (Fight Director) has worked as a fight director on stage and film.  His credits at The Old Globe include Allegiance – A New American Musical, The Recommendation, Anna Christie, August: Osage County, Groundswell, God of Carnage, Somewhere, The Whipping Man, Dancing in the Dark, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, Rafta, Rafta…, The Price and Whisper House.  His favorite credits also include Peter and the Starcatchers, Blood and Gifts, Hands on a Hardbody, Restoration and Tobacco Road (La Jolla Playhouse), Hoodoo Love and Stick Fly (Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company), The Bluest Eye (Mo’olelo/MOXIE Theatre) and Cabaret, Mauritius and Communicating Doors (Cygnet Theatre Company).  He choreographed and performed the opening duel in The King’s Guard with Eric Roberts and Ron Pearlman and directed The Dark Forest (ShowTec).  He is an associate artistic director with Cygnet, teaches at University of San Diego and San Diego Mesa College and is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and Actors’ Equity Association.  Aside from fight work, Yé has a number of directing credits under his belt and is an award-winning sound designer.  He is currently directing Shakespeare’s R&J by Joe Calarco at Cygnet Theatre Company. 
  James Vásquez (Movement, A Midsummer Night's Dream) received San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award nominations for Outstanding Direction of a Musical for the world premiere of Harmony, Kansas and the West Coast premiere of [title of show] (Diversionary Theatre), and won the award in 2010 for Sweeney Todd (Cygnet Theatre).  His other recent directing/choreography credits include Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (2003-2013), Jane Austen’s Emma – A Musical Romantic Comedy (associate director) and Boeing-Boeing (The Old Globe), the workshop of Harmony, Kansas (Goodspeed Musicals), Birds of a Feather, Pippin and Next Fall (Diversionary Theatre), Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Little Shop of Horrors (Cygnet Theatre Company) and Into the Woods (New Village Arts).  In 2004, Vásquez founded Daisy 3 Pictures with Mark Holmes and Carrie Preston.  Their first two feature films, 29th and Gay (TLA Releasing, Here TV) and Ready? OK! (Wolfe Video, LOGO) have played national and international film festivals, with Ready? OK! winning Best Feature Film awards in Seattle, North Carolina and San Diego.  Their latest feature film, That’s What She Said, starring Anne Heche, made its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.  As an actor, Vásquez has appeared on film, television, Off Broadway and regional and local stages.  He is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
  Jan Gist (Voice and Dialect Coach) has been Voice, Speech and Dialect Coach for Old Globe productions since 2002.  She has coached at theaters around the country including Ahmanson Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC, The American Shakespeare Center, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, American Players Theatre and Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company.  Gist has been a guest on KPBS radio’s “A Way with Words,” narrated San Diego Museum of Art documentaries, coached dialects for the film The Rosa Parks Story and recorded dozens of Books To Listen To.  She is a founding member of The Voice and Speech Trainers Association and has presented at many national and international conference workshops for them and for The Voice Foundation.  She has taught workshops at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama and the International Voice Teachers Exchange at The Moscow Art Theatre.  She has been published in VASTA Journals, and chapters in books include The Complete Vocal Warm-Up, More Stage Dialects and an interview in Voice and Speech Training in the New Millennium: Conversations with Master Teachers.  She is a professor in The Old Globe/USD Graduate Theatre Program.
  C.J. Keith (Assistant Director, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) has worked for nine years with the Shakespeare Festival.  Her Festival assistant director credits are Richard III, The Tempest, Amadeus, Hamlet, Othello, All’s Well That Ends Well, Coriolanus, Cyrano de Bergerac and The Taming of the Shrew.  Her regional directing credits include Eurydice, The Clean House, Doubt (2012 Bravo San Diego Award for Best Play), Crimes of the Heart, The Maids, Present Laughter, The Fantasticks, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and The Cherry Orchard.  Keith is the undergraduate advisor at San Diego State University’s School of Theatre, Television, and Film where she teaches acting, directing and script analysis.  She is also the executive producer of the independent film company Jabronie Pictures.  She trained at HB Studios in New York, is an alumna of the National Theatre Conservatory and holds a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from Berkeley and an M.F.A. in Drama from SDSU.  Her next directing project is The Laramie Project.
  Annette Yé (Assistant Director, Merchant of Venice, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) served as stage manager for The Old Globe’s Pygmalion, God of Carnage, Anna Christie, Groundswell and the 2010 production of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!  Her other Globe credits include A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (‘11 and ‘12), Boeing-Boeing, The First Wives Club, Opus, Dancing in the Dark, Hay Fever and the Summer Shakespeare Festivals 2008 and 2010-2012. 
  Samantha Barrie, CSA (Casting) is thrilled to have been asked back to cast the 2013 Shakespeare Festival.  Her casting credits at The Old Globe include more than 60 productions encompassing revivals, new plays, the 2006-2011 Shakespeare Festivals and nine world premieres.  She has received the Casting Society of America’s Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting for August: Osage County at The Old Globe.  She also received Artios nominations for the Globe’s The Glass Menagerie, Lost in Yonkers and Cornelia.  The Globe’s productions of August: Osage County, A Body of Water, Measure for Measure and Opus, all of which Barrie cast, have received San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Awards for Best Ensemble.  She has also cast for Hartford Stage.  Her non-casting work has included the artistic departments of National Artists, Roundabout Theatre Company and The Public Theater.  Barrie recently started Frozen Rope Productions and is currently in development for a play about Toni Stone, the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro League.  Barrie holds a B.A. in Arts Management and Theatre and Film Production from New York University.
  Bret Torbeck (Stage Manager) is excited to return to The Old Globe where his previous credits are the 2011 and 2012 Shakespeare Festivals, The Women, The Sisters Rosensweig and Take Me Out.  This winter he worked on Coriolanus at The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.  His previous regional theater credits include The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, CENTERSTAGE, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre and Pittsburgh Public TheaterHe teaches for the University of Washington School of Drama and volunteers for the ALS Association.
  Zach Kennedy (Assistant Stage Manager) has previously worked at The Old Globe on Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show and Somewhere.  His other credits include the TheatreWorks Singapore production of Continuum: Beyond the Killing Fields directed by Ong Keng Sen in Shizuoka, Japan, The Cherry Orchard Sequel written and directed by Nic Ularu at (La MaMa) and Glengarry Glen Ross (La Jolla Playhouse).  He spent two seasons at The Lost Colony, America’s largest outdoor theater, and has worked with Seven Devils Playwrighting Conference, Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, The Palmetto Opera and Theatre South Carolina.  He is a freelance line producer and content manager for Blue Flame Events, most recently on Google’s International Science Fair, and has stage managed for MSI Events.  He holds his M.F.A. in Stage Management from UC San Diego.
  Amanda Salmons (Assistant Stage Manager) has worked previously at The Old Globe on the 2011 and 2012 Shakespeare Festivals, Anna Christie, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Somewhere, Groundswell, Welcome to Arroyo’s, Lost in Yonkers, I Do! I Do!, The Savannah Disputation and The Price.  In addition, she stage managed for the Summer Shakespeare Intensive through the Globe’s education department, working with high school students on Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It and Pericles.  Her other San Diego credits include miXtape, See How They Run, The Music Man and The Rivalry (Lamb’s Players Theatre), The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, Candide, Trial by Jury and Rumpelstiltskin (Lyric Opera San Diego) and SummerFest (La Jolla Music Society).
  Jess Slocum (Assistant Stage Manager) has previously worked at The Old Globe on A Doll’s House, Pygmalion, A Room with a View, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, the 2011 and 2012 Shakespeare Festivals, Rafta, Rafta…, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Alive and Well, Sammy, Cornelia, Since Africa, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Glass Menagerie.  Her Broadway credits include In the Heights.  Her regional credits include Ruined, The Third Story, Memphis and Most Wanted (La Jolla Playhouse), Post Office (Center Theatre Group) and Tranquility Woods (Steppenwolf Theatre Company).  Her San Diego credits include Yellow Face (Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company), Words By (North Coast Repertory Theatre) and Festival of Christmas (Lamb’s Players Theatre).  She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.  Proud member of Actors’ Equity.