June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lindsay Posner
Scenic Design by Ralph Funicello
Costume Design by Deirdre Clancy
Lighting Design by Alan Burrett
Sound Design by Lindsay Jones
Original Music by Peter Golub
Fight Direction by Steve Rankin
Vocal and Dialect Coach, Christine Adaire
Casting by Calleri Casting
Stage Manager, Bret Torbeck
Richard III is one of the most diabolical and outrageous villains in all of literature. A ruthless Machiavellian, the brilliant and power-hungry lord embarks on a bloody campaign to seize and keep the English crown. Shakespeare paints an unforgettable portrait of obsession, seduction, betrayal and a man who would be king.
Jay Whittaker in the title role of The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Lindsay Posner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Jay Whittaker as Richard III (center) with (from left) Danielle O'Farrell and Bree Welch in The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Lindsay Posner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Jay Whittaker in the title role of The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Lindsay Posner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Dana Green as Queen Elizabeth and Jay Whittaker as Richard III in The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Lindsay Posner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
(foreground, from left) Jacques C. Smith as Duke of Buckingham and Robin Moseley as Queen Margaret with (from left) Dana Green, Jeremy Fisher, Christopher Salazar and Sean-Michael Wilkinson in The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by LindsayPosner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
(from left) Dana Green as Queen Elizabeth, Deborah Radloff as Duchess of York and Robin Moseley as Queen Margaret in The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Lindsay Posner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
(from left) Dana Green as Queen Elizabeth, Jeremy Fisher as Marquess of Dorset and Deborah Radloff as Duchess of York in The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Lindsay Posner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
(from left) Jonas McMullen as Edward, Prince of Wales and Jay Whittaker as Richard III in The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Lindsay Posner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
The cast of The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Lindsay Posner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Dan Amboyer as Earl of Richmond (center) with (from left) Allison Spratt Pearce, Danielle O'Farrell, Jeremy Fisher and Stephanie Roetzel in The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Lindsay Posner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Jay Whittaker as Richard III (far right) with (from left) Jeremy Fisher, Sean-Michael Wilkinson, Christopher Salazar, Robert Foxworth, Jacques C. Smith and Robin Moseley in The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Lindsay Posner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
The cast of The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Lindsay Posner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Robert Foxworth will appear as Lord Hastings in Richard III and as Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind in the 2012 Shakespeare Festival, June 3 - Sept. 30 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Robert Foxworth as King Lear in The Old Globe’s 2010 Shakespeare Festival production of King Lear, directed by Adrian Noble, June 12 - Sept. 23. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
(from left) Miles Anderson as King George, Christian Durso as Braun and Robert Foxworth as Dr. Francis Willis in The Old Globe's 2010 Shakespeare Festival production of Alan Bennett's The Madness of George III, directed by Adrian Noble, June 19 - Sept. 24. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
Jay Whittaker will appear as Oliver in As You Like It and as Richard in Richard III in the 2012 Shakespeare Festival, June 3 - Sept. 30 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Jay Whittaker as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in The Old Globe’s 2011 Shakespeare Festival production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, directed by Adrian Noble, June 12 - Sept. 22. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
(from left) Robert Foxworth as King Lear and Jay Whittaker as Edgar in The Old Globe's 2010 Shakespeare Festival production of King Lear, directed by Adrian Noble, June 12 - Sept. 23. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
Dana Green will appear as Rosalind in As You Like It and as Queen Elizabeth in Richard III in the 2012 Shakespeare Festival, June 3 - Sept. 30 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Patrick Page as Cyrano de Bergerac and Dana Green as Roxane in The Old Globe’s 2009 Shakespeare Festival production of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Darko Tresnjak, June 13 – Sept. 27. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
Dana Green as Tamsin and Ray Chambers as Jack in the U.S. Premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's Life of Riley, April 30 - June 5, 2011 at The Old Globe. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Adrian Sparks will appear as Corin in As You Like It, as Lord Mayor of London in Richard III and as Matthew Harrison Brady in Inherit the Wind in the 2012 Shakespeare Festival, June 3 - Sept. 30 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
(from left) Jonno Roberts as Caliban, Adrian Sparks as Stephano and Ben Diskant as Ariel in The Old Globe’s 2011 Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by Adrian Noble, June 5 - Sept. 25, 2011. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
(from left) Adrian Sparks as Uncle Ben and Jeffrey DeMunn as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, directed by Pam MacKinnon, Jan. 22 - Feb. 27, 2011 at The Old Globe. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Dan Amboyer will appear as Orlando in As You Like It, as Earl of Richmond in Richard III and as Bertram Cates in Inherit the Wind in the 2012 Shakespeare Festival, June 3 - Sept. 30 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Jacques C. Smith will appear as Jacques in As You Like It, as Duke of Buckingham in Richard III and as Mr. Meeker in Inherit the Wind in the 2012 Shakespeare Festival, June 3 - Sept. 30 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Lindsay Posner will direct Shakespeare's Richard III, part of The Old Globe's 2012 Summer Shakespeare Festival, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Johan Persson.
The cast of the 2012 Shakespeare Festival, which will feature Richard III, As You Like It and Inherit the Wind in rotating repertory June 3 - Sept. 30 at The Old Globe. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Festival Artistic Director Adrian Noble (far left) and director Lindsay Posner (far right) with the cast of the 2012 Shakespeare Festival, June 3 - Sept. 30 at The Old Globe. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Cast and Creative Team
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Dan Amboyer (Earl of Richmond, Richard III / Orlando, As You Like It / Bertram Cates, Inherit the Wind) recently starred as Prince William in the television movie William & Catherine: A Royal Romance alongside Victor Garber, Jean Smart and Jane Alexander. His Off Broadway and New York credits include Bash’d (The Zipper Factory), As You Like It (HERE Arts Center), The Great Unknown (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Rinne Groff’s Orange Lemon Egg Canary (PS122), For the Love of Christ (New York International Fringe Festival), The Play About the Naked Guy (Emerging Artists Theatre), Friends and Relations (Abingdon Theatre Company) and the New York premieres of These Seven Sicknesses, Amy Freed’s Restoration Comedy and a newly-adapted Dido, Queen of Carthage,all with Exit, Pursued By A Bear, where he is a founding member. His regional credits include two seasons with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Walnut Street Theatre, The Muny, North Shore Music Theatre, Quantum Theatre, American Ballet Theatre and the First National Company of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond. On television he has guest starred on “Body of Proof,” “Law & Order” and “All My Children.” A native Michigander, Amboyer is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Carnegie Mellon University.
Happy Anderson (George, Duke of Clarence, Richard III / Duke Frederick, William, As You Like It / Mayor, Inherit the Wind) last appeared on Broadway in The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino. His television credits include “Boardwalk Empire,” “Blue Bloods,” “White Collar,” “Army Wives,” “Eden,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Onion News Network,” “Onion SportsDome” and “The Book of Daniel.” His film credits include Duplicity, Redacted directed by Brian De Palma, Going the Distance and Blue Caprice. His theater credits also include The Merchant of Venice, The Winter’s Tale (New York Shakespeare Festival, 2010) and Emancipation (Classical Theatre of Harlem). Anderson received his B.F.A. from Ithaca College and his M.F.A. from Indiana University.
Matthew Bellows (Sir Richard Ratcliffe, Richard III / Charles, Lord, As You Like It / George Sillers, Inherit the Wind) recently appeared in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. productions of Twelfth Night, Fathers and Sons and Pygmalion as well as Sunset Boulevard (Pioneer Theatre Company), The Scarlett 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.
Adam Daveline (Second Murderer, Richard III / Amiens, Sir Oliver Martext, As You Like It / Radio Man, Reporter, Inherit the Wind) has appeared in the Globe productions of The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Amadeus and Jane Austen's Emma – A Musical Romantic Comedy and also appeared as Sir Toby Belch in the Globe/USD M.F.A. production of Twelfth Night. Some of his regional credits include Bruce in Finding Nemo – The Musical (Walt Disney Creative Entertainment), Javert in Les Misérables, David in Company, Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar, Carl in Bus Stop, Zoser in Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, Adam in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Smudge in Forever Plaid and The Baker in Into the Woods. His film work includes Fire Creek (Lifesong Productions). His recordings include the concept albums of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Savior of the World. He has also performed as a featured soloist in Carnegie Hall with the National Alliance for Excellence. Daveline received his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Brigham Young University and his M.F.A. in Dramatic Arts from the University of San Diego/Old Globe. He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
Jeremy Fisher (Marquess of Dorset, Richard III / Dennis, As You Like It / Mr. Goodfellow, Inherit the Wind) has appeared in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. productions of Twelfth Night, Fathers and Sons and 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.
Vivia Font (Lady Anne, Richard III / Celia, As You Like It / Rachel, Inherit the Wind) is thrilled to be returning to the Festival stage after completing her master’s here. She most recently played América in the world premiere of Tortilla Curtain (San Diego Repertory Theatre). Her other recent credits include the world premieres of underneathmybed (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Menders (Flux Theatre Ensemble), Mariela in the Desert and Map of Heaven (The Denver Center for the Performing Arts) and workshops of new plays and musicals by Octavio Solis and Karen Zacarias at South Coast Repertory, Denver Center Theatre Company and Perry Mansfield. Her other classical performances include Olivia in Twelfth Night (Princeton Rep Shakespeare Festival), Bianca in The Shrew Tamer (Northern Stage) and Armada in Love’s Labour’s Lost (TriBeCa Playhouse). As an M.F.A. candidate, she performed at The Old Globe as Tess in Six Degrees of Separation directed by Trip Cullman, Diana in All’s Well That Ends Well directed by Darko Tresnjak and other memorable fruitsellers, maids, saloon girls, citizens and nuns in the’08 and ‘09 Festival seasons. She has appeared on film and television in Sarbane’s-Oxley and“One Life to Live.”
Robert Foxworth (Lord Hastings, Richard III / Henry Drummond, Inherit the Wind) is an Associate Artist of The Old Globe and has appeared in August: Osage County, King Lear, The Madness of George III, Cornelia, Julius Caesar, Private Lives, Below the Belt, Love Letters and Antony and Cleopatra. In 2011 he played Arthur in Superior Donutsat San Diego Repertory Theatre, for which he won Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle. His most recent appearance on Broadway was in August: Osage Countyas Charlie Aiken. Also on Broadway, Foxworth has appeared in Twelve Angry Men, Ivanov, Honour, Judgment at Nurembergand Henry V. He won the Theatre World Award for his portrayal of John Proctor in The Crucibleat Lincoln Center Theater. His television series include “Storefront Lawyers,” “Falcon Crest” and “LateLine” with Al Franken. He has guest starred on countless television shows over the years such as a two-year stint on “Six Feet Under,” episodes of “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Foxworth’s regional theater work has included Cyrano de Bergerac(Great Lakes Theatre Festival), Iago in Othelloand The Scottish King in Macbeth(Guthrie Theater), George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?(Hartford Stage), Uncle Vanya(Geffen Playhouse) and many more. He is the voice of Ratchet in all three of the Transformersmovies.
Dana Green (Queen Elizabeth, Richard III / Rosalind, As You Like It) is delighted to be back at The Old Globe where she was last seen in Life of Riley and was previously seen as Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac and Viola in Twelfth Night in the 2009 Shakespeare Festival. Green has spent four seasons with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival where some of her favorite roles included Isabella in Measure for Measure, Carol Cutrere in Orpheus Descending, Princess in Love's Labour's Lost, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Viola in Twelfth Night. Her regional theater credits include Pride and Prejudice and A Midsummer Night's Dream (South Coast Repertory), The 39 Steps (La Mirada Theatre), All's Well That Ends Well (Yale Repertory Theatre), Measure for Measure (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Twelfth Night (California Shakespeare Theater), Love's Labour's Lost and Othello (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), The Constant Wife and The Play's the Thing (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Hay Fever (Court Theatre), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Meadow Brook Theatre) and Twelfth Night and Macbeth (Shakespeare Festival of Dallas). She is a proud member of The Antaeus Company in Los Angeles.
Aidan Hayek (Young Duke of York, Richard III / Howard, Inherit the Wind) was also seen at The Old Globe in the 2009 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! His more recent roles include Morton in An Enemy of the People (Intrepid Shakespeare Company, 2012), an ensemble member in The Music Man (Lamb's Players Theatre, 2011) and Nathan in The Full Monty (Welk Resort Theatre, 2010). Hayek's early career was spent at Mission Theater in Fallbrook, CA where he performed in CAST Productions shows such as Oliver!, A Christmas Story and The Music Man. Hayek, a sixth grader, is the Student Body President at his elementary school where he recently helped produce and emcee their first annual talent show. He is very thankful for this opportunity and looks forward to his summer at The Old Globe.
Charles Janasz (Stanley, Earl of Derby, Richard III / Adam, Hymen, As You Like It / Reverend Brown, Inherit the Wind) is an Associate Artist and has appeared in 26 Old Globe productions including Pericles and the Summer Shakespeare Festivals of 1985 and 2004-2011. 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 the University of Washington and The Juilliard School and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association since 1980.
Rachael Jenison (Second Citizen, Sir Vaughan, Richard III / Forest Dweller, As You Like It / Mrs. McLain, Inherit the Wind) has appeared at the Globe in The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and Amadeus. She was last seen in the Globe/USD M.F.A. productions of Fathers and Sons and Twelfth Night. Her other Globe/USD M.F.A. credits include The Importance of Being Earnest and The Winter's Tale. Her Chicago credits include Magnolia (Goodman Theatre), Wood Demon (The Library Theatre) and Hedda Gabler and Misanthrope, or the Impossible Lovers (Vintage Theater Collective). Her regional credits include Almond and the Seahorse (Madison Repertory Theatre) and Twelfth Night (Great River Shakespeare Festival). Jenison has a B.F.A. in Acting from The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program.
Jesse Jensen (Sir William Catesby, Richard III / Exiled Lord, As You Like It / Bannister, Inherit the Wind) was recently featured at The Old Globe in The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and Amadeus as well as Death of a Salesman directed by Pam MacKinnon. He has also appeared in The Old Globe/USD M.F.A. productions of Fathers and Sons, Twelfth Night,The Winter’s Tale and Dear Harvey. His regional credits include The Heiress (Long Beach Playhouse), West Side Story (Musical Theater Los Angeles), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival) and the National Tour of The Art of Being (Adriana Garza Productions). His Los Angeles credits include Brilliant Traces, Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and Feeding the Moonfish (Front Porch Players) and the title role in Hamlet (Loyola Marymount University). His film and television credits include Wasted, Annabelle, Nomad and Charley as well as primetime roles on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Cane” and “Cold Case.” In addition to acting Jensen has written, produced, and directed for theater and film. He received a B.A. in Film Production with a minor in Theater Arts from Loyola Marymount University.
Joseph Marcell (Lord Mayor, Richard III / Touchstone, As You Like It / E.K. Hornbeck, Inherit the Wind) is best known to American audiences for his roles as Geoffrey on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and Hudson on “The Bold and the Beautiful.” He has appeared in over 60 plays at theaters such as Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare & Company, Young Vic, Royal Court Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket in such key roles as Bynum in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Estragon in Waiting for Godot, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the title roles in Peer Gynt, Macbeth, “Master Harold”…and the Boys and Othello. He also appeared in Adrian Noble’s first season as Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director at The Old Globe in 2010 in King Lear, The Madness of GeorgeIII and The Taming of the Shrew. He has appeared in such films as Cry Feedom and Sioux City. On U.K. television Marcell has appeared in Rough Crossings, “Brothers and Sisters,” “Juliet Bravo,” “Renford Rejects,” “Eastenders,” “Doctor Who” and “Empire Road.” Recently he starred on Broadway in the world premiere of A Free Man of Color, and he also starred alongside Eve Best in Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
Jonas McMullen (Edward, Prince of Wales, Richard III) previously appeared at the Globe in 2009 and 2011 as Boo Who and Danny Who in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Most recently, McMullen performed in Actors' Conservatory Theatre – San Diego's production of Legally Blonde. This past year he performed the role of Patrick in Lyric Opera San Diego's 2011 production of Mame. Also, he performed with the San Diego Opera in their 2011 season in Turandot and Der Rosenkavalier. Additionally, he appeared in the 2011 National Tour of The Wizard of Oz at the San Diego Civic Theatre. He has been fortunate to work with other community theater groups in San Diego such as J*Company Youth Theatre and California Youth Conservatory. A special thank you to Miss Leigh for her love and guidance. Most importantly, he is grateful for the love and support from his family and friends.
Robin Moseley (Queen Margaret, Richard III / Mrs. Brady, Inherit the Wind) was last seen at the Globe in Death of a Salesman. She spent six years with the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas and two years with the Denver Center Theatre Company and has appeared at over 15 regional theaters. Her Broadway credits include Pygmalion (Roundabout Theatre Company) and standby for Grace in Faith Healer (Booth Theatre). She has appeared Off Broadway as Vi in The Memory of Water and Judith in Aristocrats (Manhattan Theatre Club), Lady Faulconbridge in King John (Delacorte Theater), Belinda in Seasons Greetings (The Joyce Theater) and Mildred in The Glass Cage (Mint Theater Company). Moseley’s television credits include “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “As the World Turns.” Her film credits include The Sky’s No Limit, Manhunter and The Juror. Moseley’s favorite roles have included Amanda in The Glass Menagerie (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco), Maureen in The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Denver Center Theatre Company), Miss Lucy in Sweet Bird of Youth (The Shakespeare Theatre Company) and Mary Todd Lincoln in The Heavens are Hung in Black (Ford’s Theatre). She most recently appeared with the Philadelphia Theatre Company in their production of The Outgoing Tide..
Danielle O’Farrell (Sir Walter Herbert, Richard III / Audrey, As You Like It / Reuters Reporter, Townsperson, Inherit the Wind) most recently appeared in Twelfth Night, Fathers and Sons and the staged reading of Pygmalion (The Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program). Previously she worked in Chicago on The Real Thing (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company), Orpheus Descending (American Theater Company), The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and No Exit,The Love of the Nightingale and the world premiere of Hideous Progeny (LiveWire Chicago Theatre). She has performed in numerous other productions with the side project theater company, First Folio Theatre, Signal Ensemble Theatre, Point of Contention Theatre Company and Bruised Orange, as well as projects with Chicago Children’s Theatre, Remy Bumppo, Around the Coyote and Northwestern University. 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.
Allison Spratt Pearce (Third Citizen, Earl of Oxford, Richard III / Phoebe, As You Like It / Townsperson, Inherit the Wind) was recently seen at The Old Globe as Ceres in The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Katherina in Amadeus and Jane in Jane Austen’s Emma – A Musical Romantic Comedy. She also appeared in Globe/USD M.F.A. productions as Time in The Winter’s Tale and Viola in Twelfth Night. Pearce was in the original casts of the Broadway and Off Broadway productions of Cry-Baby, Curtains, Good Vibrations and Enter Laughing. Her favorite leading roles regionally and on tour include My Fair Lady (Capital Repertory Theater), The Girl in the Frame (Goodspeed Musicals and Manhattan Theatre Club), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Flat Rock Playhouse), Cabaret (National Tour) and Grease! (European tour). In film and television her roles include The Smurfs, He Got Game, “NY-70” (NBC pilot) and hosting on HSN. Pearce can be seen in the national Lee Riders Jeans ads. She received her B.F.A. in Music Theatre from Elon University. Pearce is a coach for Musical Theatre College Auditions, which provides college audition preparation for musical theater and acting programs.
Bob Pescovitz (King Edward IV, Richard III / Duke Senior, As You Like It / Judge, Inherit the Wind) returns to The Old Globe and completes his circuit of its three venues. He previously appeared as Gabe in Dinner with Friends in the Globe Theatre and as Jerry Mears in David Rambo’s God’s Man in Texas in the old Cassius Carter Center Stage. He has worked regionally across the country at such theaters as Mark Taper Forum, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and American Players Theatre. Among the Shakespearean characters he has played are Macbeth, Leontes, Malvolio, Cassius, Theseus, Orsino, Antipholus of Syracuse and Costard. He has guest starred on many television programs, most recently “Grimm” and “Mike & Molly.” He is an ensemble member of the critically acclaimed Furious Theatre Company in Los Angeles and is the recipient of a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Performance.
Deborah Radloff (Duchess of York, Richard III / Forest Dweller, As You Like It / Mrs. Blair, Inherit the Wind) has previously appeared at The Old Globe in The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Amadeus and Death of a Salesman and was also seen in The Old Globe/USD M.F.A. stagings of Twelfth Night, Fathers and Sons and The Winter's Tale. Her Off Broadway credits include Girls Night: The Musical (Sophia's Downstairs Cabaret) and Dance Dance Revolution (Les Freres Corbusier). She has appeared regionally in The Yiddish Are Coming: The Chosen Musical (world premiere, Denver Civic Theatre), Pericles, Othello, Richard III, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure (Nebraska Shakespeare Festival) and A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park). She received her B.F.A. in Acting from The University of Nebraska–Omaha.
Lou Francine Rasse (Melinda, Inherit the Wind) is excited to be back at The Old Globe for its 2012 Summer Shakespeare Festival. She was previously seen in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Her past credits include Tina Denmark in Ruthless (Vista's Broadway Theatre) and Kate in Annie (Starlight Musical Theatre). She also appeared in Annie (Moonlight Stage Productions), Hello, Dolly! (Starlight Musical Theatre) and the youth productions of Bye Bye Birdie, Fame and High School Musical on Stage! (Actors' Conservatory Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (San Diego Junior Theatre), The Sound of Music, 101 Dalmations, Hansel and Gretel and Oliver! (J*Company Youth Theatre) and Annie (California Youth Conservatory Theatre). When she's not acting, singing or dancing, she enjoys reading, swimming, sailing and anything snow-related. She's 12 years old and is a student at Muirlands Middle School. She studies with Leigh Scarritt.
Stephanie Roetzel (Sir William Brandon, Richard III / Forest Dweller, As You Like It / Mrs. Loomis, Inherit the Wind) most recently appeared in Pygmalion, Fathers and Sons and Twelfth Night (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 has a B.A. in English and Theatre from Vanderbilt University.
Christopher Salazar (Lord Rivers, Tyrrel, Richard III / Silvius, Lord, As You Like It / Tom Davenport, Inherit the Wind) previously appeared in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A productions of Twelfth Night and Fathers and Sons. He has appeared in New York in the World Premiere of Thieves (The Public 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.
Jacques C. Smith (Duke of Buckingham, Richard III / Jaques, As You Like It / Mr. Meeker, Inherit the Wind) is delighted to make his Globe stage debut this season. He has appeared on Broadway as Benny in Rent and also played the same role in the International Broadway Tour of Rent featuring Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal. He has performed at numerous regional theaters throughout the country in productions including Take Me Out (Celebration Theatre), Cuttin’ Up (Cleveland Play House), Purlie (Goodman Theatre, Black Theater Alliance Award, Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for Best Actor), Cuttin’ Up, Purlie (Fred Award, NAACP Theater Award nomination for Best Actor) and Blue with Phylicia Rashad (Pasadena Playhouse), Antigone (South Coast Repertory), Before It Hits Home (San Diego Repertory Theatre), School for Wives and The Green Bird directed by Julie Taymor (La Jolla Playhouse), Blue with Leslie Uggams (Arizona Theatre Company and Paper Mill Playhouse) and The Meeting (Illinois Theatre Center), among others. His television credits include “General Hospital,” “CSI: Miami,” HBO’s “Oz” for two seasons, “ER,” “Ralph Ellison: An American Journey” for PBS’s Emmy Award-winning “American Masters” series, “The Division” and “Law & Order.” He received his M.F.A. from UC San Diego and his B.A. from Princeton University.
Adrian Sparks (Corin, As You Like It / Matthew Harrison Brady, Inherit the Wind) has, over the past 40 years, played leading roles in a wide variety of theater pieces across the country, appearing on the stages of such theaters as Guthrie Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Stage West, CENTERSTAGE, Indiana Repertory Theatre, PAF Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. This is Sparks' third year as a member of Adrian Noble's Festival company at the Globe. During the 2011 season he performed the roles of Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing and Stephano the drunken butler in The Tempest. In addition to his 2010 Festival assignments in Taming of the Shrew, King Lear and The Madness of George III, Globe audiences have seen him portray Uncle Ben in Death of a Salesman. Sparks first came to The Old Globe in 1976 doing Troilus and Cressida, Othello and playing Corin in As You Like It (a role he is reprising over 35 years later). His most recent theatrical engagement was playing Leonato in Ethan McSweeney's version of Much Ado About Nothing with The Shakespeare Theatre Company. For the camera, Sparks has portrayed cowboys, doctors, soldiers, professors, dads, best friends and evil villains in more than 75 film and television projects.
Jonathan Spivey (First Murderer, Richard III / Le Beau, As You Like It / Elijah, Keller, Inherit the Wind) was recently seen at the Globe in The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Amadeus and Death of a Salesman and in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. productions of Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale, The Importance of Being Earnest and Dear Harvey. His New York and regional credits include The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cyrano de Bergerac, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Around the World in 80 Days (Sierra Repertory Theatre), Black Gold (Phoenix Theatre), Dogpark: The Musical (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Souvenir, The Imaginary Invalid, Shakespeare in Hollywood, Room Service, The Foreigner, Kiss Me, Kate and Forever Plaid (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre). Spivey is a Second City-trained improv artist, a jazz pianist, the co-author of the musical comedy Murphy's Law and the recipient of the 2011 Craig Noel MFA Fellowship. He is a narrator and voice actor for Vivabook's e-books.
Whitney Wakimoto (Lord Lovell, Richard III / Forest Dweller, As You Like It / Bollinger, Aaronson, Inherit the Wind) has most recently appeared in Twelfth Night,Fathers and Sons and the staged reading of Pygmalion (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.
Bree Welch (First Citizen, Scrivener, Richard III / Forest Dweller, As You Like It / Mrs. Krebs, Inherit the Wind) returns to The Old Globe after appearing as Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, Irene Ratliff in Dividing the Estate and Ensemble in King Lear and The Madness of George III. Welch is an M.F.A. student in The Old Globe/USD Graduate Theatre Program where she has also performed in The Winter's Tale, The Country Wife, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Carver/Chekhov Project. Her regional credits include A Christmas Carol (Alley Theatre), The Rabbit Hole (Stages Repertory Theatre), Essential Self-Defense (Horse Head Theatre Company), Antigone and The Triumph of Love (Classical Theatre Company), One Flea Spare (Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company), Enchanted April, The Odd Couple and The Heiress (Unity Theatre) and six seasons with Houston Shakespeare Festival where she performed in The Tempest, Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, Love's Labour's Lost, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, As You Like It, Measure for Measure and The Taming of the Shrew. She received her B.A. in Acting/Directing from The University of Houston.
Jay Whittaker (Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Richard III / Oliver, As You Like It) appeared in the Globe’s 2011 Shakespeare Festival as Mozart in Amadeus and Don John in Much Ado About Nothing. He also appeared 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 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 (Sir Robert Brakenbury, Lord Grey, Richard III / Jaques de Boys, Exiled Lord, As You Like It / Dunlap, Page, Inherit the Wind) was most recently seen in 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 Comedy of Errors (Lake George Theater Lab). He has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Marymount Manhattan College.
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee (Playwrights, Inherit the Wind), whose collaboration spanned more than 50 years, were among the most prolific playwriting teams in the American theater. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Inherit the Wind, their major stage works include Auntie Mame, the books for the musicals Mame and Dear World,The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, The Gang's All Here and First Monday in October. They won two Peabody Awards for Distinguished Achievement in Broadcasting and the American Theatre Association Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990, they became members of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at The Kennedy Center and were inducted into the National Theatre Hall of Fame. The Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute was established at Ohio State University in 1986. Dedicated teachers of playwriting, they communicated to their students a passionate belief that the theater must be a forum for ideas and issues of social significance.
Adrian Noble (2012 Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director; Director, As You Like It, Inherit the Wind)has served as Artistic Director of The Old Globe Shakespeare Festival since 2010, where his productions include King Lear, The Madness of George III, The Tempest and Amadeus. He served as Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1990 to 2003. His productions at RSC include Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, The Thebans, The Winter's Tale, Hamlet, Travesties (and West End), Macbeth, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream (and Broadway), Romeo and Juliet, The Cherry Orchard (and West End), Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (and West End), The Family Reunion, The Seagull, Kiss Me, Kate (and West End), Pericles, A Doll's House, Forest, Art of Success (and New York), The Secret Garden (and West End), Henry V, The Plantagenets, As You Like It and Measure for Measure. His additional West End credits include The Duchess of Malfi, Three Sisters, Brand, Home Place, Kean, A Woman of No Importance, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (and Broadway) and Summer and Smoke. For opera he has directed The Fairy-Queen and Il Ritorno d'Ulysse (Aix-en-Provence), Macbeth (Metropolitan Opera) Mozart/Da Ponte cycle (Opéra de Lyon), The Magic Flute (Glyndebourne), Carmen (Paris), Alcina (Staatsoper, Vienna) and Serse (Theater an der Wien). He also directed the film of A Midsummer Night's Dream. He is the author of How to do Shakespeare. A Doll's House won the Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Revival and Best Director in 1981, along with the Plays and Players Best Director Award, for which Noble was jointly awarded for The Duchess of Malfi. He won the Best Director Award at the Globe Theatre Awards for The Winter's Tale. In additional to his many international awards, Noble's productions have received numerous Olivier and Tony Award nominations. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from four British Universities and is an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, London. Noble directed the World Premiere stage version of The King's Speech, which recently ran on the West End.
Lindsay Posner (Director, Richard III) was Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre from 1987 to 1992 where his production of Death and the Maiden won two Laurence Olivier Awards. He is the director of The Old Vic's current revival of Noises Off, which transferred to the West End in March, and Menier Chocolate Factory's revival of Abigail's Party, which opened in the West End in May. Posner's theater credits include Butley and The Birthday Party (Duchess Theatre), An Ideal Husband (Vaudeville Theatre), House of Games and Tom and Viv (Almeida Theatre), A View from the Bridge (Duke of York's Theatre, nominated for four Olivier Awards), Carousel (Churchill Theatre, U.K. Tour and Savoy Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof (Sheffield Crucible and Savoy), Fool for Love and A Life in the Theatre (Apollo Theatre), Calderon's Doctor of Honour (Cheek by Jowl at the Donmar Warehouse), Oleanna (Garrick Theatre), the World Premiere of Power by Nick Dear and Tartuffe (National Theatre), The Caretaker (Bristol Old Vic), Twelfth Night, The Rivals, Volpone and The Taming of the Shrew (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Misanthrope and American Buffalo (Young Vic), Noises Off and The Provok'd Wife (The Old Vic), The Lady from the Sea (Lyric Hammersmith/West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Seagull (Gate Theatre, Dublin) and The Robbers (Gate Theatre). His operatic credits include Guilio Cesare (Royal Opera House), Love Counts (Almeida Theatre), Jenufa (Opera Theatre Company, Dublin), Dada: Man and Boy (Almeida Theatre and Montclair Theatre, USA), Tosca (Grange Park Opera) and La Traviata and Roberto Deveraux (Opera Holland Park).
Ralph Funicello (Scenic Design) is an Associate Artist of The Old Globe and has designed the sets for over 60 productions for the company including the Summer Shakespeare Festivals 2004-2011. 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 third 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) designed the 2010 and 2011 Shakespeare Festivals and The Savannah Disputation for The Old Globe. Burrett's designs for theater, opera and dance are seen regularly in many parts of the world in venues from San Diego Opera to the Opéra national de Paris. His theatre work includes 15 productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and 25 productions for LA Opera. Burrett is Professor of Design at UC San Diego.
Lindsay Jones (Sound Design) designed the Off Broadway productions of Through the Night (Union Square Theatre), The Brother/Sister Plays (The Public Theater), The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons), Top Secret (New York Theatre Workshop) and many others. His regional credits include McCarter Theatre, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Guthrie Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, South Coast Repertory and many others. His international credits include productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Shakespeare Festival and shows in Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Canada and Scotland. He has received five Joseph Jefferson Awards and 16 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Awards and nominations for Drama Desk, Henry Hewes Design, AUDELCO, Barrymore and many others awards. He was the first sound designer to win the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award. His recent film scoring work includes A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin (2006 Academy Award winner, Best Documentary, Short Subjects) for HBO Films.
Shaun Davey (Original Music, As You Like It) composed music for last year’s Festival production of The Tempest. His concert music includes “The Brendan Voyage” (the first work for an Irish traditional musician and orchestra), “The Deers’ Cry” (St. Patricks’ prayer) and “Suite for the Dublin Special Olympics.” His “Relief of Derry Symphony” was part of the early Northern Ireland Peace Process. His work features in the Irish schools syllabus and can be heard on seven albums on the Tara label, the most recent being Voices from the Merry Cemetery. His credits include Ballykissangel (BAFTA nomination), “The Hanging Gale” (Ivor Novello Award and BAFTA nomination), scores for the feature films Waking Ned Devine, The Tailor of Panama and Twelfth Night (Ivor Novello nomination) and Hallmarks’ David Copperfield. His theater credits include the musical James Joyce’s The Dead (Tony Award nomination for Best Original Musical Score), The Winter’s Tale, King Lear, The Tempest, Pericles, Fair Maid of the West and The Lion and the Witch and the Wardrobe (Royal Shakespeare Company) and The Silver Tassie, Well of the Saints, Angels from America, The Crucible and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Abbey Theatre).
Peter Golub (Original Music, Richard III) has worked on the Broadway productions of Time Stands Still, Come Back, Little Sheba and Hedda Gabler directed by Nicholas Martin with Kate Burton. His Off Broadway credits include Suddenly Last Summer (Roundabout Theatre Company) and Macbeth with Liev Schrieber (Delacorte Theater). His previous Globe credits include Dinner with Friends. His other credits include New York Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizon, 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, As You Like It,Inherit the Wind) works in the arts community as a pianist, musical director and conductor. She is first and foremost a pianist, having received her bachelor's degree in piano performance from Brigham Young University and her master's degree, also in piano performance, from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music. Currently McMahan is Resident Musical Director for Moonlight Stage Productions in Vista. Her work at Moonlight has received critical acclaim, including two Robby Awards for Best Musical Direction for Moonlight's productions of A Little Night Music and Ragtime. Previously at the Globe, McMahan was Assistant Musical Director for Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Steve Rankin (Fight Director) is an Associate Artist of The Old Globe as an actor and fight director. This is his 26th season staging fights for the Globe, including the 2004-2011 Summer Shakespeare Festivals, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Cornelia, In This Corner, Pig Farm, Pentecost, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Henry V,Richard II, Titus Andronicus and Cyrano De Bergerac. His Broadway credits include Henry IV, Memphis, Jersey Boys, Twelfth Night, Getting Away with Murder, Dracula, The Who's Tommy, Anna Christie and Two Shakespearean Actors. His Off Broadway work includes The Third Story, Pig Farm, The Night Hank Williams Died and Below the Belt. His Stratford Shakespeare Festival credits include Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Caesar and Cleopatra and Henry V. His film work includes Renaissance Man, Human Error and Tumbleweeds. He has worked with the Seattle, San Diego and Metropolitan Opera companies. Rankin plays mandolin with the Appalachian Roots artist Susie Glaze and the Hilonesome Band.
Christine Adaire (Vocal and Dialect Coach) is a Designated Master Linklater Voice Teacher, trained by the world-renowned voice teacher Kristin Linklater. She has worked as an actor, voice coach and director in many American regional theaters including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Guthrie Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and Shakespeare & Company. She coached the dialects for the First North American Tour of Mary Poppins. Adaire has taught at DePaul University, National Theatre School of Canada, University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has taught workshops in Shanghai, Barcelona, Australia, New Zealand and Birmingham, England. Currently she is a professor in the Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
C.J. Keith (Assistant Director, Richard III) has worked for seven years with the Shakespeare Festival. Her Festival assistant director credits are 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, The Laramie Project, Doubt, 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 and script analysis. She is also the executive producer of the independent film company Jabronie Pictures. Keith 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 Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart.
Annette Yé (Assistant Director, As You Like It, Inherit the Wind) was the Stage Manager for The Old Globe’s Anna Christie, Groundswell and the 2010 production of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Her other Globe credits include How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (‘11), Boeing-Boeing, The First Wives Club, Opus, Dancing in the Dark, Hay Fever and the 2008, 2010 and 2011 Summer Shakespeare Festivals. Yé’s regional credits include Peter and the Starcatchers, Tobacco Road and ¡Salsalandia! (La Jolla Playhouse). Her other credits include 9 Parts of Desire (Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company), Honky Tonk Angels, Baby and No Way to Treat a Lady (North Coast Repertory Theatre) and Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit (Theatre in Old Town).
Calleri Casting (Casting) (James Calleri, Paul Davis, Erica Jensen) also cast Anna Christie and The Recommendation at the Globe. Their other credits include Venus in Fur on Broadway and the long-running Fuerza Bruta. Some past Broadway credits include 33 Variations, A Raisin in the Sun, Chicago and James Joyce’s The Dead. They have cast at Playwrights Horizons for 10 seasons and numerous seasons for Classic Stage Company. Their other theater credits include Williamstown Theatre Festival, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, The Flea Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Naked Angels, New Georges, the stageFARM and Summer Play Festival. Their television credits include “Army Wives,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Z Rock,” “Ed,” “Hope & Faith,” “Monk” and A Raisin in the Sun. Their film credits include Sundance Jury Prize winner Another Earth, That’s What She Said , Yearbook, Merchant Ivory’s The City of Your Final Destination, Heights, The White Countess, Lisa Picard is Famous, Ready? OK!, Trouble Every Day, Peter and Vandy and Armless. They have been awarded eight Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. Member CSA.
Bret Torbeck (Stage Manager) is excited to return to The Old Globe where his previous credits are the 2011 Shakespeare Festival, The Women, The Sisters Rosensweig and Take Me Out. In Seattle, he has worked on Cinderella, A Christmas Story,Candide, Catch Me If You Can, Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret and Into the Woods (The 5th Avenue Theatre) and The Brothers Size, Fences, Doubt, Restoration Comedy, Topdog/Underdog, Wit, Sisters Matsumoto and The Time of Your Life (Seattle Repertory Theatre), among others. He enjoys travel and has spent time working at regional theaters such as CENTERSTAGE, Actors Theatre of Louisville (most recently as part of the 2012 Humana Festival), 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 Theater. He has worked on the National Tours of Proof, Spamalot and The Phantom of the Opera. He also looks forward to volunteering for the ALS Association, and he teaches for the University of Washington School of Drama.
Amanda Salmons (Assistant Stage Manager) has worked previously at The Old Globe on Anna Christie, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Somewhere,the 2011 Shakespeare Festival, 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 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 Globe on A Room with a View, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, the 2011 Shakespeare Festival, Rafta, Rafta…, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Alive and Well, Sammy, Cornelia, Since Africa, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (‘07-’09) 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 Theater Group) and Tranquility Woods (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). Her San Diego credits include Yellow Face (Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company) and Festival of Christmas 2011 (Lamb’s Players Theatre). She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. Proud member of Actors’ Equity.
Jennifer Wheeler Kahn (Assistant Stage Manager) has her B.F.A. in Stage Management from USC and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. Some of her career highlights include the National Tour of In the Heights, the Off Broadway production of Clara's Christmas Dreams and regional productions of Six Degrees of Separation, Working, Twelfth Night, Coriolanus, Cyrano de Bergerac and Some Lovers (The Old Globe), Creditors, Surf Report and Little Miss Sunshine (La Jolla Playhouse), Los Angeles Philharmonic (Walt Disney Concert Hall), Urinetown, Ragtime and Nine (Starlight Musical Theatre),The Who's Tommy (Ricardo Montalbán Theatre) and many others. Love to JC, BK, JB, Mom and Dad.