For Veterans

 . . . thou art worthy of the sway,
To whom the heavens in thy nativity
Adjudged an olive branch and laurel crown,
As likely to be blest in peace and war;
And therefore I yield thee my free consent. (Henry IV, Part 3)

The OLIVE BRANCH AND LAUREL CROWN ENSEMBLE exists within the ranks of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Resident Artists. It was born from classes sponsored by and in partnership with VetArts Connect, finding ways for health and wellness through the arts. The Ensemble will accept new members upon completion of the CSC Vets Acting Class.

Interested in learning more about this program? Contact The Studio staff here.
Gerrad Alex Taylor, Director, The Studio, 410.244.8571, ext. 108
Ron Heneghan, Director of Education, 410.244.8571, ext. 113.

Current Members

Christopher Bennett
Kim Cincotti-Seldon
Zach Fellers
David Hanauer
Matthew Imholte
Sharon Preator
Gary Pullen
Sarah Rodman
Richard Wirth

OB&LC Production History

Fall 2019

Presented ‘Road to Bedlam’ original, devised production

Summer 2019

Partnered with CSC High School Ensemble on a production of Much Ado about Nothing

Spring 2019

Explored themes of Leadership through Henry V

Fall 2018

Explored themes of Bravery and Fear in Shakespeare

Spring 2018

Explored themes of Love and Dreams in Shakespeare


Explored themes of War and Peace in Shakespeare

Naval Academy 1

Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and the state and local arts agencies. The initiative seeks to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life for military and veteran populations exposed to trauma, as well as their families and caregivers. Administrative support for the initiative is provided by Americans for the Arts and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, inc.