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Ian Gallanar Founding Artistic Director
Lesley Malin Producing Executive Director
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ian Gallanar
Season Sponsor: PNC
Production Manager Sarah Curnoles
Stage Manager Alexis E. Davis
Technical Director Dan O'Brien
Set Designer Tim Jones
Lighting Designer Jason Aufdem-Brinke
Costume Designer Kristina Lambdin
Music Director Grace Srinivasan
Sound Designer Kaydin Hamby
Illyria (Modern day Croatia) at the turn of the century
VIOLA, a lady of Messaline - Lizzi Albert**
ORSINO, Duke of Illyria - Quincy Vicks**
VALENTINE/OFFICER, serving Orsino - Tyrel Brown
CURIO/OFFICER, serving Orisino - Grant Scherini
OLIVIA, a countess - Elana Michelle**
SIR TOBY, Olivia’s kinsman - Gregory Burgess**
SIR ANDREW - Jose Guzman**
MALVOLIO, Olivia’s steward - Ron Heneghan**+
MARIA, Olivia’s gentlewoman - Kathryne Daniels**
FESTE, a clown, serving Olivia- George Michael Harris+
FABIAN, a gentleman attending Olivia - Laura Malkus
LADY IN WAITING - Jade Jones
SEA CAPTAIN/PRIEST - David Hanauer
SEBASTIAN, Viola’s brother - Ian Charles**
ANTONIO, friend of Sebastian - Oz Heiligman
ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE TEAM
Ian Gallanar** - Director
Sarah Curnoles** - Production Manager
Alexis E. Davis** - Stage Manager
Bernard Johnson - Assistant Director
Dan O'Brien** - Technical Director
Tim Jones - Set Designer
Jason Aufdem-Brinke - Lighting Designer
Kristina Lambdin** - Costume Designer
Grace Srinivasan** - Music Director
Kaydin Hamby - Sound Designer
Trey Wise - Props Designer
Lauren Engler** - Choreographer
Emily Erickson - Vocal and Text Coach, Co-music Director
Christopher Niebling - Fights and Intimacy Choreographer
Eva Hill - Assistant Stage Manager
Hannah Brill - Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor
Jen Katz - Lighting Designer Assistant
Kris DiBastiani - Light Board Operator
Mallory Shear - Assistant Fight and Intimacy Choreographer
Ellie Skoda - Backstage Understudy
Mandy Benedix** - Covid Safety Manager
Pam Forton** - Senior House Manager
Donna Burke, Stacey Morrison, Catherine Ritter - House Managers
** CSC Company Member
+ Member of Actors' Equity Association
Videotaping, recording, and photography of any kind are prohibited during the performance.
On the cover: Graphic design and illustration by Brandon W Vernon
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WHAT'S TO COME - A note from CSC's Producing Executive Director
What is love? ‘Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter.
What’s to come is still unsure.
– Twelfth Night
Twenty years ago, in November 2002, our present Technical Director, Dan O’Brien, was singing those verses for four performances in a tiny black box theatre in Ellicott City. There was an alchemy in that show that made it reach far beyond the hundred people who came to see it.
That potent alchemy (and eight of us from that first year are still associated with the company) led us across twenty years of growth, change, and ambition to our “present mirth” here in the most beautiful theatre in Baltimore. We are now an important cultural institution in Baltimore and in Maryland, committed to our belief that Shakespeare is for everyone and that we have a responsibility to introduce Shakespeare and other classic theatre to every student we can.
The pandemic was hard for us, but our fallow year gave us time to sit and contemplate what we want to achieve . . . what we want to become . . . whom we want to serve.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company sees itself as a source of community empathy and communal intimacy, a space where Marylanders can come together to examine, through Shakespeare and other great dramatic stories, what brings us together as human beings. Consequently, we have concluded that CSC must truly become the classical theatre of Maryland, a recognizable institution throughout the state, and throughout the City of Baltimore, a source of civic pride and a unifying cultural treasure for all Marylanders to experience and share.
In order to achieve this much greater scope, we recognize that we must serve all the regions and counties of our small state, ensuring that all our citizens have the opportunity to engage with this art and with each other. We must better serve our City of Neighborhoods by going into the neighborhoods and offering not only our art, but amplifying each community’s own particular voice and art. And we must begin to consider what kinds of plays we are offering and how we might expand the classical theatre canon to include a wider audience.
This kind of work is ambitious, and it will take many years to achieve it. We created an awful lot in our first twenty years. What’s to come is still unsure, but with your help, we can make something powerful and lasting. I hope you’ll come along!
Producing Executive Director
YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN THE STORY - A Note from CSC's Founding Artistic Director
“You never know where you are in the story” is a phrase taught to me by my friend Steve Beall. It’s a really important idea for actors to keep in mind when they’re approaching a role. It’s important for the characters in a play not to know how the play ends, but, it’s also an important idea in living a life.
In 2002, when the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company was born, another theater company of mine was on its last legs. The Repertory Theater of America, a national touring theater company, provided some of the early infrastructure for Chesapeake Shakespeare. We used RTA’s rehearsal halls, offices, equipment and even its staff. It seemed like a dark time in my career. RTA didn’t make it. We closed its doors in 2003. One company was coming to an end, and, even though I am generally optimistic to a fault, I could have little expectations for this fledgling little ensemble of mostly likeminded collaborators. We mounted a very small showcase production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in a small black box theater in Ellicott City. Soon after, we mounted an ambitious Romeo and Juliet in an outdoor space on a hill – not intuitively a place to perform theater. Both went well, but, at the time, it felt to me more like an ending that a beginning.
You never know where you are in the story.
Beyond our wildest imaginations, this little energetic company, really more of a name at the time than a thing, found an audience and then a bigger audience and then even more and also thousands upon thousands of students eager to learn new and alternate approaches to crack the code of what makes Shakespeare so great.
Thirteen years later, we built a beautiful theater in Downtown Baltimore. A theater known internationally in the Shakespeare world as a gorgeous jewel box theater designed exquisitely for intimate performances of Shakespeare and other classics. A true collaboration between theater artists, architects, and builders.
Now, we welcome over ten thousand students every year to our student matinee program, well over 20,000 patrons annually to our mainstage season (both in Baltimore and our outdoor home in Ellicott City). We create dozens of community engagement projects every year, find ways to serve all sorts of different communities AND, in 2023, we’ll embark on an innovative new project, sharing Shakespeare and art with communities all across the State of Maryland.
To celebrate, we present to you a new production of Twelfth Night, the play that got us started. I love this play and hope you enjoy the fruits of our collaboration.
For me personally, these last few years have been challenging, culminating with the heartbreaking death of my wife Dr. Maria Fernanda Trujillo this past spring. It is amongst this tragedy, this sadness and grief that I am comforted by the notion that “you never know where you are in the story.” As an artist, it is often very difficult to separate one’s heart from one’s artwork. In my work, they are very closely connected. So, like the best Shakespeare plays, sorrow, celebration, and redemption all mix together to make the experience of our twentieth anniversary a profound one for me.
So, what’s next? What will the next twenty years bring for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company? We just don’t know where we are in the story, but I suspect we will have exciting, rewarding, successful and weighty times ahead. Thank you for joining us on this journey.
I am deeply honored to have spent these years with you.
Founding Artistic Director
CAST PHOTOS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
Twelfth Night Show Synopsis
Orsino, the Duke of lllyria, is in love with the Countess Olivia. She repeatedly rejects him as she has sworn to avoid men's company for seven years while she mourns the death of her brother. Nearby a young woman, Viola, has survived a shipwreck in a storm at sea but has lost her twin brother in the storm. Vulnerable as a woman in a strange land. Viola chooses to dress as a boy and get work as a page to the Duke Orsino.
Unwilling to accept Olivia’s rebuffs, Orsino sends his new page Cesario (Viola in disguise) to woo Olivia on his behalf. Viola goes unwillingly as she has already fallen in love with the duke. Olivia is attracted to the 'boy' and sends her pompous steward, Malvolio, after Cesario with a ring.
Causing foolishness and trouble are other members of Olivia’s household: her rowdy drunken kinsman, Sir Toby Belch; his foolish friend, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, who is trying in his hopeless way to court Olivia; Olivia’s witty and pretty waiting-gentlewoman, Maria; Feste, the clever clown of the house. When Sir Toby and the others take offense at Malvolio’s constant efforts to spoil their fun, Maria engineers a practical joke to make Malvolio think that Olivia is in love with him.
Meanwhile, Viola's twin brother, Sebastian, who has also survived the shipwreck, comes to Illyria. His beloved friend, Antonio, a wanted man for piracy against Orsino, follows him there, despite a danger of arrest. The resemblance between Cesario and Sebastian leads the jealous Sir Andrew to challenge Sebastian to a duel thinking he is Cesario. Mayhem breaks loose as the twins are continually confused for one another, Antonio is arrested, Malvolio wears yellow stockings, and Olivia decides to get married.
Lizzi Albert (Viola) is a CSC company member and former Associate Artistic Director. Favorite roles with CSC include Anne Boleyn (Anne of the Thousand Days), Lady Anne (Richard III), Lady Amaranth (Wild Oats), Cecily Cardew (The Importance of Being Earnest) and Sonya (Uncle Vanya). Lizzi directed The Tempest in-the-Ruins in 2017, an all-female Macbeth for CSC's collaboration with Notre Dame of Maryland University in 2015, and Blood and Courage's inaugural production All's Well That Ends Well, also in 2015. She has taught Acting and Critical Analysis at The Studio at CSC and participated in their 2020 Director's Forum. Regional acting credits include Collected Stories (Peter’s Alley), the world premiere of Alexandra Petri’s Never Never (Barabbas Theatre), Absolutely! Perhaps (Constellation Theater Company) and Bang the Drum Slowly (The American Century Theater), among others. Lizzi holds an M.A. in Acting from the University of Essex, where she participated in residencies at Shakespeare’s Globe and the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow, and a B.F.A. in Theater from NYU/Stella Adler. www.lizzialbert.com.
Tyrel Brown (Valentine/Officer) is making his CSC debut. His previous credits include Julius Caesar (Fools and Madmen), Young Playwrights Festival (Baltimore Center Stage), Black Super Hero Magic Mama (Strand Theater), Dreamgirls (ArtsCentric), and The Comedy of Errors (Endangered Species Project). He is also a member of CSC’s Black Classical Acting Ensemble (BCAE). Tyrel is a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival nominee. Education: Towson University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Acting. Follow Tyrel on Instagram and Tik tok: @tyreltyrelbrown
Gregory Burgess (Sir Toby) is a CSC Company Member, and has performed in CSC’s productions of Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2; The Winter’s Tale; The Fantasticks; Richard III (2017 and 2012); Anne of the Thousand Days; Wild Oats; A Christmas Carol (2014-2021); Titus Andronicus (2015); The Importance of Being Earnest; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014 and 2010); As You Like It; The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Taming of the Shrew (2017 and 2013); and The Merchant of Venice, among many others. His training includes The Martin Blank Studio, the Shakespeare Theater, and Howard University.
Ian Charles (Sebastian) is a CSC company member and has previously appeared in Henry V (2022) as well as their Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth Student Matinees (2018 and 2019), Macbeth [Movable] (2019). His regional credits include: Henry VI, King Lear, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Twelfth Night (American Shakespeare Center); Meet Me In St. Louis, Bright Star, Grumpy Old Men (Riverside Center for the Arts); Mother Goose (Imagination Stage); I Love A Piano (Heritage Theatre Festival); Spamalot (Short North Stage); Pride And Prejudice, The Miser, Cabaret, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Classic Theatre of Maryland); She Stoops To Conquer (Fells Point Corner Theatre); Little Women (Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre). He received his MLitt/MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University, in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center.
Kathryne Daniels (Maria) is a CSC company member and was last seen in CSC's spring Student Matinee of Romeo and Juliet as the Nurse (2022). Other CSC credits include: A Christmas Carol (2021), Dracula (2019), Measure for Measure (2020), Henry IV Parts 1&2 (2019) and Julius Ceaser (2017). She has also worked with Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Stillpoint Theater, Iron Crow and Fells Point Theater.
Jose Guzman (Sir Andrew) is a CSC Company Member and Teaching Artist who has appeared with CSC in Much Ado About Nothing, A Christmas Carol, The Adventures of Pericles, Love's Labour's Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, and many others. Additional productions in the DC area include Anna in the Tropics (GALA Hispanic Theatre) and Taming of the Shrew (Lean & Hungry Theatre). In 2018, Jose won the James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play, and a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train (1st Stage Theater). Jose holds an MA in Theatre from Binghamton University.
David Hanauer (Sea Captain) returns to CSC’s mainstage, after recent performances of To Be A Soldier as a member and manager of CSC’s veterans ensemble, Olive Branch & Laurel Crown. Past appearances with CSC include, Measure for Measure, A Christmas Carol, and OB&LC’s Road to Bedlam, and Henry V. Other credits include: The Crucible at Vagabond Players; Hellbent with Bear Creations. Film and TV credits include Dark Room; The Unwilling (series), Kidnapped; Hustle; Life after Prison; Redemption; and Twice.
George Michael Harris (Feste) is making his CSC debut. He has appeared locally in Shear Madness (The Kennedy Center), In the Red & Brown Water (Studio Theater) and Collaborators (Spooky Action Theater). He is a Company Member at Endangered Species Theater Company in Frederick, and The Baltimore Improv Group. georgemichaelharris.weebly.com
Oz Heiligman (Antonio) is returning for their third CSC production. Prior roles with CSC include Boy in Henry V (2022) and Boatswain/Spirit in The Tempest (2017). They also recently performed in the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's Mini Twelfth Night this summer. (they/them)
Ron Heneghan (Malvolio), a CSC Resident Company Member, has appeared with CSC in Macbeth; Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2; She Stoops to Conquer; Julius Caesar; Red Velvet; The Taming of the Shrew (2017); Richard III (2012 and 2017); Anne of the Thousand Days (2016); Much Ado About Nothing (2015); Uncle Vanya; and Our Town. Other area credits include Olney Theatre Center, Everyman Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, and Alliance for New Music Theatre. Regional credits include Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Empty Space Theatre, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Huntington Theatre Company, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival, and PCPA Theatrefest in California. His TV and film credits include Sally Pacholok, Better Living Through Chemistry, VEEP, and House of Cards. Ron holds an MFA from the University of Washington and a BS from the University of Maryland. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. Ron is also CSC’s Director of Education.
Jade Jones (Lady in Waiting) is making her CSC debut. She is a senior Theatre Arts major at Morgan State University. Her recent credits include Dream and Disconnect, Our Town, and Pipeline, all at Theatre Morgan Company.
Laura Malkus (Fabian) is a local small stage veteran who is making her CSC debut. Favorite past roles include Miss Thelma in Single Carrot Theatre's Promenade: Baltimore, Brooke in Other Desert Cities at FPCT, and Harper in Angels in America at Axis Theatre. Laura graduated from Towson University's acting program, studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute (NYC), and holds a graduate certificate in Cultural Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University. Laura is also singer/songwriter who performs with local bands The Wayfarers and Sparrow.
Elana Michelle (Olivia) is a CSC Company and Black Classical Acting Ensemble member. Elana is an attorney who has enjoyed a variety of roles as an actress, musician, and vocalist across the country in film, television, and theatre. For CSC she has previously worked on Romeo & Juliet (Juliet), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Rosaline), A Winter’s Tale (Time / Mopsa), Mother Courage & Her Children (Mother Courage), She Stoops to Conquer (Constance), A Christmas Carol (Belle / Dorothy), All’s Well That Ends Well (King of France), Henry IV Pt. 1 & 2 (Lady Percy), and Anne of the Thousand Days (Jane Seymour).
Grant Scherini (Curio, Second Officer) is making his CSC debut. He received a BFA in Acting from Towson University in 2021, where he appeared in Fugitive Songs (Joe) and Hamlet (Hamlet 3). He was a Region 2 finalist for the Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. Other credits include Junie B. in Jingle Bells[…] (MET Fun Company) and Hamlet (Compass Rose Theatre).
Quincy Vicks (Duke Orsino) Quincy has proudly served as a Teaching Artist with CSC for six years. His acting credits include A Raisin in the Sun, Love’s Labours Lost (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company), Dreamgirls (Baltimore CenterStage), and Cosby Satires (Strand Theater Company). Quincy is also a member of CSC's Black Classical Acting Ensemble.
Ian Gallanar (Director)(See Staff Bios)
Sarah Curnoles (Production Manager)(See Staff Bios)
Alexis E. Davis (Stage Manager) was most recently Stage Manager for CSC’s 2022 A Raisin In The Sun, and their 2021 production of A Christmas Carol. Other stage management credits with CSC include: Dracula; Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2; She Stoops to Conquer; Alice in Wonderland; Romeo and Juliet (student matinees: 2016-2019); Red Velvet; A Christmas Carol (2017 - 2021); Julius Caesar; The Fantasticks; and Othello; and Assistant Stage Manager for A Christmas Carol (2016). Additional credits include: Stage Manager for A Beginner’s Guide to Deicide and Drunk Enough to Say I Love You at Single Carrot. Assistant Stage Manager for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; stage crew for TopDog/Underdog; and Stage Management Intern for God of Carnage with Everyman Theatre. She has also been a Stage Management intern for Wild! With Happy! at Baltimore Center Stage. Alexis holds a BA in Theater Production from McDaniel College.
Dan O’Brien (Technical Director, Music Composer) (See Staff Bios)
Timothy Jones (Scenic Designer) is a scenic and props designer in the DC metro area and was previously Scenic Designer for CSC's production of A Raisin in the Sun (2022) and Red Velvet (2018). His work has also been seen on stage at St. Louis Black Rep, WSC Avant Bard, African Continuum Theatre, American University, Morgan State University, Kansas City Rep and Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN. He is presently the full time Prop Shop Manager and instructor at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland. He has also worked as Prop Master or artisan at other companies around the country including the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. Tim is a member of the Society of Properties Artisan & Masters. He holds an MFA in Scenery and Properties Design from the University of Memphis and a BA in Communication from the Salisbury State College.
Jason Aufdem-Brinke (Lighting Designer) returns to Chesapeake Shakespeare Company after having previously worked on CSC’s productions of Dracula (2019) and She Stoops to Conquer (2018). Other credits include: Desdemona with We Happy Few, Elvis's Birthday Fight Club with Astro Pop Events, Putnam County Spelling Bee with Metropolitan School of the Arts and Recalibration with Georgetown University Dance Company. Jason is a company member with We Happy Few.
Kristina Lambdin (Costume Designer) (See Staff Bios)
Grace Srinivasan (Music Director) has programmed and arranged the music for CSC productions since 2016 as Resident Music Director. A soprano who performs a wide-ranging repertoire throughout the region, she appeared as a soloist in a program of works inspired by Shakespeare’s plays, If Music Be the Food of Love, with CSC artists, the Peabody Baroque Band, and the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble. Grace holds a master’s degree in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory and sings professionally at St. Stephen Martyr Church and the National Cathedral.
Kaydin Hamby (Sound Designer) holds a BA in Theatre Design and Production and a minor in music from the UMBC. Select sound design credits include: The Diary of Anne Frank, Dracula, Pericles (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Baltimore MD); Phantom Tollbooth, Revolutionists, War Boys, Unicorn Girl (Hangar Theatre Company, Ithaca NY); Love’s Labor’s Lost (Shakespeare by the Sea, Los Angeles CA); Circle Mirror Transformation, Admissions, The Tempest, Revolutionists, Meteor Shower (Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick MD); Othello (Taffety Punk, Washington DC); and Rasheeda Speaking (Ally Theatre, Washington DC). KaydinHamby.com
Trey Wise (Props Designer) Originally from Denver, Colorado, Trey is making his debut at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company with this production of Twelfth Night. Previous works include Later That Same Evening and Stick Fly as the properties shop supervisor at University of Maryland. Other credits include properties artisan for Des Moines Metro Operas’ Sweeney Todd, Plattée, and Queen of Spades.
Lauren Engler (Choreographer) a CSC resident Technical and Design Company Member, is a frequent stage manager with CSC and a sometimes performer. She has amassed many years of dance training in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip hop, Spanish, and modern dance. Lauren most recently choreographed CSC’s Much Ado About Nothing. She has stage managed CSC’s productions of The Adventures of Pericles, Loves Labour’s Lost (2019), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018) and has performed with CSC in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014), A Comedy of Errors (2015), and A Christmas Carol (2017). Lauren holds a BA in Performance Theater and Studio Art from High Point University.
Emily (Emi) Erickson (Vocal and Text Coach, Co-music Director) is an actor, music director, voice coach, and multi-instrumentalist new to the DC and Baltimore area after nearly a decade in New York. Her recent credits include Our Black Death (Taffety Punk), Much Ado About Nothing (Chesapeake Shakespeare), Man Covets Bird (Spooky Action Theater), Fantastagirl and the Math Monster (Adventure Theatre), Richard II (Her Majesty & Sons), This Beautiful Future (TheaterLab, NYTimes' Critic's Pick), Julius Caesar (Brutus, ACA), and Working: A Musical (Labor Heritage Foundation). Emily holds an MFA from the Academy of Classical Acting and a BFA from NYU. Keep up with her work at emilynerickson.com or @emierickson on social.
Chris Niebling (Fights and Intimacy Choreographer) is Chesapeake Shakespeare Company member, a graduate of Oberlin College, and a certified Advanced Actor/Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. He has worked as an actor, director, fight choreographer, intimacy coordinator, or combination thereof at numerous regional theatres including: Ally Theatre Company, Baltimore Opera Company, CSC, Catalyst Theatre Company, The Hatchery Festival, Journeyman Theatre, Live Action Theatre, National Players, Olney Theatre Center, Pallas Theatre Collective, Red Eye Gravy, Rep Stage, Rorschach Theatre, Six Flags America, Solas Nua, Washington National Opera, Washington Shakespeare Company, Alvernia College, Howard Community College, and Carroll Community College.
Bernard Johnson (Assistant Director) is making his CSC debut. He attended the Baltimore School for the Arts where he recently returned to teach and mentor future designers. He received a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from The City College of New York. He has worked with Harlem Repertory Theatre as Assistant Artistic Director, and as Producing Director for Single Carrot Theatre. Recent credits include Unmarked: Untold Stories from the Grave and In the Heights.
Eva Hill (Assistant Stage Manager) returns to CSC after having previously worked Raisin in the Sun as a wardrobe supervisor. Other show credits include Flyin' West, Steel Magnolias (Everyman Theater); Once Upon..., The Good Time (Hershey Entertainment); Trouble in Mind, Turn of the Screw, She Like Girls, and Twelfth Night (UMBC).
Hannah Brill (Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor) returns to CSC as wardrobe supervisor after previously working on Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, and Alice in Wonderland. She is a costume and lighting designer from Baltimore and a graduate of Towson University with a BS in Theatre Design & Production and Metalsmithing & Jewelry. She is the Assistant Costume Shop manager for Towson University’s Department of Theatre Arts. Other recent work includes costume design for Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes (Single Carrot Theatre), The First Thing That Happens (Acme Corporation), and lighting design for Rachel (Rapid Lemon Productions.)
Jen Katz (Assistant Lighting Designer) is making her CSC debut. Previous credits include stage managing for The Revolutionists (Prologue Theatre), Every Christmas Story Ever Told and Then Some (Next Stop), The History is 2020 Project (Brave Spirits Theatre). Jen serves on the board for Silver Spring Stage.
Ian Gallanar (Founding Artistic Director, Twelfth Night Director) In addition to founding the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in 2002, Ian has worked as a professional actor, director, and writer for more than 150 professional productions. He has directed 40 productions for CSC. Previously, Ian has served as Artistic Director for the National Theatre for Children, Minnesota Shakespeare in the Park, and the Repertory Theater of America. Ian is a proud member of the distinguished National Theatre Conference and the Dramatists Guild of America; a Helen Hayes Tribute Award, Telly Award, and Howie Award (Howard County Arts Council) winner. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he is a Member of the College of Fine Arts Advancement Council. He is Immediate Past President of the international Shakespeare Theatre Association, an organization for professional Shakespeare companies around the globe.
Lesley Malin (Producing Executive Director) is a founder of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and served as its Executive Director since 2003. She managed CSC’s building renovation of an 1885 bank into our modern Shakespeare playhouse as well as the associated $6.7 million capital campaign. She has performed in 28 CSC productions and previously in New York. She was, for 20 years, Vice President of the Board of Trustees of The Lark, the landmark new play development center in New York City, where she earlier was Managing Director. She served for five years on the Executive Committee of the international Shakespeare Theatre Association and organized its annual conference that CSC hosted in Baltimore in 2017. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, NYU’s Arts Management program, Leadership Howard County, and LEADERship Baltimore (2018).
Mandy Benedix (Box Office Manager) previously worked as the Audience Relations and Box Office Manager at Baltimore CenterStage. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a BFA in Theater. She has had the pleasure of living and working in Chicago and New York prior to calling Baltimore her home.
Sarah Curnoles (Production Manager) stage managed with CSC for Much Ado About Nothing, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Dracula, A Doll’s House, The Tempest, and Henry V. Before working at CSC, she was self-employed as a life coach. She has also worked at Center Stage as the Executive Assistant to the Artistic and Managing Directors. Sarah created and directed A Fool’s Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes which was performed at the Baltimore Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and various stages around Baltimore.
Pamela S. Forton (Senior House Manager) supports the Box Office and coordinates many of the front-of-house and patron services that make audiences feel welcome in our beautiful theater and at the Ruins.
Catharine Helmers (Grants & Institutional Giving Manager) manages CSC’s grants process and portfolio of institutional relationships. Prior to joining CSC, she worked at the Wilson Center Africa Program in Washington, DC. Catharine holds an M.A. in International Conflict Studies from King’s College London and is a Baltimore area native.
Ron Heneghan (Director of Education) oversees education programs for CSC. More than 13,000 students attended performances in the 2018-2019 student matinee program, while the in-school residency, where CSC Teaching Artists embed in English/Language Arts classrooms as a resource for teachers and a learning experience for their students, served more than 2,500 students in Baltimore City, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, and Howard Counties. Ron is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. He holds an MFA from the University of Washington and a BS from the University of Maryland.
Troy Jennings (Education Manager) oversees the administrative aspects of CSC’s education program. In the past, Troy has taught at Drama Kids International of East Montgomery and Howard Counties. His career as an actor has spanned nearly two decades. Theatre credits include productions at Everyman Theatre, Adventure Theatre, Spotlighters Theatre, The Strand Theater Company and the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. He has also appeared in commercials, feature film and voice overs. He holds a B.S. degree in theatre from Towson University.
Kristina Lambdin (Resident Costume Designer & Business Manager) won the Broadway World Best Costume Design award for her designs for A Christmas Carol (2016). Some of her costuming credits with CSC include Dracula (2013 and 2019); The Diary of Anne Frank; She Stoops to Conquer; Alice in Wonderland; Red Velvet; Anne of the Thousand Days; The Fantasticks; Macbeth (2016); A Christmas Carol (2014-2018); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005, 2011 and 2014); The Importance of Being Earnest; The Taming of the Shrew (2006 and 2013); Romeo and Juliet (2003, 2012, and student matinees 2015-2019); A Doll’s House; As You Like It (Broadway World Best of Baltimore Award); and The Country Wife. Broadway World named her as a top artist of the 2007 Baltimore Theatre, and she won the Greater Baltimore Theater Award for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005). For more than a decade, she served as the Costume Supervisor for the Baltimore Opera Company and then Lyric Opera Baltimore.
Russell Laury (Porter) worked with Southway Builders on the transformation of our landmark building into a beautiful Downtown Baltimore theater before joining the CSC staff.
Michael Lonegro (Director of Operations and Finance) was the lighting designer for CSC’s Julius Caesar (2017) and has operated lighting for numerous CSC productions. Before joining CSC in 2014, he studied law at the University of Maryland and comparative literature at the University of Chicago and worked for 10 years as a university press editor. He holds a BA from Yale University, where he also designed lighting for undergraduate and graduate theatre productions.
Brian D. Lyles (Director of Development) is a writer and corporate communications / fundraising professional. His background includes experience at several notable local institutions, including Baltimore Magazine, The Engineers Club at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and Baltimore Center Stage, in addition to work with regional and national organizations, companies and government agencies. Brian has served many local cultural arts boards and committees, including as president of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) and chair of the CityLit Project. A native Baltimorean, Brian is a graduate of Gilman School, where he wrote and co-directed a nationally recognized one-act play. He later earned his BA degree in English & Creative Writing at Loyola University Maryland.
Daniel O’Brien (Technical Director & Facilities Manager) is a founding member of CSC. Daniel has performed, designed scenery, lights, and served as Technical Director for many productions (among other jobs too numerous to name). He oversaw the construction of CSC’s theatre in Baltimore and designed the sets and lighting for Macbeth (2016); for the inaugural season plays A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Richard II; Romeo and Juliet (2015-2019); A Christmas Carol (2014-2019), and many others.
Miranda Solomon (Marketing & Development Assistant) assists and supports CSC’s marketing and development teams in promoting and funding CSC's work. She previously worked at Omnibus Theatre, a small fringe theatre in London, UK, as a marketing intern. She holds a B.S. in Economics and a minor in Marketing from the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University.
Chester Stacy (Scenic Carpenter/Painter, and Assistant Technical Director) has designed, built, and painted many CSC productions, including Alice in Wonderland, The Fantasticks, Red Velvet, and Titus Andronicus, and for Baltimore Center Stage’s Thoughts of a Colored Man and Shakespeare in Love. Chester Creates LLC, has provided film production design for The Night Watchmen, set decoration for House of Cards and The Wire; and environmental graphics for Crunch Fitness, Royal Caribbean, Bmore Greek Grill, and Healthy Highlandtown.
Brandon W Vernon (Director of Marketing Director & Resident Graphic Designer) is an animator, illustrator, graphic designer, and marketer. His work has been featured on MTV.com, and he has worked for publications and theatres around the country including the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. He has served as CSC's Resident Graphic Designer since 2019 and was the Dramaturg for Dracula (2019). He holds an MFA in Visual Communication from Jacksonville State University in Alabama, and a BFA in Traditional Animation from the School of Visual Arts in New York.
A theatre is so much more than a building. It is a living, breathing community where audiences and actors meet to create art that enlightens, inspires, transforms, awes, and entertains. We are grateful for your gifts that support this artistry, our outreach, and educational programs, and our operations. This list recognizes gifts of $100 and greater, received as of September 6, 2022.
The Friends of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
The Flieger Family
Scott Helm and Lesley Malin/The Helm Foundation
Robert and Gladys Helm
Eva P. Higgins†, in honor of CSC's Two Leading Ladies, Lesley Malin Helm and Laura A. Boydston
Robin and Don Hough
Charlton and Patrick Hughes
Jeanne E. Marsh
Bob and Deeley Middleton
Mary and James Miller
Mr. Earle Pratt and Dr. Kelly Emerson
Paul and Chandler Tagliabue, in honor of Emily Rockefeller
Penny Thompson and Charlie Riesz
Mary Jo and Ted Wiese
Mohamed Al-Ibrahim and Sallie Rixey
Jeff and Carolyn Crooks
Edward and Nanci Feltham
Joseph Ferlise and Barry Carter
Ruby Hearn, in honor of Katherine Kelly
Chris and Mary Ellen Kiehne
Jack and Donna McCann
Linda and Jeff Pieplow
Wally and Brenda Stone
Charles† and Mary Jo Wagandt
Anonymous, in memory of Barry Neal Ochrach
Dr. Murry Bentley and Ms. Linda J. Clark
Heidi and Steven Berman
Mr. and Mrs. A. Stanley Brager, Jr.
Kevin G. and Susan A. Burke
Virginia Tyler Campbell
Yara Cheikh and Firmin DeBrabander
Chris and Mary Alane Downs
John C. Eisner and Jennifer Dorr White
Kevin and Sherry Frick
Dennis J. Gallagher
Ian Gallanar and Maria Trujillo†
Jesse and Carol Gardner
Judith Golding and Rob Brager
Glen R. Goodwin and Dr. Jennifer Cooper
Bill and Ruth Henry
Mr. Richard W. Ley
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Malin
Janet and Tom McGlynn
Chris and Sarah Meyers
Nora Brigid Monahan
Frank B. and Mary Ellen Moorman
Kevin and Joyce Parks
Walter and Mary-Ann Pinkard
Mark and Joanne Pollak
Erin and Steven Prumo
Kyoko and Steve Redd
Sharon and Michael Runge
Clair Zamoiski Segal
Scott and Sharon Stewart, CE Science Inc.
John and Susan Warshawsky
Joe and Valerie Yingling
Anonymous, in memory of Jed and Grace Tucker
Applied Development LLC
The Babij Family
Pamela H. Bilger
Don and Patricia Black
Sherilyn Brinkley and Jeff Brotman
Bob Burke and Helen Blumberg
Glenn and Sandy Campbell
Ernie and Linda Czyryca
Mary and George Evering
Bruce and Lisa Field
Donna and Joe Flynn
Eric Hansmann and Cheryl Torsney
Ernie and Diana Hawk
Frank Heneghan, in honor of Helen Heneghan
Mark A. G. Huffman
Nick and Cynthia Islin
Tim and Jennifer Kingston
Tom and Fran Lonegro
Professor Megan Olsen and Professor Tim Wood
Paul and Jenny Oxborough
Rev. Patricia Payne
Frederick N. Pearson
Keven Perkins and Christine Bordine
Robert E. Prince
Charles Wheatley and Kimberly Reeves
Alice, Fern, and Riley Reed
Susan Shaner and John Roberts
Carolan and Brian Stansky
George and Holly Stone
Doris S. Sweet
Andrew Tagliabue and Mark Jones, in honor of Emily Rockefeller
Marguerite VillaSanta and the Dr. Frank C. Marino Foundation, Inc.
Jay Rood and Jeffrey Watkins
Kem and Susan White
Leslie and Hugh Bethell
Susan Betso and Carol Clark
Jean Waller Brune
Donna Lee Burke
Jeffrey and Elaine Christ
Dr. Martha J. Connolly
Edwin N. Dean, Jr.
Michele DeMusis and John Campbell
Bruce and Lindsay Fleming
Pamela S. Forton
Jefferson M. Gray
Caroline Griffin and Henry E. Dugan, Jr.
Drs. Forrest Hall and Cynthia Tifft
Rabbi Joanne and Dr. Gary Heiligman
Ralph and Beth Heimlich
Mary Parker and Adam Hill
Corinne Keet and Aaron Burstein
Jill and Aaron Levin
Alison and Laddie Levy
Victor McGlaughlin M.D.
Wade and Nancy Meadows
Morgan and Michael Nebistinsky
Wells and Mary Obrecht
Mr. Samuel M. Peters and Dr. Suzanne Hurst
Susan H. Pratt
Keenan and Natasha Rice
Sarah S. Robinson
Brian and Barbara Scheetz
F. Louise and Wayne F. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. David Smith
Erin Steele, Colin Steele
Lorraine and Leon Ukens
Susan M. Watts
Maria J. Wawer
Topper and Ellen Webb
Jenny Wright and Josh Osborne
Charley Albert, in honor of Elizabeth Albert
Robert and Martha Armenti
Richard and Kathleen Baum
Charlie and Kathy Beach
Erik and Jen Berry
Patricia Howland Bond
Jean and Randy Boone
Stephen and Lori Bruun
Susan R. Buswell
Dave and Pat Chason
The Schenkel Family
Dr. Lea Ann Christenson
Harry and Erica Cikanek
Alan and Deborah Cohen
Ralph and Judy Cohen
Jim and Rae Cumbie
Ann Ottewil and Dr. J. Stephen Cunat
Grace and Frank Cunningham
Janet M. Curnoles
Janice and Robert Davis
Trisha and Bobby Deen
Ray Mercer and Patricia Delk-Mercer
David Ditman and Denise Valancius-Ditman
Barbie and John Dunning
Jami Terry and Alexandra Efron
David and Marian Entin
Karen and Dave Eske
Valerie Fenton and Chris Niebling
June and Larry Fletcher-Hill
Anna and Charlie Gable
Kate and Mary Hamill and Steve Getsinger
Teresa and Carl Gilbert
Gil and Terry Gleim
Michael and Colleen Gottlieb
Carol and John Green
Dianne and Darren Hackett
Anne and David Hamburger
Bill and Fiona Heneghan
Helen Heneghan Trust
Lily Hill, in honor of Will Fletcher-Hill
Lisa and John Horrigan
Katharine Hudson, in honor of Robin Hough
Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Hunt
Marc and Caroline Hurwitz
The Iverson Family
Hattie and Eric Katkow
Cheryl Kerwin and Stephen Moitoso, in honor of Noah Marie Victoria
Deborah and Gary Kreipl
Rodney and Patricia Layton
Kim Leisey, in honor of Lesley Malin
Frank G. Lemoine
John M. Leovy
Judy and David Mauriello
Dr. Fran McCabe
Suzan and Alex Mecinski
Nancy and Scott Moores
Dan and Shelley Morhaim
Ken Moss and Patryce Toye
Jennifer C. Munch
Janet and Douglas Neilson
Lynne O'Brien and Roger Mitchell
Stephen Parker and Ginny Larsen
William and Nancy Paternotte
Robert E. Pownall
Kate and Mike Primm
Michael Rand and Anne Gold-Rand
Mickey and Marian Raup
Art and Evelyn Renkwitz
Nicole Ripken and Family
Donald and Danika Rockett
Scott and Megan Rodgville
Morrie and Martha Ruffin
Tim Allard and Darylle Sheehan
The Shore/Swann Family
Don and Lauren Small
Patricia E. Smeton
Jill and Alfred Sommer
Roy and Andrea Struble
David and Irene Tabish
Kathleen P. Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Techau
Elva E. Tillman, Esq.
H. Mebane and Ivana Turner
Barbara Vaeth, in honor of Molly Moores
Katharine George and Jon Velapoldi
Frank A. Vitrano
Michael and Roberta Wentworth
Suellen Wideman and Virginia Shimak
Lisa Wilde and Philip Vilardo
Matt and Sarah Wilson
Judy Wixted and George Dappert
Donna and Susan Zagar
Mr. and Mrs. H. Ronald Zielke
Keven Perkins and Christine Bordine
Donna Burke and Dava Sentz
Jefferson and Olivia Gray
Adam Hill and Mary Naylor
Andrew and Stephanie Pappas
Mohamed Al-Ibrahim and Sallie Rixey
Scott and Megan Rodgville
Brian and Barbara Scheetz
Chelsea and Matthew Wernsdorfer
Jennifer Wright and Josh Osborne
Corporate, Foundation, and Government Support
The Helm Foundation
Maryland State Arts Council
U.S. Small Business Administration
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Baltimore Civic Fund
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Portfolios, www.Bakerartist.org
Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences and the Citizens of Baltimore County
The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
Caroline Fredericka Holdship Charitable Trust, through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee
Howard County Arts Council, through a grant from Howard County Government
Howard County Government
The John J. Leidy Foundation
The M&T Charitable Foundation
Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
T. Rowe Price Foundation
Baltimore National Heritage Area
Mayor Brandon Scott and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
J. S. Plank and D. M. DiCarlo Family Foundation
The Morris A. and Clarisse Mechanic Foundation
The Nora Roberts Foundation
Carroll County Arts Council
Citizens for Dan Morhaim
The Sylvia Meisenberg Endowment for Shakespeare Education
PayPal Giving Fund
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc.
Shapiro Sher Guinot and Sandler
Southway Builders, Inc.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Maryland Charity Campaign
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
T. Rowe Price Program for Charitable Giving
Stanley Black & Decker
Bach in Baltimore
Shriver Hall Concert Series
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Board of Trustees
Emily Rockefeller, President
Robin Hough, Vice President
Bill Henry, Treasurer
Lesley Malin, Secretary
Kevin G. Burke
Nora Brigid Monahan
Earle W. Pratt, III
Ian Gallanar, Founding Artistic Director
Lesley Malin, Producing Executive Director
Sarah Curnoles, Production Manager
Brian D. Lyles, Director of Development
Brandon W. Vernon, Marketing Director and Resident Graphic Designer
Michael Lonegro, Director of Operations and Finance
Dan O' Brien, Technical Director and Facilities Manager
Chester Stacy, Assistant Technical Director and Facilities Associate
Ron Heneghan, Director of Education
Troy Jennings, Education Manager
Catharine Helmers, Grants & Institutional Giving Manager
Kristina Lambdin, Business Manager and Resident Costume Designer
Mandy Benedix, Box Office Manager
Pamela Forton, Senior House Manager
Miranda Solomon, Marketing and Development Assistant
Russell Laury, Porter
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Company members who have served the organization for many years with particular dedication and loyalty.