Jonathan Jacobs (King Ferdinand) has appeared with CSC as Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (2018 student matinee). Other notable credits include: Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and La Llorona/The Orphan Sea (in rep) with Cohesion Theatre Company; The King of Howard Street and The Tempest with Annex Theater; Utopia Parkway with Single Carrot Theatre; Timon of Athens and Trial in the Woods with the Mercury Theater; The Electric Pharaoh with Baltimore Rock Opera Society; and Mr. Marmalade with Stillpointe Theatre. Jonathan holds a BFA in Acting from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
BEROWNE, a lord … Jose Guzman+
Jose Guzman (Berowne), a CSC Resident Acting Company Member and a CSC Teaching Artist, is appearing in his 17th production with the company. He won the 2018 Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train with 1st Stage in Washington DC. He has appeared with CSC in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Nick Bottom; The Winter’s Tale as Leontes; Othello as Iago; Macbeth as Banquo; Much Ado About Nothing as Don Pedro; and many others. Additional productions in the DC area include Ana in the Tropics with GALA Hispanic Theatre and Taming of the Shrew with Lean & Hungry Theatre. Jose holds an MA in Theatre from Binghamton University.
LONGAVILLE, a lord … JC Payne
JC Payne (Longaville) has appeared with CSC as Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (2018); and Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (2017). Previous credits include Conrad in Much Ado About Nothing, Ferdinand in The Tempest, Grey in Richard III, and George in Our Town with Annapolis Shakespeare Company; Justin in In The Cotton with Farm Theater Project; Konstantin in The Seagull with Gamut Theater Group; Con in Stupid Fxxxxxx Bird with Silver Spring Stage; Cory in Fences and Asagai in A Raisin in the Sun with Open Stage Harrisburg; and Matt in Dog Sees God with Bare Bones Theatre Ensemble.
DUMAIN, a lord … Alexander Kafarakis
Alexander Kafarakis (Dumain) is making his CSC debut. In Maryland, he appeared as Bagshot in The Beaux Stratagem with Everyman Theatre; Polonious in Hamlet (Polonious) with The Organic Theatre; Terrence in Commencement with Vagabond Theatre. In New York City, he appeared as Lennie in Of Mice & Men with Gene Frankel Theatre; Sheftal in Yentil with KiKi Theatre Group; Giant in Grandpa and Baby with Chernuchin Theatre; Jacob in The Test with Player’s Theatre; Charles in Mom’s I Got The Last Laugh with Dixon Place Theatre; and Swede in Captain Crash vs the Zzorg Women with Write Act Repertory Theatre. www.alexkaf.com
PRINCESS OF FRANCE … Lauren Davis
Lauren Davis (Princess of France) appeared with CSC in Romeo and Juliet (2003), The Taming of the Shrew (2013), and Antony and Cleopatra (2013). Other credits include Corduroy, Akeelah and the Bee, Shrek the Musical, The Scarecrow and his Servant, Charlotte’s Web, and Cinderella with Children’s Theatre Company; Oliver! with Theatre Latte Da; Marcus or the Secret of Sweet with The Guthrie; Greensboro Four, Sing Out, and American Song Book Dorothy with The Smithsonian; Son of the Living God with Lyric Opera House. Lauren holds a BS in Drama from Frostburg State University and an MFA in Acting from Catholic University of America. email@example.com
ROSALINE, her lady … Elana Michelle+
Elana Michelle (Rosaline) is a CSC Resident Acting Company Member and CSC Teaching Artist. She has appeared with CSC as Lady Percy in Henry IV, Parts I and II; Constance Neville in She Stoops to Conquer; Hippolyta and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018); Time, Rogera, and Mopsa in The Winter’s Tale; Jane Seymour in Anne of the Thousand Days; Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (2016 movable production and school matinee); and in A Christmas Carol (2015-2018). Other roles include Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream with Maryland Renaissance Festival; Candace in Project Run-A-Way with Annapolis Historical Society; Katherine in Henry 5×7 with Barabbas Theatre; and Abby in the 2016 film, The Spirit of the Staircase.
MARIA, her lady … Micaela Mannix
Micaela Mannix (Maria) is making her CSC debut. She is a Resident Company Member at The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, where her credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, and Othello. She has appeared in Macbeth and King Lear with Commonwealth Shakespeare; Henry V and Pirate Macbeth with Cohesion Theatre Company; and Antony and Cleopatra with Brave Spirits Theatre. Micaela holds a BM in Musical Theatre from The Catholic University. micaelamannix.com
KATHERINE, her lady … Hilary Morrow
Hilary Morrow (Katherine) is making her CSC debut. Recent credits include Love, Factually, with The Second City at The John F. Kennedy Center; Imogen: Shakespeare’s Cymbeline Reimagined with Pointless Theatre Company; and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, with Adventure Theatre. She is the only singer to have appeared in every season with The American Pops Orchestra; recent credits include An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, A Very Silly Vaudeville and Around the World in 80 Days. www.hilarymorrow.com
BOYET, a lord and her advisor … Gregory Michael Atkin
Gregory Michael Atkin (Boyet) has appeared with CSC as Peter in Romeo and Juliet (2019 student matinee); as Mortimer, Pistol and Mowbray in Henry IV, Parts I and II; Ghost of Christmas Present and Mr. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol (2018); Jack Slang and Diggory in She Stoops to Conquer; and the Mock Turtle in Alice in Wonderland. Other credits include How I Became a Pirate with Adventure Theatre MTC; A Dream Within A Dream: A Madness with Through the Fourth Wall Productions; Twelfth Night with Prince George’s County Shakespeare in the Park; and Featured in the Source Festival with the Source Theatre. He holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Ohio University.
DON ADRIANO de ARMADO, a knight … Michael Boynton
Michael Boynton (Don Adriano de Armado) has appeared with CSC as Orsino in Twelfth Night, and Laertes in Hamlet. Other notable roles include Yolland in Translations, Charles II in Stage Beauty, and Orlando in As You Like It at the Hilberry Repertory Theater in Michigan; Dionysus in The Bacchae at Jacksonville State University; and Caesar in Julius Caesar at the new Shakespeare Project in Alabama. He is a professor, scholar, and theater practitioner who has worked at a wide range of theaters predominantly as a director, playwright, and actor. He holds a PhD and two MFAs, one of which is in Acting from Wayne State University.
MOTH, his page … Catherine Anne Gilbert
Catherine Anne Gilbert (Moth) is making her CSC debut. She has appeared as Clara in The Value of Moscow with Dark Horse Theater Co.; Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with McLean Players; Captain Hook in Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers and Katurian in The Pillowman with George Mason University; and Henrietta in Silent Sky with City of Fairfax Theater Co. She holds a BFA in Theater with a concentration in Performance from George Mason University.
COSTARD, a local rustic and his messenger … Danny Beason
Danny Beason (Costard) is making his CSC debut. Previous roles include Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice at Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Jaime in The Last Five Years at the Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and Father Theodore in All Save One at Washington Stage Guild. He holds an MFA in Acting from The Catholic University of America. www.dannybeason.com
JAQUENETTA, a dairy maid … Emily Karol
Emily Karol (Jaquenetta) is a CSC Resident Teaching Artist. She has appeared with CSC as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Laura, and Mrs. Brown in A Christmas Carol and Lady Montague in Romeo and Juliet (2019 school matinee). Regional credits: With Maryland Renaissance Festival, she has appeared as Caesar in Julius Caesar, Nise in La Dama Boba, Audrey in As You Like It; Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, and Courtesan in Comedy of Errors; and directed The Tempest. She has appeared as Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet with Annapolis Shakespeare Company. With Maryland Shakespeare Company, she has appeared in Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With Shakespeare & Company, she has appeared in Measure for Measure, Othello, and Twelfth Night. With Kensington Arts Theater, she has appeared in Steel Magnolias and Jekyll & Hyde.
SIR NATHANIEL, a curate … Quincy Vicks
Quincy Vicks (Sir Nathaniel) is making his CSC debut. He has been a CSC Teaching Artist for three years. Recent credits include Hip Hop Much Ado about Nothing (Claudio), Hamlet (Hamlet) The Mystery of Love & Sex (Jonny), Curious George (Phinneas), Raisin in the Sun (Asagai), and The Wiz (Scarecrow). Quincy is a Member of Building Better People Productions, an ensemble that performs a production about the importance of empathy for children at elementary and middle schools. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Morgan State University.
HOLOFERNES, a school master … Karen V Lawrence
Karen V Lawrence (Holofernes) is making her CSC debut. Other area appearances have included Émilie in Émilie la Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight with Silver Spring Stage; Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Duke Frederick in As You Like It with Fat and Greasy Citizens’ Brigade; Hello | Brother with Annexus Theatre Company, Capital Fringe; Lady Croom in Arcadia, Forewoman in Twelve Angry Jurors, and Van Helsing in Dracula with St. Mark’s Players, Cecilia in Shiloh Rules with Port City Playhouse, and Lady Windermere in Lady Windermere’s Fan with Little Theatre of Alexandria. www.KarenVLawrence.com
DULL, a constable … Christian Wilson◊
MARCADE, messenger from France … Juliet Jacob◊
FORESTER … Theodore Sherron III◊
FIRST LORD … Madison Steiner◊
WINTER … Taylor Rekus◊
SPRING … Maria Marsalis◊
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Image 1: Jose Guzman as Berowne, photo by Brandon W Vernon. Graphic illustrations by Sandra Maddox Barton and Brandon W Vernon.
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