Anne Frank … Hannah Kelly
Hannah Kelly (Anne Frank) is making her CSC debut. Recent credits include: Everyman Theatre, Everything is Wonderful (Ruth), The Importance of Being Ernest (Gwendolyn, Understudy), The Book of Joseph (Genka/Boy Arnold). Charm City Fringe Festival, Proxy (Again). UMBC, The Mail Order Bride (Tina), The Amish Project (Carol), Rhinoceros (Jeane), Agnes of God (Dr. Livingstone), Leah’s Dybbuk (ancestor), The Game of Love and Chance (Sylvia). She has a B.F.A. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Mr. Otto Frank … Stephen Patrick Martin*
Stephen Patrick Martin* (Mr. Otto Frank) is making his CSC debut. Martin has appeared in theaters throughout the area including, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Everyman Theatre, The Folger Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Theatre J, Delaware Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Bay Theatre (Annapolis) and most recently appeared as The Player in “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” at Annapolis Shakespeare Company. Martin is a recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play for “Glengarry Glen Ross” at Round House Theatre (2013) and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. Martin is a graduate of the Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University.
Mrs. Edith Frank … Lesley Malin+
Lesley Malin+ (Mrs. Edith Frank) is a founder of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and has served as its Managing 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. Her acting credits at CSC include Mrs. Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer, Paulina in The Winter’s Tale, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (2016), Amelia in Wild Oats, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol (2014), Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (2010), Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, the Queens in Richard III (2012, 2017) and Cymbeline, and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005). Previously, she performed in New York. She has, for 15 years, been Vice President of the Board of Trustees of The Lark, a new play development center in New York City, where she once served as 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, and Leadership Howard County, and LEADERship Baltimore (2018).
Margot Frank … Grace Brockway
Grace Brockway (Margot Frank) is making her CSC debut. Recent credits include Pride and Prejudice (Annapolis Shakespeare Company); Coriolanus, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Theatre Company/ACA). Training: MFA, The Academy for Classical Acting (Shakespeare Theatre Company and George Washington University).
Miep Gies … Karolina Keach
Karolina Keach (Miep Gies) is making her CSC debut. Recent credits include Staged Reading of The Oresteia; A Sketch of New York; Love in the Time of Hacking; Conversations with an Average Joe with Jerry Orbach Theatre; Forget Fire with Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Two Gentlemen of Verona with LAMDA; Women Beware Women with LAMDA; Studying War with The Road Theatre; Walkers (the web series) with Supporting; She received a BA from Pepperdine University and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Peter Van Daan … Clay Vanderbeek
Clay Vanderbeek (Peter Van Daan) has appeared with CSC as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (2019 student matinee) and Florizel in The Winter’s Tale (2018). He has appeared in Proof, Rhinoceros, and Mail Order Bride. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and was a Linehan Artist Scholar at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Alumnus of the Baltimore School for the Arts.
Mr. Kraler … Scott Alan Small+
Scott Alan Small+ (Mr. Kraler and First Man) is a CSC Associate Artistic Director and Resident Acting Company Member. He has appeared with CSC in Henry IV, Part I and II, The Winter’s Tale, The Taming of the Shrew (2017), Richard III (2017, 2012), Macbeth (2016, 2008, 2007, student matinee: 2018), Much Ado About Nothing, Uncle Vanya, A Christmas Carol (2017, 2015, 2014), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014), The Merry Wives of Windsor, Julius Caesar (2009), Titus Andronicus, Measure for Measure, The Country Wife, A Doll’s House, and The Front Page. His directing credits include CSC’s A Christmas Carol (2016, 2015), The Comedy of Errors (2015), the movable productions of Romeo and Juliet (2016) Dracula, and The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged.
Mrs. Van Daan … Barbara Pinolini*
Barbara Pinolini* (Mrs. Van Daan) is making her CSC debut. Local and regional credits include Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre, Sister Act at Riverside Center for the Arts, Fiddler on the Roof (with Jonathan Hadary) at Arena Stage, All’s Well That Ends Well (with Marsha Mason) at Shakespeare Theatre, The Last Schwartz and Our Suburb (directed by Judith Ivey) at Theater J, The Importance of Being Earnest, Elephant Man, Necessary Targets and Night of the Iguana at Olney Theatre Center, Children’s Hour, Blithe Spirit, Pygmalion and You Can’t Take It With You at Everyman Theatre, Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center, and Menopause the Musical at Trinity Rep. Barbara is also a teacher/educator and received her MFA from Catholic University. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Mr. Van Daan … Stas Wronka*
Stas Wronka* (Mr. Van Daan) is making his CSC debut. He has performed with many area theaters including Everyman Theatre (Talley’s Folly), Scena Theatre (The Balcony, Purge, Antigone Now, Mein Kampf), The Studio Theatre Secondstage (Mad Forest, Washington-Sarajevo Talks), Source Theatre Company (The Cherry Orchard), D.C. Arts Center (The Island, The Theatre of the Soul). In his mother country, Poland, he worked in two of the largest repertory theaters in Warsaw performing in more than 20 plays including The Dramatyczny Theatre (Operetta, The Quail Ran Away From Me, Saint Joan, Tsar Nicholaus), and Ateneum Theatre (Woyzeck, The Cherry Orchard, Trans-Atlantic).
Mr. Dussel … Bart Debicki
(Mr. Dussel) has appeared with CSC as Owen Glendower in Henry IV, Part I, Hastings in Henry IV, Part II, Robert Cary Long and Topper in A Christmas Carol (2017 and 2018), Brackenbury in Richard III (2012 and 2017). He has appeared in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) with the Fells Point Corner Theatre; and as El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Cornelius Hackl in Hello Dolly!, Jamie in The Last 5 Years, and Juan Peron in Evita with Spotlighters Theatre. Bart trained at New York’s Stella Adler Studio of Acting. He holds a Ph.D in Management Strategy and teaches cross-cultural management and international business at Towson University.
Second Man … Christian Wilson
Christian Wilson (Second Man) is making his CSC stage debut. He helped build sets for CSC’s The Tempest (2017) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018), and was on stage crew for CSC’s A Christmas Carol (2018). He majors in Acting with two minors in Deaf Studies and Astronomy at Towson University. Previous roles at Towson University include Mengo in Fuente Ovejuna, Dan/Don/Dave in The Electric Baby, and the Clown in Othello.
Third Man … Jonathan Ruiz
Jonathan Ruiz (Third Man) is making his CSC debut. Previous credits include Yuri Mackus in Anon(ymous), Ensemble in Dead Man’s Cellphone, Ensemble in Machinal (UMBC), Cigar in Gypsy (Chesapeake Community College). Jay is a junior at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting as well as a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications Studies.
Director … Eve Muson**
Eve Muson (Director) is making her CSC debut. Recent directing credits include Kermoor (Interrobang & Strand Theater,) Inexcusable Fantasies (Strand Theater, Prague Festival Fringe, FringeNYC), Speech & Debate and LasMenias (RepStage), Venus, Big River, and Peter Pan (Olney Theatre Center,) and many productions at Boston Playwrights Theatre, WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, American Stage Festival, and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is the principal director for Baltimore’s Grrl Parts, an initiative dedicated to commissioning and producing new plays by women. For Grrl Parts, she has directed world premieres by Susan McCully, Sheila Callaghan, Tanya Saracho, Lucy Thurber, Ellen McLaughlin & Timberlake Wertenbaker. She has directed dozens of university productions including Leah’s Dybbuk, She Like Girls, Rhinoceros, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Gum, Las Meninas, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Arcadia, and many new plays and devised works. She has been twice cited for Outstanding Direction by the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival for her work on Un Tango En La Noche (Boston University) and Las Meninas (UMBC.) She is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of the BFA Acting program at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
+CSC Company Member
*Actors’ Equity Association Member
**Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Member
Image 1: Museum presentation with photos of Anne Frank © Anne Frank House / Photographer: Cris Toala Olivares; Image 2: Pages of the original red checkered diary of Anne Frank © Anne Frank House / Photographer: Cris Toala Olivares
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