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Othello

A.R.T. Subscription Season
  • Jan 13, 2019 - Feb 9, 2019

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: Three hours with one fifteen-minute intermission

Recommended for ages 14+. A limited number of standing room tickets may be sold for sold-out shows beginning at noon on the day of each show, in person at the Ticket Services Office only.

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A.R.T. Subscription Season

Recommended for ages 14+. A limited number of standing room tickets may be sold for sold-out shows beginning at noon on the day of each show, in person at the Ticket Services Office only.

  • Run Time

    Three hours with one fifteen-minute intermission

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    From $25

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A reminder of Shakespeare’s eternal relevance…Timeliness and timelessness are underscored by Rauch’s sinewy and bracingly fast-moving production.

The Boston Globe

Spectacular and complex performances by Chris Butler and Danforth Comins. This production in particular is one that Boston audiences should not miss!

Edge Boston

Stunning. An exquisitely profound theatrical Shakespeare experience.

Boston and beyond event dates

In Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy, director Bill Rauch (All the Way, Fingersmith) explores society’s polarizing struggles with difference and the destructive results when women are silenced. Consumed by their bigotry and xenophobia, those who praised the Moorish general Othello for his military successes now reject his marriage to Desdemona. The newlyweds are determined to overcome this resentment, but Othello’s assignment in Cyprus draws them into the web of his lieutenant Iago, whose jealousy knows no bounds. A.R.T. brings the original company of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s acclaimed production to Cambridge.

This production contains strobe.

 

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Bill Rauch
An Oregon Shakespeare Festival Production

Notable dates

Opening Night: 1/18
ASL Interpreted: 2/3 at 2PM & 2/6 at 7:30PM
Audio Described: 2/2 at 2PM & 2/8 at 7:30PM
Open Captioned: 2/2 at 2PM & 2/7 at 7:30PM

Production Sponsors
Fay and Bill Shutzer
Hutchins Family Foundation

 

Donation Drive

The American Repertory Theater is hosting a donation drive for survivors of domestic violence throughout the run of Othello. All donated items will go to Transition House, the first domestic violence shelter on the East Coast, located in Central Square. Transition House works with survivors of all ages and backgrounds to prevent and end domestic violence in our community through safe housing programs, holistic support, education, and intervention.

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Bill Rauch and Stephen Greenblatt onstage at Farkas Hall.

A conversation with the Director of Othello and the Shakespeare historian about the themes, motifs, and issues raised in the play.

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Chris Butler in Othello.

Imagining Othello in a contemporary US context, with director Bill Rauch and actor Chris Butler.

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Robeson is triumphant! - Howard Barnes, Herald Tribune

Finding Othello in the Harvard Theatre Collection at Houghton Library

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Amy Kim Waschke and Alejandra Escalante in Othello.

Dive deeper into the history and themes of Shakespeare’s play, as well as the contemporary context in which this production is staged.

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Danforth Comins and Chris Butler in Othello.

Soliloquy Workshop

FEB 4 6:30PM, Loeb Drama Center

Join Erika Bailey, A.R.T. Head of Voice and Speech, for a unique opportunity to explore Shakespeare’s rich text. Space is limited. $25 suggested donation.

Join Erika Bailey, A.R.T. Head of Voice and Speech, for a unique opportunity to explore Shakespeare’s rich text. Space is limited. $25 suggested donation.

Credits

Creative Team

Director

Bill Rauch

Director

Bill Rauch

A.R.T.: Othello, All the Way (IRNE Award, Best Director), Fingersmith (IRNE Award, Best Director). Currently Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (since 2007) and inaugural Artistic Director of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center; Founding Artistic Director, Cornerstone Theater Company (1986- 2006). Broadway: All the Way (winner of 2014 Tony Award for Best Play). New York: Night is a Room, Signature Theatre; The Clean House, Lincoln Center. Additional directing credits: world premieres by Lisa Loomer, Lynn Nottage, Robert Schenkkan, Bill Cain, Alison Carey, Culture Clash, Dan O’Brien, Sarah Ruhl, Jeff Whitty, and others, along with classical plays at Yale Rep, Long Wharf, Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Portland Center Stage. TV: “Judging Amy.” Selective Awards: Fichandler Award, TCG Visionary Leadership, Margo Jones Award, U.S. Artists Fellowship, Leadership for a Changing World, Grammy nomination. Education: Harvard University.

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Scenic Designer

Christopher Acebo

Scenic Designer

Christopher Acebo

A.R.T.: OthelloFingersmith, All the Way. OSF (thirteen seasons, Associate Artistic Director): The Book of Will; Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles (Scenic and Costume Design); UniSon; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Twelfth Night; The Wiz; Fingersmith; Long Day’s Journey into Night; Head Over Heels; All the Way; The Great Society; A Streetcar Named Desire; King Lear; Seagull; The Imaginary Invalid; The Language Archive; Hamlet; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Throne of Blood; Equivocation; Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Costume Design: The Tenth Muse; The Imaginary Invalid; Othello. Broadway: All the Way. New York: Throne of Blood, BAM; The Clean House, Lincoln Center. Regional: Artist Rep, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Kennedy Center, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage. Oregon Arts Commissioner; Member, Board of Directors, Theatre Communications Group. Education: MFA, University of California, San Diego.

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Costume Designer

Dede M. Ayite

Costume Designer

Dede M. Ayite

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (three seasons): UniSon; Henry IV, Part One; Henry IV, Part Two; The Wiz. Broadway: American Son, Children of A Lesser God. Select Off-Broadway: Slave Play, NYTW; Collective Rage…, School Girls…, MCC; Sugar in Our Wounds, MTC; Fireflies, Tell Hector I Miss Him, Marie & Rosetta, Atlantic; Bella: An American Tall Tale, Playwrights Horizons; The Royale, Lincoln Center; Ugly Lies the Bone, Roundabout. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival; Steppenwolf; Denver Center; California Shakespeare; La Jolla Playhouse; Berkeley Rep; Baltimore Center Stage; Arena Stage; Cleveland Playhouse; Signature Theatre; McCarter Theatre; Dallas Theatre Center. Television: Comedy Central; FOX Shortcoms. Awards: Recipient of Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Theatre Bay Area, and Jeff Awards; two Drama Desk Nominations. Education: MFA Yale School of Drama.

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Lighting Designer

Xavier Pierce

Lighting Designer

Xavier Pierce

A.R.T.: Debut. OSF (two seasons): Shakespeare in Love. New York: Yours Unfaithfully, A Day by the Sea, Mint Theatre; Hypeman, The Flea. Regional: Native Gardens, Harvey, Blithe Spirit, Guthrie Theater; Smart People, Native Gardens, Arena Stage; The Roommate, Steppenwolf; Misery, Cincinnati Playhouse; Pipeline, Indiana Repertory Theatre; Fun Home, Baltimore Center Stage; Noises Off!, Syracuse Stage; Fences, Long Wharf, McCarter Theatre; Peter and the Starcatcher, 4000 Miles, The Mountaintop, Detroit ’67, PlayMakers Rep; Two Trains Running, Arden Theatre; Outside Mullingar, Arizona Theatre Company; The Piano Lesson, Olney Theatre Center; Fly, Florida Studio Theatre; Common Enemy, Red, Triad Stage; A Raisin in the Sun, Thousand Pines, Westport Country Playhouse; Two Trains Running, Two River Theater Company; Everybody, The Glass Menagerie, black odyssey, Fences, Cal Shakes; Hamlet, Pippin, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.

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Composer & Sound Designer

Andre J. Pluess

Composer & Sound Designer

Andre J. Pluess

A.R.T.: OthelloFingersmith. OSF (eleven seasons): Love’s Labor’s Lost, The Odyssey, Great Expectations, Fingersmith, Long Day’s Journey into Night, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Streetcar Named Desire, King Lear, The White Snake, As You Like It, August: Osage County, Ghost Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Merchant of Venice, Equivocation, The Clay Cart. Broadway: 33 Variations, I Am My Own Wife, Metamorphoses. Regional: Berkeley Rep, Lookingglass Theatre Company (Associate Artist), Steppenwolf, La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Co, A.C.T., Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage, Yale Rep, Lincoln Center, McCarter Theatre, Cal Shakes (Associate Artist). Awards: Multiple Joseph Jefferson Awards and Citations, Ovation Award, Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Barrymore Award, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations for composition and sound design.

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Projection Designer

Tom Ontiveros

Projection Designer

Tom Ontiveros

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (two seasons): Romeo and Juliet, Off the Rails. Off-Broadway: The Exonerated. The Culture Project; Tune in Festival, Park Avenue Armory. New York: Happy Days, The Flea; Patience, Fortitude, and other Antidepressants, INTAR; Nada Que Declarar, Danspace; Veils, Vestiges and the Aesthetics of Hidden Things, Ontological-Hysteric Theater. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse; South Coast Rep; Marin Theatre Company; Center Theatre Group; LA Opera; East West Players; Cornerstone Theater Company; Ebony Repertory Theatre. International: Schick Machine, Hong Kong Cultural Centre; Garden of Deadly Sound, Hungarian National Theatre. Awards: Lucille Lortel Award, Unique Theatrical Experience; L.A. Critics Choice Award, Best Lighting Design; Best Projection Design nomination, Stage Raw; Best Lighting nomination, Ovation!.

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Associate Director

Shannon R. Davis

Associate Director

Shannon R. Davis

A.R.T: Othello. OSF (one season, 2018 Phil Killian Directing Fellow): Manahatta. Regional: Musical Café/Ashby Stage; Exit Theatre/San Francisco Fringe Festival; Brava Theater Center; PianoFight/ShortLived; Salvage Vanguard Theater/Echo Players; Playwrights Foundation; Facebook Research; Microsoft Research; San Anselmo Playhouse; University Theatre, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Shotgun Players. Casting: Shotgun Players, StageWrite, Don’t Even Tripp Productions, Echo Players. Awards: Native American AO Fellow (UW-Madison); Native Lawton Grant Scholar; Best of Madison: Featured Director (Helen); Charlene M. Wackman Theatre Excellence Award; Helen Hermann Memorial Theatre Excellence Scholarship; Ken Lempart Memorial Scholarship in Directing. Teaching: UW-Madison; Berkeley Repertory Theatre; International School of Asia Karuizawa, Japan. Education: MFA, Directing and Acting (UW-Madison); Moscow Art Theatre USA; BA, Theatre and Vocal Performance (UW-Whitewater).

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Production Stage Manager

Molly Norris

Production Stage Manager

Molly Norris

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (six seasons): Assistant Stage Manager: Othello, Manahatta, Julius Caesar, Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Wiz. Production Assistant: Pericles, The Happiest Song Plays Last, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, The Tempest, Family Album, The Heart of Robin Hood, My Fair Lady. Regional: Willamette Shakespeare, Southern Oregon University, Northwest Dance Theatre, June Taylor’s School of Dance, Portland Community College, Gingold Theatrical Group, Southern Oregon University. Resident technician, various productions 2009–2012, Portland Community College. Education: BFA, Southern Oregon University.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Cast

Othello

Chris Butler

Chris Butler

Othello

Chris Butler

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (three seasons): Love’s Labor’s Lost, A Raisin in the Sun, The Piano Lesson, Much Ado About Nothing, Wild Oats. Broadway: 110 in the Shade. Regional: South Coast Repertory, Shakespeare Center LA, Rubicon Theatre Company, A.C.T., Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Matrix Theatre, Fountain Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Old Globe, Southwest Repertory Company, Nevada Shakespeare Theater, Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Film/TV: Rescue Dawn, Cradle 2 The Grave, “Designated Survivor,” “The Gifted,” “Scandal,” “Modern Family,” “Longmire,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Shameless,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Major Crimes,” “Criminal Minds,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “True Detective,” “Justified,” “True Blood,” “King & Maxwell,” “iCarly,” “The Good Wife.” Awards: LA Ovation, NAACP, LA Drama Critics and Garland Awards, Best Actor (Yellowman). Training: MFA, Theater, UC San Diego; BA, Dramatic Arts, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Danforth Comins

Iago

Danforth Comins

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (fifteen seasons): Manahatta, Julius Caesar, The Odyssey, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Long Day’s Journey into Night, The Great Society, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Liquid Plain, Julius Caesar, Ghost Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Merchant of Venice, Throne of Blood, All’s Well That Ends Well, Coriolanus, Othello, As You Like It, Bus Stop, King John, Richard III. Off-Broadway: Throne of Blood, BAM. Regional: Ghostlight, Berkeley Rep; All the Way, The Great Society, Seattle Rep; Macbeth, Timon of Athens, Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Hamlet, The Spitfire Grill, Macbeth, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Utah Shakespeare Festival; Hamlet, PCPA Theaterfest; Geva Theatre Center; Tacoma Actors Guild. Film: Black Road, Redwood Highway, Walk-In, Shale, Indigo. Education: MFA, University of Illinois; BFA, Pacific Lutheran University.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Bianca, Security Officer

Rainbow Dickerson

Rainbow Dickerson

Bianca, Security Officer

Rainbow Dickerson

A.R.T.: Debut. OSF (one season): Manahatta. Broadway: August: Osage County (Johnna u/s). New York: Another Kind of Hunger, Castillo Theatre; Sonnets for an Old Century, HERE; Much Ado About Nothing, Manhattan Repertory Theatre; Stray Dog Hearts, Abington Theatre; Theatre Is Dead and So Are You, Stolen Chair Theatre Company; The Buddha Prince (HH the 14th Dalai Lama), Tiger Lion, NY and MN. Regional: Redwood Curtain, White Buffalo, Purple Rose Theatre; Sweet Karma, Grove Theatre; Boleros for the Disenchanted, Florida Studio Theatre; Blue Jacket, First Frontier Theater Co; Human Race Theatre Company; River Rep. Film/TV: “Chicago Fire,” “Gone,” “Banshee,” Horizon; The World at Night; “Duff Till Dawn,” “Outrageous Chocolate,” “Ridiculous Cakes,” The Patron. Training: Circle in the Square Theatre School; East 15 Acting School/University of Essex (UK); LA Stunts.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Montano, Security Officer

Neimah Djourabchi

Neimah Djourabchi

Montano, Security Officer

Neimah Djourabchi

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF: (one season): Debut. New York: The Lake Effect, Geva Theatre Center; Universal Robots, The Honeycomb Trilogy: Sovereign, Kill Shakespeare, Gideon Productions, Judson, Sheen Center; Jesus in India, The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, Vampire Cowboys, Theatre at St. Clement’s; Thieves, Public Theater; Dream Acts, HERE; Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Open Door, La MaMa; Twelfth Night of the Living Dead, Teatro LATEA; Impetuous Theater Group; Performa 11; The Brick; Center Stage NY; Kings County Shakespeare. Film/TV/Podcasts: “High Maintenance,” Steal the Stars, “Blue Bloods,” “The Blacklist,” “Gotham,” “Jessica Jones,” “American Odyssey,” “666 Park Avenue,” “Blindspot,” “Person of Interest,” The Cobbler, “The Good Wife,” “Elementary,” The Dictator, Imitation Girl, The Answer. Education: BFA, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Duke of Venice, Hektor

Richard Elmore

Richard Elmore

Duke of Venice, Hektor

Richard Elmore

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (thirty-four seasons): Romeo and Juliet; Henry IV, Part Two; Roe; All the Way; The Great Society; The Language Archive; August: Osage County; Hamlet; Equivocation; Tartuffe; The Visit; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Fuddy Meers; Uncle Vanya; The Merchant of Venice; Aristocrats; All My Sons; Strange Snow; What the Butler Saw; Lone Star. Regional: Seattle Rep, Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep, Wallis Annenberg Center, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Alliance Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Stage Company. Other: Over 100 radio, television, and print commercials. Awards: five Drama-Logue Awards. Education: BA, Arizona State University.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Alejandra Escalante

Desdemona

Alejandra Escalante

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (six seasons): Love’s Labor’s Lost; Henry IV, Part One; Henry IV, Part Two; The Tempest; A Wrinkle in Time; The Tenth Muse; Romeo and Juliet; As You Like It; Measure for Measure. New York: The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Rapscallion Theatre Collective; Hey Mary!, Midtown International Theatre Festival; A House Full of Dust, Wings Theatre. Regional: Sense and Sensibility, Guthrie Theater; 2666, The Upstairs Concierge, Measure for Measure, Song for the Disappeared, Goodman Theatre; Another Word for Beauty, Fingersmith, New York Stage and Film; Darwin in Malibu, Washington Stage Guild; A New Day, Boston Center for American Performance; Quark Victory, Piven Theatre. Training: BFA, Acting, Boston University; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Cassio

Derek Garza

Derek Garza

Cassio

Derek Garza

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (one season): Romeo and Juliet. Regional: Million Dollar Quartet, Welk Resorts Theater; The Mecca Tales, Chicago Dramatists; Push Button Murder, Mike and Seth, the side project theatre company; Between Pancho Villa and a Naked Woman, Halcyon Theatre; My Kind of Town, TimeLine Theatre Company; I Am Montana, Inherit the Whole, Mortar Theatre Company; CIC Theater; Montana Shakespeare Company; Pennsylvania Centre Stage; Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre. Toronto: The War of 1812, VideoCabaret; Native Earth Performing Arts; Salt Baby Productions. Film/TV: JimMortal, Canal Street, “Chicago Fire,” /i>“Betrayal,” Along for the Ride, “Arts & Crafts: A Web Series,” Supermodels With Tasers, Deep Ship. Commercials/Industrial: Lowe’s Flooring, Sanford-Brown, U.S. Army. Training: BA, Theatre, Adams State University; MFA, Acting, Pennsylvania State University; Second City; Pro Actors Lab; The Green Room.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Brabantio, Kosta

Richard Howard

Richard Howard

Brabantio, Kosta

Richard Howard

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (thirty seasons): Title role: Henry IV, Part One; Henry IV, Part Two; Hamlet; Richard II; Pericles; Romeo and Juliet. Company: Love’s Labor’s Lost; Julius Caesar; The Odyssey; Great Expectations; Guys and Dolls; Henry V; The White Snake; Throne of Blood; The Servant of Two Masters; Our Town; The Cherry Orchard; Tartuffe; Cyrano de Bergerac; UP; Room Service; The Royal Family; Noises Off; As You Like It; The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Night of the Iguana; The Three Musketeers; Measure for Measure; Pentecost; Arcadia. Broadway: Execution of Justice. Off-Broadway: Ten by Tennessee. Regional: Hedda Gabler, Arena Stage; Our Town, Room Service, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Candida, Julius Caesar, Guthrie Theater. Training: The Juilliard School.

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Lodovico, A Sailor

Daniel José Molina

Daniel José Molina

Lodovico, A Sailor

Daniel José Molina

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (five seasons): Henry V (Henry V, Chorus, Ensemble); Love’s Labor’s Lost (Ferdinand, Ensemble); Henry IV, Part One; Henry IV, Part Two; (Prince Hal, Ensemble); The Tempest (Ferdinand); Water by the Spoonful (Ellior Ortiz); A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Collector, Blanche’s Husband, Doctor, Ensemble); Cymbeline (Posthumus Leonatus); Romeo and Juliet (Romeo); Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (Malcolm, Ensemble), Black Swan Lab. Broadway: Fish in the Dark. Regional: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Utah Shakespeare Festival; Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Film: The Yellow Birds. Awards: 2011 National Irene Ryan Acting Award. Education: BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Apprenticeship Program.

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Gratiana, Andela

Vilma Silva

Vilma Silva

Gratiana, Andela

Vilma Silva

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (twenty-four seasons): Destiny of Desire, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The River Bride, Timon of Athens, Water by the Spoonful, King Lear, The Tenth Muse, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Henry VIII, Othello, A View from the Bridge, The Taming of the Shrew, Gibraltar, As You Like It, Life Is a Dream, Two Sisters and a Piano, Twelfth Night, The Trojan Women, El Paso Blue, Pericles, The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure, The Magic Fire, The Turn of the Screw, Romeo and Juliet, Blood Wedding, others. Regional: Steppenwolf, TheatreWorks, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Dallas Theater Center, El Teatro Campesino, Sundance Institute Playwrights Lab. Awards: Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship.

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Stephen Michael Spencer

Roderigo

Stephen Michael Spencer

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (four seasons): Love’s Labor’s Lost (Berowne, Ensemble), Julius Caesar (Caska, Plebeian, Ensemble), Off the Rails (Pryor, Ensemble), Hamlet (Cornelius, Player, Ensemble), The Winter’s Tale (Autolycus, Ensemble), Timon of Athens (Alcibiades’ Messenger, Cupid, Soldier (select performances), Musician, Ensemble), Sweat (Jason, Fight Captain), Hamlet (Fight Captain), Julius Caesar (Fight Captain). Regional: The Legend of Georgia McBride (Casey/Georgia), Ensemble Theatre Company; The Heart of Robin Hood, Mirvish Productions; Yentl, A Carol for Cleveland, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, Cleveland Play House; Go West, Clybourne Park, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, Chautauqua Theatre Company; Tartuffe, Triad Stage; The Tempest, NC Shakespeare Festival; Go, Dog. Go!, North Carolina Theatre for Young People. Training: MFA, Acting, Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Play House; BFA, Acting, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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Amy Kim Waschke

Emilia

Amy Kim Waschke

A.R.T.: Debut. OSF (four seasons): Snow in Midsummer (Tianyun), Julius Caesar (Calphurnia), Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (Mother), The Winter’s Tale (Hermione), Vietgone (Huong track), The White Snake (White Snake). New York: The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice in Slasherland, Living Dead in Denmark, Vampire Cowboys; disOriented, Theatre C. Regional; The White Snake, McCarter, Berkeley Rep, Guthrie, Goodman, Old Globe, Wuzhen Theatre Festival (China); Water By The Spoonful, Studio Theatre; Fabuloso, Merrimack Repertory Theatre; Somebody/Nobody, Arizona Theatre Company; Tamburlaine, Shakespeare Theatre Company. Film/ TV: “Law & Order: SVU,” The Choice, Eighteen Seconds, “Boystown” (NYTVF Selection). Education: MFA, University of Washington. Upcoming: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Alice In Wonderland (Queen of Hearts, Dodo), OSF.

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Additional Staff

Assistant Stage Managers

Taylor Brennan

Gwen Turos

Assistant Stage Managers

Taylor Brennan

A.R.T.: Stage Manager: We Live in CairoBarber Shop Chronicles; The Black Clown; HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True; Burn All NightNotes from the Field: Doing Time in Education1984; O.P.C.The Shape She MakesThe Donkey Show. Assistant Stage Manager: Othello; ExtraOrdinary; Jagged Little Pill; Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility; The Night of the Iguana; Fingersmith; RoosevElvis; Kansas City Choir Boy; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; The Heart of Robin Hood; All the Way; The Glass Menagerie; The Lily’s Revenge; Once. Production Associate: Prometheus Bound; The Blue Flower; Cabaret. Education/​Training: Boston University College of Fine Arts (Summa cum laude).

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Assistant Stage Managers

Gwen Turos

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (twenty-one seasons): Production Stage Manager: Othello, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, The Merry Wives of Windsor. Stage Manager: Hamlet; Pericles; The Tempest; Richard III; A Streetcar Named Desire; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Animal Crackers; Henry V; The Language Archive; Julius Caesar; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; The Merchant of Venice; Macbeth; Much Ado About Nothing; Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter; The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler; As You Like It; The Taming of the Shrew; The Diary of Anne Frank; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Richard III; Twelfth Night; The Visit; Oedipus Complex; Romeo and Juliet; Richard II; Noises Off; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Life Is a Dream; Troilus and Cressida; Wit; Crumbs from the Table of Joy; El Paso Blue; Rosmersholm; Measure for Measure. Assistant Stage Manager: Timon of Athens; Antony and Cleopatra; King Lear. Regional: Guthrie Theater, Folger Theatre, Group Theatre. Education: BA, University of Northern Colorado.

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Fight Director

U. Jonathan Toppo

Fight Director

U. Jonathan Toppo

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (twenty-eight seasons, Resident Fight Director): Sense and Sensibility; Destiny of Desire; Oklahoma!; Snow in Midsummer; Henry V; Manahatta; The Way the Mountain Moved; Romeo and Juliet; The Book of Will; Love’s Labor’s Lost; Julius Caesar; Shakespeare in Love; UniSon; Off the Rails; Hannah and the Dread Gazebo; Henry IV, Part One; Henry IV, Part Two; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; The Odyssey; Hamlet; The Wiz; Richard II; Guys and Dolls; Fingersmith; Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land; Sweat; Pericles; Long Day’s Journey into Night; A Wrinkle in Time; The Comedy of Errors; Water by the Spoonful; Richard III; Into the Woods; Vietgone; Assistant fight director, 1994–2008; Resident Fight Director, 2008–2018. Broadway: Sweat (Drama Desk Award, Best Fight Choreography), Studio 54, Public Theater. Regional: Guthrie Theater; Portland Opera; Seattle Rep. Teaching: Certified associate instructor with Dueling Arts International.

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Voice and Text Director

Rebecca Clark Carey

Voice and Text Director

Rebecca Clark Carey

A.R.T.: OthelloAll the Way. OSF (thirteen seasons): over 30 productions including: Othello; Manahatta; Romeo and Juliet; The Book of Will; Love’s Labor’s Lost; The Way the Mountain Moved; Henry IV, Part One; Henry IV, Part Two; Hannah and the Dread Gazebo; The Odyssey; Roe; The Wiz; Long Day’s Journey into Night; The Great Society; Water by the Spoonful; King Lear; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The White Snake; Seagull; Troilus and Cressida; All the Way. Broadway: All the Way. Regional: Guthrie Theater, Utah Shakespeare Festival. International: Royal & Derngate Theatre, Royal National Theatre. Teaching: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, The Central School of Speech and Drama, Oxford School of Drama. Publications: Vocal Arts Workbook and DVD, Verbal Arts Workbook, Shakespeare Workbook and Video (all co-authored with David Carey). Education: MA, Voice Studies, The Central School of Speech and Drama, London; MFA, University of California at Irvine; BA, Harvard University.

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A.R.T. Voice and Text

Erika Bailey

A.R.T. Voice and Text

Erika Bailey

A.R.T.: OthelloExtraOrdinary; Jagged Little Pill; WARHOLCAPOTE; Burn All Night; The Night of the Iguana; Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women; Fingersmith; Waitress; In the Body of the World; O.P.C. OSF: Debut. Broadway: Mary Stuart. Regional: New Electric Ballroom, Gloucester Stage Company; Absurd Person Singular, Nora Theatre Company; Arms and the Man, Guthrie Theatre; A Christmas Carol, McCarter Theatre; The Foreigner, Cabaret, To Kill a Mockingbird, Kansas City Repertory Theatre. As head of Voice and Speech at A.R.T., Erika also teaches voice in the Theater, Dance & Media concentration at Harvard as well as teaching public speaking skills across the university. Education: MA, Voice Studies, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; MFA, Acting, Brandeis University.

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Production Dramaturg

Dawn Monique Williams

Production Dramaturg

Dawn Monique Williams

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (six seasons): Director: The Merry Wives of Windsor; Associate Director: Richard II, Pericles, Antony and Cleopatra; 2013 Phil Killian Directing Fellow; Assistant Director: The Unfortunates, Cymbeline. Regional: Romeo and Juliet; Antigone Project; A Civil War Christmas; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; The Piano Lesson; Othello; As You Like It; Twelfth Night; In the Blood; Steel Magnolias; Children of Eden; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Little Shop of Horrors; The Burial at Thebes; Medea; La Ronde. International: Scapin the Cheat, Anna Bella Eema, The Tempest, Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Awards: 2016 Princess Grace Foundation Theatre Fellowship Award; Theatre Communications Group Leadership U, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Drama League Directors Project 2011 New York/Fall Directing Fellow. Education: MFA, Directing; MA, Dramatic Literature.

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Textual Consultant

Barry Kraft

Textual Consultant

Barry Kraft

A.R.T.: Othello. OSF (thirty-one seasons): Dramaturg: nearly 50 Shakespeare productions as well as Equivocation, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, The Cure at Troy, The School for Scandal, Arcadia. Regional: Southern Oregon University, Berkeley Rep, Marin Shakespeare Company. Acting: eighty-six productions of all Shakespeare’s thirty-eight plays, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe, San Jose Rep, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, A.C.T. Teaching: A.C.T.; Denver National Theatre Conservatory; Augusta College; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Santa Cruz; Town School in San Francisco; toured for 10 seasons with the OSF School Visit Program. Publications: After-Dinner Shakespeare, Shakespeare Insult Generator. Recordings: Ovid’s Metamorphoses and other books for Blackstone Audio.

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Scenic Design Associate

Richard L. Anderson

Associate Lighting Designer

Wilburn Bonnell

Sound Associate

Ray Nardelli

Projections Supervisor

Micah Stieglitz

OSF Wigmaster

Michael Leon

Additional sound equipment provided by Sound Associates.

Special Thanks

Stephen Greenblatt; Matthew Wittmann, Micah Hoggatt, Dale Stinchcomb, Harvard Theatre Collection at Houghton Library