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Revolution Shakespeare

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action

Revolution Shakespeare, based in Philadelphia, PA, invites audiences to experience the variety and vitality of Shakespeare's works with bold and honest productions at little to no cost for patrons.

CREATIVE TEAM

Jared Michael Delaney (Director) is a founding member and Associate Artistic Director of Revolution Shakespeare (www.revolutionshakespeare.org), based in Philadelphia, Pa. As an actor, he has been seen off-Broadway at 59E59 and regionally at the Folger Theatre, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, River Valley Rep, Sierra Rep. Theatre, Arden Theatre Co., Theatre at Monmouth, Walnut St Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, New Jersey Repertory Company, the Eagle Theater and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, among others. As a playwright, he has had three short plays produced as part of the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. His first full-length play, The Hand of Gaul was produced in 2013 at Inis Nua Theatre (Philadelphia) and his play Noli Timere (Don't Be Afraid) had its world premiere at Theatre Conspiracy (Fort Meyers, Fla) in May 2017. Another play, Paint It Black, You Devil was accepted into The Greenhouse, a development workshop with Strange Sun Theatre in NYC. A third piece, Child of Lions, was accepted to the HRC Showcase Theatre’s Reading Series in Hudson, NY. Finally, his play The Cannibal of Ajax was accepted into the comedy reading series of Best Medicine Rep, based in Gaithersburg MD in May of 2018. In addition he has previously worked as a journalist, working for several different newspapers and magazines. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Playwriting from the Queens University of Charlotte. MA in Theatre from Villanova University. Member, AEA.

Nicole Miller Marks (Assistant Director) is a Philadelphia and New York-based director and playwright. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 21st Ward Theater Company. She has also worked with Pig Iron Theatre Co., Delaware Theatre Co., 11th Hour Theater Co., Revamp Collective, Avenue Theater Co., among others. She is a proud member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Directors Lab North, the Dramatist Guild and is serving as a Barrymore Judge for the 2017-18 season. For Josiah and Gabriella. Glad of Ben always.

Doug Greene (Production Design) is a Philadelphia based actor, designer, installation artist and devised theater maker. doug is a company member of Curio Theatre Company, loves exclamation points and is thrilled to be working with Rev Shakes! Recently the Painted Bride showcased doug's writing, performing and installations in MEMENTO MORI, his contribution to their Secret Show Series. Recent collaborations include performing in Curio's  THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY; set and installation design for Quintessence Theatre Group's WILDE TALES; co-directing and conceiving Renegade's AN UNPLEASANT SURPRISE at the Barnes Arboretum and creating art installations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in collaboration with the Bearded Ladies COLOR ME BARBRA. Up next doug will be reimagining Renegade's AN UNPLEASANT SURPRISE at the Barnes on the Parkway, directing Kyra Baker's WITNESS for First Person Arts and designing Quintessence Theatre Group's MY FAIR LADY. Thanks to everyone at Rev Shakes, and especially Lize and LT who make this world run!

Andrew Cowles (Lighting Designer) is a Philadelphia based designer and is thrilled to be designing for Revolution Shakespeare again. He has designed over 200 productions around Philadelphia for such companies as Enchantment Theater Company, Simpatico Theater Project, Theatre Horizon, Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Company, Curio Theatre Company, Center City Opera Theater, Rutgers University, Arcadia University, & Penn State. Favorites include The Brothers Size (Simpatico Theatre Project,) Love Live The Little Knife, Gagarin Way, Bedbound, & Pumpgirl (Inis Nua Theatre Company,) 70 Scenes of Halloween, Grace, & Breathing Corpses (Luna Theatre Company) and The Nutcracker (Cabaret Red Light.) Barrymore nomination: The Brothers Size with Simpatico Theatre Project.

Natalia de la Torre (Costume Designer) is a costume designer, crafts artisan and scenic painter based in Philadelphia, and Assistant Professor of Costume Design at Rowan University. She previously served as costume shop manager for the Lantern Theater Company. Education: M.F.A. in Production Design, Ohio University. Love to CM.

Daniel Ison (Sound Designer) is a local Philadelphia actor, musician, and videographer.  Aesop's Fables, Love's Labor's Lost, The Broken Heart, Wilde Tales( Quintessence); Crumbs From the Table of Joy, For Colored Girls, Marat/Sade, Love & Information, Two Gentleman of Verona, Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Our Town (Temple Univeristy); Romeo + Juliet, The Glass Menagerie, Tartuffe, Lion and the Winter (Commonwealth Classic Theatre); The Matter of Frank Schaeffer, Othello, Noises Off(Curio Theatre);  Twelfth Night and Macbeth(Philadelphia Shakespeare Company); 13, Our Town, Twelfth Night(Eastern University Theatre); Luckiest Kid (White Pines Productions); and Living in Exile (Philadelphia Experimental Theatre Ensemble). As an actor he has been seen in Uncle Vanya (Quintessence); Three Sisters (The Adren); Tartuffe (Commonwealth Classic Theatre), Bright Inventions Improv Ensemble, Luckiest Kid (White Pines Productions); Sex Tape Project (Fu-Gen); Stuff Happens (New City Stage); Young Voices Monologue Festival(Philadelphia Young Playwrights);Training: B.A. in music composition Eastern University.

Lauren Tracy (Production Manager) is thrilled to be returning to Revolution Shakespeare again this year! She is the production manager for InterAct Theatre Company, Azuka Theatre and Inis Nua Theatre Company. She is also the production manager for Flannel & Hammer and a proud graduate of Syracuse University. She’d like to thank her family, friends, and Andrew for their love and support.

Elizabeth Meisenzahl (Stage Manager) is excited to work on her first production with Revolution Shakespeare. Other Stage Management credits include Villanova University’s production of Marisol, Capel Street Player’s Seeing Stars in Dixie, and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Footloose at Rockland Community College in NY. Elizabeth has been seen on stage as well, mainly with a Rockland Shakespeare Company, of which she has been a member for 8 seasons. Elizabeth is a current graduate student in Villanova University’s Theatre Program and has a BA from Ramapo College in Theater, an Assoc. of the Arts Degree in Theater from Rockland Community College, and is an Advanced Actor-Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.

Lena Barnard (Assistant Stage Manager) is a playwright and freelance stage manager.  As a playwright, her work has been presented in SoLow Fest, Azuka Theatre's Spotlight Series and PlayPenn.  She is also an alum of the Foundry, a Philadelphia playwright's lab.  As a stage manager she has worked with the Philadelphia Artists Collective, Azuka, Revolution Shakespeare and Murmuration Theater.  This year she is one of the organizers of SoLow Fest.  She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College.

Sean Bradley (Fight Choreographer) has worked as an Actor, Stunt Performer, Fight Choreographer, Director, Teaching Artist, and Adjunct Professor. He trained at University College Dublin, Ireland (MA) and University of the Arts (BFA) where he began his relationship with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). Sean has been SAFD Certified in all 8 testable weapon. His Choreography has been seen onstage in Dublin Ireland, New York City, and the Greater Philadelphia Area. He choreographed RevShakes’ Productions Five Kings, Macbeth, and King John, for whom he serves as Resident Fight Choreographer. Upcoming his choreography can be seen in three productions for The Drama League’s DirectorFest in NYC. www.seanbradley.me

Brad Pouliot (Sound Engineer) is thrilled to be a part of this production! Past sound designs include Theater Exile: Guards at the Taj. Revolution Shakespeare: King John. UArts: Marie Christine, The 39 Steps, Godspell. 11th Hour: Kiss of the Spider Woman, Big Fish, Factory Girls, Big Red Sun. Assistant Sound Design; Wilma: An Octoroon. Be sure to see his upcoming work as Assistant Designer on Touchtones at The Arden Theatre Co. As always, thanks to friends and family for their continued support. www.bpsounddesign.com

Krista Apple (Text and Vocal Coach) is a Philadelphia-based actor, writer and teaching artist. She is currently an Affiliate Artist at the Wilma Theater and Assistant Professor of Acting at University of the Arts. She has performed on many of Philadelphia’s stages (Wilma, Walnut Street, Arden, Theater Exile, Lantern, the PAC), and taught acting, voice and Shakespeare at many regional colleges (Drexel, Temple, Muhlenberg College) and arts organizations (PTC, Philly Young Playwrights, and Theater for a New Audience). She’s delighted to be collaborating with Revolution Shakespeare for the first time.

Megan Slater (Dramaturg) was a founding member of Revolution Shakespeare and is thrilled to be making her dramaturg debut. Megan is currently a second-year graduate acting scholar at Villanova University. Locally, Megan has worked with the Arden Theatre Company, Azuka Theatre, BRAT Productions, Flashpoint Theatre Company, Luna Theatre, The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, PlayPenn, Revolution Shakespeare, Simpatico Theatre Project, and The Wilma Theater.

Daniel Kontz (Graphic Designer) Daniel is a multi-disciplinary designer from London, England, who creates sights and sounds for clients in the theatre industry and beyond. He is the Art Director for Revolution Shakespeare and designed the program you are reading, the website you're reading it on, and all marketing materials for Cymbeline/RevShakes. See more of his work on another website he designed www.danielkontzdesign.com. Much love to Jenna who keeps him sane.