Full text of "Macbeth"
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
IN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
performed hy the
LABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
The National Endowment for the Arts* Shakespeare in American Communities initiative
consists of a nationwide tour of seven professional theater companies including Alabama
Shakespeare Festival's tour to 13 military bases, and Shakespeare for a New Generation, a
series of performances and educational programs by 22 theater companies for high school
and middle school students in their respective communities. In addition to performances,
the tour includes artistic and technical workshops, symposia about the production and
educational programs in local schools.
By the conclusion of the nationwide tour and Shakespeare for a New Generation, the
initiative will have reached 200 communities and visited all 50 states, engaged 29 theater
companies, distributed 25,000 free educational resource kits that will benefit millions
of school children, and given more than 300 performances.
Come what come may,
Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.
Macbeth, Act I, Scene 3
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FOR THE ARTS
Welcome to the world 0/
The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to present the Shakespeare in
American Communities Military Base Tour. This unprecedented collaboration among
the Arts Endowment, the Department of Defense, and Arts Midwest brings the
Alabama Shakespeare Festival's production of Macbeth on tour to thirteen military
bases. A special appropriation from Congress supports this program.
This performance and related activities are part of Shakespeare in American
Communities, the largest tour of Shakespeare in American history. Over a two-year
period, twenty-nine professional theater companies are performing Shakespeare in
200 small and mid-sized towns in all fifty states.
As our country now has the best-educated, best-trained military in our nation's
history, the Arts Endowment has made a conscious effort to extend programs of artistic
excellence, including Shakespeare in American Communities, to the men, women, and
their families in all four military services. We look forward to bringing the greatest
playwright in the English language to the greatest military in the world.
I would like to thank the honorary co-chairs of Shakespeare in American Communities,
Mrs. Laura Bush and jack Valenti, former president and CEO of the Motion Picture
Association of America. Their enthusiastic support has greatly enriched the program.
Now, I invite you to sit back, listen, watch, and be amazed at the wonder that
Chdirmdn, National Endowment for the Arts
Photo by Vance Jacobs
In Macbeth, the Last and shortest of his four great tragedies, WiUiam Shal<espeare begins
his story immediately following a feat of extraordinary military courage and heroism. After
single-handedly crushing a revolt and an invasion on the same day, Macbeth — and then his
wife Lady Macbeth — are sorely tempted and tested by the promise of ultimate power. Yet
they can only achieve the kingship by a dishonorable course of action — murdering their
beloved patron and relative, King Duncan. In spite of terrible voices and visions warning
the Macbeths of the likely outcome of such a murder, they decide to kill Duncan while
he is a guest in their own house. Their decision indeed makes Macbeth into the next King
of Scotland but destroys their peace as fear feeds on fear, guilt corrodes their souls, murder
follows murder, the nobles revolt, and the natural world around them rages in protest.
Without sleep, without contentment, without the support of love, the Macbeths face
their desperate and terrifying ends alone.
In designing this production, we wanted to create a bold contrast between the sensual,
passionate, and earthy world of medieval Scotland and the pristine, calculating world of
Christian England. With costume designs inspired by the appealing (if ahistorical) look of
Braveheart, the Scots are strong, virile warriors at the end of a long Celtic tradition, as the
play's stark stone setting suggests. At the same time, we hoped to reinforce the terror that
the Macbeths unleash on the primitive world of Celtic Scotland with a musical score that
is filled with not only the calls of wild animals but also human cries, moans, and screams.
Written more than 400 years ago, Macbeth remains potent today. Ultimately, this
famous play is a cautionary tale of the dangerous, intoxicating temptation of ultimate power.
Once undertaken, the murder of Duncan poisons the entire world of the play as Macbeth
takes the road to total tyranny — killing anyone and everyone in his way. His fall from "the
best and brightest" to bloody tyrant is astonishing and shocking in its speed, but it also
reveals the troubling, dark soul of human evil.
We are delighted to bring this terrific play to a new audience — ^the brave men and women
of our Armed Forces. We hope that you and your families will enjoy this great Shakespearean
tragedy and we invite you to let us know your reaction, thoughts or comments about the
show. We can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at (334) 271-5300.
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Alabama Shakespeare Festival
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— The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is among the ten Largest
Shakespeare Festivals in the world. Theatre goers from
all fifty states and sixty foreign countries make their way
to Montgomery every year for top quality classical and
contemporary productions. The theatre makes its home
in the state-of-the-art Carolyn Blount Theatre, which
houses two performance spaces, the 750-seat Festival
Stage and The Octagon, which seats 275. The nationally
award-winning Southern Writers' Project celebrates the
Southern experience and adds new plays to the American
theatre canon each year with world premiere productions.
The professional resident acting company and the six-play
repertory season make the Alabama Shakespeare Festival
a unique cultural treasure in the heart of the South.
By William Shakespedre
Director Kent Thompson
Scenic Designer Peter Harrison
Costun^e Designer Elizabeth Novak
Lighting Designer Donna Ruzika
Composer Patrick Byers
Sound Designer Don TindalL
Dramaturg Susan Willis
Vocal Coach Sarah Felder
Fight Director Scot |. Mann
Movement Coach Denise Gabriel
Stage Manager Mark D. Leslie
Casting Paul Fouquet CSA
Casting Associate |andiz Estrada
Assistant Fight Director |ason Arm it
Fight Captain Frederick Snyder
Video Designer Mike Post
Orchestrator Thorn lenkins
The Director is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, an independent national Labor union.
The Actors and Stage Manager employed in this production are members of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of
Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Three Witches, the Weird Sisters
Duncan, King of Scotland
Malcolm, his elder son
Donalhain, hisjiounger son
Macbeth, Thane ofGlan^is, with Banquo,
commander of Duncan's Arrny
Seyton, an officer attending upon Macbeth
Murderers in Macbeth's Service
A Doctor, attending upon Lady Macbeth
Gentlewomen, attending upon Lady Macbeth
Banquo, with Macbeth,
commander of Duncan's Army
Fleance, his son
Macduff, a Scottish noble
Young Macduff, their son
Lennox, Scottish noble
Ross, Scottish noble
Angus, Scottish noble
Menteith, Scottish noble
Caithness, Scottish noble
Siward, commander of the English forces
Young Siward, his son
A Captain in Duncan's arrny
An Old Man
Soldiers, Servants, and Lords
Sonja Lanzener, |ennifer Hunt,
Rodney Clarl<, William Brock
Suzanne Curtis, Jennifer Hunt,
Eliza Denvil, Howard Overshown,
Timothy McMullin, Warren |ackson,
William Brock, Warren |ackson,
Chris Mixon, |ames Knight, Alex Knold,
|oe Kolbow, Howard Overshown,
Philip Pleasants, Frederick Snyder
Location: Scotland and England. Time: The Middle Ages.
Macbeth - Frederick Snyder; Lady Macbeth - |ennifer Hunt; Malcolm - Alex Knold
Macduff- William Brock; Banquo - Warren |ackson
^ Acting Company
(ASF Producing Artistic Director, Director) is in his fifteenth year as artistic director of the
ALabanna Shakespeare Festival. With credits in America, Canada, and England, Mr. Thompson
has directed more than half the Shakespeare canon. He has aLso directed for Signature
Theatre Company (New York), Coodspeed Musicals, Cleveland Play House, Studio
Arena Theatre, and Utah Shakespearean Festival, among others. He directed Mdcheth and
Disguises in the 2004 repertory season at ASF In 1991 Kent created the Southern Writers'
Project, a new play commissioning and development program that has presented sixteen
world premieres since its inception, including |ames McLure's \ago, Kia Corthron's The
Venus de Milo is Armed, Romulus Linney's A Lesson Before Dying, Keith Glover's Thunder
Knocking on the Door, Barbara Lebow's Lurleen, Regina Taylor's A Ni^ht in Tunisia,
Doris Baizley's Shiloh Rules, and Craig Wamer's Disguises. He served for eight years on
the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group (the National Organization
for the Not-for-Profit Professional Theatre), also serving as its president for three years.
(Assistant Fight Director) is a native of New Orleans and an Atlanta-based Fight
Choreographer. He received his B.F.A. in performance from the University of Southern
Mississippi, is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and is an instructor
with the Atlanta Stage Combat Studio. He has staged theatrical violence for such
theatres as the Alliance Theatre Company, Georgia Shakespeare Festival and Theatrical
Outfit. |ason also choreographed the violence and appeared as a feature Motion Capture
performer in the interactive DVD release of Dungeons and Dragons: Scourge ofWorlds.
(Composer) is a performing arts teacher at the "Fame" high school in New York City.
Patrick has studied composition with Robert Ward, and has composed numerous operas,
including the recent world premiere, March 2001, in New York City of Incident at San
Bajo, which Opera News called, "the X-Files meets the Opera." He has also composed
for the Martha Graham Dance Company. Patrick recently worked with Rene Green of the
United States Probations Office in Washington, D.C. to create a partnership between the
"Fame" school and Native American reservations in North Dakota for an exchange of
talented youth called, "Share the Fame." He performs piano and cello arrangements
around the U.S., Italy, and Africa with his wife |ennifer Byers, who composed music for
ASF's 2003 Othello, and is the mother of their four children. Patrick has been affiliated
with ASF since 1994, with eleven musical scores for Shakespeare productions composed
for Kent Thompson.
(ASF Resident Voice and Dialect Coach) was voice and dialect coach for Romeo and
Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Othello, Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors. Her
Broadway work includes Cabaret, The Sound of Music, A View From the Bridge, and The
Crucible. Her Off-Broadway credits include New York Shakespeare Festival productions
of Andre Serban's Cymheline, Tartuffe, Julius Caesar, and The Taming of the Shrew; the
premiere of Stephen Sondheim's Saturday Night; Ken Lonergan's Lobby Hero; and Bill
Irwin's version of Georges Feydeaux' A Flea in Her Ear. Her regional experience includes
Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre in D.C. and the Guthrie Theater on the prenniere of
Arthur Miller's Mr. Peters' Connections. She has also worked at Genter Stage, Baltimore;
Long Wharf Theatre; Hartford Stage; the Acting Gompany; The Alley Theatre; and the Mark
Taper Forum. A graduate of The |uilliard School, she is also a Laban Movement Analyst,
and has served on the faculty of Gatholic University, Fordham, SUNY Purchase and the
graduate acting program at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.
(ASF Resident Movement Coach and Choreograher) was movement coach for last season's
Macbeth, Proof Titus Andronicus, Secret Garden and Diguises and is delighted to be here
for another season. Ms. Gabriel has taught in graduate acting programs and coached actors
since 1976. She came to ASF from being guest artist/Fellow of the Seminar at Schloss
Leoploldron, Salzberg, Austria, coaching a production of Ghekov's Three Sisters. She is a
founding Board Member for the Association of Theatre Movement Educators and recipient
of the 2000 ATME-ATHE Sen/ice Achievement Award. She has worked in New York;
Shanghai, Ghina; and a host of University productions across the country including A Raisin
in the Sun with Dipunkar Mukherjee, Pangea World Theatre, Minneapolis. Ms. Gabriel's
regional credits include The Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Old
Globe Theatre, San Diego; Romeo and Juliet at Glarence Brown Theatre with director Paul
Barnes; and Alcherm of Desire, Dead Man's Blues, and King Lear at Gincinnati Playhouse
in the Park with director Ed Stern. As well as holding the resident coaching position Ms.
Gabriel is on the faculty for the MFA Professional Actor Training Program at ASF.
(Scenic Designer) Peter's work with ASF includes Romeo and Juliet, Noises Off, Othello,
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar 6c Grill and Disguises. Off-Broadway he has designed for
Manhattan Theatre Glub, Roundabout Theatre, Soho Repertory Theatre, The Women's
Project, Lamb's Theatre, Naked Angels, and La Mama Theatre Glub. His Regional credits
include Gincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Gleveland Play House, Williamstown Theatre
Festival, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, McGarter Theatre, Indiana Repertory, Pioneer
Theatre Gompany, and George Street Playhouse. His designs for Opera include NY Gity
Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Nordfjord (Norway), Stardust Musicals (Netherlands
and Belgium), Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Kentucky Opera, Long Beach Opera, julliard
Opera Genter, Gonnecticut Opera, and American Music Theatre Festival. His film and
television credits include |ohn Leguizamo's Mambo Mouth for HBO and Sizwe Bansi is
Dead for PBS. Peter has received two nominations for the American Theatre Wing Design
Award and was cited in Opera News as one of a dozen "designers to watch."
(Orchestrator) is a composer, musician, and sound designer based in Atlanta. His work
has been heard at Georgia Shakespeare Festival; Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Atlanta's
Genter For Puppetry Arts; 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta; Theatre In The Square in
Marietta, Georgia; Boston University; University of Alabama; Tournament of Roses
Parade; New York's Lincoln Genter and WAGA-TV Ghannel 5. He has also perfomned in
Alaska, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Ghina,
The Philippines and Indonesia.
MARK D. LESLIE (Stage Manager) is in his sixteenth year at ASF. He has stage-managed more than
fifty-one productions for ASF, most recently The Secret Garden, Romeo and Juliet,
and Noises Off. Mark has also worked at Maine State Music Theatre on the world
premiere of Chamberlain in addition to Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, La Cage
Aux FoUes, Jesus Christ Superstar; Arizona Theatre Company's productions of Ain't
Mishehavin, Amadeus and Loot; and Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival's
D. Boone by Marsha Norman and Lynette at Sam by |ane Anderson.
SCOT J. MANN
(Fight Director) is a Certified Fight Director and Teacher through the Society of
American Fight Directors, Certified Teacher through the British Academy of Stage and
Screen Combat, and Assistant Professor of Acting and Movement at the University of
Southern Mississippi. He has choreographed, performed, and coached movement and
theatrical violence with such companies as The Alliance Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare
Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Music Theatre, Asolo
Conservatory, North Carolina School of the Arts, and the British National Stage
Combat Workshop in London. Scot is a proud alumnus of the MFA/Professional Actor
Training program at ASF where his performances include Harry the Horse and the fire
spinner in Guys and Dolls, Marlow in She Stoops to Conquer, and fight choreography
for various productions including Titus Andronicus, Othello, lago, and Twelfth Night.
(Ccisting) Broadway credits include 7 shows over the past 10 years including the Tony-
nominated Having Our Say and 20 Off-Broadway shows. Regional casting for Tony
Award-winning theatres including McCarter Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory
Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Dallas Theater Center, and The Clobe.
TV and film credits include three Movies of the Week: (Tyne Daly, Claire Danes,
Christopher Reeve, Ed Asner, Daniel | Travanti), five pilots and two PBS specials by
Wendy Wasserstein andTerrence McNally (Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Blythe
Danner, Spike Lee, Paul Son/ino) The Peabody Award-winning mini-series Liberty,
Emmy-winning Benjamin Franklin and to air this year-[ohn Adams. The office has
received 3 wins of the 9 nominations for Artios Awards for "Outstanding Achievement
in Casting" including two this year for Mini-Series and Regional production.
(Costume Designer) As resident costume designer for ASF since 1993 she has
designed costumes for more than sixty productions, including most recently Macbeth,
Steel Magnolias, Disguises, Idols of the King, The Secret Garden, and The Comedy of
Errors. Her work at ASF also includes A Christmas Carol, Much Ado About Nothing,
Driving Miss Daisy, An Ideal Husband, Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida, Antony and
Cleopatra, The Taming of the Shrew, A Winter's Tale, Hamlet, and The Tempest. Her
most recent work at other Shakespeare festivals and regional theatres includes Richard
II and Much Ado About Nothing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; and The Grapes
of Wrath, Twelve Angry Men, Laughter in the 25th Floor, Seascape, Harvey, The
Guardsman, and To Kill a Mockingbird at the Cleveland Play House. Before coming
to ASF Ms. Novak taught full time as well as working as a freelance designer.
MIKE POST (Video Designer) Mike has been in theatre since he was drafted by his high school
drama club. Since then he has gained an A.B. in Drama from Ripon College and a
Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technology from The University of Montana.
He is currently employed in the Theatre and Dance department at the University of
Southern Mississippi as the Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound. At ASF Mike
has designed lighting for The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Driving Miss Daisy, Beauty and
the Beast, Noises Off and Idols of the King. He often designs lights at the Georgia
Shakespeare Festival including shov\/s such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius
Caesar, Death of a Salesman and A School for Wives. Mike was also the stage manager
at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse two years running, overseeing and designing sound
for a repertory of 5 shows.
(Lighting Designer) has designed the lighting for over two hundred theatrical
productions including twenty-one Shakespearean plays for the Utah Shakespearean
Festival. Based in Southern California, Donna's design credits include South Coast
Repertory, Laguna Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Fullerton Civic Light Opera
and onboard the 1800s sailing ship The Pilgrim IL She has designed World and South
American premieres in Bogota, Colombia and in Barcelona, Spain. Donna is the
Production Manager for the Pomona College Department of Theatre S. Dance in
Claremont, California and on the Board of Directors for USITT.
(Sound Designer) has recently designed sound for Steel Magnolias, Disguises, Cookin'
at the Cookery, Season's Greetings, Idols of the King, Othello, Noises Off, Romeo and
Juliet, The Venus de Milo Is Armed, Aaronville Dawning, Lady Dsy at Emerson's Bar 6c
Grill, A Christmas Carol, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Hamlet, Much Ado About
Nothing, A Doll's House, Arms and the Man, The White Devil, An Ideal Husband,
Julius Caesar, and many other shows at ASF. Don has also designed sound for the New
Denver Civic Theatre, the University of South Carolina, Signature Theatre Company,
Birmingham Children's Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Barter Theatre, and
others. Don holds a BA in Technical Theatre from Central University of Iowa and an
MFA in Theatrical Sound Design from Purdue University.
(ASF Resident Dramaturg) has directed the Southem Writers' Project world premieres
of Fair and Tender Ladies and The Moving ofLilla Barton and co-directed the world
premiere of Lizard, as well as Graduate Acting Company productions of Twelfth Night,
The Winter's Tale, Love's Labour's Lost and many SWP readings and MFA workshop
productions. Her other duties at ASF include teaching in the MFA program and
implementing Theatre in the Mind, ASF's educational outreach program. With a BA
from Emory University and a master's and doctorate from the University of Virginia, she
is also a Professor of English at Auburn University Montgomery and author of The BBC
Shakespeare Pl^s: Making the Televised Canon.
(Angus/Murderer/Soldier) ASF credits include: Antipholus of Ephesus in The Comedy
of Errors, Connie in The Grapes ofWrath, and Father in Beauty and the Beast, and also
roles in Macbeth, Titus Andronicus, Miss Juhe, Romeo and JuUet, The Two Gentlemen
of Verona, and Othello. Other roles he has performed are Anthony in Sweeney Todd,
Edward in Blood Brothers, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, and Oliver in As You
Like It. William was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and attended Rollins
College in Winter Park, Florida where he was a theatre major. He is a recent graduate
of the MFA Professional Actor Training Program at ASF and looks fonA/ard to moving
back to New York City in November. Thanks to his family and friends for their unending
love and support. ANON!
(Banquo/Menteith) Other regional theatre appearances include the Clarence Brown
Theatre, Studio Arena Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, North Carolina
Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Stage Company, Vermont Stage Company, The Arden
Theatre, and Philadelphia Festival Theatre For New Plays. Aaron directed Frank
Galatti's adaptation of |ohn Steinbeck's The Grapes ofWrath at ASF. Other directing
credits include Pearl Cleage's Blues for An Alabama Sky at Virginia Stage Company,
Cary Carrison's The Big, Fat Naked Truth at University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Inna
Goldstein's Oedipus Tyrannos at Bloomsburg University, and Twelfth Night and
Euripides' Electra at The University of Buffalo. This summer Aaron directed Lorraine
Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun as part of the thirty-third season of Summer Stock,
a pre-professional summer repertory, at Western Washington University in Bellingham,
Washington. ASF Associate Artist.
(Murderer/Caithness/Captain in Duncan's Anny) has worked nine seasons at the
Alabama Shakespeare Festival. His ASF performances include Ben WeatherstafFin
The Secret Garden, Robert in Proof |ean Paul Marat in Disguises, Launce in The Two
Gentlemen of Verona, |acob Marley in A Christmas Carol, Slim in The Traveling Lady,
the Duke in Measure for Measure, Antonio in The Tempest, Boo Radley and Horace
Gilmer in To Kill A Mockingbird, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, and Engstrand in
Ghosts. He has toured the United States and Europe. At Ford's Theatre, Cleveland
Play House, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Barter
Theatre, and Center Stage, he has performed in Macbeth, Othello, The Rainmaker, A
RODNFY CI ARK ^i<^"'^'^^'' Night's Dream, As You Like It, Measure for Measure, Hamlet, The Three
Sisters, Holy Ghosts, and Bus Stop. Film credits include A Marnage, It Takes Two, and
Rude Awakening. Soaps include Another World, Guiding Light, One Life to Live,
Loving, and All My Children. ASF Associate Artist.
(Witch 3, Young Siward) ASF credits include Pattie in Season's Greetings, Annelle in
Steel Magnolias, and the Courtesan in The Comedy of Errors as well as roles in The
Grapes ofWrath, Disguises, and Romeo and Juliet. Suzanne is a recent graduate of the
MFA Professional Actor Training Program at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. She
looks forward to moving to New York City in November. Thanks Kent!
(King Duncan/A Doctor /An Old Man) was seen most recently at ASF as Bernard in
Season's Greetings, Duncan in Macbeth, Marcus in Titus Andronicus, and Louis XV and
SiLas Deane in Disguises. Other credits at ASF include Friar Laurence in Romeo and
Juliet, Frederick Fellowes in Noises Off, |ack in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Pandarus in
Troilus and Cressida, Gloucester in King Lear, and Boolie in Driving Miss Daisy. Paul
has also performed on Broadway, in national tours, Off-Broadway, and extensively in
regional theatres, including the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, the Denver Center
Theatre Gompany, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Walnut St. Theatre in
Philadelphia. His television credits include Law and Order, One Life To Live and the
Dr. Ruth Show. He is married to actress Sonja Lanzener. ASF Associate Artist.
(Witch 2/Lady Macdujf /Gentlewoman/Understudy La^ Macbeth) was most recently
seen as Martha in The Secret Garden, Adriana in The Comedy of Errors, Glaire in Proof,
the Nurse in Titus Andronicus, and made her ASF debut in Beauty and the Beast. In the
2003 Season she played Poppie Norton-Taylor in Noises Off and a spunky street fighter
in Romeo and Juliet. Originally from Texas, Jennifer came to Alabama from Colorado
where she worked at the Arvada Center, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Bas Bleu Theatre,
and with Denver's longest running improv show, Impulse Theatre. She thanks all of her
parents and Matt for their support and enthusiasm.
(Fleance/Understudy Banquo) Warren is ecstatic to make his ASF debut in such an
immediate story. A proud member of Actor's Equity, he is a Chicago based actor who
earned his MFA in Acting from the University of Arizona. While in Chicago he has
worked with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, performing in two incarnations of Romeo
and Juliet as Mercutio, then Benvolio (NEA national tour); MPACGT Theatre; Lifeline
Theatre; and Court Theatre among several others. This winter, Warren will appear at
the Tony award winning Victory Gardens Theatre in their world premiere, Shoes, by
Gloria Bond Clunie.
(Malcolm) Originally from Kalamazoo, |ames now resides in New York City. His most
recent shows include Mr. Pim Passes By and The Truth About Blayds at the Mint
Theatre in New York. After he finishes up with Macbeth, |ames will be performing in
You Can't Take It With You at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. He has also worked at
The Missouri Repertory Theatre, The Utah Shakespearean Festival and Pioneer Theatre
Company among others. |ames wishes to thank all of his friends and family who've
helped him along the way and a special thanks to all the men and women of the U.S.
(Donalhain/YoungMacdujf/Soldier/Understudy Malcolm) Alex recently appeared as
Student, Ballboy, and others in the A. R. Curney play Big Bill, directed by Mark Lamos,
at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. He has also appeared as
Randolph in the premiere of |ohn Guare's Lake Hollywood at the Guthrie Lab and
as Ethan/Danny understudy in Current Events at Manhattan Theatre Club. Alex
received his B.F.A. in the Actor Training Program at the North Carolina School of
the Arts in 1999.
(Lennox/Soldier) is pleased to return to ASF for this historic tour of Macbeth.
His favorite roles at ASF include Valentine in Arcadia, Antipholus of Syracuse in
The Corned)/ of Errors, Cleant in Beauty and the Beast, and the Puppeteer in The
Secret Garden. In Minneapolis/St. Paul |oe performed at the Great American History
Theater, Illusion Theatre, Minnesota Opera, and the Playv^right's Center as well
as appearing in several independent films and industrial videos. |oe holds a B.A.
with majors in music and theater from St. Olaf college in Northfield, MN and
an MFA in acting from the University of Alabama/Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
(Witch 1/Gentlewoman) has appeared at ASF as Quiser in Steel Magnolias, Nurse in
Romeo and Juliet, Widow Beckwith in Shiloh Rules, Mum in Sheppey, Miss Sook in
Holiday Memories, Moxie in Relative Values, Queen Margaret in Richard III, Mrs.
Northrop in When We Are Married, Mrs. Muzzy in Sockdolog)/, Miss Prism in The
Importance of Being Earnest and Lady Markby in An Ideal Husband. She has also
worked at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta; Manhattan Theatre Club, Cherry Lane
Theatre, Astor Place Theatre, MCC, Exit Art, and Riverside Shakespeare in New York
City; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles; Berkshire
Theatre Festival; Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, the Organic Theatre, Wisdom
Bridge Theatre, and Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago; Cleveland Play House;
Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia and Syracuse Stage among others. ASF
(Lady Macbeth) Alabama Shakespeare Festival company member for the past seven
seasons. Kathleen has worked extensively on Broadway; M. Butter^, Off-Broadway;
Steel Magnolias, Theme 6c Variations, The Girl Next Door, A Capella Hardcore,
Thanksgiving, National Tours; Doubles, As You Like It, Taming of the Shrew and
throughout the regional theatres of this country from Florida to California.
Shakespearean women: Titania, Viola, Rosalind, Beatrice, Hermione, Lady Percy,
Portia, |oan la Pucelle, Elizabeth, Lady Anne, Cressida, Isabella, Emilia, and Tamara to
name a few. Television and Film credits include: Wings, St. Elsewhere, Houston
Knights, Tales from the Darkside, As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live,
Another World and most notably as |ane Powell's deranged daughter Zona Beecham
on ABC's Loving. Kathleen is a graduate of LAMDA (London Academy of Music and
Dramatic Art). ASF Associate Artist.
(Apparition) is an A/B average student atTuskegee Institute Middle School in
Tuskegee, Alabama. Timothy enjoys drawing, acting, and playing football and
basketball. He recently enjoyed playing the roles of Mercutio and Paris in a school
production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Timothy is very excited to be part
of this production of Macbeth.
(Ross/Soldier) has been with ASF for six seasons. His other ASF credits include
Disguises, Titus Andronicus, Macbeth, Season's Greetings, Much Ado About Nothing,
Sheppey, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Guys and Dolls, Arcadia, Othello, The Two
Gentlemen of Verona, The Tempest, An Ideal Husband, Relative Values, A Man for All
Seasons, The Comedy of Errors, Lurleen, Sockdolog^i, and A Christmas Carol. He has
performed with the Cincinnati Playhouse in the ^ar- k, George Street Playhouse,
Pennsylvania Stage Company, Pioneer Theatre Company, Philadelphia Theatre
Company, Meadow Brook Theatre, Northern Stage Company, Two Rivers Theatre,
Mill Mountain Theatre, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, and the Hudson Valley and
Nebraska Shakespeare Festivals. Chris has also appeared on TV's Law and Order, One
Life to Live, The Rosa Parks Story, and the Broadway tour of How to Succeed in
Business Without Really Trying starring Ralph Macchio. ASF Associate Artist.
(Macduff) spent the early part of his career working in our nation's capital at wonderful
theatres such as Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center and The Shakespeare Theatre.
Some favorite productions include The Great White Hope, The Tempest and Hamlet.
He then moved to New York to play the son of Phylicia Rashad in Blue. Howard was
nominated for a Barrymore Award, New York Outer Critics Circle Award and was
honored with a Connecticut Critic Circle Best Actor Award for his performance in
Yellowman at the Long Wharf and New York's Manhattan Theatre Club. Watch for
Howard on NBC's Law &i Order and in the feature film Dead Canaries.
(Porter/Old Siward) has been with ASF for nineteen seasons. He appeared on
Broadway and in the national touring company of Amadeus. Off-Broadway productions
include stints at Playwrights Horizons, Cafe LaMama and many others. Television
credits include the Peabody award-winning Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys.
ASF appearances include Season's Greetings, Macbeth, Titus Andronicus, Disguises,
Arcadia, Noises Off lago, King Lear, Macbeth, The Tempest, Cymbeline, Julius Caesar,
Richard lU, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Measure for
Measure, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor,
As You Like It, Love's Labour's Lost, Oliver, A Christmas Carol, Tartuffe, Dancing
at Lughnasa, and many more. ASF Associate Artist.
(Macbeth) Remi has worked at theatres throughout the country incLuding: ACT
(San Francisco), Theatre-On-The-Square, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati
Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San |ose Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre
Company, Geva Theatre Center, PCPA Theatrefest and six seasons with the Oregon
Shakespeare Festival. He is thrilled to be part of this tour — giving something back to
our armed services as they continue to give so unselfishly to the defense of our country.
May Cod bless and protect them.
(Seyton/Soldier/Understudy Macbeth) comes from Los Angeles. His roles with ASF
include President Dupaty in Disguises, The Clown in Titus Andronicus, Dromio in The
Comedy of Errors, Balthazar in Romeo and Juliet, Tim AUgood in Noises Off, a Sailor
in Othello and the Beast in Beauty and the Beast. He has spent time living and working
in California and Chicago, where his favorite roles have included Harry Roat in Wait
Until Dark; Mephistopheles in Doctor Faustus, and Orin Scrivello,D.D.S. in Little
Shop of Horrors.
TOUR TECHNICAL STAFF
Tour Manager Tom |effords
Technical Director Matt Dickson
Master Electrician |ohn Sofranko
Audio Engineer Don Tindall
Front of House Engineer Chad Dove
Wardrobe Marcy Bates, |ennifer Wood
Wigs Dori Beau Seigneur
Stage Technicians Tony Gordon, Larry Terrell, Charlie Wright
Production Assistant |enny Watkins
Trucking provided by |ANCO, Ltd.
Cast Bus provided by Southern Coaches
Crevj Bus provided by | St S Enterprises
Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson
Human Resources Administrator
Information Technology Director
Help Desk Coordinator
Administrative Services Manager
Associate Artistic Director/ Director of Bruce K. Sevy
Nev\/ Play Development
Dramaturg Susan Willis
Company Manager El Casting Associate Alisa Allison
Production Manager |erry Genochio
Assistant Production Manager Timothy O'Connell
Communications S: Marketing
Director of Marketing & Communications Stacy Shav\/
Public Relations Manager
Marketing Assistant & Publications Coordinator
Group Sales Manager
Front of House Manager
Amanda Ree Hughes
[acquie M. Daniels
Development Manager/Grant Writer
Special Events Manager
Director of Education Linda Dean
Assistant to the Director of Education Carol Kelly
Resident Costume Designer
Costume Shop Manager
Assistant Costume Shop Manager
Danny S. Davidson
Michelle K. Sheldon
|ames Hartke, Martha |. Clarke
Christine Loosley, Eleanor Fluharty
Julia Ferreri, jubilee Russo, Debra Hernandez,
Maxie lustice, Alice Lancaster
ASF STAFF CONTINUED
Craftmaster |udy Craigo
Crafts Assistants Chris Mueller, Sarah Pruvenok
Wig Master Allison Lower/
Wig Assistants Dori Beau Seigneur, Emily Grace Blackstone
Master Eledrician Thomas Rodman
Assistant Master Electricians Cameron Hartney, Thomas Quintas
Staff Electrician |ames Howard
Props Master Charles Kilian
Assistant Props Master Shanley Aumiller
Props Artisans Doug Aycock, Neal Lawrenson
Scenic Charge Dusty Stutsman
Painters Natalie H. Catar, Jennifer Whitcomb
Technical Director Le Hook
Assistant Technical Director Seth Kohlhaas
Shop Foreman Matt Dickson
Master Carpenter Doug Baloy
Carpenter/Safety Coordinator Rick Rogers
Carpenters/Welders Christopher Dunham, Kate Glodski,
|ason St. |ohn
Sound Designer Don Tindall
Assistant Sound Designer Robert Harsch
Sound Engineers |ake Carter, Chad Dove
Production Stage Manager Sara Lee Howell
Stage Managers Mark D. Leslie, Tanya |. Searle
Director of Stage Operations Clay Koontz
Stage Supervisor, Festival Larry Terrell
Stage Supervisor, Octagon Tony Gordon
Technicians |oey Adams, Aaron Bush, Kevin Shands,
Michael Sheldon, Charlie Wright
Wardrobe Supervisor Marcy Bates
Assistant Wardrobe Supen/isor Jessica Smith
Dressers Katherine Davis, Deedee Humphrey,
Stylist Crystie Marlette
Kathleen McCaU and Remi Sandri in the ASF touring production of Macbeth.
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is a member of the League of Resident Theatres, operating under agreements with the Actors'
Equity Association, The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers Inc., and United Scenic Artists, and is a constituent of Theatre
Communications Croup, the National Organization for the American Theatre; the American Arts Alliance; and the Shakespeare Theatre
Association of America. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is a participant in the National Artist Residency Program, administered by
Theatre Communications Croup, and funded by the Pew/ Charitable Trusts.
A Great Nation Deserves Great Art.
Shakespeare in American Communities Military Base Tour is made possible through
a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of
Defense and the military services, and Arts Midwest. Additional support for
Shakespeare in American Communities is provided by The Sallie Mae Fund.
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