MACBETH

Genre: Classical, Drama
Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Tony White

Tempted by the prophecies of three mysterious witches, Macbeth’s ambition to be King of Scotland leads him into a nightmarish world of evil, deceit, and murder.  Monstrous actions run rampant as he and Lady Macbeth lose themselves to unstoppable drives of savagery and political atrocity. 

Produced and Directed by Tony White

Assistant Directed by Ryan Victor Pierce

Stage Managed by Sharon Murphy

Design by David Nash 

Featuring: Ian Richard Barnes, Jacqueline Chambers, Jennifer Desmarais, Lawrence Frank, John Freeman, Laura Grayson, Will Harmon, Yan Kirichenko, Sam Lopresti, Ashley Marinaccio, David Nash, Bradley J Sumner, Tony Travostino, Dylan Digel 

 

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Cast: Ian Richard Barnes
Open:   01/11/12
Close:   01/15/12

Schedule:
Wednesday, January 11 8 PM
Thursday, January 12 8 PM
Friday, January 13 8 PM
Saturday, January 14 8 PM
Sunday, January 15 2 PM
Theater:   American Theatre Of Actors
Address:   314 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$18
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An actor and playwright, Ian wrote and directed Expecting for Love Creek and had A Matter of Faith read at the Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre. Ian played Algy in Lexington Ensemble’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest, Boys in the Backroom with Love Creek,Man & Superman with Foolish Mortals. On film: Eco-TunaBeneath the Rock, True Hollywood Sitter, has appeared on All My Children and Royal Pains.ian@ianrichardbarnes.com

Ashley Marinaccio Lady Macbeth

Ashley is an activist and artist dedicated to creating theatre that challenges the status quo. Favorite stage credits include: Beyond Therapy (Charlotte), The Trojan Women (Hecuba), Cabaret (Lulu) and Ubu Rex (Queen Rosamund). She is a Co-founder/Artistic Director of Co-Op Theatre East and the Founder/Artistic Director of Project Girl Performance Collective, alumna of the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics - EMERGENYC and American Theatre Wing's - SpringboardNYC. Ashley is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. She holds her M.A. in Performance Studies (NYU Tisch) and BA in theatre directing and sociology/anthropology from Pace University. Find out more: www.ashley-marinaccio.com

Tony Travostino Banquo and others

Tony recently appeared as Delio in "The Duchess of Malfi (Folding Chair Theatre Co.). He has appeared in other New York productions of "The Seagull" (Sorin), "The Winter's Tale" (Camillo), "Love's Labour's Lost" (King) as well as new works like Lloyd Pace's "New Orleans" and Jim Dalglish's "The Black Eye" and "S-4". He was featured at the National Arts Club performing 14th Century Arabic erotic texts and performed in Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre's Playwrights Alliance workshop for new plays.
 

Jacqueline Chambers Witch and others

Jacqueline is thrilled to be in this production of Macbeth.  She is a graduate of Babson College and moved to New York City in September, and has been loving every minute of it.  Previous roles include “Brooke” inNoises Off, “Holly” in The Wedding Singer, “Betsy” in Crazy for You, and most recently, “Stephanie” in Lucky Duck, also directed by Tony White.  Jacqueline also freelances for Backstage.com’s blog, “Unscripted.”www.jacquelinechambers.com

Michael Rehse Menteith and others
Michael Rehse, a graduate of Pace University with a BA in Computer Science, is a native of Redmond, Washington. Favorite credits include Proof (Hal), Emergency Contraception!: The Musical (Benny) at the Theater for the New City, We Love You, Johnny Hero (Hipster Terrorist) in the New York Fringe Festival, and The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon) in the Byron D. Seaver Theater in Pomona, California. He is currently a member of Think Pound, a comedy group in NYC.
Laura Grayson Witch, Lady MacDuff and others

Laura Grayson is originally from Graham,Texas. She graduated with her B.A. in musical theatre from West Texas A & M University and M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Arkansas. She's performed alongside the Amarillo Symphony as well as TEXAS: A Musical Drama. She most recently played the roles of Hannah in "Arcadia" at the Kernodle Theatre and Mrs. Cratchitt at The Walton Arts Center performance of "A Christmas Carol". 

Yan Kirichenko Porter, First Murderer, Seyton

This is his first show in NY. Most of Yan’s previous theater work comes from The University of Akron, Ohio … That’s in between Pennsylvania and Indiana. Some of his favorite roles include Gremio in Taming of the Shrew, Scrooge in Christmas Carol, and Jean in Miss Julie. Yan would like to thank Tony White for giving him his first role in New York, Dr. Susan Speers for introducing him to the world of theater, his parents Valentina , Alexandr, and brother Alex for their love and support, and last but not least, whoever is in charge of things up there for making his dreams come true!

Sam Lopresti Malcolm and others

  Sam Lopresti is a graduate of the Fordham University Theatre Program, where he was taught by, among others, OBIE award winners Matthew Maguire and Kate Mulgrew and Tony nominee Alison Fraser.  He performed in seven shows at Fordham, all either written or directed by students, including Martin MacDonagh's The Pillow Man and Bruce Myers' Dybbuk.  Since graduating, he has collaborated numerous times with Tony White's Double Down productions, including Shakespeare's Macbeth (Malcom) and Hamlet (Rosencrantz) and the world premier of Chuck Orsland's Dive Bar (Danny).  He has also worked with the Hudson Shakespeare Company and is an Eagle Artist at the Eagle Project, where he has performed in staged readings of Vicki Lynn Mooney's Broken Heart Land and Mary Katherine Neagle's Waxxe's Law.  Great thanks to mom, dad, sis, Becky, Casey, Tony, and this wonderful cast.  Sam is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

Dylan C. Digel Fleance, Lord, Young Siward

Regional credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Off-Broadway Credits: Sex, Relationships, and Sometimes...Love. Dylan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Miami University in Oxford, OH and was an acting apprentice at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2011 Summer Professional Training Program, playing Deiphobus in the Apprentice Company's Troilus and Cressida.

 
Jennifer Desmarais Witch and others

Jennifer Desmarais is from Swanzey, NH.  Some favorite roles include Alice in SIc Transit Gloria Mundi, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible and May in Fool For Love. Jennifer is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and is a member of SAG.

Lawrence Frank King Duncan, Priest, Siward

Has acted in numerous productions in the NYC theater for years. Most recently he was Mr. Masters in “Coffee Evil” and Randy in” Over My Dead Booty”.  Favorite roles include, Don Ferdinand in the Noble Spaniard, Jack in Grown Ups,  Jules in My Three Angels, Charlie Castle in The Big Knife, Cosmo in The Headhunter, Hornblower in the Skin Game among others. Films include Rave On, Denny Albe Dir., The Necessary Illusion, Ben Wellage , Dir., Television includes, Troma Edge TV,  and Channel 25’s Diary. He has also directed  over 50 plays in various theaters all over New York including but not limited to the Samuel French Festival, the Walnut Festival and the Strawberry Festival

 Bradley J Sumner is an actor who has been performing on-stage for over a decade. His most recent New York credits include:  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Dr. Spivey) with the Synapse Theatre Ensemble; I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill’s Lover, Last Night (Pastry Baron) with One Armed Man Theatre Company; Six Dead Bodies Duct-taped to a Merry-Go-Round (Winston)with the Full Circle Theatre Company;Normal Mind (Father) with Three Yeti Production; The Future is in Eggs (Father Robert) and Sicilian Limes (Micuccio) with Lauren Rayner Productions. Other credits include: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Guildenstern), Summertime (Frank), and Shadow Box (Joe) with Arizona Repertory Theatre. Oedipus Rex (Oedipus) and The Rocky Horror Show (Narrator) with Prescott Independent Theater. King Lear (Lear), Zoo Story (Peter), Anything Goes (E.J. Whitney), and The Foreigner (Charlie) with Eastern Arizona College. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. 

Will Harmon Lennox

  Will Harmon is a 2011 graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. While there, he was the narrator for "Into The Woods" and played Jon Jo Mulligan in Sean O'Casey's "Bedtime Story." Since graduation Will has worked on several student films, web series,  and has made his feature film debut as David Lowe in Brave Knight Productions' "Stranger at the Inn". Will is thrilled to join the cast of Macbeth.

 
Sharon Murphy Stage Manager

Sharon has been doing theater since she was a kid working backstage when she realized acting wasn’t really her thing (though for the right price she will play small parts).  She thinks she is pretty good at being a techie at this point.  When she is not helping make the magic happen on stage, she makes magic happen in the corporate world.  In her spare time (when not doing theater) she likes to play videogames, watch bad reality TV, and write plays.  Sharon would like to thank Tony for the opportunity to work with him, the cast for welcoming her, and her co-workers for tolerating her talking about theater…a lot.