A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM

Genre: Classical, Comedy
By:William Shakespeare Directed By:Lenny Banovez

Nine of New York City's best classical actors will take to the stage each night to play 16 roles in Shakespeare's infectious comedy of sly sprites, rude mechanicals and confused lovers - except no one will know his or her track until their names are drawn at random from Puck's hat by the audience at the start of every show. 

 

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About the Company: TITAN Theatre Company

 

Conceived by friends Kevin Beebee, Lenny Banovez and Laura Frye with the goal of breathing new life and clarity into classical works of theatre through visceral, challenging, ensemble-driven productions, TITAN Theatre Company began performing in 2009 in a Tex-Mex Bar and Restaurant in Long Island City, Queens.  Since that time, TITAN's signature work - which includes distinguished takes on Shakespeare's Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost and Macbeth - has been embraced by audiences from all walks of life, and the company is a proud contributing member to the exciting and innovative hotbed that is the Queens theatre scene.
 
Now kicking off its highly anticipated second full season after having established itself as one of New York City's hottest young theatre companies, TITAN remains steadfast in its mission to champion, risk, rediscover and inspire while delivering affordable, provocative and unparalleled theatrical experiences for even the most adventurous theatre-goers.
 
 
"Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. 
It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live." - Shelley Winters
Open:   10/18/13
Close:   11/03/13

Schedule:
Oct 18th 8pm
Oct 19th 8pm
Oct 20th 4pm
Oct 21st 730pm
Oct 24th 730pm
Oct 25th 8pm
Oct 26th 8pm
Oct 27th 4pm
Oct 31st 730pm
Nov 1st 8pm
Nov 2nd 8pm
Nov. 3rd 4pm
Theater:   Secret Theatre
Address:   4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Presented by: TITAN Theatre Company         Official Web Site: titantheatrecompany.com
Sean Hudock Ensemble of 8

Sean Hudock starred in the 2012 New York Times Critics' Pick PRIVATE ROMEO, a modern take on 'Romeo and Juliet,' now available on DVD worldwide and streaming on Netflix (Grand Jury Award, 'Outstanding Actor,' HBO's Outfest). He recently returned from the nation's capitol where he earned critical praise for his Romeo in ROMEO AND JULIET (Washington Post 'Editor's Pick,') for We Happy Few Productions in Washington, D.C. Regional work includes: Six seasons with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey including Dromio of Ephesus in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Philip in THE LION IN WINTER, Puck in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, TWELFTH NIGHT, ROMEO AND JULIET, THE LIFE OF GALILEO, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE TEMPEST and the title role in Henry VI Part 3; Ethan in Wayne Lemon's JESUS HATES ME (Emigrant Theater Company, Minneapolis); Howard Morgan in THE GREAT TENNESSEE MONKEY TRIAL opposite Ed Asner and James Cromwell (LA Theater Works). International: THE CHAIRS (Teatr Yunova Zritela, St. Petersburg, Russia). Film/TV: POWERLESS opposite Kelli Giddish, ENGLISH (upcoming), PROPOSALS, CRY_WOLF

Matthew Foster - Australian theatre: True WestMiss Julie12 Angry MenNoises Off. US theatre:Taming of the Shrew (TITAN), Merchant of Venice (York Shakespeare), My Fair Lady (Allenberry Playhouse), 39 Steps (Bristol Valley Theatre), The Exonerated (Secret Theatre). Matthew co-founded Australian Made Entertainment, dedicated to producing Australian plays in NYC, for which he produced and starred in Così and Speaking In Tongues, as well as recently directing the US premiere of Aussie musical Once We Lived Here. TV credits include House of CardsLaw & Order: SVU,Mildred Pierce, and Australian shows Home and AwayAll Saints, and White Collar Blue.

Emily Trask Ensemble of 8

Emily is psyched to be working with Titan on this wild Midsummer!  Some favorite credits include Viola, Twelfth Night and Valeria, The Gaming Table at the Folger Theatre in D.C.,The Milwaukee Rep, Pioneer Theatre Company, Montana Shakes, The Colonial Theatre, The Yale Rep, Yale Cabaret, Hope Summer Rep, and five seasons company member Utah Shakespeare Festival New York:  the Ensemble Studio Theatre/NY Madness, The Player's Club, The Shakespeare Society, The Hamlet Project, Fresh Produce’d/The Arthur Seelen Theatre and The Greene Space.  Film: Award winning independent film The Violinist. Emily can soon be heard as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Ophelia in Hamlet in the new Folger Shakespeare drama-audiobook series and iPad/iPhone App, and serves as the Literary Associate for Fresh Produce’d.  Love to Mom and Bru! M.F.A.-Yale School of Drama.

Laura Frye Ensemble of 8

Titan Theatre Company Member/ Co-Founder Laura holds an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) at the University of Houston and a BFA in Theatre Performance from Marshall University. As an actor Laura has performed with: SAGE Theatre Time Square, Hyperion Theatre Project NYC, NYC Fringe Festival,  Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod, Lake Geneva Theatre Company, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, First Stage, and internationally at Teatro Franco Parentti in Milan and Teatro Patalogico in Rome. TITAN credits include: HENRY V, HAMLET, LOVES LABOURS LOST, FLAMING GUNS OF THE PURPLE SAGE,  and MACBETH. Laura is also a certified yoga instructor and creator of THEATREPEACE, an organization devoted to getting actors to take the skills they learn on stage and apply them to changing the world, through yoga, arts, and community enrichment programs.

Ryan Lee Ensemble of 8

 

Ryan has played roles such as Hamlet in Hamlet, Jimmy in Look Back in Anger, Berowne in Love's Labour's LostAntony in Julius Caesar, Ivanov in Ivanov, Marat in Mara/Sade, and Hereward in Venus Observed  in productions of A Streetcar Named Desire (Deaf West Theatre Company), Proof, The Laramie Project, Death of a Salesman, and Blue/Orange (Artists Repertory Theatre), A Glass Menagerie and Old Wicked Songs (Rubicon Theatre Company), Love's Labour's Lost and Henry V (Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival), Winter's Tale, The Threepenny Opera (A Noise Within), Othello, Coriolanus, and Love's Labour's Lost (Illinois Shakespeare Festival), King Lear (Sierra Repertory Theatre)Side Man (Ensemble Theatre Company), and The Winter's Tale (Virginia Shakespeare Festival). www.ryanlee-acting.com

 

Jonathan is excited to make his Titan debut.  Jonathan has performed with The Saint Louis Repertory Theatre and at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He trained at Actors Theatre through their Acting Apprentice Program.  He also worked toward a BA, with an emphasis in performance, at The University of Wisconsin-Parkside. 

Alexis Black Ensemble of 8

Alexis loves working with the amazing folks at TITAN, and has done so as Fight Director for the past season’s productions of Taming of the Shrew and Henry V.  A certified Actor-Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, she has been Fight Director for many NY and regional companies including The Brick Theater, American Globe Theatre, Nosedive Productions, UglyRhino, 3LD Art and Technology Center, MaineStage Shakespeare, various shows in the NY Fringe Festival, and plays Pandora in the All-Female, Shakespearean, Comedic Fight Troupe The Vixens: En Garde!  Performance regional work includes Dorset Theatre Festival, The Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati and Shaker Bridge Theater.  NYC: Vampire Cowboys Theater Company, American Globe Theatre and Pulse Ensemble Theater, and international tours with American Drama Group- Europe and TNT Britain. 

Gregory Isaac Ensemble of 8

Gregory Isaac is excited to work with TITAN for the first time.  After more than a year, he still feels very new in NYC, having arrived here via stays in Chicago and Atlanta. Regionally, he has worked for The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf, The Writers’ Theatre, TimeLine Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare, The New American Shakespeare Tavern, and The Dallas Shakespeare Festival, among others. His performance as Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights was nominated for a Chicago Beat Critics Award. Many thanks to Lenny for the opportunity, and to Erin for the bridge building.

Lloyd Mulvey Ensemble of 8

Lloyd last appeared as Horatio in THE HAMLET PROJECT: SUMMER IN THE CITY, produced by Three Day Hangover.  Other New York credits include Hamlet in HAMLET CU3ED (White Construction Co.), MISS JULIE, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES (Columbia Stages), DEALING WITH OPHELIA (Unicycle Productions), ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (Wide Eyed Productions), and HIS MINUTE HAND (Page 121 Productions).  Over twenty regional credits include the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival. BFA, University of Utah - Actor Training Program; member, Actor’s Equity.