MACBETH

Genre: Classical, Drama
©Gilda Parente
William Shakespeare

Murder and mayhem, barbed wire and bedlam, Macbeth meets the metaphysical amidst post-apocalyptic waste. The classic Shakespearean tragedy set in future Scotland, after the plague. The countryside has been ravaged and its people still bear the wounds of the recent wars. A cast of eighteen conveys the contemporary concept of this play while delivering dialogue true to the original work.
Open:   09/10/05
Close:   10/02/05

Schedule:
Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 PM WEATHER PERMITTING
Theater:   OfficeOps
Address:   57 Thames Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
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Cost:$15.00
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Joseph Miller Macbeth
Joseph Miller (Macbeth) - Originally from Massachusetts (go Red Sox!), Joseph moved to upstate New York and studied acting at Alfred University. After a short stint in LA with a Shakespearian company, he moved back to New York, to the city, where he has been working on a few indie films and many stage productions. Some favorite roles have been Morris Townsend in "The Heiress", Dr. Faustus, and The Dentist in "Little Shop of Horrors". He would like to thank Charles for this wonderful opportunity and all his friends and family for supporting him.

Cory Solar Lady Macbeth
Cory Solar (Lady Macbeth) - Cory has performed in NYC and regional theatre since 1989. She was a resident company member of the first repertory company in America, the historic Hedgerow Theatre in Pennsylvania for 4 years, immersed in all aspects of theatre. She was an Artist in Residence at Central High School in Philadelphia, and has taught acting classes for children. Favorite roles include Regan in King Lear, Celia in As You Like It, Jan in Bedroom Farce, Jennet in The Lady's Not For Burning, Myrrhina in Lysistrata and of course the 1st Witch in Macbeth, to name a few. In New York, she has worked with the Tribeca Lab Theatre and performed in numerous original one acts. Principal film roles include Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown. Cory wishes to thank all of the fine actors in this production for their sense of humor and dedication.
Richard Bolster Macduff
Richard Bolster (Macduff) - Richard recently returned to New York City after several years in San Francisco. There he was most recently seen as ‘Dog' in Liz Duffy Adams' Dog Act. Prior to that, he portrayed ‘Ambrosch' in Scott Schwartz's adaptation of My Antonia and ‘Earl' in Book of Days, both at Theatreworks. Among many other theaters, Richard has worked with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, McCarter Theater and The Cutting Ball Theatre. Mr. Bolster appeared in the film Safe Men. He earned his BA in Classics from Fordham University.
Mim Granahan 1st Witch & Gentlewoman & Messenger
Mim Granahan (1st Witch/Gentlewoman) – Mim is looking forward to brewing mischief on the roof, having previously been beheaded in a parking lot (Richard II), played a princess, a whore and just about everything in between in a church (Henry V and Timon of Athens) ... and several different murderers and victims in the back of a bookstore (WWOW Radio). Her obligatory favorite stage roles include Cecily (Importance of Being Earnest), Elvira (Blithe Spirit) and Girl (Hot L Baltimore). "One Life to Live" fans with a sharp eye and a quick finger on the pause button may recognize Mim as the waitress at Rodi's. Mim appeared last year in the Fringe Festival production The End of the Line, and is featured in the indie films Addiction and Isabella.
Patrick J. Egan Duncan & Old Man
Patrick J. Egan (Duncan and Old Man) has stage credits which include Prospero in The Tempest, Kent in King Lear, Sex is a Three Letter Word at The Producers Club, Loyalties and Memorial at the Pelican Theater and The Last Man Standing, as the Last Man. He has performed in independent films and improv showcases including those with Gotham City Improv. He is a graduate of William Esper Studio.
Vic DiMonda Banquo & Fight Captain
Vic DiMonda (Banquo) – After graduating from Long Island University, Mr. DiMonda moved to Manhattan and has been an East Village resident for 15 years. He is a faculty member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and is currently the artistic director for the Harkness Dance Center's Tap Team. Mr. DiMonda is also an artist in residence for the Metropolitan Opera Guild and teaches their Creating Original Opera program.

As director/choreographer he has created original productions of The Fantasticks, Blues In The Night, Carousel, High Society, Always...Patsy Cline, Dames At Sea, The All Night Strut, Forever Plaid, The Taffetas, Joseph...Dreamcoat and Smokey Joe's Café. As Choreographer his original works include The Music Man, Fiddler On The Roof, How To Succeed..., Kiss Me, Kate, Mame, Funny Girl, Cinderella, Annie, and Do I Hear A Waltz?.

As a dancer he has been seen on the stages of Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and Roseland, and has performed regionally and internationally. Mr. DiMonda's stage credits include Peter And The Wolf (The Wolf), One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Billy Bibbit), A Christmas Carol (Bob Crachit), The Lion In Winter (Geoffrey), Sly Fox (Abner Truckle), The Great American Backstage Musical (Harry Cartwright), 42nd Street (Andy Lee), A Chorus Line (Mike), Crazy For You (Junior), Strider (Coal Black Stallion), West Side Story (Baby John), Camelot at Arena Stage and Beauty and the Beast at the Pioneer Theatre.

Peach Paulison Porter & 3rd Murderer
Peach Paulison (Porter) - Peach is a standup comic and storyteller and has real life experience as a clown and buffoon. She has performed at Stand Up New York, New York Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Boston Comedy Club and Caroline's on Broadway. She has also been seen on HBO and Comedy Central and cable channels besides adult pay-per-view. Ms. Paulison's favorite Shakespearean role was Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." One of her goals in life is to play every clown Shakespeare has ever written. Peach would like to thank Chuck Jones and Mae West and is dedicating this performance to her father, all of whom she credits with helping her develop her unique sense of humor, timing and imagination.
Kyle Hansen 1st Murderer
Kyle Hansen (1st Murderer) - Kyle moved three months ago from Seattle to conquer New York. In Seattle, he was a filmmaker who worked in publishing and started his own arts production company, Cosmo Productions. In New York, he is unemployed, broke and in a play where he murders small children.
Rachel McKinney Lady Macduff & Hecate

Rachel McKinney: NYC STAGE: Tough Guys Don't Shoot Blanks (Gracye Productions), All God's Chillun Got Wings (The Peccadillo Theater), Other People's Money (John W. Engeman Theatre), INTERNATIONAL STAGE: Grasmere (RoaN Productions: European Premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe). FILM: Shades of Gray (Ocram Pictures), Room for Two (Drewstone Productions), Lyre Liar (Emperor's Club: Best Acting, Best Film, and Audience Award Winner of the NYC 48 Hour Film Festival)

Saysha Heinzman Captain & Angus
Saysha Heinzman (Captain) - Saysha is thrilled to be a part of this production. Born and raised in Detroit MI, she graduated from Wayne State University and promptly embarked on several national tours. Her travels eventually brought her to New York, where she is currently alternately pursuing careers in acting, rock music, and physical fitness. Some favorite New York credits include Sistermusic (Castillo Theater) Lysistrata 100 (Untitled Theater 69) and Automatic Superstar (Club El Flamingo). She would like to thank her amazing friends, family, and most of all Andrew for his undying support and love.
Delia Baseman 2nd Witch
Delia Baseman (2nd Witch) - Delia is very excited to be part of this production.

She is a relatively recent graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School where she studied both musical theatre and acting. Delia has appeared in numerous NY productions over the years, favorites include Tam Lin (Janet), Blood Wedding (Leonardo's wife), La Ronde (The Young Wife, Dir. Moni Yakim), Sweet Charity (Alice), and The Tempest (Boatswain). Thanks to Olivia and Mark for the roof.

Amelia Henderson 3rd Witch & Messenger
Amelia Henderson (3rd Witch) - Amelia is happy to be performing in her first Shakespearean production. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music with a BFA in dramatic performance, she moved to New York. Since arriving she has worked with The Director's Company, Afrikan Women's Repertory, and performed at Symphony Space. Recently this summer she debuted a piece entitled Britney Spears and All the Other S#!* We Deal With at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. Well wishes to her husband David and her family in Dallas, Texas.
Jack Perry Soldier, Lennox & Doctor

Jack Perry (Lennox/Doctor) – Jack's New York theatre credits include: TITUS Andronicus (Faux-Real Theatre Company), Wishing Time (Vital Children's Theatre); Film: Marching On, Book of Truth/Book of Lies, Dark Inferno. This is Jack's first production in Brooklyn and he is extremely excited to learn how to fight with swords.

Daniel Cecil Donalbain & Lord
Daniel Cecil (Donalbain & Lord) - Daniel moved to the big city six months ago from the heartland of America to pursue an acting career in film. A recent graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College (theater major) and a time of study at Hull University in England (contemporary theater practice), Daniel continues his studies at the Terry Schreiber studio in Manhattan. Recent credits include Manus in Translations by Brian Friel, Wally in It's Called the Sugar Plum by Israel Horowitz, and the role of the door to door preacher in the feature film King Return. Daniel is excited to perform in Brooklyn, the borough closest to his heart.
Carlos Fernandez Seyton & 2nd Murderer
Carlos Fernandez (2nd Murderer & Seyton) – Carlos has been inspired to perform and entertain since he saw his first play, Peter Pan, as a young boy. Since then he performed in school plays and took drama classes. After a four year stint in the Marine Corp., Carlos came back and worked on HBO's OZ, Comedy Central and some music videos. Carlos loves performing for his friends and family, who support him in his pursuit of acting. He'd like to thank Charles for this great opportunity and for the nudge he needed to get back down to business.
Shawn Renfro Malcolm

Shawn Renfro  graduated in May of 2004 from the acting conservatory (MGSA) at Rutgers University. While in the program there Shawn had the privilege of studying at The Globe Theatre in London. Since then he has acted and directed numerous projects in NYC. Including Crazy, Sexy, Dead: An Evening of Don Nigro (Apothecary Theatre Co.), Animals (NY Fringe Festival), Dominica: The Big Fat Ho, Scarecrow, Closer, Crackwalker, Suspension, Quick and Dirty (A Subway Fantasy), Red Coat, Black Bird (Rutgers Theatre Co.), Specter, The Lion Tamer (Under St. Marks), The Doctor’s Duty (Love Creek Productions) and Its Called the Sugar Plum (Theatre 1050). He is also the Artistic Director of The Apothecary Theatre company. www.apothecarytheatrecompany.org

James Jacobus is a graduate of UCONN. Professionally trained at LAMDA. James has been a resident of Brooklyn, NY for over 20 years. Recent credits are Peter in 'Skin Tight' with Nicu's spoon, Burke in 'Dance Therapy' at MITF, J. Surface in 'School for Scandal' at the Attic, in L.A. TV: The UNUSUALS, RESCUE ME, BORED TO DEATH, DAMAGES, Film: I Hate Valentine's Day, Brooklyn's Finest, What Planet are You From?.

Jonas Amadeus Barranca Fleance & Son
Jonas Amadeus Barranca (Fleance & Son) - Jonas was seen in multiple roles last spring in The Children's Crusader at the Metropolitan Playhouse. His other credits include the Mayor of Munchkinland and the leader of the Flying Monkeys in the Wizard of Oz, Dr. Frankenstein's younger brother in Frankenstein, Little Pip in Great Expectations, and the east coast premier of Clark Gesner's Animal Fair. A junior at LaGuardia High School, Jonas is a jazz trumpet player. He is thrilled to be performing Shakespeare at last.