RICHARD III

Genre: Classical, Drama, Other
by William Shakespeare, Directed by Heidi Lauren Duke

A new look at a classic - Richard III is a villain? Or is he a disabled man in an abled world? A man who is on an all out fight for power and love and his rightful place in society? Told from his point of view this re-envisions the classic we have come to know. 10 actors play 30 roles and its fast and furious in the newest space renovated in NYC.
About the Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.
Founded in early 2001, Nicu’s Spoon is dedicated to producing socially reflective theatre that innovatively challenges stereotypes, and touches the heart in an unexpected way. We are the central theater group in New York City who acts as a home for all - differing colors, abilities, ages, genders, and abilities. We celebrate collaboration in developing productions that are pertinent to today’s global, diverse and rapidly changing world. New York City is full of people who are on the move and unheard, in every skin imaginable. We are committed to involving the spectrum of diverse and multi-abled voices in play selection, programs & internships, our artistic, production and volunteer staffs, and in our audience. Each play involves the rainbow we see around us on the streets of NYC. We see only possibilities and intend to change our perception of the world, one play at a time….

Preview:   07/11/07
Open:   07/11/07
Close:   07/29/07

Schedule:
Wed- Sun at 8PM - July 12 and 19 are private benefits and sold out. For more information call 646-299-5345
Theater:   Spoon Theatre
Address:   38 West 38th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$18.00, $14.00 Students and Seniors
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Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.         Official Web Site: www.spoontheater.org
Henry Holden Richard III
Henry lives by his motto "Attitudes are the REAL Disability". His professional journey began by doing Extra Work in Movies, then developed into feature roles in Episodic TV in Hollywood. Doing theatre in NYC, CA, NJ & VT. Along the way Henry began doing stand-up Comedy, "God Walks on Crutches." As an activist in the Disabled Community He has championed the inclusion of Performers with Disabilities in all forms of Media. He has an award winning Lecture entitled. "The Misconceptions Continue: How the Media Represents People with Disabilities. Lastly Henry is very proud of his recent association with the Napoleon Hill Foundation traveling throughout Malaysia this past March inspiring another part of the world. HenryHolden.com

Wynne Anders Queen Margaret
Most recently seen as Dolly in ‘Expressing Willy' for Women Seeking...Previous role with Nicu's Spoon – Halie in ‘Buried Child'. Has performed in many off-off-Broadway productions from classical to new works with Emerging Artists, Aurora Stage Co. and off-Broadway with National Music Theatre Network, York Theatre Co. Summer Theatre roles include Mrs. Boyle in ‘The Mousetrap', M'Lynn in ‘Steel Magnolias' & Mrs. Krantz Mccarthy in ‘Red Herring' and Reba in ‘The Last Night at Ballyhoo'. Regional & National voice overs and on camera commercials. Daytime drama – ‘Another World', ‘One Life to Live', The Guiding Light, ‘All my Children'.
Rebecca Challis Queen Elizabeth
Rebecca Challis is proud to be a member of Nicu's Spoon! Past credits include various roles in Nicu's Spoon staged readings including "Spokane" by Christian Gaul, "Casualties of the Great White Washer" by Derin Altay-Gemignani, and "The Common Cold" and "The Offenses of Cacti", both by Matthew Swaye. Mainstage shows with the company include lead roles in the US Premiere of 'Cherish' and 'Tales of the Lost Formicans'. Rebecca also performed in the New York Premiere of Tom Stoppard's "Indian Ink" with Alterego Productions. A native Texan, Rebecca had the privilege of studying at Southwest Texas State University under the tutelage of the late, great Larry Hovis. She also spent four summers as a cast member in the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Rebecca would like to thank her family and friends for their never ending supply of encouragement and love.

Jim Williams Buckingham/King Edward/Oxford
With Nicu's Spoon: Dodge, Buried Child; Cal, Ordinary People; Ampersand Qwerty, In Perpetuity Througout the Universe; Bob Ewell, To Kill a MockingBird. Off-Broadway: Bernard Shaw, An Unsocial Socialist; 3 Character Roles, Happy Hour. Regional Theater: Ethan Allen, Vermont Lives @ Dorset Playhouse; Thomas Jefferson with Glenn Close, The Common Glory @ The Ampetheater Williamsburg, VA. Off-Off Broadway: Gravedigger with Austin Pendelton, Hamlet; Sigfrid, And Things that Go Bump in the Night; Torvald Helmer, A Doll's House. Web Site: http://www.niany.com, USMC 1960-1966.
Scott Nogi Lord hastings/Ratcliff
Scott is excited to be working with Nicu's Spoon again. Previously he has choreographed fights for Nicu; as well as, directed and performed in their reading series. Theater: Godot Has Left The Building (The Culture Project), Dreaming of Norton (Theater Row), Pink Lady (EST), SubUrbia (Milagro Theater). Film/TV: Chappelle's Show, Norm, F.C.U. BFA-NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Thanks to new wife, Haley - my muse, my strength, my love.

Jason Loughlin Clarence/Richmond
Jason is happy to be making his Nicu's Spoon Debut with Richard III. A North Carolina native, he graduated from UNC - Charlotte wiht a BA in Theatre. Regional credits include: Frank in 'Mrs Warren's Profession' at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta; Sebastian in 'Twelfth Night', Silvius in 'As You Like It' and Lorenzo in 'Merchant of Venice' at NC Shakespeare Festival and Titus Lartius in 'Coriolanus' ay Georgia Shakespeare. This performance is dedicated to Sandra.
Christopher Thompson Derby /Prince of Wales
Christopher, new to NYC, holds an MFA in voice performance from the University of Iowa, where he focused on cross-over, contemporary, and character-tenor operatic performance. He had the pleasure of spending last summer at the Great River Shakespeare Festival, understudying the roles of County Paris and Lord Montague in Romeo and Juliet, and performing the title role in Cymbeline. He was last seen as El Remendado in Carmen with the Bronx Opera Company, and will be seen later this summer with the dell'Arte Opera Ensemble. Other credits include The Rape of Lucretia, The Crucible, and A Little Night Music.
Haley Channing Duchess of York/Cardinal Bourchier/Blunt
Recent roles include: Estella,"Great Expectation s" -National Tour; Prue/Flounce u/s, "The Gentleman Dancing Master" -Pearl Theatre Company; Mae, "Mud" -John Houseman Theatre; Katharine, "The Taming of the Shrew," Capulet, "Romeo & Juliet" -Shakespeare Box Set; Celia, "As You Like It" -Shapiro Theatre. BFA, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts: Adler, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art(RADA). Thanks to Jack and Muriel for everything, and thanks to my love and mujican Scott.

Tim McDonough Brackenbury/Catesby
Timothy was seen this past spring in Theatre1010's critically acclaimed production of Brecht/Weill/Hauptman's Happy End, playing Babyface. At the Jean Cocteau Rep (Resident Ensemble): The Threepenny Opera (Readymoney Matt), Mother Courage (Holey Cheese), The Miser (La Fleche) and The Bourgeois Gentleman. FringeNYC '06: A Man's a Man (Galy Gay). Also at 1010: A Month In The Country (Beliayev), Northhanger Abbey (John Thorpe). With The Aquila/Lincoln Center Institute: Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato). At Princeton Summer Theater: Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Gaston), Godspell (Lamar). Timothy holds a BFA from NYU/Tisch, where he trained at the Stella Adler Studios and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London for their Shakespeare in Performance program.

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Amber Allison Queen Anne/Tyrell/Norfolk
Amber Allison is proud to be making her Nicu's Spoon debut with Richard III. As a graduate of the American Repertory Theatre/ Moscow Art Theatre Institute at Harvard University, she played Dipsus in a musical version of Lysistrata, Bianca in Othello, an ensemble member in Marat Sade, Aldonza in Man of LaMancha, Regan in King Lear, and Mrs. Bergman in Spring Awakening.

Other memorable roles include Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire, C in Three Tall Women, Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, and Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.

Andrew Hutcheson Richard III
Andrew Hutcheson recently appeared with Nicu's Spoon as Richard in Shakespeare's Richard III. Before that, he went on tour with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in their productions of Julius Caesar (as Caesar) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (as Bottom and Oberon). He has also appeared on the New York stage in productions of Romeo & Juliet (as Tybalt/Paris) and Titus Andronicus (as Lucius) and toured the Southeast as The Beast in American Family Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast. He has a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. He would like to thank his mom and dad, the Upper West Side, God, and Mr. and Mrs. Junebug for this opportunity.