(Wickham, Pride; Hamlet, Hamlet) returns to PSF following his turn as Mercutio last season. New York: The Acting Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Love Shakespeare; HERE Studios: Her Majesty the King (World Premiere); 13th St. Rep: The Municipal Abbatoir (NYC premiere); NYU TISCH Freeplays Festival. Regional: Playmaker’s Rep: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Parts 1 and 2 (title role), Romeo and Juliet; Northern Stage: The Rainmaker (title role), Amadeus (title role) Folger Theatre: Hamlet; Clarence Brown Theatre: The Triumph of Love; Alliance Theatre: Eurydice; Denver Center: Jesus Hates Me (world premiere); Texas Shakespeare Festival (in conjunction with Peking University): A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Miracle Worker. Film: Independence: Beyond What She Expects; ASAS: Anatomy of Socially Awkward Situations; Radio Cape Cod. Training: The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
(Jane, Pride; Ensemble, Hamlet) Previous PSF credits include Lady Percy in Henry IV, Part 1 and Lady Macduff in Macbeth. Regional: Kaja in The Master Builder and Nurse Flinn in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (People’s Light), Rosalind in As You Like It and Lucienne in Le Dindon (Villanova Theatre), and Germaine in Never the Sinner (Mauckingbird Theatre). DeSales University: B.A., Villanova University: M.A. She also serves as director of education at Montgomery Theater.
(Mr. Darcy, Pride; Laertes, Hamlet) Off-Broadway: Misalliance, Playboy of the Western World (Pearl Theatre Company); Electra in a One-Piece (Good Company). Other New York City credits: Health and Fitness (Soho Rep/Soho Shorts); Of Monsters and Prodigies (Lincoln Center Festival). Regional: 6 seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theatre, Great River Shakespeare Festival. Film/New Media: Going Down, Roger: The Chicken, Book of Rules.
(Mr. Collins, Pride; Guildenstern, Hamlet) Appeared in the 2009 WillPower tour of Julius Caesar. Other credits: The End (Guthrie Theater), As You Like It (Allentown Shakespeare in the Park), Macbeth (Torch Theater Company, Minneapolis), Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare on the Cape), Orpheus Descending (Brown/Trinity). Training: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program; M.F.A. Candidate, Brown University/Trinity Rep M.F.A. Acting Program.
(Mrs. Gardiner, Pride) is thrilled to return to PSF. New York credits: Lyza, Riding the Bull and Brickles, Rue (Flux Theatre Ensemble), Luciana, et al, Comedy of Errors (Stages on the Sound), Tara, Opera Goggles/ Dare Project 15 (Tax Deductible Theatre). Regional credits: Duet Productions (Oreland, PA), Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, and The Nurse, Romeo and Juliet (PSF's 1st Willpower Tour). Love and thanks to my husband Will, children Maddie and Liam and especially Dick and Sue.
(Mr. Bingley, Pride; Horatio, Hamlet) PSF: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo). The Public: Twelfth Night (u/s Sebastian) Regional: Old Wicked Songs at Bristol Riverside Theatre, The Overwhelming (Geoffrey), Good Boys (Ethan), An Infinite Ache (Charles), The Prophet Muhammad: A Musical (Ali), Help Yourself (Aaron). NYU Graduate Acting: Three Sisters (Andre), Picnic (Hal), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew). BFA from SHSU. MFA from NYU Graduate Acting.
(Elizabeth Bennet, Pride; Ophelia, Hamlet) makes her PSF debut this season. She recently appeared as Mrs. Givings in In the Next Room, or the vibrator play at the Wilma Theater. Regional: American Conservatory Theater: Phèdre and A Christmas Carol; Shakespeare Santa Cruz: The Lion in Winter; California Shakespeare Theater: Pericles; Shotgun Players: The Farm. She is a 2010 graduate of the M.F.A. program at ACT, where her favorite credits include O Lovely Glowworm and The Debutante. TV: The Good Wife.
(Charlotte Lucas, Pride; Courtier/Player, Hamlet) graduated from DSU as a Musical Theatre/Communication dual major in May. You may have seen her in Act I’s productions of Dark at the Top of Stairs as Cora or Anne of Green Gables as Marilla. Thanks Mom, Dad, and Sister! I Thessalonians 5:16
(Lady Catherine, Pride; Gertrude, Hamlet) PSF: Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, and Othello. Recent credits: Fallen Angels, A Streetcar Named Desire, Walnut Street Theatre, This Is The Week That Is, 1812 Productions, Bad Dates, Act II Playhouse, (Barrymore Award). Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arden Theatre, Peterborough Players, Bristol Riverside, Dallas Theatre Center, People’s Light, Portland Stage Co, Asolo Rep. M.F.A., Yale School of Drama.
(Mr. Bennet, Pride; Polonius/Grave Digger, Hamlet) is a professor with the performing arts faculty at DeSales. PSF: The Imaginary Invalid, My Fair Lady, …Forum. Turney has appeared with the Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Actors’ Summit, the Cleveland Play House, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and many others.
(Mrs. Bennet, Pride; Player Queen, Hamlet) played Nurse last summer in PSF’s Romeo and Juliet. Recent: Mrs. Driver in The Borrowers at the Arden, Aunt Chris in Up (nominated for a Broadway World.com best actress), Mrs. Cratchit in Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, Louise in Always Patsy Cline, and Josie in A Moon for the Misbegotten (Barrymore nomination) at Bristol Riverside Theatre, Louisa in Magic Fire at the Wilma, After Play at the Walnut, Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa (Barrymore nomination) at the Hedgerow. Recent regional credits include Nate in Rabbit Hole at Pittsburgh Public and Theatre Works, The Travels of Angelica, and Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Broadway: u/s Big Mama and the nurse in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. TV: Law and Order.
(Lucas/Mr. Gardiner, Pride; Claudius, Hamlet) 18th season at PSF, where his favorite roles include Hamlet, Cyrano, Antony, Richard III, Leontes, Petruchio, Oberon, Capulet, Tranio, Lysander, Don Pedro, Jamie Tyrone, Bluntschlii, Elyot Chase. Film and TV: The Happening, The Lovely Bones, Signs, The Sixth Sense, Law & Order, and others.
(Director, Pride; Education Director, PSF) Twelfth season at PSF. Directing credits: Julius Caesar, Much Ado, Macbeth, Hamlet (WillPower Tours), Cinderella, Robin Hood, Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh and Green Show (PSF), Anne of Green Gables (Act 1.) Erin also teaches theatre at DeSales. Proud member of Actors' Equity Association: Viola in Twelfth Night, Charmian in Antony & Cleopatra (PSF), Anne of Green Gables (Barrymore nomination Outstanding Leading Actress) People's Light and Theatre Company, and The Cleveland Play House. M.F.A.: Case Western Reserve University, B.A.: DeSales University. Thank you Fr. Jerry, Patrick, and Casey for your vision, support, and friendship. Thanks, PSF!
(Scenic & Lighting Designer) Design work in theatre, dance, opera, performance art and live event has been seen both nationally and internationally. Companies include Tacoma Opera, Syracuse Opera, Minnesota Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Syracuse Stage, TACT –NYC, Big Art Group NYC, Pacific Performance Project, Vermont Stage Company, The Kitchen Theatre Company, The Hangar Theatre, The Merry-go-Round, Ensemble Theatre, and The Herson Group Ltd. Steve teaches lighting design at Ithaca College and received his M.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle.
(Costume Designer) Her designs have been seen at theatres across the country including the Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Arizona Theatre Co, Playmaker’s Repertory, Hartford Stage, Denver Center, Peterborough Players, Center Stage, Houston Opera Studio, Skylight Opera, ACT Seattle, Georgia Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Rep. She designed more than 50 productions for Milwaukee Repertory Theater during 14 seasons. NYC credits include Pearl Theatre, and The Mint. She is the associate costume designer for The Phantom of the Opera USA.
(Resident Sound Designer; Production Manager, PSF) this is Matthew’s fourth season as production manager and eighth season as resident sound designer at PSF. Some of his notable PSF designs include: A Winter’s Tale, King Lear, Dracula, Romeo & Juliet (’10), and The Mystery of Irma Vep. Matthew has also designed for other regional theatre; most recently The Orlando Shakespeare Theater, The Centenary Stage Company, and Arcadia University. He holds an M.F.A. in sound design from Ohio University.
(Choreographer, Pride) is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Dance Department at DeSales University where he teaches courses in dance history, dance in world cultures, senior seminar, modern dance technique, composition, improvisation and dance for the camera. Cowart has performed nationally and internationally with the Lewitzky Dance Company, the Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, and with Impact Production’s Dayuma and The Masterpiece. He choreographs and performs for Co-Art Dance, a contemporary modern dance company he co-founded with his wife Corrie in 1997. Cowart holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MS in Performing Arts Management and an MFA in Dance from the University of Oregon.
(Vocal & Text Coach, Pride) Previous acting at PSF: Gloucester in King Lear. Text or Dialect Director: Othello, Irma Vep, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale, Romeo & Juliet.Professor Emeritus of Drama at the University of California, Irvine. Founding member of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut; extensive stage career includes major roles in regional theatres across America along with hundreds of roles in film, television, radio, and voice-over. A forty year career as voice, speech, text, and dialect teacher and voice director for professional theatre; conducts workshops on voice and speech for actors and voice teachers nationwide; Voice, Text and Dialect Director for the Pearl Theatre, New York; Editor-in-Chief of Voice & Speech Review; speech textbook, Speaking with Skill, will be published in 2012 by Methuen Drama.
(Wig and Makeup Designer) designed last season’s ...Forum, Playboy of the Western World, Romeo and Juliet, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Credits include Steel Magnolias and Masquerade (Triad Stage); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (W-S Symphony); 1776, Light Up the Sky, and Albert Herring (UNCSA). He has a B.A. in theatre from UNC-Greensboro and is pursuing an M.F.A. in wig and makeup design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
(Production Stage Manager) is happy to be back for another summer at PSF. PSF credits: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Playboy of the Western World, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Winter’s Tale, The Mystery of Irma Vep, and King Lear. New York credits include: Little Black Dress (The Exchange), The Umbrella Plays (The Tank), Musical Legends (Urban Stages), Keep Your Baggage With You (Theater for the New City), Radnevsky’s Real Magic (Talking Band), Paula (Theater for the New City), In Paradise, She Plundered Him, All Eyes & Ears, Night Over Taos (all with Intar), 24 Hour Plays on Broadway (American Airlines), 24 Hour Musicals (Blender Theater). Regional: McCarter, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Princeton University, Luna Stage, Helen Hayes Youth Theater, Ogunquit Playhouse.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.