2017 PSF Artistic Company in Review


Achilles, Troilus

New York: Don Juan (title role), The Pearl Theatre; The Little Shubert; The Acting Company; Drama League's DirectorFest; HERE Studios; 13th Street Rep; Storm Theatre.  Regional:  Nicholas Nickleby, Parts 1 and 2 (title role), PlayMakers Rep; Amadeus (title role), Northern Stage; Hamlet (title role), PSF; Westport Country Playhouse; Cincinnati Playhouse; Alliance Theatre; Denver Center; Folger Theatre; Portland Stage; Clarence Brown Theatre; Florida Studio Theatre; Alabama and Texas Shakespeare Festivals; Vineyard Arts Project.  Film/TV: Elementary; Unforgettable; Blue Bloods; The Cask; Independence: Beyond What She Expects; Radio Cape Cod. Training:  The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.  www.justincadams.com


Ensemble, Evita

is a PSF and DSU alumni. He was last seen in the Festival's production of West Side Story. Regional: Lucky Stiff, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Legally Blonde, Fiddler on the Roof, The Secret Garden, Les Misérables, 9 to 5, Anything Goes, All Shook Up, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Guys & Dolls. Grateful to Mom, Dad, PSF, and Eva. Follow Leo on Instagram @LnrdToxic


Ensemble, Magaldi u/s, Peron u/s, Evita

Thrilled to be back at PSF!  London/ West End: West Side Story (Chino). Favorite Regional:  Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon), Angel in RENT  and Sergeant in The Pirates of Penzance (Bristol Riverside), Evita (North Carolina Theater), Miss Saigon (Finger Lakes), The King and I (Ogunquit Playhouse), Orlando Shakespeare Theater, and The 50th  Anniversary World Tour of West Side Story. Thanks to family, friends, Dennis, Stephen, Nate and everyone at PSF. For Eric and Gigi. www.julianalvarez.com


Production Stage Manager, Evita

Evita marks Chris' debut at PSF! Broadway: The Father with Frank Langella, The Gin Game with James Earl Jones. National Tours: Aladdin. NYC Credits: NY Fashion Week, On The Eve concert (Joe's Pub) and Orestes (New School Drama). Regional favorites: Baskerville (Cleveland Play House), The Importance of Being Earnest, Man of La Mancha (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Elmer Gantry (Signature Theatre) La Cage Aux Folles (Goodspeed Musicals), 50th Anniversary Greenshows (Utah Shakespeare Festival), The Kite Runner (Arizona Theatre Company). Thanks to Carolyn and Nicholas!


Education Director and Assistant General Manager; Prologues

is a DeSales University graduate entering her seventh season with PSF. In addition to Prologues, Jill coordinates accessible performances for the Festival and oversees the annual High School Shakespeare Competition and WillPower Tour, which reach 14,000+ students annually. Jill previously completed a year-long professional internship at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, N.J., and is pursuing her Master of Education degree. Love to Mom, Dad, and Brian.


Ensemble, Evita

is delighted to return home to PSF for her fifth season! PSF: West Side Story, Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma! Regional: Carousel (Julie). Christine holds a BA in musical theatre from DeSales University.  Since graduating in the spring of 2015, Christine has been pursuing a career in theatre while also teaching dance and choreographing. Endless thanks to Dennis, Stephen, Nate, Jill, Patrick, and everyone at the festival! Love to her family and Reid.


Milady/Old Lady, Musketeers; Celia, AYLI

is a second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she appeared in Our Lady of 121st St., The Dog Pack Play, Othello, and Everything that Never Happened. Other credits include Styx Songs, and The Quonsets (Yale Cabaret). She holds a BA in philosophy from Reed College, where she appeared in Julius Caesar and The Bacchae and spent a semester with the American Conservatory Theater.


Scenic Designer, Musketeers/AYLI

makes his debut at Pennsylvania Shakespeare this season. Off-Broadway: The Public Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, The Flea. International: Theatre Royal Stratford East in London, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre and Platform Hip Hop Festival in Sydney, Australia, among others. Regional: Guthrie Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company (Artistic Associate), The Second City, Victory Gardens Theater, Drury Lane Theatres, Opera Omaha. Honors: LA Drama Critic Circle Awards, LA Weekly Awards, and an Ovation Award.


Music Director/Composer/Sound Designer, AYLI

is a Philadelphia-based theatre artist. As an actor, composer, sound designer, writer & director, Bechtel's work has appeared on the stages of most Philadelphia theatre companies.  He is a graduate of The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training (Graduate of the Inaugural Class, 2013) and The University of the Arts (BFA 2008), where he now teaches Freshman Acting Studio.  Bechtel has received Barrymore Awards for Outstanding Music Direction (Walnut St. My Way)and Outstanding Ensemble of a Musical (Theatre Horizon's Into the Woods). Bechtel was a 2015 and 2016 Finalist for the F. Otto Haas Award for Outstanding Philadelphia Emerging Theatre Artist.


Marketing Associate

Victoria is delighted to be back at PSF for her fifth season.  As a graduate of the TV/Film program at DeSales University, Victoria recently worked at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ. She is also a freelance illustrator and animator and teaches art classes in downtown Easton. Many thanks to my family, friends, and professors for their support.


Young Company; Ice Woman 1, Ice Princess; Ensemble, Evita; Helen, Troilus

is a recent graduate of DeSales University and is thrilled to be back at PSF for her third summer! DSU credits: Little Women (Jo), Me and My Girl (Jacqueline) and Young Frankenstein (Inga). She would like to thank her family, her teachers, Ryan, and everyone involved in PSF for such a wonderful opportunity.


Choreographer, Evita

PSF credits:  West Side Story, Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Forum, and 1776.  For Bristol Riverside, he choreographed Jesus Christ Superstar, Man of La Mancha, Ragtime (Barrymore nomination), Pride and Prejudice, Rent, and Little Shop of Horrors (Barrymore nomination).  For the Montgomery Theatre, he directed and choreographed The Sisters of Swing, Forever Plaid, The Great American Trailerpark Christmas Musical, Marry Me a Little, and The Musical of Musicals (Barrymore nomination).  For West Virginia Public Theatre, he directed and choreographed Footloose, All Shook Up!, and The Who's Tommy, and choreographed Anything Goes and Dames at Sea.  For Arizona Broadway Theatre he directed and choreographed A Christmas Story, Carousel, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and next up, Saturday Night Fever.  Numerous DSU Credits, favorites including Me and My Girl, Showtune, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.  Endless thanks to Dennis Razze.


Peron's Mistress, Evita

is thrilled to be making her PSF debut as the Mistress in Evita. A competitive gymnast by trade, Jerusha came to know and love theatre in her early teen years and went on to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Central Florida. Credits include: "Aida" in Aida, "Sarah" in Ragtime, "Della" in The Gift of Magi, Kibibi in Festival of the Lion King,  "Martha" in Spring Awakening and Dreamgirls. Jerusha is a proud member of AEA.


Young Company; Troll, Ice Princess; Ensemble, Musketeers; First Lord, AYLI

is thrilled to make his PSF debut. Michael is a recent graduate of DeSales University where he's earned a BA in musical theatre. Prior to DeSales, Michael earned an associate's degree in music from Montgomery County Community College. Michael wants to thank all the professors at DeSales for their training and guidance, his family and friends for their support, and God for this opportunity.


Patroclus, Troilus

Grateful as always to be home. Peter is a theatre artist, writer and researcher with degrees from DeSales University and Trinity College Dublin. As a performer he has worked in New York, Philadelphia, Dublin, D.C. and most extensively at PSF. Peter's research has been presented nationally, most recently at the 41st Comparative Drama Conference. He is also an active member of AmeriCorps, recently completing a Year of Service with Habitat for Humanity. Petedanelski.com


Schubert Stage Manager, Hound/Troilus

This is Maggie's second season with PSF! Stage and production management credits include: Yours, Anne, among other productions (Half Moon Theatre); Seven seasons with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, including A Midsummer Night's Dream (with The Pearl Theatre Company); Christmas Rappings (Judson Memorial Church), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Florida/Texas Tour), Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, Tribes, and Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre); Emotional Creature (Signature Center); Measure for Measure (Fiasco/New Victory Theater). Peace.


Ensemble, Eva u/s. Evita

PSF debut!  Jennifer just made her Joe's Pub solo debut with longtime friend Richard Jay-Alexander at the helm. Prior to that, Jennifer toured with Kristin Chenoweth at major venues including Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl, duetting with the star in a featured role as the token 'belting brunette'.  Other favorite credits include Ruthless! The Musical (Off B'way), Into the Woods and Les Misérables (The MUNY); Man of La Mancha (Walnut St.). Thank you to the whole PSF and Evita team! Jenniferhdiamond.com


Development Associate

has been with PSF for 14 seasons in various positions. An alumna of DeSales University, she recently obtained an MA from Villanova University with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. As part of the Philadelphia theater community, she is also a freelance writer, dramaturg, educator, and director.


Musical Director, Evita

returns to PSF for his seventh season as musical director having most recently conducted West Side Story and Les Misérables.  At DeSales University, Nate has musical directed and conducted over a dozen Act I productions.  As an educator, he serves on the vocal faculty of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.  Nathan can also be seen playing accordion with the Irish pub band "The Rogue Diplomats," frequently appearing at Musikfest, Celtic Classic, and other venues from Philadelphia to New York City.


Che, Evita

Broadway - Rock of Ages (Drew), Off-Broadway - Heathers: The Musical (Hispster Dork),  Regional/Tour/Workshops - Kinky Boots(Referee Angel), Disney's Aladdin (Aladdin), Wonderland (Knight), Sister Act(Dinero), RENT (Paul), TV/Film - Glee, Gotham, Tropic Thunder, Step Brothers, The Oscars, MTV Movie Awards.


Ensemble, Evita

is thrilled to embark on his second "Rainbow Tour" with Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. A native of Philadelphia, some favorite local credits include: Bobby Strong in Urinetown (11th Hour Theatre Co.), Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (Mazeppa), Jinx in Forever Plaid (Montgomery Theatre Co.), Benjamin in The Graduate (Eagle Theatre). Next: My Fair Lady (BCCPA) / Plaid Tidings (Montgomery Theatre Co.) www.mike-dorsey.com


Sir Charles Baskerville, Sir Henry Baskerville, Mortimer, Cabbie, Yokel #2, Wise Yokel, Hound; Paris, Troilus

could not be more proud than to return to the Festival beside two actors whom he has idolized since his very first year as an intern attending DeSales University. You may have seen him die multiple times last season in Julius Caesar, or in an irreverent farce such as PSF's The Foreigner or Lend Me a Tenor. Off-Broadway:  The School for Scandal, The Way of the World (Red Bull Theater). Acting Instructor at the New York Film Academy. MFA, U.C. Irvine. For Darla, Momma, and the Daddyman.


Lighting Designer, Ice Princess

Liz is thrilled to be back and designing for her tenth year at the Festival! During the academic year, Liz is the resident lighting designer for DeSales University's Theatre and Dance Departments. A special thanks to my amazing husband for all his support, and a thousand kisses to my daughter. You two make all the hard work worth it!


Composer, Music Director, Sound Designer, Ice Princess

is a Philadelphia based actor, musician and sound designer. She designed the Festival's WillPower Tour of Hamlet last fall. Regional: Arden, Wilma, Philadelphia Orchestra, Walnut St, Lantern, Inis Nua, People's Light & Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Act II Playhouse, Bristol Riverside, Applied Mechanics, Theatre Horizon, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, South Coast Rep, The Joyce Soho, Cape Town Opera, and Teatro Avvaloranti. BFA Musical Theatre, University of Michigan. Lizfilios.com


Costume Designer, Musketeers

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,  Center Stage, Peterborough Players, Houston Opera Studio, Skylight Opera , ACT Seattle and Berkeley Rep. She designed over 50 productions for Milwaukee Repertory Theater during her 14 years with the company.  In New York, she has worked with the Pearl Theatre, and The Mint. She is the associate costume designer for The Phantom of the Opera.


Magaldi, Evita

Broadway:  2014 Revival Les Misérables (Enjolras); National Tour/Special Engagement:  25th Anniversary Les Misérables (Enjolras); The Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas Co.); Off Broadway:  The Music Teacher (The New Group), A.W.O.L. (59e59). Regional/Symphony:  Shakespeare Theater Company, Sacramento Music Circus, 5th Avenue Theater, Kennedy Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, Carnegie Hall, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Boston Lyric Opera, and more.  Recordings:  A New Leading Man, Remembering to Dream, Revolutionary and An American Victory (Broadway Records). Love to J & J.


Costume Designer, Ice Princess

is a costume designer, writer, and educator. Recent design: Signature Theatre, Arden, Theatre Exile (Barrymore Nomination, Outstanding Costume Design), InterAct Theatre Company, Philadelphia Artists' Collective (Resident Designer, 7 seasons), among many others. As a writer, her work on her blogs Ladypockets and I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog has been critically acclaimed and read by millions. Her favorite role is as a teacher, where her curriculum combines theatrical design with collaborative, critical-thinking skills.


Ensemble, Evita

is thrilled to be singing in Buenos Aires and making his PSF debut. National Tour: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Timey Who/Grinch US). Regional credits: Reuben Malter in The Chosen, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast and Brad Majors in Rocky Horror Show (Forestburgh Playhouse), Priest 1/Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar (Bristol Riverside), Swing in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jason in Miracle of Christmas (Sight and Sound Theatres). Alumni: Rider University. Thank you mom, Opa, and Andreas! @funkc. Calebfunk.com.


Managing Director

has worked at PSF for 19 seasons. Over the years he was the assistant house manager, box office manager, company manager, assistant producer, and director of development. Since 2004, in his role as general manager and later managing director, he has served as the administrative leader of the Festival working very closely with the box office, business, development, marketing and production departments. During this time, PSF subscriptions have more than doubled, income from the annual Luminosity Gala fundraiser has more than quadrupled, and the summer seasonal staff has grown to more than 200. Casey has also been treasurer for the Shakespeare Theatre Association, director of audience services for The People's Light & Theatre Company, a board member for Civic Theatre of Allentown, a peer panelist for the New Jersey Council on the Arts and a judge for the Greater Philadelphia Barrymore Awards for excellence in theatre.  Casey is a member of the PSF Board or Directors and also serves on the board of the Allentown Arts Academy Elementary Charter School.  He looks forward to the future of PSF and its 2030 Vision. Special thanks to David for his work on souvenirs. All my love.


Ajax, Troilus; Self, S4K

is grateful to be returning to the PSF stage. PSF: Sweeney Todd, Beauty and the Beast, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Oklahoma!, Measure for Measure, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. NYC: Beardo, Summertime, Shelter, We Will Always Talk This Way, The High Cost of Loving, Platonov. He is also a resident company member of the Flea Theater. Thank you to his family and friends for always supporting him and always pushing him to do better.


Director of Production

is excited to be a part of his second season at PSF. Recently he was the director of production for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival mainstage and educational touring productions. Jared continues to consult with Production Core, an Off-Broadway production management company in New York City. Recent projects there include: Peter and the Starcatcher (move from Brooks Atkinson to New World Stages), Ghetto Klown (filming for HBO Special) and Fiasco Theater's Measure for Measure (New Victory).


Ensemble, Che u/s, Evita

is thrilled to be working at the PSF for the first time! Regional: Damn Yankees (Pittsburgh CLO), The Who's Tommy (Pittsburgh Playhouse), Footloose (Weathervane Playhouse). NYC: Mansoon Wedding (Workshop), New World (Workshop), Mayor DeBlasio's Inner Circle (Abbey O'Brien), Kicking and Screaming (Lorin Latarro). Recently in NYC he has been workshopping new Broadway shows with Lorin Latarro (Waitress). Love to my family, Stephen Casey and MSA! Proud member of AEA and PPU Alum. Follow: @jeffgorti 


Young Company; Queen, Ice Princess; Ensemble, Evita; Andromache, Troilus

a recent DeSales University musical theatre graduate, is ecstatic for her first summer with PSF. DSU credits: The Crucible (Elizabeth Proctor), Me and My Girl (Lady Diss), and Little Women (Marmee). Love to family and friends.


Production Stage Manager, Musketeers/AYLI

Alison is thrilled to return to the Festival for productions #11 and #12. New York: Hamilton, The Nutcracker (New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Me and the Girls (Roundabout, with Alan Cumming), Cherry Lane, Westside Theatre, 59E59, York, 24 Hour Play Company.  Regional: McCarter, Two River, Delaware Theatre Company, Theater Horizon, Trinity Rep, Bristol Riverside, Premiere Stages, Philadelphia Theatre Company.  As always, for CW and AS.


Lighting Designer, Evita

In recent seasons, Eric has designed the lighting for some of the more memorable PSF productions such as: West Side Story, Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, King Lear, Amadeus, and My Fair Lady, among others.  His theatrical lighting has been seen Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across the country.  Eric's Orlando, FL based company, Luminous Design Studios, provides lighting designs for television, themed entertainment, and architectural projects worldwide.  Special thanks to Susan, Alexandra, and Connor for your support.  www.LD-Studios.com


Director, Hound

Jim's past directing credits at PSF include The Foreigner, Lend Me a Tenor, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Sleuth, The Imaginary Invalid, Charley's Aunt, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Other directing credits include: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Florida Studio Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, New York Fringe Festival, Prague Shakespeare Company and Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (where he serves as Artistic Director). Jim has acted at PSF in the roles of Lady Bracknell, Master Ford, Don Armado, Parolles, Bassanio, Malvolio, Arnolphe, Dogberry and Bottom. He is a member of the National Theatre Conference (NTC), National New Play Network (NNPN), Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and past president of the Shakespeare Theater Association (STA). www.orlandoshakes.org.


D'Artagnan, Musketeers; Silvius, AYLI

PSF debut.Regional: Wintertime (Yale Cabaret); Pericles (Elm Shakespeare Company); The Liar, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet (Livermore Shakespeare Festival); Noises Off, Taming of the Shrew (Idaho Repertory Theatre). Yale School of Drama: Macbeth, Women Beware Women, Winter's Tale, Deer and the Lovers, Paradise Lost. Sean is a proud recipient of the Jerome L. Greene and Wesley Fata Awards. BADA, Oxford. MFA, Yale School of Drama.


Nestor, Priam, Troilus

Eric has appeared at PSF in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, A Man for All Seasons, The Tempest, Around the World in Eighty Days, Pericles, Taming of the Shrew, and King John. Recent credits include: Timon of Athens at the Folger, Born Yesterday and The Great Society at Asolo Rep, The Body of an American at Theater J in Washington D.C., Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Arena Stage, Equivocation at the Arden, and the National Tour of The 39 Steps. He has an MFA from Florida State University's Asolo Conservatory.


King Louis XIII, Musketeers; Touchstone, AYLI

is proud to be returning to the Festival where he has been seen in Taming of the Shrew, Henry V, Measure for Measure, King Lear and The Winter's Tale.  In the Philadelphia area, Dan has worked with the Walnut St., Arden, Wilma, InterAct, Theatre Exile, Curio and Hedgerow Theatre.  A cofounder of the Philadelphia Artists' Collective he appeared in Changes of Heart, Creditors, Fair Maid of the West, his one-man The Rape of Lucrece, and directed their productions of The Duchess of Malfi and Timon of Athens, and Mary Stuart.  Dan holds his MFA in Acting from the USD/Old Globe, San Diego.


Young Company; Sabine, Musketeers; Gemma, Ice Princess; Hisperia, AYLI

returns to the Festival with the fullest of hearts! PSF: Love's Labour's Lost, Julius Caesar, Pericles, 80 Days, Little Mermaid, Rapunzel; Act 1: Crucible, Elektra, Bus Stop. Upcoming: Stephanie directs Act 3's Beauty & the Beast at DeSales University. For her beloveds.


Ensemble, Evita

is thrilled to return to PSF for his second year! Michael is a graduate of the BFA Musical Theatre program at Pace University in Manhattan.  He most recently was seen aboard the Disney Wonder playing Sven in the original cast of Frozen: A Musical Spectacular. Other recent/favorite credits include Indio in West Side Story (PSF), A Chorus Line (Paul - Weston Playhouse), and A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre). He thanks his parents and siblings for their constant love and support. For Liz.


Ensemble, Evita

is a recent graduate of DeSales University and is extremely grateful to get to spend another summer at the Festival! She is lucky enough to have performed in Act 1 throughout her time at DeSales as well as PSF's West Side Story last summer. Special shout out to my friends and family for their constant love and support and to PSF for all of the opportunities.


Ensemble, Evita

is excited to be participating in his fourth year with PSF. Hailing from Hillsborough, NJ, previous shows include Julius Caesar, Les Misérables, and Fiddler on the Roof (The Fiddler). Thanks to the cast, crew, and production staff for making this Festival possible. My family is in my heart. LouisJannuzzi.com


Ensemble, Evita

a junior Musical Theatre and Dance major, is ecstatic to be working with the cast, crew, and creative team in her first PSF performance! Previously seen on the DSU stage in The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (Young Mary), The Crucible (Sarah Goode), and Young Frankenstein (Ensemble). "Thank you to my family & friends for their love, support, and guidance."


Rochefort, Stanley, Musketeers; Oliver, AYLI

is ecstatic to be making his PSF debut. Selected Regional Theatre: Merchant of Venice, Richard III, It's a Wonderful Life (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey);  Henry IV part 1 and 2 (The Shakespeare Theatre of DC); Romeo and Juliet, Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, the world premiere of In This Corner (The Old Globe). Selected Film and television: Sugar (starring Alice Ripley), Faith, Love and Whiskey; Madam Secretary, 30 Rock, All My Children.  MFA from The Old Globe. Johnkeabler.com


Fight Director, Musketeers, AYLI

Christian Kelly-Sordelet: Fight Director, Broadway: Picnic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Waiting for Godot and No Mans Land, Eclipsed Sunset Boulevard. Off-Broadway: Masked, Slipping, Unlock’d, The Brother/Sister Plays, Kid Victory. Stunt Coordinator for: All My Children, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, School Spirits, and Kevin Can Wait. Christian assisted in: The Snow Geese, Beauty and the Beast tour: South Africa and Argentina. In Fuerza Bruta, Ben Hur Live:Rome, As You Like It, Comedy Of Errors and King Lear in Central Park Most and is a resident fight director at Sante Fe Opera. Christian teaches at: HB studios, The Acting Studio, and City Collage of New York in Harlem.


Director of Development

is inspired everyday by the stories and generosity of PSF’s many donors and friends. An alumnus of DeSales University and PSF, Melissa is enjoying her second season as part of PSF’s administrative team after having worked most recently at Lafayette College and Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center. Melissa and her husband, Joe, live in Hellertown. Many thanks and congratulations to all who made this season possible.


Richelieu, Musketeers; Corin, Adam, LeBeau, AYLI

is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Favorite roles include: Cyrano in Cyrano (Hangar Theater), Juror #10 in 12 Angry Men (Pioneer Theater), Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew (Tennessee Shakespeare), Friar Lawrence in Romeo & Juliet (PSF). Film and TV: From the Earth to the Moon, Luck of the Irish, Go Figure, The Cell 2, Ice Spiders. As a writer, his plays have been produced in New York, Florida, Boston, and Michigan. He holds an MFA from Brandeis University.


Projections Designer, Evita

is pleased to be back at PSF. She just returned from Berkeley Rep where SenovvA supported the projection systems for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. Shakespeare festivals shaped Arianna’s early career with time spent in Louisville KY, and the Champlain Shakespeare Festival in Vermont. She produced four shows for the Edenborough Fringe Festival. Arianna was the Artistic Director of North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) 2011-13, a 1500 seat regional theater in Massachusetts. She is Vice President of SenovvA, Inc. www.SenovvA.com


Sound Design, Evita

Broadway: Kristen Chenoweth: A Love Letter; Kathy Griffin Want's a Tony;  Liza's at the Palace...! ; Off Broadway: Dinner with the Boys; 50 Shades the Musical Parody; Forbidden Broadway; Fat Camp; Voca People; Forever Dusty.  Elsewhere: World Goes Round (Bucks County Playhouse); Lend Me a Tenor, Newsies (Paper Mill Playhouse); The Buddy Holly Story (Walnut St);  Absinthe (Caesar's Vegas);  Audio Coordinator for remote shoots of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers.


Children’s Ensemble, Evita

is thrilled to be in this amazing cast of Evita at PSF!  Her most recent credits include Beauty and the Beast (Chip), Mary Poppins (Jane Banks) with CAST; The Miracle Worker (Helen Keller) at Pennsylvania Playhouse.  She also appeared in the Emmy winning documentary Remember Us (Young Marika).


Ensemble, Evita

is thrilled to be a part of her first production with PSF! She is a freshman musical theater major at DeSales, and recently made her main stage debut in Young Frankenstein this past April. Angela would like to thank her family for their continuous love and support.


Young Company; Alexander, Ensemble Troilus; Kylan, Ice Princess

is excited to take his first step into the professional theatre world this season at PSF. Dane would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support. Stay classy and enjoy the show(s).


Aeneas, Troilus

has acted in Philadelphia for twenty-five years. Favorite roles include George in Of Mice and Men (Walnut St.); Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet (Arden); and Feste in Twelfth Night (PSF). In 2005, Lawton wrote The Foocy, which garnered five Barrymore nominations (including Best New Play).  Film: Silver Linings Playbook, Unbreakable, Invincible; TV: Hack, Cold Case. He performs solo productions of The Devil and Billy Markham, The Great Divorce and The Screwtape Letters.  For more information on these shows: Anthonylawtonactor.com


Cressida, Troilus

is thrilled to return to PSF, where she last appeared as Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice and Ophelia in Hamlet. Broadway: The Heiress. Off-Broadway: She Stoops to Conquer (The Actors Company Theater), Romance Language (Ars Nova), Romeo and Juliet (Wheelhouse Theatre), The Winter's Tale and Measure for Measure (NY Classical). Regional: American Conservatory Theater, McCarter, Two River, Wilma, St. Louis Rep, Premiere Stages, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Marin Theatre Company, and Shotgun Players. TV: The Good Wife, Elementary. Film: Marcy, Mortem Di Virgo. MFA from A.C.T.


Music Director, On the Green

is Professor of Music at Moravian College, where he also directs the early music ensembles.  Larry performs and records with the Baltimore Consort, an internationally acclaimed ensemble specializing in popular music of the Renaissance.  Their new program, “Food of Love: Songs for Shakespeare,” premiered at PSF in 2014, and has been heard by audiences nationwide. A prolific composer, Larry has written several concertos based on characters from the Commedia dell’Arte, and incidental music to Shakespeare’s plays.


Box Office & Group Sales Manager

is excited for her fourth season at PSF! Catherine has worked for many Philadelphia theater companies including Arden, University of the Arts, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, Theatre Exile, and 1812 Productions. She has also performed with Walnut St, Bucks County Playhouse, Opera Philadelphia, Theatre Horizon, Bristol Riverside and PSF. Proud graduate of DeSales University, and recipient of the 2016 Young Service Alumni Award.


Ensemble, Musketeers

is very excited to be making his debut at PSF this summer! Austin is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Drama. Credits include: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale (Florizel) and Julius Caesar (Soothsayer).


Playwright, Musketeers

Ken Ludwig (Playwright) is a two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright whose work is performed every night of the year throughout the world in more than 30 countries and over 20 languages. He has written 24 plays and musicals, with six Broadway productions and seven in London's West End. His Tony Award-winning play Lend Me a Tenor was called "one of the classic comedies of the 20th century" by The Washington Post. His other plays and musicals include Crazy for You (five years on Broadway, Tony Award for Best Musical), Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway and West End), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Broadway), Treasure Island (West End), Twentieth Century (Broadway), Leading Ladies, Shakespeare in Hollywood, The Game's Afoot, The Fox on the Fairway, The Beaux' Stratagem, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, and A Comedy of Tenors. His critically acclaimed adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, written at the request of the Christie Estate, premiered this season to sold-out houses at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, and his world-premiere adaptation of Robin Hood! opens at The Old Globe this summer. Mr. Ludwig has received commissions from The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Bristol Old Vic, and he is a Sallie B. Goodman Fellow of McCarter Theatre. His many awards and honors include the Charles MacArthur Award, two Helen Hayes Awards, the Southeastern Theatre Conference Distinguished Career Award, the Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year, and the Edwin Forrest Award for Contributions to the American Theatre. His book How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare (Random House) won the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of 2014, and his essays are published by The Yale Review.  He holds degrees from Harvard and Cambridge University.


Ensemble, Evita

is thrilled to return to PSF after being featured in the company's critically acclaimed production of West Side Story last summer. Favorite credits: the Spanish Language US Premiere of In The Heights (Piragua Guy), RENT (Angel), West Side Story (Pepe), Priscilla Queen of the Dessert (Farrah), Spring Awakening (Hanschen), and more! Proud graduate of the University of California, Irvine: BFA in Music Theatre and BA in Dance Performance. Eternal gratitude to friends, family, and teachers. IG: @felix_the_fierce


Young Company; Ensemble, Musketeers; u/s Ensemble, Evita; William, AYLI; Trickstone the Trickster, Ice Princess

is ecstatic to return to the festival for his fourth season. A recent DeSales Graduate, Dane's PSF credits include West Side Story, Taming of the Shrew, Les Misérables, Henry V, Fiddler, and MacBeth. Act I credits: Young Frankenstein, The Crucible, Charley's Aunt, and The Miser. Thanks to his loony family, his peerless peers, his incomparable friends, J.B., P.D., R.W., Wayne Turney, The Apothecary, YOU, and God. "...Improve the quality of life".


Ensemble, Evita

is a junior musical theatre major at DeSales. This is Jayce’s first show with PSF, and he is honored to have the opportunity to perform. He is incredibly grateful to his family, friends, and professors for constantly pushing him.


Cassandra, Troilus; Robber Girl, Ice Princess; u/s Ensemble, Asst. Director, Evita

is a recent graduate from DeSales University and is extremely excited to be a part of PSF's 26th season. Keri Ann would like to thank her family, friends and mentors who continuously help cultivate her artistry and ability to have a positive impact in her community.


Children’s Ensemble, Evita

Sarah is thrilled to be performing in PSF’s Evita, her ninth stage production!  Previous credits include: Act1’s Merry Christmas, George Bailey! (Janey Bailey); PYT’s The Velveteen Rabbit (Jane) and James and the Giant Peach (Centipede); Fireside Academy Theatre’s Seussical (Sour Kangaroo); DeSales student film, McGrimm’s Inc (Lead).


Associate Box Office Manager

is thrilled to be working as the associate box office manager for her sixth season! She loves working with all of the creative minds here at PSF. Cheers to another fantastic season.


Producing Artistic Director

Since assuming leadership in 2003, Mulcahy has led PSF’s return to artistic excellence and financial stability, built the professional company of artists, oversaw the quadrupling of the endowment, and achieved increasing national recognition for the Festival. Further accomplishments include PSF’s first-ever awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and attracting a company of artists including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards to the Festival, growth in all income areas, a 75% increase in annual attendance, and the expansion of the number of Actors’ Equity contracts per season. As a professional director, actor and fight director, credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, television, and radio. Mulcahy has acted with Angela Bassett, Peter MacNicol, Hal Holbrook, Joan Cusack, Don Cheadle, Anne Meara, Milo O’Shea, Cynthia Nixon, Tony Shaloub, Bradley Whitford, and others at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Roundabout Theatre Company, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Syracuse Stage, and the Walnut St. He served as a fight director for Tom Hulse and Timothy Busfield in A Few Good Men on Broadway and for OffBroadway productions starring John Savage, John Mahoney, Marcia Gay Harden, and Patrick Dempsey. He directed Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga in The Real Thing, and, for PSF, directed Julius Caesar (2016), Macbeth (2014), Hamlet (2011), Antony and Cleopatra (2009), The Winter’s Tale (2007), Henry IV, Part I (2005), The Tempest (1999), and acted in and served as fight director for The Taming of the Shrew (1998) and Julius Caesar (1997). Also head of acting at DeSales, Patrick holds an MFA from Syracuse University


Children’s Ensemble, Evita

is delighted to be debuting with PSF. She was most recently seen in Star of the Day’s Les Misérables (Young Cosette). Past favorites include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seussical Jr., and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown Jr. She is a proud student at United Friends School.


Stage Manager, Ice Princess

is excited to be back at the Festival for her third season. Her past work includes I and You, The Road: My Life with John Denver, West Side Story, Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew, and Les Misérables. Lizzie would like to thank her family for all their love and support.


Self, S4K

recently graduated from DeSales with a BA in Theatre. Select DSU credits: Charley’s Aunt, Young Frankenstein and Peter Pan. She has served as PSF’s Assistant House Manager and Casting Intern. She is excited and thankful to be back for another season!


Ensemble, Dance Captain, Evita

is ecstatic to make his PSF debut in Evita! Broadway/Int'l Tour: West Side Story. Regional: Chase Brock's new The Music Man (Tommy Djilas). TV/Film: Lifetime's I Love You, But I Lied (Choreographer), Big House, Indigo Sun. Commercial: Budweiser, Chevrolet, Martha Stewart, Men In Motion (Cover Model). Dance Company: Ballet Hispanico, Trey McIntyre Project, Compañia Tania Perez. Graduate of Ailey/Fordham, Interlochen. Love to cast & creatives, Irene & Gina at DDO, and to my family & friends! @christian_elan


Costume Designer, AYLI

New York: Pearl Theater Company; Ensemble Studio Theatre; Juilliard. Regional Theatre:  Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Guthrie Theater; Geva Theatre Center; Contemporary American Theatre Festival; American Players Theatre; Denver Center Theatre Company; Folger Theatre; The Studio Theatre; Utah Shakespearean Festival; Westport Country Playhouse. Her costume designs were selected for the exhibit, Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance. Awards: Connecticut Critic Circle Award nominee (I Do! I Do!, Westport Country Playhouse). Education: MFA, University of Texas at Austin.


Young Company; Snow Queen, Ice Princess; Ensemble, Evita; Ensemble, Musketeers; Audrey, AYLI

is a recent Musical theatre graduate from DeSales University. She is super excited to be back this summer! Some of her favorite PSF credits include, Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Queen in Rapunzel, and featured ensemble member in The Taming of the Shrew. She will be pursuing a Master's Degree at the Yale School of Drama in the fall!


Ensemble, Evita

is thrilled to be making his PSF debut! World Tour: Shrek the Musical (Ensemble/ Farquaad u/s). Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Bristol Riverside), Rock of Ages (Eagle Theatre), Spamalot (Media Theatre); Shrek the Musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Prather Theatre). BA: Temple University. Thanks to his Family, the Rhoads, and Rebecca for their amazing support! Williampaz.com


Athos, Musketeers; Jaques, AYLI

12th PSF show (Much Ado, Othello, Shrew among others). Last season included a three theater tour of Charles III at ACT in San Francisco, Seattle Rep and The Shakespeare Theatre in DC; most recently Timon at the Folger. Two Best of Denver Awards. Nominated for six Barrymores (won 3), four Helen Hayes Awards (won one) and the winner of the 2003 F. Otto Haas Award for Emerging Artist. Proud to be a Philadelphia actor. For Karen and Owen.


Director, AYLI/S4K

is a Philly born actor and director who is thrilled to be back at PSF for his 19th season. Some previous PSF directing credits include; The Taming of the Shrew, Henry V, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The 39 Steps. Recent credits include; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arden), Hand to God (Philadelphia Theatre Company), and Constellations (Gulfshore Playhouse). Other Credits; InterAct, Walnut St, 1812 Productions, Lantern, Delaware Theatre Co., Orlando Shakespeare, UArts, and UPenn's Mask and Wig. Matt is a twelve-time Barrymore nominee and winner, for his direction of The Whale and The Invisible Hand (Theatre Exile). He's also a recipient of the F. Otto Haas Award. Matt is a proud grad DeSales University. Love to Kim and John.


Troilus, Troilus

Off-Broadway: Exit Strategy (Primary Stages). Regional: The Taming of the Shrew (PSF); Exit Strategy (Philadelphia Theatre Company); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Metamorphoses, Charlotte’s Web (Arden); The City of Conversation (Delaware Theater Company); Hands Up (Flashpoint Theatre Company); Dutch Masters (Azuka Theatre); Milk Like Sugar (Simpatico Theatre Project); Sunjata Kamalenya (Experiential Theatre Company); Fair Maid of the West (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective). Training: BFA University of the Arts. Love to Mom and Dad.


Children’s Ensemble, Evita

is thrilled to be performing in his first PSF production and his 11th stage production. Some of his favorite roles include: James and the Giant Peach (James), Elf: The Musical (Michael Hobbs), Big: The Musical (Young Josh) and Merry Christmas George Bailey (Young George Bailey, Pete Bailey).


Treville, Musketeers; Duke Fredrick, Senior, AYLI

was born in Saginaw, MI. He earned a BA in Theatre/Performing Arts from Oakland University in Rochester, MI. He has been working in theatre, television and film for over a decade. This is Esau's first time working at PSF. His theatre credits span the spectrum of contemporary works and classical theatre, especially Shakespeare. Television: HBO’s The Night Of, Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, Law and Order, Chicago PD and Netflix’s Iron Fist.


Constance Bonacieux, Musketeers; Phebe, AYLI

Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company: Macbeth (Young Siward/Ensemble). Rutgers Theatre Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), Carlo At the Wedding (Eva), Balm in Gilead (Judy). International: Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe (Titania), Shakespeare’s Globe: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania). Training: Rutgers University and Shakespeare’s Globe: MFA.


Director, Evita; Associate Artistic Director, PSF

is the chairman of the theatre department of DeSales University, where he has been a faculty member for the last 33 years. He is also a founding member of PSF. Last summer, he directed PSF’s critically acclaimed production of West Side Story. He has directed many of PSF’s productions including Les Misérables,  Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, A Funny Thing…Forum, 1776, Cyrano de Bergerac, My Fair Lady, Amadeus, Man of La Mancha, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and As You Like It. Mr. Razze also composed musical scores for PSF’s Cyrano, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He recently received the Arts Ovation Award for Performing Arts from the Arts Commission of the city of Allentown.


Assistant Stage Manager, Evita, Musketeers, AYLI

Carolyn is thrilled to be spending her third season at PSF! New York: Autumn (Billie Holiday Theatre); Esai’s Table, The Surgeon and Her Daughters (Cherry Lane Theatre); National Tour: The Bodyguard (Troika Entertainment), The Bridges of Madison County (NETworks); Regional: West Side Story, Les Misérables (PSF); Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage (Trinity Repertory); Into the Woods (McCarter). Carolyn is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.


Porthos, Musketeers; Orlando, AYLI

has appeared in PSF’s Henry V (title role), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Berowne), The Foreigner (David), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Proteus), Measure for Measure, The Importance of Being Ernest, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, Taming of the Shrew, and Macbeth . Film: It’s Complicated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Arbitrage, The Golden Scallop, Stereotypically You and the recently completed Empathy Inc. He has also appeared on episodes of Blue Bloods, 30 Rock, CSI NY, Marvel’s Defenders, and Law and Order.


Ensemble, Evita

is pleased to make her PSF debut with a tribute to her Argentine family in Evita. Having heard stories all her life about Evita she is pleased to finally bring them to life. Favorite credits are Crazy For You, West Side Story, Will Rogers Follies and Regent world cruise lines.  She would like to thank her husband, mother, Yassica, friends and family for their continued love and support!  Gracias, totales!


Eva Peron, Evita

As a DeSales alum Dee is thrilled to return to PSF with Evita. She previously made her PSF debut playing Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. Dee is known for her record breaking run as the green skinned heroine, Elphaba, in the smash hit Wicked (Broadway, National Tour, Chicago). She also took over the role of Fruma Sarah in the 2015 revival of Fiddler on the Roof (dir. Bartlett Sher). Most recently she originated Emily in John Kander's newest musical Kid Victory at the Vineyard Theatre in NYC. Dee has also had the privilege and honor to perform with many symphonies across the US and abroad, most notably the prestigious Philly Pops. Catch her again on the Labuda main stage for her one night only solo concert July 31st!! Big love to Benny and Mom and Dad. Thank you to Pa Shakes, her manager Kyle Luker of Industry Entertainment and agent Erin Grush of CESD. Follow her on Instagram @deeroscioli


Buckingham, Musketeers; Charles, Sir Oliver Martext, AYLI

Previously at PSF: Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet) and Fight Director (West Side Story). Broadway: Superior Donuts, Cymbeline.  T.V. and Film: Kevin Can Wait, Banshee, Law and Order, and The Guiding Light. Fight Directing: Troilus and Cressida at New York Shakespeare Festival (2016 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Fight Choreography). Michael is a faculty member at The Yale School of Drama and the Stage Combat Supervisor for Yale College.


Ensemble, Evita

just completed her freshman year at DeSales University and is thrilled to be a part of her first PSF performance! Her most recent collegiate credit includes her involvement in Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein. She would like to deeply thank her family and friends for their endless love and support.


Young Company; Ensemble, Evita; Menelaus, Antenor, Troilus; King, Ice Princess

is a rising senior musical theatre major at DeSales University and very excited to be a part of PSF for his third summer. He has been in several Act 1 performances at DeSales and in PSF’s Julius Caesar, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Pericles, and Les Misérables.


Young Company; Reindeer, Ice Princess; Deiphobus, Ensemble, Troilus. u/s Ensemble, Evita

is a recent DeSales graduate. Act 1 credits: Harvey (u/s Ruth Kelly), How to Succeed in Business (u/s Hedy LaRue), Me and My Girl (Lady Brighton), Charley's Aunt (Amy Spettigue), and the Act 3’s Peter Pan (Slightly the Lost boy). Many thanks to her professors, her wonderful family and friends, Matthew and all the staff here at the Festival. Thank you for the wonderful memories and opportunities to learn from you.


Queen Anne, Musketeers; Rosalind, AYLI

NY/Regional: How I Learned to Drive (Second Stage), The Yellow Wood (New York Music Festival dir. B.D. Wong), 24 Hr Plays (dir. Moises Kaufman); South Pacific, The Foreigner, Henry V & Two Gentleman of Verona (PSF). TV: As The World Turns, One Life To Live, Elementary, Manhattan Love Story, Royal Pains, Army Wives, & Fringe. Selected Film: Made for Each Other, Three Sessions and The Golden Scallop.  Yip!


Young Company; Robber Dad, Ice Princess; Ensemble, Musketeers; Dennis, AYLI; Ensemble, Evita

is a senior musical theater major at DeSales University making his PSF debut. He has appeared in Act 1 Productions such as Young Frankenstein the Musical, The Crucible, The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, Showtune, Merry Christmas, George Bailey!, and Bus Stop. He would like thank his family and amazing girlfriend for their constant support.


Young Company; Ensemble, Evita; Ensemble, Musketeers; Second Lord, AYLI; Ice Woman 2, Robber Mom, Ice Princess

is a transfer sophomore musical theatre major at DeSales and is excited to make her PSF debut. She would like to thank her friends and family for inspiring and supporting her passion for the arts. "You are enough. You are so enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are."


Ensemble, Evita

is delighted to return to PSF after appearing in the 2012 production of Sweeney Todd. Recently, Michele appeared at Lincoln Center with the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Opera:  Hawaii Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, New Operafestival di Roma, Poly Theater in Beijing. Leading soprano-La Bohème, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, among others. Theater: OKLAHOMA! (Laurey), Brigadoon (Fiona), and Anything Goes (Hope). Manhattan School of Music- BM, MM. Miss New Jersey 1993, Top Ten Finalist Miss America Pageant.  Love to family- especially my James!


Author, Troilus and AYLI

(1564-1616) Our knowledge of William Shakespeare’s life is pieced together with information from limited primary sources: his own works, various legal and church documents, and references to him, his plays, and his genius in third party letters. Here’s what we do know: William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon on or about April 23, 1564. Records from Holy Trinity Church tell us he was baptized there on April 26, 1564. His father was John Shakespeare, a glove-maker, and his mother was Mary Arden, a landowning heiress. William was the third of eight children, three of whom died in childhood. His father was fairly successful and was an alderman and a high-bailiff (mayor) of Stratford. It is assumed that he went to the free grammar school in Stratford, which was considered an excellent school. It seems certain that Shakespeare never went on to University. The next documented event is Shakespeare’s marriage to Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582. They had three children: a daughter, Susanna, and twins, Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet died at age 11. We lose track of Shakespeare for the next seven years. There are rumors that he was fond of poaching and had to flee Stratford after an incident with one of the gentry there. He began to make a name for himself in London by 1592, possibly earlier, as both an actor and a playwright. Unfortunately, the plague forced the closing of the theaters in 1592. By 1594 the plague had abated, and Shakespeare was acting, writing, and performing the duties of a managing partner for the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. This was a popular company, enjoyed by the commoners as well as royalty. It was around this time that Shakespeare and company made plans for the Globe Theater. The Globe was to be across the river from London, and was built around 1599. In total, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays that have survived (or 38 or 39, depending on the point of view of the particular scholar) and numerous sonnets and poems. April 23, 1616, is the day that marks Shakespeare’s death (the same as his birthday!) though we are uncertain of that date’s precision. We do know he was buried in Stratford, with services at the Holy Trinity Church on April 25, 1616. In his infamous will, he left his properties to his daughter Susanna, and to his wife his “second best bed.”


Director of Marketing and Public Relations

is a DeSales theatre graduate who was directed by Dennis Razze in 1992, ’93, and ’94 in Act 1’s West Side Story (Maria), Into the Woods (the Witch), and Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney). Tina was on the staff of PSF in the inaugural year and celebrates her return for a 4th season. Truly coming full circle, her daughters Alena and Gabriella have each performed on the Labuda stage; one cast by Dennis and the other directed by Patrick.


Ensemble, Evita

a sophomore musical theatre major at DeSales University, is excited to make his PSF debut. Matthew’s credits include Lucas Beineke (The Addams Family) at the Evergreen Playhouse back in his home state of Colorado; and Clay-Boy Spencer (The Homecoming: A Christmas Story), among others, at DSU.


Agamemnon, Troilus

is thrilled to return to the PSF stage after last being seen in Twelfth Night. Recent credits include How to Use a Knife (Interact), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arden), When the Rain Stops Falling (Wilma), and Red Velvet (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ). Lindsay earned his MFA from Temple University, is a member of the Wilma HotHouse, and has worked at over 20 different national theaters across the country. Lindsaysmiling.net


Director, Musketeers

World-renowned fight director. 66 Broadway credits, including Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close, Misery starring Bruce Willis, Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, and the national tours of Beauty and the Beast and Les Misérables. International Credits: Tarzan, Aida, Ben Hur Live in Rome and the European tour. Opera Credits: Cyrano de Bergerac starring Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House and the LaScala in Milan, Italy; Film: The Game Plan, Dan in Real Life, and Hamlet. TV: chief stunt coordinator for Guiding Light for 12 years. He also directed PSF’s production of Romeo and Juliet in 2012 in addition to fight directing multiple productions for the Festival. Awards: Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence from the Lucille Nortel Foundation. Instructor at Yale School of Drama, board member of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and the author of the play Buried Treasure.


Ensemble, Evita

is thrilled to be returning to her PSF family this summer in one of her dream shows. Regional credits: The King and I, West Side Story, A Christmas Carol, The Little Mermaid, RENT. Educational credits: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Legally Blonde, Smile: The Musical, Music Man, Batboy: The Musical. Chelsea graduated from Arizona State University where she received her BA in Musical Theatre.


Hector, Troilus and Cressida

is very grateful to return to Pennsylvania Shakes where he was last seen in Two Gentlemen of Verona. Other recent credits include: Shakespeare In Love, Othello, Tempest (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Buena Vista (Steppenwolf); Much Ado About Nothing, Three Musketeers (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Zombie: The American (Woolly Mammoth); Sex With Strangers (Signature-DC); The Cherry Orchard, Nathan The Wise (People's Light); Three Sisters, Cyrano (Arden); Angels in America, The Vibrator Play (Wilma); An Ideal Husband (Walnut St.); Seminar (Philadelphia Theatre Company); The Hothouse, The Lonesome West (Lantern)


Aramis/Music Director/Composer/Sound Designer, Musketeers; Amiens-Hyman, Troilus

Alexander's NYC credits include Cyrano de Bergerac (Broadway with Kevin Kline), and numerous productions at The Public/NYSF, TFANA, Atlantic Theater, Red Bull Theater, Classical Theater of Harlem, The Pearl, Hang A Tale, Resonance Ensemble, Teatro Circulo, and Happy Few Theatre Co. Regionally, credits include Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage, The Walnut Street Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Hartford Stage, Wharton Salon, Connecticut Repertory Theater, and the American Shakespeare Center at the Blackfriars Playhouse. Internationally, he played the title role in Hamlet at Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan, Italy (and also resumed the role in a NYC remount of the production). He has written music and sound designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and numerous regional theaters. Alexander teaches at Mary Baldwin University and George Washington University at their graduate acting programs, teaching classes and workshops on the dramatic functions of music & sound in Shakespeare's plays. For a good time, check out AlexanderSovronsky.com


Business Manager

is very excited about her third year at PSF and thankful to be a part of the PSF staff. She is a graduate of West Chester University with a BS in Accounting/ Business Administration. She resides in Bethlehem, Pa., with her wonderful husband Michael, and three very precious children Georgia, Antonia, and Niko. Something that is dear to her heart is promoting the importance of organ and tissue donation awareness. In the winter, she is an avid skier and a PSIA ski instructor at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, Pa


Ensemble, Evita

is a senior double major in dance and English at DeSales University. She is excited to take the stage in her second production with PSF following West Side Story. She has previously performed in the Emerging Choreographers Concerts in 2014-2016, and the Dance Ensemble Concerts in 2015-2017. She looks forward to attending the Hubbard Street Dance intensive later this summer. She would like to thank God, her family, her friends, and all of PSF for this incredible opportunity.


New York Casting/CSA

Broadway, Off-Broadway & Tours: Side Show, After Midnight, A Night With Janis Joplin, Follies, Lombardi, Ragtime, Damn Yankees, Dirty Dancing, The Glorious Ones, Cripple of Inishmaan, Tryst, Urinetown. Other theatre includes: the premieres of Cotton Club Parade, Harps and Angels, Gruesome Playground Injuries, and Golden Age as well as productions of Master Class, Broadway Three Generations, Don’t Dress For Dinner, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Theatres: The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington DC, Wilma, Alley, McCarter Theatre Center (Artistic Staff Member), Drury Lane, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre, Kennedy Center, ACT, and Westport Country Playhouse among others


Prologue, Calchas, Thersites, Troilus

Delighted to be back at PSF! Past seasons: Macbeth, Hamlet, Henry VIII, and Othello. Recent credits: Happy Birthday (1812 Productions), The Gift (Walnut St), Marcus/Emma (InterAct), A New Brain (Theatre Horizon), God of Carnage  (Peterborough Players), White Guy On The Bus (Passage Theatre). Other Regional: People's Light, Bristol Riverside, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Dallas Theatre Center, Portland Stage Company, and Asolo Repertory Theatre. M.F.A.; Yale School of Drama.


Stage Manager, S4K

is exhilarated to be the stage manager for Shakespeare for Kids. She is also the stage management intern for The Hound of the Baskervilles and Trolius and Cressida here at PSF. In the fall she will be the stage manager for Godspell, her first musical at DeSales University. Thank you to her family and friends for all their support. Let’s bring it all together!


Juan Peron, Evita

is one of the most acclaimed and versatile baritones in the world, having garnered international acclaim as both an opera singer and an actor. Szot has appeared with many leading opera companies throughout Europe, the United States, and his native Brazil including Opera National de Paris, Teatro Royal de Madrid, Dutch National Opera, Opera Australia, and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. In 2008 he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Theatre World Award for his portrayal of Emile De Becque in the Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific. In the 2008-2009 season, Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch, appearing alongside Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, and Kelli O’Hara. In 2010–2011, he made his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut in a new production of The Nose, conducted by Valery Gergiev and has returned there for several other productions.


Set Designer, The Ice Princess, Evita, Hound; Lighting Designer, Hound

is pleased to return for his twelfth season at PSF. Design work: Dallas Theatre Center, The Gulfshore Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, TACT NYC, Big Art Group, Tri-Cities Opera, Madison Opera, Syracuse Opera, Anchorage Opera, Minnesota Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, The Kitchen Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Hope on Stage and The Hangar Theatre. Steve is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and teaches design at Ithaca College in New York.


Sound Designer, Hound

is a free-lance sound designer and an associate professor of sound design at Ithaca College. Previously, he designed sound for the 2016 PSF production of Julius Caesar. He has also designed for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Hangar Theatre, Signature Theatre Company, Bridge Rep., and others. World premieres include: The Quick Change Room by Nagle Jackson, A Lesson Before Dying by Romulus Linney, Disguises by Craig Warner; and Strangerhorse, The Two of You, and Selling Out by Brian Dykstra.


Diomedes, Troilus; Self, S4K

National Tour: Once; Off-Broadway: Clown Bar (NY Times Critics’ Pick, NYIT Award nominee), Ivy + Bean, Byuioo; Regional: Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Nebraska Shakespeare; Film: Lifetime's Little Women. Pipeline Theatre Company ensemble member. B.F.A. Creighton University. Thanks to Mom and Dad for everything important. Dtracy.com


Lighting Designer, Musketeers/AYLI

is a NYC based lighting designer for performance. Recently: As You Like It (CalShakes); The Garden of Forking Paths (Nichole Canuse Dance Co.);  My Fair Lady (Playmakers Rep); Constellations (Wilma); Grounded (Interact); In the Next Room (Chautauqua Theatre Co.); Minor Character (New Saloon); The Bachelors (Lesser America); Invisible Hand (Theatre Exile); The Price (Triad Stage); MFA - Yale School of Drama. www.mashald.com


Ensemble, Evita

Adam is thrilled to be making his PSF debut! National Tour: The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow). Regional: Into the Woods (Theatre Under the Stars); Les Misérables, Evita (Flat Rock); Smokey Joe’s Café. Other credits: Livewire! (Hersheypark), and Paradis, Elements (Norwegian Cruise Line). Thanks to CTG, Mom, Dad, Rachel, and Nick! AdamVanekOnline.com.


Ensemble, Evita

is thrilled to be making his debut at PSF. Regional: Crapshooter/Dancer, Guys and Dolls (Asolo Repertory Theatre); Indio/Asst. Dance Captain, West Side Story and Male Ensemble, Spamalot (Orlando Shakespeare Theater); Male Swing, Shrek the Musical (Alhambra Dinner Theatre). Other Professional: Link Larkin in Hairspray and Tom Sawyer in Big River (McLeod Summer Playhouse), Matt in The Fantasticks (TheatreUCF). SalvatoreVieira.com


Dr. Watson/Yokel #1; Hound, Pandarus; Troilus

is pleased to return to PSF this season. Favorite past productions: Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Cyrano De Bergerac, Amadeus, The Tempest, and A Funny Thing…Forum. Selected Regional Theatre: Paper Mill Playhouse, Second Stage in NYC, York Musical Theatre in NYC, and Hartford Stage. He is currently Artistic Director of the Centenary Stage Company, an equity theatre located on the campus of Centenary College. MFA from Rutgers University. He is married to his favorite actress Colleen Smith Wallnau.


Children’s Ensemble, Evita

is very excited to be a part of Evita. She loves to do gymnastics, sing, dance, and act. She is active in school and a big part of her church. Her character and enthusiasm is refreshing and wonderful to watch as she does activities in her community.


Holmes, Stapleton, Cecile Stapleton, Mr. Barrymore, Mrs. Barrymore, Yokel#3, Hound; Ulysses, Troilus

If it's summer, it's PSF!  Recent credits: Happy Birthday (1812 Productions), directing The Gift (Walnut St.) , Stupid F*%king Bird (Arden), playing Scrooge in McCarter Theatre’s new production of A Christmas Carol, and Barrymore nominations for The Nether and White Guy On The Bus. A huge thank you to the amazing audience here at PSF. So very happy to be back.


Director, Ice Princess

has directed and developed new work at The Public/Joe's Pub, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Soho Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, InterAct Theatre Company, and Hangar Theatre, among others. She is a Usual Suspect at NYTW, New Georges Affiliated Artist, member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, a recipient of SDC's Denham Fellowship and Williamstown’s Sagal Fellowship, and an alumna of the Emerging Artist Fellowship at NYTW, Drama League Directors Project, and Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. MFA, Columbia University. Member, SDC. Pirronne.com


Costume Designer, Evita/Hound

many seasons at PSF. Favorites include: Les Misérables, Macbeth, Sweeney Todd, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Antony and Cleopatra. Regional: How to Succeed in Business, Grease (Walnut St); Pericles, Henry V, Titus Andronicus, King Lear (Orlando Shakespeare); Lizzie: the Lizzie Borden Musical (TUTS  Houston TX).   Arden, Two River, People’s Light, Riverside Theatre Vero Beach,  Bristol Riverside, Syracuse Stage, Roundabout.  BROADWAY: Associate Costume Designer An American in Paris, Cats, School of Rock, The Glass Menagerie, The Play That Goes Wrong, A Christmas Story the Musical, Hair and Rent.  LisaZinni.com

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


Founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 Actors and Stage Managers. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. #EquityWorks.


Represents the stage performance rights to over 100 musicals by more than 200 writers. These include works by Rodgers & Hammerstein (including Oklahoma!, South Pacific, and The Sound of Music); Rodgers & Hart (Pal Joey, Babes in Arms), and Kern & Hammerstein (Show Boat), as well as musicals by Irving Berlin (Annie Get Your Gun, White Christmas), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats, The Phantom of the Opera), Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins), Kurt Weil (The Threepenny Opera, Lady in the Dark), such perennials as Big River, Once Upon a Mattress, and Footloose, and the longest-running revues in the history of Broadway—Smokey Joe’s Café—and Off-Broadway—I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Recently added titles include In the Heights, A Catered Affair, It’s Only Life, [title of show], Love Musik, Face the Music, Reefer Madness, Altar Boyz. Bernarda Alba, Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical, and Bright Lights, Big City. R&H Theatricals is a Imagem company: www.rnh.com.