A Little Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor
A Little Shakespeare introduces young audiences to the work of the famous playwright in a fresh new way. Geared towards ages 9 and up, high school students will perform a 75-minute version of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. This hilarious story includes everything we’ve come to expect from reality shows of today: fame, love, lies and a few big plot twists! A Little Shakespeare is presented as part of Two River’s ongoing education programs, led by professional artists.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Mistress Margaret Page
Mistress Alice Ford
Marcos Guevara Jr
Marcos Guevara Jr
Adaptor / Director
Nicole A. Watson
Nicole A. Watson is a freelance director and educator. Credits include the world premieres of Kevin R. Free’s Night of The Living N-Word, Johnna Adams’ World Builders (CATF), and the opera Approaching Ali (Washington National Opera). She has also directed productions of The Great Society (Asolo Rep) Our Lady of Kibeho (Smith College), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (North Carolina School of the Arts), and The Mountaintop (Kitchen Theater). She is a frequent volunteer with the 52nd Street Project and has worked at the Lark Play Development Center, New Dramatists, Signature Theatre, the Public Theater, Working Theater, and The Fire this Time Festival. Nicole has taught at NYU, the Tribeca Film Institute, and the St. Louis Language Immersion School. She is an alum of the Drama League, the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and the Women’s Project Directors Lab. nicoleawatson.com
Callan Hughes Selected Design: The Secret Garden (Tisch Drama StageWorks), Troilus and Cressida (Tisch Drama StageWorks), Marisol (Tisch Drama StageWorks). Assistant/Associate: Notes from the Field (Second Stage), Other People’s Money (Long Wharf Theatre), Fade (Primary Stages). Technical: Sister Act, The Wizard of Oz, West Side Story, The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre by the Sea); Sweeney Todd, Saturday Night Fever (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); West Side Story (Carnegie Hall), Songbird (59E59), Dear Evan Hansen (Second Stage), Lazarus (NYTW). www.callanhughes.com
Liz McGlone is thrilled to be working on A Little Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor. Work for Shakespeare in the Square: Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard II, All’s Well that Ends Well, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Labours Lost, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew. Other work: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cue for Passion Collaborative), Troilus and Cressida (Tisch Drama StageWorks), Born Bad (Tisch Drama StageWorks), Macbeth (Shelter Theater Group), The Seagull (Roll the Bones). www.lizmcglone.com.
Frank J Oliva
Frank J Oliva is an NYC-based Scenic Designer for Stage and Film, working primarily on new plays. With Nicole A. Watson: The Mountaintop (Kitchen Theatre Company) and Born Bad (NYU). Recent work includes Angry Young Man and Communion (Urban Stages), Autumn (Billie Holiday Theatre), Sweat (Center for Contemporary Opera), #liberated (IRT Theatre) and Visiting Hours (TheatreLAB). As Associate Designer: Everybody and The Antipodes (Signature Theatre), Fulfillment Center (MTC) and The Wolves (Playwrights Realm, NYSF). BFA: NYU. www.frankjoliva.com
Jessica Parks has been the resident prop master for the NJ Repertory Company in Long Branch since 2003. NYC credits at 59E59 St. Theaters include: Michael Tucker’s Fern Hill, Butler, The Housewives of Mannheim, Jericho, A Stool Behind the Bar and Poetic License. Other credits include: Dan Lauria’s Dinner with the Boys at The Acorn Theater. Recent New Jersey credits include: Bone on Bone, Lily, and Voyager One for the New Jersey Repertory Company. Other work can be found at JessicaParksDesign.com
David A. Sexton
David A. Sexton is a Brooklyn based designer who’s been working with Two River on ‘Little Shakes’ for the past three seasons. Selected credits include: The Plough and The Stars (Abbey Theatre Company, North American Tour), Doubt, White Christmas (Ocean State Theater Company), Stuff Nobody Likes (F*it Club), Silken Veils and Solider Bear (Philadelphia Fringe), A Chorus Line, West Side Story (Cortland Rep), Chicago, Singing in the Rain (Park Playhouse), Spelling Bee (Algonquin Arts), Cabaret, Bring It On (Broadway Workshop), Romeo and Juliet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Quintessence Theatre Group). Winner of the SALT award and NY Innovative Theater Award. www.davidasexton.com
Production Stage Manager
Kat Gavornik is a freelance stage manager based in the tristate area. Select credits include Angel Food Cake (Strange Sun Theater), Hot Season (Strange Sun Theater), Pins and Needles (NYU-Steinhardt), College Colors (Crossroads Theatre Company), and three seasons with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey as an assistant stage manager. Kat has served as the Production Stage Manager/Tour Manager for over 40 productions and in-school residencies with the education program at McCarter Theatre Center. She has also interned at Berkshire Theatre Festival and Blue Man Group. She holds a BFA in theatre production from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.