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A Little Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Nicole A. Watson

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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.

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MEET THE ARTISTS

THE CAST

Christianah Akinsanmi
Christianah Akinsanmi

Mistress Margaret Page

Christianah Akinsanmi
Michael Aron
Michael Aron

Fenton

Michael Aron
Lev Brewer
Lev Brewer

Pistol

Lev Brewer
Michael Buck
Michael Buck

Dr. Caius

Michael Buck
Ben Buckman
Ben Buckman

George Page

Ben Buckman
Matthew Conkling
Matthew Conkling

Abraham Slender

Matthew Conkling
Kaylee DeFreitas
Kaylee DeFreitas

Mistress Alice Ford

Kaylee DeFreitas
Abigail Devine
Abigail Devine

Robin

Abigail Devine
Shea Grant
Shea Grant

Anne Page

Shea Grant
Marcos Guevara Jr.
Marcos Guevara Jr

Robert Shallow

Marcos Guevara Jr
Rebecca Madeira
Rebecca Madeira

Mistress Quickly

Rebecca Madeira
Kathryn Medrow
Kathryn Medrow

Nym

Kathryn Medrow
Dixie O'Connell
Dixie O’Connell

Peter Simple

Dixie O’Connell
Max Portman
Max Portman

John Rugby

Max Portman
Jose Rojas
Jose Rojas

Francis Ford

Jose Rojas
Jolie Shave
Jolie Shave

Bardolph

Jolie Shave
Isabel Wallace
Isabel Wallace

Hostess

Isabel Wallace

THE CREATIVES

Adaptor / Director

Nicole A. Watson
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

Sound Designer

Callan Hughes
Callan Hughes

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

Costume Designer

Liz McGlone
Liz McGlone

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.

Scenic Designer

Frank J Oliva
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

Properties

Jessica Parks
Jessica Parks

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 BoneLily, and Voyager One for the New Jersey Repertory Company. Other work can be found at JessicaParksDesign.com

Lighting Designer

David A. Sexton
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
Kat Gavornik

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.

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