Unexpected love triangles, separated twins, and mistaken identities propel this gender-bending tale. A play saturated in perilous excesses—of love, of grief, of ego, of drink, of mischief—Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated plays and, perhaps, his most perfect comedy.
THIS SHOW IS FOR YOU IF…
- You love hearing Shakespeare’s rich language made clear and accessible
- You have that one friend who’s actually madly in love with the idea of being in love. Or you are that friend…
- You want to see Joey McIntyre (Broadway’s Waitress and Wicked, New Kids on the Block) in the role of Orsino
- You know music is “the food of love” and you can’t wait to feast on new songs composed by The Lobbyists
- You’ve ever had to pretend to be someone else, just to survive in a strange new place
- You get that every jester has a bit of a dark side
- You want to see what’s next from Director Sara Holdren (former theater critic for New York Magazine/Vulture.com)
The Making of Twelfth Night
Joey McIntyre on Good Day New York
MEET THE ARTISTS
Hannah Rose Caton
A NYC/London-based actress and recent graduate of The Juilliard School’s Drama Division. She’s thrilled to be working with Sara Holdren and to be performing at Two River Theater for the first time! Off-Broadway/Regional Theater: Mrs. Christie (Vermont Theatre Festival), An Octoroon (Chautauqua Theater Company), Untitled Russia Play (reading at Chautauqua Theater Company), Hay Fever (West Fulton Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sadler’s Wells Theatre). TV & Film: The Falling, Lady of Heaven, Last Knights, Wizards vs Aliens, Beady Eye. Juilliard: Queens (by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok), Detroit ’67, Rita También Rita (The Playwriting Festival), Richard II, Queens Boulevard, Top Girls, Dancing at Lughnasa, Hamlet, Once in a Lifetime, Our Lady of 121st Street, Pericles.
A long and winding road has finally led Celeste back to Two River Theater. She last performed here in the 1998/99 Season, in Thieves’ Carnival, and is so glad to be here! Celeste performed in 11 shows at The Old Globe, including playing Miss Lily in Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow’s Whisper House, Gertrude in Hamlet, Volumnia in Coriolanusand Tamora in Titus Andronicus. She was a member of the Pearl Theatre Company where she performed in 13 shows including Dona Angela in The Phantom Ladyand Ariel in The Tempest. Last holiday season she played Queen Eleanor in The Lion in Winterat Pioneer Theatre. Other favorite roles include: Laura Reynolds in Tea and Sympathyat American Stage Company, Lady Macbeth at Pioneer Theatre and the Arizona Theatre Company, Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dreamwith the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Hermione in The Winter’s Taleat Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and The Ghost of Christmas Past in Cincinnati Playhouse’s A Christmas Carol. Though Celeste has yet to perform on Broadway, television or film, she keeps busy. She has recorded over 60 audio books with Recorded Books and has a home audio studio where she records for Elevate, the law company. She is a graduate of Northwestern and Harvard Universities and a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. email@example.com. A special thanks to Thom Clay at Acuity Artists and all of my dearest friends and family who have shown me so much love in the most difficult of times.
An actor, musician, and composer, and is thrilled to be making his Two River debut (in his home state)! Favorite recent theater acting credits include playing Paul McCartney in Only Yesterday (59E59, Northern Stage), Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet (Weston Playhouse), Percy in SeaWife (White Heron Theatre, Naked Angels), Once (Northern Stage), Veil’d (WP Theater), Alan in One Man, Two Guvnors (Florida Studio Theatre), A.R. Gurney’s Heresy (The Flea), and Bekah Brunstetter’s Take Her to See the Maco Lights (The Lark/Invisible Dog). As a composer, recent projects include SeaWife (2016 Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Music in a Musical, with The Lobbyists), From Cold Lake (PIT/PITCast), and The Burial at Thebes (UCSD/La Jolla Playhouse). As a music director, recent projects include One Man, Two Guvnors and A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Chautauqua Theater Co.), The Tempest (Saratoga Shakespeare), The Grapes of Wrath (Ubuntu, UCSD/La Jolla Playhouse), and SeaWife. Current writing: Miss Mitchell (EST/SLOAN Commission); The Golden Spike (with The Lobbyists and Don Nguyen); Cry Eden, an exploration of the Cain and Abel story as a folk-rock epic; and Nia, an adaptation of Euripides’s Iphigenia at Aulis. Collective leader, music director, and co-founder, The Lobbyists. He is a lifetime member artist of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Tommy grew up in Montclair, NJ, and lives on the Upper West Side with his wife, director Sarah Elizabeth Wansley, his sourdough starter, and more instruments than he has room for. Edu: Yale. www.tommycrawford.com
Previously at Two River: Present Laughter. Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Barrymore Theatre), Travesties (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Hangmen (Atlantic Theater), Muswell Hill (Barrow Group). Regional: Taking Steps (Barrington Stage), Bedroom Farce (Huntington), Twelfth Night (Center Stage), Stones in His Pockets (Hudson Stage), Hit-Lit (Queens Theatre), The Illusion (Triad Stage), The Sisters Rosensweig (Capital Rep), Romeo and Juliet, The Real Thing, Amadeus (Northern Stage). National Theatre, London: Coast of Utopia, His Girl Friday, Tartuffe, The Wonders of Sexand The Country Doctor. Other London theater includes Diana of Dobson’s, The Skin Game, The Years Between and Factors Unforeseen (Orange Tree Theatre), Torn (Arcola), and State of Innocence (Theatre 503). Film and television includes the upcoming Plot Against America (HBO), Blacklist, Dark Shadows, Believe, and the original BBC series of The Office, as well as Waking the Dead, East Enders, Shakespeare’s Happy Endings, Silent Witness.
Broadway: Marvin’s Room and Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Kevin Kline. Off-Broadway: Henry 6th in Rose Rage: Henry the 6th Pts. 1, 2, 3 (Bayfield Award, Jeff Award, Drama League nomination), directed by Edward Hall; Colonel Brandon in Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility, Red Bull Theater, The Public, Drama League, The Pearl, Ars Nova and others. International & Regional: Darcy in Pride and Prejudiceat Syracuse Stage, George Is Dead with Marlo Thomas, directed by Elaine May, Dorset Theatre Festival, Arizona Theatre Company, Bermuda Arts Festival, George Street Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare, Long Wharf, Contemporary American Theatre Festival and others. TV/Film: Blue Bloods, Golden Boy, Royal Pains, Modern Love, Marino’s, The Chica Show. For iTunes and iBooks: Romeo and Juliet,A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth and Cyrano de Bergerac forGreat Performances (PBS). MFA–Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, BFA-TCU, Founding member of The Coop and Artistic Associate at Amphibian Stage Productions. Love to Tony and Gordon. www.carmanlacivita.com, follow on Instagram @lacivitacarman
Kathleen Littlefield is thrilled to be making her Two River Theater debut! Broadway: The Nap (MTC), The Glass Menagerie (John Tiffany). Off-Broadway: Love, Love, Love (Roundabout), Linda (MTC). NY Theater: Convention (Brontosaurus Haircut), Invincible Ones (Columbia), Man of the Hour (Metropolitan Playhouse), Graduation Day (Middle Voice). Film: Tenured, Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc. TV: Orange Is the New Black, The Blacklist, It’s a Hit! (pilot). Thanks to Sara, the cast, everyone at Two River, Jodi, my Mine team and always Michael. All things SM: @kathleenslittle
Joey McIntyre grew up four blocks away from the oldest community theater in America, The Footlight Club in Boston, MA, where at 8 years old he made his debut as Winthrop in The Music Man. When he was 12, his community theater career was held up by an audition for New Kids on the Block—the original Boy Band. A very long story short, the band went on to sell over 80 million records worldwide and continue to sell out arenas today. Joey has enjoyed success as a solo recording artist, including the Top Ten hit “Stay the Same” on Columbia Records. As an actor, Joey has been seen on TV and film including Matt in the film version of The Fantasticks, David E. Kelly’s Boston Public, The McCarthyson CBS, and Paul Feig’s The Heatwith Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Through it all, his heart has always led him back to the theater, where his credits include many regional productions as well as Wicked on Broadway as Fiyero alongside Idina Menzel, Off-Broadway in tick, tick…BOOM! and most recently on Broadway in Waitress the Musical. Love to B, G, R and K for making it all possible.
Luis Quintero made his Two River debut earlier this season as Christian in Cyrano. Other recent credits include: The River Bride (Stages Repertory Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream,Man of La Mancha(Triad Stage); Around the World in 80 Days (A.D Players); American Mariachi(Denver Center Theatre Company/The Old Globe, San Diego; Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Acting Company/HVSF); Cyrano, Into the Woods, Twelfth Night, Book of Will, Pride and Prejudice (u/s) (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (N.C Symphony); The Lightning thief, A Christmas Carol (TheaterWorksUSA); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Our Town (Generations, A Theater Company). BFA: University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
This is Kurt’s first time at Two River Theater. Recent: Torvald inA Doll’s House, Part 2, Hudson Stage; Belarius in Cymbelineand Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Broadway: Julius Caesar. Off-Broadway: Mint Theater:Fashions for Men; Pearl Theatre: Othello,The Good-Natur’d Man; NYU Director’s Lab: The Seagull; Present Company: Americana Absurdum. Regional: Everyman Theatre: Sweatand Long Day’s Journey into Night. Shakespeare Theatre: Measure for Measure, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Richard III. Arena Stage: How I Learned to Drive, Agamemnon and His Daughters. Denver Center: Book of Will. Clarence Brown Theatre: King Charles III, Titus Andronicus. Arvada Center: A Man for All Seasons. Playmakers Rep: Arcadia. Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth, To Kill a Mockingbird. Arizona Theatre Company: Blithe Spirit, Rocket Man. Old Globe: Fiction, Dinner with Friends. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: Inherit the Wind, Pride and Prejudice. Eight seasons as company member at Dallas Theater Center. Twenty-two seasons performing and directing at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: An Iliad, Measure for Measure, Othello, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, Macbethand Tartuffe. Video Games: “Red Dead,” “Grand Theft Auto,” “Bully,” “Warriors.” Education: University of Chicago (BA), DePaul University (MFA). He has worked with his wife, actress Nance Williamson, in 66 plays.
Two River Theater debut! Regional: King Charles III (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Concrete Orange (The Guthrie Theater), Hamlet, Romeo andJuliet, and Cymbeline (Orlando Shakes), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (7 Stages), The Liar (Seattle Public Theater), The Winter’s Tale (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Brooklyn Bridge (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Twelfth Night (Island Stage Left), Suffering, Inc. (Pony World Theatre). Film/TV: The Enemy Within (NBC). Rudy is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Drama Professional Actor Training Program. He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support. Special thanks to Lily, Olive, and Masha.
Will Turner is an actor and songwriter based in Brooklyn. As an actor, he has been a frequent developer of new works with theaters like Ars Nova, New York Stage & Film, EST, and the Lark, as well as with rising indie filmmakers across the country. He writes and performs music with The Lobbyists (2016 Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Music, SeaWife). MFA: Brown/Trinity. Thanks to his family, to Gwen, and to Artists and Representatives. More at www.willturneractor.com
Tony Aidan Vo
Tony Aidan Vo is an actor, musician, and entrepreneur. New York Theater: The Great Leap(Atlantic Theater), SeaWife (Naked Angels, 2016 Drama Desk nomination), 1969: The Second Man (NYTW), Frontiéres sans Frontières (Bushwick Starr), These Seven Sicknesses (The Flea). Regional Theater: King of the Yees (Baltimore Center Stage), SeaWife (New York Stage & Film), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The Hangar), The Little Prince (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), and SeaWife (White Heron). Television: Queen Sugar (OWN), Instinct (CBS), and Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix-upcoming). He is also a co-founder of Audition. Cat, a new startup company that provides analytic tools for auditioning actors. Love and thanks to his family, The Lobbyists, Team BWA, and Anna. Follow: @tvo_this, tonyaidanvo.com
Sara Holdren A director, teacher, and writer originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the Artistic Director/co-founder of the theater company Tiltyard, as well as the Artistic Director of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford. From 2017-2019 she served as the theater critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com. Recent projects include The Merchant of Venice at Cleveland Play House; The Winter’s Tale with Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford; Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors with Two River Theater’s A Little Shakespeare program; MIDSUMMER (which she co-adapted from the play by William Shakespeare) with Tiltyard; Deer and the Lovers by Emily Zemba; The Zero Scenario by Ryan Campbell; and The Master and Margarita, adapted by Edward Kemp from the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov. Sara served as the Artistic Director of the 2015 Yale Summer Cabaret, where she directed the original production of MIDSUMMER and Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. She holds a BA in Theater from Yale University and an MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama. She is also a Drama League Fellow, a graduate of the Acting Shakespeare program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and the recipient of the 2016–2017 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism.
A professional theater and film designer based in Brooklyn, NY who was born and raised in the South of France. In the two years since completing her MFA, she has designed for the Public, The Csokonai Theatre in Hungary, and several downtown theaters. She has also assisted on Broadway, at A.R.T., Lincoln Center Theater and more. While studying scenic design at the Yale School of Drama, Claire was honored as the first recipient of the Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship.
Born in El Paso, TX and attended Yale University and Boston University to pursue costume design. Most recently designed: Mlima’s Tale, In the Heights, Man of La Mancha,Romeo and Juliet (Westport Country Playhouse), Slow Food (Dorset Theatre Festival), Max Makes a Million (Alliance Theatre), safeword. (Midnight Theatricals), and Recent Alien Abductions (Play Co.). Design credits also include Winnie the Pooh (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta); Afterglow (Midnight Theatricals); ¡Bienvenidos Blancos! or Welcome White People! (Team Sunshine);Philadelphia; A View from the Bridge; Seven Spots on the Sun; set and costume for The War Boys (East Coast premiere); Sotto Voce (Portland Stage); Midsummer; The Moors (Yale Repertory Theatre world premiere); He Left Quietly (SummerWorks Performance Festival, Toronto). While in Boston he worked for various theaters, conservatories, and universities including: American Repertory Theater, Boston Ballet, Moscow Ballet, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and others. In his spare time, he likes to paint watercolors or urban sketch.
Caitlin Smith Rapoport
Caitlin Smith Rapoport A Brooklyn-based lighting designer for theater, opera, dance, live entertainment and architectural projects. Recent New York credits include productions at Theatre Row, Soho Rep. Walkerspace, Ars Nova, The New Ohio Theatre, Judson Church, Columbia University Theatre, and many others. Select US and international projects include work at REDCAT, Yale Repertory Theatre, TheatreSquared, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, Stonybrook Opera, Two River Theater: A Little Shakespeare, the Vancouver Fringe Festival, on tour in the US with Nimble Arts Circus, Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, and internationally with Wakka Wakka Theater and Cirkus Xanti. Recent associate design credits include projects for the Park Avenue Armory, and Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird on Broadway. Caitlin holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and a BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. To learn more about Caitlin’s work and upcoming projects visit caitlinsmithrapoport.com.
Recent designs include Wives (Playwrights Horizons); Queen (Geva Theatre Center); Lifespan of a Fact (Cincinnati Playhouse); Happy Days (Mark Taper Forum); Chimpanzee (HERE Arts Center); Fruiting Bodies (Ma-Yi Theater Company); Sweat (Asolo Repertory Theatre); Men on Boats (American Conservatory Theater); A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Indecent (Guthrie Theater); Babette’s Feast (Portland Stage Company); Crossing Delancey (Alliance Theatre); Grounded (Westport Country Playhouse); [Porto] (Women’s Project Theater); Wilder Gone (Clubbed Thumb); Fidelio (Heartbeat Opera). Kate is an Associate Artist with Target Margin Theater and Little Lord. MFA in Sound Design, Yale School of Drama. Visit www.katemarvinsound.com.
A New York-based sound designer and composer originally from San Antonio, Texas. She is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Tent Revival, Pentecost, and Much Ado About Nothing. Her work has also been heard in Good Faith (Yale Repertory Theatre), Fireflies, Taking Warsan Shire Out of Context on the Eve of the Great Storm, It’s Not About My Mother, the feels… (KMS), In the Red and Brown Water, The Meal, The Red Tent, Ni Mi Madre, Enter Your Sleep (Yale Cabaret) and Mies Julie (Yale Summer Cabaret). She holds a B.F.A. in sound design from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.
A band and theater collective that creates concerts and plays that explore the American mythos driven by a folk-Americana beat. They are interested in the intersection of band performance and theatrical storytelling. They formed in 2012, and take their name from the lobby of The Flea Theater, where the group of actor-musicians first started playing and writing music together. Drawing on folk, roots, and a host of other influences, the group has been noted for their lush harmonies and arrangements, “marvelous: songwriting (The New York Times), and “impressive musicianship” (Entertainment Weekly).Their music for their debut show SeaWife,a haunted tale of the American whaling trade created with playwright Seth Moore and director Liz Carlson, was nominated for a 2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Musical. They regularly play some of New York’s favorite concert venues, including Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, 54 Below, Mercury Lounge, and more. Their music has been developed with New York Stage and Film, Cape Cod Theatre Project, Musical Theatre Factory, Ars Nova, Rhinebeck Writers’ Retreat, and more. Currently, the band is working on several theatrical projects, including The Golden Spike (with Don Nguyen), Miss Mitchell (EST/SLOAN commission, with Kristin Slaney), and The Westside Cowboys of Death Avenue. Core members: Tommy Crawford, Eloïse Eonnet, Alex Grubbs, Will Turner, Tony Aidan Vo, and Douglas Waterbury-Tieman. Next up: check out The Lobbyists in a workshop presentation of The Golden Spike at BRIClab in downtown Brooklyn, Feb. 6 and 7. They have released one full-length and three short albums of original music. Learn more atwww.wearethelobbyists.com, keep in touch @thelobbyistsnyc, and listen on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you get your music.
Hair & Wig Designer
Previously designed wigs for The Belle of Amherst, Dancing at Lughnasa, Pericles and Absurd Person Singular at Two River Theater. Broadway: Once on This Island, Sunday in the Park with George, In Transit, Eclipsed, Side Show, After Midnight, Fela, AView from the Bridge. Off-Broadway: In the Blood, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World(Signature Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Shakespeare in the Park). Tours: Fela (National Tour), Fela (European Tour), Dirty Dancing. Television: Emmy nominated for makeup design for NBC’s The Wiz Live.
Benjamin’s fight choreography has been seen at PlayMakers Repertory Company, American Shakespeare Center, Elm Shakespeare Company, Live Arts, Roust Theatre Company, Kenan Theatre Company, The Shakespeare Forum, Virginia Stage Company, The Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford,and several colleges and universities.He’s a recognized Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and was the recipient of the Best Scene Award and the David Boushey Founder’s Award for Excellence in Unarmed Combat at the 2016 National Stage Combat Workshop. Benjamin is a black belt in American Freestyle Karate and is currently training in mixed martial arts. Benjamin has also trained with Neutral Chaos, The Stage Combat Academy of North Carolina, and he received his MFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where he was awarded the David A. Hammond Award for Excellence in Dramatic Art. He is a proud AEA member and is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Southern Connecticut State University.
Binder Casting/Chad Eric Murnane, CSA
Binder Casting was founded by Jay Binder, CSA in 1984. Binder Casting has cast over 80 Broadway productions, dozens of National Tours, Off-Broadway shows, full seasons for over 25 regional theaters, as well as feature films, episodic television and commercials. Binder has also cast for Encores! at New York City Center since its inception in 1994. Sdditionally, the office was featured in the documentary, Every Little Step. Binder Casting is a 12-time recipient of the Artios Award for excellence in casting. Part of RWS Entertainment Group. Staff: Jay Binder, CSA, Mark Brandon, CSA, Chad Eric Murnane, CSA, Sarah Cooney, Kyle Coker, Anthony Pichette and Jarrett Reiche. www.bindercasting.com
Assistant Stage Manager
Larry Copeland is very happy to return to Two River Theater, where he has previously been a part of the stage management teams for Oo-Bla-Dee, The Belle of Amherst, Lives of Reason and Henry V.Most recently he was Stage Manager for Romeo and Juliet at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Broadway: Leap of Faith. Off-Broadway: Exit Strategy.In Canada: The Lion King, I Am My Own Wife, Evangeline, Anne of Green Gables, two years of touring with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia through the US, Canada and China. Larry would like to thank Sue, Sybil and CC for all their love and support.
Production Stage Manager
Previously stage managed The Merry Wives of Windsor at Two River Theater. Off-Broadway: Power Strip, The Harvest (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater); BLKS (MCC Theater); I Was Most Alive with You, The Treasurer, Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons); Cyprus Avenue, Mobile Unit: Henry V (Public Theater); [PORTO], (WP Theater/Bushwick Starr). Regional: Selling Kabul (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Miller, Mississippi (Long Wharf Theatre); Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility (A.R.T.); The Best Little…in Texas (Theatre Under the Stars); 40 productions at the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX.
NEWS & UPDATES
Join us 45 minutes prior to every performance in the Two River lobby for a pre-performance talk, which will give you valuable insight into the play you are about to see. Talks last 10–15 minutes and are led by a member of the company or Two River’s Artistic Department.
Ranging from historical background to artist profiles, our in-depth lobby displays provide insight into the work on stage.
Post-play discussions are scheduled following select performances of every production. During these discussions, audiences are invited to share their questions and responses to the work onstage with members of the cast and staff of the theater.
PRE-SHOW ACCESS TO THE VIP LOUNGE
Subscribers, Flex Ticket and Backstage Pass holders receive exclusive access to the theater’s VIP Lounge, one hour prior to show time. Complimentary tea & coffee will be served.