SHREW!
by Amy Freed
directed by Art Manke
WORLD PREMIERE
SEGERSTROM STAGE
March 24, 2018 - April 21, 2018

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In Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio wins. But, what if a 16th-century woman had written it? In Amy Freed’s clever and wickedly funny spin on the classic, Kate triumphs, too. When her unstoppable force meets his immovable object (or is it the other way around?), the impact is red-hot and, oh, so sexy! From the author of The Beard of Avon comes a love story for our time.

Previews: March 24–29, 2018
First Night: March 30, 2018
Regular Performances: March 31–April 21, 2018

Recommendation: High school and above. Contains adult language.

Running Time: Approximately two hours and​30 mintues including one 15-minute intermission.

Amy Freed is the author of The Monster Builder, Safe in Hell, The Beard of Avon, Freedomland and You, Nero, all commissioned or performed at SCR. Her other plays include Them That Are Perfect, Restoration Comedy, The Psychic Life of Savages, Still Warm and Claustrophilia. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (Freedomland) and the recipient of both the Joseph Kesselring Award and the Helen Hayes/Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play (The Psychic Life of Savages). Freed’s work has widely been produced in a variety of houses including Arena Stage, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, The Flea, Goodman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Aurora Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, The Canadian Stage Company and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. She lives in San Francisco, where she is an artist-in-residence at Stanford University.
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Cast
Alexander
Elijah Alexander (Petruchio) returns to SCR after appearing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theseus/Oberon). He appeared on Broadway in Metamorphoses and off-Broadway in Shopping and F**king (New York Theatre Workshop). His other theatre credits include Throne of Blood (Brooklyn Academy of Music); Tantalus (Royal Shakespeare Company); Watch on the Rhine (Guthrie Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Disgraced (Arizona Theatre Company); The Invisible Hand (ACT Seattle, Gregory Award); five seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where he appeared in Fingersmith, Hamlet, Pride & Prejudice and Henry VIII; four seasons at Utah Shakespeare Festival in Richard III, Julius Caesar, Gaslight and Art; and three seasons at California Shakespeare Theatre in Man and Superman, Restoration Comedy and An Ideal Husband. His film and television credits include Mr & Mrs Smith, Amazing Love, “Touch,” “Awake,” “JAG” and “Summerland.” He earned his MFA at the Yale School of Drama. elijahalexander.net

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​Stephen Caffrey (Merchant/Priest) appeared at SCR previously in Shakespeare in Love and Bach at Leipzig. His other credits include Stage Kiss and Yes, Prime Minister at Geffen Playhouse; Henry IV (Falstaff), King Lear and Autumn Garden at Antaeus Theatre Company; Red at Geva Theatre Center and PlayMakers Repertory Company; Galileo at Cleveland Playhouse; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Portland Center Stage; Victoria Musica at Cincinnati Playhouse; The Constant Wife at Pasadena Playhouse; Heartbreak House at Berkeley Repertory Theatre; The Voysey Inheritance, The Real Thing and A Doll’s House at American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco); Thirty Six Views at Laguna Playhouse; The Body of Bourne at Mark Taper Forum; All’s Well That Ends Well at Santa Cruz Shakespeare; Bargains at The Old Globe; The Miser at Hartford Stage; I Hate Hamlet at The Royal George Theatre; What You Get and Expect at New York Theatre Workshop; The Scarlet Letter at Classic Stage Company; and Freed’s Restoration Comedy at Seattle Repertory Theatre. His film and television credits include “American Odyssey”(recurring), Cinema Verité, “CSI Miami,” “Columbo,” “Tour of Duty” (series regular), Longtime Companion, “Chicago Hope,” “L.A. Law,” Buried Alive, “The Profiler,” The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies, Nothing Lasts Forever, Blowback, “Seinfeld” (yada yada) and Murder of Innocence.

Frechette
Peter Frechette (Hortensio) returns to SCR where he previously appeared in Amadeus, Hurrah at Last, Night and Her Stars and The Extra Man. He recently spent five years as a company member at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His other regional credits include productions at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum and the Pasadena Playhouse, as well as productions in New York both on and off-Broadway.

Johnson
Jeremy Peter Johnson (Tranio) last appeared at SCR in Nothing Sacred. He subsequently spent nine seasons at the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where his favorite productions included Guys and Dolls, Richard II, The Yeomen of the Guard, Into the Woods, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew and Tracy’s Tiger. Regionally, he appeared at Westport Country Playhouse as Georg in She Loves Me (Connecticut Critics Circle Award nomination) and Bruce in Beyond Therapy. His New York credits include Kate Hamill’s recent adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre, the original off-Broadway production of Shakespeare’s R&J at the John Houseman Theatre and Before the Dawn at American Place Theatre, as well as the New York International Fringe Festival. His film work includes My Best Friend’s Wedding, Prison Song and Into the Fire. On television, he has appeared in recurring roles on “Las Vegas,” “All My Children” and “As the World Turns,” as well as numerous commercials. He has taught and/or directed hundreds of high school drama students across the country. jeremypeterjohnson.com.

Jolene
​​Sierra Jolene (​Bianca Minola) is thrilled to be back performing on the Segerstrom Stage in SHREW! after being seen in the reading at last year’s Pacific Playwright’s Festival. Jolene has been lucky enough to perform Amy Freed’s brilliant work before in the Bay Area premiere of The Monster Builder, in which she played Tamsin at the Aurora Theatre Company, also directed by Art Manke. Her other regional credits include All My Sons (Ann Deever) and The Book Club Play (Jen) at the Jewel Theatre Company; Of Mice and Men (Curley’s Wife) and At This Evening’s Performance (Saskia) at North Coast Repertory Theatre; and Macbeth (Malcolm) and The Liar (Lucrece) at The Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival. Jolene is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in acting and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.

Kildare
​Martin Kildare (​​Baptista Minola) previously appeared at SCR in The Light in the Piazza and The Real Thing. His Broadway credits include The Lion King, A Raisin in the Sun, Timon of Athens, The Government Inspector and The Herbal Bed. Off-Broadway, he appeared in Pride’s Crossing, Honor and the River, Candida and Labor Day. He spent two years with the national tour of Mamma Mia!. His local credits include Spamalot (3-D Theatricals), Mrs. Warren’s Profession (A Noise Within), Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady (Musical Theatre West) and Mary Poppins and Good People (La Mirada Theatre). Regionally, he has acted with more than 20 companies including Mark Taper Forum, Dallas Theater Center, Folger Theatre and a combined ten seasons with the California, Alabama and Utah Shakespeare Festivals. His television credits include “Superstore,” “Strange Angel,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Enlightened,” “Big Love,” “Law & Order” and many others. He received his BA from Stanford University, MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre and studied internationally with Mark Rylance at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Love and thanks to his family: Mary, Riley and Griffin.

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​​​​​Colette Kilroy (​Mistress Slapbottom/Widow) previously was seen at SCR in The Monster Builder, Absurd Person Singular, Silent Sky, The Homecoming, Safe In Hell, Tom Walker, Dimly Perceived Threats To The System, The Triumph of Love and Night and Her Stars. Her other theatre credits include Lend Me a Tenor (La Mirada Theatre), Fallen Angels (Laguna Playhouse), Nighthawks (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Christmas on Mars (The Old Globe), Julius Caesar (The Public Theater), Quills (Geffen Playhouse), The Real Thing (Pasadena Playhouse), Life During Wartime (La Jolla Playhouse), The Scene and The Clean House (Ensemble Theater), Two Headed (John Anson Ford Theatre), Neddy (The American Place Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Center Stage), Life Is a Dream (The Los Angeles Theatre Center), Winters Tale and Measure for Measure (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey) and The Miser and Sarcophagus (Yale Repertory Theater). Her film and television credits include Finding Amanda, Me and You and Everyone We Know, David and Fatima, The Ice Storm, “Married,” “CSI: Miami,” “Numbers,” “Without A Trace,” “Medium,” “Judging Amy,” “The Profiler,” “Ally McBeal” and “Shannons Deal.” She received her MFA from the Yale School Of Drama.

McShane
​​Mike McShane (​​​Gremio) returns to SCR after appearing in The Tempest, Cyrano de Bergerac and Dumb Show. An original cast member of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (U.K.), he also appeared in Little Shop of Horrors, Tailor Made Man, The Pocket Dream and Assassins (West End, U.K.); and La Cage aux Folles and Taller Than a Dwarf on Broadway. His film credits include Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Richie Rich, Tom and Huck, Office Space and Big Trouble. His television appearances include “Seinfeld,” “ER,” “Brotherly Love,” “Frasier,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Wayward Pines” and “Red Bird” on Amazon, as well as the British shows “Doctor Who,” “A Summer Days’ Dream,” “The Big One,” “S&M” and “Bluestone 42.” He received an Ovation Award nomination for his performance as Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Antaeus Theatre Company, as well as an Emmy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Daytime Drama, for “Red Bird.” McShane is a proud member of Impro Theatre and Antaeus Theatre Company in Los Angeles.

Orduna
​​​​Matt Orduña (​Vincentio/Wedding Singer) is very excited to return to SCR where he appeared earlier this season as Eli in Gem of the Ocean. His theatrical roles include Abioseh in Les Blancs at Rogue Machine Theatre; Bilal in Bars & Measures (Stage Raw Award nominee, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award nominee for lead performance in a play) at The Theatre @ Boston Court; Gabriel in Fences at International City Theatre (Ovation Award nominee for Featured Performance); Tiresias in Oedipus El Rey and Albert/Kevin in Clybourne Park at San Diego Repertory Theatre; Duncan in Macbeth at A Noise Within; and Flip in Stick Fly at Mo’oelo Performing Arts Company. His film and television credits include I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Sundance Grand Jury Award), Grace of Jake, Baby Steps, Better Half: The Story of Tony & Leo, “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS,” “Ironside,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Fosters,” “Switched at Birth,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Mob City,” “Family Tools” and “Legit.” He earned his MFA in 2001 from the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program. He is very excited to be working with this wonderful cast and crew. Thank you to Tinia and Autumn for their love and support.

Rogers
​Susannah Rogers (​​​The W​riter/Katherine Minola) appeared previously at SCR in The Monster Builder, Three Days of Rain, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Man from Nebraska, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, On the Mountain, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Dazzle, Nostalgia, The Taming of the Shrew, Six Degrees of Separation and A Christmas Carol, as well as Pacific Playwrights Festival and NewSCRipts readings. Her other theatre credits include All the Way on Broadway and at A.R.T., and productions at Yale Repertory Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, Arena Stage, Hudson Stage Company, Huntington Theatre Company, Geva Theatre Center, Syracuse Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre, Aurora Theatre Company, Barbican Theatre and the national tour of Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Her film and television credits include “The Path,” “Younger,” “Mr. Robot,” The Diary of a Teenage Girl and the upcoming film, Trouble.

Roget
​Bhama Roget (​​​Biondella) has been lucky enough to be in two Amy Freed premieres: Restoration Comedy (Seattle Repertory Theatre and California Shakespeare Theatre), and The Monster Builder (Artists Repertory Theatre). Her other productions have included Stick Fly at Intiman Theatre, Mr. Burns at A.C.T. Theatre, Tartuffe at Seattle Shakespeare Company and Seattle Repertory Theatre; and Boeing-Boeing, God of Carnage, The Constant Wife and Noises Off. As a standup comedian and improviser, she has performed at the Hollywood Improv, Mbar, Largo at the Coronet and El Cid Cabaret Concert Theatre in Los Angeles and is a 15-year member of celebrated Bainbridge Island Improv group, The Edge. She has been seen on television in ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and TNT’s “Leverage” and on the hit web shows “Cookus Interruptus” and “Wrecked,” for which she won the 2013 Indie Series Award for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy. She produces her own online comedy series, “The Bhama Show.”

Ryback
​​​Brett Ryback (​​​Lucentio) is an LA-based actor, composer/lyricist and playwright. Previously at SCR, he was seen in the Pacific Playwrights Festival world premieres of The Prince of Atlantis and Doctor Cerberus. He originated the role of Marcus in Murder for Two off-Broadway. His additional theatre credits include The History Boys (Ahmanson Theatre), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Mark Taper Forum) and Broadway Bound (La Mirada Theatre). His recent television and film appearances include “Mom,” “Modern Family,” Hail, Caesar! and the Lifetime movie, The Assistant. Ryback received the ASCAP Foundation’s Cole Porter Award for Music and Lyrics, and is an SCR-commissioned writer. His young audiences musical, Nate the Great, will premiere next season at South Coast Repertory and First Stage Milwaukee. His other works include Liberty Inn: The Musical (Ovation Award nominations for Best Book, Best Music/Lyrics); Joe Schmoe Saves the World (National Alliance for Musical Theatre, 2016); and Passing Through, which was developed at the Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, and was recently featured at Goodspeed’s Festival of New Musicals. He created the website PlayThisForMe.com and he teaches musical theatre at the University of Southern California. brettryback.com

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​​​​Danny Scheie (​​​​Grumio) previously appeared at SCR in The Monster Builder (by Amy Freed), One Man, Two Guvnors; The Wind in the Willows; and as Nero in the world premiere of Amy Freed’s You, Nero (also at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, for which he won the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Award for leading actor). He played Lord Foppington in Freed’s Restoration Comedy at both The Old Globe in San Diego and California Shakespeare Theater, where he has acted for the last 13 seasons. He has acted at Pasadena Playhouse, A Noise Within, Trinity Repertory Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C., Asolo Repertory Theatre, Merrimack Repertory, Two River Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Zephyr Theatre, Z Space, Aurora Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Magic Theatre, The Marsh, Marin Theatre Company, San Jose Repertory Theatre and Theatre Rhinoceros. He is the former artistic director of Santa Cruz Shakespeare and a professor at UC Santa Cruz. Scheie holds a PhD from UC Berkeley. He received his Equity card playing Damis in Tartuffe at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
Creative Team
Art Manke (Director and Choreographer). In 17 seasons at SCR, Manke has directed Amy Freed’s The Monster Builder, Peter and the Starcatcher, Bach at Leipzig, Noises Off, Taking Steps, three musicals for young audiences, numerous new-play readings and has created choreography for half-a-dozen other productions. Elsewhere, his work has been seen at the Denver Center Theatre Company, Pasadena Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Pioneer Theatre Company, Laguna Playhouse, American Players Theatre, Santa Cruz Shakespeare and at A Noise Within, where he was a co-founder and former artistic director (1991-2001). A frequent guest-lecturer at theatre schools across the country, he also directs for television and is a five-time winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award. He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and is the co-chair of its Los Angeles Steering Committee. This summer, he will direct the world premiere of Pearl’s in the House, a new musical he has written about Pearl Bailey, at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Manke earned an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater.

Ralph Funicello (Scenic Design) returns for his 31st season. Among his many SCR credits are designs for Shakespeare in Love, Once, All the Way, Red, Zealot, 4000 Miles, Elemeno Pea, Misalliance, Hamlet, Brooklyn Boy, Major Barbara, The Circle, Private Lives, Six Degrees of Separation, She Stoops to Folly, Buried Child, Good and Da. His work has been seen on and off-Broadway and at many resident theatres including Lincoln Center Theater, Mark Taper Forum, The American Conservatory Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Guthrie Theater, McCarter Theatre Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada, Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre Royal Bath and The Old Globe, where he is an associate artist. He has designed for New York City Opera, LA Opera and San Diego Opera. He has been nominated for New York Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Tony awards. He received the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration (Chicago) and his designs have been recognized by the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Drama-Logue, Backstage West and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. Funicello is the Powell Chair in Set Design at San Diego State University.

​​David Kay Mickelsen (Costume Design) has designed more than 450 productions at the nation’s leading theatres including SCR; Guthrie Theater; Denver Center Theatre Company (60 productions); Arizona Theatre Company (47 productions); The Cleveland Play House (22 productions); Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (17 productions); Ford’s Theatre (Washington, D.C.); Williamstown Theatre Festival; Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Geffen Playhouse; Pasadena Playhouse; Laguna Playhouse; The Old Globe; San Diego Repertory Theatre; A Contemporary Theatre; the Oregon, Utah, Colorado and Illinois Shakespeare festivals; Studio Arena Theatre; Portland Center Stage; Northlight Theatre; Pioneer Theatre Company; Geva Theatre; The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis; Tennessee Repertory Theatre; Missouri Repertory Theatre; Sundance Theatre Festival; New Mexico Repertory Theatre; Pennsylvania Center Stage; Florida Stage; The Maltz-Jupiter Theatre; Ensemble Studio Theatre; Irish Repertory Theatre; Theatre of the Open Eye; Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre; The Hampton Playhouse; and Timberlake Playhouse. Mickelsen is the creative director of the theatre costume design program at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Originally from Canby, Ore., he graduated with an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and is the Western Region Board Vice Chair, Local USA 829, IATSE, and a member of the United Scenic Artists. davidkaymickelsen.com.

​Jaymi Lee Smith (Lighting Design) is thrilled to be at SCR again after working on Shakespeare in Love, Orange, All the Way, Vietgone, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Stinky Cheese Man, Topdog/Underdog, Lucky Duck and Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business. She has been designing around the country for the last 20 years at theatres such as Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Alley Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Court Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Alliance Theatre, Getty Villa, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company. Her work also has been seen in China, Italy, Spain, Scotland and Ireland. Her awards include the 2003 Michael Merritt/Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award, a 2014 Column Award, a 2016 Sage Award and a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award. She currently is a professor of lighting design at UC Irvine. Her website is jaymismith.com.

​​Steven Cahill (Composer & Soundscape) returns to SCR for his seventh production and fifth world premiere. Previously at SCR, he composed and/or designed Shipwrecked! An Entertainment (subsequently at Geffen Playhouse), Doctor Cerberus, The Language Archive, Taking Steps, Cyrano De Bergerac and A Naked Girl on the Appian Way. His other regional theatre credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Helen Hayes nomination) and The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Theatre Company); The Trinity River Plays (Goodman Theatre, Dallas Theater Center); The 39 Steps, The Miracle Worker (Denver Center Theatre); Cornelia (The Old Globe); The Taming of the Shrew, The May Queen, Comedy of Errors, The Philadelphia Story, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Reckless and Twelfth Night (Chautauqua Theatre Company); Amadeus (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); Sense and Sensibility (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre,); Two Gentlemen of Verona (Santa Cruz Shakespeare); and A Woman of Will (off-Broadway, Daryl Roth Theatre). His work at Pasadena Playhouse includes A Song at Twilight, Fallen Angels (LA Ovation Award nomination), Intimate Apparel (NAACP Image Award nomination), Private Lives, The Constant Wife, Doubt (regional premiere), As Bees in Honey Drown and Bi-Coastal Woman. Cahill also works in TV, commercials, digital and film media. stevencahill.com

​John Glore (​Dramaturg) has been SCR’s associate artistic director since 2005, following five years as resident dramaturg for L.A.’s Center Theatre Group. He previously served as SCR’s literary manager from 1985 to 2000. He has worked as dramaturg on more than 100 SCR productions, workshops and readings including the Pacific Playwrights Festival world premieres of Mr. Wolf by Rajiv Joseph and Office Hour by Julia Cho. His ongoing collaboration with Culture Clash has included co-writing new adaptations of two plays by Aristophanes, The Birds (co-produced by SCR and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 1998) and Peace (Getty Villa, 2009) and serving as dramaturg on four other Culture Clash productions. His own plays have been produced at SCR, Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and other theatres across the country.

​​Lora K. Powell (Stage Manager) is pleased to be collaborating with Amy Freed and Art Manke once again, having stage-managed The Monster Builder for them here last season. On the road, she has stage-managed Blithe Spirit (starring Angela Lansbury), An Act of God (starring Sean Hayes) and Wicked. Her Los Angeles-area credits include Amélie, For the Record: Scorsese, Carrie The Killer Musical Experience, Wicked, The Producers, The Lion King, Harmony, The Scottsboro Boys, Backbeat, Seminar, Follies, Parfumerie, Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, Satchmo at the Waldorf, Disney’s Aladdin—A Musical Spectacular and Scary Musical the Musical. Powell’s New York and Broadway credits include Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, The Life, Annie and The Wizard of Oz. She also spent five seasons as production stage manager at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ.

​​Kathryn Davies (Assistant Stage Manager) previously stage-managed Sugar Plum Fairy, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, The Roommate, All the Way, Future Thinking, Red, Vietgone, OZ 2.5, The Whipping Man, Tartuffe, Reunion, Trudy and Max in Love, Ivy+Bean: the Musical, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, How to Write a New Book for the Bible, Sight Unseen, Topdog/Underdog, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, Doctor Cerberus, Ordinary Days, Our Mother’s Brief Affair, The Injured Party, The Brand New Kid and Imagine at SCR. Her favorite credits include Dividing the Estate at Dallas Theater Center; La Bohème at Tulsa Opera; The Mystery of Irma Vep at The Old Globe; Daddy Long Legs at Laguna Playhouse; Tosca and La Fille du Régiment at Opera Ontario; Of Mice and Men at Theatre Calgary, CanStage, Neptune Theatre; The Dresser at Manitoba Theatre Centre; Skylight at Tarragon Theatre; To Kill a Mockingbird at Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Calgary; and The Designated Mourner at Tarragon Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Davies also has worked as head theatre representative at the Toronto International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, AFI Fest, TCM Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival and as team leader at Sundance.

The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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Elijah Alexander and Susannah Rogers in "SHREW!" Photo by Debora Robinson.
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Brett Ryback and Sierra Jolene in "SHREW!" Photo by Debora Robinson.
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Colette Kilroy and Susannah Rogers in "SHREW!" Photo by Debora Robinson.
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The cast with Elijah Alexander and and Martin Kildare, foreground, in "SHREW!" Photo by Debora Robinson.
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Elijah Alexander and Susannah Rogers in "SHREW!" Photo by Debora Robinson.
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Mike McShane, Martin Kildare and Jeremy Peter Johnson in SHREW!, photo by Debora Robinson.
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The cast with, center, Elijah Alexander, Stephen Caffery and Susannah Rogers in "SHREW!" Photo by Debora Robinson.
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