SYNOPSIS

With his country’s throne empty, Richard knocks down threats to his ascension, fueling his insatiable ambition and paranoia. Even if he can be stopped — who can ensure a tyrant won’t rise in his place? Award-winning playwright Will Power delivers a propulsive and timely modern reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Richard III that the San Diego City Beat described as “a sharp, lyrical script that blurs the line between the past and the present, while positing that ambition and depravity are not the province of merely one king, one country or one moment in time.”

CAST

Ro Boddie*

as Richard

RJ FOSTER*

as Hastings

Andrea Patterson as Queen Woodville in Seize The King

Andrea Patterson*

as Queen Woodville

Alisha Espinosa*

as Lady Anne/Edward V

Carson Elrod*

as Buckingham

Daniela Funicello

Dancer

Tracy Dunbar

Dancer

Jenny Hegarty Freeman

Dancer

Hannah Gross

Dancer

Alisa Gregory

Dancer

Brynlie Helmich

Dancer Understudy

Andrei Pardassee

Hastings Understudy

Steve Hauck*

Buckingham Understudy

Portland Thomas*

Queen Woodville/Lady Anne Understudy

 

*denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

denotes member of EMERGE125.

CREATIVE TEAM

Christopher & Justin Swader
Scenic Designers

Mika Eubanks
Costume Designer

Alan C. Edwards
Lighting Designer

Frederick Kennedy
Sound Design and Music


Brittany Bland
Projection Designer

Samantha Shoffner
Props Designer

Sideeq Heard
Assistant Director

Stephen Marks
Associate Costumes Designer


Tye Hunt Fitzgerald
Associate Sound Designer

Stivo Arnoczy
Associate Projection Designer

Jarod Castelblanco
Associate Props Designer

David Decarolis
Lighting Assistant

Emmanuel Brown
Fight Choreographer


Ann James
Intimacy Director

 

STAGE MANAGEMENT

Ralph Stan Lee*
Production Stage Manager


Labhaoise Magee*
Assistant Stage Manager

Brianna Kolozsvary
2nd Assistant Stage Manager

Kayla McConnell
Production Assistant

PRODUCTION

Ryan Patrick Ervin
General Manager

Vaneik Echeverria
Production Manager

Lance Michel
Technical Director

Chris Simko
Master Electrician

Mike Deyo
Pro Sound Lead

Paul Smith
Security

Nat DiMario
COVID Complaince Officer

Kenneth Goodwin
A1

Matt Covey
A2

Jesse Mattes
Production Carpenter

Joe Edmundson
Backstage Run Crew

Allison Newcombe
Light Board Operator

Tye Hunt Fitzgerald
Video Operator

Paul Orama
Wardrobe Supervisor

Allison Esannason
Warbrobe Associate

Catarina Uceta
Props Runner

CTH STAFF AND CONSULTANTS

Producing Artistic Director Ty Jones
General Manager Ryan Patrick Ervin
Associate Artistic Director Carl Cofield
Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel Elena Paul
Development Manager Alexis Marnel
Business Associate Ruth Hollander
Project Classics Program Director Maechi Aharanwa
Literary Series Program Director Shawn René Graham
Marketing & PR Consultant Alessandro Chillé
Marketing Consultant Mariana Wahrhaftig
Accountant Patricia Taylor
Development Assistant Sydney Williams
Intern Thomas Finnegar

Board of Directors

Chair Patrick A. Bradford
Treasurer Brad Bender
Trustee Ty Jones
Trustee Andre Braugher
Trustee Sue Suh
Trustee Joseph J. Johnson III
Trustee Jason Delane Lee
Trustee Aliya J. Nelson
Trustee Christopher Grymes
Trustee Dr. Terri Cooper

LOCAL BUSINESS PARTNERS

With a passion for food and a fascination for Chai, Anita Trehan began to address health through food when her daughter developed severe food allergies. She discovered new ways to cook and to heal; thereby creating a Chaiwali menu that caters to all combining flavors she grew up with in Delhi, with new ones she discovered in New York.

Sottocasa, Harlem is owned by Elena and Matteo
—true Italians with different background but with two great passions in common: good food and travel. We are ready to share our passions with everyone who will come and join us.

Settepani is more than just a restaurant, or a bakery, or a bar. It’s a community, a space where people come together, enjoy our food made with organic ingredients and local produce, and shop for everyday high quality goods.

JDI Barbell opened in 2016 to provide a home for serious strength athletes in New York City. But although we are home to some very high-level weightlifters and powerlifters, we also work with and develop beginners better than any other barbell club or strength gym in New York City. New JDI members are immediately connected with other members of varying skill levels. More importantly, our coaches provide high-level instruction on site. We believe that great systems of coaching form a foundation for the quickest, most effective progress.

Lenox Coffee is a specialty coffee house and Micro Coffee Roaster opened by Jeffrey Green in 2011. It is currently owned and operated by Monica and Rosa Prado and is located in Central Harlem, at 60 West 129th Street just off the corner of Lenox Avenue. In addition to our own unique line-up of seasonal Single Origin Drip Coffees, Single Origin Cold Brews and Espresso Blends we serve light breakfast and brunch items including croissant and bagel breakfast sandwiches, hearty in house made artisanal lunch sandwiches and vegan soups, pastries, oatmeal, baked goods, sweet breads, small deserts and cookies.

Fantastic soul food restaurant BLVD Bistro in Harlem reopened July 10th, 2019, bigger, better and tastier than ever. The American soul food restaurant is run by husband and wife team Carlos and Markisha Swepson and will feature items such as the double-cut pork chop, jumbo shrimp and grits, and a southern dinner with fried chicken, collard greens, potato salad, and a homemade biscuit. Guests can enjoy traditional seating, a wrap-around bar, or a chef’s table that features a special menu.

Here at The Cliffs, we believe that climbing isn’t just an activity—it’s a shared experience. It’s not just about reaching up, but also reaching out to welcome everyone into this shared space where we leave the city behind and find that one boulder problem or route that just puts a smile on our faces (or the one that tortures us), to challenge ourselves physically + mentally, to support each other, and to forge friendships with people who are like us and people who are not. Our aim is to offer the best indoor climbing experience, and our climbing walls, routes, and amenities are just the beginning of that experience. Our pulse is comprised of our community and the psych and vibes we bring are what create this space.

Tom’s is a family-owned restaurant that has been proudly serving around the 1940s located on the corner of Broadway and West 112th Street in New York. Inspired by the Suzane Vega’s 1987 song ‘Tom’s Diner,’ the place is in the hearts of millions of people and a relaxing place all over the world. It has been in the hands of the same Greek American family since the beginning and still has the classic diner-style eatery menu in the lists. The place has its memory since Jerry Seinfeld’s eponymous character and his friends regularly gathered to eat and chat at the diner for the popular sitcom Seinfeld.

Fruces has the tastiest smoothies and food in Harlem. Located a short walk from the show on Amsterdam between 133rd and 134th streets.

Passionate advocates for the communities in which they live and work, Karen Gastiaburo and Leanne Stella approach real estate with the philosophy that their business should support and engage the community. As The Percent for Art Team at Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, LLC they commit a percent of their commissions to public visual and performing arts in New York City (or Upper Manhattan). With over 4 decades combined in the real estate industry, Leanne and Karen harmonize their experience and knowledge to assist their clients in achieving their goals.

Harlem Yoga Studio offers welcoming, accessible, and fun Yoga, Pilates & more. Join us online , in-studio, or outside and become part of the community!

MAJOR SUPPORT PROVIDED BY:

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT:

nyc-seal-blue
New York City Councilman Bill Perkins

Additional Support Provided By:

Achelis and Bodman Foundation
Axe-Houghton

Black Seed Fund
Casement Fund
Columbus Foundation
Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF)
Con Edison
Coogan’s Pay it Forward (United Way of NYC)
Dorothy Strelsin Foundation
Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund
Falconwood Foundation
Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
Google
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Hitz Foundation
Humanities New York
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Inc.
Indie Theatre Fund
L&N Andreas Family Foundation
Lucille Lortell Foundation
Mental Insight Foundation
Michael Tuch Foundation

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF)
Miranda Family Foundation
National Recreation Foundation (NRF)
NBC (National Broadcasting Company)
Richenthal Foundation
Rubin Ladd Foundation
Shakespeare in American Communities

SHS Foundation
Shubert Foundation
The Cochran Firm
Gastiaburo & Stella Team at Brown Harris Stevens
Tiger Baron Foundation
Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ)
West Harlem Development Corp (WHDC)