Performances have concluded. Thank you to all those who attended!

With Tony Nominee Kara Young*
as Viola

Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, Marcus Garvey Park, NYC
(enter at 124th Street & 5th Avenue, walk south to the venue)
Runtime: 105 minutes


Getting to the show

"THIS IS ONE OF THOSE PRODUCTIONS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL LUCKY TO BE IN NEW YORK"

- THE NEW YORK TIMES

"You have not seen a Viola like Young’s fierce, funny, fully inhabited Viola. And if your nerves are as frayed as so many of ours are, you could do with the beautiful balm that is this show, working its magic beneath the summer sky as dusk turns to dark."

- THE NEW YORK TIMES

SYNOPSIS

In this hilarious Afrofuturistic take on the Shakespearean classic comedy of crossed lovers, Viola, long lost from her twin Sebastian, dresses as a boy and works under the Duke Orsino, whom she falls deeply in love with. However, Orsino is in love with the mourning Countess Olivia. Orsino sends Viola to court Olivia for him, but Olivia falls for Viola instead. Sebastian arrives, causing a torrent of mistaken identity, and marries Olivia. Viola then reveals her true identity and marries Orsino.

Positively Black

Good Day Street Talk

CAST

J’Laney Allen
Sebastian

William DeMeritt*
Orsino

Jaylen Eashmond
Sea Captain, First Officer, understudy Sir Toby

Carson Elrod*
Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Denzel Fields*
Antonio

Kat Files+
Dancer

Israel Erron Ford*
Feste

Allen Gilmore*
Malvolio

Dennzyl Green+
Dancer

Alisa Gregory+
Dancer

Brynlie Helmich+
Assistant Choreographer / Swing

Alexandria King*
Understudy Viola & Olivia

Madelyn LaLonde+
Dancer

Anthony Lalor*
Ensemble, understudy Valentine, Sea Captain, Fabian, Antonio



Zoë Lishinsky
Understudy Maria

Cassandra Lopez*
Maria

Collin McConnell
Ensemble, understudy Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Chivas Michael*
Sir Toby



Othello Pratt, Jr.*
Valentine, Servant, Ensemble, understudy Feste

Christina Sajous*
Olivia

Donathan Walters
Fabian, Sailor, Orsino understudy, Ensemble

Kara Young*
Viola

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

+denotes member of EMERGE125.

CREATIVE TEAM

Carl Cofield
Director

Tiffany Rea-Fisher
Choreographer

Rick Sordelet
Fight Director

Christian Kelly-Sordelet
Fight Director

Riw Rakkulchon
Scenic Designer

Mika Eubanks
Costume Designer

Alan C. Edwards
Lighting Designer

Frederick Kennedy
Composer & Sound Designer

Brittany Bland
Projection Designer

Samantha Shoffner
Properties Designer

Earon Nealey
Hair & Makeup Designer

Zavier Taylor
Animator

Sideeq Heard
Assistant Director

Brynlie Helmich
Assistant Choreographer

Allison Esannason
Assistant Costume Designer

Tye Hunt Fitzgerald
Associate Sound Designer

Jarod Castelblanco
Assistant Props Designer

Michael Early
Voice & Text Consultant

Molly Fitzmaurice
Dramaturg

Patrick Young
Dramaturg

STAGE MANAGEMENT

Jessica Forella*
Production Stage Manager

Chris Steckel*
Stage Manager

Brianna Kolozsvary
Assistant Stage Manager

Kristen VanDerlyn
Production Assistant

PRODUCTION

Ty Jones
Producing Artistic Director

Michael Windham
General Manager

Harrison Corthell
Production Manager

Rebecca Schafer
Associate Production Manager

Maggie Benedict
COVID Safety Manager

Jesse Mattes
Production Carpenter

Jay Janicki
Rigger

Chris Simko
Production Electrician

Ryan Stofa
Associate Production Electrician

Alexander Freer
Moving Light Programmer

Kenneth Goodwin
Audio Engineer

Matt Covey
Audio Technician

David Fowler
Production Audio

Joey Moro
Projection Engineer

Paul Orama
Wardrobe Supervisor

Allison Esannason
Wardrobe Associate

Lasangra Aarons
Hair & Wardrobe Assistant

John White
Production Management Assistant

Kristen VanDerlyn
Production Assistant

Jared Coffin
New England Scenic

Paul Smith
Head of Security

Spencer Lombardo
House Manager

SUPPORT PROVIDED IN PART BY

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