Hamlet: A Staged Reading
September 1 @ 2:00 pm
Murder both intentional and accidental as well as madness both piteous and pretended will haunt the Tina Packer Playhouse as Shakespeare & Company presents a three-performance reading of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
This limited run will be directed by Shakespeare & Company Founding Member Kevin G. Coleman, a two-time Tony Award nominee for Excellence in Education. Performances run September 1 to 3 at 2 p.m.
Cast & Crew
He was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. His works, including some collaborations, consist of about 37 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Kevin G. Coleman
Kevin is one of Shakespeare & Company’s artistic and administrative leaders. He works in the Performance and Training departments as an actor, teacher, and director, and oversees the mission of the Education department. Kevin has been a guest teacher or director at MIT, Harvard, L.S.U., Stanford, Shenandoah Shakespeare, Q.U.T.- Brisbane, Lincoln Center, the Folger Library, Shakespeare Festivals in both Stratfords, and the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, UK. Kevin is the Theatre Director at the Austen Riggs Center, where he has directed over 30 productions. In 2016, Kevin was Runner-Up for the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education. Along with Patrick Toole, Kevin recently produced the soon to be released film, Speak What We Feel, documenting the Fall Festival of Shakespeare.
Lloyd began his career in theatre. He has appeared in more than 200 plays including on and off Broadway, regional and summer stock productions. For his title role in Kaspar he took home an Obie and Drama Desk award. Christopher starred in the Tony Award winning Broadway production of Morning’s at Seven, directed by Dan Sullivan, as well as Twelfth Night in NY Festival’s Shakespeare in the Park, Center Stage’s Waiting for Godot, as Dalton Trumbo in the New York production of Trumbo, and Caucasian Chalk Circle at Classic Stage Company with Brian Kulick directing. In 1975 Lloyd began his film career in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. This was soon followed by a two-year run as Jim Ignatowski on the television series Taxi, for which Lloyd won two of his three Emmys.
In 1992 Lloyd made Emmy history when he won Best Dramatic Actor for Disney’s Road to Avonlea. In a category dominated by series regulars, Lloyd was the first actor to win for a guest appearance. The following year, the rules were changed to include a Guest Appearance category.
He has appeared in more than 90 film and television productions including the Back to the Future trilogy, Things to do in Denver When You’re Dead, Eight Men Out, Addams Family and Addams Family Values, BBC’s Dead Ahead: Exxon Valdez Disaster, The Pagemaster, Dennis the Menace, Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Track 29, Clue, The Dream Team, Angels in the Outfield, Star Trek III, Goin’ South, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, My Favorite Martian, Tales of Despereaux, Snowmen, Nobody directed by Ilya Naishuller with Bob Odenkirk, and Mike Nichols’ HBO adaptation of Wit, starring Emma Thompson. He was nominated for a BIFA award for his work in the independent feature, I am Not a Serial Killer and won won an Independent Spirit Award for his chilly depiction as a soulless murderer in Twenty Bucks. Shakespeare & Co credits: King Lear in King Lear. Recent film and TV projects: Tender Bar, directed by George Clooney and The Mandalorian on Disney+.
Finn Wittrock is a Julliard trained actor who already has an extensive resume in film, television and theatre. Most recently, Finn was seen in the Oscar nominated film The Big Short, directed by Adam McKay. Previous film work includes Universal Pictures’ true-life WWII drama, Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie and based on the true life story of Louis Zamperini. Finn portrayed the character Francis “Mac” McNamara, who is stranded at sea on a life raft for 47 days. Finn has been a part of FX’s critically-acclaimed series American Horror Story for the last two seasons. He was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Dandy Mott.
His upcoming films include Landline, with Jenny Slate and A+ with Emily Mortimer. This fall, Finn will be seen with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in Damien Chazelle’s new film La La Land for Lionsgate. Finn made his Broadway debut as Happy Loman opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield in Mike Nichols’ 2012 revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, which won both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival and Best Director of that year, respectively. Finn won a Theatre World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award for this performance. Upcoming theatrical productions include Othello with Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo directed by Sam Gold and The Glass Menagerie with Sally Field.
S&Co: Acting: Duke (Measure for Measure), Rose (The Children), Mom (Ugly Lies the Bone); Mistress Quickly (Henry IV Pts. 1 & 2); Goneril (King Lear); Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing); Elizabeth (Richard III); Audrey (As You Like It); Hippolyta (Midsummer Night’s Dream); The Nurse (Romeo and Juliet); Mistress Quickly (Merry Wives of Windsor); Paulina (The Winter’s Tale), Ruth (Private Eyes), The Woman (Laughing Wild); Arlene (Off the Map) Directing: Miss Bennet, Christmas at Pemberley; The Wickhams, Christmas at Pemberley; Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility. At Mixed Company: Ramona (Zara Spook and Other Lures) and Eileen (The Cripple of Inishmaan). With the Ensemble for the Romantic Century in NYC: Nadezhda VonMeck (None But the Lonely Heart), as well as Fanny Mendelsohn, Emily Dickinson, Sonia Tolstoy, and Anna Akhmatova (in multiple shows). Ariel is a Designated Linklater Teacher.
Maegan A. Conroy
Maegan is thrilled to be returning to Shakespeare & Company! Selected previous credits include Much Ado about Nothing, Creditors, Ugly Lies the Bone (Shakespeare & Company); Fairview (SpeakEasy Stage Company); Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches, The Chinese Lady, Guards at the Taj (Central Square Theater); The Legend of Georgia McBride (Greater Boston Stage Company); The Effect, A Measure of Normalcy (Gloucester Stage Company); Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, The Rise and Fall of Holly Fudge, Wild Horses, Until the Flood, Nina Simone: Four Women, The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, Tiny Beautiful Things, Cry It Out, The Heath, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Native Gardens, The Royale (Merrimack Repertory Theatre). Maegan received her BFA in Stage Management from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Maegan and her husband live with their dog in Lowell, MA. Maegan is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Pronouns she, her Hailing from Westborough, Massachusetts, Devon has been involved in technical theater since the age of eight. Most recently she served as Adjunct Professor at BCC as well as UAlbany. She received the BroadwayWorld Berkshires 2021 Award for best Scenic Design of a Play/Musical for her design of S&Co’s production of BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girls Journey. Other professional and academic credits include scenic design for A Walk in the Woods, Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labor’s Lost, and God of Carnage (S&Co), The Magic Flute (UNCG Opera), Antigone, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (UNCG), Machinal and Casanova (UMass Amherst); props master at S&Co and the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts. Devon has also served as a production designer for S&Co’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare. She holds an MFA in Design from UNC-Greensboro’s School of Theatre and a BA from UMass-Amherst. Website: DevonDrohanDesigns.Weebly.com
Assistant Stage Manager
Amelia Heastings is excited to be joining the Shakespeare & Company team for her first time this Summer season! Favorite past credits include Murder on the Orient Express (Assistant Stage Manager) and The Tempest (Production Assistant) both with Pittsburgh Public Theater, Mountain Home Christmas (Assistant Stage Manager) with Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing (Assistant Stage Manager) with Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, After Independence (Stage Manager) and As You Like It (Assistant Stage Manager) with Pittsburgh’s PICT Classic Theatre, and worked as Young Artist Supervisor with Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera for Peter Pan, Once, and the 2019 and 2021 productions of A Musical Christmas Carol.
Pronouns she / her Selected credits at S&Co: The Approach, An Iliad, Measure for Measure, King Lear, Martha Mitchell Calling play and film, Twelfth Night, As You Like It; The Tempest, Ugly Lies the Bone, Or…, It’s a Wonderful Life, Henry V, Mother of the Maid, Shakespeare’s Will, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Private Lives, Loves Labor’s Lost, Kaufman’s Barbershop, The Learned Ladies, Women of Will, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Taster, Mengelberg and Mahler, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Shirley Valentine, Golda’s Balcony, The Ladies Man, Rough Crossing, Enchanted April, Ice Glen, Lettice and Lovage, House of Mirth, Glimpses of the Moon and many years of the Education Department’s Fall Festival and Tour productions including Shakespeare & the Language That Shaped a World film for Shakespeare’s 2021 Birthday. Selected Regional: Grant & Twain, Emilie…, The Long Run, In Darfur, Arabian Nights, Red Noses, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Metamorphosis, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Alice in Wonderland, Our Country’s Good.
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