Our 2016 Professional Company
Cyrano and Romeo & Juliet CAST…
(For a listing of our Artistic Staff and Bios, CLICK HERE)
David Baecker* (Prince, et al)
David Baecker is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Russell Sage College. Past productions with Saratoga Shakespeare include Macbeth (Banquo), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Master Ford), and Shipwrecked! (Director). Other directing includes The Bridge at the Brooklyn Historical Society, The Little Foxes and Full Gallop for Theater Voices, A Christmas Carol for NYSTI, two stagings of The Trial Before Christmas at the Rensselaer County Courthouse and numerous productions with the Theatre Institute at Sage (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The War of the Worlds, The Cat in the Hat) B.A. Washington University in St. Louis, M.F.A. Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory. A.E.A.
Ethan Botwick (De Valvert / Romeo, et al)
Ethan Botwick is thrilled to be appearing for his third season with Saratoga Shakespeare Company. Ethan is a recent graduate of Russell Sage College with a degree in theater. Past credits include: Lion in Winter (Phillip), Love’s Labours Lost (Lord Longaville), Spring Awakening (Otto). Ethan would like to thank his friends and family for their undying support, and would also like to thank Bill and David for these amazing opportunities this summer!
Wesley Broulik* (Cyrano / Tybalt, et al.)
Wesley is an actor, writer, director, & educator. His work has been seen off-Broadway, in regional theatres, on tour, in feature films, network TV, cable TV, in commercials, voice-overs, and new media. Wesley is thrilled to be returning to work and play with Saratoga Shakespeare Company and can’t imagine spending July and August anywhere else. When not working professionally Wesley serves as an Assistant Professor of Practice in Acting & Directing at The Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film at The University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He is a certified teaching candidate with The National Michael Chekhov Association and is a recent participant in The Director’s Lab North. He holds an MFA from Rutgers University. Member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC, Dramatist’s Guild. Go Big Red!
Sarah Luz Cordoba (Roxanne/Lady Montague, Paris, Balthazar, Peter)
Sarah is delighted to return to Saratoga Shakespeare Company where she played Olivia in Twelfth Night back in 2012. Recently in Miami, her home town, where she usually performs in Spanish, she was in Mátame Suavemente where she played Dolores over at Paseo De Las Artes Teatro, Desconectados where she played La Niña over at EL Bar Teatro Para Todos and Dos Corazones, a bilingual play, where she played Cheryl. Most notable works were in Mujeres de Shakespeare, Shakespeare in Spanish where she played Titania and Filo al Fuego, choreographed by Bill Finlay, where she played the lead role of Sarita. Sarah also holds a BA in Theater Performance from Florida International University but mainly received her training over at Teatro Prometeo Conservatorio. Currently, Sarah also teaches children’s theater at Drama Kids International for several public schools in the Boca Raton area.
Tim Dugan* (Le Bret / Director-Much Ado About Nothing)
Tim Dugan serves as Associate Artistic Director/Education Director and this his 10th season with SSC. Some favorite SSC acting credits: Macbeth (Macbeth), Merry Wives of Windsor (Ford), Twelfth Night (Orsino), and Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick). Other favorite credits include Straight White Men-InterAct Theatre, Long Live the Little Knife-Inis Nua Theatre, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Crucible and The Marriage of Bette & Boo-Temple University Theaters; Doubt, Song For My Father, Tuesdays With Morrie-Oldcastle Theatre Company. Tim coordinates and teaches the SSC Intern Company and will be directing them in Much Ado About Nothing in August. As always for Anne and their three wonderful children-Grace, Helen and Timothy. MFA-Temple University. Proud member AEA. www.tim-dugan.net. Next Up in October: The Other Place-Walnut Street Theater.
Jack Fallon (Ligniere)
Jack Fallon is a graduate of Villanova and holds a Master’s in Ed Psych from St. Rose. He has appeared in theatres from the Palace in Albany to the Fox in Detroit to the Merriam in Philly. During the 1970s he was one of the pioneers of the Off Off Broadway movement appearing in over 35 productions at 6 different theatres. Jack was also one of the founding members of the WPA Theatre. His robust athletic energetic performances prompted the Village Voice to dub him “the jock set’s contribution to Off Off Broadway.” He has had guest starring roles on Jake and the Fatman and The Guiding Light. Jack can usually be seen chewing the scenery at Curtain Call Theatre. This is his seventh appearance at Saratoga Shakespeare.
Wynn Harmon* (De Guiche / Capulet, et al)
Broadway: The Detective in Porgy and Bess (also broadcast “Live from Lincoln Center” on PBS.) Off-Broadway: As You Like It, The New Yorkers, Tibet Does Not Exist. At The Kennedy Center he played Cap’n Andy in Showboat and James Jarvis in Lost in the Stars.. With The Glimmerglass Festival he played The Starkeeper/Dr. Seldon in Carousel, Mr. Straussmanthaler in Ariadne in Naxos, James Jarvis in Lost in the Stars, Merlin/Pellinore in Camelot and, Charlie Cowell in The Music Man, a production that was taken to Royal Opera House of Muscat, Oman. Other Regional credits include: Capital Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, The Studio Theatre (Helen Hayes Award nomination). Alley Theatre, Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, American Conservatory Theatre, Huntington Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare on the Sound, and eleven shows at The Old Globe, San Diego. He played Trevor Babcock on All My Children, Mayor Van Wyck in The Knick and Mark in the film Paper Cranes. Two Best Supporting Actor Awards for Jacques in As You Like It, and St. Exupery in …35,000 FEET; and The Edwin E. Stein Award for Excellence in the Arts.
Raya Malcolm (Juliet, et al)
Raya is thrilled to return to Saratoga to work with this talented group of artists. Romeo & Juliet marks her 6th show with SSC, having previously appeared in The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Other regional credits include: Rhinoceros (Boston Playwright’s Theatre), The Servant of Two Masters, The Saint Plays, The Crucible (Suffolk University), Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night (Odyssey Opera). A recent grad of Suffolk University, Raya will return to Boston in the fall where she will appear in Central Square Theatre’s upcoming production of Matchless & The Happy Prince. She thanks her family for their endless love, her fellow actors for their inspiring work, and David Girard for his motivating artistry and deep commitment to his craft.
Yvonne Perry* (Benvolio / Lady Capulet)
Yvonne Perry is pleased to return to Saratoga Shakespeare, where she previously played Mistress Paige in Merry Wives of Windsor. At Capital Rep, Yvonne has appeared in Naked Influence, The God Game; The Sisters Rosensweig, A Christmas Story, Intimate Apparel and others. She was seen in The Elephant Man and Present Laughter, both with Broadway star Kevin McGuire at Hubbard Hall. She has also performed at NYSTI, River Valley Rep, Stageworks/Hudson, Theatre 88 and Oldcastle. She has toured the northeast with productions of the thought provoking What I Heard About Iraq and Charles Ludlam’s Reverse Psychology. Yvonne originated the role of Rosanna Cabot on the CBS soap As The World Turns, and she won a Soap Opera Award for her portrayal of the runaway heiress – whom she played for five years. Other TV: Law & Order, CI; Silk Stalkings, Candid Camera, Guiding Light, All My Children. Yvonne also keeps busy doing corporate training videos, TV commercials, and narration work. She has taught and directed shows at area colleges for over 15 years. (UAlbany, Siena, Union, Skidmore) BFA: Adelphi University. MA: UAlbany. A proud member AEA and SAG-AFTRA, Yvonne serves as the Chair of the Greater Albany Area Liaison of Actors Equity. www.yvonneperry.com
Woodrow Proctor (Christian / Mercutio)
Woodrow Proctor is very excited to be returning to the Saratoga Shakespeare Company for the third year in a row having recently graduated from Skidmore College with a double major in theater and computer science. Previous capital district credits include Milo Tindle (Sleuth), Malcolm (Macbeth) and Dumain (Love’s Labour’s Lost).
John Romeo* (Ragineau / Nurse, Friar, et al)
John Romeo- Stage :London-West End, Off-Broadway, Moscow, Jordan, Italy, Sweden roles include: Willy Loman in Death Of A Salesman, Lenny in Of Mice And Men, American Enterprise (East Coast Premiere) Directed by Patricia Birch, Fiorello LaGuardia in Fiorello!, Grumio in Taming Of The Shrew , MacDuff in Macbeth, Harry Brock in Born Yesterday. Saratoga Shakespeare-A Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Love’s Labours Lost. Films: As You Are, Fighting For Freedom (w/ Bruce Dern), A Tale Of Cinderella, Ice Queen, The Neighborhood That Disappeared (co-director), Breakfast Of Champions (Dir Of Photography/Editor). Voice over actor . 3 time winner Metroland’s Best Local Actor. Member of Actor’s Equity, SAG-AFTRA.
Jocelyn Vammer (Desiree)
Jocelyn is thrilled for her first season with Saratoga Shakespeare Company! NYC Theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Macbeth, The Tempest, The Snow Queen, and School for Wives. Regional work includes: Merchant of Venice, Fiddler on the Roof, Little Women the Musical, and Urinetown. New work development: Bar Code (James Rado/Gladshot), Babel (Convergences Collective). She is a proud member of the special effects spoof YouTube channel BinxFilms (Hollywood Comedy Shorts Finalist) and the smash hit new podcast: The Film Reroll. She trains at The Brian McManamon Studio (Gotham‘s Clayface), The Bob Krakower Studio, and Hollywood Stunts NYC. Acro and Aerials training with Jeremy Williams/WT McRae, Upsidown Arts, and Aerial Arts NYC. Love and gratitude to Paulo and her family.
* Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
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