2017 Professional Acting Company
...in alphabetical order...
Morgan Barbour (Puck / Egeus, A Midsommer Night's Dreame) is an actor, writer, movement director, and aerialist. She has performed and directed throughout the USA, UK, Ireland, and continental Europe in Off-West End, touring, and regional productions. She is thrilled to be joining the Saratoga Shakespeare Company as both an actor and movement director for the Summer 2017 season. She is currently completing her MFA in Movement at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK. www.morganbarbour.com
Wesley Broulik (Polixenes, The Winter's Tale) is a performer, director, writer, producer, & educator. His work has been seen in television, films, commercials, new media, off-Broadway, New York theatre, regional theatre, and tours. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Practice at The Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film at The University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He has studied Moment Work with Moisés Kaufman and Barbara Pitts-McAdams of Tectonic Theatre Project, is a CTC with The National Michael Chekhov Association, and been a past participant of Director's Lab North (Toronto, ON). Wesley holds an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts and is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC, and Dramatist's Guild Inc. www.wesleybroulik.net
Shayne David Cameris (Clown, The Winter's Tale) is absolutely ecstatic to be returning to work with Saratoga Shakes this summer. You may remember seeing him a couple years back in SSC’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dull) as well as a part of the apprentice company’s production of The Comedy of Errors (Antonio). Some other credits include: Capital Repertory Theatre-Some People Hear Thunder (Daniel der Kaloustian), Camelot (Guilliam/Percussionist), The Blue Sky Boys (CJ Caldwell); Theatre Voices-The Birthday Party (Stanley); Siena College-Endgame (Hamm), Measure for Measure (Duke), Spike Heels (Edward), Hedda Gabler (EilertLovborg) among others. He would like to thank his family and friends, old and new for their continuous support. He wouldn’t be where he is now without them.
Tim Dugan (Bottome, A Midsommer Night's Dreame) serves as Associate Artistic Director/Director of Education in his 11th 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, The Other Place-Walnut Street Theater, Long Live the Little Knife-Inis Nua Theatre, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, and The Crucible -Temple University Theaters; Doubt, Song For My Father, Tuesdays With Morrie-Oldcastle Theatre Company. Tim coordinates, and teaches in, SSC's YTPC training program. He is an Assistant Professor of Acting/Directing at Bates College. Love always to Anne, Grace, Helen and Timothy. MFA-Temple University. Proud member AEA. www.tim-dugan.net.
Paul Kuhn (Leontes, The Winter's Tale) is very happy to be performing at the Saratoga Shakespeare Company for the first time. Paul is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada where he graduated from Dalhousie University’s conservatory theatre programme. Paul spent two seasons with Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador and the Stepheville theatre festival in Stephenville, Newfoundland before moving to Philadelphia. While in Philadelphia, Paul has acted for such local theatre companies as Peoples Light & Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Interact Theatre company, Hedgerow Theatre and many more. For the past 13 years Paul has been the Artistic Director of The Curio Theatre Company in Philadelphia, PA. Love to Gay, Tess and Jasper back in Philly.
Matt Lytle (Theseus/Oberon - A Midsommer Night's Dream & Camillio - A Winter's Tale) is thrilled to make his debut at the Saratoga Shakespeare Company this summer! UPCOMING: Death of a Salesmen as Biff (Trinity Repertory Company) REGIONAL THEATRE: Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Kentucky Shakespeare, and the National Players. He has studied at LAMDA and holds his BFA from the Boston University School of Theatre. This fall he will be a third year at the BROWN/TRINITY REP MFA Acting program. Love to Mom, Dad and Girly.
Lucy Miller (Helena - A Midsommer Night's Dreame) is delighted to return to the Saratoga Shakespeare stage. Recent theatre credits: Picture of Dorian Grey (Creative License), The Birthday Party (Theatre Voices), Comedy of Errors (Woodstock Shakespeare Festival), (Powerhouse Theatre), Macbeth (Saratoga Shakespeare), Fuddy Mears, No Exit, The Dumb Waiter, Hold My Earrings,Twelfth Night Love Labour's Lost, Twelve, A Streetcar Named Desire, Boeing-Boeing, and more. Recent Film credit: Ready or Not, Stealing Love, Nyles, Benzo, and more. She has a BA in Theatre with minors in Russian and Political Science from Union College. “To sleep perchance to dream.” ~Shakespeare
Brian Ott (Lysander, A Midsommer Night's Dreame & Florizel, The Winter's Tale) makes his Saratoga Shakespeare Company debut in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Winter’s Tale. Recent credits include ECHOES (Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre), End of Summer (Metropolitan Playhouse), and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Next Stage Ensemble). He holds a B.A. in Theatre from the College of the Holy Cross. More at brianott.weebly.com.
Hillary Parker (Paulina, The Winter's Tale). Regional credits include: Love’s Labour’s Lost & The Merchant of Venice (Saratoga Shakespeare), You For Me For You (InterAct Theatre Co.), Romeo and Juliet & The Miracle Worker (The Media Theatre), God of Carnage (The Hangar Theatre), Gypsy & A Midsummer Nights Dream (Capital Rep), Almost Maine & Lake Effect (The Lake Theatre), Our Town with James Whitmore (Peterborough Players), Macbeth (CT Rep), The Basset Table (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective), Big Red Sun (11th Hour Theatre). MFA: UConn. hillary-parker.com
Brenny Rabine (Hermione, The Winter's Tale) played Mistress Ford in the THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR for Saratoga Shakes, and she's still tickled pink from it. Other theatre: (Off-Bway) BILL W AND DR BOB, (Regional) Arkansas Rep, Capital Rep, InterAct, Shadowlands, Majestic, Peterborough Players, among others. Alumna of MopCo Improv Theatre. Ridiculous amount of info found at www.brennyrabine.com. Proud Equity member. As always, for Nolan and Dale.
John Romeo (Peter Quince, A Midsommer Night's Dreame & Antigonus/Shepherd, The Winter's Tale). 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-Romeo & Juliet, Cyrano, 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). Member of Actor’s Equity, SAG-AFTRA.
Shayna Schmidt (Hermia, A Midsommer Night's Dreame). Ms. Schmidt is delighted to join SSC in bringing one of her favorite Shakespeare tales to life. Recent NYC & regional credits include: Rifkele in the NY Times Critic's Pick GOD OF VENGEANCE (La MaMa), Chava in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (La Comedia Dinner Theatre), Mary Bennet in PRIDE & PREJUDICE (Cincinnati Playhouse), Nurse in TITUS ANDRONICUS (Hudson Warehouse). BA, Hamilton College; further training at Drama Centre London & Atlantic Acting Studio. Special thanks to the fam, to Britian, & to Joey. www.shaynaschmidt.com.
Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch (Titania/Hippolyta, A Midsommer Night's Dreame & Perdita, A Winter's Tale) is enchanted to be joining SSC for the 2017 "Season of Magic." Regional Theatre: Peter and The Starcatcher (Molly Aster), A Year with Frog and Toad (Bird/Mouse). New York Theatre: Rock & Roll Refugee (Ensemble). Dance: Gelsey Kirkland's The Nutcracker (Sugarplum Fairy/Marie), Tulsa Ballet's Sleeping Beauty and Dracula, and TEDx Talk: La Danza de la Vida (Morelia, MX). Co-founder/Choreographer of Moving for Monarchs. LOVE & MAGIC to Jo, Mark, Connor, my mentors and family. @gwynedd_vetter_drusch