(Fool) has starred Off-Broadway in The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller, Off-Off-Broadway
in Caligula Maximus at LaMama ETC, and at the notorious NYC hot-spot The Box. Originally from
Athens, Georgia, Aaron graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He attended The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and
notably played the titular role in Macbeth. He has performed throughout Atlanta on stage as Ivan in 'ART',
Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, and Michal in The Pillowman; and on film in Last Fair
Deal Gone Down (Winner 2012 48hr film Competition), The Doll Collector (2nd Place 24 Film Race), and Little
Miss Twenty Something. A professional blues guitarist, he wrote and performed with The Manhattan Cartel.
(Cordelia) just wrapped shooting the lead role in a new short film, Remember Me? She is a member of the
all-female experimental Shakespeare company, The Dark Lady Players, with whom she’s played such roles as Hamlet and
Iago. Other select stage credits include: Family Shakespeare (MTWorks); After Tartuffe and The Tragedy
of Dandelion (Newborn Reading Series); Any Which Way Thou Wouldst Have It (Medallion Productions); Iago in Writing
Othello;; Venus in Fur and Clybourne Park (East Hampton Guild Hall); More; what do you mean; Sins
of Our Fathers; Hamlet Bound and Unbound (Ego Actus); Buckingham (Southampton Cultural Center); Plan 9 from
Outer Space and Bitch Macbeth (DMTheatrics).
Andy Rivera (Guard) hails from Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Early on, he performed as an entertainer, playing guitar, singing, and as musical director. Work took him around the
world and while living in Berlin, Germany, he debuted as a background actor in the film The Innocent, starring Anthony
Hopkins. That first, small role got him a more featured role in the movie Gospel According to Harry, starring
Viggo Mortensen. A few years later, while living in Stuttgart, Germany, he decided to give theater a try and performed
in five different shows over a two-year period: The Graduate, High School Musical, Night of the Living Dead, before
landing his very first soloist debut in Fiddler on the Roof, performing shortly after in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Back in the US and more recently, he has performed in the HBO TV Series VEEP, and recently featured in the National
Geographic Documentary Drama American Genius.
Brett Lawlor (1st Knight) Professional film debut.
Regional theatre: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival - The Two Gentleman of Verona (Outlaw/Ensemble). University
theatre: Favorite roles include Charlie Cowell in The Music Man, Mr. Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, Louie
in Lost in Yonkers, and Eddie in A View from the Bridge.
is a New York-based Film and TV actor. Cezar's acting career began with a number of roles in a variety of short
films and has continued to grow and expand with a wide range of roles, including the lead in projects such as Tolls
(Feature Film - 2015), Brujo (Short Film - 2014) and the Boston/New England Regional Emmy Award-Winning Documentary
series The Folklorist (2013), as well as supporting roles in a list of projects such as Mary Loss of Soul
(Feature Film - 2014), Fury: The Tales of Ronan Pierce (Feature Film - 2014) and Mosden (Short Film
- 2014), among others.
Craig Allen (Doctor)is best known for his stage roles
as Dr. Grimpthorpe in Magic, Duncan in Macbeth, Siegfried von Konigswald in Happy Birthday Wanda June,
and Mr. Glib in St. Patrick’s Day; or, The Scheming Lieutenant. He has also been working extensively
in performing live theater in online virtual environments with the troupe Avatar Repertory Theater, where among many roles
he has done Marty in Marty, Chrysale in The Learned Women, Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor,
and the White Knight in Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Dan Thorp (Oswald) is a lifetime resident of
the D.C. area who has many local film credits including Pivot Point, Georgian Way and The Men Who Built America.
His most recent stage credit is Edward Raynor in Black Coffee. Dan, a member of SAG/AFTRA, is currently working
with MdM Talent.
Eric Smith (Edgar) is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign.
From the suburbs of Illinois, Smith has lived and worked all over, including Los Angeles, Maryland, New Jersey, and
currently New York. Favorite roles include: Charles in As You Like It, Hal
in Proof, John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest, Dave in Things to See and Do (film),
Henry in The Coffee Shop Show (web-series), Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, The Provost in Measure
for Measure, and Rick in Six Degrees of Separation. Smith also attended the William Esper Studio and is
set to graduate from there in June of 2015.
Frank Mancino (Tenant) http://mancino.org
Garrett Matthews (Knight/French Soldier)
recently graduated from The Hartt School where he earned his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. He has performed
in operas at the Hartt Opera Theatre, Connecticut Concert Opera, and Kennedy Center, starting in middle school. Matthews’
TV credits include House of Cards and America's Most Wanted and the independent film Dead
Doggz. Matthews received the Folger Theatre’s “Peggy O'Brain Award” for portraying Nick Bottom
in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Most recently he played Danny Zuko in Grease at the Rockville
Jim Zidar (Gloucester) has been a professional actor based in Washington, DC for the last
30 years. He has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre, Ford's Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Folger Shakespeare Theatre,
Washington Stage Guild, Washington Shakespeare Company, Studio and Signature Theatres, Scena Theatre (including a tour in
Thessaloniki, Greece), New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, and other venues. His two favorite roles to date were at precisely
opposite ends of the intellectual spectrum: Galileo in Life of Galileo and Lennie in Of Mice and Men. In
2008 he directed, at the playwright's request, a revival/staged reading of Barbara Garson's 1967 play Macbird! at
the Brecht Forum in New York. In 2010 he read the role of Sir John Harington in Robert Brustein's Mortal Terror, again
at the playwright's request, at The Players Club. Mr. Zidar has taught theatre for over two decades, including 12
years of International Baccalaureate Theatre Arts, during which time he directed 15 plays in English, five in French, and
one in Russian. For five years he played a featured character on a national weekly radio show produced by
the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Jared Doreck (Edmund) Jared is an actor/model/dancer.
He just returned to Prague after filming KILD in Texas this summer. He is an award winning
improviser and narrator. Leading actor in Una Mujer en una Caja & The Caretaker (2011 winners
Gulf Coast Film Festival "Best Foreign" & "Best Drama", respectively). Jared has worked in musicals
under Jerry Bock and Stuart Ostrow. In Europe, he recently filmed for the TV shows Borgia and Crossing
Lines, and two projects with Česká Televize: Colette and České století. Jared is a proud member of the Prague Shakespeare
Jared Jason Murray (Burgundy/British Soldier) is an actor based in the DC area. D.C. Area: Kennedy Center:
Shear Madness (Tony) Olney Theatre Center: Red Riding Hood A New Fable (Wolf); Imagination Stage: Rapunzel
(Brian/Simon U/S); Theater Alliance: The Night Before Christmas (Elf); The American Century Theater: Marathon‘3
(Red); Chesapeake Shakespeare Company: Richard III (1st Murderer); Source Festival: Spacebar: A Broadway
Play by Kyle Sugarman (Kyle); Impossible Theatre Company: Macbeth (Donalbain); REGIONAL: Tecumseh! Outdoor
Drama (Captain Blake); The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama (Ensemble).
Michael Crowley (Knight/Servant): Principal Credits - Macduff (understudy
Macbeth)/ Macbeth for the Annapolis Shakespeare Company; Earl of Surrey(Ensemble)/Henry IV Parts 1/2 at
the Shakespeare Theatre Company; Christopher (understudy)/Tribes at the Studio Theatre; Protest by
Vaclav Havel at the Ambassador Theatre; and The Politician; Interrogation in the Capital Fringe Festival.
A Said (Beggar/Soldier) studied theater with a concentration in acting at the University of Maryland Baltimore
County. For the last five years, Said has written one full length play and several one act plays, two feature
length screenplays and one graphic novel. He also writes poetry in the vein of hip-hop. He self-produced
his one man play The Pear Tree, which had a year-long run in Maryland. Said has coached actors for short and
feature length screenplays, as well as taught in the Anne Arundel County Public School system and the Boys and Girls clubs.
He has also coached lawyers and litigators. In 2012 Said appeared in a short
science fiction film called True Skin and is set to work on the feature length version that has been optioned by Warner
Bros. studio. His primary interest is in surrealist theater, absurdism and magical realism. His work
is heavily influenced by Samuel Beckett, David Mamet, Edward Albee, Naomi Wallace and August Strindberg.
He notes: "I'd like to switch genres amongst the mediums, produce a play that is a science fiction; write a film/graphic
novel or video game that is primarily character study. I think this will end the dearth of young people
attending live theater."
Peter Holdway (Kent) In a career that spans some thirty years, Peter has acted in British theatre, television
and film. For the theatre, he has been a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing not only on the main stages
but also delivering sonnets as part of the RSC’s broader work. His physical skills led to him working as a rope and
trapeze artist for an innovative production of Goethe’s Faust (Parts I & II) and having a role created
for him in The Painter of Dishonour by Tirso de Molina. Peter has played in many plays of Shakespeare, including
Romeo and Juliet (Prince Escalus, Apothecary), directed by Rupert Goold, Hamlet (Player King) and Othello
(Cassio); he has been a member of the Globe Theatre’s Read Not Dead company reviving texts written by contemporaries
of Shakespeare but rarely, if ever, performed since their heyday. Other highlights of Peter’s extensive career
on the stage are his roles as the villain in traditional Christmas Pantomimes (including an Ugly Sister) and a short season
on London’s West End in The Witches by Roald Dahl. On television, Peter has appeared in many programs,
from daytime magazine shows (as a mime artist) to soap opera (The Bill). In film, he has appeared in The
Hogfather, adaptyed from Terry Pratchett’s book and played Death in an interactive guide to Pratchett’s Discworld,
which won a BAFTA award. He was also Abraham Lincoln for an advertising campaign for Lincoln Financial Group.
Peter has performed internationally, most notably in Beirut, Lebanon and Tbilisi, Georgia, and he is a fluent French speaker,
which he has used for many projects in which he has been involved.
Philip Fletcher (Beggar) is a Synetic Theater Founding
Company Member who has appeared in over 45 Synetic productions over the past 12 years. Favorite Synetic productions
include: Twelfth Night (Orsino), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Portrait), Tempest (Prospero),
King Lear (Edmund) [Helen Hayes Outstanding Ensemble and Supporting Actor nominated], Othello (Iago)
[HH Outstanding Ensemble and Lead Actor nominated], A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon) [HH Outstanding
Ensemble], Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) [HH Outstanding Ensemble], Carmen (Lucas) [HH Outstanding Ensemble
Nominated], Macbeth (Witch) [HH Outstanding Supporting Actor], The Dybbuk (Groom)
[Theater J co-production], Hamlet…the rest is silence (King Hamlet’s Ghost/Player King) [HH
Outstanding Ensemble], and Host and Guest (Mullah).
Reed Imhoff (Knight/British Soldier) numbers among
his stage credits Charles Lomax in George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara and Tom in Reckless, Lewis
in King John, and Biron n Love’s Labour’s Lost. He returns to Stage Coach Theatre’s
production of Saddle Up for Death later this season.
A graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, she has performed in various regional and Off-Broadway productions.
Favorite roles include Helena in All's Well That Ends Well (with Capital Classics in West Hartford, CT), Puck
in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (performed in Stratford upon Avon, England), and Olivia in Twelfth Night
(performed in Original Pronunciation). She can also be seen on the new web series “Coffee Shop Show”
as Claire. Visit samanthadena.com for more.
Film: Field of Lost Shoes, Browncoats Redemption. Television: House of Cards, VEEP, Law and Order Criminal Intent,
Pigeon the Series, C-47 (pilot), El Amor es mas Fuerte, Te Amo Pecas. Steve has worked extensively in
theater, including the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and the American Century Theater, Signature Theatre. Studio Theatre,
the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, No Rules Theatre, the American Ensemble Theater, Scena Theatre and the In Series in Washington,
D.C. TV: Green Screen.
Todd Mazzie (Knight/British Soldier) is thrilled to be working with Alexander Barnett on King Lear.
His last Shakespearean role was Lysimachus in Pittsburgh Repertory Theater's Pericles. Todd
has been performing on stage and film for more than eighteen years. He recently appeared as Churchill's
Aide on The History Channel's The World Wars and has done various featured background roles with Turn
on AMC and Veep on HBO. In 2014 Todd was seen as Clive in Frederick Town Player's See How They Run
and Cléante in The Rockville Little Theater's The Miser. Before King Lear starts
filming, Todd will be finishing up 2014 as Vince Fontaine in Rockville Musical Theater's Grease and
Richard in an original debut of A Revolutionary Christmas by Reiner Prochaska with the Maryland Ensemble Theater.
Taylor Rascher (Beggar/French Soldier) Previous credits
include: Washington National Opera's Moby Dick, Arizona Theatre Company's Clybourne Park (Kennith),
and Arizona Repertory Theatre's Cymbeline (Caius Lucius). T aylor has directed and produced his original works
in the Tucson (2013) and DC Fringe Festival (2014).
Vince Eisenson (Messenger) TV: Forbidden, The World Wars, American
Super/Natural, Evil Kin, Deadly Affairs, Killing Lincoln, Francis Scott Key in Smithsonian Channel's A Star-Spangled
Story. Film: Anthem of Liberty (IMAX). Theatre: Three seasons as a Resident Acting Company
member of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, where roles have included Richard III, Orlando, Proteus, Puck, and many others.
Vince has also performed at The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Synetic Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library, and in a radio adaptation
of Julius Caesar for NPR's WAMU 88.5.
William LeDent (Cornwall) www.williamledent.com