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Press Release: Globe for All - Measure for Measure

Casting Is Announced as GLOBE FOR ALL Extends Its Reach,
Touring Free Shakespeare in the San Diego Community
with an Additional Week of Performances
of the Searing Comedy MEASURE FOR MEASURE,
Directed by PATRICIA MCGREGOR,
NOVEMBER 1 Through NOVEMBER 20, 2016!

Your Coverage Is Invited ~
Join Us at One of the Available Community Venues!

The GLOBE FOR ALL Tour Will Culminate with
Low-Cost Public Performances on Sunday, November 20,
in the Globe’s Rehearsal Halls in the Historic House of Charm

 

SAN DIEGO (October 11, 2016)—The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as Globe for All returns November 1 – November 20, in its third year on the annual roster, with Shakespeare’s searing comedy Measure for Measure. Acclaimed director Patricia McGregor makes her Globe debut, following glowing reviews for The Public Theater Mobile Unit’s Hamlet this summer. The free Globe for All Shakespeare tour begins Tuesday, November 1 and extends its reach this year with an additional week of performances and eight new venues that stretch across San Diego County in a wide variety of economically, geographically, and culturally diverse communities. The tour will culminate in two low-cost performances on Sunday, November 20 in the Globe’s rehearsal studios, part of Balboa Park’s historic House of Charm.

Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare’s richest plays, mixing comedy and drama in a thrilling story of love and power. In a decadent Vienna, the strict, newly appointed leader Angelo wants to rid the city of moral decay—until he falls for a young nun pleading for the life of her brother and things get complicated. Justice, lust, hypocrisy, and redemption take center stage along with a wild cast of characters in a bold staging of this timely classic.

In addition to the performance, each partner organization is offered a Bard Basics workshop leading up to the performance. These workshops are designed to enhance the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare’s work. Taught by professional Globe teaching artists, participants will be introduced to Shakespeare, his work, and the common themes and ideas of Measure for Measure. Each performance will begin with an introductory pre-show warmup led by the teaching artists and end with a casual talk-back with the Globe’s Master Teaching Artist Lisel Gorell-Getz, who is also in the cast.

Globe for All presents free professional Shakespeare to diverse, multigenerational audiences in locations around San Diego County, with a cast of nine professional actors, a DJ, and four production staff members. Over the past two years, Globe for All has performed in military bases, homeless shelters, centers for the elderly, correctional facilities, recreation centers, libraries, and other community venues for nearly 2,200 audience members, many seeing theatre—and Shakespeare—for the first time. In addition to this year’s 17-stop tour, Globe for All will play at The Old Globe for two low-cost performances.

Globe for All helps make theatre matter to audiences who, for whatever reason, do not enjoy regular access to the professional performing arts. With production values scaled to non-theatrical venues such as gymnasiums, cafeterias, and multipurpose rooms, the tour gives audiences an intimate, up-close, and visceral experience of live performance and fosters a shared sense of community between performer and spectator. For some, the Globe for All tour is their first experience seeing a piece of live theatre, and for others, it is an exciting return to the art form. In addition to providing the community with free access to professional performances of Shakespeare, Globe for All enriches the theatre experience by offering free workshops and other activities. This model of theatrical engagement has grown very popular across the country, and our tours are used as exemplars by many other theatre companies.

Venues for the 2016 tour include return visits to South Bay Community Services/Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood, Fourth District Senior Resource Center; San Diego Public Library – Central Branch, Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility, Chaldean Middle-Eastern Social Services, Father Joe’s Villages, California State Prison, Centinela, Naval Base San Diego, and Veterans Village of San Diego. New venues this year include Mary Fay Pendleton School at Camp Pendleton, The Old Globe Technical Center, Lemon Grove Academy/Lemon Grove Historical Society/Lemon Grove Branch Library, City Heights/Weingart Branch Library & Performance Annex, The City of San Diego Parks & Recreation – Linda Vista, A Reason to Survive, and Escondido Public Library, with an additional location to be announced.

The cast includes recent graduates of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program Makha Mthembu (Isabella, Soldier), Daniel Petzold (Angelo, Barnardine), and Christopher Salazar (Duke Vincentio, Elbow) in the lead roles, and Ally Carey (Pompey, Provost), Jake Millgard (Lucio, Froth), and Nathan Whitmer (Claudio). Joining them are local actors Lisel Gorell-Getz (Mistress Overdone, Mariana, Servant), Flordelino Lagundino (Escalus, Abhorson), Davina Van Dusen (Juliet, Nun, Friar Peter), and DJ Miki Vale.

The creative staff includes Sean Fanning (Scenic Design), Shelly Williams (Costume Design), and Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager).

“Globe for All has quickly grown to become one of the core programs of The Old Globe, enriching our community and galvanizing our theatre as it serves our neighbors in a deep and special way,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “It’s our core conviction that theatre in general, and Shakespeare in particular, are necessary to living a full and rich life, and yet we recognize that some in our city either don’t know about the work we do or cannot enjoy regular access to it. Globe for All is an exciting way to bring the joys and thrills of live, professional Shakespeare to San Diegans who may not have experienced them before. We are grateful to the community-based organizations that are partnering with us and to the civic-minded philanthropies that are supporting this effort. Together, we can make theatre matter to many more of our fellow citizens.”

Globe for All will be presented with free public performances at

  • Fourth District Senior Resource Center (The George L. Stevens Senior Center, 570 S. 65th St., San Diego, 92114) on Friday, November 4 at 1:30 p.m.
  • The Old Globe Technical Center (5335 Market St., San Diego, 92114) on Saturday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m.
  • San Diego Public Library – Central Branch (Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, Shiley Special Events Suite, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, 92101) on Sunday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Lemon Grove Academy/Lemon Grove Historical Society/Lemon Grove Branch Library (Lemon Grove Academy, Roberto Alvarez Auditorium, 3171 School Ln., Lemon Grove, 91945) on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Chaldean Middle-Eastern Social Services (St. Michael Chaldean Catholic Church, 799 E. Washington Ave., El Cajon, 92020) on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.
  • City Heights/Weingart Branch Library & Performance Annex (3795 Fairmount Ave., San Diego, 92105) on Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • The City of San Diego Parks & Recreation – Linda Vista (Linda Vista Recreation Center, 7064 Levant St., San Diego, 92111) on Sunday, November 13 at 12:15 p.m.
  • Naval Base San Diego (Navy Region Southwest, Anchors Catering & Conference Center, Main at Yama St., 2375 Recreation Way, Building 3210, San Diego, 92136) on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
  • A Reason to Survive (Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 140 E. 12th St., Suite B, National City, 91950) on Friday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Escondido Public Library (239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, 92025) on Saturday, November 19 at 12:00 noon

In addition to these free public performances, the Globe for All tour will be performed for members of the following organizations (not open to anyone outside the organization):

  • Mary Fay Pendleton School at Camp Pendleton
  • South Bay Community Services/Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood
  • Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility
  • Father Joe’s Villages
  • California State Prison, Centinela
  • Veterans Village of San Diego
  • One additional location to be announced

These last performances are NOT open to the public, so PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH ANY DETAILS ABOUT THEM. The non-public performances require advance clearances, and not all venues are open to press.

Please contact Susan Chicoine or Mike Hausberg to join us and see for yourself exactly what happens as the tour reaches out into the San Diego community!

The tour culminates with two low-cost public performances offered in The Old Globe’s rehearsal studios in the House of Charm on Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. These performances will be open to the public. Tickets are $15 for general public, $10 for subscribers, and are currently available to subscribers only. Tickets will go on sale to the general public, subject to availability, on Friday, October 28 at 12:00 noon.

Organizations interested in partnering with The Old Globe and Globe for All in the future should contact Karen Ann Daniels, Arts Engagement Programs Manager, at kdaniels@TheOldGlobe.org or (619) 231-1941 x2105.

Globe for All is supported in part through gifts from Elaine and Dave Darwin, Silvija and Brian Devine, Sanderson Family Foundation, The Parker Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, and The County of San Diego. Financial support for The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego.

The fall 2016 tour of Globe for All is dedicated to the memory of Stanley S. Edelstein.

Patricia McGregor (Director) has twice been profiled by The New York Times for her direction of world premieres. Her recent credits include The Parchman Hour (Guthrie Theater), Hamlet (The Public Theater), Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Company), brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Lincoln Center Theater), the world premiere of Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center), and the world premiere of Hurt Village (Signature Theatre Company). Her other credits include A Raisin in the Sun, The Winter’s Tale, Spunk, Adoration of the Old Woman, Blood Dazzler, Holding It Down, Four Electric Ghosts, Nothing Personal, and The House That Will Not Stand. For several years she has directed the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. She is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, a co-founder of Angela’s Pulse, and a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow at Yale School of Drama, where she also served as Artistic Director of the Yale Cabaret.

LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Guests may also be dropped off in front of the Mingei International Museum. Please note: The Old Globe's valet option on Old Globe Way will not be offered for November-December performances, including Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  The valet option will again be offered beginning in February 2017.  The Balboa Park valet in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden is still available, however. The Balboa Park valet is also available during performances ($12), located in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden. For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org. For directions and up-to-date information, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/Directions.

PLEASE NOTE: To look up online or GPS directions to The Old Globe, please do not use the Delivery Address above. There is only a 10-minute zone at that physical address. For GPS users, please click here for the map coordinates, and here for written directions to The Old Globe and nearby parking in Balboa Park.

2016-2017 SEASON CALENDAR: October Sky (9/10-10/23), The Lion (9/29-10/30), Globe for All Measure for Measure (11/3-20), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/5-12/26), M.F.A. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (11/12-20), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (2/4-3/12/2017), The Blameless (2/23-3/26),Red Velvet (3/25-4/30), Skeleton Crew (4/8-5/7), The Old Man and The Old Moon (5/13-6/18), The Imaginary Invalid (5/27-6/25), Guys and Dolls (7/2-8/13).

PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org/press-room.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON OUR VENUES OFFERING
PERFORMANCES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Many of these venues have scheduled pre-show community meals.
Please contact us for more information to cover this portion of the event.

Fourth District Senior Resource Center

  • The George L. Stevens Senior Center, 570 S. 65th St., San Diego, 92114
  • Friday, November 4 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Bard Basics workshop on Friday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m.
    Pre-show performance by FDSRC Seasoned Line Dancers at 1:00 p.m.
  • The Fourth District Seniors Resource Center is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization serving moderate- to low-income seniors residing within the 4th Council District. It is primarily funded through grants and private donations. The Center provides a place where seniors can meet to voice their concerns on various seniors’ issues, receive updates on legislative measures, socialize, and enjoy daily congregate meals. Participants are afforded the opportunity to interact with youth, thus fostering mutual pride and self-respect.

The Old Globe Technical Center

  • 5335 Market St., San Diego, 92114
  • Saturday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m.
  • The Old Globe Technical Center began operations in Southeast San Diego in 2007. The Globe’s technical and paint departments, staffed with anywhere from 13 to 35 crew members, build scenery in this 42,000 square-foot facility for all three Globe stages, often simultaneously. Regularly collaborating with some of the best designers in in the field, the Globe staff’s technical expertise is unsurpassed in the American theatre industry. This talented staff also gets to share it knowledge with the community through internship opportunities for San Diego students and expanding outreach programs.

San Diego Public Library – Central Branch

  • Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, Shiley Special Events Suite, 330 Park Blvd.,
    San Diego, 92101
  • Sunday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m.
  • San Diego Public Library, which is the largest library system in the region, serves a population of more than 1.3 million people. Its mission is to inspire lifelong learning through connections to knowledge and each other. The San Diego Public Library is a popular destination that connects this diverse community to free educational and cultural resources that enrich the lives of visitors and residents alike. With 5.6 million visitors, the library exceeds the attendance at San Diego Padres and Chargers home games combined. The San Diego Central Library, the heart of the city’s 35-branch public library system, opened in September 2013.

Lemon Grove Academy/Lemon Grove Historical Society/Lemon Grove Branch Library

  • Lemon Grove Academy, Roberto Alvarez Auditorium, 3171 School Ln., Lemon Grove, 91945
  • Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bard Basics workshop on Wednesday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Lemon Grove
    Branch Library
  • The mantra of Lemon Grove Academy (LGA) is “Keeping It RE2AL” which stands for “Relationships, Expectations for Excellence, and Accelerate Learning.” LGA’s mission is to help young adolescents explore the questions “Who am I?” “What do I aspire to be?” and “What is the path to achieve these goals?” They enable students to become aware of both the real world applications of their learning and the ability to positively contribute to our society.
  • The Lemon Grove Historical Society is located at the H. Lee House, a city-owned historic site maintained and operated by the Lemon Grove Historical Society. The Society preserves and shares the history of Lemon Grove within the context of regional, state, and national history; fosters interest in historical studies and the arts and humanities; and manages programs and buildings that advance this mission. It is governed by a seven-member board and is the leading cultural institution in Lemon Grove. The Society operates the Parsonage Museum and the H. Lee House Cultural Center, both in beautiful Civic Center Park in midtown Lemon Grove. The not-for-profit Society has a paid membership; distributes a quarterly newsletter; presents free, public history lectures from September to June; and offers chamber music, jazz, plays, art exhibits, and more.
  • The services offered by Lemon Grove Branch Library provide everyone books, e-books, computers, events for all ages from babies to seniors, and a 3-D printer. They are a branch of the San Diego County Library system and as such are committed to enriching the lives of the people of Lemon Grove. Their mission is to inform, educate, inspire and entertain. Take a moment to step though their doors and see what the library has to offer you.

Chaldean and Middle-Eastern Social Services

  • St. Michael Chaldean Catholic Church, 799 E. Washington Ave., El Cajon, 92020
  • Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Bard Basics workshop, date and time TBA
  • The mission of Chaldean and Middle-Eastern Social Services (CMSS) is to help refugee communities maximize their potential toward a better way of life, as well as to facilitate their acculturation into American society. To this end, CMSS educates and empowers resettling Chaldean and Middle Eastern refugees by providing them with the primary healthcare, education, and social service tools and programs necessary for comprehensive wellbeing and success in their new homeland.

City Heights/Weingart Branch Library & Performance Annex

  • 3795 Fairmount Ave., San Diego, 92105
  • Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Bard Basics workshop on Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m.
  • A branch of the San Diego Public Library, the largest library system in the region.

The City of San Diego Parks & Recreation – Linda Vista

  • Linda Vista Recreation Center, 7064 Levant St., San Diego, 92111
  • Sunday, November 13 at 12:15 p.m.
  • Bard Basics workshop on Thursday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m.
  • San Diego’s Park & Recreation department is responsible for overseeing more than 40,000 acres of developed and undeveloped open space; more than 340 parks, including Balboa Park, Mission Trails Regional Park, and Mission Bay Park; more than 26 miles of shoreline from Sunset Cliffs to La Jolla; 13 pools; three public golf complexes; and 56 recreation centers. Park and recreation professionals and volunteers host hundreds of community events each year and provide safe places for thousands of children to go after school, while taking great pride to enrich the lives of others through quality parks and programs. The city parks and programs are designed and developed so that people of all ages, abilities, and income levels have the chance to participate in excellent recreational opportunities. There is always something to see and do in a park, recreation facility, or pool each and every day. Visitors will find a program, activity, or special place that brings them back again and again.

Naval Base San Diego

  • Navy personnel and family members
  • Navy Region Southwest, Anchors Catering & Conference Center, Main at Yama St.,
    2375 Recreation Way, Building 3210, San Diego, 92136
  • Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Bard Basics workshop on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.
  • As the Naval shore installation management headquarters for the Southwest region (California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada), Navy Region Southwest provides coordination of base-operating support functions for operating forces throughout the region. This includes providing expertise in areas such as housing, environmental, security, family services, port services, air services, bachelor quarters, supply, medical, and logistical concerns for the hundreds of thousands of active-duty, reserve, and retired military members in the area. The Anchors Catering & Conference Center is located at Naval Base San Diego just outside the Main St. Gate. It allows for easy access to non-military guests.

A Reason to Survive

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 140 E. 12th St., Suite B, National City, 91950
  • Friday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Bard Basics workshop on Saturday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.
    • A Reason to Survive’s (ARTS) unique, sequential program model of therapeutic arts, arts education, and college and career preparation is based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The model follows youth long-term, meeting them “where they are” emotionally, socially, developmentally, and artistically. This provides a one-stop-shop to move from crisis to college or career using the arts and creativity. By providing youth with a sense of identity and a forum for positive expression, they aim to heal, inspire, and empower youth to affect positive change in their own lives, the communities they live in, and the world.

Escondido Public Library

  • 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, 92025
  • Saturday, November 19 at 12:00 noon
    • Bard Basics workshops on Saturday, November 5 at 11:00 a.m. and Saturday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m.
    • Escondido Public Library strives to enrich, empower, and educate the community through universal access to quality resources, services, and programs. The library’s guiding principles are to create readers, build successful enterprises, connect with others, promote cultural awareness, satisfy curiosity and learn, make informed decisions, create information literacy, and discover heritage.

 

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

Ally Carey (Pompey, Provost) performed at The Old Globe in Macbeth, Twelfth Night (in which she performed the lead role of Viola twice), Comedy of Errors, and Love’s Labor’s Lost. She performed in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program productions of As You Like It, The Seagull, Clybourne Park, Trelawny of the “Wells”, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. She was also featured in the reading of The Last Match for The Old Globe’s New Voices Festival. Her Chicago credits include understudying Belleville (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) and Camino Real (Goodman Theatre). Her regional credits include Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well, Gwen in The Royal Family, Troilus and Cressida, and The Circle (American Players Theatre), Noises Off and The Winter’s Tale (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Writer 1272 and A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater), Georgia Shakespeare, and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. She also appeared in the title role of Cinderella with The Little Orchestra Society (Lincoln Center) and, on television, in “Chicago, P.D.” She received her B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program.

Lisel Gorell-Getz (Mistress Overdone, Mariana, Servant) is a Master Teaching Artist in the Department of Arts Engagement at The Old Globe and is absolutely thrilled to be making her Globe performance debut in Measure for Measure. Her previous San Diego acting credits include Jesus Hates Me (ion theatre company), Detroit, Exit Interview, Tortilla Curtain, Intimate Apparel, and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (San Diego Repertory), Enron, Skinless, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The Crucible, and Bluebonnet Court (MOXIE Theatre), 9 Parts of Desire (Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company), Biedermann and the Firebugs (Cygnet Theatre Company), Current Nobody (La Jolla Playhouse), Macbeth and Valparaiso (Sledgehammer Theatre), Now or Later, Valhalla, Wrinkles, Cloud 9, and Psycho Beach Party (Diversionary Theatre, also an Associate Artist), and Twelfth Night (New Village Arts). Ms. Gorell-Getz received her B.F.A. at Ithaca College and trained at the British American Drama Academy.

Flordelino Lagundino (Escalus, Abhorson) is an actor, director, and producer. He is the Artistic Director of Leviathan Lab and Generator Theater Company and recently held the position of Associate Producer at La Jolla Playhouse. As an actor, he has worked at Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Perseverance Theatre, Folger Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, African Continuum Theatre Company, Talking Band, Imagination Stage, Washington Shakespeare Company, and ZACH Theatre. His directing credits include Sweeney Todd, Doubt, Yellowman, and Animals Out of Paper (Perseverance Theatre), Wearable Art Extravaganza (Juneau Arts & Humanities Council), and Flipzoids, True West, and Shakespeare’s R&J (Generator Theater Company).In addition, he has worked as a teacher and director with International Theatre and Literacy Project at Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda. Mr. Lagundino attended the graduate acting program at The University of Texas at Austin and the graduate directing program at Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company.

Jake Millgard (Lucio, Froth) is a recent graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. He was last seen in the Globe’s productions of Love’s Labor’s Lost, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors,and Arms and the Man. He also recently appeared in Shiley Graduate Theatre Program productions of As You Like It, The Seagull, Clybourne Park, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. His New York credits include Sex and Violence, On Campus, and Remembering Kimberly. His regional credits include Dracula and A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Full Monty (Northern Stage), and Art, The Odd Couple, and Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Mount Baker Theatre’s Summer Repertory Theatre). He also appeared in the premiere of The Open Road Anthology (Humana Festival of New American Plays). Some of his television and film credits include “Grimm,” Pudding Face, Placebo, and Frank and Barry.

Makha Mthembu (Isabella, Soldier) has appeared in The Old Globe’s productions of Love’s Labor’s Lost as Jaquenetta, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, and Twelfth Night. She has also appeared in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program productions of The Seagull; Clybourne Park; Trelawny of the “Wells”; Pericles, Prince of Tyre; andas Celia in As You Like It. Her Chicago credits include Judith in Sweetwater (Oracle Productions), Lady Montague in Romeo and Juliet (Teatro Vista), and Judith Smith in Belfast Girls (Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre). Her regional credits include Catherine in The Nightmare Room (Towle Theater). Ms. Mthembu received her B.F.A in Acting from Drake University.

Daniel Petzold (Angelo, Barnardine) previously performed in the Globe’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, and Twelfth Night. He has also recently performed in The Old Globe/USD Shiley M.F.A. Program productions of The Seagull, As You Like It, Clybourne Park, Trelawny of the “Wells”, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. In the San Francisco Bay Area he has performed in Tom Stoppard’s trilogy The Coast of Utopia and Jon Tracy’s The Salt Plays (Shotgun Players), Three Sisters (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), A Bright New Boise (Aurora Theatre Company), Any Given Day and Another Way Home (Magic Theatre), Oskar and the Big Bully Battle (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing, and Romeo and Juliet (Pacific Repertory Theatre), and performances with the San Francisco, Marin, and Livermore Shakespeare Festivals. He holds a B.A. in Theater and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley.

Christopher Salazar (Duke Vincentio, Elbow) previously appeared at The Old Globe in the Globe for All productions of Much Ado About Nothing and All’s Well That Ends Well; the 2012 and 2013 Shakespeare Festivals, playing Silvius in As You Like It, Rivers in Richard III, and Prince of Aragon in The Merchant of Venice; Barry Edelstein’s Thinking Shakespeare Live!; The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program productions of Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night,and Tartuffe. His recent Los Angeles credits include the title character in The Misanthrope (Classical Theatre Lab), Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest (A Noise Within), Edwin in Our Lady of 121st Street (The Victory Theatre Center), and Man 1 in Candide (Sacred Fools Theater Company). His New York credits include the world premiere of Thieves (The Public Theater), Hamlet (Gorilla Repertory Theater Company, Inc.), The Tempest (Brave New World Repertory Theatre), and Big Love (Columbia University Stage). His regional credits include Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles), Saint Joan and Peter Pan (Barter Theatre), Deathtrap (The Barnstormers Theatre), The Winter’s Tale, Antony and Cleopatra,and Love’s Labour’s Lost (American Shakespeare Center), and understudying the East Coast premiere of Outrage (The Wilma Theater). Mr. Salazar holds an M.F.A. in Acting from The Old Globe/USD and has a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Davina Van Dusen (Juliet, Nun, Friar Peter) is an 18-year-old actress from San Diego who has just graduated from high school at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SDSCPA). Her regional credits include Princess Naüsicaa in Odyssey (The Old Globe) and 10-Year-Old Tommyin The Who’s Tommy (San Diego Repertory Theatre). Ms. Van Dusen has also been in several productions at SDSCPA. She is the current Miss Golden State Teen Queen of California of the Miss Junior America Pageant.

Nathan Whitmer (Claudio) was last seen at the Globe in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Macbeth, and The Comedy of Errors. He is a member of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, for which he has appeared in The Seagull, Clybourne Park, As You Like It, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. He was seen Off Broadway in A.A. Milne’s The Ugly Duckling (Marvell Rep), and his other New York City credits include Macbeth (TitanTheatre Company), Bumbershoot! (New York International Fringe Festival), and Who Murdered Love (Theatre for the New City).As a member of Barter Theatre’s Player Company and Resident Acting Company, he appeared in over 25 productions in roles great and small. His other regional credits include A Christmas Carol, Reckless, and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), The Royal Hunt of the Sun and 1776 (Texas Shakespeare Festival), and the role of John Proctor in The Crucible (Roxy Regional Theatre). Mr. Whitmer received his B.F.A. from Ohio University.

Miki Vale (DJ) is a hip-hop/soul artist and DJ as well as a member of Southern California-based rap duo Fifty50 with artist Kandi Cole. Ms. Vale creates a unique soundscape: one part hip-hop, one part old soul, two parts evolved artist and revolutionary MC. Her melodic flow illustrates a mental picture with each line and breathes new life into hip-hop as we know it. Her latest EP, The Good, the Bad, and the Lovely, was nominated in 2013 by the San Diego Music Awards for Best Hip Hop Album. Additionally, Ms. Vale has co-created physical and virtual spaces for women’s presence and engagement with hip-hop including but not limited to BGRRRLz Rhapsody, a month-long event in March 2013 that explored the impact of hip-hop culture on race, class, and gender; as well as all-female cypher videos and other multimedia archiving women in hip-hop. She co-hosts an online radio show, “The Lovelight Show,” and is the founder of SoulKiss Events.

Sean Fanning (Scenic Design) is a Southern California-based scenic designer with numerous productions across local stages. His previous Globe credits include the Globe for All tour of All’s Well That Ends Well, Full Gallop (Craig Noel Award nomination), A Doll’s House, Kingdom, and Plaid Tidings – A Special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid. His credits with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program include Pericles, Prince of Tyre; Much Ado About Nothing; Measure for Measure; Twelfth Night; The Winter’s Tale; The Two Gentlemen of Verona;and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His other recent designs include Manifest Destinitis, The Oldest Boy, Honky (Craig Noel Award nomination), and Everybody’s Talkin’: The Music of Harry Nilsson (San Diego Repertory Theatre), Seven Guitars, King Hedley II, Gypsy, Hay Fever, The Vortex, Dogfight, and The Whale (Cygnet Theatre Company), the world premiere of The Boy Who Danced on Air (Diversionary Theatre), brownsville song (b-side for tray) (MOXIE Theatre), and The Improv at Harrah’s and Menopause The Musical (Harrah’s Las Vegas). In 2016 he had the privilege of designing The Old Globe and San Diego Public Library’s exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folio in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Mr. Fanning holds an M.F.A. in Scene Design from San Diego State University.

Shelly Williams (Costume Design) has designed The Old Globe’s Alive and Well, Striking 12, the touring education production of Twelfth Night, and several years designing costumes for the Summer Shakespeare Intensive. As Assistant Costume Designer at The Old Globe, Ms. Williams has worked on many productions; some of her favorites include Water by the Spoonful, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, The Madness of George III, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (16 years). Elsewhere her credits include peerless (MOXIE Theatre), The Motherfucker with the Hat, Gem of the Ocean, Burn This, The Book of Liz, Bed and Sofa, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Cygnet Theatre Company), A Thousand Clowns, The Fantasticks, Cabaret, Man of La Mancha, As Bees in Honey Drown, and Moon Over Buffalo (North Coast Repertory Theatre), The Good Doctor (Moonlight Stage Productions at Avo Playhouse), Pippin (La Jolla Stage Company), The House of Bernarda Alba, Opal, The Kentucky Cycle Parts I and II, and The Triumph of Love (Patté Award for Theatre Excellence) (San Diego State University), and Easter and The Killing of Sister George (California State University, Fullerton). She has also designed makeup for Burried Child and Fefu and Her Friends (UC Irvine) and The Skryker (SDSU). Ms. Williams received a B.A. in Costume and Makeup Design from Cal State Fullerton and an M.F.A. in Costume Design from San Diego State University.

Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager) previously worked at The Old Globe on tokyo fish story, The Metromaniacs, In Your Arms, Twelfth Night, Buyer & Cellar, Bright Star, Othello, Water by the Spoonful, The Winter’s Tale, A Doll’s House, Pygmalion, A Room with a View, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, the 2011-2013 Shakespeare Festivals, Rafta, Rafta…, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Alive and Well, Sammy, Cornelia, Since Africa, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,and The Glass Menagerie. Her Broadway credits include In the Heights. Her regional credits include Indecent, Side Show, Ruined, The Third Story, Memphis,and Most Wanted (La Jolla Playhouse) and Post Office (Center Theatre Group). Her San Diego credits include Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company, North Coast Repertory Theatre, and Lamb’s Players Theatre. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

 

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