Marin Ireland Stars in Yale Rep and A.R.T.'s MARIE ANTOINETTE; Casting Complete!

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Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with American Repertory Theater, presents the world premiere of Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Marie Antoinette will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) October 26 through November 17. Opening Night is Thursday, November 1.

Marie Antoinette features choreography by Karole Armitage, sets by Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Gabriel Berry, lighting by Christopher Akerlind, sound by Matt Hubbs, puppet design by Matt Acheson, voice coaching by Jane Guyer Fujita, fight choreography by J. David Brimmer, and stage management by Amanda Spooner.

The cast includes Fred Arsenault, Hannah Cabell, David Greenspan, Marin Ireland, Vin Knight, Jo Lampert, Polly Lee, Steven Rattazzi, Jake Silbermann, Teale Sperling, Brian Wiles, and Ashton Woerz.

Marie Antoinette was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre. Development and production support are provided by Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The young queen Marie Antoinette (Marin Ireland) delights and inspires her French subjects with her three-foot tall wigs and extravagant haute couture. But times change and even the most fashionable queens go out of style. In David Adjmi’s humorous and haunting Marie Antoinette, idle gossip turns more insidious as the country revolts, demanding liberté, égalité, fraternité!

Tickets for Marie Antoinette range from $20-96, and are available online at www.yalerep.org, by phone at (203) 432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep Box Office (1120 Chapel Street). Student, senior, and group rates are also available.

Friday, October 26 8PM Post-Show Conversation
Saturday, October 27 8PM Post-Show Conversation
Monday, October 29 8PM ALL TICKETS $20; Post-Show Conversation
Tuesday, October 30 8PM ALL TICKETS $20
Wednesday, October 31 8PM ALL TICKETS $20
Thursday, November 1 8PM Opening Night
Friday, November 2 8PM
Saturday, November 3 2PM Talk Back
Saturday, November 3 8PM Grad Night reception – 7PM
Tuesday, November 6 8PM Post-Show Conversation
Wednesday, November 7 2PM Senior Reception - 1PM
Wednesday, November 7 8PM
Thursday, November 8 8PM Post-Show Conversation
Friday, November 9 8PM
Saturday, November 10 2PM Open Captioning, Talk Back
Saturday, November 10 8PM Post Show-Conversation
Tuesday, November 13 8PM
Wednesday, November 14 8PM
Thursday, November 15 8PM
Friday, November 16 8PM
Saturday, November 17 2PM Audio Description
Saturday, November 17 8PM

Post-Show Conversations: Join us downstairs in the lounge after the performance for a conversation with other audience members and Yale Rep artistic staff.

Talk Backs: Moderated Q&As with members of the company immediately following the performance.

Grad Night Reception: Graduate students are invited to complimentary soft drinks, beer, wine, and pizza before the show.

Senior Reception: A dessert reception and presentation by members of the creative team prior to the Wednesday matinee performance.

Open Captioning: A digital display of the play’s dialogue as it is spoken.

Audio Description: A live narration, via headset, of the play’s action, sets, and costumes.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

David Adjmi (PLAYWRIGHT) was listed as one of the Top Ten in Culture for 2011 by The New Yorker magazine. He is the author of Stunning (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), The Evildoers (Sundance, Yale Repertory Theatre), Caligula (Soho Rep Studio Series), and Strange Attractors (Empty Space). His play 3C received its world premiere at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in June 2012 and was dubbed “the most divisive and controversial play of the season” by the New York Post. Elective Affinities, which premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company, received its U.S. premiere last December at Soho Rep with Zoe Caldwell. He is developing an adaptation of Moliere's Bourgeois Gentilhomme in tandem with choreographer Karole Armitage, as well as an untitled new play for Sean Hayes. David was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers’ Award, the Kesselring Prize for Drama, the Steinberg Playwright Award (the “Mimi”), and the Bush Artists Fellowship, among others. He is the recipient of multiple MacDowell Colony fellowships, a Sundance/Ucross residency and others. He currently holds commissions from Lincoln Center Theater, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, American Repertory Theater, and the Royal Court, and he is the recipient of the 2012 Fadiman Award from the Center Theatre Group. He has served on panels for the Luminato Festival, National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, and others. He is a member of New Dramatists, the Dramatists Guild, MCC Theater Playwrights’ Coalition, and Soho Theatre’s “The Hub.” A collection of David’s work, Stunning and Other Plays, is published by TCG, and his work is included in The Methuen Drama Book of New American Plays. His untitled memoir is forthcoming from HarperCollins.

Rebecca Taichman (DIRECTOR) Previous Yale Rep productions include the world premiere of David Adjmi’s The Evildoers, as well as Iphigenia at Aulis. Her New York credits include Kirsten Greenidge’s Luck of the Irish (upcoming, LCT3) and Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons); Orlando by Sarah Ruhl (Classic Stage Company); the world premiere of Dark Sisters, music by Nico Muhly, libretto by Stephen Karam (Music Theater Group/Gotham Opera at John Jay); Telemann’s Orpheus (New York City Opera); The Scene by Theresa Rebeck (Second Stage Theatre); and Menopausal Gentleman (The Ohio Theatre). Regional productions include The Winter’s Tale (upcoming, McCarter Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company); Sleeping Beauty Wakes, book by Rachel Sheinkin, music and lyrics by Groove Lilly, Twelfth Night (McCarter Theatre); the world premiere of Milk Like Sugar (La Jolla Playhouse); She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone (world premiere) and The Clean House (2006 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Play), both at Woolly Mammoth; the world premiere of The Green Violin by Elise Thoron with music by Frank London (2003 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical, The Prince Music Theatre); the world premiere of Swimming in March by Kate Robin (The Market Theater); and Oklahoma City by Tom Cole (Theatre Offensive). She is currently co-creating a new piece called Rehearsing Vengeance with Paula Vogel, co-commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Yale Repertory Theatre. She is an instructor at The O’Neill National Theater Institute, MIT, Yale University, and the University of Maryland. A graduate of Yale School of Drama, Rebecca is the recipient of the TCG New Generations Grant with Woolly Mammoth and a Drama League Directing Fellowship.

Karole Armitage (CHOREOGRAPHER) is the Artistic Director of the Armitage Gone! Dance Company based in New York and renowned for pushing the boundaries to create contemporary works that blend dance, music, and art. Armitage has choreographed for major dance companies throughout Europe and the U.S. and has directed opera for leading European houses. She was director of the Florence Ballet (1996–2000), the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Dance (2001), and was resident choreographer for the Ballet de Lorraine (2000–2005). She is known for her collaborations with important contemporary artists, such as Jeff Koons, Brice Marden, filmmaker James Ivory, and pop icons Madonna and Michael Jackson. She has also created choreography for a William Wegman dog and choreographed the Cirque du Soleil production AmaLuna in 2012, directed by Diane Paulus. Armitage received a Tony nomination for her Broadway choreography of Hair (2009), also directed by Diane Paulus, after making her Broadway debut with Passing Strange (2008), which was filmed by Spike Lee. She received the French honor Commandeur dans L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She danced with Balanchine’s GenEva Ballet (1973–1975) and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (1976–1981).

Riccardo Hernandez (SCENIC DESIGNER) Previous Yale Rep productions include Autumn Sonata, Battle of Black and Dogs, and David Adjmi’s The Evildoers. His Broadway credits include The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; The People in the Picture; Caroline, or Change; Elaine Stritch at Liberty (also National Tour, London); Topdog/Underdog (also London); Bells Are Ringing; Parade (Tony, Drama Desk nominations); Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (also National Tour, Japan); and The Tempest. Other credits include Il Postino (Los Angeles Opera; Theater an der Wien, Vienna); Philip Glass’s Appomattox, directed by RoBert Woodruff (San Francisco Opera); Anna Deavere Smith’s Let Me Down Easy (Second Stage Theatre, PBS Great Performances); Lost Highway (London’s English National Opera/Young Vic); The Seagull (American Repertory Theater); Julius Caesar (also at A.R.T., Festival Automne Paris); and Ethan Cohen’s Offices and Almost an Evening (Atlantic Theater Company). He has designed over 200 productions in the U.S. and internationally at The Public Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Brooklyn Academy Of Music, New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, Guthrie Theater, Goodman Theatre, American Repertory Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, London’s National Theater, Old Vic, Royal Court, Centre Dramatique Orleans (France), and Det Norske Teatret (Oslo). He is a graduate of Yale School of Drama and a visiting lecturer at Princeton University.

Gabriel Berry (COSTUME DESIGNER) Recent work includes Osvaldo Goliov’s Ainadamar, directed by Peter Sellars for the Teatro Real in Madrid; Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s The Total Bent at The Public Theater; and the world premiere of Tennessee Williams’s last play, Of Masks Outrageous and Austere, at the Bleeker Street Theatre in New York. An OBIE and Bessie Award winner, Ms. Berry is the only American to ever win an individual medal at the Prague International Design Quadrennial, receiving a silver medal for her contributions to experimental theatre.

Christopher Akerlind (LIGHTING DESIGNER) Recent productions include the set and lighting design for Topdog/Underdog, directed by Suzan-Lori Parks (Two River Theatre); the Broadway production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony Award nomination); Martha Clarke’s L’Altra Metra del Cielo (Teatro alla Scala, Milan); the world premiere of Philip Glass’s Appomattox, directed by RoBert Woodruff (San Francisco Opera). Other Broadway credits include End of the Rainbow, Superior Donuts, Top Girls, 110 in the Shade (Tony nomination), Shining City, Rabbit Hole, Talk Radio, Awake and Sing (Tony nomination), Seven Guitars (Tony nomination), The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Henry Hewes Awards). His extensive credits in opera include productions at the Boston Lyric, Dallas, Glimmerglass, Hamburg, Houston, Minnesota, New York City, Nissei, and Santa Fe Operas and over forty-six productions for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, where he was resident lighting designer for twelve years. A graduate of Yale School of Drama, he is the recipient of an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design, the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, and numerous nominations for the Drama Desk, Lucile Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards.

Matt Hubbs (SOUND DESIGNER) Previous credits include How We Got On, Death Tax, A Devil at Noon (Humana Festival of New American Plays); Three Pianos (New York Theatre Workshop, American Repertory Theater); The Human Scale (The Public Theater); 100 Saints You Should Know (Playwrights Horizons); Telephone (Foundry Theatre); Hammock, The Matter of Origins: Tea, Blueprints of Relentless Nature, 613 Radical Acts of Prayer (Liz Lerman Dance Exchange); as well as work at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. A company member of the TEAM, he has designed Mission Drift, Architecting, Particularly in the Heartland, and A Thousand Natural Shocks. He holds a BA in philosophy as a University Scholar at Xavier University.

Matt Acheson (PUPPET DESIGNER) made his Yale Rep debut as puppet designer and puppetry supervisor on the world premiere of Rinne Groff’s Compulusion, which was co-produced by and later seen at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater. His other credits include A Howling Flower, directed by Nami Yamamoto, and the film In the House of the Sin Eater, and he has also worked with Dan Hurlin, Mabou Mines, Lee Breuer, Basil Twist, Paula Vogel, Chris Green, the Metropolitan Opera, MTV, and Lake Simons. Currently, Matt directs the Puppet Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse and serves as Resident Puppetry Director for the Broadway production of War Horse at Lincoln Center Theater and Associate Puppetry Director for the play’s North American tour.

JANE GUYER FUJITA (VOICE COACH) is a lecturer in acting at Yale School of Drama. Her coaching credits include Good Goods, Bossa Nova, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle at Yale Rep, as well as productions at American Repertory Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Primary Stages, Actors' Shakespeare Project, and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. Jane received her MFA in voice and speech pedagogy from the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University and is an associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.

J. David Brimmer (FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER) Broadway credits include Wit; Born Yesterday; A Life in the Theatre; Speed the Plow; Come Back, Little Sheba; Spring Awakening; and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Other credits include the New York premieres of Blasted, The Whipping Man, Ages of the Moon, The American Pilot, Blackbird, Bug, and Killer Joe. He has worked with The Public Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, The Roundabout, Guthrie Theater, David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Ethan Coen, Martin McDonough, Tracy Letts, Ken Russell, and Franco Zeffirelli.

AMANDA SPOONER (STAGE MANAGER) previously served as stage manager on Yale Rep’s American premiere of Happy Now? by Lucinda Coxon. Her Off-Broadway credits include Black Tie, Happy Now?, NEWSical the Musical, Ink’d, and Macbeth. Her other theatre credits include productions at Westport Country Playhouse, CENTERSTAGE, Northern Stage, Elm Shakespeare, as well as the National Tours of NEWSical the Musical, Finding Ways…, and Macbeth. Television: The Academy Awards. Amanda received her MFA from Yale School of Drama.

American Repertory THEATER (CO-PRODUCER) The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of theater. Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival for its production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, the A.R.T. is a leading force in the American theater, producing groundbreaking work in Cambridge and beyond. The A.R.T. is the recipient of numerous other awards including the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater, the Pulitzer Prize, and many Elliot Norton and I.R.N.E. Awards. Its recent premiere production of Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist. During its 32-year history, the A.R.T. has welcomed many major American and international theater artists, presenting a diverse repertoire that includes premieres of American plays, bold reinterpretations of classical texts, and provocative new music Theater Productions. Since becoming Artistic Director, Diane Paulus has enhanced the A.R.T.’s core mission to expand the boundaries of theater by continuing to transform the ways in which work is developed, programmed, produced and contextualized, always including the audience as a partner. The A.R.T.’s club theater, OBERON, which Paulus calls a Second Stage for the 21st century, has become an incubator for local and emerging artists, and has also attracted national attention for its innovative programming model.

ABOUT THE CAST

Fred Arsenault (JOSEPH/MR. SAUCE) is making his Yale Rep debut. He appeared on Broadway in The Royal Family (Manhattan Theatre Club) and Born Yesterday. Off-Broadway credits include Henry V (The Guthrie Theater/The Acting Company) and Blue Man Group. Regional and international: The Spy (The Guthrie Theater); The Book Club Play (Arena Stage); Travesties (McCarter Theatre); Twelfth Night, She Stoops to Conquer, Measure for Measure (The American Shakespeare Center); Billy Bishop Goes to War (Virginia Stage); The Blackamoor Angel (Bard Summerscape); Playboy of the Western World (Hangar Theatre); and Pericles (The Continuum Company in Florence, Italy). Film and Television: Shadows & Lies, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, and Law & Order: SVU. Training: MFA from the NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program, where he was awarded the Baryshnikov Fellowship.

Hannah Cabell (YOLANDE DE POLIGNAC/MRS. SAUCE) previously appeared at Yale Rep in Rinne Groff’s Compulsion (also at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater; Bay Area Critics Circle Award nomination). Her New York theatre credits include the recent Broadway production of A Man for All Seasons (Roundabout Theatre Company); David Adjmi’s 3C (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Zero Hour, Mark Smith (13P); Pumpgirl (Manhattan Theatre Club); Jane Eyre (The Acting Company); Millicent Scowlworthy (Summer Play Festival); Gentleman Caller (Clubbed Thumb); and Things I Found on Craigslist (Theater for a New City). Regional and international: As You Like It (Continuum Company, Florence); Sarah Ruhl’s new version of Three Sisters (Cincinnati Playhouse); Lewis Black’s Slight Hitch (New York Stage and Film); the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Berkeley Rep, BACCA nomination); Sedition and Mary’s Wedding (Westport Country Playhouse). Her television and interactive media credits include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Homefront, and Grand Theft Auto. MFA, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. She is a recent recipient of the Annenberg Fellowship for the Arts.

David GreenSPAN (SHEEP) is making his Yale Rep debut. His previous theatre credits include Melancholy Play; Orlando (directed by Rebecca Taichman); The Metal Children; Cornbury; Beebo Brinker Chronicles; Some Men; Faust (OBIE Award); The Boys in the Band (OBIE Award) and his own plays, Dead Mother (The Public Theater), She Stoops to Comedy (OBIE Award) and Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons), The Argument (Target Margin, OBIE Award), The Myopia (The Foundry), and with Stephin Merritt, Coraline (MCC Theater). He performed a solo rendition of Barry Conner’s 1925 play The Patsy with Transport Group and Gerturde Stein’s lecture Plays with The Foundry. He is the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alpert Award, and an OBIE for Sustained Achievement.

Marin Ireland (MARIE ANTOINETTE) is making her Yale Rep debut. Broadway: reasons to be pretty (Theatre World Award, Drama League nomination, Tony nomination), After Miss Julie. Off-Broadway: In the Wake (The Public Theater), Three Sisters (Classic Stage Company), A Lie of the Mind (New Group, Outer Critics Circle nomination), Blasted (Soho Rep), Cyclone (Studio Dante, 2006 OBIE Award for Performance), Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons), The Beebo Brinker Chronicles (4th Street, 37 Arts), Bad Jazz (The Play Company), The Ruby Sunrise (Public Theater), The Harlequin Studies (Signature Theatre Company), The Triple Happiness (Second Stage Theatre), Manuscript (Daryl Roth Theatre), Fighting Words (Underwood Theater), Savannah Bay (Classic Stage Company), Where We’re Born (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), the title role in Sabina (Primary Stages), Far Away and Nocturne (both at New York Theatre Workshop). Also: Royal Court’s American tour of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis and the Wooster Group/Royal Shakespeare Company co-production of Troilus and Cressida. Regional work includes Mauritius (Huntington Theatre, IRNE Award, Elliot Norton nomination), Heartbreak House (Goodman Theatre), The Bells (McCarter Theatre), Uncle Vanya (Lake Lucille), As You Like It (Commonwealth Shakespeare), and Richard Greenberg’s new play The Injured Party (South Coast Rep). Film/TV: Untitled Goldwyn/LaGravanese Pilot (AMC), Homeland (Showtime), The Killing (AMC), the Law & Order trifecta, MildrEd Pierce (HBO), The Good Wife, Gifted Man, Unforgettable, I Am Legend, The Understudy, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, 28 Hotel Rooms, Something in the Water, Suburban Girl, Hope Springs, Sparrows Dance, and others.

Vin Knight (ROYALIST) is making his Yale Rep debut. A member of Elevator Repair Service, he has appeared in the U.S. and internationally in its productions of Gatz, The Select (The Sun Also Rises), The Sound and the Fury, and No Great Society. Other New York credits include The Temperamentals (Barrow Group), over two dozen productions with the adobe theater company, and performances at Clubbed Thumb, Andhow!, Soho Rep, HERE, New Georges, and Theatreworks/USA. His film and television credits include Robot Stories, Dumped!, Love God, and Louie. He is a graduate of Yale College.

Jo Lampert (MARIE’S COTERIE) is making her Yale Rep debut. New York credits include Murder Ballad (workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club); Fun Home (workshop, The Public Theater); Mercutio in The Last Goodbye (Joe’s Pub, The Wild Project); Dance, Dance Revolution directed by Alex Timbers (Ohio Theatre); Aphrodite in The Daughters (Joe’s Pub); and Hamlet, which she co-composed with Adam Cochran (Galapagos Art Space). Her regional credits include Prometheus Bound (American Repertory Theater), The Last Goodbye (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Raindogs, directed by Andrew MacBean (Bay Street Theater); and The Daughters, directed by Mark Brokaw (Yale Institute for Music Theatre). Film and television credits include Terry Richardson’s Last Hours, directed by Charlotte Robert, and Bjork’s music video, Declare Independence, directed by Michel Gondry. Education: BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts (Playwrights Horizons Theater School/ Experimental Theater Workshop).

Polly Lee (THERESE DE LAMBALLE) is making her Yale Rep debut. Her New York credits include Nightlands (New Georges); How I Fell In Love (Abingdon Theatre); Roadkill Confidential, One Thing I Like to Say Is, Demon Baby (Clubbed Thumb); Lenin’s Embalmers, Close Ties (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Graceland (LCT3); Slag Heap (Cherry Lane Theatre); Abigail’s Party (u/s performed, The New Group); and Water (HERE Arts Center). Regional credits include productions at La Jolla Playhouse, Humana Festival, Passage Theatre, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Gloucester Stage Company, McCarter Theatre, Wilma Theater, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Studio Arena, and more. Film: Day Zero, First Look International. Miss Lee has narrated many audiobooks and is a member of EST, Rising Phoenix Rep, Actors’ Equity Association, and is an affiliated artist of Clubbed Thumb. She is a recipient of New DramatistsCharles Bowden Award.

Steven Rattazzi (LOUIS XVI) is making his Yale Rep debut. His New York credits include David Adjmi’s Stunning (Lincoln Center’s LCT3); Galileo with F. Murray Abraham, The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, Age of Iron directed by Brian Kulick, Therese Raquin directed by David Esbjornson (Classic Stage Company); The Tempest, Dinner Party directed by David Herskovits (Target Margin); Spy Garbo, New Islands Archipelago directed by Paul Zimet (3LD); Taylor Mac’s Walk Across America for Mother Earth (La Mama E.T.C.); Henry V with Liev Schrieber (The Public Theater); Painted Snake on a Painted Chair (OBIE Award, Talking Band); McGurk (Elevator Repair Service); The Fourth Sister directed Lisa Peterson (Vineyard Theatre); and Richard Foreman’s Samuel’s Major Problems (Ontological Theater at St. Mark’s). Regional: The Lovesong of J. Robert Oppenheimer, directed by MarK Wing-Davey (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), and Maurice Sendak’s Really Rosie. TV: Dr. Orpheus on The Venture Brothers.

Jake Silbermann (AXEL FERSEN) is making his Yale Rep debut. His Off-Broadway credits include David Adjmi’s 3C (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater) and Dracula, alongside George Hearn (The Little Shubert Theatre). Regional theatre credits include the world premieres of Phaedra Backwards (McCarter Theatre) and Derby Day (Camisade Theatre Company). His television credits include As the World Turns (created the role of Noah Mayer), The Good Wife, Gossip Girl, and Guiding Light. He wrote and co-produced the award-winning short film Stuffer. A native New Yorker, he is a graduate of Syracuse University.

TEALE SPERLING (MARIE’S COTERIE) is making her Yale Rep debut. Her New York credits include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, URANUS by Superhero Clubhouse (Dixon Place), and TheBCam/Macbeth (Inertia Productions). Her film and television credits include Elf Man, Sesame Street, and My Gimpy Life. She is the writer and producer of The Congo Project, an online celebrity interviews series for Angelika Film Center NYC, and the upcoming short film Small World. She is a graduate of the Rutgers University BFA acting program through which she studied for a year at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

BRIAN WILES (GUARD) made his Yale Rep debut last season in Three Sisters. His other stage credits include Our Town, Camp Monster (Williamstown Theatre Festival); elijah, Small Prophecies (Local Theater Company, Boulder). His television credits include Home Court and As the World Turns. Brian recently received his MFA in acting from Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Iachimo in Cymbeline, Elijah in Michael Mitnick’s elijah, and Jane Heimlich in Jake Jeppson’s Miss Heimlich.

Ashton Woerz (THE DAUPHIN) is thrilled to make his Yale Repertory Theatre debut. He appeared on Broadway in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (original cast). Other credits include the workshop of Big Fish The Musical and the National Tour of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He has also appeared in various PBS, ABC, and NBC TV shows and pilots.

Yale Repertory Theatre is dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classics and has produced well over 100 premieres—including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists—by emerging and established playwrights. Eleven Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway, garnering more than 40 Tony Award nominations and eight Tony Awards. Yale Rep is also the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Established in 2008, Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre is an artist-driven initiative that devotes major resources to the commissioning, development, and production of new plays and musicals at Yale Repertory Theatre and across the country—including this season’s Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi, Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl, and Bill Camp and RoBert Woodruff’s new adaptation of In a Year with 13 Moons by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Professional assignments at Yale Repertory Theatre are integral components of the program at Yale School of Drama, the nation’s leading graduate theatre training conservatory.

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