THE COMPANY RYAN ARTZBERGER ATHOS
Ryan’s IRT credits include The Mousetrap, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Christmas Carol, The Great Gatsby, The Crucible, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, God of Carnage, Julius Caesar, Fire in the Garden, Romeo and Juliet, Rabbit Hole, Iron Kisses, Our Town, Death of a Salesman, He Held Me Grand, Macbeth, and The Herbal Bed. Ryan is a member of Heartland Actors Repertory Theatre, where he has appeared in The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, and Othello. At the Phoenix Theatre he performed in Reasons to Be Pretty. Regional credits include the Shakespeare Theatre and the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., Shakespeare Santa Cruz, the Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Kansas City Rep, the Lookingglass, Great Lakes Theater Festival, the Denver Center, New Jersey Shakespeare, and Playmakers Rep. Ryan is a graduate of Ohio University and the Juilliard School.
DEE DEE BATTEAST ABBESS et al.
Dee Dee is making her IRT debut. She is proud to be a member of the acting faculty at Ball State University, where she is also an alumnus. Following her undergraduate education, she moved to NYC, where her roles included Stella in Better Lucky than Smart (Theatre Row) and Barbara in DMV: The Musical (TADA Theatre). Most recently, she was a company member at PlayMakers Repertory Theatre in North Carolina, where her roles included Texas in Cabaret, Ruth in A Raisin in the Sun, Montjoy in Henry V, Elizabeth in In the Next Room, and Yamba in Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. M.F.A.: University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill; B.S.: Ball State University. “I would like to dedicate this performance to my students and remind them, ‘Don’t panic, and play to win.’”
JEB BURRIS D’ARTAGNAN
Jeb is thrilled to be working with IRT! Some recent credits: Great Lakes Theatre/Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Love’s Labour’s Lost. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: The Comedy of Errors. American Players Theatre: Pride and Prejudice, The Game of Love and Chance, Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Travesties, Romeo and Juliet, and Much Ado about Nothing. The Utah Shakespeare Festival: The Tempest, King John, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Titus Andronicus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Glass Menagerie, and Richard III. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: Romeo and Juliet. Sacramento Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar. Jeb earned his B.A. from Ball State University and his M.F.A. from Illinois State University and trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the U.K. “Love to Melisa, always.”
AMANDA CATANIA CONSTANCE et al.
Amanda is delighted to make her IRT debut. Chicago credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theater in the Parks), Measure for Measure (Goodman Theatre), 50 min Romeo and Juliet, as well as multiple staged readings (Shakespeare Project of Chicago). Regional credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sense and Sensibility, As You Like It, The Gentleman From Indiana (Indiana Festival Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Clarence Brown Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire (Cardinal Stage Company); Macbeth, Failure: A Love Story, The Comedy of Errors, Othello, As You Like It, The Rivals (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); Othello, The Comedy of Errors, Charlotte’s Web, The Three Musketeers (Alabama Shakespeare Festival): Catch-22, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, and Much Ado About Nothing (Aquila Theatre Company). Film credits include The United States. Amanda earned her B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a proud member of Actors’Equity Association. 20
September 20 - October 15, 2016