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WELCOME TO SHAKESPEARE IN THE STREETS! This year marks the third annual performance of Shakespeare in the Streets, and our first outside of the City limits. We’re thrilled to present, in conjunction with the City of Clayton, Good in Everything, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, September 18-20 at 8:00 PM nightly, free of charge. Shakespeare in the Streets (SITS) is a grass roots theatrical experience that invites St. Louis neighborhoods to tell their community stories. A Festival-selected creative team leads a neighborhood in developing an original play based on one of Shakespeare’s works – a play whose themes best reflect the community’s character. Residents contribute to all aspects of production from story development to performance. Our creative team spends a year working with the neighborhood, getting to know its geography and its people. As the program has grown, we have worked to become more embedded in each community, organizing summer camps (this year at Wydown Middle School in Clayton), and other opportunities to engage with the creative team in addition to the main production.

“With the verve of a street fair and the easy ambiance of a small concert, it defies a lot of the stereotypes that keep people away from theater in general and Shakespeare in particular. When Shakespeare in the Streets premiered…on Cherokee Street, it was an experiment. Now it deserves to turn into a tradition.” - Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo ©J David Levy

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SPONSOR RECOGNITION Shakespeare Festival St. Louis relies on contributions from individuals, businesses, and institutions to support our award-winning work onstage In the Park, our extensive arts-education programs In the Schools, and our community-based story-telling experiments In the Streets — all of which expand participation in the arts and arts education throughout the St. Louis region.

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Funded in part by the Arts and Education Council. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works. With the support of the Regional Arts Commission. Recognition reflects institutional giving for FY2014 (October 1, 2013 - May 1, 2014)

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PRODUCTION STAFF Playwright.....................................................................................................................................Nancy Bell Director..........................................................................................................................................Alec Wild Production Designer.....................................................................................................................Sean Savoie Director of Community Engagement and Education..........................................................Jennifer Wintzer Costume Designer..........................................................................................................Meredith LaBounty Production Manager....................................................................................................................Tom Martin Technical Director................................................................................................................Jonathan Hartley Carpenter...................................................................................................................................Kent Barnett Stage Manager................................................................................................................Lee Anne Mathews* Properties Master.........................................................................................................................Kyra Bishop Assistant Stage Manager....................................................................................................Michael B. Perkins Assistant Director........................................................................................................................Kristin Rion Orchestra Director...................................................................................................................Julie Hoffman Video Projection Mapping Design...................................................Mark Jankowski, Radiant Studio Works Music........................................................................................................................................DJ Raven Fox Student Orchestra Lemuel Lan, Violin

Claire Millett, Violin

Ellie Tomasson, Violin

Phoebe Yao, Viola

Joanne Kim, Cello

SPECIAL THANKS Yemi S. Akande-Bartsch, Ph.D., Executive Director, FOCUS St. Louis® Dr. Greg Batenhorst, Asst. Superintendent of Student Services, Clayton HS David Blake, Theater Manager, Clayton HS and Wydown MS Gary Carter, Economic Developer for the City of Clayton Sandy and Dixie Deibel, Underwriter of Director Rick Dildine, Former Executive/Artistic Dir., Founder of SITS Barbara Goodman, Underwriter of Playwright Judy Goodman, President, Clayton Century Foundation Dan Gutchewsky, Principal, Clayton HS Janet LeMay, Event Specialist, City of Clayton Katherine Ren, Cover and Poster Artist Red Brick St. Louis

Switch Kelley Weber, Clayton HS Drama Teacher For graciously sharing their stories, and helping to bring SITS to Clayton: The Citizens of Clayton Bryan Carr Linda Goldstein Thomas Kucharsky Sabra Sellers Ben Uchitelle Susan Uchitelle Craig Owens

*denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association. Pictured: The cast of OLD HEARTS FRESH. Photo ©J David Levy

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GOOD IN EVERYTHING TALK BACK

For the last two years, the Shakespeare in the Streets team has offered informal opportunities for conversation and engagement. This year, in light of current events and our audiences’ eagerness to respond to the material, we’re making it official! Stay In the Streets with us after the show on Friday, September 19 for a discussion with the creative team, cast, community leaders, and fellow audience members. You’ll have a chance to react to the play’s characters and themes, as well as ask questions about the process of creative development in partnership with the community. The discussion will be moderated by FOCUS St. Louis. O

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Jessica L. Holzer VICE-CHAIR Chuck Miller Martin J. Beagen

Patricia Hernandez

Barbara Bryant

David Kabbes

Tricia Bentley-Beal Jean Daniel-Gentry

Sandy Webster Deibel

Flint W. Fowler, Ph.D. Linda Goldstein

SECRETARY R. Alan Jonagan TREASURER Thomas E. Lowther Mary Morgan

Bevis Schock

Brendan Johnson

Rebecca M. Nolan

Beverly Jo Slaughter

Lee C. Kling

Ian Patterson

Kathleen Thomure

John H. Russell

Michael W. Weisbrod

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Penny Pennington

Edward S. Macias

Peter E. Sargent, ATF

Stacey C. Liekweg

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS - Marvin Moskowitz FOUNDER - R. Crosby Kemper III

Anne C. Stupp Carol Voss

Richard L. Winter †

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FESTIVAL STAFF Bruce Longworth....................................................................................................Interim Artistic Director Jennifer Stoffel......................................................................................................................Deputy Director Jennifer Wintzer..........................................................Director of Community Engagement and Education Roze Wolownik............................................................................................Constituent Relations Manager Tom Martin...................................................................................................................Production Manager Kathy Winfrey..................................................................................................................Company Manager Susan Hagen......................................................................................................................Business Manager Mary McHugh......................................................................................................Public Relations Manager Stephen Hayes...............................................................................................Marketing and Brand Manager Catie Gainor....................................................................................Marketing and Promotions Coordinator Nancy Bell...............................................................................................................Playwright-in-Residence Michael B. Perkins............................................Senior Teaching Artist / Associate Producer, Education Tour Kristin Rion.......................................................................................................Streets Projects Coordinator Sana Cole....................................................................................................Community Engagement Fellow Jack Calk.............................................................................Assistant Producer, Administration / Production Taylor Ray.......................................................................................................Assistant Producer, Marketing J. David Levy................................................................................................................Festival Photographer

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FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT As the heroine of our play tonight says, our country is facing big challenges. A widening gap between rich and poor, climate change, economic downturn, and, especially, a rising and bitter intolerance of those on the other side, whatever that side may be. These challenges are being played out in our city in our own unique ways. Our project seeks to celebrate the potential and hope latent in our communities and neighborhoods. First, we want to acknowledge the struggles and obstacles we face. And second, we assert that cooperation, tolerance, progress, and, yes, love are as present and attainable as ever. We want to point to the light, as we find it in each community we go into. One of the main points of light we found in Clayton was its young people, who receive a world-class public education thanks to a community that has placed education as its highest value for a hundred years. In their public schools, Claytonites have created for themselves something of pride that is the envy of the city and the country. We encountered the kind of well-informed optimism and idealism there that gives you hope for the future. An important part of that is the voluntary desegregation program in place in Clayton city schools. This program brings together young people from widely different backgrounds who would never otherwise have a chance to meet or have a conversation. It’s not perfect. But it has quietly been impacting a lot of young people’s lives for more than two decades. And it gives the local students there a chance to glimpse a world far outside the “Clayton bubble,” and connect to an image of themselves as citizens of the world. Many thanks to the people of Clayton, especially the folks at Clayton High School. - Nancy Bell

FROM THE DIRECTOR The title of this year’s Clayton-based Shakespeare in the Streets project is a direct quote from the Bard’s well-loved comedy As You Like It. The ruling Duke has been ousted from the court, and has fled to the Forest of Arden with a small but loyal band of followers. The philosophy of the Duke in his exile is extraordinary. He says: Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. After visiting Clayton High School only once, we knew we’d found the heartbeat of this community. The students here surprised and inspired us at every turn; we admired their commitment to tolerance and diversity, and marveled at their curiosity about the world in which they live. They want to invent new solutions rather than live with old problems, to build bridges rather than to burn them, and to reach out rather than to cave in. That’s impressive. And energizing. As we adults hold on to our prejudices and intolerance, the young people in the world are leading the charge to look past those divisions and create the world anew. The young people we met here - from the local residents to the students involved in the desegregation program - exemplify that leadership, and we hope their story might inspire you to see the good in everything. – Alec Wild

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FROM THE MAYOR Welcome to Clayton and to an exciting weekend of Shakespeare in the Streets (SITS). Clayton is honored to have been selected the host city for the 3rd annual presentation of this popular event, following the successful SITS productions in The Grove (2013) and Cherokee Street (2012). We are proud to bring you the delightful and memorable presentation of Good in Everything, an adaption of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, which includes touches of both “Olde England” and “Life in Clayton”. Having a SITS presentation in Clayton is a fitting addition to our commitment to the arts. In addition to being home to a world-class public art collection, Clayton is the genesis and annual host of the nationally renowned St. Louis Art Fair, now in its 21st year. With iconic commercial and residential architecture, it is clear “art” in many forms is an integral part of Clayton’s DNA. On behalf of the entire Clayton community, we hope you enjoy the sights and sounds that SITS brings to Clayton. We also hope you take time to enjoy our public art, public parks and visit the many fine restaurants and shops in our city. Shakespeare in the Streets is a public event hosted by the City of Clayton to bring art and culture to the entire St. Louis Region. We hope you enjoy the performances. - Clayton Mayor Harold J. Sanger


ABOUT THE ARTISTS NANCY BELL (Playwright-in-Residence) has written two plays for Shakespeare in the Streets: The New World and Old Hearts Fresh, which won a St. Louis Theatre Circle Award for Outstanding New Play. Her full length play, Venus, was a finalist for the Next Generation Playwriting Prize 2012. Her one act with Peter Grandbois, Present Tense, was one of the winners of the 2013 LaBute New Play Festival. Acting credits include Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, Berkeley Repertory, Geffen Playhouse, Hartford Stage, The Old Globe, McCarter Theatre, among many others. On TV, she portrayed the role of Susan Bates on Guilding Light. Other television credits include: Numb3rs, The Medium, Huff, The Bold and the Beautiful, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Star Trek: Voyager, and many others. Most recently, she appeared at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Her performance there last season in Clybourne Park garnered her a St. Louis Theatre Circle Award for Best Actress. Nancy is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Saint Louis University. Nancy’s creative work is generously underwritten by Barbara Goodman.

ALEC WILD (Director) was Founder and Artistic Director of the award-winning Folio Theater in Chicago, where he directed Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, Henry IV: Part 1, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Zastrozzi, and the Midwest premiere of Frontiers. As the recipient of a 1997 Fox Fellowship, he traveled to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to work as the Assistant Director of The Revizor Project, an international, cross-cultural effort to examine the work of Vsevolod Meyerhold. While in Russia, he studied Directing and Biomechanics at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Theater. In recent years, he has directed the critically acclaimed Taming of the Shrew at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, Titus Andronicus and Richard II for Milwaukee Shakespeare, Macbeth for the UMN/Guthrie Training Program, and The Winter’s Tale, Richard III, Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Othello, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Great River Shakespeare Festival, which he founded and where he served as Producing and Associate Director. Last year he directed Old Hearts Fresh for Shakespeare in the Streets, inspired by and performed in The Grove. Mr. Wild has taught and directed at American Conservatory’s Advanced Training Program in San Francisco, University of Minnesota/ Guthrie Conservatory, Fordham University, and Manhattanville College. He was a guest lecturer on Shakespeare at New York University, and an Adjunct Professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He holds an M.F.A. in Directing from the Yale School of Drama, and a B.F.A. in Acting from Chicago’s Goodman School of Drama. Alec’s creative work is generously underwritten by Sandy and Dixie Deibel.

JENNIFER WINTZER (Director of Community Engagement and Education) oversees all programs in the schools and in the streets. Previously at Lincoln Center Theater, Wintzer served as Education Projects Manager for the highly successful Learning English and Drama (LEAD) Project. As Education Coordinator at Second Stage Theatre Company, Wintzer developed curriculum for student audiences for Pulitzer Prize-winning plays such as Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive, Water by the Spoonful, and The Last Five Years written and directed by Jason Robert Brown. Selected educational theater credits include three seasons as Assistant Director for the MCC Theater Youth Company’s Off-Broadway production of Uncensored at Theatre Row; Producing Artistic Director of the Chekhov Theatre Ensemble’s The Poe Project in partnership with Theater for the New City; Ensemble Member of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ Imaginary Theatre Company; and Teaching Artist for the Festival’s inaugural season of Romeo and Juliet. Wintzer was awarded the Stages of Learning Master Teaching Artist 2006 Award and Young Audiences New York’s Teaching Artist of the Year 2013. She served on the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable’s Development Committee and is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association.

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SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS presents

GOOD IN EVERYTHING inspired by William Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT

Written by NANCY BELL

Directed by ALEC WILD

Production Designer SEAN SAVOIE

The Company

CAROLINE AMOS “Rosalind”

GARY FEDER “Jake”

DONOVAN FORREST “Bo”

DARIAN GAREY “Oliver”

WENDY GREENWOOD “Phoebe”

DANNY GUTTAS “Touchstone”

TRE HUMPHRIES “Jack”

MIKAYLA JOHNSON “Hannah”

ZOEY MENARD “Celia”

KHNEMU MENU-RA* “Silvius”

PARVUNA NOORY “Amani”

MICHAEL JAMES REED* “Mr. Frederick/Hymen” Costume Designer MEREDITH LABOUNTY

HANNAH RYAN “Denise”

MAALIK SHAKOOR “Orlando”

Video Projection Mapping Design MARK JANKOWSKI

ADAM TREUTALAAR “Charles”

KELLEY WEBER “Kelly Duke”

Orchestra Director JULIE HOFFMAN

Production Manager TOM MARTIN

Stage Manager LEE ANNE MATHEWS*

Assistant Director KRISTIN RION

Properties Master KYRA BISHOP

Technical Director JONATHAN HARTLEY

Asst. Stage Managers JULIA GRAHAM, MICHAEL B. PERKINS

Carpenter KENT BARNETT

Music DJ RAVEN FOX

STUDENT ORCHESTRA LEMUEL LAN, Violin MADELAINE O’REILLY-BROWN, Violin *denotes member, Actors’ Equity Association

ELLIE TOMASSON, Violin PHOEBE YAO, Viola

JOANNE KIM, Cello ADAM GARRETT, Viola


CAROLINE AMOS (Rosalind) is a student of the Webster Conservatory for Theatre Arts. Her past credits there include The House of the Spirits (Ferula/Count of Satigny), The Country Wife (Margery Pinchwife), and The Pig Iron People (Rosie). Caroline spent this past summer working and understudying in shows at the Great River Shakespeare Festival including The Merry Wives of Windsor and Troilus & Cressida. She will next be seen playing Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Caroline graduated from the inaugural class of Shakespeare Squadron back in 2011 and is thankful to reunite with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. GARY FEDER ( Jake), a practicing attorney with HuschBlackwell, is a former member of the Clayton Board of Education and Past President of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and Clayton Century Foundation. He started acting in high school, continued with the Performing Arts Department at Washington University, helped start and perform for the Clayton Community Theatre and has been a cast member in a number of Stray Dog Theatre productions. His favorite roles include the Stage Manager in Our Town, David in Lend Me a Tenor, and Roy Cohn in Angels in America. His entire family, including his wonderful wife of forty-plus years, two daughters (both Clayton High School grads) and four grandkids (two at Captain School Elementary), all live in St. Louis. He is a proud Claytonian, and thrilled to be part of this wonderful production. DONOVAN FORREST (Bo) is delighted to be joining Shakespeare in the Streets for the first time. He has been a member of Shakespeare Squadron for four years, and has loved every second. His favorite credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), Henry V (Montjoy), Henry IV (Falstaff ) at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ 2014 Green Show; Twelfth Night (Sir Toby), SFSTL 2013 Green Show, and King Lear (Edmund). DARIAN GAREY (Oliver) is a Masters Student at UMSL. He was born in St. Louis and was raised in the Tower Grove area. During his 6th grade year he became a member of the VTS program and joined the Kirkwood School District, where went on to graduate from Kirkwood High School. He then attended Westminster College where he was captain of the BlueJay’s football team, Homecoming King and Vice President of his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. This summer he starred in his first independent feature film, Four Way Stop. WENDY GREENWOOD (Phoebe) happily returns to Shakespeare in the Streets, having played Perdita in Old Hearts Fresh last year in the Grove. Wendy is an SIUE alumna, teaches Theatre for the Parkway School District, and has worked locally with Slightly Askew

Theatre Ensemble, Mustard Seed Theatre, St. Louis Actors’ Studio, The New Jewish Theatre, Max & Louie Productions, HotCity Theatre, Muddy Waters Theatre Company, Upstream Theatre Company, That Uppity Theatre Co – Brief ’s Festival, Theatre Lab, Player’s Project Theatre Company, New Line Theatre, & SIUE Summer Showbiz. This October, Wendy can be seen in Antigone (Ismene/Eurydice) at Upstream Theatre. Thanks to everyone at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Alec, Nancy, Mom, and Zak. DANNY GUTTAS (Touchstone) is a junior at Saint Louis University majoring in Theatre and English, and is a member of the Honors Program. He appeared at SLU as Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and as Creon in Medea. He has also frequently appeared at the Muni Opera in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois, most recently as a Featured Dancer in All Shook Up. He acted for the theatrical division of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum over the summer, and he enjoys creative writing and playing Dungeons and Dragons. Huge thanks to Mom, Dad, Josh, the grandparents and Emily for making his life better every day. TRE HUMPHRIES ( Jack) is a fourth grader at City Garden Montessori School, and is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. Tre performed in Old Hearts Fresh in The Grove last year, but is largely a neophyte to the stage, with this being his fourth time in front a formal audience as a performer. He was the character Trinculo in The Tempest and recently filled the role of the great orator, Martin Luther King Jr., in the fifty year anniversary observation of the March on Washington at City Garden. Tre is gifted in his ability to convey the energy and intensity of his characters. He enjoys dancing, athletics, drawing, Legos, cartoons and being a star. MIKAYLA JOHNSON (Hannah) is a senior at Clayton High School, and she is so excited to be a part of Good in Everything. In addition to acting, she plays volleyball, softball, and basketball, and she loves to sing. She is also an artist. Mikayla would like to than the SITS team for this great opportunity. ZOEY MENARD (Celia) is an eighth grader at Ridgewood Middle School who enjoys writing, painting, singing and hat collecting. She has been a part of Junior Wills and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis summer camp program. She performed as part of the Festival’s Green Show in Henry IV (Hotspur) and at Camp Shakespeare in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Proteus). She would like to thank mom, dad, and Sydney for putting up with her craziness, and Michael B. Perkins for being the best teacher ever. Thanks to Shakespeare Festival St. Louis for this amazing opportunity.


KHNEMU MENU-RA* (Silvius) is a veteran of five education tours, three Green Shows, and two mainstage performances (all with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis). Khnemu is traveling from Augusta, MI, where he played the role of Hud in Hair for the third time at the Barn Theatre, Michigan’s oldest professional regional theatre. Currently based in Chicago, Khnemu is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and has been seen locally on the stages of The Muny, The Black Rep, New Line Theatre, and Dramatic License Productions. PARVUNA NOORY (Amani) is currently a senior at Lindbergh High School, where she is a web designer with ERA and involved in the Gay-Straight Alliance. Past theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania) at LHS and Henry V (Chorus) as part of Metro Youth Shakespeare. She also directed a production of Twelfth Night at LHS. She sends her love to her beautiful family. MICHAEL JAMES REED* (Mr. Frederick/Hymen) is a Shakespeare Festival veteran, having appeared most recently in the Henrys. He has performed locally at the MUNY in Tarzan, with New Jewish Theatre in The Price, and in numerous shows at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (including next month’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream). New York theatre credits include La Bete (B’way), King Lear (Roundabout Theatre), and work at Classic Stage Co., New York Theatre Workshop, and The Pearl. Regional credits include the Old Globe (San Diego), Alley Theatre (Houston), ACT (San Francisco), South Coast Rep (Costa Mesa), Pasadena Playhouse, Great Lakes Theatre Festival (Cleveland), Berkshire Theatre Festival, Asolo Theatre (Sarasota), and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Michael trained in London at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He’s the very proud dad of Ivy Bell Reed. HANNAH RYAN (Denise), a sophomore at Clayton High School, was seen last year in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), Bat Boy (Meredith) and The Laramie Project (Romaine Patterson). Involved in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis camps since she was five, Hannah has done A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), The Tempest (Caliban /Ferdinand), The Comedy of Errors (Antipholus/Dromio) and Macbeth (Malcolm). Professional credits include The Miracle Worker (Helen Keller) at The Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis and Tales of Hoffman at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Upcoming: One Flea Spare (Morse) at SATE. Much thanks to Mom and Bill, Dad and Judi, and Kamal. MAALIK SHAKOOR (Orlando), 19, has amassed six on screen/film appearances in one year. Most notably, he landed a lead role in a 2013 Missouri Lottery commercial titled, “Maggie,” in which he

played the role of Mike. A recent graduate of Clayton High School, Shakoor is now attending Webster University as a Film major. ADAM TREUTALAAR (Charles) is a junior at Clayton High School, where he plays soccer and performs in show choir and musical theatre productions. Acting credits include 13 the Musical (Archie), Pippin (Player), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ensemble) at Clayton High School. He has also participated in SHAKE38. He would like to thank his parents, friends, and the production crew of Good in Everything. KELLEY WEBER (Kelly Duke) was most recently seen on stage in Forest Park in the cast of Henry IV & Henry V. Her favorite roles include: The Price (Ester) and Lost in Yonkers (Bella) at The New Jewish Theatre; The Winter’s Tale (Paulina), Shadowlands ( Joy), and Tartuffe (Elmire) at Mustard Seed Theatre. Favorite Shakespeare roles: As You Like It (Rosalind), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Princess), Measure for Measure (Isabella), The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca), The Tempest (Trinculo) and Twelfth Night (Viola). Kelley recently directed The Mary Shelley Monster Show at Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble. She has been the theater director at Clayton High for 15 years. For my kids.

MEREDITH LABOUNTY (Costume Designer) is a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she received a B.F.A in Production Design with a concentration in Costume Design. She moved back to St. Louis to start her Costume Design career, and has done so rather successfully. She is the Costume and Make Up Designer for Encore! Theatre Group. Most recently, she costumed Make Hamlet for E.R.A., and is currently working with The November Theatre Co. on their productions of Assassins. She also does freelance costume construction. JULIA GRAHAM (Asst. Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working on the 2014 season of Shakespeare in the Streets. She has been with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis since 2006 and has worked on shows such as Julius Caesar, Much Ado about Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Tragedy of Richard III and last year’s production of Shakespeare in the Streets, Old Hearts Fresh. Julia wants thank her friends and family for all their love and support, and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis for all that they do.


GOOD IN EVERYTHING TALK BACK Join us after the performance on Friday, September 19th for an interactive talk back, presented in cooperation with FOCUS St. Louis®. Good in Everything is inspired in part by the Clayton School District’s historic Voluntary Desegregation program, which began in 1983 and subsequently served as a model for suburban St. Louis school districts. The talk back will reflect on this subject, and other matters of civic duty and education equality. We are excited to welcome an incredible panel of professionals, but this talk back is about your voice, too. Stay after the show to participate in small group discussion and conversation with the panelists. Featuring: • • • • •

Dr. Jong Bum Kwon (moderator), Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Multicultural Studies at Webster University Dr. Jonathan Smith, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Saint Louis University Dr. B. Remy Cross, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Webster University Nancy Bell, the Festival’s playwright-in-residence Kayla Thompson, Teach for America

FOCUS St. Louis® is the region’s premier leadership organization. From leadership development programs to citizen engagement initiatives, we help develop and connect diverse leaders and empower citizens to work together to build a thriving and cooperative St. Louis community. For more information call 314-622-1250 or visit www.focus-stl.org For more information on FOCUS’ Diversity Leadership Fellowship call 314-622-1250, ext. 107. This program helps develop a community of leaders who guide their organizations and community in creating a truly inclusive and prosperous community to live, learn, work and play.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS SEAN SAVOIE (Production Designer) is the resident Lighting Designer & Design Coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Sean’s design credits include: Winter Opera, The Black Repertory Theatre, HotCity Theatre, Insight Theatre, Wayside Theatre, Shenandoah University, New York Chinese Cultural Center, Portland Opera (Associate & Assistant Designer), Know Theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Opera (Assistant Designer). Sean is the proud recipient of the 2009 USITT Rising Star Award and the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award from CCM. KYRA BISHOP (Properties Master) recently received her BFA in Scenic Design from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Properties credits include props designer for Union Avenue Opera’s 2014 season and props artisan at Shakespeare Santa Cruz for their 2012 and 2013 seasons. Design credits include A Streetcar Named Desire and Siegfried (Union Avenue Opera); The Spitfire Grill (Insight Theatre); The Nerd and The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Dramatic License Productions); Gee’s Bend and All is Calm (Mustard Seed Theatre). You can visit her at kyrabishopdesign.com. JULIE HOFFMAN (Orchestra Director) is in her thirtieth year of teaching and nineteenth year as Orchestra Director at Clayton High School. She received her BM Degree from The University of Tulsa in Viola Performance and her MM Education Degree from The University of Missouri-St. Louis. Julie has been honored with the Outstanding Music Educator Award from SLSMEA and MOASTA, and has been recognized for outstanding achievement in Who’s Who among America’s teachers. Her orchestras have been invited to participate in many unique festivals both domestic and international, at which they are well received. MARK JANKOWSKI / DJ RAVEN FOX (Video Production Mapping Design / DJ Performance) is a visual artist and St. Louis Magazine’s Pick for the 2010 and 2013 A-List Best DJ. Originally from New York, he has resided in St. Louis for almost a decade. Mark isn’t your standard DJ—an event “ringmaster” of sorts, he remains intricately involved from pre-production design to event. His timeless style transcends across all music genres—everything from House to Pop, Hip Hop to Rock. Fox also creates visually spectacular video projection works. When the Contemporary Museum of Art in St. Louis held its annual DADA Ball in 2010, Raven made the event unforgettable. He has also brought his magic to Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’s Tempest Ball, and never ceases to breathe life and help create memorable experiences.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS LEE ANNE MATHEWS* (Stage Manager) has traveled the world performing and directing before landing in St. Louis in 2006 to play the Soapstar in Menopause the Musical at Westport. She has worked for many local theatres and was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award for her performance in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Recent favorites include Queenie in The Wild Party, Fraulein Kost in Cabaret, at freeFall Theatre in Florida, and the Locket Hag in Les Misèrables at The Muny. Upcoming projects include acting in Into the Woods at freeFall and Blithe Spirit at STLAS, and directing Imagining Madoff at the New Jewish Theatre. Lee Anne teaches theatre at Crossroads College Prep School, and was recently awarded the Maryville University Teacher of the Year from the Shakespeare Festival. Proud member of AEA. KRISTIN RION (Assistant Director) currently serves as the Streets Projects Coordinator at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, where she also works as a Teaching Artist and the Audience Services Manager in the park. She graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, directing emphasis. Kristin works locally stage managing, directing, and assisting in theatrical projects. Past credits include Old Hearts Fresh (Assistant Director), Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Director), and Mary Shelley Monster Show (Stage Manager). MICHAEL B. PERKINS (Assistant Stage Manager) is back in the streets after designing video for last year’s Old Hearts Fresh. Michael has been teaching and performing with SFSTL’s Education Programs since 2007, including the Education Tour, summer camps, and Shakespeare Squadron. He’s also a local freelance director, designer, and actor. Recent credits: Siegfried (Union Ave. Opera), Mary Shelley Monster Show (SATE), The Violinist (Action for Autism), The Awakening (St. Louis Actors’ Studio). Upcoming: Stairs to the Roof (Regional Premiere), The Glass Menagerie (Encore!), Becoming Dr. Ruth, and Imagining Madoff (New Jewish Theatre). michaelbperkins.com JONATHAN HARTLEY (Technical Director) just graduated from Webster University with a degree in technical theatre/technical direction, bouncing from show to show. He started this summer working his first show with Shakespeare Festival as the Assistant Technical Director for Henry IV and Henry V. He then designed his first post-grad show, Black Comedy, at Southwestern Illinois College. He is also now the Technical Director at The St. Louis Black Repertory Company. Jonathan is looking forward to a great show and can’t wait for next year’s season with Shakespeare.

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LOOKING BACK AT SITS “Hip and family-friendly, classical and contemporary, warm and goofy, Shakespeare in the Streets delivers the perfect complement to the Festival’s free production every summer in Forest Park.” - Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“I wanted to know why we kept chopping our streets up and telling people they can’t go down them. And so today I’m standing here because we’re shutting a street down not in the name of crime control but in the name of community.” - Rick Dildine, SFSTL Exec. Director (2009-14)

“I’ve not seen anything else like it in the country, where you take professional theatre artists and you pair them with community people and you put a show on in the middle of a major street. We’re in the middle of Route 66, Manchester Avenue!” - Alec Wild, Director “ You have the Shakespeare play, and then you have the people you’ve met in the community and the story of the community… There’s a deep sense of responsibility because you have real people’s stories in your hands and it’s your job to make sure they get told and that they get told truthfully.” - Nancy Bell, Playwright-in-Residence

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SYNOPSIS OF SHAKESPEARE’S AS YOU LIKE IT Duke Senior has been overthrown by his younger brother, Frederick, and has fled to the Forest of Arden, where he lives like Robin Hood with a band of loyal followers. The Duke’s daughter, Rosalind, has been permitted to stay at court as a companion to her cousin, Frederick’s daughter Celia. Meanwhile, Orlando, a nobleman, is badly treated by his oldest brother, Oliver, in the wake of their father’s death. Orlando and Rosalind fall in love at first sight, but they are each forced to leave the kingdom shortly after. When Rosalind is banished by her uncle, she and Celia decide to flee to the Forest together accompanied by the jester, Touchstone. Rosalind disguises herself as a young man, “Ganymede,” and Celia as a poor lady, “Aliena.” On being told by the old family servant, Adam, that Oliver is plotting to kill him, Orlando also escapes to the Forest. In Arden, Rosalind and Celia buy a farm in order to help an old shepherd, Corin. Orlando, however, meets up with the banished Duke Senior and his courtiers, including the melancholy Jaques. Eventually, Rosalind, as Ganymede, encounters Orlando and pretends to counsel him to cure him of being in love. “He” offers to take Rosalind’s place so that Orlando can act out their relationship. Meanwhile, the shepherd Silvius is in love with shepherdess Phebe, but she falls for “Ganymede.” Touchstone, after initially scorning rural life, decides to marry Audrey the goatherd, displacing country bumpkin William. Oliver comes to the Forest and his life is saved by Orlando; he repents of his wicked ways and falls in love with Celia. Wicked Duke Frederick becomes a hermit, restoring Duke Senior to his throne, and Rosalind, revealing her female self, arranges for the multiple marriages. All ends happily, save for Jaques, who wants no part in the festivities.

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IN THE SCHOOLS Students are challenged and engaged while enhancing their ability to read, perform, and enjoy Shakespeare through the Festival’s education programs. The Festival offers a variety of educational programming including: our regional Education Tour; Metro Youth Shakespeare, in which Festival Teaching Artists lead area high school students through an in-depth study and rehearsal process of a Shakespeare play; advanced teen performance training in Shakespeare Squadron and Junior Wills; adult workshops and classes; and summer camps throughout the region. The goal of all Festival education programs is to deepen our community’s appreciation for and connection with Shakespeare, providing only the highest quality theatre education to inspire people of all ages.

IN THE STREETS Shakespeare cannot be contained in just one park. Shakespeare in the Streets (SITS) and SHAKE38 immerse our community in celebrations of St. Louis’s creativity and Shakespeare’s lasting power. Drawing upon the creativity of the city, SHAKE38 features all of Shakespeare’s 38 plays performed by 38 different groups in a variety of neighborhoods and locations. From performances on rooftops to bars to coffee shops to street corners, only one rule exists: Make the play happen any way you see fit. The performances have included work by actors, visual artists, musicians, dancers, sculptors, hair stylists, and even chefs!

IN THE PARK Our annual production in Forest Park has become one of the most anticipated events of the St. Louis summer season. Highly regarded regionally and nationally, the Festival’s productions feature some of the country’s best actors and have been nominated for numerous awards. We offer the only free, outdoor, professional theatre in St. Louis. 16

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VOLUNTEER WITH US Friends of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is the volunteer group that serves the Festival on a year-round basis. Because the Festival is almost entirely funded by donations, volunteers are critical to its success. Friends of the Festival assist staff in the office, at special events, and with hospitality and audience services for its programs In the Schools, In the Streets, and In the Park. To all our Friends, thank you for supporting Shakespeare Festival St. Louis with the most generous gift: your time. To take part in the fun & rewarding experience of being a Friend, go online to SFSTL.com and click “Join Us.” THE FRIENDS OF SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS BOARD Jean Daniel-Gentry................................................................................................................Board President Anne Bader & Ceil Piekarski.................................................Office & Membership Committee Co-Chairs Carole Bartnett & Ginny Morgan............................................................Hospitality Committee Co-Chairs Eric Hansen..........................................................................................Audience Services Committee Chair

JOIN THE CONVERSATION SHAKE38.com is an open community of people from across the globe who want to share their love for Shakespeare through performance, events, conversation and collaboration at every level, from school plays to international festivals. Join playwright Nancy Bell, director Alec Wild, and the other regulars at SHAKE38 in leading the global conversation on Shakespeare.

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October 4, 5, 11, 12, 2014 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Join us at Ottertoberfest for fall fun for the whole family. Enjoy otter-related games and activities for kids, live traditional music, a biergarten, and more! Visit stlzoo.org for more information.


EDUCATION TOUR 2015 A performance of Shakespeare by our touring ensemble will dazzle your students, inspiring them to read, respond, reflect, discuss, and write. Our touring productions, workshops, and study materials have a 14-year legacy of success, including awards and accolades from educators throughout Missouri and beyond. In addition to introducing students to Shakespeare and, in some cases, to live theatre, our touring troupe of theatre professionals provides valuable material and development opportunities for teachers. The 2015 Education Tour performances, 50-minute plays based on Antony and Cleopatra and Two Gentlemen of Verona, will reach over 16,000 students. The Tour is often an integral part of students’ literary education.

JUNIOR WILLS & SHAKESPEARE SQUADRON The Junior Wills and Shakespeare Squadron offer advanced acting and Shakespeare training for young artists ages 11-14 and 15-18, respectively. Semester-long master classes in fall and spring offer university-level instruction in text, poetry, acting technique, movement, voice, character creation, and ensemble theater. Shakespeare Squadron also performs throughout the year, at the Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park as part of the Green Show, and at special events throughout St. Louis.

Top: Michael B. Perkins, Laura Sexauer, Whit Reichert*, Khnemu Menu-Ra* in AS YOU LIKE IT (photo © J. David Levy) Bottom: Zoey Menard (photo © Wesley Law)


FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY & MUSTARD SEED THEATRE Partners in the Arts. Partners in Education.

Fontbonne University has long been a supporter of the arts and has a strong tradition of educating women and men who want to pursue their passion and career in theatre. Teamed up with Mustard Seed Theatre, a professional company in-residence at Fontbonne, the university offers a creative learning environment where well-respected faculty help students reach their goals in both our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. We are proud to support Shakespeare in the Streets in Clayton.

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