Twelfth Night Program

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a NAKED SHAKES production

TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare directed by Irwin Appel

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FREE! SEP 3 - 4, 2021 / 5 PM SEP 4, 2021 / 1 PM UCSB COMMENCEMENT GREEN for directions and more information, visit: THEATERDANCE.UCSB.EDU


a NAKED SHAKES production

TWELFTH NIGHT, OR “WHAT YOU WILL” by William Shakespeare

Director & Adaptor / IRWIN APPEL Design Coordinator / VICKIE J. SCOTT Composer & Arranger / BRANDON STATNER Fight Choreographer / SEAN O’SHEA Fight Captain / FRANCES DOMINGOS Assistant Directors / GRACE WILKEN & MICHAEL MCCONNELL Stage Manager / TRINITY WICKLUND COVID Compliance Officer / VICKIE J. SCOTT

“Rain it Raineth,” “O Mistress Mine” & “Come Away Death” / LYRICS BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, MUSIC BY IRWIN APPEL “The Doubling Song” / LYRICS BY IRWIN APPEL, MUSIC BY BRANDON SUMMER PERFORMANCE DATES September 3 - 4, 2021 / 5 pm September 4, 2021 / 1 pm FALL PERFORMANCE DATES October 1 - 2, 2021 / 4 pm October 2, 2021 / 12 pm October 3, 2021 / 1 pm NAKED SHAKES and the Department of Theater and Dance wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this beautiful place and all land upon which the University is located, and pay our respects to the Chumash Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, and the culture of this area, which has become a place of learning for people from all over the world.

There will be one fifteen minute intermission


CAST OF CHARACTERS: in order of appearance

FESTE, the lady Olivia’s fools ORSINO, Duke of Illyria VALENTINE, Orsino’s messenger VIOLA, later disguised as Cesario (first half) VIOLA, later disguised as Cesario(second half) A SEA CAPTAIN SIR TOBY BELCH, cousin to Olivia SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK, suitor to Olivia MARIA, Olivia’s gentlewoman OLIVIA, courted by Orsino (first half) OLIVIA, courted by Orsino (second half) MALVOLIO, Olivia’s Steward PENNY, Olivia’s gentlewoman SEBASTIAN, twin brother to Viola ANTONIO, friend to Sebastian FAY, cohort of Toby and Maria BEE, cohort of Toby and Maria ANN, cohort of Toby and Maria HAMNET (WITH AN “N”), cohort of Toby and Maria OFFICERS A PRIEST GUITAR & VOCALS FLUTE VIOLIN FIRST MATE

RAE FARNUM ANDALYN HONSELAAR CAROLINE WARE ANGEL VILLALOBOS MATEO HERNANDEZ LANA SPRING TAYLOR KIRK MICHAELA DAVIS CYRUS ROBERTS HARUT SIMONIAN MEGAN BROWN KIRSTEN HØJ HAILEY TURNER CATHERINE BALLANTYNE MAKENA INGHRAM MILO MARSDEN FRANCES DOMINGOS FARRAH GHARIBIAN BELLA VELLARDE ALLYSON NICHOLAS ABBY STOIBER OLIVIA MENDOZA MICHAELA DAVIS MATEO HERNANDEZ BRANDON STATNER OLIVIA MENDOZA RAE FARNUM DEVIN GEE

and crew are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and The cast, creative team have agreed to be tested weekly and report results to the stage manager and COVID compliance officer. Rehearsals have taken place outside or indoors with full ventilation.

Please bring your blanket, chair, sunscreen, hat and plenty of water!


NAKED SHAKES. THE ACTOR AND THE WORD. Since 2006, the mission of NAKED SHAKES has been to present energetic, exciting, raw, vibrant Shakespeare using the power of the actors and the language. The critically acclaimed, awardwinning NAKED SHAKES has performed at UCSB and transported productions to Southwest Shakespeare Company at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ, the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Westmont College and Center Stage in downtown Santa Barbara. Past NAKED SHAKES productions include: the premiere of Immortal Longings, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra and Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra, the premiere of The Death of Kings, a two-part adaptation of Shakespeare’s history plays, Hamlet, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, and The Tempest. NAKED SHAKES derives its rather provocative name from the principle that an actor in a bare theatrical space, along with meticulous attention to language, few technical elements and the collective imagination of the audience, can create what Prospero in The Tempest calls “rough magic,” hopefully revealing the true heart, meaning, driving force and original inspiration within a Shakespeare play. With the inspiration and creative power of our choreographers and designers, we hope to blend wild, actorgenerated theatricality with razor sharp attention to language and imagery. As an audience member, one may, at times, experience a veritable visual feast while also being able to close one’s eyes and absorb the sound and text as if one were listening to a radio play or podcast. The barren physical theater space is very important to the NAKED SHAKES concept; it takes on the identity of whatever locale or particular piece of poetic language is described, and yet always reminds the audience they are in a theater. When Prospero in The Tempest describes “the great Globe itself,” he is not only referring to the entire Earth, but also the “Globe” Theater – Shakespeare’s theater. That duality is what NAKED SHAKES is all about. Twelfth Night is the first production NAKED SHAKES has produced outdoors. It is a celebration of reunion, of coming back together. We hope to create an event that is safe and inviting, while basking in the breathtaking beauty of our campus lagoon, Santa Barbara and the mighty Pacific Ocean.


A note about casting: NAKED SHAKES believes strongly in giving young actors the opportunity to stretch themselves and play characters they might not normally get to play in the “real world.” Our NAKED SHAKES cast is comprised of students from two summer courses, THTR 144A and 144B, and has actors of all experience levels. All that is necessary is a desire to study a great play and have an adventurous, exciting theatrical experience. Some of our actors are non-majors, and some are members of our prestigious Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Actor Training Program, the only three-year actor training program in the entire UC system. If you are interested in participating, or in learning more about NAKED SHAKES or the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance, please contact Irwin Appel at appel@theaterdance.ucsb.edu. - Irwin Appel, Artistic Director of Naked Shakes, and Professor and Chair, Department of Theater and Dance

Naked Shakes is a proud member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA). STA was established to provide a forum for the artistic, managerial, educational leadership for theatres primarily involved with the production of the works of William Shakespeare; to discuss issues and methods of work, resources, and information; and to act as an advocate for Shakespearean productions and training. STA has over 115 member organizations located throughout the United States and internationally all over the world.


SIXTEEN YEARS OF NAKED SHAKES PRODUCTION HISTORY 2020 Immortal Longings • Adapted by Irwin Appel from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra and George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra. In eight episodes, streamed live on Zoom 2019 The Winter’s Tale, UCSB Hatlen Theater 2018 The Death of Kings: Seize the Crown Southwest Shakespeare Company, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ and Madison Performing Arts Center, Phoenix, AZ 2018 Hamlet, UCSB Studio Theater & Porter Theater, Westmont College • Santa Barbara Independent and BroadwayWorld Awards for Acting 2017 King Lear, UCSB Performing Arts Theater • Santa Barbara Independent Award for Acting 2016 Much Ado About Nothing, UCSB Studio Theater • Santa Barbara Independent Award for Acting 2015-17 The Death of Kings, UCSB Hatlen Theater • Adapted from Shakespeare’s history plays by Irwin Appel. Part One: I Come But For Mine Own, comprises Richard II, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V. Part Two: The White Rose and the Red, consists of Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3, and Richard III. Winner of seven Santa Barbara Independent awards and nine BroadwayWorld awards for outstanding achievement in Direction, Adaptation, Design, Original Music, and Performance. European premiere at Prague Shakespeare Festival in Czech Republic in summer 2017. 2014 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, UCSB Theater and Dance Movement Studio • Santa Barbara Independent Award for Direction 2013 Macbeth, UCSB Hatlen Theater 2012 The Merchant of Venice, UCSB Performing Arts Theater • also presented at Center Stage, Santa Barbara, Oct 2012 2011 Measure for Measure, UCSB Studio Theater • also presented at the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Oct 2011 2010 Romeo and Juliet, UCSB Performing Arts Theater 2009 Twelfth Night, UCSB Studio Theater • also presented at Center Stage, Santa Barbara, Oct 2009 2008 The Winter’s Tale, UCSB Performing Arts Theater • also Presented at Center Stage, Santa Barbara by Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival. Santa Barbara Independent Award winner and named Best Theater Production in Santa Barbara 2008 by SB Independent writer, Elizabeth Schwyzer 2007 The Tempest, UCSB Studio Theater 2006 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, UCSB Studio Theater


SYNOPSIS OF TWELFTH NIGHT Viola is shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria and she comes ashore with the help of a Captain. She has lost contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes to be drowned. With the aid of the Captain, she disguises herself as a young man named ‘Cesario’ and undertakes to serve Orsino, Duke of Illyria. Orsino has convinced himself that he is in love with Olivia, who is mourning the recent deaths of her brother and father. She pledges to mourn the loss of her brother for seven years and refuses any overtures from Duke Orsino. Orsino then persuades “Cesario” to be an intermediary to profess his passionate love before Olivia. Olivia, however, unexpectedly falls in love with “Cesario”, setting her at odds with her own promise to mourn for seven years. In the meantime, Viola has fallen in love with Duke Orsino, creating a love triangle: Viola loves Duke Orsino, Duke Orsino loves Olivia, and Olivia loves Viola disguised as Cesario. In the comic subplot, several characters conspire to make Olivia’s pompous steward, Malvolio, believe that Olivia has fallen for him. This involves Olivia’s riotous uncle, Sir Toby Belch; another would-be suitor, a silly squire named Sir Andrew Aguecheek; her gentlewoman Maria and cohorts Fay, Bee, Ann and Hamnet (with an ‘n’), and her witty fools, the Feste trio. Sir Toby and Sir Andrew drink and carouse, thus disturbing the peace of Olivia’s household until late into the night, prompting Malvolio to threaten Sir Toby with kicking him out of the house. Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Maria plan revenge on Malvolio. They convince Malvolio that Olivia is secretly in love with him by planting a love letter, written by Maria in Olivia’s handwriting. The letter asks Malvolio to wear yellow stockings and appear cross-gartered—a color and fashion that Olivia actually hates— to be rude to the rest of the servants, and to smile constantly in the presence of Olivia. Malvolio finds the letter and reacts in surprised delight. He starts acting out the contents of the letter to show Olivia his positive response. Olivia is shocked by the changes in Malvolio and agreeing that he seems mad, leaves him to be cared for by his tormentors. Pretending that Malvolio is insane, they lock him up in a dark chamber. Feste visits him to mock his insanity, disguised as priests. Meanwhile, Antonio, a seaman who previously fought against Orsino, has rescued Viola’s twin, Sebastian. Antonio accompanies Sebastian to Illyria, despite the danger of returning to Orsion’s city, because of his love for Sebastian. Sebastian’s appearance adds the confusion of mistaken identities to the comedy. Taking Sebastian for “Cesario”, Olivia asks him to marry her, and they are secretly


married by the priest. Finally, when “Cesario” and Sebastian appear in the presence of both Olivia and Orsino, there is more wonder and confusion at their physical similarity. At this point, Viola reveals her identity and is reunited with her twin brother. The play ends in a declaration of marriage between Duke Orsino and Viola, and it is learned that Sir Toby has married Maria. Malvolio swears revenge on his tormentors and stalks off, but Orsino sends Fabian to placate him. In our production, we have taken some liberties and had some fun with casting. We hope we have explained all to you in the original song below! Way back in the Spring of Twenty-One We were all sick of Zoom and not having much fun So we thought long and hard if we have what it takes To do something special this year for Naked Shakes And while we were stuck doing everything remote We had an idea for doing Twelfth Night with a boat We were chomping at the bit, we knew we had to do it soon, And wouldn’t it be great if we could perform by the lagoon? The response was amazing! So many wanted to be in it! But this made us pause and think for a minute Twelfth Night has some o’ the best roles in Shakespeare, they say But there are only so many for actors to play Hmm, what a dilemma, so what do we do? To give all a chance, so no one feels blue Get creative, and think outside the bubble Double, double, toil and no trouble! Start with yours truly, why have one when you can have three? It’s much more fun this way – don’t you agree? And Fabian became Fay, Bee and Ann (get it?), and we gave them a friend A brand new dude named Hamnet with an “n” But some you haven’t met yet: don’t blink it happens fast The roles of Viola and Olivia have been double cast! Two new actors will be playing these parts We’re very cutting edge! Not a bunch of old farts


There’s also something cool about how it affects the whole When you see very different actors take on the same role It might get confusing, but try not to fret Let it wash over you, what you see is what you get So sit back and revel in that Shakespearean verse Our play gets kinda crazy now, and we’ll try not to make it worse Tricks and fights and marriage are just around the bend And who knows what will happen when we get to the end?

PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (PLAYWRIGHT) (baptized April 26, 1564

in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, and died April 23, 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon) was an English poet, dramatist and actor. He was a prolific writer, composing 38 plays, 2 narrative poems, 154 sonnets, and a variety of other poems throughout his life. With great intellectual agility, perceptiveness, and poetic power, he devoted his talents in portraying human beings and their complete range of emotions and conflicts. His language and expressions are convincing and imaginatively stimulating, and lives on till today, surviving even in times and places remote from his own.

IRWIN APPEL (DIRECTOR & ADAPTOR) is Professor and Chair of the

Department of Theater and Dance at University of California Santa Barbara. As a professional director, Equity actor and composer/ sound designer, he has worked with the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Orlando Shakes, the New York, Oregon, Utah, New Jersey and Colorado Shakespeare Festivals, Southwest Shakespeare Company, The Acting Company, Theatre For a New Audience, Hartford Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, PCPA, both the National Theatre Conservatory and Colorado New Play Summit at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts, the Bread Load Acting Ensemble, and other prominent regional theaters. In Europe, he acted the role of Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida in the Czech Republic with the Prague Shakespeare Company at the renowned Estates Theatre where Mozart premiered Don Giovanni in 1787. He is the founder and artistic director of NAKED SHAKES producing Shakespeare’s plays at UCSB, in the United States and internationally since 2006. For NAKED SHAKES, he has created two major adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays: first, The Death of


Kings combining eight Shakespeare history plays from Richard II through Richard III into one event that has been performed in California, Arizona and the Czech Republic. Second and most recently, he combined Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, along with parts of George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra into one play entitled Immortal Longings. He has also has led workshops and lectured about NAKED SHAKES in China, Greece, Switzerland, Poland, and Czech Republic. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Juilliard School. www. deathofkings.com. Professor Appel teaches all levels of acting, directing and Shakespeare at UCSB. He teaches a groundbreaking team-taught course with English Professor James Kearney called “Experiencing Shakespeare” that focuses on Shakespeare’s plays from both the performance as well as the literary and historical points of view. This course intersects with the NAKED SHAKES courses (THTR 144A and 144B) that welcome students to perform and produce Shakespeare from all different majors, levels of experience and skills. Pronouns: he/him/his

VICKIE J. SCOTT (DESIGN COORDINATOR) s a Lighting and Scenic

Designer for Dance, Theatre and Themed Entertainment, and is proud to be the Founding Producer for the INITIATIVE for NEW and REIMAGINED WORK her at UCSB. She is thrilled to be working once again with Director Irwin Appel and NAKED SHAKES! She is the Resident Lighting Designer and the Production Coordinator for the Ojai Playwright’s Conference, the Executive Producer for Santa Barbara’s own Dramatic Women, and is a long-time faculty member in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California Santa Barbara, where she teaches lighting design for theater and dance, designs lights and sometimes scenery, and is the mentor to our next generation of designers, technicians, and theater makers. She is also a member of United Artists Local 829.

BRANDON STATNER (COMPOSER & ARRANGER / GUITAR & VOCALS)

is a senior transfer studying physics. He is new to this whole “production” thing. But he is very entertained by the actors and the music, and hopes that you are as well.

SEAN O’SHEA (FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER) is very happy to be back

working in-person on this production. In his 38 years in theater Sean has been an actor, director, producer, fight choreographer, instructor, and academic advisor. He is the Founder and former Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara Shakespeare Festival having produced 26 of SBSF’s shows. Locally he’s been seen on stage at


the Garvin and Jurkowitz (SBCC), Circle Bar B, Ensemble Theater’s New Vick, and Center Stage. In San Diego he’s worked at the Old Globe, Black Friars, North Coast Repertory Theater, and Balboa Theater. Sean worked several seasons with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, in Boise, ID. He studied at San Diego State University. Currently Sean is playing Alexander Dumas Fils in DramaDogs’ staged reading of The Ladies of the Camellias at Center Stage.

GRACE WILKEN (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR) is a fourth year double

majoring in English and Theater with a concentration in directing. At UCSB, she is President and Artistic Director of the UCSB Women’s Ensemble Theatre Troupe, whose annual showcase she virtually directed and produced this past spring. Recently, she has been co-directing, writing, producing, editing, and acting in a series of independent film projects. Pronouns: she/her

MICHAEL MCCONNELL (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR) is a native of Los

Angeles and is a Senior at UCSB in the Directing Concentration for Theater. He gratefully comes to Twelfth Night as an Assistant Director from recent lead performance roles as the Emcee in Cabaret, and the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He has a long history in both professional & semiprofessional theatrical and television productions, including a stint with the once flourishing Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera. His goal in Theater is truth, energy, and full of heart! He envisions future endeavors developing and/or producing original shows for Musical Theater, Television, and Film. He gives abundant thanks for all those that have supported and encouraged him along his journey.

TRINITY WICKLUND (STAGE MANAGER) is a second-year Theatre

Design Major. The NAKED SHAKES production of Twelfth Night is her 5th production as Stage Manager here at UCSB. Recent stage management credits include Linda Alper’s Shanghai, Fires in the Mirror, and the reading of A Medusa Thread as part of the BIPOC reading series. She is very excited that she was given this opportunity and is honored to be working with such an amazing group of people on this production.


CAST BIOGRAPHIES RAE FARNUM (FESTE & VIOLIN) is a third-year Music Composition

major in the College of Creative Studies double minoring in Applied Psychology and Educational Studies. She has played the violin for ten years and is excited to bring her musical knowledge to the stage! Pronouns: she/her/hers

ANDALYN HONSELAAR (FESTE) is a third-year BFA Acting and BA

Communication double major. Past productions at UCSB include Molière’s Tartuffe (Elmire) and Anna Deveare Smith’s Fires in the Mirror (Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Reuven Ostrov). Pronouns: she/her/ hers

CAROLINE WARE (FESTE) is a fourth-year at UCSB, double-majoring

in Theater and Sociology with a minor in Education. Her most recent role was Holly in the play Under Normal Circumstances at UCSB, and she is excited for her first NAKED SHAKES production and hopes you enjoy the show! Pronouns: she/her/hers

ANGEL VILLALOBOS (ORSINO) is a current BFA Acting and BA

Sociology student at UCSB. From Los Angeles, he has found much joy and opportunity as a screen/theater actor, writer, director, and teaching artist for youth. Some of his recent stage acting credits include Angel in Wrench/Llave, Orgon in Tartuffe, and Harry in Black Flag. Villalobos is currently the Education Assistant at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum and a Director of UCSB’s AMPLIFY theater initiative. A Spanish speaker and first-generation university student, Villalobos strives to utilize theatre and performance to support individuals and promote their growth. He hopes all are staying safe and sharing love. Pronouns: he/him/his

MATEO HERNANDEZ (VALENTINE & A PRIEST) is a second-year

Biochemistry major. Mateo has worked previously in high school productions and is his first time participating in a NAKED SHAKES production at UCSB. Pronouns: he/him/his

LANA SPRING (VIOLA) grew up in the San Francisco bay area, where she participated in community theatre, took summer acting classes at American Conservatory Theatre, and went on to obtain her AA in Theatre Arts at Santa Rosa Junior College in 2019. Now a rising fourth year at UCSB, she’s minoring in Art History, and getting her BFA in Acting. Most recently, she’s played Mariane


in Tartuffe, Linda in Brain Otaño’s Under Normal Cirsumtances, and Eva in Linda Alper’s Shanghai. After 14 months of acting in her bedroom, Lana is overjoyed to be onstage again with the incredibly talented cast of Twelfth Night. Pronouns: she/her/hers

TAYLOR KIRK (VIOLA) is a third-year in the BFA Acting Program

and Black Studies double major. She was last seen in UCSB productions, such as She Kills Monsters and Airness. She is ecstatic for her first in-person show after a year and a half and hopes that you all will enjoy this heartfelt and joyous show.

MICHAELA DAVIS (A SEA CAPTAIN & OFFICER) is a fourth-year

Theater and Community major and Educational Studies minor. Twelfth Night is her first production to be a part of at UCSB. She previously portrayed Nurse Flynn in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Diablo Valley College. She has also aided in assistant directing for Bay Area Children’s Theater, and earned her AA in Theater Arts at Diablo Valley College in the past year. Pronouns: she/her/hers

CYRUS ROBERTS (SIR TOBY BELCH) writes, acts, and directs across

poetry, theatre, and film. While his work has been published by organizations like Toms Shoes, Adidas, Sundance, and March For Our Lives, he also enjoys working on fun independent projects whether it’s self-publishing poetry compilations, creating movies with friends, or producing his own plays. Cyrus is currently a fourth year in UC Santa Barbara’s BFA Acting program. Pronouns: he/ him/his

HARUT SIMONIAN (SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK) is a third year BFA major. He has acted in various productions at UCSB such as; Tartuffe, Airness, and She Kills Monsters. He’s excited to start his final year with NAKED SHAKES’ production of Twelfth Night, and he can’t wait to see what the year holds for him!

MEGAN BROWN (MARIA) is a fourth year in the BFA Acting Program

at UCSB: Under Normal Circumstances, Immortal Longings, LAUNCH PAD 2020. This will be her first in-person production on campus as an actor. Megan is absolutely thrilled to work alongside this wonderful, inspiring cast. Pronouns: she/her/hers

KIRSTEN HØJ (OLIVIA) is overjoyed to be in this production of

Twelfth Night! What a show to come back to. Kirsten is a junior in the BFA Acting program here at UCSB, and is also working towards a minor in Sociology. Her favorite past roles include


M’Lynn Eatenton in Steel Magnolias, Betty Rizzo in Grease, and Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank. Kirsten transferred to UCSB last fall, right in the midst of the pandemic that we’re still living through. NAKED SHAKES has been her very first in person class at the university! Many thanks to Irwin Appel, Grace Wilken, Michael McConnell, Trinity Wicklund, and the entire cast for making this show possible. This has been a long time coming for all of us. It feels so good to be doing what we love. Pronouns: she/ her.

HAILEY TURNER (OLIVIA) is a fourth year transfer student in the

Theater BFA at UCSB. She is ecstatic to get the chance to be in person and work on Twelfth Night. Within the department she has appeared in the New and Reimagined Works production of Icebreakers, the play festival Alone, Together, the devised Fall show Generations, and showcased two solo pieces in last year’s Particle Collider. Getting the chance to come back to campus and perform has been a dream come true, and she can’t wait to share this incredible show with everyone.

CATHERINE BALLANTYNE (MALVOLIO) is an upcoming fourth-year

Theater BFA Acting and Film and Media Studies double major. Catherine has been involved in various theater productions while at UCSB including Hair, the Alone, Together festival, Fall One Acts, Particle Collider, and more. She assistant directed UCSB’s production of Airness and also loves acting in short films with the film department. She is excited to be playing Malvolio and thanks the cast plus crew for their hard work! Pronouns: she/her/hers

MAKENA INGHRAM (PENNY) is a second-year at UCSB. Her major is currently undeclared; however, she plans on declaring a double major in Philosophy and Theater once she figures out how to do so. Last year, she stage-managed UCSB’s You Can See All the Stars and A People’s Guide to History in the Here and Now via Zoom. Makena is very excited to now be in person and around three-dimensional people.

FRANCES DOMINGOS (ANTONIO) is a senior at the University of

California, Santa Barbara, majoring in Acting and English. This is their second show back in person, and hopefully not their last. They have spent the last year performing in Zoom productions at UCSB; some of their credits include Shreddy Eddy in Airness, Pompey and Decius Brutus in Immortal Longings, and multiple roles in UCSB’s one act productions. When Frances is not in class,


they can be found longboarding and button making. Pronouns: they/them/theirs

FARRAH GHARIBIAN (FAY) is a fourth-year Theater major with a

concentration in theater and community. Having just transferred from Pasadena City College last year, she is thrilled to be a part of Twelfth Night- her first in-person class and production at UCSB! She most recently performed in PCC’s productions of Chekhov’s Three Sisters as Irina, and Dog Sees God as Marcy. She hopes everyone enjoys the show and - most importantly - stays safe doing so!

BELLA VELLARDE (BEE) is a recent UCSB graduate with a BA in

Political Science with a concentration in Comparative Politics. Isabella has just begun to delve into the world of theatre and was extremely excited when they received their first opportunity in UCSB’s BIPOC Reading Festival as Zuri in Milta Ortiz’s Pilar and Paloma. They recently worked on Senora Tortuga through Nuestra Voz as a co-director. Twelfth Night will be their first in-person play and they could not be happier to be ending their time at UCSB with such a lovely cast and production team. Pronouns: they/she

ALLYSON NICHOLAS (ANN) is a fourth-year Theater major with a

concentration in Theater and Community and Japanese minor. Allyson has diversified her portfolio within UCSB’s Department of Theater and Dance by working on backstage crew as well as acting in various performances. Most recently, she portrayed the role of Ami in Keiko Green’s Exotic Deadly: Or The MSG Play in UCSB’s BIPOC Reading Festival over Zoom. This is her second summer with NAKED SHAKES, and she could not be more excited to be kicking off the end of her undergraduate experience with such a talented group of people.

ABBY STOIBER (HAMNET (WITH AN “N”)) is a current junior in the

BFA Acting Program at UC Santa Barbara. Abby has worked on several UCSB productions both on and off the stage, although this will be their first time performing in-person in a UCSB show. However, they have acted in several UCSB Zoom productions, most recently as Rosaura in La Vida es Sueño/Life is a Dream. They are thrilled to be back on campus and to be doing live theatre once again after a long year and a half away from the stage. Pronouns: they/them/theirs


OLIVIA MENDOZA (OFFICER & FLUTE) is a fourth-year Biopsychology

and Music Studies double major pursuing a minor in Applied Psychology. Olivia has participated in a few productions at UCSB, including selections from Suzan-Lori Parks’s 365 Days/365 Plays and the 2021 BIPOC Reading Series Festival. This is her first production with NAKED SHAKES and she is grateful for the opportunity to participate in live theatre. Outside of performing, she can be found playing flute, coding, or playing with her puppy. Pronouns: she/her/hers

SPECIAL THANKS Mary Hancock, Ralph Gallucci and the UCSB Freshman Summer Start Program, James Kearney, Joyce King, Christine Weidner and the members of INT 35LT: “Experiencing Shakespeare,” Leesa Beck, Rachel Johnston, Anne Croff and UCSB Summer Sessions, Denise Umland, Mark Williams, Daniel Herrera, Devin Gee, Jackson Golden, Eric Mills, Una Mladenović, Lisa Strebler, Debra Vance, Libby Appel, Julie Fishell, Jan Ruskin, Patrick Page, Ann Sheffield, Risa Brainin, Annie Torsiglieri, Mark Shishim, Tejas Aralare, Patricia Morland, Lucas Cheng, and all of you amazing parents, siblings, roommates and friends that have supported each one of us to bring theater back in person to UCSB! NAKED SHAKES would also like to especially thank John and Jody Arnhold for their support of NAKED SHAKES and production at UCSB. We also especially thank UCSB Summer Sessions for awarding Twelfth Night and NAKED SHAKES with a 2021 Summer Cultural and Community Program grant.


Department of Theater and Dance Donors Marc Adelman and Bari Stauber Clifford Chamberlain Adelman Kathy Chan Lane Albanese and Barbara Benigni Leland and Luiza Yuk Wah Chan -Albanese Chris and Cynthia Chin µ Susan Alexander ‘69 Adam and Kristina Cipriano Christine Anderson Susan and William Clutton David Anderson ‘65 John Mike and Marcia Cohen Anonymous Lisa and Walker Colston ‘84/’84 Irwin Appel and Julie Fishell Alice Condodina and Robert Lickus Cecilia Aragon Toni and Bruce Corwin H’97 Jody and John Arnhold ‘75 µ Lilyan Cuttler and Bernad Seder Josh Aronsohn ‘22 Michele DeRosa ‘74 Craig and Kellie Atkinson Allison Diftler and William GoldenKaren Atkinson berg Richard Auhll Victoria Dillingham Cynthia and Scott Austin Michael Douglas ‘68 µ David and Patricia Ball Ann Dusenberry and Brad Fiedel Caroyn and Paul Barber Amr El Abbadi and Janet Head Paige Basconcillo Dan and Rae Emmett Dinah and Jerry Baumgartner ‘69 Carolyn and James Flanigan Gary and Lisa Beeson Mark and Susan Frink ‘84/’83 Ninotchka Bennahum Leonard and Jill Fromer Susan Benson German Light Products Myrna Bernard Edith and Stanley* Glenn µ Eve Bernstein Jonathan Goldblatt John and Jill Bishop Lori Grapes Jeffrey Bissell Leslie Gray Jerry and Laurel Blair ‘71 Alicia and Philip Hammarskjold Annelisa Blake-Wasden Channing and Shari Hammond ‘92 Diane Boss Noah Harpster ‘98 Constance Brainin Janet Harrison Risa Brainin and Michael Klaers Dorcas and Theodore Hatlen* µ Samuel Brown and Nina Rezai Willy Holtzman Rachel Buchan Thomas Hsia Chuck and Eleanora Burright Sylvia Jackson Arreola ‘72 Mary Burright* Bob Johnson and Lisa Reich Eric Bushard Gib Johnson and Zoe Iverson Jeanette and Robert Cambron Michael Katz ‘24 Lisa and Scott Capps Lydia and Ryan Kim Dan Castellaneta and Deborah Laura and Benjamin King ‘94 Lacusta Julie King Margaret Cathell and Peter Stricker William Davies King


Bill and Linda Kitchen ‘77/’80 Edward Klein Michelle Rainville Gretchen Koehler Alanna and Peter Rathbone Barbara and Peter Lackner ‘92/’73 Albert Reid, Jr. Zofia Lada Steven Richman Julie Ladner µ Nancy Ries µ Beverlie and Ronald Latimer Cheryl Riggins ‘82 Barbara Lebow Susan Rose Isabella Leonard ‘24 Charles and Gayle Rosenberg Margaret Leonard and Clare Sheils Clay and Rachel Ross Philip Levien ‘94 and Darlene CraviJanet and Wallace Ross otto-Levien ‘09 Sister Judith Royer ‘83 Gigi Loh Rona Sande Carol and Sean Lynd Bernard and Lori Sandler Bernard Magier Sally Sanestraro Dawn Malatesta Jean Scott David Marshall and Candace Waid Anne Shanto ‘78 Myles Mattenson Ann Sheffield Maureen McFadden Jeffry Sherbakoff and Amelia GoMeredith McMinn ‘88 mez Peerada Meemalayath ‘17 Manuel Sherbakoff ‘16 Monique Moss Tristin Sherman Lucinda and Thurman Newsome Diana and Stan Sherrill Greg Oczkus Tonia Shimin and Steven Eakin Diane O’Dowd Freida Smith Donald and Janet* O’Dowd Patrick Smith Rylee O’Dowd Society for Classical Studies James and Paige Owens John Solis ‘23 Malcolm Edward and Monica PalmSusan Speers ‘82 er ‘93 Shad Mathew Springer ‘05 Kim and Dean Pananides ‘75 Dale and Gregory Stamos ‘75/’68 Daniel Parker John and Suzanne Steed Alissa and Walter Parrish Deborah Steffen ‘71 Pauline Paulin ‘80 Daniel Stein Aileen Penn Bill and Cheri Steinkellner Aurora Perry Anne and Dean Sterling Frederick Perry ‘80 Lael and William Stock Meryl Peters Barbara Stupay ‘73 Deborah Pfann Antonina Swanberg Philip Pierce Ashok and Kay Talwar Christopher Pilafian Alyce and Gary Tanouye µ Dean Pitchford Alison Tatlock and David Wiater Gregory and Winoma Plaskett µ Daniel and Julie Teichert Tyler Pon and Alice Youmans Susan Thomason Carol Press and Nicholas Tingle Valda Tormey


Edna Torsiglieri The Towbes Foundation David Tufts, Jr. Edward Underhay µ Valle Verde Resident Association Emily and Kenneth Ware Robert Wheaton Dana White Laura Wilson ‘71 Conrad and Teresa Wyszomirski Georgina and Terrence Yacap Max Yeaman Seyburn Zorthian *Donors who have passed away µDonors who have established Endowed Funds to the Department

If you are interested in making a gift to the Department of Theater and Dance please contact Leslie Gray Senior Director of Development LESLIE.GRAY@UCSB.EDU or visit us on the web at theaterdance.ucsb.edu Your support makes a difference!

This list notes gifts made between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2021. We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact Leslie Gray, Senior Director of Development.


DEPARTMENT OF THEATER AND DANCE PRODUCTION Chair / IRWIN APPEL Vice Chair / VALERIE HUSTON Director of Perfomance / ANNIE SHEFFIELD Director, BFA Actor Training Program / ANNIE TORSIGLIERI Production Manager / DANIEL J HERRERA Community Relations Specialist / UNA MLADENOVIĆ Techincal Director / JACKSON GOLDEN Theater Production Supervisor, Scenery+ Props/ DEVIN GEE Theater Production Supervisor, Lighting + Audio / MARK WILLIAMS Costume Shop Manager / DENISE UMLAND Cutter/Draper / LILLIAN HANNAHS Senior Scene Technician / SANDARBH TRIPATHI Production Supervisors / ALYSSA LONGWILL & GIO CASTILLO Marketing Interns / ANABEL COSTA, ISABELLE GUILLORY, MEGAN BAYTOSH Lead House Manager / KAYLY HOWELL House Managers / ASHLEY DAVIS, TEANNAE OWENS, JAYDEN SCHULTZ, RONI RAGONE, CHIAMAKA EZEAGBOR

ADMINISTRATION Chief Administrative Officer / ERIC MILLS Financial Assistant / LISA STREBLER Undergraduate Advisor / SEAN O’SHEA Graduate Program Coordinator / MARY TENCH Academic Personnel Chair’s Assistant / DEBRA VANCE Principal Musician / PATRICK WELLS LINDLEY