The Acting Company

Cast and Artists

Hassan El-Amin

Hassan El-Amin is a member of the REP Company: From the Author Of, The Mountaintop, Tartuffe, The Elephant Man, The Bells, Clybourne Park, God of Carnage. Company member, Brierley Resident Acting Company. Regional: Dream Girls, The Mountaintop, All the Way, Colossal, Stagger Lee, Driving Miss Daisy, Les Misérables, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park, Fly, The Odd Couple, King Lear, A Christmas Carol, God of Carnage, The Wiz, Henry IV, Death of a Salesman (Dallas Theater Center);  Fences, Seven Guitars, Radio Golf, Jitney, Blues for an Alabama Sky, The Lion King, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, Othello, Stick Fly, The Whipping Man, A Soldiers Play at theaters including The Alley, Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, Goodman, Arena Stage, Guthrie, Alliance, Huntington, Denver Center, Portland Center Stage, Trinity Rep, Milwaukee Rep, San Diego Rep, Penumbra, Colorado, Oregon, and Utah Shakespeare Festivals. Training: UD Professional Theatre Training Program.

Lee E. Ernst

Lee E. Ernst is a member of the REP Company: Director —  Clybourne Park; Actor —  Dial “M” for Murder, From the Author Of, You Can’t Take It with You, Tartuffe, The Elephant Man, The Bells, Waiting for Godot, Things We Do for Love, To Kill a Mockingbird (also Associate Director), Wait Until Dark, Heartbreak House, The Patsy, The 39 Steps, Juno and the Paycock, The Millionairess, Macbeth, Angels in America, Wit, The Mousetrap, The Servant of Two Masters. Regional: Milwaukee Repertory Theater—resident actor: Clybourne Park, Cabaret, Death of a Salesman, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Crucible, A Christmas Carol, Assassins, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Lombardi, Of Mice and Men, The Norman Conquests, Cyrano De Bergerac, Richard III, Work Song, Tartuffe, The Seafarer, Barrymore; American Players Theatre—Founding acting company member: Cyrano, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear. Other regional: Arizona Theatre Company, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City Rep, New American Theatre, Peninsula Players, American Conservatory Theater, Tokyo’s Institute of Dramatic Arts, Texas Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet (director), The Nerd (director). Awards: AriZoni and Shepherd – Express “Best Actor” awards, The Minerva Laureate (Wisconsin Academy of Letters, Arts, and Sciences), and Lunt-Fontanne Fellow, by the Ten Chimneys Foundation. Training: UD Professional Theatre Training Program.

Zach Fike Hodges

Dumaine and Boyet in Love's Labor's Lost.  Off Broadway: Public Enemy (u/s) at The Pearl Theatre Co. Recent credits: Electra (Two Headed Rep), Agamemnon (dir.Tea Alagić, Fordham). His solo adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening premiered at the United Solo Festival last fall. He is a former staffer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and a member of the BATS, the resident acting company of the Flea Theatre. Training: Fordham Lincoln Center, Moscow Art Theatre School, SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.

Kate Forbes

Kate Forbes is an alum of The Acting Company: A Doll House, Twelfth Night, The African Company Presents Richard III, Othello. Broadway: Sight Unseen, Macbeth, Inherit the Wind, The School for Scandal (Theatreworld Award). Off-Broadway: Othello with Liev Schrieber and Keith David (Public); Love, Janis (Village Theater), The Entertainer (Classic Stage); All's Well That Ends Well, The Merchant of Venice, Othello (Callaway Award), The Jew of Malta (TFANA);  Margaret: A Tygers Heart (Red Bull). Regional: The Crucible, Hamlet, Macbeth, LaDispute, Cloud Nine (Hartford Stage); The Price (Long Wharf); The Night of the Iguana (Guthrie); The Provoked Wife (ART); The Scent of Roses (ACT); A Streetcar Named Desire (Dallas Theater Center); Skylight (PlayMakers Rep); others at the Shakespeare Theater, The Intiman, Great Lakes, Berkshire Theater Festival, and Yale Rep. Film/TV: The Longest Ride, The Sacrament, Hot Summer Nights, All Saints, Steel Country.
Mercy Street, Law and Order, Soaps
.Award-winning narrator of audio books. Training: M.F.A., NYU Graduate Acting.

Harriett D. Foy

Broadway: Amelie, Amazing Grace, The American Plan, Mamma Mia! and Once on This Island. Off-Broadway: Rimbaud in NY (BAM), On the Levee, Crowns (AUDELCO Award), Lone Star Love, Slut. Regional: Nina Simone: Four Women, The Women of Brewster Place, The Piano Lesson, Polk County (Arena Stage); MotherFreakingHood! (NYMF); The House That Will Not Stand (Yale Rep/Berkeley Rep, Theatre Bay Area Award); dance of the holy ghosts (Yale Rep); Breath and Imagination (ArtsEmerson); LMNOP (Goodspeed Musicals), Ambassador Satch (Dubai), Seven Guitars (Center Stage). Film/TV: Winter’s Tale, Collateral Beauty, “Welcome to the Wayne,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Rescue Me,” “Law & Order,” “WGATAP!” Training: Howard University (BFA). @divafoyh (twitter) www.harriettdfoy.com

Michael Gotch

Michael Gotch is an alum of The Acting Company and a member of the REP Company. The Acting Company: Richard III, Murder by Poe. REP: Director — Wait Until Dark, Dancing at Lughnasa (co-director);  Actor — I Am My Own Wife, Dial “M” for Murder, You Can’t Take It with You, The Elephant Man, Clybourne Park, Waiting for Godot, Red, The 39 Steps, Hamlet (BroadwayWorld Award, Best Actor - Delaware), Angels in America, The Cripple of Inishmaan, O Beautiful, The Glass Menagerie, The Homecoming, Death of a Salesman. Off-Broadway: Svejk (U.S. Premiere, Theatre for a New Audience). Regional: Armadale (world premiere), I Am My Own Wife (Milwaukee Rep); The Importance of Being Earnest (South Coast Repertory); Amadeus (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Shakespeare’s R&J (Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Jeff Nomination & After Dark Award); Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing (Falstaff Award Nomination) (American Players Theatre); The Piano Men, Daisy (ACT Seattle). Training: UD Professional Theatre Training Program.

Elizabeth Heflin

Elizabeth Heflin is a member of the REP Company: Dial “M” for Murder, From the Author Of, You Can’t Take It with You, Tartuffe, The Elephant Man, God of Carnage, Things We Do For Love, Heartbreak House, The 39 Steps, The Millionairess, Macbeth, The Threepenny  Opera, The Skin of Our Teeth (Barrymore nomination), The Little Foxes, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, among others. Broadway: The Government Inspector. National Tour: The Odd Couple. Regional: Alley Theatre—company member 13 years; Bad Dates (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); The Taming of the Shrew (The Old Globe); The Play’s the Thing (Actors Theatre of Louisville); The Dinner Party (Paper Mill Playhouse); Dancing At Lughnasa (Dallas Theatre Center) TV/Film: “Guiding Light,” “New York News,” “Days Of Our Lives,” “As The World Turns,” “The Pretender.” Training: UD Professional Theatre Training Program.

Daniel Liu

Berowne in Love's Labor's Lost.  Favorite recent credits include THE SECRET GARDEN, THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN (Reading) and THE PRISONERS OF QUAI DONG (Reading). He is a proud member of STORY PIRATES in NYC. Daniel recent ly graduated from Northwestern University.

Mic Matarrese

Mic Matarrese is a member of the REP Company: Dial “M” for Murder, Tartuffe, The Elephant Man, The Bells, Waiting for Godot , Wait Until Dark, Angels in America, Faust, The Night of the Iguana, The Threepenny Opera, Anything to Declare?, among others. Regional: The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival); Noises Off (Alley); A Streetcar Named Desire (Artists Repertory Theatre); Crime and Punishment (Chamber Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); My Dear Dorothea (In Tandem Theatre); Trojan Woman (Renaissance Theaterworks); The Fantasticks (Skylight). Training: UD Professional Theatre Training Program.

Cedric Mays

It is a pleasure to be working with such a fine group of people! Here’s to the continued belief that I approach this work with:  “To behold with wonder like it’s the first time and to work like I’ll never have the privilege to do it again.” 

Serena Miller

Maria and Jaquenetta in Love's Labor's Lost.  Favorite roles: Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar. Her original music has been featured by Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, Endtimes Productions, & No-Win Productions; she has performed as a musician/vocalist at NYC venues such as The Cutting Room, The Bitter End, Ars Nova, Judson Memorial Church, & 54 Below. Serena earned a BFA from UArts, and trains with James Brill (Neighborhood Playhouse) & The Funny School of Good Acting.

Stephen Pelinski

Stephen Pelinski is a member of the REP Company: Director — All in the Timing; Actor —  Dial “M” for Murder, From the Author Of, You Can’t Take It with You, Tartuffe, The Elephant Man, The Bells, Clybourne Park, Waiting for Godot, Red, To Kill a Mockingbird, Wait Until Dark, Heartbreak House, The Patsy, Angels in America, Faust, Death of a Salesman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Imaginary Invalid.  Off-Broadway: Theatre for a New Audience. Regional: Born Yesterday (Alley); Over forty roles at the Guthrie including: Three Sisters, Iphigenia At Aulis, The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Doll’s House; Chautauqua Theatre Company: You Can’t Take It With You; Intiman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Center Stage, Citadel, The National Theatre in Ottawa, Atlantic Theatre Festival. T.V./Film: Sweet Land, Wooly Boys, Factotum, Irv De Toilette, Killer Movie. Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship recipient, Ten Chimneys Foundation. Training: UD Professional Theatre Training Program.

Luis Quintero

Armado and Longaville in Love's Labor's Lost.  A  recent graduate from the University of North Carolina School of the ArtsRecently he has appeared in Theater
Works USA’s international tour of Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief and as Bottom in the North Carolina Symphony’s A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Jade Radford

~Princess of France and Dull in Love's Labor's Lost.  She was last seen as Oya in In The Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney, and
Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well at Purchase College where she recently graduated with her BFA in Acting.

Joshua David Robinson

The Acting Company: X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation, Julius Caesar, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Macbeth. Off-Broadway: The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane Theatre)
Sense of an Ending (59E59 Theaters). Regional: All the Way (Cleveland Playhouse), Three Sisters (Playmakers Repertory Company). Joshua is proud alumnus of NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, and has been seen Off-Broadway and at regional theaters across the country. As an active member of several community organizations, Joshua is always working to use theatre as a means to engage with his community and promote social justice. 

Antoinette Robinson

Antoinette Robinson is a member of the REP Company: The Mountaintop. New York/Regional:  Timon of Athens, As You Like It (Folger Theatre), Sir Patient Fancy, The Winter’s Tale, Taming of the Shrew  (The Queens Company), As You Like It (New York Classical Theatre), As You Like It, Our Town, Measure for Measure (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Becoming Something (Esperance Theatre Company), Edge of Peace (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Time Sensitive (Guthrie), The Mother***ker with The Hat, Mr. Marmalade, Spirits to Enforce (Hyde Park Theatre). Film/TV: Ol’Daddy, 9 Actors, The Great Black Way (web series). Training: M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin.

Roslyn Ruff

The Acting Company: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Pudd’nhead Wilson, The Taming Of The Shrew. Broadway: All the Way, Romeo and Juliet, Fences. Off-Broadway: select credits include The Death of the Last Black Man… (Signature); Macbeth (CTH), Familiar (Playwrights Horizons); Scenes from a Marriage, Things of Dry Hours (NYTW); The Piano Lesson (Signature; 2013 Lortel Award, Drama League nomination); Macbeth (TFANA); Seven Guitars (Signature, 2007 Obie Award); The Cherry Orchard (CTH). Regional credits includes work at Two River Theater, Berkeley Rep, Long Wharf, Kennedy Center, Indiana Rep, Old Globe, Alliance, McCarter, A.R.T., Yale Rep. Film: The Help, Salt, Life During Wartime, Rachel Getting Married. TV: “Divorce,” “Red Blooded” (ABC pilot), “Madame Secretary,” “Doubt,” “Elementary,” “Masters of Sex,” “The Big C.” Training:  IATT at Harvard University (MFA).

Maryn Shaw

Katherine and Costard in Love's Labor's Lost. Off Broadway: The Skin of Our Teeth (TFANA). Regional: Clybourne Park, Pinkalicious: The Musical! (Hangar Theatre), The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors (Camden Shakespeare Festival). Maryn is also a classically trained violinist and opera singer. Education: Fordham University at Lincoln Center (theater performance and directing), Interlochen Arts Academy.

John Skelley

John Skelley is an alum of The Acting Company: Desire, Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet. Off-Broadway: The Changeling (Red Bull Theatre). Regional: Petrol Station (Kennedy Center), Sheltered (Alliance Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (Denver Center), The Foreigner (Cape Playhouse), Art, and And a Nightingale Sang (Westport Country Playhouse), A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), An Inspector Calls (Pioneer Theatre), and 15 productions at the Guthrie Theater including Macbeth and Long Day’s Journey Into Night.  TV/Film: “Law & Order: SVU”, “Elementary”, Into Temptation. Training: BFA, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater.

Sky Smith

King of Navarre in Love's Labor's Lost.  Sky grew in up Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Paris before pursuing a BFA in Drama at NYU Tisch School of the Arts where he studied at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Acting School.

William Sturdivant

The Acting Company: X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation, The Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet (09-10), The Spy and Henry V. The Pearl: Henry IV, Part 1. Guthrie Credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing. William is a presidential scholar in the arts and cofounder of 668 Productions. Training: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Actor Training Program (BFA).

Mickey Theis

Mickey Theis is an alum of The Acting Company: Desire. Broadway: Six Degrees of Separation (U/S). Off-Broadway: Among the Dead (Ma-Yi Theater Company), Posterity (Atlantic Theater Company). Regional: Hamlet (Yale Repertory Theater). Television: "Vinyl," "Shades of Blue." Recipient of the Oliver Thorndike Award in Acting. As a songwriter, he has released a solo album, Range Songs. Training: M.F.A., Yale School of Drama.  www.mickeytheis.com

Tatiana Wechsler

The Acting Company: X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation, Julius Caesar. Off-Broadway: The Golden Bride, The Sorceress (NYTF). Regional/NYC: The Legend of Georgia McBride (Marin Theatre
Company), Girl Versus Corinth (Capital, FringeNYC). Other credits: Bombshell (Minskoff Theatre), performances at MSG, 54 Below, Skirball, Joe’s Pub, Town Hall, Yankee Stadium, Beacon Theatre and Radio City Music Hall. Film: Better to Live (TFF). Upcoming: First female Curly in Oklahoma at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Training: BFA, NYU/Tisch New Studio.

Marielle Young

Rosaline and Moth in Love's Labor's Lost.  NYC: Mint Theater, Ma-Yi Theater Company, The Tank, Kraine Theater, Dixon Place, Mayday Space. London: Drayton Arms Theatre. TV: Blue Bloods, Major Crimes. SUNY Purchase, LaGuardia Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.  PLAYBILL® Outstanding Actress Award, 2011.