The Acting Company

Cast and Artists

Kendall Allen

Prop Designer for Love's Labor's Lost.

Candice Donnelly

Costume Design for The Acting Company: X, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s CourtHamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Of Mice and Men, Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Fire. Broadway: Our Country’s Good, Fences, Hughie, Search and Destroy, Mastergate. Off-Broadway/Regional: BAM, Public, Roundabout, NYC Opera, ACT San Francisco, Centerstage Baltimore, Guthrie, Williamstown, Alley, Berkley, American Rep. Training: Yale School of Drama. She has worked extensively in film and TV.

Byron Easley

Choreographer for X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation. Most recently choreographed The Wiz for Oregon Shakespeare Festival. New York credits include The Tempest (Harlem Classical Theatre), A Band of Angels, Langston in Harlem (Joe A. Callaway Award, Audelco Award). Nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Choreography in Arena Stage’s 2015 production of Five Guys Named Moe. Byron is an associate arts professor at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts.

Justin Ellington

Sound Design/Composition for The Acting Company: X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation. Additional companies include: Lincoln Center, New York Theater Workshop, MCC Theater, People's Light, Guthrie Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter Theater, Alliance Theater, The National Theater of London, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Stratford Festival.

Marcus Gardley

Playwright for The Acting Company: X, Desire Quenched By Touch. His plays include: The House that Will Not Stand (Berkeley and Yale Reps, Tricycle, London), The Gospel of Lovingkindness (Victory Gardens); The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry; Every Tongue Confess (Arena); On The Levee (musical at Lincoln Center) was nominated for 11 Audelco Awards including outstanding playwright. Awards: Glickman, PEN Laura Pels, BTAA, Edgerton, James Baldwin Fellow. Gardley has an MFA from the Yale Drama School and is a member of New Dramatists, The Dramatists Guild and the Lark Play Development Center.

Mary Louise Geiger

Lighting Designer for Julius Caesar and X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation. Broadway: The Constant Wife. Off Broadway: The Liar, Nat Turner in Jerusalem, Forever, Oedipus at Palm Springs, My Mother has 4 Noses, She Stoops to Conquer, Natural Affection, Beyond Therapy, This Bitter Earth, Les Carillons, Good Television, The New York Idea, Kindness, The Blue Door, Bauer, Dollhouse, Red Beads. Regional: Center Theatre Group, Guthrie, Huntington, Studio Theatre, among others. Awards: Helen Hayes, IRNE, NYSCA. Training: Yale, Faculty: NYU.

Christine Goldman Bagwell

Properties Design for The Acting Company: X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation, Julius Caesar. Broadway: The Cherry Orchard. Off-Broadway/Regional: Atlantic Theater Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Public, Primary Stages, Bucks County Playhouse, American Repertory Theater and Williamstown Theater Festival. Props Assistant on Broadway: Charlie and The Chocolate FactoryOld Times, Therese Raquin, Blackbird, Hughie and Hand to God. Education: BFA Ithaca College. 

Jane Guyer Fujita

Voice and Speech for Love's Labor's Lost.

Lindsay Kipnis

Stage Management for Love's Labour's Lost.

Matt Otto

Sound Designer and Original Music for Love's Labor's Lost.

Orlando Pabotoy

Fight Choreographer for Julius Caesar and X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation. Founding Artistic Director of The Artigiani Theater Troupe. Founding Faculty of The Clown School. Off-Broadway: Creation, The Cherry Orchard. Regional: Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. The Juilliard School:  The Frogs, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Il Mondo della Luna, Scapin. TV/Film: Strangers With Candy, JAG, In the Weeds, Blue Hour, The Beat, Whoopi. Awards: John Houseman Award, Two-time Fox Fellowship recipient, OBIE Award. Training: The Juilliard School Drama Division.

Lee Savage

Scenic Designer for Julius Caesar and X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation. Off-Broadway: The Lightning Thief (Lucille Lortel Theatre), Satchmo at the Waldorf (Westside Theatre), Final Analysis (Pershing Square Signature Center), Breakfast With Mugabe (Pershing Square Signature Center), Collapse (New York City Center), Rx (59E59), All-American (Duke on 42nd Street). Nomination for Scenic Design, Henry Hewes Design Nomination, Satchmo at the Waldorf.

Kholoud Sawaf

Assistant Director for Love's Labor's Lost.

Elizabeth Smith

Voice, Speech and Text Consultant for The Acting Company: Julius Caesar, X, Macbeth, Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III, As You Like It, Taming of the Shrew, plus many others. Ms. Smith began her association with The Acting Company in 1972. NY: Macbeth, No Man's Land, Waiting for Godot, Comedy of Errors, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Importance of Being Earnest, Cymbeline, Coast of Utopia, Rivals, Henry IV, Invention of Love, Ivanov, Arcadia, Homecoming, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Tommy, My Fair Lady, Beauty and the Beast, Me and My Girl, Dracula.  Regional: Shakespeare Theatre, D.C., LWT, ART, Hartford, Centre and Arena Stage, Guthrie, Glimmerglass. Recipient 1996 John Houseman Award.

Lindsey Turteltaub

Production Stage Manager for The Acting Company: Julius Caesar, X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation. Broadway: The Realistic Joneses, Follies. Off-Broadway/Regional: Hadestown, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, What’s It All About?, A Civil War Christmas (NYTW), Allegro (CSC), A Great Wilderness (Williamstown), Autumn Sonata, A Delicate Balance (Yale Rep). Opera/Music: The Ouroboros Trilogy, Dog Days, Real Enemies, Brooklyn Babylon (BAM Next Wave), The Juilliard School. Concerts: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall. MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Jessica Wegener Shay

Costume Designer for Love's Labor's Lost.

Emily Weisbecker

Lighting Designer for Love's Labor's Lost.