CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN (Director/Designer) was Founding Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company (CSC Repertory) in New York, where he directed nearly 100 productions including: Shakespeare's Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, King Lear, Hamlet, Pericles, Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, Measure For Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, Goethe's Faust I & II, Ibsen's Peer Gynt, Yeats' 5-play Cuchulain Cycle, Sophocles' Oedipus trilogy, Aeschylus' Oresteia, Melville's Moby Dick, Shaw's Man & Superman,in addition to major works by Moliere, Chekhov, Strindberg, Ibsen, Buechner, Wedekind, de Ghelderode, Genet, Pinter, Anouilh, Stoppard, Roger Planchon, and Botho Strauss.
As an actor, he has played Falstaff, Richard II, Prospero, Shylock, Oberon, Macbeth, Antony, King John, Hamlet, Claudius, Vincentio, Pompey, and Feste; Marlowe's Faustus; Goethe's Faust; Moliere's Don Juan and Alceste; Melville's Ahab and Ishmael; Ibsen's Judge Brack; Chekhov's Astrov; Shaw's Captain Shotover, Petkoff, and Jack Tanner/Don Juan; Arden's Serjeant Musgrave; and Pinter's Mick and Max. As a translator, he has rendered plays by Botho Strauss, Buechner, Wedekind, Duerrenmatt, Ibsen and Strindberg, Moliere, Rostand, Garcia Lorca, and Roger Planchon; his work on the Heiner Mueller text for Robert Wilson's The Civil Wars was nominated for the 1985 Pulitzer Prize.
For the past two decades he has divided his time between national and state theatres abroad as a director, designer, and composer, and as an actor in New York and regional theatre, while working on a series of international crime novels based on his experiences in Europe and beyond. An award-winning director and designer, Mr. Martin holds both his BS and MA in Theatre from New York University, has studied in Paris and Berlin, has taught at NYU and Fordham, and has served for twenty years as an American delegate to the International Theatre Institute World Congress. He currently teaches Shakespeare HB Studio in New York, and recently directed the all-star concert of the musical Chess, a benefit for the Actors Fund of America.
PHILIP O'GORMAN (Deeley) is an Irish actor who has lived in NYC since 2013. He has trained at HB Studio and The Studio New York. His most recent theatre credits include Sherlock Holmes in Arsene Lupin vs. Sherlock Holmes at the Gene Frankel Theatre; Antonio in The Tempest at the Ophelia Theatre; and Arbenin in the US premiere of Lermontov's Masquerade at St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn. His film work includes leading roles in the award-winning The Bench, Roleplay, and a featured role in the upcoming independent film Prom King 2010. www.philipogorman.com
DANIELLE SHIMSHONI (Anna) is an Israeli-American actress and has lived in NYC since 2013. Some of her New York theatre credits include Gabriella in Boeing Boeing and Lillie Langtry in Sherlock Holmes at Cortland Rep; Lady Macbeth in Christopher Martin's deconstruction of Macbeth at HB studio; and Masha in Masha: Conditions in the Holyland at Theater Row. Her film work includes leading roles in The "Don't Be Like Roy" Campaign, A Trip To Avalon, and Home.
KATARINA VIZINA (Kate) is a native of Bratislava, Slovakia. She holds a MA in Musical Theatre from The Janacek Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Brno, The Czech Republic. Katarina received the Fellowship for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre from Brooklyn College where she graduated with a MFA in Acting. Since 2000, she has enjoyed and taken part in both traditional and avant-garde theatre in New York City. This year, Katarina has performed in two plays, a solo performance, sketch comedy, a movie, and countless voiceover spots. She has taught and directed seniors in New York and teens in Europe. In addition, she loves European chanson, performs concert cabarets, and at private events.
Produced in association with Match: Lit.
PATRICIA FLETCHER (Dialect Coach) is the author of Classically Speaking, Dialects for Actors and is a designated Linklater Voice Instructor. She has been a professional voice, speech and dialect coach for 30 years, working on Broadway, feature films and television. She also teaches in the MFA program at New School University and The William Esper Acting Studio. www.patriciafletcher.com
HANNAH ALIKHANI (Assistant Director / Stage Manager): Hannah is a recent graduate of California State University with a degree in Theatre Arts. Hannah is beginning her career in professional theatre and is delighted to join this talented team. Recent credits include Bodies of Water (FringeNYC) and Antigone (LES Shakespeare Co.).