Company Bios

Anthony Bagnetto (Marcellus, Leartes, Gilderstone) appeared last year in the new play Shorty After Takeoff at the Harbor Theatre and in Imposters as part of UTC's 61s Nuerofest at the Mint Space. Other favorite stage roles include Valentine in Arcadia, Osvald in Ghosts and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet. On TV and film, he appeared in Combat Jump on the History Channel, in the independent feature Nothing Really Happens and in the independent short, 15 Waffles. Visit him at www.anthonybagnetto.com.

Meghan Dickerson (Assistant Director/ Stage Manager) has been in NYC for 4 years but is a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico. A graduate of New Mexico State University, she received her BA in Theatre Arts in May 2001, where she also became a certified actor combatant in Unarmed, Rapier & Dagger, and Single Sword. Since moving to NYC, she became certified in Broadsword and Shield. She has acted with the American Southwest Theatre Company in productions of Peter Pan and Much Ado About Nothing, and has directed, acted, danced, choreographed and taught throughout Las Cruces. A dancer since the age of 9, she has danced in such full-length ballets as The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Rodeo and Swan Lake. As a member of Point of You Productions, she has Co-Directed Deadtime Stories, acted in A Midwinter's Tale and Fairytale Monologues: The First Folio and Assistant Directed South End. She is Co-Artistic Director of New World Theatre (www.newworldtheatre.org) where she has also acted, produced and stage managed. Meghan recently returned from a trip to NM where she choreographed Seussical, the Musical with her alma mater.

Cynthia Dillon (Director) spent 9 years dividing her time between New York and New Mexico before moving permanently to New York City three years ago. She has directed over 60 productions in academic and professional theatres and spent 6 seasons with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. In New Mexico, she was resident director for the American Southwest Theatre Company and Artistic Director for four years. In 2002, she was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar award and spent 6 months directing and researching directing practices in Germany. She is one of the founders of The Desert Apple Theatre Company in New York, and in August 2003 she produced and directed their inaugural production of The Wood Demon, by Anton Chekhov. She also produced and directed the American premiere of Push-Up, by German playwright Roland Schimmelphennig for DATC. Her direction of plays by Shakespeare include productions of: As You Like It, Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew, Henry V, Comedy of Errors and Romeo and Juliet.

Al Foote III (Fight Director) Al is excited to be back with the Bad Hamlet gang! Al has served as fight director for shows featuring roman battles to a fight in an elevator and everything in between. He is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors and a member of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. Al is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and has a BFA from New School University. Al thanks Stacey for her enduring love. www.alfoote3.com

Nick Fracaro (Ghost Choreographer) with his partner Gabriele Schafer has been artistic director of Thieves Theatre for 26 years. In preparation for the Pretentious Festival, for the past six years he has been traveling and researching the most important physical theatre methods on earth, especially butoh. Studying and/or working with such masters as Atsushi Takenouchi, Yukio Waguri, Akira Kasai, Diego Pinon, Shinichi Koga, Aldo El-Jatib, Yuko Kaseki, SU-EN, Joan Laage, Naoko Maeshiba and Minako Seki, Nick has now realized his masterwork, The Ghost of Hamlet's Flesh.

Robert Josef* (Horatio, Voltemar, First Player) recently toured the country with Artspower's production of The Rainbow Fish. Recent New York credits include Hamlet - The First Quarto, Junius Booth in The Tragedy of Abraham Lincoln, Scholar in The Shadow, and Ru in Merrily We Roll Along. Rob is a graduate of Princeton University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and a proud Equity member.

Jason Liebman* (Hamlet, Player Duke) is overjoyed to be playing Hamlet with this wonderful gang again. He just worked with the Vampire Cowboys Theatre Co. on a revival of the hit show Living Dead in Denmark, playing Hamlet the Zombie Lord (and got to finally claim his throne!!). Last month, he appeared in Vampire Cowboys' smash super-hero epic Men of Steel, playing Captain Justice, "hero to the people, and what not." The feature film Arranged, which Jason shot last summer in Brooklyn, premiered at the 2007 South X South West Film Festival, won the audience award at the Berkshire International Film Fest and just came home to the 2007 Brooklyn International Film Festival earlier in June. He is about to play the lead in the feature Motion Sickness and will be work-shopping the play Madagascar with New World Theatre in August. Thanks to Annie Occhiogrosso and the late Phoebe Brand for whipping me into what can hopefully be construed as some semblance of Hamletian shape. Love, Love, Love to ALN.

Kevin Lind* (Bernardo, Corambis, Fortenbrasse, Clown #1, Priest) most recently appeared as Antipholus E. in The Comedy of Errors at the American Globe Theatre. He holds an MFA from the professional actor training program at the University of Missouri/Kansas City Rep. Kevin's regional credits include the Cat in the Hat in the TYA world premiere of Seussical the Musical at the Coterie Theatre, as well as the title role in Scapin at Hope Summer Rep. Kevin has appeared in numerous film and TV productions including all three Law and Order's, Men in Trees, and the upcoming film The Bourne Ultimatum. Kevin is a proud member of Actor's Equity.

Alyssa Mann (Ofelia, Rossencraft, Clown#2) is a recent graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she received a BFA in theatre/acting. She is an ensemble member of Point of You Productions here in the city and thanks them for their amazing support. Some of her favorite roles include Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Maitre Jaques in The Miser, both performed at Tisch, Frau Bergmann in Spring Awakening with Playwright's Horizons, Mairi in Hurt So Good and Gretel in The Fairy Tale Monologues: The First Folio, both with Point of You. She is a lover of classical theatre and would perform it forever if she could.

Thomas Poarch* (First Sentinel, King, Montano, Gentleman, Player Lucianus) is a former Peace Corps English teacher (Africa); cowboy line dancer/DJ; magazine research editor; and Notary Public. Some TV credits include: As The World Turns; All My Children; and Central Park West . Some theater credits include: Best Little Whorehouse in TX (Governor) - Natl. tour; Urban Cowboy (Marshall) - Broadway reading; workshop of Benjamin Strouse's musical, Whatever Man (Lucius Odium); and the underground hit, Take This Show and Shove It!, in which he starred and co-wrote with Broadway writer/director Phil Oesterman. Film credits: many short films and recently, the independent feature, The Ones You Love (Gary). He is a graduate of New York's Upright Citizens Brigade improvisational theater and is a current cast member of the National Comedy Theater - NYC. www.tpoarch.com.

Gabriele Schafer* (Ghost, Gertred, Player Duchess) was raised in Germany, trained and educated in the US, and co-founded the 26-year-old Jean-Genet-inspired Thieves Theatre with partner Nick Fracaro. She was a founding member of RAT, an international coalition of theater workers, has translated, among others, Heiner Mueller, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Oliver Czeslik's Khadaffi Rocks for the New German Voices series, co-produced by LAByrinth, at New York's Public Theater, in which she also acted. In Germany, she has acted at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg and the Schauspielhaus Stuttgart. Together with co-producer Melanie Dreyer, she has recently commissioned Andreas Jungwirth's Outside Inn (which she is translating and in which she will act) with Theater Rampe Stuttgart and the University of Pittsburgh. The play will open Die Rampe's season in October of this year and is slated for La MaMa E.T.C. in 2008. She holds an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, has been pursuing the study of Butoh for the past five years and is producer of the biennial CAVE New York Butoh Festival. www.ratconference.com/gaby/resume.htm

Amanda Woodward (Lighting Designer) returns to The Brick after single-handedly saving the NY Theatre Clown Festival as LD/BO, not to mention rescuing the $ellout Festival from obliteration. Many have claimed their own part, but would the audience have seen any of it had it not been for her? NO. Shows recently saved: Mountain Hotel, PSM (The Brick),Games We Play, LD (Workshop Theatre), Godspell, LD (Boone HS, FL), & The Peculiar Utterance of the Day, Live! , SM/LD (Frigid Festival) to name a mere few. Upcoming crisis' in need of her brilliance: Take Me America, a new musical, SM/LD(Workshop Theatre, MITF) and NIGHT by Philip Gerson, LD (Fringe Festival). Nominated for Best Lighting Design for AVALON, '06 Spotlight On! Awards. www.amandawoodward.net

*member of AEA