2018 Company

*Appearing with permission from Actors' Equity Association

 

Monique Fowler* (Melissa Gardner/Love Letters, Lady Bracknell/The Importance of Being Earnest, Mary Tyrone/Long Days' Journey into Night, Virginia Woolf/Vita and Virginia.  Director/Lettice and Lovage and Bird of Passage) Monique has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and in leading regional theaters across the U.S. In 2006 she was named an Associate Artist of the Old Globe Theater in San Diego by Jack O’Brien, Artistic Director.  There she played roles as diverse as Miranda in The Tempest (her first role,) with Ellis Rabb as Prospero, Brian Bedford's queen in Richard II, and Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?  She garnered an L.A. Dramalogue Award for Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at La Jolla Playhouse and an L.A. Garland Award Honorable Mention for her portrayal of the writer, Virginia Woolf. TV and Film credits include: Woody Allen's Celebrity, The Skin of Our Teeth on PBS, and episodes of Law & Order.

 

Donna Snow* (Charlotte Schoen/Lettice and Lovage, Miss Prism/The Importance of Being Earnest Director/ Disgraced, Driving Miss Daisy andVita & Virginia)

Donna has performed major roles Off-Broadway and regionally at such theaters as The Long Wharf, Arena Stage, Seattle Repertory, ACT, The Walnut Street Theater, St. Louis Repertory, Ford’s Theater, George Street Theater, The Folger, GeVa, Pittsburgh Public Theater, San Jose Repertory, Studio Arena, Stage West,  and Syracuse Stage.  She is a recipient of the Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for distinguished teaching at Temple University, where she is an Associate Professor of Acting and Voice and Head of the Undergraduate Acting Program. For Temple Theaters, she has directed Top Girls, The Time of Your Life, The Homecoming, The Elephant Man, The Illusion, Bloody Poetry, Translations, Uncle Vanya, Women Beware Women, On the Verge and The Festival of One-Acts.  A founding member and Master of Fitzmaurice Voicework, she has a BA from the University of Washington and a MFA from the American Conservatory Theater.

 

 

John Wojda* (Andrew Ladd/Love Letters, James Tyrone/Long Day's Journey into Night)  John has acted on Broadway in Present LaughterThe Merchant of VeniceTwo Shakespearan Actors and Macbeth and in the first national tour of Spring Awakening.  He toured internationally in West Side Story and has played many leading roles Off-Broadway and in resident theaters from Maine to California and from Manitoba to Florida including four seasons with Canada’s Stratford Festival. His TV work includes Madame Secretary, Blue Bloods, Mr. Robot, Third Watch, and various appearances on the Law & Order franchise, and his films include Manhattan by NumbersSeven ServantsShaft and Gold.  This season is his third with the Bagaduce Theatre.

 

 

Patricia Conolly*(Lettice/Lettice and Lovage.  Director/The Importance of Being Earnest, Co-Director/Long Day's Journey into Night)   Patricia Conolly has appeared on Broadway in more than 30 productions, including most recently, The Front Page. She has worked in London with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in the West End with Dame Maggie Smith. She has also performed at the Chichester Festival Theatre with Sir Laurence Olivier, in Paris with Peter Brook, on Broadway with Ellis Rabb and the APA Repertory Company, and with many other leading names in the US, UK, Canada and her native Australia. She has played some dozen or more leading Shakespearean roles, as well as classic roles as diverse as Blanche from Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, and Hedda from Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. She works regularly on and Off-Broadway, and has taught and directed in New York, Boston, San Diego and Florida.

 

 

Colin McPhillamy* (Mr. Bardolph/Lettice & Lovage.  Co-Director/Long Day's Journey into Night)

Colin has worked in London's West End, at The Royal National Theatre, On Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at leading regional theaters in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and China. He has also appeared on British and American television, including Law & Order where he was an evil British banker. He has written extensively for the BBC and his work was nominated for the Prix Italia, and the Writer's Guild Comedy Award.  McPhillamy's published work includes The Tree House and other Stories, and An Actor Walks into China, he writes a monthly actor blog at mcphillamy.com

 

Matt Falber* (Algernon/The Importance of Being Earnest, Edmund/Long Day's Journey into Night) recently portrayed Detective Roland Manley in ID’s scripted miniseries VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED where he tracks down a young girl who's gone missing. He is excited to join Bagaduce Theatre's summer company to portray Algernon in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and Edmund in LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. Select credits: Alec in Gallery Player’s BRIEF ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, a parody of Noel Coward’s film “Brief Encounter,” Demetrius in Duncan Pflaster’s witty, original sequel to A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM in the Planet Connections Festival, and Lt. Douglas Duff in Ismael Kalidi’s TENNIS IN NABLUS at Stageworks in Hudson.

 

 

Jed Peterson* (Jack/The Importance of Being Earnestis pleased to be making his Bagaduce (and Maine) debut!  He recently played the dancer Rudolf Nureyev in three separate productions of the new play NUREYEV’S EYES at American Stage (World Premier), at the Delaware Theatre Company, and most recently at the Blue Barn Theatre.  He trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia, Princeton University and the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. Other credits include: CHEERS: Live On Stage (National Tour), Stephen Foster in HARD TIMES: An American Musical (The Cell), and Zorro in ZORRO! (East Lynne Theatre).  TV: “Madam Secretary”, “Elementary”. Visit Jed's website.

Michael Cullen* (Larry/Bird of Passage)

NY STAGE:  KING LIZ (Second Stage Theater) : FINKS (Ensemble Studio Theater) ; BUG (Barrow St. Theater-OBIE AWARD) ; LEN, ASLEEP IN VINYL (Second Stage Theater) ; COBB (Lucille Lortel Theater- Drama Desk Award, Best Ensemble) ; DARK MATTERS (Rattlestick Theater) ; ONE SHOT, ONE KILL (Primary Stages) ; THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN OF JENNY CHOW (Atlantic Theater) ; BUS STOP (Circle In The Square) ; REGIONAL THEATERS : Actors Theater of Louisville- Humana Festival, Denver Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Penguin Theater, Buffalo Studio Arena, The English Theater of Frankfurt- Germany. TV : Law And Order, Law And Order- Criminal Intent, Law And Order- SVU, Life On Mars, A Gifted Man, Ed, Third Watch, NY Undercover, Flesh and Bone, The Black List, CLAWS, FILM: The Place Beyond The Pines, Margot At The Wedding, Dead Man Walking, Clockers,

Malcolm X and the Coen Bros’. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Raji Ahsan* (Amir/Disgraced) A New York City-based actor and teacher. Grad: NYU/Tisch '13. Theater: Disgraced(Shadowland Stages), My Heart is in the East (La MaMa, ETC.), Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Asolo Rep & Miami New Drama), Ken Ludwig's Baskerville (Dorset Theatre Festival); TV/Film: High Maintenance, HBO; host: "Making Brews & Paying Dues" (YouTube); all the love to Mom & Gram; gratitude to Danny. ig/twitter: @rajiahsan

Kanwar Singh (Abe/Disgraced) is a recent graduate of the William Esper Studio. Since graduation he has appeared in NBC's The Blacklist and many international commercials including Comcast, YouTube, and Fanta. He is reprising this role once again and is thrilled to be working with this wonderful cast!

Bryan Lescord (Jamie/Long Day's Journey into Night, Merryman/The Importance of Being Earnest, Boolie/Driving Miss Daisy, Surley Man/Lettice and Lovage, Isaac/Disgraced. Assistant Director/The Importance of Being Earnest)

 

Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, now a resident and actor on the Blue Hill Peninsula, Bryan is delighted to be performing with the Bagaduce Theatre Company this summer.  He has been an active member of the New Surry Theatre in Blue Hill, and as a teacher, also involved in many dramatic endeavors with elementary, middle and high school students in the community.  Performance credits include ProofOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestOf Mice & and MenSabrina FairSleuthI Hate Hamlet, and The Rainmaker with the New Surry Theatre, The Farnsworth Invention with The Grand in Ellsworth, ME, as well as several revivals of classic radio shows, including The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Hot 100 Grand CaperA Christmas Carol, and Stagecoach.  He would like to thank Monique and all of the Bagaduce Theatre Company for the opportunity to perform with this remarkable group of actors.

Randall Simons (Rev. Chasuble/The Importance of Being Earnest, Member of the Public/Lettice and Lovage)

 

Randall was born in Upstate NY and attended Pratt Institute, studied acting with Peggie Feury / Carnegie Hall and David Sawn / Dramarena Studio Theatre while working as an art director / illustrator in advertising, fashion, cosmetics. He has appeared Off-Off Broadway, Off Broadway and Community Theatre. Performance credits include The Doctor in Spite of Himself, School for Scandal, The Dark of the Moon, Rappacini’s Daughter, Salome, A Child Went Forth, The Unexpected Guest. Most recently he worked as assistant director / stage manager / costumes with the New Surry Theatre production of Doubt: A Parable. Randall has lived in Lamoine, ME for 12 years and is delighted to be a new member of this distinguished group.

 

Leigh Adel-Arnold (Vita Sackville-West/Vita and Virginia, Member of the Public/Lettice and Lovage) hails from Brooklyn, New York and is thrilled to be working with the Bagaduce Theatre on this masterpiece in this stunning setting. Favorite roles include Lisbet in Trivǿya Gold (a new musical), Nina in The Nina Variations, and L’il Bit in How I Learned to Drive.  Film: The Attendant; Castling; Before the Date.  TV: The Characters (with Paul W. Downs), I Love You But I Lied.  BA: Temple University.  Thanks to Donna, Mom, Dad and Matthew for everything.

Monica Rounds (Jory/Disgraced) is delighted to be revisiting this poignant work with Bagaduce Theatre! Regional credits include: Disgraced (Shadowland Stages); Elijah (Bristol Valley Theatre - world premiere); The Elephant Man (Williamstown Theatre Festival). NYC: In The Line (Project Y Theatre).Training: American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) She hails from Atlanta, thanks to her father’s military service and grew up loving the arts. Sending a huge thank you friends & family for your continued love and support! IG: @MonicaMRounds

Lauren Elwood (Cecily/The Importance of Being Earnest) calls Bangor, Maine, home, but is currently studying in Oberlin, Ohio, at Oberlin College for Theatre and Dance. Both in Oberlin and in Bangor she has had some wonderful opportunities to choreograph and to act. Some of her favorite roles thus far have included Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Velma Kelly in Chicago, Bambi in Curtains, and Hecate from Macbeth. She is so excited to be working with Bagaduce Theatre as an acting intern, and would like to thank her high school Deb Elz-Hammond for inspiring her to pursue theatre!

Isabella Etro (Gwendolen/The Importance of Being Earnest) will receive her BA in theatre and dance in the spring of 2018. Besides playing major roles in both musicals and plays at the University of Maine, she has performed Shakespeare with the Theatre of Monmouth in southern Maine. As a classically trained soprano, Isabella will be featured in our Bagaduce Theatre Summer Gala on July 12 in Brooksville, Me.

Alan Estes (Lane/The Importance of Being Earnest; Stage Manager) is a Theatre major with a minor in Dance at the University of Maine. Selected acting credits include; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), Godspell (Jesus), Urinetown: The Musical (Caldwell B. Cladwell), and The Cherry Orchard (Fiers). In addition to acting, Estes has a passion for directing. Directing credits include; Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (Director), The Pajama Game (Assistant Director), Almost, Maine (Assistant Director). This is his first summer at Bagaduce and he is thrilled for having this experience! Thank you for coming and enjoy the show!

JT Murtagh* (Production Stage Manager/The Importance of Being Earnest and Long Day's Journey into Night)  JT is a proud member of of Actors' Equity Association.  Regional credits include Witness for the Prosecution (Bristol Riverside Theatre), Godspell, Our Town, Heathers: The Musical, Bonnie & Clyde, Catch Me If You Can (Eagle Theatre), Feathers and Teeth (Goodman Theatre), Things We Do For Love, Nora, Sing for Your Shakespeare (Westport Country Playhouse), A Flea in Her Ear, South Pacific, Chicago (Maples Rep).  In addition to being a Stage Manager, JT has designed sound for multiple shows at the Eagle Theatre and designed the set for the Barrymore Recommended production of Heathers: The Musical.  Much love to NRS and his family.

 

 

John Vivian* (General Manager) John has been a member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1971.  Stage Manager - Broadway:  Rent, Death and the Maiden, Waltz of the Toreadors, Pygmalion, Hay Fever, Twice Around The Park and Man On The Moon. Off Broadway: World premiere of London Suite, Moscow Stations, Union Square Theater; Molly Sweeney, Roundabout Theater; Isn’t It Romantic, Kaufman at Large, Bonjour La Bonjour, Meetings, Phoenix Theater; Geniuses, Christmas on Mars, Playwrights Horizons; Hands of its Enemy, Blue Plate Special, Manhattan Theatre Club; Ten by Tennessee, Lucille Lortel Theater Regional:  A Streetcar Named Desire, Williamstown Theater Festival; Diary of Anne Frank, Hartman Theatre Co.; A Shadow Box and A Christmas Carol, Fords Theater; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Comedy of Errors, Taming of the Shrew, Dallas Shakespeare Festival; House of Blue Leaves, Westport Playhouse.  National Tours: The Sisters Rosensweig, Lost in Yonkers, Waltz of the Toreadors, Camelot. Special Events:  Broadway on Broadway, Times Square; Broadway Under The Stars, Bryant Park; Tribute to Lorne Michaels, Spring Gala, Tribute to Carolina Herrera, American Songbook, Lincoln Center; Inner Circle Show (with Mayors Bloomberg and Dinkins).

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