Joshua Roberts* (Tallman)recent credits include Mark Rucker’s As You Like It for A.C.T. Also at A.C.T.:A Christmas Carol; The Full Monty; Once in a Lifetime; Fool for Love; Romeo & Juliet; Hotel Paradiso; A Month in the Country; Almost, Maine. S.R.T. (Santa Rosa):Barefoot in the Park, The Wedding Singer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. CalShakes: Pericles (1997), Richard III (1998). In New York: The Brig (The Living Theatre, dir. Judith Malina, Obie award: Ensemble Performance), Camino Real (Brooklyn on Foot), Wikipedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Development (Zebra Crossing). He holds an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater.
Lyndsy Kail* (Lilly) previous credits include The Underpants (CenterRep), Buried Child (San Jose Stage), Circle Mirror Transformation, Searching for Eden, and Bob (B Street Theatre) The Importance of Being Earnest and The Owl and the Pussycat (Sacramento Theater Company), Taming of the Shrew, Eurydice, (Napa Valley), and The California Shakespeare Theater and Hamlet with SF Shakes. Lyndsy holds a BA in Classics from UC Berkeley studied and dramatic studies with L. Peter Callender.
Michael Barrett Austin* (Porter Price) Michael is very happy to have been a part of MPDG since its first reading. Most recently, Michael was in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the San Francisco Playhouse and Vaudeville and Life Could Be A Dream at The Willows Theatre. Before that, appeared inThe Internationalist with Just Theater, the workshop of Octavio Solis’ new play Sunset with The Magic Theatre, and the world premiere ofImaginary Love at The Hapgood Theatre. Other recent theatre credits include scenes from Romeo and Juliet at Festival Del Sole with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Dracula at Center Repertory Theatre, Narnia at Berkeley Playhouse, The Grapes of Wrath with TheatreFIRST and The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Michael has also played locally with 42nd Street Moon, BRAVA, TheatreWorks, CalShakes, Marin Theatre Company, PlayGround, Pacific Repertory Theatre, The Carmel Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Stage and PlayGround, among others. Elsewhere, Michael toured Italy with Shakespeare at Stinson, was a member of the Columbine Players in WA and OR, toured the country with The National Theatre for Children and worked for The Shawnee Playhouse. Michael earned his theatre degree from Whitman College, and has also enjoyed work as a director, propmaster and dramaturg on both coasts. He is a member of Just Theater, performs and writes for the sketch comedy troupe Funny But Mean, serves on the SF Playhouse Literary Committee and loves a woman named Emily.www.michaelbarrettaustin.com
Lucas Hatton (Rick) was recently in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at The SF Playhouse. In the Bay Area, he has performed with Livermore Shakespeare, Chaucer Theater, Throckmorton and Word for Word. Chicago credits include Steppenwolf Theater, The Hypocrites, Neo-Futurists, Dog & Pony, Lifeline, Mary-arrchie and The Gift, as well as Geva Theater in Rochester, NY. For three years, Lucas served as Artistic Director of Barrel of Monkeys- an arts education company working with underserved children in Chicago Public Schools. He holds a BS in Theatre from Northwestern University and attended the School at Steppenwolf in Chicago.
Liz Anderson* (Jackie/Co-Producer) is an actor, writer, director, producer, arts educator and consultant. Her credits include: Trauma (NBC); the West Coast premiere of Project: Lohan; the upcoming web series SanFranLand; commercials for General Electric, US Cellular, PG&E, and Google Chrome’s 2012 April Fools Day Video. She served as an Artistic Company member at BRAVA! For Women in the Arts, and as an artist-in-residence for many California schools, including the San Francisco Academy of Arts and Sciences. She created the Shakespeare for Literacy Program through L.A.’s Best for use in LAUSD and has received grants from the California Arts Council and the Miranda Lux foundation in recognition of her work using art as a pedagogical catalyst. A graduate of the NYU Tisch theater program, Anderson received the NYU-Stonestreet Award for excellence in acting and producing. She is a four time California State Arts Scholar in Theater & Creative Writing and is a 2012 Kevin Spacey Foundation Emerging Artist. Anderson has trained with Stonestreet Studios, the Atlantic Theater Company in NY, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and is a Semester At Sea alumna. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, and AEA.
Katie May (Playwright/Co-Producer)) is a playwright, Comedy Writer, and performer. Her plays include Black Sheep Gospel (Great Plains Theater Conference), A History of Freaks (finalist for the David Mark Cohen Award in Playwriting), and Manic Pixie Dream Girl (SF PlayGround fellowship commission), among others. Her short play Rapunzel’s Etymology of Zero (Best of Playground Fesival, Short + Sweet Sydney) was published in the Best of PlayGround Anthology, 2011. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Virginia Piper Writing Center and the National University of Singapore, a grant from the Society for Women in Film, and an E-merging Writers Award from San Francisco Playground. Upcoming projects include the play, Abominable or the Misappropriation of Beverly Onion by Forces Beyond Her Control (SF PlayGround alumni commission) and the web series Liz/Kat with Liz Anderson. May holds an MFA in Playwriting from Arizona State University. www.katiemayplaywright.com
Jon Tracy (Director, Set Design, Lighting Design) works as a director, playwright, designer, and educator throughout the Bay Area and beyond. He works with such companies as Shotgun Players (company member; directed The Farm, The Salt Plays Pt. 1: In the Wound, The Salt Plays Pt. 2: Of the Earth and is commissioned to write and direct Hoodlum, a new opera based on Robin Hood), SF Playhouse (directed Man of La Mancha, Bug, Slasher, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Aaron Loeb’s award winning First Person Shooter, as well as being recently commissioned to write All of the Above, an adaptation of the story of Joan of Arc), Magic Theatre (directed Any Given Day and the upcoming Terminus), American Conservatory Theater (directed their MFA students in The Diviners and the upcoming The Rainmaker), Darkroom Productions (Founder and former Artistic Director; directed and designed productions of Macbeth, subUrbia, King Lear, Marisol, Some Devil Whisper, his movement adaptation of Titus Andronicus,and The Good News, which he also wrote), Willows Theatre (West Coast premiere of Evil Dead: The Musical), Impact Theatre (wrote and directed See How We Are and the upcoming VS.), Aurora Theatre (developed Ron Campbell’s Sinker and directed The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity), Marin Theatre Company (developed A. Zell Williams’ Blood/Money and directing their upcoming production of It's a Wonderful Life), TheatreFIRST (directed Grapes of Wrath), Sonoma County Repertory (directed Nixon’s Nixon, Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter, Macbeth as well as adapting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol), New Conservatory Theatre (Bay Area Critics Circle Nomination for Fight Choreography of R & J), Missouri St. Theatre (writer and director of the award winning Chatterbox: The Anne Frank Project), Solano Repertory Company (directed subUrbia, Speed-the-Plow, and Midsummer Night’s Dream), Traveling Lantern Theatre Company (former Artistic Director), and the San Francisco, Marin, Carmel, Napa, Sebastopol, and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festivals. Further, Jon is an Affiliate Artist with The Foothill Theatre Company (developed and directed Gary Wright’s Evermore) and Alter Theatre Ensemble (developed and directed Robert Ernst’s Catherine’s Care), a Company Member and Resident Director for PlayGround (developed Geetha Reddy’s The Safe House among others), an Associate Artist at The Berkeley Playhouse (directed The BFG, The Wizard of Oz, Narnia, Pirates of Penzance, the upcoming Guys and Dolls, and the writer/director of Born and Raised as well as core instructor for their youth programs) and an Affiliate Artist with Marin Shakespeare Company. A graduate of Solano College Theatre’s Actor Training Program, he is also the recipient of the Kennedy Center Meritorious Achievement Award, 15 North Bay Arty Awards, a Sacramento Elly Award, a Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award and is a grant recipient from Theatre Bay Area and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a proud member of SDC, the union for stage directors and choreographers. jontracy.com
Rob Dario (Artwork) is a freelance artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His clients include Peet's Coffee, Hipline Dance Fitness, AlterTheater, Arclight Repertory Theatre, Asian American Theater Company, Catchy Name Productions, Custom Made Theatre Company, Darkroom Arts, SF Playhouse, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Up Next, Cracked Light Productions (Ireland) as well as fellow artists, musicians, private commissions, and diverse businesses from around the US and the world. Influences include comic books of the 1970s and 80s (especially Marvel and DC), movies and cartoons (Star Wars and imported Japanese manga), and his cousin Ricky Stangl. Rob received his BA from California State University at Sacramento, studying acting and directing. A native of San Francisco, he has worked at many Bay Area theaters as an actor including Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, the Asian American Theatre Company, the Custom Made Theatre Company, the SF Shakespeare, Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare at Stinson, Darkroom Arts (Vallejo), the Pear Avenue Theatre, the New Conservatory Theatre Center, Impact Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, among others. Favorite productions have been Trainspotting (Johnny Swan), Hamlet (Horatio), Three Sisters (Tuzenbakh), and A Midsummer's Night Dream (Oberon). Working on educational tours, Rob has travelled to nearly 200 schools and community centers throughout California, performing Shakespeare, and advocating tolerance and anti-bullying. He has also appeared in television, commercials, music videos, short films, advertising, and print.