In our first ever session focusing on the work of Hannah Cowley, we have selected excerpts from TWO scenes from her popular play The Belle’s Stratagem: Act 3, Scene 1 and Act 5, Scene 5!
The great joy of these programs is that we get to:
- spend SO much time diving deep on a scene and characters
- bring together lifelong professionals with newer/younger actors
- cast roles while being totally open to race, gender, and age
We are thrilled to welcome so many new professionals to our group, including Steve, Charlotte, Raphael, and Lizzie!
Want to be part of the fun?
Weekly sessions begin Thursday, February 3rd and run for 4 weeks, culminating in an open presentation to the public. But don’t wait for that! Sit in to learn and observe ALL the work and discoveries along the way as part of the audience for only $27! Attend the sessions live or watch the replays!
- DIRECTOR: Brendon Fox
- DRAMATURG: Philippa Kelly
- VOICE: Ursula Meyer
- VILLERS: Steve Garland
- FLUTTER: Charlotte Northeast
- HARDY: Rafael Untalan
- MRS. RACKET: Lizzie King-Hall
- LETICIA: Sarah Garic
- DORICOURT: Nate Krimmel
Brendon Fox (DIRECTOR) is a director, teacher, adapter and producer who has worked nationally and internationally at a number of prominent regional theaters, universities and training programs, including Prague Shakespeare Company, The Julliard School, Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Long Wharf Theater, Portland Center Stage, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
Dr. Philippa Kelly (DRAMATURG) is Resident Dramaturg for the California Shakespeare Theater and Resident Dramaturg for Napa Shakes. Other dramaturgy credits include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Aurora Theater, and Word for Word. Philippa is Chair and Professor of English at the California Jazz Conservatory, and professor at various University of California campuses including Berkeley and Santa Cruz. Philippa has been awarded Fulbright, Walter and Eliza Hall, Rockefeller and Commonwealth fellowships, and has also received fellowships from universities including the Australian National University (Humanities Research Centre), Oxford University, the University of Sydney, and the University of New South Wales.
Ursula Meyer (VOICE) is the current Head of Graduate Acting at UCSD. has had the privilege of studying voice with Cicily Berry, Patsy Rodenburg, Andrew Wade, Arthur Lessac and is a designated Linklater teacher. She also graduated with distinction from the Advanced Voice Studies Program at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London under David Carey. Before coming to UCSD, she taught Voice/Speech/Accents and Text at U.C. Santa Barbara, U.C. Santa Cruz, University of Washington, and four years as the primary voice teacher at the Yale School of Drama. As a professional Voice/Text and Accent Coach, Meyer has worked at numerous regional theatres including the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, the La Jolla Playhouse, the Old Globe in San Diego, the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC ,and the Idaho, Santa Cruz, Utah, and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals where she has been working off and on since 1985.
Steven Sean Garland (VILLERS) is an American film and television actor with extensive stage credits that include legit as well as musical theater. His most recent on-screen appearances include The Outsider (HBO), The Gifted (Fox), Dynasty (The CW), and Andrew Dean’s Fronteras, distributed by Vertical Entertainment, and currently available through Netflix live streaming as well as on DVD and select VOD platforms. Though traditionally cast as standard issue scumbags, disapproving dads, and callous corporation asshats, Steve is nonetheless quite complex and variegated, having successfully plied his trade more than once at portraying benevolent scumbags, empathetic dads, and kindly corporation asshats.
Charlotte Northeast (FLUTTER) is a native of Victoria, BC, Canada and a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City. She is an Artistic Associate for the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective (PAC), and played the title roles in The Duchess of Malfi, Mary Stuart, and The White Devil; appearing in Changes of Heart and Timon of Athens. As a director for PAC: Creditors, Fair Maid of the West and Maria Marten. In Philly, she has worked as an actor with: Act II Playhouse, Theatre Horizon, Theatre Exile, New City Stage, Passage Theatre, InterAct, Lantern Theatre, Azuka, Montgomery Stage, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Orbiter 3, and the Walnut Street Theatre. She is a proud recipient of two Barrymore Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress for Skin in Flames (InterAct) and Emma (Lantern).
Raphael Untalan (HARDY) is an actor, director and Assistant Professor of Practice in Acting at the University of Nebraska. He earned his membership in Actors’ Equity Association at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where he appeared in a dozen production. As a professional actor, Untalan has performed at several major regional repertory theaters, among them: Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. (Walter in The Price, with Hal Linden); Cleveland Play House (Sherlock Holmes in Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery); Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Theatreworks Silicon Valley; Portland Center Stage (originating the role of Concomly in Astoria, Part II); and A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle. Untalan has also worked at multiple small professional theaters nationwide, including Seattle Children’s Theatre and Spooky Action Theater in D.C. He was recognized as Best Featured Actor in a Play by DC Metro Theater Arts, for his portrayal of Marcus Gee in Yellow Face at Theater J.
Lizzie King-Hall (MRS RACKET) born and bred in Kansas City, MO (favorite barbecue: Gates), Lizzie is a New-York based actor and voice coach. She’s a proud graduate of the Brown/Trinity MFA program, Actors’ Equity Member, Royals and Jayhawks fan, dialect nerd, and political activist.
Sarah Garic (LETICIA) is a global nomad of an energy professional and a writer, engaged in a deep exploration of our shared humanity. She has studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Antaeus Company.
Nate Krimmel (DORICOURT) Recent credits include: Jerusalem (Lee), Mother Road (Darrell), The Elephant Man (John Merrick), Spring Awakening (Melchior), and This Is Our Youth (Warren). He is a graduate of Washington College.