Cardenio

Adapted by Jonathan Fisher and Anna Miles 

Directed by Jonathan Fisher 
June 22-Aug 4, 2023 (no tix or reservations req)

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Cardenio Production Team

Cast:

(in alphabetical order)

DeMarcus Brooks – Duke Angelo

Caleb Fietsam – Don Bernardo

Chris Fine – Geraldo/Master of the Flocks

Amanda Godoy – Leonora

Savannah Moffat – Violante

Will Mueller – Roderick

Megan Ruble – Fletcher

Mario Silva – Julio

Ryon Thomas – Shakespeare

Roberto Williams – Henriquez

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DeMarcus Brooks (Duke Angelo) is thankful to be a part of Shakespeare By The Sea this summer in both Cardenio and Henry IV. DeMarcus studied Theatre at Central Michigan University. Most recently he appeared as Alioune in the play Bellville at The Beverly Hills Playhouse. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support. He’s hoping to continue giving you more nights out at the theater. Check him out at createmarc.com or IG: @createmarc. 

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Caleb Fietsam (Don Bernardo)  is very excited to be joining Shakespeare by the Sea for the very first time! A graduate of California Institute of the Arts, past roles include: a Breathe Right commercial, Rosencrantz in Hamlet, Patroclus in Our Iliad, The Young Syrian in Salome, and more! He dedicates this (and all) performances to his dog Persephone.

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Chris Fine (Geraldo/Master of the Flocks) is honored to make his debut in Shakespeare by the Sea’s 27th season. He studied Shakespeare at South Coast Repertory and Saddleback College. Most recent theater credits include Shrek in Shrek: The Musical, Bob In the pre off broadway run of Waiting in the Wings, and The Foreman in 12 Angry Jurors. He would like to thank the creative team for putting together this incredible season, and his cast for an amazing run. Instagram: @chris_fine   (Cast List)

Amanda Godoy (Leonora) is thrilled to be making her Shakespeare by the Sea debut! Amanda is a Southern California based creative who holds a BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen from Azusa Pacific University. Recent regional theatrical credits include Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Gabrielle, Performance Riverside), The Polar Express Train Ride (Swing / Dance Captain, Rail Events Productions), and In the Green (Jutta, The Wayward Artist) for which she won the Orange Curtain Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She thanks her family and friends for their endless love and support.

Instagram: amandaraegodoy  IMDb: imdb.me/amandagodoy   Facebook: Amanda Godoy

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 Savannah Moffat (Violante) is excited to be returning to the SBTS stage for her third summer. She was most recently seen as Guildenstern in Shakespeare by the Sea’s production of Hamlet.  Other credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Sister Francis) with SBTS, Titus Andronicus (Aemelius) with Boomstick Theatre Co., Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberly (Anne DeBourgh) at Pioneer Theatre Co., and Sweeney Todd (Johanna) at Heritage Theatre Co. She is thrilled to be a part of these two wonderful shows this summer and gives a big thank you to everyone for coming out to see them! 

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Will Mueller (Roderick) is thrilled to be making his Shakespeare by the Sea debut. A Colorado native with a BFA in Acting from Illinois Wesleyan University, Will began his professional career as a Core Company member at the Shakespearean company, Gamut Theatre Group. After, he moved to Los Angeles, California where he began The Groundings core track and working as a freelance artist. Some of his recent theater credits include Laretes in Hamlet, Captain Wentworth in Persuasion, The Shepherd’s Son in The Winter’s Tale and Little Fish Theatres Pick of the Vine 2024. Seeking representation WillMuellerActing.com.

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 Megan Ruble (Fletcher)  is an L.A.-based storyteller who is passionate about art and the change it can elicit in the world.  Favorite previous credits include: Romeo & Juliet (City Shakespeare), Macbeth (134 West), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Chase What Flies), My Fair Lady (Sierra Repertory Theater), Into the Woods (ARTS), Manson’s Girls (New Musicals, Inc.). She also can be found performing with the bar Shakespeare groups Shakes on the Rocks and Riot Shakespeare.  Follow her on Instagram to see where she’s performing next, or for a healthy dose of silliness: @megan.rose.ruble  Social Media: IG: megan.rose.ruble  Facebook: Megan Ruble TikTok: megan.rose.ruble  (Cast List)

 Mario Silva (Julio) studied method acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute where he worked with actor/directors; Paul Calderon (Pulp Fiction), Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket). Mario is also part of the main cast for Live in Theatre, a Drama Desk nominated theatre company based in New York City. He is a co-founder of Cross Bronx Crew, an award winning theatre company. Recently he participated in Dubai’s Short&Sweet theatre festival; and won the best Actor Award. He also received the Best Actor Award 2021 at The Junction Awards for his theatrical performance in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams portraying Tom Wingfield. Mario recently performed the character of Monchi Reyes in La Gringa by Carmen Rivera, it was performed in Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center. (Cast List)

 Ryon Thomas (Shakespeare) is a graduate of The Ruskin School of Acting in Santa Monica, CA having studied the Advanced Meisner Technique with John Ruskin, Michael Myers, and Michael Laurie. He has performed for numerous Ruskin Group Theatre L.A. Cafe Plays over the years and has had roles in BET’s “The Missing”, AMC’s “Surviving the Cartel”, and NatGeo’s “Heroes of the Sky: The Mighty Eighth Air Force”. A musician, singer, and songwriter of 25 years, Ryon graduated with honors from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a BA of Arts and is now living the West LA dream with his wife Megan and his two daughters, Evely and Brya. This will be Ryon’s first season with Shakespeare by the Sea. Instagram @iamryonthomas IMDb.me/ryonthomas   (Cast List)

 Roberto Williams (Henriquez) is thrilled to return to SBTS since his debut in 2021’s Henry VI Part 1! An Emerson graduate and huge Shakespeare fan, his favorite credits include Hamlet (Long Beach Playhouse;Theatre for a Small Space), Macbeth (134 West; The Bard Brigade), Romeo and Juliet (House of Bards), The Winter’s Tale (Long Beach Shakespeare Co), The Tempest (Theatre for a Small Space), Julius Caesar (Actors Company of Natick), Muse of Fire (Foolish Productions), and several barroom Shakespeare shows with Riot Shakespeare and Shakes On The Rocks. He also co-wrote and starred in Wild Kate, an upcoming short film inspired by Shakespeare’s canon set in modern day. (Cast List)

Alec Yamartino (Camillo)  is thrilled to participate in his second year with Shakespeare By The Sea following his big debut as Bernardo/Osric in Hamlet. He hails from Concord, Massachusetts and studied Electronic Media Production and Theater at High Point University. (Cast List)

Cardenio Production Team

Suzanne Dean – Co-Artistic Director

Stephanie Coltrin – Co-Artistic Director

Jonathan Fisher & Anna Miles – Adaptation

Jonathan Fisher – Director

Jeffrey Schoenberg – Costume Designer

Christopher Beyries – Set Designer/Builder

Cinthia Nava – Sound Designer

Andrea Allmond – Co-Sound Designer

Julia Poprac – Stage Manager

Nada Jawad – Sound Engineer

Kira Sherman – Tour Manager 

Allison Stowe – LACAC Intern

Tara Donovan – Interim Managing Director

Sonja Inge – Administrative Assistant

Jerry Gusha – Administrative Assistant 

Stephanie Coltrin (Co-Artistic Director)
Stephanie is an award-winning Producer and Director with over 200 productions to her credit and has been the festival producer for SBTS since 2010. For Shakespeare by the Sea, she has directed Richard III, Henry V, The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, The Tempest, King John, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, and the online productions of Richard II and Twelfth Night. She also directed Looking, Panache, The Weir, Bach at Leipzig, and The Love List at Little Fish Theatre (where she is also an Artistic Director). Other favorite directing credits include The Last Five Years, Moonlight and Magnolias, Taking Sides, Miss Saigon (Ovation Award Best Musical)  Jesus Christ Superstar, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Blithe Spirit, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Quilters and Godspell. She has also received the Stage Scene LA award for Director of the Year, the Broadway World award for Best Director, and a nomination for a Garland Award. She is an Associate Artistic Director, Producer, and Casting Director for Rubicon Theatre, served as the Artistic Director of CLO of South Bay and the Hermosa Beach Playhouse. She has created and taught master classes in audition techniques, taught graduate seminars at UC Irvine, served as an Ovation voter, and for three years served as a judge for L.A.’s Next Great Stage Star. stephaniecoltrin.com She looks forward to SBTS every year and is delighted to be back. (Production Team List)

Suzanne Dean (Co-Artistic Director) is an award-winning Actress, Producer and Director. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Little Fish Theatre and its sister program Shakespeare by the Sea, the Creator of Globetrotting Shakespeare and Pub Shakespeare, Associate Artist with Prague Shakespeare Company, and Owner of Rebelfilm Productions, a film & video company. As an Actress she is known both for dramatic work and comedy with extensive experience in Noel Coward, Tennessee Williams, Harold Pinter, Edward Albee, and William Shakespeare – having performed leading roles in 20 of his plays, often with Shakespeare by the Sea since 2000.  For LFT she has appeared in: Hedda Gabler, The Lady’s Not for Burning, Veronica’s Room, What the Butler Saw, The Lion in Winter, Betrayal, Blithe Spirit, Blood Poetry and Rapture, Blister, Burn. In the 2019 season, she directed the LA premiere of Operation Ajax.  She is a Broadway World and StageSceneLA winner for Who’s Afraid of Virginia WoolfBetrayal, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Private Lives, Antony & Cleopatra, and Hedda Gabler.  As a Filmmaker, Suzanne has over 35 years as a Producer and Production Manager in Film and Television and is EMMY nominated for her Commercial work. She merges her performing, producing, artistic management, and non-profit work throughout Los Angeles and the Bay Area. suzanne@shakespearebythesea.org(Production Team List)

Jonathan Fisher

Jonathan Fisher (Director & Co-Adapter) is thrilled to be back for a sixth season with Shakespeare by the Sea. Past appearances with SBTS include Twelfth Night (Malvolio), 2 Henry VI (York/Jack Cade), 1 Henry VI (Richard Plantagenet), Richard III (Buckingham), Measure for Measure (Angelo), Titus Andronicus (Marcus Andronicus), Henry V (Henry V), The Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Ephesus), The Winter’s Tale (Clown) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Sir Hugh Evans), as well as the digital readings of Richard II (Bolingbroke) and Twelfth Night (Orsino). You may also recognize him from his 11-game winning streak on “Jeopardy!” in 2021 and the 2022 Tournament of Champions. Special thanks to my parents and love to Anna, Milly, Leo and Clover.

Anna Miles (Co-Adapter)  is a writer and director of theater, film, digital, and immersive work and the founding artistic director of Beating of Wings: An Artist Collective. Recent theater projects include In the Green by Grace McLean at The Wayward Artist, winner of the Orange Curtain Awards for Best Show, Best Musical, and Best Director (Director), A Sad Tale’s Best for Winter (Writer, Director), produced with Noise Now at A Noise Within Theatre, and Our Town at the Woodland Opera House (Director). Her short film “Zenith” (Director, Editor, Co-Writer) was an official selection of the NYX Collective’s “13 Minutes of Horror” film festival, streamed on Shudder and with RedTower Entertainment, and her work in digital theater includes both video design for live events as well as fully-digital projects such as “#NeverAlone,” an interactive Instagram experience featured in the AV Club (Director, Co-Creator). Anna was a member of the 2022 Kennedy Center Directing Intensive cohort and a finalist for the Drama League’s 2023 Beatrice Terry Residency, and holds a BA in Theater from Northwestern University and an MFA from Brown/Trinity’s Programs in Acting and Directing.   (Production Team List)

A. Jeffrey Schoenberg (Costume Designer)
Jeffrey has been designing costumes for L. A. area theaters for 40 years and is a four-time recipient of the L. A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award.   This is his 6th production for Shakespeare by the Sea, having designed last season’s Richard III, and 2020/2021’s Measure For Measure and Titus Andronicus.  Other past designs include Candide for the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB; Resolving Hedda for the Victory Theater; and The History of Comedy (abridged) at the Falcon Theater. He designed Cloud 9 for the Antaeus Company, (for which he received an L. A. Drama Critics Circle Award, A Stage Raw Award, and an Ovation nomination,) and where he has designed more than 15 productions including As You Like It.  The Wedding Band, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Malcontent, King Lear, and Tonight at 8:30. Other recent designs include Kiss Me, Kate, for Cabrillo Music Theater; Always … Patsy Cline for Sierra Madre Playhouse; Hamlet for L. A. Women’s Shakespeare; Elmina’s Kitchen for Lower Depths Theatre; Bach at Leipzig, for the Odyssey Theater; The Dead, The Time of Your Life, and Threepenny Opera for the Open Fist Theater; and the NoHo Arts Center’s Elizabeth Rex. For the Colony Theater, he designed 40 productions, including Dames at Sea, Side Show, The Ladies of the Camellias, and The Laramie Project. He has been the resident designer for Musical Theatre Guild for the past 9 years. Jeffrey is the owner and designer for AJS Costumes, Renaissance Dancewear, and Mr. Alan Jeffries Fine Gentlemen’s Apparel. (Production Team List)

Chris Beyries (Scenic Designer)
Chris has designed shows for LFT including The Love List, Bach at Leipzig, Looking, And the Stones Will Cry Out, Henry IV Part 1, Taking Sides, Chapter Two and Time Stands Still, Hedda Gabler, Pick of the Vine, and The Weir.  Other favorite design credits include Taking Sides (Rubicon Theatre), Moonlight and Magnolias (Rubicon Theatre), Barefoot in the Park, The Light in the Piazza, The 1940’s Radio Hour, Beehive, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Spit Like a Big Girl, Wait Until Dark, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Green Room, Bye Bye Birdie, The Nerd, Steel Magnolias, Twice Upon a Time, Art and Godspell. He previously served as the Technical Director and Resident Scenic Designer for Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities. His work has been seen coast to coast (and beyond) including NBC, Princess Cruises, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, and Opera San Jose. Chris created the “Behind the Scenes Workshop” at the Santa Monica Playhouse, where he was also the technical director. Chris’ work has taken him to Mexico, Europe, and Japan.  (Production Team List)

Cinthia Nava (Sound Designer)
Cinthia began working with SBTS as a sound designer and audio engineer in the summer of 2018. Past productions include Measure for Measure, Titus Andronicus, Henry V, Comedy of Errors, A Winter’s Tale, and Merry Wives of Windsor. They have also done sound work for Cerritos College, Little Fish Theatre, Puttin’ On Productions, Rogue Artists Ensemble, and South Coast Repertory. They are excited to be back outdoors and to see the loving, supportive audience members who return every year. (Production Team List)

Andrea Allmond (Co-Sound Designer)(She/They) is a Sound Designer and Composer for Theatre, Film, Audio Dramas, Immersive Installations and more. Select Theatre Credits: Off Broadway: Gloria A life, Regional: Pasadena Playhouse: One of the Good Ones, South Coast Repertory: Prelude to a Kiss The Musical, Nina Simone: Four Women, Alice’s Wonderland, Mark Taper: The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (Composer),  Village Theatre: How to Break, Dallas Theater Center: Public Works Dallas As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Public Works Dallas The Winter’s Tale. Shakespeare Notre Dame: Romeo and Juliet, Tours: Viiv: As Much I Can National Tour, LATW: Lucy Loves Desi National Tour, DCPA: Wild Fire, Regional Tour.  You can find more about her design work at andreaallmond.com Andrea also produces music and DJ’s under the name Sherpa Slim. @sherpaslim (Production Team List)

Coming Soon (Sound Engineer)
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Kira Sherman (Tour Manager)
A recent graduate of Cal State University Fullerton, Kira is thrilled to be back at the theater grindstone. Recent past work includes Little Fish Theatre’s virtual production of Pygmalion and CSUF’s Vinegar Tom. Thank you everyone for coming and enjoy the show.  (Production Team List)

Julia Poprac (Stage Manager) is currently a junior studying Theatre at Chapman University. She has most recently been the stage manager for Storm in the Barn and assistant stage manager for both Mother Courage and her Children and Freaky Friday at Chapman University. When not doing theatre you can find her watching movies, spending time with friends and family, and playing cards with anyone who will join her. She has been going to Shakespeare by the Sea shows since she was a kid and is excited to be a part of creating it. She hopes you enjoy the show!  (Production Team List)

Allison Stowe (LACAC Intern) is a rising junior at the University of Southern California studying Business Administration with minors in Musical Theatre and Entertainment Industry. She serves as President of Musical Theatre Repertory at USC, where she recently produced productions of A New Brain, Fun Home, and She Loves Me. Allison is also a producer for Brand New Theatre at USC. She is grateful and excited to join the Shakespeare by the Sea team!  (Production Team List)

Sonja Inge (Administrative Assistant) While Sonja is a member of SAG-AFTRA, prior to acting, she spent a decade in the world of fundraising and outreach for non-profits in Washington, D.C., such as The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, The Council of Chief State School Officers, and The National Youth Employment Coalition.  She also was the assistant development manager for The Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.  She performed with SBTS during the summer of 2019 playing the role of The Abess/Emilia in The Comedy of Errors. Sonja holds a BA in Journalism from Howard University and a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin (Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.) (Production Team List)

Bill Voorhees (Scenic Builder)
Bill has been involved in theater for 36 years in the Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Francisco regions. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he has worked on The Family Guy and American Dad! for Fox TV Animation. Plays that Bill has directed include the world premieres of Skeleton Stories by Delondra Williams, Red Helen by Jennifer Barclay, and Kirsten Vangsness’ Potential Space at Los Angeles’ Theatre of NOTE, where he serves on the Artistic Management Committee. Film and TV credits include Real Time with Bill Maher, Attila, Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, Ardennes Fury, Circus Kane, and Z-Nation. As a production designer, his work can be seen on Lifetime, The Hallmark Channel, and in various low-budget action and suspense films. (Production Team List)

Hannah Hart (LACAC Intern)
has just graduated from Long Beach City College with an associates in Theater Arts. She has a passion for performance and is so excited to work with Shakespeare By The Sea. She would like to thank Yelena Babinskaya for being such an amazing mentor and helping her find opportunities such as this. She would also like to thank the LBCC Theater Faculty, her family, and her girlfriend for supporting her through everything she’s achieved.  (Production Team List)