Henry IV: Falstaff and the Boy Who Would Be King 

Adapted & Directed by Stephanie Coltrin
June 29 – Aug 3, 2024 (no tix or reservations req)
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Henry IV Production Team

Cast of Characters

(in alphabetical order) 

Cylan Brown – Falstaff

DeMarcus Brooks – Worcester

Caleb Fietsam – Glendower/Bardolph

Jonathan Fisher – Hotspur

Peter Green – Prince John/Poins

Trevor Guyton – Prince Hal

Jane Macfie – Henry IV

Savannah Moffat – Lady Percy

Will Mueller – Blunt/Shallow 

Melissa Ortiz – Vernon/Peto

Alejandro Arango Posada – Northumberland/Silence

Megan Ruble – Quickly/Warwick

Mario Silva – Westmoreland

Alec Yamartino – Pistol/Hotspur’s squire

Brendan Kane- Voiceover Artist- Voice of Richard II 

Cast Bios

(in alphabetical order) 

Cylan Brown (Falstaff) is returning to Shakespeare by the Sea for his fourteenth season, having directed The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Taming of the Shrew and Cymbeline or SBTS he has also directed Boeing Boeing, The 39 Steps and the ever-popular Pick of the Vine short plays series for Little Fish Theatre. When not directing for stage, Cy can be found acting and SBTS regulars may recognize him from his portrayals of Hamlet, Romeo, Autolycus, Touchstone, Falconbridge and Julius Caesar over the years.Other stage roles include Lt. David Wills in Taking Sides (Rubicon Theatre), Victor Fleming in Moonlight and Magnolias, and Serge in Art.  (Civic Light Opera of South Bay). He also teaches students and directs young actors with the Much Ado About Shakespeare educational program.   (Cast List)

DeMarcus Brooks (Worcester/Lord/Tavern Guest) 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. (Cast List)

 Caleb Fietsam (Glendower/Bardolph)  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.  (Cast List)

Jonathan Fisher (Hotspur) 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.  (Cast List)

Peter Green (Prince John/Poins) is an actor, playwright and teacher based in San Juan Capistrano, California. He is delighted to return to Shakespeare by the Sea after last being seen in the 2023 season as Horatio and Feste in Hamlet and Twelfth Night respectively. When he’s not performing, Peter can be found at Creative Kids Playhouse: Children’s Theatre of South Orange County teaching the next generation of performers how to make fools of themselves.  (Cast List)

 Trevor Guyton (Prince Hal) is an actor and producer based in Los Angeles, California.  SBTS audiences may remember him as Orsino, Rosencrantz, or Borachio. Recent theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play On!), The Tempest (Inferno Theatre Co.), Tar and Feather, A Legendary Romance (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Oliver & Eloise (Invisible Disco), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Little Willies), Dogs, Coyote, Rabbits and Baseball (Labor Fest San Francisco). Television and Film includes: “Mean Boys”, “Upshot”, “House of Temptation”, “People Magazine Investigates”. Trevor holds a BFA from the University of Evansville.    (Cast List)

Jane Macfie (Henry IV) is happy to return to SBTS, where she has played, among other roles, the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Queen Margaret in Richard III and Mistress Quickly/Alice in Henry the 5th. She appeared on Broadway in Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Ah, Wilderness! with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst, and at South Coast Repertory Theatre (Hay Fever, How the Other Half Loves, Major Barbara and Born Yesterday), A Noise Within (Blithe Spirit, Tartuffe and Pericles), Sir Peter Hall’s Romeo and Juliet at the Ahmanson, Grove Theatre Center (Title role in Hamlet, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Rosiland in As You Like It, Truvy in Steel Magnolias, and others). Also: Dark of the Moon at the Rubicon Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, Fulton Opera House, Studio Arena Buffalo TV:  Recurred as Doris in “The Mindy Project”, recurred as the Lunch Lady in Nickelodeon’s “School of Rock”, “VEEP”, “Getting On”, “House of Lies”, “Strong Medicine”, “Profiler”, “Frasier”, and many others. Film: “High Water”, “Daddy’s Little Angel”, “Vaudeville”. Yale School of Drama Graduate.  (Cast List)

Savannah Ruth Moffat (Lady Percy) 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!  (Cast List)

Will Mueller (Blunt/Shallow) 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. 

Melissa Ortiz (Vernon/Peto) has written, directed, and acted all over Los Angeles in mediums ranging from traditional and immersive theatre, film, and in pandemic times, over Zoom. She received her BFA in Theater Performance from UNR, where she had the opportunity to work alongside renowned linguist David Crystal, actor and author Ben Crystal, and scholar and editor of The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works Eric Rasmussen on an Original Pronunciation production of Hamlet. Some of her favorite stage roles include Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Catherine in The Foreigner, and Anna in Closer. She is thrilled to be returning to Shakespeare by the Sea for her second summer!  (Cast List)

 Alejandro Arango Posada (Northumberland/Silence),  known as “Alex Arango,” is a seasoned Film, TV, and stage actor whose passion for the craft of acting has been evident since his days studying Dramatic Arts at Broward College in Florida. After a hiatus of ten years, Arango makes a return to the stage to join the cast of Shakespeare by the Sea. Excited for the opportunity to once again immerse himself in the world of theater. IG: @alejandroposada28 (Cast List)

 Megan Ruble (Quickly/Warwick)  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 (Westmoreland/Traveler/Tavern Guest)  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)

Alec Yamartino (Pistol/Hotspur’s Squire/Sheriff/Lord) is thrilled to participate in his first season of Shakespeare By The Sea. He was born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts and studied Electronic Media Production and Theater at High Point  University. His past work with The Bard includes Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth in the eponymous play. (Cast List)

Henry IV Production Team

Suzanne Dean – Co-Artistic Director

Stephanie Coltrin – Co-Artistic Director/Director

Jeffrey Schoenberg – Costume Designer

Christopher Beyries – Set Designer 

Cinthia Nava – Sound Designer

Andrea Allmond – Co-Sound Designer 

Cylan Brown & Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott- Fight Choreographers 

Julia Poprac- Stage Manager

Nada Jawad – Sound Engineer

Allison Stowe- LACAC Intern

Kira Sherman- Tour Manager 

Sonja Inge – Administrative Assistant 

Jerry Gusha- Administrative Assistant

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)

Stephanie Coltrin (Co-Artistic Director/Director, Henry IV)
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. Dedicated to Stephen H. Coltrin. Flights of angels, dad. (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)  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.  For SBTS, he designed Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo & Juliet. 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)

Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott (Fight Choreographer)  returns to Shakespeare by the Sea for his fourth summer- this time as fight choreographer.  Mateo is a Houston born actor now hanging his hat in Echo Park. Since studying theatre at the University of Houston he has gotten to play many parts as well as participate in Shakespeare festivals in Arkansas, Virginia, and right here in San Pedro making him officially tri-coastal. Some previous stage credits include:  Romeo & Juliet- Romeo (SBTS),  Hamlet- Horatio (SBTS) Much Ado About Nothing-Claudio (SBTS), Richard III- Dorset (SBTS), Love’s Labors Lost -King Ferdinand (SBTS), Romeo & Juliet – Romeo (VSF), Much Ado – Benedick (AST), Merchant of Venice – Lorenzo (HSF), Jesus Hopped the A Train – Angel (4th Wall Theatre), I Carry My Heart – Josh (Bootleg Theatre Co),  I and You – Anthony (Stages Rep. Theatre). He’s also been on Fox’s Pivoting as Pete the Barista, and Haikyuu!! as Hayato Ikejiri.  (Production Team List)

Sean Allinson (Sound Engineer)
Sean (He/Him) is a recent graduate of Pepperdine University, receiving a B.A. in Theatre Production/Design with an emphasis in Lighting and Sound Design. He also earned a B.A. in Political Science in April of 2022. He has done several Shakespeare works, including Co-Lighting Designing the 2022 Spring Production of The Winter’s Tale at Pepperdine with mentor Yelena Babinskaya, and Stage Managing a 2021 virtual Pepperdine production of As You Like It. Other relevant credits include Assistant Sound Designer and Sound Mixer for the 2019 Fall Production of Ragtime and the 2021 Fall Production of Mamma Mia. He is excited for the opportunity to expand his work experience both around and beyond Los Angeles. (Production Team List)

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)

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)

Renata Macfie (Intern)
Renata is delighted to be working for Shakespeare by the Sea as one of the interns. This is her third summer working for the company. She is heading into her second year of college studying criminal psychology and creative writing. She has grown up surrounded by the theater as her mother is an actress who is playing the nurse in Romeo and Juliet. She loves the creativity and the emotional bonds that come with theater companies and has dedicated a big part of her life to the theater as she was a dancer for 13 years. Because of her upbringing, she has a deeper understanding of the technical aspects of a show, and that has made her have a deeper appreciation for every single person involved in the performance. She is very excited to be working with SBTS again this summer.   (Production Team List)