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"A Potent Tragedy for the Twitter Age. It's the 95 Minute 'Macbeth: Revisted'
Star and Director Jack Stehlin delivers Shakespearean verse with a precision in a production
that delivers all that murder and corruption in a condensed package. "
- Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

"WOW! Both innovative in style and respectful of its source material,
Macbeth: Revisited provides ample reason to revisit a classic."


 If Shakespeare didn’t give Macbeth but one truly great female role, The New American Theatre makes sure to rectify that
with a cast evenly balanced between the sexes"
-Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

Macbeth: Revisited

The New American Theatre presents Macbeth: Revisited,’ an intimate re-telling of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a ‘tale of prophesy, murderous ambition, and unchecked power.

Directed by New American Theatre artistic director Jack Stehlin
Choreography by John Farmanesh-Bocca


Starring
Varda Appleton,Brendan Brandt, Chelsea Brandt
Dennis Gersten, Jenny Lerner ,Jordan Lund
Frannie Morrison
, Cesar Obregon, David Purdham
Mark Richardson, Elise Robertson, Jade Sealey
Jack Stehlin, Patrick Vest, Vanessa Waters

Susan Ziegler

Produced by Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin
and The New American Theatre, a membership company of actors.
Set: Robert Broadfoot
Lights: Derrick McDaniel
Stage Manager: Jonas Newhouse

Macbeth: Revisited

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, April 8 – May 13, 2017.
There will be one 5PM performance on Sunday, April 9.

Venue:
The New American Theatre at The Second Stage at Sacred Fools Theatre
6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood.  

Tickets:General Audience: $35
Students (with I.D.): $20

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CAST BIOS  
Varda Appleton

Varda Appleton Ross

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. With NAT: The Break. On stage: Romeo & Juliet (Downtown Rep), Opaline (Garage Theatre, world premiere), Calendar Girls (California Theatre of the Performing Arts), On Golden Pond opposite Salome Jens and Andrew Prine (Glendale Centre Theatre), All About Harold  (Miles Memorial Playhouse), Viva Cristo Rey (San Gabriel Mission Playhouse), Solitaire (Underground Theatre), Washed in the Blood (OMR Theatre @The Complex). On film: Loves Park, Entirely Accidental, Rz-9, Forever, Manifesto. On TV: Passions, Arrest & Trial, Crazy Love. On the web: Bennington Gothique, Faces. 


Brendan Brandt

Brendan Brandt Witch #1, Seyton

Member of the New American Studio Ensemble/Literary Coordinator.. With NAT: Boy’s LifeJulius CaesarA Midsummer Night’s Dream5 Beauties (Green Eyes), MacbethGetting Out, and 9 years of One-Act Festivals (authored Exigence). Other theater- GodspellWild Geese, and Twist in SoCal, and MacbethAssassins, and Equus in Minneapolis. TV: WorkaholicsCriminal MindsLast Man StandingWorking ClassClose to Home. Brendan directed the documentary Victor’s Last Class, which has played in festivals in Amsterdam, Kansas City, and Pasadena, on TV in Israel and Slovenia, is coming to theaters in Poland, and is still touring colleges and festivals.  www.victorslastclass.com . 
Chlesea Brandt

Chelsea Brandt Gentlewoman

Member of the New American Studio Ensemble. With New American Theatre: Boy’s Life, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, I Never Sang for My Father, The Women, and 365 Days/365 Plays. Other Theater: Romeo & Juliet (Juliet) The Night of the Black Cat, Brigadoon, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Sound of Music, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Annie Get Your Gun, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and  Oklahoma!. Film/TV: The Drama Club, Boytalk, The Hunted. She was also a Lead Singer/Dancer for Holland America Cruise Lines.  PCPA Graduate, and Member of NAT Studio Ensemble.

George Capacete

Dennis Gertsten Witch #2, Bloody Sergeant, Murderer #2

New American Theatre at-large member. Dennis is co-artistic director of Theatre Unlimited and runs T.U. Studios in Noho. Recently, on stage: The Hairy Ape and Tempest Redux (Odyssey Theatre), Perfect Timing (Theatre 40), The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll (Boston Court), The Chosen (Coachella Valley Rep.), The Lady's Not for Burning and Accomplices (Fountain Theatre), Compleat Female Stage Beauty and Henry V (Crown City), Double Falsehood (Coeurage Theatre), National Pastime (Fremont Centre Theatre), David and Goliath in America and Dirk (Road Theatre), San Fran Scapin and Don Juan (Andak Stage). He is also a director, playwright and teacher.

Jenny Lerner

 

Jenny Lerner Donalbain

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. Jenny Lerner graduated from Muhlenberg college with a BA in Theatre and English Literature, so the chance to work on a Shakespeare is an absolute dream! She studied physical theatre at the Accademia Dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. Television credits include "The Middle", "The Mindy Project" and “My Crazy Ex”.  She co-created the “OMG Betch” series, a satire about girls from LA (actress, co-writer, producer), and sings in Karen Morrow's Singer's Workshop. Favorite theatre credits include “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” (Cunningham) and “My Fair Lady” (Eliza).  Thank you to Jack for the opportunity!


Jordan Lund Witch #3, Murderer #1, Doctor

Associate Artist / Member of The New American Theatre.
Since 1997, he’s made over 20 appearances for NAT/CT include: 63 Trillion, Julius Caesar, More Lies About Jerzy, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Man.Gov, The Adding Machine and As You Like It. Broadway: Romeo and JulietAs You Like It, and Macbeth (Belasco Theatre, NY Shakespeare Festival). NY: All’s Well That Ends Well, Measure For Measure, The GolemTwelfth NightKing John (NY Shakespeare Festival in Central Park), Tis Pity She’s A Whore (LaMama)
Regional: Ahmanson, Portland Stage, TheatreWorks, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland PlayHouse. Over 80 film and TV appearances include: "The Bucket List", "Doc Hollywood", "Speed", “The American President”, "Species”, "Lonesome Dove", "The Stand", “Without A Trace”, "Cheers", "Frasier", "Firefly", "Law & Order", "Star Trek DS9, TNG & Enterprise". Jordan received his training at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Frannie Morrison Fleance, Macduff's son

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. Frannie is very excited to be making her debut with the New American Theatre in the company’s One Act Festival. A transplant from San Francisco, Frannie has been fortunate enough to be a part of numerous projects here in LA both on stage and film. Recent works include Gruesome Playground Injuries (Chicago Fringe Festival), As You Like It as Cecelia (California Shakespeare Company), and the web series Actor’s Untitled (92ARTIST Prod.). Frannie would like to thank her mom and dad for their continuous love and support, her brother Keller for the reality checks, and the NAT Company for all their hard work and warm welcome.

Cesar Obregon Macbeth's Attendant

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. With NAT: A Place That Looks Like Davenport.Born & raised in Texas, Cesar received his BA from the University of Texas. Now in Los Angeles, he is a proud member of the New American Studio Ensemble and is honored to be a part of this production. He is beyond excited to share the stage with his fellow New American Artists and hopes you all enjoy this fine evening of storytelling. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the show!

David Purdham

David Purdham Duncan, Porter

New American Theatre Associate Artist-Member. As a professional actor and director, David Purdham has worked (and continues to work) extensively in theatre on and off Broadway, in many of the great resident theatres in our country(including New York Shakespeare Festival, Roundabout Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Old Globe- San Diego, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival) as well a lot of television and film during the last 40 years. He has directed and initiated numerous enrichment programs emphasizing theatrical expression of great literature.

 

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson Lennox
Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. Mark was most recently seen as Doug in the New American Theatre production of Loose Ends as well as NAT's 2012 revival of As Is. Mark's credits include Mike in Cherry Docs. Third Witch in Macbeth (Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum), and Snowbell in Stuart LIttle. (Phantom Projects). Other theatre: Trotsky and Milton in All in the Timing (Bucket List Theatre). He is a proud member of Actors Equity and a graduate of the University of Virginia. Wahoowa!

Elise Robertson

Elise Robertson Lady Macduff

New American Theatre Associate Member
Elise Robertson splits her creative time between acting and directing.  She appeared in 2015 Oscar nominee American Sniper, and has recently guest-starred on NCIS, Masters of Sex, & American Vandal.  Directing credits include feature film Donner Pass, American Storytellers for PBS, Adventures with Kanga Roddy (for which she received a Northern California directing Emmy) and many plays, including The Women, Sister Cities and Seduced with New American. Favorite stage roles include Emma in Betrayal, Josie in Ourselves Alone, and Masha in The Seagull.  A descendant of the real King Duncan, she is thrilled to working on the Scottish play for the first time. 

 

Jade Sealey

Jade Sealey Malcolm

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. With NAT:The Number, Julius Caesar, Christina Woodman in the world premiere play Bedfellows, Baltimore in Sister Cities (Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Circus Theatricals), Jane in Mooney’s Kid Don’t Cry, Crystal Allen in The Women, Shannon Gosling in Safe, Viola in Twelfth Night, Marian in The Heiress, Genevieve in Weedwacker, Iphigenia in Iphigenia , Debby in Deconstructing the Torah. Other theatre: Janna in Blind Spots, Ruthie in Tsuris (Sidewalk Studio Theatre), Portia in The Author's Voice and Constanze in Amadeus(Steve Dobuzyinski Theatre). Film/TV credits include: “Chasing Eagle Rock,” “How to Cheat,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaid #3,” “The Hunger Artist,” “ Cul De Sac” and “Fool's Paradise.” 


Jack Stehlin

Jack Stehlin Macbeth / Director/New American Theatre Artistic Director

Los Angeles stage roles include New American Theatre productions of Tempest Redux (co-production with Odyssey Theatre), 63 Trillion,  More Lies About JerzyJulius CaesarHarm’s Way (LA/Off Broadway), Titus Redux (Not Man Apart co-production at Kirk Douglas Theatre and RadarLA,) and Odyssey/New American Theatre co-productions of Creditors (LA Weekly Award nomination-Best Actor),Taming of the ShrewThe Misanthrope, Macbeth, Richard III, Tartuffe, and True West. Jack is an award-winning actor/director best known on television as DEA captain Roy Till on the Showtime series Weeds (SAG award nomination). New York/Regional stage credits include Salome(with Al Pacino), numerous productions at New York’s Public Theatre including Richard II (with Steven Berkoff), Henry V (with Kevin Kline), Casanova (with Ethan Hawke), Henry IV, (with Mandy Patinkin), and Julius Caesar (with Al Pacino and Martin Sheen). His many guest-starring roles on countless TV fan favorites include NCIS Los AngelesWithout a Trace, Monk, The Practice, Crossing Jordan, ER, NYPD Blue and Fox’s pilot Hieroglyph. Jack can be seen on the big screen in Wilde Salome with Al Pacino.


Patrick Vest

Patrick Vest Macduff

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. Patrick is thrilled to be back onstage with Jack and New American Theatre family. With NAT, he has been in Macbeth, The Misanthrope, Seduced, The Circle, Julius Caesar, various one acts and scene nights.  He received his MFA in acting from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.  Patrick was recently nominated for best featured actor in Broadway World for his portrayal of David Selznick in Moonlight and Magnolias at the Rubicon.  Other favorite roles include Iago, Caliban, Marc Antony, Malvolio, Bottom, Mercutio, and Petruchio. 

Vanessa Waters

Vanessa Waters Lady Macbeth

As a long time company member, plays with The New American Theatre include:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, As Is, The Women, Three Sisters, Macbeth, and seven different productions of One Acts.  With Shakespeare Santa Monica, The Merchant of Venice, and Vanessa recently starred in the premiere of Blind Spots by Colette Freedman.  She has appeared on television shows Battle Creek and House, numerous independent films, and is also a voice over actress. Vanessa is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts (PCPA Theaterfest) and holds a B.F.A. in theater from Ithaca College.  Big thanks to Jack and Jeannine for their dedication to our company.  Vanessa is happy to be on stage with Cesar and her real life husband, Johnny.   


Susan Ziegler

Susan Ziegler Banquo

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble / Membership Coordinator. With New American Theatre: Three Sisters, As You Like It, The Women, Macbeth.  Off-Broadway  includes: Oona & Lurleen (The Public Theatre), Angel City,  Suicide in B Flat, Hamlet, The Duchess of Malfi.  Other LA theatre includes: Cheyenne, Mercy Warren’s Tea (The Odyssey Theatre), Sister Cities (World Premiere & Edinburgh Fringe Festival).  TV includes: Search Party, Don’t Trust the B* In Apartment 23, Dollhouse, Without A Trace, The Middleman, The West Wing, Days Of Our Lives.  Recent film: Hello My Name Is Doris, Countertransference, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (Sundance premiere), The Foxy Merkins (Sundance) and the soon to be released Wild Nights With Emily.  Graduate of NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing.  For Michael and Oona.

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Broadfoot

Robert Broadfoot Set Design

Robert is an award-winning scenic designer with over a hundred professional credits. His designs have appeared in regional and professional theaters around the country and several premier productions have featured his designs, including Laura Gunderson’s By and By at Shotgun Players in Berkeley, Vince Delaney’s Ampersand at Actors Theater in Grand Rapids, and Sharr White’s Sunlight at The Phoenix Theater in Indianapolis. He was awarded a national commendation for excellence in scenic design by the Kennedy Center in 2011, and has twice received the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award.  He earned his MFA in scenic design at UC Davis.

photo: Derrick McDaniel
Derrick McDaniel Lighting Design

Derrick has designed lighting for The New American Theatre that include, “The Misanthrope”, “Iphigenia in Aulis”, “Man dot Gov”, “A Midsummers Nights Dream” - and at least a dozen others.  When he is not collaborating on lighting with Jack Stehlin, he fills designing other wonderful projects.  Recent lighting projects include “Boy From Oz” at the Celebration Theatre, “Going Going Gone” at the Hudson Guild Theater, “Little Children Dream of God” at the Road Theatre on Magnolia; and “Spring Awakening” at the Malibu Playhouse.

Derrick was recently featured in the Artist Profile section of @ThisStage Magazine. 
He won the LA Weekly 2012 award for lighting “Mercy Seat” at the Inside the Ford Theater.  And has been nominated for Ovation Awards for "The Shelter" at the Odyssey Theater and “Lady” at the Road Theater.  Enjoy the magic!

Kitty Rose Costume / Props Design

Kitty Rose has been NAT's go-to costume designer for more years that she can recall. Favorite NAT productions include whichever production she is currently working on!

Jonas Newhouse Jonas Newhouse Production Stage Manager

Since moving from Minnesota in September, Jonas has been continuing his lifelong theatrical education by pursuing a career in it. This is his fourth production in LA, and his third as Stage Manager. He is truly honored to be working alongside such a talented and dedicated team of artists, and hopes that you deeply enjoy the work that has gone into this production.
William White

William White Assistant Stage Manager

William is an actor/writer from Belgrade, Minnesota. He is a co-founder of the Killer Wingfield Theatre & Film Company, for which he has produced 5 original plays and 7 short films. He has also taken classes at The Nerdist School of Improv, and coached one of the University of Minnesota, Morris’ two improv troupes during his final year of study.

John Farmanesh-Bocca Sound Design, Choreography

John is the Founding Artistic Director of both Not Man Apart – Physical Theatre Ensemble (2005-2015) and Shakespeare Santa Monica (2003–2014). Now serving as Emeritus Director at NMA, which was named by Backstage Magazine in 2014 as one of the 13 most innovative physical theatre companies in the world.

Some Los Angeles Directing credits include Tempest Redux (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble w/New American Theatre) Ajax in Iraq (NMA@Greenway Court) Pericles Redux and Titus Redux (Kirk Douglas Theatre) Lysistrata Unbound and Hercules Furens (Getty Villa Theatre Lab) As/Is for New American Theatre.

Training: NYU (94), Directing Fellow at The Juilliard School (03-05).

 

Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin Producer, Publicist, Managing Director

Producer: 80+ plays for New American Theatre/Circus Theatricals including; CREDITORS, MORE LIES ABOUT JERZY (dir. David Trainer), MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, JULIUS CAESAR, BEDFELLOWS, 19 ONE ACT FESTIVALS, AS IS, FIVE BEAUTIES by Tennessee Williams, I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER, SISTER CITIES (world premiere), TITUS REDUX (w/ Not Man Apart at Kirk Douglas Theatre and RADAR-LA), LA/Off-Broadway productions of MAN.GOV, HARM’S WAY, THE JOB; Many New American Theatre/Odyssey Theatre co-productions. Short film GAME 7, As an actor; Numerous plays in LA and Chicago. Film/TV: WATCH IT, RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CHICAGO 8. She made her TV debut as a preschooler on the children’s program, ROMPER ROOM. Jeannine earned a B.S. in Advertising from University of Illinois and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Illinois Institute of Technology.

 

  Jack Stehlin Director (See Jack's bio above in the cast section)
William Shakespeare Playwright

William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He wrote over 38 plays, 154 sonnets and numerous poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Few records exist about Shakespeare’s private life, but it is known that Shakespeare spend his first twenty years in Stratford, which include his schooling, early marriage and fatherhood; the next twenty-five years as an actor and playwright in London; and the last five in retirement back in Stratford, where he enjoyed moderate wealth gained from his theatrical successes.

Incredibly, there are very few original versions of Shakespeare’s plays. In many cases, they have been constructed in part from scripts written down by various members of an acting company who performed particular roles.

Macbeth is thought to have been first performed in 1606.


 
 

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