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SUMMER SHAKES

SUMMER SHAKESPEARE READING SERIES

A company of Parkside students come together virtually with students from College of Lake County to present three works by Shakespeare. Live dramatic readings are free to view on Zoom. RSVP at least 24 hours before the live stream.

CAST LISTS

Theseus, Duke of Athens
ALEXANDER GRAY

Hippolyta, betrothed to Theseus
CHANTAL MOODY 

Hermia, in love with Lysander
BRIANA LIVESAY

Lysander, in love with Hermia
ERIN DILLON

Demetrius, in love with Hermia
SAWYER EDWARDS

Helena, in love with Demetrius
MADDISON CRECCHIO

Egeus, Hermia’s father
KING HANG

Philostrate, Theseus’ Master of Revels
DYLAN THOMAS

Oberon, King of the Fairies
ALEXANDER GRAY

Titania, Queen of the Fairies
CHANTAL MOODY

Puck, Oberon’s jester and lieutenant
DYLAN THOMAS

Peaseblossom, Fairy in Titania’s service
KASSANDRA PHELAN

Cobweb, Fairy in Titania’s service
KAMMI KRINGLE

Moth, Fairy in Titania’s service
HELEN MURPHY

Mustardseed, Fairy in Titania’s service
KING HANG

Peter Quince, Prologue in the Interlude
SAMANTHA FEILER

Nick Bottom, Pyramus in the Interlude
BEN COMPTON

Francis Flute, Thisbe in the Interlude
SAM CARLSON

Tom Snout, Wall in the Interlude
BRYAN SMITH

Snug, Lion in the Interlude
NICK GOECKNER

Robin Starveling, Moonshine in the Interlude
HELEN MURPHY

Witch 1/Servant
KC PHELAN

Witch 2/Old Man
ALEX GRAY

Witch 3/Messenger
SAMANTHA FEILER

Hecate/Porter/Murderer 3
BRIANA LIVESAY

Duncan/Doctor
CHANTAL MOODY

Bloody Captain/Seyton
NICK GOECKNER

Macbeth
DYLAN THOMAS

Lady Macbeth
ERIN DILLON

Banquo/Apparition 3
SAWYER EDWARDS

Fleance/Donaldbain/Young Macduff
KAMMI KRINGLE

Malcolm
BEN COMPTON

Macduff
KING HANG

Lady Macduff
MADDISON CRECCHIO

Ross
SAM CARLSON

Angus/Apparition 1/Murderer 1
HELEN MURPHY

Lenox/Apparition 2/Murderer 2
BRYAN SMITH

Orsino
SAWYER EDWARDS

Olivia
CHANTAL MOODY

Viola
HELEN MURPHY

Sebastian
SAM CARLSON

Antonio
BRYAN SMITH

Feste
KING HANG

Malvolio
DYLAN THOMAS

Maria
SAM FEILER

Sir Toby
BEN COMPTON

Sir Andrew
ALEX GRAY

Fabian
ERIN DILLON

Valentine / Servant
NICK GOECKNER

Curio
KAMMI KRINGLE

Captain
KC PHELAN

First Officer
MADDISON CRECCHIO

Second Officer / Priest
BRIANA LIVESAY

CAST BIOS

Sam Carlson

SAM CARLSON is a student at CLC. He played Silvius in CLC's 2020 Spring production of As You Like It. Sam also appeared as Felix in CLC's recent online production of Play On! in He Said and She Said

Ben Compton

BEN COMPTON is going into his final year at UW-Parkside as a theatre arts major. Ben has worked on A Midsummer Night's Dream once before (Puck) and is thrilled to be returning to the show and to be collaborating with his fellow theatre artists!

Maddison Crecchio

MADDISON CRECCHIO is a senior at UW-Parkside studying theatre arts with a focus in performance. Her acting credits include Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet) at Parkside, The Wedding Duet (Bride),  A Doll’s House (Nora), and Oedipus (Chorus) at the College of Lake County.

Erin Dillon

ERIN DILLON is a junior at UW-Parkside with focuses in acting and lighting. She is thrilled to be working with this amazing group of people and to be bringing theatre back after this hiatus! Her recent credits include: Siobhan in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (UW-Parkside), and she can be seen as Jess in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] in the fall.

Sawyer Edwards

SAWYER EDWARDS is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, double majoring in theatre arts and business management. Acting credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged] (Daniel) and One Man, Two Guvnors (Audience Plant).

Samantha Feiler

SAMANTHA FEILER is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and is pursuing a theatre arts degree with concentrations in both acting and stage management. Her past acting credits at UW-Parkside include Little Sally in Urinetown, Margaret Levitt in Silent Sky, Panacea in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and she is currently playing Gregory in Romeo and Juliet.

Nicholas Goeckner

NICHOLAS GOECKNER is a second-year engineering student at CLC. This is his first production.

Alexander Gray

ALEXANDER GRAY is a senior at Parkside majoring in psychology and theatre arts with concentrations in performance and stage management. UW-Parkside credits include Love's Labour's Lost (Dumaine) and Midnight and Moll Flanders (Elder Son, Ensemble). Previous College of Lake County credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius), The Tempest (Ferdinand), The Diviners (Buddy Layman), and Street Scene (Samuel Kaplan).

King Hang

KING HANG is ecstatic to be able to perform Shakespeare this summer alongside his peers. Come this fall, King will be a senior at UW-Parkside and will be performing in UW-Parkside's production of Romeo and Juliet as Benvolio. This summer, King will also be a part of an internship for Southwest Shakespeare Company in Mesa, Arizona, where he will be playing multiple rules across three Shakespeare productions. He hopes you enjoy these productions and to remember how vital theater and the arts are to our wellbeing and daily lives. 

Kammie Kringle

KAMMIE KRINGLE of Kimberly, Wisconsin, will be a second-year student at UW-Parkside this fall focusing her work in the lighting field. Most recently, she served as light board operator for UW-Parkside's production of Silent Sky. She hopes to continue to expand her resume in the coming years and is more than thrilled to be working on this series with this incredible group of people in a way which she has not explored theatre before. 

Briana Livesay

BRIANA LIVESAY of Wauconda, IL, is a theatre performance and psychology major. She was last seen as Rosalind in As You Like It, Evil Gabi in She Kills Monsters, the Snake in The Little Prince, Zooey in That First Fall, and recently directed He Said and She Said, all at CLC. Briana received a KCACTF Irene Ryan acting nomination for her work in She Kills Monsters and for her work in As You Like It.

Chantal Moody

CHANTAL MOODY of Round Lake, IL, is double majoring in musical theatre and business administration. She was recently seen as Celia in As You Like It, Kaliope in She Kills Monsters, That Grace in Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook, and Frenchie in Cabaret, all at CLC. 

Helen Murphy

HELEN MURPHY of Highland Park, IL, is in her second year at CLC and is a business major and theatre performance minor. She was last seen in Play On! as Jane Conway and Margaret in The Terrorist and Overtones, The Little Prince in The Little Prince, as a member of the Chorus in Oedipus Rex, and in the Winter Dance Concerts of 2019 and 2018 as a member of the Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe, all at CLC. She is honored to be a part of this project and to have the opportunity to perform Shakespeare.

KC Phelan

KASSANDRA (KC) PHELAN of Waukegan, IL, studies theatre and dance at CLC. Recent performances include Audrey in As You Like It, Courtesan Ancestor in The Addams Family, Kristine in A Doll’s House, and Fraulein Kost in Cabaret, all at CLC.

Bryan Smith

BRYAN SMITH of Winthrop Harbor, IL, is a third-year CLC theatre performance student. He was last seen as Le Beau in As You Like It at CLC. 

Dylan Thomas

DYLAN THOMAS is a senior theatre arts major at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Past performances include Ed Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at UW-Parkside, as well as Leader of Chorus in Oedipus Rex, Torvald Helmer in A Doll’s House, and the Emcee in Cabaret, all at the College of Lake County.

PRODUCTION TEAMS

Director
CRAIG RICH

Lighting Design
JENNY BAUER

Hair and Makeup Design
EMMA BOROVKA

Costume Design
MYA FIGUEROA

Set Design, Lighting Design
KURT MEINHARD

Stage Manager
BOBBY LEE

Director
BRIAN GILL

Lighting Design
JENNY BAUER

Hair and Makeup Design
EMMA BOROVKA

Set Design
MINNIE MARTINEZ

Costume Design
JESSE OCAMPO

Costume Design
CLAIRE-IONIE SABAJ

Sound Design
KEVIN GRAY

Sound Design
JACK PURVES

Stage Manager
BOBBY LEE

Director
FABRICE CONTE-WILLIAMSON

Lighting Design
JENNY BAUER

Hair and Makeup Design
EMMA BOROVKA

Set Design
MINNIE MARTINEZ

Costume Design
MYA FIGUEROA

Stage Manager
BOBBY LEE

ADDITIONAL STAFF  |  TRACIE FOLGER, SALLY GILL

PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS

Jenny Bauer

JENNY BAUER (Lighting Designer) is a theatre arts major at UW-Parkside. Tech credits include On Golden Pond (Lighting Designer), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Master Electrician), Urinetown: The Musical (Master Carpenter & Spot Op.), Grease: The Musical (Lighting Designer), Midnight & Moll Flanders (Light Board Op.), and The War of the Worlds (Costume Crew).

Emma Borovka

EMMA BOROVKA (Hair and Makeup Designer) of Grayslake is going into her second year at CLC as a technical theater major. She most recently was a part of the wardrobe crew for CLC’s As You Like It.

Fabrice Conte-Williamson Headshot

FABRICE CONTE-WILLIAMSON (Director) is a director, actor, and theatre educator, teaching courses in performance and theatre history at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Fabrice received a Master of Performing Arts from the University of Nice (France), as well as an MFA in Directing and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma Helmerich School of Drama. While teaching at OU, Fabrice served as Chair of the Aspire Initiative for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region VI. His primary research focuses on post-modern French dramatic literature and performance theory, the role of literary myth in dramatic literature, and the development of multilingual and cross-cultural theatre movements. Favorite directing credits include The War of the Worlds and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at UW-Parkside, Angels in America at The University of Oklahoma, and Frankenstein at Oklahoma City Theatre Company.

Mya Figueroa

MYA FIGUEROA (Costume Designer) of Round Lake, IL, is a senior at UW-Parkside and a former CLC student. She is studying to get a Bachelor’s in theatre arts with a concentration in costume design. Credits include: Assistant Costume Designer for CLC’s The Addams Family and Assistant Costume Designer for Romeo and Juliet at UW-Parkside.

Brian Gill

BRIAN GILL (Director) is a member of the Theatre Arts faculty serving as an assistant professor of performance. He has been a professional stage actor for over 20 years, appearing at such theaters as Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Renaissance Theaterworks, First Stage Children’s Theatre, goats & monkeys (co-founder and company member) and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.  Chicago credits include: Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Provision Theater, Apple Tree Theatre and Famous Door; Regionally Brian has performed at Theatre at the Center, the Illinois and Texas Shakespeare Festivals, Allenberry Playhouse, and the historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC. He is also the narrator of over two-dozen audio books. Professor Gill trained at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London as a member of the First International Artistic Fellowship, training and performing with Mike Alfreds and Mark Rylance. Other international credits include The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Parkside Theatre directing credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost, Midnight and Moll Flanders, Don Juan, A Streetcar Named Desire, Hedda Gabler, Book of Days, and the upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet. He a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. 

Kevin Gray

KEVIN GRAY (Sound Designer) received his BA in Sound Design from Michigan Technological University. From 2014 to 2019 Kevin worked with New Harmony Theatre and the University of Southern Indiana designing sound and composing for theatrical productions in addition to mentoring students. Since joining UW-Parkside in 2019, Kevin has had the pleasure of working with students for their productions including Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Kevin is excited to continue working with the students at UW-Parkside.

Bobby Lee

BOBBY LEE (Stage Manager) was the Stage Manager for PlayOn! online, As You Like It and The Little Prince at the College of Lake County. He has also worked in the scene shop for CLC productions.

Minnie Martinez

MINNIE MARTINEZ (Scenic Designer) is in her senior year at Parkside. Credits include Romeo and Juliet (Assistant Scenic Designer), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Prop Master), The Addams Family (Assistant Scenic Designer), Oedipus Rex (Assistant Scenic Designer). She has won the Dons Childs Stagecraft Institute Award and DTM Legacy Award from KCACTF Region III for an unrealized scenic design of Trojan Women

Kurt Meinhardt

KURT MEINHARDT of Island Lake, IL, is a second-year technical theatre major at CLC. He most recently worked on set construction for As You Like It in the spring of 2020.

Jesse Ocampo

JESSE OCAMPO (Costume Designer) of Park City, IL, is a recent CLC graduate with an Associate of Arts degree in technical theatre, and he is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a costume design emphasis. He served as an assistant costume designer for Cabaret, Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook, A Doll’s House, and She Kills Monsters, and esigned costumes for Self-Torture and Strenuous Exercise and Wedding Duet, both part of the annual student showcase, Play On! at CLC. He made his acting debut in the CLC production of As You Like It

Jack Purves

JACK PURVES (Sound Designer) is a student at UW-Parkside studying theatre design and technology with a focus on sound design. At UW-Parkside, he’s worked as an assistant sound designer on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and is excited to continue working as the sound designer for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). Jack is eager to be working on and exploring new ways to overcome the challenges of these uncertain times.

Craig Rich

CRAIG RICH (Director) of Chicago is an Associate Professor and Chair of the CLC Theatre department. He has an M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Utah and is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). He has worked for Salt Lake Shakespeare, Salt Lake Acting Company, Utah Symphony & Opera, Plan-B Theatre, DANCE Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theatre, Western Illinois University and the Working Theatre. As artistic director of Salt Lake Shakespeare, he directed Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). In 2016, he served as a program scholar for “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” a national touring exhibit presented at the Lake County Discovery Museum.

Claire-Ionie Sabaj

CLAIRE-IONIE SABAJ (Costume Designer) of Lake Villa, IL, is a junior theatre arts major. She was the Assistant Stage Manager for CLC’s She Kills Monsters and As You Like It. She worked on crew for Grayslake North High School productions. Claire is going to study theatre arts at UW-Parkside in the fall.

COMING THIS FALL

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Brian Gill

Main Stage Theatre

Fall 2020

The Complete Works...

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Main Stage Theatre

Fall 2020

About College of Lake County

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.

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About UW-Parkside

Since 1968, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has continued to build a reputation as an outstanding liberal arts institution with particularly strong fine arts programs. With The Rita Tallent Picken Center for Arts & Humanities, our state-of-the-art instructional facilities and stunning performance venues match our award-winning academic programs and provide even greater community access. UW-Parkside offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as specialized online programs. Each year, more than 100 College of Lake County graduates transfer to UW-Parkside to pursue a four-year degree. The award-winning Theatre Arts program is a popular destination for transfer students.

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