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Much Ado Cast



Amanda Barron

AMANDA BARRON* (Antonia) Off-Broadway: A Kid Like Jake directed by Michael D’Angora, Mindgame (Soho Playhouse) directed by the legendary Ken Russell and starring Keith Carradine, Othello (Harlem Shakespeare Festival), Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (HERE), Einstein's Dreams (45 Bleeker), The Changeling (The Culture Project), Clowns Ex Machina (La MaMa), The Beauty Project (LMCC), Much Ado About Nothing, The Rover (Lincoln Center: Clark Theatre). Also The Red Bull Theatre & The Abingdon Theatre. Regional: Annie in The Real Thing (Northern Stage), Supernova (Luna Stage), Taming of the Shrew12th Night (Shakespeare and Co.)  Film: “Homo Faber: Trios Femmes”Barren, One Fall, Smoking Kills. TV: Law & Order: CI, Royal Pains.

RJ Foster

RJ FOSTER* (Don Pedro) New York Credits include: Richard III (Audelco Nomination for best Lead Actor The Gallery Players), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Shakespeare Forum);  Othello (The Gallery Players); Deep Are The Roots (Metropolitan Playhouse);  Life of Galileo (Fordham Alumni Theater at Lincoln Center); Twelfth Night (Pulse Ensemble Theatre); HamletCave Dwellers, Toys in the Attic (Pearl Theatre Company).  Edward II (Bank Street Theater). Regional credits include: All the Way (Theatre Squared); Richard III, Comedy of Errors (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Othello (Broadway World Nomination for Best Actor, Playhouse on Park); Twelfth Night (Bristol Riverside Theatre) Television credits include Person of Interest, The BlacklistMade in JerseyBlue BloodsDamages, ChoiceGuiding LightFringe12:01. He holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center.

Devin Haqq

DEVIN HAQQ* (Benedick) A native of Nashville, Tennessee, has appeared Off-Broadway at the Barrow Group, Roundabout Theatre Company, and most recently in Epic Theatre Ensemble’s production of Measure for Measure. Devin has also appeared in numerous regional theatre productions including As You Like It (The Arden Theatre) and Camp Logan (Boston Center for the Arts). He is a graduate of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s MFA program. Film/TV credits include: Secret Game (on ESPN), Surprise (HBO promo directed by Sam Mendes), Law & Order (on NBC), Ambition's Debt ('17), Wendell and the Lemon ('13), Francis of Brooklyn (’12), and The Assassin (’07).

Kim Krane

KIM KRANE* (Hero/Verges) is thrilled to be a part of INTERSECTIONS. She has been producing, acting and directing for ShakesBEER with New York Shakespeare Exchange for the past three years. She frequently appears in Shotz, a monthly pressure cooker with Amios. NY credits include: The Seedling Project (The Pit Loft) Keep (The Barrow Group), Butcher (Stella Adler), Elemeno Pea (Access Theater). She is a co-founder of Mastodon Theatre Company and holds an MFA from Case Western/The Cleveland Play House. Regional credits: The Life of Galileo (Cleveland Play House), A Bright New Boise (Dobama).

Sam Leichter

SAM LEICHTER* (Don John/Dogberry) has recently performed in Medea (Onomatopoeia Theatre Company), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (The Night Shift), The Witches (The New Collectives), and Empty House (NYC Fringe). Other credits include the title role in Macbeth (directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel at Allentown Shakes), Fuddy Meers (Marin Theatre Company), Much Ado About Nothing and Love's Labour's Lost (Delaware Shakespeare Festival) and Antony and Cleopatra (Marin Shakespeare Company). Sam received his MFA at Rutgers, and is a member of AEA.

Cory O'Brien-Pniewski

CORY O'BRIEN-PNIEWSKI* (Claudio) Last appeared with NY Shakespeare Exchange in the September 2016 ShakesBEER Pub Crawl. Cory is honored to be back for this upcoming INTERSECTIONS performance, appearing in Much Ado About Nothing and ShakesBEER! Previous credits: Twelfth Night (Feste), Our Country’s Good (Lt. Ralph Clark), As You Like It (Orlando), On The Razzle (Christopher), Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Julius Caesar (Decius Brutus/Titinius), and The Little Prince (Little Prince) among many more. Cory is a graduate of University of Tennessee (MFA Acting) and Western Michigan University (BA Theatre Performance) and is a proud member of AEA.

Christoper Randolph

CHRISTOPHER RANDOLPH* (Leonato) Broadway: King Lear at Lincoln Center Theatre (with Christopher Plummer). Off-Broadway: The Merchant Of Venice for Theatre For A New Audience (national tour with F. Murray Abraham); Clocks & Whistles for Origin (North American Premiere); Dash at MCC; Hollywood Scheherezade for Primary Stages; The Survival Of The Species at EST and The Beckett. Regional: productions at The Hartford Stage, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, St. Louis Rep, GeVa, The Odyssey, The Hudson, Chautauqua, and many others. Film: The Sounding; In Your Eyes (Joss Whedon, Writ/Prod.); Sonnet 48 (NYSX’s The Sonnet Project); Convention (Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden, directors); The Shells; Pumpkin Hell; TV: Will & Grace; Mad About You; Newsradio, and recurring characters on various Soaps. Voice/MoCap: the characters Hal “Otacon” Emmerich and Huey Emmerich in the best-selling Metal Gear Solid series of games. He is also a director with Off-Broadway and regional credits, including 3 world premieres. BA: Boston University; MFA: UCSD.

Deanna Supplee

DEANNA SUPPLEE (Borachio) is a Philadelphia-born, New York City-trained actress, grateful to be making her debut with New York Shakespeare Exchange. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she has also studied at the British American Drama Academy and the Actors Studio Drama School (MFA, Acting). Off-Broadway: Fires in the MirrorLaundry & BourbonPlatanos Y Collard Greens. Romeo & Juliet (Occupy Verona). Off-Off-Broadway: The Trojan Women (The Flea Theater). International: Look/Alive (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).

Carey Van Driest

CAREY VAN DRIEST* (Beatrice) is checking a dream role off her list. She is also an Associate Producer with NYSX for The Sonnet Project and ShakesBEER, NYC’s Original Shakespearian Pub Crawl. National Tours: Annie. New York:  The International – World Premiere and 2013 Best Actress Award. OthelloRecklessThe Winter’s TaleThe Importance of Being Earnest  Selected Regional: Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, City Theatre, Nashville Rep, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Cape May Stage, Denver Center Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Television: Bull, House of Cards, I Loved You But I Lied. Her voiceover work for national commercials, international documentaries, animation and radio can be heard at Thanks to Ross for, well, everything. Proud Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

*member Actors Equity Association. Equity Showcase Code pending.