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Titus Cast

Brendan Averett

BRENDAN AVERETT* (Titus Andronicus) Off-Broadway: Ionesco's The Killer (directed by Darko Tresnjak), A Midsummer Night's Dream (directed by Julie Taymor) - Theatre for a New Audience; As You Like It - Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park; Jose Rivera's Massacre (Sing to Your Children) - Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play - Epic Theatre Ensemble. Regional Theatre: Romeo and Juliet - Actor's Theatre of Louisville; Of Mice and Men - Cincinnati Playhouse; Passion Play - Yale Repertory Theatre; Hamlet, The Chairs - Court Theatre, The Tempest - Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. Other Theatre: Guys and Dolls (Tour); Hapgood, Man and Superman,Money - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company; Measure for Measure, Brothers Karamazov,A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Swanne – Pt. III, The Donnellys: Sticks and Stones - Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada. Television: Trapped in the Closet, Ep. 21; Law & Order: SVU; Blossom. Associate Producer, Director and Actor for New York Shakespeare Exchange's The Sonnet Project: www.sonnetprojectnyc.com.

Nathaniel P. Claridad

NATHANIEL P. CLARIDAD* (Demetrius) Off-Broadway/NYC include: Here Lies Love (The Public Theatre, dir. Alex Timbers), The Awesome 80’s Prom, New Amsterdames (HERE), And The Earth Moved (NYMF ’ 04), as well as work at PS122, and the National Asian Artists Project. National Tour: Alice (The Kennedy Center);  Regional work includes work at The Kennedy Center, the Folger Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company of DC, Two River Theatre, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Imagination Stage, Hangar Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, and Barrington Stage Company.  Also works as a director and producer.  MFA: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Gretchen Egolf

GRETCHEN EGOLF* (Tamora)  has appeared on Broadway in Jackie (also in the West End production) and Ring Round the Moon (Lincoln Center on Broadway), Off-Broadway in new plays with Second Stage, The Vineyard, The Flea, and The Women’s Project, and, among many regional productions, as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire at The Guthrie, Rosalind in As You Like It and Candida in Candida at Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Emma in Betrayal at The Huntington, Gilda in Design for Living at the Shakespeare Theater, and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at Barrington Stage. Film includes “The Namesake,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” and “Quiz Show.” Television includes “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “CSI: Miami,” “NCIS,” “Law and Order,” “Lie To Me,” and “Criminal Minds,” among others, as well as recurring roles in “Law and Order SVU” and “Roswell,” and series regular roles in “Journeyman” and “Martial Law.” TV movies include Lifetime’s “The Two Mr. Kissels” and “Gleason.” For NYSX: actor and director for The Sonnet Project, sonnet #147. She trained at Juilliard.

Vince Gatton

VINCE GATTON* (Saturninus) has appeared in NYSX’s The Life and Death of King John, Mucedorus, The Comedy of Errors, The Sonnet Project, and many ShakesBEER Pub Crawls. He received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play in David Johnston's Candy and Dorothy, which he also performed at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theater in Cape Cod. Other notables: Cock at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca; I Am My Own Wife and Fully Committed at Barrington Stage Company; The Temperamentals at New World Stages, standing by for Michael Urie; The Turn of the Screw at the Merchant’s House in NYC and the Hennegar Center in Melbourne, Florida; Henry 4 parts 1 & 2, Henry 6 parts 1 & 2, and Love's Labor's Lost with Judith Shakespeare Company; and most recently Exquisite Potential for Project Rushmore. Vince is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and got his BFA in Acting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2012 he lived the trivia nerd’s dream by competing on Jeopardy. He didn't win. www.vincegatton.com

Sean Hinckle

SEAN HINCKLE (The Boy) is a native of Kansas City and a recent transplant to New York City. Off-Off Broadway: Pushing Daisy (The Secret Theatre). Regional: Playmakers (Florida Studio Theatre); Oklahoma! (New Theatre Restaurant); Macbeth (Reduxion Theatre Company). Training: B.F.A in Acting from the University of Oklahoma. Sean is incredibly grateful to be onstage with New York Shakespeare Exchange. 

Ethan Itzkow

ETHAN ITZKOW (Chiron) is bloody thrilled to be making his New York Shakespeare Exchange debut! He was last seen speaking fancy words as Edmund in Occupy Verona's Shakespeare Brawl Crawl, and last seen on film at the Lincoln Center as Jui the Neanderthal in CAIN. He would like to thank his very supportive network of friends and family, and NY Shakespeare Exchange for the wonderful opportunity. www.ethanitzkow.com

Warren Jackson

WARREN JACKSON* (Aaron) National TourMacbeth (FLEANCE, Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Romeo & Juliet (BENVOLIO, Chicago Shakespeare Theater). RegionalShoes (World Premiere, Victory Gardens Theater: BTA Nominee Best Featured Actor); IN DARFUR (NE premiere, WAM Theater); Cymbeline/Pericles (PHILARIO/LEONINE, Court Theater); Tempest (ARIEL, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival); Fences (CORY, Clarence Brown Theater; LYONS, Gloucester Stage); Off-Off Broadway: Romeo & Juliet (ROMEO, American Globe Theater); King Lear (EDMUND, Inwood Shakespeare Festival); Henry V (FLUELLEN, Classical Theater of Harlem); Merry Wives of Windsor (FENTON/SIMPLE, Brave New World); Coriolanus (TITUS LARTIUS, Harlem Shakespeare Festival); The Long Christmas Dinner (CHARLES, BNW), others. TV: GreenScreen Adventures (Chicago, Midwest regional Emmy Ensemble Nominee). Film: KING LEAR (2015) Training: MFA, University of Arizona. A company member with Brave New World in Brooklyn, NY.

Kerry Kastin

KERRY KASTIN* (The Clown) is thrilled to be working with Ross, Shane, and NYSX again! She is the associate producer for The Truth podcast, the producing artistic director for Blowout Theatre Company, and a frequent director, actor, and writer for Amios's monthly SHOTZ! program. Come see Kerry do improv in various bar basements and back rooms on various nights with various people! blowouttheatre.com/kerry

Adam Kezele

ADAM KEZELE (Bassianus) is thrilled to be making his debut performance with NYSX. He was last seen as Demetrius in Valley Shakespeare Festival’s production of Titus Andronicus. NYC credits include Why Won’t You Pick Up Our Garbage? at Cherry Lane Theatre, The Strange Tales of Preston Stagger at Don’t Tell Mama, and The Policy at The Secret Theatre. Regional: Much Ado About Nothing (VSF), A Comedy of Errors (VSF), and Peter Pan at Porthouse Theatre. He has also appeared in various independent films, as well as the popular TV show American Ninja Warrior. Adam is also an aerialist and acrobat, when not performing he trains at Circus Warehouse, 7 days a week, in various disciplines.

Kate Lydic

KATE LYDIC (Lavinia) is from NYC and has her MFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Past credits include:  Viola in Twelfth Night: A folk musical (Essential Theatre Group, 2014 Fringe Festival), Cressida in Muse’s Song (NY Shakespeare Exchange), Charlene in Mountain Song (2011 Winner at the Sam French Festival), Becca in When You Go (Essential Theatre Group), The Baghdad Diaries (13th Street Rep.), Lady MacDuff in Macbeth (Redfeather Theater Co.), Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa (Rutgers Theater Co.). She is a founding member of Floodlight Theater Co. that performs experimental, immersive theater.

Terence MacSweeny

TERENCE MACSWEENY* (Marcus Andronicus) is absolutely thrilled to be performing again with New York Shakespeare Exchange. Recent roles include: McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the title role in Macbeth, Iago in Othello, Leontes in The Winter's Tale, MacDuff in Macbeth, and Eli Calibri in Font of Knowledge. New York Theatre: Classic Stage Company, New York Shakespeare Exchange, The Cherry Lane, and The Pearl Theatre Company. Regional Theatre: Southwest Shakespeare, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Colorado Shakespeare Festival and Summer Theatre of New Canaan.   Terence graduated from Columbia University's School of the Arts with his MFA in Acting.

Joseph Mitchell Parks

JOSEPH MITCHELL PARKS* (Lucius Andronicus) New York Theatre credits include: Short Life Of Trouble, The Seagull, Othello (Wandering Bark Theatre Company), Much Ado About Nothing (Secret Theatre), King Lear, Henry IV, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare NYC), The Soldier Dreams (Theatre East). U/S National Tour of Romeo & Juliet (The Acting Company). Selected Film and Television credits include: Gossip Girl, Blood Night and North Crossing. Co-Artistic Director of Wandering Bark Theatre Company. Company Member of Theatre East and Shakespeare NYC. Producing Associate for The Acting Company. Special Thanks to James Gray, Valerie Redd and family and friends for their support.

Cody Leroy Wilson

CODY LEROY WILSON (Quintus Andronicus) is a 2014 graduate of West Virginia University and Titus Andronicus is his debut in New York. Cody couldn’t be more thrilled to share this experience with his cast and crew. His previous works include Miss Saigon at Missouri Western and Tecumseh, Outdoor drama. His others works include Henry IV, Cabaret, and The Cherry Orchard.  Cody is a candidate for Actors Equity.