July 9 & 10, 2021: 5:00PM EST
Streamed Live to YouTube
Join CSC as we celebrate the work of our Session 1 2021 Virtual Apprentices! Over four weeks this summer, these apprentices have joined us over Zoom from all across the country to train with our artists in Shakespeare’s text and voice. Their work will culminate with live streamed performances of the monologues and scenes the have worked on over the course of this program.
2021 Apprentice Program Staff:
Bryn Boice: Program Director
Victoria Townsend: Program Coordinator
Paul D’Agostino: Voice Teacher
Alicia Hartz: Casting & Recruitment Assistant
Madeline Hartrich: Production Manager
2021 Session 1 Scene & Monologue Coaches:
Siobhán Carroll, Duncan Gallagher, Jessica Golden, Kaci Hamilton, Alicia Hartz, Mihir Kumar, Ashley Knaack, Alex Lin, Brian Pollock, Stefanie Resnik, Michael Underhill , Sarah Vasilevsky, Regine Vital, Dylan C. Wack.
Danny Arguello has participated in several theatre and film productions over the last few years. He especially enjoys bridging today’s perspective with classical work. Born in Mexico, he loves coffee, beer and his pet rabbit, Walter. When he’s not acting, he’s pursuing his other passion working at Theme Parks!
Lily Ayotte iss excited to be making her debut on the Common after performing as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet with the CSC Stage2 program and 2022 Apprentice Program. Regional: Into the Breeches!, Pilgrims of the Night, Seven Deadly Sins. Virtual: To Gather Apart, Noted. Film: “Lightkeepers,” “UAP,” “Mr. Winslow’s Bell,” “I Want Time to Move Faster,” “When Max Met Lorelai.” Lilyayotte.com. @lilayotte
Tiffany Beckford is excited to be working with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Her recent credits include Martha in Spring Awakening and Mrs. Trotsky in All in the Timing both with Aspire Performing Arts Company. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre as well as a BA in Technical Theatre at Rider University.
Anthony Quinn Berry is a Texas based actor from Conroe, Texas. He is elated to continue his classical training with the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and grown as an artist. When Anthony Quinn isn’t performing, he is writing poetry, creating content for his Youtube channel, or enjoying a nice slice of cheesecake!
Hannah Bosworth grew up in San Diego, CA and recently graduated from the University of Mississippi with her BFA in Acting. Her latest role with UM was Hope in a virtual production of Urinetown. She also assistant directed their outdoor “Pop-Up Shakespeare” production.
Stine is very excited to join the CSC Apprentice Program. She is a recent Bates College graduate with degrees in Theater and Classical Medieval Studies. She performed as Emma in Stupid F*#$ing Bird, and #00 in The Wolves . She is also a graduate of the Young Actors Program at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. She is grateful for the opportunity to connect over theater during in the midst of a pandemic.
Aidan is currently studying for his BFA in Acting at SUNY Fredonia. He endeavors to be successful as a screen actor, but has, mostly, performed on stage in musicals. Shakespeare has recently become a passion for him and he hopes to further his understanding of the heightened text.
Caleb is a recent graduate of Indiana University. He has performed with Three Rivers Music Theatre, Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival, Cardinal Stage Company, and the Jewish Theatre of Bloomington. He is elated to continue working on Shakespeare with such a passionate and talented company of artists.
Cadessa is excited to be in the CSC apprenticeship program. Her credits include Home for the Holidays (vocalist), White Christmas (ensemble), and Hello Dolly (ensemble) (Four County Players, Barboursville, VA). The Mom Journals (Mickey), Locally Sourced 2020 (Molly), and Ragtime (ensemble) (Live Arts, Charlottesville, VA)
Brendan is a Boston-based actor originally from Syracuse, NY. After graduating from Niagara University in 2017, Brendan lived and worked in Buffalo, NY where he had the opportunity to play onstage and off with several companies including Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Irish Classical Theatre Co., and MusicalFare Theatre. He loves pizza and he has a lovely puppy named Ophelia Wrinkles.
Miles Eichenhorn is an actor, writer, and musician who has been performing since he was six years old. A Shakespeare fanatic, Miles has studied theatre, music, and classical acting at New York University and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He was the recipient of the Traub Scholarship for Music in 2017.
Molly is THRILLED to be joining CSC this summer! Molly is a rising junior at DeSales where she studies musical theatre. Recent credits include Spoon River Anthology (Lydia, Faith, Daisy, Flossie), Jane Eyre (Jane), Mamma Mia (Donna), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena). Love and thanks to family and friends!
Charlie is very excited to be spending his first summer with the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. He’d like to thank his friends, family and mentors and is looking forward to a good summer.
Carmia is a recent graduate of Ball State University where she received her BFA in Acting with a minor in New Works for the Stage. She is so excited to be back in-person with CSC this summer to continue exploring finding a sense of self in Shakespeare’s work. In August, she will be moving to St. Louis to be an acting fellow at The Black Rep. She would like to thank her family for all of their support. Follow along with Carmia @carmiaimani
– Graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with Bachelors in Theatre and Dance Performance – Currently booked an extra role in movie – Cast in multiple Shakespeare play and trained in Shakespeare work while in college – Excited to learn more Shakespeare work
Christa is excited to be a part of CSC’s virtual apprenticeship program! She is a graduate of Western Washington University (Class of 2020), and after the past year of quarantining, she is thrilled to be acting again!
Katie Krasovec is a rising senior at Missouri State University as a BFA Musical Theatre major. Previous credits from Missouri State include Mrs. Shelley/Dreamer in The Secret Garden, Kate in Oklahoma! In Concert, Pit Singer in Cats, and Wilma Atkins in The Rimers of Eldritch. This fall she is excited to be playing Fiona in the concert version of Brigadoon with the Springfield Symphony. She is originally from Dallas, Texas.
Jesse Kriesel majors in both theater arts and music at Gordon college, where he is a student leader, actor, and sound apprentice. He participates in their theater department through performance and tech in such shows as Antigone, Titanic the Musical, and Measure for Measure, which he starred as the Duke.
Grace Suzanne Laliotis (she/her) is a young artist passionate about all things theatre: from acting to writing and directing. She is going into her second year studying Acting at Shenandoah Conservatory studying the Sanford Meisner technique, and is excited to see where her love of the arts next takes her.
Emily Lang is a rising junior Theatre & Music double major at Muhlenberg College. Credits include: Hip Hop Cinderella (World Premiere, Amas Musical Theatre), Nunsense (Mother Superior, National Youth Arts Award Winner), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie, NYAA nom.), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate). www.emily-lang.weebly.com
Kimmarie McCrann is a 20-year-old actor from Long Island, NY. She is currently a junior student pursuing her BFA in Acting at Adelphi University. Her most recent credits include Waiting for Godot (Estragon), and Talking With (Alain). She would like to thank her family and friends for all their support.
Meghan McGehee is a recent graduate of Kansas State University with a BS in theatre and a minor in public relations journalism. Meghan’s favorite Shakespeare role that she has played is Rosalind in As You Like It. She is so excited to work on her craft this summer with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company!
Ariel is based in Astoria, NY and is happiest when collaborating creatively. She has created roles in two original theater pieces since graduating from the Stella Adler Studio in 2018. On screen, Ariel can be seen in the series, The Realm, and her award-winning short film, Recalling, is streaming now.
Leah Mueller is an M.F.A Acting Candidate at Indiana University. She holds an M.A. in Theatre Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a Bachelor of Music Education from Penn State University. Selected Credits: Sunday in the Park with George (FUSE Productions); King Lear (Nittany Valley Shakespeare Company); Don Juan in Hell (The Next Stage); Romeo and Juliet (Penn State URTC).
Hailing from her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dani Grace Nissen is a rising senior at Wright State University working towards her Acting BFA. She is an avid reader and poet who loves to bring those words and stories to life onstage. She is known as a true Shakespearean nerd and ice cream enthusiast.
Originally from Minnesota, Noah is currently pursuing his BFA in Acting at Shenandoah Conservatory. This past year he played Ram in Heathers and Orlando in As You Like It. When Noah isn’t acting he’ll be found at the gym, hanging with his girlfriend, or headbanging to the newest dubstep mix!
Jenny (she/her) is an actor based in New York City. She is a Hudson Valley native, and recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. She also participated in the LAMDA Summer Shakespeare program.
Lillian Salazar is thrilled to be apart of the 2021 Commonwealth Shakespeare Apprentice program! A sophomore Musical Theatre major at Boston Conservatory At Berklee, They have appeared in Our Town at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company and Bye Bye Birdie at Forestburgh Playhouse. She would like to thank her parents for supporting her in all endeavors!
Shelby Smith is excited to have been chosen to embark on this journey during her apprenticeship. She is a lover of all things theatrical and hopes to pursue more classical training in the future.
Madelyn is a New York based actor who graduated from Emerson College in May of 2020. Regional credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl/Dance Captain), Seussical (Bird Girl 1) at Jean’s Playhouse, and La Cage aux Folles (Babette/Ensemble) at Reagle Music Theatre. www.madelynsproat.com for more info!
Nikki Stone, MFA Performing Arts graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Previously studied with Kristin Linklater in a Shakespearean Voice Workshop in Scotland. Previous roles include Desdemona in Othello, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fanny in On the Verge, and Lenny in Crimes of the Heart.
Tristan is proud to be part of the CSC Apprentice Program! Recent credits include An Ideal Husband (Lord Goring) at Classic Theatre Guild, and Romeo and Juliet (Sampson/Peter) at Powerhouse Theatre. Tristan is the Founding Artistic Director of Ursa Fountain Productions. B.A. in Musical Theatre/Psychology from SUNY Geneseo.
Judy is so excited to have opportunity to apprentice with the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company! She graduated from Hofstra University in the Spring of 2020 with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts Performance and a minor in Musical Theatre. Follow Judy at thejudystreib.com and on Instagram @judynotgarland
Dustin had previously studied at the Stella Adler Studio in New York. Dustin’s Shakespeare credits include Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Oberon A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Dustin will take part in a production Spitfire Grill for the Hackmatack Playhouse in August. Excited to be a part of this!
Marissa Tomeo is a recent graduate of Muhlenberg College with a double major in Theatre and English. She has most recently appeared in their productions of Antigone (Creon), Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (Various Roles), and The Middle Kingdom (Wife). She studies acting professionally with Larry Singer Studios.
Conner Unwin has performed in a variety of shows throughout the years, most recently seen in Ada & the Engine (Lord Bryon) and Theory of Relativity performing Apples and Oranges. Conner trained at West Texas A&M University and would like to thank his professors and peers for their support.
Lindsay is a Butler University 2019 graduate who studied Theatre and Arts Administration. She currently lives in Chicago working as a Grants Writer for Facility Theatre and recently performed with Violet Surprise Theatre in their Lavender Menaces Play Festival. Lindsay is grateful for this opportunity with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company!
Georgia Wright (she/her) is a sophomore at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee studying Musical Theater with a minor in Creative Writing. She grew up in Westport, Connecticut where she found her passion for performing through dance classes and local theatre at a young age, and has been in love with the theatre ever since! During her time at The Conservatory she has had various wonderful opportunities, including the chance to play Lisa in a production of Lisa and David, originating a role in a new work, and currently is working on her own writing debut. She is so excited to be working with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company this summer and can not wait to experience a fulfilling summer with other hard working actors and mentors!
David Wysocki, from Buffalo, NY. A graduate of Niagara University ’18 with a Bachelor in Theatre Performance, and Associate’s in Theatre Studies from Genesee Community College. David is an actor living in Buffalo. He has performed with various companies in the Buffalo District including Shakespeare in Delaware Park, O’Connell & Company, Irish Classical Theatre, Alleyway Theatre, Theatre of Youth, and ART of WNY. David would like to thank CSC for the support and guidance, and especially his family and friends.
Nettie Chickering (she/her) is grateful to work with CSC in person this year. She is a CSC Virtual Apprentice alumna (2020) and was an Apprentice Showcase scene partner (2021). Recent NY/Regional Theatre: Helena in Midsummer (Theatre 2020), Feste in Twelfth Night (60 Hour Shakespeare), Twelfth Night (Nashville Shakespeare) and Much Ado About Nothing / Love’s Labour’s Lost (Hub Theatre Boston, directed by Bryn Boice). Nettie sang and composed jazz/blues scores for both Twelfth Night and Romeo & Juliet. Nettie is a Resident Acting Company member of Hamlet Isn’t Dead and a vocalist for free jazz/poetry group Heroes Are Gang Leaders. Training: The Neighborhood Playhouse. @nettiechickering