Apprentice Program: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 25, 27, 28

Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theatre

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Bryn Boice

Featuring Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Apprentice program for pre-professional actors

FREE Admission

Boston Center for the Arts
The Plaza Theater
539 Tremont Street, Boston MA

Thursday, July 25, 7:00 PM     
Saturday, July 27, 7:00 PM     
Sunday, July 28, 1:00 PM        

Creative Team
Stage Manager: Rachel Corning
Assistant Director: Courtney Langlais
Production Manager: Kat Alix-Gaudreau
Costume Designer: Brooke Stanton
Wardrobe Manager: Alison Balis

Where strict Athenian society meets a Fairyland forest of desire… plus a donkey head, magical  love drops, and a wedding feast for all, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most fanciful and beloved comedies. Unravel this enchanted tangle of four bewitched lovers as they reckon with jealousy, desperation, and the complications of true love.

This program is made possible in part by a gift from the Kevin C. Kynock Foundation for the Arts.



Jessica Golden

Jessica Golden is delighted to be back on the Common! Her previous credits with CSC include: Much Ado About Nothing (Military Messenger/Nikkole), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon and Theseus), and The Tempest (Iris). She was a 2019 CSC Apprentice, and played Oberon in Midsummer, also directed by Bryn Boice. Other local credits include: Into the Breeches!, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Much Ado About Nothing (Hub). Jessica is a proud graduate of NYU/Tisch. @_jessicagolden

Alicia Hartz

Alicia Hartz (she/her) has acted as a CSC Apprentice, performed virtually with CSC2, and is excited to be making her CSC Stage2 debut! Other credits include Viola in Twelfth Night (RADA, London, UK), My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer (Playwrights Horizons, NY), Hero Worship (Signature Theater, D.C.), Medea (Queen’s Theater, NY), The Circle Rules (Player’s Theatre, NY), and a Summer Cabaret Artist (Carousel Music Theater, ME). Much love to Bryn and Victoria for their continued support!



Kevin Hodgkins
Flute/ Cobweb
Kevin Hodgkins
Flute/ Cobweb

Kevin Hodgkins is a recent graduate of Salem State University and a former apprentice of CSC. He is very excited to reprise his role of Flute/Cobweb and to be working with Bryn Boice again.

Dakota Judge

Dakota Judge is a New York based actor making her CSC debut. Credits include: Stage: They Call It Gravy… (World Premiere), Spring Awakening, The Skin of Our Teeth, Machinal, She Kills Monsters, and Inherit the Wind. TV/FILM: “Toxic Tutu”, “Pepsi Online Campaign”. 

Rachel Lepore

Rachel Lepore Theatrical credits include The Taming of the Shrew, Dracula, and the world premier of Sixteen, performed at Theater for the New City. Education: NYU. @ridiculousrachel,

Jackie McCarthy

Jackie McCarthy is an upcoming senior in Montclair State’s BFA acting program. Jackie’s recent roles at MSU include Mary in Michigan Murders and Gertrude in An Ideal Husband. She will be playing Angelica in MSU’s fall production of The Rover

Molly Minter

Molly Minter is a New Yorker, and recently graduated with a BA in theatre from Franklin & Marshall College. She’s so happy to be here for the summer and she’s thrilled to continue her acting journey and see what’s next.

Sarah Windfeld Nandola

Sarah Windfeld Nandola is a rising senior at Columbia College Chicago. Past credits there as a performer include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Caroline, or Change, Make Me Bad, and The Shadowbox. Assistant Director credits include Sweet Charity and New Student Showcase: Best Day Ever!.

Isabel Pongratz
Starvling/ Mustardseed
Isabel Pongratz
Starvling/ Mustardseed

Isabel Pongratz is a senior at Wheaton College pursuing degrees in Theatre and English. Amongst her favorite roles: Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town, and Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Micaleen Rodgers

Micaleen Rodgers is a soon to be graduate of Suffolk University, Recent credits include Orlando (Orlando) and Usher/God(Everybody). When not on stage, or with her improv troupe, Seriously Bent, she takes an interest in design, directing, and stunt performance. She is a member of SAG.

Sarah Rose
Egeus/ Philostrate
Sarah Rose
Egeus/ Philostrate

Sarah Rose is a recent graduate of Smith College with a B.A. in Sociology and Theatre. Recent Credits: West Side Story (New Bedford Festival Theatre), As You Like It, The Moors (Smith College), and Marisol (Hampshire College).

Karen Shantz
Peter Quince
Karen Shantz
Peter Quince

Karen Shantz is a Washington, DC based actress. Recent favorite roles include: Amy in StillPointe Theatre’s Company,  Snow White/Rose Queen in The Puppet Co’s Snow White, Netti in Red Branch Theatre Company’s Curious George, and Mother/Stripper in Workhouse Art’s Rock of Ages. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from Catholic University.

Victoria Sprowls

Victoria Sprowls, a recent NYU grad, is coming straight from her Off-Off Broadway run of  The Man Who Came to Dinner and recently starred in the short film “Come Out Tonight.” 

Samantha Vita
Snout/ Moth
Samantha Vita
Snout/ Moth

Samantha Vita is an actor, singer, and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Southern Massachusetts, Samantha grew up performing regionally and went on to earn her B.F.A in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2018. Samantha shares an equal passion for both theatre and film, and will be appearing in her first feature film ‘Hell Wanted’ filming this summer in Princeton, NJ. Favorite Credits include: Masha in Three Sisters (Shellscrape Theatre Co.), Young Liza Minnelli in “The Deuce” (HBO), and Juror No. 12 in Twelve Angry Men (The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute). 

Jasper Wolf

Jasper Wolf is a theater student at UMass Amherst with a passion for Shakespearean acting. He has appeared in several plays at the University and at his previous college including as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, and Lucifer in Amherst College’s Doctor Faustus.

Rory Lambert-Wright
Snug/ Peaseblossom
Rory Lambert-Wright
Snug/ Peaseblossom

Rory Lambert-Wright is a Boston-based actor and sound designer, as well as a recent Suffolk University Graduate. This is his first formal onstage experience with Shakespeare.

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