TITAN THEATRE COMPANY TO PRESENT SEARING NEW PRODUCTION OF
OTHELLO FEATURING AN ALL-FEMALE CAST
Company Also Announces The Titan Training Program for Young and Adult Actors
Beginning April 17, 2015
NEW YORK, NY, Mar. 4, 2015 — Titan Theatre Company will conclude its critically-acclaimed 2014/15 season with a signature take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy OTHELLO featuring an all-female cast. Performances begin April 17, 2015 at Queens Theatre.
Shakespeare’s most tragic hero squares off against his greatest villain in a fast-paced tale of jealousy, betrayal and vengeance. Watch as Iago leads “The Moor” to the edge of sanity by weaving a trail of deceit about the loyalty of a friend and a wife’s fidelity. The drama unfolds in a pulsating stripped-down production that features an all-female cast!
“We have assembled an unrivaled cast of women to tackle one of Shakespeare’s most masculine plays,” said Titan’s Artistic Director Lenny Banovez, who directs the production. “Following the success of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Christmas Carol, OTHELLO is a dynamic end to our exciting season.”
Banovez previously helmed Titan’s productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet andHenry V. OTHELLO is produced by Titan Theatre Company Managing Director Kevin Beebee.
The cast of OTHELLO will feature Leah Dutchin (American Players Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Chicago Shakespeare) as Othello with Emily Trask (Lincoln Center: The Oldest Boy, Yale Rep, Alley Theatre),Carol Linnea Johnson (Broadway: The Full Monty, Mamma Mia!, Utah Shakespeare), Laura Frye (Teatro Franco Parenti, Virginia Shakepeare), Abbey Siegworth (American Players Theater, Dallas Theatre Center), Leah Gabriel, Alyssa Van Gorder, Molly Densmore, Deanna Gibson, Kate Gunther, Alex Spieth and Carolynne Warren. The understudies are Maggie Wetzel, Bailey Seeker, Skyler Volpe andSierra Tothero.
Set design is by Jasmine Nicole. Lighting design is by Alan Piotrowicz. Costume design is by Becky Willett. Sound design is by Weston Wetzel. Fight choreography is by Jonathan Hicks. Ashley Zednickis the stage manager. John Capo Public Relations is the press agent.
The company is also proud to announce The Titan Training Program, Titan Theatre Company’s new artist training program for youth and adult actors. An array of classes complemented by private coaching with Titan company members comprise the program. Youth classes will be held at Queens Theatre while adult classes will be held at various locations. Rates are based on the focus of the class. For more information, contact Training Program Director Nicholas Sotack at [email protected].
Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Park, directly under the iconic towers of the New York State Pavilion and easily accessible by car, bus and subway. Queens Theatre also provides a free shuttle service to and from the theatre. For more information, visit www.QueensTheatre.org.
ABOUT TITAN THEATRE COMPANY
Conceived by Kevin Beebee, Lenny Banovez and Laura Frye with the goal of breathing new life and clarity into classical works of theatre through visceral, challenging, ensemble-driven productions, Titan Theatre Company began performing in 2009 in a Tex-Mex Bar and Restaurant in Long Island City, Queens. Since that time, Titan’s signature work – which includes distinguished takes on Shakespeare’sKing Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost andMacbeth – has been embraced by audiences from all walks of life. Titan is a proud contributing member to the exciting and innovative hotbed that is the Queens theatre scene, and is currently the resident company at Queens Theatre.
ABOUT THE TITAN TRAINING PROGRAM
The Titan Training Program is Titan Theatre Company’s new artist training program for youth and adult actors. An array of classes complemented by private coaching with Titan company members comprise the program. Youth classes will be held at Queens Theatre while adult classes will be held at various locations. Rates are based on enrollment and the focus of the class. For more information, contact Training Program Director Nicholas Sotack at [email protected].