The Winter’s Tale

ABOUT THE SHOW

The Winter’s Tale
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Laura Savia
“Exit, pursued by bear!” It contains the most famous stage direction of all time. The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s master works, and has been reimagined and brought to life expressly for the WMPAC stage.
Five actors play over fifteen roles which span generations in this fresh and music infused take on the classic play. Part comedy, part tragedy, part romance; this is a cautionary tale of a jealous king, his wronged queen and the magic (sometimes literal) that brings them redemption. In the age of Hamilton, as our country rediscovers the soul transforming power of poetry and drama, the time is now for audiences of all ages to take a journey into this famed masterpiece.
The Winter’s Tale examines the greatness in all of us that is waiting to be unleashed.

THE CAST

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Stephanie DiMaggio

Stephanie was recently seen opposite Nick Offerman in the Huntington Theatre Company’s world premiere of A Confederacy of Dunces, the Steven Soderbergh produced stage adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize Winning novel, directed by David Esbjornson.  Her past stage credits include:  Broadway:  A Free Man of Color by John Guare, directed by George C. Wolfe Off-Broadway: Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Public Theater), Exile (The Cherry Lane), 17 Orchard Point (Co-Author & Actor / The Beckett).  Regional: Italian American… (Long Wharf Theatre ), All My Sons (The Huntington Theatre Company), and Bloody Mary , Haroun and the Sea of Stories… both at Williamstown Theatre Festival.   Her TV and Film appearances include: “The Good Wife” (CBS), “Person of Interest” (CBS), “Rubicon” (AMC), “Cupid” (ABC), “Law and Order” (NBC), “The Kosher Cucina” (Web-series) and the films The First Born and Generation Um, starring Keanu Reeves.
As a writer, her play 17 ORCHARD POINT (co-author) had it’s world premiere Off-Broadway in 2014 staring Tony-Award Winner Michele Pawk, directed by Stella Powell-Jones.  Her additional plays have been developed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Atlantic Theater Co.  Her first co-authored screenplay, TOTALLY BRILLIANT, is currently in development.
Stephanie received her B.A in Theater from Fordham University at Lincoln Center, where she now serves on the acting faculty, and her MFA from NYU Graduate Acting Program.   She is the Program Director for the Big Sky Theater Workshop, where she debuted her latest play Levity in 2015.  She is thrilled to be retuning to WMPAC, one of her favorite places on earth to create!   www.stephaniedimaggio.com

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Hoon Lee

Hoon Lee is an American stage and screen actor. Born in Minnesota, he grew up in Connecticut and the Boston area before moving to New York.

Trained as a fine artist and graphic designer, he first worked in the tech industry as a creative director and interface designer before transitioning to acting. He has appeared on Broadway in Flower Drum Song, Urinetown, Pacific Overtures and most recently the Lincoln Center production of The King and I, where he played the King of Siam. Off-Broadway and regional credits include The Winter’s Tale at Yale Rep, Hamlet and Love’s Labor’s Lost at The Public Theatre, David Ives’ School for Lies, Terrence McNally’s Golden Age, and David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face, where he originated the role of DHH, and received a Theatre World Award and Drama League nomination.

Among his various film and television credits, he is best known for his portrayal of Job, a smart-mouthed transvestite computer-hacking criminal on Cinemax’s critically-acclaimed Banshee. He also voices Master Splinter on Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Currently, he plays Dr. Park in Season 2 of Cinemax’s Outcast, created by Robert Kirkman. He is a graduate of Harvard University and currently resides in Charlotte, NC.


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Saidah Arrika Ekulona

Saidah Arrika Ekulona is an award-winning theatre, television and film actress. She’s originated roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in regional theatres and international theatres, and originated the role of Mama Nadi in the Pulitzer Prize winning play Ruined, for which she won an Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Jeff Award, Audelco Award and the Black Theatre Alliance Award. Saidah received her BA from Albright College and her MFA from University of Minnesota.
FILM and TELEVISION CREDITS:  Impastor; Bull; Kevin Can Wait; Mike & Molly; Bones; NCIS; GUIDANCE; Honeyglue; Christian Mingle; Miss Meadows; The 100; Glee; Shameless; The Den; Malignant; Austin & Ally; The Newsroom; Scandal; General Hospital; Legit; Saving Lincoln; Debt Collectors; Nurse Jacki; A Gifted Mand; Blue Bloods; Gray Matters; Royal Pains; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; Mercy; The Rebound; The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3; Righteous Kill; Uncertainty; Two Lovers; Grand Theft Auto IV; The Second Line; The Metrosexual; The Sopranos; Body/Antibody; Bully; Alfie; Saving Face; Mother’s Book; Hope & Faith; The Investigators; Queens Supreme; The Royal Tenenbaums; Law & Order; Happy Accidents; Celebrity Deathmatch; Sex and the City.

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Lincoln Center Theater: War Horse, Hayden’s Seven Last Words (Collaboration with TACT);  BAM: RadioLoveFest (This American Life Live Taping);  New York: 59e59, Second Stage Uptown, Roundabout Theatre, Continuum Company, Classic Stage Company, New York Shakespeare Society, Red Bull Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, New Dramatists, The Lark, Rising Circle Theater;  Regional: The Guthrie Theater, St. Louis Repertory Theater, Alliance Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Berkshire Theater Festival, Merrimack Rep, Chautauqua Theater Company, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Company, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival and The O’Neill Theater Institute;  TV: The Mysteries of Laura, The Good Wife, Elementary, Hostages, Blue Bloods, Made in Jersey, NYC 2-2, Person of Interest, Deception, White Collar, Damages, Lipstick Jungle;  Film: Gold, Wilding, James White, Two Days in NY, Maiden Heist, The Weekend, You Should Have the Body; Web Series: The Best Thing You’ll Ever Do;  Education: MFA from the NYU’s Graduate Acting Program.

 


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Brendan Dalton

Brendan Dalton is a New York-based actor/musician from Upper Darby, PA. He earned his BFA in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and is a member of The Bats at TheFlea Theater.
When he’s not on the stage, he spends his time writing and recording music. Listen to his music here.

 

CREATIVE TEAM

laura-savia-headshot-photo-by-daniel-raderDirector – Laura Savia is the Associate Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival.  As a director, her credits include the world premieres of Lucy Thurber’s Orpheus in the Berkshires (Williamstown) and Unstuck (59E59/Throughline)as well Hi, Are You Single? (The Public Theater) – Under the Radar as Bareknuckle @ Gleasons Gym (Vertigo), The Recommendation (IAMA – Ovation Awards, Best Production), Red Light Winter (Itself Festival, Poland), Red Flamboyant (Firebone), The Mnemonist of Dutchess County (Theatre Row),  Letters to Santa (Naked Angels), House Strictly Private (1st Irish Festival), The Color of Justice (Theatreworks USA), and The Lover (The Drama League), as well as numerous short plays for Labyrinth Theater Co., Ars Nova, Partial Comfort, and the 24 Hour Plays. She has developed work with Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Second Stage, Playwrights Realm and Ma-Yi Theater Company, among others.  Assistant directing includes Broadway’s The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino.  Five seasons on staff at Atlantic Theater Co.  Director of The Living Newspaper, which has performed at Joe’s Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, and the A.R.T./Club Oberon.  Laura teaches at The New School and is an alumna of the Drama League Directors Project and Northwestern University. www.laurasavia.com

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