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Jeff Adelberg

JEFF ADELBERG** has designed 23 productions for SpeakEasy Stage. Some favorites include People Places & Things; Hand to God; Dogfight; Carrie:  the Musical; Red; Necessary Monsters; and Adding Machine: A Musical. Other recent work: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A …

Tyrees Allen

TYREES ALLEN* (Robin) is thrilled to be back at SpeakEasy Stage for The Children, after having played Pops in Between Riverside and Crazy [IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards — Outstanding Actor]. Broadway credits include Aida (OBC) and the renowned revival of Henry IV at Lincoln Center.   Notable regional …

Steve Auger

STEVE AUGER is beyond thrilled to be returning to SpeakEasy and incredibly proud to be a part of this epic production. Steve’s SpeakEasy credits include Shakespeare in Love; Lips Together, Lips Apart; and Jeffrey.  Other Boston credits include Trigger Warning, Vicuna, …

Becky Bass

BECKY BASS hails from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, and is delighted to make her SpeakEasy debut! Off-Broadway: Yermedea at LaMaMa Theatre. Favorite regional credits: Billie Holiday in A Night with Lady Day;  Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray,  Mrs. Jefferson/Blanket Lady in RENT; and Nehebka in Aida. A proud …

Marianna Bassham

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MARIANNA BASSHAM* is so excited to be directing again at SpeakEasy, having previously helmed Every Brilliant Thing. Her SpeakEasy acting credits include Blackbird (Norton Award); A Future Perfect; Reckless; In The Next Room (or the vibrator play); Admissions; Hand to God; …

Kadahj Bennett

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KADAHJ BENNETT (Foster) is thrilled to be returning to SpeakEasy Stage. Previous works include Isolated Incidents Broadway Podcast Network; Regional: Hype Man: Film, A.R.T; Watertown Historical Moving Plays: The Charles W. Lenox Experience, New Rep; Pass Over, SpeakEasy Stage; Dream Boston, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Huntington Theatre Company; This Place …

Dru Sky Berrian

(Pam) is delighted to make her SpeakEasy debut in this production. She is a student at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she studies Contemporary Theater. In addition to acting, she also studies aerial arts, devising, and other movement-based theater …

Owen Christopher Bird

OWEN CHRISTOPHER BIRD is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut. After dis-covering theatre by accident in high school, Owen is now in his junior year at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, studying for his BFA in Contemporary Theater, the accident …

Natalie Malia Figuracion Borsky

NATALIE MALIA FIGURACION BORSKY is pleased to make her SpeakEasy debut. Natalie is a senior at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and will complete zir BFA in Contemporary Theater this May. Ze is from Honolulu, Hawai’i, and has performed in …

Kolton Bradley

KOLTON BRADLEY* is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy where he was the assistant director on Choir Boy. A New York-based director, actor, and teacher, Kolton is an alum of the Directors Lab Chicago and the Observership Program with Stage Directors …

Anna Brevetti

ANNA BREVETTI returns to SpeakEasy after serving as the lead electrician for BLKS; People, Places and Things; and Once on This Island. They recently graduated from the Boston University School of Theatre, and are passionate about lighting, storytelling, and equity …

Thomika Marie Bridwell

THOMIKA MARIE BRIDWELL is pleased to be making her SpeakEasy debut. Raised in Roxbury, MA, she is grateful for the opportunity to return to live theatre in her beloved hometown, doing the thing that she loves most: acting. During the …

Jaimar Brown

JAIMAR BROWN* (Anthony Justin “AJ” James) is pleased to be making his SpeakEasy Stage debut with Choir Boy. Some of his favorite roles include Seaweed in Hairspray (Legacy), Sebastian in The Little Mermaid (LTOTS), and Sweaty Eddie (VMT). He would like to thank God, his family and friends, …

Maddy Brown

MADDY BROWN is pleased to make their SpeakEasy debut. A flexible theatre artist, they work as a dresser, stagehand, and costume assistant throughout Boston. Selected credits include Anastasia (National Tour, Boston Opera House); 1776, Macbeth in Stride (American Repertory Theater); …

Gail Astrid Buckley

GAIL ASTRID BUCKLEY happily returns to live performance! Favorite design work at SpeakEasy includes The Women, Red, Hand to God, and Five by Tenn. Recent work included a reimagined, streamed version of A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre) in 2020; Pacific …

Lauren Burke

LAUREN BURKE* is thrilled to be back working at SpeakEasy, having previously worked on The View UpStairs and Once. Other area credits include productions with Central Square Theater, Hangar Theatre, WAM, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Revels, American Repertory Theatre, Reagle Music …

Elizabeth Cahill

SpeakEasy credits: Men on Boats, Small Mouth Sounds.  Elizabeth has also sound designed sound for productions with Commonwealth Shakespeare, Lyric Stage, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, New Repertory Theatre, Gloucester Stage, Shakespeare & Company, A.R.T. Institute, Dance The Yard, Central Square Theater, …

Evan caldwell

EVAN CALDWELL is excited to make his SpeakEasy debut with The Inheritance! Evan is a recent graduate of Bennington College, where he studied community engagement through the arts. He has worked with theatre companies up and down the east coast, …

Benjamín Cardona

BENJAMÍN CARDONA is thrilled to make his SpeakEasy debut. Credits include The Pillowman – Katurian (UPR Theatre); Meg Jo Beth Amy & Louisa – John Brooke (Center at West Park, Hollywood & Capital Fringe); From the Earth to the Moon …

Keaton James Cassell

KEATON JAMES CASSELL is super pumped to make his SpeakEasy debut. Keaton has appeared in Tony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker (Shubert Theatre), School House Rock, Little Red Robbin’ Hood, and Saturday Night Retriever. When not onstage or performing his heart out …

Yo-EL Cassell

YO-EL CASSELL† (Movement & Intimacy Director) returns to SpeakEasy having previously provided the movement direction for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time [IRNE nomination]. Locally, his movement direction/choreography has been featured in Lilly’s Revenge featuring Taylor Mac …

Hubens “Bobby” Cius

HUBENS “BOBBY” CIUS (Kitch) is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut with this production of Pass Over. His previous works include The Three Musketeers (Duke of Buckingham); Black Odyssey Boston (Malachai); A Free Man of Color; Anon[ymous] (Anon); Honeymoon Motel (Dr.Brill); Ragtime (Henson); Hairspray (Seaweed); a number of original/devised works; and …

Margaret Clark

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MARGARET CLARK is delighted to make her SpeakEasy debut. Previous credits include Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Rosalind in As You Like It (Brown Box); Larysa in In Any Face (Lyric Stage Walking Plays); Milady in The Three …

Abriel Coleman

ABRIEL COLEMAN hails from Texas and is excited to make her SpeakEasy debut.  She was most recently seen at Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) in Spring Awakening. Additional TUTS credits include: Mamma Mia, Beauty and the Beast, The Wiz, …

Dennis Corsi

DENNIS CORSI is excited to be making his SpeakEasy debut! He is a queer director specializing in new work development and queer work. As a certified health & wellness coach, he fosters rehearsal rooms that prioritize well-being. Dennis is the …

Dayna Cousins

DAYNA COUSINS (Teresa) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in People, Places & Things.  She is currently the Director of Admissions at the School of Theatre at Boston University, from which she received her MFA in Theatre Education.  Dayna sends endless love and …

Cori Couture

CORI COUTURE (Audio Description Coordinator/Primary Describer) is overjoyed to return to SpeakEasy after shepherding the company through its first audio described season last year, during which she described People, Places & Things, Once on This Island, and The Inheritance. Cori …

Michaila Cowie

MICHAILA COWIE* is pleased to be returning to SpeakEasy after working as the ASM for Choir Boy. Other notable regional credits include productions with Central Square Theater, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Greater Boston Stage Company, and The Front Porch Arts Collective. …

Brandon Curry

BRANDON CURRY is excited to be making his SpeakEasy debut! Brandon has appeared at Virginia Stage Company, The Inkwell, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Squared, Z Space, and appeared in the 1st National Tour of Ghost the …

Paul Daigneault

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PAUL DAIGNEAULT is the recipient of the 2014 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, presented by the Boston Theater Critics Association. Since founding award winning SpeakEasy Stage in 1992, he has produced over 150 Boston premieres. As a director, he …

Dewey Dellay

DEWEY DELLAY is happy to be back in live theatre at SpeakEasy following his previous engagement for Admissions. Other area shows he has composed and designed for include Be Here Now (Lyric Stage); Baskerville, Think of Me Tuesday (Gloucester Stage); …

Darya Denisova

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DARYA DENISOVA (Jodi/Ensemble) is excited to return to SpeakEasy, having recently appeared in Magda Romanska’s Life is Elsewhere as part of The Boston Project: Project Resilience. Darya received the 2020 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress for her work in Arlekin Players Theatre’s The Stone. …

Lucas Bryce Dixon

LUCAS BRYCE DIXON is excited to return to SpeakEasy as a part of the stage management team, having previously served as the COVID Safety Manger for BLKS.  Lucas is a Boston-based stage manager whose recent credits include Common Ground Revisited, …

Andrea Doane

ANDREA DOANE (Secondary Audio Describer) returns to SpeakEasy having been part of the audio description team last season for People, Places & Things, Once on This Island and The Inheritance. Andrea has audio described productions at the Wang Center, The …

Mark H. Dold

MARK H. DOLD is honored to return to Boston (his favorite city) and The Inheritance, having been in the original Broadway cast. In July 2020, Mark had the additional honor of becoming the nation’s first AEA actor to perform for a live audience post …

Travis Doughty

TRAVIS DOUGHTY is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut with this incredible show and team. Past credits include: Colossal (Marcus) and Marisol (Lenny) at Boston University; As You Like It (Orlando) at Actors’ Shakespeare Project; Lorena: A Tabloid Epic …

Josephine Moshiri Elwood

JOSEPHINE MOSHIRI ELWOOD returns to SpeakEasy for English, having previously appeared in People, Places and Things; Hand to God; and The Whale. Other Boston credits include Vanity Fair (Central Square Theater); Onegin, Gabriel (Greater Boston Stage Company); Old Money (Commonwealth …

Amanda E. Fallon

AMANDA E. FALLON is pleased to be making their SpeakEasy debut. A freelance lighting designer, educator, and director, Amanda has worked throughout New England for professional and educational institutions including Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, …

Kelsey FONISE

KELSEY FONISE is excited to make her SpeakEasy debut. She is a recent graduate of UMass Boston Theater and was last seen on stage as Vera Stark in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Earlier this year, she founded the Haitian …

Jonathan Gallegos

JONATHAN GALLEGOS is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut. He was most recently seen in the American Repertory Theatre’s production of WILD. Other notable credits include: Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Rocky Horror Live (Musical Theatre Southwest); and A Christmas Carol (Landmark Musicals). Educational: A Grand …

David R. Gammons

DAVID R. GAMMONS is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy Stage, where he has previously helmed productions of Hand to God [2017 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director]; Necessary Monsters; The Whale; The Motherf**ker with the Hat [2013 Elliot Norton Award …

Rebecca Glick

REBECCA GLICK is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy, having served as the assistant costume designer for Fun Home and Admissions. She has been a member of the wardrobe team for many shows at SpeakEasy, as well as at North Shore …

Gabriel Graetz

GABRIEL GRAETZ returns to SpeakEasy having previously handled props for The Sound Inside.  Other prop design credits include 3Sisters and one state, two state/red state, blue state (Suffolk University Theatre Department); Robyn is Happy and Coyote on a Fence (Hub …

Kody Grassett

KODY GRASSETT is pleased to be making his SpeakEasy debut. A Boston-based actor from New Hampshire’s Monadnock region, Kody has appeared in The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon and others) and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (Siolagha/Ensemble) for Apollinaire, …

Antione Gray

ANTIONE GRAY (Ensemble) is a junior vocalist at Boston Arts Academy (BAA). He has been in many shows including: Memphis (Gator), Hairspray (Seaweed), Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney), Jekyll and Hyde (John), Legally Blonde (Mr. Calhoun), Fiddler on the Roof (Ensemble), Annie (Daddy Warbucks), and Edwin Drood (Ensemble). He plans …

Sam Griffin

SAM GRIFFIN is making his SpeakEasy debut with The Inheritance. Previous credits include Newsies (Marriott Theatre), La Belle Helene (Odyssey Opera), and Foreigner’s Journey featuring Constantine Maroulis (North Shore Music Theatre).  He has also performed as a guest artist with …

Kira Sarai Helper

KIRA SARAI HELPER* is thrilled to be making her SpeakEasy debut. She is a board-certified music therapist and holds an MFA in Musical Theater from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Previous credits include: WILD: A Musical Becoming (Idina Menzel Standby/ Swing) and …

Jesse Hinson

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JESSE HINSON* (Justin) returns to SpeakEasy having last appeared in Shakespeare in Love.  He is a Boston-based actor, educator, violence designer, and intimacy choreographer, and also a member of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s Resident Acting Company.  Recent credits include Incels and Other …

Kees Hoekendijk

KEES HOEKENDIJK is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut. He is currently finishing his third year at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he is pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater. Originally from San Francisco, Kees has performed in …

Lovely Hoffman

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LOVELY HOFFMAN* returns to SpeakEasy after winning an IRNE Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Celie in The Color Purple.  In 2017, she released her single “My Black Is Beautiful,” a song about self-love, which went viral and …

Ricardo “Ricky” Holguin

RICARDO “RICKY” HOLGUIN is happy to be making his SpeakEasy debut. Boston-area credits include Willy Wonka, James and the Giant Peach (Wheelock Family Theatre); 1776, Man of La Mancha, Fiddler on the Roof directed by Austin Pendleton (New Repertory Theatre); …

Meghan Hornblower

MEGHAN HORNBLOWER is thrilled to be making her SpeakEasy debut! Virtual theatre credits: In the Play Lab (Central Square Theater) and Seeing Violet (Hibernian Hall). Previous Boston productions: A Christmas Carol (Central Square Theater); Dark Room (Bridge Repertory Theater); Gross …

Evelyn Howe

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EVELYN HOWE* (Charlotte/Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Speakeasy Stage after appearing as Veronica in The Motherf*cker With the Hat (Elliot Norton Award) and as Midge/Faye in John Kuntz’s Necessary Monsters. Other Boston area credits include Yerma (Huntington Theatre Company); Arabian Nights (Central Square Theater); Lost Tempo (Boston Playwrights Theatre). …

Marshall W. Mabry IV

MARSHALL W. MABRY IV is thrilled to make their SpeakEasy debut! Marshall is a connector and storyteller. They’re interested in inclusive and equitable spaces and stories for BIMPOC, queer, disabled, fat, and neurodiverse artists. Thank you to Pascale, the incredible …

Lily Gilan James

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LILY GILAN JAMES is so excited to be making their SpeakEasy debut in English, and is honored to be a member of this company. She is currently a senior at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater. …

Brittani Jenese

BRITTANI JENESE is pleased to be making her SpeakEasy debut. She is finishing up her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting at Boston University. She has recently trained under Yo-EL Cassell, this production’s move-ment director, and is excited to delve …

Parker Jennings

PARKER JENNINGS (Jodi/Ensemble) is incredibly excited to be joining the team at SpeakEasy! She is an Atlanta, Georgia native currently in her senior year at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Recent credits include Blue Neighborhood, The Revolutionists, Macbeth, Emilie, and King Lear (Actors’ Shakespeare Project). Parker is …

Jeremy Johnson

JEREMY JOHNSON returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in The Last Sunday in June. Other acting credits include Shear Madness, King John (Praxis Stage) and Love! Valour! Compassion! (Zeitgeist Stage). Directing credits include The Temperamentals and the Elliot Norton Award-winning …

Christina Jones

CHRISTINA JONES is so excited to be making her SpeakEasy debut. Christina began her career as a singer, and has participated in various vocal competitions such as American Idol and Amateur Night at the Apollo. She recently made her Boston debut as Janet in The …

Geovanna Jorcelin

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GEOVANNA JORCELIN is thrilled to be making her acting debut in Once on This Island with SpeakEasy. Even at age nine, Geo is no stranger to the stage with three years of experience performing with Lil Phunk, the official Junior …

Anthony Pires, Jr.

ANTHONY PIRES. JR* is pleased to make his SpeakEasy debut. Recent credits include Mr. Franklin/Joop/Hugo in Passing Strange (Moonbox Productions); and Hud in Hair (New Repertory Theatre). Other credits include Angust in Tuck Everlasting (Umbrella Stage); Curtis in Dreamgirls (Riverside …

Dennis Trainor Jr.

DENNIS TRAINOR JR. returns to SpeakEasy, having appeared previously in In the Next Room (or the vibrator play). He has appeared at Actors’ Shakespeare Project, New Rep, Gloucester Stage, Company One, Lyric Stage, Soho Rep, The Flea, The Kraine, and others. As …

Thomas M. Kauffman

THOMAS M. KAUFFMAN* returns to SpeakEasy having previously stage managed The Inheritance. Thom’s career as a stage manager includes more than 40 productions across New England including shows with The Huntington, American Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, NY Stage and …

Michael Kaye

MICHAEL KAYE* (Bill Mason) is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy for a third time, having previously appeared in Clybourne Park and Mothers & Sons. Some of Michael’s regional theatre credits include appearances at the Huntington Theatre, Potomac Theatre Project/NYC, Olney Theatre Center, Lyric Stage, …

Maureen Keiller

MAUREEN KEILLER* (Sherri Rosen-Mason) returns to SpeakEasy having last appeared in Between Riverside and Crazy. Other SpeakEasy shows include The Whale; Nine; Reckless; Almost, Maine; The Little Dog Laughed;  and The Wild Party. Maureen has worked at the Reagle Music Theatre; Kitchen Theatre (Ithaca, NY);  Commonwealth …

TYLLER KENKE

TYLLER KENKE is pleased to make his SpeakEasy debut. Tyller is a senior at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. (he/him)

Sara Kenney

SARA KENNEY (Props Artisan) is pleased to make her SpeakEasy debut. Other area credits include Dido and Aeneas, L’enfant et les sortilèges, An American Dream (New England Conservatory); The Book of Will (Lyric Stage); Aida (Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra); Orlando, …

June Kfoury

JUNE KFOURY has appeared in a variety of plays, musicals, and operas in Greater Boston, and in summer stock in Central Massachusetts. Recent roles include Clairee in Steel Magnolias; Gingy in ​Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Hub Theatre of …

Deniz Khateri

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DENIZ KHATERI is an actor, director, playwright, shadow puppetry artist, and animator based in New York. Her works experiment with form, and focus on memory, grief, immigration, and the concept of home. Deniz has performed extensively in Tehran, Boston, and …

Adrianne Krstansky

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ADRIANNE KRSTANSKY* (Doctor/Therapist/Ensemble) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Every Brilliant Thing, Tribes, Body Awareness and Snakebit. In New England she has appeared at The Huntington Theater, American Repertory Theater, New Repertory Theater, Lyric Stage Company, Boston Playwrights Theater, Gloucester Stage Company among …

John Kuntz

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JOHN KUNTZ* (Paul/Dad) has worked with SpeakEasy since their beginnings and has appeared in their productions of Fifth of July, Jeffrey, Porcelain, The SantaLand Diaries, Balm in Gilead, The Whale, and BootyCandy — as well as his own plays Freaks, Party Poopers, Actorz…with a Z, Starfuckers, and Necessary Monsters.  Recent credits include The Tempest with Commonwealth …

Julie Marie Langevin

JULIE MARIE LANGEVIN is working on her final theatrical production before leaving the industry after 20+ years, and is thrilled to be going out with a bang at SpeakEasy with some of her favorite Boston talent. Julie is an AGMA …

Kenny Lee

KENNY LEE is overjoyed to be making his SpeakEasy debut in Once On This Island. A New Jersey native, Kenny is a first year student in the Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Musical Theatre program, meaning this show will also be his Boston …

Ryan Lemay

RYAN LEMAY returns to SpeakEasy having previously worked as Assistant Master Electrician on The Inheritance. He is a freelance theater electrician in the Greater Boston area, and holds a BA in Theatre from the University of New Hampshire. (he/him)

Karen MacDonald

KAREN MACDONALD* (Gina) has been an actor, director, and teacher in the Boston area for many years.  Her SpeakEasy credits include Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone, Polly in Other Desert Cities, and Rose in The Children (the run of which was …

Stephen Macdonald

STEPHEN MACDONALD is excited to be back with the SpeakEasy team. Previous SpeakEasy credits: Admissions (Production Stage Manager), Choir Boy (Sub Asst. Stage Manager) and The View UpStairs (Asst. Stage Manager). Other recent Production Stage Management credits include: A Christmas …

Duncan Macmillan

DUNCAN MACMILLAN (Playwright) is an English playwright and director. Theatre credits include: Lungs (Old Vic; Studio Theatre; Paines Plough/Sheffield Crucible); Rosmersholm (Duke Of York’s, West End); People, Places & Things (Headlong/National Theatre/West End/St Ann’s Warehouse, New York/UK tour); 1984 (co-written/co-directed …

Nathan Malin

NATHAN MALIN (Kevin) returns to SpeakEasy having appeared in Admissions and The Sound Inside. A New York- and Boston-based actor and director, Nathan’s acting credits include Witness (Arlekin Players); The Crucible (u/s, Bedlam); Vanity Fair, The Happy Prince/Matchless (u/s, Underground Railway …

Mal Malme

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MAL MALME (Shaun/Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at SpeakEasy, immersed in another awesome ensemble, after appearing in Men on Boats in 2017. Mal is a proud Boston based theater artist, activist, writer, and healthcare clown. Mal is grateful to have worked with …

Greg Maraio

GREG MARAIO returns to SpeakEasy Stage after appearing in Significant Other [IRNE nomination]; Casa Valentina [IRNE and Elliot Norton nominations]; and Necessary Monsters. Regional: The Arboretum Experience (ART); Finish Line (Boston Theater Company); The Book Club Play, Brawler [IRNE nomination], Faithless (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Nora Theatre); Wolf Play, Colossal, Splendor, The Good Negro, Mr. Marmalade, The …

Coty Lennon Markee

COTY LENNON MARKEE is pleased to return to SpeakEasy, having worked on all of last season’s shows.  Most recently, Coty served as the Assistant Production Manager for can i touch it? with Company One. Other local credits include productions with …

Jaden Tai Martinez

JADEN TAI MARTINEZ is thrilled to be making their Speak-Easy debut in Once on This Island. Jaden hails from South Florida, is currently a third year student at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and will be receiving their BFA in …

Paulina Martz

PAULINA MARTZ is pleased to make her SpeakEasy debut with Heroes, and to be joining the company as one of its 22/23 Artistic Fellows.  Having recently arrived in Boston from Ohio by way of Wisconsin, she is thrilled to be …

Amanda Ostrow Mason

is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy, where she has worked on 38 productions! Costume design credits: Speakeasy Stage, Bad Habit Productions, NYC Fringe Festival, Boston Public Works, and Brown Box Theatre Project. Other local credits include work at North Shore Music …

Reagan Massó

REAGAN MASSÓ, age 10, is so excited to be in her first  production at SpeakEasy. Reagan’s previous credits include: A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Bashful); Peter Pan (Slightly); The Wizard of Oz (The Coroner); Elf (Sam/Ensemble); and Annie (Molly). Reagan would like to thank her Mom, …

Miranda Mclean

MIRANDA MCLEAN is thrilled to be back for another season with SpeakEasy, having previously been a part of Songs for a New World, TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever, The Pink Unicorn, Admissions, Choir Boy, Once, and Between Riverside and Crazy. …

Cheryl McMahon

CHERYL MCMAHON* (Roberta) is delighted to return to SpeakEasy, where she has also appeared in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Adding Machine: A Musical; Nine; and The Moonlight Room. Boston-area performances: Calendar Girls, Gabriel, The Porch, Miss Holmes (Greater Boston Stage Company); My Fair Lady, Spitfire Grill, Cat on …

Brittany Meehan

is excited to be making her SpeakEasy debut! Brittany is a 2018 graduate from the Costume Design program at Boston University, and has been working as a freelance designer, wardrobe supervisor, and costume technician. She is currently stitching in the …

Paul Melone

has managed over 125 plays, musicals, concerts, cabarets, and special events for SpeakEasy. His SpeakEasy directing credits include Once; Carrie: The Musical; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson [2013 Elliot Norton Award – Outstanding Director]; reasons to be pretty; Adding Machine: A …

Jennifer Mischley

JENNIFER MISCHLEY is pleased to return to SpeakEasy after understudying for The Sound Inside last season and also performing in Far from Heaven. As a Resident Artist for Wilbury Theatre Group in Providence, RI, Jennifer has appeared in The Great …

Dwayne P. Mitchell

DWAYNE P. MITCHELL* (David Heard) is incredibly grateful to make his SpeakEasy debut. Stage credits include: Newsies (Circle Players, Nashville); The Frogs and Metamorphoses (Boston Conservatory at Berklee); and Ragtime (Wheelock Family Theatre). Upcoming: La Cage Aux Folles (Reagle Music Theatre). Screen credits include: Reed Between the Lines (BET); Reconstruction: America After The Civil …

Malik Mitchell

MALIK MITCHELL, a Dorchester native, is excited to return to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Choir Boy (Bobby Marrow) and Pass Over (Moses u/s). Some notable credits include: Ruined (Christian), and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Judas) at Boston …

Leyla Modirzadeh

LEYLA MODIRZADEH* is pleased to be making her SpeakEasy debut in English. Leyla has collaborated with Obie Award-winning theatre artist Ping Chong on projects for over 25 years as performer, co-writer, and director. Her one person shows, Lubbock or Leave …

Davron S. Monroe

DAVRON S. MONROE* returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Songs for a New World and The View UpStairs (Willie).  In 2019, he was honored with an Elliot Norton Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Roland Hayes in Breath & Imagination (Lyric Stage/Front …

Rulas A. Muñoz

RULAS A. MUŇOZ feels so blessed to be working on this production. They are a multi-hyphenate theatre artist dedicated to impacting the community by challenging theatre and performance art in content and form. Rulas currently serves as SpeakEasy’s Community Engagement & …

Nael Nacer

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NAEL NACER* (Mark) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Small Mouth Sounds, A Future Perfect, and Tribes. Other credits include: The Tempest (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Equivocation (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), Romeo and Juliet, A Doll’s House, Bedroom Farce, Awake and Sing!, Our Town (Huntington Theatre), The Return (Israeli Stage), Chekhov OS, The Seagull (Arlekin Players Theatre),Tiny Beautiful …

Yewande Odetoyinbo

YEWANDE ODETOYINBO* is excited to return to SpeakEasy to play one of her dream roles, having last appeared as Henri in The View UpStairs and co-choreographed Choir Boy [Elliot Norton nomination]. New England credits: Passing Strange, Caroline, or Change [Elliot Norton nom], Parade (Moonbox …

Zaven Ovian

ZAVEN OVIAN* is very happy to return to SpeakEasy for English, having previously appeared in Shakespeare in Love and Big Fish. This is his first performance since the pandemic began, and he is thrilled to end his three-year hiatus. Other …

Rachel Padula-Shufelt

RACHEL PADULA-SHUFELT returns to SpeakEasy having previously designed The Children, Choir Boy, Men on Boats, Shakespeare in Love, and Once. Recent costume design credits include productions at the Lyric Stage, Central Square Theater, Greater Boston Stage Company, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, …

Addie Pates

ADDIE PATES is pleased to be making her SpeakEasy debut. Addie enjoy working a variety of backstage positions, but focuses mostly on props and scenic design. Recent credits include productions with Wheelock Family Theatre, Emerson College, and The Footlight Club. …

Aaron Patterson

AARON PATTERSON (Junior Davis) is honored to be making his SpeakEasy debut with Choir Boy. Aaron is an Atlanta native and is currently a junior at Boston Conservatory at Berklee on track to receive his BFA in Musical Theatre. Past work includes: …

JORDAN PEARSON

(Harold) is ecstatic to be making his SpeakEasy debut. He is currently a junior at Boston Conservatory at Berklee studying Contemporary Theater. Jordan’s past Conservatory theatre credits include Macbeth (Macbeth); Jim Conley (Parade); Midas (Metamorphosis). Jordan also performed as Reggie in a …

Karen Perlow

KAREN PERLOW** returns to SpeakEasy, where among the 25+ collaborations, her favorite productions include In the Heights, The History Boys, Five by Tenn, Bat Boy, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, A New Brain, and A Man of No Importance. …

Jeffrey Petersen

JEFFREY PETERSEN is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy having previously designed sets for People, Places & Things. Jeffrey is a Minnesota transplant with a fading accent. He has worked throughout New England for professional institutions including Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Huntington …

Elise Piliponis

ELISE PILIPONIS (Emily) is thrilled to be making her SpeakEasy Stage debut alongside such an inspiring cast and creative team! Originally from Nashville, Elise is a recent graduate of Northeastern University, where she earned a BA in Theatre and Communication …

Alexander Platt

returns to SpeakEasy after serving as technical director for BLKS, The Sound Inside, Admissions, Choir Boy, and Between Riverside and Crazy. Alexander is a Boston-based actor and theatre technician. As a carpenter, he has worked throughout New England for such …

Paula Plum

PAULA PLUM last appeared at SpeakEasy Stage in The Children in March of 2020. She is the recipient of seven IRNE Awards; the 2007, 2017, & 2020 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress; the 2004 Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence; …

Baron E. Pugh

BARON E. PUGH** is pleased to return to SpeakEasy after previously designing Pass Over, Choir Boy, and School Girls. Other credits include ABCD (Barrington Stage Company); B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching (Berkshire Theatre Group); The Light, Breath and Imagination, The Wiz …

Thomas Purvis

THOMAS PURVIS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut. He is a Musical Theater student at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he has appeared in The Cradle Will Rock and Carousel, and is a singer in the Conservatory Cabaret.   Thomas also recently performed with …

Jared Reinfeldt

JARED REINFELDT is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut. You can currently see him onscreen in Gossip Girl (HBO Max), The Flight Attendant (HBO Max),and Mother/Android (Hulu). Favorite theatre credits include Rules of Desire (Off-Broadway); The Legend of Georgia McBride (twice!); Frankenstein, Spamalot!, The Lion, the Witch and …

Isaiah Reynolds

ISAIAH REYNOLDS* (Pharus Jonathan Young) is so excited to be back at SpeakEasy Stage in another earth-shaking show, having recently played Ozie Powell/Ruby Bates in The Scottsboro Boys.   Some favorite credits include: Herbert in Spamalot (Weathervane Theatre); Mr. Snow in Carousel (The Boston Conservatory); Young Frankenstein (Theatre by …

Jo Michael Rezes

JO MICHAEL REZES is a nonbinary theatremaker in Greater Boston thrilled to be making their SpeakEasy debut in The Inheritance! Acting credits: Rocky Horror Show (Entropy Theatre); Nosferatu, The Vampyr, and Gospel of Susan (Sparkhaven Theatre). Directing: Trans [Plays] of Remembrance (HowlRoundTV) …

Nigel Richards

NIGEL RICHARDS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut in Choir Boy. Nigel can soon be seen in Cymbeline on the Boston Common with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.  He has appeared in productions with Trinity Rep, The Wilbury Theatre Group (Passing Strange, Spring Awakening), and …

J. Jerome Rogers

J. JEROME ROGERS* (Headmaster Marrow) is pleased to make his SpeakEasy debut. A native Tennesseean, he is a graduate of Lane College, and studied musical theatre at The University of Memphis. His favorite credits include Macbeth (Macbeth); Romeo & Juliet (Lord Capulet); and The Color Purple (Mister). New …

Jennifer Rohn

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JENNIFER ROHN (Bella) received a 2019 Elliot Norton Award for her performance in Dark Room (Bridge Repertory Theater) in Boston. She began her professional career appearing in numerous productions created by renowned experimental theater director Robert Wilson. Rohn appeared on Broadway in The Kentucky …

Luke Sabracos

LUKE SABRACOS is so excited to be making his SpeakEasy debut. Luke is currently a junior at The Boston Conservatory pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. He appeared most recently as Musidorus in Boston Conservatory’s production of Head Over Heels. …

Charles Schoomaker

CHARLES SCHOONMAKER** is thrilled to be part of The Inheritance. Previous favorites at SpeakEasy include The Light in the Piazza, Far From Heaven, Mothers and Sons, Nine, Fun Home, and Admissions. He is the recipient of four Daytime Emmy Awards for …

Sandra Seoane-Serí

SANDRA SEOANE-SERÍ is excited to make her SpeakEasy debut. Sandra studied at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst earning a BA in Theater and Film. She has previously performed in Artists Theater of Boston’s She Eats Apples and Pipeline with WAM Theatre/Central Square Theater. SandraSeoaneSeri.com. (she/they)

TAH-JANAY SHAYOÑE

TAH-JANAY  SHAYOÑE* is an actress, writer, director, and theater artist currently studying Contemporary Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. This is her SpeakEasy Stage debut and she is thrilled to be here. She was born in NJ, but was raised on …

Eddie Shields

EDDIE SHIELDS returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in The View UpStairs; Shakespeare in Love (IRNE nom); Significant Other (IRNE award); Casa Valentina (IRNE nom); and the podcast The Usual Unusual. Local credits: Edward II (IRNE nom) and The Comedy …

Victor L. Shopov

VICTOR L. SHOPOV returns to SpeakEasy for People, Places & Things having previously appeared in Bad Jews. Other credits include: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and True West (Hub Theatre Company); Steve, Faceless, The Boys in the Band, The Submission, Bent (Elliot Norton Award, Outstanding Actor; IRNE Award, Best Actor …

Richard Snee

RICHARD SNEE* (Pendleton) is pleased to be returning to SpeakEasy where he has appeared in Kurt Vonnegut’s Make Up Your Mind and Body Awareness. He is a founding member of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project and played Malvolio in their recent production of Twelfth Night at The …

Sadiyah Dyce Stephens

SADIYAH DYCE STEPHENS is pleased to make her SpeakEasy debut. She is a New York City native and was a double major in both dance and drama at her high school. She moved to Boston for college after ending her …

Adam Stone

ADAM STONE returns to SpeakEasy having previously designed video and sound for Necessary Monsters. He works between France and the United States as a visual artist, composer/performer, and theatre artist. (he/him)

Nigel Ralph-Ellington Thomas

NIGEL RALPH-ELLINGTON THOMAS was born in Saint Mary’s, Georgia, and is the youngest of eight children. He moved to Boston in 2021 and is currently in second grade. His favorite subjects are PE and art and he enjoys watching Spongebob …

Cristina Todesco

CRISTINA TODESCO**  (Scenic Designer) returns to SpeakEasy where she previously designed The Sound Inside, The Children, Small Mouth Sounds, Fun Home, Hand to God, Dogfight, appropriate, A Future Perfect, Necessary Monsters, The Whale, Tribes, Clybourne Park, Red, The Divine Sister, …

Peter Toto

is elated to be making his SpeakEasy Stage Company debut! Peter is a senior musical theater major at the Boston Conser-vatory at Berklee (as well as a former SpeakEasy intern!). Conservatory credits include Dionysos in The Frogs and Harold in …

Adele Nadine Traub

ADELE NADINE TRAUB is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy Stage after stage managing BLKS, The Boston Project: Project Resilience, The Pink Unicorn, Small Mouth Sounds, appropriate, A Future Perfect, Tribes, and Clybourne Park, most with M. Bevin O’Gara at the …

Jared Troilo

JARED TROILO* returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in The View UpStairs, Significant Other, Dogfight, Far From Heaven, and Jerry Sprin-ger: The Opera. Jared has also appeared with Lyric Stage Company, Greater Boston Stage Company, Palace Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, The Barnstormers, Shadowland Stages, Fiddlehead …

Kira Cowan Troilo

KIRA COWAN TROILO* returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in The Color Purple, served as assistant director for Admissions, and choreographed TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever. Recent local performing credits include The Last Five Years, Gypsy, Camelot (Lyric Stage); Little Women, In the Heights (Wheelock Family Theatre); Caroline, or Change (Moonbox …

Evan Turissini

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EVAN TURISSINI is understudying on his third SpeakEasy show, having stepped in for Adrianne Krstansky in Every Brilliant Thing and Bishop Mike Levesque in The View UpStairs. By day, Evan serves as the Creative Services & Social Media Manager for …

Grace Twomey

GRACE TWOMEY (Production Management Intern) returns to SpeakEasy having previously worked on People, Places & Things and Once on This Island. Grace is currently a student at Emerson College pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Business of Creative Enterprises. In …

Ian Viciedo

IAN VICIEDO is very excited to make his SpeakEasy debut. Ian is currently finishing up his third year at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he is working on his BFA in Musical Theater. Ian is from Miami, FL, where his …

Shanelle Chloe Villegas

SHANELLE CHLOE VILLEGAS returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in BLKS and School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Nana) for which she was a 2020 Elliot Norton Nominee for Best Ensemble. Other Credits include: American Repertory Theatre’s The Arboretum Experience (Ramona/Emcee/Major), Actors’ Shakespeare …

Shanelle Chloe Villegas

returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in BLKS (Octavia) and School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Nana), the latter for which she shared a 2020 Elliot Norton nomination for Best Ensemble. Other credits include: American Repertory Theater’s The Arboretum …

Regine Vital

REGINE VITAL  returns to SpeakEasy, having previously served as Assistant Director and Dramaturg for Once on This Island. She has worked with several Boston-area institutions, including The Huntington, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, ArtsEmerson, Company One, Central Square Theater, BU School of Theatre, Moonbox …

Lewis D. Wheeler

LEWIS D. WHEELER* (Mister/Ossifer) is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy where he previously appeared in Between Riverside and Crazy, Shakespeare in Love, and Hand to God. Recent credits include Nat Turner in Jerusalem (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley (Merrimack Rep); Ideation, Long Day’s Journey into Night (New Rep); …

David Wilson

DAVID WILSON returns to SpeakEasy having previously designed Bootycandy.  David has designed lighting or sound for over 350 productions of opera, theatre, concert, and dance. He has also designed and taught at a dozen colleges in the New England area, …

Debra Wise

DEBRA WISE* returns to SpeakEasy, where her credits include Brooklyn Boy (Nina) and The Usual Unusual (Margot). Other credits include: The Half-Life of Marie Curie (Hertha Ayerton), Vanity Fair (Stage Manager), and Tony Kushner’s Homebody [Elliot Norton Award Nomination — …

Peli Naomi Woods

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PELI NAOMI WOODS is making her SpeakEasy debut. Peli is a senior at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and will earn her BFA in Musical Theater in May of 2022.  She is also a recent participant in the “LINK Program” by …

Mishka Yarovoy

MISHKA YAROVOY is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut. Born in Mexico to a family of Russian musicians, Mishka spent most of his life living between Mexico, Russia, and the United States before settling permanently in New York at …

Sharmarke Yusuf

SHARMARKE YUSUF is thrilled to be returning to SpeakEasy, having previously appeared in BLKS! He is an actor and writer born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Sharmarke graduated from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a BFA in Contemporary Theater. He …