Margaret Clark is a Boston-based actor and a graduate of Emerson college. Recent credits include Stuart Little at Wheelock Family Theater, The Hotel Nepenthe and Hamlet with Brown Box Theatre Project, and How Soft the Lining with Bad Habit. She is also a fight and intimacy director whose work has been seen on collegiate, fringe, and professional stages. She can also be seen this summer as Rosalind in As You Like It with Brown Box.
Marge Dunn as Dolly
Marge Dunn is a Boston-based actor and teaching artist. Regional credits include Miss Holmes, Jonah and the Whale (Greater Boston Stage); And A Nightingale Sang (IRNE nom), Dancing at Lughnasa, Three Sisters (IRNE nom) (Wellesley Repertory Theatre); Dog Act (IRNE nom) (Theatre on Fire); The Draft (Hibernian Hall); Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing (Boston Theater Company); Macbeth (Brown Box). She performs regularly with Sh!t-faced Shakespeare in Davis Sq. She is Mg. Dr. for Boston Theater Company, and Technical Dir. at the Roxbury Latin School. She received classical training at LAMDA, and a BA in English and Theatre Studies from Wellesley College.
Becca A. Lewis as Dolly
Becca appeared as astronomer Williamina Fleming (the first woman to receive a Harvard title) with the Nora at Central Square Theater in the world premiere of The Women Who Mapped the Stars. Becca co-created and performs in The Pineapple Project with Queer Soup, an original piece for kids celebrating gender diversity (pineappleproject.org). Additional credits include: Charlotte's Web (Wheelock Family Theatre), Revolt. She said. Revolt again (Dig Boston's Best Performance), Splendor (IRNE nomination Best New Play), GRIMM (IRNE Supporting Actress).
Stephen Sampson as Cato
Stephen Sampson is a Boston-based actor, spoken word poet, and budding playwright. Stephen is passionate about creating devised theater with youth in communities throughout Massachusetts and Boston. For the past three years he has been creating theater centered around Black History with elementary school students. Stephen is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Theater and Performance at Emerson College.
Felton Sparks as Cato
Felton Sparks is thrilled to bring Cato and the Hancocks’ story to life! Select Boston acting credits include O Beautiful (Ty), Lizzie Stranton (Recon), A Chorus Line (Richie), The Antigone Project, Stuart Little (Stuart Little), and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (u/s Azolan). Last summer he choreographed the first ever production of The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion (Nora Theater). Sparks placed first runner up in the Jerry Herman Awards LA 2014 for Leading Male Singer and was nominated for Best Choreography. He is a recent graduate of Emerson College.
Patrick Gabridge (Playwright)
Patrick Gabridge’s plays include Drift, Lab Rats, Blood on the Snow, Distant Neighbors, Chore Monkeys, and Blinders, and have been staged by theatres around the world. He’s been a Playwriting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company and New Rep and has received fellowships from the Boston Foundation/Brother Thomas Fund and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. His short plays are published by Playscripts, Brooklyn Publishers, Heuer, Smith & Kraus, and YouthPlays, and have received more than 1,000 productions from theatres and schools in 14 countries. He is the current artist-in-residence at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. He’s the author of three novels, Steering to Freedom, Tornado Siren, and Moving (a life in boxes). He co-founded Boston's Rhombus playwright’s group, the Playwrights' Submission Binge, and the New England New Play Alliance. He’s currently the New England Regional Rep for the Dramatists Guild and is producing artistic director of Plays in Place, a new company specializing in creating site-specific work for cultural institutions and historic sites. gabridge.com
Courtney O'Connor (Director)
Courtney is a senior affiliated performing arts faculty member at Emerson College. She has directed with Lyric Stage Company of Boston, The Nora Theatre, AIM Stage, Coyote Theatre, Emerson Stage, UMass Boston, Suffolk University, Brandeis University, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (intern company). Previously Director of Education and Outreach for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Artistic Director of Coyote Theatre, and Program Director of the Emerson Summer Stage for High School Students. Recipient of the Elliot Norton award for Outstanding Direction as Associate Director for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Lyric Stage) and the Alan L. Stanzler Award for Excellence in Teaching. Oversaw the creation of more than 200 new 10-minute plays written by at-risk youth from Boston with Coyote Theatre Project. Courtney directed the world premiere and return engagement of Blood on the Snow, a site-specific play about the Boston Massacre for the Bostonian Society in the 300-year-old Old State House. courtneyoc.com.
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