The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

Sponsored by

  • Matthew J. Scarr, CPA LLC

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
directed by Aaron Vega

May 31 – June 17, 2018

Get ready for a show like no other. It’s an irreverent, roller-coaster ride with the Bard that will leave you breathless with laughter as three incredibly talented actors take on all 37 of his plays in just 97 minutes…with a good amount of creative editing. Part improv-run-amok, part audience participation, all delightfully absurd, this merry mashup for the whole family leaves no funny bone untickled and features a comic troupe lead by one of Ohio’s finest Shakespearian actors, Human Race Resident Artist Bruce Cromer.

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”
–The Today Show

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Sponsored by

  • Matthew J. Scarr, CPA LLC

Performance Schedule

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  • Sun Jun 17
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  • MonJun 23

Special Performance Legend

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Audio Described / Sign Interpreted performance (available with two weeks notice)

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Inside Track pre-show discussion, begins in the Loft lobby at 7:15 pm

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Lite Fare food and drink available for sale in the Loft lobby starting at 5:30 pm

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Opening Night with post-show cast party in the Loft lobby

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Thursday night Preview Performance

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Sawbuck Sunday, all available seats just $10 at the door starting 2 hours prior to performance

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Talk Back: “While We’re on the Subject” post-show discussion (following the matinee performance)

Creative Team

Adam Long • Playwright

Adam Long • Playwright

Adam Long began his professional life as an accountant for an anti-nuclear political action committee by day and bassist for an acoustic punk band by night. Then he put on a skirt and wig and became a founding member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Adam toured with the RSC, spent five years following The Grateful Dead, performed stand-up comedy in Canada, became a Buddhist, and finally settled in England where he lives in London with wife Alex, son Joe, daughter Tilly, friend John, four guinea pigs, a fish, two tortoises, a cat, and a small grey rabbit called Willard.

Daniel Singer • Playwright

Daniel Singer • Playwright

Daniel Singer has been a theatrical impresario from the moment he looked up the word “impresario” in the dictionary, founding his first company, General Amazement Theater in Santa Rosa, California, when he was just 18. Upon his return from studying “proper dramatic technique” in London, he became a director at the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, where he founded the subversive Reduced Shakespeare Company, whose three-man farce The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) enjoyed a record-breaking run in London’s West End and has since become one of the world’s most popular comedy shows. In 1989, Daniel hung up his doublet-and-hose to design theme park attractions at Walt Disney Imagineering, where he also co-founded the Flower Street Players, an in-house theater company for Disney employees. Since 2000, Daniel has been a freelance designer, writer and event producer in Los Angeles. His new hit comedy A Perfect Likeness chronicles Lewis Carroll’s (fictitious) attempt to get his literary hero Charles Dickens to pose for a photograph in 1866 Oxford. Coming soon to a theater near you!

Jess Winfield • Playwright

Jess Winfield • Playwright

Jess Winfield is an original member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, co-author of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and performed with the troupe from its founding in 1981 until 1992, when he realized he’d played the title role of Hamlet more times than John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier combined and suddenly felt very old. He left the troupe to write and produce animated television for the Walt Disney Company, which made him feel young again — until he’d been there for ten years, at which point he felt old again. He left Disney to write My Name Is Will — A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare (Twelve Books). Depicting excessive drug use and promiscuous sex by both a would-be young Shakespeare scholar in the 1980s and the 18-year old Immortal Bard himself in the 1580s made Jess feel young again; but then he and Daniel Singer revised The Complete Works in honor of its 20th anniversary and directed it in the West End, which made him feel old again. He now lives in Hollywood with his wife (and original RSC costume goddess) Sa, and is working on his second novel… which makes him feel like he’s in his forties. www.jesswinfield.com.

Aaron Vega • Director

Aaron Vega • Director

Aaron is committed to bringing the audience’s imagination into the theatrical process. He has adapted and directed Shakespeare, staged rock and symphony concerts, is a

founding artist of the puppet and mask ensemble The Zoot Theatre Company, is a former Artistic Director for Eureka Suitcase in NYC and the Executive Producer for The People’s Theatre of Denver. He is also a proud alumni of Wright State University’s Professional Actors Training Program. He currently lives in Denver with his hound dog, Eleanor. AaronVega.com, Social media: @bardgeek on Instagram and Twitter, and on Facebook at AaronVegaNews.

Eric Barker • Scenic Designer

Eric is excited to be joining the faculty at Oklahoma State University this fall. Eric will serve as the Assistant Professor of Scenic Design. His recent design work includes: Romeo & Juliet and The Cay for the Indiana Repertory Theatre; King Lear and The Comedy of Errors for The Richmond Shakespeare Festival; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike for CATCO; I and You for The Repertory Theater of St. Louis; The Glass Menagerie for The Human Race Theatre Company; Armide and The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Columbus; The Elephant Man, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Final Table and My Name Is Asher Lev for CATCO; A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Titus Andronicus for The Richmond Shakespeare Festival; The Merry Wives of Windsor at Santa Cruz Shakespeare; Upcoming design projects include the 2018 summer season with the Crossroads Repertory Theatre at Indiana State University. ericbarkerdesigns.com

Noelle Wedig-Johnston • Costume Designer

Noelle is honored to join the production team here at The Human Race Theatre Company. She has been the resident costume designer for The Know Theatre of Cincinnati for nine seasons. Noelle’s background is in textiles and fabric art & design (BFA Fibers, College of Mount St. Joseph), (MFA Textile Design, Savannah College of Art & Design). Noelle has also worked with The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Opera, The Cincinnati Ballet, ArtWorks, Madcap Puppets, Cedar Fair’s Kings Island, LF Creative Group, Riverbend, U.S. Bank Arena, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and The Costume Designers Guild (CDG Local 892).

John Rensel+ • Lighting Designer

John Rensel+ • Lighting Designer

John is the long-term Resident Lighting Designer for The Human Race Theatre Company, Muse Machine, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Pops series and Dayton Opera Association. He also serves as the long-time Technical Director for the Fraze Pavilion and has provided technical advance production coordination, lighting designs, automation programming and performance operation services for many artists and productions that have visited that venue. John also has a diverse dance lighting background, having provided lighting designs and technical production services for many years to The Dayton Ballet and Dayton Contemporary Dance Co. John’s national credits included a lighting design package for a National Touring Production of the Elton John/Tim Rice collaboration Aida. Some of his most recent local credits include all the designs for The Human Race Theatre Company’s season at the Loft Theatre; Muse Machine’s productions at the Victoria Theatre and the Dayton Opera Association’s 2016-17 season at the Schuster Center. John recently had his driveway repaved! And a new garage door.

Jay Brunner+ • Sound Designer

Jay Brunner+ • Sound Designer

Jay has designed sound, music directed, performed and composed music for countless theatrical events and is proud to call The Human Race his artistic home. He has composed music and recorded audio projects for many musical groups, voiceovers, regional commercials, radio spots, training videos, collegiate theatre projects, marching bands, clubs, and organizations. Jay owns and operates a professional recording studio (Audio Forest) with his wife, fellow HRTC Resident Artist Christine Brunner.

Jacquelyn Duncan* • Production Stage Manager

Jacquelyn is stoked to be stage managing The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]. Jacquelyn is originally from Toledo, Ohio and received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theatre Design/Technology with an emphasis in Stage Management from Wright State University. You’ve seen Jacquelyn working as the production assistant for The Human Race since Hail Mary! in October 2016. She recently stage managed Brighton Beach Memoirs. Jacquelyn is a fortunate member of Actors’ Equity Association and would like to thank her family and friends for their support. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” –William Shakespeare

Cast

Bruce Cromer*+ • Bruce

Bruce Cromer*+ • Bruce

Bruce has been an Actors’ Equity Association member (the stage actors’ union) since 1981, performing in over 170 professional stage productions: at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Milwaukee Repertory, etc. Bruce is one of the original Resident Artists at the Human Race Theatre Company. A busy voice-over artist for ThinkTV, he has also done one-man shows with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Bruce is a certified teacher of Stage Combat with the Society of American Fight Directors, and a professor in the BFA Professional Actor Training Program at Wright State since 1987.

Jordan Laroya* • Jordan

Jordan Laroya* • Jordan

Credits Include: Coriolanus, Pericles, Man of La Mancha, Henry IV: Part 1, Othello, As You Like It, Macbeth, The Margaret Project, The Infernal Machine, and Richard III; Oberon and Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Soothsayer and Decide Brutus in Julius Caesar with Shakespeare LIVE! 2011; Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Shakespeare LIVE! 2010. Jordan holds a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. He also is a 2008–2009 Milwaukee Rep Internship Alum.

Shaun Patrick Tubbs* • Shaun

Shaun Patrick Tubbs* • Shaun

Shaun is an actor and director. Acting credits include Terminus (NYTW), My Mañana Comes (Marin Theatre Company), The Tempest (Eureka Suitcase), Chosen (HERE Arts Center), The Book of Grace (Zach Scott Theatre), Crossing America (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Lobby Hero (Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara), The Boys Next Door (Whitmore Lindley Theatre), and Jitney (The Human Race Theatre Company). Directing credits include Independence Eve (Signature Theatre, DC), hop tha A (The Lark), and Lost in the Stars (Union Avenue Opera). His holds an MFA (University of Texas Austin) and a BFA (Wright State University). Member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and SDC. www.shaunpatricktubbs.com

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
+Resident Artist of The Human Race Theatre Company.