Matt Weiss (HAMLET) is originally from Los Angeles where he attended the L.A. County High School for the ARTS. He received his BFA from Stephens College for WOMEN as one of 12 male apprentices. He is a founding member of both the Fishtank Performance Studio and The Living Room Theatre in Kansas City, MO. He studied at Ringling Bros. Clown College in Sarasota, FL and The Magic Castle, Hollywood. He recently starred in the soon to be released feature film GOODLAND and spent three years working on the CBS show ELEMENTARY. Most months you can find him acting or directing for SHOTZ, a monthly theatrical pressure cooker hosted by Amios Theatre Co. Favorite rolls include Robert in 'On An Average Day', Father Flynn in 'Doubt', C.C. Showers in 'The Diviners' and many many more.
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Khris Lewin (HORATIO) is delighted to work with Roust again, and to make his first appearance with Red Lab. NYC: Gorilla (SATC), Private Life of the Master Race (Roust), Oliver! (Harbor Lights), Richard II (Fight or Flight), Fêtes de la Nuit (Ohio). Regional: My One And Only, Something’s Afoot (Goodspeed), The Music Man (Ogunquit), Knock! Knock! (Vineyard Playhouse), A Steady Rain, title role in Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (Marin Theatre Company), titles roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, Hamlet, Antonio’s Revenge (TheatreWorks), title role in Macbeth (Nebraska Shakespeare). He has also appeared on NPR’s Selected Shorts and Bloomsday on Broadway at Symphony Space. BA: Duke University, MFA: National Theatre Conservatory.
Joy Hermalyn (GERTRUDE) has been performing professionally since the age of 8 - a long time! Broadway/Off-Bway Credits include: Fiddler on the Roof, Cyrano, Candide, Christmas Carol, La Boheme, Death Takes a Holiday, numerous Encores. Opera from Alaska-Italy-Oklahoma-Utah. Faves: Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic/PBS), Sound of Music Live! NBC, Seven Deadly Sins –NYCB, Into the Woods (Witch), and Baby (Arlene) -BroadwayWorld Best Actress Award. Upcoming: Gypsy (Rose) and Prospect Theatre NY Can You Hear Me Baby. Joy teaches Voice/Audition Technique at: Yale University in the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theatre, Kean University, & privately in NY & via Skype. Proud mom, yogi, francophile and member of AEA/SAG-AFTRA. Come visit www.JoyHermalyn.com
Claire Brownell (OPHELIA) Broadway & National Tour: The 39 Steps; Off Broadway: Indian Ink (with Rosemary Harris); Off-off Broadway: The King's Whore; Regional Theatre: Shakespeare Theatre Company: An Ideal Husband & The Government Inspector, Hartford Stage: Boeing Boeing! (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), American Conservatory Theatre: The Rivals; Pioneer Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Gulfshore Playhouse, Florida Repertory Theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Maltz Jupiter Theater, Guthrie Lab & Shakespeare on the Sound; Television: Inside Amy Schumer, The Knick & Jessica Jones; Film: Slow Machine, The Inspector, the Lady & the Thief, BFF, This is the Story of Ted and Alice. Claire is a proud member of The Actors Center, and received her MFA from American Conservatory Theatre. Member of Actors Equity Association.
James Phillip Gates (CLAUDIUS) is a London-native who moved to New York as a theatre director over 10 years ago. Playing the role of Claudius in Akunin's HAMLET. A VERSION marks a grateful return to the stage after a 15 year hiatus. He originally trained as a classical actor at the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England (founded by Sir Laurence Olivier in 1946), graduating in 1993. Theatre credits include: Theseus/Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Creon in Anouilh's Antigone, Banquo in Macbeth, the title role in Pericles, Macduff in Lady Macbeth, Don Gonzalo in Don Juan, The Traveller in The Queen and the Rebels, Dorante in The Feigned Inconstancy, Captain Plume in The Recruiting Officer, Moon in The Real Inspector Hound, Gayev in The Cherry Orchard, Marlowe in Christopher Marlowe: A Very Short Life, Judd in Bouncers, Jonas in Jonas Quick and the Temple of Time.
Michael Sweeney Hammond (LAERTES) is excited to be a part of this show and make his New York debut. Regional credits include the National Tour of In the Heat of the Night (LA Theatre Works), Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare Theatre DC), His Girl Friday, The Car Plays: San Diego (La Jolla Playhouse), Torch bearers (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Solid Gold Cadillac (Studio Theatre), as well as productions with the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, the El Portal Theatre, and readings with The Kennedy Center, Woolly Mammoth, Theatricum Botanicum, East West Players, and Moving Arts. He is a graduate of Brown University and of the MFA acting program at UC San Diego. He is a proud member of AEA and is a company member of the Moving Arts Theatre in LA.
Alan I. Ross (POLONIUS) Theater: Mazzini Dunn in Shaw’s Heartbreak House at Resident Ensemble Players directed by Maria Aitken. Alex in Halcyon Days by Steven Dietz and chorus in Oedipus Rex at the Wilma Theatre. Angel in The Angles of Swedenborg conceived and directed by Ping Chong at the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; Arthur in Nosferatu also conceived and directed by Ping Chong at Illusion Theater. Also at Illusion: Hatch in The Sea by Edward Bond and title role in the world premiere of Anderson: Dream Lover by Kenneth Cavander. Utah Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Ross also records audiobooks and does voice over work. Training: MFA from the PTTP at the University of Delaware; Master Acting Class with Lee Brock at the Barrow Group. Website: www.alaniross.com
Owen Scott (ROSENCRANTZ) is an Actor/Teacher/Director based in NYC. He is a founding member of Clown Gym with regular shows at the People's Improv Theatre. Regional credits include: The Rivals, Snow Falling on Cedars, Young Playwright's Festival (Centerstage), A Christmas Carol (Fords Theatre), The History Boys (Studio Theatre) where he was nominated for best supporting actor and best ensemble, Helen Hayes Awards. He trained at the GSA Conservatoire in London where he received the Sir Michael Redgrave scholarship.
Michael Propster (GUILDENSTERN) is a Brooklyn-based actor. Some of his favorite credits include: Orphans (Philip) at Seacoast Rep, Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Sam) at Bay Theatre, A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit) at Trinity Rep, the title role in Perceval in the NY Fringe Festival, and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Peter Quince) at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Other credits include: The Metropolitan Opera, Amios' Shotz, Mabou Mines, New Perspectives Theatre, Trinity Rep, Round House Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Imagination Stage, Summer Repertory Theatre, JAGFest, and the National Players. Michael is also a proud volunteer with the 52nd Street Project. TV: Do Not Disturb, Twist of Fate, Disappeared, One Life to Live. MFA: Brown/Trinity Rep. michaelpropster.com