Playwright – Anna Ziegler
Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler
An intriguing portrait of British scientist Rosalind Franklin and her—often overlooked—role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure. This complex tale explores how Rosalind, an intelligent, stubborn and courageous woman, navigated a world dominated by men. This critically acclaimed play ran on London’s West End in 2015, featuring Nicole Kidman. A balance of the historical, romantic, and scientific, Photograph 51 is a touching play that dramatizes the fight for education, equality and access for women.Buy Tickets
BRENDAN CATALDO* (Don) WAM Theatre: Emilie (Original WAM production and staged reading tour), 3rd & 4th Annual Berkshires/Capital Region 24hr Theatre Project and Blue Stockings (Fresh Takes). Elsewhere: Macbeth (Gallery Players, NYC), Pride and Prejudice (PCPA Theaterfest, CA), Black Tie (Adirondack Theatre Festival, NY), Altar Boyz (American Stage Theatre Co., FL) and Forever Plaid (Show Palace Dinner Theatre, FL). Training: Niagara University, BFA-Theatre Studies (Performance). Online: www.brendancataldo.com
SHAYNE DAVID (James) WAM Theatre: 2014 Fresh Takes: Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Early Man #1). Elsewhere: Capital Repertory Theatre: The Blue Sky Boys (CJ Caldwell); Saratoga Shakespeare Company: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dull), The Comedy of Errors (Angelo); Siena College: The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Measure for Measure (Duke), The Snow Queen (Crow), Spike Heels (Edward), Hedda Gabler (Eilert Lovborg), The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Barfee). Training: Siena College, Broadway Theatre Project ’14, Saratoga Shakespeare Apprenticeship program, KCACTF 2012-2015. Et cetera: Shayne directs and designs when given the opportunity: God of Carnage (Director/Lighting), The Baltimore Waltz (Lighting), Sylvia (Director/Lighting), amongst others. As always, for JSC.
JENNIE JADOW (Rosalind) WAM Theatre: Everywoman, In Motion Literary Party (2016 10×10 Festival). Elsewhere: Shakespeare & Company: Servant of Two Masters, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Jennie is an actress with extensive regional acting credits. Her work has been seen at Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theater Group, Jacob’s Pillow, and Mixed Company, to name a few. Jennie also works as an Education Artist for Shakespeare & Company’s nationally recognized education team. Training: Jennie is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and, most recently, completed her MA in Movement Therapy and Counseling with a primary focus in the treatment of adolescents with psychiatric diagnosis. Online: www.jenniejadow.com
RYLAN MORSBACH (Ray) WAM Theatre: The Old Mezzo, Fresh Takes: Blue Stockings. Berkshire Theatre Group: A Christmas Carol, The Homecoming, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Atlantis Lost (BTG PLAYS! Touring Show). Elsewhere: As You Like It (Suffield Players), You Can’t Take It With You (Hubbard Hall), Scaramouche Jones (Pauline Productions). Training: University of North Carolina Wilmington (BA Theatre, BFA Creative Writing), Pioneer Valley Performing Arts.
DOUGLAS SELDIN (Francis) WAM Theatre: Is thrilled to be making his WAM Theatre Debut. Elsewhere: Recent regional credits include Comedy of Errors (Luce), Mother Courage (Ordinance Officer), The Liar (Cliton), Tartuffe (Title Role), Macbeth (Banquo, Porter), Richard III (Grey), The Winter’s Tale (Dion), Les Liaisons Dangereuses, All’s Well That Ends Well (Clown), Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Ephesus), Hamlet (Laertes), Macbeth (Ross), Much Ado About Nothing (Borachio). Training: Doug holds a BS in Theatre from Skidmore College and was a founding member of The Conservatory at Shakespeare & Company. He is also a Certified Advanced Actor-Combatant through Dueling Arts International & The Society of American Fight Directors.
RYAN WINKLES* (Maurice) WAM Theatre: The Old Mezzo (Joe); Fresh Takes readings: Blue Stockings, The Tall Girls. Shakespeare & Company: Henry V (Henry V), It’s a Wonderful Life (Jazzbo), Complete Works (Ryan), Mother Courage (Swiss Cheese), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dull), The Tempest (Ferdinand), King Lear (Edgar), As You Like It (Silvius), Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Henry), Irma Vep (Jane/Lord Edgar), The Learned Ladies (Trissotin), Richard III (Tyrrel/1st Murderer), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew), Othello (Roderigo), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute), Antony & Cleopatra (Pompey/Eros), Merry Wives (Fenton), Julius Caesar NE Tour (Cassius), Macbeth NE Tour (Banquo). Regional: Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse: Visitors (Stephen); Elements Theatre Company: Merchant of Venice (Bassanio); Ark Theatre Company: BabylonRevisited (Lincoln); Madison Rep: Muskie Love (Claude); Milwaukee Chamber Theatre: Christmas Memory (Buddy), Misalliance (Bentley). Film/TV: Doug Trumbull’s UFOTOG; Time Traveling Bong (Comedy Central). Training: Ryan holds a BA from FSU, an MFA from UW-Madison, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association
KELLY GALVIN (Director) WAM Theatre: The Tall Girls reading (director), Artistic Associate (2012-2014), Fresh Takes Inaugural Playreading Series (Curator and Producer), Blue Stockings reading (Director), Emilie (Producer), 10x10on10 (Performer). Elsewhere: Boston University School of Theatre: Director: The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Duchess of Malfi, The Tall Girls, Changes of Heart. Assistant Director: Parade, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play. Shakespeare & Company: Company member since 2008. Director: The 2009 Bankside Preludes, The Great Mail Robbery. Assistant Director: All’s Well That Ends Well, Hamlet, and Twelfth Night. Performer: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Learned Ladies, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare & The Language That Shaped A World, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and The Venetian Twins. Education Artist: Fall Festival of Shakespeare, Riotous Youth, Young Company. Bedlam: Assistant Director: Twelfth Night and What You Will (dir. Eric Tucker). Orlando Shakespeare Theatre: Assistant Director: Julius Caesar (dir. Tina Packer). Boston Center for American Performance: Assistant Director: Krapp’s Last Tape & The Dumbwaiter (dir. Clay Hopper). Kitchen Theatre Company: Director: Red, Performer: Secret Order, Emmet & Ella. The Boston Publick Theatre: Director: Young Company Romeo & Juliet. Awards: Davenport Prize for Acting (Wellesley College, 2007); IRNE Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Pride and Prejudice. Training: Wellesley College (BA, Political Theory and Theatre Studies). Currently pursuing an MFA in Directing and Certificate in Arts Administration at Boston University.
ANNA ZIEGLER (Playwright) WAM Theatre: Debut. Plays: Photograph 51 (recently ran on the West End in London, directed by Michael Grandage and starring Nicole Kidman), The Last Match (upcoming at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA and City Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA), Boy (upcoming at Keen Company/Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City), A Delicate Ship (The Playwrights Realm, August-September, 2015 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, New York City; previously produced at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Another Way Home (upcoming in Washington DC at Theater J; previously produced at The Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA), Dov and Ali (Theatre503; The Playwrights Realm), The Minotaur (Rorschach Theatre; Synchronicity Theatre) and BFF (WET Productions at the DR2 Theatre, New York City). Et Cetera: She has been commissioned by The Manhattan Theatre Club, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Virginia Stage Company and New Georges. Her plays have been developed at The Sundance Theatre Lab, The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film, The Araca Group, Old Vic New Voices, and Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, among others. Training: Anna is a graduate of Yale College and holds an M.F.A. in dramatic writing from the Tisch School of the Arts.