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JENI AHLFELD (Puck): Acting: THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Betty), THE CRUCIBLE (Mercy Lewis), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Cathy), BROKEN BONES (Jamie), THE EXONERATED (Sandra/Sue), ANYTHING GOES (Erma), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (Becky/Debbie). Queens Players: HENRY V (Dauphin), MACBETH (Gentlewoman/Apparition). Education: University of Southern Indiana. Thanks to my family and friends, my roommates and the pup, and those who encourage me to keep dreaming.

 

 

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ANDREW ASH (Flute):  Andrew is thrilled to be making his debut with the Queens Players!  Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park:  A Christmas Carol (Dick Wilkins), The Nina Variations (Treplev), Noonie’s Masterpiece in Purple (Reno).  Hangar Theatre:  What Happened to Bill Viola? (The Actor Playing Bill Viola), Bluebeard (Rodney Parker), Two Donuts (Pepito), The Wedding Reception (Aplombov).  Education:  Yale University

 

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CHARLES BAKER (Egeus) began studying acting in 2005 to further a life-long interest in Shakespeare.  His experience includes, for the Queens Players:  HENRY V (Duke of Exeter).  Others:  MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Leonato), THE WINTER'S TALE (The Old Shepherd), ROMEO AND JULIET (Lord Montague and Friar John), AS YOU LIKE IT (Corin), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Esculus), KING LEAR (Duke of Albany) and OTHELLO (Senator and Gratiano).  Thank you to his wife Susan for her support, the others in the cast for their craft and enthusiasm, Katherine Carter for her perceptive direction, and his teachers, most recently Shane Ann Younts and Kelly Kimball, Kimball Studio.

 

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KATIE BRADEN (Helena): Queens Players Member.  Queens Players Productions: ANTIGONE (Teiresias), MRS'S WARREN'S PROFESSION (Mrs. Warren), EDWARD II (Lancaster), THE SPANISH TRAGEDIE (Spirit of Revenge). Other: THE ODD COUPLE - FEMALE VERSION (Olive), ALL FALL DOWN (Girl), THE GUT GIRLS (Maggie), ROOFTOPS (Broadcaster).  Training: Gregory Abels Training Ensemble (GATE), NYC. Thank you to the fabulous cast and all of the Queens Players!  Website: www.katiebraden.com 

 

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TIMOTHY J. COX (Peter Quince): Queens Players: AS YOU LIKE IT (Duke Frederick / Duke Senior), Acting: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Leonato), ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (Dr. Einstein), TWELFTH NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (Sir Toby Belch), SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS (Dr. Lombardi), PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (Schmendiman), SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION (Larkin), HAMLET (Guildenstern), I REMEMBER MAMA (Mr. Thorkelson). Thank you to friends and family. Websites: www.everymanactor.blogspot.com and http://coxcharacteractor.weebly.com/

 

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ANGELICA DUNCAN (Hermia): Acting: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Helena), TARTUFFE (Mariane), METAMORPHOSES (Myrrha), ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (Anne Shirley). Film: GRIEF ASSURANCE (Naomi). Education: Ithaca College (B.F.A. Acting), Ithaca College London
Center, International Education for Students (Buenos Aires, Argentina) & Tacoma School of the Arts. This is Angelicas’ first production with the Queens Players and she couldn’t be more delighted to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast and crew. She would like to thank Katherine Carter for her brilliance and guidance, Jeff Crosley for his encouragement, knowledge and excellent taste in movies, her mother, father and brothers for their continuous love and support, and her darling fiancé for making it all possible. She also sends her love to the Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company which has inspired her, educated her, and never fails to keep her entertained!

 

 

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Charlotte Layne Dunn (Moonshine): a proud QP company member. Acting: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Wall and Fairy), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1st Fairy), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena), A Midsummer's Night's Dream (Hermia) Queens Players: Henry V (Rambures, Master of the Saw & Crossbow), Film: Attack of the Radioactive Rodent (lead) Project:Snake (Dr. Naomi) The Cramshaft Meeting (Sexy Secretary).  Education: SUNY Fredonia: BFA Acting and Dance, CUNY Hunter: Fitness. Thank you Mothership, Tupots, Purple Room, G train, and sometimes the B61.

 

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BRANDON HILLEN (Thesus) recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting.  He was in The Grapes of Wrath and Our Town among other plays on the MMC mainstage.  Thanks to Katherine for the opportunity to be in this production of Midsummer!

 

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CHRIS KATEFF (Bottom): Acting: ARIA DA CAPO (Pierrot), UNDER MILK WOOD (Organ Morgan, Mog Edwards), ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (Second Lord), LARGO DESOLATO (Leopold).  Queens Players (company member): AS YOU LIKE IT (Jacques).  Education: Hillsdale College BA in Theatre.  For a truly blessed life in every way, Chris humbly thanks God.  www.flickr.com/photos/ckateff

 

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SARAH KING (Fairy): Acting: IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM(Chrissy), FINDING THE SUN(Abigail), AM I BLUE?(Ashby), W.A.S.P.(Sis), HAIR(ensemble) Music: subway performer; Metropolitan Ave. G train platform. Dance: New York Night Train's Soul Clap Dance-Off Winner, danced with the renown Hungry Marching Band in the 2009 Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Education: Marymount Manhattan College BA Theater Performance. Thank you to the people of New York City for your continued support and inspiration. And I'd also like to thank my grandparents for always keeping me in their prayers.

 

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MIRIAM MINTZ (Snout): NyLon Fusion Collective: A Midsummer Nights Dream (Titania/Bottom), Steppenwolf Theater: Marat Sade (Charlotte Corday), Queens Shakespeare Co.:Twelfth Night (Fabian), 13th St. Rep: Rumple Who! (Queen), Playwrights Horizons Theater School: The Tempest (Stephano), Trojan Women (Hecuba), Royal Academy of Dramatic ArtL Cymbeline (Pisanio). Education: NYU Tisch, Steppenwolf, RADA, UCB, Kennedy Center. www.miriammintz.com 

 

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JOE MULLEN (Lysander):EBE Ensemble; Pre-Disposal (Rob D), Elephants on Parade '09 (Four Play-Chester, Presidential Roulette-Jack), Stomp and Shout (Paul, Chip, Josh) The Cherry Orchard (Lopahkin) The Suicide (Alexander Kalabushkin) Welcome to the Moon (Vinnie).  B.F.A. Theater from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Atlantic Acting Studio. Joe would like to thank his family and friends, especially his parents, for their constant love and support.

 

 

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JAMES PARENTI (Demetrius): TWELFTH NIGHT (Orsino), CYMBELINE (Arviragus), THE MYSTERY PLAYS (Benny), AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN EQUUS (Stephen), THE ROSE GARDENER (Aaron), HENRY IV (Prince Hal), KING JOHN (Dauphin), MAJOR BARBARA (Cusins), BENT (Horst), FEEDING THE MOONFISH (Martin).  BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College.  James is thrilled to be making his Queens Players debut, and to be appearing for the second time at the Secret Theatre.  Thanks to K, Mama Bear and

 

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TRISH PHELPS (Cobweb): Acting: ROMEO AND JULIET (Juliet), COMPANY (April), EVITA (Chorus), JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN (Mary Jane), THE LONG GOODBYE (Myra), AMICABLE PARTING (Alicia), 4.48 Psychosis (Ensemble), CHECK PLEASE (Pearl), and many others. Education:

BFA in Theatre Performance at Florida Atlantic University. This is my first appearance at The Secret Theatre. I thank you all for supporting and appreciating the arts.

 

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TIFFANY-DENISE TURNER Titania) is a proud member of the The Queens Players.  1 John 4:16

 

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RANDY WARSHAW (King Oberon): Acting: ROMEO AND JULIET (Tybalt), THE ODYSSEY, (Telemachus), THE BONES (Monkey God). Queens Players: HENRY V (Bardolph), MACBETH (Ross).  Thank you to Katherine, the production team, the Richards, and all the players

 

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TIM WILLIAMS (Snug the Joiner): TROILUS & CRESSIDA (Diomedes), A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY (Herr Sweats), WILDEST DREAMS (Larry Banks), THE COURAGEIOUS ONE (Perchikin).  Tim studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and would like to thank his former teachers, and his constant support from friends and family, Thank You!

 

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HEIDI ZENZ (Hippolyta): Heidi is a Queens Players Company Member. Acting: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Ursula/Verges), IPHIGENIA IN AULIS(Iphigenia), THE SHADOW BOX (Felicity), THE QUEEN'S KNIGHT (Marie Antoinette), HENRY VI, PART III (Lady Bona of Savoy), BOOT HILL (Tanya), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Belle). Queens Players: HENRY V (Constable). Other: NEW YORK RENAISSANCE FAIRE 2008 (Village Milkmaid); ASTORS' BEECHWOOD MANSION LIVING HISTORY TOURS (Charlotte Astor Drayton). Education: Seton Hill College and Matthew Corozine Studio.

 

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KATHERINE M. CARTER (Director): First Queens Players Production. Selected Directing: TWELFTH NIGHT, DOUBLE PLAY, UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS, GOLDIE AND THE BEARS, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN EQQUS, DEATH COMES FOR A WEDDING, NOT ON MY WATCH, THE ROSE GARDENER, TURTH OR DARE. Assistant/Associate Directing with John Basil (HENRY V), BT McNicholl (ODD COUPLE, THE FOREIGNER), Kevin Laibson (UNACCUSTOMED TO MY NAME), Dave Soloman (MARRYING MEG), Bob Moss (THE OVERWHELMING). Also worked on the Broadway Hit BILLY ELLIOT with Stephen Daldry. Upcoming: THE ROSE GARDENER at The Tank January 2010. Special thanks to my family, cactus, cast, and production team. Visit www.KatherineMCarter.com 

 

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GRIFFIN PARKER (Production Stage Manager): Collaborative Stages: A SHAMELESSLY UNAUTHORIZED PARODY OF DROP DEAD GORGEOUS (co-director), THE HOUSE OF YES (asst. director).  Hilarity's Ball: COMEDIC PLAY FESTIVALS (prod. stage manager).  Education: BFA from Marymount Manhattan College.  Thank you to the cast and crew of Midsummer for making this first show with the Queens' Players such a wonderful experience.

 

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JILLIAN MARIE WALKER (Sound Designer): Musicals: A NEW BRAIN (Ithaca College), SEE ROCK CITY (Barrington Stage Company), MY SCARY GIRL (Barrington Stage Company). Plays: METAMORPHOSES (Ithaca College), A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Ithaca College), TARTUFFE (Hangar Wedge Theatre). Queens Players: THE MYSTERY PLAYS. Education: Ithaca College, BFA in Theatre Production, 2009. Thanks to God. I would not be able to do this without him. I owe Him my life.  Website: www.jillianmariewalker.blogspot.com 

 

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JENI AHLFELD (Costumer): Costuming: I DO! I DO! (Stitcher), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST (Stitcher), AMADEUS (Stitcher/Wardrobe), THE CRUCIBLE (Stitcher), SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (Stitcher), JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL... (First Hand), A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Stitcher), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (First Hand), ELEEMOSYNARY (Stitcher), FRANKENSTEIN (Costumer), DEARLY DEPARTED (Costumer), LES MISERABLES (Assistant Costumer). Queens Players: AS YOU LIKE IT (Costumer), MACBETH (Costumer). Other: CATS (Wig Stylist/Designer). Education: University of Southern Indiana. Thanks to my mom, aunt, and grandma for putting me behind a sewing machine, Chris Tyner and Shan Jensen for teaching me design, and the wonderful team of dreamers who made this show possible.

Lisa Hufnagel, Lighting Design

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PAUL MARKERT (Assistant Director)

 

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GABRIELLA SENATORE (Assistant Stage Manager): Stage Managing: Triumph of Love. Stage Hand: Anne Frank and Me, Play On, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Acting: The Little Prince, Hamlet. Education: Currently a student at Marymount Manhattan College for Playwriting. Thanks to the cast and production team and my friends who don’t stop believing in theater.