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Harry Barandes

HARRY BARANDES* (Hamlet/Horatio) is an NYC-based director, teacher, and actor. He has appeared in The Grapes of Wrath (Broadway/Steppenwolf), The Loman Family Picnic (MTC), Richard III with Peter Dinklage (The Public/NYSF), Summer and Smoke (Theater Row), Hay Fever (Baltimore CenterStage), Island (NYSX). Directing credits include: Pericles (NYSX); Three Sisters, All’s Well That Ends Well, Enchanted April, Everyman (Stella Adler Studio); The Seagull, Creditors, Hedda Gabler (StudioTisch); Fifth of July, Crazy Mary, The Women of Lockerbie (AADA); Uncle Vanya (Lee Strasberg Institute). He has taught at the Stella Alder Studio and the NYU Graduate Acting Program. BA, Theatre Arts: Brown University. MFA, Acting: NYU Graduate Acting Program. Website: harrybarandes.weebly.com/

Kevin Brewer

KEVIN BREWER (Hamlet/Claudius) is a 2002 alumnus of the Cleveland Play House/CWRU Graduate Actor Training program and is the Resident Playwright for NYSX. Previous productions/workshops with NYSX include: The One Man (Two Man (not quite)) Hamlet (writer/performer); Island (writer); The Life and Death of King John (performer), Spring’s Awakening (adapter); The Wall (writer); and most recently a workshop adaptation of The Rape of Lucrece, which will be produced by NYSX later this year. He has also written two plays with NYSX’s Resident Dramaturg Shane Breaux: 3x3, or 9 by 9; and The Card Play.

Nathaniel P. Claridad

NATHANIEL P. CLARIDAD* (Hamlet/Player King/Gravedigger) Off-Broadway/NYC include: Here Lies Love (The Public Theatre, dir. Alex Timbers), The Awesome 80’s Prom, New Amsterdames (HERE), Titus Andronicus (NY Shakespeare Exchange/HERE), And The Earth Moved (NYMF ’ 04), as well as work at PS122, and the National Asian Artists Project. National Tour: Alice (The Kennedy Center);  Regional work includes work at The Kennedy Center, the Folger Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company of DC, Two River Theatre, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Imagination Stage, Hangar Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, and Barrington Stage Company.  Other: Field Research Team for The Civilians in residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2014-2015); Artist-in-Residence at The Drama League (2016). Recent credits as director include: ShakesBEER (NY Shakespeare Exchange), The Trojan Women (Oppressed in Heels), July House (NYC Fringe '15). MFA: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Julie DeLaurier

JULIE DELAURIER* (Hamlet/Polonius)  Broadway: Taxi Tales; Television: Kate & Allie (plus a few commercials); Radio: series narrator for NPR’s New American Radio; Off and off-off B’way includes: several shows at Interart Theatre and C&L Collective; Regional: New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Tucson Invisible Theatre; Kansas City Theatre Workshop. DeLaurier began at age nine, apprenticing at Missouri Repertory Theatre (now KC Rep); trained formally at Circle in the Square Theatre School (NYC) under, among others, Nikos Psachorapoulos, Lynne Meadow, Edward Berkeley, Marthe Schlamme. Also studied with Uta Hagen, Ada Brown Mather, Terry Schreiber, Gloria Maddox. After taking a twenty-something year hiatus to raise two marvelous boys (while working a full-time office job), Mama’s back on the boards. Honored to be a part of this amazing project. Bravo, New York Shakespeare Exchange!

Sean Hinckle

SEAN HINCKLE (Hamlet/Guildenstern) is happy to be back onstage with NY Shakespeare Exchange after appearing as Young Lucius in last year's Titus Andronicus. Off-Off Broadway: Pushing Daisy (The Secret Theatre). Regional: Playmakers (Florida Studio Theatre); Oklahoma! (New Theatre Restaurant); Macbeth (Reduxion Theatre Company). Training: B.F.A in Acting from the University of Oklahoma. Sean is incredibly grateful to be onstage with New York Shakespeare Exchange. 

Rebeca Miller

REBECA MILLER* (Hamlet/Ophelia) Rebeca is thrilled to be reuniting with NYSX after workshopping sansHamlet last fall. Regional: Noises Off (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), As You Like It (Cincinnati Playhouse). Touring: Charlotte’s Web (Theatreworks USA), The Tempest (Hampton Shakespeare Festival). New York: The White Stag Quadrilogy (Dixon Place), The King’s Whore (Walkerspace), The Battle of Spanktown (NY Fringe Festival). She has collaborated with On the Rocks Theatre Company, The Box Collective, Everyday Inferno; and developed new work at EST, Columbia University, and LaGuardia College. Rebeca has appeared in many short films, and is currently starring in the award winning web-series The Chanticleer. NYU: BFA. For Ma and Dad. www.RebecaMiller.com.

Elizabeth Neptune

ELIZABETH NEPTUNE (Hamlet/Player Queen/Fortinbras) Elizabeth Neptune is thrilled to be working with New York Shakespeare Exchange having previously performed in NYSX’s Island, The Life and Death of King John, Romeo & Juliet and several ShakesBEER Pub Crawls around the city. Elizabeth is a founding member of the Ateh Theater Group where she has performed in The Learned Ladies (co-produced with Cake Productions), Weekend at an English Country State (2011 IT Award Nomination/Best Featured Actress), Mr. A's Amazing Maze Plays, The Girl Detective, Long Distance, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Girl in the Flammable Skirt. Elizabeth is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she studied at the Atlantic Theater Company and Classical Studio.

JC Vasquez

JC VASQUEZ (Hamlet/Laertes). Shakespeare Exchange credits include The Life and Death of King John, (Arthur) and Two Plays One Conversation: Romeo & Juliet/Spring's Awakening. Other credits include Romeo & Juliet, (Romeo) and Macbeth Lab at Actor's Shakespeare Company; Surrender (Drama Desk NomInation) at the Ohio Theatre; 3! at PS122; West Side Story at Boheme Opera. Currently shooting This Is Gluten Free...check it out at www.glutenfreewebseries.com.

Julia Watt

JULIA WATT* (Hamlet/Gertrude) returns to NY Shakespeare Exchange having previously been a part of Pericles and the Devising Classics exploration of sansHamlet. Her acting credits include Invisible Man (Huntington Theatre, Boston; Studio Theatre, DC; Court Theatre, Chicago), The Sun Experiment (NY Fringe Festival), Wild Horses (the box collective/Guild Hall), The Third Policeman (La Mama E.T.C.), The Master Builder, Othello, The Wild Duck, Love’s Labour’s Lost (A Noise Within, LA) and Titus Andronicus, The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Noises Off (Alabama Shakespeare Festival). Julia is a founding member of the american vicarious, whose inaugural production of Living in Exile was presented at The Public Theater’s 2011 Under the Radar Festival. Other collaborative theater projects include the site-specific performance piece, Chaos Manor, at Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn; a new play in development, (A) Loft Modulation, inspired by Sam Stephenson's book The Jazz Loft Project and her own adaptation of Jane Bowles’ Two Serious Ladies. Resident Director/Artist with the box collective. BA University of Southern California, MFA Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Sarin Monae West

SARIN MONAE WEST (Hamlet/Rosencrantz) is a proud alumna of Oklahoma City University, The National Theatre Institute, the British American Drama Academy and New York Stage and Film's Acting Apprenticeship program. Sarin loves what she does, and loves providing opportunities for others through brainstorming and networking (producing). This absurd passion for acting and producing (fueled by caffeine, barre3 and a healthy dose of positive self love) has lent itself toward the need for a "day job" (of which she's had approximately too many since moving to New York). When she isn't auditioning/acting/contemplating how to dream society forward through storytelling and social activism, Sarin can be found researching how to be a working (but not starving) artist in New York. Please follow @SarinMonae social media platforms for frequent updates regarding this quest, it might be the beginning of the change in some small way. Thank you for watching us play. She would like to thank NYSX for the opportunity to live the dream and Ross for 40 days of getting to play with the best work (and people) in the world.

* denotes member Actors Equity Association.
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