On the desolate heaths of 11th century Scotland, Shakespeare’s unrelenting protagonist Macbeth murders sleep, trust, and his king, leading to the fracturing of his society. Macbeth and his partner Lady Macbeth collapse under the weight of their own misdeeds as Scotland’s honorable men unite to redeem their country.
Sadie Seddon-Stettler (Macbeth) is a first year in the college looking to major in Physics. This is her first show with UT, but she has previously participated in a variety of high school productions, both on and off stage. She is thrilled to be a part of her first Dean's Men production with such amazing people. Much love to the castmates, director, and production crew for an incredible experience and an incredible show!
Isabella Hurtado (Lady Macbeth) is a first year Public Policy major in the College, and is excited to make her UT debut as a part of the Dean’s Men! She is so thankful to be part of a show with such an amazing cast and crew, and would like to thank Sam for all of the long nights spent making everything happen. She’d like to shoutout anyone reading these bios, SHOREY, potatoes and grapes and, as always, the fambam.
Jonathan Rufino (Macduff) is a first year who plans to declare a major in Astronomy and Astrophysics. In high school, he worked on A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck), Check Please: Take 2 (Lyle), Monty Python's The Four Yorkshiremen and The Restaurant Sketch (Director), Variations on the Death of Trotsky (Director), and Leader of the Pack (Set Crew). He also directed for this year's fall and winter Theater. Macbeth will be Jonathan's first time acting here at UChicago, and he's excited to finally take to the stage. He's grateful to the cast and crew for their boundless positivity and encouragement, and would like to casually remind the reader to "yield."
Katie Bevil (Banquo) is a third year TAPS and French double major. Previous UT credits include As You Like It (Orlando), Eurydice (Orpheus), and The Aliens (Evan).
Caroline Galt (Malcolm) is a first-year of undecided major. This is her first UT show!
Claire Schultz (First Witch/First Porter/Servant/Messenger) is a third year English and Creative Writing major. She has previously worked on I & You (Assistant Stage Manager), Love's Labour's Lost: The Musical (Assistant Stage Manager), and Eurydice (Assistant Production Manager). She is thrilled to be making her Dean's Men debut as her all-time favorite Shakespeare character, the drunk porter.
Ege Atila (Second Witch/SecondPorter/First Murderer) is a first year Economics major. He is thrilled to have joined the Dean’s Men for his first University Theater production. Previous roles include Möbius in The Physicists, Khlestakov in The Government Inspector, and Reiver in An Incident at the Border. He is also a composer and pianist, and a member of the Rockefeller Chapel Choir.
Belen Edwards (Third Witch/Second Murderer) is a third year English major. She's worked on Much Ado About Nothing (Don John), As You Like It (Silvius), She Kills Monsters (Evil Tina/Narrator), Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Chorus), and Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (Assistant Set Designer).
David Silberthau (Duncan/Siward) is a graduate student.
Claire Thomas (Lennox) is a third year Creative Writing major. Her previous Dean's Men credits include Measure for Measure (Assistant Stage Manager) and Much Ado About Nothing (Sister Francis). Her career goals include writing the next Great American Novel and being taller.
Jared Zuker (Ross) is 19 years young. In recent years he was found pretending to be the co-head of a sketch comedy group, a summoner of demons and magic, an alcoholic porter in Victorian London, a jealous husband, and King of the Gods. He enjoys rock/alternative music, theater, self-deprecating humor, and long walks off short planks. He is thrilled to have you - specifically you - in the audience tonight and for supporting his attempts to act.
Cole Meldorf (Donalbain/Fleance/Son/Young Siward) is a first year Physics and TAPS major. He has previously worked on UT’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire, playing Pablo on stage and violin in the jazz band. He is also playing violin for Fun Home later this quarter.
Nora Spadoni (Hecate/Lady Macduff/Gentlewoman/Sergeant) is a second year Anthropology major and down-to-earth pre-med. She has never played four roles at once, but she has played a townsperson (The Sound of Music).
Sam Sobel (Director) is a second year in the College. He has previously worked on Measure for Measure (Stage Manager), Richard III (Assistant Stage Manager/Sound Engineer), Much Ado About Nothing (Assistant Stage Manager), and As You Like It (Assistant Stage Manager) for UT and the Dean's Men. He is also a member of the Dean's Men Board and UT Committee.
Ezra Feldman (Scenic Design/Bladesmith/Projections) is a fourth year double majoring in Biology and TAPS. Previous credits include A Streetcar Named Desire (Scenic Design), Richard III (Lady Anne), and Love's Labours Lost (Costume Design). This may be their last show with UT, and they would like to thank the entire cast and staff for being lovely people who are also wonderful to work with!
Mireille Farjo (Costume Designer) is a third year biology major. She has previously worked on Animals Out Of Paper (Costume Designer), Love's Labour's Lost (Assistant Costume Designer), and As You Like It (Assistant Costume Designer).
Luke Giacalone (Sound Designer) is a second year Computer Science major. He has previously worked on A Streetcar Named Desire (Props Designer), The Aliens (Sound Designer), and Love's Labour's Lost (Assistant Scenic Designer).
Casey McKenna (Lighting Designer) is a fourth year Comparative Human Development and Spanish major in the College. She has previously worked on Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (Lighting Designer), God of Carnage (Lighting Designer), and good friday (Master Electrician).
Leo Wehner (Props Designer) is a second year in the college, majoring in Germanic Studies and English. Leo has served as an Assistant Scenic Designer on last quarter’s Dean’s Men production of Measure For Measure. He has also acted in two previous Dean’s Men shows, Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio) and Richard III (King Edward IV, Ratcliff, et al.) He looks forward to continuing to work with the Dean’s Men and University Theater in the future. New York has the most subway stops of any city in the world, Shanghai has the longest total subway track length, and Beijing has the highest annual subway ridership.
Maxine King (Production Manager) is a second year Computer Science and Mathematics double major. She has previously worked on Measure For Measure (Scenic Designer), Richard III (Scenic Designer), Much Ado About Nothing (Assistant Scenic Designer), and As You Like It (Assistant Props Designer).
Jenni Guarino (Stage Manager) is a third year Biology major in the college. Her previous UT credits include I & You (PSM), Love's Labour's Lost (PM), Fall Workshops 2017 (PSM), She Kills Monsters (Calling SM), Winter Workshops 2017 (SM), and After The Revolution (APM). This is her first Dean's Men credit! She would like to thank her cast for making rehearsal the best part of every single day of the past seven weeks. She would especially like to thank Sam for his friendship, for being the best director to work with, and for his many lectures on demonology. She hopes everyone enjoys this crazy and spooky show as much as she has enjoyed working on it!
Ava Geenen (Dramaturg) is a third year Philosophy major. Her previous experience with the Dean’s Men includes playing Margaret in Richard III and Celia in As You Like It, and directing Much Ado About Nothing. She would like to thank her teachers at Baltimore School for the Arts for training her in Shakespeare.
Jamie Macpherson (Fight Director) is a freelance fight/intimacy director and educator based out of Chicago. Originally from the Twin Cities, MN, Jamie has designed violence for theatres across the country. Recent credits include: Hellcab (Agency Theatre Collective), Romeo and Juliet (Lawrence Arts Center, KS), and Titus Andronicus (Arizona State University). She is delighted to be a part of this season at UChicago Arts, serving as fight and intimacy director for Machinal and Fun Home. When not swinging around a blade, Jamie teaches preschool. Jamie is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and holds an MFA from Arizona State University.
Stella Shiffrin (Assistant Production Manager) is a first year in the College, undecided major. This is her first show with the Dean's Men as well as with UT, and she is thrilled to be a part of this production of Macbeth!
chene bee (Assistant Scenic Designer) is a fourth year Gender & Sexuality Studies and TAPS major. he has previously worked on, most notably, As You Like It (Costume Designer) and Antigonick (Costume Designer). he has recently finished a scarf and is very proud of it.
Lexie Holden (Assistant Costume Designer) is a third year Political Science major with minors in Human Rights and Germanic Studies. This is her first show with UT/the Dean's Men.
Lucas Asher (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a third year History and Geophysical Sciences major. He has previously worked on good friday (Lighting Designer), Animals Out Of Paper (Lighting Designer), Much Ado About Nothing (Lighting Designer), As You Like It (Assistant Lighting Designer), and She Kills Monsters (Assistant Lighting Designer). He is thrilled to have the chance to return to the Dean's Men in his "quarter off from Theater."
Sophie Allen (Assistant Props Designer) is a student in the college.
Alice Nguyen (Assistant Stage Manager) is a first year majoring in Math and History. This is their first mainstage production, and they are excited to work with the cast and crew on this production of Macbeth. Alice is also a writer and actor for Theater. They like cats.
Christine Yan (UT Committee Liaison) is a student in the college.
Eren Ahn (Tech Staff Liaison) is a student in the college.