Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
written by Tom Stoppard
directed by Sofía García Martínez
Marcus Ellinas (Guildenstern) is a first year, intending to double major in Public Policy and Theatre and Performance Studies. This is his first show with University Theatre, but his previous high school credits include Chicago (Billy Flynn), Les Misérables (Javert), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), and The Little Mermaid (Sebastian). His hobbies include board games, playing the cello, writing poetry, and admiring cute dogs.
Alain Kulmburg (Rosencrantz) is a Cinema and Media Studies major in the international exchange program. It's his first show with UT, but he did many back in France as a director and an actor.
Harry Stevens (Lead Player) is a student in the college.
Riley Spieler (Hamlet) is a student in the college.
Rohan Tripathi (Claudius) is a first year Economics major. While he doesn’t have much theatre experience, Rohan has always been passionate about drama and bringing theatrics into his daily life. When not on the stage, Rohan can be found on the wings listening to David Bowie or writing poetry!
Jenna Wong (Gertrude) is a student in the college.
Zander Galluppi (Polonius) is a third year PhD candidate in the Committee on Immunology. Selected past UT credits include Grenadine (Sconce), Animals Out of Paper (Andy), Love's Labour's Lost: The Musical (Longaville), and Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee). He has also performed with the Hyde Park Community Players' A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theseus), the independent TAPS production of Yellow Face (Stuart Ostrow/Rocco Palmieri/Others), and he will be performing in the upcoming 2020 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival production of Moby Dick -- A Musical (Capts. Bildad and Gardiner). He is also a member of UT Committee. Zander would like to thank the R&G cast and crew for their tremendous energy and support on the show, and he hopes any back injuries he may have sustained during the process will recover after the show closes.
Eden Grosz (Ophelia) is a student in the college.
Gowri Rao (Albert) is a student in the college.
Noah Friedlander (Tragedian) is a student in the college.
Lara Braverman (Tragedian) is a student in the college.
Adrianna Layne (Tragedian) is a student in the college.
Jode Sparks (Tragedian) is a student in the college.
Krishna Kumar (Tragedian) is a student in the college.
Sofía García Martínez (Director) is a fourth year Linguistics and Computer Science major. Previous credits include CES's Bodas de Sangre (Director/Translator), Commedia dell'Arte's Dungeons and Dunderheads (Director), and Antigonick (Nick). Additionally, Sofía plays Il Capitano in the University's Commedia dell'Arte troupe and writes and illustrates graphic novels.
Jess Robinson (Production Manager) is a fourth year Sociology and Political Science major. Her previous UT credits include include Philoctetes (Stage Manager), Grenadine (Production Manager), Geography of a Horse Dreamer (Assistant Stage Manager), Merchant of Venice (Assistant Stage Manager), A Weekend of Workshops: 500 bucks and and a pack of smokes (Stage Manager) A Weekend Of Workshops: The Sandbox (Sandbox Designer), New Work Week: Property Damage (Director), and New Work Week: La Maja Desnuda (Director). Outside UT, her credits include Classical Entertainment Society's Bodas de Sangre (Production Manager) and Julius Caesar (Stage Manager), Commedia dell'Arte's Clown College (Stage Manager), Useless Powers (Calling Stage Manager), Dungeons and Dunderheads (Stage Manager), and Magic Commedia Bus (Stage Manager), as well as Antigonick (Co-Stage Manager) and UChicago Hillel's Latke-Hamantash Debate (Stage Manager, 2016-2018).
Naomi Scherer (Stage Manager) is a second year Psychology and Theater and Performance Studies major with a minor in Neuroscience. Her previous credits include the Classical Entertainment Society's Bodas de Sangre (Stage Manager), as well as numerous productions at theaters in Germany.
Rea Brown (Scenic Designer) is a second year TAPS major. Her previous credits include Theater (Writer/Designer), Grenadine (Assistant Props), and Philoctetes (Assistant Scenic).
Emily Stevens (Costume Designer) is a fourth year English major and TAPS minor. Their theater credits at UChicago include: Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Assistant Costume Designer), Geography of a Horse Dreamer (Assistant Props Designer), Richard III (Edward of Westminster/Others), Macbeth (Witch 3/Murderer 1/Young Siward), [[Outlook]] (Christoph III/Others) and Bodas de Sangre (Minero 2/La Niña). Professional theater credits include: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Hamlet (Costume Technician/Wardrobe); Marin Shakespeare Company: Measure for Measure (Nun/Understudy Angelo), Spamalot (Ensemble/Production Assistant), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Set Constructor). They are determined to be a human love letter to theater and are grateful for the opportunity to write another page.
Aware Deshmukh (Props Designer) is a third year Physics major. She has previously worked on Machinal (Assistant Props Designer) and Philoctetes (Assistant Props Designer). When not in Logan, she sings in the University Chorus and the Women's Ensemble. She knows too much about umbrellas.
Ilana Stone (Lighting Designer) is a third year Linguistics major. She previously designed for Bodas de Sangre in the FXK theatre and this is her first main stage production. Even at its most difficult she’s enjoyed this opportunity to learn so many new things!
Ling Lin (Sound Designer) is a second year major in TAPS (and Econ, unfortunately). She has worked as an Assistant Sound Desginer on good friday and Fun Home, and this is her first time being a lead designer (please have mercy). Her previous credits also include Love, Loss & What I Wore (Actor) and Philoctetes (Assistant Director).
Ruthie Dworin (Dramaturg) is a student in the college.
Leonardo Ferreira Guilhoto (Physical Comedy Consultant) is a fourth year in the College studying Mathematics and Computer Science. He is originally from São Paulo, Brazil, and loves seeing other people with foreign accents on stage! With UT/TAPS, some of his credits include: Peter And The Starcatcher (Black Stache), Eurydice (Father), Ever in the Glades (Junker G), and The Misanthrope (Clitandre/Du Bois). Leo has also served in UT Committee as Social Chair and is a proud member of the UChicago Commedia dell'Arte ensemble, having served as Artistic Director of the group in the past academic year.
Robert Carhuayo (Assistant Director) is a second year majoring in Molecular Engineering, and working on a minor in Creative Writing. Most of his time at UChicago has been dedicated to the Commedia dell’Arte troupe on campus, Attori Senza Paura (Pantalone, Scapino), but he has also worked on Theater (Director, Writer), Fire Escape Films, and the CES show Bodas de Sangre (Sound Designer). In addition, he is beyond excited to be directing Waiting for Godot next quarter, alongside a wonderful team.
Adi Cullom (Assistant Stage Manager) is a second year Global Studies major. She’s worked on Bodas de Sangre (Assistant Lighting Designer) and is happy to be working on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. She grew up heavily involved with theatre.
Margot Bolanos (Assistant Scenic Designer) is a first year Environmental Science major. Her previous credits include Twisted Warning Sign (Scriptwriter) and Booby Trap (Sister). She took theater classes for two years in high school, where she performed monologues from various play and movies like "Scent of A Woman", and directed her own 15 minute, one-act play titled Twisted Warning Sign.
Thomas Nielsen (Assistant Scenic Designer) is a first year and is very excited to have had the opportunity to work on his first University Theater production.
Elizabeth Cron (Assistant Costume Designer) is a student in the College. Her previous University Theater credits include Philoctetes (Chorus).
Becky Vazquez (Assistant Props Designer) is a first year at the College majoring in Biological Sciences. She has done props design in high school and hopes to continue to do so throughout her time at the college.
Marly Santora (Committee Liaison) is a student in the college.
Fred Dan (Tech Staff Liaison) is a student in the college.