The Winter's Tale
written by William Shakespeare
directed by Claire Schultz
Thomas Noriega (Leontes) is a fourth year majoring in History with a minor in Philosophy, and an RA in Campus North's Dougan-Niklason House. This is his first UT show in nearly two years, having previously acted in the Dean's Men's King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, and Henry VI in his first two years at UChicago.
Shreya Shettigar (Hermione) is a third year Econ-Business major (but insists she has not sold her soul thanks to a minor in Cinema and Media Studies). She has previously worked on The Rope (Pat Sweeney), Much Ado About Nothing (Antonio), I & You (Caroline), good friday (natalie), Fun Home (Assistant Director), and Twelfth Night (Antonio). She is represented by Promote Talent Agency.
Murphy DePompei (Mamillus/Perdita) is a second year Public Policy and Spanish major. This is her first performance with University Theater, and she is excited and grateful to work with such a talented group of people.
Omar Almakki (Polixenes) is happy to return to UT after a long pause after Love's Labours Lost: The Musical (Dumaine). In the meantime, he has been participating primarily with University Ballet of Chicago as Scenic Coordinator and dancer as well as pumping up the Maroons as one of the two captains of the UChicago Cheerleading Team.
Katie Bevil (Florizel/Time) is a fourth year TAPS and French major. This is their seventh UT acting credit and their fourth Dean’s Men acting credit. They also serve on UT Committee as Social Chair.
Caroline Galt (Camillo) is a second year in the College. Her previous show credits include Macbeth (Malcolm). She is very excited to be working with all of the lovely folks on The Winter’s Tale!
Jahnee Armstead (Antigonus/Autolycus) is a third year majoring in Economics. Her previous credits include the CES production of Bodas de Sangre (Death). She loves sushi, sharp objects, and soft animals, including (ironically) bears.
Ava Geenen (Paulina) is a fourth year Philosophy major. Her previous UT credits include directing Dry Land and acting in Machinal (Lover) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Eunice). Her Dean's Men credits include directing Much Ado About Nothing and acting in Richard III (Margaret and Richmond) and As You Like It (Celia). Ava is grateful to her teachers at Baltimore School for the Arts where she studied acting.
Jacob Spiegel (Shepherd/Cleomenes) is a fourth year Computer Science major who is very happy to be making his UT acting debut! Previous non-acting UT credits include Twelfth Night (Scenic/Sound Designer), Grenadine (Sound Designer), Measure For Measure (Sound Designer), Animals Out Of Paper (Director), Much Ado About Nothing (Sound Designer), A Weekend Of Workshops: Matt & Ben (Director), As You Like It (Sound Designer), Comedy Of Errors (Assistant Sound Designer), and Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (Auxiliary Percussion/Assistant Set Designer).
Cole Meldorf (Clown/Dion) is a second year Astrophysics major, minoring in TAPS and Music. His previous UT shows as an actor include A Streetcar Named Desire and Macbeth, as well as playing violin for A Streetcar Named Desire and Fun Home!
Maria Botha (Emilia/Dorcas/Others) is a third year Religious Studies major and Pre-Med. This is her first play!
Cynthia Gaspard (Officer/Servant/Others) is a first year Psychology major with a love for writing. Excited for her first time in UT, she's loved her time in The Winter's Tale and is thrilled for the performances!
Claire Schultz (Director) is a fourth year English and Creative Writing major. She is a member of UT Committee, and her previous UT credits include Twelfth Night (Olivia), Macbeth (First Witch/Porter), I & You (Assistant Stage Manager), Love's Labour's Lost: The Musical (Assistant Stage Manager), and Eurydice (Assistant Production Manager). She is absolutely honored to get to bring this weird and wonderful play to life, and would like to thank everyone who helped to make it a reality.
Carolyn "CJ" Applebaum (Production Manager) is elated to return to the Dean's Men after nearly three years. She is a fourth year in the College, majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History. Past UT credits include A Streetcar Named Desire (Stage Manager), The Aliens (Stage Manager), A Weekend Of Workshops: The Importance of Being Earnest (Stage Manager), Henry VI (Script Editor/Dramaturg), multiple productions as Assistant Stage Manager, and various professional stage and production management jobs around Chicago (The Second City, Chimera Ensemble). Other favorite activities include napping, practical jokes, singing in the shower, and watching cute animal videos. She wants to thank this amazing team for being so much fun to work with!
Alice Nguyen (Stage Manager) is a second year majoring in Mathematics and Art History. They are excited to bring you this production of The Winter's Tale. In their free time, they like to go to class and take care of their ailing sourdough starter as if it were a Victorian child.
Lia O’Bryan (Scenic Designer) is a third year studying Mathematics. She has worked as an Assistant Scenic Designer on Grenadine and Philoctetes. She is excited to work on her first Dean's Men show!
Mireille Farjo (Costume Designer) is a student in the College.
Abby Weymouth (Lighting Designer) is a fourth year Chemistry major in the College. She has previously worked as the lighting designer on Philoctetes, Measure for Measure, Richard III, and Peter and the Starcatcher, the master electrician on Grenadine, the assistant lighting designer on Circe and Fall 2016 Workshops, and the assistant scenic designer on Comedy of Errors.
Josh Villers (Sound Designer) is a second year in the College. This is their first show in UT, and they're very grateful for all the many welcoming people they've found in this community! They can't think of anything good that's jokey or snide, so they'll just say they hope you all enjoy the show.
Allegra Hatem (Props Designer) is a second year in the College, still figuring out her major. This is her first Dean's Men show and her first show as a lead designer. Past credits include Dry Land (Assistant Props Designer) and Theatre (Actor). She looks forward to working on more shows in future quarters!
Ian Grant-Funck (Dramaturg) is a student in the College.
Cyrus Pacht (Assistant Director) is a fourth year majoring in English and TAPS. He has previously participated in UT’s Weekend of Workshops and directed shows for CUSA and UChicago Commedia. He is grateful to Claire Schultz for giving him this opportunity as well as the cast and crew for making this possible.
Reese Klemm (Assistant Production Manager) is really excited to get into the swing of things with her first UT show! She is ready to work hard and make sure that there are no more little problems to be solved.
Spencer Ng (Assistant Stage Manager) is a first year majoring in Computer Science and pursuing a minor in Media Arts and Design. He is excited to join the Dean's Men in his first UT and Shakespeare production!
Ariana Baginski (Assistant Scenic Designer) is a first year on the Molecular Engineering course. She has worked on building and designing sets in the past but this is her first experience at the university level. This is also her first show with the Dean's Men and she is super excited to see it onstage.
Luke Botta (Assistant Scenic Designer) is a student in the College.
Katherine Nurminsky (Assistant Props Designer) is a student in the College.
Sam Sobel (UT Committee Liaison) is a student in the College.
Gigi Hancock (Tech Staff Liaison) is a student in the College.