Monday, September 28, 2015

As You Like It - Meet the On Tour Cast

Chloe Armao
Rosalind (Ganymede)
This is Chloe’s second season with Shakespeare On Tour after making her debut as Miranda in The Tempest. Originally from Colorado and currently based out of Minneapolis, Chloe has recently appeared in The Crucible (Guthrie Theater), Skin Deep Sea (Workhaus Collective), The Real Thing (Paragon Theater Company), Crazy for You, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (St. Croix Festival Theater), Rock Bottom (Minnesota Fringe Festival) and Inconvenient Truths (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/ Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program where she appeared in A Month in the Country, Peter Piper, and Macbeth (Globe Theater).

Vincent Carlson-Brown
Charles and Jaques
This year marks Artistic Director Vincent Carlson-Brown’s 16th season with Nebraska Shakespeare, having appeared in seventeen productions On the Green. Vincent graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in 2004. Vincent has toured with Utah Shakespeare, NTC Productions, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and for six years of Nebraska Shakespeare On Tour. Vincent has been the fight director for six seasons in addition to directing the On Tour productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, and Twelfth Night. In 2011, Vincent was brought on as Associate Artistic Director and given the opportunity to direct The Comedy of Errors in 2012. Since then, he has directed Titus Andronicus, The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), and As You Like It On the Green.

Konrad Case
Orlando and Corin
This is Konrad’s third season with Shakespeare On Tour. Fun fact: As You Like It was Konrad's very first professional credit and he's honored to be a part of this production! Earlier this year, Konrad toured Connecticut with The National Theatre for Children and appeared as Orlando in As You Like It and Roderigo in Othello On The Green. Konrad has worked professionally in Omaha for the last 14 years. He would like to thank Jamie, Kale, and his Mom for all of their continued love and support! ‘Don't miss the sunrise.’

Jamie Fields
Celia (Aliena)
Jamie is beyond thrilled to be making her Nebraska Shakespeare On Tour debut! Previous acting credits include the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, Black Hills Playhouse, National Theatre for Children, and the Omaha Theater Company at the Rose. In 2014, Jamie graduated with a BFA in Acting from the University of South Dakota. She would like to thank her fantastic boyfriend and wonderful family for the never-ending support and tolerance of her bad jokes.

Mallory Freilich
Duke Senior and Touchstone
This is Mallory’s first season with Shakespeare On Tour. Mallory graduated from UNO with her MA in Theatre focusing on performance. She received her B.F.A from Creighton University in 2011. Some of her most recent roles include Montano in Othello, Judith in Freakshow, Svetlana in Mixtape, Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Only Glassheart in Glassheart; and Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa. She and fellow students attended the Po Saule theatre festival in Siauliai, Lithuania, where they presented Vice and Virtue: America on Stage, a selection on American written scenes and songs. She is thrilled to be returning to the Shakespeare stage.

Anna Jordan           
Le Beau, Phoebe, and Forester
Anna is very excited to be back on the Nebraska Shakespeare stage after appearing in the On The Green production of As You Like It this summer and in The Tempest and The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) last summer. Anna is a graduate of UNO, where she received her BA in Theatre with a focus in Acting and Directing. Her credits at UNO include: Hedda Gabler (Hedda, Irene Ryan semi-finalist), As You Like It (assistant director), The Vagina Monologues (director), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne Schwartzangrubinerre), The Cripple of Inishmaan(Eilleen Osbourne, Irene Ryan Nominee), Titus Andronicus, and The Archaeology of Dreams. She also performed in the Joslyn Castle Literary Festival and Great Plains Theatre Festival.

Jack Mackie
Duke Frederick and Silvius

Jack is thrilled to return for his second season with Shakespeare On Tour. He appeared as Oliver in As You Like It and Cassio in Othello On The Green. Last year he performed as Ferdinand in The Tempest, the Knight in The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), and Antonio and Trinculo in the On Tour production of The Tempest. This spring, he worked with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival on their educational tour of Macbeth in New York. Jack is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/ Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program.

Matthew R. Olsen
Oliver and Amiens
This is Matthews first season On Tour after appearing as Corin in As You Like It and Gratiano in Othello On The Green. Matthew spent last year as a company member of the Asolo Repertory Theatre as Rudolph (The Matchmaker) and Dell (Both Your Houses, dir. Frank Galati). Other recent credits include Theseus/Oberon/Snug (Midsummer), Lee (True West), Frank (The School for Lies), Uncle Peck (How I Learned to Drive) and John (Oleanna). Matthew holds his MFA in Acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory in Sarasota, FL and his BFA from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He would like to thank his family for their love and support.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

As You Like It - Tour Dates

Friday, September 25
Omaha Benson High School

Monday, September 28, 2015
Papillion LaVista High School
Omaha Central High School

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Holy Cross Catholic High School

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Lincoln East High School
Lincoln NorthStar High School

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Blessed Sacrament School

Friday, October 2, 2015
Durham Teacher's Night

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015
Lewis and Clark

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Lexington High School

Thursday, October 8, 2015
King Science
Ralston High School

Friday, October 9, 2015
Bellevue East High School

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015
Alice Buffett Middle School

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Kearney Catholic High School

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Cozad High School

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Elkhorn South High School

Friday, October 16, 2015
Morton Middle School

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015
Valentine High School
St. Mary Catholic School

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Lincoln NorthEast High School

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Omaha Burke High School
Mount Michael

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Lincoln SouthWest High School
Lincoln Science Focus High School

Friday, October 23, 2015
Norfolk High School