Macbeth in Lone Fir Cemetery11th Annual Twilight Tragedie Closed July 25th
The Scottish Play. Macbeth. The name alone sends shivers up the spine of theatre-goers around the world. In June/July 2015, see it as never before, among the tombstones at twilight in Lone Fir Cemetery. All performances are free to the public, and depend greatly upon free-will audience donations. Runs June 18st-July 25th, most Thursday-Saturday evenings at 7 PM (no performance on July 4, and July 11 is at Marylhurst University at 6 PM instead of Lone Fir). There will be an ASL-interpreted performance on July 17. Specific show dates and times are on the event calendar page (link below).
Cast and Crew:
Macbeth Michael Godsey
Lady Macbeth, Hecate Cecily Overman
Witch 1, Murderer 1, etc Zoe Randol
Witch 2, Murderer 2, etc Chelsea Turner
Witch 3, Murderer 3, etc Caitlin Nolan
Duncan, Porter, etc. Matthew Faranda
Malcolm Andy Haftkowycz
Lennox/Angus Sean Franson
Ross, Caithness James Luster
Banquo, Siward Murren Kennedy
Donalbain, Menteith Penuel Corbin
Macduff, Captain Tom Mounsey
Director Matt Pavik
Stage Manager Laura Fraley
Costume Designer DeeDee Remington
Violence Designer Kristen Mun
Photo by Gary Norman
Matt Pavik, Director
Matt Pavik (Director) has been working non-stop as a director, actor, and designer in Portland since 2009. PAE fans might remember Matt as Falstaff in Henry IV Part 1, or as various kings and priests (and one shirtless executioner) in several Northwest Classical and Willamette Shakespeare productions. He directed Romeo & Juliet for Willamette Shakes in 2013, as well as shows for Lights Up! Productions and Stages of Life Productions. As an actor, Matt’s had the good fortune to perform with Artists Rep, Portland Opera, Profile Theatre, Lakewood Theatre, and Clackamas Rep to name a few, and is becoming a familiar face in children’s theater with roles for OCT and the Broadway Rose. Matt holds Theatre Arts degrees from PSU and Mt Hood CC. He thanks his lovely lady, Anna, for putting theater at the heart of their life together. Check out what’s next at www.mattpavik.com.
Andy Haftkowycz, Malcolm
I’m excited to make my PAE debut. Macbeth is my favorite play of all time, and my goal in life is to play every part, (2 down, 36 to go!). You may have seen me as Fred inA Christmas Carol, or in How to End Poverty at Portland Playhouse. I hold a BFA from Ohio University, and as a native Clevelander, my favorite sports team is the Cleveland Browns, yes… the Cleveland Browns, and LeBron too. So thanks to all at once, and to each one for coming to see the show.
Chelsea Turner, Witch/Murderer
Chelsea is so excited to have the opportunity to perform Macbeth with PAE! Since moving to Portland last summer, she worked on Br’er Rose, a re-imagining of the classic tale Sleeping Beauty. She graduated from Emerson College with a BA in Theater and writing, where she collaborated on an adaptation of Anthony Lukas’ book Common Ground which chronicled the lives of three families during the Boston bus crisis. Other past credits include Cinna/Trebonius in Julius Caesar and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible.
Kristen Mun, Violence Designer
Kristen Mun has worked as a fight choreographer for over half a dozen theatre companies in the Portland area including Third Rail, Action Adventure, Profile Theatre, Post5, Milagro, Staged! and few more. In the past 3 years she has won drammy’s for her work on Danny in the Deep Blue Sea, Oedipus El Rey, and Henry IV Part 1. Outside of Portland she has worked at Idaho Repertory Theatre, Southern Oregon University, and was the assistant fight choreographer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 2 seasons (09-10). She is an officer and a recognized fight instructor with Dueling Arts International. This is the 2nd show she has done with PAE and her 2nd Macbeth.
Murren Kennedy, Banquo/Siward
Murren is thrilled to be working with PAE for the first time, and to be combining two things he loves: Shakespeare and being outside. He is originally from Seattle, where he worked with Seattle Public Theatre and their off-shoot company the Bathhouse Ensemble. Murren is a recent graduate of Portland Actors Conservatory, where he played Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, and Davis in Really Really. He would like to thank his partner Jessa for sticking with him through the maelstrom of life.
Tom Mounsey, Macduff
Tom Mounsey graduated from the Portland Actors Conservatory in 2008, and became a member of Theatre Vertigo in 2012. He has worked with companies such as Northwest Classical Theatre Company, Willamette Shakespeare, Quintessence Language and Imagination Theatre, defunkt theatre, Post5 Theatre, and Action/Adventure Theatre. Tom is thrilled to be working with PAE for his second time!
Caitlin Nolan, Witch/Murderer
Caitlin Nolan’s most recent theatrical credits include School for Scandal (Scuttlemagoon Players), The Snow Queen: A Folk Opera (The Broken Planetarium), and Frankenstein: The Little Monster (JANE a theatre company). She has also appeared onstage with Circle Theatre Project, The Pulp Stage, and Northwest Classical Theatre Company, and can occasionally be seen on the small screen in Portlandia. Behind the scenes she has held assorted jobs with Portland Actors Ensemble, Lakewood Center for the Arts, Badass Theatre Company, and Miracle Theatre Group where she stage managed the Drammy Award-winning Oedipus El Rey.
DeeDee Remington, Costumer
DeeDee is happy to be working with Portland Actors Ensemble again, and especially Matt Pavik. Over 30 years of costuming with almost every theater company, both past and present, in the Portland area, two Drammy Awards, and a host of other theater awards. She continually has other creative projects include writing The Little Red Toby Stories, based on her work with shelter cats, as well as blogging about The Campaign For Creativity To Banish Negativity – an outgrowth of her life coaching business. She also co-founded and runs The Delicious Mickey Grrrl Fund, which helps orphan and feral cats and kittens live a life with dignity, as well as find forever homes. When not sewing, crafting, costuming, or Dog Walking (her newest business), she loves pursuing the art of Urban Homesteading. She’d like to thank Broadside for being a source of creativity in her life.
Matthew Faranda, Duncan/Porter/Servant
Matthew was raised in the Philadelphia area where he began acting professionally at the age of 15. He moved to Portland in 2013 and has been seen performing locally with Broadway Rose and Staged! Theater companies. He earned his undergraduate degrees in musicology and European history from Ithaca College and studied medieval music history at Oxford University. He is currently at work revising his original series, “The Zoas,” a cabaret style musical theater piece that asks big questions about freedom, the nature of reality, and just what is the life cycle of the taco. More information can be found at www.thezoas.com.
Penuel Corbin, Donalbain/Menteith
Pen jumped at the chance to finally get to work with PAE, especially upon mention of this particular show. The Scottish Tragedy?? IN A CEMETERY??? Unreal. A Portland native and longtime fan of the company, Pen has been waiting in earnest for some Shakespeare in the Park action, and is excited to cross this new adventure off his list. Pen recently returned to the Rose City from CA, where he lived happily on the coast and performed in several plays with Mendocino Theater Company, including In The Next Room (or, The Vibrator Play), Grace, and Shining City. Portland credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Post 5 Theater, as well as the same production with Hart Theater, Anna Karenina with Portland Center Stage, and Is He Dead? with Beaverton Civic Theater. When not pouring his soul out on stage, Pen enjoys the finer aspects offered by the Pacific NW, including but not limited to: hiking, camping, biking, eating good food, enjoying hand-crafted ales and perfectly-roasted coffee, indulging in the local arts community, and spoiling his dog. Pen would like to give special thanks to Matt Pavik for taking a chance, his friends and family for support, and all the residents of Lone Fir Cemetery for the space.
Cecily Overman, Lady Macbeth
Cecily is excited to be making her PAE debut with Macbeth. Most recently seen playing with the bard as Antipholus in Six on Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors”. Over the last 15 years in the Portland theatre scene she has had the pleasure of working with many theatres including (but not limited to) – Oregon Children’s Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Profile Theatre, Northwest Classical Theatre, Theatre Vertigo and Stark Raving Theatre. Thanks so much to Matt for this opportunity and the wonderful cast for this incredible ride!
James Luster, Ross/Caithness
James Luster is pleased as pie to be making his debut with Portland Actor’s Ensemble in Macbeth. He is currently a company member at Action/Adventure Theater after performing with them in Disassembly, Mars One, Fall of the Band 2 and How to Stop Dying. He’s also worked with Oregon Children’s Theater and Traveling Lantern Theater Company as well as other sketch and improv groups around town.
Michael Godsey, Macbeth
Michael Godsey is the Artistic Director of Portland Actors Ensemble. He has appeared for PAE as Bottom in last summer’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Brutus in Julius Caesar and Cornwall in King Lear, among others. He has also appeared in outdoor Shakespeare shows with Post5 and Willamette Shakespeare. Dr. Godsey also is a structural biochemist specializing in protein X-ray crystallography, teaches biochemistry and acting as a professor at Concordia University, and thanks his wife Heather for her love, support, and patience.
Sean Franson, Lennox/Angus
Sean is excited to be working with Portland Actors Ensemble for the first time. He graduated from Portland State two years ago with a Master’s Degree in Performance. His past productions include Epiphany Theatre Company’s The Pillowman (Katurian), and The Skinny Improv’s Death of a Salesman (Happy Loman), and Portland State’s production of Othello (Roderigo). He lives in Portland with his wife Gayle.
Zoe Randol, Witch/Murderer
Zoe is thrilled to be a part of this exciting production with Portland Actor’s Ensemble. Portland credits include Soul Harmony and It’s A Wonderful Life (Stumptown Stages) and Lakewood Theatre’s upcoming Anything Goes this September. LA credits include: Over the Hedge (Dreamworks) and Lincoln Heights (ABC Family) and performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, West Coast Ensemble, and the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. Zoe is a graduate of Whitman College with a degree in Theatre and English Literature. She would like to thank her parents and her husband for their love and support.