Now cracks a noble heart....
September 8th - 30th
Saturdays & Sundays
All performances are FREE and open to the public
Grab a few friends and a picnic and join us for this incredibly unique and touching production!
Summit Rock, Central Park
(Enter at 81st St & Central Park West)
September 29th & 30th
Performances at 5:30pm
Denny Farrell Riverbank Statepark Waterfront Amphitheater
(Enter at 145th St & Riverside Drive)
September 8th & 9th
September 15th & 16th
September 22nd & 23rd
All Performances at 6:30pm
Daniel Fetter (Hamlet) Graduate of East Carolina University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, member of the Spring 2018 Tepper Semester class through Syracuse University. Most recently seen in the limited run productions of original work Lady Parts at the Davenport Theatre, some favorite roles include Harry Witherspoon in Lucky Stiff, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, and Jason in Euripedes’ Medea. Big fan of Netflix comedy specials, colorful socks, and Belgian waffles.
Blake Kelton Prentiss (Claudius) Regional Theatre: New York: Hamlet (Laertes), The Merry Wives of Windsor (M.Page). DC: The White Devil. Kentucky: Working the Musical (Man 1). LA: Midsummer (Oberon), Julius Caesar (Brutus), and Equus (Horse). Education: MFA Academy for Classical Acting with Shakespeare Theatre Company at The George Washington University, and BA in Theatre and American Studies at California State University, Fullerton.
Jenn Carter (Gertrude, Co-Fight Captain) is excited to be joining The Fools & Kings Project for HAMLET. After her performances as Adriana in F&K's YA Comedy of Errors, Jenn can't wait to dive into the mother of all mothers, Gertrude! Look out ya'll, this ain't your daddy's Hamlet! You can get more info about Jenn by visiting her website email@example.com or just come say hi....she likes to hear herself talk. Big thank you's go out to Michael, Vanessa, Melissa, and the company. Friends and Family, thanks for specifically...everything!
Justin Armstrong (Laertes/Guildenstern/Player, Co-Fight Captain) is an actor from New York born and raised in Harlem. His past credits include First Man in Machinal, Lucas in I Don't Think I Do, Kent in King Lear, and Coulmier in Marate/Sade. Justin recently graduated from Adelphi University with a BFA degree in Acting and received training from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. He is very excited to be a part of this production and would like to thank all his friends and family for all their love and support.
Sarah Corbyn Woolf (Ophelia/Gravedigger/Osric) is an actress, producer, fledgling teacher, and co-founder of The Woolgatherers Theater Group. Working primarily with heightened text, Sarah has performed with a variety of independent theater companies around NYC, as well as New York Classical Theatre and Shakespeare & Company. She has trained at The Linklater Center, The Barrow Group, The Humanist Project, and Shakespeare & Company, where she is also apprenticing with the training faculty. Past credits include Anna (Eyes of a Blue Dog), Hero (Much Ado About Nothing), Lucy (The Rivals), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Arkadina (The Seagull), Trish (The Whirligig), and Adriana (Comedy of Errors). Sarah is so happy to rejoin F&K for a third production together!
Michael Hagins (Polonius) is a veteran Shakespearean actor. He appeared in Fools & Kings' production of The Tempest in 2016 as King Alonso, and as The Duke in their YA production of The Comedy of Errors. Michael is also a playwright, so please come see his production of The Long Rail North in the New York International Fringe Festival! www.facebook.com/CAGETheatre
Will Ketter (Horatio/Rosencrantz/Player, Music Captain) was born and raised in Andover Minnesota before moving to Long Island to attend Hofstra University's BFA Performance Program. After Graduating this past May he has been active in the NYC theater scene including beginning an artistic associateship with The Seeing Place Theater Company, as well as acting with productions at the Campy Cabaret and The Stag and Lion Theater Company. Enjoy the Show!
James Hamrick (First Player/First Gravedigger/Lord) is a Texas-born Actor, singer and writer. He has been featured in HBO’s "The Newsroom", and the feature film "Devil’s Knot." Theatre highlights include Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Spring Awakening (Melchior), Twelfth Night (Feste), The Wedding Singer (Robbie) , and Chicago (Mary Sunshine). He mains a Demo Warlock and his spirit of choice is Rum. He’s very excited to be part of such a wonderful cast and a wonderful vision!
Michael Fleischer (Director) Michael is thrilled to be working on his inaugural production with The Fools & Kings Project! He is a NYC-based director whose most recent credits include: The Roaring Girl (Theatre Row), Murderous Caduceus (The Barrow Group), PIGS (TinyRhino Festival), and Titus Andronicus (Lovers & Madmen). Michael is a proud alumnus of Northwestern University, The Barrow Group’s One-Year Directing Program, and BADA. Upcoming productions: The Odyssey (New York Fringe; AD) and In Between The Hours (The NOW Collective). Special thanks to my dad for his never ending support and enthusiasm; I love you. michael-fleischer.com
Jared Field (Composer) is a composer, conductor, music educator, and clarinetist. His works have been read and performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Princeton Singers, Choral Chameleon, and by hundreds of students and campers across the country. In addition to his classical works, Jared has collaborated with his sister Jessie on several musicals including Rachel (2018 JDT Lab Selection, WINNER Outstanding Musical - 2015 Fresh Fruit Festival, 2013 Harold and Mimi Steinberg Prize for Best Original Play), and La Maupin (2018 MUT International Competition finalist, WINNER Audience Favorite - 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival), as well as music for plays and dance pieces.
Jared received his BA in Music Composition from Brandeis University, where he earned Highest Honors and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He received his MA in Music and Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Composition teachers include David Rakowski, Melinda Wagner, Marty Boykan, and Richard Pearson Thomas. Jared is currently the Director of Middle School Music at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA, where he is a proud recipient of the O'Connell Award for excellence in teaching.
Katrina Art (Fight Director) is excited to return to Elsinore Castle! This is her second romp through the melancholy mind of Hamlet, directly following a production of The Three Musketeers: 20 Years Later (Hudson Warehouse). She has been company fight director for What Dreams May Co./Queens Shakespeare since 2016. When not teaching talented teams of actors how to bludgeon one another safely, she works in the library of The Juilliard School as their resident gargoyle. She would like to thank The Fools & Kings Project for bringing her aboard.
Claire Taylor (Stage Manager) Claire earned her B.A. in Theatre and Anthropology from Muhlenberg College. This is her first show with Fools & Kings. She is a freelance stage manager and pet sitter currently based in New Jersey. Regional credits include Production Manager of The Servant of Two Masters and Tour Manager for the Shakespeare LIVE! educational tour at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ), and Assistant Stage Manager for Richard III (STNJ), The Hound of the Baskervilles at Portland Stage Company, and The Marriage of Figaro with The Princeton Festival. In October Claire will be moving to Chicago, IL to stage manage A Christmas Carol at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center and plans to remain in Chicago to pursue Stage Management.
Lauren Lay (ASM) Lauren is thrilled to rendezvous with F&K - last season, she performed as Marina in PERICLES! Since, she has held various roles across NYC’s indie theatre scene: director, scenic designer, casting associate and more. A Henderson, TN native and graduate of Bethel University (Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Nominee 2015), she is a proud alum of both Stella Adler Studio and The Barrow Group. Lauren is an aspiring musician, writer and happy person. She thanks and applauds both Melissa and Vanessa, each kings in her own right.