Current Production

"Give in to Temptation...."

September 9th - October 1st

#Pericles #BecausePirates #SevenDeadlySins


**Please note the varying locations and performance times**
All performances are FREE and seating is on a first come, first serve basis!

Summit Rock, Central Park
Enter at Central Park West & 81st St.
Saturday, September 30th at 5pm
Sunday, October 1st at 2pm



Riverbank State Park Amphitheater
Enter at Riverside Drive & 145th St.
Saturday, September 9th at 4pm
Sunday, September 10th at 2pm
Saturday, September 16th at 4pm
Sunday, September 17th at 2pm
Saturday, September 23rd at 4pm
Sunday, September 24th at 2pm



CAST & Crew

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Keith Boratko (Pericles) is an actor and musician based in Brooklyn, and is thrilled to be working on this production of Pericles! Most recently, Keith has been busy as music director for the Tennessee Williams Festival in association with the Playhouse Creatures Company, at the Duo Multicultural Arts Center in Manhattan. On stage, Keith's most recent credit took him to the International Theater Festival in Sibiu, Romania in the summer of 2016. He can also be seen in the web series "I Got You" released this past spring. Other credits include Leontes in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, and Hugh in Brian Friehl's Translations. Education: PACE University 2016 - BFA in Acting.


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Joel Austin (Fraud - Gower) has been acting in New York City for three years and regionally since childhood. Some recent credits include: The Aurora Project with The Navigators Theater Company, Uncle Vanya with Outlet Theater Ensemble, Edward II with Mercury Glass Productions, and the award-winning short film I'll Hold. In addition to his acting work, Joel is also a published fiction author and screenwriter. He would like to thank Rob and the entire Fools & Kings crew for the opportunity to play Gower in this innovative production of Pericles. You can him anytime on IMDb, at, or on Twitter @ImJoelAustin


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Zoey Rutherford (Thaisa) is thrilled to be a part of Pericles! Previous Fools & Kings outings: Margaret in Much Ado, Miranda in The Tempest, Dromio of Ephesus in Comedy of Errors, Portia/Lucius in Julius Caesar, Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew.  Elsewhere: Speed in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Becky in Becky Shaw, Ben Affleck in Matt & Ben, and Steph in reasons to be pretty. She has also appeared in numerous readings and festivals all over NYC.  A California native, she is so very grateful to Melissa, Vanessa, Rob, Cameron, and the rest of the Fools & Kings family!



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Lauren Lay (Marina) is thrilled to bring her first Shakespearean character to life on The Fools & Kings Project stage this fall. Her fondest credits include Brooke in Noises Off!, Diana in Next to Normal, and Poole/Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, for which she earned the Kennedy Center's Irene Ryan nomination. She most recently appeared in an AlphaNYC production of Twelve Angry Women as Juror Three. 'A special thanks to the minds, hands and hearts behind this production, and all my love to Marm and Dad.'


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Stephen Kime (Gluttony - Simonides) is new to NYC. He graduated in May from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where his favorite roles included Ferdinand in The Duchess of Malfi and Don in American Buffalo. He was recently seen as the Pirate King in the North Carolina Symphony’s semi-staged performance of The Pirates of Penzance. This is his first production with The Fools & Kings Project.



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Kate Hopkins (Lust - Bawd) is a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College where she received her BFA In Acting. Previous credits include Agrippa in Antony and Cleopatra with the Genesius Theater Company and Cochette in Epic Proportions with the Brooklyn Theater Club. Please enjoy the show!



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Tristan Miller (Envy - Boult) is an actor, comedian, and podcaster. This is his fourth production with Fools & Kings and is delighted to be back. If you have an interest in his other endeavours after seeing him in the show you can find all his information at 

He hopes that you enjoy the show as much, if not more than he enjoys a good omelet. 



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Liz Tancredi (Wrath - Dionyza) is an actress and teaching artist based in NYC. Favorite regional credits include One Man, Two Guvnors, Rough Crossing and Failure: A Love Story (Cape Rep Theater), Into the Woods (Thin Air Theatre Co.), Measure for Measure (Roxy Regional), Icarus: A Folk Opera (The Oberon), Comedy of Errors (Anthem Theater Co.), Snow White and Babes in Arms (Berkshire Theater Group). New York credits include Arturo Ui (Under St, Marks), Much Ado About Nothing (Frog & Peach Theater Co.), She Stoops to Conquer (Clarion Theater), After the Fall (Variations Theater Group), Restoration Comedy, and These Seven Sickness (The Flea Theater). Liz studied at Shakespeare's Globe in London and holds a BFA in Drama form Syracuse University. Love and thanks to my Sam.



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Dustin Sutliff (Greed - Cleon) is excited to be working with The Fools & Kings Project again in Pericles. Dustin was just seen in The Fools & Kings Project's production of Much Ado About Nothing as Don Pedro. Recent professional credits also include Lou in the World Premiere of Crashing With Flamingos at the Towle Theatre, and A Few Good Men at Gallery Players. Some of his other favorite roles include Luther Billis in South Pacific, Usnavi in In the Heights, and Lawrence in Lawrence and Holloman. He would like to thank his mom and sister for being his biggest fans, as well as Eric Little for his constant belief in him. 



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Julie McNamara (Heresy - Lychorida) is thrilled to make her stage debut with Fools & Kings after coming on board as a production intern this spring. Past credits include: Blue Fairy in Pinocchio (Project Educational Theater), Madame Aubert in Titanic (College Light Opera Company), Stepsister in Cinderella (Identity Theater Company), and Ricki in Ceiling Art (TheAlphaNYC). Julie also attended the Apprentice program at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, where she appeared as Adrian in The Tempest. Originally from Boston, she holds a Bachelor's in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College. Thanks to Vanessa, Melissa, and everyone involved in bringing Pericles' story to life!


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Tucker Dally Johnston (Pride - Helicanus) is thrilled to be working with Fools & Kings again, his first show with them being Much Ado About Nothing as Verges. He has a BFA in theatre from CU Boulder and once played a sheep in a children's play written by David Mamet (all this is true). Tucker loves his Princess. 




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Christopher Whitehead (Sloth - Lysimachus) is very excited to make his Fools & Kings debut in Pericles. Chris is a recent grad of the Atlantic Acting School at NYU. His previous Shakespeare credits include Sebastian in Twelfth Night and Biondello in The Taming of the Shrew. Many thanks to his wife Amanda and family for their continued support!


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Rob Sniffin (Director) is excited to join Fools & Kings to direct their second show of the season. Rob is a founding member of Barefoot Shakespeare Company, where he has directed extensively, including Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, and Taming of the Shrew, as well as appearing in Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It. He has also directed the latter two for other companies. A graduate of Manhattanville College, he has worked with Shakespeare's text extensively as a director, actor, and teacher. As always, for Charlie and Andy.




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Cameron Clarke (Assistant Director) is thrilled to be working with The Fools & Kings Project on this wonderful, silly, epic production. As an actor, Cameron was previously seen with F&K in Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, and King John. Other New York credits include the infamous Trumpian Julius Caesar with Shakespeare in the Park; As You Like It and Much Ado with Barefoot Shakespeare; and Cat On a Hot Tin Roof with Parkside Players. Cameron is also a writer, magician, and clown. Thanks to Vanessa and Melissa, Rob, and the entire cast and crew. And, as always, to the ever-supportive Clarke clan.




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William Bednar (Composer) is a Brooklyn based actor, musician, and writer. He is thrilled to be working with The Fools & Kings Project for the first time as composer. More of his original music can be found by looking up his six-string slinging alter ego, The Balladeer.





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Arden Winant (Movement Director): is thrilled to be making her debut with Fools & Kings!  Select choreography credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream/Macbeth (in repertory; Barefoot Shakespeare Co. 2017), HairFor Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is EnufThe TempestAlice Unraveledbobrauschenbergamerica.  Artist in Residence at the Wirehead Collective, a female-led dance theatre group, and creator of Descendants Of the Chalice, a movement-based feminist history play that's returning to NYC in early 2018.  Training: Purchase College, SUNY.




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Conor Mullen (Co-Fight Director) is an actor, improvisor, fight choreographer, and teacher (not necessarily in that order). He is a proud member of Dispatch Combat Collective, an organization dedicated to insuring independent theatre in New York is full of safe people doing safe things that look dangerous. Dispatch is here to help with choreography, consultation, and classes for any company that needs us. Conor is also a proud member of As You Will, New York's premier Shakespearean Improv show, that happens at The People's Improv Theatre.





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Callan Suozzi-Rearic (Co-Fight Director) is an NYC based actor, fight director and she is one of the four co-founders of Dispatch Combat Collective along with Conor Mullen. Her recent fight choreography work includes Pigeonholed Theatre Company's Detroit, the Company of Fools' True West, and The Fools & Kings Project’s The Tempest. She has apprenticed under Doug Seldin, worked with Shakespeare & Company’s Jason Aspery, and studied with Neutral Chaos. Callan can also be seen in the Barrow Group Apprentice Company’s upcoming film series in August. 



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Morgana Marie Sommer (Stage Manager) is so happy to be the Stage Manager for The Fools & Kings Project’s production of Pericles. Morgan recently made her New York City theatre debut as Stage Manager for La Maupin in this summer’s Fresh Fruit Festival. This year, Morgan also worked as Dresser for Long Wharf Theatre’s premier of the original musical The Most Beautiful Room in New York. Previously Morgan completed a year-long apprenticeship with Sacramento’s Capital Stage. As an apprentice, Morgan acted as Assistant Stage Manager for Love & Information, and made her professional acting debut in The Behavior of Broadus. Morgan also worked as a Wardrobe Intern with California Musical Theatre’s Music Circus, and has spent many summers since as a volunteer dresser.


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