2013 PIT Cast Roster
Jeremy Beck Jeremy Beck (Viper/Chorus) OFF BROADWAY: The Cocktail Party (TACT), Bury The Dead (Transport Group), Betrayed (Lucille Lortell, Best New Play - Culture Prjoect), Girl Crazy (NY City Center Encores!), Hard Right (Players Theater), The President and Her Mistress (Abingdon). NEW YORK: The Second Tosca (45th Street Theatre), Pink (Summer Play Festival), Bang Big (NYC Fringe), Bartleby The Scrivener (IRT). REGIONAL: She Loves Me (IRNE, Best Musical), The Cherry Orchard, and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Huntington Theatre); Quartermaine’s Terms, A Flea In Her Ear and She Loves Me (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Quinnopolis vs. Hamlet (1812/Walnut Street); The Notebook of Trigorin and The Field (Keegan Theatre). LONDON/WEST END: Shakespeare's R&J. FILM/TV: Gods and Generals, L&O.
Brendan Boland Brendan Boland (Viper/Chorus or Iceman) Brendan is a New York City Teaching Artist for the Epic Theatre Ensemble & Urban Arts Partnership.  Boston credits include: Cowboy Mouth (The Greene Theater Center), Hurly Burly (Rare Works Theatre Core), Stones in His Pockets (Mercutio Theatre Ensemble Boston), The Distance From Here (Greene Theater).  Regional Credits: Equus (Virginia Beach Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, I Hate Hamlet, Macbeth (Recurring company member at The Hampton Roads Shakespeare Festival).  New York Film Credits include The Face Behind the Mask, Odessa, and Lunch?  Brendan holds an M.A. from NYU and a BFA from Emerson. 
Chris Bolan Chris Bolan (Slider/Cougar) BROADWAY/NATIONAL TOUR: Mamma Mia! (Sky) NEW YORK: Queen Margaret: A Tiger's Heart Wrapped in a Woman's Hide (Skirball Center for the Arts); The Tempest (The Public Theater); Dear Penthouse, U.S. Premiere, (Shubert Theater); REGIONAL THEATER: Macbeth (The Repertory Theater of St. Louis); Anthony and Cleopatra, The Taming of The Shrew (Bard on the Beach); She Loves Me (Arts Club Theater); My Game (Carousel Theater); Romeo and Juliet (Firehall Arts Center); NYU GRAD ACTING: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Three Sisters, Six Degrees of Separation, Picnic, The Constant Wife, Twelfth Night, The Clean House. FILM AND T.V: "Jake and The Kid" (CTV Television), "The Unprofessionals" (The Comedy Network)," Ice: Beyond Cool" (CBC Television); "Beyond Human Limits" (Discovery Channel)" Naked Frailties" (Showcase), "Winter Kill" (Independent Feature). MFA: NYU Graduate Acting Program.
Kevin Crouch Kevin Crouch (Jester/Merlin) Kevin is heading to Lake Tahoe Shakespeare to play Launce in Two Gentleman of Vernoa this summer. NEW YORK: Rabbit Hole, V-Mail, The Plough and the Stars, I Am A Camera, A Doll’s House, Smash, Moonchild, Richard II, A Winter's Tale (NYU) Hamlet (TrialXError) REGIONAL: The Seagull, Othello, An Ideal Husband, A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theatre Festival); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Idaho Shakespeare Festival); MFA: NYU Graduate Acting.
Nat McIntyre Rich Dreher (Jester/Merlin or Slider) Rich is very excited to be appearing in Jester's Dead with long time "twinned lamb" Daniel Hartley. Theatrical credits include She Stoops to Conquer (dir. Nicky Martin) and Twelfth Night (dir. Rebecca Taichman) at the McCarter theater of Princeton; world premiere of "After the Revolution" by Amy Herzog at Williamstown Theater Festival (dir. Tamara Fisch); Lysander in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey; many world premiere musical workshops written by the infamous team of Michael Kooman and Chris Dimond, and many other wonderful workshops and readings at ARSNova theater. Rich is also a founding member of "Exit Pursued by a Bear" theatrical collective, a small studio, and theater gym that fosters new work, obscure classics and a constantly growing environment of artists and collaborators who gather to perform, cook, eat and play on W. 45th Street. Productions with EPBB include Loveless in Amy Freed's "Restoration Comedy"; Odysseus in Sean Graney's, "These Seven Sicknesses"; Edmund in Shakespeare's "King Lear", as well as other workshops and Monday Salon readings. Rich was also on TV once. Thanks to Rhett, Dan and Tamara for taking a chance on a wildcard.
Laura Esposito Laura Esposito (Carol/Hollywood) OFF BROADWAY:  Dramatis Personae (The Playwright’s Realm)  REGIONAL:  Romeo and Juliet (The Acting Company/The Guthrie), Caviar on Credit (The Guthrie), Lulu, Passion Play (Yale Rep), The Tempest (Pasadena Shakespeare)  NEW YORK: Even Maybe Tammy (The Flea), Lines in Code (3 Legged Dog), Moloch and Other Demons (Here&The Brick)  FILM/TV:  "Better Luck Tomorrow" (MTV Films/Dir. Justin Lin)  MFA:  Yale School of Drama    
Dan Hartley Dan Hartley (Maverick) NEW YORK: Pantora's Box (NYMF), The Harmonious Pimps of Harmony's Last Show (Ars Nova) REGIONAL: Third (Geffen Playhouse), Six Degrees of Separation, A Flea in Her Ear, After the Revolution (Williamstown Theater Festival); This is Our Youth (Santa Monica Playhouse), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Telluride Shakespeare Festival).  FILM & TV: Permanent Midnight, “Law & Order: SVU,” “Las Vegas,” “Boston Public,” “Grounded for Life,”  “Close to Home,” “Walker, Texas Ranger” , Choose; Winner of 2007 a MTV Movie Award for the short, “United 300.” Performer at Improv Olympic West. For Clea: S.I.M.Y.F.S.
Rhett Henckel Rhett Henckel (Goose) OFF BROADWAY: Born With Teeth (R3), Macbeth, Othello (Epic Theatre Ensemble). NEW YORK: A Doll's House (Infinite Theatre), The Bear (Midtown Theatre Festival). REGIONAL: Dying City (Second Thought Theatre); Othello (Shakespeare on the Sound); Hamlet (Dallas Shakespeare Festival), Lady of Larkspur Lotion (Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival), Measure for Measure, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Restoration Comedy, Othello, Titus Andronicus (The Old Globe), Burn This, Speed-The-Plow, Pounding Nails in the Floor with my Forehead (Actors' Theatre of San Antonio), Towards Zero (Dorset Theatre Festival). Film/TV: “Boardwalk Empire,” The Last Day of August, “iChannel” (web series). BFA: Baylor University. MFA: The Old Globe.
Ed Hoopman Ed Hoopman (Stinger/Chorus) REGIONAL: A Civil War Christmas (Huntington Theatre Company); Animal Crackers as Groucho Marx, The Importance of Being Earnest (Lyric Stage Company of Boston); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Taming of the Shrew (Commonwealth Shakespeare); Hamlet, Macbeth, Mister Roberts, and Indulgences (New Rep Theatre); Assassins, After Ashley and A Clockwork Orange (Company One); and Shear Madness (Charles Playhouse). TV: "See Kate Run" (ABC), "Aftershock" (History Channel). Mr. Hoopman is also an accomplished voiceover actor whose work can be heard both locally and nationally. edhoopman.com
Kathleen McElfresh Kathleen Mcelfresh (Charlie/Wolfman) BROADWAY:  Present Laughter (U/S).  OFF BROADWAY:  Greek Holiday and The Frugal Repast (Abingdon Theatre), Bully To You (Walker Space), One Night With Rael (Ars Nova).  REGIONAL:  Boeing Boeing (Hartford Stage); Circle Mirror Transformation (The Studio Theatre); The 39 Steps (Weston Playhouse); Slight Hitch (New York Stage and Film workshop); The Women (The Old Globe);  Brendan (The Huntingdon Theatre Company);  Pride and Prejudice (Dallas Theatre Center); The Jammer (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Fringe First).  FILM:  Manfast; Company Retreat.  TELEVISION:  Law & Order: CI and SVU; Royal Pains.  Education:  BFA from Florida State University; MFA from Yale School of Drama (Williams Acting Award).
Mackenzie Meehan Mackenzie Meehan (Carol/Hollywood) BROADWAY: War Horse (Lincoln Center); OFF BROADWAY: Double Falsehood (CSC); John Kelly's, Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte (La Mama) The Sacrifices (SPF, The Public Theatre) NEW YORK: Point of Departure (Theatre for a New City); The Green Manifesto (NYC Fringe); You are Here, Queen of Spades, Two Dozen Red Roses; The Devil Passes; Candle-Light (TACT Salon) REGIONAL: Period of Adjustment (SF Playhouse); Circle Mirror Transformation (The Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes Nom); Out Of Orbit (Sundance Theatre Lab); Caviar on Credit (The Guthrie). FILM/TV: "White Collar"; "Mildred Pierce"; "Candlesticks"; BA: Cal State Long Beach, MFA: NYU. She is a proud member of The Actors Company Theatre.
Vayu O'Donnell Vayu O'Donnell (Iceman) NEW YORK: Desperate Writers (Union Sq. Theater), Tales From the Tunnel (Bleeker St. Theater),  Lyre – Cupid (Ontological, Short Form), The Picture of Dorian Gray – Lord Henry Wotton (Theater Row), Runway 69 (New Dramatists), Dance Dance Revolution – Moonbeam (Les Freres, Ohio Theater), Perfect Harmony – Lassiter (Theatre Row), Two Gentlemen of Verona – Proteus (Poor Tom Productions), On the Levee Epic Theater), Nobody Likes The Mormons – Joseph Smith (ARS Nova), The Hidden Sky – Mede (Prospect Theater Co.), Priest In A Pool (Slant/The Tank), and Famished (The Production Co.). REGIONAL: Edward II - Gaveston (Shakespeare Theater D.C.) Tamburlaine - Callapine (Shakespeare Theater D.C.); Midsummer Night Dream - Puck (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Of Mice and Men - Curly (Cleveland Playhouse/Buffalo Studio Arena), Sweet Bird of Youth – Bud (WTF - Williamstown Theatre Festival), Refuge (WTF), This Is A Play (WTF), Ovid's Metamorphosis (Northern Stage); and Tripple Take (Yale Rep).  FILM:  A Beautiful Mind Suzanne and SharifUSMC; upcoming Husband Hunters, and 80/20. Vayu received his BA at Yale University, and MFA at NYU Graduate Acting Program.  He would like to thank his family for their support.  Vayu is a member of AEA, SAG & AFTRA
Timothy John Smith Timothy John Smith (Jester/Merlin) Timothy is a Boston native and pumped to be back in Jester's Dead. He has been seen at Trinity Repertory Company, Huntington Theatre, North Shore Music Theater and other generous places that tolerate his presence. He stays sexy by competing with the Gracie Barra Back Bay Fight Team. He's a graduate of the Trinity Rep Conservatory and Saint Anselm College.


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