Penny Metropulos is a longtime director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 20 seasons, her directing credits include Henry IV, part 1; The Philanderer; Lorca in a Green Dress; Antony and Cleopatra; As You Like It; The Tempest; The Night of the Iguana; The Good Person of Szechuan; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Death of a Salesman; and The Merry Wives of Windsor. She also served as Associate Artistic Director for OSF for 12 seasons. Also for OSF, she co-adapted and directed William Saroyan’s Tracy’s Tiger; a musical adaptation of Comedy of Errors; The Three Musketeers and Great Expectations. Other regional directing credits include Arena Stage, Guthrie Theater, Westport Playhouse, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Berkeley Rep, Portland Center Stage, Denver Center Theatre Company, The Acting Company, Syracuse Stage, and California Shakespeare Theatre.
The Excavation of Mary Anning by Ian August
Underwritten by Suzanne Christensen
10/17 @ 7:30 pm | 10/20 @ 1:30 pm | Purchase tickets
Kyle Haden, now in his fourth season as our artistic director, has directed readings of I Can Go, Hazardous Materials, and The Luckiest People for ANPF, as well as performing in readings of Go. Please. Go., Edward III, and Now This. He has directed various productions across the country, including A Brief History of America (Hangar Theatre Company), Hamlet (Island Shakespeare Festival) and The Monologue Project (Pittsburgh/NYC). Kyle was recently named a 2018 Drama League Directing Fellow. As an actor, he has performed at regional theaters nationwide, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (three seasons), Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Arizona Theater Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Quantum Theatre, and Cleveland Play House, as well as various theaters in New York and Chicago. Kyle is an Assistant Professor of Acting at Carnegie Mellon University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. BA: Wake Forest University, MFA: Columbia University.
Primary User by Nate Eppler
Underwritten by Carol Putnam and Lance Haddon
10/18 @ 7:30 pm | 10/21 @ 3:00 pm | Purchase tickets
Terri McMahon holds a BFA from the University of Southern California. Recent directing credits include Othello (Island Shakespeare Company); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival); Macbeth (Arabian Shakespeare Festival); and Love’s Labor’s Lost (ATP University of Utah). A veteran actor of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, her 23 seasons at OSF included 19 Shakespeare productions in a wide range of roles. Terri has directed and adapted OSF School Visit Program touring performances; acted and directed multiple times in OSF’s Black Swan Lab for new play development; and directed OSF’s Daedalus Project AIDS Benefit multiple times. Favorite projects include “Sweetly Writ” at the Hult Center in Eugene, Oregon, a collaboration between OSF and the University of Oregon to celebrate their Shakespeare First Folio Exhibition; and a collaboration Terri devised and directed for Eugene Symphony’s 50-piece orchestra and three actors, combining Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet and Prokofiev’s music of the same name. Terri recently completed the Lincoln Center Theater Directing Lab.
Cold Spring by Victor Lesniewski
Underwritten by Peggy Moore and Betsy Bradshaw
10/18 @ 1:30 pm | 10/19 @ 7:30 pm | Purchase tickets
Ricardo Gutierrez is the Executive Artistic Director of Teatro Vista in Chicago, where he recently directed the world premieres of The Madres and The Wolf at the End of the Block and is scheduled to direct the world premiere of The Abuelas in early 2019. Gutierrez has served as the artistic director of Nosotros in Los Angeles and The Canterbury Theatre in Indiana. He is the co-founder of the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists Chicago (ALTAchicago), a service organization dedicated to promoting and fostering Latinx theater artists in Chicago. As an actor, Gutierrez most recently appeared in Ah, Wilderness! and Destiny of Desire at The Goodman Theatre. Other acting credits include In the Heights at The Paramount and the world premieres of Song for The Disappeared and Fish Men at The Goodman. He has appeared on stage at South Coast Rep, Actors Theatre in Louisville, The Denver Center Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens and Lookingglass Theatre. Recent television credits include Chicago PD; Sirens; and Boss.
The Abuelas by Stephanie Alison Walker
Underwritten by Jane and Bill Bardin
10/19 @ 1:30 pm | 10/20 @ 7:30 pm | Purchase tickets