Measure For Measure Cast
Rachel Jane Conn – Isabella
Born and raised in London, England, and trained at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, where she received an award for excellence in field upon graduating. She moved to New York aged 18 to study at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and now holds an Artists Visa. Since leaving school she has been working in theatre and indie film, most recently playing the female lead opposite James Duval (Donnie Darko, Independence Day) in thriller “Stockholm”. Rachel also fitness models, and is a serious yoga bunny! She is so grateful for her wonderful family, who have been an incredible support.
Arden Winant – Francesca
A 2014 graduate from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Purchase College, SUNY. Selected Regional/Conservatory Credits: Eurydice (dir. Rachel Dickstein), Cowboy Mouth, 4.48 Psychosis, Anon(ymous) , The House of Bernarda Alba, Coming to America, No Exit, bobrauschenbergamerica, Street Theatre. Film/TV: Admission, Can A Song Save Your Life?, Song One, Disconnect, Innocence, Twelve, Adventureland, Bee Season, A View From the Top, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Gossip Girl”, “Girls”, “The Carrie Diaries”, “Made in Jersey”, “Blue Bloods”, “NYC 2-2”, “Nurse Jackie”. Member of SAG/AFTRA. For Mom, Dad and Jayce, with love.
Anna Phyllis Smith – Mistress Overdone
She went to Adelphi University to receive a BFA in Theatre and a minor in music. Since graduating she has appeared in many shows around NYC as an actress and a musician. She currently plays violin with the band Worthy Fools and has recently acted in “Little Love Stories” with Rapidfire Bootleg, “President Horn” at the Dicapo Opera theatre, “Much Ado About Nothing” at Carolinian Shakespeare Festival, “As You Like It” at the New York Shakespeare Festival, “The Comedy of Errors” with What Dreams May Co. and “Henry V” with Manhattan Shakespeare Project. Her musical venue credits include SPiN, Bowery Electric, The Triad, and many more.
Adam Zivkovic – Lucio
He is from NYC and graduated from Princeton University. He has studied acting at Princeton, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, American Globe Theater and Stella Adler Studio, and danced with diSiac dance company, De Funes Dance, Ensemble Dance and Ballet Lou. Off-Broadway: 8 Million Protagonists (Dancer/Ensemble) Off-off: HALF (King/Decorator/Valet) at 2013 NYC Fringe Festival, A Doll’s House (Helmer), Twelfth Night (Orsino), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Page), Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt), Antigone (Creon), Agamemnon (Agamemnon), The Libation Bearers (Orestes), The Eumenides (Orestes), Cosi (Lewis), The Letter (Crosbie), Inklings (Dancer/Choreographer), Donkey Skin (Dancer), City Lights (Ryder). Regional: Into the Woods (Choreographer), Barefoot in the Park (Velasco), A Doll’s House (Krogstad) TV: Solo (pilot) Film: Life of An Actress, Fidelio. www.adamzivkovic.com
Jack Plowe – Provost
He is a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and is excited to be in his second show with Mercury Glass. Previously, he was Capulet in the company’s production of Romeo and Juliet. He has studied Shakespeare both here in the states and during his year abroad in London at the British American Drama Academy, and loved every minute of it. He is very excited to being doing more of the Bard’s work, and hopes to continue doing so.
Natalie Kropf – Mariana
She is a young actress working and living in New York City. In 2011 she graduated from Cornell College with a degree in Acting.
Past New York credits include: Titus Andronicus (Wyrd Theatre); Dead in the Water (That Toy Pony); The Gumshoe at War (Columbia Stages); 2nd Nature (That Toy Pony); [Desire!] A Varsouviana (Less Than Rent);The Three Sisters (Onomatopoeia Theatre Co.); As You Like It (Inwood Shakespeare Fest.); East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Looking Glass Theatre); Frankenstein (Theater in Asylum); Voices in Conflict (The Public Theatre, The Vineyard Theatre, The Culture Project).
Some other professional credits: Atlas of Mud (Working Group Theatre); The Diary of Anne Frank (Riverside Theatre); The Long Christmas Ride Home (Riverside Theatre).
To learn more, feel free to visit her website at: kropfnatalie.wix.com/nataliekropf.
Wahima Lino – Escalus
She is very excited to be back on stage after a 7 year hiatus (due to LIFE). Starting theatre in High School, she attended California State University Polytechnic, Pomona (Cal Poly, Pomona) where she studied Theatre. In NYC she has taken classes and workshops with The Shakespeare Forum. She has been Dogberry is Much Ado About Nothing, Feste in Twelfth Night, and Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona amongst other Shakespeare Plays. She is very excited to join The Mercury Glass Theatre in this production of Measure For Measure. After a long time away it’s very refreshing and humbling to return to Will Shakes and his amazing writing.
Samantha Bergman – Juliet
She is a native of Pittsburgh and proud to be making her New York City theater debut as a member of the Mercury Glass Theatre Company. After receiving her B.A. in both Theater and Dance from Oberlin College, she decided to move to the city to actively pursue a career in the arts. She most recently was seen onstage as Margot in The Diary of Anne Frank, which was presented as a part of the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival’s 2013 season. Samantha would like to extend a special thank you to Laura Cornwall and Philip Waller for their constant love and support.
Elliott Brichford – Friar
He is a graduate of Denison University and is pleased to be performing with such a wonderful cast. He most recently appeared as Mercutio in the Mercury Glass’s production of Romeo and Juliet. His favorite Shakespearean roles to date include Malcolm in Macbeth, Ariel in The Tempest, and Roderigo in Othello. He is currently teaching English to international students at the Manhattan campus of Zoni Language Centers.
Robert Christopher Spence – Duke Vincention
He is a British actor, born and raised in the rural countryside of Hampshire, England. He studied in London at St Mary’s College University and after a run on the London stage with The Haymarket Youth Theatre, moved to New York City in 2007. Robert has since trained under the likes of Austin Pendleon, Laura Esterman, Amanda Quaid, Mark Blum, Tara Boragine, Lee Brooks, Mimi Lieber and Heidi Marshall to name only a few. New York theatre credits include: Three Sisters, The HB Playwrights Foundation; A Reflection of a Heart, Theatre Row; Closer, The Flamboyan Theatre; F***ing Vigwan, The Cherry Lane. Film credits: Enso, dir. Arthur Hsing (Merit Award 2009 Accolade Competition); Yoko & Gary, dir. Kate Barker-Froyland (Song One, Sundance 2014); Untitled Documentary, dir. Andrew Jarecki (Capturing The Friedmans, Oscar nominee). Robert has starred in over a dozen commercials. Much gratitude to Phil, Laura and cast. Mum and dad there are no words. Corey, what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine but this play is for you. www.robertcspence.com
Kasidy Devlin – Claudio
He was last seen in Mercury Glass’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. This year, Kasidy finished a North American tour of Monty Python’s SPAMalot, playing Sir Robin for the show’s final 355 performances. He performed ‘As You Like It’ in Stratford-upon-Avon, ventured into drag for a sold out run of the new comedy ‘Parker and Dizzy’ at Theatre for the New City, and just finished Saturninus in a vaudeville ‘Titus Andronicus’. Kasidy is currently slated to play Mordred in the new Broadway Tour of ‘Camelot’. His training reflects a broad diversity of styles and approaches: commedia dell arte in Italy; Shakespeare with Patsy Rodenburg; Ensemble-based theatre at the Dell Arte’ International School of Physical Theatre. When not performing, Kasidy raises his two children (terriers).
Kevin M. Little – Abhorson
Graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts w/ a BFA in Acting; studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London; previous Shakespearean credits include Lucio (“Measure For Measure”, RADA), Benedick (“Much Ado About Nothing”, Edison Valley Playhouse), Sir Andrew Aguecheek (“Twelfth Night”, Brown Box Theatre Project), and Macbeth (“Macbeth”, Cloisters Medieval Festival)
Jeff Hathcoat – Pompey
Here in his 2nd Mercury Glass production and third with Director Philip Waller, Jeff is a graduate of the Boston University School of Theatre and currently resides in Astoria, NY. Very excited to be working with some familiar faces and could not be happier welcoming a new group of talented actors to the company! Credits: Romeo & Juliet (Mercury Glass), Peggy Pregnant Skates (Dream Up Festival), Merry Wives of Windsor (Baited Bear Players), The Valley of Fear (Williamstown Theatre Festival). jeffhathcoat.com.
Cameron DelGrosso – Angelo
Hails from Baltimore, MD where he attended Baltimore School for the Arts. Moving to NY, he studied at SUNY Purchase’s Acting Conservatory for two years before choosing to continue his education traveling.. Returning from those travels one year ago, he has been blessed to have spent much time in the Bard’s presence having the chance to play Hamlet, Iago, Edmund the Bastard (from King Lear), and now Angelo… He’s honored for the opportunity to share this experience with this company, and with you. Thank you.