SENSE & SENSIBILITY

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CAST

  • LAURA BARANIK (Fanny Dashwood/Lucy Steele)

    For Bedlam: Sense & Sensibility, The Seagull.Regional: Othello, Henry V, 1 Henry VI (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); As You Like It, King Lear(Classical Theatre Company); Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (Cape Rep). Laura is an Associate Artist with Prague Shakespeare Company, where her credits include As You Like It and Hamlet(at Prague National Theatre); The Murder of Gonzago (at Prague Fringe); The Duchess of Malfi, Julius Caesar, King John, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and Romeo and Juliet. Film/TV: Solomon Kane, “Crossing Lines” (NBC). BFA: NYU/Tisch.

  • KELLEY CURRAN (Elinor Dashwood)

    Callaway Award winning, Drama League and Princess Grace Award nominated actress. Off-Broadway: The DingDong (The Pearl), ’Tis Pity…(Red Bull), Angels In America (Signature), The Atmosphere of Memory (LAByrinth), Henry V (New Victory), Knives & Spoons… (59E59), and work with The Drama League, Shakespeare Society and Public Theater. Regional: Bedlam, Shakespeare Theatre of DC, Shakespeare & Co, Guthrie, Portland Center Stage, and The Acting Co. Film: Dear Santa, Still On the Road. B.A., Fordham. www.kelleycurran.com

  • JESSICA FREY (Margaret Dashwood)

    Recent credits include: Clown Bar*BYUIOO, and Giant Killer Slugs with Pipeline Theatre Company; King Lear and All’s Well That Ends Well with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Powerhouse* with Sinking Ship Productions; Twelfth Night with Esperance Theater Co; The True Story of the Three Little Pigs* with Atlantic Theater Co; and TEN with Partial Comfort Productions. Film/TV: “The Characters” Netflix, “New Timers” Comedy Central. BFA: NYU/Atlantic Acting School. *(NY Times Critics’ Pick) www.jessicafrey.com

  • KATE HAMILL (Playwright/Marianne Dashwood)

    As actor: Sense & Sensibility, The Seagull(Bedlam); All That Fall, Help Jane… (Cherry Lane); Lisa D’Amour’s Three Mutants (State Theatre); Good Person of Szechwan (Schapiro Theatre); When the Levee Broke (New School/Workshop Theater); Internet Famous (Youngblood/EST); The Party (Columbia Stages); Separation Rapid(Chenango River Theatre). BFA Acting, Ithaca College. As playwright: select plays include Em(Red Bull New Play Finalist), Little FellowIn the Mines (a folk musical; current Sundance Theatre Lab Semi-Finalist), and recent adaptations of Vanity Fair (HVSF2) and Pride & Prejudice. Currently adapting Little Women, recently produced at Dallas Theater Center; upcoming at Folger Theatre. Published by DPS. Special thanks to Beth Blickers, Jamie Lewis, and Davis McCallum. www.katehamill.com

  • CARMAN LACIVITA (Colonel Brandon)

    Bedlam debut! Broadway: Valvert in Cyrano de Bergerac (with Kevin Kline). NY: The Public, TFANA, The Pearl, and Henry VI in Rose Rage; Henry VI Pts. 1, 2, 3 (Bayfield, Jeff Award, Drama League nom., dir. Edward Hall). Regional: George Is Dead (dir. Elaine May), Caliban in The Tempest (Bermuda), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (dir. Mark Lamos, Chicago Shakespeare), Long Wharf, George St. Playhouse, ATC. M.F.A., MGSA Rutgers. Artistic Associate, Amphibian Stage Productions. www.CarmanLacivita.com

  • NICOLE LEWIS (Mrs. Jennings)

    Broadway: Hair, Rent, Lennon. Off- Broadway: Macbeth, Measure for Measure (The Public Theater); Murder Ballad, Boy Gets Girl (MTC). Regional: Disgraced (ATC); Good People (Geva); Nobody Loves You (Old Globe); Race (Philadelphia Theatre Co.); All My Sons (Intiman); The Tempest (Williamstown); The Threepenny Opera, Tartuffe (A.C.T.). TV/film: “The Comedian,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Blue Bloods,” “Odd Mom Out,” “A Gifted Man,” “As the World Turns.” B.A., Yale University; M.F.A., A.C.T. (SF). Actors Center Workshop Company Member. Thanks Eric, Bedlam, Lava. www.NicoleLewis.nyc

  • JASON O’CONNELL (Edward Ferrars/Robert Ferrars)

    Off-Broadway: Puck and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pearl Theatre Company; co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); The Seagull, Sense & Sensibility, Hamlet, Saint Joan (Bedlam); Penny Pennyworth (Emerging Artists – TADA); Jason’s own one-man show, The Dork Knight (Joe’s Pub, Bedlam/Access Theater); Don Juan in Hell (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble; 2014 NYIT Award – Outstanding Lead Actor, one of The Wall Street Journal’s “Best Performances of 2013”). Regional: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, American Players Theatre, Great Lakes Theater, Florida Studio Theatre, Arkansas Rep. TV: “Law & Order: SVU” and “Criminal Intent.” www.jason-oconnell.com

  • FLOR DE LIZ PEREZ (Understudy)

    he Public: Comedy of Errors, Pericles. International: The Motherf**ker with the Hat (National Theatre, London). Off-Broadway: In the Time of the Butterflies. Regional: The House that will not Stand, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, In the Continuum, Pride and Prejudice, Nicholas Nickleby. Film: The House That Jack Built. TV: “The Good Wife.”

  • VIOLETA PICAYO (Understudy)

    For Bedlam: New York Animals, Twelfth Night, What You Will, Sense & Sensibility, The Seagull. New York: RadioBABEL (SITI Lab), This Is How I Don’t Know How to Dance (SITI Company), The Taming of the Shrew (Tale Told), Las Meninas (New Brooklyn Theatre), The Wedding Party (Columbia Stages). International: American Blues, The Importance of Being Earnest (Edinburgh Fringe), Thyestes (OYL). Training: SITI Conservatory, Vassar College, LECE Argentina, National Theater Institute.

  • BENJAMIN RUSSELL (Understudy)

    Recent credits include The Awful Truth and The Fifth Womanat the Metropolitan Playhouse, The Groundling at the Axis Theater and Liz Swados’ production of Guns!. Benjamin trained at Jayd McCarty’s Studio, New York and at The British American Drama Academy in London. BA in Theatre from Columbia University. www.benjaminlrussell.com

  • JOHN RUSSELL (John Willoughby/John Dashwood)

    For Bedlam: Sense & Sensibility, The Seagull. John most recently appeared as Tom in Hunter Gatherers at the Duo Theatre, also directed by Eric Tucker. Other NY: Metropolitan Playhouse, Theater for the New City. Regional: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, The Theater at Monmouth, Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Cutting Ball Theater. TV: “Hostages,” “Celebrity Ghost Stories.” B.A. in Theatre and Literature, Reed College. www.johnrussellactor.com

  • DAVID SHAW (Understudy)

    Recent credits include Dementia Americana and The Tempest. His solo show, Some of the Side Effects (Dir. Emily Lyon), won “Best Premiere” at United Solofest (NYC) and was then performed at Yale (CMHC) and 13th Street Repertory. David received his BFA from Emerson College, where he also studied poetry and playwriting. His clown work with Michael Toomey remains an important part of his craft. www.david-shaw.nyc

  • SAMANTHA STEINMETZ (Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele)

    For Bedlam: Sense & Sensibility, The Seagull, Hamlet, Saint Joan, and the workshop of Bedlam’s most recent production, New York Animals. New York/International: La MaMa, Abingdon Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe. TV: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Stalked.” Training: Pace University and Circle in the Square. www.samanthasteinmetz.com

  • STEPHAN WOLFERT (Sir John Middleton)

    Actor/Writer/Director; AEA/SAG member; U.S. Army ’86-’93 – Medic and Infantry Officer. Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Stephan received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, RI. On Broadway, Stephan created and directed the military segments for Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Tony Award-winning Movin’ Out. He is the Director of Training and Veteran Outreach for Bedlam and was recently seen in Bedlam’s Hamlet, Saint Joan, The Seagull, Sense & Sensibility, and his one-man show Will & War, part one: Cry Havoc.