Twelfth Night (drunk)
Aug 31-Sep 3 at 7:30
PWYC Preview Wed, Aug 30 at 8
at the Tenth Street Theatre
628 N 10th st, Milwaukee WI 53233
Wednesday- Grace as Feste and Zach as Sea Captain, et al
Thursday- Joel as Antonio and Maddie as Maria
Friday-Brittany C as Viola and Keegan as Sebastion
Saturday- Brittany B as Sir Toby and Adam as Malvolio
Sunday- Alex as Orsino and Brendon as Sir Andrew Aguecheek
DIRECTOR - Dylan Sladky
Dylan could not be more thrilled to serve as Director for this Bard & Bourbon production. A native of Portland, OR, Dylan graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA in 2009 and served as a Directing intern at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater for the 09/10 season. After five years hopping around the country, Dylan moved back to Milwaukee two years ago to begin work as the Artistic Administrator for the Milwaukee Rep. Since moving back he has directed for Cooperative Performance Milwaukee, Village Playhouse, and for two seasons as part of the annual Rep Lab short play festival. Favorite directing credits include: Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl , This Property is Condemned by Tennessee Williams, and Angels in America: Perestroika by Tony Kushner. Much love and many thanks to his Rep family, Bobby, Tony, and every dog he has ever met.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Danielle Levings
Danielle Levings is thrilled to be working on the creative team for Twelfth Night! A Milwaukee native, she spent most of the past 7 years out-of-state getting her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Iowa State University and her Master of Arts in Theatre at Kansas State University. As a director, Danielle loves to work with live underscoring, fabrics, and unconventional materials to enhance the world of the play. She implemented these techniques at Iowa State, directing Turn of the Screw and Sunday Go to Meetin’. For her graduate thesis at Kansas State, Danielle directed Dutchman by Amiri Baraka. Recent involvement with Bard & Bourbon includes performing as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and C-3P0 in May the Verse be with You. She would like to thank Dylan and Katie for so warmly welcoming her onto the team. Danielle hopes you enjoy all of the facets of love this play explores!
Robert Sharon (Costume Designer) Robert is thrilled to be part of his first production with Bard and Bourbon! He started his love for costume construction, design, and wardrobe at the University of Wisconsin- Parkside, in Kenosha, WI. From there, he worked for five years as wardrobe supervisor and costume shop manager at Fireside Dinner Theatre (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Annie Get Your Gun, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5, and dozens more). Fireside is also where he started designing- bringing to the stage shows like Run for Your Wife, Sizzlin 60’s, Sensational 70’s, Ring in the New 2012-2015, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and others. He then spent two seasons working as wardrobe supervisor for both Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised], Train Driver, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, Jeeves Takes a Bow) and Florentine Opera Company (Die Fledermaus, Elmer Gantry, Madama Butterfly, Three Decembers). This most recent season saw Bobby accepting a position as wardrobe supervisor at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, which allows him the freedom to freelance design for fun and unique projects such as this one.
Brittany Boeche - Sir Toby Belch
Brittany is very excited to be working with the fine folks of Bard and Bourbon. After graduating from UW-Parkside in 2014, she has performed with the Alchemist Theater, Sketch 22, and as a guest artist with the Milwaukee Youth Theater. Recently, she stage managed "Circle Mirror Transformation" with All In Productions. Currently, Brittany does a little bit of everything with Kohl's Wild Theater at the Milwaukee County Zoo, from administration and coordination to stage management and the occasional performance. She is also a free-lance dog whisperer and pet-sitter. Big thanks to Aric and Daniel.
Brittany Curran - Viola
Brittany Curran holds a BFA degree in Acting and a minor in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a company member at Kohl’s Wild Theater and works as a director, instructor, and Educational Outreach Coordinator with Milwaukee Youth Theatre. Brittany is thrilled to back for her fourth show with Bard and Bourbon, being last seen as Puck in MIDSUMMER. Brittany has worked with several other local theatre companies including Theater RED, Pink Banana, Renaissance Theaterworks, The World’s Stage, Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices, First Stage, Milwaukee Rep, Optimist Theatre, and Milwaukee Entertainment Group. Brittany would like to thank Katie for all her hard work and dedication to this insanely amazing theater company, Dylan for giving her the opportunity to play this role, and her parents for their unfaltering love and support. Come to the Broadway Theatre Center next weekend to see Brittany perform in Renaissance Theaterworks’ Br!nk Br!efs.
Adam Czaplewski - Malvolio
Adam Czaplewski: Adam is ecstatic to be in his first production with Bard and Bourbon! He is no stranger to Shakespeare, having appeared in MacBeth as Witch 1 and in A Midsummer Night's Dream as Puck, both with the Concordia Players. He is enthusiastic to step out of the realm of the supernatural and tackle the very human character of Malvolio. Adam has had several roles in various productions in the Milwaukee area and also recently served as director for Murder on the Nile with Musical Masquers, Inc. in West Bend. He'd like to thank everyone involved in the production for all their hard work and the numerous laughs. He encourages everyone to break out their yellow, cross-gartered stockings every now and again for a night of good fun and revelry!
Zachary Dean - Sea Captain, et. al
Zachary Dean is ecstatic to be joining Bard & Bourbon this season!!!! Mr. Dean has had the pleasure to work with companies such as: Boulevard Theatre, Windfall Theatre, Sunset Playhouse (Bug in the Rug Theatre), Music Theatre of Madison, Off the Wall Theatre, and more! Prior to TWELFTH NIGHT, Zachary was fortunate to be a part of the Wisconsin Premiere of CORALINE THE MUSICAL with Bad Example Productions in addition to the concert performance of A CHORUS LINE with Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Theatre RED. Some of Zachary’s favorite roles include: Unlce Fester (THE ADDAMS FAMILY), Moonface Martin (ANYTHING GOES), William Barfee (25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE), Pseudolus (A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM), and many more. Zachary thanks Bard & Bourbon for this wonderful opportunity to dive into some Shakespeare and hopes you all enjoy the performance. BFA – UW Milwaukee. Check for updates on future projects at zacharydean.com
Grace DeWolff - Feste/Fabian
This is Grace's fourth performance with Bard & Bourbon (hurray!!). If you're a long time B&B fan, you might have seen her as Laertes, Juliet, or Titania. Outside of performing, Grace is a freelance teaching artist - please don't tell her students she gets drunk and does Shakespeare. Thanks wonderful cast, thanks Chris and Jane, and many many heartfelt thanks to Katie Merriman for all the support.
Brandon Herr - Sir Andrew
Brandon Herr is excited to be returning to the stage as Sir Andrew. When not being a goofy, bourbon filled character on stage, Brandon is the Manager of Events for the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and he helps couples coordinate their weddings. He lives with his wonderful fiancé, JD, his beautiful best friend, Melissa, and her dog, Rootie (aka - Root Beer). Thanks to his parents and his family who have always supported him in his wild and crazy endeavors.
Ashley S. Jordan - Olivia
Ashley is grateful to be making her debut with Bard and Bourbon Theatre. Ashley has enjoyed being playing Beneatha from A Raisin in the Sun, Eurydice as Eurydice among other roles. Also seen in Ella Enchanted with First Stage Children's Theatre as the Bird/Ensemble. She is humbled to be working with such a phenomenal cast and thanks her mentors, family, and Aunti B & N for supporting her career. Psalm 23. Blessings & Enjoy!
Joel Kopischke - Antonio
Bio coming soon
Alexandra Pakalski - Orsino
Bio coming soon
Keegan Siebken - Sebastian
Keegan Siebken is delighted to be joining Bard and Bourbon for the first time. Previous Milwaukee credits include "Paul" in Carnival! with In Tandem Theatre Company, "Ensemble" in La Cage Aux Folles with Skylight Music Theatre, "Thomas Bravo" in Reciting Emily Dickinson with Cooperative Performance Milwaukee, and "The Narrator" in the Miriam staged reading with the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Chicago credits include "Delio" in The Duchess of Malfi at Trap Door Theatre, "Brian Pollitt" in This House Believes at Oracle Theatre, and understudying "Lee, Stanley, and Sidney" in The American Clock at Redtwist Theatre. Keegan would like to thank his wife, Kyla, for always embracing his flamboyant side.
Madeline Wakley - Maria
Madeline Wakley is thrilled to be back working with the wonderful gang at B&B, where she previously performed in Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing. Recent credits include: The Wayward Women (Theater RED), Speech & Debate (Forge Theater), Richard III (Voices Found Rep), and Bonny Anne Bonny (Theater RED). She has also worked in Milwaukee with First Stage Children’s Theater, Splinter Group, and Luminous Theatre. She graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and received a diploma in classical performance from the London Academy of Music & Art.