Dash's partner was killed and he's supposed to do something about it. Except vengeance is only the beginning as he finds himself in the crosshairs of the most powerful crime boss in sunny San Diego, Claude, as she tries to keep her underworld from imploding. Can this detective find his way out of the labyrinth of dames and double crosses or is his tragedy inevitable?
Enter one of Shakespeare's most famous worlds where everyone's probably rotten and one thing's for sure: No one survives unscarred, if they survive at all. It's the Bard's greatest detective story reimagined with the inspiration of classic film noir. This is...HAMLET: DEAD FOR A DUCAT.
Six Part Productions is proud to present a weekend workshop of HAMLET: DEAD FOR A DUCAT at The Bridge @ Shetler Studios in NYC, April 28 through May 1. Written by Matthew Klein, directed by Kelly M. Johnston, starring Josh Evans and Elizabeth M. Kelly*.
WHERE: The Bridge @ Shetler Studios
WHEN: 244 W 54TH St., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10019
WHEN: Thursday, April 28th: 7:30pm
Friday, April 29th: 7:30pm
Saturday, April 30th: 7:30pm
Sunday, May 1st: 2:00pm
Josh Evans (Dash and others) Theatre: Remission (Columbia University, Playwriting MFA Thesis Project); Post Concussive Syndrome (Abingdon Theatre); Rubber Ducks and Sunsets (Ground-UP Productions); Outpost (Gallery Players); Journeymen (Manhattan Repertory Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest (Ground-UP Productions, The Summit Playhouse); The Dumb Waiter (Under St. Marks); Ted's Head (Charles Evered); Below the Belt (Dennis Bush). Film: Killing the Dog (Six Part Productions); Annabelle (Hideout Hill, Cannes Film Festival - Official Selection). Television: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix), "Blacklist" (NBC); "Show Me a Hero" (HBO, David Simon and Paul Haggis). Graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and The Conservatory at The Michael Howard Studios. Company Member - Ground-UP Productions. Founding Member - Six Part Productions. He would like to thank his parents and wife; the work is dedicated to them. joshlevans.com
*Elizabeth M. Kelly (Dash and others) is thrilled to be a part of this once in a lifetime workshop! Some of her past credits include: Cat on a Hot Tin Room (Perseverance Theatre, Alaska), Stick Fly (Mo'olelo Theater, San Diego), The Quick-Change Room (York Shakespeare Company, NYC), Hamlet (The Atlantic Theater's 2nd Stage, NYC), Romeo & Juliet and Amadeus (Bretton Hall, UK), as well as working in film and television. For more please visit www.elizabethmkelly.com. Elizabeth is appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity.
Matthew Klein (Playwright) Matthew is a New York based playwright and producer. His work has been featured at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, and upcoming at The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios. He was the recipient of the Lipkin Award for Playwriting at Sarah Lawrence College where he received his MFA. He spent two years as the Artistic Associate at The New Group under Scott Elliott and Ian Morgan where he worked in the Artistic, Literary, and Education departments. Company Member and Producer - Six Part Productions since 2014. Matthew's short filmBetween I & You was selected by the Take Two Film Festival and NewFilmmakers NY. Matthew would like to dedicate this workshop to Lauren, who deals with the voices in his head and on the page; and to his family for their dedication to him.
Kelly Johnston (Director) is delighted to be a co-creator of Hamlet:Dead for a Ducat. His other work stretches from coast to coast at such venues as the Alley Theatre, GeVa Theatre, the West Coast Ensemble, and the Virginia Arts Festival. He is the newest member of Six Part Productions, the former Artistic Director of the Arizona Shakespeare Festival, a co-Artistic Director of Rogue and Peasant Players, and a member of the SDC. He's the proud parent of two daughters and two cats and is married to the coolest gal in the world. He dedicates this show to his family, who doesn't really understand what he does, but is proud of him anyway. Kelly is extraordinarily fond of pie.
Margo Bea Murphy-Gross (Stage Manager) – Recent graduate from Wagner College. Stage Manager for My Solders, Assistant Stage Manager for Putting It Together, Assistant Master Electrician for Little Shop of Horrors, Assistant Lighting Designer for Romeo and Juliet, Assistant Stage Manager for The One Acts, Spot light operation for Jesus Christ Super Star, Stage Hand for My Fair Lady at Wagner College. Before coming to Wagner, Margo worked as a lighting designer and technical director for Hanover High School. As well as a lighting designer for Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp. And worked various tech theatre jobs and internships for Dartmouth College, North Country Community Theater, and Northern Stage.
Susannah Baron (Lighting Consultant): Recent credits include – Off-Broadway: The Black Book (IJB Productions), You, Me, and That Guy (The Araca Project 2014). Regional: Business of Murder, Lost in Yonkers (Winnipesaukee Playhouse). Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014: To Chekov With Love, All Through the Night. NYC: Orpheus Descending (Beth Bartley/ Irene Glezos Productions), Birds of Paradise (NY Fringe Festival), R+J, Henry V (Rogue & Peasant Players), The Assistant (Six Part Productions). Currently works Off-Broadway as a member of the lighting crew at Sleep No More NYC/The McKittrick Hotel. Education: Syracuse University, BFA Theatre Design/Technology. Website: www.susannahbaron.com
Sarah Beck (Costume Design): Sarah is very excited to be involved in another show helmed by Kelly Johnston after working as the Assistant Costume Designer for Rogue and Peasant Players' Henry V. She is currently working towards a degree in costume design at Purchase College. In addition to her recent work on Henry V, she has design credits at Sarah Lawrence College and at multiple theater companies in her hometown of Baton Rogue, Louisiana.
Ian Wehrle (Sound Design) is an active composer and collaborator for various music direction and sound design for theater. Recent credits include: "A Room Of My Own", "A Dream of Red Pavilions", Gilgamesh - A Musical Epic, and regular work with Abingdon Theatre Co., Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, New York Film Academy, Sarah Lawrence College, Mill Mountain Theatre and CUNY. He is credited
at the Food Network, MTV, and PBS. He can be reached at email@example.com