Creative Team


Written by Carlo Goldoni    
Adapted by Constance Congdon
Translated by Christina Sibul
Further Adapted by Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp
Featuring Steven Epp
Directed by Christopher Bayes  

The Company of nine includes: Liam Craig*, Aidan Eastwood, Steven Epp*,  Allen Gilmore*, Andy Grotelueschen*, Eugene Ma*, Orlando Pabotoy*, Sam Urdang, Adina Verson*, Liz Wisan*, and Emily Young*.

Set Designer: Katherine Akiko Day; Costume Designer: Valérie Thérèse Bart; Lighting Designer: Chuan-Chi Chan; Sound Designers: Charles Coes and Nathan A. Roberts; Original Music: Christopher Curtis and Aaron Halva; Hair and Make-up Designer: Dave Bova; Properties Supervisor: Eric Reynolds; Fight Director: Rick Sordelet; Casting Director: Deborah Brown; Assistant Director: Gabriel Levey;

Assistant Stage Manager: Blake Kile*

Production Stage Manager: Sonja Thorson*

*Actors and Stage Managers appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association.

CHRISTOPHER BAYES (Director) began his theater career with the Tony Award winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune where he worked for five years as an actor, director, composer, designer and artistic associate. In 1989 he joined the acting company of the Guthrie Theater where he appeared in over twenty productions, including his one-man show This Ridiculous Dreaming based on Heinrich Boll’s novel The Clown.He has directed at the Juilliard School, New York University’s Graduate Acting Program, HERE, Dixon Place, The Flea, the New York International Clown Festival, The Public Theater, Yale Rep, Shakespeare Theater, Guthrie Theater, Arts-Emerson, Seattle Rep, Intiman Theater, Berkeley Rep, Court Theater, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and Trinity Repertory Theater. He was part of the creative team for the Broadway and National Touring productions of THE 39 STEPS for which he created Movement/Choreography and served as Movement Director. He also created the Movement/Choreography for John Guare’s Three Kinds of Exile at The Atlantic Theater. He is a 1999/2000 Fox Fellow. He has taught workshops internationally at The Beijing Center, Cirque Du Soliel, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Big Apple Circus. He has served on the faculty of the Juilliard School, Actor’s Center (founding faculty & Master Teacher of physical comedy/clown), the Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab, the Academy of Classical Acting, New York University’s Graduate Acting Program, and Director of Movement and Physical Theater at the Brown/Trinity Consortium. He is currently Professor and Head of Physical Acting at the Yale School of Drama.
LCraig_Square LIAM CRAIG (Brighella) was last seen at TFANA in The Killer. Broadway: Boeing Boeing (u/s, appeared). Off-Broadway: The Internationalist (Vineyard Theatre), Aunt Dan and Lemon (New Group), Two Noble Kinsmen (Public Theater), Juno and the Paycock (Roundabout). Regional: The Tempest The Government Inspector (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The Servant of Two Masters (Yale Rep); A Doctor in Spite of Himself (Berkeley Rep). TV: “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Unforgettable,” “Law & Order: SVU.” Film: The Royal Tenenbaums. MFA: NYU.
STEVEN EPP (Truffaldino) was an actor, writer, director, and Co-Artistic Director at Theatre de la Jeune Lune (1983-2008), winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Regional Theatre. Steven is currently the co-Artistic Director of The Moving Company based in Minneapolis. Acting credits: title roles in Tartuffe, Crusoe, Hamlet, Gulliver, Figaro, The Miser, Man of La Mancha, The Servant of Two Masters, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, and Ruzante. Regional: Guthrie, La Jolla, Berkeley Rep, Trinity Rep, Spoleto Festival, ART, Alley, Intiman, CenterStage, The Shakespeare Theatre, PlayMakers, Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep, Yale Rep, New Victory, and TFANA. Co-Author or Adaptor of Children of Paradise, Fissures, Moliere’s A Doctor in Spite of Himself, Goldoni’s Il Campiello, Massoud, The Lion of Panjshir, The House Can’t Stand, Come Hell and High Water. 1999 Fox Fellow. 2009 McKnight Playwrights Center Theatre Artist Fello. Beinecke Fellow. Numerous acting awards including Helen Hayes Award, Best Actor. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and has three children.
gilmoreallen ALLEN GILMORE (Pantelone) is delighted to make his TFANA debut in The Servant of Two Masters with his buddies in the cast. He recently performed as “Old Emile” in the world premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer at Court Theater in Chicago. He has played “Pantalone” with this troupe at Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, The Shakespeare Theater in D.C., Yale Rep in New Haven, ArtsEmerson in Boston, and Seattle Rep.
ANDY GROTELUESCHEN (Dottore). TFANA: Fiasco Theater’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona (St. Clair Bayfield Award) and Cymbeline; Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (dir. Arin Arbus). With dir. Christopher Bayes: The Servant of Two Masters (Yale Rep/Shakespeare Theatre), The Moliere Impromptu (Trinity Rep), and Clowns (The Glass Contraption). Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac. Off-Broadway: Into the Woods (Fiasco/Roundabout, Lucille Lortel nom.), The Odyssey (The Public Word, dir. Lear deBessonet), Measure for Measure (Fiasco/New Victory). Film: Coin Heist (Netflix), Geezer, Still on the Road (PBS). TV: “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “The Knick.” Brown/Trinity MFA, and Fiasco Theater company member.
EUGENE MA (Silvio). TFANA debut. New York: La Mama, P.S. 122, Joe’s Pub at The Public, JACK, the Ontological-Hysteric and the Ohio Theatre. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, Yale Rep, Seattle Rep, Wallis Annenberg Center (with directors Mary Zimmerman, Christopher Bayes, and Stan Lai). Composing: Yale School of Drama, Joe’s Pub, Urban Stages. A certified teacher of Clown and Commedia dell’Arte, Eugene completed his apprenticeship with Christopher Bayes at Yale and Juilliard. Eugene is currently a Resident Director at the Flea Theatre and holds a Drama Desk nomination. AEA. BFA: NYU.
OPabotoy_Square ORLANDO PABOTOY (Florindo). TFANA debut. New York: The Public, New York Theater Workshop, The Met Opera, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Imua! Theatre Company, Lake Lucille, The Flying Machine Company, Division 13. Roles include Aufidius in Coriolanus; Puck, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Azdak in Caucasian Chalk Circle; Petruchio, Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew; Prospero, Antonio, Stephano in The Tempest; Captain Jamy, French Lord in Henry V; Magno in The Romance of Magno Rubio; Genet in Jean Genet; and the Fool in King Lear. TV/Film: “Strangers with Candy” (Comedy Central), “JAG” (CBS), In the Weeds (Independent Feature), Blue Hour, “The Beat” (WB), and “Whoopi” (NBC). Regional/International: Old Globe, Yale Rep, and in Jedermann at the Salzburg Festival. Awards: Fox Fellow, John Houseman, OBIE. Graduate of Juilliard Drama Division.
ADINA VERSON (Clarice). Theatre credits include Indecent (Vineyard, Yale Rep, La Jolla), peerless (Barrington Stage Co.), As You Like It (STC, DC), Christopher Bayes’s The Servant of Two Masters (Guthrie, Seattle Rep, ArtsEmerson), The Winter’s Tale (Yale Rep), 4000 Miles (Cincinnati Playhouse), and Machine Makes Man (Amsterdam Fringe, Best Int’l Performance; National Arts Festival of South Africa, Cape Town Fringe), which she co-created with Michael McQuilken. TV: Miriam Setrakian on “The Strain” (FX). MFA: Yale School of Drama.
LWizan_Sqaure LIZ WISAN (Beatrice)  performed as Beatrice and Smeraldina in Christopher Bayes’s The Servant of Two Masters at Yale Rep, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, Seattle Rep, and ArtsEmerson. NY credits include: These Paper Bullets! (Atlantic Theater Company), Other Desert Cities (Broadway and LCT), The Tempest (La Mama). Regional: These Paper Bullets! and Caucasian Chalk Circle (Yale Rep), Baskerville (The Old Globe), Absurd Person Singular (Two River Theater), Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… (Berkeley Rep). TV/Film: “Elementary,” Ready or Knot, and Bitches. MFA from Yale School of Drama. Member of New Neighborhood and The Actors Center.
EYoung_web  EMILY YOUNG (Smeraldina). Emily is a Fiasco Theater company member. Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.  Off-Broadway: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, TFANAInto the Woods, Roundabout; Measure for Measure, New Victory; Cymbeline, TFANA/Barrow Street; Romeo and Juliet, TBTB.  Regional: Old Globe, McCarter, Folger, NC Shakes, Illinois Shakes, Trinity Rep, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Sundance Theater Lab, New York Stage & Film.  Film/TV: The Knick, God of Love (Oscar for Best Live Action Short 2011), Manhattan Melody (Telluride), Natives (SXSW).  Training: Brown/Trinity; Brown University.