Creative Team & Cast


By Christopher Marlowe
Edited and Directed by Michael Boyd
Starring John Douglas Thompson*

Also featuring Oberon K.A. Adjepong*, Carlo Alban*, Matthew Amendt*, Nilanjana Bose*, Patrice Johnson Chevannes*, Vasile Flutur, Caroline Hewitt*, Andrew Hovelson*, Zachary Infante*, Chukwudi Iwuji*, Merritt Janson*, Paul Lazar*, Tom O’Keefe*, Saxon Palmer*, Ian Saint-Germain, Steven Skybell*, Keith Randolph Smith*, and James Udom.

Choreography: Sam Pinkleton; Composer and Percussionist: Arthur Solari; Sets and Costumes: Tom Piper; Lighting: Matthew Richards; Sound Design/Additional Composition: Jane Shaw; Special Effects: Jeremy Chernick; Props: Kathy Fabian/Propstar; Vocal Coach: Alison Bomber; Fight Director: J. Allen Suddeth; Dramaturg: Jonathan Kalb; and Production Stage Manager: Cole Bonenberger*.

*Member of Actors Equity Association

Michael Boyd High Res_150x150 MICHAEL BOYD (Director) Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company 2002-12. RSC: The Histories, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Grain Store, Hamlet, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, The Spanish Tragedy, The Broken Heart. The Trick is To Keep Breathing, Crow, Macbeth, Good, The Guid Sisters, The Real Wurld (Tron Theatre, Founding Artistic Director). Mystery Bouffe, Commedia, and A Passion in Six Days (Crucible Theatre). Risky City, The Coventry Mystery Plays (Belgrade Theatre Coventry). Miss Julie (Theatre Royal, Haymarket). Hedda Gabler (Leicester Haymarket). Received four Oliviers (Best Director in 2002). Knighted for services to drama (2012).
JDT headshot_150x150 JOHN DOUGLAS THOMPSON (Tamburlaine) TFANA: OthelloMacbeth Broadway: A Time To KillCyrano, Julius Caesar. Off-Broadway: Satchmo At The WaldorfThe Emperor Jones (Irish Rep), Hedda Gabler (NYTW), Regional: Joe Turner’s Come And Gone (Mark Taper Forum), Richard III, Othello (Shakespeare & Company); Henry IV (Chicago Shakespeare/RSC); Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (Wilma Theater) Film/TV: Glass ChinBourne LegacyMichael Clayton, “Madame Secretary”, “Law & Order/SVU”. Awards:Callaway, Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League, Ovation, Barrymore, Outer Critics Circle, Robert Brustein, and Fox Fellowship recipient.

Oberon KA Adjepong_150x150 OBERON K.A. ADJEPONG (Menaphon/Argier/Captain/Maximus) Off-Broadway: Like I Say, Cellophane (The Flea); Mother Courage, The Blacks (Classic Stage, Classical Theatre of Harlem); Hieroglyphic Graffiti (HHTF); The Hamlet Project (La MaMa E.T.C.); Oya and Sango (NBT, Audelco nomination). Regional credits: Civil War CHRISTMAS (Centerstage); Electric Baby (Two Rivers); Good Goods (Yale Rep); Ruined (La Jolla, Huntington Theatre (IRNE Award), Berkeley Rep, PTC); Timon of Athens, Coriolanus (Shakespeare Theatre); and Rhyme Deferred (P.S. 122). Film/TV: The Knick, Blacklist, Freedom, NYC 22 and Law & Order: SVU. Training: B.A.D.A., Howard University.
Carlo Alban_150x150 CARLO ALBAN  (Uscasane) Regional: A Parallelogram (CTG), Lydia (Denver, Yale, CTG), All About Us (Westport), Dreamlandia (Dallas), Night of the Iguana (Guthrie).  New York: Intríngulis (writer / performer), A Small Melodramatic Story, References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot, A Summer Day, Flipzoids. TV: Law & Order, Oz, Thicker Than Blood, Prison Break, Sesame Street, Girls. Film: Hurricane Streets, Strangers With Candy, Life Support, 21 Grams, Whip It, Margaret. Member of Labyrinth Theater Company.
Matthew Amendt_150x150 MATTHEW AMENDT (Agydas/Arabia/Orcanes) Off-Broadway: TFANA: Much Ado About Nothing; Henry V as Henry V (The Acting Company, New Victory); The Subject Was RosesThe Misanthrope (The Pearl).  Regional: Numerous theaters, including Henry IV parts 1 and 2 (The Shakespeare Theatre); 13 productions at the Guthrie, notably The Great Gatsby and as Henry V.  A Presidential Scholar in the Arts with a BFA in Acting from the Guthrie/ U of M. Ivey Award winner and Joe Dowling Fellow for writing/performing.
Nilanjana Bose_150x150 NILANJANA BOSE (Olympia/Ebea/Virgin) Off-Broadway: The Memorandum ( The Actor’s Company Theater, Beckett, Theater Row), Cock ( Duke on 42nd Street). Regional: Noises Off ( Dorset Theater Festival). Television: Crossbones. NBC. Education: The Juilliard School. Nilanjana is also a trained Classical Indian dancer.
Patrice Johnson_150x150 PATRICE JOHNSON CHEVANNES (Zabin/Uribassa/Soria) Broadway: Racing Demon and The Crucible, starring Liam Neeson.  Othello (Desdemona, opposite Patrick Stewart). Off Broadway: Banished Children of Eve; Coriolanus. Audelco Nomination, Best Actress: Angelique. Barrymore Nomination, Best Actress: Coming Home.  Audelco Award: Four Colored Girls (dir. Ntozake). Patrice directed three feature films through her company God-And-All-O-Wee Productions: Kings County, NY’s Dirty Laundry, and Hill and Gully, currently on the festival circuit. She thanks God for this return to TFANA!
Vasile Flutur_150x150 VASILE FLUTUR (Celebinus) Romanian-born and recent graduate, Brooklyn College (MFA, Acting). He is deeply indebted to John McEneny and Piper Theatre Productions, for many fruitful collaborations, including Nocturnes, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Frankenstein, and Splitfoot. He would like to warmly thank Michael Boyd, Jeffrey Horowitz, and Debby Brown for this beautiful opportunity and the chance to make his Off-Broadway debut.
Caroline Hewitt_150x150 CAROLINE HEWITT (Anippe/Virgin) Alley Theater: Warrior Class [dir: Wilson Milam]; American Conservatory Theater: The Caucasian Chalk Circle [dir: John Doyle], A Christmas Carol; Baltimore Center Stage: Twelfth Night (Viola), The Rivals; Chautauqua Theater Company: Arcadia, The Winters Tale; Portland Stage: Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh; Virginia Stage: The Great Gatsby; Gulfshore Playhouse: Blithe Spirit; Surflight Theater: Barefoot in the Park.  BA in French from Vassar and an MFA from ACT. Founding member of The_______Space.
Andrew Hovelson_150x150 ANDREW  HOVELSON  (Theridamas) Broadway: Lucky Guy (w/ Tom Hanks), An Enemy of the People. Off-Broadway: Golden Age (MTC), As You Like It (NYSF). World Premiere: a cautionary tale by christopher oscar pena.  Regional (select): Chautauqua Theater Company, American Players Theatre, Antaeus Theater Company LA.  Film: Threshold, The Rapture of 1863, upcoming Stranger in the Dunes.  TV: UnforgettableThe Good WifeER.  Training: M.F.A. NYU Graduate Acting, B.F.A. U of MN/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program. Thank you God, April, Maverick, and family!
Zachary Infante_150x150 ZACHARY INFANTE (Amyras/Magnetes/Capolin) is returning to TFANA after playing Francis Flute in Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He is a proud member of AEA & SAG – AFTRA whose credits include School Of Rock, Jeffrey, Alpha House, SOMEWHERE at Hartford Stage and Peter Pan at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Many thanks are owed to his family as well as the team at Abrams Artists Agency for their ongoing faith and encouragement.
Chukwudi Iwuji_150x150 CHUKWUDI IWUJI (Bajazeth/Gazellus/Jersalem) Associate Artist: Royal Shakespeare Company. King Lear (Edgar, Public/Delacourt Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra (Enobarbus, Public Theatre/RSC), Richard III (Buckingham, London Old Vic/BAM), Misanthrope (Comedy Theatre, London), Welcome to Thebes, The Observer (National Theatre, London); Henry VI parts I, II and III (Henry VI, Olivier Award (Best ensemble/revival). Film:  NOW: In the Wings of a World Stage, the multi award winning Exam, Fall to Rise. TV: Murder in Manhattan (ABC), Dr Who, Wizards vs Aliens, The Three Kings (SKY), The Garden (Tiger Aspect), and Proof (RTE).
Merritt Janson_150x150 MERRITT JANSON (Zenocrate/Callapine) TFANA: Notes From Underground (dir. Robert Woodruff). New York: Robert Brustein’s The Last Will (dir. Austin Pendleton, Abingdon Theatre); Jonathan Franzen’s House For Sale (dir. Daniel Fish, Transport Group Theatre Company). Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare & Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Denver Center Theatre, Wilma Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and Vineyard Playhouse. Film/TV: Otto and Anna, and Mail Order Wife.
Paul Lazar_150x150 PAUL LAZAR  (Mycetes/Sultan/Almeda/Amasia) Co-founder: Big Dance Theater with Annie-B Parson (1991). THEATRE: North Atlantic, Brace Up!, Emperor Jones and The Hairy Ape (The Wooster Group’s, dir Elizabeth LeCompte); The Three Sisters (dir. Austin Pendleton); Mudd (dir. Marie Irene Fornes); King Lear (dir. Young Jean Lee); The False Servant, Richard The Third (dir. Brian Kulick); Cowboys and Indians (dir. Richard Maxwell). FILM: Silence of the Lambs, Mickey Blue Eyes, Lorenzo’s Oil, Philadelphia, Married To The Mob, The Host and Snowpiercer. DIRECTOR: We’re Gonna Die (Young Jean Lee); Elephant Room, Major Bang (Saint Ann’s Warehouse); Bodycast (BAM Fischer).
Tom O'Keefe_150x150 TOM O’KEEFE (Ortgius/Morocco/Frederick) Off-Broadway: Hamlet & Saint Joan (Bedlam/Lynn Redgrave Theater). Other New York: The Best of Everything (HERE Arts), A Hard Wall at High Speed (APAC), The Libertine, (Kirk Theater). Regional: Richard II, The Taster, Measure for Measure (Shakespeare & Co.), From Orchids to Octopi (Central Square Theater), Humble Boy (Public Theater Boston), Questa (Court Theater). TV: CSI, Criminal Minds, E.R., The Shield. Film: A New Tomorrow, Avenging Angel, Crash N’Burn.
 Saxon Palmer_150x150 SAXON PALMER (Cosroe/Sigismund/Frederick) TFANA: King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, The Broken HeartMacbeth, Ohio State Murders, The Merchant of Venice (NYC & RSC), The Jew of Malta. Broadway: Three SistersDesign for Living. New York: Measure for Pleasure (The Public), You Never Can Tell (Roundabout), A Flea in Her Ear (Bill Irwin, dir.). Regional: Deathtrap (BCP), Tonight at 8:30 (Williamstown), David Copperfield (Joanne Woodward, dir.), The Pillowman, title roles in Hamlet and Coriolanus. Film/TV: Limitless, “Law & Order.” Training: F.S.U and Florida School of the Arts.
Ian Saint-Germain 2_150x150 IAN SAINT-GERMAIN (Young Callapine/Olympia’s Son) Ian is excited to make his stage debut in TFANA’s production of Tamburlaine.  Ian is grateful to the entire staff of P.S.10 for providing a nurturing environment that allowed him the freedom to find himself.  Most of all, Ian thanks his Mom and Dad for their unending love for him and genuine interest in everything he does.
Steven Skybell_150x150 STEVEN SKYBELL (Meander/Basso/Gov of Damascus/Baldwin/Perdicas/Physcian) TFANA: Richard in Richard II, Richard III (dir. Ron Daniels for both) As You Like It (dir. Mark Rylance), Titus Andronicus (dir. Julie Taymor) Broadway: Pal Joey, Wicked, The Full Monty, Love! Valour! Copassion!, Cafe Crown, and Ah Wilderness!  Off-Broadway: Anticgone In New York (Obie award) among many more! Inaugural company member: Shakespeare’s Globe. Film/TV: Elementary, 666 Park Avenue, Simply Irresistible, Cradle Will Rock, Tom and Francie, Everybody Wins, Sex and the City, Law and Order, Queens Supreme.
Keith Randolph Smith_150x150 KEITH RANDOLH SMITH (Techelles & AS Cast) International: Jitney (National Theatre-London). Broadway: Fences; Come Back Little Sheba; King Hedley II; Salome; The Piano Lesson. Off-Broadway: Intimacy (New Group); First Breeze of Summer (Signature); Fabulation (Playwrights Horizon); Holiday Heart (MTC). Regional: Water by the Spoonful (Old Globe); In Walks Ed (Long Wharf); Antony and Cleopatra (Hartford Stage); Gem of the Ocean (McCarter); God of Carnage (Alliance). Training: American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NY). Recipient of TCG’s Fox Fellowship.
James Udom_150x150 JAMES UDOM (Calyphas) New York City debut! Regional: Julius Caesar (Mark Antony); Of Mice and Men (George); King Lear (Edgar); Macbeth (Malcome); world premiere: Scamoramaland (Freddie). Training: Steppenwolf, Dell’arte, and Shakespeare and Co. Winner: National Irene Ryan Award (Best Actor), Regional Irene Ryan Award (Best Supporting Actor). Special thanks to Katie Goodland and JDT. Love to my family and my lady.