Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Meet the Company of "What, Lamb! What, Ladybird!"

Meet the company of the NYC premiere of What, Lamb! What, Ladybird! 

Nadia Brown (Ensemble) is a recent grad from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting, and recent credits include the role of Annabella in 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, and Marina in Pericles, Prince of Tyre.

Dani Martineck (Ensemble) is a New York-based actor, writer, and lab manager. Dani recently appeared in Twelfth Night at The Secret Theatre (Viola) and played five seasons with Tennessee Stage Company's Shakespeare on the Square. She has previously appeared with Bad Quarto in Hamlet, The First Quarto (Guilderstone, Gravedigger). Look for her next in season 2 of UnProductive: The Web Series.

Courtney M. McClellan (Ensemble) excitedly joins Bad Quarto again for What, Lamb! What, Ladybird! after performing in The Second Shepherds Play (Gill/Mary) last winter. Credits include: Whatchamacallit (Disciple) with the Skeleton Rep and Ripper (Lizzie/Mrs. Lusk) in NYC, Hamlet (Gertrude) and The Comedy of Errors (Adriana/Courtesan) with NC Shakes and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in Nashville (Nurse Flinn). Other Nashville credits: A Raisin in the Sun and Once on This Island. Regional credits: Chicago (Mama Morton), Big River (Alice), and The Sound of Music (Sister Berthe) with Weathervane Playhouse (Newark, OH); Romeo and Juliet (Lady Montague/Lady Capulet/Benvolio), Macbeth (Witch/Malcolm), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Titania/Helena/Quince) with NC Shakes. BA Communications/Theatre, Hampton University; McCaskill Studios, NYC.

Keaton Morris-Stan (Ensemble) is thrilled to be working with Bad Quarto Productions. She has most recently worked with The Public Theater and Target Margin Theater. She has also been in a number of short and independent feature films. More about Keaton can be found on her website at

Sarah Sawyer (Ensemble) recently moved to New York after training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England. Theater Credits: The London Cuckolds (Tobacco Factory), Romeo and Juliet (Phoenix Symphony), Jane Austen's Emma (Arizona Theatre Company), Little Women (Lyric Opera Theater). Film: You Can't Hear Me, Broken Leg

Charlene V. Smith (Playwright) is a director, actor, and scholar working in the DC metropolitan area. She has a BA in English and Theatre from the College of William and Mary and an M.Litt and MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin College in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center. As a writer, she has live-blogged for the American Shakespeare Center during the 2011 and 2013 Blackfriars Conferences, presented papers at the Shakespeare Association of America, and was the head editor on a book of essays produced by her MFA class, Rogue Shakespeare: Stagecraft and Scholarship in an Ensemble-Based MFA Company. She is an Equity Member Candidate and the Artistic Director of Brave Spirits Theatre. What, Lamb! What, Ladybird! is her first play.

Alex Dabertin (Director) is a recent graduate of Columbia University where he co-directed the King's Crown Shakespeare Troupe's acclaimed 2015 outdoor production of Much Ado About Nothing. What, Lamb! What, Ladybird! is his first directorial project with Bad Quarto Productions, but he has appeared on stage with the company, most recently as Hamlet in 2016's Hamlet, the First Quarto. He wants to thank Charlene V. Smith and Tony Tambasco for giving him this opportunity, as well as his Juliet, Elizabeth Kipp-Giusti.

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