Jeremy Sabol is a Lecturer in the Structured Liberal Education (SLE) program at Stanford University. He also teaches philosophy and literature in Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, and he offers courses and workshops in design thinking and innovation through the Stanford Center for Professional Development. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a PhD in French Literature from Yale University.
Shannon has worked at Berkeley Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, The Old Globe, Kitchen Theatre, Barrington Stage, Pioneer Theatre, Music Theatre Wichita. New York credits include “The Chinese Lady”, “Kentucky”, “Bikeman”, and “Dear Edwina”. BFA Syracuse University.
Octavia Chavez-Richmond is an actor, playwright, and storyteller whose work has been featured at international film festivals and regional theaters. She holds an MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Repertory where she received the David Wickham Playwriting Award. After graduating, Trinity Repertory awarded Octavia with the Margo Skinner Memorial Fellowship for 2018.
Octavia uses theater and film to explore women’s relationship to their bodies. She is particularly interested in women of color and their sexual agency. Her work disrupts hierarchy, racism, and misogyny and challenges conventional beauty standards.
Aubrey Lace Taylor is a classically trained actor with a background in comedy, improvisational movement and vocal performance. She received her education at Circle in the Square Theatre Conservatory, and continues to perform Off-Broadway in NYC. Aside from her acting pursuits, Aubrey works in Manhattan preschools as a theatre/drama educator and gardening specialist.
Adison Chang (Lysander) graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Theatre & Performance Studies. At Stanford, he acted in and directed a number of plays, including Lulu, Marat/Sade, and The Good Person of Szechwan. He also served as the Artistic Director of Stanford Theater Laboratory for two years. Currently based out of San Diego, Adison is pursuing a career in acting and directing.
Maggie is a recent graduate of the Juilliard school and a lover of Shakespeare. Some of her fondest roles include, Masha (Three Sisters), Bolingbroke (Richard II) and Rita Hayworth (Rita Tambien Rita). Maggie is thrilled to be playing Helena and hopes very much to continue to encourage young people to discover and fall in love with Shakespeare. His timeless stories are necessary now more than ever.
Ramzi is a graduate of The Juilliard School’s Drama Division where some of his favorite credits include: Into The Woods (The Baker), Red Speedo (Peter), Golden Boy (Mr. Bonaparte), and Romeo and Juliet (Capulet). He’s thrilled to join MyShakespeare for Midsummer!
Allen Tedder was born in raised in a small town in North Carolina called Tyro. After high school, Allen enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he had the intention of being a Dentist, but got cast in a play in the first month of his attendance. He then went on to earn his B.A. from that university in Dramatic Art. Following that, Allen earned his MFA in Acting four years later, from the Juilliard School. He has been working since graduate school in the theater and on film, and MyShakespeare is one of his favorite projects to do!
Jared Corbin is a Philadelphia native who attended the American Conservatory Theater MFA program. He is excited to be reprising the role of Flute, previously done through ACT's MFA program, and grateful to be part of such a wonderful cast and production team.
Ashley J. Hicks recieved her MFA from American Conservatory Theater (c/o 2021). Before moving out west, she was a professional actor in Chicago. Working on this project has been loads of fun and extremely valuable for her interests in the Bard.