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2022 - 2023 Season

Complete Works of Shakespeare: Abridged, revised, again

Directed by Kate Jones

The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike. The original version was followed by the 2010 REVISED version, and this latest REVISED AGAIN version includes changes that celebrate and encourage greater diversity and inclusivity in today’s theater!


Kate Jones (Director)
PlayMakers: Assistant Director for Hamlet and Associate General Manager. Regional: “Hurricane Season,” “Exterminating Angel” (Vernal & Sere Theatre); “Approval Junkie” (Alliance Theatre); “Will Rogers Follies,” “Oklahoma!,” “Damn Yankees” (Highlands Playhouse). University: “no less than the trees and the stars” (UNC Honors Thesis); “Constellations” (Lab! Theatre); “The Kritik,” “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “Elephants Graveyard,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “Orange Light” (Kenan Theatre Company).

Lauren Flors (Danielle Singer)
Lauren Flors is a senior at UNC double majoring in English and Dramatic Art and minoring in Creative Writing. During her time at UNC, she has been involved with LAB! Theatre, UNC Pauper Players, and the Chapel Hill Players. Respectfully, please do not ask her what she is doing after graduation. She is trying.

Tsering Lama (Ada Long)
Tsering is a sophomore English and Computer Science student at UNC, meaning she enjoys the arts but she also likes her bank account full. Though she may look as if she’s having great fun on stage, in truth, Tsering is always suppressing the dark beast within her soul that consumes every waking thought and bids her to carry out its evil machinations. In her free time, she enjoys long walks on the beach.

Laura Westray (Jessi Winfield)
Laura Westray is an avid Shakespearean scholar and nothing less, so naturally she was born to play the role of Jessi in Complete Works. Ok fine, you got her… this is actually her first show that involves the Bard and her second time acting with KTC. Laura has never laughed as much in a rehearsal process as she did for this show and she is so thankful for everyone involved!

Carissa Wadsack-Stewart (Assistant Director)
Carissa Wadsack-Stewart is so excited to be a part of this show. This is her fourth time working on a KTC show and her first time assistant directing. What do you call a tiny pig reciting Shakespeare? Hamlet 😉

Maddie Cashen (Stage Manager)
Maddie is watching you creepily from the booth. She sees everything.

Kiersten Johnson (Assistant Stage Manager)
Kiersten is a freshman Dramatic Art Major, and this is her first time working both with Kenan Theatre and in a tech position. She performed in “The Wolves” with Company Carolina last semester. She couldn’t be happier with how “Complete Works” came together, enjoy!

Kathryn Robinson (Producer)
Kathryn is a sophomore majoring in Dramatic Art and Communication. This is her fourth KTC production, having previously stage managed or assistant stage managed “Anna K”, “Urintown” and “Dance Nation,” but she has enjoyed producing for the first time. She has loved working with this cast and crew and hopes you enjoy the show!

Mckenzie Miller (Set/Props Designer)
Mckenzie is a first year, and she’s done props for every other KTC show this year. She enjoys playing volleyball in my free time and watching new TV shows.

Alyssa Hancock (Costume Designer)
Alyssa is a first-year undergraduate student majoring in Dramatic Arts. She has a passion for costume design and hopes to become a drama teacher after graduation.

Lindsey Yan (Lighting Designer)
Lindsey Yan is a senior majoring in Computer Science. Being that she is from Chapel Hill, she is beyond excited to graduate and adventure out where she can explore more opportunities related to lighting. She knows that not everyone likes Shakespeare, but hopes that everyone can enjoy this show in a more comedic sense!

Loxley Wayland (Light Board Op)
An actor and techie throughout High School. Previously done tech at KTC on running crew for Dance Nation and soundboard operator for Nia. Theatre kid for life. <3

Christine Johnson (Sound Designer)
Christine hopes you enjoy/ed the show 🙂

Talyah Rawls (she/her) Sound Board Op
Talyah Rawls is so excited to operate sound for her first KTC show. She has acted in previous KTC shows as Zuzu in Dance Nation (eat, sleep, dance, eat, sleep, dance, eat, sleep win!!) and as Anna K in Anna K. William Shakespeare has truly come alive to Talyah in this play, and she owes her faith, family, and friends for all the opportunities KTC has given her. Enjoy [redacted: taming of] the shrew *the show*!

Kira Cornell (she/they) Fight Director
This is Kira’s second show as a KTC Fight Director, the first being Urinetown. She has fight choreographed most recently for PlayMaker’s Hamlet, as well as Fight Girl Battle World at the UNCW Undergraduate Theatre Company. She is currently an Advanced Actor Combatant with the SAFD, and is looking forward to doing more work with these great actors again in the future!

Antonio Arias (he/him) Crew
Antonio is a junior majoring in Statistics. This is his first show with KTC.