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Marianna Bassham

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MARIANNA BASSHAM*¬†(Emma) has appeared with SpeakEasy in¬†Blackbird,¬†A Future Perfect,¬†Reckless,¬†In The Next Room (or the vibrator play),¬†Admissions,¬†Hand to God, and¬†Small Mouth Sounds¬†(as the teacher!) She has appeared at the Huntington, Playwrights Horizons, Actors‚Äô Shakespeare Project, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Underground Railway Theater, …

Kadahj Bennett

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KADAHJ BENNETT¬†(Foster) is thrilled to be returning to SpeakEasy Stage. Previous works include¬†Isolated¬†Incidents¬†Broadway Podcast Network; Regional:¬†Hype Man: Film,¬†A.R.T; Watertown¬†Historical Moving Plays: The Charles W. Lenox Experience, New Rep;¬†Pass Over, SpeakEasy Stage;¬†Dream Boston,¬†Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Huntington Theatre Company;¬†This Place …

Dru Sky Berrian

(Pam) is delighted to make her SpeakEasy debut in this production. She is a student at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she studies Contemporary Theater. In addition to acting, she also studies aerial arts, devising, and other movement-based theater …

Dom Carter

DOM CARTER* (Dayton) returns to SpeakEasy having previously been a part of BLKS.  Recent credits include OTP (Boston Playwrights‚Äô Theatre); Dracula: A Feminist Revenge (Umbrella Stage); The Light, Twelfth Night (Lyric Stage); Greater Good (Company One); The Mountaintop. Mothers and …

Amanda Centeno

AMANDA CENTENO (Heejin/Chorus) is excited to be making her SpeakEasy Stage debut.¬† She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and the …

Dayna Cousins

DAYNA COUSINS (Teresa) returns to SpeakEasy, having previously appeared in People,Places & Things. She currently is the Director of Admissions at the School of Theatreat Boston University, from which she received her MFA in Theatre Education. Dayna sendsendless love and …

Lyndsay Allyn Cox

LYNDSAY ALLYN COX* is pleased to return to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Men on Boats. Regional: Common Ground Revisited; Our Daughters, Like Pillars; Witch (The Huntington); Fabulation; Barbecue; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lyric Stage); Bright Half Life …

Ciaran D’Hondt

CIARAN D‚ÄôHONDT (Digital Nanhee/Chorus) is thrilled to be making their SpeakEasy and regional theater debuts, and honored to be a part of this production, which centers AAPI work and voices.¬† They are a senior at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee …

Fady Demian

FADY DEMIAN (Digital Minsung/Chorus).¬† SpeakEasy:¬† debut.¬† Fady is an actor/writer currently in his final semester at the Boston University‚Äôs School of Theatre‚Äôs BFA Acting program. He has also trained at various international locations, most recently at the London Academy of …

Darya Denisova

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DARYA DENISOVA¬†(Jodi/Ensemble) is excited to return to SpeakEasy, having recently appeared in Magda Romanska‚Äôs Life is Elsewhere as part of¬†The Boston Project: Project Resilience.¬†Darya¬†received the 2020 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress for her work in Arlekin Players Theatre‚Äôs¬†The Stone. …

Josephine Moshiri Elwood

JOSEPHINE MOSHIRI ELWOOD (Elham) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appearedin People, Places and Things; Hand to God; and The Whale. Other Boston credits include Vanity Fair (Central Square Theater); Onegin, Gabriel (Greater Boston Stage Company);Old Money (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Othello, …

Russell Garrett

RUSSELL GARRETT* is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy where he played The Interlocutor in The Scottsboro Boys and Richard in The View UpStairs.  Russell is a Boston-based actor and director/choreographer as well as a current faculty member at Boston Conservatory …

Jesse Hinson

JESSE HINSON* returns to SpeakEasy having last appeared in Shakespeare in Love. He is a Boston-based actor, educator, violence designer, and intimacy choreographer, and also a member of the Actors‚Äô Shakespeare Project‚Äôs Resident Acting Company. Recent credits include Incels and …

Elaine Hom

ELAINE HOM (Wife/Chorus) is excited to return to SpeakEasy, having previously appeared in Allegiance. Other recent productions include Onward! (Birch Tree Productions/BPL) and Pacific Overtures (Lyric Stage). Thank you to the cast, crew, and production team for this amazing opportunity …

Evelyn Howe

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EVELYN¬†HOWE*¬†(Charlotte/Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Speakeasy Stage after appearing as Veronica in¬†The Motherf*cker With the Hat¬†(Elliot Norton Award) and as Midge/Faye in John Kuntz‚Äôs¬†Necessary Monsters. Other Boston area credits include¬†Yerma¬†(Huntington Theatre Company);¬†Arabian Nights¬†(Central Square Theater);¬†Lost Tempo¬†(Boston Playwrights Theatre). …

Lily Gilan James

LILY GILAN JAMES is so excited to be making their SpeakEasy debut in English, and is honored to be a member of this company. She is currently a senior at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater. …

Maureen Keiller

MAUREEN KEILLER* (Bets) is happy to be back for her tenth production with SpeakEasy Stage, having previously appeared in Admissions; Between Riverside and Crazy; The Whale; Reckless; Nine; The Little Dog Laughed; Almost, Maine; The Women; and The Wild Party. …

Deniz Khateri

DENIZ KHATERI (Marjan) is an actor, director, playwright, shadow puppetry artist, andanimator based in Boston and New York. Her works experiment with form, and focus on memory, grief, immigration, and the concept of home. Deniz has performed extensivelyin Tehran, Boston, …

Adrianne Krstansky

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ADRIANNE KRSTANSKY* (Doctor/Therapist/Ensemble) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Every Brilliant Thing, Tribes, Body Awareness and Snakebit. In New England she has appeared at The Huntington Theater, American Repertory Theater, New Repertory Theater, Lyric Stage Company, Boston Playwrights Theater, Gloucester Stage Company among …

John Kuntz

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JOHN KUNTZ*¬†(Paul/Dad) has worked with SpeakEasy since their beginnings and has appeared in their productions of¬†Fifth of July,¬†Jeffrey,¬†Porcelain,¬†The SantaLand Diaries,¬†Balm in Gilead,¬†The Whale, and¬†BootyCandy¬†‚ÄĒ as well as his own plays¬†Freaks,¬†Party Poopers,¬†Actorz‚Ķwith a Z,¬†Starfuckers, and¬†Necessary Monsters.¬† Recent credits include¬†The Tempest¬†with Commonwealth …

Eunji Lim

EUNJI LIM (Yoo Nanhee) is grateful to make her SpeakEasy debut. Lim is a Korean actor, singer, dancer, and writer, based in New York City. She is originally from Seoul, South Korea, where she studied and worked as an artist. …

Karen MacDonald

KAREN MACDONALD* has been an actor, director, and teacher in the Boston area for many years. Her SpeakEasy credits include Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone, Polly in Other Desert Cities, and Rose in The Children. On Broadway, Karen understudied and …

Nathan Malin

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NATHAN MALIN¬†(Kevin) returns to SpeakEasy after appearing in Admissions andThe Sound Inside. He is a New York- and Boston-based actor and director, with actingcredits that include Witness (Arlekin Players); The Crucible (u/s, Bedlam); Vanity Fair, The Happy Prince/Matchless (u/s, Underground …

Mal Malme

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MAL MALME¬†(Shaun/Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at SpeakEasy, immersed in another awesome ensemble, after appearing in¬†Men on Boats¬†in 2017. Mal is a proud Boston based theater artist, activist, writer, and healthcare clown. Mal is grateful to have worked with …

Ryan Mardesich

RYAN MARDESICH* (Chorus) returns to SpeakEasy after appearing in Allegiance. Local credits: Fiddler on the Roof directed by Austin Pendleton (New Repertory Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Madagascar! (North Shore Music Theatre). Regional credits include appearances with The Barnstormers, San Francisco …

Leyla Modirzadeh

LEYLA MODIRZADEH* is pleased to be making her SpeakEasy debut. Leyla has collaborated with Obie Award-winning theatre artist Ping Chong on projects for over 25 years as performer, co-writer, and director. Her one person shows, Lubbock or Leave It! and …

Nael Nacer

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NAEL NACER*¬†(Mark) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in¬†Small Mouth Sounds, A Future Perfect,¬†and¬†Tribes. Other credits include:¬†The Tempest¬†(Commonwealth Shakespeare Company),¬†The¬†Merchant of Venice,¬†Macbeth,¬†Equivocation¬†(Actors‚Äô Shakespeare Project),¬†Romeo and Juliet,¬†A Doll‚Äôs House,¬†Bedroom Farce,¬†Awake and Sing!,¬†Our Town (Huntington Theatre),¬†The Return¬†(Israeli Stage),¬†Chekhov OS,¬†The¬†Seagull¬†(Arlekin Players Theatre),Tiny Beautiful …

Yewande Odetoyinbo

YEWANDE ODETOYINBO* (Beverly) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Once on This Island and The View UpStairs, and co-choreographed Choir Boy.   Area credits include:  The Light, Breath & Imagination [co-production with Front Porch Arts Collective], The Wiz, Little Shop of …

Victoria Omoregie

VICTORIA OMOREGIE (Keisha) is thrilled to make her SpeakEasy debut! Victoria grew up in Dorchester and holds a BA in Acting from Boston University ‚Äė22. Some of her previous credits include: The Bomb-Itty of Errors (Actors‚Äô Shakespeare Project); Anthony and …

Zaven Ovian

ZAVEN OVIAN* is very happy to return to SpeakEasy, having previously appeared in Shakespeare in Love and Big Fish. This is his first performance since the pandemic began, and he is thrilled to end his three-year hiatus. Other Boston credits …

JORDAN PEARSON

(Harold) is ecstatic to be making his SpeakEasy debut. He is currently a junior at Boston Conservatory at Berklee studying Contemporary Theater. Jordan‚Äôs past Conservatory theatre credits include¬†Macbeth¬†(Macbeth); Jim Conley (Parade); Midas (Metamorphosis). Jordan also performed as Reggie in a …

Elise Piliponis

ELISE PILIPONIS (Emily) is thrilled to be making her SpeakEasy debut alongside such an inspiring cast and creative team! Originally from Nashville, Elise is a recent graduate of Northeastern University, where she earned a BA in Theatre and Communication Studies …

Jennifer Rohn

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JENNIFER ROHN¬†(Bella) received a 2019 Elliot Norton Award for her performance in¬†Dark Room¬†(Bridge Repertory Theater) in Boston. She began her professional career appearing in numerous productions created by renowned experimental theater director Robert Wilson. Rohn appeared on Broadway in¬†The Kentucky …

TAH-JANAY SHAYO√ĎE

TAH-JANAY¬†¬†SHAYO√ĎE* is an actress, writer, director, and theater artist currently studying Contemporary Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. This is her SpeakEasy Stage debut and she is thrilled to be here. She was born in NJ, but was raised on …

Jeffrey Song

JEFFREY SONG* (Guk Minsung) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Once. Regional theater credits include productions with Company One, American Repertory Theater, Lyric Stage, Fresh Ink, Boston Playwrights‚Äô Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, Actors‚Äô Shakespeare Project, Revels, and the NPR …

Sadiyah Dyce Stephens

SADIYAH DYCE STEPHENS is pleased to make her SpeakEasy debut. She is a New York City native and was a double major in both dance and drama at her high school. She moved to Boston for college after ending her …

Jared Troilo

JARED TROILO* returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in¬†The View UpStairs,¬†Significant Other,¬†Dogfight,¬†Far From Heaven, and¬†Jerry Sprin-ger: The Opera. Jared has also appeared with Lyric Stage Company, Greater Boston Stage Company, Palace Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, The Barnstormers, Shadowland Stages, Fiddlehead …

Jon Vellante

JON VELLANTE (Jimbo) returns to SpeakEasy after understudying last season‚Äôs The Sound Inside and reading in DIASPORA! as part of The Boston Project. Recent area credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Commonwealth Shakespeare); The Taming of the Shrew (Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare); …

Shanelle Chloe Villegas

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SHANELLE CHLOE VILLEGAS¬†(Laura/Ensemble) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in¬†School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play¬†(Nana) for which she was a 2020 Elliot Norton Nominee for Best Ensemble. Other Credits include: American Repertory Theatre‚Äôs¬†The Arboretum Experience¬†(Ramona/Emcee/Major), Actors‚Äô Shakespeare Project‚Äôs¬†Othello¬†(Montano), …

Gigi Watson

GIGI WATSON* (Suze) gratefully returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Small Mouth Sounds and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Other Boston-area credits include The Merchant of Venice (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Hamlet (Gloucester Stage); Rhinoceros, Lenin‚Äôs …

Sharmarke Yusuf

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SHARMARKE YUSUF¬†(T/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut! He is an actor and writer born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Sharmarke graduated from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a BFA in Contemporary Theater. He has appeared in …