CAST & Production Support
FIRST WITCH…………..…..Stacey Sargeant*
SECOND WITCH……………….Ximone Rose*
THIRD WITCH………Chelsea Lee Williams*
Production Stage Manager…Charles M. Turner III*
Assistant Stage Manager……….Samantha Wilhelm*
Conductor, Piano, Keyboard……..Steven Cuevas
Drums…………….Barbara ‘Muzikaldunk’ Duncan
Conductor Sub……………………Utsav Bhargava
Production and Design Assistance
Electronic Music Producer & Guitar Programmer…………Lloyd Kikoler
Associate Choreographer….Ashley Chavonne
Associate Music Director…..Utsav Bhargava
Associate Music Director (Workshop)…………………..Emmanuel Vidales
Music Assistant (Workshop)…………………………………….Veronica Leahy
Keyboard Programmer…………Randy Cohen
Ableton Programmer……………..Dana Haynes
Assistant Lighting Designer…Alex DeNevers
Associate Sound Designer……Justin Schmitz
Assistant Sound Designer…Angela Baughman
Wig and Makeup Supervisor…Shante Williams
Hair by………………………………..Nikiya Mathis
Sound Supervisor……………Annemarie Scerra
Lighting Programmer……..John Allerheiligen
House Assistant……………………..Kelly Palmer
Scene Shop…………………….Proof Productions
Audio Rental……………………Sound Associates
Lighting Rental…Hayden Production Services
Piano Rental………………….Cunningham Piano
Piano Tuner…………………………..Mark Benson
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and employs members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists. PTC is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for American Theatre, and is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT).
The musicians employed in this production are members of the Philadelphia Musicians’ Union, Local 77 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.
Photos, Videotaping, or other video or audio recording during the production is strictly prohibited, is a violation of United States copyright law, and is an actionable Federal Offense.
CAST & CREATIVE BIOS
Whitney White* NEW YORK: Broadway (directing): Jaja’s African Hair Braiding. Off-Broadway (directing): MCC Theater: soft | New York Theatre Workshop: On Sugarland; Semblance | WP Theater/Second Stage: Our Dear Dead Drug Lord | The Public Theater: What to Send Up When It Goes Down. REGIONAL (directing): Shakespeare Theatre Company: The Amen Corner | Steppenwolf Theatre Company: The Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Mia Martha Washington; What is Left Burns | The Bushwick Starr: Definition | Long Wharf Theatre: An Illiad | The Movement Theatre Company/ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company/ American Repertory Theater: What to Send Up When It Goes Down. AWARDS: Obie Award; Lily Award; Susan Stroman Directing Award; Jerome Fellowship; Rolex Protegé and Mentorship Arts Initiative. PERSONAL: she/her | Whitney was a staff writer on the Boots Riley series I’M A VIRGO for Amazon | Her five-part cycle deconstructing Shakespeare’s women and ambition is in development with American Repertory Theater | Training: Brown University: MFA, Northwestern University: BA | Whitney-White.com.
Charlie Thurston* NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Wedge Horse. REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theatre Company: Here There Are Blueberries. Trinity Repertory Company (selected): Prince of Providence; The Song of Summer; Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage; Ragtime; Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical | La Jolla Playhouse: Here There are Blueberries | American Repertory Theatre: Macbeth In Stride | Cleveland Playhouse: Shakespeare in Love | Arden Theatre Company: Three Sisters | Baltimore Center Stage: The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe. FILM: Finestkind; Boston Strangler; Money Monster; Life Itself. TV: Julia; Dexter: New Blood; Law & Order: SVU. OTHER: Narrates audiobooks, most recently Barbara Kingsolver’s Demon Copperhead. PERSONAL: he/him | Member of the Resident Acting Company at Trinity Repertory Company | Founding company member of The Williams Project, a living wage theater in Seattle | Training: Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company: MFA in Acting | Cornell College: BSS in Performance and Playwriting | CharlieThurston.net.
Stacey Sargeant*NEW YORK: BROADWAY: for colored girls… (revival). Off-Broadway: Page 73: La Race | Lincoln Center Theater: Nantucket Sleigh Ride | Ars Nova: Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future (Drama Desk, Drama League, Lucille Lortel Award nominations) | The Public Theater: the all-female The Taming of the Shrew; Eclipsed; Two Gentlemen of Verona | Signature Theatre: Big Love; Our Lady of Kibeho. TOURS: National: Legally Blonde. REGIONAL: The Curran Theatre/Yale Repertory Theatre/McCarter Theatre Center: Eclipsed. FILM: Chosen Family (Upcoming); Radha Blank’s The Forty-Year-Old Version; Come Sunday. TV: FBI: Most Wanted; Blue Bloods; Bull; Elementary; The Blacklist; Gossip Girl; Law & Order: SVU. PERSONAL: StaceySargeant.com.
Ximone Rose*NEW YORK: Broadway: Once on This Island. Off-Broadway: Only Gold; We’re Gonna Die. TOURS: Into The Woods; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. PERSONAL: she/they | Ximone is a New Orleans native, performer, and a singer-songwriter (you can stream their music on your favorite platform) | Training: University of Michigan Musical Theater Program (Go blue!) | CGF Talent | Instagram: @SimoneWithAnX.
Chelsea Lee Williams*NEW YORK: Broadway: Death of a Salesman; Girl from the North Country; Oklahoma!. Off-Broadway: Girl from the North Country. REGIONAL: Hartford Stage: Trouble in Mind FILM: Strive. TV: The Good Fight; The Bite; Elsbeth (pilot); That Damn Michael Che. PERSONAL: Training: Florida A&M University; The Juilliard School.
Keith Rubin NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: New World Stages: Puffs | Ars Nova: 1927. REGIONAL: Studio Theatre: People, Places, and Things | Virginia Theatre Festival: Cabaret. TV: The Equalizer; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Alternatino; The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. PERSONAL: he/him | Keith is a screenwriter, producer, and filmmaker | Training: Yale University: BA | Instagram: @keithrubin | keithmrubin.com.
Kanysha Williams TOURS: Amazing Grace, Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: American Prophet | Olney Theatre Center: FELA!; AD16 | Round House Theatre: The Tempest | Signature Theatre: Gun and Powder; After Midnight | ArtsCentric (Company Member): Aida; Little Shop of Horrors; The Wiz | Riverside Center for the Performing Arts: The Color Purple | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre: Sister Act. OTHER: Downstage Center Podcast, streaming on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. PERSONAL: she/her | Kanysha is a singer/songwriter, performer, and recording artist | You can find her music streaming on all digital platforms | Training: The Duke Ellington School of the Arts; San Francisco Conservatory of Music; George Mason University | Instagram: @StrawberrysSings.
CAST & CREATIVE BIOS
SUPPORTERS & SPONSORS
Thank you to our Supporters
Philadelphia Theatre Company is deeply grateful for the support we received from the many generous individuals, corporations, foundations and government partners who contribute to PTC.
This list acknowledges donors from September 1, 2022 to October 15, 2023.
Rhonda & David L. Cohen
Sally Katz & David Price
The Estate of Monika Krug
David & Nancy Colman
Daryl & Ellen Morey
Dale & Richard Levy
Taibi Magar & Tyler Dobrowsky
Jerry & Cookie Riesenbach
Gary Deutsch & Susan Dornstein
Alice L. George
Linda & David Glickstein
Glenn Gundersen & Susan Manix
John Kuester III & Harper Seldin
Gayle & David Smith
Shel & Karen Thompson
John Alchin & Hal Marryatt
Tracy & Rick Burke
Steven J. Engelmyer, Esq. & Lisa Wershaw
Julia & Eugene Ericksen
Stephanie B. Fineman, Esq
Greg & Holly Flanagan
Bill & Marta Kiesling
Vibhat Nair & Jing Wang
The Robert V & Judith A Spires Charitable Giving Fund
Laura & Richard Steel
Joseph & Laura Atkinson
Eric & Sue Baelen
Arthur & Janice Block
Kia Buckner, CPA
Mr. & Mrs. Steve G. Filton
Jane & Joe Goldblum
Elliot Imani Griffin
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Robert Victor & Alexandra Edsall
Bettyruth Walter, PH. D.
James Broderick & Miri Ascarelli
Dennis Bianchi & Jan Schaeffer
Michael & Ellen Singer Coleman
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Ric & Mindee Harris
Marjorie & Jeffrey Honickman
Geoffrey & Susan Kahn
Stephen & Judith Kastenberg
Richard & Michele Kunis
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Lawrence & Rita Salva
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F. John White, II
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Mrs. Judy Block
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A. David Frank
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Ms. Margaret C. Hallenbeck
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Dr. Donna-Marie Peters
Carol Saline & Paul Rathblott
Craig Richlin & Marty Muller
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Jerry and Candace Schlief
Beth Burrel & David Sorensen
Richard Speizman & Faith Horowitz
Stanley & Velma Tilley
Dr. R. J. Wallner
Tom Wirtshafter & Carol Marks
Dr. & Mrs. Victor Adlin
John & Teresa Cavenagh
Dr. Sharon Dailey
Mr. & Mrs. H. Robert Fiebach
Barbara & Ed Glickman
Joan D. Gmitter
Richard Hausch & Jeffrey Renninger
Mr. & Mrs. Millage Holloway Jr.
Anne & Craig Jorgensen
David Lerman & Shelley Wallock
Todd Levin & Andre Beckett
Larry & Lorraine McClain
Clara Gaines Parker
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Yale Cohen and Heather Hersh
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Professor Janet-Lynn Garrabrant
Marshal & Tamar Granor
Ms. Susan Grater
Alan & Sara-Ellen Greenberg
Stuart & Caren Hosansky
David Ingram & Melanye Finister
Marlene & Bernard Jacobs
Mr. Daniel T. Lee
Mr. & Mrs. Lowell E. Mann
Dr. Alan M. Mendelsohn & Ms. Mindy S. Shapiro
Richard E. Mitchell
Margo Moskowitz & Ben Tilley
Linda L. Osler
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rathmill
Joyce & Tim Ratner
Dan & Barbara Rottenberg
Dr. Louis & Linda Schwartz
Deborah McColloch & Charles Valentine
Mr. & Ms. Paul Stark
Thomas & Susan Walther
Kuna & Sam Yankell
Gifts in memory/honor
In honor of David L. Cohen
Jeffrey & Marjorie Honickman
In Memory of Joilet Harris
In honor of Cookie & Jerry Riesenbach
In Honor of Max Vernon and PTC’s commitment and support honoring artistry and diversity
Craig Richlin & Marty Muller
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Suzanne Roberts Cultural Development Fund
The William Penn Foundation
The Shubert Foundation
The Wyncote Foundation
Ann B. Ritt Charitable Foundation
The Lida Foundation
The Terrence McNally Foundation
Actors’ Equity Foundation, Inc.
The Charlotte Cushman Foundation
The Civic Foundation
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
Maxwell Strawbridge Charitable Trust
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
The Philadelphia Fund Alliance
PTC receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
PTC has received support from FEMA, a federal agency.
$1 – $4,999
MAC Capital Partners
Mondrian Investment Partners
The William Penn Foundation
*Indicates in-kind contribution
RESIDENT COMPANY EVENTS
GENERAL INFORMATION – Macbeth in Stride
Box Office Hours
Mon-Sun: 12pm – 30 minutes after curtain
Mon-Fri: 12pm – 6pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Audio Described Performance
Saturday, November 11 at 2pm
For members who are visually impaired or low vision. Through provided assisted listening devices, a trained audio describer fills in the visual details and action on stage while it is performed live.
Open Caption Performance
Saturday, November 18 at 2pm
For audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing, a large LED captioning screen, positioned beside the stage, scrolls text of the dialogue/lyrics in tandem with the dialogue/lyrics of the performance.
ASL Interpreted Performance
Thursday, November 16 at 7pm
For audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing, a team of ASL interpreters will be positioned in the sight lines of Deaf patrons to interpret the performance from English into American Sign Language.
Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted listening headsets that wirelessly deliver all dialogue, music, and sound from the show at a personally adjustable volume are available for free at every PTC performance through the House Manager or concessionaire.
If you would like to discuss accommodations and accessibility in our facilities, please reach out to Patron Services Manager, Haley Fluke at email@example.com.
The use of photographic/recording devices is strictly prohibited. Please note: The audience may be photographed by PTC staff for archival and publicity purposes. If you prefer that your likeness not appear in PTC materials, please notify a House Manager.
Vince Karlen, Rentals Manager
215.985.1400 x104, or
Group Sales & Strategic Partnerships
For groups of 10 or more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer or House Management Opportunities
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer usher, reach out to Patron Services Manager Haley Fluke at email@example.com.
The Suzanne Roberts Theatre is located at SEPTA Bus Stop ID# 15190 for Bus routes 4, 27, & 32 (on the southbound side of Broad Street). You can also access the theatre from the BSL at the Lombard/South Station by exiting towards Lombard. PATCO stations at 12/13th and 15/16th are approximately 0.4 miles from the theatre. SEPTA Suburban and Jefferson Regional Rail stations are approximately 1 mile from the theatre.
Parking is available at the Symphony House Garage by reserving ahead of time at https://www.iparkit.com/locations/symphony-house-public-parking-garage. Additional parking can be found across the street at 417 S Broad Street; or at the Parkway Avenue of the Arts parking garage by visiting: https://www.parkwaycorp.com/parking/garage/avenue-arts-1501-spruce/philadelphia/pa/19102. Please note: there is limited street parking available near the theatre, and is not guaranteed.
Restrooms, Elevator, Water Fountains
RESTROOMS are located on the orchestra level of the theatre and are ADA compliant. The ELEVATOR is located to the left of the concession stand which may be used to reach the mezzanine level. WATER FOUNTAINS are located outside the restrooms.
Lost & Found
If you have lost or found an item, please see the Box Office or House Manager. PTC is not responsible for loss or theft of personal belongings.
We recognize and acknowledge that the Suzanne Roberts Theatre stands on the Indigenous territory known as “Lenapehoking,” the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also called Lenni-Lenape or Delaware Indians. These are the people who, during the 1680s, negotiated with William Penn to facilitate the founding of the colony of Pennsylvania. The Lenape diaspora includes five federally recognized nations in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario. Pennsylvania is one of only a few Eastern states that does not recognize any native tribes.
Here is a local organization you can support: We Are The Seeds
Learn more by visiting The Lenape Nation of PA Cultural Center in Easton, PA.
2023-24 Board of Directors
Gary A. Deutsch, Chair
Vibhat Nair, PhD, Vice-Chair
Dr. Donna-Marie Peters, Secretary
John M. Hanamirian, Treasurer
Kia Buckner, CPA, CGMA
David L. Colman, AIA
Tyler Dobrowsky, Co-Artistic Director
Stephanie B. Fineman, Esq.
Taibi Magar, Co-Artistic Director
E. Gerald Riesenbach, Esq.
ARTISTIC ADVISORY BOARD
Sara Garonzik, Executive Producing Director Emeritus
Don Rosenblit, Chairman Emeritus*
Sheldon L. Thompson*
Tracey B. Weiss
* Denotes Past President
Tyler Dobrowsky (Co-Artistic Director) previously worked at Trinity Rep as their Associate Artistic Director, and while there he commissioned a number of writers, such as George Brant, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Miranda Rose Hall, James Ijames, Whitney White, and Lauren Yee, co-founded YASI, Trinity’s summer camp for young people, and, working with Rhode Island Latino Arts, developed a free, bilingual, mobile theater program, Teatro en el Verano. Favorite directing credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Little Shop of Horrors, Into The Breeches at Trinity, Macbeth in Stride at A.R.T.; The Big Meal and Morality Play at the Gamm; Capsule for The Public. He has taught at BU, Brown, NYU, Rhode Island College, and a number of other universities.
Taibi Magar (Co-Artistic Director) is a graduate of the Brown MFA program. NY credits include: Help (The Shed), Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (Signature Theatre, Lortel-winning) Capsule by Whitney White and Peter Mark Kendall (The Public Theater) Blue Ridge starring Marin Ireland and The Great Leap starring BD Wong (Atlantic Theater); Is God Is (Soho Rep, 2018 Obie Award;) and Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova). She premiered the new musicals Macbeth In Stride and We Live In Cairo at A.R.T.. She is developing the commercial theatrical adaptation of Wonder by Jill Furman (book by Bess Wohl, music and lyrics by A Great Big World). Regional: CTG, Woolly Mammoth, Alley Theatre, The Guthrie, and Seattle Rep, among others. International: Hamburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne), and Soho Theatre (London). She received an Obie Award in 2018 and the SDC Breakout Award in 2019. Taibi has taught at University of the Arts, Juilliard, NYU and Brown.
Co-Artistic Directors: Taibi Magar & Tyler Dobrowsky
ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION
Resident Artist: Jeffrey L. Page
Literary Intern: Amaya Dumas
Production Manager: Jacob Gilbert
Associate Production Manager: Sydney Justice
Head Carpenter: Daniel Barland
Assistant Carpenter: Patrick Dougherty
Wardrobe Supervisor: Danielle Joh
Wardrobe Assistant: Sabrina Reichert
Assistant Lighting Supervisor: Jeremy Hugo
Interim Sound Supervisor: Olivia Denison
Video Supervisor: Brian Morsberger
Properties Supervisor: Alicia Crosby
House Assistant: Kelly Palmer, Heather Pynne
MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT
Director of Marketing: Xiaomeng Sylvia Zhang
Marketing Associate: lydon frank lettuce
Public Relations: En Route
Director of Development: Nathan Schultz
Institutional Giving Manager: Olivia Broderick
Development Intern: Michael Wilkinson
SUZANNE ROBERTS THEATRE AND AUDIENCE SERVICES
Rental Manager: Vince Karlen
Tessitura Manager: Amy Wilson
Co-Manager of Audience Services: Lauren Davenport
Co-Manager of Audience Services: Jonathan Wallace
Audience Services Associates: Nickolette Jones and Emily Wanamaker
Patron Services Manager: Haley Fluke
Front of House Staff: Andrew Beal, Peter Groton, Tom Irvin, Lisa M Johnson, Nickolette Jones, Mark Marano, Evan Mayorga, Luke Mazurek, Bella Saltzer, Gabrielle Vaughan
Custodians: KZach Services
Interim Managing Director: Margo Moskowitz
Finance & Office Associate: Emily Cross
EDUCATION & COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Director of Education & Public Programming: Anjoli Santiago