Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE 2016 36 *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The acting company Kate Eastwood Norris* (Penny Quince, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Hamlet, Hamlet) Selected regional: As You Like It, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Playboy of the Western World (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Mary Stuart, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Macbeth (Folger Theatre); Stupid F***ing Bird, She Stoops to Comedy, Bug, (Woolly Mammoth Theatre - company member); Gnit, Eat Your Heart Out, (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival); Strange Devices From the Distant West (Berkeley Repertory); The Book Club Play (Arena Stage); Animal (Studio Theatre); Rock & Roll (Wilma Theatre); Bo-nita, The North Plan (Portland Center Stage); Ghost Writer (Florida Stage); Body Awareness (Gulfshore Playhouse); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Arden Theatre); The Pavilion, Macbeth (Two River Theatre). Awarded two Helen Hayes and a Barrymore Award. MA from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Larry Paulsen* (Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Player King/ Gravedigger, Hamlet) last performed in Santa Cruz as Schott in Bach at Leipzig and as Dumaine in All’s Well That Ends Well. In addition, he has appeared extensively at leading theatres nationwide, including the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC, McCarter Theatre Center, Seattle Rep, Huntington Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, ACT Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Alliance Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, Gulfshore Playhouse, and the Cleveland Playhouse, as well as the South Coast Rep, Seattle Shakespeare, the Milwaukee Rep, Alliance Theatre Company, Arizona Theatre Company, Mark Taper Forum and Two River Theatre. He was a company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for seven seasons, appearing there in dozens of productions. Off-Broadway, he has been seen in The Winter’s Tale at Classic Stage Company, Julius Caesar at NY Shakespeare Festival, and Swansong at the Lion Theatre. Mike Ryan* (Santa Cruz Shakespeare Artistic Director; Horatio, Hamlet) first came to Santa Cruz in 1997 to play Silvius in As You Like It and Piotr in The Forest at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. That season launched a long career with SSC; he appeared in over 35 productions with the company before it was closed at the end of 2013. Along with Marco Barricelli and the Shakespeare Play On Board of Directors, he founded Santa Cruz Shakespeare in early 2014 and served as Co-Artistic Director for the new non-profit theatre company in its inaugural year before taking over as sole Artistic Director at the end of that season. In addition to his acting work with both Santa Cruz Shakespeare and its predecessor, Bay Area audiences may also know him from performances with American Conservatory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Jewel Theatre Company, and Aurora. He has also appeared at Laguna Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Denver Center Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, and Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. Mr. Ryan received his B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University, where he was a National Merit Scholar, and his M.F.A. from the University of California at San Diego.