SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE 2017 42 *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The Acting Company Brian Smolin* (Hannay, The 39 Steps; Proteus, The Two Gentlemen of Verona) has been at Santa Cruz Shakespeare for the last three summers in The Liar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and Macbeth. Other regional credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse); Pulse (The Guthrie); Romeo and Juliet, Comedy of Errors, Transit (Chautauqua); Hamlet (Shakespeare Forum); Home Sweet Home (SATC). TV: Lights Out, One Life to Live. Training: MFA, UC San Diego. Rowan Vickers* (Duke, Measure for Measure; Valentine, The Two Gentlemen of Verona) is making his Santa Cruz Shakespeare debut. Off- Broadway: Nat Turner In Jerusalem (New York Theatre Workshop, World Premiere), Picnic, Come Back, Little Sheba (Transport Group), The Sensuality Party (The New Group, New York Premiere). Regional: Bad Jews (Studio Theatre, DC), Macbeth (Stratford Festival, Canada), Peter Pan (The Grand Theatre, Canada). Rowan trained at Juilliard. Annie Worden* (Elbow, Mistress Overdone, Mariana, Measure for Measure; Lucetta, The Two Gentlemen of Verona) Off Broadway: House of Gold (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), The Vagina Monologues (Cherry Lane). Regional: The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis), Twelfth Night, Cabaret (Trinity Rep), Family Butchers (Magic Theatre), The Princess and the Pea, Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Film: Infected (with Michael Madsen and William Forsythe). Training: MFA, Brown University/TrinityRep. Founder of the arts- based non-profit, Stories 4 Strength (www.stories4strength.org).