b'The Acting CompanyOwen Peakes (Mamillius, The Winters Tale) is so excited as this will be thesecond time he has worked on a professional stage! His previous work includes Davenants Macbeth, where he played Fleance (Folger Theatre); Seussical the Musical,101Dalmatians,and Annie(Merchantville SchoolPlayers).Healso recordedthevoiceofDaphneforthePennsylvaniaShakespeareFestivals production of Blithe Spirit. He will be entering sixth grade this year and enjoys reading, writing, gaming, and hanging with his cats, Flora, Stink, Peeper, and Tonks.AlliePratt (Lizzy,PrideandPrejudice;Perdita,TheWintersTale)regional credits include: Twelfth Night, Loves Labours Lost (Seattle Shakespeare Company); The Tempest (Thin Air Shakespeare); The Winters Tale (Shakespeare by the Sea); Alices Adventures in Wonderland, Shes Come Undone (Book-It Repertory); Mr. Pim Passes By (Taproot Theatre); Bettys Summer Vacation (Defunkt Theatre). She has trained at PCPA Theaterfest, holds a B.F.A. from Cornish College of the Arts and recently earned her M.A. in Theater Arts from UC Santa Cruz.Chavez Ravine* (First Merchant/Balthasar/Emilia, The Comedy of Errors; Paulina, The Winters Tale)is humbled to debut at the Santa CruzShakespeare in such honorable roles. Broadway/Off Broadway credits include The Bluest Eye, I Want to Live (The Duke on 42nd,The Medicine Show Theatre). Regional: Portland Center Stage, OSF, Steppenwolf, Virginia Stage Company, Congo Square, Penobscot Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Barrington StageCompany,AmericanHeartlandTheatre,VirginiaStateTheatre,BailiwickRepertory, Pegasus Players Theatre, Piven Theatre. Chavez was trained in storytelling, improv, classical and theatre games under the mentorship of the great Byrne and Joyce Piven and holds a Bachelors in Arts Administration with a concentration in Arts and Social Justice from UMass Amherst. Film and Television: Barbershop II, Death of a President, Prison Break (FOX), Sleep Walk with Me, April Fools. Awards; Drammy for Black Pearl Sings at Portland Center Stage and BTAA for Daughters of the Mock at Congo Square Theatre.Mike Ryan* (Artistic Director, SCS; Adriano, The Comedy of Errors) firstcame to Santa Cruz in 1997 to play Silvius in As You Like It and Pyotr 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 Theatre Company. 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. He 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.42 SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE 2019'