William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure


Directed by Tyne Rafaeli

Shakespeare’s dynamic, dark comedy explores the body politic and the politics of the body.

A co-production with California Shakespeare Theater

Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s production of Measure for Measure delves into the nature of authority and the experience of being governed. Drawing inspiration from contemporary Eastern Europe, subversive music, urban tension, and a deep look into the politics of female sexuality, this performance explodes with the inherent legal, moral, and sexual ambiguities of our age.

Running time: 2 hours and 49 minutes including intermission

“Political hope springs eternal in SCS’s stunning new production of Measure for Measure   – Good Times

“Tyne Rafaeli’s production lands with grace, wit, hysterical comedy and chilling clarity — above all else by a true sense of our humanity, strengths, flaws and all,” – Calshakes Artistic Director Eric Ting, Napa Valley Register



Tyne Rafaeli, Director of Measure for Measure shares her vision on Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s contemporary political thriller by William Shakespeare.





Preview Dates:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Opening Date:
Friday, July 21, 2017

Closing Date:
Saturday, September 2, 2017

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The Audrey Stanley Grove
Upper DeLaveaga Park
501 Upper Park Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Tyne Rafaeli headshot (2)Tyne Rafaeli (Measure for Measure) was born in London and trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Columbia University. She has directed new plays, classics and musicals in London and the US. Her work has been seen at Classic Stage Company, The Geffen Playhouse, The Atlantic Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Two River Theatre, New York Stage & Film, PlayMaker’s Rep, Goodspeed, Julliard, Great Lakes Theatre, American Players Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, The O’Neill Playwright’s Conference and PlayPenn, among others. Tyne is a 2016-2018 Time Warner Directing Fellow at the Women’s Project Theatre and was awarded the 2013-14 SDCF Sir John Gielgud Fellowship for Classical Direction. She has served as Associate Director on The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof, The Bridges of Madison County, Golden Boy (all Broadway), Women on the Verge (London’s West End), and she directed the first US National Tour of The Bridges of Madison County.


Duke, Ensemble
Rowan Vickers*
Angelo, Ensemble
David Graham Jones*
Lucio, Ensemble
Adam Schroeder
Claudio, Pompey, Ensemble
Kevin Matthew Reyes
Isabella, Ensemble
Lindsay Rico*
Escalus, Juliet, Ensemble
Tristan Cunningham*
Elbow, Mistress Overdone, Mariana, Ensemble
Annie Worden*
Provost, Ensemble
Patty Gallagher*

Understudies: Peter M. Donahue (Duke), Elizabeth Erb (Provost), Carmen Flood (Elbow, Overdone, Mariana), Jennifer Elise Grober (Escalus, Juliet), Kev Martinez (Claudio, Pompey), Joshua Orlando (Lucio), Grace Rao (Isabella), Mike Ryan* (Angelo)


Tyne Rafaeli‡
Scenic Designer
Annie Smart†
Costume Designer
Montana Levi Blanco
Lighting Designer
Kent Dorsey†
Sound Designer
Brandon Wolcott†
Properties Designer/Master
M Woods
Wig, Hair and Makeup Design
Jessica Carter
Stage Manager
Deirdre Rose Holland*
Textual Consultant
Michael Warren
Ashley Herum
Voice Coach
David Morden
Fight Director
Dave Maier
Assistant Stage Managers
Suzanne Tyler*, Julia Formanek
Assistant Dramaturg
Patrick Denney
Assistant Costume Design
Emily Graily
Assistant Lighting Design
Patrick Mahoney
Directing Intern
Nina McMurtrie
Stage Management Intern
Kate Wellhofer

* Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the US.
‡ The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
† These Designers are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local 829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.