by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, adapted by PATRICK MULLINS
with music by JAKE HULL
with puppets by paperhand puppet intervention
directed by PATRICK MULLINS
scenic designer CHARLES RASPUTIN
costume designer JENI SCHAEFER
lighting designer AKIN RITCHIE
sound designer J.C. NIGH
music director JAKE HULL
choreographer ROBERT GARRIS
production supervisor KATHERINE HAMMOND
projections designer & puppet assist LEE SMITH
production stage manager SARAH “STORMY” STORMINGER
CAST + CREATIVE TEAM BIOS
(Prospera) Sometimes you find yourself exactly where you need to be.
PHILLIP AMOFAH, JR
(Royal Ensemble/Alonso Understudy) Artist. 28. Part-time Political Junkie. Voracious reader. Adventurous.
(Puppet Ensemble) is an Artist, Art Therapist, Professor, and Puppeteer.
(Royal Translator) Multi talented New Yorker passionate about Theatre and sign language.
(Magical Creature) Musical Theater major at CNU and lover of everything Shakespeare.
(Bassist) Otis is happy to be playing his 5th VSC production.
(Magical Creature) Tiny Tim in Christmas Carol...acting is his hobby now.
(Assistant Director) Fourth time VSC. BRTFAC, GROVE, CHS, TCC, ODU, Regent too!
(Trinculo) Ryan is proud to work and play with VSC.
(Stephano) Deaf, Philadelphia Eagles fan, MSSD alumnus, born to be a performer.
(ASL Consultant) Certified ASL Interpreter, love my people, my dogs, and helping others.
GRACE BEACH DAVIS
(Lead Ariel) A teller of stories, maker of things, lover of cheeses.
(Puppet Ensemble) There is nothing I love more than acting, except myself.
(Caliban/Sebastian Understudy) Dan is a big fan of lots of things like…
(Magical Creature) God made me to be perfect in my own way.
(Ariel Ensemble) Domenick is the red Ariel, so he’s pumped to perform.
(Magical Creature) Hi I am Josh. I play soccer. Tuff.
(Magical Creature) is From Charlotte, NC and a Senior Theatre Performance Major At NSU.
(Choreographer) Art is where work meets love.
(Sebastian) is making his VSC debut and a proud GSA graduate from 2010!
(Fox Puppet/Puppet Ensemble) What does the fox say?
(Caliban) is a senior Drama & Theatre Major at Norfolk State.
(Production Supervisor) Here to make things sail! ODU Director, Designer, Partner of Lee!
(Ariel Ensemble) Blair is the blue Ariel, so she’s pretty jazzed.
(Magical Creature) Hampton Roads native. This will be her first theatrical performance.
(Composer) Composer for film, television, and theatre. Multi-instrumentalist and orchestrator.
(Ariel Ensemble) Leah is the purple Ariel, so she’s psyched.
(Magical Creature) Hi. On my 3rd concussion, not here though!
(Miranda) Senior Theatre Performance Major is excited to make her debut!
(Keyboardist) NSU Drama & Theatre Major. Grateful to play for Tempest!
(Production Assistant) CNU graduate in Theatre Arts Administration; loves community development.
(Magical Creature) Advocate, optimistic Energizer Bunny. Grateful, dancy, mom. “Sing your Life”
(Antonio) Inspiration is what I’m aiming for.
(Magical Creature) Quiet soul that speaks through artistry. I also love potatoes
(Magical Creature) Has been acting for five wonderful years.
MEAGHAN MCLEOD MOZINGO
(Magical Creature) is grateful to be involved in this community based production.
(Director/Adaptor) Creates singular experiences of joyful unity via collaboration and collage.
(Musician) Man of the world who happens to play the accordian.
(Board Operator) “Words words words”- Bo Burnham
(Ariel Ensemble) Ash is the green Ariel, so she’s verdantly chipper.
(Producer) Revel in the energy of the people here, together, now.
(Magical Creature) Performer and student at Kellam High School.
(Lighting Designer) I’m just here to make things dark and stormy.
(Ariel Ensemble) Timerand is the orange Ariel, so she’s very proud.
(Magical Creature) This was a nerve wracking, but awesome experience.
(Magical Creature) Actress, model, and avid Tik-Tok’er who aspires to be the next Disney star!
(Costume Designer) is the Resident Costume Designer for Virginia Stage Company in her 18th season.
(Ariel Ensemble) Sara is the yellow Ariel, so she’s beaming with joy.
ALIKI PANTAS SEMONES
(Royal Ensemble) is thankful to Public Works & God for this opportunity.
(Projection Designer/Puppet Assist) This is how I spent my summer vacation. Good times!
(Magical Creature) Creeper, Aw Man.
SARAH “STORMY” STOMINGER
(Production Stage Manager) Hope you enjoy this magical adventure; we did!
(Assistant Stage Manager) Melissa is very thankful to work on this special project!
(Alonso) New actor: man of many pursuits; biker, educator, foodie, traveler.
(Magical Creature) Lindsay is [insert interpretive dance here].
(Magical Creature) I enjoy entertaining people and I’m thankful for this opportunity.
CARLTON WEST, JR.
(Royal Party) I am a poet first, everything else after is easy.
(Singer) Ja’Keetrius is a Senior Theatre Major at Norfolk State University.
ATUMPAN DANCE THEATRE
9yr old actress and dancer
6yr old actress and dancer
12yr old actress and dancer
7yr old actress and dancer
10yr old actress and dancer
5yr old actress and dancer
10yr old actress and dancer
Actor and musician
11yr old actress and dancer
Actress, dancer, and musician
PHILIPPINE CULTURAL CENTER SCAPA PERFORMERS
attends Salem MS, loves muay thai, field hockey, drawing, has an extremely caring soul.
performs with SCAPA and loves to express his culture.
13 year-old student who loves expressing herself through various creative arts.
is an exchange student from Japan who is dancing Singkil for the first time.
Freshman at Princess Anne High School, SCAPA for 3 years, loves her Filipino culture.
7th grader at Independence Middle, SCAPA dancer for 3 years, enjoys performing.
RACHEL CRIST LIZAN
Dancer, choreographer, specializing in Filipino folk dance, media specialist by profession.
Old Dominion University student with a passion for culture and global citizenship.
Attends Bayside High School, dances with SCAPA, Virginia Beach Ballet Academy.
ANTONIO PAGLINAWAN PARILLA
8th grader in Salem Middle School who likes art, dancing and singing.
JERSEY GIANNA PHELPS
8th grader at Salem Middle, with SCAPA for 5 years, and is into the Filipino culture.
Sophomore at Salem High School and loves the performing arts.
14 year old dancer who loves to share her culture with others.
Attends Salem MS, loves Muay Thai, field hockey, drawing, has an extremely caring soul.
TEENS WITH A PURPOSE
DEVON “IMAGINE” CARTER
17 year old Hampton Roads youth poet laureate 2019-2020, lgbtq youth advocate, Hampton Roads youth poet captain.
16 year old Hampton roads youth poet, stem club, debate club, national honors society, tennis team.
17 year old Hampton roads youth poet, visual artist.
15 year old poet and vocalist.
VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY STAFF
Producing Artistic Director Tom Quaintance | Managing Director David B. Byrd | Development Manager Kandis Hyde | Director of Public Works Patrick Mullins | Production Manager Carolyn Thatcher | Director of Marketing Brad Tuggle | Capital Campaign Manager Samantha Wilson | Accounting Manager Karen Dzupinka | Controller Eitan Stern | Accountant Cathi Brumfield-McGhee | Company Manager Connor Norton | Grants & Special Events Associate Louise Li | Graphic Designer & Social Media Crystal Tuxhorn | Marketing and Development Associate Olivia Pedigo | Box Office Coordinator Gary Montgomery | Box Office Associates Scott Crissman, Jessica Deal, Heather Plym, Aila Castane, Jonathan Belka | House Manager Sharon McDonald | Education Coordinator Emel Ertugrul | Public Works Coordinator Philip Odango | Lead Resident Artist Ryan Clemens | Technical Director T.J. Hansen | Assistant Technical Director Garrett Weeda | Master Carpenter Megan Navia | Carpenter Nicholas Chamberlain | Costume Shop Manager Jeni Schaefer | Cutter/Draper Meg Murray | Wardrobe Supervisor Becca Johnston | Properties Manager Samuel W. Flint | Interim Properties Manager Tiara Dimond | Master Electrician Eli Carnahan | Electrician Katie French | Sound Engineer J.C. Nigh | Resident Stage Manager Adrienne Wells | Assistant Stage Manager Meg Morrill | ASL Interpreters Sabrina Smith, Shelly Thiss, Sherry Parsons
VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
President ANN B. BROGAN | President Elect ANN P. STOKES | Treasurer STEVE FUSCHETTI | Secretary RICHARD A. BOYKIN, PHD. | DONNA BAUSCH | THOMAS M. BOTTS | DENNIS CESTRA, JR. | SARAH B. CLARKSON, M.D. | LYNN COBB | LAUREN CONNER | GIOVANNI DONATELLI | BETTY HARMON EDWARDS | SUSAN EINHORN | LESLIE H. FRIEDMAN | JAN GOLDRICH | CHRISTINA GOODE | JACKIE KING | PAGE LAWS | SUNSHINE LEINBACH | CATHY MASTON | CAROL MUELLER | TOM NICHOLSON, III | XANDRA PENDERGRASS | SCOTT F. REED, MD | JUSTIN TOPPING | EUGENE WINSTON | THOMASINA WRIGHT | ROBERT WOJTOWICZ |
EX-OFFICIO Producing Artistic Director TOM QUAINTANCE | Managing Director DAVID B. BYRD | General Counsel C. Arthur Robinson, III | City of Norfolk Rob Henson | Honorary Trustee CAROLE AITKEN