Alyssa May Gold (Producer | Concept | Brutus)* is an actor, writer and producer. She is founder and President of Pocket Universe as well as Associate Producer for the critically acclaimed theater company BEDLAM. Her other producing credits include the web series "You Made It Worse" (which she wrote and directed) and the upcoming indie feature Dream Years. Her recent credits as an actor include the Tony-nominated revival of Arcadia, Keen Company's revivals of Middle of the Night and Lemon Sky and the film Rebel in the Rye. Alyssa holds a multi-disciplinary BA from NYU Gallatin and an MA in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. www.alyssamaygold.com
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Katie Young (Director) is a New York based director & stage manager originally from Seattle, Washington. As a stage manager, she is a frequent collaborator with the renowned BEDLAM Theater Company and has worked on stage management teams for Hamilton, School of Rock, Something Rotten, Amazing Grace, Once, and RENT. Katie is a graduate of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she studied theater production, business, and genocide studies. Her dog, Henry McGoober, is doggone spectacular.
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Miranda Cornell (Casca) is an actor, director, and producer born and bred in Brooklyn, and is incredibly excited to be working with this team on Julius Caesar! Selected theater: Dewey Dell in As I Lay Dying, 4.48 Psychosis, Park Closes After Dusk (Vassar College), and Alter Ego (Prospect Theatre Company/Theatre Row). Film: “Louder Than Bombs” (Motlys/Joachim Trier). She is the founding Artistic Director of Semicolon Theatre Company, where she directs and produces, most recently #Blessed at FringeNYC 2016. She is currently pursuing BAs in Drama and Education from Vassar College, and is an alumna of the Powerhouse Apprentice Program.
Déa Julien (Julius Caesar)*: West Side Story 1st Nat’l Tour (Rosalia / dir. Arthur Laurents & David Saint). New York: Blueprint Specials (Public Theater UTR / Tom Ridgely), STET (Abingdon Theatre / Tony Speciale), Intimacy (The New Group / Scott Elliott), Lawnpeople (Cherry Lane / Elena Araoz), Abraham’s Daughters and The Seven Little Foys (Fringe NYC), Suzan Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays (Public Theater). Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus. Film: Cut In Half (dir. Susan Seidelman), Public Speaking, Fan Girl. Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women.
Violeta Picayo (Mark Antony)* Off-Broadway: Sense & Sensibility (Bedlam). New York: RadioBABEL (SITI Lab), This Is How I Don't Know How to Dance (SITI Company), Taming of the Shrew (Tale Told), Las Meninas (New Brooklyn Theatre), Double Falsehood (Unbound). International: American Blues, The Importance of Being Earnest (Edinburgh Fringe), Thyestes (OYL). Violeta is a company member at Bedlam and a proud graduate of the SITI Conservatory, the National Theater Institute, and Vassar College.
Amie Tedesco (Lucius)* Amie is thrilled to be working with Pocket Universe! She is a Brooklyn-based actor that has worked in theatre, film and TV, and the interwebs. Off Broadway: Lemon Sky (Keen Company), Any Day Now (Primary Stages), Round She Goes (Primary Stages). Regional: Circle Mirror Transformation (Tangent Theatre Company; Member). Film/ TV/Web: "Law and Order, SVU" (NBC), VMA Promo (MTV), "Too Soon?" (Coney Island Lager). In addition, Amie has been involved in the development of new works with The Shelter, Mason Holdings, and various theatre companies. She has also made several sketch comedy appearances at UCB Theatre. Many thanks to Alyssa & Katie!
Madeline Wolf (Cassius)*: is thrilled to be joining this magnificent company! Broadway: Fun Home. TV: “Outsiders” (WGN). Other theatre credits: Normativity (NYMF), No Exit (BubblePGH), Twelfth Night (BADA), Trojan Women 2.0 (CMU), Passion Play (Circuit Theatre Co.). BFA: Carnegie Mellon University. Many thanks to the Wolf/Schulman family, FZ, MK, and the cast and crew of Julius Caesar!
Taylor Elise Keller (Production Stage Manager)* is excited to be a part of this fun and energetic story. Off-Broadway credits: The Woodsman (New World Stages), Real Men: The Musical (New World Stages), The Total Bent (The Public Theatre), Himself & Nora (Minetta Lane Theater), Before Your Very Eyes (The Public Theatre). Regional credit: Mountain Playhouse; Mason Street Warehouse; Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Thanks go towards my family—both in blood and rehearsals.
Les Dickert (Designer) Les Dickert designs for a diverse range of contemporary and classical theater, modern dance, ballet, and international performance art. Many off-Broadway productions include Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility, The Seagull, New York Animals, Twelfth Night, What You Will, Cry Havoc; Regional: Shakespeare and Company, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Geva Theater, Perseverance Theater, Syracuse Stage, Triad Stage, Arden Theater, others. Dance: White Oak Dance Project, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, San Diego Ballet, Orlando Ballet. International: Le Louvre, Centre Pompidou, La Scala, and the National Ballets of England, Denmark, Australia, Belgium, Canada and Russia. Awards: Mahindra, Ovation, multiple Hewes nominations. Les is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.