The tempest

Composer - Clara Strauch

Percussion Arrangements - Michael McQuilken & Oliver Palmer

Set Design and Props - Alicia Bullen

Lighting Design - Adam Carpenter

Costume Design - Sherry Martinez

Director - Beth Ann Hopkins

Asst. Director - Beth Jastroch

Stage Manager - Allie Grant

Asst. Stage Manager - Cassidy Piraino



Musicians - Joe Jung, Oliver Palmer, Clara Strauch, Kate Eastman

Production Assistants - Shannon Condon, Catherine Mullins, Sam Richardson,

Andrew Ricci, Nora Rickey, Caroline Smith, JT Stocks

The cast

raquel chavez


Smith Street Stage debut. Credits include Emilia in Othello, Camille in Going to Market, Ariel in The Tempest, and Ray in Blown Youth. Graduated Columbia University in 2014 and currently studying with Jayd McCarty at The Studio/NYC.



Kate eastman


Smith Street Stage: Olivia in Twelfth Night. Regional: The May Queen by Molly Smith Metzler (World Premier), Intimate Apparel, Henry V (Chautauqua Theater Company). Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival). Juilliard: Snore by Max Posner (World Premier), Uncle Vanya, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labours Lost, others. TV: "Blue Bloods. Proud Member of Group 46.


shaun bennet fauntleroy


Smith Street Stage debut.  Credits include Burning by Ginger Lazarus (Resonance Ensemble, World Premiere), Advance Man, Part I of The Honeycomb Trilogy (Gideon Productions). Playwriting credits include work with RED CARAVAN Reads series, Detention series (Primary Stages/ESPA), Radical Bias night (New York Madness, with guest playwright Chisa Hutchinson), ForePlay series (Flux Theatre Ensemble), Cleverbot Plays (Brick Theater), and in #SpeakUp: The Street Harassment Plays, (co-produced with Flux Theatre Ensemble). Proud member of NY Madness, Resonance Ensemble, The League of Professional Theatre Women, AEA, and DGA.

john hardin


Smith Street Stage debut. Credits include Hamlet in Hamlet (Adirondack Shakespeare Company), Angelo in Measure for Measure (Roxy Regional Theater), and The Rivals (Pearl Theatre Company). Films include An Addiction to Payne and Bind.

patrick harvey


Patrick is a member of the Artistic Board of Smith Street Stage, where his past roles include Feste in Twelfth Night, Weird Sister in Macbeth, Casca in Julius Caesar, and Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing. Patrick was also featured in Smith Street's Off-Broadway debut of Christmas Carol: A Radio Play at the Pearl Theatre, assistant directed Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, and played Hamlet in the inaugural Midwinter Wassail presentation of Shakespeare's King Phycus. Other credits include The Dingdong (Pearl Theatre Company), Artaud/Artaud (Signature Theater), and Tom in The Glass Menagerie. TV: “Workin' It' with Laura Benanti.”

brian demar jones


Smith Street Stage debut. Regional Theater credits include Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, Emcee in Ernie Lijoi’s Under The Influence, Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale, Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV, Part 2 and Love’s Labor’s Lost (OSF), Batboy in Batboy: The Musical, Legba/Marcus in Brother/Sister Plays, Les Miserables, and Hello Dolly! (5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle). Brian also works as a teaching artist, private acting coach, director, and licensed real estate salesperson. He is happy to be returning to NYC after being gone for nearly fourteen years.

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joe jung


Smith Street Stage debut. New York credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Broadway/The Public, dir. Alex Timbers); Cyrano de Bergerac (dir. Gabriel Barre), H4 (Resonance Ensemble); A Thick Description of Harry Smith (P73, dir. Kip Fagan); Unity (1918) (dir. KJ Sanchez), Michael Ian Black’s My Custom Van, Shel’s Shorts, Language of Angels, The Great American Desert, OUR BAR (Project: Theater). Regional: Steve Martin & Edie Brickell’s Bright Star (The Old Globe, dir. Walter Bobby); Stephen King & John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (The Alliance, US Tours); Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Red Noses, Translations (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); Siddhartha, Assassins (Berkshire Theatre Group).  Film: The Independents.  Artistic Director of Project: Theater.  Joe is also a multi-instrumentalist with two original solo albums who enjoys building cigar box instruments and performing with his jug band, The Salt Cracker Crazies.

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Peter Molesworth


Smith Street Stage debut. Credits include Ariel Puppeteer in The Tempest (Continuum Company), Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cue for Passion Collaborative), Paris in Troilus and Cressida (dir. Tea Alagic), Berlin Wahl in Waiting for HONY. NYU Alum. C.F.P.C. Co-Founder.


Kate Ross


Smith Street Stage: Julius Caesar. Credits include Rosalind in As You Like It, Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Lucetta in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Actors Shakespeare Company); Kristen in Miss Julie (Fort Mason Center, San Francisco); Emily in The Marriage of Bette and Boo (TACT, directed by Scott Alan Evans); Penelope in Stoppard Goes Electric, Rita in Prelude to a Kiss, and Young Queen in The Honor of Thomas Becket (Boomerang Theatre Company); Kathy in Moonchildren, Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aricia in Phaedra, Elise in The Miser, Regina in Ghosts, Matron Boll in The Physicists, and Teiresias in The Bacchae (Oberon Theatre Ensemble).

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Will sarratt


Smith Street Stage: Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s King Phycus. New York credits include Taming of the Shrew (Match: Lit), Three Sisters (Alchemical Theater Lab), Omega Kids (Dixon Place), Translations (Taksu Theater), and The Notebook of Trigorin (Attic Theater Company). TV/Film work includes “American Genius” (Nat Geo) and the web series “Go Film Yourself” (Funny or Die).

Corey Whelihan


Corey is thrilled to be returning to Smith Street Stage for his fifth production, previously having appeared as Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar, Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing and Christmas Present and Scrooge in two iterations of Christmas Carol: A Radio Play. Other credits include Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew, Henry in Henry V, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, various roles in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dickinson in 1776.