Hamlet School Tour  hamlet_school_tour_icon

April 1 – May 3, 2019

“The play is always the thing at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre!” — The Huffington Post

Bring the world’s greatest play and one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies right into your school! Back by popular demand, Hamlet returns this spring as part of our All the World’s A Stage School Tour program. Your students will be captivated by this 90-minute adaptation of the classic play presented by our professional actors and directed by our Artistic/Executive Director, Carmen Khan. The production is followed by a post-performance discussion with the actors, and includes a comprehensive study guide designed by our Artistic Director and Education Director.

Our Hamlet School Tour is designed to be performed in school common spaces like gyms, cafeterias, and auditoriums. Cast and crew need 45 minutes before and 30 minutes after the performance in the space, and a secured room where cast and crew may leave belongings and valuables.

Performances are available in either the morning or afternoon. The tour runs Monday through Friday, April 1 – May 3, 2019.

Audience: 150 max per performance

To book your school, click here or contact our Education Director, Rebekah Wilcox, at 215-496-9722 ext 101 or email at rebekah@phillyshakespeare.org.

Carmen Khan — Director

Carmen Khan is the Founder and Artistic/Executive Director of The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. Carmen holds a Bachelor of Education from The University of London, and an MFA in Acting from The Catholic University of America. For seven years she was a company member of the esteemed Hip Pocket Theatre in Fort Worth, TX, where she worked as an actor, dancer, and mime in over 26 productions. Khan was the co-founder of The Laughing Stock Theatre, an all-comedy theatre, and Artistic Director of The Red Heel Theatre, which was devoted to the little-known classics of the Jacobean era, both in Philadelphia.  She has produced over fifty Shakespeare plays and directed over twenty.


WEB_KyleFennie.jpgKyle Fennie

Polonius / Ensemble
Set Designer

Kyle earned his MA from Villanova University, and his BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Previous roles include: Dream Girl (Clark Redfield); Macbeth (Macduff); The Roses in June (Colin Davies); The Lyons (Curtis); A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley); Translations (Doalty); A Wonderful Noise (Chester, Pettigrew, and the Conductor); Macbeth (Macbeth); The Threepenny Opera (Smith); Michael and Edie (Ben); Big Love (Constantine); Fallen Angels (Willie); Shanley’s Doubt (Father Flynn); The Mousetrap (Sergeant Trotter u/s). Fight Choreography credits include: Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, Macbeth, Beauty and the Beast, Crazy For You, Oklahoma, and others.


Josh Kachnycz

Laertes / Ensemble
Fight Director

Josh has appeared in numerous productions with The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, including: Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Taming of the Shrew, and Love’s Labor’s Lost, as well as its Macbeth and Hamlet school touring productions. He also works as a Fight Director in the Philadelphia area, and has done combat and stunts for numerous productions including the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Josh also works as a Teaching Artist, instructing students in the Philadelphia area in Text Interpretation, Performance, and Stage Combat. He is a graduate from Temple University’s BA Theatre program.


Adam Kampouris

Hamlet

As a young theatre apprentice in western North Carolina, Adam first stumbled into the role of Hamlet ten years ago as a last minute replacement for a more seasoned professional. Apart from being his debut Shakespearean role, it was one of the most rewarding and memorable of his career. Now a decade later, he is as humbled, honored, and exhilarated to explore the role again as he was back then. NYC Credits include: Oresteia (Classic Stage Company/Ashes Company), Essential Theatre Group’s Twelfth Night: A Folk Musical (The Sheen Center), The Cherry Orchard (Columbia Stages), and Camino Real (The Connelly). Regionally he has worked with The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre (Twelfth Night / Macbeth), Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado, Triad Stage in North Carolina, as well as the North Carolina Stage Company (As You Like It). When not exploring his love of myth and storytelling on stage, Adam spends his time rock climbing, kayaking, snowboarding, and pickin’ on the mandolin. Adam lives in Brooklyn, NY and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.


WEB_WilliamLeDent_Headshot.jpgWilliam LeDent

Claudius / Ensemble

(SAG-AFTRA) THEATRE: The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre: Macbeth school tour (Porter/Duncan), Hamlet school tour (Claudius), Macbeth (Macduff), Twelfth Night (Sir Toby Belch), The Taming of the Shrew (Tranio); Shakespeare Theatre Company: King Lear (Curan & Knight);  Henry V (Bates & Grey); Much Ado About Nothing (Don Pedro). Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center: Don Giovanni. FILM: King Lear as Duke of Cornwall. STUNT/FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER: King Lear film. A Comedy of Errors. TEACHING: Adjunct professor of acting and stage combat at Stevenson University. TRAINING: MFA from George Washington University’s Academy for Classical Acting. BFA from UCLA in Acting.


Dani Nelson

Ophelia / Ensemble

Dani is an actor and writer in New York City. UK credits include: Troilus and Cressida (Globe Theatre Residency), ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Globe Theatre Residency), Henry IV (Bard in the Botanics), April is Over (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Regional credits include: Lungs (Stage West; June 2019). Dani has an MA in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and a BA in Philosophy from St. John’s College. www.daninelson.me


Tierney Nolen

Gertrude / Ensemble

Tierney is a NYC-based actor and theatre maker. She is thrilled to be making her Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre debut. Theatre credits include: Kara Sevda (Now What Theatre International Tour & Edinburgh Fringe); Paper Cuts, Hamlet, and 20 Plays in 40 Minutes (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); An Experiment without a Voice (Old Hairdressers); 10 Seconds and The Poetess (Plug Festival); Every Five Minutes (Playwrights’ Studio Scotland/Tron Theatre); As You Like It [abridged] (Shakespeare’s Globe/RCS); Romeo and Juliet (The Cutout Theatre). She holds a MA in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. www.tierneynolen.com


Production Staff

Carmen Khan
Director

Kyle Fennie
Set Designer

Colleen Hughes
Choreographer

Josh Kachnycz
Fight Director

Alexis Parente
Tour & Marketing Manager

Lexa Grace
Costume Designer

John Stovicek
Sound Designer


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