Matt is delighted to be part of this Barefoot/CoF Measure! Favorite NYC credits: The Misanthrope (title role, Performance Space New York/"PS122"), The Enlightenment of Mr. Mole (Sheen Center), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Lyra Theater), The Merchant of Venice (The Secret), Galileo (Urban Stages), Learning Russian (The Flea), and Exquisite Potential (Project Rushmore/The Arclight). Favorite regional: As You Like It & Rose Mark’d Queen (Yale Summer Cabaret), Richard II (Yale Rep, u/s). Matt is a NYC native and a graduate of Brown University and Yale School of Drama. Proud member of AEA. This one's for Mom, Dad, and Olivia.
Nazlah Black (Julietta)
Nazlah is a New York based actress whose most recent credits include Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest (Encounters Theatre), Malcolm, Witch 2, and Lady Macduff in Macbeth (New York Shakespeare Company), and Juliet in an inner city educational tour of Romeo and Juliet. Recent film credits include starring as Spoon in Michael Irish’s latest feature film Permanent Collection. Nazlah Black received her BFA in Theatre from Cornish College of the Arts(2016) and this fall will be attending The Pig Iron School in pursuit of receiving her MFA in Devised Performance.
Kelly Blaze* (Lucio)
Kelly has been dead for 42 years.
Daniel Cabrera (Claudio)
Daniel is a New York City based actor. Daniel received his BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied both at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. His most recent credits include Angelo in No Fear's production of Measure for Measure, Lysander in Santa Fe Shakespeare in the Garden's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Malcolm in the No Name Collective's production of Macbeth. He worked with Barefoot Shakespeare on their production of All One Forest (a new play) as the post-Dream love-stricken Demetrius in Central Park in 2018. He is delighted to work with Barefoot, Company of Fools and this amazing cast and crew!
Sania Hyatt (Isabella)
Sania is an NYU Tisch Graduate. She is trained under the award-winning, Off-Broadway studio theatre, Atlantic Theater Company, where she studied intensely under Neil Pepe, Anya Saffir, Andy Schneeflock, and Kelly Maurer. Sania also studied at an advanced-level program concentrating largely on Shakespeare's plays at the Classical Studio, under Louis Scheeder and Daniel Spector. She is a New York City based actress. She is known for her work in Violent Night and the hit web series, Baby Mama Drama. "I will like to thank Barefoot Shakes and Company of Fools for bringing me on this project. Special thanks go to Jenny, Lauren, Emily and, Ceara for helping me on my journey with Isabella. You have challenged me and questioned my motives throughout the rehearsal process, and I am truly thankful to you all." Follow Sania's journey at saniahyatt.com, or on her Instagram @sania_hyatt.
Lily Waldron (Mariana/Francisca)
Lily is thrilled to be working with Barefoot and Company of Fools in Measure for Measure. Recent credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily), Bull (Isabel), and As You Like It (Phebe). Thank you to friends, family, LOM, and this spectacular creative team!
Cameron Clarke (Angelo)
Cameron is a New York City-based actor, director, producer, magician, and professional goofball. NYC acting credits include: Danny in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Company of Fools); Don Pedro in Much Ado and Orlando in As You Like It (Barefoot Shakespeare); Benedick in Much Ado and Louis the Dauphin in King John (The Fools & Kings Project); and Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Parkside Players). Cameron is also founding artistic director of Company of Fools. He is incredibly excited to play Angelo. Big thanks to Collin, Emily, the CoF family, the cast and team of M4M, and, as always, the incredible and inimitable Clarke Clan.
Latonia Phipps* (Escalus)
Latonia is an actress, playwright, poet and teacher. Phipps was born and raised in New York City, Brooklyn, NY. She holds a MFA in Theater arts from CUNY Brooklyn College and has studied theater and storytelling in St. Petersburg, Russia and Ghana West Africa. Her most recent projects include: Ivanka Play (starring as Ivanka Trump) by Charles Gershman, Lincoln Center (LCE); Dominique Morrisseau's Autumns Harvest, Castillio Theater; and Katori Hall's Children of Killers. She has worked with companies such as Arena Stage, Playwrights Horizons, and Signature Theater. Phipps is also a renowned playwright having produced two projects, Fishin' In Brooklyn (One Woman show) and Now Harlem (Full-Length play). Phipps recently has taken to TV and film work but is excited about returning to her roots in theater.
Emily Gallagher (Provost)
Emily is thrilled to be performing again with Barefoot Shakespeare Company. As President and founding member, Emily has been seen in past Barefoot productions including A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), TheTaming of the Shrew (Katharina), Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet), and The Comedy of Errors (Adriana). After directing Barefoot’s Cymbeline and Company of Fools’ Pizza Man last year, Emily is ready for her acting debut with CoF. Special thanks to my favorite, Cameron; to Thaler, Lauren, and Jill - the dream team, and thanks to Jenny Grober for playing with us this summer. Training: BFA—NYU, RADA.
Clinton Powell (Friar Peter / Messenger / Vienna)
Clinton is an experimental and Shakespearean actor. Training: Alfred University (BA in Theatre and English). Clinton studied Viewpoints with Synaesthetic Theatre: The Trial of K (Kafka) and Icon (Narcissus). Clinton is excited to be performing once again with both Barefoot Shakespeare and Company of Fools. Previous productions with Barefoot Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence); Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato); and The Taming of the Shrew(Gremio/Curtis/Pedant). Previously with Company of Fools: True West (Saul Kimmer). Other favorites: Torn Out Theater’s Naked Hamlet (Gertrude) and South Dakota Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale (Antigonus/3rd Gentleman).
*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.