Appalachian Shakespeare Center
Measure for Measure
Matthew Lewis Johnson
Matthew Lewis Johnson
Music Director/Sound Design:
Production Manager/Props/Sound op:
Alex Brewer - Lucio
Wylie Caudill - Claudio
London Dailey - Mistress Overdon/Nun Francisca/Mariana
Reeve Daulton - Angelo
Ezra Day - Pompey
Milo Garrett - 1st Gentleman/Servant/ Messenger
Jonathan Hibbard - Duke
Dane Hosler - Escalus
Alice Jones - Provost
Tommy Jones - Elbow/Abhorson/2nd Gentleman
Madison Plucknett - Isabella
Brittany Morton - Juliet/Froth/Friar Thomas
Sarah Surace - Singer/Lady/Friar Peter
Alexander Brewer (Lucio) holds a BA in Theatre from EKU and has been with App Shakes since it was first called App Shakes with Romeo and Juliet (Lady Montague/Friar John). They have acted throughout the central Kentucky area consistently over the last 6 years of their life in shows such as SpongeBob The Musical with EKU Theatre (Mr. Krabs), Macbeth with Image Theatre (Ross), and Shakespeare in Love with Woodford Theatre (Frees/Robin). Most recently they were an acting intern for AthensWest theatre company helping out with Twelfth Night (Understudy for Sebastian, Orsino, and Sir Andrew). They are ready for another AppShakes production and hope you all enjoy the show they have worked so hard on!
Wylie Caudill (Claudio) This is Wylie‘s seventh production with the Appalachian Shakespeare Center. He’s been in all of them! However, this is his first time being semi nude in an Appalachian Shakespeare center production.
London Dailey (Scenic Charge and acting as Mistress Overdon, a Nun, and Mariana) is excited to be back in Lexington for her fourth production with Appalachian Shakespeare Center since 2018. She has recently accepted a promotion to be a Scenic Artist at Florida Repertory Theater beginning this Fall. Huge shoutout to her cat, Iris, who had no say in accompanying her mother on the two day journey back to KY. Iris has proven a natural when it comes to Shakespeare as she runs lines with London on a daily basis.
Reeve Daulton (Angelo) is happy to be back with the Appalachian Shakespeare Center for another show. Previous roles include Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and the best cinematographer ever (Twelfth Night). They would like to thank their Mom and Dad for always loving them no matter what and hope they continue to do so. They would also like to thank the entire cast and crew for providing an environment where they are safe to be themself. If any of you actually read this, know that you are loved. Please enjoy the show.
Ezra Day (they/he) - (Clowne, Musician) In addition to playing the role of Clowne, Ezra also recorded nearly 20 originally produced tracks for the show as our sound designer, music producer, and music director. Ezra graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in the spring of 2021 with the goal of broadening the scope of transgender and queer representation in the performing arts. So far, they have done so through independent releases as a recording artist, and in collaboration with amazing artists like those with Appalachian Shakespeare. You can find Ezra on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other streaming platforms under the pseudonym “anightwithezra.”
Milo Garrett (Gentleman, War Dog, Prisoner, Servant, Messenger) This is their first show with AppShakes, and they’ve been having a splendid time! They were originally part of the crew, but through some happenstance was able to be bumped up to cast member! They want to extend their biggest gratitude towards everyone involved in the show, and hope to be a part of next summers production whatever it shall be.
Jonathan Hibbard (Duke Vincentio/Friar Lodowicke/Costume Designer) is a local actor and costumer. Pleased to yet again be working with AppShakes in bringing to life this rarely produced piece from the Shakespeare’s canon. He was previously seen in such productions as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nick Bottom/Costume Design), Little Shop of Horrors (Mr. Mushnik/Costume Design), Romeo and Juliet (The Nurse/Costume Design), Shakespeare in Love (Ned Alleyn) and Much Ado About Nothing (Don John/Costume Design). He is grateful to return to the park in carrying on this marvelous tradition and for the support and helpfulness of his dear, and ever tolerant partner, Lenee.
Dane Hosler (Escalus) Dane has been working in Theater for over 50 years in a variety of capacities; Actor, Director, and Designer. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Missouri State University and his Master of Fine Arts in Theater from the University of Georgia. When not throwing the ball for his dog, Sprocket, Dane is an Arts Education teacher with the Kentucky Arts council and partners for Education at Berea college. Dane has traveled to numerous schools throughout the commonwealth bringing programs in Drama, Poetry out loud and performing. He is overjoyed to join in this production with so many talented people.
Alice Jones (Provost) is delighted to return to the EKU AppShakes family, where she last appeared as Gonzala in The Tempest. She has been acting and singing around the Bluegrass for more than 20 years, most recently with Studio Players. She shares an ever-growing costume and prop closet with her spouse and scene partner of 37 years (see Tommy Jones).
Tommy Jones (Constable Elbow) is delighted to be working with the amazing talent swirling around EKU. He has been acting, writing and occasionally directing around the Bluegrass for more than 20 years, most recently with Studio Players. He shares an ever-growing costume and prop closet with his spouse and scene partner of 37 years (see Alice Jones).
Madison Plucknett (Isabella) Madison is an actor and creative professional from Lexington, KY. She is excited to be performing this summer in her third show with Appalachian Shakespeare Center. Madisons previous credits include: Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (App Shakes), Emilia in Othello (Antagonist Productions), and Jamie in 10 out of 12 (Eve Theatre Company).
Brittany Morton(Juliet, Froth, Friar Thomas) is working on getting her master's degree in theatre education. She has an undergraduate degree in theatre. She has performed in many shows: Girls Project(2014), Hairspray(Dynamite), All the Way(Coretta Scott King), Return to the Forbidden Planet(Navigational Officer), SpongeBob the musical(Buster Blue tang), and more. She has been a part of production teams in different roles such as assistant director, stage manager, sound operator, and lighting operator. She is happy to be working with Appalachian Shakespeare Center.
Sarah Surace (Beggar, Friar Peter, Singer) She is a recent graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. At EKU, she has been in several musicals, such as Once Upon a Mattress, Spring Awakening, Something Rotten, and Spongebob the Musical. This is her first time performing Shakespeare, but she has been very excited to experience the Bard with this wonderful cast. Sarah is grateful to her new friends, the tech crew, and her family for helping create such a unique show. She hopes you enjoy it!
Matthew Johnson is the Director of the Appalachian Shakespeare Center and the Head of Musical Theatre at EKU. An accomplished theatre professional and Associate Professor of Music at EKU, Matthew is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and father of two brilliant teenage weirdos. This is the seventh show he has directed for AppShakes and one of the few Shakespeare plays that he hasn’t worked on before. Special thanks to Megan for making his future bright.
Adam Smyth (Technical Director) is an EKU graduate and serves as the Technical Director and Lighting Designer for both EKU Musical Theatre and The Appalachian Shakespeare Center. He likes cats, snow cones, and long walks on the beach.
Paige Lambert (Production Manager) is from Mt. Sterling, KY and a native to Appalachian Shakespeare Center. She holds a BA in Theatre from EKU class of 2016 and has been working professionally in theatre since. Some of her favorite roles with App Shakes have been Balthasar in Romeo and Juliet, co-puppet designer in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and prop’s master in The Tempest. Special thanks to her new husband Logan for being there every step of the way!
Jackson Harkenreader is the Stage Manager for this production. They have been on stage crew for several productions in their collegiate career as well as taking the director role in their final semester at EKU last spring. Jax would like to thank their family and friends (same thing) for the endless support in and out of the theatre. They are eager to continue working in technical theatre and hope you enjoy seeing a show put together by such a talented production team and cast.
Lydia Coleman (Crew, Stagehand) is from Richmond, KY and a current student at EKU. She is excited to be working with the Appalachian Shakespeare Center for the first time.
Allyson Smith (Tech) Allyson is from RIchmond, KY and is a 2020 graduate of EKU with a BA in communication studies and a certificate in theatrical performance. Her previous summer Shakespeare productions include A Midsummer Nights Dream (Tom Snout/Wall/Moth), The Tempest (Adrian Francisco), Romeo and Juliet (Abram), and Twelfth Night (Tech). She hopes everyone enjoys the show!
Molly McGowan is a recent EKU graduate volunteering this summer with Appalachian Shakespeare Center at EKU. She is an alumni of the Alpha Psi Omega honors fraternity at EKU and was a part of several productions. Her favorite part was working backstage and behind the scenes to support the cast. She loves working with the local theatre community at EKU and being a part of their wonderful productions.
Maudella Bayer (Assistant Director/Intern) is from Richmond, KY. This is her first time being involved in a production with Appalachian Shakespeare Center. She is a high school student at Model Laboratory School. She is new to theatre as this is her second production she’s been a part of. She is excited to be involved with AppShakes and hopes to be involved in future productions!
Katie Bolen (Front of House) is a recent graduate of EKU and former president of Alpha Psi Omega, EKU’s theatre honors fraternity. Katie is just happy to be here.
Sam Lockridge for making sure our production can be heard! Thank you!
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