Performers

James Bartelle
Speed in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Mr. Bartelle appeared as Jack last season in the Festival’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Previous Festival credits include Orlando in As You Like It, The Thane of Ross in Macbeth, Fabian in Twelfth Night, Sir Hugh Evans in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet. Mr. Bartelle is the current Associate Artistic Director of The NOLA Project where he has appeared in over 30 roles, including Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night, Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Thief, Brigand, A Sheep in Marie Antoinette, Antigonus/ Old Shepherd in The Winter’s Tale, and most recently as Thomasheen Seán Rua in Sive. Mr. Bartelle is a two-time Big Easy Award winner.

John Berner
Outlaw in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Mr. Berner is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and is a rising junior at Tulane University where he is pursuing a BA in History and English. His most recent credits at Tulane include Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio), The Misanthrope (Philinte), The Children’s Hour (Joe), and Woyzeck (Andres). Other favorite credits include The Foreigner (Charlie) as well as Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio) with the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival. He recently directed a production of Change of Venue for the Tulane Undergraduate Performing Arts Society and will serve as its president next year. This is his first appearance on stage at the Festival.

Brendan Bowen
Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Mr. Bowen is a graduate of the Tulane University Political Science Program. He has been working as an actor with the Festival since he was ten years old. Most recently he appeared in the Festival’s 2016 remount of Cymbeline. He has also appeared as Rosencrantz in the Festival’s 2012 production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead and as Horatio in Hamlet. Additionally, he helped to relaunch Shakespeare on the Road, a program in which Tulane students create a play about Shakespeare and tour it to local schools at no charge.

Aubrey Brummett
Panthino & Outlaw in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Ms. Brummett is performing with the Festival for the first time. Her previous credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Echoes, A Streetcar Names Desire, Cloud 9, Star-Spangled Girl, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. Aubrey graduated with a BFA in Acting from The Chicago College of Performing Arts.

Graham Burk
Thurio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Mr. Burk was last seen as Cloten in Cymbeline with the Festival’s Performance for the Schools. Recent New Orleans productions include Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale (NOLA Project), The Revolutionary in Marie Antoinette (NOLA Project), Cloten in Cymbeline (NOSFT), Fred in A Christmas Carol (Southern Rep). Other credits include Husband-He in 1914 Machine (Traverse Theatre), Robert Sideway/Harry Brewer in Our Country’s Good (Tron Theatre), Dave in Redcross Way (The Arches), Parolles in All’s Well That Ends Well (Globe Education), and Balthasar in Comedy of Errors (Bard in the Botanics). He holds a Masters in Theatre from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

Silas Cooper*
The Duke in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Mr. Cooper’s Festival credits include: Cymbeline, Romeo & Juliet, and Julius Caesar. Recent stage work: Our Town at Le Petit, Orphans at the Allways, and SPILL at Swine Palace. Other local appearances: 33 Variations at Southern Rep and The Diary of Anne FrankTo Kill A Mockingbird and True West for NOCCA Stage Company. Silas has toured nationally in Noises Off and appeared in Moscow, London, and New York. Regional credits include Baltimore Center Stage, Delaware Theatre Company, Colony Theatre, Tulane Center Stage, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. Los Angeles theatres: The Falcon, 24th Street, and Colony. Directing credits include Einstein and the Polar Bear in Los Angeles, The Trip to Bountiful at NOCCA Stage, and Driving Miss Daisy at JPAS. TV/Film: The lead role in Snakeskin Jacket, and roles in The Big Short, The Green LanternColumbiana, Chameleon, Multiplicity, NCIS New Orleans, The Astronaut Wives Club, Treme, Justice for Natalee, Head of the Class, Acceptance, House of Secrets, Back to The Batcave, Jag, and Dr. Vegas. He is currently head of the drama division at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.

Kyle Daigrepont
Antonio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Mr. Daigrepont is known for portraying Lois in Debauchery.  Other recent productions include Golden Girls, Fancy Nancy’s Splendiforous Christmas, The Book of Liz, Camille, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Normal Heart, Boys in the Band, A Flea in Her Ear, Urinetown: The Musical, Grenedine McGunkle’s Double Wide Christmas, Hell’s Bells, and The Really Desperate Housewives of Stepford Parish. Kyle teaches theater in an afterschool program with Community Works as well as being the owner of Framed by Kyle.

Mary Guiteras
Lucetta in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Ms. Guiteras returns to the Festival after playing Helen and The Soothsayer in Cymbeline. Favorite New York credits: Claudia in Fornicated From The Beatles with New Ensemble, Jay Jay in Cyanocitto at The Beckett, Edeldraut in Birthday Sax at Arsnova, and Salem in La Turista at The Tank. She holds a BFA from NYU.

Levi Hood
Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona 

Mr. Hood is a recent graduate of the University of New Orleans where he studied film and theatre. Levi was last seen on stage as Timmy in The NOLA Project’s production of Clown Bar and before that as Christopher in See ‘Em on Stage’s world premiere production of Flowers in the Attic. Other local credits include roles such as Billy Bibbit in The NOLA Project’s production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Fabian in Twelfth Night; Steve in See ‘Em on Stage’s production of Musical of the Living Dead and, Frank in UNO’s production of The Melancholy Play.

Lyndsay Kimball
Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Ms. Kimball recently played Gwendolyn in the Festival’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Other credits include A Midsummer Nights Dream (New Orleans Shakespeare Festival), High School Musical and Hair (Swine Palace), Heidi Chronicles (Swine Palace, China Tour). Television: American Horror Story: Coven (FX), Treme (HBO), and Memphis Beat (TNT). Lyndsay has co-starred with Drew Brees in two national commercials. Film credits include Hallmarks’ Remember Sunday and the upcoming The Whole Truth starring Keanu Reeves and Renée Zellweger. She holds a BA in Theatre Performance from LSU.

John Graham Parker
Outlaw in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Mr. Parker is originally from Fairhope, Alabama and is currently pursuing a B.A. in Theatre Performance and B.S. in Psychology from Tulane University. This is his first appearance on stage with the Festival, but he previously worked as a Marketing Intern and Box Office Representative. Recent credits with the Tulane Department of Theatre and Dance include I Hope I Someday Get to Meet You Nancy Dreaux: A Radio Play (Carson Drew), The Misanthrope (Acaste), and A Night of Ives (Swift/Ramon). He also worked as Assistant Stage Manager of Julius Caesar with the Tulane Department of Theatre and Dance.

Pippa
Crab in The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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Ms. Pippa was found in a pound in Lubbock, TX. An avid hunter, she spends most of her days on patrol for lizards, birds, and bugs. She also enjoys puddles of sunshine, long naps and watching dinner being cooked. This is Pippa’s stage debut.

Devyn Tyler
Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Melibea/Isabelle/Hippolyta in The Illusion

Ms. Tyler was born and raised in New Orleans and has recently returned home. She studied theater at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, and she graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in French and Francophone Studies. She is fluent in French and her research interests include cultural exchanges between Louisiana, West Africa, and France as well as Free People of Color in 19th century New Orleans. She is a YoungArts Gold Winner in Theater and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts (2009). Her past theater credits include Six Americans and Home, Again—both performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts through the YoungArts Millennium Stage performance series. Her recent film credits include Margaret Northup in 12 Years A Slave, Seraphina in WGN America’s Underground, and Amelia Boyd in NCIS: New Orleans. She will be playing her first supporting lead role as Kate Stone in the upcoming indie thriller Cut Off.

Kyle Woods
Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona 

Mr. Woods’ recent credits include The Bear in The Winters Tale (The NOLA Project), France in King Lear (Captains Coat), Friday in Out (A New Play by Logan Faust), and Kev in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Theatre UNO) which received Kennedy Center Honors for Best Play (region six) and a Big Easy Award. Other credits include The Taming of the Shrew, Marie Antoinette, SubUrbia, Bent, Album, The Night of the Iguana, and Annie Get Your Gun. Kyle received training from UNO and is a regular face on the Stand Up Comedy stage.

* Denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association

aeaActors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, is the union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.