June 22 - 24

A.J. Allegra is the Artistic Director of The NOLA Project theatre company, with whom he has produced, directed, and performed in around 70 productions since its founding in 2005. He is grateful and honored to return to the Tulane Shakespeare Festival where he last appeared on stage as Paroles in All’s Well That Ends Well. Other fest credits include As You Like It, Macbeth, King Lear, and Love’s Labors Lost with the legendary Buzz Podewell. Recent directing credits include The Seagull, or How to Eat It, Treasure Island, and Stockholm Syndrome, all world premiere works with NOLA Project. He has also worked as a theatre teacher and director at NOCCA and The Willow School for the past 16 years. BFA from NYU, Shakespeare Certification from RADA (London), and MS from University of Pennsylvania.




Natalie is happy to be performing once again with the Shakespeare Fest, appearing last summer in As You Like It. She is a long time member of The NOLA Project, having recently been seen in this past season’s productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Seagull; Or, How to Eat It. Earlier this spring, she appeared in The Radical Buffoons’ production of Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Natalie is the very proud recipient of four Big Easy Awards and the very proud aunt to two little nephews.




Graham was last seen as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing with the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. Other New Orleans credits include Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Illusion, and Cymbeline with The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival and Measure For Measure, The Spider Queen, The Winter’s Tale, and Marie Antoinette with The NOLA Project. International credits include Husband-He in 1914 Machine (Traverse Theatre), Robert Sideway/Harry Brewer in Our Country’s Good (Tron Theatre), Parolles in All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare’s Globe Education), and Balthasar in The Comedy of Errors (Bard in the Botanics). Bachelors in Theatre from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. Masters in Classical and Contemporary Text from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.




June 9 - 18

A New Orleans native, Keith is excited to make his New Orleans Shakespeare Festival debut! Recent credits include The Play That Goes Wrong (Rivertown), Into the Woods (Summer Lyric at Tulane) and The Stranger Disease (Goat in the Road). A proud ensemble member of The NOLA Project, Keith has won three Big Easy Awards for his work with the company (Oregon Trail, Twelfth Night, The Henchman). When not on stage, Keith is the Marketing & Communications Manager for City Park Conservancy.




Born in New York and coming from California, this is Rich’s first bout with the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival. Credits include a supporting role in the film Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash, the National Tour of Peter Pan (360 LLC), Titus Andronicus (Hudson Warehouse), Macbeth (Oxford Shakespeare Co), The Video Games (MakeBelieveStage Prod) speaking roles in The Wild West Chronicles (INSPTV) and The West (AMC). Other performance credits include work with Rockstar Games, the Metropolitan Opera, the History Channel, the Hollywood Fringe Festival, the United Nations and Renaissance Entertainment. But this is only the beginning...




Born in Utica Mississippi, Detalion Dixon is making his New Orleans Shakespeare Festival debut. A recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a MFA in Performance Detalion’s past credits include Macbeth in Macbeth, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nat Miller in Ah Wilderness, and Lank in Detroit 67.




Benjamin is excited to be working with the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival for the first time. Credits include: Night of the Iguana (TWTC), Cave (Intramural Theater), The Play That Goes Wrong (Le Petit Theatre), Clothes for a Summer Hotel (TWTC), The House on Haunted Hill (Columbia Theatre) The Pillowman (RoBenHood Productions), and Tracers (Swamplight Theatre). When not acting Ben also works as a scenic designer, carpenter, and/or technician for theatre companies around the city. He is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.




Mike Harkins holds his M.F.A. in Acting from the University of New Orleans. Directing credits include Oleanna, Closer, Lobby Hero and Sideman. Mike has been seen in Henry IV, Part 1, Cat’s-Paw, Detroit, A Streetcar Named Desire, Noises Off, 33 Variations, King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot, as the Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon in The Night of the Iguana, as Jackie (Dad) in Billy Elliot. Sound Design credits include Hamlet, Venus in Fur, Spamalot, Mold, 39 Steps and many others with SouthernRep, Rivertown/Theatre13, The NOLA Project and The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival.




Select credits include The Play that Goes Wrong (Rivertown), Fly (National WW2 Museum), Henry IV Pt 1, Macbeth (New Orleans Shakespeare Festival), The Play that Goes Wrong (Le Petit), Rent (Summer Lyric), and Song of Home (Physical Theatre Festival Chicago). Noah was the associate producer on the indie feature film The Dirty South. He has performed in the apprentice company at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, interned at The Public Theater, and worked professionally for NBCUniversal, Disney, 20th Century Studios, and Focus Features. Noah is a graduate of Tulane University.





Ashton Hill is currently a rising 11th grade student at The Willow School in the C.A. Theatre Department. Past favorite credits include Peter and the Starcatcher and Powerline: The Story of Me, Mario, and Your Mom with The NOLA Project’s Summer Intensive, and Lights Out and The Tin Drum at The Willow School. He will graduate in 2025 and hopes to attend college where he can major in Psychology and Acting.




Robert is ecstatic to return to the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival, after debuting last season in the acclaimed production of Henry IV, in the roles of Northumberland/Gadshill. Recent credits include Craiglisted (The NOLA Project), Summer and Smoke (Tennessee Williams Theatre Company), Jitney (St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre), The Felt Menagerie (Tennessee Williams Theatre Company) and a staged reading of Lysistrata (THE NOLA Project). He also keeps busy with his series of “Fakespeares”, with his own theatre, The NonProphet Theatre Company-Sourh Division, which last produced Ye Olde Break- fast Guild for InFringe Fest.




Born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, but raised in Portland, Oregon, Rose is thrilled to work with the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival for the first time! Credits include: Comedy of Errors (Loyola University), Melancholy Play (Loyola University), Head Over Heels (Loyola University), and John Hughes High: the 1980’s Teen Musical (Artists Repertory Theatre). Other credits include work with the Joy Now Arts Project, March Fourth Marching Band, and the founding of the TAD New Works Festival. Rose is a Theatre Arts fourth year at Loyola University New Orleans.




PJ is proud to be making her Shakespeare Festival debut. She has been acting for ten years and has recently performed in plays such as Night of the Iguana (Tennessee Williams Theatre Company), The Color Purple (Le Petit Theatre), and The Seagull; or How to Eat It (The NOLA Project). PJ hopes to continue branching out in her career and can’t wait to see what’s next for her.




Lauren Smith is excited to be making her debut with the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival. Some of her past credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Rivertown Theatre), Spongebob the Musical (Rivertown Theatre), Shrek the Musical (Theatre Baton Rouge), and Measure for Measure (Oklahoma City University). Lauren has a BFA in Acting from Oklahoma City University.




Brittany N. Williams is thrilled to be back with the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival. She’s performed across three continents—including a year spent as a principal vocalist at Hong Kong Disneyland—and several US states. Brittany holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Howard University and an MA in Classical Acting from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Some of her favorite credits include Henry IV Part 1 (Hotspur), Universal Robots (Helena), Margaret I (Joan of Arc), Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds (Nansi – Helen Hayes Award Nom.), Antony and Cleopatra (Soothsayer/Clown), and Lear (Cordelia/Fight Captain). She is also a novelist and her debut YA historical fantasy That Self-Same Metal is available now wherever books are sold. You’ll find Brittany on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok as @BrittanyActs and at




Born in the Bay Area California, Tia is excited to be making her NOLA Shakes debut. Her credits include Jo in The Last Nickel (Milwaukee Rep), Mary in On the Verge (Stone Theater), and Matilde in The Clean House (Theater Margot). Tia completed her BA in Franklin, Indiana and a received her MA in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University. She spent a year at Milwaukee Repertory Theater as an Emerging Professional Resident.