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NewFest 2023: Rod Parker Playwriting Award Winner Production


By Munroe Shearer '23
Directed by Joe Antoun

In the final days of his life, playwright Christopher Marlowe is wrapped into a revolutionary plot which brings him nose to nose with Queen Elizabeth I, haunted by the many sacrifices of a long and terrible reign. The play examines grief, regret, and the eternal push and pull between true artists and those who see their existence as a threat.

MARCH 2–5, 2023
Greene Theater
All performances open to the public

Run Time: TBA

Content Advisory: This play includes blood and conversations of violence and death.

Sensory Advisory: TBA

A note on COVID safety: Please know that as an audience member for any of our performances, you will be required to wear a well-fitted mask, and ensure that you are not experiencing any Covid symptoms nor have had close contact with someone diagnosed with Covid in the last 10 days, before entering the performance space. Additional safety requirements may be added at any time at the discretion of Emerson College, the City of Boston, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any prospective ticket buyer with concerns about health safety protocols is encouraged to call our Box Office at 617-824-8400.

Mary, Sweet Mary
Creative Team

Scenic Design

Harvey Johnson

Sound Design

Tim Scalzo

Costume Design

Ava-Sofia Settoon

Lighting Design

Oliver Hawke & Oak Walker

Props Lead

Mariel Richardson

Stage Manager

Kailey Pelletier


Lara Brinkman

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Artistic and Production Staff

Assistant Director MATTHEW GUERBER

Assistant Director RUOCHEN HU
Directing Observer JACK WHITLOW

Directing Observer LARA BRINKMAN

Assistant Costume Designer DAVID ESTABROOKS

Production Electrician DAVIS KRANCHALK
Lead Electrician JO WILLIAMS

Production Sound Engineer MADDIE HANLEY

Assistant Production Sound Engineer AMIRA ALLAWI

Assistant Stage Manager DELENE BEAUCHAMP
2nd Assistant Stage Manager HALLE HART
Production Assistant ELLA NORMAN
Production Supervisor ALEX TAWID DI MAGGIO
Assistant Production Supervisor JAMIE NICKERSON

Company Manager OLIVIA RETTEW

Assistant Company Manager MADELINE THORPE

Assistant Company Manager YANG NING

Run Crew

Cast Bios

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Emerson Stage Staff


Artistic Director—Annie G. Levy
General Manager—David Colfer

Assistant General Manager—Joshua M. Feder
Production Manager—Timothey Sullivan

Interim Production Manager—Deb Sullivan

Technical Director—Kristin Knutson

Props Director—Ryan Bates

Costume Shop Supervisor—Richelle Devereaux-Murray

Resident Sound Designer—Elizabeth Cahill

Head Carpenter—Connor Thompson

Scenic Painter—Joe Keener

Sound Technician—Steven Deptula

Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor—Becky Thorogood

Draper/Cutter—Laurie Bramhall

Assistant Properties Manager—Lauren Corcuera


Stage and Production Management—Debra A. Acquavella

Scenic Design—Luciana Stecconi

Scenic Painting—Joe Keener

Costume Design—Tristan Raines

Lighting Design—Scott Pinkney

Sound Design—Elizabeth Cahill

Fight/Intimacy—Ted Hewlett

Dramaturgy—Marissa Friedman

Interim Dramaturgy—Alexandra Juckno


Emerson Stage Office Assistants— Alex Tawid Di Maggio, Jake Tolentino, Esther Chilson, Karli Fisher, Carly Mentis, Samantha Duggan
Production Management Assistants—Olivia Tighe, Blake Berggren

Videographers—Xiao Chen and Juanes Serrano

Scenic Technicians—Casper Apodaca, Jonah Barricklo, Sean Dougherty, Marco Giacona, Emerson Hart, Davis Kranchalk, Dylan Norris, Mercy Suarez, Elise Tuckwood

Scenic Artists/Painters—Sofia Goldfarb, Fernando Rueda, Elizabeth Fuire, David Staats, Katherine Kendrick, Sarah Stevens, Alex Mollo

Paint Shop Assistant—Sophie Hartstein

Prop Shop Assistant—Delene Beauchamp, Amaya Gonzalez-Mollmann, Oliver Hawke, Mariel Richardson, Ava Scanlon, Mercy Suarez

Stitchers—Amaris Rios, Ava-Sofia Settoon, David Estabrooks, Dom Letterii, Greta Morgan, Lorence Jones-Perpich, Munroe Shearer, Tayla Dixon, Trixie Ward

Costume Shop Office Assistant—Zhiyan Jin

Laundry Assistants—Angelina Parillo

Stock Attendants—Lucile Lyon, Megan Decker, and Aleah Bloom

Light Lab Inventory AssistantPiper Phillips

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