October 25

November 26, 2023

Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Tyrone Phillips


Tyrone Phillips“If music be the food of love, play on.” Shakespeare’s cleverest comedy is brought to vibrant new life as director Tyrone Phillips reimagines Illyria in the Caribbean isles. Separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck and washed ashore in an unfamiliar land, the spirited Viola disguises herself as a man to work for charming Duke Orsino—and finds herself in the middle of a love triangle of hilarious mistaken identities. Filled with witty commentary on gender, class, and sexuality, this sparkling romance brims with heart and revels in the intoxicating power of love.


The Players

Creative Team

Tyrone Phillips Director

Sydney Lynne Scenic Designer

Christine Pascual Costume Designer

Xavier Pierce Lighting Designer

Mike Tutaj Projection Designer

Willow James Sound Designer

Robert Reddrick Music Director

Sadira Muhammad Movement Director

Kevin Gudahl Verse Coach

Michelle Bester Assistant Director

Matt Hawkins Fight Choreographer

Gaby Labotka Intimacy Director

Alyssa Thompson Assistant Scenic Designer

Sakyrah Morris Assistant Sound Designer

Bob Mason Casting Director

Jessica Forella Stage Manager

Michael George Assistant Stage Manager


Shelby Lynn Bias Fabian

Christiana Clark Olivia

Ronald L. Conner Sir Toby Belch

Naphtali Curry Valentine

Danielle Davis Maria

Yao Dogbe Orsino

Israel Erron Ford Feste

Alex Goodrich Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Jaeda LaVonne Viola

Arielle Leverett Gentlewoman

Roberto Mántica Curio

Adam Poss Antonio

Justen Ross Sebastian

Paul Oakley Stovall Malvolio

Christian Andrews Understudy

Blake Hamilton Currie Understudy

Dylan J. Fleming Understudy

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