The Rogue and Peasant Players Present:
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kelly Monroe Johnston
January 28th-February 14th
"War is brewing in Europe. King Henry the fifth, newly on the throne, presses an ancient claim on France and leads his army onto mainland Europe. Surrounded by enemies both within and without, Henry must abandon the ways of his youth to become what his kingdom needs him to be."
Featuring The Rogue and Peasant Players: Sarah Bonner, Tim Dowd, Dee Dee Popper, Alejandra Venancio, Malka Wallick & Brenna Yeary*.
Also Featuring Alyssa May Gold*, Elizabeth M Kelly*, Jess Milewicz & Adam Kee with apprentices Madeleine Escarne.
The Access Theater
New York, NY 10013
Wednesdays through Saturdays 8PM
Sundays at 2pm
Equity Approved Showcase
*These Actors and Stage Manager(s) are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
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Kelly Johnston originally hails from North Carolina, where he did his undergraduate studies at UNC at Chapel Hill in Theatre. He followed up a few years later by getting his Master’s Degree in Directing at the California Institute of the Arts. He has worked in various regional theatres, in addition to freelancing here in New York City at several different venues including Columbia University, NYU, and the NYC Fringe twice. He co-founded and ran two critically acclaimed theatre companies: Sirius Theatre in Los Angeles (1995-1998) and, most recently, the Arizona Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Arizona (1998-2009).
At Sirius, Kelly was co-Artistic Director and the architect of the annual Summer of Shakespeare tour. This multi-state partnership with different cities allowed audiences to come see Shakespeare in various outdoor venues free of charge.
At AzSF, Kelly was the Artistic Director for its first twelve seasons, during which time he developed the Educational Outreach program, co-created the long-form experimental improv group, The World’s Greatest Shakespeare Company and developed the training/apprentice program. Currently, he freelance directs in New York City and is the co-creator of the web series, Department of Death.
He is a proud Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, a founder of Directors Discuss, a co-Artistic Director of Rogue and Peasant Slave Theatre Company, a company member of Magis Theatre Company, an Associate Artist of the Arizona Shakespeare Festival, and a Resident Director for Variations Theatre Group.
Leslie Ann Kent:
(Stage Manager: Leslie Ann Kent got her Bachelors degree in Stage Management for Theatre from CalArts many years ago, where she met Henry V's director, Kelly Monroe Johnston, who is now her husband (yay!). She has done many shows in Los Angeles and New York, most recently stage managing The Assistant by Ashley Minihan for Six Part Productions. Her work on this show is dedicated to her Co-Stage Manager, Margo Murphy-Gross, for taking the ball and running with it. You, go, girl!