The Company: Actors

Hamilton Clancy

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Current/founding Artistic Director. With TDC, produced 21 of the 37 plays in  Shakespeare‘s canon. Commissioned and developed over 350 new short plays, produced 21 projects celebrating playwrights of social conscience, including  2013’s NY Times Critic’s Pick, The Norwegians (world premiere). Film/TV: Wizard of Lies, Billions, Mindhunter, Bridge  of  Spies, One Dollar, Bull, The Better Angels, Burn After Reading, American Gangster. SAG/Ensemble  Award: Orange is the New Black.

Jane Bradley

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For TDC: directed Twelfth Night and Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration (Bryant Park). Select performing credits with TDC include: Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice (Portia), As You Like It (Rosalind), Gabriel (Susan).  Other NYC theatre credits with: Clubbed Thumb, La MaMa, The Kitchen, JACK. Film/web: The Dreamer (winner: Best Comedy, LA Shorts), Angel Spring Break, Trumpbusters.  Co-creator/co-star of web series Emergency Contacts, a Brooklyn Web Fest Official Selection. Various national commercial campaigns. www.jane-bradley.com

David Marantz

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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: MERRY  WIVES (Falstaff), MERCHANT OF VENICE (Shylock), ROMEO AND JULIET (Mercutio) TWELFTH NIGHT (Toby Belch and Malvolio).  Off Broadway: A CLASS ACT at New World Stages, CHASING JACK, The Mint Theater, Theaterworks USA.  Regional: Human Race Theater, OH; Princeton Rep, NJ; Fairfield Theater Co, CT. TV/Film: yes. Webseries: Off-Off.  Audiobooks: 80+ titles. AEA.  www.davidmarantz.com 

Karla Hendrick

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TDC: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL(director) and has supported many other productions as AD.  As a TDC actor: HAMLET (Gertrude) MERRY WIVES OF  WINDSOR (Ms. Ford) both twice - each in the Parking Lot and in Bryant Park,  RESERVOIR(Therapist), and  NORWEGIANS (Betty) Cited by the New York Times as one of the Top 25 Quirky and Magical Moments in Theatre. Films:  Household Accounts and the upcoming Avow; an audiobook narrator, a voiceover artist, and an Acting/Directing Master Teaching Artist with Roundabout Theatre Company. 

Bradford B. Frost

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TDC: MacBeth (MacBeth), Midsummer(Demetrius), The Tempest(Ferdinand) and Henry 6.3(Clifford/Louis/Hastings). Bradford has also been seen around New York and regionally: laughingstock(Jack)/BARNSTORMERS, Joseph… Dreamcoat(Pharoah/Naphtali)/CORTLAND REP, The Tempest(Ferdinand)ORLANDO SHAKES. 

Mary Linehan

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia/Producer, Bryant Park), The Tempest (Miranda, Bryant Park), The Koan of Seymour (w/ Emmy-winner J.B. Heaps; Susan/Dancer), All’s Well That Ends Well (Fool, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot)

Bill Green

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Has  appeared Off B’way in LOOK BACK IN ANGER (Col. Redfern);THE IDIOT (Lebedev); THE CHANGELING (Vermandero). This is Bill’s 12th season with THE DRILLING COMPANY where he has appeared in some twenty productions. A few of his favorite roles, Sheriff Bart in HOME OF THE GREAT PECAN; Sorin in THE SEA GULL; Aguecheek in TWELFTH NIGHT; Pompey in MEASURE FOR MEASURE; Ghost in HAMLET; Porter in MACBETH; York in HENRY VI, PART III. He has published a half dozen novels, and written and directed thousands of ON-AIR PROMOS for ABC-TV. 

Kathleen Simmonds

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For TDC: A Midsummers Night’s Dream (Helena); Twelfth Night (Countess Olivia).  Other selected NY theatre credits: Golden Boy (Lorna) directed by Aaron Latham; Missing Pieces (Tina) at The American Theatre of Actors, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot directed by Estelle Parsons at The Actors Studio. Film/TV/Web: Exp.36, The Strip (Channel 9 Australia), Executive Producer and Lead Actress of Woe is She (@woeissheseries). Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio; The PIT NYC improv training (thanks to MVRP Scholarship), Actors Studio Drama School MFA.  www.kathleensimmonds.com / @kathleensimmo

Drew Valins

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Native of Tampa Florida,  Directorial debut with the Drilling Company. Acting with TDC: OTHELLO(Iago), MIDSUMMER NIGHT’s DREAM (Puck), MACBETH (MacDuff), TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Speed), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Don Pedro), MERRY WIVES OF  WINDSOR (Dr.Caius), and RESERVOIR (Andres). With Washington D.C.’s Alliance for New Music Theater: Vanek in UNVEILING AND PROTEST (Vaclav Havel), which have played in DC, New York, and Prague. www.drewvalins.com

Alessandro Colla

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with TDC Richard in RICHARD III, RICHARD  in HENRY VI PT.3, Petruchio TAMING OF THE SHREW, Sir Toby Belch TWELFTH NIGHT, Alumnus of LaGuardia Performing Arts High School and Boston University, some favorite NYC Shakespeare credits include Hamlet, R3, Toby Belch, Touchstone and Petruchio. Film credits include Gaspare in Vendetta (HBO Original) Web credits include Peter in Lemmings and Potts in Mirage (32nd St Productions) Bringing free Shakespeare to the people is an honor, and barding with the Drilling Co is a joy.

Skyler Gallun

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Company credits include Twelfth Night (Sebastian), Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio), and Henry VI Part III (King Henry). Regional and NY credits include Robert O’Hara’s Macbeth and Lord of the Flies (The Denver Center) and Terezin (Playwrights Horizons). Graduate of NYU Tisch Meisner Studio and RADA. skylergallun.com

Jarrod Bates

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With TDC: TAMING OF THE SHREW, MIDSUMMER, ALLS WELL, TWELFTH NIGHT, MERRY  WIVES , MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in a three-person COMEDY OF ERRORS, and HAMLET ( Hamlet). Other credits include Clown Bar (Pipeline Theatre Co.); MAJOR BARBARA  (Helluva Theatre Co.); and Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival. Jarrod performs weekly with the FSGA Commedia Company,  “Jarrod Bates: Out of the Box and Onto Your Face” created with Virginia Scott. Training: The Neighborhood Playhouse, The Funny School of Good Acting with Christopher Bayes, Spymonkey’s Aitor Basauri, and the Annoyance Theatre NYC! www.jarrodbates.com

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Elaine Ivy Harris

a NYC-based actor and producer, a proud company member and former Assoc. Producer of The Drilling Company. TDC credits include Parking Lot, Bryant Park, and Chekov Festival productions of AS YOU LIKE IT (Celia), Bryant Park’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Ursula), ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (Diana). NY credits include: THE YEAR OF THE BICYCLE (The Cell Theatre), COMEDY OF ERRORS (Accidental Shakespeare); WILL (Manhattan Rep); THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Nicu’s Spoon Theater); SEPARATE TABLES  (Out of the Box Theatre).  Regional credits include: ONDINE (We Players); THREE SISTERS, WAYS TO SURVIVE THE WORLD (Williamstown Theatre Festival); EN ROUTE (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); THE CRUCIBLE (Infamous Commonwealth); THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Metropolis Performing Arts Center). Film: Black Box, The Drunk, House of Purgatory, and various shorts. She holds an MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting. www.elaineivy.com

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Brandon Reilly

Theatre: FOOL FOR LOVE (HB), THE SLEEPOVER (NYC Fringe), SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (Williamstown Theatre Festival), OVER THE LINE (Drilling Co.), MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Drilling Co.),  A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Hudson Warehouse), THE VANDAL (White Heron). Film/Television: Seven-Ten Split, Brazzaville Teenager, Law and Order SVU.

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Emmanuel Elpenord

is a NY native, graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn College: Acting BFA, TV/Radio BA, Creative Writing BFA. With TDC: TWELFTH NIGHT (Orsino), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Duke), AS YOU LIKE IT (Oliver). Other credits: Puppeteer Off-Broadway in THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW (Daryl Roth Theater w/ Rockefeller Productions), BLOGOLOGUES (The PIT w/ GoldJam Creative). Member of Voyage Theater Co.,  AND Theater Co., & Puppeteer at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater. www.emmanuelelpenord.com

Rachel Collins

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 Award-winning actor, improviser, & social media marketing consultant who could add more to this sentence to make it flow better, but decided against it. Past Drilling Co: TWELFTH NIGHT (Fabian), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Provost), AS YOU LIKE IT (Phoebe). She’s a member of  New York Madness Acting Company, Ego Actus Advisory Council, and The Downtowners Improv. Alum of  Florida Studio Theatre Acting Apprentice Company, BFA in Theater Performance from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College.   www.rachelacollins.com

Lukas Raphael

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Acting: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Angelo) , HAMLET (Laertes), TAMING OF THE SHREW (Gremio)  -TDC 's Bryant Park Shakespeare  -  OTHELLO (Cassio) , CYMBELINE (Iachimo) - TDC Shakespeare in the Parking Lot -  Regional: Cymbeline , Romeo and Juliet ( Virginia Shakespeare Co.) , Cyrano de Bergerac (Heartwood Regional Theatre,ME 

Tour: MacBeth (Mopa Theatre Company, UK)  Film: Tryst (feature) , Mira Mira (Short), and Mona (Short). Directing: ROMEO AND  JULIET, THE TEMPEST  (TDC), A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet ( Harbinger Theatre  Company). Member of the Actors Center. Training: Atlantic Theatre  Company.

Eric Paterniani

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Previously with TDC: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (Interpreter), MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Pistol),  MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Elbow), AS YOU LIKE IT (Le Beau), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Conrade), TAMING OF THE SHREW (Grumio), TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Launce) and HAMLET (Bernardo), MERCHANT OF VENICE (Launcelot) and OTHELLO (Clown). New York: OEDIPUS REX (Oedipus), THREE SISTERS (Tuzenbach), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Eddie/Dr. Scott) and THE AMERICAN MIME THEATRE REPERTORY. ericpaterniani.com.

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Gracie Winchester

2017: Bryant Park as Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor, followed by Shakespeare in  the  Lower East Side Municipal Parking Lot as Norfolk, Tutor, Lady Bona and other characters in Henry VI, Part III. Other DrillCo credits include Witch 2 in Macbeth and Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing. She received multiple Broadway World nominations for her work with Orlando Shakespeare Theatre; Best Actress in a Play for Marina in Pericles AND another for Best Supporting Actress in a Play for Miranda in The Tempest. Gracie has worked in the theatre since age six and has worked on Broadway, a National Tour, multiple regional theatres and industry readings with the likes of Tony-nominated Nancy Opel, the Broadway cast of Something Rotten, playwright Peter Shaffer and many more.

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Ivory Aquino

played Cecilia Chung on the ABC miniseries “When We Rise" and was last seen on HBO's "High Maintenance." She will next be seen in Ava DuVernay’s “Central Park Five” and the revival of “Tales of the City,” both on Netflix. In Bryant Park, she played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Isabella in Measure for Measure. Other Drilling Company credits include: Othello (Desdemona), Julius Caesar (Marc Antony), Henry V (Katherine), Over the Line (Amanda) and Faith: On the Possibilities of Endings (Edna). With Leviathan Lab’s Shakespeare Quartet Project, she played Rosalind in As You Like It and as a company member of The Bats at The Flea Theater, she appeared in Offending the Audience and Waiter, Waiter. Other Off-Broadway credits include: Ma-Yi Theatre Company’s 365 Days/365 Plays at The Public Theater and developmental readings of Ms. Oriental at Lincoln Center and The Butterfly Club at Playwrights Horizons. Member: The Actors Center. "Much love to Chewy-Bear, the Clancys, my dearest family and friends, and the LGBTQ+ and AAPI communities. Dedicating my performance to anyone who feels different and out-of-place, but is truly special and one-of-a-kind.” Twitter/FB/IG: MsIvoryAquino

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Natalie Smith

Broadway: One Man, Two Guvnors. The Drilling Company: As You Like It (Amiens /Composer for both Shakespeare in  the Parking  Lot  and Bryant Park Shakespeare)TWELFTH NIGHT Viola, THE TEMPESET Ariel. Natalie  is  an accomplished   composer, go to wwwnataliesmithsings.com, or try nataliesmith.bandcamp.com for her  album "Sing Him Home" . Natalie  is a  graduate of  Guildhall School of  Music and Drama.

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Hayley Simmonds

Past Drilling Co. shows: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Rugby), As You Like It (Audrey). Other:  Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (Nadia), Degas C’est Moi (Doris), Shopping and F**king (Lulu)  Seven plus years  Drilling  Co. member 

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Remy Souchon

Stand up show Remy avec un R comme Loser  (les diables Rient ) and Loser en series (several national awards in French festivals). Producer, actor, and director : Legendaire (Jack Burn), L’inventionneur (Peter), L’Histoire du cinema en 1h10 pétante (15 characters in movie parodies). His new play, La théorie du K.O, will be performed in July 2018 at the International Festival OFF of Avignon. He joined the Drilling Company in 2017 for The Merry wives of Windsor (Dr Caïus)  and in 2018 for Midsummer nights’ dream ( Francis Flute).  www.remy-s.com.

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Una Clancy

With TDC: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (Widow) and HENRY VI PART 3 (Mother/Ensemble); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Snout The Tinker); and most recently HAMLET (Gertrude).Other credits include: THE O'CASEY PROJECT, Irish Rep, TRAVESTIES (Gwendolyn), THE COUNTRY WIFE (Margery Pinchwife), THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD (the Widow Quin), and a 2018 one-woman-show, THE JESTER AND THE DRAGON (Mary) at The Tank. 

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Michael Bernstein

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Evangeline Fontaine

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Dan Teachout

TDC Actor:  MACBETH (Macbeth), HAMLET (Player King), THE NORWEGIANS (Gus), THE SEAGULL (Trigorin), HOME OF THE GREAT PECAN (Ed),  FAITH,  MEASURE FOR MEASURE, HEALER (Workshop), HERO, ATOMIC FARMGIRL (Workshop), SECURITY 2, HONOR 2, BIG APPLES,  PAPER, THEFT, THE SERVICE PROJECT, FATHERS, WHILE YOU WAIT. 

TDC Director: REVENGE 2, JUSTICE, HERO, DEBT.  Off Broadway: THE NORWEGIANS (The Drilling Company), KILLA DILLA (Working Theater) Directed by Andre De Shields. 

Regional Theater: THE ODD COUPLE (Cape Fear Regional Theater/Oscar) STAND UP TRAGEDY (Apple Tree Theater), IN MY FATHERS COURT (National Jewish Theater), BARBIE AND KEN AT HOME (Cast Theater LA), A FARM UNDER A LAKE (City Lit Theater, Chicago). Film: FORGED, ARNIE JOHNSTONE AND THE VULVA TREE, SAM&SARA, SUBTRACTION.

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Veronica Cruz


TDC: THE NORWEGIANS (Olive), HOME OF THE GREAT PECAN (Sonja), HAMLET (Gertrude), MACBETH (Lady Macduff), RICHARD III (Queen Elizabeth), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Mistress Quickly), DEBT, FAITH, HERO, JUSTICE, BOTH, THE SERVICE PROJECT. Other NY Theatre: CURMUDGEONS IN LOVE (EST Marathon/Ralph Peña), ACTS OF MERCY (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), BOTTLE ROCKETS (Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre/Sturgis Warner), WIDOWS (59E59/Hal Brooks), NIGHT (FringeNY). Regional Theatre: SONIA FLEW (Contemporary American Theatre Festival), ANNA IN THE TROPICS (Pittsburgh Public), DIOSA (NY Stage & Film), CASCARONES (O’Neill). TV: The Code, Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Veep, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Third Watch, Law & Order, recurring roles on One Life To Live and Guiding Light. Film: Occupant, Somebody’s Hero.

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Colleen Cosgrove

has been with TDC since 2001 as both  actor and playwright. TDC Actor: Hero, Justice, Security 1 and 2, Revenge, Honor, Both, Paper, and Service.  Actor/Shakespeare: Recent Hamlet (Gravedigger in Parking Lot and Bryant Park), Taming of the Shrew (Bryant Park), Romeo and Juliet (Parking Lot, 2007). TDC. playwright: With Benefits for Security 2 and A Cross to Bear for Hero

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