2016 Shakesperiment Actors

SYDNEY DUNCHEON (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Various, Two Gents: Antonia/Hostess/Outlaw 1)  Sydney is an New York City based actor originally from the California Bay Area. Recent credits include "Can-Can" dancer at Carnegie Hall, Olivia in Twelfth Night at Circle in the Square, and Kay Mostyn-Ridgeway in Murder on the Nile.

MICHAEL FIOCCO (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Various, Two Gents: Valentine) Michael is currently a rising junior at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts studying drama at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. He is incredibly excited to make his Theatre Under the Stars debut! Previous roles include Duke Frederick in "As You Like It," Skelly Mannor in "The Rimers of Eldritch," and Harry in "Company."

LYDIA FLOCK  (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Various, Two Gents: Panthina/Outlaw 2)Lydia is a rising junior BFA musical theatre major at Ithaca College from Atlanta, Georgia. Her Ithaca College credits include Female Cover/Ensemble in Sunday in the Park w/George, Phebe in As You Like It, Rheba/Alice (U/S) in You Can’t Take It With You, and Kelly U/S in Dying City. Other credits include Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man at Fabrefaction Theatre Company. 

RIVKA FRIEDLANDER (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Various, Two Gents: Speed/Crab/Outlaw 4) Rivka is a New York based performing artist. Her previous Shakespeare credits include Twelfth Night, and Macbeth. She has also performed such musical roles as Little Red from Into the Woods, and Hodel from Fiddler on the Roof. Rivka is thrilled to be performing this summer with Theatre Under the Stars in their 2016 season.

​ELIZABETH GARDNER (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Various, Two Gents: Sylvia) Elizabeth is from Fort Worth, TX and is currently working to earn her BFA in Acting at Syracuse University. Past Shakespearean credits include: The Taming of the Shrew (Gremio), Hamlet (Lady Katherine), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Fairy/Player). She hopes to pursue classical acting and directing in the future. This fall she will be working as Assistant Director on SU Drama's main stage production of "Laura and the Sea" by Kate Tarker. 


JULIA GEROMIN (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Various, Two Gents: Duchess of Milan) Julia is a recent graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. There, she played Elbow/Barnadine in Measure For Measure, Elaine in The Thugs by Adam Bock, Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, Lucetta in Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Vera in A Month in The Country by Ivan Turgenev.

PRESTON FOX (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Various, Two Gents: Proteus) Preston Fox is thrilled to be making his regional theater debut with Theater Under the Stars / Shakespeare in the Valley. He would like to thank his family and friends for supporting him, and God for this opportunity. Pace Univeristy School of Performing Arts, BFA Acting Class of 2019. 

DAVID JAMES GRANT (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Various, Two Gents: Eglamour) 

LAUREN TERICE LOOP (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Various, Two Gents: Thurio) Lauren is a recent BFA graduate from Gannon University in Erie, PA. During her time there, she had the chance to perform a wide variety of roles including Joan in Melancholy Play and Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion. She has also participated in Shakespeare Summer Night’s performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors, in conjunction with the Lake Erie Arboretum. Lauren is a former cast member of Walt Disney World in Orlando FL where she helped to bring beloved fairytales to life as well as performed in various parades and shows across property.

JAMES OVERTON (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Various, Two Gents: Launce) A New York City based actor, James has most recently appeared in 'Hamlet, The First Quarto', 'Twelfth Night', 'The Taming of a Shrew', 'Little Red in the Hood: And Other R-Rated Shorts'. and 'And Then There Were None'. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Bennington College where he starred in 'Don Juan', and 'Myths and Hymns'.


JORDAN UNDERWOOD (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Various, Two Gents: Lucetta/Outlaw 3)Jordan is a junior in NYU Steinhardt's vocal performance program, studying music theatre in the studio of Dan Lawler. Recent credits include Skyler in Good Kids, Bobby in Eight, Edna in An Inspector Calls, Hymen in As You Like It, and Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

PHOEBE WRIGHT (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Various, Two Gents: Julia) Phoebe is very excited to be joining Theatre Under the Stars for the 2016 Season. Previous credits include: Martyr’d Signs: A Titus Andronicus Adaption (Lucius, Hudson Shakespeare Company), It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Lana Sherwood, AlphaNYC Theatre Company), Much Ado About Nothing (Leonata, White Plains Shakespeare in the Park), CyranA (Cyrana de Bergerac), Into the Woods (Little Red), A Commedia Christmas Carol (Mrs. Crachit), A Piece of My Heart (Whitney). Phoebe holds a BFA in Acting from Niagara University.