by William Shakespeare
directed by Blanka Zizka
March 25, 2015May 2, 2015

Meet the Artists


Krista Apple-Hodge • Gertrude
Ross Beschler • Horatio/Player
Keith J. Conallen • Bernardo/Osric/Rosencrantz/Pall Bearer
Sarah Gliko • Ophelia/Player/Fortinbras
Joe Guzmán • Polonius/Pall Bearer
Zainab Jah • Hamlet
Jered McLenigan • Marcellus/Guildenstern/Pall Bearer/Attendant
Brian Ratcliffe • Laertes/Player Queen
Steven Rishard • Claudius
Lindsay Smiling • Ghost/Player King/Norwegian Captain/Gravedigger
Ed Swidey • Voltemand/First Player/Lucianus/Poisoner/Priest/ English Ambassador

Production Team

Blanka Zizka • Director
Matt Saunders • Set Designer
Vasilija Zivanic • Costume Designer
Yi Zhao • Lighting Designer
Alex Games • Sound Designer
Emma Violet • Sound Designer
Zachary Beattie-Brown • Sound Designer
Patreshettarlini Adams • Resident Stage Manager
Zachary Beattie-Brown

Zachary Beattie-Brown is a Pittsburgh native and graduate of Point Park University. Currently, he is guest artist/lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh. He is pleased to return to the Wilma to be a part of the design team for An Octoroon. Previous design credits include: Hamlet; Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead here at the Wilma; Becoming Dr. Ruth; Shipwrecked!; Dino; Around The World In 80 Days; Plaid Tidings; and Ethel! at the Walnut Street Theatre. He has been a freelance designer & engineer between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh for the past 8 years. He wouldn’t be where he is if it weren’t for his beautiful wife Mary, thanks for all of your love and support!