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BARDcore Reading Series

One director, one cast, one week to rehearse, and one chance to perform a Shakespeare classic - enjoy a bit of the canon while we host and provide refreshments, a little games and trivia, and overall a better alternative to your average Monday night.


Come join us for Round Four!

Drinks. Trivia. Shakespeare: Get into it!

Come hang out with us for the Fourth Round of our reading series:

March 16: Cymbeline (Director Rudi Utter)

April 20: King Lear (Director Lorenzo Landini)

May 18: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Director Victoria M. Fragnito)

Tickets on sale March 2020

Submissions are now open for Round Four of BARDcore! Interested actors may send a headshot, resume, and any conflicts for the March 1 audition date to opportunities@matchlit.org.

Please send all submitted materials via attachment (no Google Docs).

Per Match: Lit policy, no video submissions will be accepted.


BARDcore Production History

So this Shakespeare nerd walked into a bar...

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Round Three

Fall 2019

BARDcore: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Laurel Andersen, Director

FEATURING: Emily Ann Banks, Caroline Rose Leon, Theo McKenna, Andre Ozim, Maria Pigatti, Kristin Sgarro, Anna Stacy, Jasmine Aurora Thomas, Rudi Utter*, and Rachel Weekley

BARDcore: Julius Caesar

Regina Renée Russell, Director

FEATURING: Alcides Costa, Akeil Davis, Amelia Fei, Victoria M. Fragnito, Annika Gullahorn, Lisa LaGrande, Rita McCann, TroyElan Richardson, George Ronis, and Owen Grayson Schiller

BARDcore: The Winter's Tale

Andrew Oppmann, Director

FEATURING: Terry Chaney, Jason Goldwin Chang, Peter Hargarten, Maya Jeyam, Gregory Kowlessar, Erin Mendez-Stapleton, Marika Proctor*, Joe Raik, Nick Ritacco, and Dylan J. Sampson

PICTURED: Kristin Sgarro as Master Ford (as Master Brook) in rehearsal for BARDcore: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Round Two

Spring 2019

BARDcore: As You Like It

Laurel Andersen, Director

FEATURING: Sydney Berk, Daniel Cabrera, Joel Derby*, Annika Gullahorn, Rita McCann, Nick Ritacco, Regina Renée Russell*, Anna Stacy, Sigmond Varga, and Emma Wisniewski*

BARDcore: Love's Labour's Lost

Bryan Hunt, Director

FEATURING: Mariem S. Diaz*, Elizabeth Erb, Zachary Gamble, Samuel Geoffrey, Keith Hale, Taylor Nicole Harvey*, Isaac Allen Miller, Andrew Oppmann, Will Poost, Andrew Salzano, Kristin Sgarro, Jacob Harris Wright, Jaine Ye, and Stephen Zuccaro

BARDcore: Henry IV, Part One

Andy Ingalls, Director

FEATURING: Ty Baumann, Victoria M. Fragnito, Katie Rose Krueger*, Lorenzo Landini*, Zach Libresco*, Theo McKenna, Miles Purinton*, Dylan J. Sampson, John St. Croix*, and Rudi Utter*

PICTURED: Stephen Zuccaro as Don Armado and Mariem S. Diaz* as Jaquenetta in rehearsal for BARDcore: Love's Labour's Lost

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Round One

Fall 2018

BARDcore: Much Ado About Nothing

Anaïs Koivisto, Director

FEATURING: Levi Adkins, Paul Battiato*, Elizabeth Berkman, Braley Degenhardt, Katie Rose Krueger*, Lorenzo Landini*, Stephanie Litchfield, Andy Ingalls*, Isaac Allen Miller, Nick Ritacco, Jonathon Ryan, and Dylan J. Sampson

BARDcore: Antony & Cleopatra

Phoebe Brooks, Director

FEATURING: Portia Boston, Tara Bradway, Mia Canter, Amelia Dudley, Katie Fanning*, Lily Fryburg, Nicky Khor, Zach Libresco*, Sean Lounsbury, Samantha Rago, and Owen Grayson Schiller

BARDcore: Twelfth Night

Rudi Utter, Director

FEATURING: Laurel Andersen, Oliver Archibald, Ty Baumann, Ryan Claus, Victoria M. Fragnito, Theo McKenna, Joshua Koehn*, Rita McCann, R. David Robinson*, Jonathon Ryan, and Kristin Sgarro

PICTURED: Stephanie Litchfield as Margaret and Elizabeth Berkman as Hero in rehearsal for BARDcore: Much Ado About Nothing


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Regina Renée Russell*, Anna Stacy, Laurel Andersen rehearsing for BC: As You Like It