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Mainstage Productions

Match: Lit came to life in October 2015 as an actor-focused company with an intent to highlight the relationships between Shakespeare's characters above all else. No new text is written; but characters are cut, combined, and reexamined to present the same classic canon to a new and current audience.


Under the watchful eye of Key Advisor Christopher Martin (Founding Artistic Director, Classic Stage Company), Match: Lit has produced five mainstage productions alongside numerous readings and other events. Through it all, our philosophy remains simple: that Shakespeare's stories are for everyone.

 

Production History

 

As You Like It

Laurel Andersen, Director | Kristin Sgarro, Composer & Musical Director

Regina Renée Russell, Assistant Director | Photos by Sandra Mhlongo and Rudi Utter

Michael Piatkowski, Costume Designer | Peter Hargarten, Fight Director

Rudi Utter, Technical Director & Text Coach | Mallory Strom, Stage Manager

FEATURING
Daniel Cabrera, Victoria M. Fragnito, Sheleah Harris, Caroline Rose Leon,
Caitlyn McCain, Theo McKenna, Joe Raik, Kristin Sgarro,
Anna Stacy, Rudi Utter*, and Lauren Wainwright*

Lauren Wainwright*

Theo McKenna

Sheleah Harris and Caitlyn McCain

Kristin Sgarro and Caroline Rose Leon

Joe Raik, Theo McKenna, and Victoria M. Fragnito

Sheleah Harris

Kristin Sgarro, Rudi Utter*, and Lauren Wainwright*

Sheleah Harris and Caitlyn McCain

Theo McKenna and Caroline Rose Leon

Victoria M. Fragnito

Kristin Sgarro

Rudi Utter*

Joe Raik and Caitlyn McCain

Daniel Cabrera

Joe Raik

Caitlyn McCain and Caroline Rose Leon

Anna Stacy

Caitlyn McCain and Caroline Rose Leon

Caitlyn McCain and Caroline Rose Leon

Joe Raik and Kristin Sgarro

Lauren Wainwright*

Caroline Rose Leon, Caitlyn McCain, and Kristin Sgarro

Sheleah Harris and Victoria M. Fragnito

Caitlyn McCain

Theo McKenna

Anna Stacy and Daniel Cabrera

Caitlyn McCain and Caroline Rose Leon

 

Romeo & Juliet

Phoebe Brooks, Director | Photos by Lisa Kramer

Peter Hargarten, Fight Director | Joshua Koehn, Costume Designer

Mia Canter, Assistant Director & Music

FEATURING
Laurel Andersen, Ty Baumann, Evelyn Dumont, Victoria M. Fragnito, Rita McCann, Caterina Nonis,
Nick Ritacco, Owen Grayson Schiller, Kristin Sgarro, and Rudi Utter*

Owen Grayson Schiller, Caterina Nonis, Nick Ritacco, and Evelyn Dumont

Rita McCann and Victoria M. Fragnito

Evelyn Dumont and Owen Grayson Schiller

Ty Baumann

Laurel Andersen and Kristin Sgarro

Evelyn Dumont

Kristin Sgarro and Rudi Utter*

Rita McCann and Victoria M. Fragnito

Laurel Andersen and Kristin Sgarro

Rudi Utter*

Caterina Nonis

Kristin Sgarro and Laurel Andersen

Evelyn Dumont

Ty Baumann

Photography by Lisa Kramer

Kristin Sgarro and Laurel Andersen

Evelyn Dumont and Ty Baumann

Laurel Andersen and Kristin Sgarro

Owen Grayson Schiller and Evelyn Dumont

Caterina Nonis

Kristin Sgarro and Nick Ritacco

Evelyn Dumont

Rita McCann, Laurel Andersen, and Victoria M. Fragnito

Rudi Utter*

Kristin Sgarro and Owen Grayson Schiller

Laurel Andersen, Victoria Fragnito, and Rudi Utter*

Kristin Sgarro

Nick Ritacco

Photography by Lisa Kramer

 

Othello

Directed by Anaïs Koivisto | Photos by Clay Burch

Nick Ritacco, Fight Choreographer | Galia Backal, Assistant Director | Rudi Utter, Text Coach

FEATURING
Ty Baumann, Mike Labbadia, Woodrow Proctor, Nick Ritacco,
Aryana Sedarati, Kristin Sgarro, Julian Thomas, and Claire Tyers

Mike Labbadia and Nick Ritacco

Woodrow Proctor and Julian Thomas

Mike Labbadia, Woodrow Proctor, Aryana Sedarati, and Nick Ritacco

Claire Tyers

Ty Baumann

Woodrow Proctor and Ty Baumann

Woodrow Proctor, Aryana Sedarati, and Nick Ritacco

Ty Baumann

Woodrow Proctor and Julian Thomas

Julian Thomas and Claire Tyers

Photography by Clay Burch

Kristin Sgarro

Nick Ritacco

Julian Thomas

Nick Ritacco and Woodrow Proctor

Aryana Sedarati

Julian Thomas

Woodrow Proctor

Claire Tyers and Julian Thomas

Woodrow Proctor

Claire Tyers and Kristin Sgarro

Julian Thomas

Claire Tyers

Kristin Sgarro

Woodrow Proctor

Woodrow Proctor

 

The Taming of the Shrew

Directed by Bryan Hunt | Photos by Clay Burch and Paul Mansfield

Shelly Rodriguez, Set Designer | Rose Bisogno, Costume Designer

Brett Warnke, Props Designer | Rudi Utter, Text Coach

Victoria Teague, Dramaturg and Sound Designer

FEATURING
Ty Baumann, Katherine Freel, Sam Garber, Joe Petersen, Nick Ritacco,
Will Sarratt, Kristin Sgarro, Claire Tyers, and Ted White

Set Design by Shelly Rodriguez, Prop Design by Brett Warnke

Will Sarratt

Joe Petersen and Claire Tyers

Kristin Sgarro and Will Sarratt

Claire Tyers, Joe Petersen, and Nick Ritacco

Will Sarratt and Katherine Freel

Nick Ritacco

Claire Tyers

Sam Garber, Will Sarratt, and Nick Ritacco

Claire Tyers and Ted White

Ty Baumann

Kristin Sgarro and Claire Tyers

Katherine Freel and Sam Garber

Ted White and Joe Petersen

Claire Tyers

Ty Baumann and Katherine Freel

Will Sarratt and Kristin Sgarro

Nick Ritacco and Claire Tyers

Kristin Sgarro

Will Sarratt and Nick Ritacco

Sam Garber

Will Sarratt, Kristin Sgarro, and Nick Ritacco

Props Design by Brett Warnke

 

Macbeth

Directed by Bryan Hunt | Photos by Adem Shoshi

Peter Hargarten, Fight Director

Rose Bisogno, Costume Designer

Victoria Teague, Dramaturg

FEATURING
Ty Baumann, Onekè Cummings, Zachary Gamble, Vanessa Koppel, Hunter Ringsmith*, Nick Ritacco,
Chris Ryan*, Kristin Sgarro, Rudi Utter*, Dick Ward, and Brett Warnke

Dick Ward, Ty Baumann, and Brett Warnke

Dick Ward and Nick Ritacco

Ty Baumann, Zachary Gamble, and Kristin Sgarro

Nick Ritacco, Brett Warnke, Chris Ryan*, and Vanessa Koppel

Rudi Utter*, Ty Baumann, Zachary Gamble, and Kristin Sgarro

Zachary Gamble, Rudi Utter*, Vanessa Koppel, Nick Ritacco, Ty Baumann, and Kristin Sgarro

Vanessa Koppel and Rudi Utter*

Kristin Sgarro, Zachary Gamble, and Ty Baumann

Rudi Utter*

Zachary Gamble, Ty Baumann, and Kristin Sgarro

Oneke Cummings and Nick Ritacco

Kristin Sgarro, Ty Baumann, Zachary Gamble, and Rudi Utter*

Rudi Utter* and Vanessa Koppel

Kristin Sgarro, Zachary Gamble, and Ty Baumann

Rudi Utter* (with Brett Warnke, Hunter Ringsmith*, Chris Ryan*, and Dick Ward)

Kristin Sgarro, Zachary Gamble, and Ty Baumann

 

Readings and More

Scar Tissue (with Playdates at Pete's)

Scar Tissue (with Playdates at Pete's)

By Victoria M. Fragnito; Directed by Francesca Di Cesare | With Samantha Able*, Matt Biagini*, Christopher Grazul, Ray Huth, Kat Murphy, and Jillian Vitko

Henry VI, Part One (with ISC)

Henry VI, Part One (with ISC)

Directed by Rudi Utter; With Ty Baumann, Elizabeth Berkman, Elliot Frances Flynn, Victoria M. Fragnito, Marc Randolph Henry, Lorenzo Landini*, Andy McCain*, Bess Miller, McLean Peterson, Kevin Bryant Rose, and Kristin Sgarro

Nightcap (USP)

Nightcap (USP)

Directed by Galia Backal; Assistant Directed by Francisco Moya; Created and performed by Christopher Brown, Madeline Grey DeFreece, Victoria M. Fragnito, Preston Fox, Daniel Mandoki, Camila Perez Santiago, Makaela Shealy, and Dazmann Still

 
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Henry VI, Part One (with ISC)

Directed by Rudi Utter; With Ty Baumann, Elizabeth Berkman, Elliot Frances Flynn, Victoria M. Fragnito, Marc Randolph Henry, Lorenzo Landini*, Andy McCain*, Bess Miller, McLean Peterson, Kevin Bryant Rose, and Kristin Sgarro