Much Ado about Nothing Creative
Artistic DirectorDavid Sebren
David holds an MFA in Directing from Florida State University and a BFA in Acting from UNCG. Since graduating from UNCG in 2006, he has worked professionally as an actor, director, designer, and fight choreographer with companies from North Carolina to California. David currently serves on the faculty of Greensboro College, Forsyth Tech, and Wake Tech. He also serves as the resident fight choreographer for GLOW Lyric Theatre in Greeneville, SC. Some of David’s past credits include - Directing: From This Day Forward, Tartuffe, Servant of Two Masters, The Cat in The Hat. Acting: Wrights of Passage, Fortune, Jackie and Me, Spamalot!, Hatfields and McCoys. Fight Choreography: Carmen, Fidelio, Romeo et Juliette, West Side Story, The Crucible (Opera). David currently lives in Burlington, NC.
DirectorMeredith DiPaolo Stephens
Meredith DiPaolo Stephens, previously assistant managing director of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and managing and producing artistic director of Shared Radiance Performing Arts Company, is the founding producing artistic director of Goodly Frame Theatre in Greensboro. Stephens’ training in Shakespeare’s language and performance includes work at UNC Greensboro, Oxford University, Harvard University, the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Lives!, the American Shakespeare Center, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Her recent acting credits include Banquo in Macbeth (Studio 1) Philanthropist/Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol: Pedro's Legacy (GFT), Venus in Dido, Queen of Carthage (TSMGO), Sarah in The Malone Family in the Enchanted Forest (Clint Festa), Antonio in The Merchant of Venice (TSMGO), Carol in Season's Screenings (Spring Theatre), Duchess of Gloucester in Richard II (TSMGO), Chancellor Whitemarsh in Lock-In (Spring Theatre), Ebenezer Scrooge in An Old Salem Christmas Carol (Little Theatre of Winston Salem), Banquo in Macbeth (Andy Griffith Playhouse), Feste in Twelfth Night (Shared Radiance Theatre), and Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shared Radiance Theatre); recent directing credits include Midsummer Night’s Dream, Finding Shakespeare, Reboot, A Simple Jester, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (again!). Stephens lives in Glasgow, Scotland. www.meredithdipaolostephens.com
Producing Stage ManagerSarah Wilson
Sarah Wilson's is happy to return to Goodly Frame to stage manage for the second time this year. She enjoyed Goddly Frame and Creative Greensboro’s collaboration for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sarah has also worked with Shared Radiance, a local outdoor Shakespeare theatre company, in Richard III, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Twelfth Night. She was also recently a part of Macbeth at Studio 1. Before that, she graduated from Lees-McRae College with a BA in Theatre Arts Studies. Sarah is grateful for her family supporting her through this and all the hard work this cast has put into this wonderful show.
Fight ChoreographerHeidi McIver
Heidi McIver, she/he/they, was trained in acting and directing at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and now works with students at UNCSA in both the Drama and Voice summer intensives and through the ARCH program (Artists Reaching Children in the Hospital). She also teaches at UNCSA during the school year, instructing the high school Drama students in Theatre & Culture, Arts for Social Change, and Acting. Heidi is a founding company member of Goodly Frame, having played Banquo/Menteith in Macbeth, Tybalt/Friar Lawrence in Romeo & Juliet, and Duke of Cornwall/Edgar in King Lear. He is particularly fond of this type of immersive and site-specific theatre, enjoying the connection between player and audience. Heidi enjoys acting (particularly Shakespeare), and spending time with their husband, Mike, and his two dogs, Spriggan and Kirin.
Scenic ArtistSarah Nicole DiPaolo
Sarah Nicole DiPaolo (ASM, Fight Choreographer) is a second-year drama student at Norwich University for the Arts in England. Beginning on stage at four years old, Sarah developed a love for classical acting while working at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival for many years. These days, Sarah works on stage, on film, and behind the scenes whenever possible.