Director, Adaptation of Shakespearean TextWendy Lippe
Wendy is honored to be working with such a talented cast and creative team. Wendy is a clinical psychologist and Producing Artistic Director of The Psych Drama Company, a 501c3 non-profit theater company which has performed in Boston, NYC and Rhode Island. Dr. Lippe was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for over a decade, and was on the faculty and served as a Visiting Researcher at Boston University for over twenty years. She has private practice offices in Brookline and Cambridge, MA. Dr. Lippe has an extensive history in the theater. Wendy’s theater work has been featured and/or reviewed on WBUR, WCVB/Channel 5, in the Boston Globe, Edge Media Network, BU Today, New England Psychologist, Brookline Tab, Worcester Telegram, and Gazette, Motif Magazine, and other local media. For more information please visit The Psych Drama Company Website
Assistant Director & Text EditorLarry Segel
Larry Segel is a veteran of dozens of theatre productions, as an actor, director, lighting designer, producer, and many other jobs behind the scenes. He has directed dramas: The Cherry Orchard, Iphegenia in Aulis, Little Women, Our Town, and Under Milk Wood, as well as comedies: The Underpants, The Inspector General, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mornings At Seven, and Auntie Mame. Most recently, he directed the Psych Drama productions of The Lion in Winter, and Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo. Larry enjoys trying to figure out how people get to where they are emotionally, and finding the characters’ way through a show.
Musical Composer & SoundscapeŽarko Dragojević
Zarko is pleased to be a part of The Psych Drama Company’s production, and he is very happy to have an opportunity to create the original score for “Macbeth”. As an employee of the Marin Držić Theater in Dubrovnik, Croatia, he has worked on over 60 productions with the most prominent domestic and regional directors in the past decade. He also composed music for a number of TV, radio and multimedia projects. Since 2013 he is the project leader of the Audiovisual Center Dubrovnik association and partner of the Art Workshop Lazareti. He was a partner / coordinator of a number of EU projects (European Capital of Culture 2020, Active NGO’s / URBACT, “Learn more” / ESF, “United Generations” / ESF, “EPIC” / ERASMUS +, HER.CUL…). He is a member of the Cultural Council of the City of Dubrovnik for dramatic and dance arts and performing arts.
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Audio Designer, Director of Audiovisual MarketingZachary D. McConnell
From a small town in West Michigan, Zachary D. McConnell is thrilled to be making his Psych Drama Company debut. He received his BFA in Music Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University where he played such roles as Angel in RENT and Mr. Magix in My One And Only. He then attended The Boston Conservatory at Berklee for his MFA. Professional roles include: Four-Eyed Moe in Five Guys Named Moe at the Mason Street Warehouse Theatre in Michigan, Mitch Mahoney in ...Spelling Bee and Richie in A Chorus Line, both at the Wagon Wheel Theatre in Indiana, the Frank-N-Furter understudy in The Rocky Horror Show at Moonbox Productions, and Songs For A New World at Umbrella Stage Company. He will soon be returning to the live stage as Geoffrey in Psych Drama’s upcoming The Lion in Winter. He would like to thank his supportive and loving parents Tammra and Justin as well as his partner Adam, “who is my best muse and loving companion.”
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Recording EngineerDoug Greene
Doug was bitten by the theater bug in 1976, and he has pursued it in many different forms since then. First as an actor, and then moving into technical theater, where his horizons expanded into media, film, and video production. He was a director of video production for 14 years at the University of Rhode Island's Ryan Center, and most recently did a three-season stint with the National Football League as an audio specialist. But live theater has always been his greatest love and heartfelt enjoyment.
Production Assistant & Text EditorGail Chesler
Gail spent almost her entire career working for non-profits in many capacities. She started with the performing arts when she produced outdoor concerts on Long Island, managing all technical, booking, and fundraising aspects. She was later primarily in fundraising, with a specialty in Planned Giving. Gail received a Master’s in Performing Arts Administration from NYU. An advocate of making one’s avocation one’s vocation, in 2000 she was made Director of Planned & Special Gifts at the Metropolitan Opera, which she considers the culmination and highlight of her career. She retired from the Met in 2012 but she is still a voracious consumer of opera, her “art of choice” and continues to watch opera streams several times a week. Gail serves on three boards of directors: her co-op board, Two Pianos: Playing for Life, and the American Lyric Theater. She is proud to be working with the Psych Drama Company because she is a strong believer in its unique mission.
Intermission ArtistNick Morse
Nick Morse is a colorful abstract painter who is on the autistic spectrum. He talked when he was younger but has become non-verbal through the years, though he now expresses himself through liberating, high-energy, motion-packed paintings full of life and spirit. He uses acrylics and is known for powerful, strong strokes with bright colors that jump out with a unique symmetry. "Nick's work is wonderful. So vibrant and full of speed and blur and curve and movement. It's the color I love above everything else though," says Sebastian Smee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic with the Boston Globe. He exhibits at the Cambridge Arts Council's Open Studios, Club Passim, ZuZu, Music Cures, Harvard Innovation Lab, and on T.J. Maxx notebooks, and an album cover for "Boston Artists for Autism" to benefit Surfers Healing.
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