Hamlet

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Join us for Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Hamlet, in an all new light. The Ghost of Hamlet's Father asks him to avenge his death, done by the current king, Hamlet's uncle. What will Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, do with this new information and what will become of his kingdom? 

Jan 25th - Feb 3rd, 2019

Group rates for students available!

Meet The Cast of Hamlet! 

Hamlet

Javier Morante

David Johnson is pleased to join this wonderful cast. He has performed throughout the DFW area with a variety of groups including Denton Community Theater, Theater Arlington, Repertory Company Theater, Stolen Shakespeare Guild, and Dallas Shakespeare. Productions include The Music Man (Quartet), A Streetcar Named Desire (Mitch), Boeing Boeing (Bernard), Much Ado About Nothing (Don Pedro), and Pride and Prejudice (Mr Darcy).

King Claudius

David Johnson

Daniel has been acting since high school. Some of his theater credits include Lefou in Beauty and the Beast, Egeus and one of the mechanicals in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Reverend Parris in The Crucible, Allen in Play It Again Sam, and most recently Saturninus and Demetrius in Titus Androgynous. He has also acted in several short films in the  DFW area; as well as a bit part on the TV show Murder Made Me Famous. Daniel is very grateful to be a part of this amazing production and talented cast.

Laertes

Daniel Lunt

"With a roguish smile and a twinkle in his eye, Javier will insist he isn't really an actor, just someone who wanted to get out of a PE credit in college and let the snowball get too big. Javier is a newcomer to the professional stage, with his acting credits coming in a flurry of activity from mid-2018. With Bare Bones Shakespeare he performed in As You Like it as Silvius and Adam, Hamlette as Horatio and Olivier, Titus Androgynous as Aaron, and keeping the comedy to tragedy ratio even portrayed Demetrius and Nick Bottom in A Midwinter Night's Dream. Prior to this he owed much of his theatrical work to North Lake College and Texas A&M University."

After a brief 10 year hiatus from the stage, Matt is proud to be making his glorious return to the footlights with Poor Yorick Productions.  Once upon a time, Matt studied theatre at the University of Mississippi, and Radio/TV/Film at the University of North Texas.  Matt spends his days producing corporate conventions the Hyatt Regency Reunion Tower in Dallas.  If you are lucky, you may stumble upon him playing live music from time to time around the Dallas Metroplex.  He would like to thank his beautiful wife Megan and his wonderful family for their constant support, and Poor Yorick Productions for this great opportunity.

Horatio

Matt Johnston

Jessica Smith (Rosencrantz, et al.) is thrilled to be part of this production, which is also her first Shakespearean show! Previous credits include Sylvia in “The Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents: A Burr-Less-Q Nutcracker” with  MBS Productions, and Natalia in Pocket Sandwich Theater’s “Close Encounters of the Dirk Kind”. She was also a member of the original world-premier cast of “Broken: The Musical”. When she’s not on stage, you can find her patronizing local jazz venues or buried under a pile of cats. 

Rosencrantz,  Francisco, Osric

Jessica Smith

Diane Walker-Gladney is a contemporary painter whose work is often noted for its use of color, intricate layers and playful content. A native of Connecticut with her Master's degree in Art, Diane is an accomplished painter whose work has been featured at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts as well as in Modern Luxury Dallas magazine and the 24th edition of New American Paintings. Her pieces can be found in numerous public and private collections including the Longview Museum of Fine Art and the Denton Public Art Project. She is represented by Spanierman Modern in New York City and Miami, M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and RO2 Art in Dallas. In addition, she was named a Hunting Art Prize finalist three times. Diane’s theater experience includes Repertory theatre with her favorite roles as Beth in Ordinary People, Mrs. Webb in Our Town and Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast.

Player Queen, Cornelius 

Diane Walker-Gladney

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LeeAnn is thrilled to be a part of Poor Yorick Production's inaugural production. She received her Bachelor's in Theatre from Texas Woman's University in 2018. For the last four years she has been working as a stage manager. She has stage managed for TWU's Theatre Department, MBS Productions, Pegasus Theatre, and most recently The Innocents at the Richardson Theatre Center.

Stage Manager

LeeAnn Ducker

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Actress, Director,Fight Choreographer And playwright. Kim Collazo is originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Attended to Bella’s Artes of Ponce and Obtained her Visual and Performing Arts Degree in Worcester State University with a concentration of Theater and Stage Choreography in Worcester, Massachusetts. Stage choreographed  Boeing Boeing, The Who and the what? Almost Maine and Macbeth. Won the Merit award in the east coast for stage choreography. 
Acted in, Macbeth as murder, Coriolanus as various characters, Anthony and Cleopatra as Chairmian, Midsummers Nights dream as, Titania/Hyppolita and Olivia In Twelfth Night. An Irene Ryan Nominee twice. Written works include, Los Hijos de Borinquen. 

Fight Choreographer

Kim Collazo

Emmalyn Gladney Miron (Ophelia) holds her BA in Music Theatre and Acting/Directing and is a Licensed Master Social Worker.  She has performed with the National Broadway Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cotton Patch Gospel, which toured Ireland, The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, Shakespeare Dallas, MBS Productions and Theatre Britain. She was also a member of the cast of the Jekyll & Hyde Club, Dallas, and Chorvettes Stageworks Company: Goodwill Ambassadors for Oklahoma. Emmalyn’s favorite Shakespeare roles include Lady Macbeth, Hermia, Hero, Gertrude, Ophelia and Rosalind. Ms. Miron is a Prizewinner Irish Step Dancer and Tap Dancer, tap dancing in Paris, France, and with Legacy Tap Project, The Emerald School of Irish Dance Company, Club Rince Gaelachand Celtic rock band, NeedFire. Emmalyn was a co-founder of the Irish American Music Theatre Initiative and frequently directs shows in Ireland. 

Artistic Director, Ophelia

Emmalyn Miron

Laura Jones  is an award winning actress who performs all around the DFW Metroplex. Previous roles include Regina in “The Little Foxes”, Jean Brodie in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”, Lady Capulet and the Nurse in “Romeo and Juliet”, Ruth in “Blithe Spirit”, Kate in “All My Sons”, Maria in “Twelfth Night”, Mrs. Jennings in “Sense and Sensibility”, Veta Louise in “Harvey”, and Elinor of Aquitaine in “The Lion in Winter”, to name a few. Laura has a BS in Theatre from Northwestern University and a JD from Indiana University. Laura thanks her husband Keith for supporting her in her artistic endeavors.

Queen Gertrude

Laura Jones

J King is honored, excited, and humbled to be a part of Poor Yorick Production's inaugural production.  This will be historical.  His previous Shakespeare roles have been as Dogberry and Friar Francis in NM Productions and Stolen Shakespeare Guild's respective productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Friar Laurence with OnStage in Bedfords's Romeo and Juliet, the Captain, The Porter, The Old Man , and Messenger in ACT Plano's Macbeth, and various roles in the Mansfield MainStage production of The Shakespeare Project. For all the directors, producers, and casting directors in the audience, his bucket-list dream role is the Chorus in Henry V.  Six tremendous monologues to start each of the acts and the postlude.  Just you and the audience.  Thank you, Emmalyn, for trusting J with this incredible role.  Thank you Carolyn, Maverick, Lady Jane, and Remy (wife and puppies) for letting him play.

Polonius

J King

As a student at Emerson College, Sam was schooled in spoken vocal performance. In the past Sam applied those skills in productions of Arsenic and old Lace and as the lead in Father’s Been to Mars. After an absence of over 40 years, and subsequent to retirement from the corporate grind, Sam reentered acting as Seyton in MacBeth, and “The Sound Effects Guy’” In It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio play.  Sam also has a career as a solo musician / vocalist and currently performs over 15 shows per month in the DFW area, thereby keeping his countenance in front of audiences on a regular basis. Sam says, “Performing songs for an audience is akin to acting, just 3 minutes at a time.” Sam is a regular DJ at KNON Radio in Dallas and Sam also provides Sound Design services for other productions. Sam is re-invigorating his acting bug and is pleased to play the Ghost and Player King in the Poor Yorik Productions’s presentation of Hamlet.

Ghost, Player King

Sam Baker

Alexander Swanson is a native DFW actor. Having studied with Stephen Thomas and Jakie Cabe at TCC Northeast, he has been seen in Artisan Theatre’s ‘All Shook Up’ (Dennis), TCC’s ‘Importance of Being Earnest’ (John), and MBS Production’s ‘The Soul Gatherer’ (Mark). He would like to thank Charleen Falls, for her love, support and patience. He’s also grateful to be apart of Poor Yorick Productions premiere. 

Marcellus/ Fortinbras/Priest/First Clown/Ambassador/

Alex Swanson

Chase Hughes has been a stage dweller since he was a knee-high lad. Either being found back stage or on stage, this is where he was truly meant to be. Favorite roles include, Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Mark Cohen in Rent,andEddie in Little Shop of Horrors. He also enjoys designing and constructing sets and has done so for the same shows. 

Guildenstern, 1st Clown

Chase Hughes

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