Mighty Myths and Legends Cast and Crew 
Allen O'Reilly (The Director)

This summer season marks Allen’s twenty-fourth season with Georgia Shakespeare.

Allen has directed the Family Classic Productions of The Emperor and The Nightingale and Jungle Book and has co-directed the Family Classic series productions of Treasure Island, Robin Hood, Alice in Wonderland, and The Legend of the Sword in the Stone. Allen serves as the Education Director for Georgia Shakespeare and has directed the High School touring productions of Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar. As an actor, Allen’s favorite roles over the years include: Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire, Antonio in  The Merchant of Venice, Leontes in The Winter’s Tale, and Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet.

Love to Teresa, Evan, Aidan and Shiloh!

Zuri Adele

Crane Wife, Anansi, Mermaid and Others

Debut season

Zuri Adele is excited to spend her summer with Georgia Shakespeare as she gets ready to pursue her M.F.A. in Acting at UCLA. Regional theater credits include Smart People, Two Trains Running, and The Mountaintop at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, and What I Learned in Paris at the Alliance Theatre. The Spelman alumna spent her junior year of college at BADA in London, and later taught acting workshops at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Zuri is grateful for the unwavering support of her loved ones and is elated to honor them through her art.

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Cordell Cole

Narcissus, Thor, Daedalus and Others 

2nd season

Cordell Cole is very excited to be back for his second summer season with Georgia Shakespeare. Mighty Myths and Legends! is his sixth production with this wonderful company. In the Family Classics series, he was blessed enough to play Chil the Raptor and Shere Khan in Jungle Book a couple of years ago. Cordell is a scholarship recipient at the Gainesville Theatre Alliance at Brenau University. This will be his last semester of college. He would like to thank God his Father, his family, MANY wonderful professors, Elisa Carlson and Victor Love for their continued love, mentorship, and support.

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August Stamper

Echo, Eurydice, Midgard, and Others

Debut season

August Stamper is excited to be making her Georgia Shakespeare debut this season! She is a junior acting major at Webster University. Some of her favorite theatre experiences include working in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Eurydice. She couldn't be more grateful for the support and love of her family and friends, as well as the amazing opportunities this summer has offered her.

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Timothy Whitson

Orpheus, Lutey, Icarus, and Others

Debut season

Tim is pursuing a BA in theatre arts at North Greenville University, and is overjoyed to be working with Georgia Shakespeare this summer. Claiming Horn in the West up in Boone, North Carolina, as his only other professional theatre excursion, this time at Georgia Shakespeare is a landmark for Tim as he gets to work with some of the best artists Atlanta has to offer. Previous shows include Arsenic and Old Lace (Mortimer), The Tempest (Trinculo), Twelfth Night (Malvolio), and Little Women the Musical (Professor Bhaer). To God be the glory.

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 Creative and Technical Team  

Dustin Brown (Lighting Designer)

5th season

Dusty first came to Georgia Shakespeare as a directing intern on Titus Andronicus, and has been incredibly blessed to come back to this incredible company year after year, wearing many different hats. He studied Theatre at Oglethorpe University, and has had the pleasure of designing for a number of Atlanta companies, including Pinch’n’Ouch, Impulse Repertory, and Group 7 at 7 Stages. Dusty has also had the incredible opportunity to direct and produce shows both regionally and in New York. Thanks to the dear friends and profound artists that have made this possible; and thank you for supporting the performing arts.


Kat Conley (Scenic Designer)

15th season

Kat Conley has been with Georgia Shakespeare since 1999. A native of California, Kat is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. Following college, she worked as freelance designer and scenic artist in New York and Pittsburgh. Now based in Atlanta, Kat has designed scenery at the Alliance Theatre, Actor’s Express, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Theatrical Outfit, Theater in the Square, Marin Theatre Company (CA), Theatre Emory, Horizon, Aurora, 7 Stages among others. She is the Charge Scenic Artist for the Alliance Theater, winner of the 2007 Regional Tony Award, painting over 80 productions since 2000. Some favorite Georgia Shakespeare productions include Pericles, Richard III, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Antigone and the next project on the horizon. 


Seth Langer (Assistant Director)

4th season

Seth Langer is a recent graduate from Oglethorpe University, where he studied Theatre. An Atlanta native, he has had the opportunity create theatre with Theatrical Outfit, Théâtre du Réve, and Theater Emory, among others. This is his fourth summer with Georgia Shakespeare, and his first assistant directing. He is also an actor, soon to be appearing as Estragon in Fulham and Clapham Present's upcoming production of Waiting for Godot. Georgia Shakespeare rocks, and you rock for being here.


Katie Pfohl (Stage Manager)

5th season

Katie has been working with Georgia Shakespeare since 2008 as a Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager. She's a graduate of Centre College and a Fulbright recipient (Germany). Her experience in the theatrical world ranges from onstage to backstage to education. She has previously worked for Berkshire Theatre Festival, Portland Stage, Mill Mountain Theatre, and English Theatre Berlin among others. This fall she will attend the SIT Graduate Institute to pursue her Master's Degree.


Laura Roberts (Assistant Stage Manager)

2nd season

Laura is excited to return for her second season at Georgia Shakespeare.  She is a rising junior and economics major at Oglethorpe University.  Some of Laura’s past experiences in theatre include Tanz Farm: A Performance Anthology with Théâtre du RêveThe Importance of Being Earnest and Illyria: A Twelfth Night Musical with Georgia Shakespeare, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Oglethorpe University Theatre. 


Sydney Roberts (Costume Designer)

12th season

Finally an Atlanta resident, this is Sydney's 12th season with Georgia Shakespeare and her first family show! GA Shakes faves are: Much Ado About Nothing, The Odyssey: A Journey Home, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Glass  Menagerie, and A Comedy of Errors. She designs for The Alliance Theatre, True Colors Theatre Company, Theatre Emory, Horizon Theatre, Theatrical Outfit and other production companies around town. Regional:  Portland Center Stage, Geva Theatre, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Barking Legs Theatre. Sydney recently retired from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of USA-829. 

Kendall Simpson (Composer)

9th season

Kendall Simpson has designed and composed original scores for several Atlanta-area theaters including Georgia Shakespeare, Alliance Theater, Theatre in the Square, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Horizon Theater, Theatrical Outfit, and Theater Emory. Working in film, Simpson recently scored The Promotion (2011) and other independent films including the The Etiquette Man which has received top honors at several film festivals. Television credits include scores for “Sesame Street” and Elmo DVDs. Simpson's most recent work for dance is a video, disrepair, which premiered at the 2009 American Dance Festival. Other works include Papillon that was premiered by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Lee Harper and Dancers. Simpson is also honored to have won three Suzi Bass awards. He is currently the music director to the Dance Program at Emory University.


Jonathan Summers (Sound Designer)

Debut Season

Jon has worked on over 100 productions for theatre companies around Atlanta including True Colors, The Essential Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Synchronicity, Brooks and Company Dance, 7Stages, GSU Players, CORE, The Alliance, Theatre Gael, The Aurora,  Georgia Ensemble, The Academy Theatre and Horizon Theatre. He was nominated for two Suzi Bass Awards for his designs of The Sunset Limited and Cotton Patch Gospel at Theatrical Outfit, where he serves as resident sound designer.



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