William Addis (Artistic Director/ dir: Henry V) is in his 12th season with Bakerloo, his 10th as artistic director. Bakerloo directing credits include Twelfth Night or What You Will (‘11, ‘03), Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet: What Dreams May Come, Tempest, Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Antigone (also adaptation), Design for Living, Three Sisters, Land Escaping, Listen, Hallelujah, A Long Conversation, and Desdemona Lives. His work has been seen at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Prospect Theater Company, Theatre for a New City, The Westside Theatre, Brooklyn Playwrights Collective, 12 Miles West Theatre and Gallery Players. He has worked with playwrights on the development of new plays, including works by Bill C. Davis, Josh Levine, Adam Mathias, Patrick Shaw, and Joy Tomasko. William has taught acting and directing at Brooklyn College and Marymount Manhattan College and has directed students in productions by Shakespeare, Beckett, Shepard, Wilder and Foote, as well as original plays. He is currently the director of the theatre program at Worcester Academy where projects include a new adaptation of Hecuba in 2012 and a world premiere of a new Josh Levine play coming this school year. He has been a mentor to young directors at NYU, was a guest artist for three years at West Point and directed the first academic production of The Laramie Project. A native of Belleville, NJ, William studied theatre arts at Drew University and holds an MFA in directing from Brooklyn College, the City University of NY.
Lily Junker (Artistic Director/ dir: Candida) is in her fifth season with Bakerloo, her third as artistic director. Previous directing credits with the company include last year's The Love of the Nightingale and 2010's Under Milk Wood, which was performed in both Pittsburgh and Troy as well as world premieres of Earnest, The Yellow Wallpaper and The Autobiography of a Sparrow. Lily also works in the Education & Outreach department at Asolo Repertory Theatre as a teaching artist and director. A Pittsburgh native, Lily graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied theatre and writing. She is thrilled to be bringing the theatre she loves so dearly to the city where her heart lies, and is grateful to everyone who helped make it possible.* She dedicates Candida to her parents, whose love for one another and for their family have always inspired her.
Lauren Diesch is thrilled to be returning for a third season with Bakerloo. Previous roles with the company include: Nurse (Romeo and Juliet), Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard/Lily Smalls/Mrs. Cherry Owen/Mrs. Dai Bread One (Under Milk Wood), Feste (Twelfth Night) and Procne (The Love of the Nightengale). A 2009 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she has worked on numerous projects with Pitt Rep. Her favorites are The Bald Soprano, The Recruiting Officer and Big Love. Since graduation she has worked on a variety of projects including a four month intercultural theatrical exchange with students from the University of Augsburg (Yinzerspielen, Oyster Theatre Company), a stage adaptation of the German novel Kassandra and served as a judge and coach for the Pittsburgh Public's Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Competition. Lauren now lives in Minneapolis where she works for CLIMB Theatre as an Actor/Educator and Outreach Conductor. She would like to thank Will and Lily for their boldness, her cast and crew, and the great cities of Troy and Pittsburgh.
Parag S. Gohel is in his fourth season with Bakerloo, having previously played Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Paris in Romeo & Juliet, First Voice in Under Milk Wood, Captain/ Male Chorus in The Love of the Nightingale, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night. Other credits include: Theseus/Oberon/Egeus/Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Duke/Antonio/Launce/Outlaw in The Two Gentlemen of Verona for UnSeam'd Shakespeare's "Shakespeare in the Raw," Gallus/Ensemble in Antony & Cleopatra with Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Banquo in Macbeth for Pittsburgh's Shakespeare in the Parks, Demetrius in Titus Andronicus and the title role in Amphitryon both for Pandora's Box's debut season. Parag graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in Psychology and Theatre Arts, and he has played numerous roles for Pitt Repertory Theatre including: Constantine in Charles Mee's Big Love, the Suitor and the Groom in Chekhov's The Proposal & The Wedding, and Jerry in Tales of the Lost Formicans. In addition to acting, Parag has a passion for music and editing, and sound designed several shows and festivals at Pitt including Family Stories, The Bald Soprano, The Chairs, The Truth Teller, The Real Inspector Hound, and many Redeye Theatre Project festivals. He went on to become the Resident Sound Designer for Prime Stage Theatre's 2007-2008 season. He currently resides in Pittsburgh and is so very thankful for the incredible people in his life that provide him the love, support, and inspiration to continue his artistic pursuits and for Bakerloo, that has been invaluable in his journey to create and re-imagine what is possible.
Joseph McGranaghan is very grateful for the opportunity to return to Bakerloo for a 5th season and to be working with such an impressive group of artists. Previous Bakerloo credits include: Hamlet: What Dreams May Come (Hamlet), Tempest (Ariel), Cherry Orchard (Lopakhin) Macbeth (Banquo) and others. Joseph is currently in the third year of an MFA program at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training where he previously appeared on stage in Cloud 9 (Clive, Edward), The Brothers Karamazov (The Grand Inquisitor, Mussyolovich), and The Robbers (Roller). Next fall he will be on tour in a production of Macbeth that will play in high schools across the state of Florida, and in November Joseph will join the Asolo Rep main stage company in productions of The Games Afoot,You Can't Take It With You, and The Heidi Chronicles. "Lily and William, from the bottom of my heart, thank you."
Brittany Proia is in her first season with Bakerloo. Originally from Olney, MD, she has performed with such companies as The Peterborough Players in NH, the York Theatre Company in NYC and with Theaterworks USA. She is currently pursing her MFA in Acting at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory in Florida. This fall she will become a company member with the Asolo Repertory Theater and will be performing in Macbeth, You Can’t Take It with You (Alice Sycamore), The Game’s Afoot (Aggie Wheeler) and The Heidi Chronicles. Brittany is also a composer and singer and co-arranged and performed in an original cabaret at the Asolo Theatre this past spring. Other favorite credits include Lobby Hero (Dawn), The Robbers (Amalia), Into the Woods (Cinderella) and Gypsy (Gypsy). She is incredibly thankful to Lily and Will for this extraordinary experience and as always, thanks to M, D, B and J.
Jake Staley is in his first season with Bakerloo. Recent credits include God of Carnage, Once in a Lifetime, Yentl, Searching for Eden, The Life of Galileo and Hamlet: Prince of Cuba (Asolo Repetory Theatre). He just received his MFA from the Florida State University Asolo Conservatory where he also performed in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Reasons to be Pretty, The Lady from the Sea, and Tartuffe. (Big thanks to Brittany Proia and fellow Bakerlooians.)
Aaron Jefferson Tindall is returning for his fifth season with Bakerloo, and his first as an actor for the full season. He was brought on board as a stage manager for 2007’s The Imaginary Invalid, and subsequently stage managed the 2009 production of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood. He began taking a leadership role in the company in 2009, as the Senior Production Stage Manager for the entire season and now serves as the company’s Production & Company Manager. Previous Bakerloo acting credits include Antonio in Twelfth Night and Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing, as well as roles in numerous readings and workshops, notably playing Brian in last season’s Autobiography of a Sparrow and Willoughby in the NYC remount of Land Escaping. In his hometown of Pittsburgh, he has worked with the Pittsburgh Pride Theatre Festival and Stage 62, appearing in this season’s 12 Angry Men as Juror #12. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, appearing there as Iachimo in Cymbeline and Joey in The American Clock.
Rebecca Krall is in her first season with Bakerloo. Past credits include As You Like It (SM Intern, Pittsburgh Public Theater), Mercy and the Firefly (ASM, the REP), Into the Woods (PSM, Carrnivale Theatrics), Working Together (SM, Pgh. New Works Festival), and Ragtime (ASM, Carrnivale Theatrics). Past educational credits include 13 Bells of Boglewood (SM), Black Comedy (SM), Illyria (ASM), The Diary of Anne Frank (ASM), and Camino Real (ASM) to name a few. Rebecca is a B.F.A. Senior Stage Management major in Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts. Thanks to Will, Lily, and A.J. for an exciting and inspiring experience.