Othello , June 2004

Meet the Cast:

Othello - Sylvester Little Jr. Sylvester Little, Jr., a member of the WordSpeak poetry group, is a Birmingham native who is making his first appearance with Park Players. He has also worked locally with the Carver Theater playing Troy Maxon in "Fences", the Terrific New Theatre's production of "The Exonerated" playing Robert Hayes, and, most recently, the Birmingham Children's Theatre playing a variety of roles in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." A graduate of Berea College, in Berea, KY, Sylvester, also known as Sly, has traveled the country performing for theater's such as Poetry Alive, Inc. and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, where he plans to return in the fall. He attributes all of his success to the Almighty, his mother, father, and sister Jamie.




Desdemona - Keener Massey Keener is a senior theatre major at Samford University, graduating at the end of the summer. A Selma native, Keener has enjoyed being a part of Samford Theatre's "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe," "Hush," "Bamboozled, " and "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" during the past four years. "Othello" marks her first regional role. She would like to thank everyone involved with Park Players for giving her this wonderful opportunity.





Iago - Norman Ferguson Jr Norman is originally from Birmingham. This is his third year with the company. Other Park Player productions he has been a part of include Taming of the Shrew, Comedy of Errors & Much Ado About Nothing.



Michael Cassio - Jamie Schor Jamie Schor is a sophomore theatre major at the University of Montevallo. In high school he played an array of roles from Jekyl/Hyde to Daniel. In his first year at Montevallo has been in UM's College Night purple side musical 'Nothin' To Lose' as a variety of characters, UM's spring theatre production of 'A Class Act' as Dr. Nodine, and in 'The Belle Reprieve' as Mitch. He will later this summer play Demetrius in the Park Players production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. He would like to thank the Park Players for giving him this wonderful opportunity.

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Emilia - Ellise Mayor Ellise Pruitt Mayer is thrilled to return for a third season with Park Players having played Katharina in Taming of the Shrew and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. She performed most recently at The Flying Monkey in Huntsville in the Politically Incorrect Cabaret, at the Alabama Theater as part of A mind Eye, and at Birmingham Festival Theatre in The Forth Wall. It’s summertime – I smell Shakespeare.



Roderigo - Scott Brown - Scott is happy to be returning to the Park Players stage. He was last seen as Dromio of Syracuse in “the Comedy of Errors” in 2001. Scott will also be seen as Puck in “A Midsummer Nights Dream” in August.




Bianca - Maria Horton Maria Horton, a native of New Orleans, was raised in Hoover. She is currently taking a “break” from pursuing a degree in technical theatre, (meaning yes, she is NOT an actress.) When not on stage, she can be found serving wings and beer in short orange shorts - you can guess where.



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Brabantio/Graziano - Steven Ross One of the Founding Members of Park Players Steven is a Birmingham Native and works as a computer programmer for Matrix. This is Steven fourth production with Park Players.




  Duke of Venice/Lodovico - Jason Parkman Jason is a Mobile Native who has participated in such productions as "Bad Day at Gophers Breath", "Grapes of Wrath" and "Bye Bye Birdie". Jason graduated from Birmingham Southern in 1994 Majoring in history. Sense graduation he has traveled around the country and abroad. He now resides in Birmingham with his wife Amy and one year old daughter, Rivers. When not acting Jason tries to sell the word whatever it needs. His upcoming theatrical roles include, "Late Night Drunk Man", an Augustus Busch production and "My Sweet Baby" With the SRP Player. He is also making an appearance with Canned E-Bus Companies production of , "Where There's smoke, there's fire".




Montano - R. Daniel Walker Daniel is no stranger to Park Players. He was last seen as Antiphilous of Ephesus in “Comedy of Errors” and as multiple characters including Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet”. Some of his favorite roles include Peter in “The Diary of Anne Frank” and Renfield in “The Passion of Dracula”. He is also an accomplished lighting designer and fight choreographer.






PARK PLAYERSClown/senator/soldier - Skye Geerts -Skye Geerts is a newcomer to the Park Players this season. She is a recent graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Theatre. She has performed at ASFA in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" as the Lady Olivia, Jean Giradoux's "Madwoman of Challiot" as the Countess Aurelia, and in "Backstory" as Ainsley among other roles. She has also worked with the Canterbury Players in "Brigadoon" and "Oliver" and was in Samford's "Children of Eden". This summer she is looking forward to working with the Park Players in both "Othello" and "Midsummer Night's Dream".






The Director - Lyndsay Antos - “Othello” is Lyndsay’s debut as a director. Previously, she has stage managed and acted in “The Diary of Anne Frank” at ACTA Theatre in Trussville, Al and she appeared in “The Merry Wives of Windsor” with Park Players last season. Lyndsay attended Concordia University in Chicago, IL where she played Amanda in “The Glass Menagerie”, the Princess in “Rumplestiltskin” and designed costumes for “The Music Man”. She would like to thank Clay Boyce for giving her this wonderful opportunity, and to her family for all their support.





Stage Manager - Mike Oakes is one of the founding members of Park Players. Unlike the rest of his fellow board members he has no desire to be on stage and act. He is much happier being behind the set in his role as the 'strong back - weak mind' of the group. He has stage managed King Lear, Hamlet Romeo and Juliet, and the Merry Wives of Windsor. When not being the roadie for Park Players he works at UAB as a network administrator.











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