Lord Denney's Players Present: The Tempest

The Tempest title.

An enchanted island. A mysterious duke. Magic spirits and wedding nymphs and probably the strangest man/monster this side of Bermuda.

Staged in February 2017, Ohio State English’s Lord Denney’s Players returned with one of Shakespeare’s last plays — The Tempest — and one of the most imaginative romances in English drama. By turns tender, funny and tense, The Tempest used a variety of artistic mediums, from masquing to music, to explore the nature of wonder, skepticism and forgiveness in a Machiavellian world.


Prospero—Antony Shuttleworth, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Ariel—Mary Grace Thibault, Senior majoring in Atmospheric Science and Anthropology

Caliban—Tony Harper, Senior majoring in English

Miranda—Hannah Woods, Freshman majoring in English

Ferdinand—Joseph Glandorf, Freshman, Undeclared

Stephano—Cat McAlpine, Alumna, B.A. English & Linguistics, 2014

Trinculo—Taylor Davis, Alumna, B.A. Theatre, 2015

Alonso—Joanna Bruskin, Senior, Undeclared

Gonzalo—Matthew Wiese, Junior majoring in Philosophy and Computer Science

Antonio—Levi Prudhomme, Sophomore majoring in Comparative Studies

Sebastian—Isaiah Johnson, Sophomore majoring in Theatre and Political Science

Adrian—Joey Hoffmann, Sophomore majoring in English

Bosun/Juno—Mackenzie Peterson, Sophomore majoring in Arts Management and Theatre

Ship Master/Ceres—Casey Radner, Junior majoring in Marketing and Hospitality Management

Iris—Kallen Alsdorf, Freshman majoring in English

Ensemble—Geet Tripathi, Junior majoring in Electrical Engineering

Ensemble—Jaden Chen, Sophomore majoring in Arts Management

Ensemble—Natalie Dalea, Junior majoring in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies



Director—Manuel Jacquez, PhD Candidate, Department of English

Assistant Director—Emory Noakes, OSU Alumnus B.A. English, 2015

Stage Manager—Hannah Grace, Senior Majoring in Chinese & International Studies

Assistant Stage Manager—Tamara Smathers, Junior majoring in Theater

Dramaturg—Dan Knapper, PhD Candidate, Department of English

Dramaturg—Victoria Munoz, PhD, 2016, Department of English

Music Director—Clara Davison, Sophomore majoring in English

Choreographer—Kimberly M. Wilczak, MFA Alumna, Dance

Sound Designer—Ciru Wainaina, Senior majoring in English

Set Designer—Miranda Johnson, Staff, Department of Philosophy

Prop Master—Madeline Price, PhD Student, Department of English

Front of House Manager—Ben Moran, PhD Student, Department of English

Promotions Manager—Cat McAlpine, Alumna, B.A. English & Linguistics, 2014

Promotional Artist—Bethany Christiansen, PhD Candidate, Department of English

Production Photographer—Oliver Urdaneta, Junior majoring Art & Technology

Creative Director—Sarah Neville, Assistant Professor, Department of English