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Bag & Baggage production of "Macbeth" in Hillsboro, Ore.  Photographed on March 8, 2011.  (photo by Casey Campbell)

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  • August 19, 2022 @ 6:27 pm

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Runs: 03/09/11 — 03/27/11
Opening Night: 03/11/11
Event Time: 7:30pm (Sundays matinees at 2:00pm)

If Macbeth did it all for the glory of his lineage…where are the children? Bag&Baggage always does something original with Shakespeare, giving rise to the company’s tagline, “See a classic again for the first time.” For this new world-premier adaptation of The Scottish Play, artistic director Scott Palmer delves into the same source materials that the Bard used to craft his story, and emerges with a Macbeth that remains true and fatally fascinating, with a bloody new twist.



Amanda Andersen – Witch 3

A daughter of two actors, Amanda has been training for her craft since she was six years old. Before moving to Portland in June, Amanda did most of her acting in Ashland. Favorite roles include the title role in Gigi, Martha (The Secret Garden), Fredrika (A Little Night Music) Clarisse (Farenheit 451) Yonah (Children of Eden), Elma (Bus Stop) and Maja (The Music Lesson). Official training includes studying with numerous actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, completing a two year degree from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and teaching internships with Camelot Theatre Conservatory, where Amanda taught music, acting and Shakespeare.

Cory Huff – Witch 2

Cory is happy to appear in his second show with Bag&Baggage. His previous stage credits include: Rothschild in Bag&Baggage’s The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Michael in Fuse’s Tragedy: A Tragedy, Demetrius in Northwest Classical’s Titus Andronicus, Fred in Hale Center’s A Christmas Carol, and Nikos in Wasatch Theatre’s Zorba. Cory has also appeared in various film and commercial roles. You may recognize him from that Concordia Career College commercial that plays at 2 AM. Cory holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Utah, which is joining the PAC 12 Conference this Fall. Go Utes!

Scot Carson – Macbeth

Scot is excited to be working with Bag&Baggage for the first time. He also looks forward to being in B&B’s next show in May, The Mystery of Irma Vep. Scot’s most recent regional work was two seasons with the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va. Roles including: Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, Exeter in Henry V, Gremio/Sly in Taming of the Shrew, Ghost/Player King in Hamlet, Solinus in The Comedy of Errors, Fezziwig/Topper in A Christmas Carol. He has worked locally with Northwest Classical Theatre Company, Classical Greek Theatre, Northwest Children’s Theatre, Tygres Heart, PAC (guest artist) PAE, Hart, American Heritage Theatre Project. Some local roles include: The Duke in Big River, The Mad Hatter, Talbot, Berowne, Brutus, Apemantus. Scot received his BA in Theatre Arts/Speech Comm. from OSU. He is a lucky husband and a very proud father.

Terry Lybecker – Witch 1

Terry started his stage career as a stand-up comedian, first performing locally at Harvey’s Comedy club and Comedy Sportz, then as a nationally touring professional. He has trained in improv with and been a member of several groups including Daisy Chain, which performed as the in-house late night show for CoHo Theatre in Portland. Terry’s film and television work includes several Independent films, local commercials, and as the “How-to” spokesperson for Consumer Cellular’s website. Regional theatre credits include Constantine in Chekhov’s The Seagull, Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and he was most recently seen as George (the Actor) in The Actor’s Nightmare. “I would like to thank the cast and crew for a great production and my wife for being my life coach.”



Alan E. Schwanke – Scenic Designer

Regionally, Alan’s design work has been seen in the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Theatre at the Center in Indiana, the Spokane Opera Company and the Artist’s Laboratory Theatre. In the Pacific Northwest, Alan has designed for theatres such as Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Salem Repertory Theatre, Bag&Baggage Productions, Lakewood Theatre Company, The Broadway Rose Theatre Company and Profile Theatre. Various honors include the 2010 Award for “Outstanding Scenic Design” from the Oregon Theatrical Awards Society, a nomination for “Outstanding Scenic Design” from the Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards, participant and presenter at the 2008 USITT Young Designer’s Forum, and Ming Cho Lee’s Clambake Portfolio Review. Alan earned his MFA in Scenic Design from Northwestern University in Chicago and his BFA in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Central Oklahoma. Alan resides in Ashland, Oregon as the Assistant Scenic Designer for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Visit www.aeschwanke.com for more information.

Allison Dawe – Costume Designer

Allison is a local costume designer and freelance seamstress. She has designed and worked on productions at Artists Repertory Theatre, Lakewood Theatre, Broadway Rose Theatre Company, and Bag&Baggage Productions. Some of her recent costume design credits include The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge and The Glass Menagerie (Bag&Baggage), Joseph and the Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat (Broadway Rose Theatre), and The Hollow and Sweet Charity (The Lakewood Theatre). Allison received her BA from Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College in Costume Design and Theatrical Crafts. Find out more at www.allisondawe.com.

Carl Hamilton – Assistant Scenic Designer; Scenic Painter

Carl B Hamilton received his MFA in scenic design from The University of South Carolina in 2009. Since graduating, Carl has been freelance designing primarily based in the Northwest. While at USC he had the pleasure of designing Oh What A Lovely War, which has been selected to be exhibited at the upcoming Prague Quadrennial in 2011. He has worked in London as Projection Designer on The Great Game which has since traveled to America and performed at Shakespeare in DC, The Skirball Theatre in NYC, The Guthrie, and Berkeley Rep. His previous design credits include The Cherry Orchard Sequel at La Mama Theatre in NYC, Othello which performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in 2005, Oh What a Lovely War a 2007 USITT selection of excellence in design, Big Love, The Skin of Our Teeth, Fen ,The Pillowman, and A Cabal of Hypocrites.

Corinne Gayle Lowenthal – Stage Manager

Corinne is excited to be joining Bag&Baggage for the first time. She has been Stage and Production Managing for over a decade nationally and throughout Oregon. Some favorites include Virginia Stage Company, Geva Theatre Center, PICA, Miracle Theatre and Lakewood Theatre. Recently she Production Managed for Jewish Theatre Collaborative and served as Managing Director of Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon. She also currently mentors stage management students with Northwest Academy. She sends her love to her Honey.

Demetri Pavlatos – Technical Director/Master Builder

This is Demetri’s first full season as Bag&Baggage’s Technical Director. He is also the Technical Director for Profile Theatre Company and Third Rail Repertory Theatre, works with the theatre students at Saint Mary’s Academy, and is the owner of Lunar Theatrical, a small set construction and technical services company. Demetri has recently worked with Stumptown Stages, Broadway Rose Theatre Company, and Pixiedust Productions.

Drew Dannhorn – Props Master

Drew is pleased to work with Bag&Baggage again after having appeared in their premier production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Other local prop credits include: Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Mount Hood Repertory, Hand2Mouth Theatre, Many Hats Collaborations, and Gypsy Films. Drew also creates many of the large sculptures featured on the floats during Portland’s Grand Floral Parade. Additionally, his work can be seen at the popular Zoolights festival during the winter holidays. Drew is a graduate of Northwestern University’s prestigious theatre school and a proud core company member of Third Rail Repertory.

Jennifer Lin – Lighting Designer

Jennifer Lin is a freelance lighting designer and production technician. Recent design credits include The Glass Menagerie (Bag&Baggage), Always Always Never Never (Rumpus Room Dance), This Lime Tree Bower (Coho Productions), and Das Rheingold (Opera Theater Oregon). As a technician, Jennifer has worked with Oregon Ballet Theater, Oregon Repertory Theater, White Bird Dance, Third Rail Repertory Theater, and Many Hats Collaboration since moving to Portland in 2007.

Sarah Layton – Assistant Stage Manager

Sarah is a graduate from Pacific University where she received her BA in Theatre. She stage managed three of her four years at Pacific, working on shows including The Laramie Project and the world premiere of Rubber ‘n’ Glue, written and directed by Matthew B. Zrebski. Sarah was also a co-producer for Pacific’s LunchBox Theatre, a student-run, student-produced lunchtime show. At the end of her schooling at Pacific she received the Barbara Story Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre Department. Sarah has a great love of the theatre and is excited to be joining Bag&Baggage again after having been an assistant stage manager for the summer production of Twelfth Night.

Sharath Patel – Sound Designer

professional credits include “Seven” (Vital Voices of Asia {India}, The International Women’s Conference {France}, Goldman Sachs {England}, Royal Aeronautical Theater {England}, Sydney Harman Hall {D.C}, The Ideas Festival {Aspen}, The Culture Project, Harvard, NYU, The 92nd Street Y), “Dust” (Westside Theater), “Waxing West,” “Journeys” (La MaMa), “Gaugleprixtown,” “Three Movements,” “Tall Grass” (Theater Row), “Soul Samurai,” “stellYY” (Here Arts Center, Berkshire Fringe), “Historie of the Barber Surgeons” (Playwrights Horizons), “Obama Drama,” “Track8” (Access Theater, The Tank), “Kiss me Like You Mean It” (Third Rail Repertory), “The Scene” (Portland Playhouse), “Sex and Violence” (The Mint Theater), “The Frankenstein Project” (Columbia University), “Wendy’s Words” (Laurie Beechman Theater), “Sita/Sati,” “A Kingdom” (PS 122), “Rent,” “Arcadia,” “Summer and Smoke,” “Carousel” (Yale Dramat), “The Erotic Diary of Anne Frank” (Classic Stage), “… and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi” (CUNY), “Space Bar” (Connelly Theater), “Starving Artist’s Ball” (Judson Church), “1001,” “The Pursuit of Happiness” (The Contemporary American Theater Festival), “Alive and Well,” “The Poetry of Pizza,” “Christmas Carol” (Virginia Stage Company), “Big Love” (Fordham University at Lincoln Center), “Uncle Vanya” (New York Stage and Film), “Huck Finn Story” (Arts West), “Ixomia” (Crown Point Theater Festival), “The Stubborn Illusion of Time” (The Brick), “Knock Me A Kiss” (Arts for Ohio), “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” (Burning Coal Theater), “The People Next Door” (Yale Repertory Theater). Sharath holds a BFA from Ohio University and he earned his MFA in Sound Design from the Yale School of Drama. He is the 2010 recipient of an Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production.

Jan Powell – Director

Jan is the former Artistic Director of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and the Founding Artistic Director of the Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company resident in the Portland Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to directing Shakespeare for her own companies (including the entire canon of histories), she has directed Off-Off Broadway and for the American Shakespeare Center, Mendocino Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Boston’s Stoneham Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre, Chamber Opera Oregon, triangle productions!, Stark Raving Theatre, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Third Angle New Music Ensemble. Jan works as an actor, singer, and voice-over artist, and coaches singers, actors, and public speakers in her Portland studio. This spring, she will defend her dissertation on theatrical editing of Shakespeare for the PhD degree in Theatre Arts at University of Oregon, direct MARAT/SADE at Theater 54 (Off-Off Broadway) and The Taming of the Shrew in Los Angeles.