Fit for a Queen
Fit for a Queen
By Betty Shamieh
Directed by Zaina Yasmin Dana
FIT FOR A QUEEN was first produced by the Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Artistic Director; David Roberts, Managing Director) opening on 7 October 2016
FIT FOR A QUEEN is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC www.broadwayplaypub.com
Zaina Yasmin Dana (Director)(she/her) is a Palestinian-American director and producer based in Philadelphia and a graduate of Swarthmore College. She is the founder and Resident Director of Eat Purple Theater Co., a new theater-making collective in the city. She is the Associate Producer with Suli Holum / The Work, a theatre company/incubator for new, exciting performance work in Philadelphia. In the past, she had the pleasure of developing R3TURN: A Palestinian Pop-Punk Musical at Swarthmore College and Facepaint: A Morality Play as a part of the 2022 Fringe Festival. Recent Associate Directing credits include LOVE UNPUNISHED (Pig Iron Theater) and KISS (The Wilma Theater). Coming up soon, she will be co-directing the World Premiere of American Fast by Kareem Fahmy at InterAct.
Matthew Bock (Stage Manager)(he/him) is a Junior Directing, Playwriting, and Production major and a Film minor. Past credits at UArts include Stage Managing on musicals buried and This Beautiful City. Most recently, he was Literary Manager for the Equinox 2023 Festival. He'd like to give a huge thanks to his partner, Bella, for all their support. Shoutout to his sister Madelyn, and his powerful ASM Olivia.
Olivia Pastor (Assistant Stage Manager)(she/her) is a Freshman DPP major. This is her first Brind School assignment! Regional: Costume designer (CYS) Assistant Director and part-time Apprentice (PTW). Many thanks to our amazing Stage Manager Matt Bock and our phenomenal crew!
Zoe Nebraska Feldman (Intimacy Choreographer)
Lina Younes (Set Designer)
Rhea D'Souza (Assistant to the Set Designer)
Kelly McLaughlan (Prop Head)(she/her) is a Senior Theater Design & Technology major, with UArts Props Head credits: “Pippin”, Polyphone 2022 (“Crimson Lit” and “Dear Mr. C”), “Head Over Heels”, and now “Fit For A Queen”! She was also Technical Director of Equinox 2022 (“A Little Death” and “Nonmonogamy”). <3
Dom Chacon (Lighting Designer)
Nina Vartanian (Costume Designer)
Jordan McCree (Sound Designer)
Alex Cordaro (Fight Coordinator)
Holly Fasciano (Scenic Artist)
Lin Agullo (Poster Design Artist)
Katy Robinson (Senenmut)(she/they) is a Sophomore Acting major. Past UArts credits include (Puck) in "Clusterpuck". Endless thanks to Mom, Dad, Mr. Dwyer, and Mrs. Lorenz.
Evesha Harry (Hatshepsut)(she/her) is a Senior Acting major. Past UArts credits include I Want a Country. Thanks to the Brind School.
AJ Garrett (Wanre)(he/him) is a Senior Acting major. Past UArts credits include "Everybody" and, "A Little Death". I am endlessly thankful to my family and friends for your undying support. I dedicate this performance and all the performances to follow to my Nannie.
Lina Batista (Meritre)(she/her) is a Senior Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include Visiones Del Curepo, La Vida Luka, Nobody: New Musical Workshop, Momentos, etc. Endless thanks to her loved ones that endlessly support her dreams! Los Amo!
Madison Luckey (Neferure)(she/her) is a Sophomore Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include Dear Mr. C (Polyphone 2022) and understudying for the Fall main stage musical Head Over Heels. She’d like to dedicate this performance to her mother for her endless support.
Garrett Grimes (Thutmose III (Tutu))(he/him) is a Junior Acting major. You may have seen him in the senior production of Woyzeck here at UArts. This is his 2nd production here and his 1st time performing in the Arts Bank and he is super excited to perform in this production.
Jordan Eaddy (Thutmose II)(he/him) is a first year Acting major & Film minor. This is his first UArts production and he is ready to rock!
University of the Arts
David Yager, President and CEO
Kikau Alvaro, Interim Dean, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts
Aanika Allen, Assistant Dean, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts
Madison Claus, Senior Administrative Assistant
Krista Apple, Interim Program Director, Acting
Amy Dugas Brown, Program Director, Directing, Playwriting and Production
Jacob Brent, Interim Program Director, Musical Theater
Quinn Bauriedel, Program Director, Pig Iron School MFA in Devised Performance
Nick Embree, Associate Professor
Sarah Sanford, Assistant Professor
Fadi Skeiker, Associate Professor
Rob Tucker, Visiting Assistant Professor
Leah Walton, Visiting Assistant Professor
Lindsay Cram, Associate Producer
Joe Fasciano, Technical Director
Troy Martin-O’Shia, Production Electrician
Julie Padovan, Costume Shop Supervisor
Larry Fowler, Sound Practicum Instructor
Chris Haig, Technical Practicum Instructor
Rebecca Kanach, Costume Practicum Instructor
Thomas Weaver, Lighting Practicum Instructor
Content Disclosures: Foul language, sexual language, mentions of sexual assault, death