Summer Shakespeare Intensive

Class Detail

Join Antaeus Company members and performers for an 8-week Shakespeare intensive. Students will experience two weeks of instruction with each moderator and will walk away having explored the Bard from four different perspectives. Each student will work on two monologues during this course.

Bernard Addison: July 17 & July 24

Tony Amendola: July 31 & August 7

Abby Marks: August 14 & August 21

Ann Noble: August 28 & September 4


Course Instructor

Bernard K. Addison

Course Instructor

Tony Amendola

At ANTAEUS: (Founding Member) Hedda Gabler (Stage Raw Award), As You Like It (Ovation Award nomination), Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Ovation Award nomination), The Curse of Oedipus and others. Theater: Most recently as Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express (La Mirada Playhouse), Mark Taper Forum, American Conservatory Theater, South Coast Rep, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Matrix Theatre, La Mirada, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Center Stage, Milwaukee Rep and the California, Oregon, and Utah Shakespeare Festivals (Fallstaff Nomination 2015, title role in King Lear at USF). Tony was an associate artist, actor, and director at Berkeley Rep from 1980-1990. Directing Credits: Savages, Filumena, The Night of the Iguana (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice (California Shakespeare Theater), All’s Well That Ends Well (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Film: Blow, Mask of Zorro, Annabelle, Meddler, John Sayles’ Lonestar, and soon to be released La Llorona. TV: I’m Dying Up Here, Dexter (recurring), Shooter (Recurring), NCIS, The Mentalist, Stargate SG1 (Bra-Tac), Continuum (Kagame series regular), Once Upon a Time (recurring as Gepetto), Castlevania. VO & Mo-Cap: Walden Pond, World of Warcraft, Fallout, Black Ops.

Course Instructor

Abigail Marks

At ANTAEUS: Cloud 9 (Stage Raw Nomination - Best Supporting Actress, 8 LADCC Awards), Top Girls (Ovation nomination - Best Supporting Actress, Backstage and Sage awards - Best Supporting Actress), As You Like It. Other Theater: Sense and Sensibility (South Coast Rep.), Prelude to a Kiss (Craig Lucas, SCR), Losing My Religion (Pasadena Playhouse), Hamlet, Women Beware Women (The Shakespeare Theatre), Three Sisters (Studio Theatre), I Love Lucy: a funny thing happened on the way to the sitcom (L.A. Theatre Works, World Premiere), Eurydice, The Beaux Stratagem, A Christmas Carol, Uncle Vanya, Tartuffe, The Doctor's Dilemma, Long Day’s Journey into Night (A Noise Within), A Bright Room Called Day (Coeurage), The Visit, The Tempest (Oval), South of Delancey (Fremont Centre), Motherland (Inkwell). Selected FILM/TV: Bordertown (Netflix), Glee (Fox), The Dream (Flying Box - Lulu Wang, Bruce Dern), People at a Party (BBC), commercial campaigns for Barclay's Bank and "We Card" (Dir. Tony Scott) MFA: The Academy for Classical Acting at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. BA: The George Washington University.

Course Instructor

Ann Noble

Ann Noble was just seen in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at SouthCoast Rep, directed by Casey Stangl.  Other recent credits include:  Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at the LA LGBT Center directed by Ken Sawyer; Other Desert Cities at ICT of Long Beach directed by caryn desai; Belfry at the Malibu Playhouse directed by Veronica Brady; An Ideal Husband directed by Gigi Bermingham at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, The Laramie Project—Ten Years Laterat the LA LGBT Center directed by Ken Sawyer, and David Ives' The Liar with Antaeus Theater directed by Casey Stangl.  A company member at Antaeus, she has also performed in their productions of The Crucible, Macbeth, Peace In Our Time and The Malcontent.  Other LA Theatre credits include:  Anastasia Krupnik with SouthCoast Rep; The Fall To Earth, Bedroom Farce and London’s Scars with the Odyssey; American Dead with Rogue Machine; Sidhe, And Neither Have I Wings To Fly, The Friendly Hour, Big Death & Little Death, Shove and Bunbury with the Road; Orange Flower Water with the Victory; and Pinter's Betrayal with ETC of Santa Barbara.  Upcoming performances include a one-woman show on Barack Obama’s mother at the LA LGBT Center this summer, directed by Mark Bringelson.  She can also be seen in the new-media series’ We Have To Stop Now and Nurses Who Kill…  Originally from Chicago, she is also an award-winning, internationally produced playwright/screenwriter.  Her plays include:  And Neither Have I Wings To Fly, The Boarding House, Ariadne’s Thread, The Pagans and Sidhe, with her most recent offering being a new stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.