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Courage! To the Field!

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Courage! To The Field! by Else C. Went (after Shakespeare)
Directed by Emma Rosa Went

Courage! To The Field! is an alternate-history-play, a good old-fashioned party, and a story told with music. As brand new characters and old favorites alike bump up against the edges of Henry IV, Courage! frames a wild conversation with Shakespeare himself, in which unnamed messengers, vengeful tapsters, and neglected wives turn history inside-out and make it their own. With disguises, swordplay, romance, fiddles, hijinks, and more – history is theatre, and it belongs to everyone.

This workshop production of Courage! To The Field! is made possible in part through a Tim Bond Production Grant from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Courage! was originally written as an entry to the ASC Shakespeare's Contemporaries Project 2018, and was named a semi-finalist.

Creative Team

Else C. Went - Playwright
Emma Rosa Went - Director
Daniella Benavides - Producer
Isabel Smith-Bernstein - Dramaturg
Harrison Densmore - Assistant Director
Crystal Lee - Video Design
Dawn McGurl - Costume Design
Miranda Poett - Lighting Design
Angela Renzi - Production Stage Manager


Oivia Rose Barresi - Lady Kate Percy
Will Ormsby Cary - William/The Douglas
Gregory Cuellar* - Hal/Glendower
Jovan Davis - Hotspur
Charlie Hankin - Peto (The Fiddler)
Julia Larsen - Anne Frith
Andrea Lopez - Poins/Mistress Quickly/Lady Mortimer
Garrett Lyons - Francis/Mortimer
Matthew Minnicino - Flastaff/Worcester/Blunt

Courage! To the Field! is an Equity Approved Showcase

(*Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off-Broadway production)