Our first production as Artists in Residence at New American Theatre!
Hamlet as we've never seen it before! The 6th Act presents a unique and multi-cultural look at arguably the greatest literary character of all time. Five actors of different races, genders and ages will all play Hamlet for one act each in a new production that explores the universal nature of this singular character that resonates so strongly within us all.
"INGENIOUS... Matthew Leavitt directs and to him I will be eternally grateful for this beautiful piece of theatre... MISS THIS AT YOUR PERIL." - Noho Arts District
"STROKE OF GENIUS... Simply put, if you see any Shakespeare in 2019, let it be this one, A HAMLET LIKE NO OTHER BEFORE." - Stage Scene LA
"GROUNDBREAKING production... This production is a wonderful, cathartic joy!" - Tolucan Times
"DEVILISHLY CLEVER... Leavitt does a clever job in staging the play… quite well done!" - Stage Raw
"WOW!...brilliantly conceived, superbly performed... not only extraordinary, they make Elizabethan iambic pentameter sound fresh and new and as comprehensible as Shakespeare gets." - Stage Scene LA
"A REVELATION... I highly recommend The 6th Act’s “Hamlet.” This gorgeous production, so simply staged and yet so rich and full, gives the actors the space and the time they need to be all they can in every role... BRAVO!!" - Noho Arts District
Gertrude, Guildenstern, Barnardo, Hamlet in Act IV
June Carryl grew up in Denver and attended Brown University where she studied Political Science and English Literature. Favorite roles include Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret (Celebration Theatre, directed by Michael Matthews), Gerty Fail in Failure: A Love Story (Coeurage Theater, directed by Michael Matthews), and the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet (A Noise Within, directed by Damaso Rodriguez). June has appeared in S.W.A.T., DOCUMENTARY NOW! and The Mayor.
Alternate Polonius, Osric, Doctor, Gravedigger, Hamlet in Act I
Deaver is an actor/writer/director whose favorite experiences include running a repertory classical theater company and directing or acting in productions such as Othello (Kingsmen Shakespeare), An Evening of Betrayal (The 6th Act), The Sower (Hollywood Fringe Festival), Henry IV (Pirandello), Beckett’s short plays, Waiting for Godot, Hedda Gabler, Hay Fever, The Foreigner, Joyful Noise, and The Lion in Winter. He is also an alumnus of The School for Theatre Creators and an associate member of The Actors’ Gang.
Polonius, Osric, Doctor, Gravedigger, Hamlet in Act I
Janet is a British actor now living in California. She most recently appeared as Grandmother in The Witches, for Main Street Theater. UK Theater credits include Margie Walsh in the European premiere of Good People (English Theatre, Frankfurt), Mother Courage in Mother Courage and Her Children (UK national tour), Friend or Foe (Watford Palace/Mercury Theater), Dog Woman in the world premiere of Sexing the Cherry (Purcell Room, Southbank Centre), Nettie Cleary in The Subject was Roses (English Theatre of Hamburg), Maria in Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing and Private Lives (both for the Peter Hall Company), As You Like It directed by Peter Hall (US tour including Ahmanson Theater and BAM), The Wizard of Oz (Cardiff Millennium Centre), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet (British Council tour of Jamaica), The Country Wife (Bridewell) and The Alchemist (Royal Exchange, Manchester).
Television and film credits include: The Royal Today, Today, Doctors, Heartbeat, Eastenders, Peak Practice, Wing and a Prayer, Birds of a Feather, Trying Again and Sam Jackson’s Secret Video Diary (nominated for the Raindance Film Festival award).
DESIRÉE MEE JUNG
Ophelia, Rosencranz, Francisco, Hamlet in Act V
Desirée Mee Jung most recently appeared as Margaret in Sense & Sensibility at South Coast Rep. Other credits include: Celia in As You Like It, Lady Percy in Henry IV, Part I and the world premiere of The Curse of Oedipus (Antaeus Theatre Company - where she is a company member), Princess of France in Love's Labour's Lost and Countess of Salisbury in Edward III (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Portia in Merchant of Venice (Local Theatre Company LAB), The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Curious Theatre Company), Rose and the Rime (Sacred Fools), Supper (Theatre of NOTE), Colony Collapse (The Theatre @ Boston Court), 99 Histories (Artists at Play), and reasons to be pretty (Paragon Theatre). She has trained with Shakespeare & Company, Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble, and Oz Frank Theatre. She holds degrees in Theatre and Business from the University of Northern Colorado. DesireeMeeJung.com
Laertes, Player, Marcellus, Captain, Hamlet in Act III
Luke is thrilled to be back on stage with The 6th Act and this incredible cast. U.K. credits include Grey Days by Colin Goodwin (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Dinner on the Fourteenth Floor by Evan Placey (Hampstead Theatre, London). L.A. credits include The 6th Act’s inaugural production, An Evening of Betrayal; Yellow, by Del Shores; The Boomerang Effect by Matthew Leavitt (World Premiere), Enron by Lucy Prebble (West coast premiere); Henry IV, Part 1 (Little Fish Theatre); Pericles (Porters of Hellsgate). Film/TV credits include: Nip/Tuck, Castle, All Together Now, Southern Baptist Sissies, Sleep With Me, This is My Year and more. Luke received his BA in Drama and Film from the University of Kent and his MA at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London. He is the co-founder of Obviam Entertainment and has written and produced several short films. For more info visit lukemcclure.com, obviamentertainment.com. Twitter :@LukeMcClure06
JONATHAN MEDINA (Hamlet/Claudius/Horatio/Ghost) Jonathan was last seen as Zenobio in Mexican Day at Rogue Machine, by Tom Jacobson, directed by Jeff Liu. Theater: Alejo in The Conduct of Life (Hero Theatre); Don Juan in George Bernard Shaw's Don Juan in Hell (Eclectic Theatre); Sid in Waiting for Lefty (Hero Theatre); Festival Irene: Michael in Migdalia Cruz's Fur, Luis in Maria Irene Fornes' Letters From Cuba; Soldier in The Interview (Edinburgh Fringe). Film / TV: The Laundromat, WestWorld, The Brave, NCIS, Colony, Shameless, Criminal Minds:Beyond Borders, Re-Write, Box. Jonathan is honored to be a part of this incredible project.
Alternate Ophelia, Rosencranz, Francisco, Hamlet in Act V
After graduating from Chapman University with a BFA in Theatre Performance, Cindy has been hustling away on countless stages and sets in Los Angeles. You can catch her in the upcoming production of Diana of Dobson at Antaeus. Other theatre credits include: Cymbeline, King John, and Pericles with The Porters of Hellsgate; That Pretty Pretty; or the Rape Play, Love & Information, If You Can Get to Buffalo with Son of Semele Ensemble. TV credits include roles on Netflix’s Dear White People and ABC’s For The People.