Twelfth Night Bios

Emma K. Campbell (Fool/ Musician) Emma is very happy to enter her New Year with the Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project.  A character actress is never happier than when she is playing a role like “The Fool” by one of her favorite playwrights. May you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Andrew R. Cooksey, Jr. (Toby Belch) Broadway: The Ritz; Off-Off Broadway: The Importance of Being Earnest; Regional: The Blood Knot, The Boys Next Door, A Midsummers Night’s Dream; Commercial: Norton Virus (YouTube). Mr. Cooksey thanks God for everything he’s accomplished.

Adam R. Deremer (Malvolio) Adam is so pleased to join Swiftly Tilting again after last being seen as Emile Borel in Radiance.  Other Shakespeare credits include the title roles in Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, and Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), As You Like It (Orlando), Twelfth Night (Sebastian), The Taming of the Shrew (Horatio/Biondello), Macbeth (Malcolm), All’s Well That Ends Well (Lavatch/Lafeu), Hamlet (Horatio).  Adam is also currently Artistic Director of Teatro delle Due, an original language Shakespeare company based in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Benjamin David Knight (Antonio/ Fight Captain) Benjamin David Knight is a NYC based actor from Windsor, NJ, and is thrilled to be playing Antonio alongside this motley crew. Ben graduated from Pace University with Honors, and specialized in stage acting. Past credits include Fleance/Young Siward in Macbeth, M. Loyal in Tartuffe, and Dr. Rank in A Doll’s House. He would like to thank his friends, parents, and impossibly patient girlfriend Allyson for their unending support and love. Enjoy the show!

 Sophia Kokonas (Ensemble) grew up in Chicago and went to the same high school as Harrison Ford and Hillary Rodham Clinton.  I took some acting classes in the city but then moved to NYC a couple years ago when I was accepted into the Atlantic Theater Company’s Conservatory program.  There I had some of the best teachers in New York help me discover that Shakespeare, Moliere, and Chekhov are my favorite playwrights.  I am thrilled to have been cast in Twelfth Night, my very first Shakespeare production in NYC!

Jack Martin (Orsino) Born in Melbourne, Australia, Jack Martin is a recent Graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Earlier this year Jack was part of the original cast of a new musical ‘Glass’ which won Artist of the Year at Lincoln Center’s College Cabaret. Other theater credits include: Punk Rock, Marat/Sade, An Ideal Husband and West Side Story. Australian Television credits: Gallipoli (Nine Network) and House Husbands (Nine Network). Jack is thrilled to be performing in Twelfth Night alongside such an amazing cast and creative team. www.jackdmartin.com

 Dani Martineck (Viola) recently played Tigellinus in Salome for The AlphaNYC Theater Company. Other credits include “Star Trek: The Continuing Mission”, Servant of Two Masters, The Secret Garden, and five seasons with Tennessee Stage Company’s summer Shakespeare on the Square.

James Overton (Andrew Aguecheek/ Musician) James is a recent graduate of Bennington College where he concentrated in Drama and Music Composition. Recent university roles include Don Juan in The Don Juan Project and an ensemble member in Adam Guettel’s Myth’s and Hymns. He was also seen with The AlphaNYC Theater Company in And Then There Were None, and Little Red in the Hood: And Other R-Rated Shorts. He is ecstatic to be working with Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc., and is a natural blonde.

Zac Pierce-Messick (Sebastian/ Musician/ Ast. Music Director) Zac recently moved to Brooklyn from North Carolina. In NC, Zac attended Wake Forest University with a Presidential Scholarship in Acting and studied Neuropsychology and Japanese. He has most recently played Vladimir in Waiting for Godot.

Holly Spalding (Ensemble) graduated from Dickinson College in with a B.A. in Theatre, receiving additional training from NYU Tisch, Atlantic Acting School, and the Berkshire Theatre Festival.  She most recently appeared in 13th Street Rep’s A Christmas Carol in Manhattan and Hair at Act3 in Atlanta.  She would like to thank her family and friends for their incredible support and love. Enjoy the show and Go Dawgs!

Annie Winneg (Maria) is new to Astoria, having just completed her senior year at Oberlin College where she graduated with a degree in French and Honors in Psychology. She made her professional debut as the title role in Eurydice at the Boston Center for the Arts in 2011. Favorite Shakespeare credits include All’s Well That Ends Well (Helena); As You Like It (Phebe); and The Winter’s Tale (Perdita/Mamillius). She’s thrilled to be making her New York debut in this wonderful play and is incredibly grateful to all involved. www.anniewinneg.com

Ewa Maria Wojcik (Olivia) Recent credits: A Spectacular Night with the Stars! directed by Rachel Kerry (Theater for the New City), The Proposal directed by Ewa Maria Wojcik (Polish Consulate), Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie directed by Becca Kidwell (Swiftly Tilting Theatre Company) Henry VI: Parts 1, 2, 3 directed by Robin Rightmyer (Hamlet Isn’t Dead), Henry V directed by Padraic Lillis (The Gallery Players) Film credits: The Expert, Late on Time, Privacy is Theft. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama: MA Acting. To Becca, Camille and the wonderful cast: thank you so much! Love to N, L. M, J.

Camille B. Atkinson (Costumes) Camille B. Atkinson is a professional vocalist who enjoys deep forays into backstage roles as well. She spends her life making music and collaborating in theater, so she is excited to work with Becca Kidwell and Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project again! Please visit www.camillebatkinson.com

Neil Satterlund (Lighting) Neil Satterlund studied lighting design at UC Berkeley, where he lit a number of student dance and theater projects. Neil is very pleased that his second show in New York is also his second show for Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project.  Most recently he has worked with Swiftly Tilting Theatre on Radiance, The Passion of Marie Curie. Other Design credits from the SF Bay Area include What the Birds Carry, The Belle of Amherst, Night of the Iguana, and the premiere and revival productions of Tell It Slant. Love to Megan.

Katelynn Sepulveda (Stage Manager) Katelynn graduated from SUNY Purchase College with a B.A. in Theater & Performance. She has worked in many different places, including Disney World and Manhattan Theater Club. She has also worked on The Awesome 80s Prom and with StarQuest Dance Competition. She is very excited to be working on this production and can’t wait to see what else the future has in store. Special thanks to her family for always supporting her!