The Merchant of Venice (Source Theatre Company, 1995)

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The Source Theatre Company performed their production of The Merchant of Venice from June 3 to June 25, 1995 in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre.

For further information on Folger Theatre, please read its main article.

Kevin Reese (Bassanio), Michael Jerome Johnson (Antonio), and Michael Tolaydo (Shylock), The Merchant of Venice, directed by Joe Banno, Folger Theatre co-produced with Source Theatre Company, 1995.

The Production

Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers, and Equity Membership Candidates (**).


  • Michael Jerome Johnson*: Antonio
  • Steve Lebens**: Salerio
  • Bryan Cassidy: Solanto
  • Kevin Reese*: Bassanio
  • Paul Takacs**: Lorenzo
  • Gary Telles: Gratiano
  • MaryBeth Wise*: Portia
  • Cam Magee**: Nerissa
  • Michael Tolydo: Shylock
  • Chuck Young: Lancelet Gobbo
  • Holly Twyford*: Jessica
  • Chuck Young: Prince of Morrocco
  • Lawrence Lerer: Tubal
  • Gary Telles: Prince of Arragon
  • Lawrence Lerer: Duke of Venice

Creative team

  • Pat Murphy Sheehy, Producing Artistic Director of the Source Theatre Company
  • Joe Banno, Director
  • Jeff Guzik, Scenic Designer
  • Ayun Fedorcha, Lighting Designer
  • Susan Anderson, Costume Designer
  • Scott Burgess, Original Music and Sound Design
  • Laura Lambert, Properties Designer/Set Dressing
  • Valerie Bijur Carlson*, Stage Manager

Production team

  • Cam Magee, Assistant Director
  • Garland Scott, Production Manager
  • William Fecke, Technical Coordinator
  • Anna Flye, Administrative Coordinator
  • Rebecca Watt, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Haley Murphy, Dramaturg
  • Deborah Niezgoda, Dramaturg
  • Dick Smothers, Production Assistant
  • Julie Ainsworth, Photography
  • Holly Beck, Scenic Artist
  • Lisa MacDonald, Carpenter

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Director of Museum and Public Programs