Kentucky Shakespeare

Pride and Prejudice

by Kate Hamill
from the novel by Jane Austen

Directed by Amy Attaway

January 6-14, 2024

The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater

Setting: England in the Regency era

Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Leilani Bracey: Margaret Dashwood/ensemble
Zachary Burrell: John Dashwood/Willoughby/ensemble
Brandi S. Hill: Lucy Steele/Lady Middleton/Thomas/ensemble
Justin Jackson: Edward Ferrars/Robert Ferrars/ensemble
Abigail Bailey Maupin: Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele/Miss Grey/ensemble
Gregory Maupin: Colonel Brandon/ensemble
Mollie Murk: Elinor Dashwood
Brittany “BeeBee” Patillo: Marianne Dashwood
Jennifer Pennington: Mrs. Jennings/Mrs. Ferrars/ensemble
Neill Robertson: Sir John Middleton/Fanny/ensemble

Director: Amy Attaway

Lighting Designer: Jesse AlFord
Scenic Designer: Eric Allgeier
Sound Designer: Laura Ellis
Costume Designer: Donna Lawrence-Downs
Choreographer: Ari Calvano
Dialect Coach: Joy Lanceta Coronel
Intimacy Consultant: Hannah Pruitt
Logo Design: Rosie Felfle

Stage Manager: Emily Burns
Wardrobe: Annie Mayer
Props: Ryan Bennett
Stitcher: Charles Heightchew
Assistant Stage Manager/run crew: Ian Fitzgerald

Special Thanks: Chelsey Beeson and everyone at Kentucky Performing Arts, Katelin Ashcraft at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Emily De Zafra


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Leilani Bracey

Leilani Bracey, Margaret Dashwood/ensemble

Leilani is so excited to be working with Kentucky Shakespeare again! She was in Richard III in the summer of 2022. Leilani is a sophomore musical theater major at the Youth Performing Arts School. Some of her favorite roles include Lucy in 13 The Musical (Centerstage), Little Timoune in Once On This Island (Actors Theatre), Alice in Alice in Wonderland (Faithworks Studios), and Little Sally in Urinetown (YPAS).

Zachary Burrell, John Dashwood/Willoughby/ensemble

Zachary has appeared in many of Kentucky Shakespeare’s indoor shows: The Woman in Black, Pride and Prejudice, Shakespeare’s R&J, Enter Ghost, Turn of the Screw, Titus Andronicus. He’s also a regular on the summer festival stage, roles including Henry V (Henry V), Henry IV Parts One and Two (Prince Hal), Shakespeare in Love (Lord Wessex), Twelfth Night (Sebastian), Romeo and Juliet (Paris), and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine). He has also worked locally with Pandora Productions, StageOne, Derby Dinner Playhouse, and Theatre [502]. He has toured internationally with Artspot, a Buenos Aires based theatre company. Zach is also a local photographer, and thanks everyone for supporting local theatre.

Brandi S. Hill

Brandi S. Hill, Lucy Steele/Lady Middleton/Thomas/ensemble

Brandi is thrilled to make her debut performance with Kentucky Shakespeare! Brandi is a native of Louisville KY and a singer/dancer/actress as well as a signed model with Heyman Talent Agency.  Recently, Brandi has appeared in the theatrical productions Dreamgirls (Michelle), Unchained (The Mother), The Buddy Holly Story (Marlena/Snowbirds/Ensemble), and Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in A Play” (Squirrelle #3/Ice Cream Penguin). She has also appeared in multiple feature films, straight-to-streaming films, and local short films, as well as major commercials, magazine features and a plethora of fashion runway shows. Brandi is also a Telly Award-winning voiceover actress for her work in the animated series Triggered. For years, Brandi has enjoyed KY Shakespeare from the audience and is beyond grateful to now be a part of the magic!

Justin Jackson, Edward Ferrars/Robert Ferrars/ensemble

Justin spent the fall as Jonathan Harker in Actors Theatre’s Dracula. He did the 2022 and 2023 summer seasons with Kentucky Shakespeare, including Macduff in Macbeth last year. He played the title role in the spring tour of Julius Caesar. Justin studied acting at SCAD and received his B.F.A. there. Having done everything from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to stand-up comedy, Justin seems to be preparing to become a charismatic superhero. Justin sends love to his grandmother who instills a love of Shakespeare in him and unyielding support.

Abigail Bailey Maupin

Abigail Bailey Maupin, Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele/Miss Grey/ensemble

Abigail is delighted to return to Jane Austen land, after romping through Pride & Prejudice as Lydia and Lady Catherine last year. In her many seasons with Kentucky Shakespeare, Abigail has been overjoyed (and terrified) to tackle some of the Bard’s more challenging roles, including Lady Macbeth, Beatrice, Jaques, Kate, Mercutio, Queen Margaret, and just last summer, Titania, Lady Macduff, and Rosaline. Most recently, she played Renfield in Kate Hamill’s Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville; other regional and New York credits include: 43 Plays for 43 PresidentsMy Fair Lady (ATL); Sweeney Todd (Goodspeed Opera House); Babes & DudesDie Like a Lady (NY International Fringe Festival); Iolanthe (Village Light Opera Group, NYC); Gift of the Magi (Vermont Stage Company), Hansel and Gretel (Theatreworks/USA). Abigail and her husband Greg co-founded Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble, with whom she created/performed in over twenty plays, including the title role in Molière’s Don Juan; they also perform as Prohibition-era musical duo Rannygazoo.

Gregory Maupin

Gregory Maupin, Colonel Brandon/ensemble

Gregory is thrilled to return to Kentucky Shakespeare. He and his wife Abigail can be found on Patreon as Rannygazoo, Prohibition ukulele duo, and are currently touring private homes with Wingback Productions’ A Christmas Carol. He is a charter member of Brooklyn’s Under the Table Ensemble and co-founder of the Church of Grover’s Corners and Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble. Kentucky Shakespeare appearances include: Twelfth Night (Feste 2022; Malvolio 2016), Much Ado (Benedick), Pride & Prejudice (Mr. Bennet, Charlotte), Midsummer (Bottom). Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio), As You Like It (Touchstone), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Guildenstern). With Actors Theatre: A Christmas Carol: Ghost Story (solo) Luna Gale (Cliff), At the Vanishing Point (Martin), Our Town (Simon Stimson), Midsummer (Flute), 43 Plays for 43 Presidents. Gregory graduated from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.

Mollie Murk

Mollie Murk, Elinor Dashwood

Mollie (they/she), is a proud Louisville transplant from Illinois, and has worked at Kentucky Shakespeare as an actor, teaching artist, and artistic associate. KSF credits include Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Pride & Prejudice (Lizzy), The Turn of the Screw, Twelfth Night (Viola), Richard III (Queen Elizabeth), and Romeo & Juliet (Juliet). Other regional credits: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Taming of the Shrew (Biondello); Actors Theatre of Louisville’s King John (Robert/Lady Faulconbridge/Melun), The Wolves (#8), Dracula (Mina, U/S Lucy), Dracula: the Radio Play (Mina Harker), and Are You There? in the 2020 Humana Festival; and other productions at Hope Repertory Theatre, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Louisville Ballet, Ambo Dance Theatre, and the Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Mollie is an alum of Hope College and Shakespeare & Company’s Center for Actor Training, a proud member of the Ring of Keys Network, and is forever grateful for the beautiful, supportive, resilient arts community here in Louisville!

Brittany “BeeBee” Patillo

Brittany “BeeBee” Patillo, Marianne Dashwood

BeeBee is a Louisville native, graduate of the University of Louisville, and was a 2020-2021 acting apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her recent roles include Lucy Westenra in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Dracula and Puck in Kentucky Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other roles with Kentucky Shakespeare: Twelfth Night (Olivia), Shakespeare In Love (Viola), Henry V (Montjoy/Chorus), Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses (Somerset/Young Clifford); spring tours of Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet/Tybalt/Peter/Friar John), Hamlet (Horatio/Rosencrantz/Player Queen). Other credits include: Junie B. Jones the Musical (Lennie/Ensemble) and Nate the Great the Musical(Annie) at Derby Dinner Playhouse; Last Stop On Market Street at StageOne Family Theatre; The Green Book (Neena) and When Fishies Rain Down From the Sky (Maya) at Bunbury Theatre; Baltimore (Alyssa) and Eurydice (Loud Stone) at the University of Louisville, The Reviews (Imani) with Ain’t I a Woman Playfest and Baltimore (Alyssa) with the National Black Theatre Festival. She is an active volunteer in her community, a local choreographer, and was the 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen.

Jennifer Pennington

Jennifer Pennington, Mrs. Jennings/Mrs. Ferras/ensemble

Jennifer’s past KY Shakespeare roles include Bottom in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Missus Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Duchess of York in Richard III, Tamora in Titus Andronicus, Mistress Quickly in Henry IV Parts I & II, Emilia in Othello, Duchess of York in Richard II, and Portia in Julius Caesar. Other local credits include: understudy for Van Helsing in Dracula (Actors Theatre of Louisville); A Streetcar Named Desire, Cabaret and The Trojan Women (Commonwealth Theatre Center); Qualities of Starlight and Rich Girl (Theatre [502]); King Lear and Twelfth Night (Savage Rose Classical Theatre) and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Pandora Productions). Regional credits include: The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (SouthCoast Repertory Theatre, CA); Medea (Boston Court Theatre, CA); The Hostage (Theatre Banshee, CA); and Much Ado About Nothing (Arizona Classical Theatre). She is currently Professor of Acting at the University of Louisville – home of the African American Theatre Program – and recently directed Kate Hamill’s Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Neill Robertson

Neill Robertson, Sir John Middleton/Fanny/ensemble

Neill cannot think of a better way to start the new year than with Kentucky Shakespeare! Previous shows with the company include Loves Labour’s Lost (Moth), Macbeth (Hecate), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute), Pride and Prejudice (Caroline, Wickham, Collins), Richard the Third (Richard), Twelfth Night (Sir Toby), King Lear (Edgar), A Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse), Titus Andronicus in Butchertown (Saturninus), Richard the Second (Richard), as well as the spring tours of Hamlet, Midsummer, and Julius Caesar. Neill also played Horatio/Player Queen in Kentucky Shakespeare’s collaboration with Stage One Family Theatre in Hamlet. Other credits include three seasons of Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Renfield), Charlotte’s Web at Derby Dinner Playhouse (Wilbur), Bunnicula at Stage One (Harold), Auctioning the Ainsleys with Theatre [502] (Aiden), Misalliance with the Professional Company at Commonwealth Theatre Center (Bunny), and the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Pandora Productions. Endless love to Alfie!


Amy Attaway

Amy Attaway, Director/Associate Artistic Director

Amy proudly serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Kentucky Shakespeare and the facilitator/director of Shakespeare with Veterans. For Ky Shakespeare: Macbeth, Richard III, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale, Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II, and Henry V in Central Park, as well as Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead and Pride and Prejudice at the Bomhard Theater, The War of the Worlds and Night of the Living Dead at Louisville Public Media, Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses at Ky Shakes HQ, and the spring tours of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar.  She was co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of Theatre [502], where she directed the regional premieres of The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, River City, Red Speedo, Auctioning the AinsleysBroadsword: a heavy metal play and Futura, as well as the world premiere commissions The Two Lobbyists of Verona and The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn. She spent five seasons as Associate Director of the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she directed several commissioned works in the Humana Festival of New American Plays, including Sleep Rock Thy Brain, Oh, Gastronomy! and The End. Amy is a Louisville native and glad to live here still with her fantastic husband and daughter.

Jesse AlFord, Lighting Designer

Jesse is a freelance lighting Ddsigner based here in Louisville, and is always excited to collaborate with Kentucky Shakespeare, recently having designed Woman in Black, Pride & Prejudice, the immersive Enter Ghost, and the drive-in production of Macbeth. He is the Lighting Director and Resident Lighting Designer at the Louisville Ballet, and designs regularly with The Kentucky Opera, The Va Va Vixens, Circus Flora, Pandora Productions, and more. Working primarily in dance, circus, and theatre, Jesse specializes in the moments and productions that happen in between those disciplines.

Eric Allgeier, Set Designer

Eric is a Louisville native and has been a freelance Scenic Designer for over 25 years.  He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from Western Kentucky University, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Scenic Design from Boston University and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Spalding University.  Eric was the Scenic Design faculty member at The Youth Performing Arts School for 13 years.  Some theatres Eric has worked for include:  San Francisco Opera, Opera East Texas, Phoenix Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Summer Play Festival in NYC, Kentucky Opera, Wolftrap Opera, Boston Playwright’s Theatre, Music Theatre of Louisville, Pandora Productions and The Liminal Playhouse.  Eric is very excited to be working with Kentucky Shakespeare again, having designed Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses and Pride and Prejudice last season.

Donna Lawrence-Downs, Costume Designer

Donna has designed the costumes for Kentucky Shakespeare for the last ten seasons, including the summer festival productions and spring and fall tours as well as the indoor Pride and Prejudice, Titus Andronicus, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Twelfth Night, The War of the Worlds, and Night of the Living Dead. Donna has designed over 400 shows for more than 30 different theatres in her 30-year career, including a stint at KSF in the 1990’s, and StageOne Family Theatre, Music Theatre Louisville, CenterStage, Louisville Ballet, Kentucky Opera, and Pandora Productions. Donna also taught Costume Design at Bellarmine University in the spring of 2020. One of Donna’s favorite projects is designing costumes for Shakespeare Behind Bars, which she has done for the last 14 years. Donna and her husband also own Life is Sweet Small Batch Treats Bakery.

Laura Ellis, Sound Designer

Laura is a Peabody Award-winning audio producer who started working with Kentucky Shakespeare in 2015. Since then, she’s designed all mainstage summertime shows, and other various theatrical adventures in parking lots, converted warehouses, and radio stations (you may remember her from her stint as Lead Spaghetti Squisher in War of the Worlds and Night of the Living Dead). She also performs other duties for KSF as they arise, like playing the banjo and capturing lost dogs. She was responsible for all those scary noises in your ears during Enter Ghost. When she’s not in a theater or a park, Laura makes podcasts and writes a podcasting advice column for Louisville Public Media. Her favorite role is “Maw,” the devoted matriarch of Kentucky Shakespeare alum, Barkley Ellis.

Ari Calvano, Choreographer

Ari is always grateful for the chance to collaborate on art that challenges norms and expectations and doubly grateful to work with the talented Kentucky Shakespeare folx. Ari is Associate Professor of Acting & Movement and Resident Intimacy Director at the University of Louisville Department of Theatre Arts and has worked locally with Actors Theatre Louisville, Louisville Ballet, and Theatre [502]. Before moving to Kentucky, they taught dance in Misawa Japan, performed Shakespeare in Maine, and devised and adapted performance pieces in Colorado.  You can see their intimacy work onstage next in February in the UofL Production of August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean.

Joy Lanceta Coronel, Dialect Coach

Joy is thrilled to be working again with Kentucky Shakespeare. She recently made her Assistant Directing debut in the co-production of King John with upstart crow collective and Actors Theatre of Louisville. New York Theatre credits include The Great Leap and Nomad Motel at Atlantic Theatre Company, Among the Dead and Once Upon a (Korean) Time at Ma-Yi Theatre, Outtakes at Playwright Horizons, and additional collaborations with Comedy Central, NAATCO, and New Dramatists. Select regional credits include The Heart Sellers with Milwaukee Rep and Huntington Theatre, The Sins of Sor Juana, Smart People, and Sense & Sensibility at American Players Theatre, Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club at Williamstown Festival, and The King and I at Drury Lane. In addition to coaching, Joy is a teacher, researcher, and award-winning writer focused on topics related to accent work, identity, cultural sensitivity, and equitable coaching practices.

Hannah Pruitt, Intimacy Coordinator

Hannah (she/her) is an Intimacy Director, arts administrator, actor, and arts educator in Louisville, KY. For over 10 years, Hannah has been a part of the Kentucky Shakespeare team and currently serves as the Director of Creative Engagement. With Kentucky Shakespeare, she has served as the Intimacy Director on Shakespeare’s R&J, Twelfth Night, Pride and Prejudice, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has also recently worked with the University of Louisville’s Theatre Department as the Intimacy Director for She Kills Monsters and the Intimacy Consultant for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Additionally, her favorite projects with KS are leading Camp Shakespeare for youth, teaching Artist Educators, and working with community partners like Down Syndrome Louisville and Dreams with Wings. Hannah is passionate about sharing consent-forward work to her region, especially with young theatre artists, and is eager to explore physical storytelling with her community. Hannah hails from the lovely city of Henderson, KY. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Louisville with a BS in Theatre Arts.

Emily Burns, Stage Manager

Emily is so excited to be back for another show with Kentucky Shakespeare! She stage managed the 2022 and 2023 summer festivals, as well as Pride and Prejudice last year. Emily is originally from Texas, and has loved getting to know the theatre community here in Louisville. Other local credits include working with StageOne Family Theatre (Assistant Manager: 2023/2024 season, Production Assistant: 2022/2023 season, Scenic Painter), Kentucky Opera (Assistant Stage Manager: Hansel and Gretel, Head Dresser: La Boheme, Cinderella), Louisville Ballet (Dresser: The Nutcracker, 2022 Spotlight Series), and others. Emily thanks her family for their continual love and encouragement, and the community for their support and love of the arts!

Ryan Bennett, Props

Ryan is pleased to return for another production with Kentucky Shakespeare after having served as production manager for the past two summer, stage manager of The Woman in Black, Enter Ghost, and the tours of Julius Caesar and Hamlet. He has previously stage managed with Redline Performing Arts and Pandora Productions. His prop work has been seen with Kentucky Shakespeare, Pandora Productions, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Ryan, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, thanks his friends and family for their continuing support.


Grounded in the works of Shakespeare, we enrich communities by presenting accessible, professional theatre experiences that educate, inspire, and entertain diverse audiences.

To use Shakespeare’s universal truths and the power of the arts to transform lives. Shakespeare belongs to everyone.

Land Acknowledgement
Kentucky Shakespeare acknowledges our offices and performance space are situated on the traditional land of the Adena, Hopewell, Miami, Osage, Shawnee, Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee) and ᎠᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East) people. We respect their enduring presence and historical stewardship of these lands.

Anti-Racism Statement
As artists and educators, we are committed to holding the “mirror up to nature,” while creating a safe and welcoming space at our performances, in the community, and in the classroom.

We recognize racism and inequality in our community and the country, and we commit ourselves to anti-racism. We believe that Black lives matter.

We commit to outreach and inclusion of people of all abilities, races, creeds, religions, genders, and sexual identities.

We acknowledge that we are a non-profit arts organization grounded in the works of Shakespeare and commit to exploring Shakespeare’s universal truths while never losing sight of the fact that not all experiences emanate from a white European vantage point.

We commit to deeply listening to our BIPOC community members, within and outside of our organization. We commit to learning, never being satisfied, and creating positive change – proactively committing our efforts and resources to building anti-racist, inclusive, equitable, and empathetic spaces and experiences for all.

Cultural Equity Statement

Kentucky Shakespeare serves communities through the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, education programs in schools, public performances, and community outreach programs. As the most comprehensive in-school arts education provider in the Commonwealth, Kentucky Shakespeare serves schools throughout the region with interactive educational programming directly tied to academic standards, helping impact student achievement. Our many community programs explore conflict resolution, empathy building, and communication, in a range of settings from preschools to senior centers. Kentucky Shakespeare has been recognized by the Folger Library and the Kentucky Humanities Council for exemplary programming, is a multiyear recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Shakespeare in American Communities program, and is a past recipient of the Kentucky Governor’s Award in the Arts. Kentucky Shakespeare has been awarded multiple LEO Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards, Broadway World Louisville Regional Awards, the 2015 Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s Art of Vision Pyramid Award, the 2017 Louisville Awards in the Arts Bobby Petrino Family Foundation Arts Impact Award, and the 2019 Arts for All Kentucky Community Partner Award for arts inclusion work with people with disabilities.

Kentucky Shakespeare Staff
Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director
Amy Attaway, Associate Artistic Director
Kyle Ware, Director of Education
Hannah Pruitt, Director of Creative Engagement
Kya A Rafferty, Office Manager
Mollie Murk, Artistic Associate
Elizabeth Chaseley, Artist Educator
Jaime Irvin, Artist Educator
Carter Lishen, Artist Educator
Sydney Lofton, Artist Educator


Shakespeare in Love Gala at 21c Museum Hotel
Saturday, February 10, 2024

Shakespeare in the Parks A Midsummer Night’s Dream tour
April 5-May 26, 2024

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park
May 29-August 11, 2024
7 productions/11 weeks – food trucks, bar, free nightly youth
activities, and pre-shows