Jun 01 2002 / Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

By William Shakespeare

Adapted and directed by David M. Jenkins

Oct. 17 – Nov. 3, 2002

Shimberg Playhouse
Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Cast & Crew Media Season

Winner!

  • Tampa Tribune Top 10 Performance of 2002
  • 2002 Tampa Tribune “Tribbie” Award

“This is a great play. We’re talking 14 dead bodies, kung-fu, sword-fu, spear-fu, dagger-fu, arrow-fu, pie-fu, animal screams on the soundtrack, heads roll, hands roll, tongues roll, nine and a half quarts of blood, and a record-breaking 94 on the vomit meter.” – Mike Gene Wallace of Sparknotes.com

Jobsite Theater’s fifth season as well as The Center’s 2002–03 Great Clips Play Series opens with the Jobsite Theater/Center Theater Company co-production of the newest adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. This clever adaptation will be directed by Jobsite Artistic Director David Jenkins who has directed Jobsite’s past Halloween hits, Clive Barker’s The History of the Devil and Dracula.

Ize Ofrika in Jobsite's Titus Andronicus.

In the story, Titus Andronicus returns to Rome after defeating the Goths, bringing with him Queen Tamora, whose eldest son he sacrifices in front of her to appease the spirits of Rome’s fallen. The emperor is dead, and Rome chooses Titus to name the new leader of the empire. Titus chooses the late emperor’s eldest son, Saturninus, and gives him his daughter Lavinia to marry. However, when Saturninus’ brother runs away with her, claiming her as his own, Saturninus quickly marries Queen Tamora. Through Saturninus, Queen Tamora plots revenge against Titus and his family. Beginning with the rape and mutilation of Lavinia, bloodshed and brutality run rampant, culminating in a cannibalistic banquet scene.

According to S. Clarke Hulse of Sparknotes.com, Titus Andronicus is a play with “14 killings … 6 severed members, 1 rape (or 2 or 3, depending on how you count), 1 live burial, 1 case of insanity and 1 of cannibalism – an average of 5.2 atrocities per act, or one for every 97 lines.”

Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director

Cast

  • Sara Collins – Lavinia
  • Ami Sallee – Tamora
  • Jason Evans – Quintus / Publius / Goth
  • Jonathan Harrison – Lucius
  • Chris Holcom – Chiron
  • Leah LoSchiavo – Alarbus / Nurse / Aemelius
  • Justin McQuaig – Martius / Goth
  • Ize Ofrika – Aaron
  • Brandy Pedersen – Mutius / Young Lucius
  • Brian Shea – Saturnius
  • John Snell – Titus
  • Katrina Stevenson – Marcus
  • Mark Trent – Demetrius
  • Jon Van Middlesworth – Bassianus / Clown / Goth
  • Jason P. Ferguson – Stage Manager

Crew

  • Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins – Hair and Make-up Consultant
  • Dickie Corley – Lighting Designer
  • Jason Evans – Fight Master
  • Catherine Hagner – Costume Designer
  • David M. Jenkins – Combat Choreographer
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Technical Director / Master Electrician / Lighting Designer
  • Kevin Spooner – Composer / Sound Designer / Musician
  • Steven Wright – Music Engineer / Musician
Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins

Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins

All New People, America abridged, American Buffalo, Bible abridged, Bloody Poetry, Books abridged, boom, Cloud Nine, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Delusion of Darkness, Dog Sees God, Embedded, Girl's Guide, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hedwig, History of the Devil, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mindgame, Pericles, Phyro-Giants!, Reasons to be Pretty, Shakespeare abridged, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The Odd Couple, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn

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Dickie Corley

Beauty Queen, Boys Next Door, Cloud Nine, Delusion of Darkness, Dracula, Machinal, Maxwell, Murder Ballads, Nature of Fear, Playing With Fire, subUrbia, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn

Jason Evans

Jason Vaughan Evans

Acropolis, America abridged, American Buffalo, Artistic Associates, Bible abridged, Books abridged, Chapel Perilous, Cloud Nine, Delusion of Darkness, Dog Sees God, Dracula, Dream Play, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hipster McBigballs, History of the Devil, Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, Hurlyburly, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Machinal, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mindgame, Much Ado About Nothing, Murder Ballads, Nature of Fear, Night of the Living Dead, Pericles, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Playing With Fire, Ros and Guil, SDRnR, Shakespeare abridged, Taming of the Shrew, The Odd Couple, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn, Woman in Mind

Chris Holcom

Chris Holcom

Acropolis, All New People, Artistic Associates, Bloody Poetry, boom, Boys Next Door, Delusion of Darkness, Dracula, Dream Play, Embedded, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, Machinal, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mineola Twins, Murder Ballads, Night of the Living Dead, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Pillowman, Playing With Fire, SDRnR, Serpent, subUrbia, The Odd Couple, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay

David Jenkins

David M. Jenkins

America abridged, Artistic Associates, Baby Makes Seven, Beauty Queen, Bible abridged, Bloody Poetry, Books abridged, boom, Closetland, Cloud Nine, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Dog Sees God, Dracula, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Eleemosynary, Embedded, Fahrenheit 451, Frankie and Johnny, Girl's Guide, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hay Fever, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hurlyburly, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mindgame, Mineola Twins, Much Ado About Nothing, Murder Ballads, Night of the Living Dead, Pericles, Pillowman, Playing With Fire, Quills, Race, Reasons to be Pretty, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Ros and Guil, SDRnR, Shakespeare abridged, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps, The Lonesome West, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay, What the Butler Saw, Woman in Mind

Leah LoSchiavo

Leah LoSchiavo

Boys Next Door, Delusion of Darkness, Eleemosynary, History of the Devil, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Murder Ballads, Nature of Fear, Titus Andronicus

Ami Sallee Corley

Ami Sallee

Acropolis, Bondage, Boys Next Door, Cloud Nine, Delusion of Darkness, Dracula, Dream Play, Frankie and Johnny, Girl's Guide, History of the Devil, Machinal, Maxwell, Nature of Fear, Pericles, SDRnR, Serpent, Short Comings, Short Comings 2009, subUrbia, This is How it Goes, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn, Woman in Mind

Brian Shea

Brian Shea

Boys Next Door, Dracula, Mindgame, The 39 Steps, The Guys, The Lonesome West, Titus Andronicus

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Brian M. Smallheer

Acropolis, All New People, American Buffalo, Artistic Associates, Beauty Queen, boom, Boys Next Door, Closetland, Cloud Nine, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Delusion of Darkness, Dog Sees God, Dracula, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Embedded, Fahrenheit 451, Frankie and Johnny, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hay Fever, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hurlyburly, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, Machinal, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mindgame, Mineola Twins, Much Ado About Nothing, Murder Ballads, Nature of Fear, Night of the Living Dead, Pericles, Phyro-Giants!, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Pillowman, Quills, Rabbit Hole, Race, Reasons to be Pretty, Ros and Guil, Serpent, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps, The Guys, The Lonesome West, The Odd Couple, This is How it Goes, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Titus Andronicus, Topdog Underdog, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay, What the Butler Saw, Woman in Mind

Katrina Stevenson

Katrina Stevenson

Acropolis, America abridged, Artistic Associates, Baby Makes Seven, Bible abridged, Blackbird, Bloody Poetry, Books abridged, Boston Marriage, Chapel Perilous, Closetland, Cloud Nine, Crimes of the Heart, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Delusion of Darkness, Dog Sees God, Dracula, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Embedded, Fahrenheit 451, Girl's Guide, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hay Fever, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hurlyburly, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, Machinal, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Mineola Twins, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, Phyro-Giants!, Playing With Fire, Quills, Rabbit Hole, Race, Ros and Guil, SDRnR, Shakespeare abridged, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps, The Lonesome West, The Odd Couple, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay, What the Butler Saw, Woman in Mind

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(L-R) Sara Collins, Katrina Stevenson and John Snell in Jobsite's Titus Andronicus.

Ami Sallee and Ize Ofrika in Jobsite's Titus Andronicus.

John Snell and Ami Sallee in Jobsite's Titus Andronicus.

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