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Jonathan Emerson

President/Artistic Director - Primary Trustee

Originally from Warren and Youngstown Ohio, Jonathan moved to New York City in 2006 to further develop his career as an actor and producer. Working with many companies throughout NYC Jonathan works as a resident producer for What Dreams May Co., serves as Producing Director for The Queens Players in LIC Queens, and is the Artistic Director of Queens Shakespeare Inc. NYC acting credits include: Macbeth (MacDuff) (What Dreams May Co), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck) (The Secret Theatre), Hamlet (Hamlet) (What Dreams May Co.), Twelfth Night (Feste) (The Secret Theatre), Saint Joan (The Dauphin), Julius Caesar (Octavian), Vampire Lesbians of Sodom (Ali/PJ), Titus Andronicus (Lucius) (The Secret Theatre); Twelfth Night (Sebastian) (Flea Theater); Lord of the Flies (Sam) (Teatro LaTea Theatre); Fun and Games (Village Playwrights); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck) (The Spa Little Theater), Merchant of Venice (Shylock), Hamlet (Horatio), Twelfth Night (Sebastian), (Queens Shakespeare). Ohio credits include: The Sisters Rosensweig, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, The Mousetrap, Godspell, and The Laramie Project. Jonathan was also a 3 year member of the Magic Carpet Theater touring company.

Christina Sheehan

Dramaturge and Producer - Trustee

Christina Sheehan fell in love with Shakespeare when she was fourteen years old and life has been an adventure ever since!  She moved to New York to study theatre at New York University's Stella Adler Studio. Highlights from her New York acting career include Ariel in The Tempest at West Side Community Gardens and The Leader of the Furies in The Eumenides at The American Theatre of Actors.  Christina founded WDMC in 2011 and now she gets to play in Shakespeare's world as a producer, a dramaturg, a director, and of course, an actor.  With WDMC she has played Joan in Henry VI, Regan in King Lear, Cassius in Julius Caesar, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Ophelia in Hamlet, Cassio in Othello, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, and Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream.  She has directed Godspell, Henry VI Part 2/3, Robin Hood, Peter Pan, Macbeth, and The Comedy of Errors.

Matthew Pohlman

Alternative Comedy and Modern Works Director - Trustee

Matthew Pohlman is originally from Youngstown, Ohio where he performed in many theatrical productions including Grease, Company, The Laramie Project and Once Upon a Mattress. He spent a year playing the Greek god Apollo in the interactive mystery Murder on the Mount and also directed Charlotte's Web at the Youngstown Playhouse. New York City credits include Stop/Kiss, Much Ado About Nothing, 29x/y and The Maid of Orleans (NYC International Fringe Festival). He's a writer and performer on the Magnet Theater sketch team Party. and can regularly be seen performing musical improv around the city with the indie team Dance Floor Makeout. 

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