Rush Rehm: translator, adapter (with Courtney Walsh), and director, Euripides' Hecuba/Helen.
Rush is the Founder and Artistic Director of Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT). He has directed many productions for the company, including Clytemnestra: Tangled Justice, Words and Images to End All Wars, Moby Dick – Rehearsed (with Courtney Walsh), Copenhagen, Under Milk Wood, The Exception and the Rule, Lysistrata(adapted by Amy Freed), An Inspector Calls, Betrayed, Electra, Libation Bearers, Curse of the Starving Class, The Wanderings of Odysseus, Happy Days/ Oh les beaux jours, Life of Galileo, Faith Healer, Omeros, War of the Worlds, Deianeira, The Collection (with Ed Iskandar), and The Bear (with Aleksandra Wolska).
He has appeared in Hay Fever (Richard Greatham), Waiting for Godot (Pozzo), The Chairs (Lecturer), Biedermann and the Firebugs (Biedermann), The Lover (Richard/Max), Old Times (Deeley), Les Blancs (Charles Morris), Uncle Vanya (Astrov), and Reykjavik (Ronald Reagan). Rush has worked as an actor or director at various regional theaters, including Magic Theater, TheaterWorks, Cutting Ball, Arena Stage, Guthrie Theater, Alliance Theater, Seven Stages, McCarter Theater, the Pram Factory, and La Mama (Melbourne).
Michael Keck - Composer/Sound Designer, Euripides' Hecuba/Helen
Stanford Repertory Theater: Suppliant Women, Deianeira, Electra, and Moby Dick - Rehearsed (Theater Bay Area Award, Outstanding Sound Design)
Regional: The Piano Lesson, Top Dog, Under Dog, Gem Of The Ocean, Fences, Death and the Kings Horseman, Measure For Measure, Henry IV, Pt. 1, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Intimate Apparel (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Bacchae (Portland Center Stage); Intimate Apparel (Guthrie Theatre); Death Of A Salesman, A View From The Bridge, The Great White Hope, Derek Walcott's The Odyssey, Community Carol, I AM A MAN (Arena Stage); Jitney, Escape From Happiness, Criminal Genius, The Norman Conquest, Copenhagen, Intimate Apparel, The Glass Menagerie (Milwaukee Rep); Othello, An Ideal Husband (Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theatre Festival); It Ain’t Nothing But The Blues (Barrymore nomination, Prince Music Theater); Doubt and Young Lady From Rwanda (both Barrymore nominations, Peoples Light and Theatre Company); As You Like It, Looking Over The President's Shoulder, Gem of the Ocean, Searching for Eden, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Rabbit Hole (Indiana Repertory Theater); A Village Fable (AATE Distinguished Play Award, Mark Taper Forum), Fences, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Brothers Size, Gem of The Ocean (Syracuse Stage); Miss Evers' Boys (Cincinnati Playhouse); A Doll's House, Wit, Dinner with Friends (Alliance Theater); Holidays for Children Video Series (Writer/Host/Composer, Fabian-Baber Productions)
International: The Brothers Size (Market Theatre – Johannesburg, and Baxter Theatre Center -Cape Town, South Africa); A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman (The National Theater of Croatia); Miss Evers' Boys (Barbican Theatre Center and Bristol Old Vic)
AEA, SAG-AFTRA, ASCAP, NTC, PEN, and The Dramatists Guild.
Courtney Walsh: Co-adapter, Associate Director, and title roles in Euripides’ Hecuba/Helen
Courtney has worked with Stanford Repertory Theater since 2006, where she has appeared in twenty-nine productions. Among those, she co-directed and acted in Moby Dick – Rehearsed (winning Theatre Bay Area Awards for Outstanding Production, Direction, and Ensemble), appeared in Hay Fever (nominated for Best Production by the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle), and played Jocasta in Oedipus (hailed by the San Francisco Examiner critic as "the finest piece of classical drama I have ever seen"). Other SRT appearances include Happy Days (Oh, les Beaux Jours) in the U.S. and France (in both English and French); The Wanderings of Odysseus at the Cacoyannis Theater in Athens, Greece; and a multi-continent tour as the title character in Clytemnestra: Tangled Justice.
Recently, Courtney appeared in the title role of Mother Lear with We Players, which she co-wrote and co-directed, and will be touring nationally. She was nominated as Outstanding Actress by Theatre Bay Area for Phèdre at Cutting Ball Theater, appeared in the West Coast premiere of Native Son at Marin Theatre Company, created the role of Anna in the world premiere of Seared by Theresa Rebeck at San Francisco Playhouse, and played a six-month run as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet with We Players. Courtney is also an Associate Artist with 3Girls Theatre.
Courtney studied acting at Yale University and then continued her work on stage and screen in Los Angeles. During a hiatus from acting she earned a law degree, representing children in child abuse cases. Since returning to the stage in 2006, she has played nationally (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Antonio, Jackson, Salt Lake City, and others) and internationally (Paris, Athens, Berlin, Amsterdam, Cardiff, Corfu, Sydney, Wellington, Auckland, and others). Courtney periodically co-teaches a CSP Drama course at Stanford and workshops on acting in the U.S. and Europe. She is also a mother of four, a competitive equestrienne, and a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. Find her at courtneywalsh.net.
Alex Johnson is the Associate Artistic Director of Stanford Repertory Theater. For SRT, he has acted the title role in Brecht’s Galileo and in the WW1 tribute, Words to End All Wars, and directed Slaughter City. For SRT’s 2017 summer festival The Many Faces of Farce, Alex directs the Chekhov and Meyerhold productions, and also teaches a connected Continuing Studies course on farce.
As a playwright, Alex’s work has been seen locally at the Cutting Ball Theater's RISK is This Festival, and at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn. Alex serves as the Director of Outreach and Programing for the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild in Boston, producing and developing theater programs for underserved schools throughout the state. He holds a BFA with Honors in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an MA in Theater and Performance Studies from Stanford University.