An innovative adaptation of Shakespeare’s best-known play, Hamlet is widely regarded as the most influential literary work ever written reimagined for modern audiences.
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Meet the Artists
Director & Adaptor
Erica Schmidt is a writer/director. Directing credits include: Cyrano (a musical adaptation in collaboration with The National at The Goodspeed and The New Group); MacBeth (Hunter Theater Project, Red Bull Theater, and Seattle Rep), which received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Revival, a Lortel nomination for Outstanding Revival, and is now published by Dramatists Play Service; Richard 2 with Robert Sean Leonard (The Old Globe); All the Fine Boys at The New Group (writer and director), which is now published by Samuel French; Ivan Turgenev’s A Month In The Country (Classic Stage Company); Dennis Kelly’s Taking Care Of Baby (Manhattan Theatre Club); Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s I Call My Brothers; the Obie Award-winning Invasion! (both for The Play Company); Humor Abuse (co-creator/writer and director, Lucille Lortel Award winner) performed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Philadelphia Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theatre, Seattle Rep, and The Taper; Rent (Tokyo); Moliere’s Imaginary Invalid, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer, and Copland’s The Tender Land (all at Bard Summer Scape); Carnival (The Paper Mill Playhouse); Quincy Long’s People Be Heard (Playwrights Horizons); Gary Mitchell’s Trust (The Play Company, Callaway Award nominee); As You Like It (The Public Theater/NYSF, Chashama, and a New York International Fringe Festival Winner for Best Direction); Debbie Does Dallas (wrote the adaptation and directed Off-Broadway for The Araca Group, now published by DPS); Spanish Girl (Second Stage). Erica is a Princess Grace Award recipient (2001) and is working on an upcoming production of Orpheus Descending at Theatre for a New Audience.
Taylor Schilling is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress, best known for her starring role as Piper Chapman in the Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black.” The seventh and final season premiered on Netflix in July 2019.
Recently, Schilling appeared in the Hulu anthology thriller series, “Monsterland.” All eight episodes of the bingeworthy series premiered on Hulu on October 2, 2020.
Recently, it was announced that Schilling is set to lead in the new AMC hour-long animated primetime drama, “Pantheon.” Schilling will lead the voice cast alongside Rosemarie DeWitt, Aaron Eckhart, and Paul Dano. Schilling will next also star in the Spectrum Original’s series, “The Second Wave” with Audra McDonald, from the creators of “The Good Wife,” Robert and Michelle King.
Last year, Schilling appeared in the Film Arcade indie comedy, Family, which released in limited theaters on April 19, 2019, after premiering at the 2018 South by South West Film Festival. Schilling also appeared in Emilio Estevez-directed drama, The Public, starring alongside Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, and Gabrielle Union. The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival, and released in theaters on April 5, 2019.
In February 2019, Schilling starred in Orion Pictures horror thriller, The Prodigy. The film follows a mother who is concerned about her young son’s disturbing behavior and starts to think something supernatural may be affecting him.
In 2017, Schilling starred in the film, Take Me as Anna St. Blair. The film released on May 5, 2017.
In 2016, Schilling completed production on The Titan, opposite Sam Worthington and Tom Wilkinson. The Titan is set in a not-too-distant future and it tracks the journey of a military family that is relocated to take part in a groundbreaking experiment of man’s genetic evolution into space. It was released by Netflix on March 30, 2018.
In 2015, Schilling also appeared in Patrick Brice’s The Overnight, alongside Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2015 and its distribution rights were subsequently acquired by The Orchard. The Overnight also premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 14, 2015 and the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2015. The film was released in theaters on June 26, 2015.
Earlier that same year, Schilling completed her limited engagement run in the Classic Stage Company production of A Month in the Country, opposite Peter Dinklage. The play ran from January 9, 2015 – February 28, 2015.
In 2012, Schilling appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Argo. She starred opposite Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, and John Goodman in the film that centers on the real-life C.I.A. plan to rescue a group of diplomats from Tehran after the 1979 Iranian revolution by claiming that they were part of a Hollywood movie crew shooting a film. Schilling played Christine Mendez, the wife of Affleck's character. The film was released on October 12, 2012.
Earlier in 2012, Schilling starred opposite Zac Efron in Scott Hicks’ highly anticipated Warner Brothers film The Lucky One. The film is based on the Nicholas Sparks novel about a Marine (Efron) who survives three tours in Iraq and attributes his good fortune to a photograph he carried of a woman he has never met (Schilling), whom he sets out to meet upon his return to North Carolina. The Lucky One was released on April 20, 2012.
Taylor grew up in Massachusetts and graduated in 2006 from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting. She entered New York University's Graduate Acting Program and left after her second year to pursue her acting career, landing "MERCY," an NBC drama, within four months.
She currently resides in New York City.
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