The Home of HRG&SP

The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players are proud to be the largest independent student-run theatrical organization at Harvard College. Each year, we produce two operettas from the grand canon of Victorian duo William Schwenck Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.

Our spring production, Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri, will be playing at the Agassiz Theatre (5 James St) from March 27-April 5. A full listing of show dates and times is available on our Happening Now page.

Please email hrgsp@hcs.harvard.edu with any questions about ordering tickets for this season’s show.

Any new announcements will be posted right below this!

Meet the Staff of Iolanthe!

Written by Alice Hyde

While the cast is hard at work mastering the music and diving into blocking the show, the staff is gearing up to hammer, paint, and sew the show together. The staff meets each week with the producers of the show to go over what’s happening, and to make sure all the various departments are on the same page. We’ve got an army of designers, assistants, and other technicians working to make sure the show goes off without a hitch.

We’re all very excited to see what they create this semester and to share it with you in a few weeks time!

Without further ado, I present to you our talented and terrific staff:

Senior Staff

Kat C. Zhou
Brad A. Latilla-Campbell
Emma R. Adler
C.E. Chiemeka Ezie
Sam Wu
Ethan Addicott

Position

Producer
Producer
Producer
Stage Director
Music Director
Stage Manager

Lead Designers & Technical Staff

Katie Farineau
Joule Voelz
Jess Rhodes
Alice Hyde
Anne Power
Cassie Lowell
Zoë Burgard

Trevor Mullin
Raymond Ng
Elizabeth Pattyn
Chris Marks

Kathryn McCawley
Hunter York
Allegra Caldera

Ari Korotkin
Lorena Benitez
Jason Li

Position

Set Designer
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
Props Mistress
Costume Designer
Costume Designer
Make-up & Hair Designer

Technical Director
Master Carpenter
Head Painter
Technical Advisor

Poster Designer
Publicity Manager
Publicity Manager

Orchestra Manager
Choreographer
Choreographer

Assistants

Meg Knister
Angie Berkowitz

Anatol Klass
Kelly McGee
Allegra Caldera
Kevin Yang
Asia Stewart

Michaela Kane
Alice Berenson
Shane Campayne

Cecilia Laguarda
Susan Li
Barra Peak
Faye Zhang
Rachel Nafis

Lee Hittner-Cunningham
Rebecca Rosen

Position

Assistant Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant Carpenter
Assistant Carpenter
Assistant Carpenter
Assistant Carpenter
Assistant Carpenter

Assistant Lighting Designer
Assistant Lighting Designer
Assistant Lighting Designer

Assistant Painter
Assistant Painter
Assistant Painter
Assistant Painter
Assistant Painter

Assistant Costumer
Assistant Costumer

A Fairy Queen Welcome

Written by Laura Peterson

Welcome!

We are so excited that the Iolanthe process is underway and that rehearsals are in full swing. I have already met so many new people in just a few short weeks, and it warms my heart to see our community growing. HRG&SP has provided a home for me throughout my entire time at Harvard, and I look forward to sharing my love and joy for Gilbert & Sullivan with the new members of our community.

This semester I am thrilled to be playing the Queen of the Fairies in Iolanthe. The Queen of the Fairies is a great role because I get to interact with so many other characters throughout the course of the show and thus build relationships on and off the stage. Under the direction of our directors Chiemeka Ezie and Sam Wu, the show will be amazing and not one to miss!

Last weekend was our first sing through of the show. The whole cast and board gathered as Sam accompanied us through all of the musical parts of the operetta. Because we were sight-reading, there were lots of missed cues and lots of laughter, and an all-around good time was had.