LILY RABE (Anna) Equally versatile on stage and screen, Lily Rabe starred as Rosalind in the Public Theater’s 2012 Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It. Lily also recently appeared onstage opposite Alan Rickman in the Broadway production of Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar, under the direction of Sam Gold. She earned the Joe A. Callaway Award, as well as nominations for a Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League Award for her performance opposite Al Pacino in the Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice, reprising her critically-acclaimed role as Portia from the Public Theater’s 2010 Shakespeare in the Park production. She starred as Nora in Sam Gold’s production of A Doll’s House at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, as well as numerous other productions on and off Broadway.
On screen, Rabe appeared opposite Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst in Andrew Jarecki’s crime drama, All Good Things, and starred in Letters from the Big Man, written and directed by Christopher Munch, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Her other film credits include Weakness, What Just Happened, Aftermath, The Toe Tactic, No Reservations, A Crime, Mona Lisa Smile, and Never Again.
Following her lauded recurring role in the first season of the multiple-Emmy nominated series, “American Horror Story,” Rabe joined the cast as a series regular on “American Horror Story”: Asylum. Rabe’s additional television credits include “The Good Wife,” “Last of the Ninth,” “Saving Grace,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Medium,” and all three programs in the “Law & Order” series.
Rabe, daughter of Jill Clayburgh and celebrated playwright David Rabe, was born in New York City and raised on the East Coast. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre.
LISAGAY HAMILTON (Tess) A graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts and the Juilliard School of Drama, Hamilton’s extensive theatre credits include Isabella in Measure for Measure and Lady Hotspur in Henry IV Parts I & II at the New York Shakespeare Theatre Festival. She was an original cast member in the Broadway Company of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson and Gem of the Ocean.
Hamilton earned the Ovation nomination for best actress for her work in Athol Fugard’s play Valley Song, at the Mark Taper Theatre in Los Angeles. She earned an Obie Award, the Clarence Derwent Award and a Drama Desk nomination for this performance at The Manhattan Theater Club. She starred in Adrienne Kennedy’s play The Ohio State Murders Off-Broadway, for which she earned her second Obie.
Hamilton’s film credits include: True Crime (Clint Eastwood), Palookaville, Drunk, Ophelia in director Campbell Scott’s Hamlet, Jonathan Demme’s Beloved and The Truth About Charlie, Nine Lives, Ten Tiny Love Stories and Mother and Child (all directed by Rodrigo Garcia), Honeydripper (John Sayles), Deception (Marcel Langenegger),The Soloist (Joe Wright), Beastly” (Daniels Barnz) Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols), Lovelace (Rob Epstein & Jefffrey Friedman), Life of a King (Jake Goldenberger), and to be released in November 2013 Go For Sisters (John Sayles).
She co-starred for seven years on the Emmy Award winning, David E. Kelley television series, “The Practice.” For two years Hamilton co-starred on the critically acclaimed series “Men of A Certain Age.” She will begin shooting in September on the new AMC pilot “Line of Sight” (Jonathan Demme)
Ms Hamilton made her prime-time directorial debut on “The Practice.” “BEAH: A Black Woman Speaks” marked her documentary directorial debut and earned many awards and prizes, including a 2005 Peabody.
HAMISH LINKLATER (David) made his Broadway debut in 2011 in Seminar, Theresa Rebeck’s critically acclaimed play co-starring with Alan Rickman and Lily Rabe. In 2013, he debuted his first play as a writer, Vandal, at the Flea Theater in New York. His other theatre performances include Off-Broadway: The School for Lies (Classic Stage Company, Obie award, Lucile Lortel and Outer Critics Circle nominations); The Merchant of Venice, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night (Drama Desk nomination), Hamlet, The Square (NYSF/Public); The Busy World Is Hushed (Drama League nomination), Recent Tragic Events (Playwrights Horizons); Good Thing (New Group); Cyclone (Studio Dante); Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Fire (Acting Company) as well as extension regional theater.
On television Linklater is currently starring in Aaron Sorkin’s “Newsroom,” opposite Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer. He has also appeared in “The Big C,” “Gideon’s Crossing,” “Pushing Daisies,” "Ugly Betty,” “Live From Baghdad,” and co-starred with Julia Louise Dreyfus in “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” Linklater costarred opposite writer/director Miranda July in the hit independent film The Future (Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals), and has starred in numerous other feature films, including Groove (Sundance Film Festival), Fantastic Four, Lola Versus, (Daryl Wein) and Battleship (Peter Berg).
Linklater’s mother is the Scottish-born Kristin Linklater, Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Acting Division at Columbia University and a renowned teacher of vocal technique. Linklater attended the Commonwealth School in Boston and Amherst College.
JAKE WEBER has worked in film, theatre and television for over 20 years. His film credits include starring and co-starring roles in Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, Zach Snyder's remake of Dawn of the Dead, Martin Brest's remake of Meet Joe Black, Jonathan Mostow's U-571, Mike Newell's Pushing Tin, Tarsem Singh's The Cell, Marshall Herskovitz's Dangerous Beauty, Alan J. Pakula's The Pelican Brief, Sidney Lumet's A Stranger Among Us, and Larry Fessendon's Wendigo. His first role was in Oliver Stone's Born on the 4th of July. He is currently filming in Isabel Coixet’s Learning to Drive with Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson.
Weber was a series regular on “Mind of the Married Man” (HBO), “American Gothic” (CBS), “Something Wilder” (CBS), starring Gene Wilder, and, for seven years, “Medium” (NBC), in which Weber co-starred opposite Patricia Arquette.
A theatre veteran, he has appeared extensively on and off Broadway and regionally at Williamstown Theatre Festival and Arena Stage.
He attended A.S. Neil's Summerhill School in England, and later, the Juilliard School of Drama, cotemporaneous with Redemption Trail co-star Lisa Gay Hamilton. He has a degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, where he studied English and Political Science, and studied formally as well at The Moscow Art Theatre in the formerly Soviet Union.
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