Commissioned by the City of Santa Monica and City of West Hollywood.


In this hyper-fun, hyper-family-friendly performance, Rogue Artists Ensemble’s HYPERBOLE: bard takes Shakespeare’s best characters, poetry, and plot devices and shuffles them up, twists them around, and shakes them down. Remixing Shakespeare with intricate mask work, original puppets, and live music, the Rogues dig down to the heart of the Bard, sharing the joys, the sorrows, and the non-stop action that everyone, from kids to Shakespeare aficionados, loves about the greatest playwright of all time.


The Hollywood Fringe Festival @ The Elephant, 2015
 Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2014
The New Swan Sheakeare Festival, 2014
 The Chance Theater, 2014
 Culver City and West Hollywood Park tour, 2014
Annenberg Community Beach House, 2013 (Workshop)


“This irreverent take on Shakespeare’s canon of work by Rogue Artists Ensemble doesn’t feature the keenest satire, but its combined display of puppets (Cristina Bercovitz and Sean T. Cawelti), masks (Sean T. Cawelti and Jack Pullman), zany costumes (Lori Meeker) and props (Brittany Blouch) make it colorful and entertaining.” - Stage Raw



Creative Team

Sean T. Cawelti - Director, Puppet & Mask Design
Adrien Prevost - Composer 
Sara Haddadin -Stage Manager
Alexis Nicole Robles - Stage Manager**
Matthew G. Hill - Scenic Designer,  Assistant Director, Development Team
Lori Meeker - Costume Designer
Cristina Bercovitz - Puppet Designer, Development Team
Noelle Hoffman - Sound Designer
Jack Pullman - Mask Designer
Brittany Blouch - Properties Designer
Taylor Coffman - Assistant Director, Development Team
Julia Garcia-Combs - Movement Coach
Kerry Hennessey - Development Team 

**West Coast Tour only

PERFORMERS - The elephant

Julia Garcia Combs
Victoria Hogan
Jeremy Hohn
Alexander Makardish
Miles Taber

PERFORMERS - West coast Tour 

Taylor Coffman
Jeremy Hohn
Toby Jacobs 
Sarah Kay Peters
Miles Taber


City of Santa Monica, City of West Hollywood, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Rogue Artists Ensemble
P.O. Box 274
Sun Valley, CA 91353
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Rogue Artists Ensemble is a public charity as outlined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Federal Business ID 11-3706211.