Álex Hernández-Puertas (Poseidon / Guard) Álex is a multidisciplinary artist, given his varied experience as a director, actor, singer, poet, composer and playwright. He has received an array of awards for his play The Unfinished Masterpiece, his musical El Otro, the short film Company and several poems. Álex lives in Frankfurt, where he translates Nintendo’s most popular video game series into Spanish, including Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, Paper Mario and The Legend of Zelda. His latest novel Mrs. Carrington is being published in early 2020. Anna Rogers (Hecuba)Anna’s interest in theatre started as a child, taking acting lessons and participating in various drama competitions, later passing exams of the Poetry Society and LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). For the past 15 years she has worked as a voiceover artist and also developed an interest in directing and writing. Her plays have been performed in Europe and the USA. She has performed in London, Frankfurt and other European locations, including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Previous roles with Shakespeare Frankfurt are Hovstad in Ibsen’s Enemy of the People and Ross in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Carlos Paricio (Menelaus)Frankfurt and the ECB Theatre Ensemble, which he founded – together with friends and colleagues – in 2018. Carlos appears in his first project with Shakespeare Frankfurt. He embarks with Menelaus in his first dramatic role. So far, he has participated in projects in Spanish with “Interkulturelle Bühne (IKB)”, and in English with “Play-in-a-day Festival” with TLS. In addition, he has received theatrical trainings with WELT and TLS Frankfurt on scripted and improvisation theatre. “For me, acting means co-creation. We actors unveil parts of ourselves to embody the director’s story and honor the dramaturg’s words. It is, above all, an honest act of courage.” Esa Holstein (Talthybius)Esa comes from Finland and his first foray into performing arts was dancing and playing the piano. In Frankfurt, he took up improvisational theatre attending workshops at the Theatre Language Studio (TLS) where he was also involved in projects such as Play in a Day and the Staged Reading Series. He attended a course on the Meisner Technique at TLS and has also taken voice and performance classes at the LOFT Frankfurt. Esa has played in theatre productions at the Interkulturelle Bühne Frankfurt, the Bockenheimer Theaterensemble and the Volksbühne Bad Homburg. He joined Shakespeare Frankfurt for the Oct 2018 production of An Enemy of the People and also played in last summer’s Shakespeare in the Garden production of Macbeth. Eva Patterson (Chorus member)Eva Patterson has acted in three productions of the Goethe university's Chaincourt Theatre Company including Langdon Mitchell's The New York Idea, a stage adaptation of The Graduate, and Tone Death: a musical review. An experienced musician, she spends her free time singing while accompanying herself on the piano and practicing yoga. This is her first production with Shakespeare Frankfurt. Florentine Rössner (Helen)Florentine is currently studying at the Stage and Musical Academy in Frankfurt. She dances ballet, jazz and modern. She gave dance lessons to children during her last school year and was part of a theater group. She has always had a big interest in dancing and acting. This is her first time on stage as an actress, and she is very excited to be able to share this experience with such a wonderful cast! Jacqueline Teegarden (Cassandra)Jacqueline studied theatre at Bemidji State University and Minnesota State University, Mankato. She enjoys performing in a variety of pieces ranging from silent comedy shorts to musicals. Since moving to Frankfurt Jacqueline has performed in a number of shows as well as working behind the scenes. Most recently she played the part of Michal in Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman. Nathan Dodd (Astyanax)Nathan is a 12 years old student at the Metropolitan School of Frankfurt. He has always been fascinated by Drama from a very young age. As soon as he was able to stand on stage, he participated in every Drama / Musical production at school (including the roles of Captain Hook in Peter Pan, the phony physician in the same play and the mayor of Whoville in Horton Hears a Who). In June 2019, he participated in Macbeth by Shakespeare Frankfurt as the son of Macduff. Patrick Joyce (Guard)A linguist by profession, Patrick was drawn to the play by his love of history and mythology. Trojan Women is his first foray onto the stage in more than fifteen years and his first Shakespeare Frankfurt production. Samira Schubert (Chorus member)Samira started her involvement with theatre in school. After school, she acted in a local theatre group. Trojan Women is her first play with Shakespeare Frankfurt. Currently, she is doing a cultural year at the English Theatre Frankfurt and she plans to study at a drama school. Next to theatre, Samira’s hobbies include playing volleyball and singing. Shayana Gotterbarm (Chorus / Musician)Shayana is half Colombian and half German. She is currently studying comparative literature and English studies at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Universität Frankfurt. During her last school years, she developed a very big interest for theater, film and literature. She is interested in writing and directing. This is her second time working with Shakespeare Frankfurt and most recently she was Stage Manager for Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman directed by PJ Escobio. Vera Mark (Andromache)Vera has been involved with the theatre since she was a teenager. She has participated in numerous productions of FEST, the Frankfurt English Speaking Theatre, acting, crewing and directing. In 2016, Vera joined Shakespeare Frankfurt as Adrian in ‘The Tempest’ and in the past few years has served SF as stage manager and assistant director; now she is very pleased to return to the stage. In 2019, Vera was able to add a published sci-fi short story and two short films to her credits as writer/director. She is currently working on screenplays for a feature film and a TV series. Zeynep Turgut (Athena / Chorus member)Zeynep has trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and attended classes at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon. Trojan Women marks her first production with Shakespeare Frankfurt.