Much Ado About Nothing - June 08 - June 24, 2023

New Canon Theatre Co.


  • Joe Ayers (he/him) head shot

    Joe Ayers (he/him)

    as Claudio

    Joe is thrilled to make his New Canon Theatre Company debut! He has had the pleasure of working on and offstage at companies such as Asolo Rep, American Stage, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco Playhouse, California Shakespeare Theater, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley Playhouse, PlayGround SF, 6th Street Playhouse and Center Repertory Company. He’d like to thank his family, friends, and teachers for all of their love and support. BA: UC Berkeley. MFA: FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. IG: @joeayers13.

  • Ian Brady (he/him) head shot

    Ian Brady (he/him)

    as Conrade / Chaplain

    Ian Brady is a Pennsylvania-born actor who has recently been based in Berkeley, California. Recent credits include Guide for the Homesick (Theatre Rhino), Sleeping Beauty (Panto at the Presidio) and Blood at the Root (Custom Made)

  • Rebecca Bruemmer (she/her) head shot

    Rebecca Bruemmer (she/her)

    as Swing

    Rebecca is excited to be back for another New Canon production after appearing as Biondello/Cortni/Widow in The Taming of the Shrew. Outside of the theatre world, she sells books and coffee at Bookworks and plays the bodhrán in her Celtic band Banish Misfortune.

  • Shannon Lee Clair* (she/her) head shot

    Shannon Lee Clair* (she/her)

    as Beatrice

    Favorite theatre credits include Kindertransport (LA Theatre Works), The Secret Garden (Lewis Family Playhouse), Romeo and Juliet (Looseleaf Theatre Co.), Watch on the Rhine (Will Geer Theatricum), Uncle Vanya (Antaeus Company), and The Women (Harlequin Productions). Film credits include lead roles in The Dangle (Best Short at the California International Film Festival) and the upcoming short film When You Sleep. As a writer, Shannon has made the Top 50 List in the Nicholl Screenwriting Competition and been a semi-finalist for Stowe Story Labs’ Tangerine Fellowship. Training: Princeton University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

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