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Breaking the Shakespeare Code

  • Jul 22, 2024 @ 7:30pm

In the Vivian and Morton Sigel Black Box Theater
Monday, July 22 - 7:30PM

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All proceeds shared between CCftA and artists.


A staged reading.

About the performers:

Miranda Jonte is an Bay Area-raised longtime New Yorker and now, a dog-recuing Texan. Miranda was last at CCftA with her shows Good & Kissed, and St. Francis. She is thrilled to be back.

As an actor, Miranda played Anna in the premieres of John Minigan's Breaking the Shakespeare Code in Chicago and New York, and in a 2019 revival in NYC. She primarily works with new material and has originated roles in several new plays since 2010. Past roles include Nina, Masha, Miss Julie, Mary Stuart, Tracy in Seascape with Sharks and Dancer, and Mercy in I Am Yours. She can be seen as Sybil in Noel Coward’s Private Lives this July at Saco River Theatre in Maine, and is currently workshopping the original one-woman show, re(Dressing) Miss Havisham by John Minigan.

Miranda won Best Actress in feature film Teacher of the Year (Film Festival International, London). She founded Back Porch Theater, a live streaming theater outlet on Facebook. As a playwright, her plays have been produced across the country and appear in three Smith & Kraus books. (Best Plays From American Theatre Festivals 2015 & Contemporary Monologues for a New Theater, 2017, The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2022) Her play, St. Francis, is in development for a feature film.

Offtage, Miranda spent two years exploring the country in her trusty van, Mathilda. She loves Washington State and Cape Cod best. She works in cat and dog rescue, drinks a lot of coffee and loves paranormal podcasts. She is known as mama!mama!mom!mom! to her two rescue dogs, Red and Trudy.

Proud member of Actors Equity and Dramatists Guild. Miranda’s plays can be found on New Play Exchange.

Many thanks to David and the wonderful staff at CCftAé

Neil McGarry, a proud Cape Cod son, is delighted to be returning to his home soil and Cotuit Center For The Arts for staged readings of John Minigan’s Breaking The Shakespeare Code and Audrey Cephaly’s Maytag Virgin with colleagues, Miranda Jonté.

Recent endeavours include; the mini-series Miss Fallaci, and One Trillion Dollars, both for Paramount +, Masas/Sisters (winner Best Film/Warsaw Int. Film Festival, Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress/Latvian Int. Film Festival), and Hill Of Vision, currently streaming on Amazon Prime, Miranda’s Mind, Manaslu - Der Berg Seelen, Frank The Bastard, Edge Of Darkness, The Proposal, Killing Dinner, Fall Apart, Absent Father, Bust, Stranger, Stuff Stephanie In The Incinerator, PBS/American Experience: Alexander Hamilton, ABC TV’s All My Children, and Showtime’s Brotherhood.

Upcoming projects include Noel Coward’s Private Lives at Saco River Theatre in Buxton, Maine and a one-man show of Moby Dick in collaboration with playwright Francis Boyle.

On December 23, 2024, McGarry will return to the Cotuit Center For The Arts Main Stage for what has become a CCFTA tradition, his award winning solo performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Originally from Hyannis, Neil divides his time between New England and the Italian Alps. He is the brother of three time Grammy nominee, Kate McGarry, and is the father of three amazing actor/artist/singer-song writers who are just beginningto make their mark. You can follow his eldest son, Patrick McGarry, on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and YouTube Music.

Neil received his training at the National Shakespeare Conservatory and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and SAG - AFTRA.


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