Reed Martin co-created and performed in the original productions of America, Bible, Western Civilization, All The Great Books, Hollywood, Sports, Christmas, and Comedy — all (abridged). He also contributed additional material to The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). He has performed in London’s West End, at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, ACT San Francisco, McCarter Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The White House and Madison Square Garden, as well as in 11 foreign countries. He toured for two years as a clown/assistant ringmaster with Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus. Reed has written for the BBC, National Public Radio, TBS, Britain’s Channel Four, RTE Ireland, Public Radio International, Sky TV UK, the Washington Post, and Vogue magazine. Reed's work has been nominated for an Olivier Award in London, a Helen Hayes Award in Washington, DC, and a San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critic's Circle Award. He lives in Northern California with his wife and two sons, all three of whom are much funnier than he is.
Teddy Spencer is a Northern California native and having a “hella sweet” time since joining the RSC for the World Premiere of Long Lost Shakes. Regionally, Teddy has worked with the Dallas Theater Center, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the Folger Theatre, Capital Stage Company, Sacramento Theatre Company, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Arabian Shakespeare Festival, Napa Valley Shakespeare, the Theatre at Monmouth, the Undermain, and Summer Repertory Theatre. Teddy holds a BA in both Musical Theatre and Psychology from California State University, Chico, and an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University. He is an Artistic Associate with the Arabian Shakespeare Festival, a Company Member with SF PlayGround, and the proud father of a dog named Dweebs.
Austin Tichenor has performed with the RSC around the world, off-Broadway, in London’s West End, and in the PBS version of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). He has written stage adaptations of Frankenstein, a Kafka-for-kids adaptation of “The Metamorphosis” called Dancing on the Ceiling, and (with Reed Martin) the irreverent reference book Reduced Shakespeare: The Complete Guide for the Attention-Impaired (abridged), the comic e-book memoir How The Bible Changed Our Lives (Mostly For The Better), and the stage comedies America, Bible, Western Civilization, All The Great Books, Hollywood, Sports, Christmas, and Comedy — all (abridged) — all of which are published and/or translated into over a dozen languages. TV credits include recurring roles on Alias, 24, The Practice, Ally McBeal, and Felicity; and various Guys in Ties on ER, X-Files, West Wing, Gilmore Girls, Nip/Tuck, and shows like them. Austin produces and hosts the weekly RSC Podcast, available on iTunes and at ReducedShakespeare.com. Follow him on Twitter @austintichenor.