Acting Company

Dakotah Brown
Dakotah Brown
Actor/Teacher Shakespearience
Dakotah Brown is thrilled to be on his 5th Shakespearience tour with some of his best friends! Previous credits with Idaho Shakespeare Festival include: Abram (Romeo and Juliet), Archidamus (The Winter’s Tale), Duncan/Macduff (Macbeth, Shakespearience Tour), Proteus (The Two Gentlemen of Verona), Orsino/Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night, Shakespearience Tour), Montano (Othello, ... Read more »
Dakotah Brown is thrilled to be on his 5th Shakespearience tour with some of his best friends! Previous credits with Idaho Shakespeare Festival include: Abram (Romeo and Juliet), Archidamus (The Winter’s Tale), Duncan/Macduff (Macbeth, Shakespearience Tour), Proteus (The Two Gentlemen of Verona), Orsino/Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night, Shakespearience Tour), Montano (Othello, Great Lakes Theater/Idaho Shakespeare Festival). Other companies: Miles Munroe (Every Man Shift, HomeGrown Theater) Chester (The Basement Company, HomeGrown Theater). Dakotah has a BFA in Acting from UC Santa Barbara, in addition he co-wrote The Jabberwocky, which is touring with the Idaho Theater for Youth program right now!  Hide «

Sarah Ann Gardner
Sarah Ann Gardner
Actor/Teacher Idaho Theater for Youth
Sarah Ann Gardner is so excited to be on the Idaho Theater for Youth Tour for the second time. Previously, Sarah has worked on the Shakespearience tour, in which she played Ross and Witch in Macbeth, Olivia in Twelfth Night and Desdemona in Othello. When she’s not onstage, Sarah teaches ... Read more »
Sarah Ann Gardner is so excited to be on the Idaho Theater for Youth Tour for the second time. Previously, Sarah has worked on the Shakespearience tour, in which she played Ross and Witch in Macbeth, Olivia in Twelfth Night and Desdemona in Othello. When she’s not onstage, Sarah teaches with the School of Theater throughout the summer. Hide «

Torsten Johnson
Torsten Johnson
Actor/Teacher Shakespearience
Idaho Shakespeare Festival main stage debut: Richard III (Tressel/ First Murderer). He first came to Idaho to tour Much Ado About Nothing with Shakespearience this spring. Regional theater credits include A Christmas Carol and Hay Fever at The Guthrie, The Royal Family, Richard III, Troilus and Cressida and The Admirable ... Read more »
Idaho Shakespeare Festival main stage debut: Richard III (Tressel/ First Murderer). He first came to Idaho to tour Much Ado About Nothing with Shakespearience this spring. Regional theater credits include A Christmas Carol and Hay Fever at The Guthrie, The Royal Family, Richard III, Troilus and Cressida and The Admirable Crichton at American Players Theatre, Equivocation, Uncle Vanya and Antony and Cleopatra at the University of Minnesota, and Hamlet and Twelfth Night at the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival. He holds his BFA from the University of Minnesota/ Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program. Hide «

Liberty Leeds
Liberty Leeds
Actor/Teacher Shakespearience
Liberty Leeds is pleased to be working with this talented cast on crew on her first Shakespearience tour.  Liberty received a BA in Theatre Acting and Directing from Boise State University and an MFA in Acting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Past performances include Hamlet (Gertrude), Henry IV Part ... Read more »
Liberty Leeds is pleased to be working with this talented cast on crew on her first Shakespearience tour.  Liberty received a BA in Theatre Acting and Directing from Boise State University and an MFA in Acting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Past performances include Hamlet (Gertrude), Henry IV Part I (Hal), Measure for Measure (Angelo), Three Sisters (Masha), Proof (Catherine), Dancing at Lughnasa (Chris), and Hedda Gabler (Hedda).   Hide «

Luke Massengill
Luke Massengill
Actor/Teacher Shakespearience
Luke Massengill has worked as an actor and educator for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the last five years. Performing in both the Shakespearience and Idaho Theater for Youth tours, as well as the summer main stage. This production marks Luke's sixth consecutive tour with the Festival. Luke also works ... Read more »
Luke Massengill has worked as an actor and educator for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the last five years. Performing in both the Shakespearience and Idaho Theater for Youth tours, as well as the summer main stage. This production marks Luke's sixth consecutive tour with the Festival. Luke also works for various other theaters in the Boise area and is active in film, commercial and voiceover work. Luke began his professional career acting in Rome, Italy for The English Theater of Rome and The Miracle Players.  Hide «

Noah Charles Moody
Noah Charles Moody
Actor/Teacher Idaho Theater for Youth
This will be Noah's 6th educational tour and he's ready to shake some dust!  Noah appeared in the Shakespearience touring production of  Macbeth as Banquo, The Porter, and Witch #3, as well as Much Ado About Nothing as Benedick.  In past tours he was seen as The Witch, the Monster ... Read more »
This will be Noah's 6th educational tour and he's ready to shake some dust!  Noah appeared in the Shakespearience touring production of  Macbeth as Banquo, The Porter, and Witch #3, as well as Much Ado About Nothing as Benedick.  In past tours he was seen as The Witch, the Monster of the Black Forest, and the Evil King in Hansel and Gretel's Grimm Tale.  Other roles include: The Lion, The Tortoise, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf in Aesop's Network, and Henry in The Boxcar Children.  Noah would like to thank his family for feeding him in the off-season, his puppies for making sure he gets up in the morning (whether he wants to or not), and all of his close friends for making him feel so loved in the past year. Hide «

Jaime Nebeker
Jaime Nebeker
Actor/Teacher Shakespearience
Jaime Nebeker is so happy to be joining Shakespearience on the road this year. Holding a BA in Theatre from Boise State University, Jaime is an active part of the Boise theater community filling various roles as an actor, choreographer, dancer, and puppeteer with HomeGrown Theatre, Alley Repertory Theater, Boise ... Read more »
Jaime Nebeker is so happy to be joining Shakespearience on the road this year. Holding a BA in Theatre from Boise State University, Jaime is an active part of the Boise theater community filling various roles as an actor, choreographer, dancer, and puppeteer with HomeGrown Theatre, Alley Repertory Theater, Boise Contemporary Theater, and has toured with Idaho Theater for Youth. Some favorite roles include Columbia in Rocky Horror, Kate in Air Heart, Titania in Living Dead in Denmark, and Agnes in A Dream Play. Jaime is also a teaching artist with Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s School of Theater which currently includes a residency at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital School. She loves getting the chance to create with young actors finding endless inspiration from them. Hide «

Elsbeth Poe
Elsbeth Poe
Actor/Teacher Shakespearience
Elsbeth Poe is very excited to be able to return to Boise for a second Shakespearience tour with ISF after last season's Much Ado About Nothing where she played Hero/Don John. Some of her past work includes The Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Celia(U/S) in As You Like It, Helen/Andromache/Prologue(U/S) in Troilus ... Read more »
Elsbeth Poe is very excited to be able to return to Boise for a second Shakespearience tour with ISF after last season's Much Ado About Nothing where she played Hero/Don John. Some of her past work includes The Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Celia(U/S) in As You Like It, Helen/Andromache/Prologue(U/S) in Troilus and Cressida, and Lady Montague/Apothecary in Romeo and Juliet. Elsbeth received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Performance and a Minor in Shakespeare Studies from Southern Oregon University. Some of her favorite roles at SOU included Alice in You Can't Take It With You, Jane in Wild Oats, and Adam in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged!). Hide «

Chad Ethan Shohet
Chad Ethan Shohet
Actor/Teacher Idaho Theater for Youth
Chad is overjoyed to return to Idaho theater for Youth (ITY) after teaching with the ISF School of Theater for 5 years. Previous favorite projects include: Air Heart (ITY), One Snowy Night, My Father’s Dragon, Cinderella Confidential (Boise Contemporary Theater's Children’s Reading Series), A Dream Play, Suburbia (Boise State University), ... Read more »
Chad is overjoyed to return to Idaho theater for Youth (ITY) after teaching with the ISF School of Theater for 5 years. Previous favorite projects include: Air Heart (ITY), One Snowy Night, My Father’s Dragon, Cinderella Confidential (Boise Contemporary Theater's Children’s Reading Series), A Dream Play, Suburbia (Boise State University), Every Man Shift, and Living Dead In Denmark (HomeGrown Theatre). Chad is the artistic director of HomeGrown Theatre where he gets to write, act, direct, and produce. Thanks to family, DB2014, Knay, and friends for consistent support! Hide «

Rod Wolfe
Rod Wolfe
Actor/Teacher Shakespearience
Rod has performed seven seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Favorite ISF roles include Gremio in Taming of the Shrew, Trinculo in The Tempest, Audrey 2 in Little Shop Of Horrors, Protean in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Officer Klein in Arsenic and Old Lace, Conrad/Balthazar ... Read more »
Rod has performed seven seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Favorite ISF roles include Gremio in Taming of the Shrew, Trinculo in The Tempest, Audrey 2 in Little Shop Of Horrors, Protean in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Officer Klein in Arsenic and Old Lace, Conrad/Balthazar in Much Ado About Nothing, Valentine in Twelfth Night, and Rudy in Cabaret. Shakespearience roles include Ghost/Claudius in Hamlet, Roderigo in Othello, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing. Rod is also co-founder of Idaho Theater for Youth. Favorite ITY roles include Mr. Jules in The Science Of Fiction, Mark Twain in Liar's Stew, Wilbur in Charlotte's Web and The Giant in Jack and The Beanstalk. He dedicates his work to his family. Hide «

Veronica Von Tobel
Veronica Von Tobel
Actor/Teacher Idaho Theater for Youth
Veronica Von Tobel has been working for Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the past six years. She made her main stage debut as Dorcas in the 2012  production of The Winter's Tale. Veronica is thrilled to be returning for her fifth educational tour. Previous tour roles include: Beatrice in Much Ado ... Read more »
Veronica Von Tobel has been working for Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the past six years. She made her main stage debut as Dorcas in the 2012  production of The Winter's Tale. Veronica is thrilled to be returning for her fifth educational tour. Previous tour roles include: Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Maria in Twelfth Night. Veronica received her BA in Theater Arts from Boise State University. Hide «

J. Todd Adams
J. Todd Adams*
Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), The Imaginary Invalid (Bonnefoi), The Winter’s Tale (Cleomenes). Regional: Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, The Imaginary Invalid, The Winter’s Tale at Great Lakes Theater; Henry IV pt. 1 (Hotspur), The Three Musketeers (Aramis), Love’s Labor’s Lost ... Read more »
Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), The Imaginary Invalid (Bonnefoi), The Winter’s Tale (Cleomenes). Regional: Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, The Imaginary Invalid, The Winter’s Tale at Great Lakes Theater; Henry IV pt. 1 (Hotspur), The Three Musketeers (Aramis), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Costard), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), Engaged (Belvawney) at Shakespeare Santa Cruz; The Importance of Being Earnest (Jack), The Real Thing (Billy) at PCPA; Ghosts, Henry IV, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night (A Noise Within); Drawer Boy, Lonesome West, Entertaining Mister Sloane, Cyrano de Bergerac (South Coast Repertory); Gross Indecency (Mark Taper Forum); King Lear (San Diego Repertory); Much Ado About Nothing (Arizona Theatre Company); I Pagliacci (Kennedy Center, directed by Franco Zeffirelli); and performances at the Theatre at Boston Court, Grove Theater Center, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. Film/Television: Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, Flyboys, and Warriors of Virtue. Mr. Adams holds an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater. Hide «

Zach Adkins
Zach Adkins
Zach is thrilled to be making his ISF debut! Credits include: Melchior in Spring Awakening (Beck Center for the Arts), Oliver in Love Story (14th Street Theatre) Young Ben in Follies and Barrett in Titanic: The Musical (Baldwin Wallace University), Ren McCormack in Footloose (Straw Hat Theater), J. Pierrepont Finch ... Read more »
Zach is thrilled to be making his ISF debut! Credits include: Melchior in Spring Awakening (Beck Center for the Arts), Oliver in Love Story (14th Street Theatre) Young Ben in Follies and Barrett in Titanic: The Musical (Baldwin Wallace University), Ren McCormack in Footloose (Straw Hat Theater), J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed… (Edgewood Theater), and Link Larkin in Hairspray (GB Theater). Zach will receive his BM in Music Theatre from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in May 2015. He would like to thank Mom, Dad, Allison, Kim, Vicky, Joe, Sharon, and Charles Fee. Hide «

Lynn Allison
Lynn Allison*
Eleven seasons. Credits with ISF and Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland (GLT): Dottie—Noises Off; Mrs. Boyle—Mousetrap; Lady Montague—Romeo and Juliet; Titania/Hippolyta—A Midsummer Night’s Dream (+GLT); Meredith—Bat Boy: The Musical (+GLT); Lady Markby—An Ideal Husband; Princess Puffer—The Mystery of Edwin Drood;, Adriana—Comedy of Errors (+GLT); Paulina—The Seagull (+GLT); Jack’s ... Read more »
Eleven seasons. Credits with ISF and Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland (GLT): Dottie—Noises Off; Mrs. Boyle—Mousetrap; Lady Montague—Romeo and Juliet; Titania/Hippolyta—A Midsummer Night’s Dream (+GLT); Meredith—Bat Boy: The Musical (+GLT); Lady Markby—An Ideal Husband; Princess Puffer—The Mystery of Edwin Drood;, Adriana—Comedy of Errors (+GLT); Paulina—The Seagull (+GLT); Jack’s Mother—Into the Woods; Countess Rosillion—All’s Well that Ends Well; Ann Putnam/ Sarah Good—The Crucible; Mistress Overdone—Measure for Measure (+GLT); Aunt Abby—Arsenic and Old Lace (+GLT); Lady Britomart—Major Barbara; Effy—The Spitfire Grill; Mistress Page—The Merry Wives of Windsor (+GLT); Clara—Hay Fever; Penny—You Can’t Take It With You (GLT). Also: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Maria—Twelfth Night; Opera Idaho with Boise State University: Maria Callas—Master Class. Lynn’s multiple credits with Boise Contemporary Theater include the 2012 premiere of her play, Off The Record. She has also acted/directed with Company of Fools, Opera Idaho and BAM. Hide «

Lucy Anders
Lucy Anders
This is Lucy’s debut season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Most recently, she appeared as Jenny Cavilleri in the Ohio premier of Love Story, The Musical by Erich Segal. Last summer, Lucy was featured as Liesel von Trapp in The Sound of Music at Porthouse Theatre, where she ... Read more »
This is Lucy’s debut season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Most recently, she appeared as Jenny Cavilleri in the Ohio premier of Love Story, The Musical by Erich Segal. Last summer, Lucy was featured as Liesel von Trapp in The Sound of Music at Porthouse Theatre, where she also appeared in And the World Goes ‘Round and Damn Yankees. Her regional credits include Lucy in Snoopy: The Musical, Deborah Sue in Bye Bye Birdie, Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man (Findlay SummerStock) and Fredrika Armfeldt in A Little Night Music (Opera Cleveland). Other favorite roles include Little Red in Into the Woods and Dainty June in Gypsy. Lucy is a junior music theater major at Baldwin Wallace University where she has appeared as Young Heidi in Follies and as Stewardess Robinson in Titanic: The Musical. For Poppa. Hide «

Laura Welsh Berg
Laura Welsh Berg
5th Season with ISF. Laura is thrilled to be returning to the Idaho Shakespeare stage after a brief hiatus for graduate school! Shows with ISF and sister company Great Lakes Theater include The Tempest, Hay Fever, All's Well that Ends Well, Major Barbara, Macbeth, Love's Labor’s Lost, A Funny Thing...Forum, ... Read more »
5th Season with ISF. Laura is thrilled to be returning to the Idaho Shakespeare stage after a brief hiatus for graduate school! Shows with ISF and sister company Great Lakes Theater include The Tempest, Hay Fever, All's Well that Ends Well, Major Barbara, Macbeth, Love's Labor’s Lost, A Funny Thing...Forum, Into the Woods, Arsenic and Old Lace, Measure for Measure, She Stoops to Conquer, and A Christmas Carol. She has spent the last two summers at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, where credits include Viola in Twelfth Night and Speed in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Chicago Credits include The Farnsworth Invention at Timeline Theater, Arms and the Man at Centerstage, and Mill Fire at Sheil Park. She has a BA in Theater from Baldwin Wallace University, and a MFA in Acting from DePaul University. She would like to dedicate this season to this Company, onstage and off, for all their love and support through the years. It's good to be home.  Hide «

Lynn Robert Berg
Lynn Robert Berg*
Lynn is excited to be returning to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for his 11th season. Previously at ISF: Dr. Purgeon in The Imaginary Invalid, Polixenes in The Winter's Tale, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Caliban in The Tempest, Bill Walker in Major Barbara, Edmund in King Lear, and Guiderius ... Read more »
Lynn is excited to be returning to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for his 11th season. Previously at ISF: Dr. Purgeon in The Imaginary Invalid, Polixenes in The Winter's Tale, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Caliban in The Tempest, Bill Walker in Major Barbara, Edmund in King Lear, and Guiderius in Cymbeline. Other credits: Dr. Parker in Bat Boy: The Musical, Sandy Tyrell in Hay Fever, Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, and the Ghost of Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theater); Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival); Friar Laurence/Montague in Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth in Short Shakespeare! Macbeth (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Writer’s Theater, Chicago) All the Great Books, Abridged (Delaware Theatre Company). Lynn earned his MFA at the University of Delaware Professional Theater Training Program, and is a proud member of Actors' Equity. SLL’M Hide «

Laurie Birmingham
Laurie Birmingham*
This is Laurie’s 2nd season with Great Lakes Theater and ISF and she feels blessed to be back. Last year Laurie played the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet and Paulina in The Winter’s Tale. Laurie lives in NYC where she has worked Off-Broadway and narrates for Recorded Books. ... Read more »
This is Laurie’s 2nd season with Great Lakes Theater and ISF and she feels blessed to be back. Last year Laurie played the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet and Paulina in The Winter’s Tale. Laurie lives in NYC where she has worked Off-Broadway and narrates for Recorded Books. Originally from Southern California, she has performed all over the US in her 30 year plus career. Most notably: 17 seasons with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and 8 summers with Utah Shakespeare Festival. Some favorite roles include Josie from A Moon for the Misbegotten, Penny Sycamore in You Can’t Take It With You, Claire in A Delicate Balance, and Katisha in The Mikado. Please visit her website for more info at lauriebirmingham.com. Peace and love to all. Hide «

Cassandra Bissell
Cassandra Bissell*
Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut! Chicago credits: Chicago Shakespeare Theater (The Tempest, Richard II, King John Short Shakespeare!, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth), Court Theatre (Arcadia, Hamlet), Steppenwolf Theatre Company (The Berlin Circle), Victory Gardens (Memory House), The Shakespeare Project of Chicago (Twelfth Night, Othello), Next Theatre Company (In The ... Read more »
Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut! Chicago credits: Chicago Shakespeare Theater (The Tempest, Richard II, King John Short Shakespeare!, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth), Court Theatre (Arcadia, Hamlet), Steppenwolf Theatre Company (The Berlin Circle), Victory Gardens (Memory House), The Shakespeare Project of Chicago (Twelfth Night, Othello), Next Theatre Company (In The Blood, Measure for Measure), Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (Mary’s Wedding - Jeff nomination, Best Actress), Shakespeare on the Green (Othello), Regional credits: NEA Shakespeare in American Communities initiative (Romeo and Juliet), Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (My Name is Asher Lev, In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play), Actors’ Theatre of Louisville (Memory House, In the Next Room), Cleveland Play House (Pride and Prejudice, Noises Off), Renaissance Theaterworks (Crumbs from the Table of Joy), Peninsula Players (Proof, Doubt, Opus, The Lady’s Not for Burning, A Man for All Seasons, Around the World in 80 Days.) Cassandra holds a BA in Gender Studies from the University of Chicago and is a proud member of Actors' Equity. Hide «

Austin Blunk
Austin Blunk
Austin is glad to make his ISF debut and was thrilled to make his regional theater debut at Great Lakes Theater! He is currently a junior in the performing arts program at Savannah College of Art and Design. He has played parts in several plays in their mainstage season over ... Read more »
Austin is glad to make his ISF debut and was thrilled to make his regional theater debut at Great Lakes Theater! He is currently a junior in the performing arts program at Savannah College of Art and Design. He has played parts in several plays in their mainstage season over the 3 years he has attended. Favorites include: Matt in Dog Sees God, Jimmy/Chad in Almost Maine, and Butch Honeywell in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Before Austin went to college he performed at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre for 4 years. Austin would like to thank his friends and family for their unfailing support and Sharon Ott for affording me this opportunity! Hide «

Neil Brookshire
Neil Brookshire*
Eight seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, most recently Cliff in Cabaret, Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew. He graduated from Boise State University with an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree, and earned an MFA from Northern Illinois University.  Read more »
Eight seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, most recently Cliff in Cabaret, Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew. He graduated from Boise State University with an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree, and earned an MFA from Northern Illinois University. Hide «

Sara M. Bruner
Sara M. Bruner*
Sara has been a resident actor at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for sixteen years. She serves as Artistic Associate for Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Directing: A Christmas Carol (GLT), Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, ... Read more »
Sara has been a resident actor at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for sixteen years. She serves as Artistic Associate for Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Directing: A Christmas Carol (GLT), Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Tomas and The Library Lady (ISF Educational Outreach), The Ghost Sonata (Drop Dance Collective). Roles include: Toinette The Imaginary Invalid, Kate The Taming of the Shrew, Frau Kost Cabaret, Viola Twelfth Night, Percy The Spitfire Grill, Drood The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Witch Macbeth, Ariel The Tempest, Audrey Little Shop of Horrors, Masha The Seagull, Abigail The Crucible, and Juliet Romeo and Juliet. Film: Refugee City, Most Funniest and Tattoo, A Love Story. Television: MDs dir. Michael Hoffman. Sara studied at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA and holds a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from Boise State University. She is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Hide «

Steve Cardamone
Steve Cardamone*
This is Steve’s first season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Chicago credits include roles with ShawChicago, Next Theater, Court Theater, Northlight, and Lookingglass Theater. Regional credits include roles at the Oregon, Colorado, Texas, and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festivals, as well as Riverside Theater, Delaware Theater Company, and four tours with the American ... Read more »
This is Steve’s first season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Chicago credits include roles with ShawChicago, Next Theater, Court Theater, Northlight, and Lookingglass Theater. Regional credits include roles at the Oregon, Colorado, Texas, and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festivals, as well as Riverside Theater, Delaware Theater Company, and four tours with the American Shakespeare Center. Favorite roles include Lucio and Angelo in Measure for Measure, Matt in Talley’s Folly, Krogstad in A Doll’s House, plus Grumio and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew. He received his MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theater Training Program and is currently part of the faculty for the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. Steve is a member of Actor’s Equity, and is thrilled to have the chance to work with his lovely wife Georgina and the wonderful Sari Ketter on The Foreigner in beautiful Boise. Hide «

Chris Cowan
Chris Cowan
Chris is delighted to make his debut with ISF. Regional: Ernst in Spring Awakening (Beck Center for the Arts), Doctor in Love Story (PlayhouseSquare), Tommy in Annie Get Your Gun and Wickersham in Seussical (Summerstock Productions OK), and High School Musical 2 (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma). Collegiate: Harold Bride in ... Read more »
Chris is delighted to make his debut with ISF. Regional: Ernst in Spring Awakening (Beck Center for the Arts), Doctor in Love Story (PlayhouseSquare), Tommy in Annie Get Your Gun and Wickersham in Seussical (Summerstock Productions OK), and High School Musical 2 (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma). Collegiate: Harold Bride in Titanic: The Musical, Follies, and the world premiere of Rent and La Bohème in repertory. Other credits: Hero in A Funny Thing... Forum, Prince Christopher in Cinderella, and Jesus in Godspell (John Denney Playhouse), and Gary in the world premiere of The Pokèmusical. Chris is currently studying at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, and will earn a BM in Music Theatre in the spring. All his gratitude to Vicky, Joe, Charles Fee, his educators of past and present, and his family. For Grandad and Rachel. Hide «

Jodi Dominick
Jodi Dominick*
Six seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Roles at ISF and Great Lakes Theater include Mollie Ralston The Mousetrap, Sally Bowles Cabaret, The Baker’s Wife Into the Woods, Lady MacDuff Macbeth, Olivia Twelfth Night, Helena Landless The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Lady Chiltern An Ideal Husband, Louison The Imaginary Invalid, Emilia ... Read more »
Six seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Roles at ISF and Great Lakes Theater include Mollie Ralston The Mousetrap, Sally Bowles Cabaret, The Baker’s Wife Into the Woods, Lady MacDuff Macbeth, Olivia Twelfth Night, Helena Landless The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Lady Chiltern An Ideal Husband, Louison The Imaginary Invalid, Emilia The Winter's Tale, Bianca Othello, Ivana/Tailor The Taming of the Shrew, Lucetta/Outlaw The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Torreadorable Gypsy and Mrs. Cratchet A Christmas Carol. Others include I Love You Because at Playhouse Square; The Break Up Notebook at The Beck Center, New World Stages and Hudson Backstage Theatre; Passion at The Beck Center; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Playhouse Square; Gypsy at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Lovelace: A Rock Opera at The Hayworth Theatre; Closer at Dobama Theatre. Graduate of Baldwin Wallace University and member of AEA. Hide «

Clare Eisentrout
Clare Eisentrout*
Clare is elated to be spending her first season with ISF this summer! Past credits include: Sally/Follies/Baldwin Wallace University, Sally Brown/You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown/ Weston Playhouse, Martha/Spring Awakening/Baldwin Wallace University, Philia/A Funny Thing.../New London Barn Playhouse. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in the spring of 2013 with ... Read more »
Clare is elated to be spending her first season with ISF this summer! Past credits include: Sally/Follies/Baldwin Wallace University, Sally Brown/You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown/ Weston Playhouse, Martha/Spring Awakening/Baldwin Wallace University, Philia/A Funny Thing.../New London Barn Playhouse. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in the spring of 2013 with her Bachelor of Music degree. Clare also graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in May of 2013 and is a certified Holistic Health Coach! Always grateful for support and hugs from Mama, Padre, Mr. Sparkly and Rare Home Entertainment. Sending love to my loves in the city starting their new lives! Hide «

Tom Ford
Tom Ford*
Seven Seasons Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Argan in The Imaginary Invalid, Mr. Paravicini in The Mousetrap, Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, the Baker in Into the Woods, Ross in Macbeth, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, King of Navarre ... Read more »
Seven Seasons Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Argan in The Imaginary Invalid, Mr. Paravicini in The Mousetrap, Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, the Baker in Into the Woods, Ross in Macbeth, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, King of Navarre in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew, Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Touchstone in As You Like It, Casca in Julius Caesar, Hucklebee in The Fantasticks and the title role in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Great Lakes Theater: Seven Seasons. Boise Contemporary Theater: Truman Capote in Tru, I Am My Own Wife (co-produced with ISF.) Portland Stage Company: Greater Tuna, The Mystery of Irma Vep, I Am My Own Wife and many others. Broadway: Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s By Jeeves at the Helen Hayes Theater. New London Barn Playhouse: Three Seasons. Visit me at tomfordactor.com Hide «

Shanara Gabrielle
Shanara Gabrielle*
Shanara Gabrielle is thrilled to be joining Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the first time in Blithe Spirit! Regional Highlights include: Betsy/Lindsey in Clybourne Park, Mary in Tamarack House, Courtesan in The Comedy of Errors, and a Witch in Macbeth (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Ilona in She Loves Me (Guthrie ... Read more »
Shanara Gabrielle is thrilled to be joining Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the first time in Blithe Spirit! Regional Highlights include: Betsy/Lindsey in Clybourne Park, Mary in Tamarack House, Courtesan in The Comedy of Errors, and a Witch in Macbeth (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Ilona in She Loves Me (Guthrie Theater), Justine in The Love List (American Heartland Theatre), Susannah in Black Pearl Sings (The Black Rep), Desdemona in Othello, Rosaline in Love's Labor's Lost, Viola in Twelfth Night (Great River Shakespeare Festival), Sarah in Guys and Dolls (Northern Stage), Maple & Vine, The Winners (HotCity Theatre) and Cooking With Elisa (Upstream Theatre). NYC highlights include: Queenie in The Wild Party, Eve in The Truth, Rose in Meet Me In St. Louis. She has appeared on NBC's Conviction, CBS's Guiding Light, and in a number of commercials and independent films. BFA - Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts, Princess Grace Foundation Award, AEA, SAG-AFTRA. www.shanaragabrielle.com Hide «

Mark Hawbecker
Mark Hawbecker*
First season with ISF. Pirelli, Sweeney Todd, Fulton Theatre, PA; Forbidden Broadway, Original Chicago Company; Gala Concert - Stephen Sondheim's 75th Birthday, New Amsterdam Theater, NYC; Howard, Whoop-Dee-Do!, Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis; Celebrating Irving Berlin - Starring Marilyn Horne, Chicago Humanities Festival, Symphony Hall. Other roles include: Beverly Carlton, The ... Read more »
First season with ISF. Pirelli, Sweeney Todd, Fulton Theatre, PA; Forbidden Broadway, Original Chicago Company; Gala Concert - Stephen Sondheim's 75th Birthday, New Amsterdam Theater, NYC; Howard, Whoop-Dee-Do!, Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis; Celebrating Irving Berlin - Starring Marilyn Horne, Chicago Humanities Festival, Symphony Hall. Other roles include: Beverly Carlton, The Man Who Came to Dinner; Rooster, Annie; Diction Coach, Singin' in the Rain. University of Illinois, Dept. of Theatre. Writer/Director "Charles West: Feeling Good” (NY cabaret debut, MAC nominated). Jeff Citation "Outstanding Ensemble" Summer Stock Murder (Original Cast, Chicago). AEA member since 1985. Thanks to everyone at ISF & GLT. Tante grazie, Darren. 3T3. Mom & Dad - always for you. Hide «

Maggie Kettering
Maggie Kettering*
This is Maggie's first season with ISF. She is currently based in Chicago, where some favorites include Maureen Buckley in My Kind of Town (TimeLine Theatre), Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Pattie in Season’s Greetings (Northlight Theatre); and Mrs. Grigson in Shadow of a Gunman ... Read more »
This is Maggie's first season with ISF. She is currently based in Chicago, where some favorites include Maureen Buckley in My Kind of Town (TimeLine Theatre), Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Pattie in Season’s Greetings (Northlight Theatre); and Mrs. Grigson in Shadow of a Gunman (Seanachai Theatre). Regionally, she has worked with: Resident Ensemble Players, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Warehouse Theatre, and Delaware Theatre Company. She holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program, and is a member of A Crew of Patches Theatre Company. Maggie is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Hide «

Tim Kinzel
Tim Kinzel*
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
Four seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Stage manager credits for Idaho Shakespeare Festival include: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Ideal Husband, Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Tim has multiple Stage Management credits from the following companies: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, Playwrights Horizon, Cherry ... Read more »
Four seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Stage manager credits for Idaho Shakespeare Festival include: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Ideal Husband, Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Tim has multiple Stage Management credits from the following companies: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, Playwrights Horizon, Cherry Lane Theater NYC and Houston’s Stages Repertory Theatre. He also holds multiple production assistant and intern credits with Alley Theater, Houston Grand Opera and Stages Repertory Theater. An enormous gratitude goes out to Tim’s family, friends and coworkers for their positive push in life. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”. Go Indians! Love you Cleveland. Hide «

Richard Klautsch
Richard Klautsch*
Richard has been a professor of theater arts for twenty years at Boise State and chair of the department for fifteen. He has worked for eight seasons at Boise Contemporary Theater and for twenty seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. At BCT, Richard has appeared in True West, The ... Read more »
Richard has been a professor of theater arts for twenty years at Boise State and chair of the department for fifteen. He has worked for eight seasons at Boise Contemporary Theater and for twenty seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. At BCT, Richard has appeared in True West, The Cherry Orchard, and The Pillowman. At ISF, he has appeared in such roles as Lloyd in Noises Off, Sir Robert in An Ideal Husband (also performed at Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland), the Duke in Measure for Measure, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Henry in The Fantasticks, and Salieri in Amadeus. Richard has performed at Primary Stages in New York City, the Attic and Detroit Repertory Theaters in Detroit, the Shakespeare Society Theatre in Los Angeles, and in Jeff Daniels’ original play Shoe Man at the film actor’s Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan. He received his MFA and PhD degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. Hide «

Drew Kopas
Drew Kopas*
A Washington DC based actor, Drew is thrilled to make his ISF debut! Regional credits include Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing and The Winter's Tale with Great Lakes Theater; Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice at Virginia Shakespeare Festival. ... Read more »
A Washington DC based actor, Drew is thrilled to make his ISF debut! Regional credits include Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing and The Winter's Tale with Great Lakes Theater; Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice at Virginia Shakespeare Festival. Washington DC credits: Curio in Twelfth Night at the Shakespeare Theatre Company; King Louis XIV in Las Meninas at Rep Stage; Romeo in A Commedia Romeo and Juliet with Faction of Fools; Gunner in Misalliance and Young Charlie in Da at Olney Theatre Center; The Ramayana and On the Razzle at Constellation Theatre; Aldo in Italian American Reconciliation at 1st Stage. Baltimore credits: Pygmalion and All My Sons at Everyman Theatre. National Tour: As You Like It and The Two Gentlemen of Verona with the National Players. Drew holds an MFA in acting from Western Illinois University and is an artistic associate with Constellation Theatre and Faction of Fools, AEA. Hide «

Dan Lawrence
Dan Lawrence*
2nd Season with ISF. Regional theater credits include: The Mousetrap (Sergeant Trotter) and Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt): Great Lakes Theater; Julius Caesar (Brutus), Timon of Athens (Ventidius), and A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Dog in the Manager, Julius Caesar, and ... Read more »
2nd Season with ISF. Regional theater credits include: The Mousetrap (Sergeant Trotter) and Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt): Great Lakes Theater; Julius Caesar (Brutus), Timon of Athens (Ventidius), and A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Dog in the Manager, Julius Caesar, and King Lear, starring Stacy Keach and directed by Tony winner, Robert Falls: Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C.; Hamlet (Laertes): Gallery Players and Hudson Valley Shakespeare in NY; As You Like It (Orlando): Seacoast Repertory in NH. Dan holds a BFA in acting from Ithaca College and has trained internationally at The Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. For my late great godfather, Don Ryan. Hide «

Darren Matthias
Darren Matthias*
Previously with ISF: Caleb in The Spitfire Grill. Tours: Macduff/Macbeth (London, Antibes, Nice, Valbonne), Tommy, Seussical and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Off-Broadway: Harold Clurman Theatre, York Theatre and Prospect Theatre Company. Regional: Another Time, Stepping Out and The Song of Jacob Zulu (Steppenwolf), Riverview and Never the Sinner ... Read more »
Previously with ISF: Caleb in The Spitfire Grill. Tours: Macduff/Macbeth (London, Antibes, Nice, Valbonne), Tommy, Seussical and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Off-Broadway: Harold Clurman Theatre, York Theatre and Prospect Theatre Company. Regional: Another Time, Stepping Out and The Song of Jacob Zulu (Steppenwolf), Riverview and Never the Sinner (Goodman), Mowbray/Richard II and Pistol/Henry V (The Shakespeare Theatre, D.C.), Wicked Witch/The Wizard of Oz (Ordway, Cincinnati Playhouse and N. Carolina Theatre), Lizzie Borden (Goodspeed), Equus, Carnival!, Pangloss/Candide and Frank 'N Furter/The Rocky Horror Show (Cincinnati Playhouse), Arcadia (Clarence Brown), Aida (Actor's Playhouse and Drury Lane), Of Thee I Sing (Remains), 90 North (Kennedy Center), Illyria, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cervantes/Man of La Mancha, Measure For Measure and Antigonus/The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ). Film & TV: The Definite Maybe (Phoenix), Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: SVU (NBC) and Chappelle's Show (Comedy Central). Hide «

David McCann
David McCann*
David has performed across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., including Old Globe, Shakespeare Theatre, Pioneer, New World Stages, Kansas City, St. Louis, Geva, Denver Center, Alliance, Walnut Street, Syracuse Stage, Delaware, Vermont Stage, Virginia Stage, Dorset, Wilma, Triad, Alabama/Orlando/Nebraska/Vermont Shakespeare festivals, Actors Playhouse, CRT, and with the Royal Shakespeare ... Read more »
David has performed across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., including Old Globe, Shakespeare Theatre, Pioneer, New World Stages, Kansas City, St. Louis, Geva, Denver Center, Alliance, Walnut Street, Syracuse Stage, Delaware, Vermont Stage, Virginia Stage, Dorset, Wilma, Triad, Alabama/Orlando/Nebraska/Vermont Shakespeare festivals, Actors Playhouse, CRT, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican and on tour. Roles include Hamlet (3) Claudius (2), Prospero (2), Oberon, Feste (2), Bassanio, Lord Byron, Hosanna (2), Don Pedro (2), Aunt Augusta (3), Iago, Salieri, Cauchon, Ganesha, Milo Tindle, Robert Scott, Colm Primrose, Claudio, Ross (2), Pato Dooley, Bernard Nightengale, Felix Turner (3), Judge Brack, Pastor Manders, Rev. Brown, Bajazeth, Warwick, McLeavy, Ben Franklin, and the original company of John Barton’s Tantalus. TV: Sex and ..., Sopranos, ATWT, L&O (and CI.) He is a food writer and playwright (Great American Home Cooking, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Christmas Carol (18), Immortal Longings, The Wake, Grand). Follow his food blog at www.thisoldchef.com. Hide «

Molly McGinnis
Molly McGinnis*
This is Molly’s first appearance with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and she’s thrilled to be here. She was most recently seen as Barbara Ellen Diggs in The New Century at Dobama Theater in Cleveland, OH. Other favorites: Kitty, Six Degrees of Separation at Charenton Theater, Janet Marley ,Christmas Carol ... Read more »
This is Molly’s first appearance with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and she’s thrilled to be here. She was most recently seen as Barbara Ellen Diggs in The New Century at Dobama Theater in Cleveland, OH. Other favorites: Kitty, Six Degrees of Separation at Charenton Theater, Janet Marley ,Christmas Carol Rag at Kalliope Stage, Deeny, The Old Neighborhood at Dobama, Abigail Adams, 1776, Charlotte, Moon Over Buffalo, Cordelia, Falsettos, and all women’s roles in Jeffrey at the Beck Center, Cleveland. Molly originated the roles of Mary in Becomes You at TitleWave Theater, and Nora in Crossroads Dancing at Dobama. She played Fiona Finn with the long running Flanagan’s Wake at Kennedy’s and was featured in the cabaret As Time Goes By at the Cleveland Playhouse Club. Film credits: The O in Ohio, Take Shelter, I Am Number Four. Hide «

Justin Ness
Justin Ness*
Justin Ness (Owen Musser): Justin is thrilled to be back on the ISF stage. He last appeared in the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Justin has spent the past 11 years in New York City where he was a founding Acting Company Member, served as the Managing Director and a currently ... Read more »
Justin Ness (Owen Musser): Justin is thrilled to be back on the ISF stage. He last appeared in the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Justin has spent the past 11 years in New York City where he was a founding Acting Company Member, served as the Managing Director and a currently serves on the board for the award winning Wide Eyed Productions (WEP). With WEP, he produced, directed and appeared in over 18 off and off-off Broadway productions. ISF Credits include: “Daniel” – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare; Host/Outlaw – The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Bazin/Ensemble – The Three Musketeers; Ensemble – Othello; Ensemble – Amadeus. Other Regional Credits include: Narrator - A Nighttime Survival Guide, Homer Collyer - The Dazzle; Teddy Hodell - Valparaiso and BabbyBobby - The Cripple of Inishmaan with Boise Contemporary Theater. Film: Searching for Bobby D opposite Kevin Dobson and Carmen Electra. Justin received his BA, Theater Arts, in Performance and Directing from Boise State University. Hide «

Laura Perrotta
Laura Perrotta*
Laura’s ninth season with ISF. A native New Yorker, NY credits include: Off Broadway: Whispers on the Wind at the West Side Theater, a musical version of The Phantom Tollbooth at Lincoln Center and Five by Tenn with The Acting Company. Regionally, she has performed at the Kennedy Center in ... Read more »
Laura’s ninth season with ISF. A native New Yorker, NY credits include: Off Broadway: Whispers on the Wind at the West Side Theater, a musical version of The Phantom Tollbooth at Lincoln Center and Five by Tenn with The Acting Company. Regionally, she has performed at the Kennedy Center in Much Ado About Nothing directed by Gerald Gutierrez, at St. Louis Rep in Boy Meets Girl, at the Cleveland Play House in The Front Page, The Grapes of Wrath and in the title role of the world premiere of Jocasta by Sandra Perlman. Favorite roles at Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival include Martha Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, Lady Macbeth, Arkadina in The Seagull and Fräulein Schneider in Cabaret. She received the 2013 Cleveland Critics' Circle award for best actress as Diane in The Little Dog Laughed. lauraperrottaford.com Hide «

Corrie E. Purdum
Corrie E. Purdum*
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
This is Corrie’s ninth season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, having stage managed The Taming of the Shrew, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Major Barbara, The Spitfire Grill, The Tempest, Measure for Measure, The Crucible, Into the Woods, The Comedy of Errors, The Mystery of Edwin ... Read more »
This is Corrie’s ninth season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, having stage managed The Taming of the Shrew, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Major Barbara, The Spitfire Grill, The Tempest, Measure for Measure, The Crucible, Into the Woods, The Comedy of Errors, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bat Boy: The Musical, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cabaret, and The Winter’s Tale. Other Credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, 8 seasons with Great Lakes Theater, 6 seasons with the Cleveland Play House, and 3 seasons with Cain Park. Corrie is an alumna of Baldwin Wallace University, where she teaches stage management. Thanks to her family for their constant support. Hide «

Gordon Reinhart
Gordon Reinhart*
10th season. ISF credits: directing Noises Off, Amadeus, Twelfth Night, Greater Tuna, A Tuna Christmas, and The 39 Steps, and acting in Julius Caesar, As You Like it, Othello, An Ideal Husband and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Other acting credits: Lopakhin - The Cherry Orchard, Renfield - ... Read more »
10th season. ISF credits: directing Noises Off, Amadeus, Twelfth Night, Greater Tuna, A Tuna Christmas, and The 39 Steps, and acting in Julius Caesar, As You Like it, Othello, An Ideal Husband and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Other acting credits: Lopakhin - The Cherry Orchard, Renfield - Dracula, and Peter - At Home at the Zoo at Boise Contemporary Theater, Astrov - Uncle Vanya and Gerardo - Death and the Maiden at Company of Fools, and Yvan - Art at the Boise Art Museum. Other directing credits include Sleuth - Court Theater, Chicago, The Misanthrope - Theater 40, L.A., Hamlet - Attic Theater, Detroit, Amadeus - Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland, The Cherry Orchard as Artistic Director of the Snowmass-Aspen Rep, The Memory of Water and The Pillowman - Boise Contemporary Theater, and Moonlight and Magnolias - Company of Fools. MFA - West Virginia University. Teaches acting and directing at BSU. Union memberships: AEA, SDC, and SAG/AFTRA. Gordon’s work is dedicated to Nataliya Hide «

Kelly Rogers
Kelly Rogers
Kelly is thrilled to be making her debut at ISF this summer. Previous New York credits include: Casting the Perils of Obedience with Itziar Barrio and Abrons Art Center; Julius Caesar (Cassius) with Monsterpiece Theater; The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA (Nina) with Theatre Reconstruction Ensemble; Mars, A Play about Mining ... Read more »
Kelly is thrilled to be making her debut at ISF this summer. Previous New York credits include: Casting the Perils of Obedience with Itziar Barrio and Abrons Art Center; Julius Caesar (Cassius) with Monsterpiece Theater; The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA (Nina) with Theatre Reconstruction Ensemble; Mars, A Play about Mining and Field Trip, a Climate Cabaret with Superhero Clubhouse. Regional credits: Tartuffe (Elmire) and Love's Labor's Lost (Princess of France) with the Next Stage Ensemble at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. BFA Savannah College of Art and Design. Hide «

Timothy Saunders
Timothy Saunders*
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
Timothy is thrilled to return to the Festival for his 10th season! At ISF he has stage managed Noises Off, The Imaginary Invalid, The Mousetrap, The 39 Steps, The Taming of the Shrew, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Woman in Black, Othello, Bat Boy: The Musical, ... Read more »
Timothy is thrilled to return to the Festival for his 10th season! At ISF he has stage managed Noises Off, The Imaginary Invalid, The Mousetrap, The 39 Steps, The Taming of the Shrew, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Woman in Black, Othello, Bat Boy: The Musical, and The Spitfire Grill, serving previously as a production assistant on many others. Tim has also worked with Trey McIntyre Project (Pass, Away—world premiere, Queen of the Goths, Arrantza, etc.), Great Lakes Theater (Bat Boy), Nevada Ballet Theater (The Nutcracker), Boise Contemporary Theater (I Am My Own Wife, A Number, Love-Lies-Bleeding, etc.) Ballet Idaho (Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, etc.), Balance Dance Company, the Boise Philharmonic, and Alley Rep, whose board of directors he joined in 2011. He attended The College of Idaho (BA Theater, ’05) and Florida State University (MA Theater Studies, ’09). He would like to state, for the record, that he has the best family in the whole world. Hide «

David Anthony Smith
David Anthony Smith*
This is David’s thirteenth season with the Festival. Audiences have seen him as Hannay in The 39 Steps, Iago in Othello, Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband, title role in Henry V, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Sergius in Arms and the Man, and as Benedick, Petruchio, Beroune, ... Read more »
This is David’s thirteenth season with the Festival. Audiences have seen him as Hannay in The 39 Steps, Iago in Othello, Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband, title role in Henry V, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Sergius in Arms and the Man, and as Benedick, Petruchio, Beroune, Laertes, Lucio, Mark Antony, Mercutio and Parolles. Other theaters: ten seasons with Great Lakes Theater, The Old Globe, Laguna Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Sierra Rep, Madison Rep, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum and the Shakespeare Festivals of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Garden Grove (CA) and Westerly Shakespeare in the Park (RI). David has played Iago, Romeo, Dromio, Bassanio, Lucio and other roles ending in “o.” In addition to numerous television appearances, David has starred in the feature films The Hanoi Hilton, Field of Fire, Terror in Paradise and Judgment Day. Forever and a day Natalia. Hide «

Eric Damon Smith
Eric Damon Smith*
Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut. A Chicago based actor and director, Eric joins ISF after making his debut with Great Lakes Theater as Charles in Blithe Spirit and Balthasar/Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing. Recent credits include Bud in Gutenberg! The Musical at Milwaukee Rep.; Bassanio in The ... Read more »
Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut. A Chicago based actor and director, Eric joins ISF after making his debut with Great Lakes Theater as Charles in Blithe Spirit and Balthasar/Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing. Recent credits include Bud in Gutenberg! The Musical at Milwaukee Rep.; Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice and Oliver in As You Like It at Riverside Theatre in the Park. Chicago area credits include: Flaminio Scala (Jeff Award nomination) in The Glorious Ones with Boho, Jacques in As You Like It (Muse of Fire), Mosca in Volpone (City Lit, directed by Sheldon Patinkin), Jamie in Long Day’s Journey into Night (Polarity Ensemble) and work with Remy Bumppo and Northlight Theatre. Eric trained at Hofstra University. Proud member Actor’s Equity. Hide «

Lenne Snively
Lenne Snively
This is Lenne's first season with ISF. She hails from Cleveland, Ohio where she just played General Cartwright in Great Lakes Theater's production of Guys and Dolls. Favorite roles include Miss Hannigan, (Annie) which she will be reprising in December in Ohio. Other favorites: Hannah, (The Spitfire ... Read more »
This is Lenne's first season with ISF. She hails from Cleveland, Ohio where she just played General Cartwright in Great Lakes Theater's production of Guys and Dolls. Favorite roles include Miss Hannigan, (Annie) which she will be reprising in December in Ohio. Other favorites: Hannah, (The Spitfire Grill), Sarah, (Quilters), Penelope Pennywise, (Urinetown), Big Edie, (Grey Gardens), Lily (A Man of No Importance), and Jeannette Burmeister, (The Full Monty). Non-musical favs include Emma (Over the River and Through the Woods), Dora Strang, (Equus) and Stephanie Crawford, (To Kill a Mockingbird). Lenne would like to thank Terri and Porthouse Theatre for putting her back on the road to her dream and Charlie for putting the icing on her dream cake. Love to husband/singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim Snively who is home in Cleveland babysitting her Irish Setter, his Bluetick Coonhound and their parrot. Hide «

Georgina Stoyles
Georgina Stoyles*
Georgina is making her ISF debut in The Foreigner. Regional Credits: Blithe Spirit (Jungle Theater); Talley’s Folly, Educating Rita, Godspell (New Court Theater); Shakespeare’s Lovers & Fighters, Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (Nashville Shakespeare Festival); The Entertainer (Illinois Theater Center); Playboy of the Western World (Steppenwolf Theater & ... Read more »
Georgina is making her ISF debut in The Foreigner. Regional Credits: Blithe Spirit (Jungle Theater); Talley’s Folly, Educating Rita, Godspell (New Court Theater); Shakespeare’s Lovers & Fighters, Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (Nashville Shakespeare Festival); The Entertainer (Illinois Theater Center); Playboy of the Western World (Steppenwolf Theater & Long Wharf Theater); King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ft. Worth Shakespeare in the Park); two seasons of A Christmas Carol (The Goodman Theater); Macbeth (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); The Mill on the Floss (Vitalist Theater); Saved (Profiles Theater); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (ECT/Athenaeum Theater); A Night in the Ukraine, The Lion Who Wouldn’t (Callaway Gardens Soapbox Theater). Film credits: With a Family like Mine and Dead Decisions. Georgina received a BFA from The Theatre School / DePaul University and is a member of AEA/SAG/AFTRA Unions. Georgina is grateful to be here with her beautiful family. Hide «

Dudley Swetland
Dudley Swetland*
Dudley is returning for his fourth season to ISF and beautiful Boise, having appeared in The Comedy of Errors, The Woman in Black (one of his favorites), and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. This past spring, he appeared as Ben Lyons in Nicky Silvers’ dark comedy, The Lyons at ... Read more »
Dudley is returning for his fourth season to ISF and beautiful Boise, having appeared in The Comedy of Errors, The Woman in Black (one of his favorites), and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. This past spring, he appeared as Ben Lyons in Nicky Silvers’ dark comedy, The Lyons at Dobama Theatre (Cleveland). Dudley has been a part of the Great Lakes Theater family for over 16 years, appearing in over 40 productions. He was also a member of the acting/directing staff of the Cleveland Play House from 1979 until 1988. Dudley holds a Doctorate Degree in Theatre (Ohio State University – 1976) and was part of the performance faculty at Case Western Reserve University for eight years. He is also a proud Vietnam veteran. A member of Actors Equity Association for over 35 years, Dudley makes his home in Sagamore Hills, Ohio where he is supported by his wife, daughter, two dogs, a fish and his daughter’s horse, Yvaine! Hide «

Alex Syiek
Alex Syiek*
This is Alex's first season with ISF. Believe me, he is thrilled. Some of his favorite credits include Andrew Jackson (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson/ Color and Light Theatre), Hamlet (Hamlet/ John Patrick Theatre), and Mr. Franklin (Passing Strange/ 14th St. Theater). Alex recently received his Bachelor of Music Degree from ... Read more »
This is Alex's first season with ISF. Believe me, he is thrilled. Some of his favorite credits include Andrew Jackson (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson/ Color and Light Theatre), Hamlet (Hamlet/ John Patrick Theatre), and Mr. Franklin (Passing Strange/ 14th St. Theater). Alex recently received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the wonderful Baldwin Wallace University. Alex would love to thank his mother, father, and sister as well as Victoria Bussert for their constant support. Hide «

M.A. Taylor
M.A. Taylor*
M.A. has been at ISF for 17 seasons. He returns, mostly, for the loyal Idaho Shakespeare audiences… who are among the most generous and vibrant audiences in the entire country. He was last seen in The Imaginary Invalid (Guy), The Winter’s Tale (Old Shepard) and Romeo And Juliet (Peter), along ... Read more »
M.A. has been at ISF for 17 seasons. He returns, mostly, for the loyal Idaho Shakespeare audiences… who are among the most generous and vibrant audiences in the entire country. He was last seen in The Imaginary Invalid (Guy), The Winter’s Tale (Old Shepard) and Romeo And Juliet (Peter), along a myriad of roles in many numerous seasons (really too many for him to remember, self-admittedly.) Among his other credits; Candy in Of Mice and Men for PTTP/Rep, Dracula for Boise Contemporary Theater in the title role, Crave & Fully Committed for Tooth & Nail Theater in Salt Lake City. Other projects include; Capitol of Light & Trial of the Century for Idaho Public Television. He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). He wishes to thank his Families (both Genetic and Professional), Old Chicago, The Flying M, the Frim Fram Four, and the Spirit of Danny Peterson. Hide «

Karen Thorla
Karen Thorla
Karen is excited to be part of her first season at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Her previous roles include Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing (Great Lakes Theater) and Sprite in The Tempest (GA Shakespeare). She has been involved in several workshops of new works including Olivier Kemeid's adaptation of ... Read more »
Karen is excited to be part of her first season at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Her previous roles include Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing (Great Lakes Theater) and Sprite in The Tempest (GA Shakespeare). She has been involved in several workshops of new works including Olivier Kemeid's adaptation of The Aeneid (Pyrgo) and But I'm a Cheerleader (Ensemble) with visiting directors at Savannah College of Art and Design. She is a recent graduate of the BFA Performing Arts program at SCAD. She would like to thank her amazing family for their love and support. Hide «




Actors' Equity Association 1913 * Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Actors' Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theater as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org.