Acting Company

J. Todd Adams
J. Todd Adams*
Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Richard III (Clarence/Catesby), The Imaginary Invalid (Bonnefoi), The Winter’s Tale (Cleomenes). Regional: three seasons at Great Lakes Theater; Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) at the Denver Center Theatre Company; Henry IV Pt. 1 (Hotspur), The Three Musketeers (Aramis), Love’s ... Read more »
Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Richard III (Clarence/Catesby), The Imaginary Invalid (Bonnefoi), The Winter’s Tale (Cleomenes). Regional: three seasons at Great Lakes Theater; Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) at the Denver Center Theatre Company; 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; Drawer Boy, Lonesome West, Entertaining Mister Sloane, Cyrano de Bergerac (South Coast Repertory); Gross Indecency (Mark Taper Forum); King Lear (San Diego Repertory); I Pagliacci (Kennedy Center, directed by Franco Zeffirelli); and performances at A Noise Within, Arizona Theatre Company, Theatre at Boston Court, Grove Theater Center, and the 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. *Hillary Dixon & Josh Aller Hide «

Lynn Allison
Lynn Allison*
Twelve seasons. Credits with ISF and Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland (GLT): Betty Meeks—The Foreigner; Mrs. Mooney—Sweeney Todd; Antonia/Sexton—Much Ado About Nothing; Dottie—Noises Off; Mrs. Boyle—The Mousetrap; Lady Montague—Romeo and Juliet; Titania/Hippolyta—A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Meredith—Bat Boy:The Musical; Lady Markby—An Ideal Husband; Princess Puffer—The Mystery of Edwin ... Read more »
Twelve seasons. Credits with ISF and Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland (GLT): Betty Meeks—The Foreigner; Mrs. Mooney—Sweeney Todd; Antonia/Sexton—Much Ado About Nothing; Dottie—Noises Off; Mrs. Boyle—The Mousetrap; Lady Montague—Romeo and Juliet; Titania/Hippolyta—A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Meredith—Bat Boy:The Musical; Lady Markby—An Ideal Husband; Princess Puffer—The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Adriana— The Comedy of Errors; Paulina—The Seagull; 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; Aunt Abby—Arsenic and Old Lace; Lady Britomart—Major Barbara; Effy—The Spitfire Grill; Mistress Page—The Merry Wives of Windsor; Clara—Hay Fever; Penny—You Can’t Take It With You. Also: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Maria—Twelfth Night; Opera Idaho/Boise State University: Maria Callas—Master Class; and multiple credits with Boise Contemporary Theater. *John & Carroll Sims Hide «

Becca Ballenger
Becca Ballenger*
Becca Ballenger is thrilled to return to ISF for her second season, after playing the Ariel double in The Tempest in 2007. A New York-based actor, Becca’s recent productions include: The Hero (Metropolitan Playhouse), American Stare (New Jersey Rep), Occupy Olympus and Richard 3 (FringeNYC), Hotel Project (The Internationalists), The ... Read more »
Becca Ballenger is thrilled to return to ISF for her second season, after playing the Ariel double in The Tempest in 2007. A New York-based actor, Becca’s recent productions include: The Hero (Metropolitan Playhouse), American Stare (New Jersey Rep), Occupy Olympus and Richard 3 (FringeNYC), Hotel Project (The Internationalists), The Consequences (Williamstown Theatre Fest) along with workshops directed by Shirley Knight, Anthony Rapp, Pam MacKinnon, and others. TV/Film credits include Redrum on Investigation Discovery and James Franco's upcoming Black Dog/Red Dog. Graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Fordham University. Proud AEA. Love and gratitude to my family and Artie. It’s good to be home. www.beccaballenger.com Hide «

Kyle Jean Baptiste
Kyle Jean Baptiste
Kyle Jean Baptiste is very excited to be joining Idaho Shakespeare Festival this summer for the first time. Kyle is delighted to be playing the role of Enjolras in Les Misérables and to be joining the cast of The Merry Wives of Windsor this season. Kyle was last seen ... Read more »
Kyle Jean Baptiste is very excited to be joining Idaho Shakespeare Festival this summer for the first time. Kyle is delighted to be playing the role of Enjolras in Les Misérables and to be joining the cast of The Merry Wives of Windsor this season. Kyle was last seen playing Javert in Les Misérables (New London Barn Playhouse), Tom in Murder Ballad the musical (Playhouse Square Lab Theatre), Billy Bigelow in Carousel the musical (Baldwin Wallace University) and Dr. Ackerman in Love Story The Musical (Playhouse Square). He is currently pursuing a Bachelor in Music Theater and will graduate in 2015. Most recently, Kyle was nominated for a New Hampshire Theater Award for his portrayal of Javert In Les Misérables. He wants to thank his family and his teachers for never giving up on him. He’d also like to thank Idaho Shakespeare for this opportunity. Hide «

Pedar Benson Bate
Pedar Benson Bate*
Pedar is so pumped to be making his Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut! He just finished spending the past three seasons performing with the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Youth Theatre, touring through beautiful central and upstate New York. Last summer, Pedar became a “Barnie,” as a member of the acting intern company at ... Read more »
Pedar is so pumped to be making his Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut! He just finished spending the past three seasons performing with the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Youth Theatre, touring through beautiful central and upstate New York. Last summer, Pedar became a “Barnie,” as a member of the acting intern company at New London Barn Playhouse in New London, New Hampshire. Some favorite regional credits: Marius in Les Misérables, New London Barn; Oliver Hix in Music Man, New London Barn; Sam in My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, MGR Playhouse. Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from The Ohio State University. Thank you Vicky, Greg, Tracy, and Charlie. So very thankful for my supportive family: Meredith, Mom and Dad, Marissa, Ben, and Chris. “Let the wine of friendship never run dry.” Hide «

Lynn Robert Berg
Lynn Robert Berg*
Lynn is excited to be returning to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for his 12th season. Previously at ISF: The title role of Richard III, Jonas Fogg in Sweeney Todd, Dr. Purgeon in The Imaginary Invalid, Polixenes in The Winter's Tale, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Caliban in The Tempest, Bill ... Read more »
Lynn is excited to be returning to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for his 12th season. Previously at ISF: The title role of Richard III, Jonas Fogg in Sweeney Todd, 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. 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) Faust (Resident Ensemble Players). Lynn earned his MFA at the University of Delaware PTTP, and is a proud member of Actors' Equity. SLL’M Hide «

Laura Welsh Berg
Laura Welsh Berg*
6th Season with ISF. Laura is thrilled to be returning to Idaho Shakespeare Festival where she was last seen as Lady Anne in Richard III, and ensemble in Sweeney Todd. Shows with ISF and her sister company Great Lakes Theater include The Tempest, Hay Fever, All's Well that Ends Well, ... Read more »
6th Season with ISF. Laura is thrilled to be returning to Idaho Shakespeare Festival where she was last seen as Lady Anne in Richard III, and ensemble in Sweeney Todd. Shows with ISF and her sister company Great Lakes Theater include The Tempest, Hay Fever, All's Well that Ends Well, Major Barbara, Macbeth, Love's Labors’ Lost, A Funny Thing...Forum, Into the Woods, Arsenic and Old Lace, Measure for Measure, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, She Stoops to Conquer, and A Christmas Carol. Credits at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival 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 is beyond thankful for the amazing Bergs of Boise (and Feo-Fernandez family!) and Millers of Cleveland. And, always, for Lynn. Hide «

Kristen Boehnlein
Kristen Boehnlein*
Assistant Stage Manager
Three seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Other assistant stage manager credits include Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Other credits for Idaho Shakespeare Festival as a production assistant are Blithe Spirit, The Winter’s Tale, Mousetrap. Kristen has other credits with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and ... Read more »
Three seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Other assistant stage manager credits include Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Other credits for Idaho Shakespeare Festival as a production assistant are Blithe Spirit, The Winter’s Tale, Mousetrap. Kristen has other credits with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater. She received her B.A. from Kent State University. A big shout out of love to her friends, family, and mentors for all of their support throughout the years and helping her make her dreams come true! Hide «

Stephen Mitchell Brown
Stephen Mitchell Brown*
Thrilled to be making his ISF Debut! Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde (Revival). National Tours: Jekyll & Hyde, Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel, “Leadville” Johnny in The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Regional: Rochester in Jane Eyre (Legacy Theatre - Atlanta’s Suzi Bass Award), Oliver! (Paper Mill Playhouse), Enoch Snow in Carousel, Professor ... Read more »
Thrilled to be making his ISF Debut! Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde (Revival). National Tours: Jekyll & Hyde, Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel, “Leadville” Johnny in The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Regional: Rochester in Jane Eyre (Legacy Theatre - Atlanta’s Suzi Bass Award), Oliver! (Paper Mill Playhouse), Enoch Snow in Carousel, Professor Bhaer in Little Women, Nicely-Nicely in Guys & Dolls (all at Cumberland County Playhouse), Beast in Beauty & the Beast (Fireside Theatre), Capt. Albert Lennox in The Secret Garden (Theatre By The Sea), Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf in Into The Woods and Thurston Wheelis in Greater Tuna (both at Jenny Wiley Theatre). BA in Theatre w/ Music Minor from Muhlenberg College. Proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Special thanks to Victoria for the opportunity to play a dream role, Michael Cassara, Eddie & Take 3 Talent, Eric Michael Gillett, Mom, Dad, Ginger, Sadie, and my wife, Leah Jennings. Much love. One Day More! www.stephenmitchellbrown.com Hide «

Riley Campbell
Riley Campbell
Riley has always had a great love for music. He started exploring that talent with piano and singing, which led to a fascination with mixing. Last year he discovered his love for acting when he portrayed Touchstone in As You Like It as a 5th grader at The ... Read more »
Riley has always had a great love for music. He started exploring that talent with piano and singing, which led to a fascination with mixing. Last year he discovered his love for acting when he portrayed Touchstone in As You Like It as a 5th grader at The Ambrose School. The Shakespeare bug caught hold and he participated in Shakespeare camps last summer. He was planning on pursuing that again this year with Shakespeare Intensive when the auditions for The Merry Wives of Windsor came up. He is so excited to have an opportunity to learn and grow with Idaho Shakespeare Festival this year. Outside of acting, Riley is a very active kid. He is a great athlete and loves sports, especially lacrosse and football. He is a white water rafter in charge of his own cataraft and camping is a big part of his summers. Riley would like to acknowledge Jenny Rallens in helping him find his acting talent and encouraging him to audition. Without her influence he would not have gotten this far. Hide «

Jennifer Caster
Jennifer Caster*
Assistant Stage Manager
First season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Assistant stage manager for Deathtrap, Les Misérables, and Steel Magnolias. Two seasons at Great Lakes Theater. Previously at Great Lakes Theater: performance stage manager for Deathtrap, assistant stage management for Sweeney Toddy and Guys and Dolls. Additional stage management credits include: Yentl (ASM, Cleveland Play ... Read more »
First season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Assistant stage manager for Deathtrap, Les Misérables, and Steel Magnolias. Two seasons at Great Lakes Theater. Previously at Great Lakes Theater: performance stage manager for Deathtrap, assistant stage management for Sweeney Toddy and Guys and Dolls. Additional stage management credits include: Yentl (ASM, Cleveland Play House), Earth Plays, Water Ways, The Secret Social, Standing on Ceremony, Poor Little Lulu and At-TEN-tion Span (Cleveland Public Theatre); Antony and Cleopatra, Burt Dow, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, Elizabeth Rex, Dying City, and Brilliant Traces (Stonington Opera House, ME); Red Light Winter, Fefu and Her Friends, Passion Play and How I Learned to Drive (Bard College Fisher Center, NY); Septimus and Clarissa (ASM, Ripe Time, NY); Futurity (HERE Arts Center, NY); PITCH (LaMaMa, Etc., NY); Waxing West (Dramalabbet, Stockholm). Jennifer is the production manager for Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant and most recently the production manager for Station Hope, an inaugural Cleveland arts event. Hide «

Kathryn Cherasaro
Kathryn Cherasaro*
Kathryn is thrilled to be back in Boise working with ISF for her 8th season. Her ISF credits include: 39 Steps as Pamela, Belinda in Noises Off, Isabella in Measure for Measure, Elaine Harper in Arsenic and Old Lace, Louka in Arms and the Man, Maria in Twelfth Night, Mistress ... Read more »
Kathryn is thrilled to be back in Boise working with ISF for her 8th season. Her ISF credits include: 39 Steps as Pamela, Belinda in Noises Off, Isabella in Measure for Measure, Elaine Harper in Arsenic and Old Lace, Louka in Arms and the Man, Maria in Twelfth Night, Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Constanze in Amadeus, Phoebe in As You Like It, Calphurnia in Julius Caesar. Some of her favorite roles include: Sonya in Uncle Vanya, Catherine in The Memory of Water, Lucy in The Good Times are Killing Me, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Cherie in Bus Stop, and Blue in Beirut. Kathryn has received a BFA from the University of Detroit and is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA/AEA unions. Kathryn is based in Los Angeles. Thank you to all of her friends and family. Special love to Jack and Rudy, I miss you every day. Hide «

Aled Davies
Aled Davies*
14 seasons with ISF. Capulet in Romeo and Juliet ; Major Metcalf in The Mousetrap ; Monsieur Diafoirus in The Imaginary Invalid ; Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Sheriff Reynolds in Batboy: The Musical; Your Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Sea Captain/Priest in Twelfth Night; King of ... Read more »
14 seasons with ISF. Capulet in Romeo and Juliet ; Major Metcalf in The Mousetrap ; Monsieur Diafoirus in The Imaginary Invalid ; Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Sheriff Reynolds in Batboy: The Musical; Your Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Sea Captain/Priest in Twelfth Night; King of France in All's Well that Ends Well; Deputy Governor Danforth in The Crucible; Duncan/Old Seward in Macbeth; David Bliss in Hay Fever; Senex in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum; Boyet in Love's Labor's Lost; Sir Andrew Undershaft in Major Barbara; Sir Charles Marlow in She Stoops to Conquer; Gloucester in King Lear; Jaques in As You Like It; Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar; The Reverend Doctor Chasuble in The Importance of Being Earnest; Chorus/Williams in Henry V; Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night; Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing; Nicola in Arms and the Man; Claudius in Hamlet; Antonio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Marcus Andronicus in Titus Andronicus; Camillo in The Winter's Tale; Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet; Storyteller #1 in Cymbeline. Aled has been a proud and appreciative member of Actors' Equity for 30 years. *Carrie & Mark Matsko Hide «

Brandyn Day
Brandyn Day
Brandyn is thrilled to be spending his summer at Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the first time. He was last seen as Jigger in Carousel and before that he spent last summer performing in numerous summer productions at Timber Lake Playhouse including one of his favorite roles Agent Frank in Unnecessary ... Read more »
Brandyn is thrilled to be spending his summer at Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the first time. He was last seen as Jigger in Carousel and before that he spent last summer performing in numerous summer productions at Timber Lake Playhouse including one of his favorite roles Agent Frank in Unnecessary Farce. Brandyn studied acting at The Stella Adler Conservatory in NYC, and has been featured in two national commercials. He is currently a senior Music Theatre Major at Baldwin Wallace University. BWMT' 15. Brandyn would like to dedicate this performance to Mom, Dad, Mar, and Katie. Enjoy. Hide «

Jodi Dominick
Jodi Dominick*
Seven seasons at ISF. Previous roles include Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, Prince Edward in Richard III, Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Lady MacDuff in Macbeth, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Helena Landless in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Lady ... Read more »
Seven seasons at ISF. Previous roles include Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, Prince Edward in Richard III, Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Lady MacDuff in Macbeth, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Helena Landless in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Bianca in Othello, Ivana/Tailor in The Taming of the Shrew, Emilia in The Winter's Tale, Lucetta/ Outlaw in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Louison in The Imaginary Invalid and Edith in Blithe Spirit. Other theaters: Great Lakes Theater, New World Stages, Hudson Backstage Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Hayworth Theatre, The Beck Center for the Arts, Dobama Theatre and The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Jodi is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University. Hide «

Allegra Edwards
Allegra Edwards*
Allegra Rose Edwards is grateful to be making her ISF debut in Steel Magnolias. She most recently appeared in the world premiere of Everything You Touch at The Boston Court, and as Chloe in Arcadia at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT). Other credits at ACT include Belle in A Christmas ... Read more »
Allegra Rose Edwards is grateful to be making her ISF debut in Steel Magnolias. She most recently appeared in the world premiere of Everything You Touch at The Boston Court, and as Chloe in Arcadia at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT). Other credits at ACT include Belle in A Christmas Carol and Chrysothemis in Elektra (featuring Olympia Dukakis). She has also appeared in Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Arvada Center, Project: Lohan at The Costume Shop, as well as Othello, A Doll’s House, Courtship, The Rover, and The American Clock through ACT’s conservatory. Allegra received her MFA in acting from ACT and her bachelor’s degree in theater and television production from Pepperdine University. She sends love to her family, her fella, and her friend Brooke, a true Southern belle. Hide «

Clare Eisentrout
Clare Eisentrout*
Clare Howes Eisentrout is gleefully spending her second season at ISF this summer, following last year's appearances as Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Princess Elizabeth in Richard III. Most recently, Clare appeared in a reading of Prairie in NYC. Other credits include Sally (Follies, Baldwin Wallace University), Sally Brown (You're ... Read more »
Clare Howes Eisentrout is gleefully spending her second season at ISF this summer, following last year's appearances as Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Princess Elizabeth in Richard III. Most recently, Clare appeared in a reading of Prairie in NYC. Other credits include Sally (Follies, Baldwin Wallace University), Sally Brown (You're a Good Man…, Weston Playhouse) and Martha (Spring Awakening, Beck Center for the Arts). Clare is a 2013 grad of Baldwin Wallace University and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she earned her BM in music theater and her AADP Health Coach Certification, respectively. Love to the mom, the dad, Mr. Sparky and Mr. Sparkly, the Howes and Eisentrout clans, her babes in “the city”, her T.E.A.M., and all of y'all as well. Hide «

Tom Ford
Tom Ford*
Eight Seasons Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, Argan in The Imaginary Invalid, Mr. Paravicini in The Mousetrap, Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, Baker in Into the Woods, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, King of Navarre ... Read more »
Eight Seasons Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, Argan in The Imaginary Invalid, Mr. Paravicini in The Mousetrap, Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, Baker in Into the Woods, 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: Eight Seasons. Boise Contemporary Theater: This Wonderful Life, 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 *Ed Miller & Terri Stein Hide «

Keri René Fuller
Keri René Fuller
Keri René Fuller could not be more excited to make her ISF debut with some old and new friends! She is ecstatic to reprise the role of Eponine after doing Les Misérables at New London Barn Playhouse last summer. Previous credits include Lizzie Borden in Lizzie Borden: The Musical and ... Read more »
Keri René Fuller could not be more excited to make her ISF debut with some old and new friends! She is ecstatic to reprise the role of Eponine after doing Les Misérables at New London Barn Playhouse last summer. Previous credits include Lizzie Borden in Lizzie Borden: The Musical and Sara in Murder Ballad both at Playhouse Square in Cleveland; Maggie Winslow in A Chorus Line at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma; Lavinia in Titus Andronicus at Reduxion Classical Theatre Company; and Diana in All’s Well that Ends Well at Baldwin Wallace University. Keri René is graduating this year with a BM from the Musical Theatre Program at Baldwin Wallace University as AEA. She would like to thank her family in Oklahoma for supporting her in anything and everything she does, James and the Penca’s for being the best second family a girl could ask for, and Victoria Bussert and Gregory Daniels for pushing her farther than she ever thought she could go. For Tiffany. Hide «

Atlie Gilbert
Atlie Gilbert
Atlie Gilbert is excited to make her ISF debut. Recently seen as Audrey in As You Like It (Great Lakes Theater), Marilyn Monroe in The Interview: JFK (Civil Rights Opera Project), Phoebe in As You Like It (Muse of Fire), and Auntie Beatrice in the premiere of Ryan Scott ... Read more »
Atlie Gilbert is excited to make her ISF debut. Recently seen as Audrey in As You Like It (Great Lakes Theater), Marilyn Monroe in The Interview: JFK (Civil Rights Opera Project), Phoebe in As You Like It (Muse of Fire), and Auntie Beatrice in the premiere of Ryan Scott Oliver and Ernie Nolan’s new musical, The Frog Prince Continued (Emerald City Theatre). Other highlights include: Metropolis, Porchlight Music Theatre, Redmoon, and Clock Productions. A Chicago-based actor, improviser, and teaching-artist, Atlie is an adjunct faculty member of the voice department at the Sherwood Music Community School at Columbia College Chicago, frequently performs improv-based comedy shows with The Murder Mystery Company (Ensemble Member), and holds a BFA in musical theatre from The Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Love to the creative staff, family, and friends! Hide «

Ian Gould
Ian Gould*
Third season with ISF: The Imaginary Invalid, Antigonus in The Winter's Tale, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, Bazzard in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Medvedenko in The Seagull, the Dromios in The Comedy of Errors. Credits elsewhere include Guildenstern in both Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Hamlet (The ... Read more »
Third season with ISF: The Imaginary Invalid, Antigonus in The Winter's Tale, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, Bazzard in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Medvedenko in The Seagull, the Dromios in The Comedy of Errors. Credits elsewhere include Guildenstern in both Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Hamlet (The Acting Company; off-Broadway, on a national tour and at the Guthrie Theater), Copenhagen (Luna Stage), Twelfth Night (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival), The Miser (Centerstage), Amadeus (New Harmony Theater), Rough Crossing (MetroStage), The Devil’s Disciple (Metropolitan Playhouse), Titus Andronicus, Cymbeline, The Weir, and Our Country’s Good (Folding Chair Classical Theatre) and his six ISF productions at Great Lakes Theater. Film: The Jew of Malta and The Sandman. Training: MFA, Shakespeare Theatre Company Academy for Classical Acting; BFA, NYU. Pittsburgh native. Hide «

Robin Grady
Robin Grady*
Production Stage Manager
Robin is excited to be joining Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the first time this summer. Regional credits include Betrayal (Huntington Theatre Company); Love Alone, The Crucible, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Shooting Star, and Shapeshifter (Trinity Repertory Company); Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Into the Woods, The ... Read more »
Robin is excited to be joining Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the first time this summer. Regional credits include Betrayal (Huntington Theatre Company); Love Alone, The Crucible, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Shooting Star, and Shapeshifter (Trinity Repertory Company); Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Into the Woods, The Mikado, Meet Vera Stark, Big River, Spelling Bee and Follies (Lyric Stage Company of Boston); The Diary of Anne Frank, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Miracle on 34thStreet, Les Misérables, RENT, and Fools (Ocean State Theatre Company); La Cage aux Folles (Theatre by the Sea); Slasher (Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival); Much Ado About Nothing and To Kill a Mockingbird (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); and The Elephant Man and Much Ado About Nothing (Gamm Theatre). Ms. Grady is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, and has her BFA in stage management from the University of Rhode Island. Hide «

Carole Healey
Carole Healey*
Ms. Healey has acted and directed at most of the major regional theaters in the country including Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Arcadia as Hannah Jarvis, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Jacquenetta). Utah Shakespeare Festival company member 14 seasons (Lady Macbeth, Portia in Julius Caesar, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Regan in ... Read more »
Ms. Healey has acted and directed at most of the major regional theaters in the country including Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Arcadia as Hannah Jarvis, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Jacquenetta). Utah Shakespeare Festival company member 14 seasons (Lady Macbeth, Portia in Julius Caesar, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Regan in King Lear, Golda in Fiddler on the Roof, Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest.) Alabama Shakespeare Festival company member for 3 years (Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Elvira in Blithe Spirit,) Southwest Shakespeare, (Lady Macbeth, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, The Merry Wives of Windsor) Great Lakes Theater (Arms and the Man), Lake Tahoe Shakespeare (Measure for Measure), Denver Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Theatreworks, Portland Stage, Riverside Theatre, Kingshead Theatre (London), Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Olney, The Cape Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public and many others. Television and Film: Law and Order, The Guiding Light, The Understudy. MFA: Professional Theatre Training Program at University of Delaware. Hide «

Torsten Johnson
Torsten Johnson*
Second season with ISF. Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Richard III and the Shakespearience tour of Much Ado About Nothing; The Guthrie: A Christmas Carol and Hay Fever; American Players Theatre: The Royal Family, Richard III, Troilus and Cressida and The Admirable Crichton; 7th House Theater Collective: Cinephilia; Interlochen Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet ... Read more »
Second season with ISF. Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Richard III and the Shakespearience tour of Much Ado About Nothing; The Guthrie: A Christmas Carol and Hay Fever; American Players Theatre: The Royal Family, Richard III, Troilus and Cressida and The Admirable Crichton; 7th House Theater Collective: Cinephilia; Interlochen Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet and Twelfth Night; University of Minnesota: Equivocation, Uncle Vanya and Antony and Cleopatra. Training: BFA, University of Minnesota / Guthrie Theater. Hide «

Sarah Kelso
Sarah Kelso*
Assistant Stage Manager, Stage Manager: Steel Magnolias
Sarah is gleefully returning for her fifth season with ISF. Here, Sarah has stage managed Romeo and Juliet (Shakespearience 2014), The Jabberwocky and Air Heart (Idaho Theater for Youth 2013, 2014). She was assistant stage manager on Sweeney Todd, production assistant on The Foreigner, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and ... Read more »
Sarah is gleefully returning for her fifth season with ISF. Here, Sarah has stage managed Romeo and Juliet (Shakespearience 2014), The Jabberwocky and Air Heart (Idaho Theater for Youth 2013, 2014). She was assistant stage manager on Sweeney Todd, production assistant on The Foreigner, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, The Imaginary Invalid, Noises Off, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cabaret, The 39 Steps, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Ideal Husband, and The Woman in Black. Other credits include assistant stage manager on Red, This Wonderful Life, Damascus, Tigers Be Still, A Permanent Image and Gruesome Playground Injuries with Boise Contemporary Theater and production assistant on Much Ado About Nothing, and Romeo and Juliet with Great Lakes Theater. Sarah is a proud graduate of the Boise State University Theatre Arts Department. She would like to thank her incredible friends and family for their constant love and support, and her Grandma for inspiring her by always dreaming big. Hide «

Eligh Kindall
Eligh Kindall
Eligh Kindall is stoked to be joining ISF for his professional acting debut. He has a passion for all musicals and is thrilled to be cast as Gavroche. Eligh received his earliest training with Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, and would like to thank Autumn Kersey, Shannon Foy, Mary ... Read more »
Eligh Kindall is stoked to be joining ISF for his professional acting debut. He has a passion for all musicals and is thrilled to be cast as Gavroche. Eligh received his earliest training with Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, and would like to thank Autumn Kersey, Shannon Foy, Mary Jensen, and Erin Van Engelen for their coaching and encouragement. He recently starred as Peter Pan in Treasure Valley Youth Theater’s production of Disney’s Peter Pan and as Geoff in TVYT’s production of School House Rock. Having enjoyed numerous summers watching ISF productions, he has always dreamed of having the opportunity to join such a skilled cast. He is grateful for his family’s support and can’t get wait to get started! Hide «

Tim Kinzel
Tim Kinzel*
Production Stage Manager
Five seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Stage manager credits for Idaho Shakespeare Festival include: Blithe Spirit, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Ideal Husband, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Tim has multiple stage management credits from the following companies: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, ... Read more »
Five seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Stage manager credits for Idaho Shakespeare Festival include: Blithe Spirit, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Ideal Husband, The 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. Thanks to family, friends, coworkers, Kendall and Christian for putting up with and supporting him throughout the years. Cleveland in my heart. Roll Tribe! Hide «

Richard Klautsch
Richard Klautsch*
Richard has worked with Idaho Shakespeare Festival for 22 years, in such roles as David in The Foreigner, Dogberry in Much Ado about Nothing, Lloyd in Noises Off, Sir Robert in An Ideal Husband, Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kent in King Lear, Macduff in Macbeth, Salieri in Amadeus, ... Read more »
Richard has worked with Idaho Shakespeare Festival for 22 years, in such roles as David in The Foreigner, Dogberry in Much Ado about Nothing, Lloyd in Noises Off, Sir Robert in An Ideal Husband, Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kent in King Lear, Macduff in Macbeth, Salieri in Amadeus, and Brutus in Julius Caesar. Richard has also worked at Boise Contemporary Theater, Great Lakes Theatre in Cleveland, UC Santa Barbara, Primary Stages in NYC, the Attic Theatre in Detroit, the Shakespeare Society Theatre in LA, the Kennedy Center, and at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan. Richard is currently the chair of the Department of Theater Arts at Boise State University. He received his MFA and PhD degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. *Nick Miller & Cathy Silak Hide «

Annabel Kotek
Annabel Kotek
Annabel Kotek makes her enthusiastic debut with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival this summer. She may be one of the younger performers, but her zest for life and passion for music seem beyond her years. It didn't take long for friends and family to realize Annabel was born with the music ... Read more »
Annabel Kotek makes her enthusiastic debut with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival this summer. She may be one of the younger performers, but her zest for life and passion for music seem beyond her years. It didn't take long for friends and family to realize Annabel was born with the music bug. She would create her own lyrics and songs from her car seat and pretend the kitchen floor was her stage. The “Mamma Mia!” soundtrack was an early favorite for her to belt out with her Mom. Annabel moved to Boise from Idaho Falls at age four. She just finished the first grade, where she likes playing with friends, music, running club, and jumping rope. Outside of school, she plays soccer, swims and will try anything...especially if it will embarrass her two older brothers! Annabel is outgoing, usually the first to say “hello.” Favorites: Blowing bubbles, drawing, her two big black dogs, family, play dates, ice cream, Barbies, Disney movies, music. Annabel is very excited to be part of the ISF family! Hide «

Jackson Leach
Jackson Leach
Jackson Leach is making his professional debut at ISF. He has a Les Mis obsession and nearly always wears a rosette which, ironically, he decided not to wear to his audition for Gavroche. He is currently a student at Fresco Arts Academy where he appeared in The Comedy of Errors ... Read more »
Jackson Leach is making his professional debut at ISF. He has a Les Mis obsession and nearly always wears a rosette which, ironically, he decided not to wear to his audition for Gavroche. He is currently a student at Fresco Arts Academy where he appeared in The Comedy of Errors as Dromio of Ephesus and in The Lottery as Mr. Delacroix. He has also been in numerous community theater productions. He is thankful to his family for their support. He is excited to work with and learn from such experienced actors. Hide «

Juan Rivera LeBron
Juan Rivera LeBron*
Third Season at ISF. Other credits include: Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, Clown in The Winter's Tale, Cleante in The Imaginary Invalid at Great Lakes Theater/Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Wickham in Pride and Prejudice, Florizel in The Winter's Tale at The Guthrie Theater. Seven seasons at Oregon Shakespeare ... Read more »
Third Season at ISF. Other credits include: Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, Clown in The Winter's Tale, Cleante in The Imaginary Invalid at Great Lakes Theater/Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Wickham in Pride and Prejudice, Florizel in The Winter's Tale at The Guthrie Theater. Seven seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, selected credits include: Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, Sylvio in Servant of Two Masters, Rodolfo in A View from the Bridge, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. BFA, Carnegie Mellon University. U.S. delegation to the Unesco/ITI World Congress in Madrid, Spain 2008. Recipient of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship funded by William and Eva Fox Foundation and administered by Theater Communications Group. Member of AEA. Best honeymoon ever! Like or follow @ facebook/juanriveralebron, twitter/juanlebron. Hide «

Stitch Marker
Stitch Marker
Greenshow Performer, Understudy
Stitch has been acting in and around Idaho for 40 years, including 30 wonderful seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. He has also loved acting with Boise Contemporary Theater, Idaho Theater for Youth, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Company of Fools, Southeast Ensemble Theatre, Drop Dance, Idaho Dance Theatre, Knock ‘em Dead, ... Read more »
Stitch has been acting in and around Idaho for 40 years, including 30 wonderful seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. He has also loved acting with Boise Contemporary Theater, Idaho Theater for Youth, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Company of Fools, Southeast Ensemble Theatre, Drop Dance, Idaho Dance Theatre, Knock ‘em Dead, Ballet Idaho, Opera Idaho, and several guest artist appearances at Boise State Theatre Arts Department. Stitch has enjoyed many school outreach tours with Shakespearience and Idaho Theater for Youth and has been a long time educator, currently at Washington Elementary. He has worked in film, television, radio, and rock ‘n roll. Stitch loves being a Boise native and is grateful to this generous community for its continued support of the arts. Hide «

Lori McNally
Lori McNally*
Lori is pleased to be working with ISF for the first time.  Selected regional credits include: Hermia/A Midsummer Night's Dream/Lake Tahoe Shakespeare, Celia/As You Like It/Southwest Shakespeare, Juliet/Romeo and Juliet/Saratoga Shakespeare, Wendy/Peter Pan/Dorset Theater Festival.  New York credits: Young Blood Series with Ensemble Studio Theater, Angie/Mail Order Bride ... Read more »
Lori is pleased to be working with ISF for the first time.  Selected regional credits include: Hermia/A Midsummer Night's Dream/Lake Tahoe Shakespeare, Celia/As You Like It/Southwest Shakespeare, Juliet/Romeo and Juliet/Saratoga Shakespeare, Wendy/Peter Pan/Dorset Theater Festival.  New York credits: Young Blood Series with Ensemble Studio Theater, Angie/Mail Order Bride (Chuck Mee premiere)/Beckett Theater, Iris/La Tempestad/The Ohio Theater.  Education:  LAMDA / B.A. Cornell University.  Thanks to cast, crew and TK!!

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Dougfred Miller
Dougfred Miller*
In nine seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival his portrayals include Macbeth, Malvolio, Jaques in As You Like It , Jonathan in Arsenic and Old Lace, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, several Dukes, Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part 1 and Part ... Read more »
In nine seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival his portrayals include Macbeth, Malvolio, Jaques in As You Like It , Jonathan in Arsenic and Old Lace, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, several Dukes, Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2, and an Emperor in Amadeus. He played Richard in Richard III and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing for the Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company, Prospero in The Tempest and the Duke in Measure for Measure at Texas Shakespeare Festival, Versati in The Underpants at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and Lysander in a Vietnamese/English production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Central Dramatic Theatre Company in Hanoi. Doug is a graduate of the PTTP at the University of Delaware, and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Hide «

Betsy Mugavero
Betsy Mugavero*
Betsy is thrilled to be returning to Boise! ISF credits include Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) and Noises Off! (Brooke). Favorite recent credits include the regional premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Henry V (the Boy), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Jaquenetta) among others at Utah ... Read more »
Betsy is thrilled to be returning to Boise! ISF credits include Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) and Noises Off! (Brooke). Favorite recent credits include the regional premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Henry V (the Boy), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Jaquenetta) among others at Utah Shakespeare Festival; Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero) at Great Lakes Theater; The Tempest (Miranda), Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival; Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. MFA, University of California, Irvine. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Many thanks to her Arden cast and crew and to her family and friends for their support! Much love to Q and Hank. *Spink Butler Clark Lamer & Miller, LLP Hide «

Justin Ness
Justin Ness*
Justin is thrilled to be back on the ISF stage for his fourth season. Last season, Justin played Owen Musser in The Foreigner. Prior to that, Justin lived in New York City where he was a founding acting company member and served as the managing director for the award winning ... Read more »
Justin is thrilled to be back on the ISF stage for his fourth season. Last season, Justin played Owen Musser in The Foreigner. Prior to that, Justin lived in New York City where he was a founding acting company member and served as the managing director 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 (Abbridged); Host/Outlaw – The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Bazin/Ensemble – The Three Musketeers; Ensemble – Othello; Ensemble – Amadeus. Other regional credits include: Oliver Durney - The Uncanny Valley; 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 from the Department of Theater Arts, in performance and directing, at Boise State University. Hide «

Tracee Patterson
Tracee Patterson*
Tracee is delighted to be making her ISF debut, most recently appearing as Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice under Joseph Hanreddy (director of ISF’s Richard III last season). Tracee has played a variety of roles in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio including: Jean in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Stevie ... Read more »
Tracee is delighted to be making her ISF debut, most recently appearing as Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice under Joseph Hanreddy (director of ISF’s Richard III last season). Tracee has played a variety of roles in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio including: Jean in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Stevie in The Goat (Dobama Theatre); Desiree in A Little Night Music (Fairmount Theatre); Lettice in Lettice and Lovage, Timothea in SeaMarks (Coach House Theatre); Woman 2 in Songs for a New World, Luisa in Nine (Cain Park); Emma in Song and Dance, Arkadina in The Seagull, and Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast (Beck Center), Holly in Nickel and Dimed (Great Lakes Theater), and Golda in Fiddler on the Roof (Porthouse Theatre). She has won a number of awards, including the 2013 Cleveland Critics’ Circle Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Medea at Mamai Theatre. Tracee is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Hide «

Laura Perotta
Laura Perotta*
A native New Yorker, Laura Perrotta has worked extensively in regional theater including Off Broadway and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She currently resides in Cleveland Heights and has enjoyed the last decade as a company member at Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Favorite roles include Arkadina ... Read more »
A native New Yorker, Laura Perrotta has worked extensively in regional theater including Off Broadway and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She currently resides in Cleveland Heights and has enjoyed the last decade as a company member at Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Favorite roles include Arkadina in The Seagull, Lady M in Macbeth, Amanda Prynne in Private Lives and Mrs. Cheveley in An Ideal Husband. At the Cleveland Play House she has appeared in The Front Page, Eric Coble’s Under the Flesh and Sandy Perlman’s Jocasta. She returned this winter to play Miss Shields in their holiday production of A Christmas Story.  This spring, she appeared as Jessie Cates in ‘night, Mother at Beck Center for the Arts and will play Hesione Hushabye in Heartbreak House this summer at Mamai Theater Co. Hide «

Katie Proulx
Katie Proulx
Katie Proulx is excited to be in Idaho making her ISF debut. Select credits include Georgie in Spike Heels (W 19th Street Theatre, NYC), Hannah in The Art of Dining (Harborfields Theater Co.), the Mute in The Fantasticks (Winnipesaukee Playhouse), Tracy Lord in The Philadelphia Story (The Concord Players), Meg ... Read more »
Katie Proulx is excited to be in Idaho making her ISF debut. Select credits include Georgie in Spike Heels (W 19th Street Theatre, NYC), Hannah in The Art of Dining (Harborfields Theater Co.), the Mute in The Fantasticks (Winnipesaukee Playhouse), Tracy Lord in The Philadelphia Story (The Concord Players), Meg in Little Women (Stagecoach Productions) Florence in the premiere production of Ghost Hunting (NH Theatre Factory), Wet: Shakespeare (NYCDA), Joseph (Palace Theatre), and Carmen (Granite State Opera). A graduate of the NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Katie has trained and worked throughout NH, Boston, and NYC and was an original company member of the Roschman Dance Company in NYC. Katie is very happy to be here working with her fiancé Joel and this talented company. Hide «

Corrie E. Purdum
Corrie E. Purdum*
Production Stage Manager
This is Corrie’s tenth 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 tenth 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, The Winter’s Tale, and Sweeney Todd. She is thrilled this year to add assistant production manager to her list of credits with the company. Other credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, nine seasons with Great Lakes Theater, six seasons with the Cleveland Play House, and three 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 «

Reilly Ramos
Reilly Ramos
Reilly is overjoyed to have her acting debut with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. An Idaho native, Reilly enjoys many art and cultural opportunities in her hometown, such as poetry and creative writing with the Cabin Literary Center and singing with Opera Idaho's Angelus Chorus. Reilly would like to ... Read more »
Reilly is overjoyed to have her acting debut with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. An Idaho native, Reilly enjoys many art and cultural opportunities in her hometown, such as poetry and creative writing with the Cabin Literary Center and singing with Opera Idaho's Angelus Chorus. Reilly would like to thank her Choir Instructor Linda Eustice Berg and her Music teacher Beverly Schumacher in preparing her for this role. Hide «

Gordon Reinhart
Gordon Reinhart*
11th season at ISF: directing Noises Off, Amadeus, Twelfth Night, Greater Tuna, Tuna Christmas, and The 39 Steps; acting in Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, An Ideal Husband, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and The Foreigner. Boise Contemporary Theater: Lopakhin - The Cherry Orchard, Renfield - Dracula, Peter ... Read more »
11th season at ISF: directing Noises Off, Amadeus, Twelfth Night, Greater Tuna, Tuna Christmas, and The 39 Steps; acting in Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, An Ideal Husband, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and The Foreigner. Boise Contemporary Theater: Lopakhin - The Cherry Orchard, Renfield - Dracula, Peter - At Home at the Zoo. Company of Fools: Astrov - Uncle Vanya, Gerardo - Death and the Maiden. Boise Art Museum: Yvan - Art. MFA - West Virginia University. Theater Arts Professor- Boise State University. AEA, SDC, & SAG. Gordon’s work is dedicated to his wife Nataliya. *John & Jackie Parrish Hide «

Mickey Ryan
Mickey Ryan
Mickey Ryan is endlessly excited to be making his debut with ISF. He can be seen this summer as Joly in Les Misérables and The Merry Wives of Windsor. He recently finished a run of Carrie at Beck Center for the Arts. Other credits include Carousel (Enoch Snow), 25th APC ... Read more »
Mickey Ryan is endlessly excited to be making his debut with ISF. He can be seen this summer as Joly in Les Misérables and The Merry Wives of Windsor. He recently finished a run of Carrie at Beck Center for the Arts. Other credits include Carousel (Enoch Snow), 25th APC Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), Titanic (Hitchens), and Into the Woods (Jack). Mickey is a rising senior at Baldwin Wallace University, where he is pursuing a BM in music theater. At BWU, Mickey is also a proud member of BWBeatles, the oldest collegiate Beatles festival in the nation. Big thanks to all friends and family, BWMT'15, Vicky, and Mom. Hide «

David Anthony Smith
David Anthony Smith*
This is David’s fourteenth 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 fourteenth 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. *Kevin Allen & Mindi Ridgeway Hide «

Eric Damon Smith
Eric Damon Smith*
Two seasons at ISF. A Chicago-based actor and director, Eric happily returns to ISF. Last season Eric appeared in Blithe Spirit (Charles), Much Ado About Nothing (Balthasar/Friar Francis),Sweeney Todd, and Richard III (2nd murderer and Bishop of Ely). Recently, Eric was seen as Bud in Gutenberg! The Musical at Milwaukee ... Read more »
Two seasons at ISF. A Chicago-based actor and director, Eric happily returns to ISF. Last season Eric appeared in Blithe Spirit (Charles), Much Ado About Nothing (Balthasar/Friar Francis),Sweeney Todd, and Richard III (2nd murderer and Bishop of Ely). Recently, Eric was seen as Bud in Gutenberg! The Musical at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice and Oliver in As You Like It at Riverside Theatre in the Park in Iowa City. Other Chicago credits include his Jeff-Award nominated turn as Flaminio Scala in the Midwest premiere of The Glorious Ones with Boho and at Theatre on the Lake, Jacques in As You Like It at Muse of Fire, Mosca in Volpone, directed by Sheldon Patinkin at City Lit Theatre and Jamie in Long Day’s Journey into Night at Polarity, as well as work with Remy Bumppo and Northlight Theatre. Eric trained at Hofstra University. Hide «

Nick Steen
Nick Steen*
Nick is extremely honored and excited to be making his debut at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Other regional credits include: American Conservatory Theater—Orestes in Elektra and Topper in A Christmas Carol. Shakespeare Santa Cruz—Antonio in Twelfth Night. Other roles include: Torvald in A Doll's House, Harry Bagely and Martin in Cloud ... Read more »
Nick is extremely honored and excited to be making his debut at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Other regional credits include: American Conservatory Theater—Orestes in Elektra and Topper in A Christmas Carol. Shakespeare Santa Cruz—Antonio in Twelfth Night. Other roles include: Torvald in A Doll's House, Harry Bagely and Martin in Cloud 9, Lord Byron in Block Eight on the Camino Real, Beau in The Traveling Companion, Moe in The American Clock, Cassio in Othello, and Horace in Courtship. Nick received his BFA from the University of Evansville and his MFA from American Conservatory Theater. Follow his journey at www.NickSteen.com! Hide «

Brian Sutherland
Brian Sutherland*
ISF debut Mr. Sutherland has appeared on Broadway as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Thomas Jefferson in 1776, King Marchan in Victor/Victoria, and Munkustrap in Cats. Other Broadway credits include Steel Pier, Dance a Little Closer, and A Change in the Heir, and he played Starbuck in ... Read more »
ISF debut Mr. Sutherland has appeared on Broadway as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Thomas Jefferson in 1776, King Marchan in Victor/Victoria, and Munkustrap in Cats. Other Broadway credits include Steel Pier, Dance a Little Closer, and A Change in the Heir, and he played Starbuck in 110 in the Shade at NYC Opera. National tours include Roy Johnson in The Light in the Piazza, Julian in Disney’s On the Record, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (w/Maurice Hines), Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret (w/Joel Grey), and Julian Marsh in 42nd Street (European tour). Numerous regional theater includes Sondheim on Sondheim (Great Lakes Theatre), Fred/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate and El Gallo in The Fantasticks (St. Louis Rep), Charlie Anderson in Shenandoah (Fords Theatre), Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha (Pittsburgh Public), and The Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance (Guthrie Theatre). He holds a BA in musical theatre from the University of New Hampshire. Hide «

Alex Syiek
Alex Syiek*
This is Alex's second season with ISF. Last season: Richmond/Richard III, Policeman/Sweeney Todd. Some of his other favorite roles include Bob Wallace/White Christmas/Northern Stage, Mr. Franklin/Passing Strange/14th St. Theatre, and Andrew Jackson/Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson/Color and Light Theatre. Alex holds a Bachelor of Music from Baldwin Wallace University's Conservatory of ... Read more »
This is Alex's second season with ISF. Last season: Richmond/Richard III, Policeman/Sweeney Todd. Some of his other favorite roles include Bob Wallace/White Christmas/Northern Stage, Mr. Franklin/Passing Strange/14th St. Theatre, and Andrew Jackson/Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson/Color and Light Theatre. Alex holds a Bachelor of Music from Baldwin Wallace University's Conservatory of Music and is a member of AEA. Alex would like to thank Vicky Bussert for her incredible guidance, and his sister and parents for their constant support. Hide «

M.A. Taylor
M.A. Taylor*
MA returns to ISF for season 18. He is probably “that one guy, you saw in that one show, that one time…” Most recent roles for ISF include Beadle, Sweeney Todd; Lord Rivers, Richard III; Verges, Much Ado About Nothing. Also seen in: The Imaginary Invalid, Romeo and Juliet, The ... Read more »
MA returns to ISF for season 18. He is probably “that one guy, you saw in that one show, that one time…” Most recent roles for ISF include Beadle, Sweeney Todd; Lord Rivers, Richard III; Verges, Much Ado About Nothing. Also seen in: The Imaginary Invalid, Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Arsenic and Old Lace, Other credits include: Candy, Of Mice and Men (PTTP/Rep); title role Dracula (Boise Contemporary Theater), Launce, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Gravedigger/Player King, Hamlet (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), and Crave and Fully Committed (Tooth & Nail Theater in Salt Lake City). He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). Thanks to his families (genetic and professional) all of whom I love. Go Tribe! *Laura & Alan Shealy Hide «

Dustin Tucker
Dustin Tucker*
Dustin is so honored to be making his Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut with this delightful play and company. His recent credits include Touchstone in As You Like It (Great Lakes Theater), Vigil by Morris Panych and his sixth season of The Santaland Diaries (BroadwayWorld Best Actor) both with Portland ... Read more »
Dustin is so honored to be making his Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut with this delightful play and company. His recent credits include Touchstone in As You Like It (Great Lakes Theater), Vigil by Morris Panych and his sixth season of The Santaland Diaries (BroadwayWorld Best Actor) both with Portland Stage Company as well as Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, directed by Charles Fee. Broadway: The Rainmaker (Roundabout). Off-Broadway credits include: SoHo Rep, Dicapo Opera, Primary Stages, Culture Project and Edge. Dustin currently resides in Portland, Maine, where he is an Affiliate Artist with Portland Stage Company and has appeared in Fully CommittedThe 39 Steps, Greater Tuna and Bach at Leipzig among others. His other regional credits include: Williamstown, Sierra Rep, Festival Stage of Winston-Salem and The Theater at Monmouth. Dustin is a proud and blessed member of Actors’ Equity Association. www.dustintucker.com. Hide «

Andrew Voss
Andrew Voss
Andrew is thrilled to be making his Idaho Shakespeare debut. He spent last summer at Illinois Shakespeare Festival, playing The Bloody Sergeant / Doctor in Macbeth, The 2nd Merchant in A Comedy of Errors, and Pal the Dog / Ensemble in Failure a Love Story. ... Read more »
Andrew is thrilled to be making his Idaho Shakespeare debut. He spent last summer at Illinois Shakespeare Festival, playing The Bloody Sergeant / Doctor in Macbeth, The 2nd Merchant in A Comedy of Errors, and Pal the Dog / Ensemble in Failure a Love Story. He earned his BFA in acting at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Some MKE credits include: Ferdinand in The Tempest, Antonio in Twelfth Night, and Macduff in Macbeth with Optimist Theatre. Hal in Picnic and Walley in Broken and Entered with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. He is a founding member of Youngblood Theater Co. Some YB credits include Savage in Limbo, Red Light Winter, Drive me to Arson, Freakshow, Minnesota Moon, Cartoon, and Dying City. He is a proud Milwaukeean and will dearly miss his home. He would like to thank his family for their steadfast love and support, and his best friend Megan for everything else. Hide «

Christine Weber
Christine Weber*
As You Like It (Celia). Guthrie Theater: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Bennet), The Winter's Tale (Perdita), When We Are Married (Nancy), The Merchant of Venice (Jessica), A Christmas Carol (Belle/Fred's Wife), Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet, a co-production with The Acting Company), When I was a Ghost... (Dasha). Other credits include ... Read more »
As You Like It (Celia). Guthrie Theater: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Bennet), The Winter's Tale (Perdita), When We Are Married (Nancy), The Merchant of Venice (Jessica), A Christmas Carol (Belle/Fred's Wife), Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet, a co-production with The Acting Company), When I was a Ghost... (Dasha). Other credits include Children's Theatre Company: The Wizard of Oz , One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Nurse Ratched), Cabaret (Lulu), Company (Kathy). Walking Shadow Theater Company: See You Next Tuesday (Casey). Minnesota Centennial Showboat: The Count of Monte Cristo (Mercedes). Theater L'Homme Dieu: You Can't Take It With You (Alice), Biloxi Blues (Daisy). Directing credits include: Director of Striking 12 (2 seasons at Bloomington Civic Theater); Assistant to Rob Melrose, Freud's Last Session, and directing intern to Henry Wishcamper, The Birds (Guthrie Theater). B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program. A proud member of Actors' Equty. All my love to J, A, O and B. www.christinemweber.com Hide «

Sam Wolfe
Sam Wolfe*
Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut! Regional: Guys and Dolls (Angie the Ox) directed by Tony nominee Dan Knechtges, Xanadu (Sonny), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (John Calhoun/Male Soloist), Grease (Roger), Footloose (Travis). Other: Rent (Roger), Singin’ in the Rain (Cosmo), All Shook Up (Chad), Swing! (principal dancer). Sam is a senior music ... Read more »
Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut! Regional: Guys and Dolls (Angie the Ox) directed by Tony nominee Dan Knechtges, Xanadu (Sonny), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (John Calhoun/Male Soloist), Grease (Roger), Footloose (Travis). Other: Rent (Roger), Singin’ in the Rain (Cosmo), All Shook Up (Chad), Swing! (principal dancer). Sam is a senior music theater major at Baldwin Wallace University, where he was seen in Carousel (Captain), Follies (Young Vincent) and Titanic (Mr. D’amico). Many thanks to Vicky, Greg, Scott, Czarnota, Charlie, Sara, and Slayzie. Endless love to Emily, and Mom and Dad. BWMT15! Hide «




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