Acting Company

Lavour Addison*

Lavour is tickled pink to be in his first ISF production. Regional credits include Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at Chautauqua Theatre Company, Macbeth at Oberlin Shakespeare Festival, the world premiere of Quiara Alegria Hudes' The Good Peaches in collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra, the world premiere reading of FEED by Eric Coble, and Nol in Shakespeare in Love at Cleveland Play House. He also spent two seasons with ... Read More » the professional acting company at the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Lavour is a recent graduate of the Case Western Reserve University/ Cleveland Play House MFA program. I love you Brittni, Winnie, and Pixie. Hide «

Lynn Allison*

Fourteen seasons.  Credits with ISF and Great Lakes Theate (GLT) include: Mrs. Higgins—My Fair Lady; Ouiser Boudreaux—Steel Magnolias; Helga Ten Dorp—Deathtrap (+GLT); Betty Meeks—The Foreigner; Mrs. Mooney—Sweeney Todd; Antonia/Sexton—Much Ado About Nothing;  Dottie—Noises Off; Mrs. Boyle—Mouse Trap; 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;  Aunt Abby—Arsenic ... Read More » 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 (only GLT).  Also: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Maria—Twelfth Night; Opera Idaho/Boise State University: Maria Callas—Master Class; and multiple credits with Boise Contemporary Theater, including Florence Foster Jenkins—Souvenir, and the premiere of her play Off the Record. Hide «

Joe Atack

Joe is over the moon to be making his ISF debut this season. Joe has been an acting company member at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare since 2008, where he is also the Director of Education. Originally from England Joe trained at the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester before moving to the U.S. in 2007. Roles ... Read More » in the US include: Johnny “the Priest”, Anna Christie at Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and the title role in Macbeth for Nevada Shakespeare Company; he also played numerous roles over 10 seasons at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. On film Joe was most recently seen in the short film Dear George, which won over 25 awards at film festivals, was shown at Cannes Film Festival and is currently in pre-production as a feature film. Joe is also Producing Artistic Director at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company in Reno, NV. Hide «

Pedar Benson Bate*

Four seasons with ISF. Pedar is elated to return to Idaho Shakespeare Festival and the beautiful city of Boise! Previous credits with ISF: Matt in The Fantasticks; Marius in Les Misérables; “Loverly" Tenor in My Fair Lady; Slender in Merry Wives of Windsor; Curio in Twelfth Night. Other regional ... Read More » theaters: Great Lakes Theater, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, New London Barn Playhouse, Northern Stage, and Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival. Bachelor of music from The Ohio State University. Proud member AEA. A huge bloody thanks to Charlie, Ken, and Matt, as well as to my wonderful wife, Meredith, and to the supportive clans Bate, Schneider, and Lark! Lastly, thank you for supporting live theater.

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Laura Welsh Berg*

Nine seasons at ISF. Shows at ISF include Hamlet (Hamlet), And Then There Were None, Love’s Labor’s Lost,The Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, Sweeney Todd, The Tempest, Hay Fever, My Fair Lady, All’s Well that Ends Well, Major Barbara, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, and She Stoops to Conquer. At Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival:  Viola in Twelfth Night and Speed ... Read More » 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 SheilPark. She has a BA in theater from Baldwin Wallace University and an MFA in acting from DePaul University. Hide «

Lynn Robert Berg*

This marks Lynn's 16th season with the Festival. Previously at ISF: The title role in Richard III, Watson, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Ghost, Hamlet, Malvolio, Twelfth Night, Hucklebee, The Fantasticks, Frank Ford, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Porter Milgrim, Deathtrap, Dr. Purgeon, The Imaginary Invalid, Polixenes, The Winter's Tale, Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet, Caliban, The Tempest, and Bill Walker, Major Barbara. Other credits: Ebenezer Scrooge, A ... Read More » Christmas Carol, Dr. Parker, Bat Boy: The Musical, Sandy Tyrell, Hay Fever, Hortensio, The Taming of the Shrew (Great Lakes Theater); Don Armado, Love’s Labor’s Lost, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare(Abridged) (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival); Friar Laurence/Montague, Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet, Antonio, Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Writer’s Theater, Chicago). He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware and has been a member of Actors' Equity for 15 years. SLL’M Hide «

Remell Bowens Jr.

Remell recently made his Great Lakes Theater debut and is ecstatic to be traveling with the cast to Boise for the first time! The acting career of Remell Bowens began with a lot of sacrifice and perseverance with a seemingly never-ending series of auditions. After years of craft shaping; making mistakes, utilizing every possible resource ... Read More » and accepting criticism as a tip instead of a discouragement, Remell ended up graduating from Harrison School for the Arts High School, as a Musical Theatre Major but decided to obtain a more classical training in college. Remell is a rising senior in the BFA Acting Program at Baldwin Wallace University and will celebrate 15 years of acting when he walks across the stage for graduation spring of 2019! Remell gives thanks to God, Mom, Darrell, and his entire host of moms’ for all their support and love! To learn more about Remell please visit Hide «

Kailey Boyle*

Kailey is delighted to be making her ISF debut! Some recent favorites include Martha in The Secret Garden (New London Barn Playhouse), Lizzie Borden in LIZZIE (Playhouse Square), and Campbell in Bring It On the Musical (Beck Center for the Arts). Kailey is a rising junior at Baldwin Wallace University. Many thanks to Mom, Dad, ... Read More » and Jack for their incredible and never ending support.   Hide «

Shayla Brielle G.*

Shayla is thrilled to be making her Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut! Some of her favorite credits include Anita in West Side Story at Baldwin Wallace University, Danielle in the regional premiere of Bring It On at the Beck Center for the Arts, and Electra in Gypsy at Timber Lake Playhouse. Shayla studied music theater and ... Read More » communications at Baldwin Wallace University. Thanks and love to the support system! Hide «

Kelsey Brown

Kelsey Brown is thrilled to be making her ISF/GLT debut this season! Favorite credits include Lizzie u/s in Lizzie (Playhouse Square), Charity in Anything Goes (Baldwin Wallace University), and Cheerleader/Flyer in Bring It On (Beck Center for the Arts). Kelsey is a rising senior at Baldwin Wallace University, and will be receiving a Bachelor of Music in ... Read More » music theater in May 2019. She is over the moon spending this summer with her best friends and would like to thank her amazing professors, friends, and family for their continuous love and support. Hide «

Nicki Cathro*

Assistant Stage Manager, Misery, Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice Nicki is overjoyed to be returning for her third season at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Previously, she worked as a production assistant on Hamlet, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and A Midsummer Night's Dream for ISF and Great Lakes Theater. She just finished her first AEA contract at Great Lakes Theater as assistant stage manager for ... Read More » Misery and Macbeth and is excited to travel with them to Boise. Nicki earned her BFA in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas. Since graduating, she has worked primarily in film production and photography and is thrilled to return to her first love, tech theater, alongside her true love Nick Steen <4. She can't thank her family and Nick enough for their constant support and encouragement. For more information on her media company and endeavors, please visit Hide «

Adrianna Cleveland*

Debut with ISF. Native of Pittsburgh, Adrianna received her Bachelor’s in music: voice from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. Member of AGMA and AEA. Favorite regional roles include: Perneatha Evans (The Long Walk, Pittsburgh Opera), Violet Powers (A Gathering of Sons, Pittsburgh Festival Opera), Effie Melody White (Dreamgirls, Pittsburgh Musical Theater & Cain Park), Mimi ... Read More » (La Boheme and Rent in Repertory, BW), Mother (Passing Strange, Playhouse Square), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Lost in the Stars, and Carmen Jones. Tours: Ensemble, u/s Clara and Serena in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess First National Tour. This show is dedicated to her Grandfather, Charles Gaines, Jr. She is so grateful to her family, Vicky and Greg!!!! Thank you all for your wonderful influences on my life. Hide «

Aled Davies*

18 seasons with ISF. Favorite roles for ISF include Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night; Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady; Lear in King Lear; Chief Inspector Hubbard in Dial "M" for Murder; Mr. John Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Capulet in Romeo and Juliet; Major Metcalf in The Mousetrap; Monsieur Diafoirus in ... Read More » The Imaginary Invalid; Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Your Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Deputy Governor Danforth in The Crucible; David Bliss in Hay Fever; Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Sir Andrew Undershaft in Major Barbara; 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; Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing; Claudius in Hamlet; Marcus Andronicus in Titus Andronicus; Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet; and Storyteller #1 in Cymbeline.  Aled has been a proud and appreciative member of Actors' Equity for over 30 years, and of Tim and Mary Wilcombs' household for the past 15 summers. Hide «

Katherine DeBoer*

Katherine is pleased to be making her ISF debut!  She has called many places home over the years, including Texas, California and New York, and she currently resides in her birthplace - Cleveland, Ohio.  There, she has performed at numerous venues including Playhouse Square, Cleveland Playhouse, Cain Park, Porthouse Theatre, Carousel Dinner Theatre and many ... Read More » more. Theater highlights: The Will Rogers Follies (National Tour); The Winter’s Tale, The Miracle Worker, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Light Up the Sky, and The Cradle Will Rock (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival); South Pacific (Akron Symphony); Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Carrie the Musical, Next to Normal (Beck Center); Man of La Mancha (Human Race Theatre Co.); Othello, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Ohio Shakespeare Festival). Film: Anhedonia, Them that Follow, Love Finds You in Sugarcreek.  Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, BA from Baldwin Wallace University, JD from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.  Proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Hide «

Jodi Dominick*

Eight seasons with ISF. Previous shows with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and her sister company Great Lakes Theater include Les Misérables (Fantine), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Page), The Moustrap (Molly Ralston), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Into the Woods (Baker's Wife), An Ideal Husband (Lady Chiltern), Twelfth Night (Olivia), The Imaginary Invalid (Louison), Sweeney Todd (Beggar ... Read More » Woman), Macbeth (Lady Macduff), Richard III (Prince Edward), Blithe Spirit (Edith), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Helena Landless), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lucetta), As You Like It, A Comedy of Errors, The Winter's Tale, Othello, Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol. Other theaters include The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and New World Stages. Jodi is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. Proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. Hide «

Jonathan Dyrud*

ISF/Great Lakes Theatre: Hamlet in Hamlet, King Ferdinand in Love's Labor’s Lost, Anthony Marston in And Then There Were None, Nephew Fred/Ensemble in A Christmas Carol, Edmund in King Lear, Tony Wendice in Dial “M” for Murder, Antonio in The Tempest. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Antipholus of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors.  New York: Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Hip to Hip ... Read More » Theater Company). Regional credits: Oregon Shakespeare Festival – Medvedenko in The Seagull, Froth and Friar Peter in Measure for Measure. Tv/film: Verder in Big House. Training:  Southern Oregon University. For the Jens! Hide «

Tom Ford*

Twelve seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Wargrave in And Then There Were None, Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, Dr. Craven in The Secret Garden, Stephano in The Tempest, Fool in King Lear, Sidney Bruhl in Deathtrap, Thenardier in Les Misérables, Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, Argan in The Imaginary Invalid, Mr. Paravicini in The Mousetrap, ... Read More » Baker in Into the Woods, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Touchstone in As You Like It, Casca in Julius Caesar, the title role in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and many others. Great Lakes Theater: Eleven seasons. Boise Contemporary Theater: This Wonderful Life, Truman Capote in Tru, I Am My Own Wife (co-produced with ISF). Portland Stage Company: Greater TunaThe 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. Hide «

Warren Egypt Franklin*

Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio this is his ISF debut! Some of his favorite most recent credits include: Hud in Hair at The Beck Center for the Arts, Jesus in Godspell at Cain Park, George in Stop Kiss at Festival 56, Tom Collins in Rent and Anthony in The Theory of Relativity at Playhouse Square. Warren ... Read More » Egypt is a rising senior at Baldwin Wallace University where he is currently obtaining a BM in music theater. He appears courtesy of AEA. Without the love and support of Anthony, CoCo, Granny, Jake, David, and his mentor Vicky he would not have come this far. Jeremiah 17: 7-8 Instagram @theking_egypt Hide «

Zac Erwin

Zac is thrilled to be making his official ISF debut after performing last summer as Touchstone in ISF School of Theater's production of As You Like It. Currently a student at Riverglen Junior High, Zac spends his free time playing his euphonium and watching his beloved Chelsea football club and talking all things soccer. ... Read More » Hide «

Tré Frazier

Tré is a recent grad of the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program (2018) originally from Hartford Connecticut. Tré was most recently seen in Tick, Tick... BOOM! (Michael) at Playhouse Square. Hair (Ensemble) at the Beck Center for the Arts,  Anything Goes (Sailor Quartet) at Baldwin Wallace University, The Nolan Williams Project (Paul/W.E.B. Dubois) at ... Read More » the Cleveland Playhouse, Angels in America (Belize) at BW, Violet (Flick), Guys and Dolls (Benny) and The Winter's Tale (Leontes) at Festival 56 in Princeton, Illinois. Much love to Mom, Dad, Janae, Anna, BWMT18 and the entire BWMT Community! Hide «

Melissa Graves*

Utah Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Love's Labor's Lost, Richard II, King John, Tempest, Julius Caesar, The Tavern, The Odd Couple; Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: Romeo and Juliet - Short Shakespeare!; Milwaukee Repertory Theatre: Ten Chimneys, Lombardi, A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird, Othello; Folger Theatre: The Winter’s Tale, District Merchants; Ford's Theatre: The Widow Lincoln; Shakespeare Theatre Company: Julius ... Read More » Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra; American Players Theatre: Richard III, The Admirable Crichton, The Royal Family; Illinois Shakespeare Festival: The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet; Imagination Stage: Lyle the Crocodile; First Stage: Noises Off;  Theater at Monmouth; CATCO; Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre; Wayside Theatre. MFA: University of Houston. Member of Actor’s Equity Association. Hide «

Annalise Griswold*

Annalise is so thrilled to be making her ISF debut with Beehive! Some of Annalise’s recent credits include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Val in A Chorus Line and Julie in Theory of Relativity all at Baldwin Wallace University. Some other favorites have been Sherrie in Rock of Ages at Timber Lake Playhouse and Heather ... Read More » in American Idiot at Beck Center for the Arts. Annalise is a proud music theater graduate of Baldwin Wallace 2018. She sends much love and thanks to all of her mentors and friends at BW, KSPA and LHS, and of course to her Mom, Dad and Emily.   Hide «

Shelby Griswold*

Shelby is thrilled to be making her Idaho Shakespeare Festival Debut this season. Previous credits include Anything Goes (Evangeline Harcourt) at the John Patrick Theatre, Bring it On (Bridget), Hair (Tribe) at Beck Center for the Arts, and Newsies (Hannah), Little Mermaid (Ensemble/Ursula u/s) at Forestburgh Playhouse. She is a rising junior at Baldwin Wallace ... Read More » University and set to graduate with a music theater degree in 2020. Much gratitude to her teachers for the opportunities and support. Thank you to her parents for their endless love and encouragement. Let’s rock! Hide «

Courtney Hausman

Courtney Hausman is overjoyed to be making her ISF debut! Favorite credits include: Crissy, Hair (Beck Center for the Arts), Anybodys, West Side Story (Baldwin Wallace University), Tommy Boy/Katherine u/s, Newsies (Forestburgh Playhouse), Purity/Dance Captain, Anything Goes (Baldwin Wallace University), and Mary Poppins, Ensemble/Mrs. Corry u/s (Lexington Theatre Company). Courtney is a rising senior at ... Read More » Baldwin Wallace University, majoring in music theater. Proud member of EMC. Love and gratitude to her family, BWMT’19, and the cast/crew of ISF!! Hide «

Jeffrey C. Hawkins*

This is Jeffrey’s umpteenth season with ISF.  He performed last season as “Sir Henry” in The Hound of the Baskervilles.  Previous favorites include Hysterium, Proteus, Posthumous, Romeo, Reverend Hale, D’Artagnan, the first Lysander ala Beatles and a bunch of Complete Works Abridged.  Jeffrey recently opened the Off-Broadway world premiere of Three Wise Guys.  Other Off-Broadway ... Read More » work includes Incident at Vichy, Three Men on a Horse, The Memorandum, It Has to Be You, and the revival of Beyond Therapy.  Favorites outside NYC include Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, Bob in The Fall of Heaven, Robert in Boeing Boeing , and Father Flynn in Doubt.  Jeffrey does some tv you like, some movies you don’t know, and a bunch of video games your kids love.  He is associate artistic director of TACT in NYC and has an MFA from the University of Delaware’s PTTP. Thank you for supporting the arts here and elsewhere in the community. Hide «

Carole Healey*

Previously at ISF: Steel Magnolias, Claree. Carole Healey is a producer, director and actor and has worked at most of the major regional theaters in the country including: Oregon Shakespeare Festival resident company member, Utah Shakespeare Festival 11 seasons, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, resident company member, Southwest Shakespeare, Great Lakes Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, ... Read More » Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Theatreworks, CA, Kingshead Theatre, London, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Olney, The Cape Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public and many others. Ms. Healey received her MFA from the Professional Theatre Training Program at University of Delaware. Hide «

David Holbert

David is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and is trilled to be joining the company of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Some recent credits include: West Side Story (Baby John) at Baldwin Wallace University, Bring It On! (Twig), In The Heights (Ensemble/ Sonnie u/s), Hair (Claude u/s) at The Beck Center, Newsies (Crutchie), Footloose (Jeter/Willard u/s) at ... Read More » Clinton Area Showboat The Fantasticks (Matt/Mortimer u/s) at Great Lakes Theater, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo) at Players Guild Theatre. David will graduate from Baldwin Wallace in the spring of 2019 and will earn a Bachelor of Music in music theatre. David would like to thank God, his family and friends, and the faculty at BW. For more information visit Hide «

Camden Hyde

Camden is from Meridian, Idaho and is overjoyed to be making his Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut! His favorite show put on by ISF was My Fair Lady and he continues to be amazed by the talent of the company. He is an 8th grader who originally started acting with Treasure ... Read More » Valley Children’s Theater in How To Eat Like A Child and went on to play Sport in Harriet The Spy. Camden wants to thank his parents and sister for always being supportive and kind throughout this phenomenal journey.

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Jillian Kates*

Jillian Kates is absurdly thrilled to be back with ISF for her fifth season! Select previous roles include Eliza in My Fair Lady, Lily in The Secret Garden, Texas/Sally US in Cabaret, and Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Jillian also has appeared on the road with the Broadway National Tour of Wicked as Glinda/Nessarose US. She is ... Read More » a very proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University’s Music Theatre Department under the direction of the brilliant Victoria Bussert, to whom she owes so much. So many thanks and praise to the entire cast, crew, and company that make up this magic filled festival that feels like home. Love to my parents, sibs, squeebs, and Rooves…I love your moves, and your hooves. Hide «

Tim Kinzel*

Stage Manager, Misery, Mamma Mia! Six seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Tim is thrilled to make his return after a year hiatus. He has stage managed more than 10 productions at ISF. Some of his latest work includes: My Fair Lady and Twelfth Night. Tim is a native of Cleveland, OH, where he is passionate about the culture and sports ... Read More » teams in that city. In the meantime, he gets a thrill from calling cues and flipping switches during a live performance. Thank you to all who support the arts. ROLL TRIBE! CLE! Hide «

Matt Koenig*

Matt is delighted to be apart of his first season at ISF.  For three years, Matt was a resident artist at PCPA in Santa Maria, CA where he taught voice and speech and played such roles as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Edward in Sense and Sensibility, Caleb ... Read More » in The Whipping Man, etc. Upcoming: Every Christmas Story Ever Told at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre. Other theatres: Utah Shakespeare Festival, McCoy/Rigby Entertainment, Ensemble Theatre Company, Garry Marshall Theatre, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New Swan Shakespeare Festival,  Florida Studio Theatre, etc. AEA member.  Special thanks to Ashley for her support. Thanks to Frank for thinking of me and Joe for the opportunity. MFA: UC Irvine Hide «

Sarah Kelso*

Stage Manager, Beehive: The ‘60s Musical Sarah is joyfully returning for her ninth season with ISF. Credits with the Festival include: Stage Manager: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Forever Plaid, The Fantasticks, Steel Magnolias; Assistant Stage Manager: Wait Until Dark, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Merry Wives of WindsorSweeney Todd; Production Assistant: Deathtrap, The Foreigner, Noises Off, The 39 Steps, Cabaret, The Woman in ... Read More » Black. Other credits include:  Boise Contemporary Theater: Stage Manager: Hand to God, Good Bitch Goes Down, House of Tomorrow, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, A Skull in Connemara, Constellations, Great Lakes Theater: Stage Manager: Beehive: the ‘60s Musical. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Stage Manager: Beehive, the ‘60s Musical, Assistant Stage Manager: Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, Forever Plaid, Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks. Sarah graduated from the Theatre Arts Department at Boise State University and is the resident stage manager at Boise Contemporary Theater.  She would like to thank her family for their heartfelt support, endearing sarcasm and loving shenanigans. Hide «

Amy Keum*

Amy is super excited to be making her ISF debut! Favorite credits include: Bridget, Lizzie (Playhouse Square), Christmas Eve, Avenue Q (Weathervane Playhouse), Erma, Anything Goes (Baldwin Wallace University), Jeanie u/s, Hair (Beck Center for the Arts). She is a music theater major at Baldwin Wallace University and will be graduating in May 2019. Much ... Read More » love to her family, friends, professors, and God! @amymkeum Hide «

Meredith Lark*

Meredith is overjoyed to return to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for her second season. Previous credit with ISF: The Mute in The Fantasticks. Favorite credits include: Mary Turner in Within the Law (East Lynne Theater Company), Belle in A Christmas Carol (Northern Stage), Margot in Dial “M” For Murder, Vivienne in Legally Blonde, Laurey in Oklahoma!, Carol in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (New London Barn ... Read More » Playhouse), The Mute in The Fantasticks (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater). BA in theater from The Ohio State University. Graduate of the National Theater Institute. Proud member of AEA. Love to Pedar, Mom and Dad and the Idaho Larks! Hide «

Jessica B. Lucas*

Stage Manager, Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice Four seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival.  Previous stage management credits with ISF include Wait Until Dark, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Assistant stage management credits with the Festival include And Then There Were None, Loves Labor’s Lost, My Fair Lady, Dial “M” for Murder, Secret Garden, and King Lear.  Jessica also has worked as ... Read More » a stage manager and assistant stage manager for Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, and the All-City Musical Program.  Jessica earned her BA in theater from the University of Scranton and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. GF, you are my favorite. Hide «

Andrew May*

Andrew is happy to return to Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Andrew has received rave reviews off-Broadway for his performance of Jamie Tyrone in the Pearl Theatre’s A Moon for the Misbegotten, as Friedrich Mueller in the International Broadway tour of War Horse and in numerous regional theaters across the United States and Canada. Most recently, he has performed at Barrington ... Read More » Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater. Hide «

Emily Melgard*

Assistant Stage Manager, Mamma Mia!, Beehive: The ’60s Musical Emily is returning to ISF for her fifth season!  Previously, she has worked as an assistant stage manager for Hamlet and The Hound of the Baskervilles.  She also has worked as a production assistant for DeathtrapDial “M for MurderThe TempestAnd Then There Were None, and Love's Labor's Lost.  She currently lives in Chicago and has most recently worked ... Read More » on a production of Ivanov with The Neighborhood Theatre. Emily graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in theatre arts.   Hide «

Daniel Millhouse*

Daniel is thrilled to join ISF for his first season. Other credits: As You Like It and Women Beware Women (Shakespeare Project of Chicago); The 39 Steps (Buffalo Theatre Ensemble); Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth (A Crew of Patches); Born Yesterday (Remy Bumppo - understudied for Paul Verrall and performed); Soda Pop Culture Shock and Rotten Onion (Second City ... Read More » Training Center); Troilus and Cressida (Great River Shakespeare Festival); Hamlet (Great River Shakespeare Festival - Understudied); Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth (Michigan Shakespeare Festival Touring Company). Daniel is an advanced actor combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Apart from his stage work, Daniel also does motion capture for the Call of Duty video game franchise with Raven Software and is an acting adjunct professor at the College of DuPage. Check out more information on his website at and on his Twitter: @DCMillhouse Hide «

Ryder Mittleider

Ryder is over the moon to be making his debut with Idaho Shakespeare Festival!  Acting has become a passion for him over the past few years and he is thrilled at the opportunity to perform with the likes of ISF.  Previous performances include Charlie in Willy Wonka, Jr. (Treasure Valley Children's Theater). Great appreciation to ... Read More » Autumn, Mary, Melissa, Michelle, and everyone with TVCT for their inspiration and support.  All the love to Mom, Dad, Hunter and the rest of the family for their faith and support always!" Hide «

Erin Partin*

Erin is delighted to return for her third season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Seen last season at ISF and her sister company, Great Lakes Theater as Ophelia in Hamlet. She has performed regionally with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Shakespeare Theatre in DC, Resident Ensemble Players in DE, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare ... Read More » Festival, and Human Race Theater Company in OH. Favorite roles over the years include Princess of France in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Ariel The Tempest, Isabella Measure for Measure, Roxanne Cyrano De Bergerac, Stella A Streetcar Named Desire, Mary Boyle Juno and the Paycock, Cecily The Importance of Being Earnest, Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Clarice The Liar, Ilona Szabo The Play’s the Thing, Raina Arms and the Man, Cordelia King Lear, and Agnes The School for Wives. Erin received her Masters from the University of Delaware, PTTP, in 2007. Hide «

Christiana Perrault*

Christiana is incredibly grateful to be making her ISF debut with Beehive. The Detroit native has recently completed her nationwide tour in the cast of Cross and Light. Offstage, you’ll find Christiana diligently writing and producing her own original music in preparation of her upcoming album. Previous credits include From Here to Eternity (Ensemble/US Lorene) at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and In The Heights (Vanessa) ... Read More » at The Beck Center, during her dynamic year at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. Instagram: @TheeLadyC Hide «

Andrew Pope

ISF debut. From Cleveland Heights, Drew is a junior at Baldwin Wallace University in the BFA Acting Program. He has been doing shows for nine years, and has portrayed Walter Lee Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, Nikos in Big Love, George Armstrong in Intimate Apparel and Doc Gibbs in Our Town. Drew is ... Read More » overjoyed to work with ISF and is prepared to grow artistically. “Tell the story.” Hide «

Peter Ribar

This is Peter’s first season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and he is humbled to be here. Coming from Great Lakes Theatre’s production of Macbeth where he played Donalbain, he’s excited to continue telling this story. Peter recently graduated from Baldwin Wallace University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, and he couldn’t ... Read More » think of a better way to celebrate. This is for his Mom, the strongest woman he knows. Hide «

Camille Robinson*

ISF debut! Selected Chicago theater credits include: Emma/Lizzie/Firebrand Theatre, Ensemble/Jesus Christ Superstar/Paramount Theatre, Normal Beverly/Young Birdie/A Wonder in My Soul/Victory Gardens Theater, Mary Bailey/It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!/American Blues Theater, Ensemble u/s/Wonderful Town/Goodman Theatre and Crystal/Little Shop of Horrors/American Blues Theater. TV/Film credits include: Nurse Tanya/Chicago Med/Chicago PD/NBC. Camille is a proud member ... Read More » of AEA and SAG/AFTRA and represented by Gray Talent Group. She sends all her love to her family and friends for she would be nothing without their unwavering love and support. Hide «

Mack Shirilla*

Mack couldn’t be more excited to be back for his 2nd season with the Idaho Shakespeare fam! Previous credits include Francis (Forever Plaid), Huck Finn (Big River), Mike (Theory of Relativity), Lt. Frederic Charlus (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) Cain/Japeth (Children of Eden), Chad (All Shook Up), Bobby C (Saturday Night Fever), and George (Spring ... Read More » Awakening). While off-stage he is the owner and creative director of Big Stache Design Ltd. (, a creative studio that specializes in web design, video production, branding and more! Mack attended Baldwin Wallace University and now currently resides in NYC. Thank you to Abrams Artists and of course Mom, Dad, Kristin, and Jill. "I love you all. Thanks for helping me live fearlessly!”   Hide «

Jake Slater

Jake is thrilled to be making his ISF debut! Recently, he has been spotted in HAIR (Berger) at Beck Center for the Arts in Cleveland, Ohio as well as Newsies (Davey) and The Bridges of Madison County (Michael) at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre in Clinton, Iowa. After this summer, he’ll be diving into his senior year at Baldwin Wallace University where he hopes ... Read More » to graduate in Spring 2019 and move to NYC. He’d like to thank his parents for everything, Grammy for her never ending love and support, and of course his dogs Charlie and Buster. Find out more about Jake at Hide «

David Anthony Smith*

This is David’s eightteenth season with the Festival. Audiences have seen him as Jacques in As You Like It, 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, ... Read More » Beroune, Laertes, Lucio, Mark Antony, Mercutio and Parolles. Other theaters: thirteen 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.*Karen Meyer & CK Haun   Hide «

Eric Damon Smith*

Third season at ISF. Previously at ISF/GLT: Blithe Spirit (Charles), Much Ado About Nothing , As You Like It , Sweeney Todd , and Richard III . Other credits: Holmes and Watson (Moriarty/Orderly/Sherlock Holmes) and Bud in Gutenberg! The Musical at Milwaukee Rep; The Merchant of Venice (Bassanio), Pericles (Helicanus/Bawd), Fair Maid of the West ... Read More » (Goodlack), and As You Like It at Riverside Theatre. A Chicago based actor and director, recent directing credits include Cymbeline with Muse of Fire Theatre Co., where he also serves as producing artistic assoc. and casting director, and The Nether and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at GLM in Reno, NV. Training: Hofstra University. Proud AEA member.   Hide «

Nick Steen*

Nick is honored to be returning to ISF for his 5th season. Previous roles with the company include: Theseus and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Laertes in Hamlet, Mike Talman in Wait Until Dark, Phillip Lombard in And Then There Were None, Clifford in Deathtrap, Dumaine in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Max in Dial “M” ... Read More » for Murder, Sebastian in The Tempest, and Ensemble in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Other credits include; Orestes in Elektra, Topper in A Christmas Carol both at American Conservatory Theater, and Antonio in Twelfth Night at Santa Cruz Shakespeare. Nick holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Evansville and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the American Conservatory Theater. Nick hosts a webseries about cars called Gearhead Garage that he and his lovely girlfriend Nicki created. Nick has endless gratitude for his family and for his love, Nicki. <4 you, my gorgeous fish! To see more, visit! Hide «

Alex Syiek*

This is Alex’s fourth season at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Previous ISF credits: Clopin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Sam Hendrix, Wait Until Dark; Snout, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Pistol, The Merry Wives of Windsor; Factory Foreman/Claquesous/Grantaire, Les Misérables; Richmond, Richard III; Policeman, Sweeney Todd. Some of his other favorite credits include Andrew Jackson, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Color and ... Read More » Light Theatre; Bob White, White Christmas, Northern Stage; Mr. Franklin, Passing Strange, 14th St. Theater; Hanged Writer, A Scythe of Time, June Havoc Theatre. BMus. in music theater performance from Baldwin Wallace University and an MFA in musical theater writing from NYU. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. He would love to thank his mother, father, and sister for their constant support. Hide «

Kathleen Pirkl Tague*

ISF 14 seasons: Gertrude, Hamlet, Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing, Barbara, Major Barbara, Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Ernest.  Current acting company member at the REP, University of Delaware, where she also teaches classes in voice, speech and acting.  REP roles include Things We Do for Love (Barbara), Wit (Vivan), Juno and the Paycock ... Read More » (Juno), Heartbreak House (Lady Utterword), The Glass Menagerie (Amanda), Death of a Salesman (Linda), and Mrs. Antrobus in The Skin of Our Teeth (Barrymore Award Nomination). Regional credits include Anna Christie (Anna) San Jose Rep, Titus Andronicus (Tamora) Intiman Theatre, Hay Fever (Judith) Great Lakes Theatre, The Play’s the Thing (Ilana) American Players Theatre, Our Country’s Good Madison Repertory Theatre, War Stories Milwaukee Rep, A Delicate Balance (Julia) Delaware Theatre Company, Waiting for Nirvana (Lou) Wilma Theatre, Before Breakfast Walnut Street Theatre and Translations (Sarah) Arden Theatre Co. Dialect, text and voice coaching:  ISF, Great Lakes Theater and U. of Delaware REP. Hide «

M.A. Taylor*

MA is delighted to return to the Idaho Audiences for his 25th season. Previous credits include: King Louis Xll/Ensemble, The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Reynaldo, Hamlet; Charity Man/Old Joe, A Christmas Carol; Feste, Twelfth Night; Doolittle, My Fair Lady; Rogers, And Then There Were None; Nathaniel, Love’s Labor’s Lost; Hugh ... Read More » Evans, The Merry Wives of Windsor; Legles/Babet, Les Misérables. Also at PTTP/Rep, Boise Contemporary Theater, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theater Training Program (PTTP). Many thanks to his families (genetic and professional). Hide «

Daniel Telford

Daniel Telford is grateful to be making his Idaho debut. He is a recent graduate at Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland, OH receiving his BFA in Classical Acting. He has had a long history with Great Lakes Theater: interning, understudying, and now onstage! Previous roles include Davis in Really Really at The Beck Center, C.C. ... Read More » Showers in The Diviners and Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Baldwin Wallace University. He thanks his family and Tiffany for their unconditional support and love through this journey.   Hide «

Christopher Tocco*

Christopher Tocco is thrilled to return for his third season at ISF (Berowne/Horatio). He has previously appeared in John Guare's adaptation of His Girl Friday/The Front Desk with Barrington Stage, performed nationally in the dueling classical piano comedy 2 Pianos 4 Hands, and played opposite Mark Linn-Baker in comedian Lewis Black's farce One Slight Hitch. Other regional credits include: American ... Read More » Conservatory Theater (Patroclus, War Music; Young Scrooge, Christmas Carol), Dorset Theatre (Geoffrey, Lion in Winter). NYC: Leisure, Labor, Lust (The Tank), Drunkle Vanya (Astrov), The Black Crook (Abrons Arts); The Poor of New York (Connelly Theater); Strictly Dishonorable (The Flea); new works at HERE, Mabou Mines, JACK, Dzieci Theatre and theatre-for-one experiences with Odyssey Works. He has appeared on NBC's The Blacklist, CBS' ElementaryBlood Feuds (AHC), in several short films and the independent feature Lonely Boys. Mr. Tocco holds an M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theater and is a proud union member of AEA. - A.M.D.G. Hide «

Quinn Valenzuela

Quinn is excited to be making his ISF debut! Over the past few years, he has been involved with the local Treasure Valley Children’s Theater and has been cast in various school plays. Quinn just finished sixth grade at Riverside Elementary School and will be attending East Junior High in the fall, where he will ... Read More » pursue his love of theater, art, and music. Hide «

Hannah Jo Weisberg

Hannah-Jo is overjoyed to be working with ISF again after understudying roles in both As You Like It and Les Misérables. Other roles: Kristine A Chorus Line (Baldwin Wallace University), Annette Saturday Night Fever (Playhouse Square), Mark's mom/Maureen understudy Rent (Gateway Playhouse), Rita LaPorta Lucky Stiff (Americana Theater Company), and a lead vocalist with Viking Ocean Cruises. Hannah-Jo ... Read More » was last seen as Frieda in the Charlie Brown Christmas Live! National Tour. She is a proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University. While at BW, Hannah-Jo competed for the title of Miss Ohio twice, coming home with the People’s Choice Award each year. Thanks to Mom, Dad, and Hudson Artists Agency. For KJB. @hj_2015 Hide «

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