Acting Company

Laura Welsh Berg*

Eight seasons at ISF. Shows with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival last season include And Then There Were None (Vera), Love's Labor’s Lost (Rosaline), My Fair Lady (Mrs. Hopkins/D.C.), Twelfth Night (Fabian). Others include: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, Sweeney Todd, The Tempest, Hay Fever, All’s Well that Ends Well, Major Barbara, Macbeth, Into ... Read More » the Woods, Arsenic and Old Lace, Measure for Measure, and She Stoops to Conquer. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival:  Viola in Twelfth Night, Speed in Two Gentlemen of Verona and Nurse in Romeo and Juliet. 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. So much gratitude to Mom and Dad. Many thanks to the incredible cast, crew and staff at ISF for all their support. Especially Lynn, whose love of Shakespeare, all those years ago, helped me find my own. Hide «

Lynn Robert Berg*

This marks Lynn's 15th season with the Festival. Previously at ISF: The title role of Richard III, Malvolio, Twelfth Night, Hucklebee, The Fantasticks, Frank Ford, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Zoltan Karpathy, My Fair Lady, Porter Milgrim, Deathtrap, Dr. Purgeon, The Imaginary Invalid, Polixenes, The Winter's Tale, Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet, Caliban, The Tempest, ... Read More » and Bill Walker, Major Barbara. Other credits: Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, Dr. Parker, Bat Boy: The Musical, Sandy Tyrell, Hay Fever, Hortensio, The Taming of the Shrew, (Great Lakes Theater); Malvolio, Twelfth Night, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival); Friar Laurence/Montague, Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, 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 14 years. SLL’M Hide «

Dakotah Brown

Dakotah Brown is thrilled to be a part of ISF's 2017 season. He has worked for the Festival as a touring actor and teacher for several years. Previous credits include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet (ISF Shakespearience Tour), and most recently, Mr. Little and Dr. Carey in Stuart Little (Idaho Theater ... Read More » for Youth tour). Hide «

Jennifer Caster*

Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager Four seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Previously at Idaho Shakespeare Festival: stage management for And Then There Were None, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Dial “M” for Murder and The Secret Garden, assistant stage management for Deathtrap, Les Misérables, and Steel Magnolias. Recent stage management and assistant stage management credits include: And Then There Were None, The Secret ... Read More » Garden, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Les Misérables, Deathtrap, Sweeney Todd, Guys and Dolls (Great Lakes Theater); Sex with Strangers, Little Shop of Horrors, Yentl (Cleveland Play House);  Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant: The Mothership (various venues, Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant),  In addition, she has collaborated extensively with Stonington Opera House (ME), Cleveland Public Theatre (OH), Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (NY), as well as working with La Mama, Etc (NY), Ripe Time (NY), HERE Arts Center (NY), Motherlodge (KY), Club Oberon (MA), and Opera Idaho (ID).  Jennifer is the production manager with Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant (NYC-based Theatre Company). Hide «

Derrick Cobey*

Past roles at ISF: Prince/Wolf (Into The Woods), 2nd Witch in (Macbeth), and Audrey II (Little Shop of Horrors). On Broadway he created the role of Andy Wright in Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys. Derrick received a Barrymore Award for his work in Parade at the Arden Theatre. He was recently seen in Andrew ... Read More » Lippa’s World Premiere of I Am Harvey Milk and a workshop of Adam Guetell’s Millions. Off-Broadway: Scottsboro Boys (Vineyard); The Tin Pan Alley Rag (Roundabout); Ragtime (Lincoln Center). Tours: Rent, Forever Swing. Favorite Regional: Coalhouse in Ragtime (BRT, Barrymore nominated); Jesus Christ Superstar (BRT), A Little Night Music (Arden), Scottsboro Boys (The Guthrie/PTC);Big River, Ragtime (Lyric of Oklahoma);Jesus Christ Superstar (North Shore); Abyssinia (Goodspeed); Ragtime (Paper Mill); Hair (Hangar Theater); Pacific Overtures (Arden); numerous shows at Sacramento Music Circus; concerts of Lippa'sA Little Princess and workshops of Flaherty and Ahrens’ Rocky. Derrick also taught musical theatre at NYFA. Love to Vicky and Eric. Hide «

Aled Davies*

17 seasons with ISF. 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 The Imaginary Invalid; Oberon/Theseus in ... Read More » A Midsummer Night's Dream; Sheriff Reynolds in Bat Boy: The Musical; Your Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; King of France in All's Well that Ends Well; 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; Nicola in Arms and the Man; Claudius in Hamlet; Marcus Andronicus in Titus Andronicus; Camillo in The Winter's Tale; Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet; Storyteller #1 in Cymbeline; and many others. Aled has been a proud and appreciative member of Actors' Equity for over 30 years, and of Tim and Mary Wilcomb’s household for the past 14 summers. 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*

GLT/Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Sam Hendrix in Wait Until Dark, King Ferdinand in Love's Labor’s Lost, Anthony Marston in And Then There Were None, Young Scrooge/Nephew Fred/ Ensemble in A Christmas Carol, Edmund in King Lear, Lt. Wright in The Secret Garden, Tony Wendice in Dial “M” for Murder, Antonio in The Tempest. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Antipholus of Ephesus in The Comedy of ... Read More » Errors.  New York: Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Caius Lucius in Cymbeline (Hip to Hip Theater Company), Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew (Pulse Ensemble Theater), Huck in the world premiere of Minstrel Show (The Weasel Festival). Regional credits: Four seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival – Medvedenko in The Seagull, Froth and Friar Peter in Measure for Measure, Ensemble in To Kill a Mockingbird, Solomon in Speech and Debate, C.B. in Dog Sees God. Tv/film: Captain in So SOHA, Pale Interviewee in Redheads Anonymous and Verder in Big House. Training: BFA Southern Oregon University. Hide «

Tom Ford*

Eleven seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival: 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, ... Read More » Mr. Paravicini in The Mousetrap, 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: Ten 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. New London Barn Playhouse: Three seasons. Broadway: Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s By Jeeves at the Helen Hayes Theater. Visit me at tomfordactor.com Hide «

Keri René Fuller*

Keri René Fuller is over the moon to be returning for her second season with ISF! Keri is a proud MT grad of Baldwin Wallace 2015 and currently spends her days and nights in Brooklyn, New York. She was last seen as Eponine in Les Misérables on the magical ISF stage in 2014. Other favorites ... Read More » include Lizzie in Lizzie Borden; Sara in Murder Ballad; Rose in Dogfight; and Lavinia in Titus Andronicus. Keri is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and counts herself beyond blessed to join old friends and new under the most wonderful sky of all, here in Boise. Keri sends all the gratitude to Charlie, Vicky and the entire cast and crew that make this magic possible. All the love and light to her Oklahoma family, her NYC loves, BWMT’15 and the best team a girl could ask for at CGF Talent. For Tiff and KJB. Moon and back. Hide «

Arthur Hanket*

In recent years, Arthur was seen in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (San Diego Old Globe Dir: Mark Lamos); Klub (Actors’ Gang - LA Weekly Award 2008) and Present Laughter (Theatre Group Santa Barbara – Independent Award 2013 Best Actor).  An MFA graduate of FSU’s Asolo Conservatory, he has performed with: NY Public Theater, NY ... Read More » Theater Workshop, Hudson Guild, Playwrights Horizon, LA Ahmanson, La Jolla Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Houston Alley, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Milwaukee Rep, Missouri Rep, St. Louis Rep, California, Utah and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. He loved touring in Some Like It Hot - The Musical (with Tony Curtis) playing Tony’s film role Joe/Josephine/Junior as well as creating roles in the New York premiers of works by Tony Kushner and Eric Overmyer.  As an acting teacher, he has been at AMDA’s Los Angeles campus for more than two years now. He is quite mad for the Virgos in his life, wife Stephanie and daughter Grey. Hide «

Jeffery C. Hawkins*

This is Jeffrey’s 25th anniversary as a professional actor. Yes, we all expected much more from him at this point. But he’s very happy to return to this beautiful festival. He’s had bit parts in films, small roles in television shows, and terrific roles in plays. He often appears in ridiculously successful video games that ... Read More » your kids love. He cannot, however, book a commercial to save his life. Jeffrey attended the University of Delaware. He is also the Associate Artistic Director of TACT. He thanks loved ones for years of support, and YOU for attending things like live theater. Hide «

Dan Hoy*

Dan is ecstatic to be making his Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut with The Hunchback of Notre Dame and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Select regional/educational credits include: West Side Story (Riff), All Shook Up (Chad), Saturday Night Fever (Double J), and A Chorus Line (Mike) with Baldwin Wallace University, Pippin (Pippin) at Thin Air Theater Co., Next to Normal (Gabe) at Theater on the Square, The Last Five Years (Jamie) with Revolution Theatrics, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish ... Read More » Wiccan Wedding (Young David) at Actor's Summit, bare: A Pop Opera (Jason) at Stagedoor Manor, and Cabaret (Emcee) at the Academy for the Performing Arts. TV: Featured Dancer in the 85th and 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC). Dan is currently working towards his Bachelor of Music in music theater at Baldwin Wallace University. Special thank you to Zane, his family and friends for their love and support! Hide «

Jillian Kates*

Jillian Kates is elated to be returning for her fourth season with ISF! Previous credits include Eliza in My Fair Lady, Lily in The Secret Garden, and Texas in Cabaret, as well as appearances in Twelfth Night, King Lear, and The Taming of the Shrew. Other credits include the National Broadway Tour of Wicked  as ... Read More » Glinda/Nessarose US, Young Little Edie in Grey Gardens, and Liesl in The Sound of Music (four times!). She is a proud graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University holding a BM in music theater and is also a member of AEA. HUGE thanks to Vicky, Charlie, Tom, Joe, Charlotte and Joel. Love and gratitude to the entire cast, crew, design teams, and every magical human-sapien that makes the Festival possible. For Queen Eileen! Squeeb on. Hide «

Olivia Kaufmann

This is Olivia’s first season with ISF. Past credits include Lizzie/Lizzie/Baldwin Wallace University, Louise/Gypsy/Timber Lake Playhouse, Nancy/Gaslight/Timber Lake Playhouse, Whatsername/American Idiot/Beck Center for the Arts. She is a rising senior at Baldwin Wallace University and will be receiving a Bachelor of Music in music theater in 2018. Olivia would like to thank the cast and ... Read More » crew of ISF. Hide «

Sarah Kelso*

Stage Manager Sarah is gleefully returning for her eighth season with ISF. Credits with the Festival include Stage Manager: Forever Plaid, The Fantasticks, Steel Magnolias; Assistant Stage Manager: The Merry Wives of WindsorSweeney Todd; Production Assistant: DeathtrapThe Foreigner, Noises Off, The 39 Steps, Cabaret, The Woman in Black. Other credits include  Boise Contemporary Theater: Stage Manager: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A ... Read More » Nighttime Survival Guide, Where did We Sit on the Bus, The Clean House, A Skull in Connemara, No More Sad Things, Constellations, Margin of Error; Assistant Stage Manager: The Fisherman and his Soul, Venus in Fur, This Wonderful Life, Red, Gruesome Playground Injuries. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Assistant Stage Manager: The Comedy of Errors, Forever Plaid, Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks. Sarah graduated from the Theater 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 «

Chris Klopatek*

Chris is returning this year for his second season with Idaho Shakespeare after performing as Boyet in last summer's Love's Labor's Lost!  He has been seen on stages across the country, most recently as: Robert in Boeing, Boeing at Indiana Repertory, Jeff in Lobby Hero at Milwaukee Chamber Theater, Emile in the world premiere of ... Read More » Goosebumps: The Musical - Phantom of the Auditorium at First Stage Milwaukee and Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice at American Players Theater.  Other theaters include: Utah Shakespeare, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Skylight Music Theater, Next Act Theater, Texas Shakespeare, The Chance Theater and more.  He also enjoys performing improvisational comedy, playing video games and playing in his indie / comedy band The Right Arms.  He received an MFA and taught undergraduate courses at the University of California - Irvine.  AEA member.  Thanks to my mother and sister for their constant support! Hide «

Andrew Kotzen*

Andrew is thrilled to return to ISF for his second season! He was most recently seen as Sparky in Forever Plaid last season Other credits include Greg in A Chorus Line, Billy Lawlor in 42nd St, Fleet in Titanic, and Melchior in Spring Awakening. Proud Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre graduate. Thanks to Vicky, Charlie, the entire cast, crew, and staff at ISF ... Read More » for this incredible opportunity. Endless love to Mom and Dad. Hide «

Jon Loya*

Jon Loya is thrilled to be in his first season here at ISF. He is excited to be playing Captain Phoebus in The Hunchback of Norte Dame and to be in his very first professional Shakespeare production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jon is currently a student at Baldwin Wallace University where he has played Chad ... Read More » in All Shook Up and Don Jose in Carmen. There, Jon is majoring in a Bachelor of Music in Music Theater. He would like to thank his teachers and family for their constant support and love. Hide «

Jessica B. Lucas*

Stage Manager Three seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival.  Previous assistant stage management credits with ISF include And Then There Were None, Love’s Labor’s Lost, My Fair Lady, Dial “M” for Murder, The Secret Garden, and King Lear.  Previous stage management credits include Wait Until Dark with Great Lakes Theater, Twelfth Night and The Misanthrope with Cleveland Play ... Read More » House/CWRU MFA Program, and Memphis, Rent, and Aida with the All-City Musical Program.  Previous assistant stage management and production assistant credits with Great Lakes Theater include My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol, King Lear, and The Secret Garden.  Jessica earned her BA in theater from the University of Scranton, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. GF, you are the best. Hide «

Corey Mach*

ISF Debut. Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody, Godspell (Jesus/Judas standby). Off-Broadway: Invisible Thread at Second Stage Theatre (directed by Diane Paulus), Chix 6 at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. National tours: Wicked (First National), Flashdance the Musical (First National), Rent. TV: “Codes of Conduct” (HBO; directed by Steve McQueen). Regional Theater: Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing with Debra Monk and Boyd Gaines at Signature Theatre (directed by James ... Read More » Lapine), Tim Rice’s From Here to Eternity at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Sara Bareilles’ Waitress at American Repertory Theater, Pippin (Pippin), Violet (Monty), Harold & Maude (Harold), Lippa’s Wild Party (Burrs), I Love You Because (Austin). Yale Repertory Theater acting company. Proud 2010 grad of Baldwin-Wallace. Thanks to V for the opportunity. Hide «

Emily Melgard*

Assistant Stage Manager Emily is thrilled to be returning to ISF for her fourth season.  Previously, she has worked as a production assistant for Deathtrap, Dial “M” for Murder, The Tempest, And Then There Were None, and Love's Labor's Lost.  She recently has returned from an internship with Goodman Theatre working on Uncle Vanya. Emily graduated from University ... Read More » of Idaho with a BS in theater arts. She would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support. Hide «

Dougfred Miller*

Last season, Doug dropped the mic as Holofernes in Love's Labor's Lost. Over the past 21 seasons, appearances include Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2, Macbeth, Cassius in Julius Caesar, Jaques in As You Like It, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Kent in King Lear. Other theaters include ... Read More » Great Lakes Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and the Central Dramatic Theatre Company in Hanoi, Vietnam, where he played Lysander in a bilingual cross-cultural production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Doug is a proud graduate of the Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware. Hat's off to the Hawks, the Cubs, the Frim Frams and the M, and most of all to Jessie and Marlowe. Hide «

Jaime Nebeker

First mainstage season. Jaime is a Boise artist. As an actor, puppeteer, puppet maker, choreographer, director, and teaching artist, she feels fortunate to work in this budding theater community that she loves. Holding a BA in Theatre Arts from Boise State University, Jaime is the Managing Director and Associate Artist with HomeGrown Theatre and has performed ... Read More » with many other Boise theater companies including Boise Contemporary Theater, Alley Repertory Theater, and for five consecutive years has toured the beautiful state of Idaho with Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s educational outreach programs Shakespearience and Idaho Theater for Youth. Highlight roles have been Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Charlie in Maggie Lumiere and the Ghost Train, Eurydice in Polaroid Stories, Tybalt/Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Titania in Living Dead in Denmark, Kate in Airheart, and Agnes in Dream Play. Jaime is also lucky enough to pursue her second greatest passion as a yoga teacher at Hollywood Market Yoga. Hide «

Cameron Needham

Cameron is honored to be making his Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut! Previous credits include: Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream (ISF Shakespearience), Mairtin in A Skull in Connemara (Boise Contemporary Theater), and Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher (Company of Fools). He also has been fortunate enough to be involved in several Migration Theory projects, ... Read More » including SuperSecretSiteSpecificSomething and the upcoming Spring 2018 project: small matters. Cameron received a BA in Theatre Arts and a BS in Kinesiology from Boise State University in 2016, and is a member of the Equity Membership Candidate Program. Cheers to my friends, family, and those who simply need a cheer! Hide «

Elise Pakiela

Elise is thrilled to be making her Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut! She is a Cleveland native, having recently appeared as Betty Parris in The Crucible at Cleveland Play House. Elise spent the past two summers as a company member with Ohio Shakespeare Festival where she performed in The Tempest, Henry V, and Much Ado About ... Read More » Nothing. Other credits include: Annie (Kate), The Children’s Hour (Rosalie), Young Frankenstein (Ensemble), The Devil’s Disciple (Essie), The Giver (Lily), and Shrek (Young Fiona). NYC performances: Broadway Kidz Backwards at Feinstein’s/54 Below and Songs for Story Shifters at Stage 72. Elise is an alumna of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC and the Dobama Emerging Actors Program, where she appeared in productions of The Persians and The Trojan Women. Many thanks to everyone at ISF for this opportunity and gratitude to Mom, Dad, Sean, Ryan, and Jenn. www.elisepakiela.com Hide «

Erin Partin*

Erin is thrilled to be returning to Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Seen last season at ISF and her sister company, Great Lakes Theater as the Princess of France in Loves Labor’s Lost. 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, ... Read More » The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and, Human Race Theater Company in OH. Favorite roles over the years include 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 in 2007. She is blessed to do what she loves and excited to share this play with you. Hide «

Michelle Pauker

Michelle Pauker is thrilled to be making her GLT/ISF debut this season! She most recently appeared as Maria in West Side Story at Baldwin Wallace University and Cinderella in Into the Woods at the Forestburgh Playhouse. Michelle studies music theater at Baldwin Wallace University, where she will graduate in May 2018. She is also a ... Read More » proud participant of the Midsummer in Oxford program at the British American Drama Academy. Endless love and gratitude to her professors, friends, and her wonderful family! Hide «

Jim Poulos*

First season. Broadway: Mark Cohen in Rent, Huck Finn in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; National Tours: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, The Graduate; Off-Broadway/London: Feste in Illyira (Prospect Theater); Young Man in My Life with Albertine (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: Fred in A Christmas Carol at Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Mozart in ... Read More » Amadeus, Bobby in Company, Sir Robin in Spamalot and Jim/Tom in Clybourne Park (co-production with Cleveland Play House); Mozart in Amadeus (Kevin Kline Award Nom.), Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Rep. Theatre of St. Louis; Chico in The Cocoanuts at Utah Shakespeare Festival; Ariel in The Tempest at Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at Great River Shakespeare Festival; Bill Gates in NERDS:// at Philadelphia Theatre Company (Barrymore Award Nom.); Lt. Frank Cioffi in Curtains at Arvada Center (Henry Award Nom.). Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts. Lives in NYC with his wife, Director/Actor, Melissa Rain Anderson. Hide «

Mickey Patrick Ryan*

Mickey Ryan is beyond excited to be back for his third year with ISF. Mickey was last seen at ISF as Jinx in Forever Plaid, other credits include Joly in Les Misérables and Simple in The Merry Wives of Windsor (ISF), The Comedy of Errors, CarouselDogfight, and Carrie. Mickey is a proud grad of Baldwin Wallace University. Endless gratitude to all friends ... Read More » and family, BWMT’15, Vicky, and Mom. Hide «

David Anthony Smith*

This is David’s seventeenth 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 «

Nick Steen*

Nick is honored to be returning to the beautiful ISF stage for his fourth season. His previous roles with the company include: Lombard in And Then There Were None, Dumaine in Love's Labor’s Lost, Max Halliday in Dial M for Murder, Sebastian in The Tempest, and Clifford in Deathtrap. Other regional theater credits: Orestes in Elektra, Topper in A Christmas Carol at A.C.T.  Antonio in Twelfth Night at Santa ... Read More » Cruz Shakespeare. 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 AmericanClock, Cassio in Othello and Horace in Courtship. Nick received his BFA from the University of Evansville and his MFA from American Conservatory Theater. He’s also co-creator and host of the automotive web-series called Gearhead Garage where him, and his crew search for beautiful builds and passionate people. Nick is on a journey together with the greatest fish a guy could ask for - love you Nicki. Take a look at what he's up to at www.NickSteen.com! Hide «

Alex Syiek*

This is Alex’s third season at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Previous ISF credits: Pistol, 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 Light Theatre; Bob White/ White Christmas/ Northern Stage; Mr. Franklin/ Passing Strange/ 14th ... Read More » 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*

Thirteen seasons. Kathleen was last seen at ISF as Judith Bliss in Hay Fever.  Other favorites include Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Barbara in Major Barbara. Kathleen is a company member with The Resident Ensemble Players (REP) at the University of Delaware, where she also teaches classes in voice, speech and acting.  REP ... Read More » roles include God of Carnage (Veronica), Wit (Vivan), Juno and the Paycock (Juno), Heartbreak House (Lady Utterword), The Glass Menagerie (Amanda), Death of a Salesman (Linda), and The Skin of Our Teeth (Mrs. Antrobus) - Barrymore Award Nomination. Other regional credits include Anna Christie (San Jose Rep), Titus Andronicus (Intiman Theatre), The Play’s the Thing (American Players Theatre), Our Country’s Good (Madison Rep), War Stories (Milwaukee Rep), A Delicate Balance (Delaware Theatre Company), Waiting for Nirvana (Wilma Theatre), Before Breakfast (Walnut Street Theatre) and Translations (Arden Theatre Co.). BFA, N.C. School of the Arts.  MFA, University of Delaware. Hide «

M.A. Taylor*

Mark Anthony (aka M.A.) has 22 seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and calls Boise home. Most recently seen as Feste, Twelfth Night; Doolittle, My Fair Lady; Nathaniel, Love’s Labor’s Lost; Rogers, And Then There Were None; also Hugh Evans, The Merry Wives of Windsor; Legles/Babet, Les Misérables, Beadle, Sweeney Todd.   Among his other credits: Dracula ... Read More » for Boise Contemporary Theater; Candy, Of Mice and Men for PTTP Rep directed by Adrian Hall. Also 12 seasons with ISF’s sister company Great Lakes Theater, and a couple with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). Many thanks to his families, both professional and genetic, and the Incredibly Generous and Reliable Idaho Audiences who make this a Magical Place. Thanks to You All. Hide «

Christopher Tocco*

Christopher Tocco is thrilled to return for to ISF after playing Berowne in Love's Labor's Lost last year. 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 ... Read More » credits include performances with the American Conservatory Theater, Dorset Theatre Festival, and Santa Rosa Summer Repertory Theatre. New York credits (Off-Broadway): Drunkle Vanya (Astrov), The Black Crook at Abrons Arts Center, and Preston Sturges' Strictly Dishonorable at 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 «

MacKenzie Wright

MacKenzie Wright: Is thrilled to be making her ISF debut! She recently understudied and performed in A Christmas Carol at Great Lakes Theater this past December. Favorite credits include: Diana Morales, A Chorus Line (Baldwin Wallace University), Carla, In the Heights, Kylar in Bring It On (Beck Center for the Arts), Caroline in The Theory ... Read More » of Relativity, Linda/Connie in Saturday Night Fever (Cleveland’s Playhouse Square), Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Woods, Granny, The Addams Family (The Forestburgh Playhouse), Celisse/Dance Captain, Godspell (Cain Park). MacKenzie is a rising senior at Baldwin Wallace University, majoring in music theater. Recipient of the Cliff Bemis Music Theatre Scholarship for outstanding achievement in music studies at Baldwin Wallace. Proud member of EMC. For Mom, Dad, and Max. I am forever grateful for you three.       Hide «

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