Acting Company

Allison, Lynn 16 WEB

Lynn Allison*

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

Third season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Pedar is thrilled to return to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for his third season in a row! Previous credits with ISF: Matt in The Fantasticks (GLT/ISF/LTSF); Marius in Les Misérables (GLT/ISF); Slender in The Merry Wives of Windsor (GLT/ISF). Other regional theaters: New London Barn Playhouse, Northern Stage, and Finger ... Read More » Lakes Musical Theater Festival. Bachelor of Music from The Ohio State University. Huge helping of thanks to Vicky, Greg, Drew and Charlie, as well as to my wonderful wife, Meredith, and to the supportive clans Bate, Schneider, and Lark! Lastly, thank you for supporting live theater. Proud member AEA.   Hide «
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Laura Welsh Berg*

Laura is thrilled to be returning to Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Shows with ISF and her sister company, Great Lakes Theater include The Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, Sweeney Todd, The Tempest, Hay Fever, All’s Well that Ends Well, Major Barbara, Macbeth, Love’s Labor’s Lost, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, ... Read More » Into the Woods, Arsenic and Old Lace, Measure for Measure, She Stoops to Conquer and A Christmas Carol. Other credits include Viola in Twelfth Night, Speed in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Nurse in Romeo and Juliet at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Chicago credits include The Farnsworth Invention, Arms and the Man, and Mill Fire. She has a BA in theater from Baldwin Wallace University and an MFA in acting from DePaul University. L'M L S. For Linda. Hide «
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Lynn Robert Berg*

Lynn is proud to be returning to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for his 14th season. Previously at ISF: The title role of Richard III, Hucklebee, The Fantasticks, Frank Ford, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Bishop, Les Misérables, Porter Milgrim, Deathtrap, Dr. Purgeon, The Imaginary Invalid, Polixenes, The Winter's Tale, Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet, Caliban, ... Read More » The Tempest, and Bill Walker, Major Barbara. Other credits: Dr. Parker, Bat Boy: The Musical, Sandy Tyrell, Hay Fever, Hortensio, The Taming of the Shrew, and the Ghost of Jacob Marley, A Christmas Carol (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 13 years. SLL’M. Hide «
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Cassandra Bissell*

Three seasons with ISF: Cordelia in King Lear, Mrs. Winthrop in The Secret Garden, and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. Cassandra’s professional theater life began in high school playing Cecile de Volanges in Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Irish Classical Theatre Company of Buffalo, NY, and she was last seen as Mollie Ralston in ... Read More » The Mousetrap at Indiana Repertory Theatre.  The intervening 20 years have found Cassandra treading the boards at Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Cleveland Play House, Company of Fools, Court Theatre, freeFall Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Great Lakes Theater, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Next Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Peninsula Players, People’s Light, Renaissance Theaterworks, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Shakespeare on the Green, Shakespeare Project of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.  Cassandra holds a BA in gender studies from the University of Chicago, and is a member of Actors’ Equity and SAG/AFTRA.   Hide «

Adrian Grace Bumpas

Adrian Grace Bumpas is thrilled to be joining the ISF team and calling beautiful Boise her home for the summer. Adrian is a graduate from Baldwin Wallace University, MT15', and a proud New York resident. Adrian recently performed her New York debut in The Secret Theatre's production of A Chorus Line (Kristine). Adrian would like ... Read More » to celebrate her new collaborations with this crew, the bosses at TPG, Perotta for passing on her fearlessness, BumpiClan for never ending love, and Colt for being her forever and always. For KJB. www.adriangracebumpas.com Hide «
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Jeb Burris*

Jeb is thrilled to be making his Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut!  Some previous credits include American Players Theatre: Pride and Prejudice, The Game of Love and Chance, Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Travesties, Romeo and Juliet, and Much  Ado About Nothing. The Utah Shakespeare Festival: The Tempest, King John, Love's Labor's Lost, Titus Andronicus,The Merry Wives of Windsor, The ... Read More » Glass Menagerie, and Richard III. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre:  Romeo and Juliet.  Sacramento Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar.  As well as multiple seasons with The Illinois Shakespeare Festival Touring Ensemble. He will be playing  Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors in Tahoe this summer as well. Jeb has a BA from Ball State University and an MFA in classical acting from Illinois State University and has trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in the U.K. Love to Mel, always. Hide «
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Jennifer Caster

Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager Three seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Previously at Idaho Shakespeare Festival: stage management for 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 Garden, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Les ... Read More » Misérables, Deathtrap, Sweeney Todd, Guys and Dolls (Great Lakes Theater); Little Shop of Horrors, Yentil (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 LaMaMa, 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 «
Aled Davies 16 WEB

Aled Davies*

16 seasons with ISF. King 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 A Midsummer Night's Dream; Sheriff Reynolds in Bat ... Read More » 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.

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Jonathan Dyrud*

GLT/Idaho Shakespeare Festival: 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. New York: Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, ... Read More » 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 the 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 and Marcus Gee in Yellowface. Tv/film: Bartender in My Crazy Love (Oxygen Network), Captain in So SOHA, Pale Interviewee in Redheads Anonymous and Verder in Big House. Training: BFA Southern Oregon University.  Follow Jonathan at www.jonathanwdyrud.com Hide «
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Tom Ford*

Ten seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival: 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, Baker in Into the Woods, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the ... Read More » 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: Nine 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 Hide «
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Joe Conley Golden*

After having retired from 22 seasons of Greenshow duty with his Fool Squad partner, Tom Willmorth, Joe is ecstatic to be back on the boards at this wonderful theater. Favorite ISF credits include: The 39 Steps, the Greater Tuna plays, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cloten in Cymbeline. For Boise Contemporary Theater, he and ... Read More » Tom premiered their play, The Krumblin Foundation. Other BCT credits include: Waiting for Godot, Stones in his Pockets, and The Cherry Orchard. Joe has taught for 20 years in the Department of Theatre & Speech Arts at The College of Idaho. He received his MFA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Joe loves living in Boise with Paula, Nick, Cedar, and his lovely little muses, Oriana and Kelly. Hide «
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Peter Gosik*

Peter is elated to return to ISF! Prior ISF credits include Oswald in King Lear and The Fakir in The Secret Garden. Other favorite credits include Enjolras in Les Misérables (Riverside Theatre), El Gallo in The Fantasticks (Flat Rock Playhouse), Robbie in A Man of No Importance (Arvada Center), Man #2 in The World Goes ... Read More » Round (Florida Studio Theatre), The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (First National Tour), and Smudge in Forever Plaid (Heritage Rep). Peter has workshopped new musicals with directors Jerry Zaks and Tony Stevens, and appears in An Idiot Abroad's Christmas Special with Karl Pilkington and Warwick Davis. Peter holds a BFA in musical theater from the University of Michigan and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, and my wonderful agent, Eddie, and tremendous thanks to Charlie, Vickie, Greg and Drew for this spectacular opportunity. For Elenor, Lloyd, and Shirley. www.petergosik.com Hide «
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Jillian Kates*

Jillian Kates is beside-herself-excited to be back for her third season with ISF fulfilling a dream role with the dreamiest of company! She was seen last season as Lily in The Secret Garden and as Texas in Cabaret in 2011. Other favorites include Young Little Edie in Grey Gardens, Glinda and Nessarose in Wicked, and ... Read More » Cinderella in Into the Woods. Many, many thanks to Charlie, Vicky and the entire cast, crew, and staff here at the fest...You are all the most loverly bunch and are so inspiring to me on and off stage. Big bio hugs to Eileen Barber; thank you for always making my time in Boise so magical! Lastly, lots of love and gratitude go out to my amazing family and chosen family of squeebs. For KJB! Hide «
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Sarah Kelso

Stage Manager Sarah is gleefully returning for her seventh season with ISF. Credits with the Festival include: Stage Manager: The Fantasticks, Steel Magnolias; assistant stage manager: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Sweeney Todd; production assistant: Deathtrap, As You Like It, The Foreigner, Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet, The 39 Steps, Cabaret, The Woman in Black, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other credits include: ... Read More » Boise Contemporary Theater: stage manager: 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, Tigers Be Still, Gruesome Playground Injuries. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Assistant stage manager: Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks. Great Lakes Theater: Production assistant: Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet. Sarah graduated from the Theatre Arts Department at Boise State University and accepted the resident stage manager position at Boise Contemporary Theater in 2015. She would like to thank her family for their supportive sarcasm and loving shenanigans. Hide «
Kerr, Robyn 16 WEB

Robyn Kerr

Robyn is a Jamaican Scottish actress now living and working in the US. She's over the moon to be working with Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the first time. Theater includes: Andrea in Dark Vanilla Jungle (The Shop, HERE Arts), Yelena/Uncle Vanya (The Pearl Theatre Company), Amy/Spine (Clurman Theatre), Nikohmele/Carcass (New Worlds Theatre Project, HERE Arts), Phoebe/As You Like It (Sprite ... Read More » Productions, UK), Twelve/Daring Pairings (The Factory, Hampstead Theatre, UK). Television: Murphy's Law (ITV), Casualty (BBC) and MI5 (BBC). Film: Stud Life, Scoop, Hank and Asha. Robyn received a BA in acting from the Royal Scottish Conservatoire. She is incredibly grateful to be working with this wonderful cast and crew. Thank you Tyne, Mum, Dad, Noles and Garland. Hide «
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Maggie Kettering*

Maggie is thrilled to return for her second season at ISF, where she was last seen as Ruth in Blithe Spirit and Margaret in Much Ado about Nothing. She has previously worked with Peninsula Players (Outside Mullingar, Lend Me a Tenor), House Theatre (Season on the Line - Joseph Jefferson Nomination), Shakespeare Theatre Company (Henry ... Read More » IV, Parts 1 and 2), Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), TimeLine Theatre (My Kind of Town), Northlight Theatre (Season’s Greetings - Jack Springer Award), Michigan Shakespeare Festival (Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors),  Irish Theatre of Chicago, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Warehouse Theatre, and Delaware Theatre Company. Maggie is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and a resident of Chicago. Hide «

Tim Kinzel

Stage Manager Stage manager five seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Stage manager credits for Idaho Shakespeare Festival include: As You Like It, Blithe Spirit, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Ideal Husband, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Tim is thrilled to return to an Idahoan summer after serving as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s ... Read More » stage manager for five years. He holds multiple stage management credits from the following: Great Lakes Theater, Playwrights Horizon, Cherry Lane Theater NYC, Alley Theater, Houston Grand Opera and Houston’s Stages Repertory Theatre. Thank you to all hosts, Koppenhafers, Rio, and Gibson for your support. Diehard Cleveland fan patiently waiting to attend that championship parade. Love to his family and friends across the country, and Colleen. GO CAVS, BROWNS, & ROLL TRIBE! Hide «
Klopatek, Chris 16 WEB

Chris Klopatek*

Based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this is Chris' first time at Idaho Shakespeare Festival and his second time performing Love's Labor's Lost.  He previously played Costard at Utah Shakespeare Festival and is excited to delve even deeper into this play from a new perspective. Chris' previous roles include Fred in A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); ... Read More » Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice, Host in The Merry Wives of Windsor (American Players Theater); Bertie Wooster in Jeeves Takes a Bow, Chris in Complete Works of Shakespeare: Abridged [revised] (Milwaukee Chamber Theater); Harpo Marx in Groucho: A Life in Review (Next Act Theater); Prentiss in Peter and the Starcatcher [regional premiere], Romeo in Romeo and Juliet tour, Lesgles in Les Misérables, Guildenstern in Hamlet (Utah Shakespeare Festival).  He has his MFA from the University of California, Irvine and is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association.  Thanks to Ma, Pa, Sa, Gpa Joe and April. Hide «
Kotzen, Andrew 16 WEB

Andrew Kotzen*

Is thrilled to be making his LTSF/ISF debut! Favorite credits include: Dogfight (Gibbs), A Chorus Line (Greg), Titanic (Fleet), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor).  Education: Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. Proud new member of AEA. Endless gratitude to the Kotzen clan, Anna, Vicky, Greg, King Pep, Charlie Fee, Revolution, and BWMT’15. For KJB, Gammy and Papa. ... Read More » Hide «
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William Langan*

William Langan is making his Idaho Shakespeare debut. Previous credits include seven years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (partial list): Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night, Richard II, Troilus and Cressida, Henry VI Parts 1-3, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Oedipus Complex, Trojan Women, The Three Sisters. Other theaters ... Read More » include: The Shakespeare Theatre (D.C.), Studio Arena, Huntington Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Pioneer Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre, Rubicon Theatre, Yale Rep, and three years at The Guthrie Theatre. New York: The Public Theatre/NY Shakespeare Festival, Vineyard Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, Soho Rep. TV: CSI: Cyber (CBS), Criminal Minds (CBS), NCIS (CBS), Numb3rs (CBS), Law& Order, Law & Order CI (NBC), The Prosecutor (NBC), Sweet Nothing In My Ear (CBS), All My Children (ABC), As The World Turns (CBS). Film: William (DGA Award). Bill is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. Hide «

Jessica B. Lucas

Assistant Stage Manager Jessica is thrilled to return for her second season with ISF!  Previous assistant stage management and production assistant credits include Dial “M” for Murder, The Secret Garden, and King Lear. The Secret Garden, King Lear, Dial M for Murder, Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol and Deathtrap with Great Lakes Theater, and Luna Gale with Cleveland ... Read More » Play House. Previous stage management credits include Twelfth Night and The Misanthrope with Cleveland Play House/CWRU MFA Program, and Memphis, Rent and Aida with the All-City Musical program. Jessica earned her BA in theater from the University of Scranton. Hide «

Matthew Lynn

Matt is thrilled to make his ISF/GLT debut! Favorite credits include Dennis in All Shook Up, and Al in A Chorus Line at Baldwin Wallace University, the title role in Bat Boy: The Musical at Westfield High School (Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role from the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards); ... Read More » Marcellus in The Music Man, and Inspector Kemp in Young Frankenstein at The Forestburgh Playhouse, and most recently The Piraqua Guy in In The Heights at The Beck Center. Matt is entering his senior year at Baldwin Wallace University and cannot wait to move to NYC with his awesome class. He would like to thank his family for all their support as well as Vicky and Greg for this exciting opportunity. For BWMT17. Insta: mattlynn94 Hide «

Jonathan Christopher MacMillan*

Jonathan Christopher MacMillan is thrilled to be debuting at ISF in Twelfth Night and My Fair Lady. Recent credits include Clouk in Mirette (Lewis Family Playhouse), Harry in My Fair Lady (Atwood Concert Hall), Baby T-Rex in Walking with Dinosaurs (International Tour), and Joey/Goose in the original Broadway production of War Horse. Other favorites include ... Read More » the Wolf/Prince in Into the Woods, Jean in Rhinoceros, Woody in Six Degrees of Separation, and the Waiter in She Loves Me. This winter he can be seen starring in the independent western film Destiny Trail. www.jcmacmillan.com Hide «
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Andrew Miller

Two seasons with ISF. Previous credits with ISF: Iris/Ensemble, The Tempest; Officer, Dial “M” for Murder. With Great Lakes Theater: Richard/Peter Cratchit/Dick Wilkins, A Christmas Carol. Other credits: Male 1, Teacher From the Black Lagoon and Other Storybooks (TheatreWorks USA); Marcellus, The Music Man; Milt Fields, Laughter on the 23rd Floor; Hysterium, A Funny Thing ... Read More » Happened on the Way to the Forum (New London Barn Playhouse); Peter, Romeo and Juliet; Grumio, The Taming of the Shrew (Ithaca Shakespeare Company). Andrew graduated from Ithaca College with a BFA in acting. Thanks to the entire team at ISF for another fun summer and Guru Donuts for moral support. GO CAVS! #allin. Hide «
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Dougfred Miller*

Last season, Doug was the King in The Tempest, the Gardener of The Secret Garden, Kent in King Lear, and Capt. Lesgate and three others (!) in Dial “M” for Murder. Over the past 21 seasons, appearances include Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2, Macbeth, Cassius in Julius Caesar, Jaques in ... Read More » As You Like It, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Malvolio in Twelfth Night. Other theaters include Great Lakes Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, the 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 «
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Erin Partin*

Erin is thrilled to make her debut performance with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. She was last seen on the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival stage playing Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, returning this summer to play Adriana in The Comedy of Errors. She has performed regionally with The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, The Shakespeare Theatre ... Read More » in DC, The Resident Ensemble Players in DE, The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and The Human Race Theater Company in OH. Favorite roles over the years include Ophelia in Hamlet, 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 PTTP (Professional Theater Training Program) in 2007. She is blessed to do what she loves and excited to share this play with you. Hide «

James Penca*

James Penca is happy to return to Boise after dying by bow and arrow last year in The Fantasticks. Selected NYC: The Artist and The Scientist (CAP21 Theatre Company) as Scientist, Save the Date (NYC Fringe) as Michael, The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular '13, ’14 and ‘15 (54 Below) as Mr. Jensen-Myer. Selected Regional: The ... Read More » Fantasticks (ISF) as Mortimer, The Circus in Winter (Goodspeed) as Ollie, Nine Wives (Sharon Playhouse) as Henry, Sondheim on Sondheim (Great Lakes Theater) and wrote the book for the interactive musical Merely Players (score by Alex Syiek) which enjoyed a sold-out run in the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival and was awarded the “Encore! Producers’ Award” for Best of the Festival. Proud member of Actors’ Equity and graduate of the Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre Program in Berea, Ohio where he helped found the annual Baldwin Wallace Beatles Festival, now in its 7th year. When not on stage, James pursues his lifelong dream of sailing on the Titanic. jamespenca.com Hide «
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Laura Perotta*

Laura Perrotta is a native New Yorker, who has appeared off Broadway, toured nationally and worked regionally. Favorite roles with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater include Lady M in Macbeth, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Martha in Arsenic and Old Lace, Mrs. Cheveley in An Ideal Husband, ... Read More » Amanda Prynne in Private Lives, Dorine in Tartuffe, M'Lynn Eaton in Steel Magnolias, and Arkadina in The Seagull. Last summer at the Festival she was Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden, and Goneril in King Lear. For Karen and Kim. Hide «

Juan Lebron Rivera*

Third season with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Sylvius in As You Like It, Clown in The Winter’s Tale and Cleante in The Imaginary Invalid. Other credits: Wickham in Pride and Prejudice and Florizel in The Winter’s Tale at the Guthrie Theater; and seven seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, including Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, Sylvio in ... Read More » Servant of Two Masters, Rodolfo in A View from the Bridge, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Bicycle Pants in Lorca in a Green Dress. BFA, Carnegie Mellon University. Member of the U.S. Delegation to the Unesco/ITI World Congress in Madrid, Spain, 2008. Recipient of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship funded by the William and Eva Fox Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group. Teaching Artist for The Geffen and Pasadena Playhouse. Special thanks to C,A,O and B for their love and support. Follow me on Twitter (juanlebron) or at juanriveralebron.weebly.com.   Hide «
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Colton Ryan

Colton Ryan is so excited to be back in Boise for his second year! He was last seen at ISF as Dickon in The Secret Garden and in the ensemble of King Lear and The Tempest. His favorite credits include Eddie Birdlace in Dogfight (Beck Center for the Arts) and Gangster 1 in Kiss Me, ... Read More » Kate (New London Barn Playhouse). He is going back to Baldwin Wallace in the fall as a senior music theater major. To my Gran and Poppas, the reason I grew up with the likes of Lerner and Loewe, and to Adrie, the woman who challenges me to be a better human every day. Hide «

Mickey Ryan*

Mickey Ryan is beyond excited to be back for another year at ISF. Mickey was last seen as Joly in Les Misérables and Simple in The Merry Wives of Windsor at ISF/GLT. Other credits include Carousel (Enoch Snow), 25th APC Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), and Into the Woods (Jack). Mickey is a proud grad of ... Read More » BWU. Endless gratitude to all friends and family, BWMT’15, Vicky, and Mom.   Hide «

Mack Shirilla*

Mack couldn't be more excited to join the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare family! Previous credits include: Huck Finn Big River, Mike Theory of Relativity, Cain/Japeth Children of Eden, Chad All Shook Up, Bobby C Saturday Night Fever, Lockwood History Boys, and George Spring Awakening. Mack is also the owner/creative director of his own design studio (bigstachedesign.com) ... Read More » and is a proud graduate of the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory. He sends his love to Mom, Dad, and Kristin, as well as his friends and everyone at Abrams Artists Agency for their never-ending support. @mackshirillla   Hide «
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David Anthony Smith*

This is David’s sixteenth 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: 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.*Karen Meyer & CK Haun Hide «
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Nick Steen*

Three seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Other regional credits include American Conservatory Theater (Orestes in Elektra and Topper in A Christmas Carol) and 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 ... Read More » in The Traveling Companion, Moe in The American Clock, Cassio in Othello and Horace in Courtship. Nick received his BFA from University of Evansville and his MFA from American Conservatory Theater. He’s also co-creator and host of the web-series called Gearhead Garage, where he, and his crew search for beautiful builds and passionate people. Take a look at what he's up to at www.NickSteen.com Hide «
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M.A. Taylor*

Mark Anthony (aka M.A.) has 21 seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and can order a beer without being carded. Most recently seen as Henry, The Fantasticks; also Hugh Evans, The Merry Wives of Windsor; Legles/Babet, Les Misérables, Beadle, Sweeney Todd.   Among his other credits: Dracula for Boise Contemporary Theater; Candy, Of Mice and Men for ... Read More » PTTP Rep directed by Adrian Hall: Character A, Crave and Sam, Fully Committed for Tooth & Nail Theater in Salt Lake City.  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 (professional and genetic). He’d like to dedicate this season’s work to the marvelous Idaho Shakespeare audiences for their years of faithful support. Hide «
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Heather Thiry

Heather is so happy to be making her ISF debut! Recent New York credits include Lena in The Upper Room (The New Ohio, New York Times Critics' Pick); Lily in O (HERE Arts Center); Daisy in Mermaiden (Spring Street Social Society); and new works at The Bushwick Starr, IRT, The Flea, The Brick, Dixon Place, and others. Heather holds a BFA from NYU, ... Read More » where she studied at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. With love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, Katie and Maggie. www.heather-thiry.com Hide «
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Christopher Tocco*

Christopher Tocco is thrilled to be making his debut at ISF and especially to reconnect with director Tyne Rafaeli after their prior collaboration on Dion Boucicault's epic melodrama The Poor of New York. Most recently, he appeared in John Guare's new adaptation of His Girl Friday with Barrington Stage Company while also previously having performed ... Read More » nationally in the dueling classical piano comedy 2 Pianos 4 Hands as well as playing opposite Mark Linn-Baker in comedian Lewis Black's One Slight Hitch. Other regional credits include performances with American Conservatory Theater, Dorset Theatre Festival, and Santa Rosa Summer Repertory Theatre. His numerous off-off-Broadway credits include a recent appearance in Preston Sturges' Strictly Dishonorable at The Flea; original works at HERE Arts Center; Bojko and the Glacier (JACK); developing ensemble work with Odyssey Works, Dzieci Theatre, and through the emerging artist program at Mabou Mines. He has appeared on CBS' Elementary, in several short films and the upcoming independent feature Lonely Boys. Mr. Tocco earned his MFA from American Conservatory Theater. Hide «
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Christine Weber*

Christine is thrilled to return to Idaho Shakespeare, having played Celia in As You Like It. She spent seven seasons with the Guthrie Theater, playing Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Perdita in The Winter's Tale, Jessica in The Merchant of Venice, Nancy Holmes in When We are Married, and Lady Capulet in Romeo and ... Read More » Juliet (a co-production and national tour with The Acting Company), and Dasha in the world premiere of When I was a Ghost... . Other credits include: Children's Theater Company (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Cabaret, Company, The Wizard of Oz, Snow Queen), Theatre L'Homme Dieu (Alice in You Can't Take it with You, and Daisy in Biloxi Blues), and others. As director, she has led productions of Tigers Be Still (Los Angeles debut) and Striking 12 (Bloomington Civic), as well as assistant directed for productions including Freud's Last Session (dir. Rob Melrose, Guthrie Theater), the regional premiere of 36 Views (dir. John Heimbuch, Walking Shadow Theater Company), and the American premiere of Conor McPherson's The Birds (dir. Henry Wishcamper, Guthrie Theater). Christine is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program. Love to J, A, O and B. www.christine-weber.squarespace.com Hide «
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Emily Sofia Wronski

Emily Sofia Wronski is incredibly excited to be taking part in her first season at ISF! Recent credits:  Theory of Relativity at Playhouse Square (Sara, regional premiere), The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the New London Barn Playhouse (Helena Landless). She is an upcoming senior in the Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre program working towards her Bachelor of Music. Proud ... Read More » member of EMC.  Emily is known for her love of fishnets, cupcakes, and RuPaul’s Drag Race.  Many thanks to her momma (the Storybook Mom of Chicago), friends (shoutout to Wilders, Abigail, Barnies, and the Misfits), professors (special thanks to Vicky, Greg, and David) and anyone who has ever showed her love.  “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” Hide «

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

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