Acting Company

Adams, J. ToddWEB

J. Todd Adams*

Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), As You Like It (Oliver), Richard III (Clarence/Catesby), The Imaginary Invalid (Bonnefoi), The Winter’s Tale (Cleomenes). Regional: four seasons at Great Lakes Theater; The Crucible (Reverend John Hale) at the Pioneer Theatre Company; Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Sherlock Holmes) at the Utah ... Read More » Shakespeare Festival; Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) at the Denver Center Theatre Company; Henry IV Pt. 1 (Hotspur), The Three Musketeers (Aramis), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Costard), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), Engaged (Belvawney) at Shakespeare Santa Cruz; The Importance of Being Earnest (Jack), The Real Thing (Billy) at PCPA; Drawer Boy, Lonesome West, Entertaining Mister Sloane, Cyrano de Bergerac (South Coast Repertory); Gross Indecency (Mark Taper Forum); King Lear (San Diego Repertory); I Pagliacci (Kennedy Center, directed by Franco Zeffirelli). Film/Television: Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, Flyboys, and Warriors of Virtue. Mr. Adams holds an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater. *Bob & Anne Hay Hide «
Bate, Pedar BensonWEB

Pedar Benson Bate*

Pedar is elated to be back at Idaho Shakespeare Festival for his second season. What a joy it is to return to such a stunning place with as equally wonderful people. ISF credits: Les Misérables (Marius) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Slender). Other regional credits: Northern Stage, New London Barn Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater, ... Read More » Opera Columbus, and Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival. Bachelor of Music from The Ohio State University. Member of Actors' Equity Association. Many, many thanks to Charlie, Vicky, Greg, Matt, and the beautiful cast, crew, and office staffs. All my love to Meredith, and to my loving and supportive friends and family. Last but not least, thanks to you, for supporting live theater. Hide «
Berg, Lynn Robert WEB

Lynn Robert Berg*

Lynn is proud to be returning to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for his lucky 13th season. Previously at ISF: The title role of Richard III, Frank Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Bishop in Les Misérables, Porter Milgrim in Deathtrap, Dr. Purgeon in The Imaginary Invalid, Polixenes in The Winter's Tale, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Caliban in The ... Read More » Tempest, and Bill Walker in Major Barbara. Other credits: Dr. Parker in Bat Boy: The Musical, Sandy Tyrell in Hay Fever, Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, and the Ghost of Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theater); Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival); Friar Laurence/Montague in Short Shakespeare! Romeo and JulietMacbeth in Short Shakespeare! Macbeth (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Writer’s Theater, Chicago) All the Great Books, Abridged (Delaware Theatre Company). Lynn earned his MFA at the University of Delaware PTTP, and is a proud member of Actors' Equity. SLL’M. Hide «
Bissell, Cassandra WEB

Cassandra Bissell*

This is Cassandra’s second season at Idaho Shakespeare Festival, having appeared previously as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. Chicago credits: Chicago Shakespeare Theater (The TempestRichard II, King John, Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth), Court Theatre (ArcadiaHamlet), Northlight (Detroit ’67), Steppenwolf (The Berlin Circle), Victory Gardens (Memory House), Next Theatre (In The BloodMeasure for Measure), ... Read More » Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (Mary’s Wedding - Jeff nomination, Best Actress), Shakespeare on the Green (Othello.) Regional credits: Utah Shakespeare Festival (Sense and Sensibility, The Comedy of Errors), Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (My Name is Asher Lev, In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play), Actors’ Theatre of Louisville (Memory House, In the Next Room), Cleveland Play House (Pride and Prejudice, Noises Off), Company of Fools (Proof), Renaissance Theaterworks (Amelia, The Understudy, Crumbs from the Table of Joy), and six seasons at Peninsula Players in Door County, WI.  BA in gender studies, University of Chicago. Actors' Equity and SAG/AFTRA. Hide «
Bodily, WarrenWEB

Warren Bodily

Warren is thrilled to be working with Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the first time.  He is overjoyed to be playing the role of Colin in The Secret Garden, a story he has loved all his lifeWarren’s previous roles include Raven in Sleeping Beauty, Meridian CUE; David in Newsies, Meridian City; Narrator in Hairy Tale ... Read More » Rock, Meridian CUE; Charlie in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Meridian City; and Oliver in Oliver, Saratoga Springs.  Warren also performs with the Cantus Youth Choirs.  Warren is currently enrolled at the Idaho Fine Arts Academy where he studies vocal performance.  Love to Mom, Dad, Claire, Isabelle, Lydia and Henry! Hide «
Brookshire, NeilWEB

Neil Brookshire*

Ten seasons with ISF, most recently Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, Cliff/Cabaret, Valentine/The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Tranio/The Taming of the Shrew. Other regional work includes Boise Contemporary Theater, Company of Fools in Hailey, Cadence Theatre Co, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Dance Theatre, Opera Idaho, Seattle Novyi Theatre, Great Lakes Theater, and Peninsula Players. His films ... Read More » include The Pact, Stygian, and two short films he wrote and produced last fall, Upper Fields, a Postcard. He has a BA from Boise State and an MFA in acting from Northern Illinois University. Hide «
Brown, Gabriel WEB

Gabriel Brown

Gabriel Brown is thrilled to be performing at ISF/GLT for the first time! He was most recently seen in The Beck Center’s production of Dogfight (Stevens). Other credits include A Chorus Line (Zach), Carousel (Billy Bigelow) at Baldwin Wallace, Les Misérables (Enjolras), and Joseph…Dreamcoat (Joseph) at Timberlake Playhouse and Winsor! (Crooner) at the Beck Center. ... Read More » Gabriel is a rising senior in the musical theater department at Baldwin Wallace University. He would like to thank his family, Caroline, Czarnota, and MT ’16 for all of their support and love. Hide «
Brown, Stephen MitchellWEB

Stephen Mitchell Brown*

Second Season with ISF! ISF and Great Lakes Theater: Jean Valjean, Les Misérables (Cleveland Critics and Broadway World Cleveland Award - Best Actor); Bardolph, Merry Wives of Windsor; Topper, A Christmas Carol. Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde (revival). National Tours: Jekyll & Hyde; Chauvelin, The Scarlet Pimpernel; “Leadville” Johnny, The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Regional: Homer Hickam ... Read More » Sr., Rocket Boys (Legacy Theatre); Rochester, Jane Eyre (Legacy Theatre - Atlanta’s Suzi Bass Award - Best Actor); Oliver! (Paper Mill Playhouse); Manuel, Captain’s Courageous; Enoch Snow, Carousel; Prof. Bhaer, Little Women; Nicely-Nicely, Guys and Dolls (all at Cumberland County Playhouse); Beast, Beauty and the Beast (Fireside Theatre); Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf, Into the Woods; Thurston Wheelis, Greater Tuna (both at Jenny Wiley Theatre). BA in theater with music minor from Muhlenberg College.  Proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Special thanks to Charlie, Vicky and Greg; Eddie and Take 3 Talent; EMG; Mom, Dad, Ginger, Sadie, and my wife, Leah Jennings.  Much love. *John & Carroll Sims Hide «
Cohen, RobynWEB

Robyn Cohen*

Robyn is delighted to make her ISF debut after appearing in Dial “M” for Murder with Great Lakes Theater. Select Los Angeles credits include: The Exonerated opposite Jeff Goldblum, the West Coast premiere of Neil Labute's The Shape of Things/The Laguna Playhouse, No Way Around But Through/The Falcon Theatre (starring Melanie Griffith and Scott Caan), ... Read More » Proof /The Long Beach Playhouse, Rigoletto/The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Grand Tour/The Colony Theatre (under Jerry Herman). NY/Regional performances with: The Actors Theatre of Louisville (Tom Jones), Lincoln Center (NYC), The Ford's Theater (D.C.), Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, Sacramento Light Opera, Bucks County Playhouse, and The National Tour of Cabaret. Ms. Cohen starred in the television series Gravity for starz network and has made additional TV appearances in: Cristela, N.C.I.S., The Mentalist, The Defenders, Invasion, The Closer, Angel, The Strand, N.C.I.S. L.A., Starved, LAX, etc.! Select film credits: Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic opposite Bill Murray, The Celestine Prophecy, ZZYZX, Beau Jest, Road Hard (with Adam Carolla) and James Franco's films Good Time Max, Fools Gold, and the soon to be released Bukowski.  Ms. Cohen's been seen in over 75 national commercials. BFA: The Juilliard School. Love to A, H, L, M. News/info. @TheRobynCohen -Enjoy! Hide «
Aled Davies WEB

Aled Davies*

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

Jonathan Dyrud*

Debut season at ISF:  Tony Wendice in Dial “M” for Murder; Antonio in The Tempest; Lieutenant in The Secret Garden and Edmund in King Lear. Jonathan is thrilled to be a part of Great Lakes/ISF this season.  New York:  Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Caius Lucius in Cymbeline (Hip to Hip Theater Company,) ... Read More » Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew (Pulse Ensemble Theater) Huck in the World Premiere of Minstrel Show (The Weasel Festival.)  Regional credits: 4 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.  His film credits include Bartender in My Crazy Love (Oxygen Network,) Captain in So SOHA, Pale Interviewee in Redheads Anonymous and Verder in Big House.  Training:  BFA in Theater Performance from Southern Oregon University.  Visit him at Hide «
Eisentrout, ClareWEB

Clare Howes Eisentrout*

Clare Howes Eisentrout is returning to the West for her 3rd season at ISF, and her first at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival! Previous roles with ISF/GLT include Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Cosette in Les Misérables, and just finished playing Woman 1 in Songs for A New World at Northern Stage in Vermont. Clare holds a BM ... Read More » in music theater from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory in Cleveland, OH. Member of AEA. Thanks to M+D, R+J, Howes and Eisentrout clans, and the framily. Hide «
Ford, Tom WEB

Tom Ford*

Nine seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival: 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 Way to the Forum, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, King of Navarre in ... Read More » Loves Labors Lost, Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Touchstone in As You Like It, Casca in Julius Caesar, Hucklebee in The Fantasticks and the title role in Youre A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Great Lakes Theater: Eight seasons. Boise Contemporary Theater: This Wonderful Life, Truman Capote in Tru, I Am My Own Wife (co-produced with ISF). Portland Stage Company: Greater Tuna, The Mystery of Irma Vep, I Am My Own Wife and many others. Broadway: Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s By Jeeves at the Helen Hayes Theater. New London Barn Playhouse: Three seasons. Visit me at *Lynn & Jim Johnston Hide «
Gosik, PeterWEB

Peter Gosik*

Peter is thrilled to make his ISF debut! Having most recently appeared as Robbie Fay in A Man of No Importance (Arvada Center), other favorite credits include Enjolras in Les Misérables (Riverside Theatre), El Gallo in The Fantasticks (Flat Rock Playhouse), Man #2 in The World Goes Round (Florida Studio Theatre), The Tin Man in ... Read More » 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 the An Idiot Abroad 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, Eddie and the team at Take 3 Talent. Thanks to Michael Cassara Casting and Victoria Bussert for this tremendous opportunity. For Elenor, Lloyd, & Shirley. Hide «
Jennings, LeahWEB

Leah Jennings*

Thrilled to be making my ISF debut! National tours: Molly, The Unsinkable Molly Brown; Milly, Seven Brides....  Regional: Les Misérables; The Merry Wives of Windsor and Cynthia, A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theater); Carrie, Carousel; Adelaide, Guys & Dolls; Meg, Little Women; Nancy, Oliver! (Cumberland County Playhouse); Madame Dindon, La Cage Aux Folles (Theatre By ... Read More » The Sea); Mrs. Nordstrom, A Little Night Music; Camelot (White Plains PAC); Mrs. Phagan, Parade (Gallery Players); The Sound of Music (North Shore Music Theatre); Searching for Romeo (NYMF). Cabaret: The Amanda McBroom Project (MAC Award - Special Production); 54 Sings: Merrily We Roll Along (54 Below). MM in musical theater from Oklahoma City University. Proud Member of AEA. Special Thanks to Charlie, Vicki, and Greg; Eddie and Take 3 Talent; Florence Birdwell; Eric Michael Gillet; mom-Sarah; Dad; Ginger and Sadie; and my wonderful husband, Stephen Mitchell Brown. Huzzah! Hide «
Kates, JillianWEB

Jillian Kates*

Jillian Kates is ecstatic to return to ISF for her second season having previously appeared in Cabaret and The Taming of the Shrew. She was most recently seen in the touring company of Wicked as Glinda/Nessarose understudy, is a member of AEA, and is also a very proud graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University holding a Bachelor ... Read More » of Music in music theater. Jillian would like to send an e-hug to Vicky and Charles Fee for this opportunity, the staff and company of ISF + GLTF, squeeblings near and far, and the Bumpi clan, who give her more love than she knows what to do with. Peace and blessings. Hide «
Kemper, BenWEB

Ben Kemper

A Boise native, former ISF apprentice, and longtime Festival devotee, Ben is elated to join the company for his first season. Favorite productions include Aimee and Jaguar (Helmut/Herr Schmidt), The Grapes of Wrath (Jim Casey), and The Laramie Project (Doc O’Conor, et al.) at the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Arcadia (Septimius Hodge), The ... Read More » Tempest (Gonzalo), and Mary Zimmerman’s The Arabian Nights (Vizier, et al) with Lovers and Madmen, and the first Lebanon, MO production of Talley’s Folly (Matt Friedman). Ben is a graduate of Northwestern University’s theater dddddepartment. Deep thanks to the family and the Festival. It’s good to be under stars again. Hide «
Klautsch, RichardWEB

Richard Klautsch*

Richard has worked with Idaho Shakespeare Festival for 23 years, in such roles as Adam and Corin in As You Like It (also performed at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival), David in The Foreigner, Dogberry in Much Ado about Nothing, Lloyd in Noises Off, Clown #2 in The 39 Steps, Sir Robert in An Ideal Husband, ... Read More » Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kent in King Lear, Macduff in Macbeth, Salieri in Amadeus, and Brutus in Julius Caesar.  Richard also has worked at Boise Contemporary Theater, Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, UC Santa Barbara, Primary Stages in NYC, the Attic Theatre in Detroit, the Shakespeare Society Theatre in LA, the Kennedy Center, and at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan. Richard is currently the chair of the Department of Theater Arts at Boise State University, where he has taught for 23 years.  He received his MFA and PhD degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. Hide «
Lark, MeredithWEB

Meredith Lark*

This is Meredith’s first season with ISF.  Some favorite past credits include: A Christmas Carol (Belle), Within the Law (Mary Turner), Dial “M” For Murder (Margot), TV Time (Laurie Beechman Theater), Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Oklahoma! (Laurey). Meredith has a BA in theater from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the National Theater ... Read More » Institute. She is a proud member of AEA. Thank you so much to Charlie, Vicky and Greg!  Lots of love to Pedar, Mom, Dad, Ariel and the Bate’s! Hide «
Layne, GiovannaWEB

Giovanna A. Layne

Giovanna is excited to be making her debut with ISF in The Secret Garden.  She is a resident of Cleveland, Ohio.  An 11-year-old, 7th grader, she loves singing and performing for the audience.  Her past theater credits are Christmas Story (Esther Jane) at Cleveland Play House, Music Man (Amaryllis) and Annie (Annie) at Lorain County ... Read More » Musical Theatre, Les Misérables (Young Cossette) at Happy Ending Lyrics Players, A Christmas Story the Musical (MaryBeth) at Near West Theatre, Bye Bye Birdie Jr (Penelope) and Annie (Molly) at Beck Center, Charlotte’s Web (Avery), Suessical (Jo-Jo), Tarzan (Young Tarzan), and Annie Get Your Gun (Little Jake) all at True North Cultural Center.  She also volunteers to sing for Achievement Centers of Cleveland.  She is ecstatic to be spending her summer as part of the ISF family!  She also would like to thank her family, friends and most of all her parents and brother for their love, support, and encouragement. Hide «
Masterson, SaraWEB

Sara Masterson

Sara is thrilled to be making her debut with ISF! Credits: A Little Night Music (Anne) New London Barn Playhouse, Follies (Sally) Baldwin Wallace University, How to Succeed… (Ens./ US Rosemary) Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Love Story (Jenny) Playhouse Square/ BW, Carrie: The Musical (Sue) Beck Center for the Arts/ BW.  Sara is a ... Read More » senior pursuing a BM in musical theater at Baldwin Wallace University.  Endless thanks to Vicky, Greg and all the happy players at ISF.  All my love to BWMT’16 and my incredible family. “I am sure there is magic in everything.” Hide «
Miller, AndrewWEB

Andrew Miller

First season at ISF. Previous credits with Great Lakes Theater: Strato in Julius Caesar and Ensemble in The Merry Wives of Windsor. 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 Happened on the Way ... Read More » to the Forum (New London Barn Playhouse); Grumio, The Taming of the Shrew (Ithaca Shakespeare Company). Andrew received a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College. Hide «
Miller, DougfredWEB

Dougfred Miller*

This is Doug's eleventh season with ISF, going back to 1995, when he played Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2.  Other roles include Macbeth, Cassius in Julius Caesar, Jaques in As You Like It, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Horatio in Hamlet, at least one ... Read More » Prince (Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing), several Dukes, and an Emperor (in Amadeus). Other appearances include King Arthur in Spamalot at the Beck Center, Versati in The Underpants at Milwaukee Rep, Lysander in a Vietnamese/English production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Central Dramatic Theatre Company in Hanoi, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at Portland Center Stage, Richard in Richard III and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing at Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company, Prospero in The Tempest, and the Duke in Measure for Measure at Texas Shakespeare Festival. 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 «
Mondlock, MaryWEB

Mary Mondlock

Mary Mondlock is ecstatic to join ISF/GLT for the first time! Mary has most recently been seen in Playhouse Square's production of Saturday Night Fever (Flo/Doreen). Other credits include: Carousel (Carrie Pipperidge), A Chorus Line (Maggie) at Baldwin Wallace, Cabaret (Sally Bowles) at Weathervane Playhouse, and West Side Story (Maria) at Interlochen Arts Academy. Mary is a senior majoring in music ... Read More » theater at Baldwin Wallace University. She would like to thank her family, teachers, Greg Harrell, John, and MT '16 for their everlasting encouragement and love. Hide «
Ness, JustinWEB

Justin Ness*

Justin is thrilled to be back on the ISF stage for his fifth season. Past ISF credits include: Owen Musser – The Foreigner;  Ensemble – As You Like It; Daniel – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); Host/Outlaw – The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Bazin/Ensemble – The Three Musketeers; Ensemble – Othello; Ensemble – Amadeus. Justin spent 12 years in New ... Read More » York City where he was a founding Acting Company Member and served as managing director for the award-winning Wide Eyed Productions (WEP). With WEP, he produced, directed and appeared in over 18 off and off-off Broadway productions. Other regional credits include: Priest – The Fisherman and his Soul; Oliver Durney - The Uncanny Valley, Narrator -A Nighttime Survival Guide, Homer Collyer - The Dazzle; Teddy Hodell -Valparaiso and BabbyBobby - The Cripple of Inishmaan with Boise Contemporary Theater. Film: Searching for Bobby D opposite Kevin Dobson and Carmen Electra. Justin received his BA, theater arts, in performance and directing from Boise State University. Hide «
O'Byrne, Ryan DavidWEB

Ryan David O’Byrne*

Ryan is so thrilled to be returning to ISF. Regional: Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival; The Mousetrap- Christopher Wren, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare; A Midsummer Night’s Dream- Flute/Thisbe and Peterborough Players. New York: MoMA PS1, Joe's Pub, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club (SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance), Culture Project, Baryshnikov Arts Center and Judson ... Read More » Memorial Church. Ryan has premiered solo performance/dance works at: Dixon Place, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Culturefix, Danspace Project, REDCAT (Los Angeles) and with AUNTS. Juilliard, 2011. Hide «
Padgett, MichaelWEB

Michael Padgett*

ISF debut! 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 (54 Below), Stopgap (Snapple Theatre) as Robert, Brooke Astor's Last Affair (Emerging Artists) as The Prosecution. Regional: The Circus in Winter (Goodspeed) as Ollie, Nine Wives (TriArts ... Read More » Sharon Playhouse) as Henry, Sondheim on Sondheim (Great Lakes Theater, Play House Square Broadway Series) as Man #2, Titanic the Musical: Centennial Concert (Akron Symphony) as Thomas Andrews, Spring Awakening (The Beck Center) as Moritz, The Music of Adam Guettel (featuring Adam Guettel - Weston Playhouse), Giraffenstein (Color & Light Theatre - L.A.) as Dr. Giraffenstein, and the annual Baldwin Wallace Beatles Festival, of which James is a founding member. Proud graduate of the Baldwin Wallace Music Theater Program and member of Actors' Equity. Big thanks to Charlie, Vicky, Nicolosi and the Penca family! When not on stage, James pursues his lifelong dream of sailing on the Titanic. Hide «
Penca, JamesWEB

James Penca*

ISF debut! 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 (54 Below), Stopgap (Snapple Theatre) as Robert, Brooke Astor's Last Affair (Emerging Artists) as The Prosecution. Regional: The Circus in Winter (Goodspeed) as Ollie, Nine Wives (TriArts ... Read More » Sharon Playhouse) as Henry, Sondheim on Sondheim (Great Lakes Theater, Play House Square Broadway Series) as Man #2, Titanic the Musical: Centennial Concert (Akron Symphony) as Thomas Andrews, Spring Awakening (The Beck Center) as Moritz, The Music of Adam Guettel (featuring Adam Guettel - Weston Playhouse), Giraffenstein (Color & Light Theatre - L.A.) as Dr. Giraffenstein, and the annual Baldwin Wallace Beatles Festival, of which James is a founding member. Proud graduate of the Baldwin Wallace Music Theater Program and member of Actors' Equity. Big thanks to Charlie, Vicky, Nicolosi and the Penca family! When not on stage, James pursues his lifelong dream of sailing on the Titanic. Hide «
Perrotta, LauraWEB

Laura Perotta*

A native New Yorker, Laura Perrotta has worked extensively in regional theater including Off-Broadway and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She currently resides in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and has enjoyed the last decade as a company member at Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Favorite roles include Arkadina in The Seagull, Lady M ... Read More » in Macbeth, Amanda Prynne in Private Lives, Mrs. Cheveley in An Ideal Husband, and Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret. Last summer she returned to the Festival to play M’Lynne Eaton in Steel Magnolias directed by Sari Ketter. Hide «
Proulx, KatieWEB

Katie Proulx*

Katie is thrilled to be returning to ISF for her second season with this incredible company. Credits with ISF/Great Lakes Theater include Les Misérables, The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Comedy of Errors (Shakespearience 2015). Katie is a graduate of The New York Conservatory for the Arts and was an original company member of ... Read More » the Roschman Dance Company. NY credits include Spike Heels, Wet: Shakespeare, The Art of Dining, and the independent film Nothing Phases Me. Regional roles include the Mute in The Fantasticks as well as the title role in Aladdin, An Original Pantomime at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Meg in Little Women, Tracy Lord in The Philadelphia Story, Nancy D. in A New Brain, and Val in A Chorus Line. Love and thanks to Joel, Charlie, Vicky and Greg. Hide «
Riley, PatrickWEB

Patrick Riley*

Patrick is very excited to make his Idaho Shakespeare debut! Recent acting credits include: Ferdinand in The Tempest (Great Lakes Theater), George in Our Town (La Jolla Playhouse WoW Festival), Howie in Speech and Debate (American Theatre Company), Richard in Ah, Wilderness! (Arena Stage), Ferdinand in The Tempest (Hartford Stage, dir. Darko Tresnjak), Here’s Hoover! ... Read More » (La Jolla Playhouse, dir. Alex Timbers). Other credits include: The Tempest, Twelfth Night, As You Like It (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), Measure for Measure (A Noise Within), The Seagull, Camino Real, The Misanthrope, As You Like It (UCSD). TV credits include: Chicago Fire, Torchwood, 90210, Pretty/Tough. Patrick was a founding member of the award-winning fringe company Lonesome No More! Theatre in Los Angeles where he directed and produced Spring Awakening, Woyzeck, and No Exit. He is also a certified Yoga instructor and the drummer of a super cool band. MFA, University of California, San Diego. Endless love and gratitude to Dana and Mom and Dad. Hide «
Ryan, ColtonWEB

Colton Ryan

Colton Ryan is so thrilled to be a part of his first ISF season! Some of his favorite credits include Eddie Birdlace in Dogfight and Tommy in Carrie the Musical at Beck Center for the Arts, Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees and Gangster #1 in Kiss Me, Kate at New London Barn Playhouse, and Paul ... Read More » in A Chorus Line at Baldwin Wallace University. He is currently a rising junior at Baldwin Wallace as a music theater major. He wants to thank his mom and sister for raising him to be the man that he is, and to Adrian for showing him the man he wants to be. Hide «
Schmidt, ShailaWEB

Shaila Schmidt*

Assistant Stage Manager Shaila is excited to be back with Idaho Shakespeare Festival for her second season.  Her credits with ISF include production assistant: Steel Magnolias, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Les Misèrables. Other credits include assistant stage manager: SuperSecretSiteSpecificSomething, (Boise Contemporary Theater); Three Sisters (Boise State University. American College Theatre Festival) and stage manager: A (3rd ... Read More » Annual) Horrific Puppet Affair, (HomeGrown Theatre). She currently serves as resident dramaturg for HomeGrown Theatre and received her BA in Theater Arts from Boise State University.  Shaila is incredibly grateful to all the thoughtful and supportive friends and family in her life. Hide «
Smith, David AnthonyWEB

David Anthony Smith*

This is David’s fifteenth 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. Hide «
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Nick Steen*

Second season at Idaho Shakespeare Festival.  Nick’s regional credits include Great Lakes Theater/Idaho Shakespeare Festival (Clifford in Deathtrap), 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 in The ... Read More » Traveling Companion, Moe in The American Clock, Cassio in Othello and Horace in Courtship. Nick received his BFA from the University of Evansville and his MFA from American Conservatory Theater. Follow his journey at! Hide «
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M.A. Taylor*

Mark Anthony (aka M.A.) has been with Idaho Shakespeare Festival for 20 seasons. Most recently 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 PTTP Rep directed by Adrian Hall. Also 11 years with ISF sister ... Read More » company Great Lakes Theater. He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). Many thanks to his Families (professional and genetic). He dedicates these performances to the loving memory of Laurie Birmingham: A Force of Nature. An Enduring Talent. Peace. Hide «
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William Thompson*

Understudy: The Secret Garden This is William Thompson’s debut season with ISF, but he is no stranger to the stage.  He is a member of the Opera Idaho Angelus and Children’s Choruses since 2012 and has performed in Opera Idaho’s main stage productions of Hansel and Gretel, Pagliacci, The Sound of Music as Kurt Von Trapp, and the children’s ... Read More » productions of H.M.S. Pinafore as The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, The Pirates of Penzance, and Brundibár.  He also has performed in Music Theatre of Idaho productions of Les Misérables as Gavroche, The Sound of Music as Kurt Von Trapp, West Side Story, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Aladdin, Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr. and Mulan Jr.  He is a member of the Boise All-City Elementary Honor Choir since 2013 and was recently accepted to Idaho Fine Arts Academy in Eagle. When he’s not on stage, he plays travel ice hockey with the Treasure Valley Hawks, baseball, and enjoys going to Salt Lake Comic Con. Hide «
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Dustin Tucker*

Two seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Broadway: The Rainmaker (Roundabout).  Off-Broadway credits include: SoHo Rep, Manhattan Ensemble Theater, Primary Stages, Culture Project and HERE.  For Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival he played Touchstone in last season’s production of As You Like It for which he received the BroadwayWorld Cleveland ... Read More » Award for Best ActorMr. Tucker currently resides in Portland, Maine, where he is an Affiliate Artist with Portland Stage Company and has appeared in Fully Committed, Bach at Leipzig, The 39 Steps, Peer Gynt, Vigil, six seasons of The Santaland Diaries (BroadwayWorld Maine, Best Actor) as well as Greater Tuna with his Tempest compatriot and dear friend, Tom Ford.  His other regional credits include: Williamstown, Great Lakes Theater, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Sierra Rep and Festival Stage of Winston-Salem.  A proud and blessed member of Actors’ Equity Association.  Much love to Peter. Hide «
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Kinsley Wardle

Understudy: The Secret Garden This is Kinsley Wardle’s first year with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and she is so excited to be part of The Secret Garden.  Previously, Kinsley was the Elephant Bird in Seussical Jr., by the Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, in the ensemble for Wiz of the West by Missoula Children’s Theater / Meridian Arts Commission, and has ... Read More » enjoyed participating in summer acting camps in Idaho and Florida.  She loves to act, sing and dance. Kinsley is elated to participate with Idaho Shakespeare Festival this year. Hide «
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Katie Willmorth

Katie is thrilled to come home for her second season with the ISF! Company Credits: Mrs. Marchmont in An Ideal Husband, two seasons in the ISF Apprentice Company, where her first main stage appearance was in the ensemble of The Tempest in 2007. Katie entered into the family business at age 9 by making her ... Read More » first ISF Greenshow appearance alongside The Fool Squad. Favorite credits: Miranda in The Tempest (Great Lakes Theater); Belle in Christmas Carol: A Radio Play at The Pearl Theater, Calpurnia in Julius Caesar (Smith Street Stage); Essie in The Devil’s Disciple (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ); Rosalind in As You Like It, Chris in Dancing at Lughnasa, various roles in The Caucasian Chalk Circle (dir. John Gould Rubin) all at Stella Adler Studio. Katie graduated from NYU, training at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Thanks to Dad and Stina, whose talent has inspired me and whose love has nurtured me on this adventure. 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.

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