Acting Company

Ellen Campbell

Actor-Teacher, Shakespearience 2020 Richard III:

Ellen is delighted to return to ISF for her first Shakespearience tour. She has been with the company for six wonderful years– as a house manager, a School of Theater educator, and most recently as an actor. Ellen holds a BA in Theatre from The College of Idaho and an MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. Boise credits include Orlando (HomeGrown Theatre) and Julius Caesar (ISF). Chicago credits include Howards End (Remy Bumppo) and BENT (Muse Theatre Collective). Ellen is a founding member of Kane Repertory Theatre in St. Charles, IL. She’s immensely grateful for the opportunity to bring Shakespeare to young audiences, and feels very lucky to be working with this group of artists. (ellenccampbell.com)

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Warren Levi Haney

Actor-Teacher Shakespearience 2020 Richard III:

Warren is thankful and thrilled to be reunited with Idaho Shakespeare Festival! Currently based in Nampa ID, he spends his free time reading, playing music, and learning how to make wine. Theater credits include Mercutio/Nurse in Romeo and Juliet (Seattle Shakespeare Educational Tour), Duke Orsino/Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night (Seattle Shakespeare Educational Tour), Frederic in Pirates of Penzance (The Core Ensemble), Cloten in Cymbeline (Greenstage), Tripp in Squatch! The Musical (Centerstage Theater) and Caleb in Happy, Happy, Happy… (Macha Theater Works). He received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts with an emphasis in original work. Warren would like to thank his family and friends for the endless support; his colleagues on stage and off for the constant inspiration; and most of all Momma & Papa Haney – for without them none of this would be possible.

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Ari Keever

Actor-Teacher Idaho Theater for Youth 2020 Sword Song:

Ari is very excited to be in her first production with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. She is originally from the Bay Area but recently graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in theater arts. Her most recent production was with Boise Contemporary Theater in the production of The Wolves. Ari has also performed in productions such as ​Hairspray, The Wedding Singer, Oedpuis El Rey, Sherlock Holmes​. She has also been in many new works such as ​The Three Keys of Captain Hellfire ​where she was very proud to play the antagonist, a male pirate. Aside from acting, she is also a dancer/choreographer and model. Ari is very appreciative of the support from her teachers, friends, and family who make it possible for her to pursue her passions.

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Marley King

Actor-Teacher Idaho Theater for Youth 2020 Sword Song:

Marley is over the moon to begin her first adventure with the Idaho Theater for Youth Tour! She initially moved to Boise for schooling purposes, but ended up staying for the art, culture, wonderful people. Her acting credits to this day include A Christmas Carol, and The Phantom Tollbooth (Laughing Stock), Heddatron, The Wolves, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Boise State University), The Wolves (Boise Contemporary Theater).

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Michael J. Montanus

Actor-Teacher Shakespearience 2020 Richard III:

Michael is thrilled to be back working with ISF! Past credits include Ensemble in Witness for the Prosecution (Idaho Shakespeare Festival), John/Eric/J in Passion Play, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Father Flynn in Doubt, a Parable, Strindberg in Heddatron (Boise State University), and Danforth in The Crucible (College of Southern Idaho). Michael is earning his BA in Theater Arts at Boise State University and would like to thank his family, professors and friends for their constant support.

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Noel Nelson

Actor-Teacher Idaho Theater for Youth 2020 Sword Song:

Noel Nelson is over the moon to be part of their first Idaho Theater for Youth tour. Noel has been in Idaho all their life and as a child remembers seeing the tour visit their small town, igniting a love for theater that echos in everything they do. Noel graduated from Boise State University in 2018 with a degree from the Theater Arts and Creative writing program with an emphasis on performance. Noel has recently worked with Homegrown Theatre in their productions of She Kills Monster’s as Kaliope and Men on Boats as Hall. They also have written and performed a one-person show, Tooth & Testimony all over Boise including the Campfire Theatre Festival.

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Shannon Sharkey

Actor-Teacher Idaho Theater for Youth 2020 Sword Song:

Shannon is delighted for her first tour with Idaho Theater for Youth! She is an actor, teaching artist, director, and health educator. Some favorite past credits include Melody, Neighbors; Bully/Welfare Lady, In the Blood (Convergence-Continuum Theatre); Claude, Bipolar Mixtape; Pilar, Frankenstein’s Wake (Cleveland Public Theatre) and Linda, Believe in Cleveland at the historical African American theatre Karamu House. Shannon is also a former actor in Cleveland Play House’s 2016 Classroom Matinee education tour, in addition to her varied and on-going freelance acting, directing, and commercial work. A native Clevelander, Shannon earned her BA in theater and communication from Cleveland State University. She thanks all who have supported/cheered her on over the years, including friends and family, but most of all her irreplaceable parents Ken & Jean who she knows would go to the ends of the earth for her. She sends her love to them and the best siblings, Bryan and Ashley. Miss you always ACJAM!

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Anna Sylvester

Actor-Teacher Idaho Theater for Youth 2020 Sword Song:

Anna is so excited to be out West working with ISF’s Idaho Theater for Youth tour. Anna is a recent grad from Baldwin Wallace University’s acting program. Recent credits include Measure for Measure (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival), Avenue Q (Blank Canvas Theatre), Medea (Baldwin Wallace University), and Rock ‘N’ Roll (Baldwin Wallace University). Lots of love to her extremely supportive friends and family!

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Daniel Telford

Actor-Teacher Shakespearience 2020 Richard III:

Daniel is making his Shakespearience debut in Richard III. Previous credits include Young Siward and the Thane of Ross u/s* in Macbeth (GLT/ ISF/ LTSF), Policeman in Witness for the Prosecution (GLT); Davis in Really Really, Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and most recently Edmund in King Lear (Beck Center for the Arts) He holds a BFA in Classical Acting at Baldwin Wallace University. *Indicates performed as understudy. 

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Brooke Turner

Actor-Teacher Shakespearience 2020 Richard III:

Brooke Turner is an NYC-based actor originally from Bellefontaine, Ohio. She received a BFA in Classical Acting from Baldwin Wallace University. Last year, she played Queen Jadis and Aunt Letty in The Magician’s Nephew with Idaho Theater for Youth.  At Great Lakes Theater, she has understudied Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Annie Wilkes in Misery, and various tracks in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Previous roles include Caithleen in Bloomsday (None Too Fragile/regional premier), Jessica in This Is Our Youth (Ensemble Cleveland), featured dancer in Memphis and Connie/Candy in Rock of Ages (Cain Park). She currently acts with Central Casting New York, where she has worked on television shows including The Politician (season 2) and Ray Donovan (final season). She would like to thank Laura Welsh Berg and everyone at ISF for giving her the gift of touring again.

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Jerrell Williams

Actor-Teacher Shakespearience 2020 Richard III:

Jerrell is an actor, dancer, and veteran originally from Birmingham Alabama. He joined a dance crew and began dancing at the age of 16 primarily studying hip-hop and eventually branching into ballet and contemporary. After graduating high school he joined the United States Air Force as a military police officer. 2 years into his 6 year enlistment he was deployed to Kyrgyzstan where he first learned the basics of Bachata from the locals. After his deployment he would return to America and began pursuing his dreams as an actor. Jerrell would go on to study acting, dancing, singing, and staged combat at The American Academy of Dramatic Art in Los Angeles while still serving as a reservist in the military. After graduating his life took a turn and he had to return to Alabama, where he’d later become a bank teller and flight attendant in order to escape his environment and to continue his pursuit of his dreams. He would eventually land himself in Boise where he discovered Idaho Dance Sport and immediately got involved with the community in addition to Idaho Shakespeare Festival, where he is now touring with the Shakespearience School Tour as a part of Shakespeare’s Richard III.

 

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