“but we will draw the curtain and show you the picture”
Lochlan Angle: Feste/Fabian/Priest
Education: BA Theatre and History from the University of South Carolina, 2018 weekend workshops at the American Shakespeare Center, 2018 Month-Long Summer Training Institute at Shakespeare and Company.
Favorite Play: I’ll go with Henry IV pt. 1 today…it might be Much Ado tomorrow, and Lear the day after that.
Why Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s words have the power to change people, to change lives, to change the world--they sure changed me--and I want that power to be available to all.
Colin Bye: Sebastian/Curio
Education: BA Theatre from Davidson College, Summer Conservatory at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Clown and Advanced Clown with Chris Bayes, 2019 Month-Long Intensive with Shakespeare & Company
Favorite Play: Hamlet holds a special place in my heart for launching my love of this work.
Why Shakespeare: His poetry takes us on a journey from the brutality of hatred to the heights of love and everything in between. Really, he just gets human beings and his words allow us to understand ourselves in new ways.
Shae Castle: Viola
Education: Larry Moss Masterclass, Shakespeare & Company, Upright Citizens Brigade, & BS from Brigham Young University
Favorite Play: Ummm… most recently we’ll say... Richard III
Why Shakespeare: One of the most powerful writers of all time. He poses provocative questions and only sometimes gives the answers. Simply put, his reflections on humanity as expressed through the characters are as relevant and profound today as ever.
Kirstin Leigh Daniel: Olivia
Education: BA Theatre Education from Emerson College, MTS in
Production and Design from Southern Oregon University, MA Shakespeare and Creativity from University of Birmingham: Shakespeare Institute. Continual actor training at Shakespeare and Company.
Favorite Play: I can’t choose! Othello… Don’t torture me like this!
Why Shakespeare: Working on Shakespeare’s texts makes me feel closer to quintessence and I want to share that with everyone.
Stephanie Heitman: Maria/Antonio
Education: BA English Literature Durham University, UK. American Academy of Dramatic Arts- 3 yr conservatory training. 2019 Month Long Intensive at Shakespeare and Company Intensive. UBC Improv
Favorite Play: Richard III
Why Shakespeare: I keep coming back to the realization that Shakespeare holds every emotion and experience in his work, and that through the exploration of the text we might be better equipped to understand and improve the human condition.
Liesl Jensen: Malvolio/Captain
Education: BA Acting (International) from East 15 Acting School, 2019 Month-Long Intensive and workshops at Shakespeare & Company, Summer Shakespeare Intensives at The Prague Shakespeare Company.
Favorite Play: Pericles
Why Shakespeare: To quote Shakespeare “Words, words, words.”! Shakespeare’s words express things I otherwise couldn’t, teach me about living, and challenge me every time I encounter them.
Lucius Robinson: Orsino/ Andrew Aguecheek
Education: BA UNC-Chapel Hill. MFA Dell’Arte International School Of Physical Theater. 2019 Month-Long Intensive at Shakespeare and Company
Favorite Play: Othello
Why Shakespeare: Because speaking these words aloud with others leads me to my best self.
Welland Scripps: Sir Toby Belch
Education: Some college, Stella Adler Studio, 2019 Month-Long Intensive at Shakespeare and Company, The Streets
Favorite Play: Macbeth
Why Shakespeare: No other writer I can think of is as universal or as able to capture the universe of the human experience in a single line of text.