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Lavour Addison*

Macbeth / Rosse

Lavour is tickled pink to be in his first LTSF production. Regional credits include Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at Chautauqua Theatre Company, Macbeth at Oberlin Shakespeare Festival, the world premiere of Quiara Alegria Hudes’ The Good Peaches in collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra, the world premiere reading of FEED by Eric Coble, and Nol in Shakespeare in Love at Cleveland Play House. He also spent two seasons with the professional acting company at the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Lavour is a recent graduate of the Case Western Reserve University/ Cleveland Play House MFA program. I love you Brittni, Winnie, and Pixie. *Laura & Doug Wheat

Joe Atack

Macbeth / Lennox

Joe is excited for his 10th season with LTSF where credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, and Romeo and Juliet. Other recent credits include Lennox in Macbeth at Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Hedwig in Hedwig and The Angry Inch in a co-production between Brüka Theatre and Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Co. Joe trained at The Arden School of Theatre in Manchester, UK. Joe is Director of Education for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Joe is producing artistic director of Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Co. in Reno, NV and guitarist for the band Weapons of Mass Creation. *Anonymous

 

Pedar Benson Bate*

Macbeth / Sergeant, Murderer, Ensemble

Pedar is super jazzed to be back at the beautiful Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival for his third season! LTSF: Dumaine in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Matt in The Fantasticks, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet. Marius in Les Misérables, Matt in The Fantasticks, Loverly Quartet in My Fair Lady, Slender in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Curio in Twelfth Night all with Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Bachelor of music from The Ohio State University. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Special thanks to my super awesome wife, Meredith, and to you, for coming this evening and supporting live theater. *Steven & Katherine Elek

 

Lynn Robert Berg*

Macbeth / Macbeth

LTSF: Don Armado Love’s Labor’s Lost, Watson The Hound of the Baskervilles, Friar Laurence Romeo and Juliet, Hucklebee The Fantasticks, Malvolio Twelfth Night, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Other credits: The title role of Richard III, Frank Ford The Merry Wives of Windsor, Caliban The Tempest, Bill Walker Major Barbara, Edmund King Lear (Idaho Shakespeare Festival); Ebenezer Scrooge A Christmas Carol, Dr. Parker Bat Boy: The Musical, Hortensio The Taming of the Shrew, (Great Lakes Theater); Macbeth Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, Antonio Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), All the Great Books (Abridged) (Delaware Theatre Company). MFA: University of Delaware PTTP; proud member of Actors’ Equity. SLL’M *Patricia Engels & Richard Medland            

 

Remell Bowens Jr.

Macbeth / Nobleman, Ensemble

Lake Tahoe Debut. Remell recently made his Great Lakes Theater debut and is ecstatic to be traveling to Lake Tahoe for the first time! After years of craft shaping, and lots of perseverance, Remell graduated from Harrison School for the Arts High School, as a Music Theatre Major but decided to obtain a more classical training in college. Remell is a BFA Acting Senior at Baldwin Wallace University and will celebrate 15 years of Acting when he graduates spring of 2019! Remell gives thanks to God, Mom, & Darrell for the Love and Support. {www.RemellBowensJr.com} *Preger Family Charity Fund held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation

Adrianna Cleveland*

Beehive- The 60s Musical / Wanda

Debut with LTSF. Native of Pittsburgh, Adrianna received her Bachelor’s in music: Voice from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. Member of AGMA and AEA. Select Regional Roles include: Perneatha Evans (The Long Walk/Pittsburgh Opera), Violet Powers (A Gathering of Sons/Pittsburgh Festival Opera), Effie Melody White (Dreamgirls/ Pittsburgh Musical Theater & Cain Park), Mimi (La Boheme and Rent in Repertory/BW), Mother (Passing Strange/ Playhouse Square). Tours: Ensemble, u/s Clara and Serena in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess First National Tour. This show is dedicated to her Grandfather, Charles Gaines Jr. She is so grateful to her family, Vicky and Greg!!!! *David & Susan Kelley

Aled Davies*

Macbeth / Seyton

Previously for LTSF: Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night. Aled has been a core company member at Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the last 20 years and with Great Lakes Theater since 2002. Favorite roles include Scrooge, Lear, Falstaff, Jaques, Undershaft in Major Barbara, Oberon/Theseus, Dorn in The Seagull, Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Leonato, Your Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. A proud, appreciative member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1984. *Atam & Margo Lalchandani

Jonathan Dyrud*

Macbeth / Banquo

GLT/Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet in Hamlet, King Ferdinand in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Anthony Marston in And Then There Were None, Nephew Fred/Ensemble in A Christmas Carol, Edmund in King Lear, Tony Wendice in Dial “M” for Murder, Antonio in The Tempest. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Antipholus of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors.  New York: Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Hip to Hip Theater). Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival – Medvedenko in The Seagull, Froth, Friar Peter in Measure for Measure. Tv/film: Verder in Big House. Training:  Southern Oregon University. For the Jens! *Mary Ann Peoples

 

Sara Griffin*

Macbeth / Witch, Lady Macduff

Utah Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet (Ophelia), The Glass Menagerie (Laura), Richard III (Lady Anne), Boeing Boeing (Gloria), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero), Pride and Prejudice (Lydia); Resident Ensemble Players: You Can’t Take It With You (Alice), The Bells (Annette), O Beautiful (Alice), Our Town (Emily), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), To Kill a Mockingbird (Mayella); American Shakespeare Center: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Julia), Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet (Constance), Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet); Northlight Theater: Ten Chimneys (Uta Hagen); Chicago Shakespeare: Cyrano De Bergerac (Lise/Sister Marte); Illinois Shakespeare Festival: Love’s Labor’s Lost (Jaquenetta). MFA- University of Delaware PTTP. Union- Actors’ Equity *Jim & Mary Jo Marggraff

Annalise Griswold*

Beehive- The 60s Musical / Alison

Annalise is so thrilled to be making her LTSF debut with Beehive! Some of Annalise’s recent credits include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Val in A Chorus Line and Julie in Theory of Relativity all at Baldwin Wallace UniversitySome other favorites have been Sherrie in Rock of Ages at Timber Lake Playhouse and Heather in American Idiot at Beck Center for the Arts. Annalise is a proud music theatre graduate of Baldwin Wallace 2018. She sends love and thanks to all her mentors and friends at BW, KSPA and LHS, and of course to Mom, Dad and Emily. *Robert & Linda Pike

 

Shelby Griswold*

Beehive- The 60s Musical / Laura

Shelby is thrilled to be making her Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival debut this season. Previous credits include Anything Goes (Evangeline Harcourt) at the John Patrick Theatre, Bring it On (Bridget), Hair (Tribe) at Beck Center for the Arts, and Newsies (Hannah), Little Mermaid (Ensemble/Ursula u/s) at Forestburgh Playhouse. She is a rising junior at Baldwin Wallace University and set to graduate with a music theatre degree in 2020. Much gratitude to her teachers for the opportunities and support. Thank you to her parents for their endless love and encouragement. Let’s rock! *John & Deb Lannucci        

 

Casey L. Hagwood*

Stage Manager / Macbeth, Assistant Stage Manager / Beehive: The 60s Musical

This is Casey’s third season as a stage manager for LTSF. Idaho Shakespeare Festival: King Lear, The Tempest. Throughout the year, Casey is a stage manager at Resident Ensemble Players at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the university, she served as the resident stage manager at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, MA for three seasons. Casey has a BA in theater and Spanish from UNC-Wilmington and an MFA in stage management from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Proud member of AEA. Love to JKS. For Mom.

 

Jeffrey C. Hawkins*

Macbeth / Malcolm

Seen last season as “Sir Henry” in Hound of the Baskervilles. Previous favorites: Puck, Mercutio, Proteus, Mortimer, Feste, and … himself in Complete Works Abridged. Jeffrey recently world premiered Three Wise Guys Off Broadway. Others include Incident at Vichy, Three Men on a Horse, The Memorandum, It Has to Be You, and Beyond Therapy. Outside NYC includes “Black Stache” in Peter and the Starcatcher, “Robert” in Boeing Boeing , and “Father Flynn” in Doubt. Jeffrey does some tv you like, some movies you don’t know, and tons of video games your kids love. Associate artistic director at TACT. MFA from University of Delaware. *Roger & Sarah Chrisman, Schlinger Chrisman Foundation

 

Sarah Kelso*

Assistant Stage Manager / Macbeth, Stage Manager / Beehive: The ´60s Musical

Sarah is thrilled to return to LTSF for her third season. Previous selected credits include: LTSF: Assistant stage manager: The Comedy of Errors, Forever Plaid, Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks. Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Stage manager: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Forever Plaid, The Fantasticks, Steel Magnolias; Assistant stage manager: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Merry Wives of WindsorSweeney Todd. Boise Contemporary Theater: Stage Manager: Hand to God, Good Bitch Goes Down, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Skull in Connemara. Great Lakes Theater: stage manager: Beehive: the 60’s Musical, Production Assistant: Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet.

 

Meredith Lark*

Macbeth / Witch

Meredith is overjoyed to return to Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival for her second season. Previous LTSF credit: The Mute in The Fantasticks. Favorite credits include: Mary Turner in Within the Law (East Lynne Theater Company), Belle in A Christmas Carol (Northern Stage), Margot in Dial “M” For Murder, Vivienne in Legally Blonde, Laurey in Oklahoma! (New London Barn Playhouse), The Mute in The Fantasticks (Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater). BA in Theater from The Ohio State University. Proud member AEA. Love to Pedar! Shout out Young Shakes and the LTSF staff! *Collins Family

Jessie Cope Miller*

Macbeth / Witch

Jessie Cope Miller is overjoyed to return at Lake Tahoe Shakes. Last year, she played the role of Jacquenetta in Love’s Labor’s Lost. She hails from Cleveland where she starred as the Witch in Into The Woods (Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival). Other favorite roles include Abuela Claudia in In The Heights and the Lady of the Lake in Monty Python’s Spamalot, Irene Molloy in Hello Dolly!, and the Leading Player in Pippin. A graduate of the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theater Program and a proud Actors’ Equity member since 2005. Many thanks to Charlie and the entire company. Much love to Dougfred, Marlowe, and family. *Dana & David Loury

Erin Partin*

Macbeth / Lady Macbeth

Erin is in her fourth season. Company credits: Princess of France Loves Labor’s Lost, Adriana The Comedy of Errors, and Lady Capulet Romeo and Juliet. Regional credits: Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Shakespeare Theatre, Resident Ensemble Players, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Favorite roles include Ophelia Hamlet, Ariel The Tempest, Isabella Measure for Measure, Roxanne Cyrano De Bergerac, Stella A Streetcar Named Desire, Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Clarice The Liar, and Ilona Szabo The Play’s the Thing. Erin received her Masters from the University of Delaware, PTTP, in 2007. *Brian & Nancy Kennedy

Christiana Perrault*

Beehive- The 60s Musical / Jasmine

Christiana is incredibly grateful to be making her LTSF debut with Beehive. The Detroit native has recently completed her nationwide tour in the cast of Cross and Light. Offstage, you’ll find Christiana diligently writing and producing her own original music in preparation of her upcoming album. Previous credits include From Here to Eternity (Ensemble/US Lorene) at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and In the Heights (Vanessa) at Beck Center for the Arts, during her dynamic year at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. Instagram: @TheeLadyC *Tad & Barbara Danz         

 

Andrew Pope

Macbeth / Nobleman, Ensemble

LTSF debut. From Cleveland Heights, Drew is a junior at Baldwin Wallace University in the BFA Acting Program. He has been doing shows for nine years, and has portrayed Walter Lee Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, Nikos in Big Love, George Armstrong in Intimate Apparel and Doc Gibbs in Our Town. Drew is overjoyed to work with ISF and is prepared to grow artistically. “Tell the story.” *Rudy & Bev Staedler

Peter Ribar

Macbeth / Donalbain, Ensemble

This is Peter’s first season with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and he is humbled to be here. Coming from Great Lakes Theater’s production of Macbeth where he played Donalbain, he’s excited to continue telling this story. Peter recently graduated from Baldwin Wallace University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, and he couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate. This is for his Mom, the strongest woman he knows. *Gina Vadnais

 

Camille Robinson*

Beehive- The 60s Musical / Gina

Selected Chicago theater credits include: Emma/Lizzie/Firebrand Theatre, Ensemble/Jesus Christ Superstar/Paramount Theatre, Normal Beverly/Young Birdie/A Wonder in My Soul/Victory Gardens Theater, Mary Bailey/It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!/American Blues Theater, Ensemble u/s/Wonderful Town/Goodman Theatre and Crystal/Little Shop of Horrors/American Blues Theater. TV/Film credits include: Nurse Tanya/Chicago Med/Chicago PD/NBC. Camille is a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA and represented by Gray Talent Group. She sends all her love to her family and friends for she would be nothing without their unwavering love and support. *Steve & Debbie Lenzi

David Anthony Smith*

Macbeth / Duncan, Siward

This is David’s second season with LTSF, having played Jaques in As You Like It in 2014. He has performed for 18 seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and 15 seasons with Great Lakes Theater.  Feature Films: The Hanoi Hilton, Field of Fire, Terror in Paradise. For Natalia and Winston. *John E. Sells Foundation

M.A. Taylor*

Macbeth / Murderer, Ensemble

Mark Anthony is pleased to be returning to ‘the Big Blue’. Previous credits include: King Louis Xll/Ensemble, The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Reynaldo, Hamlet; Charity Man/Old Joe, A Christmas Carol; Feste, Twelfth Night; Doolittle, My Fair Lady; Rogers, And Then There Were None; Nathaniel, Love’s Labor’s Lost; Hugh Evans, The Merry Wives of Windsor; Legles/Babet, Les Misérables. Also at PTTP/Rep, Boise Contemporary Theater, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). Many thanks to his families (genetic and professional). May you enjoy our efforts. *Geno Menchetti

 

Daniel Telford

Macbeth / Young Siward, Ensemble

Daniel Telford is grateful to be making his Lake Tahoe debut. He is a recent graduate at Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland, OH receiving his BFA in Classical Acting. He has had a long history with Great Lakes Theater: interning, understudying, and now onstage! Previous roles include Davis in Really Really at The Beck Center, C.C. Showers in The Diviners and Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Baldwin Wallace University. He thanks his family and Tiffany for their unconditional support and love through this journey. *Linda & Alvaro Pascotto

 

Christopher Tocco*

Macbeth / Macduff

LTSF: Love’s Labor’s Lost (Berowne); GLT/ISF: LLL, Hamlet (Horatio). Regional: His Girl Friday (Barrington Stage); 2 Pianos 4 Hands (City Theatre-Pittsburgh/Rubicon/ Theatreworks); Lewis Black’s farce One Slight Hitch (George Street/WHAT). A.C.T.: (War Music, Patroclus; Christmas Carol, Young Scrooge); Dorset Theatre (Lion in Winter, Geoffrey). NYC: Leisure, Labor, Lust (The Tank/HERE), Drunkle Vanya (Astrov), The Black Crook (Abrons Arts); The Poor of New York (Connelly Theater); Strictly Dishonorable (The Flea); Mabou Mines; Dzieci Theatre; Odyssey Works. TV: NBC’s The Blacklist, CBS’ ElementaryBlood Feuds (AHC). M.F.A.- American Conservatory Theater. Proud union member of Actors’ Equity Association. Crepi il lupo. – A.M.D.G. *Julie & Craig Rauchle

Colin Unruh

Colin is 14 years old and is honored to be joining the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival this year on the main stage. Last summer, Colin performed in the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program as Costard in Love’s Labour’s Lost.  A few of his other roles include Kurt in The Sound of Music, Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, Young Ebenezer in A Christmas Carol, and the Munchkin Mayor in The Wizard of Oz. Colin studies at Sierra Schools of Performing Arts in Reno, NV and would like to dedicate this show to his parents. *Bruce & Judy Klink

Hannah-Jo Weisberg*

Beehive- The 60s Musical / Pattie

Hannah-Jo is overjoyed to be making her LTSF debut! Other roles: Kristine A Chorus Line (Baldwin Wallace University), Annette Saturday Night Fever (Playhouse Square), Mark’s mom/Maureen understudy Rent (Gateway Playhouse), Rita LaPorta Lucky Stiff (Americana Theater Company), and a lead vocalist with Viking Ocean Cruises. Hannah-Jo was last seen as Frieda in the Charlie Brown Christmas Live! National Tour. She is a proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University. While at BW, Hannah-Jo competed for the title of Miss Ohio twice, coming home with the People’s Choice Award each year. Thanks to Mom, Dad, and Hudson Artists Agency. For KJB. @hj_2015 *Elyse & Shai Gut

 


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 Our 2018 DESIGN Team:

Macbeth

  • Director- Charles Fee
  • Scenic Designer- Russell Metheny
  • Costume Designer- Kim Krumm Sorenson
  • Lighting Designer- Rick Martin
  • Sound Designer- Matthew Webb
  • Fight Choreographer- Ken Merckx
  • Text and Speech Coaches- Dougfred Miller*, David Anthony Smith*
  • Stage Manager- Casey Hagwood*
  • Assistant Stage Manager- Sarah Kelso*
  • Fight Captain- Jonathan Dyrud*

Beehive- The 60s Musical

  • Director- Victoria Bussert
  • Choreographer- Gregory Daniels
  • Music Director- Charles Hilton Ray
  • Scenic Designer- Jeff Herrmann
  • Costumes Designer- Esther Haberlen
  • Lighting Designer- Greg Hofmann
  • Sound Designer- David Gotwald
  • Production Stage Manager- Sarah Kelso*
  • Assistant Stage Manager- Casey Hagwood*
  • Dance Captain- Annalise Griswold*

Our 2018 PRODUCTION Team:

  • Corrie E. Purdum – Assistant Production Manager
  • Amy Essick – Company Manager
  • Bill Langenhop – Assistant Technical Director
  • Lindsay Loar – Master Carpenter
  • Casey Burke-Ruhl – Theater Carpenter / Run Crew
  • Richard Haberlen – Carpenter, Welder
  • Greg Klino – Scenic and Changeover Coordinator
  • Greg Falcione – Master Electrician
  • Jeff Sammarco – Assistant Master Electrician
  • Patrick Kiernan – Audio Supervisor, Lead Engineer
  • Amanda Labonte – Assistant Sound Engineer
  • Jessica Lami – Audio / Electrics Intern
  • Leah Parker Loar – Assistant Costume Manager/ Draper
  • Gretchen Halle – Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Ian Smith – Wardrobe, Design Assistant, Stitcher
  • Amber Morrow – Wig Designer (Beehive)