Gordon Adams (Brabantio, Othello) is in his fourth season with the Festival. He has played Duncan (Macbeth), Gonzalo (The Tempest), Leonato (Much Ado About Nothing), and Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet). He has also played King Lear in a Bath production. He studied at the Studio Theater Conservatory in Washington and Shakespeare and Co., and has appeared in the Washington area as Polonius (Hamlet) and Hamm in Beckett’s Endgame. He is an Equity Membership Candidate.
Ellie Boisseau (Olivia, Twelfth Night; Desdemona, Othello) is a recent graduate from University of Memphis with a BFA in Theatre, Concentration in Musical Theatre. Past credits include: The Servant of Two Masters (Clarice), Nine (Luisa Contini), Comedy of Errors (Balth), The Sparrow (Emily Book), and Annie Get Your Gun (Ensemble). She would like to thank the entire Camden production team for her chance to debut on this stage. Love to all her friends and family in Virginia and Tennessee!
Angela Bonacasa (Fight Director, Othello) is a Certified Teacher of Stage Combat, and has worked across the country as a fight director and stage combat instructor. Choreography credits include productions of Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Richard III, Cyrano de Bergerac, Peter Pan, Macbeth, Mauritius, I Hate Hamlet, and Man of La Mancha, to name a few. She has created fights in theatres across Maine, including Theater at Monmouth, Penobscot Theatre Company, New Surry Theatre Company, and Midcoast Actors' Studio.
Justino Brokaw (Toby Belch, Twelfth Night; Montano, Othello) is thrilled to be joining his first season with the Camden Shakespeare Festival. In May, Justino completed his MFA in Acting at Indiana University. Before attending Indiana University, Justino acted with several Albuquerque theatre companies (such as Tricklock , Mother Road, and the Vortex) while attaining his BA in Theatre from the University of New Mexico. He would like to thank his family for all their love and support.
Peter Brown (Iago, Othello) is a professional actor/director/theater educator, who regularly acts and directs for Dramatic Repertory Company and Fenix Theatre Company in Portland. He is an Affiliate Artist at Portland Stage Company, Director of the Portland High School Shakespeare Club, and former Associate Artistic Director of Mad Horse Theatre Company. Peter lives in Portland with his husband R.J. and their 3 year old son Crosby.
Tim Colee (Sebastian, Twelfth Night; Cassio, Othello) Is overjoyed to be joining Camden Shakespeare Festival for their summer season. Tim is from St. Augustine Florida and is a recent graduate from the University of West Florida where he received a B.A. in Theatre. He has previously been seen in A Christmas Carol as Ebenezer Scrooge, Romeo and Juliet as Lord Capulet, The Music Man as Marcellus Washburn, Our Town as George, and Henry The IV Pt. 1 as Worcester.
Anne Collins (Costume Design, Othello) is thrilled to be designing her fifth season with the Shakespeare Festival. Prior shows together include; As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet. She also designed the acclaimed Ninshaba last year with The Ziggurat Theater and The Revolutionists for The Public Theater in Lewiston. She has designed for The Waterville Opera House and in NY was a designer for Lili Costumes and as part of the BOCES, Arts in Education program.
Robbie Harrison (Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night) is excited to return to the Camden Shakespeare Festival after playing Trinculo in the production of The Tempest in 2016. Robbie has worked with several Maine theater companies, including The Theater Project in Brunswick and Acorn Productions in Portland. He has taught and directed actors of all ages and backgrounds. Robbie trained with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, and studied clown and puppeteering with Teatromuseo del Títere y el Payaso in Valparaíso, Chile.
Clay Hawks (Fabian, Twelfth Night) has acted in roles in the Midcoast Maine area for the last 15 years. The most recent being Bill Ray in "On Golden Pond" and Mitch in "A Streetcar Named Desire" with the Studio Theater of Bath and as Kent in the Shakespeare on the Kennebec production of "King Lear". He has appeared in scenes from "Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Farnsworth Museum and as Fabian in "Twelfth Night" with the Bath Shakespeare Festival.
Ellie Hawks (Assistant Stage Manager) 26, of Brunswick has been both in front of and behind the curtain in the Midcoast area for most of her life. From her first show, "Annie" on Chebeague Island at the age of 5 to her most recent venture, "Macbeth" with Shakespeare on the Kennebec she has developed a great love of theater and everything that goes with it. When she's not acting she works for the Maine based import company Mexicali Blues.
Peter Henderson (The Duke, Othello) lives in Tenants Harbor with his wife Lynna. Now retired after a career in television news, he has returned to acting, appearing in last summer's CSF production of Romeo and Juliet as Lord Montague and recently in a production of The Heartwood Theater Company in Damariscotta. Peter serves on the Harbor Committee in Tenants Harbor, hauls a few lobster traps as a non commercial fisherman, umpires baseball and softball, tends gardens and indulges four grandchildren.
Tessa Kingsley (Costume Design, Twelflth Night) has spent many years on the stage with both theater and dance and has enjoyed the opportunity to use her sewing and design skills to create original costumes for local theater. She is pleased to be a part of the Camden Shakespeare Festival and always enjoys the growth and collaboration with such consistently supportive and talented artists.
Dana Wieluns Legawiec
Dana Wieluns Legawiec (Emilia, Othello) is an artist and educator with over two decades’ experience developing original, ensemble-based physical theatre with companies in Maine, Los Angeles and internationally. She is Co-Artistic Director of Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble, Artistic Associate of the Bath and Camden Shakespeare Festivals, and teaches at the University of Southern Maine. A graduate of Princeton and the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theater, this fall she will attend Harvard to pursue a Master of Education, Arts in Education.
Stephen Legawiec (Artistic Director; Director) In his 30 years as an artistic director, Legawiec has personally supervised over 100 professional productions as well as directing over 75. He has researched performance styles in Europe and Asia and is a member of the International School of Theatre Anthropology. He is the director of Bowdoinham’s Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble, which explores the relevance of myth and ritual. In 2003, Legawiec wrote and directed Red Thread, the Garland Award winner for Los Angeles Production of the Year.
Cora Maple Lindell
Cora Maple Lindell (Ensemble, Othello) is a dedicated actress who continues to thrive with each new production she experiences. Appearing in her second Camden Shakespeare Company production, she is delighted to spend abother summer performing under the stars and learning from her cast mates and Director Legawiec. As a rising Senior at Camden Hills High, Cora Maple is turning her focus to college, film school, and a robust career in theater and film. Above all, she is appreciative of her parents support of her craft, the arts, and creative expression.
Sean Mannix (Feste, Twelfth Night; Roderigo, Othello) is thrilled to be playing Feste and Roderigo this summer at the Camden Shakespeare Festival! A new graduate of NYU Tisch Drama (at the Atlantic Acting School), Sean’s recent credits include “Checks and Balances or Bottoms Up!” (Theater for the New City, Dir. Crystal Field), and at Atlantic’s productions of “Eurydice” (Dir. Tatiana Pandiani) and “The Importance of Being Earnest” (Stephen Brown-Fried). Sean thanks his family, friends, teachers, and collaborators for all their support.
Hannah Osborne (Stage Manager) is a rising Senior at Purchase College Pursuing her BFA in Theatre Design/Technology with a concentration in Stage Management. She is originally from Peru, New York and is excited to be spending the summer in beautiful Maine. Selected credits include: The Maids, Pullman Car Hiawatha, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Third. Hannah is so thankful to her family who always supports her.
Eliza Robinson (Ensemble, Othello) is a Sophomore at the University of Maine at Farmington and is currently studying theater. Most recently Eliza student directed a production of “Body and Sold” and performed in UMF’s production of “Hamlet”. Eliza has been an avid member of Camden’s theater community with school productions and community theater. Eliza is excited to be involved with the Camden Shakespeare Festival for her fourth year in addition to being a sailing instructor during the week.
Bart Shattuck (Malvolio, Twelfth Night) returns for his 3rd Summer with Camden Shakespeare, having previously appeared as Bottom in Midsummer, Antonio in The Tempest, and various characters in Comedy of Errors and Macbeth. This is his seventh production of Twelfth Night having previously played Orsino, Sir Toby (twice), Malvolio (twice), and Feste. Most recently Bart played Max Bialystock in The Producers and the Grinch in Seussical, both at the Waterville Operahouse.
Jo-Jo Steine (Viola, Twelfth Night; Bianca, Othello) is pleased to be making her Camden Shakespeare Festival debut. Jo-Jo received her BFA in Acting and minor in Musical Theater from Southern Methodist University. Previous Shakespearean roles include Ariel (The Tempest), Witch (Macbeth), Bastard (King John), and Anne Page (The Merry Wives of Windsor). Other credits: Blanche (A Streetcar Named Desire), Mattie Johnson (Pure Confidence), Marcia Cook (Our Lady of 121st Street). Jo-Jo is also a certified yoga instructor and viola player.
Nathan Sylvester (Antonio Twelfth Night; Lodovico, Othello) is very excited to be joining the Camden Shakespeare Festival for their 2018 season. Nathan is a recent graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington where he performed in shows like The Cripple of Inishmaan, Tempest, and I Hate Hamlet. Nathan now lives in Standish with his wife Madelyn. In his spare time, he enjoys working on screenplays, film projects, and spending time with his family.
Louis Robert Thompson
Louis Robert Thompson (Orsino, Twelfth Night; Othello, Othello) has acted in productions from Derby Dinner Playhouse, Faithworks Studios, Kentucky Shakespeare, Theater 502, and WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater. He's also appeared in the Hallmark Channel original movies The Ultimate Legacy and JL Ranch, the TV show Chicago P.D., and the forthcoming Netflix movie Family Blood. He currently stars as John Henry in the StageOne Family Theatre show American Tales
Steve Urkowitz (Dramaturg, Othello) coaches professional and student actors and singers, over many years working on early and modern song lyrics and play texts in Latin, Hebrew, Old French, Middle English, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, several African languages and ancient Sanskrit. Retired from teaching Literature and Drama in New York City, he lives and bikes in Portland and Jefferson, Maine. Coincidentally he is directing Romeo and Juliet in Prague.
Elise K. Voigt
Elise K Voigt, (Maria, Twelfth Night) of Whitefield, Maine, is mother of three beautiful daughters, and wife of Tyler Pope. Her acting training includes a BA from Sarah Lawrence College as well as a year with the British American Drama Academy of London, England. She homeschools and teaches theater at Juniper Hill School in Alna, ME. She debuted with Camden/Bath Shakespeare Festival last summer in Much Ado About Nothing and is grateful to spend another summer performing with them!
Aaron Verrill (Valentine, Twelfth Night) hails from Belgrade, Maine, and is a theatre student currently attending USM. He previously obtained a BA in Biology from UMF where he also partook in their theatre program. This is his first time working with the Camden Shakespeare Festival and he is thrilled to have the opportunity. Previous roles include Algernon Moncrieff (The Importance of Being Earnest), Crippled Billy Claven (The Cripple of Inishmaan), Trinculo (Tempest), and Duke Orsino (Twelfth Night).