Ellie Boisseau (Olivia) 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 Bath production team for her chance to debut on this stage. Love to all her friends and family in Virginia and Tennessee!
Justino Brokaw (Toby Belch) is thrilled to be joining his first season with the Bath 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.
Tim Colee (Sebastian) Is overjoyed to be joining Bath 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.
Robbie Harrison (Andrew Aguecheek) is excited to return to the 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) 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.
Tessa Kingsley (Costume Design) 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 Bath Shakespeare Festival and always enjoys the growth and collaboration with such consistently supportive and talented artists.
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.
Sean Mannix (Feste) is thrilled to be playing Feste and Roderigo this summer at the Bath 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.
Bart Shattuck (Malvolio) returns for his 3rd Summer with Bath 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) is pleased to be making her Bath 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) is very excited to be joining the Bath 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) 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
Elise K. Voigt
Elise K Voigt, (Maria) 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) 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 Bath 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).