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Meet The 2015 Company

Gordon Adams

Gordon Adams (Egeus, Midsummer; Duncan, Macbeth) is new to the Maine theater scene, having recently moved to Brunswick from Washington, DC. He studied at the Studio Theater Conservatory in Washington and has appeared in the Washington area as Polonius in Hamlet (We Happy Few Players), Hamm in Endgame (Doorway Arts Ensemble), The Inspector in An Inspector Calls, and in the ensemble for Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Theater Company), among other roles. He is an Equity Membership Candidate.

Victor Becker

(Set Design, Macbeth) Recently Victor has been designing for Palm Beach Dramaworks and Florida Stage. He has designed at the Guthrie Theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the National Theatre of the Deaf, Syracuse Stage, Milwaukee Rep, Atlanta's Alliance Theater, Buffalo's Studio Arena, Indiana Rep, Missouri Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, and many others. Victor enjoys space-planning and architect-wrangling for museums and science centers. His New Hampshire studio shares the woodshed with his 1947 tractor.

Fern Beede

(Starveling, Midsummer; Macduff’s Son, Macbeth) The summers of 2012 and 2014 were the highlights of her life; in '12 she played Marguerite in Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble’s Aquitania and in '14 she played Fern in the Camden and Bath Shakespeare Festival's "As You Like It." Everything before and since -- life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness -- pales in comparison. When Fern isn't imbuing every moment with maximum richness and drama, she enjoys listening to audiobooks, playing with her siblings, and taking superlative care of her chickens.

Ryan Biggs

Ryan Biggs (Snout, Midsummer) is now a Senior Theatre major at The University of Southern Maine. His most recent shows include: The Well of Horniness, As You Like It, and Beyond Belief. Next summer, he will be performing as The Sultan in DragonMaul Productions’ premiere of Twisted: The Untold Story Of A Royal Vizier, an original show written by StarKid Productions. He is very happy and honored to be performing in this wonderful show. Enjoy!

Angela Bonacasa

Angela Bonacasa (Fight Director, Macbeth) 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.

Elizabeth Chasse

Elizabeth Chasse (Witch, Macbeth) began acting in 2009 and has been consistently on stage from Madison to Portland since that time. Favorite roles include Catherine in "Proof", Roz in "Moon Over Buffalo", Izzy in "Rabbit Hole", Margie in "Good People" and Claire in "Duck & Cover". Enjoy the show.

Rachel Clausen

Rachel (Titania, Midsummer; Witch, Macbeth) is very excited to be making her Camden debut! She is currently pursuing her MFA Actor training at Brown Trinity Repertory, graduating class of 2017. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Theater and English Literature from Muhlenberg College, in 2013. Recent theater credits include You Are the Circus (Lee), The Crucible (Reverend Hale), and Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie). Many thanks to her friends and family in Moorhead, Allentown, Chicago, and Providence.

Laura Collard

Laura (Hermia, Midsummer) is thrilled to rejoin the Bath and Camden Shakespeare Festivals after appearing in last year’s production of As You Like It. A Maine native, she recently received her Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Other recent theatrical appearances include: The Mikado (Yum Yum), Freeport Community Players; The Glass Menagerie (Laura), Hedda Gabler (Miss Tessman), A View from the Bridge (Catherine), University of Southern Maine.

Anne Collins

Anne Collins (Costume Designer) Ms. Collins designed costumes for last year's production of Camden Shakespeare Festival's As You Like It. A newcomer here she has lived most of her life in NY, where she worked at Lili Costume and The Arts in Education Program. She has designed costumes for Yentl, Into the Woods, Measure for Measure. Ms. Collins has also worked for MSMT Costume Shop.
Florence Cooley

Florence Cooley

Florence Cooley (Lighting Deisgn, Macbeth) has a BA in Theatre from the University of Southern Maine. She is a free-lance lighting and costume designer and stage hand. Florence is a member of IATSE 114, and a stitcher at Maine State Music Theatre. Past stage management credits include Six Pack of Miller, November, Circle Mirror Transformation (Mad Horse), The Pajama Game, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi (USM.)

Robert Dall

Robert Dall (Flute, Midsummer) is currently studying theatre at the University of Southern Maine. He was born and raised in Lisbon Falls, Maine where he started theatre at his high school. His most recent work includes Catch Me If You Can at the University of Southern Maine and Hairspray at Community Little Theatre. He would like to thank Jennifer Fox for inspiring him to pursue theatre professionally and continuing to inspire him to grow as a person.

Kyle Golden

Kyle Golden (Demetrius, Midsummer; Malcolm, Macbeth) graduated from The University of West Florida with his BA in acting. He has worked with The Pensacola Shakespeare Company and is part of the Pensacola based improv troupe; Improvable Cause. Favorite roles include: reasons to be pretty (Greg), The Laramie Project (Esemble), Pericles (Pericles), Taming of the Shrew (Hortensio) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lysander). He is pursuing Graduate School and is thrilled to be joining Camden for their Summer season!

Adrienne Joyce

Adrienne Joyce (Helena, Midsummer; Witch, Macbeth) is a Brooklyn-based actor, writer, and singer. She received a BFA from NYU Tisch School Of The Arts and has studied at the Atlantic Acting School, CAP21, Mary Overlie's Viewpoints Intensive, and UCB. Past performances include: Exploded Shakespeare: As You Like It (The Dukes, Audrey, Corin) and Lysistrata (Lysistrata). Adrienne can be seen in the upcoming web series The Fantastic Adventures of Foolish Gentlemen and Social Studies: Extra Curricular Activities. For more: www.adriennejoyce.com

Arthur Lazalde

Arthur (Macbeth, Macbeth) is delighted to be a part of this, his first production with CSF. Off-Broadway Credits: "The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd" (Mint Theatre Company), and As You Like It (Harold Clurman Theatre Lab).  Selected New York Credits: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Metropolitan Opera) Creditors (Studio Tisch). Selected Regional Credits: Coriolanus (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), 1776 (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Taming Of The Shrew, Measure For Measure, Merry Wives of Windsor, and The Winter's Tale (Texas Shakespeare Festival) MFA: NYU Graduate Acting program.

Kelsey Leeman

Kelsey Leeman (Production Stage Manager, Macbeth) is from South Bristol, Maine, and is about to enter her forth year at the University of Southern Maine majoring in sociology and minoring in theatre. She recently finished working on Maine’s first fully ASL shadowed production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Other productions at USM include Orlando, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Dance USM!. She can be found at a golf course or on the water in her spare time.

Stephen Legawiec

Stephen Legawiec (Director) In his nearly 30 years as an artistic director, Legawiec has personally supervised over 100 professional productions as well as directing over 50. 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 directed Red Thread, the Garland Award winner for Los Angeles Production of the Year. In 2009, Legawiec traveled to Wroclaw, Poland as an artistic participant in the International Grotowski Festival.

Beverly Mann

Beverly Mann (Witch, Macbeth) is an actor, mask theatre performer/educator and mask maker. She was a company member of Faustwork Mask Theatre and IMAGO Theatre, and has toured to 40 states in the U.S., and in Germany, South Africa, Mozambique, Peru, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. Beverly has collaborated with several artists in Maine, creating original mask theatre pieces, and her most recent acting role was ‘Santiaga Flores’ in “The Lonely Soldier.”
Tom Marion

Tom Marion

Tom Marion (Vocal Coach) Over the past 25 years he has performed in over fifteen original productions with puppet master Ralph Lee’s Mettawee River Theatre Company at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Tom lives and teaches theatre in NYC.

Joan Mather

Joan Larkins Mather (Costume Design, Macbeth) is Costume Designer at the University of Southern Maine, and teaches costuming and makeup. She has designed for Bath Shakespeare Festival, Dramatic Rep, Heartwood Regional Theatre Company, the Public Theatre, Stonington Opera House Arts, Theatre at Monmouth, and Ziggurat Theatre. Before moving to Maine, she designed costumes for Western Stage, Good Company Players, Maples Repertory Theatre, Cabaret Repertory Theatre, and the Central California Ballet.

Annabel Parker

Annabel Parker (Fiary, Midsummer) is age 13 and has studied classical voice and piano for six years. A fan of Broadway musicals, she has appeared in school shows including Shrek as Teen Fiona and in regional variety reviews. Last spring, Annabel performed Carol King’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” on Boston television’s Star Of The Day. Most recently, she placed third in a statewide theatrical competition with the song “The Wizard and I.” A Midsummer Night's Dream is her first venture into Shakespearian Theater.

Christopher J. Payseur

Christopher J. Payseur (Peter Quince, Midsummer; Banquo, Macbeth) is very excited to make his Camden Shakespeare festival debut this year! Recent credits include: A Midsummer Nights Dream (VSC), Hamlet (OTG), The Tempest (VSC), Henry VI (NSD/STNJ), Amadeus (STNJ). Thank you to all my supporters! MFA The New School for Drama NYC. cjpayseur.wix.com/home

Eliza Robinson

Eliza Robinson (Fairy. Midsummer) a student at Camden Hills Regional High School, has been dancing and acting for most of her life. She has a love of modern and expressive dance as well as Afro-Brazilian dance. Eliza has preformed in the Camden Amphitheater fro several years with the Terra Diddle Theater, as well as with the Camden Civic Theater. Eliza has preformed in many shows in school and in the community but this is only her second time doing Shakespeare!

Peter Sansbury

Peter Sansbury (Lysander, Midsummer; Donalbain, Macbeth) is extremely excited to be making his debut with the Camden Shakespeare Festival. Recent credits include Judas in The Mysteries at The Flea Theatre and Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead with The Ophelia Theatre group. Peter is originally from New York City and he graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support. Petersansbury.com

Morgan Sciacca

(Fairy, Midsummer) Since discovering the stage at the age of three, Morgan has acted in numerous productions, most notably Adelaide in Calamity Jane and a lead dancer in Once On This Island. When she's not onstage, she enjoys taking dance lessons, writing poetry, or pursuing her passion of photography. Morgan is currently attending Brunswick High School and will be entering her senior year this fall, and hopes to attend University of Maryland as a counseling major.

Bart Shattuck

Bart Shattuck (Bottom, Midsummer; Ross, Macbeth) is a native of Los Angeles and now lives in Winslow, ME. The journey between has found him on stages across the country, having toured with the National Shakespeare Company in As You Like It, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet; and spent seasons with the American Players (WI), Shadow Lawn (NJ), and Mill Mountain Theaters (VA), among others. Most recently Bart appeared as Creon in Jean Anouilh's Antigone with The Theater Project in Brunswick and as Felix Ungar in The Odd Couple with the Waterville Opera House.

Steven Urkowitz

Steve Urkowitz (Dramaturg, Macbeth) 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. "Excited to be working on Shakespeare here; thanks for the chance!"

Benjamin Watson

Benjamin Watson (Oberon, Midsummer; Macduff, Macbeth) originally from Merced, California, discovered his love for the stage playing the title role in a church children's musical called 'Fat, Fat, Jehoshaphat'. He graduated from DePaul University's Goodman School of Drama with a BFA in Acting, and has been acting in Los Angeles and New York ever since. His favorite roles include Charlie in 'The Foreigner' and Mr. Zero in 'The Adding Machine'. Benjamin is thrilled to be in Camden this summer making his Maine Shakespearean debut.

Dana Wieluns

Dana Wieluns Legawiec (Puck, Midsummer; Lady Macbeth, Macbeth; Mask and Movement Director) is a physical theater artist and educator with over two decades’ experience developing original work in Los Angeles, New York and internationally. Dana has appeared with Los Angeles’ Padua Playwrights and was a member of the dance-theatre ensemble Rosanna Gamson/ World Wide for over a decade. As co-Artistic Director of Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble, Dana has contributed to over 16 original plays as performer or mask and movement director. She is an Artistic Associate of Bath/Camden Shakespeare Festivals. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theater.

Charles Wilton

Charles Wilton (Lennox, Macbeth) of Rockland hails from British Columbia where he was active for many years in community theatre performing in Richard III, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, Endgame, The Lion in Winter, The Bear, Elizabeth the Queen, Under Milkwood, Chamber Music and Quills. Charles is also a singer- songwriter and an avid sailor. He recently combined his performance and nautical skills to portray a schooner captain in a naval re-enactment, commemorating the bi-centennial of the War of 1812.

Collin Young

Collin Young (Snug, Midsummer) just finished his freshman year as a Theatre major at the University of Southern Maine. His most recent roles have been Touchstone in USM’s production of As You Like It, The Scarecrow in Gorham High School’s The Wizard of Oz and Argan in Gorham’s The Imaginary Invalid. Even though he has loved acting ever since his preschool days, this will be his theatrical debut outside of an academic production.
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