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Chris is thrilled returning to be working with CSF yet again! You may remember Chris from 2020’s Julius Caesar (Cassius). Some recent acting credits include The Underpants (Benjamin Cohen) at Western Reserve Playhouse, The Shawshank Redemption (Bryan Hadley) at Avenue Arts, Macbeth (Duncan/The Porter) at Chagrin Arts, and Twelfth Night (Duke Orsino) at Geauga Center for the Arts. As always Chris would also like to thank his wife Brittany for her love and support.
Maggie is a Baldwin Wallace theatre graduate and holds an MFA in Acting from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK. She is thrilled to be joining the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival for the first time. She has performed on stages in England, NYC, and in various regional playhouses. Thank you to Keira and Aislyn for the magic you do and to the cast for their talent and fun. Thanks to Josh, for everything.
Maddy is a Junior Acting BFA major at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She’s beyond excited to be performing with The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival for the first time. Some acting credits include “Everybody” (Everybody/Somebody), “The Children’s Hour” (Lois Fisher), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Oberon/Theseus), and “Macbeth” (Lady Macbeth/Witch 1). Thanks to Keira, Aislyn, and everyone involved in making this production possible. Much love to her family for their everlasting support.
Jennifer is an actress from Newnan, GA. She is currently a Junior at Baldwin Wallace University working towards her BFA in Acting. Some of her past roles include "The Crucible" (Mercy Lewis/Abigail Willams U/S,) "Silent Sky" (Henrietta Leavitt,) and "Tuesdays and Sundays" (Mary Tuplin.) She would also like to thank Kiera, Aislyn, her amazing family, and Jason. Enjoy the show!
Mia holds a BFA in Acting from Ohio University. Some of her recent credits include Becky’s New Car (Becky), As You Like It (Duke Senior/Charles), The Underpants (Gertrude), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (herself), Twelfth Night (Maria), God of Carnage (Annette), and virtual productions of The Seagull (Arkadina), and Clue (Mrs. Peacock). Some of her favorite stage credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Martha), On the Verge (Alex), Emma (Miss Bates) and Tartuffe (Elmire). She has performed all over northeast Ohio, most notably at French Creek Theatre, Western Reserve Playhouse, Avenue Arts, Ensemble Theatre, Cassidy Theatre, and Rubber City Theatre. As always she would like to thank her mom, husband and friends for always supporting her.
Reed is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a BA in Theatre: Acting and Directing, and is so ecstatic to work with Keira again on a production! Some of his favorite past credits include Pandarus (Troilus and Cressida), Thomas Putnam (The Crucible), and Steve u/s (She Kills Monsters). He also recently wrote and directed his own show this past winter, Judge and Jury, and hopefully will get to do so again. He’ll continue to work in the Cleveland theatre scene, so maybe you’ll see him again sometime soon!
Originally from Boston MA, Alex is currently a senior BFA acting major at Baldwin Wallace University. He is thrilled to be making his debut with the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival. Alex has spent the last three years appearing on the Baldwin Wallace stage in Twelfth Night (Antonio), Everybody (Cousin). He would like to thank His family and his BW classmates for their support and for being the best friends I could ask for.
Troian is a Cleveland-based actor currently studying Theatre: Acting and Directing and Arts Management at Baldwin Wallace. Some previous credits include: Ten Minutes to Midnight at Cleveland Public Theatre, as well as Men on Boats, Twelfth Night, and Devised Blues at BW. Thanks to the cast and team of Learned Ladies for being so wonderful! Love to Mom, Dad, Dell, and Dob, and a special shout-out to Mavis the Cat.
Vadius / Martine
Khaki joined the cast last minute, and is excited to take on the challenge! This is her third season with Cleveland Shakespeare Festival. Khaki received her BFA from NYU Tisch/Stella Adler Studio, and recently completed her Master’s degree in Adolescent Education. She is an actor and educator, and Executive Director of the arts education non-profit Kulture Kids. Khaki would like to thank Dusten, Keira, Aislyn, and the cast for welcoming her into the show!
L'epine / Julien / The Notary
Austin is from Silver Spring, MD, and is currently studying Acting, Public History, and Media Production at Baldwin Wallace University. Austin has most recently portrayed Valentine/The Priest in Twelfth Night, Prior in Angels in America, and Liam in the upcoming film Tena. Austin is also an aspiring photographer and can be found on Instagram at @austpatt_photography. Thank you to all the cast and crew, hope you enjoy the show!
Stage Manager / Prop Design
Aislyn is so grateful and excited to be a part of the wonderful casts and company of Cleve Shakes. This year marks her 4th season with the company and she couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of both Hamlet and The Learned Ladies! She would like to thank her parents, Kim and Phil for their endless support and her best friend Halli, who's always there for her. She hopes you enjoy the show!