Trinity Shakespeare Festival

Trinity Shakespeare Festival

TCU is home to the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, an Actor’s Equity professional summer repertory theatre where TCU students are hired each year to work side-by-side with outstanding professional actors, directors and designers to create acclaimed Shakespeare productions. Our performances are consistently cited by Dallas-Fort Worth critics as among the best in the region.

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2018 Season

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Twelfth Night is considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest comedy. The story of twins, Viola and Sebastian, making their way, separately, through a new and strange land. It is the first “twins” play written by Shakespeare after the death of his son, Hamnet. It is both hysterically funny and movingly poignant. Perhaps Shakespeare’s greatest work. Twelfth Night is directed by Trinity favorite Blake Hackler. It plays June 19 – July 8, 2018. Don’t miss it!


The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s signature work of love and passion. Shakespeare’s most memorable characters are revealed in this breathtaking and sweeping look at young love gone awry. Romeo and Juliet is directed by Trinity Shakespeare’s Founding Artistic Director, T.J. Walsh (The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and The Taming of the Shrew, among others). It plays June 19 – July 8, 2018. We hope to see you there!

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association


J. Brent Alford * (Romeo and Juliet, Capulet; Twelfth Night, Sir Toby Belch)

Trinity Shakespeare Festival credits include Richard III (Buckingham), The Winter’s Tale(Leontes), The Tempest (Prospero), The Merchant of Venice (Shylock), and Twelfth Night (Sir Toby Belch, Season One) among others. For the Tony Award-winning Dallas Theatre Center Brent has been seen in The Rocky Horror Show (Narrator), The Tempest (Antonio), Arsenic and Old Lace starring Betty Buckley (Teddy), and A Christmas Carol (Fezziwig) among others. Additional work in the DFW area includes Theatre Three, Water Tower Theatre, Stage West, Shakespeare in the Park (FW), Casa Mañana, and Irving Lyric Stage’s acclaimed productions of Camelot (King Arthur) and My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins). Brent is a former company member of Houston’s Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre and has performed Off-Broadway and at major regional theatres across the country including Theatre Under the Stars, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Barter Theatre of Virginia, and Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre. Brent also serves as Director of Theatre for TCC Northwest’s award-winning theatre program and has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association for thirty-eight years. Happy 10th Anniversary TSF!


Brooke Arnold (Romeo and Juliet, Attendant to Lady Capulet/Nun; Twelfth Night, Ensemble) is from Parker, Colorado. She began attending TCU in 2016 and is on track to receive a B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting. She has been a part of three of TCU’s Directing Projects and participated in the Student Film Associations original production of “buddy girl.” Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night are Brooke’s first full productions since moving to Fort Worth. She is very excited to work with such a tremendous cast and crew.


Sakyiwaa Baah (Romeo and Juliet, Attendant/Nun; Twelfth Night, Ensemble) is humbled to be making her debut at Trinity Shakespeare Festival. She transferred to TCU to complete her B.F.A. with an emphasis in Acting after completing her Associates of Arts at North Lake College. While completing her studies, she has worked with Jubilee Theatre, Echo Theatre, and Resolute Theatre Project. She would like to give a huge shout out to her parents, mentors, Dr. Walsh, and of course, her Creator for His everlasting Divine abundance! Love and Light. Learn more @


Emily Gray * (Romeo and Juliet, Nurse; Twelfth Night, Maria) played Maria (Twelfth Night) and the Nurse (Romeo and Juliet) in TSF’s inaugural season. Two babies and ten years later she is delighted to be back in the same roles! Emily is a native Brit, she has worked as actor, director and dialect coach in myriad professional theaters in London, New York, Philadelphia, Edinburgh, Dallas, Fort Worth and Oklahoma City. She served for 4 years as Co-Artistic Director of Classical Acting Company. Among her favorite roles are; Millamant (u/s performed) in The Way of the World for the Pearl Theatre Company in NYC and Myra in Hay Fever for Oklahoma City Rep. Emily is an award-winning Audio Book narrator, look her up on iTunes and Amazon! Emily currently teaches and directs theater at The Hockaday School in Dallas. She is represented by The Campbell Agency and trained at Drama Studio London.


Reece Griffin (Romeo and Juliet, Sampson/Ensemble; Twelfth Night, Ensemble) is a Senior B.F.A. Acting major at TCU, and this is his first year with Trinity. At Theatre TCU, you may have seen him as the Constable in Fiddler on the Roof, or in the ensembles of Sweeney Todd, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Everyman. Reece has been finding an increasing amount of work in acting for the camera, including Noah in Tomorrow, Lieutenant in Six Feet Under, Bert/Megabat in Megabat, and Chuck in Ben and Chuck: The Life of a Survivor. He plans to move to Los Angeles shortly after he graduates in May of 2019.


Richard Haratine * (Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence; Twelfth Night, Sir Andrew) couldn’t be more excited for his 9th season with Trinity Shakespeare Festival! He has a B.F.A in Acting from Florida Atlantic University and an M.F.A. in Classical Acting from the University of Delaware. Some of his favorite roles have been Jack Worthing in the Importance of Being Earnest and Henry VI in Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy. He has performed and taught with the National Shakespeare Company (NYC), Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons (NYC), The Beckett Theatre (NYC), and off-off Broadway not to mention over a hundred theatres while touring across the country performing Shakespeare. He wants to thank TJ and Blake for inviting him to be a part of this season! “It’s a privilege and a joy to be here! I’d like to dedicate this work, as always, to my patient and kind wife Megan. Thanks for fourteen wonderful years of marriage!”


Grant Lattanzi (Romeo and Juliet, Abraham/Ensemble; Twelfth Night, Curio/Ensemble) is a third year student at Texas Christian University from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is currently pursuing a B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in acting and a minor in sociology. This is Grant’s first time working with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, but he has previously been seen as an ensemble member in Theatre TCU’s production of Sweeney Todd (2017), and as Dwight in The Crowd You’re in With (2016).


Richard Leaming (Romeo and Juliet, Old Capu/Apothecary; Twelfth Night, Sea Captain) is thrilled to return to Trinity this summer. Originally from New York, Richard relocated to the DFW area for work. After retiring from a career of flying jets for the Air Force, Richard began to pursue his passion for performance. This production marks Richard’s return to the stage.



Branden Loera (Romeo and Juliet, Paris; Twelfth Night, Sebastian) is thrilled to be back at TSF, where he previously played Claudio in Measure for Measure, and Catesby in Richard III. Other credits include various voice work with Funimation, films, and theatres around DFW, including: Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Opera, Lyric Stage, ONSTAGE, Stolden Shakespeare Guild, Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas Theater Center, and WaterTower. His favorite credits, besides those done at TSF, are Wishing Star’s Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer National Tour (Donner), and Dallas Opera’s Don Giovanni. Love you fam.


Hannah Martinez (Romeo and Juliet, Attendant to Lady Capulet/Nun; Twelfth Night, Ensemble) will be a senior starting next fall at Texas Christian University, pursuing her B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting. A southern California native, she moved to Texas to pursue training and has immersed herself in theatre arts. She has appeared in TCU’s Pullman Car Hiawatha as Venus, and in Lyric Stage’s Hunchback of Notre Dame as a member of the choir. In the spring of 2019, she will also be costume designing for TCU’s production of Black Comedy. Hannah is so excited to be working with Trinity and all involved, and would like to thank her endlessly supportive family and friends!


Lauren Messemer (Romeo and Juliet, Attendant/Server/Nun; Twelfth Night, Ensemble) is making her Trinity Shakespeare Festival debut as an acting intern in Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet. She is from the northwest suburbs of Chicago and is currently a junior at Texas Christian University, pursuing her B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting. At TCU, Lauren has appeared in past productions of The Real Inspector Hound (Felicity Cunningham), Sylvia (Kate), and Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Amanda/Liz/Eve). After her graduation in 2020, Lauren plans on returning to Chicago to pursue a career in acting.


Kelsey Milbourn (Romeo and Juliet, Lady Montague; Twelfth Night, Viola) is a native of Overland Park, Kansas and a graduate from TCU with a B.F.A. in musical theatre and independent study in Modern Dance. She has been an actress and artistic associate for the Trinity Shakespeare Festival since its beginning in 2009, and teaches dance for Theatre TCU, as well as choreographs for Amphibian Stage Productions’ stilt company. Some of her recent professional work in the area includes Stage West (Stupid F*cking BirdBad JewsThe Rivals); Undermain Theatre (Jonah10 out of 12); Circle Theatre (Clever Little LiesFELLOWSHIP!), Amphibian Stage Productions (Crossing The LineHershel and the Hanukkah GoblinsTime Stands Still), Danspiek NYC (Nudis Animus), Casa Mañana (Cats).


Quinn Moran (Romeo and Juliet, Romeo; Twelfth Night, Ensemble) just finished his third year at Texas Christian University, where he is pursuing his B.F.A. in Theatre. In the past year he was in Tom Kellogg in B Flat (Tom Kellogg) and the co-production with Circle Theatre, Luna Gale (Peter). He was also in Lyric Stage’s Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ensemble). In the fall he will be in the world premier of Pegasus Theatre’s The Cuban and the Redhead (Ensemble). Quinn would like to thank his parents for their unwavering support, the Trinity Shakespeare family for the amazing creative process, and his girlfriend Carly, who memorized the entire role of Juliet to help him with his lines. The last time Quinn was onstage in Romeo & Juliet, he was 16, his tights were see-through, and no one told him. With prayers for thick fabric, Quinn hopes you enjoy the show! Go Frogs!


Brandon Murphy * (Romeo and Juliet, Friar John/Montague; Twelfth Night, Feste) is very happy to be making his acting debut with Trinity having previously served as vocal coach for the 2012 season. Brandon has performed locally around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex at the Dallas Theater Center, the Undermain Theatre, Amphibian Stage Productions, Theatre Three, Shakespeare Dallas, and others, as well as in New York and Los Angeles.  He holds a B.F.A. from Boston University and a M.F.A. from SMU. Brandon also currently teaches acting and movement at the University of North Texas. He is supported by his wonderful wife Holland and young son Konrad.


Matthew Parker (Romeo and Juliet, Peter/Ensemble; Twelfth Night, Ensemble) is excited to make his Trinity debut with Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night. Matthew is originally from Papillion, Nebraska. He is currently a Junior at Texas Christian University pursuing his Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. While a student at Theatre TCU, he has appeared on stage as Orgon in Tartuffe and Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Matthew hopes to continue pursing work as a professional actor.


Yusef Seevers (Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt; Twelfth Night, Fabian) is super excited to be making his Trinity Shakespeare Festival premier this year! He is a recent graduate from Southern Methodist University with his M.F.A. in Acting. He is a proud Detroit native with performance roots in west African Dance, including Senegalise, Gambian, Ivory Coast- also with training from the Congo and Zimbabwe. Some of his favorite roles include; Twelfth Night (Toby Belch, Malvolio), Tartuffe (Orgon), Rosencrantz and Guildestern Are Dead… ( Rosencrantz), Once on this Island (Agwe), Little Shop of Horrors ( Audrey II), Electra (Orestes) Dallas Theater Center, Iphigenia in Aulis and Taurus (Orestes, Talthybius),  Angels in America (Belize) Scapin (Gerante)– both directed by Jon Jory.  Yusef also is the Founder/CEO of B.A.E.I. (Body Awareness and Emotional Intelligence) which is an organization that educates and produces workshops for expanding our education on how to treat our bodies and emotions with respect. He is also a working singer and an avid Bass player.


Mitchell Stephens (Romeo and Juliet, Balthasar; Twelfth Night, Antonio) is proud to be back with Trinity! Recent credits include John Willoughby/John Dashwood in Sense & Sensibility (Cape Fear Regional Theatre) Christian/Sister Marthe in Cyrano (Amphibian Stage Productions). Mitchell has worked with Trinity for the past seven years and is happy to be a part of its 10th season! Mitchell is a proud graduate of TCU and completed the Acrobat of the Heart Actor Training Program with the legendary Stephen Wangh.


Garret Storms * (Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio; Twelfth Night, Orsino) is thrilled to be returning to Trinity for his fourth season! Acting credits include productions at Stage West, WaterTower Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, Uptown Players, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Three, Amphibian Stage, Shakespeare Dallas, and RADA among others. He has recently directed Hir, Like a Billion Likes, The Nether, Deer, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, International Falls, and Orlando, all for Stage West, as well as Bright Half Life for WaterTower Theatre. This fall he will be directing the regional premiere of The Moors at Theatre Three in Dallas. Garret has a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston State University.


Jacob Trevino (Romeo and Juliet, Gregory/Ensemble; Twelfth Night, Ensemble) is an actor and student based in DFW, attending Texas Christian University studying for his B.F.A. in Theater with emphasis in Acting. This is Jacob’s first time appearing at the Trinity Shakespeare Festival and is very excited to be a part of the Bard’s magic onstage! Jacob has previously been seen onstage at TCU in Everyman, readings of Velas, The Rehearsal at Versaille, Sideshow, and Pullman Car Hiawatha. After the show, Jacob will be a senior at TCU, directing the show Black Comedy in the spring. After Graduation, Jacob will continue to stay in the DFW area pursuing Theatre.


Jessica Turner * (Romeo and Juliet, Lady Capulet; Twelfth Night, Olivia) Having recently returned to the DFW area from Boston, this is Jessica’s first season with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival. In Dallas, Jessica has performed frequently with Dallas Theater Center in such shows as Sherlock Holmes, Pride and PrejudiceTaming of the ShrewThe MisanthropeMoonlight and Magnolias, Joe Egg and many others. She has also been seen at Theatre Three, WaterTower Theater, Shakespeare Dallas and Dallas Children’s Theater. Nationally, Jessica has performed across the country with such notable theaters as American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, Cherry Lane Theater, The Magic Theater, Lyric Stage of Boston, Stoneham Theater and  Shakespeare in Santa Fe. Her voice can be heard in many Anime cartoons and, locally, making silly voices for her growing daughters. She holds a B.F.A. in Theater Studies from SMU and an M.F.A. in Acting from American Conservatory Theater (ACT).


Thomas Ward * (Romeo and Juliet, Prince Escalus; Twelfth Night, Malvolio) is an actor and writer based in DFW. This is first time working with Trinity Shakespeare. He has most recently been seen in A Funny Thing…Unit of New York City (Stage West), The Adding Machine (Theatre Three), Wait Until Dark (Stage West), Straight White Men (Second Thought), Martyr (Second Thought), among others. He co-wrote the screenplay to the feature film Sironia starring Amy Acker and Tony Hale. His play International Falls is currently being adapted into a film starring Rob Huebel and Rachael Harris.


Carly Wheeler (Romeo and Juliet, Juliet; Twelfth Night, Ensemble) is from West Hills, California. Carly will be a senior in the fall at Texas Christian University where she is studying for her Bachelor of Fine Art’s Degree in Musical Theatre. Carly just finished up her Junior year in TCU’s Mainstage Productions playing the role of Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof and Shelley Parker in Bat Boy. Carly is so thrilled to have had the opportunity to work alongside so many influential, professional actors in the DFW area, and her good friend Quinn, who is playing Romeo. Carly would like to dedicate her performance to her parents, who have never missed a show! Go Frogs!


William Wheeler (Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio; Twelfth Night, Valetine/Ensemble) is going to be a senior Theatre Major with an Emphasis in Musical Theatre at Texas Christian University come August this fall. This is William’s Second year with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, and has performed on TCU’s Stage in productions like Bat Boy (Rick Taylor), Tom Kellogg in B Flat (Joe Miranti), and Pippin (Pippin).



Ashlie Whitworth (Romeo and Juliet, Attendant/Server/Nun; Twelfth Night, Ensemble) is a junior at Texas Christian University. She is pursuing her B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting and minoring in habilitation of the deaf. While attending TCU she has been seen in Tartuffe (Dorine), Tom Kellogg In B Flat (Samantha Stillwell), Songs from ‘Side Show’ (Narrator), and Savage Love. Ashlie is a Texas native, and has lived in Arlington/Fort Worth for 20 years. She attended Martin High School where she was seen in Moon Over Buffalo (Charlotte) and The Odd Couple (Florence). Ashlie is also a box office intern at Circle Theatre and has been working there for over a year now. She is so excited to be a part of this year’s Trinity Shakespeare Festival, and would like to thank everyone who was a part of the process.



Lloyd Cracknell

Costume Designer, Twelfth Night

Lloyd is Associate Professor of Costume Design at the University of Oklahoma and comes from Cambridge, England. Design credits: OU University Theatre: Simpatico; Swan Lake, Act II; Estancia; Harlequinade, Pas de Deux (OFB ‘2017); Curtains; Don Pasquale; Gianni Schicchi; The Nutcracker; Ragtime; Acts of War, Three One-Act Operas; Elixir of Love; On the Town; Falstaff; Cinderella (OFB ‘12); Seussical; Mary Stuart; The Coronation of Poppea; The Odyssey; Is He Dead?; A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Regional design credits: OKC City Rep: Heisenberg. Trinity Shakespeare Festival: Measure for Measure; A Winter’s Tale. Texas Christian University: Guys and Dolls; A Comedy of Errors. Awards: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VI National Partners of American Theatre Scholarship-Best Design, Is He Dead? and Barbizon Award for Theatrical Design Excellence in Costume Design for Is He Dead? and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. OU 2014 President’s Concert, Costume Designer, Haydn’s The Seasons.


Tristan Decker

Lighting Designer, Twelfth Night; Day Carpenter

Tristan is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice and the Technical Director for Texas Christian University’s Department of Theatre. He is a noted, award winning freelance designer who has designed for many of the area’s leading regional theater companies.  His work has been seen on the stages of The Dallas Theater Center (A Macbeth), Undermain Theatre (Uncle BobSaint NicholasHomeworkA Por Quinly ChristmasBlastedThe Appeal), Second Thought (Hunter Gatherers), Our Endeavors Theater Co. (CaligulaThe Last One-Nighter on the Death TrailArtificial Jungle, Dainty Shapes and Hairy Apes), Trinity Shakespeare Festival (Twelfth NightMuch Ado About NothingAs You Like ItThe Merry Wives of WindsorThe Comedy of ErrorsA Midsummer Night’s DreamRichard III), Echo Theater Company (End Days), River City Rep (Glass Menagerie (with Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie) DoubtMoonlight and MagnoliasMember of the Wedding (with Oscar nominee Margaret Avery), Texas Woman’s University, The University of Dallas, The Contemporary Theater of Dallas (The Cemetery Club),  Theatre 3 (The MinotaurDefianceThe Imaginary InvalidMetamorphoses), Shakespeare Dallas (Romeo and JulietTwelfth NightRichard IIILove’s Labour’s LostTaming of the ShrewMerry Wives of WindsorAll’s Well That Ends WellOthello), and Oklahoma City Rep among many others.  He was also the lighting designer for the first season of the nationally syndicated talkshow The Flipside with Michael Loftus. As an original company member and Artistic Associate of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival serving in many areas as a set designer, lighting designer, technical director, and scenic studio supervisor, Tristan is one of the few company members to have been part of ALL TEN SEASONS of the Festival. Before coming to TCU, he was the Resident Set and Lighting Designer and Technical Director for The University of Dallas. A 13 year resident of Fort Worth, Tristan is happily married with three young ones.


Aaron Patrick DeClerk

Costume Designer, Romeo and Juliet

Aaron holds an M.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma, a B.F.A. from Northeastern State University and Associates in Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design.  He is currently pursuing a Masters in Psychology with American Public University. He has designed over 100 productions and garnered critical praise and numerous awards for his work. He was named Best Costume Designer in the Dallas Observers’100 Most Influential People of Dallas 2010.  Highlights include: Julius Caesar [DFW Theatre Critic’s Forum Award], The Taming of the Shrew [DFW Theatre Critic’s Forum Award], The Merchant of Venice, MacBeth [DFW Theatre Critic’s Forum Award], As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing [DFW Theatre Critic’s Forum Award], Twelfth Night [DFW Theatre Critic’s Forum Award] (Trinity Shakespeare Festival) Dial “M” for Murder (The Barn Playhouse), A Critical Case of Murder [Column Award 2007], Full Moon Murders [Column Nomination 2008], Death Express, Death Is No Small Change (Pegasus Theatre), House at Pooh Corner (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), The Misanthrope [Make-up Design](Dallas Theatre Center),  Crucifer of Blood [DFW Theatre Critic’s Forum Award] (Theater Three), No Child, The First Day of School, Icarus (Amphibian Stage Productions),  Right Ho, Jeeves [DFW Theatre Critic’s Forum Award], The Last Night of Ballyhoo [Column Nomination 2006], The Oldest Living Graduate (Contemporary Theatre of Dallas),  The Miser, The 39 Steps, Major Barbara (Stage West),  Little Shop of Horrors [Column Award 2011],  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [Column Nomination 2008], Grey Gardens [Column Nomination 2009] (WaterTower Theatre). The Boxer [Column Nomination 2007, Official Entry International NYC Fringe Festival 2009](Bootstraps Comedy Theatre), The Never Ending Story [DFW Theatre Critic’s Forum Award], Sleeping Beauty [Leon Rabin Award] (Dallas Children’s Theatre), Every Trick in the Book [DFW Theatre Critic’s Forum Award] (Classical Acting Company), Real Estate (Santa Fe Playhouse), My Fair Lady, Next to Normal, August: Osage County, The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, Zombie Prom (City Rep), O’Keefe ([Regional Tour] Flower and Bone Productions), Romeo and Juliet (Tulsa Repertory Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show (Delaware Playhouse), South Pacific (Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival).

Michelle Foster

Production Stage Manager

Michelle is thrilled to be stage managing her first Trinity Shakespeare Festival. She has worked the last three seasons at Undermain Theatre, on productions including Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Jonah, 10 out of 12, Galileo, Annie Baker’s John, and Three Sisters. She has also worked with Shakespeare Dallas on Complete Works of Williams Shakespeare Abridged and Richard 3, as well as with Stage West on Sex with Strangers. Michelle has been the production manager for the annual Living Black and WhiteTM productions with Pegasus Theatre since 2014, and teaches props at Booker T Washington High School.


Blake Hackler

Director, Twelfth Night

Blake is an actor, writer and director originally from Texas. As an actor, Blake has appeared in productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatres throughout the country as well as in TV and film. He has directed at the Undermain Theatre, Second Thought, Theatre Three and the Yale Cabaret as well as the Off-Broadway reading of Fat Girl Interrupted for comedian Lisa Lamapanelli. His play What We Were, is a finalist for the O’Neill, a finalist for the Bay Area Playwright’s Festival, and was named a winner of the 2017 Ashland New Play. His play The Necessities was named Best Play of 2017 by the Dallas Theatre Critics Association, and was nominated for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Award. He is a member of the esteemed BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Program, and is the recipient of the Harrington Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre Writing. He holds an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama, is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and a 2018 MacDowell Fellow.


Ian Loveall

Scenic Designer, Romeo and Juliet

This is Ian’s first collaboration with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival.  A native of San Diego, he began his career as a mural artist in Southern California.  Since then he has designed for opera, musicals, television, events, ballet and theatre.  He holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Fresno State University and an M.F.A. in Scenic Design from The University of Texas at Austin.  In addition to his design work, he recently joined the faculty at Theatre TCU.  His work can be found at


Kate Marvin

Sound Designer, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night

With TSF: Richard III, Measure for Measure  Other Recent: Don Giovanni, Fidelio (Heartbeat Opera), Daybreak (Pan Asian Rep),  Indecent (Guthrie Theater), [Porto] (Women’s Project Theater), Babette’s FeastSotto Voce (Portland Stage Company), Crossing Delancey, Ugly Lies the Bone (Alliance Theatre), Grounded (Westport Country Playhouse), Somebody’s Daughter (Second Stage Uptown), The Tempest, Uncle Vanya, Second Language, POZHAR or Time Machine Ignition, The Magic Flute: A Sound Op-Era (Target Margin Theater), Now is the Time, Babes in Toyland (Little Lord). MFA, Yale School of Drama;


Michael Skinner 

Lighting Designer, Romeo and Juliet; Production Manager

Michael has been a part of Trinity Shakespeare Festival since year one. He is an Associate Professor of Theatre and the Resident Lighting Designer at for the TCU Theatre Department. He received his B.A. in technical theatre from West Texas State University (now WTAMU) and his M.F.A. in Lighting Design and Production from the University of Oklahoma. He has designed the lighting and or scenery for over 150 productions of theatre, opera, and dance in various venues. Michael has had the pleasure of designing in Italy, Germany, and Russia, including the Russian premiere of the American musical The Fantasticks at Theatre Koleso in Togliatti, Russia. Michael has designed for Contemporary Ballet Dallas, the William Inge Theatre Festival, as well as Amphibian Productions. He has also designed scenery for A Lesson Before DyingBlack Pearl Sings, and Travlin’, and scenery and lighting for Permanent Collection, The Bluest Eye, and From the Mississippi Delta at Jubilee Theater.  He has designed lighting for the Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s productions of Romeo and JulietHamletMacbethMerchant of Venice, The Taming of the ShrewThe Tempest, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale, and Measure for Measure, and received six DFW Critics’ Forum Awards for creative contribution. Michael works outside the theatre as a consultant, his most recent being the redesign of the University Christian Church Sanctuary to be entirely lit with LED lighting. His work also includes corporate event design, production, and consultation with companies such as Ignition! Creative Group, and ZOOM.7, Inc., working on such projects as the Kawasaki Motors New Product Showcase and Mary Kay Inc, Seminar. Michael is a member of The United States Institute for Theatre Technology and the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians.


Will Turbyne

Scenic Designer, Twelfth Night; Technical Director

Will has worked in professional theatre for over two decades as a designer, builder, painter, and craftsman. His design credits include the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Birmingham Children’s Theater, the Papermill Theatre, Utah Music Theatre, and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, where he served as Resident Scenic and Lighting Designer and Head of Production for seven seasons. He is currently an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Drama at the University of Dallas, where he also serves as Resident Scenic and Lighting Designer and Technical Director.


T.J. Walsh

Director, Romeo and Juliet; Founding Artistic Director

T.J. is the Founding Artistic Director of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival. He is a Professor of Theatre at Texas Christian University. For the Festival he has directed the award winning production of The Winter’s Tale as well as directing the box office record breaking production of The Tempest. His 2013 production of The Taming of the Shrew at Trinity was selected as the top production of the year on several top ten lists. For Trinity he has also directed Twelfth NightHamlet, As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure and King Lear. Other favorite professional productions are Metamorphoses at Theatre Three in Dallas, The Retreat from Moscow at Circle Theatre in Fort Worth and performing in his solo play Pleading Infinity at the New York International Fringe Festival. Pleading Infinity will be performed again this September in New York City at the United Solo Festival in New York City with Trinity favorite Montgomery Sutton portraying screenwriter Bob Donovan.  T.J. holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of four Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum awards for Outstanding Direction. His book: Playwrights and Power: The Making of the Dramatists Guild was published in 2016 by Smith and Kraus.


Jeremey M. Bernardoni

Master Draper

Jeremy is currently the Assistant Professor of Costume Design at Louisiana State University. Previously, he was on the faculty and the resident Costume Designer for the University of Arizona School of Dance for five years. Jeremy has designed and draped professionally for Dance, Theater, Music Theater, and the fashion industry across the U.S. and in France. A former U.S. Naval officer, he received his B.A. in French and M.F.A. in Costume Design at the University of Oklahoma. He also received a Specialization in Draping, Patternmaking, and Fashion Design from the Chambre Syndicale de Haute Couture in Paris, France and worked as a draper for the Haute Couture Atelier of Frank Sorbier in Paris. Jeremy is a former professional ballet dancer, who performed and toured with Oklahoma Festival Ballet, L’ Opera Municipale de Clermont-Ferrand, France, and Les Ballets Trockaderos de Monte Carlos.


Sue Anne Cameron

Marketing Director

Sue Anne is excited for her third summer working with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival. A Fort Worth native, she found a love for the performing arts early in life and graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2006 with her B.F.A in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting. She currently works as Box Office Supervisor and Administrative Assistant for Theatre TCU. She is grateful for the opportunity to continue working with talented and creative people who support the arts locally.


Lindsay Cowdin

Festival Director

Lindsay is a lifelong resident of Fort Worth. She has a background in accounting and office management that spans almost 20 years in the fields of construction, urban redevelopment, and education. She joined the Theatre TCU staff as an Administrative Assistant in fall of 2005. Lindsay enjoys being surrounded by creativity in motion and is grateful to have found a home in theatre where she can put her problem-solving and accounting skills to good use and also wear black every day. Lindsay has served as the Festival Manager for the annual Trinity Shakespeare Festival since its inception in 2009. As a poet, Lindsay has presented her work in Fort Worth with Sawgrass & Friends, been published in several local publications, and read as a featured poet at the monthly poetry program at Barnes & Noble and the Benbrook Public Library. She received the Chair’s Award for Poetry at the Undergraduate Creativity Festival at TCU in 2008, the Nancy P. Evans Memorial Award for Texas Writing in 2014, and a Live Theatre League award for her work with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival in 2012. Lindsay is currently working on a B.A. in Writing at TCU and served as Editor-in-Chief for eleven40seven, the TCU Journal of the Arts in fall 2015. She looks forward to writing wildly hilarious memoirs and publishing her poetry. Her husband, Tim Cowdin, is a digital designer and the drummer for Fort Worth’s resident ska/rock band, Sally Majestic. They both enjoy their free time at home with their two children and a really fat orange cat.


Bill Eickenloff

Sound Engineer

Bill is an adjunct professor at TCU’s Theatre Department in Fort Worth, as well as the resident Sound Designer for Theatre Arlington. He also works for Casa Mañana, Lyric Stage, Wishing Star Productions, Prism Theatrics, and Trinity Shakespeare. He is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University. See his complete bio at


Christopher Harris

First Hand

Christopher has worked as a costume technician, crafts artisan, and designer for the last 17 years in various locations and theatrical genres. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2010 with his Bachelor of Fine Arts and from Boston University in 2013 with his Masters of Fine Arts both in Costume Design. He worked as a costume technician and artisan with several Boston area companies, such as, Boston Lyric Opera, The Opera Institute, The Huntington Theatre, and Boston Ballet Company before returning to the University of Oklahoma as the Costume Studio Manager. He has had the pleasure of working with and mentoring OU students in costume design, crafts, and construction while supervising a team of four full-time staff and fifteen part-time student workers through a rigorous eight production main-stage season for the last four years.


Dorothy Harwood

Costume Strike Coordinator

Dorothy has worked for many years in the wardrobe shops of Fort Worth theaters, including Hip Pocket Theatre, Fort Worth Theater, Reeder School of Theatre & Design, and currently as a stitcher for Theatre TCU, Casa Mañana, and Trinity Shakespeare Festival.  She is pleased to have an official Festival role this year.


Jennye James

Properties Designer/Master

Jennye is the Scene Shop Foreman for the Texas Wesleyan University Theatre Department as well as an alumni of the program.  She has worked as a scenic painter, properties master, set designer, and technical director for many local theaters including Jubilee Theatre, Amphibian Stage Productions, Theatre Arlington, and Casa Mañana.


Brittny Mahan

Costume Studio Manager

Brittny is a proud Theatre TCU Alum, where she earned her B.F.A in Theatre Design, and is now pursing her M.F.A in Costume Design at the University of Connecticut. Mahan’s costume designs include: Connecticut Reparatory Theatre’s The Crucible; Circle Theatre’s Rasheeda SpeakingWho Am I This Time?; Opera TCU’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi; Amphibian Stage Production’s The TrapNorthside HollowSmart Pretty FunnyI’ll Eat You Last and Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins; TCC SE’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; and Theatre TCU’s The Women of Lockerbie, A Day in Hollywood A Night in the Ukraine and Tigers Be Still. Assistant Costume Design credits include:  Connecticut Reparatory Theatre’sAs You Like It; Amphibian’s The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Errant Knight Don Quixote; Circle Theatre’s Funnyman; Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 Season; and Theatre TCU’s Guys & DollsHoliday, and Closer Than Ever. Brittny has served as the Costume Studio Manager for Trinity Shakespeare Festival since the 2016 season and is excited to return once more.


Sheryl Meyers


Sheryl is joining Trinity Shakespeare Festival for the sixth year. She has worked professionally in over thirteen different costume shops around the country doing stitching and wig work for Utah Shakespeare, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Duke, Aslo Theatre, and Grand Rapids (Michigan) Ballet as well as film and national touring companies. A current resident of St. George, Utah, she holds a B.S. in Fashion Design from BYU.


Kelsey Milbourn


Kelsey is a native of Overland Park, Kansas and a graduate from TCU with a B.F.A. in musical theatre and independent study in Modern Dance. She has been an actress and artistic associate for the Trinity Shakespeare Festival since its beginning in 2009, and teaches dance for Theatre TCU, as well as choreographs for Amphibian Stage Productions’ stilt company. Some of her recent professional work in the area includes Stage West (Stupid F*cking BirdBad JewsThe Rivals); Undermain Theatre (Jonah10 out of 12); Circle Theatre (Clever Little LiesFELLOWSHIP!), Amphibian Stage Productions (Crossing The LineHershel and the Hanukkah GoblinsTime Stands Still), Danspiek NYC (Nudis Animus), Casa Mañana (Cats).


Harry Parker

Managing Director

Harry Parker is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre at TCU. He has directed more than 100 professional and university plays and musicals, including productions at the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Stages Repertory Theatre (Houston), American Heartland Theatre (Kansas City), and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and CityRep (both Oklahoma City). In Fort Worth, his professional directing credits include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Stage West, Hunting and Gathering for Amphibian Stage Productions, Thurgood, Company, and Permanent Collection for Jubilee Theatre, Ellis Island: The Dream of America for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall, and fifteen shows at Circle Theatre including the currently running King O’ The Moon, as well as Over the Tavern, The Whipping Man, Hope and Gravity, and My Name is Asher Lev. At TCU, his directing credits include Sweeney Todd, Everyman, Oklahoma!, You Can’t Take It With You, Little Women, and No, No, Nanette. Originally from Oklahoma City, Harry received his B.F.A. in Theatre from TCU, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. He is a two-time winner of the Kennedy Center Medallion of Excellence, and was named Tarrant County Theatre Educator of the Year in 2009. He has served as the National Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and served on the Board of Directors for Circle Theatre and the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County. In 2013, he was named the winner of the TCU Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar. Before joining TCU, he previously served for 11 years as the Director of Theatre at Emporia State University in Kansas. He is an associate member of The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.


Barbara Proska

Wardrobe Mistress

This is Barbara’s sixth season to be the Wardrobe Mistress for the Trinity Shakespeare Festival and she is happy to be back to work amongst all the great talent that is brought together for it.  She is the resident designer and complete wardrobe department for Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. She also works in the costume shop of Texas Christian University. Barbara is a member of IATSE, Theatrical Wardrobe Union, Local 803 and the current Business Agent for Fort Worth.


Alan Shorter

Music Supervisor

Alan is a professor and the Associate Chair for the Department of Theatre at Texas Christian University. He has composed original music and/or supervised music for eight of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s ten seasons.  He first composed the score for Twelfth Night in 2009 and has worked closely with the singers and musicians in most of the Festival’s productions.  In 2014, his original music for The Tempest received great critical acclaim. Alan is a stage director, composer, pianist, and musical director. His work is invaluable to the Festival and has left a signature sound on our work.


Anne Schilling

Voice & Text Director

Anne has worked as a voice, text, and dialect coach for numerous productions throughout the U.S. and U.K.  She has vocal coached or acted in 24 of Shakespeare’s plays and performed 31 of his roles. In addition to Trinity Shakespeare Festival, local credits include: Dallas Theater Center, Undermain Theatre, WaterTower Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theater, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, and Second Thought Theatre. Representative national credits: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club (NYC); East West Players (LA); Native Voices at the Autry (LA). Associate Professor of Voice and Speech at SMU. Received her Masters in Voice from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Certifications include: Associate Fitzmaurice Voicework® Teacher; Alba Method Instructor. AEA and VASTA member.


Chris Willmer

Master Electrician

Chris is the Production Technician/Master Electrician for the TCU Theatre Department. Born in the United Kingdom, Chris moved to the U.S. in 2002 and has remained here ever since. He currently lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Taylor. Chris attended Aledo High School, and graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Theatre in 2016. Chris was the Lighting Designer for several shows and also served as the Master Electrician for numerous shows at Texas Wesleyan University during his college career.  He has had his work displayed at Theatre Wesleyan, The Rose Marine Theatre, Stage West, and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 6.


Nathan Ynacay

First Hand

Nathan just finished his 311 page thesis about his scenic and costume design for LMNOP- A New Muzical at Louisiana State University. He intends to graduate with an M.F.A. in Theatrical Design and Technology by August 2018. He has worked for Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Palm Beach Atlantic University, New Venture Theatre, Swine Palace Theatre, Playmakers, The Shaw Center for the Arts, and Cortland Repertory Theatre in roles ranging from performance to technical to design. He has presented at USITT 2018 and SETC 2018.  He worked as Assistant Costume Shop Manager for LSU and Swine Palace from 2017-2018. He is grateful for all the opportunities afforded him and the teachers who have put up with him through the years.


Phillip Zielke

Technical Director

Phillip works as the Scenic Studio Supervisor for Texas Christian University.  Originally from Fort Worth, Philip graduated from Arlington Heights High School and from TCU with his B.F.A. in Lighting Design in 2006.  He has been a member of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival artistic staff since its inception; he was the Scenic Studio Supervisor in their inaugural 2009 season, and he has served as the Festival’s Technical Director since 2010.  He has also previously worked locally as the Technical Director for Kids Who Care and Amphibian Stage Productions, and as a carpenter for Stage West and Kids Who Care.  During his years as a TCU student, Philip was the Master Electrician for over a dozen Theatre TCU productions.  He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Fort Worth and enjoy spending their free time with their chocolate Lab, Kona.


Brittan Benedict

Assistant Equity Stage Manager

Brittan is excited to join the Trinity team as the Equity Assistant Stage Manager. She is a recent alum of Texas Christian University where she stage managed throughout her undergrad. For the past year Brittan has been in Fredericksburg, Virginia stage managing productions of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Mamma Mia. Other professional credits include, assistant stage manager for the Brevard Music Center’s opera productions of A Midsummer Night’s DreamFalling Angel, and The Magic Flute, as well as, Production Assistant at Circle Theatre in Fort Worth on Clever Little Lies and The Other Place.


Michael Bennett


Michael is currently studying theatre and film at TCU, where he has just finished his freshman year. While a student at TCU, he was on the electrics crew for Pippin and the props crew for Sweeney Todd. This is his first time working at the Trinity Shakespeare Festival. After graduation, he plans to write for both the stage and screen.


Jackson Berkhouse


This is Jackson’s third summer working at the Trinity Shakespeare Festival. When he is not working at Trinity, he attends college at the University of Dallas and will be starting his senior year. He has about six years of experience working in scene shops, including his time at Trinity and his time working in the scene shop at UD. When he is not working in the scene shop, he acts, attends classes, spends too much time playing video games, or hanging out with friends.


Serena Bunn


Serena is from Cypress, TX and is in her third year at the University of Oklahoma, pursuing her BFA in Costume Technology. She has been stitching for the past 6 years and has a particular interest in the understructures of historical garments. Her past work includes, but is not limited to, spats, corsets, doublets, bum rolls, and a velvet top hat.


Benjamin Burton

Assistant to the Costume Designers/Wardrobe

Benjamin is a costume design and dramaturgy junior at the University of Oklahoma.  Benjamin is excited to be returning to Trinity for the second time, having worked last season as a Stitching/Wardrobe intern. Credits at OU include: Costume Designer, City of Angels, Biloxi Blues, Baltimore, Time Stands Still; Dramatrug, Let the Right One In, Angels in America: Millennium ApproachesDon Pasquale In Hollywood; Mouse, Alice in Wonderland.


Madison Calhoun

Assistant Costume Strike Coordinator

Madison is a local actor and educator. A recent graduate of the Theatre TCU B.F.A. Musical Theatre program, her relationship with Trinity Shakes and the TCU Costume Studio spans years and she is delighted to assist in costume strike for the 2018 season.


Ashley Cranefield


Ashley is a rising sophomore at TCU, and is pursuing a B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Design. As a freshman, Ashley worked on the set build crew of Fiddler on the Roof, and was the Assistant Scenic Designer for Bat Boy. Her family’s constant support means the world to her!


Emily Davis


This is Emily’s first year with Trinity Shakespeare and she is very excited for this opportunity. Though this is her first time here, she has been involved in theatre on stage and off for over 12 years now so she is no stranger to the theatre environment. Emily is from Tallahassee and is currently finishing up her B.A. Theatre degree at Florida State University. She has assisted with the construction of several FSU shows such as The Addams Family (2018), Tartuffe (2018),and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (2017). She has assisted with props in FSU’s productions of Seminar (2016) and Tartuffe (2018) as well. She has her own woodworking shop at home and likes to create things for fun in her spare time.


Margot Glaser

Assistant Production Manager

Margot is a TCU alumna with a B.F.A. in Theatre with an Emphasis in Design and a sociology minor. She earned an M.F.A. in Scenic Design from the University of Oregon. During her time at UO she worked as a scene shop supervisor, class instructor, scenic, properties, puppet and projections designer as well as helping devise a science themed play that traveled across Oregon performing in public schools. She worked as a carpenter at The Very Little Theatre in Eugene, Oregon and served as properties master for Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s productions of The 39 Steps, Venus in Fur, Middletown and Marjorie Prime. She also worked as a Resident Teaching Artist for the Lane Arts Council in Oregon’s Lane County. This is her fifth season working with Trinity Shakespeare Festival.


Emily Haueisen

Paint Charge

Emily is excited to be starting her first season with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival.  She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012 with a B.A. in Technical Theater and a B.S. in Radio/Television/Film.  After working in theater and film in Austin for two years, she moved to Fort Worth where she is now the Scenic Charge Artist at Casa Mañana.  Her work as a scenic artist can be seen around the metroplex at many theaters including Undermain Theater, University of North Texas Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, and Shakespeare Dallas.  If Emily isn’t painting, you can usually find her hanging out with her dogs or hiking, kayaking, and enjoying the outdoors.


Chris Herrero

House Manager

Chris is an upcoming senior acting major at TCU. They are from the Las Vegas area but now call Fort Worth home. This is their second year with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival management team. Last year they worked as the Box Office Manager and this year, they are thrilled to be working as the House Manager.


Mary Caroline Johnson

Paint/Sound Board Operator

Mary Caroline Johnson is coming up on her junior year as a B.F.A. Theatre major with an emphasis in Design at TCU. She recently completed her first scenic design for Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and will be designing the set for Pericles this coming fall. This is Caroline’s first time working with Trinity Shakespeare Festival, and she is very excited to learn more about scenic painting from this experience.


Blake Lentz

Assistant Festival Director

Blake is a theatre teacher who loves introducing Shakespeare to students. She has worked as a theatre teacher and director for five years in Keller ISD and over 10 years in various summer theatre camp programs. She holds her M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of North Texas and a B.F.A. in Theatre from Texas Christian University. This is her 7th year with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, and she is thrilled to lead another summer of Camp Willy!


Rachel Maddy


Rachel is going into her second year as a B.F.A. Theatre Studies student at Texas Christian University, where her main interests lie in performance, stage management, and design. She is originally from Norman, Oklahoma. Most recently, she was an assistant stage manager for Fiddler on the Roof (TCU), and a grant in the costume studio. This is her first position with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, and she is excited to learn and collaborate with a group of immensely talented artists this summer as a properties intern.


Audrey McMullen

Assistant Stage Manager

Audrey is so excited to be joining Trinity Shakespeare Festival for the first time! She is currently a rising sophomore at TCU and is working towards earning a B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Theatre Studies. At TCU, she has been the Assistant Stage Manager for Fiddler on the Roof and the Stage Manager for Love, Loss and What I Wore. She also appeared in a reading of the original play The Interminable Life of Perennial Peonies (Martha). After graduation, Audrey plans to work professionally in the theatre.


Spencer Meeks

Box Office Manager

Spencer is a rising Junior at TCU pursuing a double major in Theatre and Mathematics. Originally from Nashville, TN, he has appeared in TCU’s productions of Sweeney Todd and Fiddler on the Roof, and most recently served as Assistant Stage Manager for Bat Boy. This is his first season working with Trinity Shakespeare Festival, and he is thrilled to be working among such a distinguished group of professionals.



Nicholas Moore


Nicholas is very excited to be interning for the first time with Trinity Shakespeare Festival. Nicholas is currently a rising senior at the University of Dallas, pursuing a Drama major and working in the department scene shop. Recent theater credits at the university include Hamlet (Polonius) and Cherry Orchard (Lopakin), as well as The Debutante (Set Designer).



Tia Morgan


Tia is a senior theatre major at LSU with a concentration in Design & Technology. She is very excited to work with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival for the first time. Her past credits include LSU Mainstage’s Nickel and Dimed (Stage Manager), LSU Mainstage’s LMNOP, The Muzical (Assistant Sound Designer), LSU Lab’s The Actor’s Nightmare (Costume Designer), Swine Palace’s Stupid F*ing Bird (ASM), and Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s James and the Giant Peach (ASM / Assistant Costume Designer). Her upcoming projects include Wakey, Wakey (LSU Lab – Costume Designer) and The Diary of Anne Frank (LSU Mainstage). Tia has received multiple awards including Best Undergraduate Costume Design (Spring 2017) and Best Undergraduate Stage Management (Spring 2018) from the LSU Undergraduate Theatre Alliance. She is currently a member of the LSU Theatre Alliance, the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and Delta Rouge Films. She is also an Ambassador for the LSU School of Theatre – helping to recruit new students to pursue their passion in the arts.


Katarina Morris


Katarina is excited to be back for her second summer working at Trinity Shakespeare Festival. Previously, she worked as a Properties Intern for Measure for Measure and Richard III. She is a currently a rising senior at the University of Dallas, pursuing a double major in Drama and English. Recent theater credits at UD include: Cherry Orchard (Assistant to the Director, Properties Master), Hamlet (Properties Master) and Oh the Humanity and other good intentions (Set Designer).


Kyra Philbrick


Kyra is from Watertown, NY and is in her second year at the University of Oklahoma, pursuing her BFA in Costume Technology. She has been stitching for the past 7 years and is interested in expanding her skills in both technology and design. She has worked on corsets and doublets as well as worked on costume crafts such as fairy wings, flower crowns and assorted headdresses.


Carlos Romero Pineda


Carlos feels privileged to work with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival this summer. He recently received his Associate’s degree in Arts at Tarrant County College last fall. While attending TCC, Carlos was given the Achievement Student Award for excelling in playwriting as well as placing first in the Arlington Arts League scholarship in the spring of 2017. His play, MetAMORfosis, was an invited production at the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival Region 6 that same spring, where he was also invited to attend the Kennedy Center Playwright Intensive program. Currently, Carlos works as a Supplemental Instructor at TCC Southeast and looks forward to working with TSF in the future.


Mitchell Stephens

Assistant Fight Director

Mitchell is proud to be back with Trinity! Recent credits include John Willoughby/John Dashwood in Sense & Sensibility (Cape Fear Regional Theatre) Christian/Sister Marthe in Cyrano (Amphibian Stage Productions). Mitchell has worked with Trinity for the past seven years and is happy to be a part of its 10th season! Mitchell is a proud graduate of TCU and completed the Acrobat of the Heart Actor Training Program with the legendary Stephen Wangh.


Taylor Staniforth

Assistant Director, Romeo and Juliet

Taylor is a resident of Fort Worth and 2010 TCU Grad (BFA Acting/ min. Philosophy). After graduation, she relocated to Florida to pursue her MFA in acting at Florida Atlantic University. After returning to DFW to pursue acting and directing, she opened her photography business specializing in actor headshots. Her favorite acting credits include Circle Theatre’s Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Nan), TA’s Boeing-Boeing (Gabriella), Shakepeare Dallas’s Twelfth Night (Fabian). Her directing credits include No Exit (TheatreTCU), The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged (Indep. TCU) I and You (Asst. Dir., Circle Theatre), The Park Bench (Stella Adler Studio). She is also a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio’s Physical Theatre program (2008) and American Conservatory Theatre’s Summer Congress & Shakespeare Training Intensive (2009). She recently completed WaterTower Theatre’s Directing Masterclass.


Camille Thompson

Assistant to the Artistic Director, Twelfth Night

Camille is thrilled to return to Trinity Shakespeare Festival for a second season, this time on the directing side of things. She is a third-year student from Nashville, Tennessee, who is pursuing her B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting at TCU. She has appeared in Theatre TCU productions of Savage/Love (Ensemble), The Thornton Wilder Readings (Parkersburg)and Love, Loss, & What I Wore (Actor 4) while working as a TheatreT CU Box Office Manager and minoring in Arts AdministrationPreviously, she has worked with Nashville Shakespeare Festival in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mustardseed) and last year took the stage with Trinity in Richard III (Governess) and Measure for Measure (Ensemble)After graduation, Camille plans on pursuing the arts professionally in stage and film, with graduate degrees in Acting and Theatre Criticism.


Rachel Van Pamel

Assistant Stage Manager

Rachel is delighted to return to Trinity Shakespeare Festival for a second season.  She is a Junior Drama Major at the University of Dallas and her past stage management credits include HamletCherry OrchardLife is a DreamMeasure for Measure,and Mary Stuart. She also works in the scene shop at her university.


Heather Walters

Company Manager

Heather is so excited to be working with TSF for the third summer in a row. She previously served as Box Office Assistant in 2016 and as an Acting Intern in 2017. From Memphis, TN, Heather just completed her third year at TCU, where she is pursuing a B.A. in Theatre and a B.S. in Strategic Communication. She has appeared in Theatre TCU productions of Love, Loss, & What I Wore (Actor #5), Wine About It (Henley), Savage/Love (Ensemble) and Pullman Car Hiawatha (10 o’Clock). Last year, she appeared in TSF’s productions of Richard III (Ensemble) and Measure for Measure (Lady, bawd). Upon graduation, Heather hopes to pursue a career in Film/Television in Los Angeles, both on screen and behind the casting table.


Avery Worrell


Avery is pursuing his BA in Theatre at TCU and will be a senior in the fall. He is very excited to work for Trinity Shakespeare for his first time. After college Avery plans to move out to LA and pursue a career in designing. At TCU Avery serves as the Vice President for Phi Kappa Sigma as well as being a member of the school’s spirit squad, The Dutchmen. Avery also works in the TCU Scenic Studio and has participated in the construction of many of the sets for Theatre TCU and has worked backstage many times helping in any way he can.