2017 Season


Production of Richard III

Richard III

Richard III is Shakespeare’s unflinching look at power and corruption. It will run in rep with Measure for Measure, June 13-July 2, 2017. Trinity Shakespeare fan favorite Blake Hackler will portray Richard. Trinity Artistic Associate Stephen Brown-Fried returns this summer to helm this thrilling production. Last summer Steve directed our box office record-setting production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other productions Steve has directed at Trinity include Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice and Julius Caesar.


Production of Measure for Measure at Trinity Shakespeare Festival

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure is Shakespeare’s brilliant comedy of intrigue. It will run in rep with Richard III, June 13-July 2, 2017. Trinity Shakespeare welcomes back Montgomery Sutton as Angelo, the unwilling architect of this breathless story of justice and mercy. Trinity Shakespeare Artistic Director T.J. Walsh directs fresh off last year’s critically praised production of The Winter’s Tale.



J. Brent Alford

Escalus, Measure for Measure

Buckingham, Richard III

Trinity Shakespeare Festival credits include The Winter’s Tale (Leontes), The Tempest (Prospero), The Merchant of Venice (Shylock), and Twelfth Night (Sir Toby Belch) 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-seven years.


Dalton Barlow

Attendant/Customer/Prisoner, Measure for Measure

George Stanley/Guard, Richard III

Dalton is a third-year student from The Colony, Texas, who is pursuing his B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting. This will be Dalton’s first summer with Trinity Shakespeare Festival. Previously, he has appeared on stage for Theatre TCU in The Importance of Being Earnest (Merriman), The Real Inspector Hound (Moon), The Rehearsal at Versailles (La Thorilliere), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Ensemble), and Everyman (Friends). Dalton has also appeared on stage for Theatre at The Colony (The Lost Boy – James M. Barrie). After graduation, Dalton plans to pursue acting as a career.


William Bartell

Prince of Wales, Richard III

William is excited to have been asked to put his video games down and join the cast. In 2016 William played Mamillius in the TSF production of The Winter’s Tale. He has had numerous roles in multiple Kids Who Care productions since age 7, and played The Child in Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins at Amphibian Stage Productions. William recently completed 5th grade at the Fort Worth Academy of the Fine Arts. He is a proud member of the Texas Boys Choir and will be touring China with them immediately after the final curtain call.


Lynn Blackburn

Mariana, Measure for Measure;

Elizabeth, Richard III

Lynn is delighted to be making her Trinity Shakespeare Festival debut.  A proud member of Actors Equity for fifteen years, Lynn has worked locally at Dallas Theater Center, WaterTower Theatre, Circle Theater, Second Thought Theater, and Stage West, among others.  An accomplished television and film actress, she is represented by The Mary Collins Agency.  She had recurring roles on Friday Night Lights, The Leftovers, and American Crime in addition to dozens of regional and national commercials.  Currently, her favorite role is that of “mama” to her darling three year-old son who fills her days with trains, bulldozers, dinosaurs, and unscripted play.  Heartfelt thanks to TJ and Steve for years of patient friendship and the opportunity to play this summer with Shakespeare.  Much love to her husband, her precious mother, and her extended family for holding down the fort while “mama” has her own play-date at TSF.


Jovane Caamaño

Friar Peter, Measure for Measure

Grey/Guard, Richard III

Jovane is so grateful and excited to be appearing in his third season with Trinity Shakespeare Festival! He has recently appeared in Susan and God at Theatre Three, As We Lie Still at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, and as Santa Claus in Wishing Star Productions’ national tour of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Jovane earned his B.F.A. in Theatre at Texas Christian University where he appeared in such productions as The Women of Lockerbie (Bill Livingston), Everyman (Everyman), and Closer Than Ever. He is also a teacher and the production manager at Story Stage here in Fort Worth.



David Coffee

Pompey, Measure for Measure

Hastings, Richard III

David returns for his 9th season! He is the only actor to have appeared in all 18 productions (playing 22 roles)! In a career that began in 1968, David has experienced all arenas of performance (save the Circus). His work in Musical Theatre has been welcomed by audiences from Portland, Oregon to Portsmouth, New Hampshire (with long-time associations with Casa Mañana, the Granbury Opera House, and the North Shore Music Theatre). Honors include: named Artistic Associate with Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Trinity’s Service Award, multiple DFW Critics’ Forum Awards, Column Awards, Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards, Broadway.com Award, voted Best Actor by the readers of FW Weekly (2010 and 2011), a Tribute Evening given by the North Shore Music Theatre (as well as having their Green Room named in his honor) and the Elston Brooks Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County. David’s ties to TCU remain strong. He earned his B.F.A. in Theatre in 1979 and his M.F.A. in Acting in 1982. He returned as a Guest Artist in 1992 to play Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof; and appeared as Frosh in the TCU Opera Studio production of Die Fledermaus. David also became a member of the Britain Society at TCU by including the Trinity Shakespeare Festival in his estate plans. David is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. www.DavidCoffee.org



Rachel Gifford

Attendant/Server/Prisoner, Measure for Measure

Princess Elizabeth, Richard III

Rachel is a native of Portland Oregon and a recent graduate from TCU her B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis Musical Theatre. She was most recently seen in TCU’s production of The Importance of being Earnest (Miss Prism). Other favorite credits include: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch (Ensemble; FWSO), The Women of Lockerbie (Ensemble; TCU), and The Secret Garden (Rose; Plaza Theatre Company).


Lucy Given

Juliet, Measure for Measure

Attendant, Richard III

Lucy is a Seattle native studying Musical Theatre at Texas Christian University. Previous credits include: Alice of Old Vincennes (Red Skelton Theatre), The Heir Apparent (Stage West), and Something as Big as This (Balagan Theatre, Seattle, WA). Some of her TCU credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolen), The Real Inspector Hound (Cynthia), and Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Deborah). Lucy is so grateful for her family and friends, whose incessant love and support encourage her daily.


Sergei Grady

Duke of York, Richard III – Sunday Shows

Sergei is very excited to be added to the cast and is proud to be allotted such a great opportunity.  He is currently in fifth grade at Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and recently played Star Guy, the charismatic, self-centered ladies’ man, in the production of Comic Book Artist hosted by FWAFA. He is also a proud member of the Texas Boys Choir.


Blake Hackler

Elbow, Measure for Measure

Richard, Richard III

Blake has appeared in productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theatres throughout the country as well as in TV and film.  In Dallas, Blake has appeared with the Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphony, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Second Thought Theatre, and the Undermain Theatre. Blake currently holds faculty positions at SMU and Yale University. 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. He is a company member of the Undermain and a Fulbright Senior Scholar.  Education: M.F.A., Yale School of Drama.


Selmore Haines

Justice, Measure for Measure;

Doctor/Mayor of London, Richard III

Selmore is delighted to make his acting debut with Trinity.  He was most recently seen in Jubilee Theatre’s critically acclaimed one man show Thurgood. Mr. Haines has performed with Dallas Shakespeare Festival in Richard III and The Tempest.  He spent nearly 30 years employed in the corporate arena and made the decision in 2013 to retire and pursue his passion for acting.  Some of his other credits include roles in The Color Purple, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Miss Evers’ Boys, Court Martial at Fort Devens, The Wiz, House of Flowers, and Flyin’ West. Mr. Haines received the 2016 Irma P Hall Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical for his performance in Do You Hear What I Hear at Jubilee Theatre. He serves as production director for NIA Kids Center for the Performing Arts and earned a B.A. Degree in Theater from Austin College.


Richard Haratine

Duke Vincentio, Measure for Measure

Edward, Richard III

Richard couldn’t be more excited for his 8th 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 Stephen for inviting him to be a part of this season! “It’s a privilege to be here! I’d like to dedicate this work, as always, to my patient and kind wife Megan. Thanks for thirteen wonderful years of marriage!”


Alex Istrate

Gentleman 1/Prisoner, Measure for Measure

Dorset, Richard III

Alex is a student at UNT seeking his B.A. in Theatre with a concentration in performance. This is his first time working with Trinity Shakespeare Festival. He was last seen in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Dr. Caius and The Philadelphia Story as C.K. Dexter Haven. In the fall, he is also performing as John Proctor in UNT’s production of The Crucible. In future plans, he seeks to pursue a M.F.A. in acting and continue his professional acting career. He is extremely grateful to be part of this festival and is ecstatic to work with so many talented actors and artists.


Andrew LaChance

Duke of York, Richard III

Andrew has been acting since the tender age of 5, the day his sisters asked him if he had eaten the last of the Halloween candy. Other roles include Gaston in Beauty and the Beast Jr., Rooster in Annie Jr., and a soldier in Mulan. This is Andrew’s first year at Trinity and he is very excited!


Richard Leaming

Barnardine, Measure for Measure

Brackenbury/Bishop of Ely, Richard III

Richard is thrilled to be making his Trinity debut 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

Claudio, Measure for Measure

Catesby/Guard, Richard III

Brandon is excited to be making his Trinity Shakespeare debut! Branden has done various voice work for Funimation, worked in various films, and has been seen in theatres around DFW, including Lyric Stage, Dallas Opera, ONSTAGE, Stolen Shakespeare Guild, Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas Theatre Center, and Water Tower. Most recently he has appeared on stage for Lyric Stage’s Quanah and Wishing Star’s national tour or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Donner).


Kelsey Milbourn

Isabella, Measure for Measure

Anne, Richard III

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 Bird, Bad Jews, The Rivals); Undermain Theatre (Jonah, 10 out of 12); Circle Theatre (Clever Little Lies, FELLOWSHIP!), Amphibian Stage Productions (Crossing The LineHershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, Time Stands Still), Danspiek NYC (Nudis Animus), Casa Mañana (Cats).

Michael Muller

Provost, Measure for Measure

Stanley, Richard III

Michael is happy to be joining the Trinity Shakespeare Festival for his second year. He has appeared in over 70 productions across the metroplex with performances at Amphibian Productions, Stage West, Jubilee Theatre, Circle Theatre, Dallas Theatre Centre, Casa Mañana, Theatre Three, and Fort Worth’s Shakespeare in the Park. He also worked as Production Manager for The Dallas Shakespeare Festival for 3 years, Producing Director for Shakespeare in the Park for 7 years, and as a Producer and Director for about 35 National Tours. He recently retired from a 15 year teaching job at Paschal High School and is looking forward to spending more time performing and working in the professional theatre community.


John Pszyk

Abhorson, Measure for Measure

Ratcliffe, Richard III

John has worked extensively as an actor, director, and designer in regional, local and off-off-broadway theatre. Among his Dallas credits are WTT, Dallas Shakespeare, FMPAT, RoverDW, WOMP, Dallas Repertory, Pocket Sandwich, Pegasus, and The Core Theatre. John is an Associate Professor at The Arts Institute and Collin College. John also is an associate acting instructor at Watertower Theatre. He coaches privately for professional sales and marketing executives at his studios in Frisco. John is also the producer of No Shame Theatre METRO and will be launching a new actor repertory group in 2017. Special thanks to Sugarbear, Pooki, Monkeyking, Nate, and Snickers for their support and whimpering.


Sarah Rutan

Mistress Overdone, Measure for Measure

Margaret, Richard III

Sarah is excited to be returning to the Trinity Shakespeare Festival this season. She appeared in the 2015 season’s King Lear and Love’s Labour’s Lost. She appeared recently in Amphibian Stage Production’s World Premiere of The Trap. Sarah spent seven seasons as a member of the acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her work at OSF included: OthelloTaming of the ShrewDiary of Anne Frank, Coriolanus, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About NothingAs You Like It, and many others. Other regional theaters include: Dallas Theater Center (The Book Club Play), Milwaukee Repertory Theater (Pride and Prejudice), Shakespeare in the Park – Bend, OR (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Pasadena Playhouse Hothouse Series (A Footnote to the Iliad.) Sarah earned her M.F.A. from Southern Methodist University.


Krista Scott

Francisca, Measure for Measure

Duchess of York, Richard III

Krista returns to Trinity Shakespeare Festival, this time as an actor, having served as voice and text coach for its 2010 and 2011 seasons.  Previous local stage roles include the Countess in All’s Well That Ends Well at Shakespeare Dallas “Complete Works”, Vivian Bearing in W;t (Column Award) and Dotty in Noises Off at Theatre Arlington, Inspector Goring in The Game’s Afoot at Water Tower Theatre, Bertha in Boeing, Boeing at Circle Theatre, and Marta in All This Intimacy and Kim in First Day of School at Amphibian Stage. Local directing credits include Rasheeda Speaking, Funnyman, I and You, Venus in Fur, Exit, and Pursued by a Bear at Circle Theatre, The King’s Face at Shakespeare Dallas, Mr. & Mrs. Fitch and I’ll Eat You Last at Amphibian Stage, The Heir Apparent at Stage West as well as the Theatre TCU productions of Measure for Measure, Three Sisters, and The Crucible, among others.  She has served as voice/dialect coach for The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas Theater Center, Casa Mañana, Circle Theatre, and various regional theatres in Connecticut and New York.  She is an associate professor of voice and acting at TCU.


Elliot Sims

Gentleman 2/Prisoner, Measure for Measure

Messenger/Guard, Richard III

Elliot is a senior transfer student seeking a B.A. in Theatre with a concentration in Performance. He was most recently seen on the stage as Yobo Munde in Watbanaland and Master Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor. He formerly attended Tarrant County College where he was seen on stage playing such roles as Wolf in Two Trains Running and Solyony in Three Sisters. Elliot is also a graduate of the prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. While attending, his notable roles included Duke Senior in As You Like It and Truffladino in The Servant of Two Masters. Elliot’s future plans include obtaining a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting and pursuing a professional acting career.


Montgomery Sutton

Angelo, Measure for Measure

Clarence/Priest/Tyrell, Richard III

London credits include: Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe); Henry V (Passion in Practice). DFW credits include: Love’s Labour’s Lost and King Lear (Trinity Shakespeare Festival); Booth, Gruesome Playground Injuries (Second Thought Theatre); On the Eve (Theatre Three); and Tomorrow Come Today (Undermain Theatre); as well as productions at Casa Mañana, Uptown Players, Circle Theatre, Watertower Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas Children’s Theater, and Watertower Theatre. New York and Regional credits include: Henry V (Cape Fear Regional Theatre); One Man, Two Guvnors (Florida Studio Theatre); Pericles (Passion in Practice at the Savannah Music Festival); as well as productions at Seven Stages Shakespeare, New York Classical Theatre, American Bard Theatre, Gallery Players, Metropolitan Playhouse. Montgomery earned his B.F.A. in Drama from NYU Tisch/Atlantic Theater Company and trained as a member of the 2015 International Actors Fellowship at Shakespeare’s Globe. http://www.montgomerysutton.com


Garret Storms

Lucio, Measure for Measure

Richmond/2nd Murderer/Body H6, Richard III

Garret is thrilled to return to Trinity Shakespeare! His acting credits include productions at WaterTower Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, Second Thought Theatre, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Stage West, Theatre Three, Amphibian Stage Productions, Shakespeare Dallas, and RADA among others. He has directed The Nether, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, International Falls, and Orlando for Stage West. He is also a voice actor with FUNimation. Garret is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.


Camille Thompson

Attendant/Bawd/Prisoner, Measure for Measure

Attendant, Richard III

Camille is a second-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’s productions of Savage/Love and The Thornton Wilder Readings. Previously, she has worked as an acting and costuming apprentice with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and is excited to make her debut with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival! After graduation, Camille plans on pursuing the arts professionally in stage and film.


Ashlee Waldbauer

Lady Servant/Bawd/Prisoner, Measure for Measure

Attendant, Richard III

Ashlee is a native of Vancouver, Washington and will be starting her junior year as a B.F.A. Musical Theatre major at TCU this coming fall. She has recently been seen in Theatre TCU productions of The Crowd You’re in With (Windsong), Sweeney Todd (Ensemble), and A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (Usherette). Additional theatre credits include Parade (Staged!), Schoolhouse Rock Live (Oregon Children’s Theatre), and the world premier of Ablaze (Staged!). She is thrilled to begin her first year with Trinity and honored to work with such talented artists.


Heather Walters

Attendant/Bawd/Prisoner, Measure for Measure

Attendant, Richard III

Heather is thrilled to be making her Trinity Shakespeare performance debut! She worked with Trinity’s eighth season as the Assistant Box Office Manager but is humbled to be taking the stage this year. Heather is a B.F.A. Acting student at TCU and has appeared in Pullman Car Hiawatha (Eleven O’clock) and Savage/Love. She also works as House Manager during Theatre TCU’s regular season. Heather would like to thank her family for their continued support as she pursues her childhood dreams. Colossians 3:23


William Wheeler

Varrius, Measure for Measure

Messenger/Guard, Richard III

William is originally from the Woodlands, TX, and just finished his second year as a B.F.A. Musical Theatre Student at TCU. He recently appeared on TCU’s Stage in their productions of Pippin (Pippin) and in an original show Mister Major and the Minor Wife (Joseph). This summer, William is excited to work with Trinity Shakespeare festival as an Acting Intern in both Richard III and Measure for Measure for the first time ever!


Evan Woods

Attendant/Customer/Prisoner, Measure for Measure

1st Murderer/Guard, Richard III

Evan is a second-year student at TCU who is pursuing his B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting. Evan has appeared on stage for Theatre TCU in productions of The Importance of Being Earnest (Lane), Everyman (Confession), and The Happy Journey To Trenton and Camden (Pa Elmer Kerby). Evan also worked as assistant costume designer for TCU’s production of Pippin and Sweeney Todd. Evan plans to pursue acting professionally after graduation.


Isaac Young

Froth, Measure for Measure

Rivers/Priest, Richard III

Isaac is thrilled to be making his Trinity Shakespeare debut. He first studied acting at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, and recently received his B.F.A. in Theatre from Southern Methodist University, where some of his favorite credits have included Macbeth, A Flea in her Ear, and Love and Information. He was most recently seen as Dr. Benjamin in Upstart Productions’ Waiting for Lefty and in the ensemble of WaterTower Theater’s One Man, Two Guv’nors. Isaac is also a clown and solo artist, currently studying under Russ Sharek of the Circus Freaks. His newest solo show, Blink will be premiering sometime this fall. During the day, Isaac works as an audio engineer/ director for SPOKE MEDIA, where he gets to work with some of the DFW’s best voiceover talent. You can often find him street performing at the Dallas Farmer’s Market, Arts District, and at events across DFW.

Kate Marvin

Sound Designer, Measure for Measure and Richard III

Kate is a New York based sound designer, composer, and musician. Recent work: Somebody’s Daughter (2ST Uptown), Happy Days (TFANA), Porto (Bushwick Starr), Sotto Voce (Portland Stage Company), Ugly Lies the Bone (Alliance Theatre), Elevada (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Tempest, Uncle Vanya, Second Language (Target Margin Theater), How to Hamlet, Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play, Three Seagulls or MASHA MASHA MASHA (Theater Reconstruction Ensemble). Kate is Associate Artistic Director of Theater Reconstruction Ensemble and an Associate Artist with Target Margin Theater and Little Lord. M.F.A.: Yale School of Drama.  www.katemarvinsound.com


Bonnie Hanvey

Production Stage Manager

Bonnie is thrilled to be back with the festival for a sixth season! She received her Theatre & Arts Administration degree from Texas Christian University and thereafter began her professional career working as a DFW-based freelance stage manager. Regional credits include: The King’s Face (Shakespeare Dallas); Fiddler on the Roof, The Golden Apple, and Quanah (Lyric Stage, Irving); Crazy for You and I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change (Theatre Three, Dallas); and Division Avenue (Contemporary Theatre of Dallas). Tours: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Wishing Star Productions). In 2015 she completed a 7 month contract with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as Stage and Lighting Staff based out of the Mediterranean. Soli Deo Gloria.


Stephen Brown-Fried

Director, Richard III

TSF credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, and Much Ado About Nothing.  His other credits include Awake and Sing! (NAATCO / The Public Theatre), Misalliance, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and Coriolanus (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Macbeth (Northern Stage), Henry IV, Part 1 (Milwaukee Shakespeare), and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Illinois Shakespeare Festival).  His work on new plays includes Cori Thomas’s The Ballad of Ella May (Working Theatre) and His Daddy (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Sarah Treem’s Orphan Island (Sundance Theatre Lab), as well as plays by Clarence Coo, Victor Kaufold, David Lefort Nugent, and Kenneth Lin. From 2014 through 2015 he served as the Artistic Associate and Casting Director at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and from 2005 to 2008 as the Resident Assistant Director at Washington, DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company.  He is published in the RSC’s most recent edition of All’s Well That Ends Well. He currently serves as Head of Directing at The New School College of Performing Arts, is a frequent instructor at the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neil Theatre Center and is a Lecturer in Directing at The Yale School of Drama.  He has also served as a guest director at NYU/Tisch Graduate Acting, Southern Methodist University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Miami, The Atlantic School, North Carolina School of the Arts, and at The Yale School of Drama. He is the recipient of the Drama League Director’s Fellowship as well as the Jacob Javitz Fellowship, and has trained at the Center for Theatre Studies in Gardzienice, Poland, and with the Double Edge Theatre troupe.  He holds a B.A. in History and Drama from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. www.stephenbrownfried.com


Lloyd Cracknell

Costume Designer, Measure for Measure

Lloyd is Assistant Professor of Costume Design at The University of Oklahoma and comes from Cambridge, England. His design credits include: OU University Theatre: La Cage Aux Follies; La finta Guardiniera; Hayden’s The Seasons and The Play of Daniels (OFB ’14); Coram Boy; L’Elisir d’Amore; Harmonic Inspirations (OFB ‘13); On the Town; Falstaff; Cinderella (OFB ‘12); Seussical; Mary Stuart; The Coronation of Poppea; The Odyssey; Is He Dead?; Contemporary Dance Oklahoma ‘10; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Divertimento No. 15 (OFB ‘09); Pas de Deux, The Firebird (OFB ‘08.)  Mr. Cracknell’s regional design credits include: Theatre TCU, Guys & Dolls,Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Fort Worth, TX: A Comedy of Errors, Sooner Theatre: The Full Monty. Reduxion Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Much Ado About Nothing; Richard III. OKC City Rep: Biloxi Blues. St. Gregory’s University: Hedda Gabler; Leonardo and the Flying Machine. Waco Civic Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Man of La Mancha; You Can’t Take it With You. Waco Children’s Theatre: Beauty and the Beast; Oliver; and Grease. In conjunction with World Literature Today 2011, Mary Stuart by Dacia Maraini, also as an invited production at the Festival Delle Due Rocche 2011 in Arezzo, Italy.  In 2010, Mr. Cracknell was awarded the KCACTF Region VI National Partners of American Theatre Scholarship, for best design in all categories of theatrical design, for his costume design for Is He Dead? and the Barbizon Award for theatrical design excellence in costume design for Is He Dead? and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He also earned the coveted Design Excellence Award, the highest award in all design categories at KCACTF Nationals 20101 in Washington, DC.  Mr. Cracknell has had an extensive career in fashion, designing in New York, Milan and London for internationally-known fashion houses such as David and Elizabeth Emanuel and Versace.


Tristan Decker

Lighting Designer, Richard III; Day Carpenter

Tristan has been a local designer for the past sixteen years. He was the resident Set and Lighting Designer and Technical Director for the University of Dallas’ Drama Department. Locally, he has designed for Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Theatre TCU, Shakespeare Dallas, Kitchen Dog, Theater Three, Our Endeavors Theater Collective, Undermain Theatre, Theater Fusion, Contemporary Theater of Dallas, the Dallas Theater Center and many others. Nationally, he has designed for Oklahoma City Rep, River City Repertory (Shreveport, LA), Disney, and Ringling Brothers. He has an M.A. in Drama from Texas Women’s University and has been published in the Texas Theater Journal. This Fort Worth resident is a four-time recipient of the DFW Theater Critics Forum Award.


Aaron Patrick DeClerk

Costume Designer, Richard III

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).


Jeff Colangelo

Fight Director

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Jeff has been choreographing in the DFW area for the past six years with theatre companies like Theatre Three, Cara Mia, Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas Shakespeare, and Second Thought Theatre. Some of his favorite fight choreography credits include Prism, a show that had a Jackson Pollack-styled paint war at the end, and Dolphin Tales, a show where combatants fought alongside dolphins. Jeff Colangelo is also the co-founder of PrismCo, a movement theatre company devoted to telling wordless stories through unique mediums. For more on PrismCo and Jeff Colangelo’s fight work, visit www.prismco.org.


Brian Clinnin

Scenic Designer, Richard III; Paint Charge

Prior to his move to Texas, Brian worked at Chicago Scenic Studios as a job lead, creating scenery for projects such as: ABC-7 Chicago State Street Studio Set; CBS Sports Set, New York, NY; “Late Night With Conan O’Brien in Chicago”; “The Oprah Winfrey Show”; The Chicago Field Museum; The Adler Planetarium; and Chicago Shakespeare.  He was raised in Chicago and studied at the University of Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The University of Kansas from which he holds a B.F.A. in Illustration and an M.F.A. in Scenography with Honors.  Brian presently teaches theatre design at TCU, focusing on most areas of design, rendering, and scene painting.  In past summers, while working on the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, he has garnered 3 DFW Critics Forum Awards for Outstanding Creative Contributions for his work on Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Julius Caesar.  Brian is a member of The United States Institute for Theatre Technology and United Scenic Artists- category Scene Design.

Will Turbyne

Scenic Designer, Measure for Measure; 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.


Natalie Guess

Assistant to the Artistic Director, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Natalie is a fourth-year student from Waco, Texas, who is pursuing her B.A. in Theatre, as well as a B.A. in Educational Studies. This is Natalie’s first time working with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival. Previously, she has worked on several shows at TCU, including The Real Inspector Hound (assistant director), Sweeney Todd (assistant director), and the upcoming production of Sylvia (director). After graduation, Natalie plans to pursue a career as a director, perhaps beginning with high school theatre, and hopefully leading to a graduate degree in directing.


Michael Skinner 

Lighting Designer, Measure for Measure; Production Manager

Michael 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 Dying, Black 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 Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Merchant of Venice, and The Taming of the Shrew; which earned four DFW Critics’ Forum Awards for creative contribution. Michael’s work outside the theatre 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.


T.J. Walsh

Director, Measure for Measure; Founding Artistic Director

Dr. Walsh is the Founding Artistic Director of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival. He is a Professor of Theatre at Texas Christian University. Last year for the Festival he directed the award winning production of The Winter’s Tale. In 2014 he directed 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 Night, Hamlet, As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, 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. He 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. t.walsh@tcu.edu

Jeremy M. Bernardoni

Master Draper

Jeremy is currently the Assistant Professor of Costume Design at Oklahoma 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 Manager

Sue Anne is excited for her second 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.


Lauren Carmen


Lauren is a professional ballet dancer in the Quad Cities (IL), involved in costuming local ballet companies/studios, as well as regional professional theatre in Illinois and Iowa. Having attend the University of Oklahoma to study Ballet, Costume Design, and French, Lauren is thrilled to be back in the South again for the summer with Trinity, working in the costume shop.


Lindsay Cowdin

Festival Manager

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.


Christina Draper

Junior Draper

Christina is currently the Costume Lab Supervisor for the Department of Theatre at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. She has worked as a costume technician both academically and professionally throughout the region and is pleased to be returning to Trinity Shakes for her fifth summer stock season as the Junior Cutter/Draper.


Bill Eickenloff

Sound Engineer & Consultant

Bill is excited to be working again for Trinity Shakes. He was the resident Sound Designer for Lyric Stage in Irving, TX for the past five years, and has worked for numerous theatres across the U.S.  He is a graduate of Texas A&M University.


Valerie Hauss-Smith

Voice & Text Director

Valerie is thrilled to be back for a fifth year with Trinity Shakespeare!  A native of France, she was a founding member of La Chimere Theatre Company, and since then, she has performed in plays on both sides of the Atlantic. Her American acting credits include Beline in The Hypochondriac, Carlotta in Cherry Orchard, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Kristine Linde in A Doll’s House, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Dromio of Syracuse in Comedy of Errors. Her directing career spans the past ten years, and she has had opportunities to work on challenging pieces from Shakespeare to Williams to American musicals. Valerie has a Masters Degree in Theatre and has been teaching performance, movement, and voice at Northlake College and UNT-Denton for several years.  In 2011, the Kennedy Center American Regional Theater Festival granted her a Meritorious Achievement Award for her direction of Marivaux’ farce The Game of Love and Chance. She spent many years as a director for Junior Players’ and Shakespeare Dallas’ summer co-productions, she is also a co-founder of VOXeffect.


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.


Allison Kirstukas

First Hand

Allison is happy to be joining the Trinity Shakespeare Festival for the first time this year. Her work in New York includes: A Winter’s Tale (New York Classical Theatre). Her credits from Iowa State University include: Treasure Island, The Magic Flute, Love and Information, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Secret Garden, The Birds, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Costume Tech). Allison earned her B.S. from Iowa State University. She is grateful to everyone at the festival for this terrific experience!


Steve Leary

Scenic Shop Manager

Steve has worked at a variety of positions in the scene shop at Southern Methodist University for 27 years. He has also done freelance scenery work for the Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Project X, Kitchen Dog, and Undermain Theatres as well as multiple scene shops in Dallas. This is his first year to work with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival.


Brittny Mahan

Costume Studio Manager

Brittny is originally from Lancaster, California and a recent graduate of Texas Christian University with a B.F.A. in Theatre Design. Mahan’s latest costume designs include: Circle Theatre’s Rasheeda Speaking; Who Am I This Time?; Opera TCU’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi; Amphibian Stage Production’s The Trap, Northside Hollow, Smart Pretty Funny, I’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:  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 & Dolls, Holiday, and Closer Than Ever. Brittny served as the Costume Studio Manager for Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s 2016 Season.


Sheryl Meyers


Sheryl is joining Trinity Shakespeare Festival for the fifth 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.


Harry Parker

Managing Director

Harry 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

Stitcher/Wardrobe Mistress

This is Barbara’s fifth 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.


Stephanie Sandidge

First Hand

Stephanie is from Dallas, TX, and has a B.F.A. in Drama with an emphasis in Costume Design from The University of Oklahoma. She currently works at the University of Oklahoma (OU) as the first hand in the costume shop. Some of her design credits are Vinegar Tom (OU), In The Next Room (Reduxion Theatre), Eugene Onegin (OU), Summer and Smoke (OU), Othello (OU), Contemporary Dance Oklahoma (OU), Troilus and Cressida (Great River Shakespeare), Clybourne Park (OU), and In the Next Room (OU). This is Stephanie’s first season working at Trinity Shakespeare Festival.


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.


Phillip Zielke 

Day Carpenter

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.

Jake Barnwell

Assistant Stage Manager

Jake is thrilled to be joining Trinity Shakespeare Festival this summer. He is a senior Theatre: Design and Production major at the University of Northern Iowa where he focuses in Stage Management and Lighting. Recent Credits Include: Twelfth Night and The Glass Menagerie (TheatreUNI). Favorite Credits Include: RENT and Avenue Q (TheatreUNI). Jake can’t wait to share with you the hard work of this company.


Michael Bennett

Electrics/Light Board Op

Michael is currently studying theatre and film at TCU, where he has just finished his freshman year. At TCU this past year, 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


Jackson is currently attending the University of Dallas, where he has just finished his freshman year. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history. At the University of Dallas, he has helped build the set for, as well as acted in, two mainstage productions: Mary Stuart and Measure for Measure. This is his first time working for The Trinity Shakespeare Festival. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in museum/archival work, or perhaps acting.


Dustin Bielich


Dustin is an upcoming junior studying at Oklahoma City University. At OCU, Dustin has done the scenic design for Clybourne Park and Miss Nelson Is Missing. He has also worked as Properties Master for their production of The Crucible. This is his first season working with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival and is honored for the opportunity.


Benjamin Burton


Benjamin is a sophomore costume design and dramaturgy student at the University of Oklahoma. His design credits include Biloxi Blues (OU Gilson Lab Theatre); dramaturgy credits include Don Pasquale in Hollywood and Let the Right One In (OU University Theatre). This is Benjamin’s debut with Trinity Shakespeare Festival.


Allie Butemeyer


Allie first started working backstage in 2010 at Stars Theatre Company located in Tarrant County. From 2010 to 2016 she has helped the company build over ten different sets. As a Theatre major at Trinity University, she has taken classes in scenic design, painting, and lighting and has helped building many of Trinity’s Main Stage sets and works closely with the school’s Lighting Designer. She has also assisted many student directors, helping to paint, build, light, and even design many of their shows. Recently, she was elected Technical Coordinator for Trinity University Players (TUPs), the Theatre’s student organization, and is in charge of ensuring each production has a student in charge of the different technical necessities required. She has also interned at Theatre Three in Dallas and is excited to be working for Trinity Shakespeare this summer.


Jacob Clemmons


Jacob is a first-year student from Lubbock, Texas, who is pursuing his B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Jake has appeared on stage for Theatre TCU in Sweeney Todd (Anthony) and Pippin (Ensemble). While a student at Frenship High School, he appeared in their productions of Tarzan (Tarzan), All My Sons (Chris Keller), and White Christmas (Bob Wallace). Jake plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue a professional acting career after graduation.


Alex Chrestopolous

Assistant to the Director, Measure for Measure

Alex is pleased to be back with Trinity Shakespeare.  He has directed, acted, or sung in San Diego, Las Vegas, Tucson, Ft. Worth, Hilton Head, Savannah, New York, and Washington DC at the Kennedy Center.  He has been blessed to have worked with such personalities as Joanna Gleason, Chuck Wagner, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Stephen Spinella.  He was nominated for a Bessie Award for his direction of Always, Patsy Cline for St. Michaels Playhouse in Vermont.  He is an adjunct faculty member at Tarrant County College Northwest.  His acting credits include Lloyd Dallas in Noises Off, John Barrymore in I Hate Hamlet, Don Pedro in Much Ado, Ben Stone in Follies, Fred Graham in Kiss Me Kate and McDuff in MacBeth. For the Trinity Shakespeare Festival he has appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, and The Tempest.


Maranda Davis


Maranda is a recent graduate of TCU. She has worked on many Theatre TCU productions over the past four years but her work on paint crew, the last two years, has spurned her continued involvement with the paint studio into Trinity’s season. Most recently, she directed a short film with TCU’s very own Student Filmmakers Association entitled Ben and Chuck: The Life of a Survivor. The trailer recently premiered at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.


Victoria Diaz-Escobar

Assistant Stage Manager

Victoria is glad to be back for her third summer working for Trinity Shakespeare Festival. Previously, she has worked as an Assistant Stage Management for King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labour’s Loss, and The Winter’s Tale. She is a currently a rising senior at TCU where she’s worked as a Stage Manager for Everyman, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Crowd You’re In With, and The Importance of Being Earnest. After graduation, she plans to work as a professional in the theatre field.


Allison Franken

House Manager

Allison is excited to be joining the Trinity Shakespeare Festival for the first time this summer! She is currently studying to earn her B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting at TCU. Most recently, she has performed in Theatre TCU’s productions of Songs from Side Show and Rehearsal at Versailles. Previously, Allison also worked closely with The Culture House Academy of Performing Arts in Kansas City. She feels incredibly blessed to be a part of the festival this year!


Emma Goldberg

Company Manager

Emma is a Theatre TCU graduate with a B.A. in Theatre and Film. This is her debut both as Company Manager and as a member of the Trinity Shakespeare team. Most recently, Emma played Rose Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis at the Granbury Opera House and had a role in two short films (Clara in Cadenza and Sophia in Sophia). She plans to continue working in the DFW area for a couple of years before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. She hopes you enjoy the performances as much as she has enjoyed the process!


Sydney Hagen


Sydney is a sophomore Theatrical Design and Production major with an emphasis in scenic design from Oklahoma City University. Past productions include The Crucible, The House of Atreus Parts 1 and 2, Hairspray, and Anything Goes, all at OKCU. She is very excited to be back home in Texas working with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival this summer!


Chris Herrero

Box Office Manager

Chris is super excited to be making their Trinity Shakespeare debut as Box Office Manager! As a B.F.A. Acting student at TCU, Chris has appeared in Pullman Car Hiawatha and Savage/Love. Outside of TCU, Chris has appeared in The Music Man, Annie, and It’s a Wonderful Life. Chris would like to thank their friends and family for their continued support!


Edward Liu


Edward is a second-year student from China, who is pursuing his B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Design. Edward recently designed his first production for Theatre TCU, the student written production of Mister Major and the Minor Wife. Previously, Edward worked on Pippin (Assistant to Lighting Designer). After graduation, Edward plans to continue working in theatre design.


Katarina Morris


Katarina is proud to be working with Trinity Shakespeare Festival for the first time this summer. This is her first professional theater work and she is loving every minute of it. She currently studies Drama and English at the University of Dallas.


Chloe Mullin


Chloe is a senior at Oklahoma State University. Her recent credits include interning with tutu.com, stitching for Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, and undergraduate assistant for Jeremy Bernadoni at Oklahoma State University. This is her first year working with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival.


Meghan Newton

Assistant Costume Designer/Wardrobe

Meghan is a recent graduate of Theatre TCU where she received a B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Her most recent appearance onstage were Theatre TCU’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest and Pippin. This is her first year working at Trinity Shakespeare Festival. Meghan is moving to Seattle in the fall to pursue a career in acting.


Mitchell Stephens

Assistant to the Director, Richard III

Mitchell is happy to be back with Trinity this summer. A local theatre artist in the DFW area, Mitchell has recently worked with WaterTower Theatre, Stage West, and PrismCo Movement Theatre. My complete love to Kelsey.


Tatum Texada


Tatum is a Fort Worth native and second-year Costume Design student at the University of Oklahoma. She works in the University Costume Shop as an Undergraduate Assistant. Her latest credits include working as assistant costume designer for OU’s productions of Gianni Schicchi and Curtains. Tatum is excited for her debut with Trinity Shakespeare Festival.


Rachel Van Pamel

Assistant Stage Manager

Rachel is delighted to be working with Trinity Shakespeare Festival for the first time this summer.  She is a sophomore Drama Major at the University of Dallas where she works in the scene shop. Rachel has stage managed productions of Life is a Dream and Measure for Measure and also worked as assistant stage manager on their production of Mary Stuart.