Ben Tebbe, President
Marian University, Theatre Director
Cynthia Lasher, Vice President
Norris Choplin Schroeder, LLP, Partner
Anna Pruitt, Ph.D.G, Secretary
Giving USA, Managing Editor
Joel Ericson, Treasurer
Stonegate Mortgage, CPA
Nathan Garrison, Company Liaison
Indiana Repertory Theatre, Production Stage Manager
Jump IN for Healthy Kids, Communications Director
Swank Enterprises, President
Dorothy Ilgen, Chair
Butler University, Social Media Manager
CREA, LLC, Construction Analyst
Barnes & Thornburg, Partner
Indianapolis Ballet, Director of Development
Executive Artistic Director
Marketing & Development Coordinator
Event Manager & Program Admin
2019 Summer Interns
Madison Bradshaw is a senior at Ball State University, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Creation with a focus in Playwriting, Dramaturgy, and Theatre Administration. Originally from the St. Louis area, Madison is an avid lover of Shakespeare and excited to continue her professional career with Indianapolis Shakespeare this summer.
Sally Root graduated Park Tudor School in 2018 and is currently studying English at Princeton University. She has been performing from a young age and now looks forward to learning about the administrative side of theater-making. She is excited to work for IndyShakes this summer, especially in this exciting moment of transition and growth!
Stephanie Guralnick is a junior BFA Performance major at the University of Michigan with a concentration in directing. She is an Oak Park, IL native and has been involved with performing and art ever since she developed the fine motor skills to slap paint on a canvas or lay her fingers on a violin. Now, as a director, she hopes to utilize her love for live music, visual composition, and analyzing rhetoric to create multi-sensory, engaging works of theatre. She is thrilled to be a part of the lovely Indianapolis Shakespeare Company and to be able to touch such an incredible piece of writing and theatre.
Kate Milazzo is a rising senior at the University of Evansville. She has recently starred in The Wolves and a workshop of Q2. She spent her last summer assistant directing at the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company and will be joining them again for their production of Hamlet!
Kieran Westphal is a junior BFA Acting major at the University of Michigan. He is thrilled to be working with Indy Shakes, and hopes to be a part of accessible theatre for all for years to come. Past Shakespeare credits include Jaques (As You Like It), Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night) and Hamlet
Luke Lowrance is a senior performance major from Arlington, Texas currently studying at The University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. He is very excited to be spending his first summer with Indy Shakes, and is looking forward to sharing exciting art with the community!
Nina Samaan is a rising senior at Kenyon College, where she is majoring in Drama and minoring in English and Philosophy. Favorite roles she’s played include: The Wolves (#14), BeAggressive (Hannah), Much Ado (Beatrice) at Kenyon, and On Clover Road (Jessie) at the Phoenix. EMC. NTI Spring 2019 Alum.
Sophia just finished her freshman year as a BFA Acting candidate at Northern Illinois University. Favorite roles include Lady Anne in Richard III and Tamora in Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare Theatre Company King’s Company and Advanced Camps). She is looking forward to playing the role of Helen in NIU’s Troilus and Cressida this fall.
Finnegan Chu, DePaul University, is a rising BFA2 Costume Designer at The Theatre School at DePaul University. She hails originally from Fishers, IN, where she attended high school. Aside from theatre, she has worked on film, both feature length and short film as part of the costume and art departments.
Rachael Kinser is an Elementary Education major with a Theatre minor at IUPUI. She recently returned from a semester studying in NYC where she focused on Theatre studies and seeing as many shows as possible in her free time. She is absolutely thrilled to be participating in her first IndyShakes production!
Oliver Scotten, DePaul University, is excited to be part of Indy Shakes! Oliver’s sound credits include Legally Blonde, MacBeth, Peter Pan, Radium Girls and various concerts at Park Tudor School, where he is a 2019 graduate. Oliver enjoys go-karting, cool cars and hanging with friends. He will attend DePaul University majoring in Computer Science.
Erin Kelley, Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ-Indianapolis, is grateful her life lead her to theatre. Select credits include Coriolanus (IndyShakes), Bright Star (Phoenix), Newsies (Civic), and Rocky Horror (ZachandZack). She would like to thank her family, friends, and Laura, Elaina, and Greer for always believing in her.
Rebekah Radloff is a student at Marian University. She is originally from Cincinnati Ohio. She is majoring in Spanish and communication with minors in Pastoral Leadership and Theatre. She has been involved in theatre her whole life and has stage managed for 2 years.
Audra Weideman, Purdue University, is entering her third year pursuing an undergraduate degree in Theatre Design and Production. Experience includes She Kills Monsters (Assistant Props Master), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Assistant Stage Manager), Clybourne Park (Production Assistant), and Theatre Workshop’s Commencing and Final Placement (Stage Manager) with Purdue Theatre. Audra volunteers her time at a local animal shelter.
Jacob Herr is a double major in Theatre & History at Butler University. This will be the second time he has worked with Indy Shakes, since he previously was as an intern in the props department and load-in crew for Coriolanus. After graduation, Jacob hopes to set up camp as an actor and playwright in Indianapolis or Chicago.
“I support Indy Shakes because it presents professional theatre in a refreshingly accessible venue – on the banks of the White River. The productions feature local theatre professionals and offer a wonderful opportunity to experience live theatre by the world’s greatest playwright.”
- Dorothy Ilgen, Former Board Chair