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Kerrington Shorter

Kerrington is an Indianapolis-based actor, writer, music producer, and vocalist who is proud to be returning to the Taggart with Indy Shakes for his second consecutive year after being introduced as Buckingham in last summer’s Ricky 3--A Hip-Hop Shakespeare Richard III. As a recent graduate from Marian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Kerrington has not only been seen on educational, community, and professional stages across Indianapolis, but also in commercials and local films across the Midwest region. Throughout the past year, he has been seen on stage in Clue at Indiana Repertory Theatre and Syracuse Stage as Ensemble/Swing, Rent at Civic Theatre as Benny, Pippin at Marian University as Leading Player, Skeleton Crew through Summit Performance as Dez, and his original one-man hip-hop musical--The Loop. All glory be to God! @thisiskerrington

Mariel Greenlee

Lauren Briggeman

Frankie Bolda

Frankie is an Indianapolis-based actor, improviser, and musician. For the course of a season, she led CSz Indianapolis-Home of ComedySportz as Co-Artistic Director (2020) and EclecticPond Theatre Company as Associate Artistic Director (2016-2017). Performance credits include: Indianapolis Shakespeare Co. (Hamlet, Winter’s Tale), Indiana Repertory Theatre (Little Choo Choo), Phoenix Theatre (Very Phoenix Xmas 13), Cardinal Stage (Complete History of Comedy: Abridged), Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre (Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged), LAFF Shows (PUFFS-Indiana Premiere, Golden Girls), ComedySportz Worldwide, iO Chicago, Red Curb Comedy, and others. Since 2012, she has taught improvisational comedy to young adults, children, and adults who she reminds to play like children. Frankie is thrilled to be joining the company of Indianapolis Shakespeare Company. She is an alumna of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. When she isn’t performing, Frankie enjoys baking, traveling, and learning how to play new instruments to keep her mandolins company.

Milicent Wright

Claire Wilcher

Claire is a new member of the company, but was previously seen in the Indy Shakes production of As You Like It as Phebe. She has been in Michigan for the last three years earning her MFA in Acting from Michigan State University, with a research agenda based in both intimacy direction and body politics in theatre. She has spoken at national conferences on the latter subject, and advocates for a culture of consent and care in all of her projects. An improviser at heart, Claire has taught and performed improv comedy all around the country.

Lauren Morris

Lauren Morris became a member of Shakes after working on Death and the Maiden in the fall of 2006. She also appeared with HART as Penelope Ryan in the staged reading of Happy Birthday, Wanda June. In addition to being a company member of HART, she has worked in various roles - from actor to director to manager - at the following theatres: Indiana Repertory Theatre, Shawnee Theatre, Arden Theatre Company of Indianapolis, The Phoenix Theatre, Shadow Ape Theatre Company, Indy Fringe, Children's Theatre Institute, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, SummerStage Repertory Theatre, Brown County Playhouse, Summerstock Stage, California repertory Company, Chance Theatre, and California State University. Lauren has an M.B.A and M.F.A. in theatre management from Cal State Long Beach. Immediately following graduate school she became Executive Director of Long Beach Playhouse, where she led a major artistic and financial turnaround of the revered 82-year-old institution, and she is now the Managing Director of Georgia Shakespeare in Atlanta. Lauren is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

LaKesha Lorene

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Janet Hock

Janet Hock (Premium Seat Coordinator) is a retired periodontist, biomedical research scientist and biotech executive. She led various research programs in osteoporosis; environmental risks for cancer; and community-based research in child nutrition. With her retirement in 2014, Dr Hock pursues her life-long interests and deep commitment to the arts through volunteer work. She is an advocate for mentoring adults at risk for homelessness. These days, she is studying to become a lyric soprano, trilling 18th century pop songs, and singing in covid-inspired global virtual choirs. She enjoys working with (and watching) Indy Shakes bring Shakespeare enthusiastically to life in a wonderful outdoor setting each summer.

Kelsey Johnson Lyons

Kelsey Johnson is an actor, writer and educator here in Indianapolis, Indiana. She's honored to be an Indy Shakes company member and to continue uplifting and supporting her community through the arts. She received her BFA in Acting from Ball State University, graduating cum laude. After graduating she continued her education as an acting apprentice in the 2016-2017 Professional Training Company (PTC) at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She currently balances her time as a teacher, professional actor and the occasional spoken word poet. She has worked for Conner Prairie Living History Museum and Summit Performance Indianapolis as an actor and writer. She has worked as an educator for the Indiana Writers Center and Indy Reads bookstore (through their AmeriCorps program). She also spent one year as classroom theatre teacher on the East Side of Indy. Some of her professional acting credits include Helen and Mary Jane with Summit Performance Indianapolis and A Christmas Carol, #MATTER, and The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield at Actors Theatre of Louisville. When she's not acting, writing or teaching, Kelsey can be found reading, singing old spirituals with her grandmother, pouring over the poetry of Mary Oliver and getting lost in the woods.

Joshua Coomer

Joshua is excited to be working with Indianapolis Shakespeare again--this time as a company member! Credits include: Polonius in HAMLET and Jacques in AS YOU LIKE IT with Indy Shakes. A CHRISTMAS CAROL at IRT. ACID DOLPHIN EXPERIMENT, CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE, NORTH OF THE BOULEVARD and others at Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis. Member AEA.

Brittany Hayth

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ML Roberts

Lorenzo first came to Indy Shakes last summer appearing as the titular role in Hamlet. It was love at first sight and he is both honored and overjoyed to join the company. As an actor, he has worked regionally with Folger Theatre, The Williams' Project, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Village Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre and internationally with Unicorn Theatre in London. He has appeared in several independent films in addition to commercials for Turkish Airlines, Microsoft, Honeywell and Nationwide. As a playwright, he was a member of Gingold Theatrical Group's Speakers' Corner and SPACE on Ryder Farm's Greenhouse Residency. He is an inaugural Core Company member at ACT Theatre in Seattle. He holds a BFA in Acting from the UNC School of the Arts(Home of the Fighting Pickles!). In addition to his creative work, he is a volunteer firefighter, tall ship sailor and all around renaissance man. He stands proud as the son of a Navy Veteran and descendent of the Gullah Geechee of South Carolina.

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Ryan Claus

Ryan Claus is an Indianapolis based actor. Company credits include Hamlet (Laertes), Coriolanus (Ensemble), and Winter’s Tale (Florizel), as well as educational tours of As You Like It (Orlando) and Macbeth (Malcolm/Witch). Other Indy credits include The Diary of Anne Frank (Ensemble) with IRT, First Monday in October (Mason) with Epilogue Players, and Ca-Ching: A Modern American Religious Drama (The Worker) with NoMads Art Collective. Ryan is a graduate of Indiana University ('17) with a degree in theatre and contemporary dance.

Katie Norton

Katie Norton (Grants Coordinator)

Born in Paisley, Scotland, Katie saw her first play, a pantomime of Peter Pan, when she was five. It was love at first sight─Katie was hooked, and fortunately so was Peter! Her favorite musical theatre line comes from her favorite musical, Hamilton: “Immigrants, we get the job done!”

Katie believes that theatre teaches us who we have been, who we are, and who we can become. And this happens most brilliantly, most beautifully, and most joyfully through the plays of William Shakespeare.

She earned her M.A. in Renaissance Dramatic Literature and has taught literature courses, creative writing, and grant writing. Katie has written grants for the Milwaukee Art Museum, Mount Mary College, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Actors Theatre of Indiana.

Rob Johansen

Rob was blown away at the opportunity to join Indy Shakes. He has worked on stage with Indy Shakes in A Winter's Take (on stilts playing ukele and singing...his rock star fantasy!) And as a fight choreographer for last year's Hamlet. But every OTHER year Rob has come to the shows and revelled in this summer celebration of theatre that makes Indy and even greater artistic home.

Rob has appeared in 50 IRT productions. His favorites being The 39 Steps, Irma Vep, The Grapes of Wrath, Underneath the Lintel, After Paul McCartney, The Game's Afoot and 14 years of A Christmas Carol.

Rob had appeared in 20 Phoenix Theatre productions (Phoenix Xmas and Mr, Burns and Clover Road are favs) as well as regional theatres around the country.

Rob's second career, the one paid in licks, is working as a dog trainer at the humane society.

Rob makes his home with his amazing wife Jen (woo hoo, we're both company members!) And their fur babies Olive and Tibbs.

Jen Johansen

Jen feels fortunate to have had the unique experience of performing with Indy Shakes in Coriolanus, the final production at WRSP, and in Hamlet, the inaugural production at Riverside Park, and is thrilled to become a member of this illustrious company.

She has appeared in over 20 productions at the Indiana Repertory Theatre including: Macbeth, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, The Syringa Tree, Holmes and Watson, The Mousetrap, The Game's Afoot, and A Christmas Carol. Phoenix Theatre credits include: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, This, On Clover Road, Mr. Burns: a post-electric play, Hir, The Pill, and The Christians.

Jen has also worked regionally with the New Harmony Project, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Geva Theatre Center, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, The Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, NY, and multiple productions with The Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, OH.

She is serving on the board of an exciting new local theater company, American Lives Theatre, is an Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellow, and has trained with Ann Bogart and the SITI Company and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Jen shares a happy home with husband Rob and their furry babies, Olive and Mr. Tibbs.

Devan Mathias

Devan Mathias is a professional actor and teaching artist who is thrilled to be part of the thriving arts community here in Indianapolis. She is a proud alum of Ball State University's Department of Theatre & Dance, where she majored in Musical Theatre. With Indy Shakes, Devan appeared as Celia in the 2019 Traveling Troupe production of As You Like It, and has also been seen on stage with Summit Performance Indianapolis, The Phoenix Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Actors' Theatre of Indiana, EclecticPond Theatre Company, Booth Tarkington Civic, and with Zach & Zack Productions. When not on stage, Devan loves instilling a passion for theatre in young people: She is a director for Hamilton Southeastern High School's drama program, and she has worked with students for various institutions including Actors' Theatre of Indiana, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Indy Shakes. Devan lives in Fishers, Indiana with her husband, Ethan. When not immersed in theatre, she loves hot yoga and running, and is currently learning to play the ukulele.

Grant Goodman

Grant Goodman is an actor, director and voice over artist who has worked nationally and internationally appearing on stage film and television. A veteran of over sixty productions of Shakespeare's plays, he has appeared at many of the country's leading classical companies. For The Indianapolis Shakespeare Company, Grant appeared in the title role of Coriolanus in the summer of 2018. His New York credits include: King Lear, The Iliad (Lincoln Center), Antony & Cleopatra, The Merchant of Venice (Theatre for a New Audience), Pericles (Red Bull Theater), Three Sisters (International Chekhov Now Festival) and Richard II (Pearl Theatre). National Tours include: The Merchant of Venice starring F. Murray Abraham and King Lear. Regional credits include extensive work with such theatres as: Yale Repertory, Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Old Globe, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Hartford Stage, Court Theatre (Chicago), Cleveland Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, PlayMakers Repertory, Indiana Repertory, Syracuse Stage, Milwaukee Repertory, People's Light (Philadelphia), Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Clarence Brown Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company and the Utah, Illinois, Notre Dame, Milwaukee and Kentucky Shakespeare Festivals among many others. Film/Television includes: As the World Turns, Sex and the City, and Sleepers. Favorite Shakespearean roles include Hamlet, Macbeth, Benedick, Berowne, Leontes, Prince Hal, Bolingbroke, Bassanio, Marc Antony, Edgar, Orsino and Coriolanus. In 2015, Grant was selected to represent the U.S. at The International Actor's Fellowship at The Globe Theatre in London.

Zachariah Stonerock

Zachariah is an Indianapolis-based actor whose IndyShakes credits include Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and the Traveling Troupe production of Much Ado About Nothing. He has performed locally with the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Cardinal Stage, Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis, EclecticPond, Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project, NoExit Performance, Catalyst Repertory, Newfields, the Indiana Historical Society, and the Act Out Ensemble. Love and thanks to Audrey.

Zack Neiditch

Zack is a director, playwright, and actor (bragging) from Indianapolis, Indiana. With Indy Shakes, he has directed As You Like It and A Comedy of Errors for the Traveling Troupe and appeared as Fabian in Twelfth Night.

Zack is a graduate of North Central High School and Northern Illinois University, as well as Russia’s Moscow Art Theatre School. In 2014, Zack came together with producer/designer Zach Rosing to form the company Zach & Zack, which has gone on to produce Indianapolis hits such asThe Great Bike Race, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bat Boy, Yas Twain, The Gab, and three highly successful runs of The Rocky Horror Show at The Athenaeum.

He currently lives in historic Holy Cross with his partner Scot, and their dog Minnie.

Ryan Ruckman

Ryan is very excited to be joining Indy Shakes! He has worked with the company on three past productions: Macbeth, Coriolanus, and As You Like It. He’s an Indianapolis native, and a graduate of Butler University. He has worked with a number of companies around Indy, including Storefront, Defiance Comedy, Zack and Zach Productions, NoExit Performance, and EclecticPond. He currently works as an instructor with Young Actors Theatre.

Shawnté P. Gaston

Shawnté is very proud to be a company member for the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company, where she was recently seen as Rosalind in As You Like It. Some of her favorite shows she's been in include Rent, Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, Yas, Twain, A Very Phoenix Xmas: Merry Superstitious, A Madwoman's Late-Nite Cabaret, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Lysistrata. She can also be seen performing with Sapphire Theatre Company, spreading knowledge about Indiana’s black history through short plays at Conner Prairie, and in classrooms as a teaching artist for IRT. Shawnté is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana.

Charles Goad

Charles Goad – Chuck appeared in Indy Shakes inaugural production of The Merchant of Venice as well as The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest and Much Ado about Nothing.

Indiana Repertory Theatre credits include: Twelve Angry Men, Three Musketeers, The Great Gatsby, Our Town, Driving Miss Daisy, All My Sons, To Kill A Mockingbird, Romeo & Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, and 18 productions of A Christmas Carol.

He is a founding member of the Phoenix Theatre where he has appeared in over 40 productions. Favorites there include: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, August: Osage County, Gross Indecency, November, Shipwrecked, Bright Star, The Christians and The Children.

Additionally, he is a collaborator with the Fonseca Theatre. Other local credits include work with Actors Theatre of Indiana, Beef & Boards, Brown County Playhouse, Eclipse, Summer Stock Stage and Cardinal Stage.

Regionally he has worked at Cincinnati Playhouse, Missouri Rep, and Syracuse Stage.

Jo Bennett

Jo Bennett is a professional actor, storyteller, historical interpreter, theater educator, & voice-over artist from Indianapolis, IN. They graduated with honors in 2008 from Butler University's Jordan College of the Arts with a degree in Theater and for the past 10 years they have worked in countless museums & classrooms throughout the Midwest to bring Shakespeare & children's theater to life for young audiences. They are thrilled to be joining the talented theater makers of the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company as a new company member! Bennett is a company member of the Fonseca Theater Company, the National Association of Black Storytellers, and is an alumni actor from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Jo was most recently seen with Indyshakes' Traveling Troupe as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Charles/Phebe in As You Like It and as Leonata/Boracchio in Much Ado About Nothing as well as Indyshakes mainstage productions of As You Like It, Coriolanus, & Hamlet. You can catch them this spring with The Children's Theater of Cincinnati as that hammer-throwing head mistress Ms. Trunchbull in their season closer Matilda the Musical. “Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.” - Bette Midler

LaKisha Cooper

LaKisha Cooper (Event Manager & Program Administrator) is joining HART again this year as the Event Manager. After attending HART’s Tempest, she knew she wanted to be a part of the team in some capacity. A native Chicagoan, LaKisha has worked on special events in both Chicago and Indianapolis. She is excited to working with HART and building working relationships throughout Indianapolis. She would like to thank Diane Timmerman for this wonderful opportunity.

Kevin Caraher

Kevin is very pleased to be returning to Indy Shakes for the sixth consecutive year.

Kevin loves to perform Shakespeare, and most recently finished a run as Lord Hastings in Richard III, for First Folio Productions, at Indy Fringe. Kevin’s recent Shakespeare credits also include The Priest in Hamlet and Bardolph in Henry V at The Studio Theatre. Other Shakespeare credits include Starveling/Moonshine in the CTS production of Midsummer Night’s Dream and Antonio in Twelfth Night for Garfield Shakespeare. Most recently, Kevin appeared as Archie Beaton in Footlite Musicals production of Brigadoon.

Also recently Kevin portrayed Bill W in Stage Door’s production of Bill W and Dr.Bob and Bobby Kennedy in Dear Bobby at Indy Fringe for ACT. Kevin has performed at Theatre on the Square, Indy Fringe, The Studio Theatre, The Tarkington, and The Indiana Historical Society to name a few.

He is most proud of his one-man show based on the life of Robert F Kennedy called RFK Remembered. It was performed at The Indiana Historical Society in 2004 and 2012. RFK Remembered also had a run at Marian University in 2007.

Constance Macy

Constance Macy played Volumnia in Coriolanus and Paulina in The Winters Tale, both at WRSP. She has been an actor and teacher at the Indiana Repertory Theatre for many years, and has also taught Acting at Butler University where she directed A Midsummer Night's Dream. Her professional acting career has taken her to regional theatres across the country, but she prefers to make the art here. She co-founded ShadowApe Theatre Company with which she produced innovative original work for twelve years. A graduate of Indiana University, Ms. Macy is a Lunt-Fontanne (national) Fellow, a two-time Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellow, and an Indianapolis Foundation MVP.

B Sutherlin

B Sutherlin (TD/Set Construction)

B is a local Carpenter/Artist/Craftsman. In his fifth year working with Indy Shakes, he could not be more thrilled to be a part of Indy Shake’s production Hamlet.

B also works around the country with various scenic arts companies as well as his own company building sets and scenery for stage, photography and films.

As a scenic carpenter B has worked on sets in most of the theaters around Indianapolis and for the last twenty years has been an intricate part of the design and construction of the Haunted House at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

B is also a performing member of The Blue Monkey Sideshow, since 1999

Todd Mack Reischman

Todd Mack Reischman (Sound Designer) Todd first worked with Indy Shakes (then known as H.A.R.T.) on A Dark, Dark House in 2009. Since 2013 he has designed sound and composed music for all of their mainstage productions—and performed some of those scores live. During the rest of the year Todd can be found at the IRT where he has been resident sound designer/head of audio since 2002. He also plays music for a variety of projects around town, from rock bands to musicals to Beatles concerts. Todd runs LostSound, a small project recording studio and pro audio company.

Nolan Brokamp

Nolan Brokamp (Production Manager)

Jeff Mountjoy

Jeff Mountjoy (Sound Engineer)

Nathan Garrison

Nathan has been Stage Managing for Indy Shakes’ summer productions for over a decade. He has worked at Indiana Repertory Theatre for 23 years, where he is the Production Stage Manager. Other theaters include the Utah Shakespeare Festival & Center Stage in Baltimore.

Nathan is also sitting on the Indy Shakes Board of Directors as Company Liaison.

Guy Clark

Guy Clark (Costume Designer) is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. He manages the Indiana Repertory Theatre Costume Shop. During his twenty-one year career in professional theatre, he has created costumes for many original Broadway productions, including The Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, and The Lion King. In 2007, Aretha Franklin commissioned him to design and build a dress for her performance at that year’s Grammy Awards ceremony, and the following year, he created the two gowns she wore to President Obama’s Inaugural Balls. At the IRT he has designed costumes for And Then They Came for Me, An Iliad, The House That Jack Built, God of Carnage, I Love to Eat, Fire in the Garden, and Mary’s Wedding, as well as The Mountaintop.

Laura E. Glover

Laura E. Glover is the Resident Lighting Designer for Dance Kaleidoscope and the Phoenix Theatre, as well as a company member of Indianapolis Shakespeare Company. She also has also designed lighting for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Time for Three, Indianapolis City Ballet, the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Butler University, Wabash College and the University of Indianapolis, where she taught for 18 years.

She has worked internationally with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Rioult, Taylor 2, Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Ballets de San Juan and Workshop Theatre Group. Her dance lighting includes over 200 world premieres and the reconstruction of the lighting of Jean Rosenthal, Thomas Skelton, Jennifer Tipton, and David Finley.

She is a Creative Renewal Arts Fellow with the Arts Council of Indianapolis and holds an M.F.A. in Lighting Design from SUNY Purchase, where she studied with Brian MacDevitt and William Mintzer.

Ben Tebbe

Ben Tebbe is a founding member of Indy Shakes (formerly HART) and current President of the Board of Directors. He served as Company Manager for the first 3 years of the theatre’s existence and was instrumental in the genesis of the free annual Shakespeare production in the park. As an actor for Indy Shakes Ben performed in Death and the Maiden, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, and staged readings of Happy Birthday, Wanda June and An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe. He also stage managed the world premiere production of Midwestern Hemisphere.

Other regional credits include performances with Indiana Repertory Theatre (Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, Holes, and A Christmas Carol), Phoenix Theatre (Clybourne Park, Avenue Q, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Urinetown: the Musical, and Orson’s Shadow), ShadowApe Theatre Company (Gorey Stories and Not A Peep), Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre (Father of the Bride), Bobdirex (Cabaret), and Contemporary American Theatre Company (Complete History of America, abridged).

He is a 2011-2012 Creative Renewal Fellowship recipient from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. A proud Equity member, Ben earned his B.A. in theatre from Marian University where he is now the Director of Theatre.

Phebe Taylor

Phebe Taylor has been seen with Indy Shakes in Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Merchant of Venice. She has flown as Peter in Peter Pan at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre and competed in The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Pennsylvania’s Bristol Riverside Theatre. She has appeared on the Phoenix Theatre stage in such shows as Peter and the Starcatcher, Boston Marriage, The Zippers of Zoomerville, End Days, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and as Little Sally in Urinetown. She is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and is a company member of Pushcart Players, a nationally touring theatre for young audiences, based in New Jersey. Phebe lives in Queens, where she is a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide and an avid vintage toy collector.

Scot Greenwell

As an Indy Shakes Company member, Scot has played in Coriolanus, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, and The Tempest.

At Indiana Repertory Theatre, he was seen in You Cant Take It With You, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Three Musketeers, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and A Christmas Carol. Other credits include Urinetown, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, An Act of God, Buyer and Cellar, plus many others (at the Phoenix Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Santaland Diaries (Cardinal Stage); and Unnecessary Farce (Actors Theatre of Indiana).

Scot attended the University of Evansville and now lives in the historic Holy Cross neighborhood with his partner Zack & their dog Minnie.

Ryan Artzberger

Ryan Artzberger is proud to be an Indy Shakes Company Member, having directed in The Winter's Tale, As You Like It, and acted in Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, In a Dark Dark House, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Othello, and The Taming of the Shrew.

Indiana Repertory Theater credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, God of Carnage, Julius Caesar, Romeo & Juliet, The Heavens Are Hung In Black, Rabbit Hole,Iron Kisses, Our Town, Death of a Salesman, Macbeth, and A Christmas Carol. Credits at The Phoenix Theatre include This, and Reasons to be Pretty, which he also did at The Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Other regional theater credits include: Pericles and Cyrano at The Shakespeare Theatre Company; Pericles and Silk at The Goodman; The Arabian Nights at Berkeley Rep and Kansas City Rep; and Argonautika and The Arabian Nights at The Lookingglass; Hamlet and The Sea Gull at Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Romeo & Juliet at Great Lakes; and The Beauty Queen of Leenane at The Denver Center.

Ryan is a graduate of Ohio University and The Juilliard School.

Diane Timmerman

Diane is extremely excited to move to the beautiful Riverside Park with the summer 2019 production of Hamlet. She is enjoying learning about all of the activities and programs in the vibrant Near Northwest neighborhoods. Diane is the proud Co-Chair of the Arts, Parks, & Public Spaces (APPS) Committee of the Near Northwest Quality of Life Plan (NWQOL). She is also a member of the Riverside Master Plan Steering Committee. Diane is grateful to all of the residents, members of the NWQOL, Master Plan Committee, and the Riverside Civic League for their warm welcome of Indy Shakes to the neighborhood. Special shout-out to Riverside Park Manager Yolanda Echols and her staff for being so welcoming and kind.

Diane and all at Indy Shakes are thrilled to be working with the Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Indy Parks, Indiana Landmarks, and Ratio Architects as we create the new Taggart Memorial Amphitheatre which is slated to open in Summer 2020. All of the organizations are grateful to Lilly Endowment for the generous Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts & Cultural Innovation grant which is making this dream come true.

Before moving to Riverside, Diane produced six Indy Shakes productions in White River State Park and appeared in an additional three as Emilia in Othello, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice.

Other acting credits include August: Osage County, Next Fall,November and Bug at the Phoenix Theatre, Spinning into Butter at Ohio's Human Race Theatre, Beautiful Thing at the Human Race and the Phoenix, Angel Street at the IRT, and American Clock and Doctor Faustus at Chicago's Court Theatre. Film credits include The Package with Gene Hackman and Amanda for Indy's Adrenaline Motion Pictures.

A Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, Diane is Professor and Chair of Theatre at Butler University. Her books include Spare Scenes: 60 Skeletal Scenes for Acting and Directing and ninety-minute Shakespeare adaptations for A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo & Juliet.

Diane is a grateful two-time recipient of the Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellowship.

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