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"The Comedy of Errors is fun, fast paced and deliciously clever...a joyful tale told well! Kudos to cast and crew." - Greg Coe

"Timing, choreography, staging - all spot on!" - Lynn Weynand




Island Shakespeare Festival is thrilled to announce an end of the season $15,000 Challenge Gift! However, it is contingent on getting a match. That means that the next $15,000 raised will be matched dollar for dollar! So, the Board of Directors are sending out a call to our patrons who enjoyed the shows this year and invite you to help meet that match. We had a phenomenal summer and are well underway to planning our 2018 season, including our first ever winter offering. This is a very special opportunity to help ISF to continue to bring quality Shakespeare Theatre to all!













"Seagull is totally absorbing and all who like theatre will like it and there are chuckles." - Pam Schell

"[Seagull] was powerful, well acted, and the adaptation brilliant...it's like a dream that continues to simmer in your unconscious long after you've awoken." - Joni Takanikos

"Saw The Comedy of Errors last night. Superb! Outstanding performance by all the actors! A must see!" - Mark Dancer

"Saw [Hamlet] last night. It was wonderful! Stellar acting - rivaling Ashland's OSF." - Laurie McCollum

"Wonderful production of Hamlet...So many achievements in this most difficult of plays. Excellent pace, depth, range, poignancy. Inspired directorial choices. Engaging from the first moments to the last. Congratulations to everyone involved. Thank you, ISF. Beautiful work." - David Churchill

All photos by Michael Stadler

Island Shakespeare Festival is excited and honored to present the Professional Premier of Shakespeare's Other Women, written by Scott Kaiser.

(Funded in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts!)

January 18-28, 2018 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts' Zech Hall!




What an exciting time at Island Shakespeare Festival. It seems ages since we closed our incredible seventh season. Much has changed, and we have another fantastic season on the horizon. I know we've sent a few updates to you recently, but we do have some announcements you won't want to miss. Below you'll find highlights from our 2016 season, introductions to our 2017 directors, and info about our tantalizing membership drive!

Thank you for your continued support of ISF. We look forward to bringing you a year full of Shakespeare in 2017!

Olena Hodges
Interim Artistic Director

A look at 2016

Our biggest crowd of 2016, Jane Eyre, closing night! Photo by Susannah Rose Woods

The creation of our outdoor space allowed us to expand artistically and literally. Our seating capacity has grown by over 50% and we now have a lovely lobby offering a pre-show space for picnicking.

We are proud to have reached more than 4,000 audience members over our ten week 2016 season. Over half of these patrons joined us from beyond Whidbey Island, 72 of whom, from foreign lands!

Our First Read Lab series was a fabulous addition to our summer season. If you missed these, you can find out more here. We will be expanding this program in 2017.

Directors 2017

We are excited to announce that Kyle Haden will direct our 2017 production of Hamlet! Kyle is a director, Equity actor, and educator, as well as the artistic director of the Ashland New Plays Festival in Southern Oregon. As a director, Kyle most recently directed staged readings of Hazardous Materials for ANPF and All the Dying Voices for Chicago Dramatists, as well as a production of She Kills Monsters at Chicago College of Performing Arts. As an actor, he has performed at many top regional theaters across the country, including Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Guthrie Theater, and Cleveland Play House, as well as various theaters in New York and Chicago. Kyle also spent several seasons as a company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where he has worked as an actor and as a member of the education department's OSF Institute Faculty. Kyle has also been on the faculty of Southern Oregon University and Roosevelt University, and is currently an assistant professor of acting at Carnegie Mellon University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.



Jackie Apodaca, who will direct Anton Chekov's Seagull, adapted by Libby Appel from a literal translation by Allison Horsley, is Associate Professor of Acting and Head of Performance at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. An actor, director, and producer in theatre, film, and media, she has worked for companies such as the Roundabout Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, National Geographic, Summer Repertory Theatre, and Shakespeare Santa Barbara—where she served as Producing Director. She earned an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory under the guidance of Royal Shakespeare Company founding member, Tony Church. Past positions include many years of teaching film and media at University California at Santa Barbara, Head of Production for Modern Media (a Los Angeles based commercial production company), and over a decade at Back Stage newspaper, where she was Contributing Editor and wrote the popular weekly advice column, “The Working Actor.” She is currently Associate Artistic Director of Ashland New Plays Festival and co-runs the Acting Trainee Program at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.



Andrew Fling is a recent transplant from New Hampshire and is currently living on Whidbey Island. He has worked in two seasons of ISF as an actor (A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom), 2012; The Tempest (King Alonso) and The Three Musketeers (Duke of Buckingham), 2015, and one as assistant director (2016). His stage directorial accomplishments include The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang, a selection of shorts from David Ives' All In The Timing, Sharp Dressed Men by G. Matthew Gaskell, Interference by Jaqueline Benson, and he has worked on a number of occasions as director for the sketch comedy group Darwin's Waiting Room. Andrew is excited and honored to direct the ISF 2017 production of Comedy of Errors by...that guy...you know...ah, it will come to me in a second...

2017 Membership Drive

Because of our members, Island Shakespeare Festival continues to grow from humble, yet passionate beginnings to a full-fledged professional, regional, outdoor, classical repertory theatre accessible to all.

2017 will be another season of growth and transformation. This year we are pleased to again offer 3 productions in rotating repertory. We are asking to expand our membership base so we can build on our past success.

We now offer two levels of membership (click HERE for more details). Highlights of 2017 membership benefits are:

Please join today and help us to make our 8th season another milestone year. Renew or purchase your membership by December 31 to receive a “Shakespeare Illuminated” Coloring Book along with your other benefits!

Save the Date!

Our annual Bard's Banquet Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 20, at Roaming Radish's beautiful new venue/restaurant. Below are some photos from our 2016 frivolity filled fundraiser at Comfort's of Whidbey!

Smiling faces at our 2016 Bard's Banquet! We're all looking forward to this year's event.




A fun way to give this holiday season: ISF is one of several South Whidbey non-profits participating in the Goosefoot Giving Tree this year. Stop by the Bayview Cash Store or the Island Athletic Club to check out the hand-crafted ornaments for sale. Sale of each ornament supports a local non-profit!



Thank you for your continued support.

A Season of Change at Island Shakespeare Festival

Rose Woods on the stage at StoryHouse, 2010. (PC Unknown)

In 2016 Island Shakespeare Festival completed our fabulous seventh season. From the inception, the artistic vision of ISF has been nurtured and expanded by our intrepid founder and artistic director, Rose Woods. It is an enormous job to create and sustain a theater company; it takes many talented, dedicated people, but undoubtedly without Rose there would be no ISF. So it is with sadness that we announce that Rose has decided to step down from her role as Artistic Director of ISF as of December 2016. We, the board of directors of ISF, are immensely grateful to Rose for everything she has contributed to the growth and vitality of this very special company and wish to honor her by dedicating the beautiful stage we inaugurated this past season.

At the recommendation of Rose and with the full confidence of the Board of Directors, Island Shakespeare Festival is thrilled to announce Olena Hodges will be stepping up from Associate Artistic Director to Interim Artistic Director. Michelle Durr will continue as Managing Director…Our sensational 2017 season— Hamlet, The Seagull, and Comedy of Errors—is beginning to take shape and we look forward to continuing to offer high quality, professional, classical theater to our community for many years to come.

Thank you for your support.

-Island Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors: Rene Neff, Ginger Waters, Kathryn Stevens, Dayle Gray, Deborah Nedelman and Rob Scott

2015 Acting Company with Rose Center (PC Unknown)

From Rose:

"Seven years ago, a scrappy theatre company was born in the woods at StoryHouse at the Whidbey Institute. Surrounded by 100 acres of beauty, Island Shakespeare Festival opened its first season, thanks to Fritz, Vivienne and Timothy Hull's love, generosity and belief in the vision. Those first years are some of the most magical of my life. Since then, it has moved twice, grown incredibly quickly, and is now flourishing in its newest location. I am ineffably grateful to everyone who has helped bring this dream to life. This company was built on love and the desire to bring high quality Shakespeare to a community for free. My dream to create a loving, supportive company of artisans has been realized beyond my wildest dreams. The company has brought passion, artistry, and love to every aspect of every season. The community has been incredibly generous and supportive in every way. There are a few people who have been there, every step of the way, from the earliest beginnings to the most recent seventh season, who have given everything and without whom, ISF simply would not have flourished as it has done. Peggy Juve, Michelle Durr, Roderick Stewart, Timothy Hull, Robert Durr, Olena Hodges, Valerie Huntington, Damien Cortez, Morgan Bondelid, Tyler Raymond, Melanie Lowey, Michael Thompson, Jody Harrison, Miles Harrison... There are so many more, too, in the community who have given love and support through these astounding years. I am grateful to everyone who believed in this mad dream of mine and now, as I step down and head into new horizons, I will carry the love of these seven years with me. Thank you."

-Rose Woods

Rose in the audience before our 2016 Gala Preview of As You Like It, Photo By Kathryn Parrot

From Olena:

"When Rose asked me to accept the role of Associate Artistic Director, we discussed that she intended to mentor me in a way to prepare me to one day step into the role of Artistic Director. She has spent the last year doing just that. As a founding member of ISF's acting company, I have a deep and intimate knowledge of Island Shakespeare Festival: our past, our present, and a vision of our future. I understand and am committed to our mission of creating exceptional productions of Shakespeare and other classics that are accessible to our regional community of all economic demographics. I am passionate about Shakespeare, and believe in the rich humanity inherent in Shakespeare’s text as a vehicle for contemporary social examination and change. We must hold the mirror up to nature.

ISF was created with a tribe mentality, and I believe that is part of the magic we must strive to maintain. As you are part of what makes that tribe, I want to let you know personally that I am committed to and ready for the incredible honor I have of helping to see ISF through this season of change. I am grateful for the guidance and support Rose has offered me over the years and will do my best to help ISF flourish on the foundation she created. Some really big (tiny) shoes (boots) to fill. With all of us, our board, our staff, and our tribe, we will carry ISF through this transition, through another unprecedented season, and into our oh-so-bright and beautiful future."

-Olena Hodges

Olena and Rose before the 2016 Gala Preview of As You Like It, Photo by Kathryn Parrot

Thank you for your continued support.

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Actor Valerie Huntington and Artistic Director Susannah Rose Woods sneak a peek as the audience arrives for our Sponsor Gala performance of As You Like It, July 7. Photo by Kathryn Parrot.

"O wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful, and yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all whooping!" As You Like It III.ii

Our seventh year! It's a kind of milestone. Never content to settle, however, we continue to leap into exciting new territory. With the new amphitheater, designed by the ingenious Pete Rush, we are back to creating theatre under the sky and it feels as if we are returning to our first magical years out at StoryHouse in some ways. We're also laying down a foundation for growth and limitless creative possibilities for years to come. It's an indescribable feeling. Theatre companies do not often grow so quickly. That said, I believe the work, the professionalism, the setting, the artists from across the country as well as locally, the guest directors, the designers... It's more than the sum of its parts, but the whole makes for riveting theatre.

All three plays delve into themes of power, love, exile, anarchy, refuge, social class, prophecy, appearances, manipulations, gender relations, honor and transformation. It's truly a season of exploring the malleability of the human experience.

I am incalculably grateful for a small but mighty team of astoundingly talented people with whom I've been honored to work with these seven years. Our Managing Director, Michelle Durr, rarely sleeps as she keeps us on track with all the minutia of managing the business of a theatre. Our inexhaustible Olena Hodges, now taking on the role of Associate Artistic Director (more on this below), brings boundless energy and passion to getting the word out about us, extending our regional reach. Our Board of Directors, with the indomitable Peggy Juve at the helm, continue to believe in us and to find creative ways to raise the needed funds to keep us growing as a Pay What You Will company for everyone.

And you. As I've said before, you are the reason we keep doing this. I cannot truly thank you enough for being a part of this jubilant and extraordinary journey with us. Here's to an outrageous Seventh Year together!

-Susannah Rose Woods, Artistic Director

With 15 performances under our belt, we've already welcomed over 1500 patrons this season! Many have traveled from off island specifically to attend our performances. View our performance schedule!


What are audiences saying about our three productions?



As You Like It: "most excellent and thoroughly engaging production of As You Like It." ... "We LOVED it, the costumes, the music, the setting and above all the acting." Pictured: Gavin Douglas (Orlando), Olena Hodges (Rosalind), Valerie Huntington (Phoebe), Michael C. Robinson (Silvius)



Jane Eyre: "I was simply transported" ... "I cannot even put into words how incredible it was...The lead of Jane kept you involved from her first word to her last. Wonderful wonderful performance." ... "Brilliant adaptation of Jane Eyre for the stage. Writing and acting were superb." Pictured: Maya Sugarman (Jane) and Paul Dederick (Mr. Rochester)



Julius Caesar: "I have been attending Shakespeare productions for the past 35 years all over the world and this is one finest Shakespeare productions I have seen and the best Caesar." Pictured: Andrew Yabroff (Casca), Gavin Douglas (Brutus), Curtis Eastwood (Cassius) Production Photos by Michael Stadler of Stadler Studio.

View a trailer of our production of Jane Eyre, and keep an eye out for clips of As You Like It and Julius Caesar, coming soon! A huge thank you to Aaron Simpson and his crew for filming and editing our footage this season!



A successful Kickstarter campaign allowed us to create our new performance space this season. With four shipping containers and some concrete, a beautiful stage and backstage have become a reality. Henry the tent has become our beautiful lobby and serves as a venue for our after hours staged reading series of new works, First Read Lab.

Announcing ISF's new Associate Artistic Director, Olena Hodges

Olena is a founding acting company member, and joined ISF's staff in May of 2015 as Director of Marketing. While continuing with her work in Marketing and Outreach Development, Olena has now taken on the role of Associate Artistic Director. She is excited to help develop new programming, including ISF's First Read Lab (more below), and to continue to develop the growth of our burgeoning regional festival. From Olena: "I am honored and over the moon to take on the new responsibilities of Associate Artistic Director. I look forward to growing with this incredible company, no longer in its infancy, but entering the ranks of Pacific Northwest Regional Theatres."

"Having Olena as the AAD, gives ISF the boost it needs to push into the next level on multiple levels. Her astounding skill set, her passion, her great love of theatre, Shakespeare, Whidbey Island and the Pacific Northwest, all tie together, and all benefit ISF tremendously as it continues to grow and expand." -Susannah Rose Woods, Artistic Director

"I am so excited to have Olena Hodges as our new Associate Artistic Director. Her love, energy and passion, not only for the words of Shakespeare, but for ISF as a Company, is just what we need to help us continue to grow and reach the next level of what we can bring to the community!" -Michelle Durr, Managing Director

Join us in the tent for after-the-show staged readings of new works, Saturday Nights, beginning August 6! As always, pay what you will! Click here for more information and for the complete list of readings.

Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, (August 6 at 9:00 p.m.) by Julia Buck, directed by Susannah Rose Woods, explores the events before, during and after Shakespeare's Hamlet from the perspective of his mother, uncovering a very different sort of tragedy. Written in iambic pentameter with many of the same themes as the original play--the line between madness and sanity, the nature of family bonds, the duty of rule--Gertrude creates something both alien and familiar, Shakespearean and contemporary.



Look for our Ask an Actor video series, coming soon to our YouTube channel! Not a tweeter? Ask for a question form at any of our performances and drop it in the basket!



Introducing the ISF blog! Through these pieces, we hope to illuminate some of the less-discussed facets of what we do. We’ll discuss some in depth ideas about our current season, as well as tangential explorations of all things Shakespeare!

The Passionate Pilgrim series, from contributing blogger Dr. Peter Hodges, is the blog dedicated to all matters dealing with the Eliza-bethan and Jacobean stage. Our most recent post is all about Shakespeare's acting company member Richard Burbage!



Announcing Our Fall Fundraising Campaign!

Providing Pay What You Will theatre to our regional community has been and always will be part of our mission, and we are proud that our "PWYW" audience donations allow us to pay our artists competitive wages. But running a theatre company relies on more than our artists alone. By making a charitable donation you can become an ISF Benefactor, ensuring our ability to provide accessible classical theatre into the future.



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We certainly haven’t slowed down since the close of our 2015 season. If anything, we seem to be getting busier as we move deeper into pre-production for our seventh year: starting the play reading series Bard & Brew (more on this below!), meeting with directors and designers, and moving fully into auditions.

Regional auditions are underway in San Francisco, Ashland and Seattle. We are also receiving audition videos from around the country. The outpour of interest is incredible. We hope to announce the company and casting on January 1.

Below, you'll read about:

• Our return to the great outdoors

• 2016 Directors Spotlight, Corey McDaniel, Julie Beckman, and our own Susannah Rose Woods

• Our staged-reading series, Bard & Brew

• An exciting update about our Classic Conservatory for Young Adults

• Shakespeare Interactive, an outreach program currently in development

    Susannah Rose Woods
    Artistic Director
    Island Shakespeare Festival

Our Return to the Out of Doors



Cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2012 (Photo by Michael Stadler)



Island Shakespeare Festival is delighted to announce our plans to return to our roots! Our 2016 season will inaugurate our return to the outdoors with the hit comedy that inaugurated us, As You Like It! Still located at 5476 Maxwelton Road, we plan to begin steps toward an outdoor amphitheater this year. We will offer ground level seating, encouraging picnic blankets, as well as several tiered levels on risers. With three productions in repertory, this new space will offer improved sight lines, versatility, and exciting opportunities for growth.

From Artistic Director, Susannah Rose Woods, “I am deeply grateful to be under the trees and sky again this coming year, directing As You Like It. There is a kind of universal artistic freedom in theatre out of doors and As You Like It lends itself to a wider world, a merry anarchy, a return to peace in paradise.”

Corey McDaniel, director of Julius Caesar, on theatre in the outdoors: “What I love most about Shakespeare in the park is that it allows for a very intimate relationship to be created between the actor and the audience. In an outdoor setting, especially in an open, amphitheater style presentation, this idea can be explored and enriched in a way that is seldom possible in other settings.”

After designing both sets for our 2015 season, Peter Rush shares his feelings about returning to design for our outdoor stage in 2016: "I am very excited about coming back to Island Shakespeare Festival in 2016. The community of artists assembled for the 2015 season was extraordinary, and I am very proud of the work we accomplished together. Looking ahead, this coming year presents new challenges. We are doing away with the restrictions of the tent, and opening up our shows to the air. This affords more possibilities in terms of height and scope, and an opportunity to meld the design with the natural setting. I think we will come up with three productions that are beautiful and innovative, and I can’t wait to start playing together again with the company."

2016: Spotlight on Directors


We are excited to announce that As You Like It will open our season on July 8, 2016. Directed by Artistic Director, Susannah Rose Woods, this dear-to-our-hearts story began our journey in 2010, and we couldn’t think of a more perfect way to return to Shakespeare under the sky than with the return of our first show. But if you were one of the lucky few who saw our 2010 As You Like It, our 2016 production offers a new and exciting context for this classic work.

From Rose, on her vision for reinterpreting this marvelous story: “Where do you go when your entire world is shattered and unsafe? What if by fleeing for your life you found 'tongues in trees, books in these running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything?' To escape death, Rosalind, her cousin Celia, and one of Shakespeare’s wittiest fools, Touchstone, flee into the woods. There, in the Forest of Arden, they discover shepherds and aristocrats, refugees from a harsher world, and, ultimately, freedom, joy, and love. Shakespeare’s glorious and wise comedy reminds us of everything it is to be fully alive. 'Can one desire too much of a good thing?'”


We are elated to introduce Julie Beckman, directing her own award-winning adaptation of the classic novel Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë. Julie is a freelance director and adapter in the Seattle area. She recently directed the Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful for Theatre22 in Seattle. Other recent directing credits include the premiere of Vince Delaney’s Las Cruces for the Sandbox One-Act Play Festival (SOAPfest), 4 Dogs and a Bone for Theater Schmeater, and A Small Fire with Sound Theatre Company (4 Gypsy Rose Lee awards). She directed and adapted Edith Wharton’s The Bunner Sisters for Athena Theatre Project at Theatre Off Jackson and co-created the social justice musical Grace on the Margins for the Northwest Women’s Convocation in 2013. Directing work with Strawberry Theatre Workshop includes The Bells (three Seattle Times Footlight Awards), The Elephant Man (4 Gregory nominations) and Fellow Passengers. She originally adapted and directed Jane Eyre in 1999 for Book-It Repertory Theatre which also presented the premieres of her adaptations of Hard Times and Waxwings. She has directed for 14/48, Stone Soup Theatre, Our American Theatre, the Young Playwrights Festival at ACT, Seattle Public Theatre, UW, and Cornish. Her work has also been seen in Chicago, Washington, D.C, Cincinnati, Atlanta, St. Louis, and recently at the Royal Manitoba Theatre in Winnipeg. She has an MFA in a directing from Northwestern University.


Rounding out our season, we enthusiastically introduce the Corey McDaniel, who will direct Shakespeare’s political examination, Julius Caesar. Corey is a Seattle based director, producer and actor. His performance work has been seen on stages such as the Fabulous Fox Theatres, The Hollywood Bowl, The Metropolitan Opera House of NYC and Teatro Sistina in Rome. Based in Seattle, Corey is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Theatre22. In Los Angeles Corey co-founded and was an instructor at the Obsidian Court Production Company, The Actor’s Spot, Warner Laughlin Studios and was a staff director for Children’s Theatre Experience (CTE) before becoming an Artistic Director for the Sho Kosugi Performing Arts Academy in Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo Japan.

From Corey, “I am so excited to work on Julius Caesar for this summer's festival. I find it incredibly fitting that we will be working on this script in a presidential election year where the struggle for power and policy will be a daily presence in our lives. This is what I find so addictive about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (as well as modern politics): the struggles for power and the way this affects people in predictable yet unpredictable ways. I am most eager to work with our actors to explore the complex and deeply rooted human qualities that lie beneath conspiracy and betrayal. Caesar will be staged in it's original time period of 44B.C. to allow us to explore, with grand costume gestures, the ceremony and ritual of ancient Rome. It will be a remarkable experience for actors and audiences alike!”

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Bard & Brew


Damien Cortez as MacDuff in Bard & Brew: Macbeth (Photo by Debra Campbell)

A new and exciting staged reading series for Island Shakespeare Festival, we will present 4-5 “Bard & Brew’s” over the 2016 season. We kicked off this program with Macbeth on October 28, and were thrilled by our audience reception.

Bard & Brew is modeled after Seven Stages Shakespeare's widely popular staged reading series at The Press Room, called “ShakesBEERience” in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Susannah Rose Woods was invited to direct a ShakesBEERience production of Henry V, and was inspired to bring the model back to our company to share with the community.

We are grateful and thrilled to have the support of Taproom@BayviewCorner, hosting our 2016 season. Thank you to owners, Damien and Tiffany Cortez, for giving us space for this fun series. We also get to have Damien (a founding company member) in our cast! Of his Macbeth experience, Damien says, “It was honest and raw. We were performing on top of people! It was legendary.”

Our 2016 Bard & Brew season will begin with Twelfth Night, on January 6. Any guess at the significance of the date? It’s really Twelfth Night, twelve days after Christmas. Our winter celebration of Twelfth Night will be a festive evening, with an active reading of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces.

Our season will also include a reading of Henry V, in April, and Love’s Labor’s Lost, at the beginning of June. And concluding our season in October, we will present Titus Andronicus. If you’re not familiar with Titus: if Macbeth is Shakespeare’s spookiest play, Titus is arguably Shakespeare’s bloodiest. Stay tuned as we announce dates for upcoming Bard & Brew productions!

CCYA Collaboration




Island Shakespeare Festival is happy to announce our 2016 collaboration with Whidbey Children’s Theater, through the Classic Conservatory for Young Adults. Over the two years ISF has developed the CCYA program, created by Eric Mulholland, we have been delighted by the exuberance and hard work of our young adult participants. Similarly, Whidbey Children’s Theater has begun to develop programming serving young adults. Our two executive boards got together, and made the recommendation that we join forces and create a community collaboration to best serve the youth involved, our donors, and the missions of our organizations.

In past summers, CCYA and WCT have had a close relationship: auditions, rehearsals, and classes have been held at WCT, and CCYA has offered summer opportunities for WCT students to work with working theatre professionals. WCT has, since its inception as a nonprofit, desired a summer intensive program for teens. In the past, limited access to a range of professional actors has inhibited the development of that program. A fluctuating WCT teen population has also contributed. With CCYA and ISF, the professionals are here, a template exists for the program, and WCT has a fantastic group of talented and excited teens eager to dive into the challenging work of classic theatre.

Both organizations are very excited about what this collaboration might mean in the future. Stay tuned—we will have more information about CCYA 2016 in the New Year!

Shakespeare Interactive

With moving CCYA to WCT, we are moving into development of a Shakespeare Interactive outreach program, which we intend to tour to underrepresented school districts in Western Washington.

The goal of our Shakespeare Interactive program is to further our mission by providing students access and exposure to Shakespeare. We aim to demystify Shakespeare’s language and stories and to inspire a passion for expression through active literature. We are cultivating the next generation of audiences, and by bringing Island Shakespeare Festival’s SI team to communities off-island, we expect to see our off-island audience demographic grow.

To quote the George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber play Stage Door, "The theatre is something that's gone on for hundreds of years. It's...it's part of civilization." It is absolutely necessary and to cultivate an appreciation and exuberance for theater in today's youth. By bringing classical theater to rural and low-income areas in Western Washington, Island Shakespeare Festival's Shakespeare Interactive gives under-represented students the opportunity to experience the universal themes of Shakespeare and to participate in the understanding of literature in a uniquely experiential way. This experience demystifies the language of Shakespeare and makes literature, as a whole, a visceral, more accessible experience.

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Henry the Tent, ready for a show!  Photo by Michael Stadler

The Season So Far

We are well into our repertory run of The Tempesand The Three Musketeers.  We’re seeing an unprecedented number of off-island attendees, as well as familiar Island faces and their off-island guests.   New this summer, are local vendors on site.  Salish Kitchen, offering their now famous macaroni and cheese, along with pastries, sandwiches, and other treats.  Patrons are also enjoying the tradition of ISF picnicking, and, because Washington State prohibits individuals bringing alcoholic beverages onto public land, Roaming Radish is offering a lovely selection of wine and beer for purchase on site.  If you haven’t been able to join us yet this season, you can easily plan a visit by viewing our calendar!  We run in repertory through September 13.  Be sure to arrive early—as the season draws to a close we often fill to capacity before curtain! 

New Faces to ISF
We are excited to have actors from across the country spending their summer with us at ISF. 

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In The Tempest, Ferdinand (Tyler Kubat) and Miranda (Katrina Lind) fall in love surrounded by Ariel (Olena Hodges) and Elementals (Michael C. Robinson, Zora Lungren, Carrie Schnelker, and Laurel Livezey).  Photo by Michael Stadler.

Katrina Lind and Tyler Kubat, both graduates of Southern Oregon University (SOU) and making their ISF debuts this summer, play a multitude of Ensemble roles in The Three Musketeers, and the lovers, Miranda and Ferdinand, in The Tempest.  Fun fact: they’re also a couple off-stage!  What’s it like to play these famous Shakespearean lovers with your real-life partner? “It's been so wonderful being here! It's been very easy playing Ferdinand because I get to re-fall in love with my partner, Katrina Lind, every night. This is a wonderful company that I know is going places, and it's great to jump on board now with such wonderful actors and artists.” says Tyler.  Katrina’s view: “I'm excited to explore and participate in this type of artistry with such a strong company. It feels like how Shakespeare should be performed, intimately shared in a space that we built from the ground up.” 

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Michael C. Robinson as D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers.  Photo by Michael Stadler.

Michael C. Robinson, playing the hearty D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers and an ethereal Elemental in The Tempest, is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  He now works as an actor in the Seattle area and is excited to be onstage with ISF this season.  A little from Michael: “This summer has been an actor's dream. Everyone in the company that I've talked to agrees that this is the best possible way to spend a summer. We make theater we can be proud of, we have way too much fun with our cast, and we get to enjoy one of the most nourishing artistic communities in the country at the same time. It doesn't hurt that the weather has been aggressively nice, either. Basically, I have so many nice things to say about this summer that my friends are tired of hearing about it. I regret nothing.” 

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The Three Musketeers, from left to right, Porthos (Damien Cortez), Aramis (Gavin Douglas), and Athos (Miles Harrison).  Photo by Michael Stadler.

Gavin Douglas, another SOU graduate, now hailing from Bend, Oregon, also makes his ISF debut this season. He plays the thoughtful musketeer, Aramis, in The Three Musketeers, and the King’s ambitious brother, Sebastian, in The Tempest.  About his first season, Gavin says, “ISF became my family the day I set foot on Whidbey.  The commitment to art in this community has made this summer an unforgettable experience.”   

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Carrie Schnelker as an Elemental in The Tempest gets the final touches on her costume from designer Chelsea Cook.  Photo by Kathryn Hunter.

Carrie Schnelker, a veteran Seattle actor new to ISF understudies Prospero and plays an Elemental in The Tempest, as well as Ensemble roles in The Three Musketeers.  Carrie says, “I can’t tell you how happy I am to be part of ISF — so much so that I am hoping to be back next summer!  Everyone associated with ISF is amazing, from the actors to the costumers to the house to our lovely stage manager, but most of all, the incomparable Susannah Rose Woods, who wears too many hats to list.  As an actor, I know that both the show and my own performance are critically tied to the quality of the director.  Both Rose and Gordon are terrific, and I could not ask for better.  Hats off to you, Rose, from your loving Elemental, back-up Prospero, Villager, Musketeer, Cardinal’s Guard, Innkeeper, Lady at Ball, Stage Coach Driver, Guard (okay, I know I’ve left at least two characters off the list, and I apologize to them profusely).”  

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Anasazi Bhakti as Stephano, the drunken butler, in The Tempest.  Photo by Michael Stadler.

Anasazi Bhakti, playing the hilariously drunken Stephano in The Tempest, and Ensemble in The Three Musketeers, is another fresh face in the ISF acting company.  She’s also an SOU grad, heading to Chicago in the fall.  From Anasazi: “I have had such an inspiring experience working for ISF this summer. The constant support from my company members and members of the community continue to fuel my desire to create. The company is truly a gem and I cannot wait to work here again.”   

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Membership Drive

New for the 2015 season, Island Shakespeare Festival offers membership opportunity at the individual or family level.  Benefits include early seating, talk-backs with the cast, and a member discount on ISF merchandise.  It’s not too late for our current season! For more information on how to become a member, click here.  And stay tuned for our 2016 Season Membership Drive, beginning this fall!

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Amy Wheeler as Prospero in "The Tempest."  Photo by Michael Stadler.

From Amy Wheeler, Prospero on her Process

How thrilling to enter the shimmering world of Shakespeare’s The Tempest as a playwright returning to acting—and to embody the mercurial Prospero as a woman!  

My approach to this role has been intuitive, drawing on years of actor training and performing, and my experience of creating characters from whole cloth as a writer.  

My process is physical and metaphysical: entering Prospero’s body, mind and heart through yoga, singing and meditation. Walking the enchanted forests of our Island, my preternatural dog Tilda at my side (“my delicate Ariel”), and imagining I carry the power to conjure spirits and unleash the fury of the natural world at my fingertips. Whipping up the wind outside as I recite a wee hour incantation, “Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes and groves…”

My work has been a family affair. I’ve taken to the stage of the 105 year old Dance Hall my family calls home, reciting lines to Tilda and our clownish boxer-pit Buk (“Come, thou Tortoise, when?”), my wife Kate animatedly taking all the other roles.

  This winter, by the early morning light and the warmth of the woodstove, I pretended I was writing the play, and began with questions, “What if I open with a storm? What if we discover that storm is the inner life of my central character? What if she’s been exiled to a remote island with her baby girl because of her sorcery? What if she’s enslaved everyone around her? What if she unleashes this storm to draw her brother to the isle so she can enact revenge? What if the unexpected happens: her heart is cracked open...she sets others free and frees herself.”  

The journey continues. I step into Prospero each performance, joined by my merry troupe of revelers, and become this passionate but flawed, tempestuous and loving mother—a woman at the full height of her reckoning powers—and stumble upon another unexpected discovery: Prospero is manifesting me.  

Special Events Ahead

We are excited to have some extra events scheduled in the tent, in these last few weeks of our summer season!

Friday, August 21, SlapHappy performs after The Tempest.  Showtime is 8:00

Tuesday, August 25, an evening of reader's theater!  Three new works, written and performed by ISF company members will be presented at 5:00 PM.  On the program:

Elysian Fields by Michael C. Robinson
Bodies of Water by Gavin Douglas 
Five Seconds by Tyler Kubat

We hope to see you at these events!  As always, they're free to attend!  No tickets necessary.  

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The cast and crew, "The Three Musketeers."  Photo by Michael Stadler.

We hope to see you and your friends soon!

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Professor Michael Dobson,
Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Island Shakespeare Festival is pleased to announce an evening with Professor Michael Dobson, the Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon and Professor of Shakespeare Studies, University of Birmingham.

On Monday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Langley United Methodist Church, Professor Dobson will discuss the long history of outdoor civic performance and its transformational effect on individuals and communities.

"Shakespeare's plays not only depict societies, they also convene them," says Dobson. "Recreational outdoor performance is one of Shakespeare's favourite images for social concord, and throughout my own experience of voluntary-sector performance, my research into non-professional Shakespeare, and my work with the Royal Shakespeare Company's outreach projects to local groups, I have been amazed at how many communities have genuinely been sustained by their active engagement with his plays."

Professor Dobson’s visit is in keeping with Island Shakespeare Festival’s mission to educate as well as entertain.

Additionally, on Sunday, March 29th at 7:30 pm, the public is invited to Bard & Brew at the Cash Store in Bayview. The event includes performances by Shakespearean actors from Whidbey and Seattle. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with food and drinks available for purchase at local businesses. Bard & Brew is a free event, with a pass the hat donation to benefit the actors.

Classic Conservatory for Young Adults, 2015

This season’s CCYA program offers an exciting opportunity for aspiring actors to develop skills in classical theater.

AUDITIONS:

May 2 & 3 , 2015 from 10am – 5pm.
Applicants should prepare 2 contrasting monologues, one contemporary and one classical, not to exceed 4 minutes. Be prepared for a short interview following your audition.

TUITION COST: $500
SCHEDULE:
4-week session: June 15 – July 12
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 3 PM

2015 CCYA Production:
Antigone” by Sophocles

Performances: July 10-12 at 4:30pm
To sign up for an audition please send a headshot and resume to:
Eric Mulholland - email

Eric Mulholland, Artistic Director

As Associate Artistic Director for ISF, one of my main goals is to expose the broader community, especially students, to opportunities that expand their understanding of Shakespeare’s works. I have been an actor for over 25 years and Shakespeare has played a major role in my artistic development. I have performed works from Shakespeare at acting competitions in high school and college. I have acted in many of his plays on the professional stage. During the 3 years I lived in London, I attended many productions at The Globe Theater, strengthening my passion for the Bard.

It brings me great joy to create engaging programs for ISF like the Classic Conservatory for Young Adults, adult actor training, and Bard & Brew.. It’s a particular passion of mine to connect people who love theatre with opportunities to grow and enrich their understanding of the craft.

I am pleased to begin this season’s educational programming by bringing Shakespeare scholar, Professor Michael Dobson, to South Whidbey. I hope you will join us for this rare and wonderful opportunity to welcome him to our community.

“Aside from the individual experience of witnessing storytelling at its best, there is an often overlooked economic benefit to live theater,” says Dobson. “I find that many people do not realize how many cottage industries are supported by the presence of a theater company. For the actors, costumers, musicians and technicians, live theater is more than just an evening of entertainment. It’s their livelihood.”

Thanks to my good friend and Langley resident, Autumn Preble, a long-time friend of Mr. Dobson for introducing us, we are able to offer our first educational event to the wider public.



















































"The Comedy of Errors is fun, fast paced and deliciously clever...a joyful tale told well! Kudos to cast and crew." - Greg Coe

"Timing, choreography, staging - all spot on!" - Lynn Weynand




Island Shakespeare Festival is thrilled to announce an end of the season $15,000 Challenge Gift! However, it is contingent on getting a match. That means that the next $15,000 raised will be matched dollar for dollar! So, the Board of Directors are sending out a call to our patrons who enjoyed the shows this year and invite you to help meet that match. We had a phenomenal summer and are well underway to planning our 2018 season, including our first ever winter offering. This is a very special opportunity to help ISF to continue to bring quality Shakespeare Theatre to all!













"Seagull is totally absorbing and all who like theatre will like it and there are chuckles." - Pam Schell

"[Seagull] was powerful, well acted, and the adaptation brilliant...it's like a dream that continues to simmer in your unconscious long after you've awoken." - Joni Takanikos

"Saw The Comedy of Errors last night. Superb! Outstanding performance by all the actors! A must see!" - Mark Dancer

"Saw [Hamlet] last night. It was wonderful! Stellar acting - rivaling Ashland's OSF." - Laurie McCollum

"Wonderful production of Hamlet...So many achievements in this most difficult of plays. Excellent pace, depth, range, poignancy. Inspired directorial choices. Engaging from the first moments to the last. Congratulations to everyone involved. Thank you, ISF. Beautiful work." - David Churchill

All photos by Michael Stadler

Island Shakespeare Festival is excited and honored to present the Professional Premier of Shakespeare's Other Women, written by Scott Kaiser.

(Funded in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts!)

January 18-28, 2018 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts' Zech Hall!




What an exciting time at Island Shakespeare Festival. It seems ages since we closed our incredible seventh season. Much has changed, and we have another fantastic season on the horizon. I know we've sent a few updates to you recently, but we do have some announcements you won't want to miss. Below you'll find highlights from our 2016 season, introductions to our 2017 directors, and info about our tantalizing membership drive!

Thank you for your continued support of ISF. We look forward to bringing you a year full of Shakespeare in 2017!

Olena Hodges
Interim Artistic Director

A look at 2016

Our biggest crowd of 2016, Jane Eyre, closing night! Photo by Susannah Rose Woods

The creation of our outdoor space allowed us to expand artistically and literally. Our seating capacity has grown by over 50% and we now have a lovely lobby offering a pre-show space for picnicking.

We are proud to have reached more than 4,000 audience members over our ten week 2016 season. Over half of these patrons joined us from beyond Whidbey Island, 72 of whom, from foreign lands!

Our First Read Lab series was a fabulous addition to our summer season. If you missed these, you can find out more here. We will be expanding this program in 2017.

Directors 2017

We are excited to announce that Kyle Haden will direct our 2017 production of Hamlet! Kyle is a director, Equity actor, and educator, as well as the artistic director of the Ashland New Plays Festival in Southern Oregon. As a director, Kyle most recently directed staged readings of Hazardous Materials for ANPF and All the Dying Voices for Chicago Dramatists, as well as a production of She Kills Monsters at Chicago College of Performing Arts. As an actor, he has performed at many top regional theaters across the country, including Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Guthrie Theater, and Cleveland Play House, as well as various theaters in New York and Chicago. Kyle also spent several seasons as a company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where he has worked as an actor and as a member of the education department's OSF Institute Faculty. Kyle has also been on the faculty of Southern Oregon University and Roosevelt University, and is currently an assistant professor of acting at Carnegie Mellon University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.



Jackie Apodaca, who will direct Anton Chekov's Seagull, adapted by Libby Appel from a literal translation by Allison Horsley, is Associate Professor of Acting and Head of Performance at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. An actor, director, and producer in theatre, film, and media, she has worked for companies such as the Roundabout Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, National Geographic, Summer Repertory Theatre, and Shakespeare Santa Barbara—where she served as Producing Director. She earned an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory under the guidance of Royal Shakespeare Company founding member, Tony Church. Past positions include many years of teaching film and media at University California at Santa Barbara, Head of Production for Modern Media (a Los Angeles based commercial production company), and over a decade at Back Stage newspaper, where she was Contributing Editor and wrote the popular weekly advice column, “The Working Actor.” She is currently Associate Artistic Director of Ashland New Plays Festival and co-runs the Acting Trainee Program at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.



Andrew Fling is a recent transplant from New Hampshire and is currently living on Whidbey Island. He has worked in two seasons of ISF as an actor (A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom), 2012; The Tempest (King Alonso) and The Three Musketeers (Duke of Buckingham), 2015, and one as assistant director (2016). His stage directorial accomplishments include The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang, a selection of shorts from David Ives' All In The Timing, Sharp Dressed Men by G. Matthew Gaskell, Interference by Jaqueline Benson, and he has worked on a number of occasions as director for the sketch comedy group Darwin's Waiting Room. Andrew is excited and honored to direct the ISF 2017 production of Comedy of Errors by...that guy...you know...ah, it will come to me in a second...

2017 Membership Drive

Because of our members, Island Shakespeare Festival continues to grow from humble, yet passionate beginnings to a full-fledged professional, regional, outdoor, classical repertory theatre accessible to all.

2017 will be another season of growth and transformation. This year we are pleased to again offer 3 productions in rotating repertory. We are asking to expand our membership base so we can build on our past success.

We now offer two levels of membership (click HERE for more details). Highlights of 2017 membership benefits are:

Please join today and help us to make our 8th season another milestone year. Renew or purchase your membership by December 31 to receive a “Shakespeare Illuminated” Coloring Book along with your other benefits!

Save the Date!

Our annual Bard's Banquet Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 20, at Roaming Radish's beautiful new venue/restaurant. Below are some photos from our 2016 frivolity filled fundraiser at Comfort's of Whidbey!

Smiling faces at our 2016 Bard's Banquet! We're all looking forward to this year's event.




A fun way to give this holiday season: ISF is one of several South Whidbey non-profits participating in the Goosefoot Giving Tree this year. Stop by the Bayview Cash Store or the Island Athletic Club to check out the hand-crafted ornaments for sale. Sale of each ornament supports a local non-profit!



Thank you for your continued support.

A Season of Change at Island Shakespeare Festival

Rose Woods on the stage at StoryHouse, 2010. (PC Unknown)

In 2016 Island Shakespeare Festival completed our fabulous seventh season. From the inception, the artistic vision of ISF has been nurtured and expanded by our intrepid founder and artistic director, Rose Woods. It is an enormous job to create and sustain a theater company; it takes many talented, dedicated people, but undoubtedly without Rose there would be no ISF. So it is with sadness that we announce that Rose has decided to step down from her role as Artistic Director of ISF as of December 2016. We, the board of directors of ISF, are immensely grateful to Rose for everything she has contributed to the growth and vitality of this very special company and wish to honor her by dedicating the beautiful stage we inaugurated this past season.

At the recommendation of Rose and with the full confidence of the Board of Directors, Island Shakespeare Festival is thrilled to announce Olena Hodges will be stepping up from Associate Artistic Director to Interim Artistic Director. Michelle Durr will continue as Managing Director…Our sensational 2017 season— Hamlet, The Seagull, and Comedy of Errors—is beginning to take shape and we look forward to continuing to offer high quality, professional, classical theater to our community for many years to come.

Thank you for your support.

-Island Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors: Rene Neff, Ginger Waters, Kathryn Stevens, Dayle Gray, Deborah Nedelman and Rob Scott

2015 Acting Company with Rose Center (PC Unknown)

From Rose:

"Seven years ago, a scrappy theatre company was born in the woods at StoryHouse at the Whidbey Institute. Surrounded by 100 acres of beauty, Island Shakespeare Festival opened its first season, thanks to Fritz, Vivienne and Timothy Hull's love, generosity and belief in the vision. Those first years are some of the most magical of my life. Since then, it has moved twice, grown incredibly quickly, and is now flourishing in its newest location. I am ineffably grateful to everyone who has helped bring this dream to life. This company was built on love and the desire to bring high quality Shakespeare to a community for free. My dream to create a loving, supportive company of artisans has been realized beyond my wildest dreams. The company has brought passion, artistry, and love to every aspect of every season. The community has been incredibly generous and supportive in every way. There are a few people who have been there, every step of the way, from the earliest beginnings to the most recent seventh season, who have given everything and without whom, ISF simply would not have flourished as it has done. Peggy Juve, Michelle Durr, Roderick Stewart, Timothy Hull, Robert Durr, Olena Hodges, Valerie Huntington, Damien Cortez, Morgan Bondelid, Tyler Raymond, Melanie Lowey, Michael Thompson, Jody Harrison, Miles Harrison... There are so many more, too, in the community who have given love and support through these astounding years. I am grateful to everyone who believed in this mad dream of mine and now, as I step down and head into new horizons, I will carry the love of these seven years with me. Thank you."

-Rose Woods

Rose in the audience before our 2016 Gala Preview of As You Like It, Photo By Kathryn Parrot

From Olena:

"When Rose asked me to accept the role of Associate Artistic Director, we discussed that she intended to mentor me in a way to prepare me to one day step into the role of Artistic Director. She has spent the last year doing just that. As a founding member of ISF's acting company, I have a deep and intimate knowledge of Island Shakespeare Festival: our past, our present, and a vision of our future. I understand and am committed to our mission of creating exceptional productions of Shakespeare and other classics that are accessible to our regional community of all economic demographics. I am passionate about Shakespeare, and believe in the rich humanity inherent in Shakespeare’s text as a vehicle for contemporary social examination and change. We must hold the mirror up to nature.

ISF was created with a tribe mentality, and I believe that is part of the magic we must strive to maintain. As you are part of what makes that tribe, I want to let you know personally that I am committed to and ready for the incredible honor I have of helping to see ISF through this season of change. I am grateful for the guidance and support Rose has offered me over the years and will do my best to help ISF flourish on the foundation she created. Some really big (tiny) shoes (boots) to fill. With all of us, our board, our staff, and our tribe, we will carry ISF through this transition, through another unprecedented season, and into our oh-so-bright and beautiful future."

-Olena Hodges

Olena and Rose before the 2016 Gala Preview of As You Like It, Photo by Kathryn Parrot

Thank you for your continued support.

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Actor Valerie Huntington and Artistic Director Susannah Rose Woods sneak a peek as the audience arrives for our Sponsor Gala performance of As You Like It, July 7. Photo by Kathryn Parrot.

"O wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful, and yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all whooping!" As You Like It III.ii

Our seventh year! It's a kind of milestone. Never content to settle, however, we continue to leap into exciting new territory. With the new amphitheater, designed by the ingenious Pete Rush, we are back to creating theatre under the sky and it feels as if we are returning to our first magical years out at StoryHouse in some ways. We're also laying down a foundation for growth and limitless creative possibilities for years to come. It's an indescribable feeling. Theatre companies do not often grow so quickly. That said, I believe the work, the professionalism, the setting, the artists from across the country as well as locally, the guest directors, the designers... It's more than the sum of its parts, but the whole makes for riveting theatre.

All three plays delve into themes of power, love, exile, anarchy, refuge, social class, prophecy, appearances, manipulations, gender relations, honor and transformation. It's truly a season of exploring the malleability of the human experience.

I am incalculably grateful for a small but mighty team of astoundingly talented people with whom I've been honored to work with these seven years. Our Managing Director, Michelle Durr, rarely sleeps as she keeps us on track with all the minutia of managing the business of a theatre. Our inexhaustible Olena Hodges, now taking on the role of Associate Artistic Director (more on this below), brings boundless energy and passion to getting the word out about us, extending our regional reach. Our Board of Directors, with the indomitable Peggy Juve at the helm, continue to believe in us and to find creative ways to raise the needed funds to keep us growing as a Pay What You Will company for everyone.

And you. As I've said before, you are the reason we keep doing this. I cannot truly thank you enough for being a part of this jubilant and extraordinary journey with us. Here's to an outrageous Seventh Year together!

-Susannah Rose Woods, Artistic Director

With 15 performances under our belt, we've already welcomed over 1500 patrons this season! Many have traveled from off island specifically to attend our performances. View our performance schedule!


What are audiences saying about our three productions?



As You Like It: "most excellent and thoroughly engaging production of As You Like It." ... "We LOVED it, the costumes, the music, the setting and above all the acting." Pictured: Gavin Douglas (Orlando), Olena Hodges (Rosalind), Valerie Huntington (Phoebe), Michael C. Robinson (Silvius)



Jane Eyre: "I was simply transported" ... "I cannot even put into words how incredible it was...The lead of Jane kept you involved from her first word to her last. Wonderful wonderful performance." ... "Brilliant adaptation of Jane Eyre for the stage. Writing and acting were superb." Pictured: Maya Sugarman (Jane) and Paul Dederick (Mr. Rochester)



Julius Caesar: "I have been attending Shakespeare productions for the past 35 years all over the world and this is one finest Shakespeare productions I have seen and the best Caesar." Pictured: Andrew Yabroff (Casca), Gavin Douglas (Brutus), Curtis Eastwood (Cassius) Production Photos by Michael Stadler of Stadler Studio.

View a trailer of our production of Jane Eyre, and keep an eye out for clips of As You Like It and Julius Caesar, coming soon! A huge thank you to Aaron Simpson and his crew for filming and editing our footage this season!



A successful Kickstarter campaign allowed us to create our new performance space this season. With four shipping containers and some concrete, a beautiful stage and backstage have become a reality. Henry the tent has become our beautiful lobby and serves as a venue for our after hours staged reading series of new works, First Read Lab.

Announcing ISF's new Associate Artistic Director, Olena Hodges

Olena is a founding acting company member, and joined ISF's staff in May of 2015 as Director of Marketing. While continuing with her work in Marketing and Outreach Development, Olena has now taken on the role of Associate Artistic Director. She is excited to help develop new programming, including ISF's First Read Lab (more below), and to continue to develop the growth of our burgeoning regional festival. From Olena: "I am honored and over the moon to take on the new responsibilities of Associate Artistic Director. I look forward to growing with this incredible company, no longer in its infancy, but entering the ranks of Pacific Northwest Regional Theatres."

"Having Olena as the AAD, gives ISF the boost it needs to push into the next level on multiple levels. Her astounding skill set, her passion, her great love of theatre, Shakespeare, Whidbey Island and the Pacific Northwest, all tie together, and all benefit ISF tremendously as it continues to grow and expand." -Susannah Rose Woods, Artistic Director

"I am so excited to have Olena Hodges as our new Associate Artistic Director. Her love, energy and passion, not only for the words of Shakespeare, but for ISF as a Company, is just what we need to help us continue to grow and reach the next level of what we can bring to the community!" -Michelle Durr, Managing Director

Join us in the tent for after-the-show staged readings of new works, Saturday Nights, beginning August 6! As always, pay what you will! Click here for more information and for the complete list of readings.

Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, (August 6 at 9:00 p.m.) by Julia Buck, directed by Susannah Rose Woods, explores the events before, during and after Shakespeare's Hamlet from the perspective of his mother, uncovering a very different sort of tragedy. Written in iambic pentameter with many of the same themes as the original play--the line between madness and sanity, the nature of family bonds, the duty of rule--Gertrude creates something both alien and familiar, Shakespearean and contemporary.



Look for our Ask an Actor video series, coming soon to our YouTube channel! Not a tweeter? Ask for a question form at any of our performances and drop it in the basket!



Introducing the ISF blog! Through these pieces, we hope to illuminate some of the less-discussed facets of what we do. We’ll discuss some in depth ideas about our current season, as well as tangential explorations of all things Shakespeare!

The Passionate Pilgrim series, from contributing blogger Dr. Peter Hodges, is the blog dedicated to all matters dealing with the Eliza-bethan and Jacobean stage. Our most recent post is all about Shakespeare's acting company member Richard Burbage!



Announcing Our Fall Fundraising Campaign!

Providing Pay What You Will theatre to our regional community has been and always will be part of our mission, and we are proud that our "PWYW" audience donations allow us to pay our artists competitive wages. But running a theatre company relies on more than our artists alone. By making a charitable donation you can become an ISF Benefactor, ensuring our ability to provide accessible classical theatre into the future.



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We certainly haven’t slowed down since the close of our 2015 season. If anything, we seem to be getting busier as we move deeper into pre-production for our seventh year: starting the play reading series Bard & Brew (more on this below!), meeting with directors and designers, and moving fully into auditions.

Regional auditions are underway in San Francisco, Ashland and Seattle. We are also receiving audition videos from around the country. The outpour of interest is incredible. We hope to announce the company and casting on January 1.

Below, you'll read about:

• Our return to the great outdoors

• 2016 Directors Spotlight, Corey McDaniel, Julie Beckman, and our own Susannah Rose Woods

• Our staged-reading series, Bard & Brew

• An exciting update about our Classic Conservatory for Young Adults

• Shakespeare Interactive, an outreach program currently in development

    Susannah Rose Woods
    Artistic Director
    Island Shakespeare Festival

Our Return to the Out of Doors



Cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2012 (Photo by Michael Stadler)



Island Shakespeare Festival is delighted to announce our plans to return to our roots! Our 2016 season will inaugurate our return to the outdoors with the hit comedy that inaugurated us, As You Like It! Still located at 5476 Maxwelton Road, we plan to begin steps toward an outdoor amphitheater this year. We will offer ground level seating, encouraging picnic blankets, as well as several tiered levels on risers. With three productions in repertory, this new space will offer improved sight lines, versatility, and exciting opportunities for growth.

From Artistic Director, Susannah Rose Woods, “I am deeply grateful to be under the trees and sky again this coming year, directing As You Like It. There is a kind of universal artistic freedom in theatre out of doors and As You Like It lends itself to a wider world, a merry anarchy, a return to peace in paradise.”

Corey McDaniel, director of Julius Caesar, on theatre in the outdoors: “What I love most about Shakespeare in the park is that it allows for a very intimate relationship to be created between the actor and the audience. In an outdoor setting, especially in an open, amphitheater style presentation, this idea can be explored and enriched in a way that is seldom possible in other settings.”

After designing both sets for our 2015 season, Peter Rush shares his feelings about returning to design for our outdoor stage in 2016: "I am very excited about coming back to Island Shakespeare Festival in 2016. The community of artists assembled for the 2015 season was extraordinary, and I am very proud of the work we accomplished together. Looking ahead, this coming year presents new challenges. We are doing away with the restrictions of the tent, and opening up our shows to the air. This affords more possibilities in terms of height and scope, and an opportunity to meld the design with the natural setting. I think we will come up with three productions that are beautiful and innovative, and I can’t wait to start playing together again with the company."

2016: Spotlight on Directors


We are excited to announce that As You Like It will open our season on July 8, 2016. Directed by Artistic Director, Susannah Rose Woods, this dear-to-our-hearts story began our journey in 2010, and we couldn’t think of a more perfect way to return to Shakespeare under the sky than with the return of our first show. But if you were one of the lucky few who saw our 2010 As You Like It, our 2016 production offers a new and exciting context for this classic work.

From Rose, on her vision for reinterpreting this marvelous story: “Where do you go when your entire world is shattered and unsafe? What if by fleeing for your life you found 'tongues in trees, books in these running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything?' To escape death, Rosalind, her cousin Celia, and one of Shakespeare’s wittiest fools, Touchstone, flee into the woods. There, in the Forest of Arden, they discover shepherds and aristocrats, refugees from a harsher world, and, ultimately, freedom, joy, and love. Shakespeare’s glorious and wise comedy reminds us of everything it is to be fully alive. 'Can one desire too much of a good thing?'”


We are elated to introduce Julie Beckman, directing her own award-winning adaptation of the classic novel Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë. Julie is a freelance director and adapter in the Seattle area. She recently directed the Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful for Theatre22 in Seattle. Other recent directing credits include the premiere of Vince Delaney’s Las Cruces for the Sandbox One-Act Play Festival (SOAPfest), 4 Dogs and a Bone for Theater Schmeater, and A Small Fire with Sound Theatre Company (4 Gypsy Rose Lee awards). She directed and adapted Edith Wharton’s The Bunner Sisters for Athena Theatre Project at Theatre Off Jackson and co-created the social justice musical Grace on the Margins for the Northwest Women’s Convocation in 2013. Directing work with Strawberry Theatre Workshop includes The Bells (three Seattle Times Footlight Awards), The Elephant Man (4 Gregory nominations) and Fellow Passengers. She originally adapted and directed Jane Eyre in 1999 for Book-It Repertory Theatre which also presented the premieres of her adaptations of Hard Times and Waxwings. She has directed for 14/48, Stone Soup Theatre, Our American Theatre, the Young Playwrights Festival at ACT, Seattle Public Theatre, UW, and Cornish. Her work has also been seen in Chicago, Washington, D.C, Cincinnati, Atlanta, St. Louis, and recently at the Royal Manitoba Theatre in Winnipeg. She has an MFA in a directing from Northwestern University.


Rounding out our season, we enthusiastically introduce the Corey McDaniel, who will direct Shakespeare’s political examination, Julius Caesar. Corey is a Seattle based director, producer and actor. His performance work has been seen on stages such as the Fabulous Fox Theatres, The Hollywood Bowl, The Metropolitan Opera House of NYC and Teatro Sistina in Rome. Based in Seattle, Corey is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Theatre22. In Los Angeles Corey co-founded and was an instructor at the Obsidian Court Production Company, The Actor’s Spot, Warner Laughlin Studios and was a staff director for Children’s Theatre Experience (CTE) before becoming an Artistic Director for the Sho Kosugi Performing Arts Academy in Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo Japan.

From Corey, “I am so excited to work on Julius Caesar for this summer's festival. I find it incredibly fitting that we will be working on this script in a presidential election year where the struggle for power and policy will be a daily presence in our lives. This is what I find so addictive about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (as well as modern politics): the struggles for power and the way this affects people in predictable yet unpredictable ways. I am most eager to work with our actors to explore the complex and deeply rooted human qualities that lie beneath conspiracy and betrayal. Caesar will be staged in it's original time period of 44B.C. to allow us to explore, with grand costume gestures, the ceremony and ritual of ancient Rome. It will be a remarkable experience for actors and audiences alike!”

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Bard & Brew


Damien Cortez as MacDuff in Bard & Brew: Macbeth (Photo by Debra Campbell)

A new and exciting staged reading series for Island Shakespeare Festival, we will present 4-5 “Bard & Brew’s” over the 2016 season. We kicked off this program with Macbeth on October 28, and were thrilled by our audience reception.

Bard & Brew is modeled after Seven Stages Shakespeare's widely popular staged reading series at The Press Room, called “ShakesBEERience” in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Susannah Rose Woods was invited to direct a ShakesBEERience production of Henry V, and was inspired to bring the model back to our company to share with the community.

We are grateful and thrilled to have the support of Taproom@BayviewCorner, hosting our 2016 season. Thank you to owners, Damien and Tiffany Cortez, for giving us space for this fun series. We also get to have Damien (a founding company member) in our cast! Of his Macbeth experience, Damien says, “It was honest and raw. We were performing on top of people! It was legendary.”

Our 2016 Bard & Brew season will begin with Twelfth Night, on January 6. Any guess at the significance of the date? It’s really Twelfth Night, twelve days after Christmas. Our winter celebration of Twelfth Night will be a festive evening, with an active reading of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces.

Our season will also include a reading of Henry V, in April, and Love’s Labor’s Lost, at the beginning of June. And concluding our season in October, we will present Titus Andronicus. If you’re not familiar with Titus: if Macbeth is Shakespeare’s spookiest play, Titus is arguably Shakespeare’s bloodiest. Stay tuned as we announce dates for upcoming Bard & Brew productions!

CCYA Collaboration




Island Shakespeare Festival is happy to announce our 2016 collaboration with Whidbey Children’s Theater, through the Classic Conservatory for Young Adults. Over the two years ISF has developed the CCYA program, created by Eric Mulholland, we have been delighted by the exuberance and hard work of our young adult participants. Similarly, Whidbey Children’s Theater has begun to develop programming serving young adults. Our two executive boards got together, and made the recommendation that we join forces and create a community collaboration to best serve the youth involved, our donors, and the missions of our organizations.

In past summers, CCYA and WCT have had a close relationship: auditions, rehearsals, and classes have been held at WCT, and CCYA has offered summer opportunities for WCT students to work with working theatre professionals. WCT has, since its inception as a nonprofit, desired a summer intensive program for teens. In the past, limited access to a range of professional actors has inhibited the development of that program. A fluctuating WCT teen population has also contributed. With CCYA and ISF, the professionals are here, a template exists for the program, and WCT has a fantastic group of talented and excited teens eager to dive into the challenging work of classic theatre.

Both organizations are very excited about what this collaboration might mean in the future. Stay tuned—we will have more information about CCYA 2016 in the New Year!

Shakespeare Interactive

With moving CCYA to WCT, we are moving into development of a Shakespeare Interactive outreach program, which we intend to tour to underrepresented school districts in Western Washington.

The goal of our Shakespeare Interactive program is to further our mission by providing students access and exposure to Shakespeare. We aim to demystify Shakespeare’s language and stories and to inspire a passion for expression through active literature. We are cultivating the next generation of audiences, and by bringing Island Shakespeare Festival’s SI team to communities off-island, we expect to see our off-island audience demographic grow.

To quote the George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber play Stage Door, "The theatre is something that's gone on for hundreds of years. It's...it's part of civilization." It is absolutely necessary and to cultivate an appreciation and exuberance for theater in today's youth. By bringing classical theater to rural and low-income areas in Western Washington, Island Shakespeare Festival's Shakespeare Interactive gives under-represented students the opportunity to experience the universal themes of Shakespeare and to participate in the understanding of literature in a uniquely experiential way. This experience demystifies the language of Shakespeare and makes literature, as a whole, a visceral, more accessible experience.

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Henry the Tent, ready for a show!  Photo by Michael Stadler

The Season So Far

We are well into our repertory run of The Tempesand The Three Musketeers.  We’re seeing an unprecedented number of off-island attendees, as well as familiar Island faces and their off-island guests.   New this summer, are local vendors on site.  Salish Kitchen, offering their now famous macaroni and cheese, along with pastries, sandwiches, and other treats.  Patrons are also enjoying the tradition of ISF picnicking, and, because Washington State prohibits individuals bringing alcoholic beverages onto public land, Roaming Radish is offering a lovely selection of wine and beer for purchase on site.  If you haven’t been able to join us yet this season, you can easily plan a visit by viewing our calendar!  We run in repertory through September 13.  Be sure to arrive early—as the season draws to a close we often fill to capacity before curtain! 

New Faces to ISF
We are excited to have actors from across the country spending their summer with us at ISF. 

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In The Tempest, Ferdinand (Tyler Kubat) and Miranda (Katrina Lind) fall in love surrounded by Ariel (Olena Hodges) and Elementals (Michael C. Robinson, Zora Lungren, Carrie Schnelker, and Laurel Livezey).  Photo by Michael Stadler.

Katrina Lind and Tyler Kubat, both graduates of Southern Oregon University (SOU) and making their ISF debuts this summer, play a multitude of Ensemble roles in The Three Musketeers, and the lovers, Miranda and Ferdinand, in The Tempest.  Fun fact: they’re also a couple off-stage!  What’s it like to play these famous Shakespearean lovers with your real-life partner? “It's been so wonderful being here! It's been very easy playing Ferdinand because I get to re-fall in love with my partner, Katrina Lind, every night. This is a wonderful company that I know is going places, and it's great to jump on board now with such wonderful actors and artists.” says Tyler.  Katrina’s view: “I'm excited to explore and participate in this type of artistry with such a strong company. It feels like how Shakespeare should be performed, intimately shared in a space that we built from the ground up.” 

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Michael C. Robinson as D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers.  Photo by Michael Stadler.

Michael C. Robinson, playing the hearty D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers and an ethereal Elemental in The Tempest, is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  He now works as an actor in the Seattle area and is excited to be onstage with ISF this season.  A little from Michael: “This summer has been an actor's dream. Everyone in the company that I've talked to agrees that this is the best possible way to spend a summer. We make theater we can be proud of, we have way too much fun with our cast, and we get to enjoy one of the most nourishing artistic communities in the country at the same time. It doesn't hurt that the weather has been aggressively nice, either. Basically, I have so many nice things to say about this summer that my friends are tired of hearing about it. I regret nothing.” 

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The Three Musketeers, from left to right, Porthos (Damien Cortez), Aramis (Gavin Douglas), and Athos (Miles Harrison).  Photo by Michael Stadler.

Gavin Douglas, another SOU graduate, now hailing from Bend, Oregon, also makes his ISF debut this season. He plays the thoughtful musketeer, Aramis, in The Three Musketeers, and the King’s ambitious brother, Sebastian, in The Tempest.  About his first season, Gavin says, “ISF became my family the day I set foot on Whidbey.  The commitment to art in this community has made this summer an unforgettable experience.”   

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Carrie Schnelker as an Elemental in The Tempest gets the final touches on her costume from designer Chelsea Cook.  Photo by Kathryn Hunter.

Carrie Schnelker, a veteran Seattle actor new to ISF understudies Prospero and plays an Elemental in The Tempest, as well as Ensemble roles in The Three Musketeers.  Carrie says, “I can’t tell you how happy I am to be part of ISF — so much so that I am hoping to be back next summer!  Everyone associated with ISF is amazing, from the actors to the costumers to the house to our lovely stage manager, but most of all, the incomparable Susannah Rose Woods, who wears too many hats to list.  As an actor, I know that both the show and my own performance are critically tied to the quality of the director.  Both Rose and Gordon are terrific, and I could not ask for better.  Hats off to you, Rose, from your loving Elemental, back-up Prospero, Villager, Musketeer, Cardinal’s Guard, Innkeeper, Lady at Ball, Stage Coach Driver, Guard (okay, I know I’ve left at least two characters off the list, and I apologize to them profusely).”  

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Anasazi Bhakti as Stephano, the drunken butler, in The Tempest.  Photo by Michael Stadler.

Anasazi Bhakti, playing the hilariously drunken Stephano in The Tempest, and Ensemble in The Three Musketeers, is another fresh face in the ISF acting company.  She’s also an SOU grad, heading to Chicago in the fall.  From Anasazi: “I have had such an inspiring experience working for ISF this summer. The constant support from my company members and members of the community continue to fuel my desire to create. The company is truly a gem and I cannot wait to work here again.”   

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Membership Drive

New for the 2015 season, Island Shakespeare Festival offers membership opportunity at the individual or family level.  Benefits include early seating, talk-backs with the cast, and a member discount on ISF merchandise.  It’s not too late for our current season! For more information on how to become a member, click here.  And stay tuned for our 2016 Season Membership Drive, beginning this fall!

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Amy Wheeler as Prospero in "The Tempest."  Photo by Michael Stadler.

From Amy Wheeler, Prospero on her Process

How thrilling to enter the shimmering world of Shakespeare’s The Tempest as a playwright returning to acting—and to embody the mercurial Prospero as a woman!  

My approach to this role has been intuitive, drawing on years of actor training and performing, and my experience of creating characters from whole cloth as a writer.  

My process is physical and metaphysical: entering Prospero’s body, mind and heart through yoga, singing and meditation. Walking the enchanted forests of our Island, my preternatural dog Tilda at my side (“my delicate Ariel”), and imagining I carry the power to conjure spirits and unleash the fury of the natural world at my fingertips. Whipping up the wind outside as I recite a wee hour incantation, “Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes and groves…”

My work has been a family affair. I’ve taken to the stage of the 105 year old Dance Hall my family calls home, reciting lines to Tilda and our clownish boxer-pit Buk (“Come, thou Tortoise, when?”), my wife Kate animatedly taking all the other roles.

  This winter, by the early morning light and the warmth of the woodstove, I pretended I was writing the play, and began with questions, “What if I open with a storm? What if we discover that storm is the inner life of my central character? What if she’s been exiled to a remote island with her baby girl because of her sorcery? What if she’s enslaved everyone around her? What if she unleashes this storm to draw her brother to the isle so she can enact revenge? What if the unexpected happens: her heart is cracked open...she sets others free and frees herself.”  

The journey continues. I step into Prospero each performance, joined by my merry troupe of revelers, and become this passionate but flawed, tempestuous and loving mother—a woman at the full height of her reckoning powers—and stumble upon another unexpected discovery: Prospero is manifesting me.  

Special Events Ahead

We are excited to have some extra events scheduled in the tent, in these last few weeks of our summer season!

Friday, August 21, SlapHappy performs after The Tempest.  Showtime is 8:00

Tuesday, August 25, an evening of reader's theater!  Three new works, written and performed by ISF company members will be presented at 5:00 PM.  On the program:

Elysian Fields by Michael C. Robinson
Bodies of Water by Gavin Douglas 
Five Seconds by Tyler Kubat

We hope to see you at these events!  As always, they're free to attend!  No tickets necessary.  

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The cast and crew, "The Three Musketeers."  Photo by Michael Stadler.

We hope to see you and your friends soon!

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Professor Michael Dobson,
Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Island Shakespeare Festival is pleased to announce an evening with Professor Michael Dobson, the Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon and Professor of Shakespeare Studies, University of Birmingham.

On Monday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Langley United Methodist Church, Professor Dobson will discuss the long history of outdoor civic performance and its transformational effect on individuals and communities.

"Shakespeare's plays not only depict societies, they also convene them," says Dobson. "Recreational outdoor performance is one of Shakespeare's favourite images for social concord, and throughout my own experience of voluntary-sector performance, my research into non-professional Shakespeare, and my work with the Royal Shakespeare Company's outreach projects to local groups, I have been amazed at how many communities have genuinely been sustained by their active engagement with his plays."

Professor Dobson’s visit is in keeping with Island Shakespeare Festival’s mission to educate as well as entertain.

Additionally, on Sunday, March 29th at 7:30 pm, the public is invited to Bard & Brew at the Cash Store in Bayview. The event includes performances by Shakespearean actors from Whidbey and Seattle. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with food and drinks available for purchase at local businesses. Bard & Brew is a free event, with a pass the hat donation to benefit the actors.

Classic Conservatory for Young Adults, 2015

This season’s CCYA program offers an exciting opportunity for aspiring actors to develop skills in classical theater.

AUDITIONS:

May 2 & 3 , 2015 from 10am – 5pm.
Applicants should prepare 2 contrasting monologues, one contemporary and one classical, not to exceed 4 minutes. Be prepared for a short interview following your audition.

TUITION COST: $500
SCHEDULE:
4-week session: June 15 – July 12
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 3 PM

2015 CCYA Production:
Antigone” by Sophocles

Performances: July 10-12 at 4:30pm
To sign up for an audition please send a headshot and resume to:
Eric Mulholland - email

Eric Mulholland, Artistic Director

As Associate Artistic Director for ISF, one of my main goals is to expose the broader community, especially students, to opportunities that expand their understanding of Shakespeare’s works. I have been an actor for over 25 years and Shakespeare has played a major role in my artistic development. I have performed works from Shakespeare at acting competitions in high school and college. I have acted in many of his plays on the professional stage. During the 3 years I lived in London, I attended many productions at The Globe Theater, strengthening my passion for the Bard.

It brings me great joy to create engaging programs for ISF like the Classic Conservatory for Young Adults, adult actor training, and Bard & Brew.. It’s a particular passion of mine to connect people who love theatre with opportunities to grow and enrich their understanding of the craft.

I am pleased to begin this season’s educational programming by bringing Shakespeare scholar, Professor Michael Dobson, to South Whidbey. I hope you will join us for this rare and wonderful opportunity to welcome him to our community.

“Aside from the individual experience of witnessing storytelling at its best, there is an often overlooked economic benefit to live theater,” says Dobson. “I find that many people do not realize how many cottage industries are supported by the presence of a theater company. For the actors, costumers, musicians and technicians, live theater is more than just an evening of entertainment. It’s their livelihood.”

Thanks to my good friend and Langley resident, Autumn Preble, a long-time friend of Mr. Dobson for introducing us, we are able to offer our first educational event to the wider public.


FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 360-331-2939 or email
July 14-September 3,
Shows Thursday through Sunday at 6:00,
(matinees at 1:00 Saturdays in August).
Island Shakespeare Festival is located at 5476 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260 (MAP)
Mailing address:
PO Box 1262
Langley, WA, 98260
Click HERE for the performance schedule.