2018 Season



















Sense & Sensibility

Based on the classic novel by Jane Austen, Kate Hamill’s adaptation finds fresh humor and vitality in the sometimes stuffy world of the British bourgeoisie. Gender politics, romance, family bonds, and cultural competition have made this story a lasting favorite. Hamill’s ability to convey the lighthearted humanity in Austen’s farcical characters will surprise and thrill. Beneath the hilarity of circumstance live relatable, beautiful characters we are bound to fall in love with.

Our 2018 Summer Season will open with Sense & Sensibility, adapted by Kate Hamill, and directed by Charlie McGrath. Charlie is thrilled to make her Seattle debut with the artistic family at ISF. She is currently an Assistant Director at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC (FFA Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, The Secret Garden, Macbeth, School for Lies, Twelfth Night, Noura). BROADWAY: SDCF Observer, A Time to Kill (dir. Ethan McSweeny). REGIONAL: Director: Birmingham Chidlren's Theatre: The Jungle Book: Assistant Director, Goodman Theatre: Smokefall (dir. Anne Kauffman); Court Theatre: A Long Day’s Journey Into Night (dir. David Auburn); Northlight Theatre: Mothers and Sons (dir. Steve Scott). DC: Pointless Theatre: Imogen; Silver Springs Stage: The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence. CHICAGO: Director, The Side Project: Lysistrata; AstonRep Theatre Company: Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Dead Writers Theatre Collective: Game of Love and Chance [Remount], House of Mirth; Open Door Repertory Company: Game of Love and Chance, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks; Proud Kate Theatre Project: The Ruby Sunrise, November, Dumb Waiter; G&S Opera Company: HMS Pinafore. She’s a proud member of Directors Lab North and alumnus of Northwestern University and AMDA (NY), a previous Directing Fellow at STC, and a finalist for the SDCF Gielgud Fellowship. Her stagings use symbolism, traces of magical realism and diverse casting to reimagine the classics for a deeper resonance within her audience.













Sense & Sensibility

Based on the classic novel by Jane Austen, Kate Hamill’s adaptation finds fresh humor and vitality in the sometimes stuffy world of the British bourgeoisie. Gender politics, romance, family bonds, and cultural competition have made this story a lasting favorite. Hamill’s ability to convey the lighthearted humanity in Austen’s farcical characters will surprise and thrill. Beneath the hilarity of circumstance live relatable, beautiful characters we are bound to fall in love with.

Our 2018 Summer Season will open with Sense & Sensibility, adapted by Kate Hamill, and directed by Charlie McGrath. Charlie is thrilled to make her Seattle debut with the artistic family at ISF. She is currently an Assistant Director at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC (FFA Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, The Secret Garden, Macbeth, School for Lies, Twelfth Night, Noura). BROADWAY: SDCF Observer, A Time to Kill (dir. Ethan McSweeny). REGIONAL: Director: Birmingham Chidlren's Theatre: The Jungle Book: Assistant Director, Goodman Theatre: Smokefall (dir. Anne Kauffman); Court Theatre: A Long Day’s Journey Into Night (dir. David Auburn); Northlight Theatre: Mothers and Sons (dir. Steve Scott). DC: Pointless Theatre: Imogen; Silver Springs Stage: The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence. CHICAGO: Director, The Side Project: Lysistrata; AstonRep Theatre Company: Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Dead Writers Theatre Collective: Game of Love and Chance [Remount], House of Mirth; Open Door Repertory Company: Game of Love and Chance, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks; Proud Kate Theatre Project: The Ruby Sunrise, November, Dumb Waiter; G&S Opera Company: HMS Pinafore. She’s a proud member of Directors Lab North and alumnus of Northwestern University and AMDA (NY), a previous Directing Fellow at STC, and a finalist for the SDCF Gielgud Fellowship. Her stagings use symbolism, traces of magical realism and diverse casting to reimagine the classics for a deeper resonance within her audience.



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
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