2018 Season






















Shakespeare's Other Women: A New Anthology of Monologues


Tickets now available for
Shakespeare's Other Women 


Have you heard the news? In January 2018, ISF will expand its horizon into winter programming with the professional premier of Scott Kaiser’s new play, Shakespeare's Other Women, giving voice to text Shakespeare might have written had he provided more for his female characters to speak.

This timely story weaves together an anthology of 36 new monologues, written in iambic pentameter, in Shakespeare’s vernacular, set in a historical moment upon the completion of Shakespeare’s First Folio of collected works. Shakespeare’s Other Women explores the female experience that exists beneath the surface of Shakespeare’s works, acknowledging the repression of female voices throughout history.

We are thrilled to have Seattle based director Erin Murray at the helm of this production. The cast includes Libby Barnard, Francesca Betancourt, Lexi Chipman, Michelle Lynn Conklin, Meghan Dolby, Deana Duncan, Aida Leguizamon, Kathryn Lynn Morgen, Isis Phoenix, and Gary Taylor. Resident set designer and tech director David Gignac will design the set, and Jody Harrison returns to design costumes.

Shakespeare’s Other Women runs Thursday-Sunday, January 18-28, at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ Zech Hall in Langley, WA. Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Will; Friday-Sunday tickets are $15.

Players: Acting Company

Libby Barnard Hero/Beatrice/Venus/Dorcus
Francesca Betancourt Joan/Juliet/Hero/Nell
Lexi Chipman Kathryn of Aragon/Imogen/Kate Keepdown/Rosaline
Michelle Lynn Conklin Hisperia/Dido/Leah/Emilia
Meghan Dolbey Mary Tudor/Audrey/Ophelia/Lucrece
Deana Duncan Anne Boleyn/Nell/Margaret/Queen Elizabeth
Aida Leguizamon* Portia/Ariadne/Nemesis/Jessica
Kathryn Lynn Morgen Titania/Calpurnia/Fulvia/Rosaline
Jeff Allen Pierce John Heminges
Isis Phoenix Hippolyta/Elizabeth Shore/Cleopatra/Lady Jane Grey
Gary Taylor Henry Condell
*Appears through special arrangement with Actor's Equity Association

Players: Production Team 


Scott Kaiser Playwright
Erin Murray Director
Angelica Metcalfe Stage Manager
Dave Gignac Set Design
Jody Harrison Costume Design













Shakespeare's Other Women: A New Anthology of Monologues


Tickets now available for
Shakespeare's Other Women 


Have you heard the news? In January 2018, ISF will expand its horizon into winter programming with the professional premier of Scott Kaiser’s new play, Shakespeare's Other Women, giving voice to text Shakespeare might have written had he provided more for his female characters to speak.

This timely story weaves together an anthology of 36 new monologues, written in iambic pentameter, in Shakespeare’s vernacular, set in a historical moment upon the completion of Shakespeare’s First Folio of collected works. Shakespeare’s Other Women explores the female experience that exists beneath the surface of Shakespeare’s works, acknowledging the repression of female voices throughout history.

We are thrilled to have Seattle based director Erin Murray at the helm of this production. The cast includes Libby Barnard, Francesca Betancourt, Lexi Chipman, Michelle Lynn Conklin, Meghan Dolby, Deana Duncan, Aida Leguizamon, Kathryn Lynn Morgen, Isis Phoenix, and Gary Taylor. Resident set designer and tech director David Gignac will design the set, and Jody Harrison returns to design costumes.

Shakespeare’s Other Women runs Thursday-Sunday, January 18-28, at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ Zech Hall in Langley, WA. Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Will; Friday-Sunday tickets are $15.

Players: Acting Company

Libby Barnard Hero/Beatrice/Venus/Dorcus
Francesca Betancourt Joan/Juliet/Hero/Nell
Lexi Chipman Kathryn of Aragon/Imogen/Kate Keepdown/Rosaline
Michelle Lynn Conklin Hisperia/Dido/Leah/Emilia
Meghan Dolbey Mary Tudor/Audrey/Ophelia/Lucrece
Deana Duncan Anne Boleyn/Nell/Margaret/Queen Elizabeth
Aida Leguizamon* Portia/Ariadne/Nemesis/Jessica
Kathryn Lynn Morgen Titania/Calpurnia/Fulvia/Rosaline
Jeff Allen Pierce John Heminges
Isis Phoenix Hippolyta/Elizabeth Shore/Cleopatra/Lady Jane Grey
Gary Taylor Henry Condell
*Appears through special arrangement with Actor's Equity Association

Players: Production Team 


Scott Kaiser Playwright
Erin Murray Director
Angelica Metcalfe Stage Manager
Dave Gignac Set Design
Jody Harrison Costume Design


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.