Island Shakespeare Festival

Michael Blackwood (he/him) grew up in Washington State. He spent several years in Seattle, appearing as Bettina Barnes in Psycho Beach Party (Fantastic Z), Chester in Bad Panda (Fantastic Z), and Heinrich in the sold-out 2018 run of A Very Die Hard Christmas (Marxiano Productions with Seattle Public Theater). He appeared in the 2018 ISF Summer Season as Emilio in Othello, Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night, and, perhaps his favorite role to date, as Mrs. Jennings in Sense and Sensibility. Since then, Michael has been pursuing an MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University. As part of his degree, he performs with the American Shakespeare Center at the Blackfriars Theatre in Staunton, Virginia. He will graduate in the spring of 2021, and hopes to see the fair isle of Whidbey again soon!

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