Island Shakespeare Festival

Olena Hodges (she/her; The Lark) is the artistic director of ISF and has appeared in many summer season productions. Her passion for Shakespeare began early in childhood and has become the driving force of her artistic life. Olena grew up on Whidbey, spending much of her time on the Whidbey Children’s Theater stage. Favorite roles at ISF include Rosalind in As You Like It, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing, and Desdemona in Othello (among many others). At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: The Sign in Sydney Brustein’s Window and the all women production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. She holds a BFA in Performance from Southern Oregon University, and is a graduate of Circle in The Square Theater School. 

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