*Appearing with permission from Actors' Equity Association
Monique Fowler* (Shakespeare Remembers/ Queen Margaret, Hay Fever/ Judith Bliss, The Glass Menagerie/ Amanda Wingfield, Bird of Passage/ Director & Rose) Monique has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and in leading regional theaters across the U.S. In 2006 she was named an Associate Artist of the Old Globe Theater in San Diego by Jack O’Brien, Artistic Director. There she played roles as diverse as Miranda in The Tempest (her first role,) with Ellis Rabb as Prospero, Brian Bedford's queen in Richard II, and Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She garnered an L.A. Dramalogue Award for Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at La Jolla Playhouse and an L.A. Garland Award Honorable Mention for her portrayal of the writer, Virginia Woolf. TV and Film credits include: Woody Allen's Celebrity, The Skin of Our Teeth on PBS, and episodes of Law & Order.
Robert Burke* (Shakespeare Remembers-various roles, Hay Fever/David Bliss, Bird of Passage/ Lawrence S. Hall) In his nearly 40 year career as a professional actor Mr. Burke has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, in films, on TV and at countless regional theaters. Among his favorites are: The San Diego Shakespeare Festival (Troilus in TROILUS & CRESSIDA, Orlando in AS YOU LIKE IT) The Hartford Stage Company (Orsino in TWELFTH NIGHT, The Captain in ANDROCLES & THE LION), The Theater Company of Boston w. Al Pacino in RICHARD III, The Ahmanson Theater in LA with Deborah Kerr & Charleton Heston in LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, The Indiana Rep as Jamie in LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT and Billy Bishop in BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR.. For The Playmakers Rep in Chapel Hill NC Mr. Burke was Iago in OTHELLO, Jamie in LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT and Gaylord Easterbrook in NO TIME FOR COMEDY for The MIssouri Rep: Hamlet in HAMLET. On Broadway: MACBETH with Glenda Jackson & Christopher Plummer, and ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS with Sam Waterson. Off Broadway at Playrights Horizons, New York Shakespeare Festival, The Manhattan Theater Club, Theatre at St Clememts, The WPA and La Mama. He is a proud father to Maude Elizabeth and John Elliott, a decent cook and a fair sailor and cabinetmaker. This is for David, who took the other road.
Daryll Heysham* (Hay Fever/Richard Greasham) Bagaduce Theatre debut. Daryll appeared opposite George Peppard and Susan Clark in The Lion in Winter and with Irene Worth and Roscoe Lee Browne in The Odyssey, directed by Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Off-Broadway credits include Shadowlands, Much Ado About Nothing, and Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding. Regional appearances include Noel Coward’s The Vortex at Philadelphia’s Walnut St. Theatre, Superior Donuts and The Royal Family at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Three Sisters at Syracuse Stage, and Lt. Shrank in West Side Story for Florida’s Riverside Theatre. Originally from the UK, Daryll has called Manhattan home for the past 25 years.
Andy Donnelly (Hay Fever/Sandy Tyrell) is excited to be a part of Hay Fever, his first production with Bagaduce Theatre. His favorite credits include Next to Normal (Henry), Queen Anne (George Boleyn), The Merchant of Venice (Bassanio), Cabaret (Bobby), Hedda Gabler (Eilert Lovborg), The Stonewater Rapture (Whitney) and many more. He is originally from Cincinnati Ohio, and has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Kent State University. He would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support.
Lauren Elwood (Hay Fever/Sorel Bliss; The Glass Menagerie/Laura Wingfield) calls Bangor, Maine, home but is currently studying in Oberlin, Ohio, at Oberlin College for Theatre and Dance. Both in Oberlin and in Bangor she has had some wonderful opportunities to choreograph and to act. Some of her favorite roles thus far have included Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Velma Kelly in Chicago, Bambi in Curtains, and Hecate from Macbeth. She is so excited to be working with Bagaduce Theatre as an acting intern, and would like to thank her high school Deb Elz-Hammond for inspiring her to pursue theatre!
Bixby Hawkins (Shakespeare Remembers/ Child) is thrilled to be joining Bagaduce Theatre this season! She experienced her stage debut last summer in the production of The Wind in the Willows at New Surry Theatre in Blue Hill. She is currently a third grader at Hancock Grammar School. Bixby loves performing, reading, doing puzzles, her stuffies, baking with her mother and wrestling with her two older brothers. To Bix, all the world is truly a stage!
Vanessa Hawkins – (Shakespeare Remembers: War and Peace/various roles; Bird of Passage/Ginny) Vanessa is thrilled to be joining Bagaduce Theatre this season. Recent productions include Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Calendar Girls, Wind in the Willows, Laura, The Vagina Monologues, The Good Body, Billy and Ray and The Way of All Fish, all at New Surry Theatre in Blue Hill, Maine. Vanessa has performed in theater and film from a very young age throughout California, Oregon, Arizona and New England. Favorite roles include Nellie in South Pacific, Wren in Body of Water, Sister Mary Amnesia in Nunsense and Nuncrackers, Yvonne in A Flea in Her Ear, Maggie in Lend Me a Tenor, Ophelia in Hamlet, Babe in Crimes of the Heart, and Amy in Company. Vanessa is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she won the Jack Bell Memorial Award for her adaptation and performance of Girl, Interrupted.
Carter Scott Horton (Glass Menagerie/ Gentleman Caller) is an actor and playwright currently based in Queens. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of the Arts and is beyond grateful to be playing a dream role of his. Previous credits include: MACBETH (New York Classical Theatre); DORIAN GRAY: THE MUSICAL (NYMF); THE TEMPEST, ROMEO AND JULIET (Virginia Stage Company); GOD'S EAR, TWELFTH NIGHT, MAD FOREST, WINTER'S TALE (University of the arts).
Erin McCormick (Shakespeare Remembers - various roles) Originally minoring in Theatre at the University of Maine, Erin was lovingly sidetracked from her passion by fourteen years of teaching literature and drama at George Stevens Academy. She recently returned to the stage to direct/ co- direct productions of the Lion in Winter, The Browning Version, The Winslow Boy and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers and to act in Outside Mullingar, I Dream Before I Take the Stand and God of Carnage, all for the New Surry Theatre Company. She is honored to be making her Bagaduce debut and grateful to Monique Fowler for this wonderful opportunity.
Sally Mills (Hay Fever/Clara) grew up in Blue Hill and is an alumna of George Stevens Academy. After college, she lived in England and worked there as solicitor. She returned to Maine to raise her family and to practice law at Hale & Hamlin, Maine’s oldest law firm. She acted and directed throughout college. Past roles include Petra in A Little Night Music, Nellie in South Pacific, Marjorie in Extremities, and Dr. Livingston in Agnes of God. She recently returned to acting with The New Surry Theatre as Annette in the staged reading of God of Carnage directed by Bryan Lescord.
Anne O'Sullivan (Bird of Passage/Marilyn) Celebrates 40 years as a professional working actor with performances in over 90 productions. She has performed on Broadway, off Broadway and regionally in plays at the McCarter Theatre, Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Old Globe, Bay St. Theatre, Yale Rep, Hartford Stage and Actors Theatre of Louisville among others. Most recently she performed in First Love by Charles Mee at Dramaleague in NYC. Ms. O’Sullivan has had roles written for her by Jose Rivera, David Ives, James Still and Keith Alan Benjamin. The commissioned play, “MRS. JONES” by Keith Alan Benjamin, is part of that epic story. Her most recent film is We Need to Talk About Kevin, starring Tilda Swinton. Other films include: 1937, a short film in which she co-starred with Olek Krupa; Speed and The Mirror has Two Faces, directed by and starring Barbra Streisand. On TV, Ms. O’Sullivan has had many guest roles on Law & Order (all three); Sex and The City; Third Watch; Cosby; ER and Models, Inc (featured regular). She is a member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA. Ms. Sullivan is a native of Ireland, and like Emily Dickinson, she is also an accomplished gardener.
Gaines Semler (Hay Fever/Simon Bliss) Gaines is excited to be back at the Bagaduce for another summer season. He spent most of his childhood in Princeton, New Jersey but now calls West Palm Beach, Florida his home. He is currently studying theater and film/television acting at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His favorite roles include Daniel in Indian Summer and Edward Ferrars in Sense & Sensibility. He would like to thank Monique, John, and Patricia for giving him this opportunity as well as his family for their everlasting support!
Ella Smith (Hay Fever/Jackie Coryton) Ella is thrilled to be making her Bagaduce Theater debut! Recent theater credits include Ela in Charley’s Aunt (Winnipesauke Playhouse), Chicklet in Psycho Beach Party (Valley Shakespeare Festival), and Silvia in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakesperience Productions). TV: Ryan Murphy’s Pose, Episode 5. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at the Stella Adler Studio and was selected to attend the Shakespeare program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Ella resides in NYC and, in addition to acting, teaches acting classes at Rikers Island Correctional Facility.
Simone Stadler (Hay Fever/Myra Arundel) Simone is delighted to be making her Bagaduce Theater debut! Past roles include Gertude in Hamlet (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Titania in All One Forest, (Barefoot Shakespeare Company), Portia in Julius Caesar (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), the titular bloody Thane in Macbeth, Gertrude and Laertes in separate productions of Hamlet, and Boyet in Love's Labour's Lost (all with the Adirondack Shakespeare Company), Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (EMIT Theater), and Satan in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Simone is also a film producer. Her recent independent feature film, When We Grow Up, was shot with an entirely female-identifying crew and is appearing in festivals across the country. www.simonestadler.com.