Here follows brief introductions to the actors, artists, creators, makers, crafters, and human beings who’ve participated in our productions over the years.
Alphabetical by first name.
Alasdair Hunter is a Scottish theatre director. He is Artistic Director of shakespeare.scot, a Connections Director for the National Theatre (London), and regularly teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and other UK drama schools.
Amba-Suhasini Katoch Jhala is an actor, deviser, and teaching artist. She lives in Delhi, India.
Andrew Codispoti is an actor-director-poet-playwright. Artistic Director of Advice to the Players ‘16 & ‘17, and a long-term company member with Seven Stages Shakespeare Company, New Art Theatre, The Barnstormers Theatre. Based in New England.
Anelisa Phewa is a South African Actor, Musician, Martial Artist and Teacher. He graduated from The University of Cape Town with a BA in Theatre & Performance in 2005. He is the 2022 Artist in Residence at The University of Witwatersrand’s Tsikinya Chaka Center and is the founder of Anelisa Phewa Dramatec- South Africa’s Premier Acting Consultancy. His work ranges from classical text to Netflix and is a multilinguist of South African languages.
Angela Hope Smith is an actor. She lives in New Hampshire, USA.
Anirudh Nair is an actor, director, producer, teaching artist, and practitioner. He specialises in physical theatre and the spoken word. He lives in Delhi, India.
Antonia Weir is an actor-writer-maker based in Edinburgh.
Ariana Karp is an actor, director, educator and cellist currently living in New York. She is the Artistic director of the International Shakespeare Centre Santa Fe.
Ben Crystal is an actor, creative producer, author, and adventurer-practitioner of Shakespeare. He lives in Wales.
Calley Luman is an actor, artist and singer from New York, USA.
Carmel Freeman Composer and sound artist based in the Netherlands. Website: carmelfreeman.com
Colin Hurley is is an English actor and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Shakespeare’s Globe company, specialising in performing the works of William Shakespeare.
Dan Beaulieu is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Seven Stages Shakespeare Company, as well as the co-host of the podcast No Holds Bard. He lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Dave Coonan is a teacher, director, and producer. He lives in New York, USA.
Edward Speck is an actor, director and playwright, and the Artistic Director of Theater in the Open in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Professor David Crystal OBE, world authority on the English Language and master of Original Pronunciation. www.davidcrystal.com
Drew Ernhout is an actor and artist currently living in West Tokyo. He’s worked with the ensemble since 2011.
Dylan Kammerer is an actor, clown, and multi-instrumentalist, and has extensively explored Shakespeare’s late Clown, moving through Twelfth Night, King Lear and Winter’s Tale, a regular collaborator with Dan and Seven Stages Shakespeare. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Em Thane is an actor and recent drama school postgraduate. They live in London.
Emily Ingram is a director, writer, occasional producer and stage manager, and co-artistic director of touring literary theatre company Some Kind of Theatre. Emily currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Eric Rasmussen is Foundation Professor of English at the University of Nevada. He is the co-editor, along with Sir Jonathan Bate, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works of Shakespeare.
Gabriel Akamo is a Nigerian-British actor, poet, educator, and creative producer. He lives in London, UK.
Gabriel Marin is an actor, producer and speaker. Born into an artists family, he grew up following rehearsals and productions for his family’s acting Company.
Today, studying master’s in Arts and also graduated in Communication. He works professionally as an actor, producer and set designer at Cena IV Shakespeare Cia, in acting and research at Instituto Shakespeare Brasil and producer and speaker at Irmãos Marin Produções.
Hazel Askew is a folk musician, singer and composer. She is part of The Askew Sisters and Lady Maisery and lives in London.
Helen Foan is a puppet designer, maker, and director, and one half of Foan and Fortune. She lives in London.
Hiroaki Kurata is a professional stand-up Manzai comedian, based in Tokyo.
Isabel Adomakoh Young is a queer actor, voiceover artist and writer of English and Ghanaian origins based in London. After studying English at Cambridge, she trained with NYT Rep, then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2019. She co-created the binary-bending collective Pecs Drag Kings, inclusive arts event Brainchild Festival and the bestselling ‘Lionboy’ book trilogy, adapted and toured internationally by Complicité. She has recently been filming two major television projects.
Jake Kemp is a workshop leader, chef, and general inspiration. He lives in London.
Jaydeep Ashra An actor, I often capture people, places and things to feed myself, but mostly live to entertain others.
Joy Colango is an artist and lives in Monterey, CA.
Jules Cooper is a Wild Crafter and Hedgewitch, and lives in Anglesey, North Wales.
Lionheart is a spoken word performance poet from London via Grenada
Matt Reznek is an actor and photographer. He lives in Vancouver, CA.
Matthew Bentley is a director, actor, and producer, He currently lives in New York, USA.
Matthew Walsh is a funeral undertaker and singer, living in Holyhead, North Wales.
Neha Vyas (she/her/hers) works an actor, clown and intimacy coordinator. She spends her time dreaming up stories or bringing them alive. She falls in love often, with people, places and art. Lives wherever the art takes her.
Priyesha Nair also known as Wolfie is a Bombay based photographer and writer.
Renee Wilson is an actress. She resides in New York, USA.
Rob Gander is a theatre director and professor from Reno, Nevada. He is slowly freeing himself from an obsession with “what next”.
Rob Mennear is a choreographer from Cornwall, UK.
Sean Garratt is a puppeteer, clown and actor, whose work has globally been seen, shared, and pulled apart in front of many audiences. He trained in UK at e15 acting school. After leaving acting school, his training has been ‘on the job education’. From the sound booths of USA, to walking the boards at the Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, Sean dedicates his time to find work that is innovative in execution as well as challenging for himself – which is why he works closely with the Shakespeare Ensemble. He hopes to continue to grow and learn from this rich tapestry of talent within the Ensemble.
Solmund Nystabakk is a lute player and lives in Tromsø, Norway.
Stuart Woodman is a forager, chef, and brewer from Cornwall, via Hertfordshire, UK.
Suzie West is a choregrapher and teacher, with a MA in Community Engagement. She lives in Cornwall, UK.
Taerie Wens is an actor and artist at heart, art historian in the making in reality, based in Prague, Czechia.
Tim Jacobs is an actor and company manager, and a long-term collaborator with Dan Beaulieu’s Seven Stages Shakespeare Company. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Tzintzuni Aguilar-Izzo (they/elle) is a queer environmental artist-scholar and movement weaver of mixed P’urépecha and European descent. Tzintzun views every art-form as an act of storytelling, a tool to weave communities together. In recent years, Tzintzuni has collaborated with their art and life partner, Blake Lavia. Under the collective Talking Wings, they have worked on several environmental art and community centered projects, such as the “North Country Art, Land and Environment Summit.” During this month long series of events, community members from the St. Lawrence Watershed (Haudenosaunee Territory) came together to discuss sustainable and regenerative solutions for the climate crises. In addition, Tzintzuni and Blake’s short films and installations have been exhibited in a number of venues, such as the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, The ROAR Magazine, the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, the TAUNY Center, the Godine Family Gallery/MassArt, and the K&P New York Gallery.
William Sutton finds solace within acting. He loves Shakespeare and memorised his Sonnets over 25 years ago. His continued love of Shakespeare’s work and time leads him to further and further study. Questions beget questions. William is currently inundated with unread books on the course of Western theatre history and literature. When overwhelmed, he juggles and recites sonnets to the rhythm of plops and thuds.
William Zamundu is a Congolese photographer and filmmaker living in Belgium. His passion is storytelling. It always starts with writing, and the final form of the piece is a mystery to be discovered on the journey of creating every piece.
Xdzunúm Trejo Boles is a dancer/choreographer. She works parallel to music and visual arts, exploring object theatre terrain. Originally from Mexico, she travels between Montreal and Southern Ontario, Canada.