Door Shakespeare presents The Tempest & The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, with Music | Program

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William Shakespeare’s

Tempest Directed by

Todd Denning

By Joe Pine With music and lyrics by Scott McKenna Campbell Directed by Marcella Kearns

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About Door Shakespeare Door Shakespeare was created in 1995 under the umbrella of then-named American Folklore Theater in collaboration with Blue Circle Theatre. The first season, produced in the Garden at Björklunden, included “A Midsommer Night’s Dream” and “The Comedie of Errors,” which played in conjunction with the same acting company performing across the peninsula at American Folklore Theater (now, Northern Sky Theater). In 1999, and with AFT’s blessing, company members Suzanne Graff and her husband, Jerry Gomes, established Door Shakespeare as its own nonprofit theater company. Since 1999 Door Shakespeare has produced 44 striking productions of classical theater in the Garden of Björklunden’s 405-acre estate on Lake Michigan in Baileys Harbor. Over the last four and a half years, and under the leadership of Michael Stebbins and Amy Ensign, Door Shakespeare’s presence has continued to grow and has been enriched by educational programming including Door Shakespeare’s Camp Will, Will in the Woods, Shake it up Saturday, and Shakespeare in the Schools. This summer brings a shift of leadership as Michael Stebbins departs to pursue other opportunities, and Amy Ensign steps in as acting artistic director. Ms. Ensign shares: “It has been a wonderful four and a half years with Michael, and I am so grateful for the strong foundation he leaves behind. He has brought together an exemplary group of artists for the 2022 summer season, and I look forward to honoring our partnership, and friendship, by continuing to embrace his tradition of artistic excellence.” Door Shakespeare is a professional theater company, employing members of the Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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Door Shakespeare’s performance space is located on the ancestral homelands of the Menominee Nation. Currently there are 11 federally recognized Native American sovereign nations in Wisconsin. We acknowledge these indigenous communities who have stewarded this land throughout the generations and pay respect to their elders past and present.


About Door Shakespeare board of directors

Judy Drew, Chair and Development Director David R. Clowers, Treasurer Kit Conner Steve Kane

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Drew Shirley and Mark Corkins in 2018’s Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Joseph Hanreddy

Our mission is to provide relevant and entertaining productions of the works of William Shakespeare and other classical and contemporary playwrights through artistic excellence in both the conception and performance of our plays, and to enhance the theatrical experience through interactive educational opportunities designed for audiences of all ages, thereby creating a common ground to experience these celebrated traditions.


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Welcome to Björklunden On behalf of the Björklunden staff and Lawrence University, welcome to the garden amphitheater and Door Shakespeare! Björklunden* is a 425-acre estate bequeathed to Lawrence University in 1963 by Donald and Winifred Boynton of Highland Park, Illinois. Winifred designed and built many of the wonderful structures on the property, including the Chapel. You may tour the Chapel on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00–4:00 p.m. Since 1980, Lawrence has offered a series of adult education seminars at Björklunden, interrupted only by a fire that destroyed the estate’s main lodge in 1993. In 1996, construction was completed on a new and larger facility and the Björklunden seminar program resumed. Following an expansion project in 2007, the splendid two-story, 37,000-square-foot lodge contains a great room, multi-purpose and seminar rooms, dining room and kitchen, as well as 22 guest rooms. This magnificent, year-round facility also allows Lawrence University’s mission as an undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music to extend to its northern campus through a popular series of weekend student-faculty seminars, which have been running since 1996. We are happy to have Door Shakespeare as an independent, professional theatre company on our campus. Please enjoy the grounds and have a wonderful time at tonight’s production. As Winifred Boynton said of her beloved summer home: “Far removed from confusion and aggression, it offers a sanctuary for all.” May it be so for you as well. Sincerely, the Björklunden staff,

For more information about Björklunden and seminars offered, please contact: P.O. Box 10, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 Phone: 920-839-2216 Email:

* Full name is Björklunden vid Sjön, Swedish for “Birch Grove at the Lake” (but commonly translated to “Birch Forest by the Water”). Björklunden is pronounced “bee-york-lun-den.”


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A Note from the Board Chair dear friends, On behalf of everyone at Door Shakespeare, I’m delighted to welcome you back to our artistic home, the beautiful Garden at Björklunden, for our 27th season. And what a season it promises to be! For the first time in three years, we are returning to our traditional format, bringing you full stage productions of two dynamic plays in repertory. We know you have missed that as much as we have, and we believe that our season offerings are the perfect way to celebrate a return to our roots. Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a fast-moving tale full of magic, drama, and comedy, with themes surprisingly relevant to current events. The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, with Music is a fast, fun, and fresh reimagining of the timeless novel, jam-packed with secret plots, romance, and swordplay. While challenges from the pandemic still linger, we have done much more than survive the last two years. We have kept working. We have found ways to keep our artists working. And we have emerged stronger for the experience. For that, we truly have a village to thank—our staff, our board of directors, and you—our volunteers, patrons and donors. As we present our 2022 season, we do so with renewed energy and sincere gratitude for your support. Now find your favorite seat, sit back and enjoy the show. Whether you’re new to our audience or a longtime member of the Door Shakespeare family, we are so excited that you’re joining us tonight!

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Welcome welcome to door shakespeare! Many weeks ago a whole host of artists arrived to these woods with hope in their hearts and a common goal: to share these timeless stories with you. The first day of rehearsal began with a tour of the grounds. I remember the first tour I took fifteen years ago and the first one I gave five years ago. Memories of seasons past surrounded us as we walked. And there are lots of memories. As many stories as we have told onstage; there are more backstage about the people who have made it happen. The people that make it happen. As we gathered together for our first day of rehearsal this year, I was struck by how much bigger our circle is now than it had been the year before—what a joyful realization that was! We are so happy to welcome you back to a traditional Door Shakespeare season with two shows with full casts, running in rotating repertory over two months and then some! This year we bring you two adventures, one by land, and one by sea. By land, The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music. This classic tale based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas is an adventure for the whole family with music and lyrics by our own Scott McKenna Campbell. And by sea: The Tempest reaches out, with its rich language, accessible themes, and beautiful settings, to Shakespeare aficionados as well as to new fans of all ages. In addition to our two adventures, we announce the return of Will in the Woods, Shake it up Saturday, and Wine Nights; and introduce Food Truck Fridays. Our annual gala arrives July 17, and our summer youth theater program, Camp Will, returns with three sessions taught by members of the acting company. If you look to your left and look to your right you’ll see more neighbors than ever sharing this experience with you. Friends, family, and new acquaintances sitting together again, learning more about each other and the world around us by sharing the story in front of us. Thank you for joining our circle! Enjoy the show.

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Directed by Todd Denning

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By Joe Pine With music and lyrics by Scott McKenna Campbell Directed by Marcella Kearns Production Stage Manager

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Cast and Crew jamie alexander

Assistant Stage Manager

Jamie Alexander is a graduate of Wayland Academy and a rising freshman at Sarah Lawrence College, where he will study theater and music composition. He plays trumpet, spearheads student leadership programs, and in his spare time, writes his own songs and stories. Additionally, Jamie is passionate about queer youth advocacy and hopes to weave that into his work. Jamie’s most recent roles onstage have been Wadsworth (Clue) and Orlando (a musical adaptation of As You Like It). Having been an actor since the age of five, he’s excited to step back and view theater through a different lens. This is Jamie’s first season with Door Shakespeare, and he is immensely grateful to be part of such a wonderful team!

scott mckenna campbell

Actor, Music Director, Music Composer, Lyricist, Camp Will Teaching Artist Shipmaster · The Tempest Planchet · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Dr. Scott McKenna Campbell returns for a sixth summer with Door Shakespeare. Previous design credits with the company include composition and music direction for the 2017-2019 seasons, and digital sound design for Hamlet in 2021. Onstage, Scott has appeared across the Midwest regional theater scene in Shakespeare roles including Feste (Twelfth Night), Puck (Midsummer), and Grumio (Taming of the Shrew). He enjoys an ongoing actor-manager role with the Ohio Shakespeare Festival where he has composed music and lyrics for multiple new works including the upcoming Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Scott earned a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison English Department, a Masters of Letters degree in Shakespeare and Performance through the American Shakespeare Center/Mary Baldwin University partnership, and a Master of Arts in Arts and Creative Enterprise through the Bolz Center in the Wisconsin School of Business. When not working in theater or research, Scott is the principal songwriter for Ohio folk band The Wind & The Rain and a performer/ interpreter of traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, England, and Scandinavia. Find him at


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mark corkins * Actor Antonio · The Tempest

De Treville, D’Artagnan the Elder, Cardinal’s Guard · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music This will be Mark’s fifth season with Door Shakespeare. He is so excited to be back in the garden at Björklunden, working with friends old and new, sharing these stories with a live audience. Favorite past roles here include: Prospero, Capulet, Toby Belch, Egeon, and, most recently, Falstaff. Mark has also worked locally with American Players Theatre, Madison Rep, Next Act, Chamber Theatre, First Stage, Optimist, In Tandem, Cooperative Performance, and Milwaukee Opera Theatre. As a long-time member of the Milwaukee Rep’s resident acting company, over dozens of productions, notable roles include: Lear (King Lear), Lopahkin (The Cherry Orchard), Hamm (End Game), Lee (True West), and Jacob Marley (A Christmas Carol). Mark has also had the pleasure to work with the Berkeley Rep, the Utah and Illinois Shakespeare Festivals, Stage West, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Arena Stage, and the Colonial Theatre. Internationally he has traveled to perform in Germany, Finland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Mark is also most fortunate to have spent many months in Japan, over the years, working with the Suzuki Company of Toga, and SITI Company.


Cast and Crew todd denning * Director · The Tempest Todd is delighted to return for his second season with Door Shakespeare. He last appeared as Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing in 2018. Todd lives in Milwaukee, and, for more than 30 years, he has been blessed with opportunities to work as an actor, director, teacher, fight choreographer, sound designer/engineer and, once, as a stage manager. Since 2008, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at Marquette University. Directing credits at MU include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Foreigner, Title of Show, and How I Became a Pirate. At First Stage, in Milwaukee, Todd directed numerous Mainstage and Young Company productions, including The Quiltmaker’s Gift, The Winter’s Tale, Gathering Blue, Macbeth, The Diviners, and Twelfth Night. As an AEA actor, he has worked extensively in Milwaukee and at regional theaters across the country. Most recently, Todd played Ross, in Macbeth for Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Other regional acting credits include seven seasons with Utah Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Tennessee Rep, Georgia Shakespeare, Willamette Rep, and Artpark & Co. Milwaukee acting credits include Milwaukee Rep, Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Shakespeare, In Tandem Theatre, Optimist Theatre, and First Stage. Todd holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California-Irvine.

na’tosha de’von

Actor, Camp Will Teaching Artist Boatswain, Trincula · The Tempest Queen Anne, Hostess · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Na’Tosha De’Von, a native of Chicago, was raised in Mississippi. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Speech Communications from Thee Jackson State University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Arkansas. Na’Tosha began her career in acting and poetry by way of God’s design. Her acting career has led her to appear in several Walmart commercials, the series Chase the Lion on the TBN television network, as well as other film and television projects. Na’Tosha has been seen in Macbeth, For Colored Girls, School Girls, The Royale, Butterfly/Mariposa, A Dog’s Job, Mid Summer, Avenue Q, As You Like It, A Raisin in the Sun, Designing Women (US), Clybourn Park as well as other productions. Na’Tosha is a published poet as well as a casting assistant for Actors Casting Agency in Arkansas. She believes that the purpose of her art is to expose and heal.


Cast and Crew amélie doneff

Camp Will Teaching Apprentice Amélie is thrilled to work with Door Shakespeare this summer as a Camp Will teaching apprentice. She has participated in Camp Will for many years, and she is excited to have a new experience from a different perspective. Amélie resides in Manitowoc, WI, and loves spending part of her summers with her family in Door County, enjoying the beautiful scenery and entertainment. Amélie has always loved theater, as seen in participation in school and community performances as well as summer camps, such as Camp Will and with American Players Theater. She also was involved in her school’s select choir and forensics team, among many other activities. Favorite roles include: Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, and Mary Poppins. Amélie will be attending DePauw University this coming year and hopes to major in communications and theater.

christopher elst † ‡ Actor, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, Camp Will Teaching Artist Mariner, Francisco, Juno · The Tempest Athos · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music A prominent member of several national theater organizations, including secretary and certified teacher, Society of American Fight Directors; associate instructor, Dueling Arts International; intimacy director in training, Intimacy Directors and Coordinators; and an advocate for safe practices in theaters nationwide, Christopher Elst has performed, directed, and designed violence, movement, and intimacy for professional theaters across the country, including Ogunquit Playhouse, First Stage Children’s Theatre, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (now The REV), Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight Music Theatre, The Milwaukee Rep, and now, Door Shakespeare! Favorite roles include John Wilkes Booth (Assassins, Windfall Theatre), Winston Smith (1984, Bad Example Productions), Teddy Roosevelt (Newsies, Skylight Music Theatre), and Charles the Wrestler (As You Like It, Optimist Theatre.) He thanks his friend, Marcy, for the opportunity to show his personal fight skills at this level and to challenge the skills of his castmates, and his wife, Marcee, for late nights and joint locks.


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Cast and Crew amy ensign

Acting Artistic Director Amy Ensign began her career with Door Shakespeare 15 years ago, performing as Elmire (Tartuffe) and Ceres (The Tempest). Last seen as Mistress Page in 2019’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, other Door Shakespeare credits include Portia (The Merchant of Venice), Julia (The Rivals), Jane (Pride and Prejudice), and Rosalind (As You Like It). A Door County-based actor, director, and theater educator, Amy has performed with Northern Sky Theater, Theatre M, Teatro Caravaggio, Third Avenue PlayWorks, and Peninsula Players Theatre; and directed youth theater programs for Sevastopol School, Third Avenue PlayWorks, and right here at Door Shakespeare. Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts in theater from the University of Washington and studied with the Suzuki Company of Toga-Mura in Japan. A voyaging sailor and underwater hockey player, Amy lives in Sturgeon Bay with her husband and son.

jamey feshold

Actor, Fight Captain, Camp Will Teaching Artist Mariner, Adrian, Ceres · The Tempest Duke of Buckingham, Innkeeper, Cardinal’s Guard The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Jamey Feshold is excited to make his Door County debut! After returning to the boards from a pursuit in the stunt industry, he has had the pleasure to share the stage with many incredible actors, designers, directors, and artists from all across this country. Since arriving in Wisconsin last November, he has been overwhelmed by the welcoming attitude of all the wonderful storytellers in this incredible state, and he looks forward to sharing many more stories with them all. Selected credits include Nick Bottom (Something Rotten, Stage West Community PlayHouse), Ed (Evil Dead: The Musical, Stageworks), Linus (Snoopy, ThinkTank TYA), and Ghost of Christmas Future (A Christmas Carol, Milwaukee Repertory Theater). May the stories you tell reach the hearts that need them most.


Cast and Crew charles fraser * Actor Alonso, Stephano · The Tempest King Louis, Rochefort · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Charles Fraser appeared in Door Shakespeare’s streaming production of The Comedy of Errors in 2020. He has been a theater maker, actor, director, teaching artist, designer, scenic artist, playwright, and stage manager in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, for the past thirty years. He is a company member of Yellow Tree Theatre. He has also worked with the Guthrie Theater, Zephyr Theatre, Six Points Theater, Park Square Theatre, Rochester Civic Theater, Penumbra Theatre, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Mixed Blood Theatre, Jon Hassler Theater, Actors Theatre of Minnesota, Minnesota Shakespeare Project, Playwrights’ Center, Illusion Theater, and the Jungle Theatre, among others. Outside of Minnesota, he has acted at the Lincoln Amphitheatre in Indiana, New Stage Theatre in Mississippi, and aboard Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic. He has appeared in a variety of commercials and small films, including The Completely Remarkable, Utterly Fabulous Transformation of a Regular Joe. Up next, Charles will return to the History Theatre in Saint Paul to perform in The Buddy Holly Story this October.

alex galick * Actor Ferdinand · The Tempest D’Artagnan · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Alex Galick is excited to make his Door Shakespeare debut. A Twin Cities-based actor, Alex has worked there locally with Theater Mu, Stillwater Zephyr Theatre, Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, and Guthrie Theater; as well as across the country with Swine Palace in Baton Rouge, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. You can also find him later this year in the Horror/Comedy-Anthology Scare Package 2 on the streaming service SHUDDER. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Macalester College and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Louisiana State University, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.


Cast and Crew colin gawronski

Master Electrician

Colin Gawronski is a lighting designer and theatrical technician native to Milwaukee who has worked extensively with Danceworks, Inc, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Black Arts MKE/Bronzeville. They have worked with other local companies such as Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, UWM Dance, Next Act, Wildspace, PrideFest Milwaukee, Bard and Bourbon, Gina Laurenzi Dance Project, and In Tandem Theatre. Colin has also worked with the Sacramento Music Circus, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and with the Indianapolis and Chicago Fringe Festivals. Favorite productions include: Stew, Out of many One, Fires in the Mirror, Ignite: A Hip Hop Experience (since 2013), Secrets From the Wide Sky, Russian Transport, Frankie and Johnny, Stories From a Life, The Glass Menagerie, Serendipity, Mauritius, Thrill Me, In a Black Mood, My Fair Lady, Lamps for my Family, and Vagabondare. Give Love Always.

lindy girman

Production Stage Manager Lindy is ecstatic to be production stage manager with Door Shakespeare this summer! She is a Theater student at Columbia College Chicago and a graduate of First Stage’s Young Company in Milwaukee. Recent Chicago credits include being a house manager for the Apollo Theater and a production assistant at Second City. Lindy is extremely grateful to her mentors from First Stage and the opportunity to work with the Door Shakespeare team.

shannon heibler

Costume Designer

Shannon Heibler is an artist and costume designer based in Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from University of Wisconsin–Madison with a degree in Theatre and Drama, where she now works as assistant costume studio supervisor. Design credits include Heathers: the Musical and Evil Dead: the Musical with University Theatre; 46 Plays for America’s First Ladies and I & You with Forward Theater Company; and Matilda the Musical and Tuck Everlasting with Children’s Theater of Madison. When she’s not working, Shannon has a thriving fine arts practice and enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, and watching movies. Love and thanks to Ben. Learn more at AEA Contract


Cast and Crew carrie hitchcock * Actor Prospero · The Tempest Cardinal Richelieu, Landlord · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Carrie Hitchcock is happy to return to Door Shakespeare for the 2022 season. A native of Milwaukee and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, she has performed roles with The Milwaukee Rep, Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theater, Renaissance Theater Works, and Forward Theater. Recent credits include Ida Straus (Titanic the Musical at Milwaukee Rep), Virginia (Three Viewings with Next Act Theatre), and Alice (Lewiston/Clarkston with Forward Theater). Carrie has also narrated many commercial and industrial projects and has appeared in the Independent films, Last Will, Expecting Mercy, Wishtaker, and Coming Up for Air. Love to Kelsey and Norman and “Hooray for LIVE THEATER!!!”

heidi hodges

Company Photographer As a student, Heidi Hodges tried to like Shakespeare. She read plays, tried to show enthusiasm when Romeo and Juliet was introduced, nodded in agreement, and tried to look sophisticated when others talked about Shakespeare. Tried, tried, tried. Failed. Then came Door Shakespeare, and everything changed. She knew the world shifted when she laughed and when she cried during a show—and wasn’t doing it just because the rest of the audience was. Door Shakespeare finally made Shakespeare’s words real, relatable, fun, and poignant. And then, happily, the next generation caught on. Heidi’s offspring, after being force-marched to a showing of Hamilton said, (quote): “Henry V was a lot better.” So, Heidi, a full-time professional photographer with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of photography, is very pleased to volunteer photography services to this wonderful, personal theater that provides such a unique experience. Because this organization, this effort, these stories, and these people matter.


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Cast and Crew charrey honkanen

House Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, COVID Safety Manager Charrey is a recent graduate, having studied at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay and Ball State University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay and is excited to be joining the Door Shakespeare family. Throughout her schooling she studied acting, directing, and writing, and had fun dabbling in other aspects of theater, such as costume creation, set construction, stage management, choreography, and stage videography. When she wasn’t in class, she was working a few different jobs as a trainer and had the opportunity to write radio commercials. Charrey’s most recent onstage appearance was as Jay (Red by Somalia Seaton). She recently directed Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin, and made costumes for Circle Mirror Transformation and Picasso at the Lapin Agile at UWGB.

gabrielle johnsen

COVID Safety Manager, Understudy Gabrielle Johnsen is a recent graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, and this is her first season with Door Shakespeare. She completed her final semester of college on a study abroad program in Germany, where she studied a variety of European theater practices and techniques and participated in a performance of Peter Brook’s Conference Of The Birds. Gabrielle has acted in a variety of stage and screen productions, most recently the short film the Lost Angels Club and the Zoom theater performances of Sonnetfest and Love & Information. She is also a published writer. Her most recent pieces are in the Spring 2022 editions of LA Miscellany, Attic Salt, and Criterion.

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Actor Caliban · The Tempest

Aramis · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Alexander Johnson, a Chicago-based actor, is overjoyed to safely return to live performance with Door Shakespeare. Recent credits include Door Shakespeare’s reading of I Hate Hamlet, their virtual production of Rosalind, the short musical film H.M.U. created by Milwaukee native Austin Winter, and various productions throughout Wisconsin and Illinois as a founding member of Veteran Outreach Theatre. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carthage College in Theatre Performance and Music Theatre and continues his training with Acting Studio Chicago and The Second City. A huge thank you to the entire Door Shakespeare community for supporting live theater and warmly welcoming him aboard!

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Cast and Crew theresa kaser

Box Office Manager

Theresa Kaser is currently an Accounting major at UW–Eau Claire. She plans to work within theater companies or start her own theater business in the future. Theresa has a huge passion for the arts, and throughout high school at Southern Door in Brussels, Wisconsin, was involved in all four annual musical productions. Her musical background includes concert choir, madrigal, show choir, band, pep band, marching band, jazz band, and she also plays piano. In high school she performed as the understudy for the witch in Into The Woods and Lefou in Beauty and the Beast. For the Door Shakespeare youth production of Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark, she played Polonius and Laertes. Theresa loves cats, she has nine at home, and she absolutely loves sushi and seafood in general.

marcella kearns * Director · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Marcella Kearns returns to Door Shakespeare after directing 2019’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. A Milwaukee-based multidisciplinary artist, Marcy serves as a director, actor, instructor, dramaturg, and administrator. Selected directing credits include the world premieres of Fighting for Home: Stories of Women Who Serve (Carthage College) and Girls in the Boat (First Stage); classical forays with Macbeth, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Winter’s Tale, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and her conflation of the Wars of the Roses plays (First Stage); and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, and Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities (MCT). She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, a former Fulbright Fellow (Austria), and a 2008 Theatre Communications Group (TCG) Observership recipient. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of South Carolina.


Cast and Crew dan klarer * Actor Sebastian · The Tempest Porthos · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Dan has been seen on and off Door County stages since 2006. He is an actor, fight director, stage manager, and costume designer, who calls beautiful Door County home. He has worked across America and internationally in the UK. Dan received his Master of Arts from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and a Bachelor of Arts from UW–Stevens Point. Recent theater credits include: First Folio, Artists’ Ensemble, Third Avenue PlayWorks, Door Shakespeare, Peninsula Players Theatre, Northern Sky Theater, Theatre at the Center, Children’s Theater Madison, Go Fish Productions, Chicago Kids Company, and the Goodman Theatre.

rori krueger

Camp Will Teaching Apprentice Rori Krueger is a graduate of Sevastopol High School. This fall she plans to attend Northern Michigan University to study Social Work, in hopes to become an adoption counselor. She has always had a passion for working with children, which is why she is excited to be a teaching apprentice with Camp Will. When not at Door Shakespeare, she works at the Boys and Girls Club in Sturgeon Bay. Being able to work with young children and help them grow and become confident learners is a very rewarding opportunity. Rori enjoys performing and watching theater as well. During her sophomore year of High School, she was Marmee in Little Women (Paulette Laufer adaptation). In her free time, she loves to read, crochet, and paint. She is thrilled to be a part of Camp Will, and support young people’s interest in theater.

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Nala Meikle just finished her junior year at UW–Whitewater. She has worked on costumes, makeup, and/or hair on The Busy Body, She Kills Monsters, Dance­Scapes ’22, God of Carnage, A Place With The Pigs, DanceScapes ‘21, Antigone, and The Misanthrope. As a Costume Technician at UWW since fall 2020, she has worked in over ten productions, including some in which she also acted. Nala is local to Door County, and has participated in local and high school theater since she was young. She is ecstatic to be working as an intern for Door Shakespeare and to be gaining experience for her future in theatrical production.

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Cast and Crew todd mion

Lighting Designer Todd has been a lighting designer in the mid-Atlantic region for the last thirty-six years. His designs have been seen nationally in Washington, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago, and internationally in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Festival Fringe. Other international credits include two multi-country tours for Dakshina: The Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company with dates in central Europe, South Africa, and India. For the Preservation Association for Tudor Hall, actor Edwin Booth’s childhood home, he lit benefit performances starring Lynn Redgrave and Stacy Keach. Todd is no stranger to outdoor Shakespeare as he was the technical director for The Baltimore Shakespeare Festival from 2004–2009. There, in the meadow at Evergreen House, he built numerous outdoor productions including, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Twelfth Night. He is pleased to be returning for his fifth season with Door Shakespeare. When Todd is not in Door County he is the production manager for Dance, Music, and Theatre at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.

katherine e. norman

Actor, Camp Will Director, Camp Will Teaching Artist Gonzala, Iris · The Tempest Milady De Winter, Cardinal’s Guard · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Katherine is very happy to be returning to the woods for her second season with Door Shakespeare! She is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology at the UW–Madison, where she splits her research work between the Educational Neuroscience Lab and the Community Arts Collaboratory. Katherine studies what and how we learn through art and play practices, and aims to leverage interdisciplinary scholarship towards equitable access to meaningful arts education. Recent theater credits include her ongoing role as the education director for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, as well as work with Forward Theatre (playwright), Interlochen Arts Camp (program director), and Whoopensocker (actor and teaching artist). Other favorite credits include: the Children’s Theater of Madison, Four Seasons Theatre, the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam, Optimist Shakespeare, Double Edge Theatre, Adishakti Theatre, and the Missoula Children’s Theatre. She holds a Master of Science in Educational Psychology and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies from the UW-Madison, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Cast and Crew dalena pakalske

Camp Will Teaching Apprentice Dalena Pakalske recently graduated from Southern Door High School, and in the fall will attend Lawrence University where she plans to study Vocal Performance and Theatre. A Camp Will graduate, she is excited to be working with Door Shakespeare as a Camp Will teaching apprentice. While at Southern Door, Dalena participated in all four of her high school’s annual musicals, including Chip in Beauty and the Beast, Betty/Buddy in Hello my Baby!, and The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Dalena was also in Door Shakespeare’s youth productions: Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark (Gertrude), and The Happy Prince: a Radio Play (Little Swallow). Previously a teacher’s assistant for Camp Invention and 4-K general music, Dalena has been involved in community-based theater with Third Avenue PlayWorks Stage Kids, and Rogue Theatre. Dalena is thrilled to be able to encourage and inspire young actors to explore and experience theater, and thanks everyone who has helped her along the way, and Door Shakespeare for providing this opportunity.

alayna perry

Production Intern · Acting Miranda · The Tempest Cardinal’s Guard, Kitty · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Alayna Perry is delighted to spend the summer with Door Shakespeare. Previous credits include The Amazing Lemonade Girl (First Stage), Hamlet, Playboy of the Western World (UWM), and A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Rep). She recently received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

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Actor, Camp Will Teaching Artist Ariel · The Tempest Constance Bonacieux, Jussac · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Christine Saenz is incredibly grateful to be working with the wonderful folks of Door Shakespeare again! You may have seen her in Door Shakespeare’s staged readings of I Hate Hamlet (Dierdre) and Infancy by Thornton Wilder (Millie). Other recent credits include Freaky Friday, Stellaluna, and Tibet Through the Red Box with Children’s Theater of Madison and a reading of A Lost Leonardo with Third Avenue PlayWorks. Texas credits include A Piece of My Heart, Leading Ladies, and Scapino with Unity Theatre in Brenham. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Christine holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston State University. She is also a singer/songwriter and musical theater composer. Heartfelt thanks to all of you for supporting live theater, und viele Grüße an meine neue Familie und meinen Lieblings-Ludwig! IG: @christinesigns


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Scenic and Properties Designer Jody Sekas is a production/scenic designer for theater and film having worked for such venues as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, First Stage Children’s Theater, Door Shakespeare, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Dell’Arte International, Rochester Civic Theatre, Omaha Theatre Company for Young People, The Western Stage, and on the films The Music Inside, Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes, FLEA, and The Wine of Summer. He taught Scenography for Theatre, Film, and Dance at Humboldt State University in northern California; Scenic/Lighting Design and Technology at University of Wisconsin– Eau Claire; and was the resident scenic and lighting designer for the Sioux Falls Playhouse in South Dakota. He is now in his 10th year at UW–Parkside as associate professor of scenic design and technology and is a core professor in the Digital Design and Fabrication program. See examples of his works at

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Cast and Crew michael stebbins * Producing Artistic Director Emeritus After four and a half years with Door Shakespeare, Michael Stebbins stepped down from his position as Producing Artistic Director on May 31st. Stebbins had intended to resign at the end of the season, but that plan was accelerated due to an injury which prevented him from being on site with the theater this summer. In addition to being seen on Door Shakespeare’s stage as the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2019’s Henry V, he has appeared on professional stages across the country, from NYC’s The Public Theater/NYSF and the Mint Theatre Company, to California’s Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and theaters in many states in between. Wisconsin credits include Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Optimist Theatre (aka Milwaukee’s Shakespeare in the Park), Skylight Music Theatre, Theatre Gigante, and Peninsula Players Theatre. Door Shakespeare directing credits include the 2021 summer production of Hamlet, as well as the virtual productions of The Comedy of Errors and J. M. Barrie’s Rosalind. Michael also directed the Door Shakespeare Reading Series. His most recent directing credit is Third Avenue PlayWorks’ production of Gutenberg! The Musical! He is the former producing artistic director of Rep Stage, a regional theater in Maryland, where he championed works by up-and-coming playwrights, and embraced theatrical gems by scribes of old. Michael received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts from University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee’s Professional Theatre Training Program. He is the recipient of a Helen Hayes Tribute Award for his work in the District of Columbia/Maryland/Virginia region, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. “I have enjoyed my tenure with Door Shakespeare, and am more than grateful for the opportunities that were offered me” —Michael Stebbins Door Shakespeare applauds Michael for his work and thanks him for bringing together the incredible group of artists here today.

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Playgoer’s Guide the tempest

Synopsis Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library* A story of shipwreck and magic, The Tempest begins on a ship caught in a violent storm with Alonso, the king of Naples, on board. On a nearby island, the exiled Duke of Milan, Prospero, tells her daughter, Miranda, that she has caused the storm with her magical powers. Prospero had been banished twelve years earlier when Prospero's brother, Antonio—also on the doomed ship— conspired with Alonso to become the duke instead. “Ariel: On a bat’s back I do fly after Summer, merrily” from Prospero and Miranda are William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” artist: H.C. Sealous served by a spirit named Ariel and by Caliban, son of the island's previous inhabitant, the witch Sycorax. On the island, castaways from the wreck begin to appear. First is Alonso's son Ferdinand, who immediately falls in love with Miranda. Prospero secretly approves of their love but subjects Ferdinand with tasks to test the pair. After secretly watching Miranda and Ferdinand exchange vows, Prospero releases Ferdinand and consents to their marriage. Other castaways who appear are Trincula and Stephano, Alonso's jester and butler, who join forces with Caliban to kill Prospero and take over the island. The nobles from the ship search for Ferdinand and are confronted with a spectacle including a Harpy, who convinces Alonso that Ferdinand’s death is retribution for Prospero’s exile. Having all her enemies under her control, Prospero decides to forgive them. Alonso, joyously reunited with his son Ferdinand, restores Prospero to the dukedom of Milan and welcomes Miranda as Ferdinand’s wife. As all except Caliban and Ariel prepare to leave the island, Prospero, who has given up her magic, bids farewell to the island and the audience.





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Playgoer’s Guide william shakespeare

A Biography Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library* Since William Shakespeare lived more than 400 years ago, and many records from that time are lost or never existed in the first place, we don’t know everything about his life. For example, we know that he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, 100 miles northwest of London, on April 26, 1564. But we don’t know his exact birthdate, which must have been a few days earlier. We know that Shakespeare’s life revolved around two locations: Stratford and London. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford, but he worked in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. Even without knowing everything about his life, fans of Shakespeare have imagined and reimagined him according to their own tastes.

birth and childhood

William Shakespeare was probably born on about April 23, 1564, the date that is traditionally given for his birth. He was John and Mary Shakespeare’s oldest surviving child; their first two children, both girls, did not live beyond infancy. Growing up as the big brother of the family, William had three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard, and Edmund, and two younger sisters: Anne, who died at seven, and Joan. Their father, John Shakespeare, was a leatherworker who specialized in the soft white leather used for gloves and similar items. A prosperous businessman, he married Mary Arden, of the prominent Arden family. John rose through local offices in Stratford, becoming an alderman and eventually, when William was five, the town bailiff—much like a mayor. Not long after that, however, John Shakespeare stepped back from public life. We don’t know why. Shakespeare, as the son of a leading Stratford citizen, almost certainly attended Stratford’s grammar school. Like all such schools, its curriculum consisted of an intense emphasis on the Latin classics, including memorization, writing, and acting in classic Latin plays. Shakespeare most likely attended until about age 15.

marriage and children

A few years after he left school, in late 1582, William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. She was already expecting their first-born child, Susanna, which was a fairly common situation at the time. When they married, Anne was 26 and William was 18. Anne grew up just outside Stratford in the village of Shottery. After marrying, she spent the rest of her life in Stratford.



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Playgoer’s Guide In early 1585, the couple had twins, Judith and Hamnet, completing the family. In the years ahead, Anne and the children lived in Stratford while Shakespeare worked in London, although we don’t know when he moved there. Some later observers have suggested that this separation, and the couple’s relatively few children, were signs of a strained marriage, but we do not know that either. Someone pursuing a theater career had no choice but to work in London, and many branches of the Shakespeares had small families. Shakespeare’s only son, Hamnet, died in 1596 at the age of 11. His older daughter Susanna later married a well-to-do Stratford doctor, John Hall. Their daughter Elizabeth, Shakespeare’s first grandchild, was born in 1608. In 1616, just months before his death, Shakespeare’s daughter Judith married Thomas Quiney, a Stratford vintner. The family subsequently died out, leaving no direct descendants of Shakespeare.

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For several years after Judith and Hamnet’s arrival in 1585, nothing is known for certain of Shakespeare’s activities, such as how he earned a living, when he moved from Stratford, or how he got his start in the theater.

Following this gap in the record, the first definite mention of Shakespeare is in 1592 as an established London actor and playwright, mocked by a contemporary as a “Shake-scene.” The same writer alludes to one of Shakespeare’s earliest history plays, Henry VI, Part 3, which must already have been performed. The next year, in 1593, Shakespeare published a long poem, Venus and Adonis. The first quarto editions of his early plays appeared in 1594. For more than two decades, Shakespeare had multiple roles in the London theater as an actor, playwright, and, in time, a business partner in a major acting company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (renamed the King’s Men in 1603). Over the years, he became steadily more famous in the London theater world. His name, which was not even listed on the first quartos of his plays, became a regular feature—clearly a selling point—on later title pages.

final years

Shakespeare prospered financially from his partnership in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (later the King’s Men), as well as from his writing and acting. He invested much of his wealth in real-estate purchases in Stratford and bought the second-largest house in town, New Place, in 1597.

Among the last plays that Shakespeare worked on was The Two Noble Kinsmen, which he wrote with a frequent collaborator, John Fletcher, most likely in 1613. He died on April 23, 1616—the traditional date of his birthday, though his precise birthdate is unknown. We also do not know the cause of his death. His brother-in-law had died a week earlier, which could imply infectious disease, but Shakespeare’s health may have had a longer decline. * “ The Tempest” Folger Shakespeare Library. Accessed on May 31, 2022.


Playgoer’s Guide william shakespeare

A Timeline · Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library* 1564: William Shakespeare born in Stratford-upon-Avon 1582: Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway 1583: Shakespeare’s first child, Susanna, is born 1585: Shakespeare’s twins, Judith and Hamnet (?), are born 1592: Shakespeare is first alluded to as a playwright, in Greene’s Groates-worth of Wit 1593: Shakespeare’s first printed poem, Venus and Adonis, appears 1594: Shakespeare’s first printed play, Titus Andronicus, appears 1596: Shakespeare’s father, John Shakespeare, is granted a coat of arms; Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet, dies 1597: Shakespeare purchases New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon 1598: Shakespeare is first mentioned as a sonneteer and author of 12 plays in Palladis Tamia 1599: Shakespeare’s father is granted a confirmation of arms; Shakespeare’s acting company takes down its old theater and uses the timber to build the Globe 1600: Extracts from Shakespeare’s plays and poetry appear in Bel-vedere, the first printed literary commonplace book to include plays 1601: Shakespeare’s father, John Shakespeare, dies 1602: The heralds dispute the legitimacy of a group of coat of arms, including Shakespeare’s; Shakespeare ratifies his purchase of New Place 1603: Shakespeare’s acting company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, becomes the King’s Men at the accession of James I; Hamlet appears in print 1607: Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna marries John Hall 1608: Shakespeare’s mother, Mary (Arden) Shakespeare, dies; his granddaughter Elizabeth is born 1609: Shakespeare’s Sonnets appears in print 1613: Shakespeare purchases the Blackfriars gatehouse in London; the Globe burns down during a performance of Henry VIII and is rebuilt within a year 1616: Shakespeare writes his will; his daughter Judith marries Thomas Quiney; Shakespeare dies 1623: The First Folio is published; Shakespeare’s widow Anne dies


Playgoer’s Guide alexandre dumas

A Biography Courtesy of Encyclopædia Britannica* Born July 24, 1802, Villers-Cotterêts, Aisne, France—died December 5, 1870, Puys, near Dieppe Alexandre Dumas was one of the most prolific and popular French authors of the 19th century, who succeeded in gaining a great reputation first as a dramatist and then as a historical novelist, especially for such works as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Dumas’s father, Thomas-Alexandre Davy de La Pailleterie was a common soldier who assumed the name Dumas in 1786. He later became a general in Napoleon’s army. The family fell on hard times, however, after Dumas in his library, by Maurice Leloir General Dumas’s death in 1806, and the young Alexandre went to Paris to attempt to make a living as a lawyer. He managed to obtain a post in the household of the Duke d’Orléans, the future King Louis-Philippe, but tried his fortune in the theater. He made contact with the actor François-Joseph Talma and with the young poets who were to lead the Romantic movement. Though he continued to write plays, Dumas next turned his attention to the historical novel, often working with collaborators (especially Auguste Maquet). Dumas’s main interest was the creation of an exciting story set against a colorful background of history, usually the 16th or 17th century. Along with The Three Musketeers (published 1844), his best known works are: Twenty Years After (1845), The Count of Monte Cristo (1844–45), Ten Years Later or The Vicomte de Bragelonne (1848–50); and The Black Tulip (1850). When success came, Dumas indulged his extravagant tastes and consequently was forced to write more and more rapidly in order to pay his creditors. He tried to make money by journalism and with travel books but with little success. The unfinished manuscript of a long-lost novel, The Last Cavalier, was discovered in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris in the late 1980s and first published in 2005. * Alexandre Dumas, père. Encyclopedia Britannica, copyright 2021, Accessed on May 31, 2022.


Playgoer’s Guide j oe pine

Playwright · The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music Joe is a company member and former actor/manager with Ohio Shakespeare Festival located in Akron, Ohio, which has produced three of his original adaptations: The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, with Music, Dracula, and Frankenstein. As an actor, Joe has worked professionally across Northeast Ohio. Favorite roles at Ohio Shakespeare Festival include Hotspur (Henry IV), Feste (Twelfth Night), Dickinson (1776), Lancelot (Camelot), Chris (All My Sons), Athos (Three Musketeers), and Jonathan (Dracula).

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Camp Will is a weeklong workshop dedicated to the development of communication, language, and group social skills through the process of creative play and group scene work. Our goal is to nurture a young person’s ability to voice their opinions, communicate their thoughts, and discover their creativity through ensemble work and the poetry of Shakespeare. Camp sessions are available for ages 8-17. Directed by Katherine Norman, Camp Will Teaching Artists come from all over the United States and are members of the Door Shakespeare acting company. Daily sessions begin with theater and improv games. Groups then work independently in separate ensembles to approach Shakespeare’s works through rhythm, playful language exercises, and story drama. Older students work more intensely on vocal and physical techniques that enrich the meaning of Shakespeare’s text.

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Playgoer’s Guide the three musketeers: an adventure with music Synopsis by Scott McKenna Campbell

The Three Musketeers: An Adventure with Music tells the story of a young man coming of age in a turbulent time. Adapted in 2016 by Ohio playwright Joe Pine from Alexander Dumas’ masterpiece, this adventure with original music dramatizes the first quest from Dumas’ novel with a joy and excitement sure to captivate audiences of all ages. As a piece of family theater, the work has delighted intergenerational audiences across the United States in the five years since its premiere. The play follows young swordsman d’Artagnan’s transformation from a headstrong youth to a noble musketeer. Along his journey, d’Artagnan befriends Porthos, Aramis, and Athos: three celebrated musketeers renowned for their boldness, discretion, and honor. He navigates political intrigue and crosses blades with mysterious foes, all the while learning what it means to be a great soldier and a true friend. Full of humor, swashbuckling, and heart, The Three Musketeers: An Adventure with Music invites its audience to witness and celebrate the tremendous feats that a small group of dedicated friends can accomplish together.

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Playgoer’s Guide door shakespeare talks with christopher elst By Judy Drew, Chair, Door Shakespeare Board of Directors

The role of a fight director in theatre has long been accepted as vital for actors’ safety during staged fight sequences. The concept of an intimacy director is relatively new, but recognition of its importance to the comfort and safety of actors has grown rapidly. Recently, I had the opportunity to explore both roles with Christopher Elst, Actor, Fight Director and Intimacy Director for The Tempest and The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music.


Judy: Christopher, both your positions with Door Shakespeare involve movement and sometimes, a lot of movement! Let’s start with the goal of Fight Direction in a theatre production. Christopher: All of us in the cast and production team are looking to re-tell these two stories in compelling ways; when violence arises, that naturally raises the stakes of the story. We all work together to find ways to keep that action safe, sustainable, and repeatable for the months of performances. We want every performance to thrill the Door Shakespeare audiences, and the best way for actors to commit to the story-telling is to feel confident in their ability to perform that choreography.


Judy: There’s more fighting and swordplay in The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music, than perhaps in any other Door Shakespeare production to date. What are the challenges of such an action-packed play? What’s the key to making the action look realistic while still keeping the performers’ safety in mind? Christopher: Rehearsing early and often is the key. Learning choreography of any kind requires a lot of repetition. Thankfully, we have an exceptionally strong cast that advocates not only for their own safety and their strengths, but also holds the story above all. Combine those actors’ instincts with the thoughtful and inventive direction of Todd Denning and Marcy Kearns, and the fights come alive with character and excitement!


Judy: The concept of an Intimacy Director is a fairly recent development. Tell me more about its primary focus.

Christopher: Theater is an art form that benefits best from collaboration; the best theatremakers are the ones who can blend all of the input from the artists in the room in a beautiful artistic alchemy. I ntimacy Direction is a newer position, but it serves the important function of facilitating what had once been a nebulous and sometimes painful process: creating an intimate scene between two people who are often strangers.

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Judy: What training and background must an Intimacy Director have?

Playgoer’s Guide hristopher: Continued training is essential C for both Fight Direction and Intimacy Direction, but Intimacy Direction even more so. The movement had started before #metoo, but that, along with the Chicago Theatre Standards, sought to shine light on abusive practices. Pioneer organizations like Theatrical Intimacy Education and Intimacy Directors and Coordinators, codified ways to preserve the mental health of actors and to hold unsafe practices and practitioners accountable in ways they had not been before, but also provided a means to build these scenes effectively, efficiently, and safely.


Judy: Do you find that actors are receptive to being coached by an Intimacy Director?

hristopher: Some actors initially resist the process, usually clinging to an old method out C of comfort or the belief it will stifle creativity or spontaneity, but a good Intimacy Director creates guidelines, structure, and comfort that inspires better work, rather than hindering it. Most actors I have worked with—and indeed, many famous and revered actors in Hollywood and on Broadway—have lauded this practice as freeing and absolutely essential.


Judy: Finally, in addition to providing both Fight Direction and Intimacy Direction, you appear in both plays, as Mariner, Francisco and Juno in The Tempest and as Athos in The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music. How do you juggle the demands of all those roles? Christopher: I’m exceedingly grateful to the cast and the production team for their patience with me in regard to that very thing. All of us take on a number of different tasks to make these stories sing (literally.) The cast plays double roles, works long hours, and spends time outside of our rehearsals to commit words, music, and choreography to memory. The production team builds and maintains songs, schedules, sets, props, costumes, lighting, sound, and myriad other aesthetic and infrastructure needs, often working twice as much as the on-stage artists. o bring theatre back to stages in 2022, artists wear even more “hats” than before. Look at T the growing number of articles in praise of unsung heroes—the understudies, swings, and production designers, to name a few—if you want to learn how much work goes into every show. For me, the balance comes not in any exceptional ability on my part, but in the understanding that we pick one another up whenever we stumble. All for one, and one for all.


Annual Gala 2021 We can no other answer make but thanks, thanks; and ever thanks.

—Twelfth Night III, iii

We'd like to thank our event attendees, volunteers, performers, donors, spouses… everyone who helped make our 2021 Annual Gala a success.


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2021 gala committee Judy Drew, Chair Mary Lynn Brotherhood Kit Conner


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Meet Our Interns door shakespeare intern program

Door Shakespeare believes in providing a well-rounded experience for students in their chosen field with additional opportunities to explore other areas of the theatre. Internships focus on: Lighting, Costumes, Acting, and Arts Administration. We are dedicated to providing a supportive learning environment supplemented with high levels of responsibility and flexible learning opportunities guided by individual talents and interests.

Production Intern (Costumes), Nala Meikle (L) commissions the gator with Production Stage Manager Lindy Girman (R) and House Manager, Charrey Honkanen (Sitting in back).

Theresa Kaser (L, Box Office Manager) hangs the open flag with Jamie Alexander (R). Jamie recently had a field promotion to Assistant Stage Manager!

Alayna Perry, Production Intern (Acting) standing next to the Door Shakespeare admin offices on HWY 57, just south of Sister Bay.

Acting Intern Alayna Perry (Miranda, The Tempest) in rehearsal. Production Stage Manager, Lindy Girman, (R) takes blocking notes. Alexander Johnson, as Caliban is on the right.


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Margaret Page (Amy Ensign) and Alice Ford (Allie Babich) set a trap for Falstaff (Mark Corkins) in 2019's The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Marcella Kearns. Photo by Heidi Hodges.


Join the Fun! become a bard buddy volunteer!

Door Shakespeare is looking for friendly and energetic volunteers of all ages to assist with our performances. We have a job for everyone including greeting our patrons, parking cars, and ushering. We also have a number of administrative projects including distribution of marketing materials and filing.

Our wonderful community of Bard Buddy volunteers is integral to each season's success. Join the Fun! Call 920.854.7111 to learn more! We appreciate your involvement—Thank you!

bard buddy volunteers Mark Anderson Bob Barbolini Matt Barv Richard Carlson Margaret Casey David Clowers Doug Drew Judy Drew Amelie Doneff Craig Fisher Allyn Ensign David Ensign Owen Ensign-Foulds David Foulds Lindy Girman Becky Heller Chrisa Hickey Leon Hoffmann Susan Hoffmann Alexander Johnson Bo Johnson Katherine Jones Roger Jones Paulette Laufer Deborah Kishline John Kishline Dan Klarer Isabelle Kralj Emil Lesniak


Susan Lesniak Jessika McCoy Mark Moede Josie Stahler Mary Kay Stahler Kira Stahler Julie Stratton Carol Omernick Karl Omernick The Pierron Family Joan Pleuss Carli Ruggless Elaine Ruggless Izzy Ruggless Jon Ruggless Carmen Schroeder Elodie Senetra Deanna Swanson John Swanson Doug Waco Wendy Wagner Clyde Williams Marsha Williams Howard Williamson Patty Williamson Michael Wright Kate Wulle-Dugan Kathy Wyman Carl Zapffe


Shakespeare Circle help us bring shakespeare to life!

When you join the Shakespeare Circle, you join an elite constituency of art lovers who ensure that Door Shakespeare continues to produce wondrous classical theatre in Door County. Enjoy exclusive member benefits at the Director Level of giving, such as early access to ticket sales for the season, a season poster signed by the Door Shakespeare artists, and a series of sneak peek events that go behind the scenes. Producer Level members can enjoy elite level benefits including a chance to meet the artists one-on-one, attendance at the first read through rehearsal, and a special invitation to our season preview. Additionally, all members will be the first to know the upcoming season’s selections and will be featured on a recognition board in the theatre. Please inquire at the box office or on our website for more information about giving levels and member benefits. We look forward to welcoming you into the Shakespeare Circle!

shakespeare circle members Helen Ambuel Mary Anderson Nancy T. & David A. Borghesi Doug & Judy Drew The Brotherhood Family Dick & Kit Conner

Ms. Janice Galt & Attorney David R. Clowers Tom & Bev Lisle MMG Foundation Dr. Eric Ohlrogge* Bill & Sunshine Walker Carl & Sandy Zapffe

*Producer Level member

the family fund

The Door Shakespeare Family Fund was initiated four years ago by a board member whose grandchild attended Camp Will for the first time. She had so much fun that her family decided to ensure many summers to come for children of all income levels. The Door Shakespeare Family Fund provides scholarships to students who otherwise would not be able to attend.

thank you to the family fund contributors! Michelle Doneff Julia Van Roo Bresnahan Charitable Fund of the Door County Community Foundation Britton Domer


Hans Dramm & Sarah Keller Jonathan Stickel Stephanie Wesselowski

Individual Contributors The donors listed on the following pages include those who have contributed from June 18, 2021 through May 27, 2022.

the monarchy: $5,000 & up

Kit and Dick Conner Doug & Judy Drew

Steven E. Kaneand Jacqueline P. Charitable Family Foundation In memory of Virginia S. Bare

the nobility: $2,500-$4,999 Irene Fox Werner Krause

Eric Ohlrogge* Carl & Sandy Zapffe

the gentry: $1,000-$2,499 Helen Ambuel Mary Lynn and Randal Brotherhood The Virginia Burns Private Charitable Trust Susan Cotter Chris Cramer Allyn Ensign The Ensign Foulds Family The Nancy T. and David A. Borghesi Fund Ms. Janice Galt & Attorney David R. Clowers George & Natalie Gorchynsky Jami and Joe Hanreddy Donna M Hein Mr. & Mrs. James Huebner Jane Kaczmarek

the knights: $500-$999 Mary Pikul Anderson Bob Balderson Kenneth & Carol Boyd Kasia Byrne Miles Capron Lorie Chaiten & Harold Hirshman Peter and Beverly Ann Conroy Michael Elkow, JR Ms. Carol Fiedler Christopher & Lorrie Garces Peter M. Gotsch and Dr. Jana French Joseph & Gwenn Graboyes Charitable Fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc.

Tom & Bev Lisle Fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc. Paul & Jan Liss Liz & Mike Mahoney Jeff & Barb Ottum Anna Pepelnjak Nancy Rafal Maryellen Riley Nancy Ciezki and Diane Kostecke In Memory of Michael P. Shaneyfelt Rod Matthews & Marie Sieker James & Mary Simcoe Katy Weber Clyde & Marsha Williams Mr. Duane Williams

Arlene J. Johnson Marie Kohler & Brian Mani Santosh N. Krishnan Paulette Laufer and Richard Carlson Anthony & Judith Licata Maureen ​Sandstrom McGrath Don & Mary Miech Jan Serr & John Shannon Deanna & John Swanson Evan & Lurana Webster Brenda & David Wenberg Mr. Jon Wenberg


Individual Contributors the esquires: $250-$499 Charles Billington & Susan Berry Joyce Bouche Joyce & Thomas Bruckner Sue & Jim Buck Carla Byrnes Amy Chaffee Anon d`Allouez Caitlin Dahl Arthur Ensign-George Joan M. Fagan and David R. Cross John and Denise Grogan Hans Dramm & Sarah Keller J. A. Klarer Jim and Lucy Knutson Jann & Keith Kosteck Mrs. Lydia Lague Robert & Sara Larsen Lee Marquardt

Madi and Helen McDermott Michael and Ann Morgan Philanthropy Fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc. Bill Morris & Lisa Ladew Arikha Moses Kathy Nagle Janet M. Nelson Mark Pennington Julie & Andrew Porter In Memory of Pete Solway Schuster Mary & Kevin Rechner Monique Schaulis and Matthew Werdegar Andrew & Jillaine Seefeldt Mary Wachenheim David & Rose Warner Kate Wulle-Dugan Mr. Paul Zillgitt & Ms. Patrice Peltier

the merchants: $100-$249 In loving memory of Brian S. Aden Charles and Mary Anderson Charitable Fund Anonymous Associated Bank Francha Barnard Kathleen Beach Martha Scully Beller Blacksmith Inn on the Shore Julia Van Roo Bresnahan Charitable Fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc. Ried and Gail Boom Kevin and Alison Briscoe Vonnie & Dave Callsen Kevin & Terri Campbell Mr. and Mrs. William S. Carpenter M and BL Charous Charitable Fund Jim Crane Steven Dankle Susan Dewitt Davie Michele Debouzek-Dornan, in Memory of Jesse Dornan Robert & Lynn Doneff Michelle Doneff Adèle & Ed Douglass Charitable Fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc. V. Daniel Elvira & Cecilia E. Gerber


Gregory Fast Gerald P. Garrity Chuck & Faye Germain Bill & Mardi Glenn Terry & Pam Goode Goode/Perlman Family Barbara Gould Judy & George Harmon Susan Hartman Becky Heller Doc Heide & Jody Jessup Ron & Alice Holden Dana Douglas Howard Albert and Cynthia Johnson Gary & Debbie Jones Emil & Susan Lesniak Paul & Anne Lings Kay Bidwell Loberg Peggy Lott Mark and Kathleen Lundberg Carole & Jim Maronek Diana & Mark Metz JoAnne Morris Bob Morton Bob & Lynn Neal

Individual Contributors David Nestingen Pat & Brad Nielsen Dr. Edward & Mrs. Chris Null Bob and Cathi Parks Dave and Wendy Pike Stephen Polster Sylvia K. Pratt Ann & Jim Reeve Amy Rivera Todd and Sher Rockway Lloyd Rowley JR Ed & Sara Sarna Wilbur and Cynthia Schaulis Susan & Thomas Schouten Mr. Richard Scott Amy Sharer Ann Sheridan Joan Shiels

the masters: $50-$99 The Abernathy Family Brian Aden James Aldrich Linda Ames-Boman Josh and Leah Anderson John Anderson Marc Anderson Lisa Angell John Angelos Anonymous Anonymous Angela Backus Terese Barry-Tanner James and Elizabeth Baxter Mary Bechle Neil Benson Barney Bentgen and Christy Kelly-Bentgen Peg and Greg Berezewski Barbara Yingling and Paul Bosanac James Bowker C Michael & Mary Bowman Tim Feist & Laurel Braatz Will Brydon Peter and Ruth Budic Bob Bultman

Jeff & Chris Siefker Carol Slusser Dr. Ronald & Christine Small Esther Yin-ling Spodek John F. & Jill M. Spude Ellie and Pam Starr Tim & Sue Stone Roy & Mary Thilly Lerose Weikert Candace Welcker & Ronald Dammon Howard & Patty Williamson Dennis & Karen Wojahn Michael Wright Shirley Weese Young Linda & Allan Yusim Jerry & Joan Zaug Robert and Linda Zillmer Anita Zipperer & Patrick O’Hearn

Vicki Burch Robert Burke Lisa Carlson Amanda Carlson & Laila Carlson-Masters Darlene R. Castonia Kelly Catarozoli Rebecca Cavanaugh David Cecsarini Swati Chaudhari Alice and Bob Chrismer Chris & Karen Chroniak Peter R. Coladarci Catherine Coles Patrick Connors Louis Cornelius Mark Costello Linda Couri Douglas Coyle Betty Custer Elizabeth and Robert Czys Tom and Ethel Davis Laura Deguelle Tracy Dennis Nicholas Deprey Kimberly Dickson


Individual Contributors the masters: $50-$99 Carol Dikelsky Nancy Dunham Susan Ela Rev. Dr. Barry Ensign-George & Ms. Betsy Ensign-George Mary Erickson Kathleen Estrem Sverre Falck-Pedersen Liz Fitzgerald Susan Forbes Christopher Fosdick Richard Gamble Warren & Kathleen Gerds Christopher Gibbons Jeff Goldberg Thomas W. Goode Amy Griffin Michelle Grosch Helga Guequierre Ben Haferman Benjamin Hanson Heide Harron Ceri Hartnett Joel Haus Fia Hill Jim Hoff Lynn Hoffmann Karen Hofstra Mike and Lisa Humke Terry Hynous Kristine Iturrino Bruce Jenkins Ray Jivoff Greg Johnson Roger & Katherine Jones James Kaplan Barb Kessler Nancy Kief Lisa Klimczak Jane Kolb Michaela Kraft James Laufenberg Jonathan Stickel & Sunghee Lee Brandon Lewis Richard & Tina Lieberman Craig & Kathy Little


Dwight Loveland Ashley Lucchese Johanna Mackenzie Cindy Mand Jennifer Maniscalco Sylvester Marquardt Paula Martin Colette Martin-Wilde Randy & Karen Mathewson Mr. and Mrs. Brendan McCarthy Marilyn McDonald Susan Mcdunn Nancy A. McIntosh Wally Meyer Melissa Mielke Drew Miller Gary Miller Judith Miller Heidi Mischler Mary Murphy Peter Healy & Bridget Murphy Peter Nelson Gary Newhouse Martha Newkirk Bradley & Patricia Nielsen Winifred Nimrod Amelia Nottingham-Martin Robert Olsen Andrew Olson Mark Osinski Mary Beth Peterson Sarah Phelps Katia Phillabaum Grand and Trudy Pierron Joshua Pohja Linda Polacek Ms. Joyce Porter Derek Posselt Mr. Daniel Powers Janet Process Andrew Rawson Carol Rechtoris Jennifer Riley Cassidy Ritchie Debbie Robb Ron & Marianna Rohde

Individual Contributors Marion Rosenau Maryanne Rusinak Debra & Howard Saltzman Marte Schaffmeyer Siobhan Schallert Paul Schmidt Michael Schmitt Ellen & Charles Schneider Annette & Dale Schuh Dorothy J. Schumacher Clinton Seely John and Kris Selk Robert Sell Gillian Sender Julie Serres Jean Severson Linda &Kevin Silvasi-Kelly Lyric Simonson Laura Socha Lisa Stafford Catherine Statz Susan Stauber Linda Stein Deborah Stevens Karen Steward-Nolan Marty Stone Carol & Chuck Stout Karen and David Studebaker

Bob & Rita Sullivan Joannah Szymczak James Thobaben Matthew Thompson Bruce A. Timmons Catherine Tomsheck Mr. Jack W. Travis Julie Treumann Anne & John Tuohy Andrea M. Turke Diane Tuttle Greg Vinkler Douglas Waco Rachel Wagner Kristin Wassilak Margaret Welch Lois Wendlandt Stephanie Wesselowski Adam Whitlock Debra Williamson Don Rubin & Barb Winer Jean and David Wolski Michael Yaych Duane & Leslie Youngsteadt Bridget Zakowski Elena Zaydlin Susan Zeisler Paul Zovic & Joanne Lipo Zovic

special thanks for donations of time, talent, goods, and services Martha Scully Beller Mary Lynn & Randall Brotherhood Laura and Peter Buergin-Witt David Clowers Judy Drew Allyn Ensign David Ensign Betsy Ensign-George Paul & Trisha Filar David Foulds Charles Fraser

Becky Heller Heidi Hodges Photography Lisa Klimczak Isabelle Kralj & Mark Anderson Jeff Ottum Nancy Rafal Sevastopol School Ryan Schabach Thyme Cuisine & Catering Jillaine and Andrew Seefeldt of Woodwalk Gallery & Rustics by Design


Past Productions 1995

A Midsommer Nights Dream & The Comedie of Errors, by Wm. Shakespeare


Twelfe Night or What You Will, by Wm. Shakespeare


As You Like It, by Wm. Shakespeare


The Taming of the Shrew, by Wm. Shakespeare


Twelfth Night, by Wm. Shakespeare


A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Wm. Shakespeare


Romeo and Juliet & Much Ado About Nothing, by Wm. Shakespeare


The Taming of the Shrew & The Merry Wives of Windsor, by Wm. Shakespeare


The Comedy of Errors, by Wm. Shakespeare & She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith


s You Like It, by Wm. Shakespeare & A The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde


The Tempest, by Wm. Shakespeare & Tartuffe, by Jean Baptiste Moliere


A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Wm. Shakespeare & Cyrano De Bergerac, by Edmund Rostand


The Merchant of Venice, by Wm. Shakespeare


uch Ado About Nothing, by Wm. Shakespeare & M The Rivals, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan


welfth Night, by Wm. Shakespeare & Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the T stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan & The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield


s You Like It by Wm. Shakespeare & A The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield


Macbeth & Love’s Labour’s Lost, by Wm. Shakespeare


The Comedy of Errors & King Lear, by Wm. Shakespeare


Romeo and Juliet & The Tempest, by Wm. Shakespeare


A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Julius Caesar, by Wm. Shakespeare


Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare & The Heart of Robin Hood, by David Farr


Much Ado About Nothing & The Comedy of Errors, by Wm. Shakespeare


Henry V & The Merry Wives of Windsor, by William Wm. Shakespeare

2020 2021


Virtual Season. Rosalind, by J.M. Barrie & The Comedy of Errors, by Wm. Shakespeare Hamlet, by Wm. Shakespeare, adapted by Guy Roberts

Support Door Shakespeare Although the challenges of the pandemic are receding, they leave behind new hurdles to clear. Increased production costs and a scarcity of workforce housing are lingering reminders of COVID’s economic impact. Every donation, no matter how large or small, is incredibly important and helps set the stage for continuing success. If you would like to join our list of donors, please call 920.854.7111 or go to Thank you for your generosity and steadfast belief in us.

Ryan Schabach as Hamlet in the 2021 production directed by Michael Stebbins. Photograph by Heidi Hodges.

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