Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, The Tempest, is a story of sorcery, revenge, and—ultimately—forgiveness. The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents The Tempest as its 3rd annual actor-ensemble-directed production—the show opens after only a few hours of rehearsal and no director.
November 8 – November 10 at Charm City Fringe Fest*,
Purchase Weekend 1 Fringe Fest tickets here (https://charmcityfringe.tixato.com/buy/ccf-presents-the-tempest)
November 15 – November 24
Purchase Standard tickets here (http://theshakespearefactory.com/store/the-tempest/)
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
Pre-show begins 30 minutes prior
The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary’s
3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, 21211
$20 Adults; $15 Students, Teachers, Seniors; Kids Grades 5 and below Free
*Fringe tickets are $10- General, $8 Seniors/Students, FREE Grade 5 & under (Fringe button required for ALL attendees! Buttons will be available at our box office.)
Fringe Pricing will be honored 11/15-24 for all those who already have buttons!
More information: 410-921-WILL (9455)
Meet the Ensemble:
Barbara Madison Hauck*……….…..Stephano/Master/Francisco
With this production, Barbara Madison Hauck is closing her fourth season with the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. Her long list of Factory credits includes many roles, both cross-gendered and traditional, including Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2009), Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing, 2010), Rosalind (As You Like It, 2011), and Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet, 2013). Barbara also works with BSF’s Education Department bringing the bard into communities all over Baltimore and inspiring people of all ages to embrace Shakespeare. Having loved the interactive nature of live theatre since childhood, Barbara feels at home engaging the audience, so don’t be surprised if Stephano raises his glass to you, cheers!
Rick Lyon-Vaiden*……………………..Ferdinand/Spirit 1/Shape 1
Jenn Mikulski (Trinculo/Adrian/Boatswain) is thrilled to be doing her second “Actors’ Experiment” with the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. She has previously been seen in the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s productions of: Much Ado About Nothing as Margaret, As You Like It as Celia, Love’s Labour’s Lost as Rosaline, Macbeth as Banquo, and Romeo & Juliet as the Nurse. Jenn would like to thank Tom for another awesome Shakespearean opportunity and her family and friends for their love and support.
James Miller ………………………………………..Caliban/Gonzolo
James “Séamus” Miller (Caliban/Gonzalo) is excited to be returning to the Factory after performing as Laertes/Player King in Hamlet. LOCAL CREDITS: The Pitmen Painters (1st Stage), Voodoo Macbeth (American Century Theater), Twelfth Night (Half Mad), Twelfth Night (Baltimore Shakespeare Festival). EDUCATION: BA English & Theatre Arts, Cornell University. Additional Training, Tisch School in Dublin. UPCOMING: Hamlet (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company); The Apocalypse Comes @ 6pm (Single Carrot Theatre); Pol Pot and Associates LLP (Longacre Lea). Séamus is the Assistant Director of Shakespeare in the Schools for Educational Theatre Company (ETC).
Joel is a Baltimore native, and proud company member with Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. He graduated (with flying colors) from the University of Delaware in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in English. He is delighted to be a part of this exciting ensemble experiment, and he sincerely hopes you all enjoy the show. And, if you throw tomatoes at him, he will catch them, and he will throw them back at you Past credits include: Valentine in “Two Gentleman of Verona,” Oberon/Theseus in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Solyony in “Three Sisters,” Jon Birt in “Frost/Nixon.”
Jessica Rivera……………………………..……..Production Manager
Jess Rivera (Production Manager) is a theatre artist and actor from Baltimore, MD with a BA in Theatre Performance and English. The Tempest marks the third Factory production this season that she has been involved with and she is looking forward to many more productions in the future.
Ian Blackwell Rogers*………………..………………..…..Prospero
Ian Blackwell Rogers (Prospero) is jumping up a generation from his last appearance with the Factory as Hamlet, although he doesn’t talk much less. This is Ian’s third go-round with the Ensemble Experiment–he’s spent years building up an immunity to foam tomatoes. He has also played Macbeth, Touchstone, Malvolio and Leontes with the Factory. In the DC area, he has worked with Scena Theatre, Brave Spirits, Washington Shakespeare Company, and New Old Theater, and is a member of Pallas Theatre Collective
Jenna K. Rossman*…………………………..Ariel/Ceres/Mariner 1
Jenna Rossman is thrilled to be back in action with the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory! Last summer, you might have caught her as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As a recent graduate of the Department of Theatre Arts at Towson University, she has performed in a range of Mainstage & Studio productions including Spring Awakening (Adult Woman), What Once We Felt (Astrid/Yarrow), Kaspar (Prompter), The Bacchae (Chorus), Landscape of the Body (Margie), Old Times (Anna). In December you can catch her showin’ off her funny bone at the Single Carrot Theatre in their original sketch comedy, Worst Case Scenario. Enjoy the show!
Lonnie De Vaughan Simmons……………………..Alonso/Iris
Lonnie DeVaughan Simmons (Alonso/Iris) is proud to be working with Baltimore Shakespeare Factory for a second time. He was previously Flute/Peaseblossom in their summer production of Midsummer Nights Dream. He graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore-County with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Since then, he has been performing and writing shows all over Maryland. His prior performances include To Kill A Mockingbird (Compass Rose Theater), Six Degrees of Separation (Port City Playhouse), and Durang/Durang (Fells Point Corner Theatre) to name a few. He is currently working with Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre where he performs educational shows across the MD/DC/VA area.
Jim Stimson*………………………….Music Direction/Performance
Jim Stimson — Music Director- Jim is excited to be involved in Shakespeare’s most musical play. The Tempest features two songs by the Elizabethan composer Robert Johnson that probably were featured in the original production — “Full Fathom Five” and “Where the Bee Sucks” — as well as many cues for incidental music. Jim has studied lute with Ronn McFarlane and continuo with Pat O’Brien and has appeared in productions of Othello, the Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, A Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Hamlet, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. He has played with the Folger Consort, Armonia Nova, Carmina, Musica Antiqua and other early music groups, and is a member of the Celtic bands the Devil’s Tailors and the Homespun Ceilidh Band.
Andrew Tucker is an English teacher at South Carroll High School. He is a founding member of The Shakespeare Factory and was in the company’s first production. He has since been in seven Factory productions, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius, 2010), Twelfth Night (Antonio, 2009), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Ferdinand, 2007), and Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio, 2006). Andrew is thrilled to return, and thanks Delise for his never ending guidance and Sydney for her never ending love and support.
Kathryn Zoerb ………………..Miranda/Mariner 2/Spirit 2/Shape 2
Kathryn is thrilled to be back on the Factory stage. Previous credits with the Factory include Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Macbeth (First Witch), and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Maria/Moth). She has also appeared professionally at Rep Stage, Capitol Fringe Festival, and Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival. Kathryn studied theatre and music at the University of Pittsburgh and the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She is continually thankful for her family, friends, and Jordan, and will always be artistically in debt to Tom Delise and Rick Foucheux. Kathryn hopes you’ll enjoy the show and continue to support the Arts.
*Company Member of The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Players