Tim has been with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival as a performer since 2007 and joined the staff as the associate producing director in 2011. During his tenure at CSF he has started the CSF School of Theatre and CSF’s nationally recognized Shakespeare anti-bullying school tour. As an actor he has appeared in 10 productions at CSF and numerous theaters across California. A resident artist with The Foothill Theatre Company, Tim created more than 20 roles onstage, while writing, composing and producing works with artists from all over the world. For three years he was the general manager of The Sacramento Ballet and produced its first international tour to China. He has held lecturer positions in classical acting, voice and musical theater at the University of California at Davis, where he created the UC Davis Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, and at the University of Colorado Boulder. He was a faculty member of the Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre (Calif.) for two years. He holds degrees in music and arts management from California State University, Sacramento, and an MFA in Theater from the University of California at Davis and was a Fellow with the League of American Orchestras.
Audra Blaser is a Ph.D. student in Theatre and an instructor of Acting at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also a professional actress, having appeared in the films Bandidas, Wedding Daze, and Suburban Girl and on television in Law & Order, Rules of Engagement, and Lovebites, to name a few. Additionally, Audra has worked in theaters across the country (Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, West Virginia) and Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in New York. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.A. in Theatre from CU Boulder.
Roxxy Duda is a graduate student with CU Boulder's Department of Theatre and Dance. She and her husband moved to Colorado from Kirksville, Missouri, where she recently graduated with a BA in Theatre, a BA in English, and a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Truman State University. She has taught extensively at the middle, high school, and undergraduate level, with subjects ranging from makeup application to introductory theatre courses. She holds certifications in the field of makeup design and application, focusing specifically on FX and gore application with an emphasis on non-latex prosthetics. Roxxy will serve as the Assistant Director and Dramaturg on the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s upcoming production of I Hate Hamlet.
Crystal Eisele has been a performer with CSF's anti-bullying touring productions of Twelfth Night and The Tempest since the program's inception. She has also performed in CSF's It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. For over a decade she has been a Teaching Artist, specializing in Shakespeare, story drama, and character creation and has studied with Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. She is also a Teaching Artist with the Denver Center Theatre Academy and an Ensemble Member with the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company.
A Massachusetts native, Amanda joined CSF in 2004 as a graduate student, and became a full-time staff member in 2011. She received her MA and PhD in Theatre from the University of Colorado in Theatre History and Criticism, and has taught undergraduate courses at CU-Boulder, the University of Northern Colorado and Lingnan University. Her book, The Plays of Yasmina Reza on the English and American Stage, was published in 2010. She completed her undergraduate work at Trinity College (Conn.) in Theatre and French, taught in Hong Kong for two years, and has worked with Curious Theatre, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Rebel Shakespeare Company, North Shore Music Theatre, and Cleveland Play House. Dr. Giguere's research and work in developing CSF's Shakespeare in the Schools Tour: Shakespeare and Violence Prevention has been nationally recognized.
Ms. Gordon is a recent graduate of the MA in Theatre program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has done dramaturgy for three seasons with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. She has also worked as a dramaturg for local companies including the Aurora Fox, PHAMALy Theatre Company, and the CU Theatre and Dance Department. Bianca has also interned in the Literary Department at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and with the Associate Artistic Director at Curious Theatre Company.
Sarah Johnson is pursuing her PhD in Theatre at The University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on inter-cultural theatre and the influence of Japanese traditional performing arts on American playwriting. Valuing artistic practice as a form of research and scholarly pursuit, she also continues honing her craft as a new play and production dramaturg. Her teaching experience includes work with the Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival, University of Iowa’s ArtShare Camp for young artists, and Portland Stage’s Theatre for Kids initiative. She recently completed her MFA in Dramaturgy at the University of Iowa. Previously, she spent a year in Japan seeing theatre and teaching English to children and was also a Directing and Dramaturgy Intern at Portland Stage. She received her BA in Theatre and Anthropology from The University of Denver.
Amy is a native of Denver and has been active in the Denver theatre community for many years. She teaches, and directs for several local companies, including the Aurora Fox, Ignite Theatre, and Inspire Creative. She has worked as an actor in Denver, Minneapolis, and St. Paul, Minnesota. Amy ran the theatre department at Heritage High School in Littleton from 2008-2013. She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Denver, an MA in Education from CU Denver, and currently she is pursuing her doctorate in theatre at CU Boulder.
Anne Sandoe is an actress, director, and teacher with a passion for Shakespeare and the performance of his works. She taught acting and voice at San Francisco State University, and then at Wright State University, and was Director of the Conservatory Program with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in the Anniston era. Anne has performed with the Oregon, Colorado, Alabama, Virginia and Antioch Shakespeare Festivals and the Shakespeare Oratorio Society.
She has published Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On -- a Shakespeare Collage, and The War of the Roses, a cutting compiled from Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy of plays. Anne received her BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MFA in acting and voice from Florida State University, and an MBA from Duke University.
Sean received his MFA from the University of Southern Mississippi and his BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma. He has instructed acting for children for both KidStage and Aurora Fox Theatre Company as well as introductory theatre courses at the collegiate level. Sean’s acting credits include 9 Circles, The Whipping Man (Curious Theatre Company), Seminar (Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Richard II (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Bug (Devils Thumb Productions), and You Can't Take It With You (Theatreworks). For the past two semesters he has been on tour with CSF's Outreach Program, performing Shakespeare and promoting anti-bullying in schools across the state.