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October, 20-29 2023
The Indy Fringe Indy Eleven Theatre
719 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
This show is not for children. It features multiple scenes of murder, extreme sexual violence, & cannibalism
by William Shakespeare
"Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand, Blood and revenge are hammering in my head. The worse to her, the better loved of me. ....."
A phantasmagoria of a horror show, Shakespeare's early revenge tragedy comes to the intimate Indy 11 Theatre at the Indy Fringe Building. Absurdly thrilling and hilariously dark, this rarely-produced Shakespearean horror brings out the most unsettling facets of human nature in an exploration of what we do to reclaim our strength. The first "revenge flick," Titus Andronicus is sure to make a splash...just in time for Halloween. Be sure to come early and secure a seat in the "Splash Zone".
The show is directed by
Mr Matt Anderson
Mr Anderson marks his directorial debut with Bard Fest with the most frightening story of the Bard's canon A legend here in the acting community and a much sought after talent, it would be easier to ask what production has Mr Anderson not been in? His most recent triumph was the iconic role of "Louis" in the epic production of "Angels in America" by Bard Fest.
Grant Craig - Martius
Grant Craig (he/him) is excited to perform in his first Bard Fest production. He would like to thank Matt and Jenn for giving him this opportunity to be a part of Titus Andronicus.
Ben Elliott - Lucius
Benjamin Elliott (He/Him) (Lucius) is thrilled to be back as a part of Bard Fest after playing Slender in The Merry Wives of Windsor during the 2022 festival. Benjamin has a passion for classical stage works, and spends most of his time acting and singing professionally around the city. He gives all his love to the theatre community in central Indiana, his girlfriend Joanna, and his cat, Stella. He would like to thank director Matt Anderson for his passion for the work, and for showing this seldom-performed play to new audiences. Be warned: "To seek revenge may lead to hell" (Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd). See more at benelliottbaritone.com
Dan Flahive - Titus Andronicus
Dan Flahive returns to Bardfest in Titus Andronicus. Before he played in Love’s Labours Lost as the loquacious Holofernes. Since that time he has had the pleasure of playing in Footlite Musicals production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and StageDoor’s production of People, Places and Things. Many thanks are due to the A.D. Players of Houston, Texas who first put up with me and made me an actor. And many, many more to Pam and Megan, who have put up with my shenanigans for years!
Haley Glickman - Lavinia
Haley Glickman (Lavinia - she/her) is happy to be joining the Titus crew this Bard Fest. Most recently, you might've seen her in the IndyFringe Festival as a world-renowned volcanologist in That's Hot. Haley is a big Shakespeare baby, having most recently performed As You Like It with Richmond Shakes and Midsummer with Dunes Arts. She'd like to one day perform as Lady Anne or maybe even Lady M, but she will leave that up to Dionysus and the other theatre gods. After this, you can catch her onstage in Natural Affection with American Lives Theatre or at the Children's Museum's Lilly Theatre being a funny little squirrel. And after that, she's hoping to take a very long nap.
Holly Hathaway Thompson - Tamora
Dame Holly Hathaway Thompson is excited to be a part of this fun production after the weirdest audition process ever. Last year for Bardfest she adapted and directed Lysistrata and the year before she was Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth Rex. Holly's highlights: 5 years as wifey, 5 years as Yia Yia, 7 years as DIY diva of HollyWould Design, 32 years as mom, 33 years as teacher, 49 years as actress. Love to family and friends and thanks to Matt and Jen for the opportunity. Psalm 89:1
Nicholas Johnson - Aaron
Nicholas makes his debut with Bard Fest in this fine role. We are delighted to have him join us.
Craig Kemp - Marcus
Craig Kemp is delighted to have another opportunity to participate in an Indy Bardfest production. Favorite roles from the last 7 years since he took up acting again include: Gloucester in First Folio Productions’ King Lear, Ross in their production of Macbeth, Egeon in Improbable Fiction Company’s A Comedy of Errors, Montague in Catalyst Theater Company’s Romeo and Juliet, and as Dorn in their production of The Seagull, Frank Doel in Epilogue Theater’s 84 Charing Cross Road, Clown 1 in CCP’s The 39 Steps, Elisha Whitney in Footlite Musicals’ Anything Goes, and, for Mud Creek Players (his ‘home base’): Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha, Sergeant Toomey in Biloxi Blues, and Juror 8 in Twelve Angry Jurors. Originally from the south east of England, he eventually settled in Indianapolis. He wishes to thank family and friends for their support and encouragement.
James Kenjorski - Saturninus
Jamie Kenjorski. Most recently appearing in The Christmas Spirit at Mudcreek Playhouse, Jamie is excited for his first opportunity to perform Shakespeare with this talented group of actors and thanks his wife Heather and his daughter Sami for their support.
Alexis Koshenina - Quintus
Alexis Koshenina is so excited to be a part of her first Shakespeare show! She’s had a lot of fun with the cast getting this show ready. She wants to thank her director, Matt, for trusting her with his passion project and helping her along the way. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Jared Lee - Servant
Jared Lee is honored to be in the cast of Titus Andronicus. You may remember him from the riotous Ben Asaykwee productions of: "Christmas Carol Comedy" and the hair-raising "Scary Mary," but now he takes on a new challenge in the formidable world of Titus Andronicus. Beyond the stage, Jared is a connoisseur of quality family time and a wizard of creativity. When not treading the boards, you'll likely find him orchestrating imaginative adventures with his nearest and dearest. So join us for a journey through the shadows and intrigues of ancient Rome, expertly navigated by the incomparable Matt Anderson. This is one performance that promises both thrills and chills!
Nan Macy - Nurse
Often called the greatest actress of her time, Nan returns to Bard Fest after a
successful world tour of "Waiting for Mrs Godot" - A One Woman Show
Nan is delighted to join this terrific cast in bringing you Titus Andronicus. Nan
has been a part of Bard Fest for most of its history. You may have seen her recently as John of Gaunt in Richard II, Jackie/Lear in Lear’s Shadow, or Hannah in Angels in America. Nan enjoys reading, gardening and ballroom dancing.
David Marlowe - Bassianus
David Marlowe. After working In Los Angeles both behind and in front of the camera for 7 years, David is beyond excited to hop back into the Indy Theatre community. Before leaving for the west coast, he was fortunate enough to get to work with such theatre companies as Eclectic Pond (Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet) Hoosier Bard Productions (Arden of Feversham) and Defiance Comedy (Boyband, and Spaceship to Nowhere).
Eli Robinson - Chiron
Elijah Robinson (He/Him), Chiron/fight assistant, is happy to be back joking and laughing with his friends on stage. You may have seen him in the past in various Bard Fest or Agape productions. Now, he is thankful for getting to work in theatre with his wife and bring joy to the community. If he isn’t at rehearsal you can find him working on a dnd campaign or playing various TCGs around Indy!
J.B. Scoble - Demetrius
The reclusive enigmatic superstar returns to the stage for this Bard Fest Show. When asked by reporters "Why now?" he replied simply, "They asked" We are humbled by this simple truth and his nova like talent.
Sam Lee - Young Lucius
Samuel Lee is elated to be in Matt Anderson’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play, Titus Andronicus. No stranger to the stage, you may have seen Samuel in Frozen Junior at Footlite where he played the loveable Olaf, as well as Herron High School’s adaptation of Macbeth. Samuel also enjoyed parts in Ben Asaykwee’s Christmas Carol comedy and Scary Mary. When not on the stage, Samuel enjoys playing with his friends and his favorite subject at school, recess.
Beth Gibson - Chorus
Beth is excited to join the cast of Titus Andronicus. She has previously performed in Footlite Musicals, Ragtime, and in productions of Kiss Me Kate, Mame, Fiddler on the Roof, and Oliver. Beth is happily retired and is always listening to a good book, working on a new knitting project, or planning a travel adventure. Singing has always been an integral part of her life and she is currently a member of One Voice Community Choir here in Indy
Matt Anderson - Director
Matt Anderson works as an actor at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, portraying characters like rodeo cowboys and Minecraft-themed game show hosts, so directing Titus Andronicus is a slight departure for him. Immeasurable thanks to Matt’s wife Lisa; without her endless encouragement, patience, and hugs, this show would not have been possible.
Jenn Robinson - Stage Manager
Jenn Robinson (She/Her), stage manager/producer, is excited to continue her Bard Fest journey after joining the producing board this summer. Jenn is also thrilled to share bard fest with her sister, Cassidy, for the first time who is acting in Medea! This show has been a labor of love for the Robinson family, and she wants to thank her husband and extended family for supporting all her crazy ideas during this halloween season.
Jeff Goltz - Puppetry
Sophie Liese - Make Up
Sophie Liese (she/they) is excited to assist with makeup design for another Bardfest show this year! A graduate from Ball State’s theatre design department and school of music, she currently works as a hairstylist in Indianapolis. Sophie has designed hair and makeup for multiple theatrical productions, including “Angels in America”, “Antigone”, “Fun Home”, “Don Giovanni”, and “Into the Woods”. She has also performed in a variety of theatrical shows around Indianapolis, including Claire in “Proof”, Anne Page in “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, and Dr. Stokes in “Hands on a Hardbody”. Outside of theatre, Sophie is a vocalist who enjoys arranging and writing music in her free time!
Karena Monday - Hair Design
Karena Monday is honoured to return to Bardfest as this year's Hair and Wig Stylist for "Titus Andronicus.” A graduate from Empire Beauty School, she currently works as an Independent stylist and artist in the Greenwood/Indianapolis area. Karena has previously managed hair and wig design for the productions of “Angels In America,” "Elizabeth Rex," and "Radium Girls." Aside from her love of theatre work, Karena enjoys painting, rugged hiking and all things Halloween!
Kevin Robertson - Fight Choreography
Kevin C. Robertson, Fight Choreographer: Kevin originally hails from Norther Virginia as part of the D.C. Metroplex. An award winning choreographer back east, Kevin continues to ply his craft here in Indianapolis with Bardfest productions of Macbeth, Henry IV part 1, Richard the Second and now this years offering Titus Andronicus. Kevin is also and actor and director having directed such shows as Arsenic and Old Lace, Sound of Music, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Three Musketeers.
Eli Robinson - Assistant Fight Choreography
J.B. Scoble - Set Design
Jordan Wolfe - Sound Design