The Bard Fest Production Team
Linda Findley Grow - Costume Designer and Consultant- Linda has been involved in community theater for 20 years. She began with acting. Some favorite productions were Jerry’s Girls, Arsenic and Old Lace, Gypsy and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. In 2006, she put her 40 years (at that time) of sewing experience to work and became a costumer. She has become known about town for her work with various Shakespeare productions as well as other shows over the years. She is honored to become part of the production team at Bard Fest and looks forward to working with all the fine artists involved.
Eric Matters. Mr Matters has joined the team as our new Technical Director for all productions. He is well known in the theater scene here in Indianpolis . His talent is sought after by many artists and we are thrilled to have him join our team.
He writes, "I’ve “worked extensively in the Indiana theater community, and I’m excited to be joining Bardfest on this new adventure.”
Max McCreary - Associate Producer and Artistic Director Max Andrew McCreary is a director, dramaturg, and theatre educator recently returned to the Indy area after working throughout the country to hone his skills in the theatre arts. Max Andrew has worked extensively Georgia and Massachusetts, but ultimately felt called back to the Midwest whert art on the local/small-professional scale had the opportunity to impact its community on a larger scale. He completed his professional training with Cleveland Play House where he assisted the resident dramaturg and artistic director on productions like Lynn Nottage’s, Sweat, Ken Ludwig’s, Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, and the world premieres of Tiny Houses by Chelsea Marcantel and Egress by Sarah Saltwick and Melissa Crespo. Currently, Max is the Box Office Manager of IndyFringe, as well the director of non-musical theatre programs at Roots’ School of Theatre in Fishers. His work has recently been seen on stage at Civic Theatre in Much Ado About Nothing and as the director of Silent Sky at Westfield playhouse. He will be appearing as Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre and is the dramaturg for the upcoming premiere of Coping with Autumn, produced by Theatre Unchained. Max Andrew is thrilled to be joining the BardFest team as the festival moves toward its full and vibrant future.
Kevin C. Robertson, is proud to join the company of Bardfest as a Associate producer and Executive Stage Combat Director. Kevin brings over 40 rears of theater experience as an actor, director and stage 4 combat choreographer. Kevin is professionally recognized in 8 of the 9 weapons styles tough by the Society of American Fight Directors. An award winning choreographer from the Washington,DC metroplex Kevin has choreographed well over 100 shows ranging from Romeo and Juliet to Moon Over Buffalo to The Miracle Worker..
John Clair - Associate Producer & Chief Financial Officer john has long been a devotee of Shakespeare, and was most recently seen on stage playing Leonato in the Bard Fest production of Much Ado about Nothing, directed by Glenn Dobbs several years ago. He has been involved in theatre since he was a youth, launching his theatrical career at the Jordan Conservatory in Indianapolis, IN, working both on stage as an actor, and backstage in the technical aspects. He has sat on the boards of several Indianapolis Theatres including the Repertory Theatre at CTS, and Carmel Community Players. He and his wife June have written and produced a number of scripts including Andersen: A Fairy Tale Life, Pocahontas: An American Princess, and a musical revue it’s about Time. He has served as producer, stage director, and technical director of numerous productions at Carmel Theatre Company. Clair is currently chairman of Carmel Theatre Company, and in that capacity has hosted BardFest for several years
Nan Macy - Associate Producer & Development Director Nan Macy lives in Columbus, IN with her wonderful family. She has worked in regional theatre for many years both as an actress and an administrator. Nan has played Shakespearean roles such as Lady Macbeth in “Macbeth”, Claudius in “Hamlet”, and Volumnia in “Coriolanus”. Other favorite roles include: a suspicious and hard-nosed nun in “Doubt”, an aging movie star in “Vanya and Sonja and Masha and Spike”, a daffy divorcee in “The Women”, a bitter Grandmother in “Lost in Yonkers” and Super Diva, Maria Callas in “Master Class”. Nan loves dancing of every kind and is a dedicated ballroom dancer. She attends regional and national dance competitions where she gets to wear beautiful dresses loaded with rhinestones. Nan is very excited to become a part of the Bard Fest Production Team. It is a great honor to work with such dedicated and passionate artists.
Jonathen "JB" Scoble - Associate Producer and Grant Writer Jonathan is thrilled to be a part of the leadership team for Bard Fest. Jonathan is a local actor from Carmel, playing a wide variety of characters on stage, in addition to his growing offstage interest designing and building sets. Some of his onstage credits include Stanley Kowalski in Streetcar Named Desire, Man #1 in the four-person musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Gomez in The Addams Family Musical, Frank in Footlite Musical’s premier of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and Dewey in Legally Blonde the Musical. He brings to the team considerable administrative and financial management skills and is excited to put them to work to help the festival grow to new heights.
Glenn L. Dobbs - Founder and Executive Producer Glenn serves as the Executive Producer. Glenn founded Bard Fest a decade ago. His previous theatrical credits include Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like it, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Elephant Man, The Shadow Box, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Into the Woods, Proof, The Sound of Music, Medea, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Abridged, and many others. He wants to thank Andy, Mel, Susan, Linda, Jennifer, Fred, Paul, and many others who have been with him from the beginning. And especially his long suffering "Trophy Wife" Colleen who has endured this 'hobby' of his for far too long.