The Bard Fest Production Team
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.”
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..
Tony Johnson- Associate Producer From the first time Thespis jumped on a cart and started reciting poetry someone was needed to support those making art. Thus the role of the producer was born. Mr. Johnson has enjoyed the role of supporting the wonderful artists you are enjoying tonight. The passion of the directors to tell these stories has been inspiring to him. It is sincere hope that every audience member finds a moment in these shows that becomes a part of their story, and that the power of art to comfort us, confront us, and change us is on full display. He is thankful to his fellow producers for their wisdom and patience in leading this festival. He further is grateful to his wife and daughter for their forbearance during this year long obsession Bardfest has become. Lastly, he would like to thank the dedicated actors, directors, stage managers, costumers, lighting/sound designers, technical directors, and crew for their professionalism and dedication that makes Bardfest such an important event in the Indianapolis artistic calendar
John Clair - Associate Producer 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 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 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 - Executive Producer Glenn serves as Executive Producer and the Artistic Director of Bard Fest. Glenn founded Bard Fest almost 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 to long.