Matthew Peoples (Costume Designer, Much Ado) is in his third season at AST as a designer, having previously costumed Big River (2012) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2011).
Kristine Holtvedt (Director, Much Ado) has acted and directed at Circle Repertory Company’s LAB in New York, N.Y., Indiana Repertory Theatre, Princeton Rep, Atlantic Theatre Festival, Levin Theatre, George Street Playhouse, The Phoenix Theatre, The St. Nicholas Theatre and Actors Repertory Company.
Philip Orazio (Edmund, Lear; Claudio, Much Ado) is pleased to be joining Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre for the first time. Philip is a recent graduate of the University of Houston, receiving his MFA in Acting. Last summer, he worked at the TSF as part of the acting company. Prior to living in Texas, Philip lived in
Brennan Foster (Don John, Much Ado; Mr. Sowerberry, Oliver!) hails from Albuquerque, N.M., where he recently appeared in Venus in Fur at the Aux Dog Theater (directed by Kristine Holtvedt) and had a featured role in the final season of Breaking Bad. He also is a director and founder of the Dark Matters Film Festival.
Henson Keys (Leonato, Much Ado; King Lear, Lear) is pleased to be spending his first season with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.
Chris Fritzges (Don Pedro, Much Ado; Cornwall, Lear) is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and received his BA from Bethany College and his MFA in Drama from the University of Arkansas.
King Lear has haunted me for a long time now, ever since I was a college junior enrolled in my “Advanced Shakespeare” class with my favorite English professor.