The Cast and Crew

Rachael Fox

Rachael Fox as Cordelia

Rachael Fox (Hero, Much Ado; Cordelia, Lear) Rachael’s New York Credits include The Forgotten,  and Montana.

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Simon Marotte

Simon Marotte as Oliver in Oliver!

Simon Marotte (Oliver, Oliver!) will be entering fourth grade at Marguerite Vann Elementary in the fall. He enjoys piano, voice, and violin lessons, and being a member of the Hendrix Aquakids Swim Team.

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Chad Bradford

Chad Bradford

Chad Bradford (Bill Sykes, Oliver!; Edgar, Lear) couldn’t be more thrilled to return home to play with so many beautiful and talented friends and artists!

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Oliver! cast and crew list


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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” cast and crew list


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“King Lear” cast and crew list

King Lear

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Matthew Peoples

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).

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“Much Ado About Nothing” cast and crew list

Much Ado About Nothing - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

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Kristine Holtvedt

Kristine Holtvedt - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

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.

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Philip Orazio

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

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Brennan Foster

Brennan Foster - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

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.

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Henson Keys

Henson Keys as King Lear.

Henson Keys (Leonato, Much Ado; King Lear, Lear) is pleased to be spending his first season with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.

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