F = Role in The Frog Prince
G = Role in The Giver
M = Role in Much Ado About Nothing
Adam Argyle T- Antonio
Adam has always enjoyed the stage. He tends to gravitate more to period pieces especially Shakespeare. Some of Adam’s favorite roles have been Tybalt (Romeo & Juliet), Richard (The Lion in Winter) and Wentworth (Persuasion.) In addition to Romeo & Juliet Adam has appeared in several of Shakespeare’s works including Macbeth (Macbeth), Julius Caesar (Caesar, Octavius), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Master Ford) and Othello (Iago.) As a fight director, Adam has years of experience with swords and scenes he has choreographed have won awards at both local and national levels. Most recently Adam was seen as Jennens in the Covey Center for the Arts production of Joyful Noise. Adam is forever indebted to his lovely wife, Michelle, and daughter Darcy, for allowing him the opportunity to pursue his passion.
Matthew Carlin T- Sebastian
Matthew R Carlin, n. (Heb. & Ger. /MÆthiu AR KARlin/)
1. a. An man born in California with a BFA in Acting from Brigham Young University. b. A twin from a family of ten children and husband to a beautiful wife. c. An actor with favorite credits in The Three Musketeers, Singing in the Rain, and Room Service. d. A fight choreographer with recent credits in Scarlet Pimpernel, Romeo & Juliet, and Hamlet. e. All of the above.
Bo Jacquelyn Chester O- Dot
Kiersten Ernstrom T- Juno/Mariner
This is Kiersten's second season with the Creekside Theatre Fest. After studying Shakespeare for several years, Kiersten is excited to be performing in the Tempest, one of her favorite Shakespeare plays. Kiersten enjoyed performing in Creekside Theatre Fest’s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream last year. She has also loved performing in her roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Music Man, and other theatrical works.
Jasmine Fullmer T- Stephano O- Bridgey
From the far off land of Orem, Utah, Jasmine Fullmer is ecstatic (and slightly stressed) to be in both productions at the 2017 Creekside Theatre Festival. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Recent theatre credits include Nerissa/Salarino in The Merchant of Venice with Grassroots Shakespeare Co, Vera in Dogville at BYU, and Mrs. Tarleton in Misalliance at BYU. When she isn't performing, she can be found eating sushi. With a heart of gratitude and love, she would like to thank the Fullmer/Wolfley 6, TGS, LB, and Chicky for always supporting her crazy dreams.
Shanice Holt T- Adrian
Shanice Holt is excited to be on stage again as Adrian in The Tempest. She has been seen at Salt Lake Acting Company's Fringe Festival as Carrie in Do Not Hit Golf Balls Into Mexico. She studied Theatre at Utah State University where she took on Ophelia In Hamlet, Duckling in Our Country's Good, and was a member of The Fusion Theatre Project. After school she moved to L.A. to work on television shows such as Parenthood, How I Met Your Mother, Bones, and many more. Shanice volunteers her time coaching high school students for competitions and deeply loves every minute of seeing them grow as actors and as humans. Shanice will also be seen this summer in Twelfth Night as Maria.
Berlyn Johns T- Ceres/Boatswain
This is Berlyns first show with the Creekside Theatre Fest and she is delighted to be doing Shakespeare. Berlyn is currently attending Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts where she recently portrayed Edith Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank. She was also trained in On Broadway Academy's Prodigy Company. She particularly enjoyed parlaying Little Fan in HCTO’s A Christmas Carol.
Faith Johnson T- Miranda
Faith Johnson is 18 years old. The past four years of Faith's life have been dedicated to the Hillcrest High School theatre department. Theatre has impacted Faith's life in ways she can't begin to explain. As you watch this performance Faith hopes you find something to help you get through this messy thing called life.
Emily Kirkham T- Iris/Shipmaster
Emily has been doing theater since 6th grade and plans to never stop! She has been a part of many wonderful productions, including her most recent musical, Oklahoma, as Ado Annie. She is very excited to be playing Iris in this production of the Tempest, and even moreso to work with Gabe, who was one of her teachers at Pioneer High School of the Performing Arts for her last few months before graduation.
Jordan Kramer T- Trinculo
Jordan is thrilled and honored to be performing in one of his favorite shows with such a talented cast and crew. A native of the Pacific Northwest and a graduate of Utah Valley University, Jordan has worked extensively with the Grassroots Shakespeare Company and Utah Shakespeare in the Park, playing roles such as Richard II, Shylock, Lady Macbeth and Hamlet. Other favorites include Jack in Into the Woods, Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! and Algernon in the Importance of Being Earnest. Much love to family and friends!
Jeanelle Long T- Ariel
Jeanelle is so excited to be returning to the Creeside Theatre Fest this summer, after appearing in Once On This Island (TiMoune) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena) last season. She is currently studying in the BFA Acting program at Brigham Young University. Recent credits include The National Premiere of Chariots of Fire (Ensemble) The Curious Savage (LillyBelle Savage) and The Diary of Anne Frank (Anne Frank, Broadway World Salt Lake City Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play)
Jordan Long O- L. Frank Baum
Jordan is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He is currently the head of the Nationally Award Winning Theatre Department at Liahona Preparatory Academy. Recent acting credits include: The Curious Savage (Highland Arts Council); Honk! (Cedar Hills Arts Council); The Diary of Anne Frank (Highland Arts Council); Barnum (Timpanogos Arts Foundation); Aida (Timpanogos Arts Foundation); Go Dog Go (BYU); Damn Yankees (Sandy Arts Guild). Jordan serves as the Artistic Director and was a founding member of the Creekside Theatre Fest. Jordan Thanks his amazing wife Aubrey, and beautiful children Sophronia and Michael Smith.
Heidi Mendez T- Prospero
Heidi Mendez Harrison raised three sons and, as a result, is afraid of nothing!
She gave up the Equity card so to play meaty roles such as Próspero. Recently, she was seen as a Dotty in Noises Off and the infamous Lady Bracknell.
Her passion, however, is her non profit: ACT RISK NO MORE -a theater company whose purpose is to rescue teens who have experienced painful struggles - they write about these, then perform what they wrote, and in turn lift others who are in the same boat. Empowerment, ownership, and giving a voice to those who need to be heard is the result.
She would like to thank her husband Nick (who she met in community theater)Te amo !
Andrew Pingry T- Ferdinand
Alden Sturgeon T- Caliban
Jakob Tice T- Gonzalo
Since graduating from BYU in 2005 (BA in Theatre Studies), Jakob and the Bard have had a good relationship. This play marks his 9th production of a William Shakespeare play, and he is looking forward to more. Most recently Jakob was seen as the Intruder in See How They Run! performed at Hale Center Theater in Orem. He also is a founding member of The Masters Of Dueling where he contributes as an actor, writer, and fight choreographer. A dedicated stage combatant, Jakob is a member of the Society of American Fight Directions (SAFD) and Dueling Arts International (DAI), from which he has gained proficiency in several weapon styles (it's rumored he's even mastered the lightsaber). He hopes you enjoy this performance and his future film and theatre exploits.