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Founded in 1973 on the firm belief that Shakespeare belongs to everyone, our accomplished company of performers and staff work tirelessly to connect people, communities, and the arts, as we spread messages of unity and understanding. Ushering Shakespeare’s immortal stories of life, love, and tragedy into a modern era, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is dedicated to preserving the cultural traditions of theatre and literature. Through artistic expression, we aim to provide lively entertainment that evokes smiles and laughter, alongside tears of joy and sorrow, to all people.

Celebrating 50 Years!

Born from aspirations to bring the timeless tales of William Shakespeare directly to rural and under-served communities, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has been enriching the lives of people in Montana, and beyond, for 50 seasons. 

In celebration of our 50th anniversary season, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is pleased to announce that our summer parks tour performances of King Lear and Twelfth Night will be coming to a community near you! 

“To be celebrating 50 seasons of amazing performances is truly a special accomplishment. Our greatest pleasure comes from knowing that audiences can discover the magic of Shakespeare, where universal truths of mankind are united through stories that stretch beyond space and time.” 

– Kevin Asselin, Executive Artistic Director 

Actors

John Hosking

King Lear / Sea Captain

Erik Pearson

Gloucester / Malvolio / Music Director

Rashaud Williams

Edmund / Orsino

Sonia Goldberg

Fool / Feste

Riley O’Toole

Edgar, France / Sir Andrew Aguecheek / Tour Manager

Nadja Simmonds

Goneril / Olivia

Jessica Kadish

Regan / Viola / Fight Captain

Mikey Gray

Cordelia, Oswald / Maria / Development Associate

Gavin Rhys

Albany / Sebastian, Bodyguard

Cameron Varner

Kent / Antonio, Valentine

Brennan Urbi

Cornwall / Sir Toby Belch

Production Team

Kevin Asselin

Executive Artistic Director / Director – King Lear

William Brown

Director – Twelfth Night

Adam Kukic

Production Manager

Jeremy Floyd

Costume Designer – King Lear / Co-Design – Twelfth Night

Tom Watson

Scenic Designer – King Lear

Miguel Salazar

Scenic Designer – Twelfth Night

Andrew Hansen

Sound Designer

Jonathan Dove

Lighting Designer

Eric Barker

Properties Designer

Andrew Rathgeber

Fight Director / Asst. Director – Twelfth Night

Gretchen Minton

Dramaturg

Stacey Hostetter

Prop Designer

Duncan McMillan

Stage Manager – King Lear

Al Vogelmeir

Stage Manager – Twelfth Night

Sara Misner

Assistant Stage Manager

Kylie McDonald

Wig Master

Angela Cateroa

Stitcher & Asst. Costume Shop Manager

Alyce Murphy

First Hand

Jordan Draper

Draper

Blake Watson

Carpenter

Meghan AmRhein

Scene Shop & Properties Assistant

Elias Dennis

Costume Research / Assistant

Nora Tjernagel

Costume Shop Apprentice

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