6TH SEASON CAST & CREW

Debra Achorn

6th Season

Board of Directors: Vice President, Secretary

Stage Manager

 

Retired, mother of three children and seven grandchildren, Debra enjoys spending time with friends and family, kayaking, hiking, crafting, and taking classes at UMA.Debra serves on both costume and props committee and has been the stage manager for many RSC productions. She has been a member of the RSC board of directors since 2016, currently serving as Vice President and Secretary, and served as a judge for the 2018 & 2019 Shakespeare Slam Competitions.

Past RSC productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Servant, Stage Manager, Costume Design; School for Scandal, Lappat, Stage Manager, Tech/Costume Design; Romeo and Juliet, Stage Manager, Script Manager, Costume Design; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Chorus, Stage Manager, Tech/Costume Design; Macbeth, Third Witch, Stage Manager, Costume Design; As You Like It, Ensemble, Stage Manager, Tech Design; Select Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Reader; Two Gentlemen of Verona, Panthino, Outlaw 3; Madcap Madrigal IV: Second Shepherds’ Play, Chorus, Tech/Costume Design; Comedy of Errors, Doctor Pinch; Madcap Madrigal III, Lady of the Court, Tech/Costume Design; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tech Design.

Ken Barney

1st Season

Current Role: Ariel

Rachel Card

1st Season

Current Role: Ariel

Cody Curtis

1st Season

Current Role: Ferdinand

Cody has been in love with the performing arts since the age of five, when he played a dog in an elementary choir, musical performance. He is a Senior at the University of Southern Maine, where he will graduate with a BA in Media Studies. Some of Cody’s past roles include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Morse High School), Hamlet in Hamlet (Morse High School), Lennox in Macbeth (Morse High School), Giles Corey in The Crucible, Bernard in Death of a Salesman (Morse High School), The Wolf in The Wildman (Brigham Young University: Idaho) Big Jule in Guys and Dolls (The Portland Players) and most recently Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Gaslight Theater)

Theater is not Cody’s only love however. Earlier this year, he helped produce and acted in the short films: Daisies on Fire and Something About a Bike, where he played Nolan and Random Guy. After graduating USM, Cody plans to move to either Boston, or New York City to continue his pursuit of a dream and a life that brings him continuous joy.

This is Cody’s first show with Recycled Shakespeare Company and he wants to thank Emily for giving him the opportunity to be part of this organization, with a truly amazing cause. He is excited to see how this season progresses and more importantly to make new friends and castmates.

Cathe Ayres

3rd Season

Current Role: Master

Past RSC Productions: As You Like It, Duke Senior; Shakespeare Sampler, Reader.

Liz Davis

1st Season

Current Role: Ariel

Born and raised in Brewer, Maine, Liz and her husband Sam moved from Florence, SC., to the Waterville area where she is the children’s librarian at the Waterville Public Library. Her love for theater and vocal performance has been a constant throughout her life.

Liz’s most recent performances included roles in  “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Mary Poppins”, “Love, Loss and What I Wore” and “Barefoot in the Park'” with Florence Little Theatre. She also enjoyed singing with Masterworks Choir of Florence.

Liz is delighted to join RSC in “The Tempest” and is looking forward to becoming a part of the creative community in Waterville.

Mia Fairman

1st Season

Current Role: Ariel

Emily Rowden Fournier

6th Season

Executive Director

Director

Current Role: Ariel

Emily is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Recycled Shakespeare Company. Emily also acts with Gaslight Theater, Hallowell, and is serving as Costume Designer and Director with Royal River Community Players, Yarmouth. She has a BSA in English Literature from Saint Anselm College, where she acted with the Abbey Players and sang soprano in the Saint Anselm College Choir. Because of her work with RSC, Emily’s alma mater named her a recipient of the 2016 10 Under 10 Alumni Award for excellence in business and community. Her short play, Fat Suit, has been selected as part of the On The Fringe theater festival at The Grand, Ellsworth, September 2019. Emily has trained in multiple styles of dance, written many short scripts, published two books of poetry, and has taught acting and theater through MSAD 49 Adult Education, Cornville Regional Charter School, and RSC. She has served as a judge at the Maine Student Acting Competition. Emily lives in Fairfield with her husband, Joshua, and their 2 dogs and 10 chickens.

Past RSC productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Biondello; School for Scandal, Lady Sneerwell, Director, Tech/Costume Design; Romeo and Juliet, Nurse, Choreographer, Tech/Costume Design; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Princess, Director, Musical Director, Tech/Costume Design; Macbeth, Banquo, Director, Tech/Costume Design; As You Like It, Amiens, Director, Choreographer, Tech/Costume Design; Select Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Reader, Director, Tech/Costume Design; Shakespeare Sampler, Reader, Director, Tech/Costume Design; Two Gentlemen of Verona, Silvia; Costume Design; Madcap Madrigal IV: Second Shepherds’ Play, Queen, Director, Musical Director, Tech/Costume Design; Comedy of Errors, Luciana, Director, Tech/Costume Design; Madcap Madrigal III, Princess Leia, Director, Tech/Costume Design; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bottom, Tech/Costume Design.

Joshua Fournier

6th Season

Current Role: Alonso

Josh is a super geek who never thought he’d have a passion for Shakespeare. A graduate of Saint Anselm College, with a degree in Criminal Justice, he works as a team-leader for Skills, Inc. Josh is an avid Star Wars collector, enjoys going to sci-fi conventions, and likes watching Marvel movies. He lives in Fairfield with his wife, Emily, and their many pets.

Past RSC Productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio, Set Design, Tech Design; School for Scandal, Sir Oliver Surface, Tech Design; Romeo and Juliet, Paris, Director, Tech Design; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Malvolio, Tech Design; Macbeth, Macduff, Director, Tech Design; As You Like It, Jacques, Assistant Director, Tech Design; Select Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Reader, Tech Design; Shakespeare Sampler, Reader, Tech Design; Two Gentlemen of Verona, Proteus; Madcap Madrigal IV: Second Shepherds’ Play, King, Tech Design; Comedy of Errors, Antipholus of Syracuse, Tech Design; Madcap Madrigal III, Prince, Tech Design; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tech Design.

 

Vanessa Glazier

1st Season

Current Role: Ariel

Hali Hardy

1st Season

Current Role: Antonio

Liana LaPlante

6th Season

Current Role: Ariel

Past RSC Productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Courtesan, Costume Design; The School for Scandal, Maria, Costume Design; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Antonio, Costume Design; Macbeth, First Murderer, Costume Design; As You Like It, Audrey, Costume Design; Shakespeare Sampler, Reader; The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Lucetta; Madcap Madrigal IV: Second Shepherd’s Play, Gil, Set Design; The Comedy of Errors, Courtezan, Costume Design; Madcap Madrigal III, Lady Liana, Costume Design, Set Design.

Helena Page

5th Season

Director

Current Role: Ariel

Past RSC productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Gremio, Director; School for Scandal, Rowland, Assistant Director; Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio, Assistant Director; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Fabiana, Chorus, Assistant Director, Tech Design; Macbeth, Timmy Macduff (Macduff’s son), Messenger, Third Murderer, Third Apparition, Costume Design; As You Like It, Lebeau, Ensemble; Shakespeare Sampler, Reader; Madcap Madrigal IV: Second Shepherd’s Play, Angel, Chorus, Tech Design; Comedy of Errors, Ensemble.

 

Joseph E. Page

3rd Season

Assistant Director

Current Role: Stephano

Past RSC Productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Lucentio, Assistant Director, Set Design; Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Tech Design; Macbeth, Lennox; As You Like It, Jacques De Bois, Death.

Shana Page

5th Season

Board of Directors

Current Role: Ariel

Past RSC productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Katharina; School for Scandal, Mrs. Candour, Choreographer, Tech/Costume Design; Romeo and Juliet, Lady Capulet; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Maria, Chorus, Tech/Costume Design; Macbeth, Lady Macduff, Stage Manager, Costume Design; As You Like It, Duchess Fredericka; Madcap Madrigal IV: Second Shepherds’ Play, Chorus, Tech Design; Comedy of Errors, Tech Design.

Aaron Rowden

Co-founder

6th Season

Current Role: Caliban

Past RSC Productions: The School for Scandal, Charles, Costume Design; Macbeth, Tech Design; As You Like It, Charles, Costume Design; Two Gentlemen of Verona, Tech Design; Madcap Madrigal III, Jester, Set Design; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Egeus, Director, Set Design, Tech Design.

Joe Rowden

6th Season

Current Role: Gonzalo

Past RSC productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Vincentio, Props Design; School for Scandal, Crabtree; Romeo and Juliet, Lord Montague, Tech Design; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, King; Macbeth, Hecate; As You Like It, Adam; Select Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Reader; Shakespeare Sampler, Reader, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Antonio; Madcap Madrigal IV: Second Shepherds’ Play, Lord of the Court, Tech Design; Comedy of Errors, Angelo; Madcap Madrigal III, King, Tech Design; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theseus.

 

Lyn Rowden

6th Season

Board of Directors: Treasurer

Current Role: Sebastian

Having a love of theater, a disbility, and a lack of funds, Lyn Rowden is a co-founder of Recycled Shakespeare Company, hoping to bring the experience of theater to everyone. Singing and acting since childhood, Lyn’s recent interest came from enjoying her son’s Gilbert & Sullivan performances and her daughter’s love of Shakespeare. In addition to assisting in production, artistic direction, set, publicty and treasury of RSC events, Lyn has appeared in every show including special performances at Colby, Waterville Opera House, Head of Falls, local TV in Fairfield and Belfast, and the sonnet day in NH. She enjoys bringing small roles to life in creative ways as a fairy, flirt, bard, goddess, witch, queen, producer, gossip, or servant, often with a song, always with a touch of Rude Mechanical. She lives in Fairfield with a busy household of family, friends and dogs where partying like it’s 1599 is a way of life.

Past RSC productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Grumio (Grumietta); School for Scandal, Ms. Verjuice, Script Manager, Tech Design; Romeo and Juliet, Mrs. Richy-Rich Producer; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Queen; Macbeth, First Witch; As You Like It, Hymen; Select Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Reader; Shakespeare Sampler, Reader; Two Gentlemen of Verona, Chorus; Madcap Madrigal IV: Second Shepherds’ Play, Queen Mother, Tech Design; Comedy of Errors, Nell, Tech Design; Madcap Madrigal III, Queen, Tech Design; Midsummer Night’s Dream, Snug, Dove, Assistant Director, Tech Design.

Rebecca Singer

1st Season

Current Role: Ariel

Omm Stilwell

1st Season

Current Role: Miranda 

Omm is a social worker at a local hospital. She has been involved in theatrical pursuits since childhood, including school performances, Maine State Music Theater, Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance, Masque and Gown, Masker’s Theater (now Cold Comfort Theater), and briefly with Midcoast Actor’s Studio. She lives in Vassalboro with her spouse, daughter, and two very demanding cats. This is her first Recycled Shakespeare Company production.

Past RSC Productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Tranio.

Maria Wark

2nd Season

Board of Directors

Stage Manager

Current Role: Trinculo

Maria has an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Northern Maine Community College; and also studied Acting and Evolutionary Biology for two years at Bennington College in Bennington, VT.   She enjoys reading, writing, loom kitting, and making people laugh. Maria is in the 1999 edition of “Who’s Who In American High Schools”.  She is a member of Kappa Delta Phi, National Affiliated Sorority, Inc.

Past RSC productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Biondello, Stage Manager, Props Design; School for Scandal, Props Manager, Stage Manager; Romeo and Juliet, Sister Mary John, Props Manager.

 

Virginia Waters

1st Season

Current Role: Ariel

Raymond T. Wing “Wingnut”

4th Season

Current Role: Prospero

Ray caught the acting bug in Connecticut, where he performed with the Free at Last Players. The troupe performed at various venues across the nation including the Cultural Olympiad for the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. By profession, he has been an advocate and peer support worker for individuals living with mental health disabilities. Ray also spends far too much time with his hobby/obsession with genealogy (including genetic genealogy, which is using DNA for genealogical purposes). He brags about how he descends from someone who fell overboard the Mayflower (true) and Ray swears he inherited this grace by deeds such as locking himself to his car

Past RSC productions:  The Taming of the Shrew, Baptista, Set Design, Tech Design;  School for Scandal, Sir Peter Teasdale; Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Sir Tobey Belch, Tech Design; Macbeth, Ross; Select Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Reader; Shakespeare Sampler, Reader; Two Gentlemen of Verona, Duke of Milan.

Cindi Bailey

2nd Season

 

Past RSC productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Curtis; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Kitchen Wench.

Grace “Baa” Dunton

3rd Season

 

Past RSC productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Haberdasher; Romeo and Juliet, Baker, Altar Girl; As You Like It, Sheep, Ensemble.

 

Isabella Fernandez

3rd Season

Bella is in 8th grade at Mt. Blue Middle School where she has been an honor roll student. She has been in quite a few productions over the years, both in RSC and at school.  Bella enjoys singing and crafts; she has sung with the KV Honors Chorus and MBMS. Musically inclined, Bella also plays violin and is learning to play the guitar. She has won two awards for public speaking. Next fall, Bella will attend as a Freshman at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone, ME.

Past RSC productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Bianca, Assistant Director, Costume Design; School for Scandal, Lady Teazle, Costume Design; Romeo and Juliet, Sampson Capulet, Page; Macbeth, Angus, Young Seyward, Messenger, 2nd Murderer, 2nd Apparition, Tech Design; As You Like It, Dancer.

Rita Fortin

4th Season

Past RSC Productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Fortune Teller, Costume Design; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Lady Rita, Set Design, Costume Design; Madcap Madrigal IV: Second Shepherd’s Play, Lady Rita; As You Like It, Corin; Madcap Madrigal III, Lady Rita;  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Flute/Peaseblossom.

 

JennieAnn Guite

1st Season

Past RSC Productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Widow.

 

 

Lynda Lemar

3rd Season

 

Lynda joined the Recycled Shakespeare Company for their Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe and truly enjoyed the experience. She is retired from the cosmetology field, where she was an instructor at the Maine State Academy of Hair Design. Lynda currently works for Catholic Charities of Maine. She is also a certified Health Coach from Hilton Johnson Production and pursuing her master’s degree in Metaphysics.

Past RSC productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Tailor, Costume Design; School for Scandal, Lady Benjalina Backbite; Romeo and Juliet, Gregory Capulet; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, Sebastian, Tech/Costume Design; Select Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Reader.

Janet Nadeau

2nd Season

Janet is a BHP with WMBH who lives in Winslow, ME with her husband and 2 cats. She has a son and daughter-in-law in Astoria, NY. Janet has a BA from Glassbow State College in Law/Justice (Corrections) with a minor in Developmental Psych. She also attended University of Farmington for Special Education and presently holds a ME Teachers Certification as a Teacher of Developmental Disabilities Grades 1-6. Her hobbies include singing, playing instruments, and hiking.

Past RSC productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Pedant; School for Scandal, Careless, Snake, Costume Design; Romeo and Juliet, Petra, Balthazar.

Leslie Page, Jr.

3rd Season

Past RSC Productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Preacher, Set Desgin, Tech Design; School for Scandal, Set Design; Romeo and Juliet, Abraham, Set Design, Tech Design, Stagehand; Madcap Madrigal V: Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night, First Officer, Set Design; Macbeth, Duncan, Set Design.

Viktor Qadesh

1st Season

Past RSC Productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Hortensio, Props Design.

 

 

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