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A Midsummer Night's Dream Cast List

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Jessica Andrews, Puck
Jess is an LA-based actor born and raised in Washington State where she received undergraduate training at Western Washington University. Before leaving the PNW to pursue her MFA at the University of Missouri Kansas City, she was a founding member of several ensembles in Seattle’s DIY theatre scene. Jess is recognized onstage as a transformative force with a captivating presence, a knack for comedy, and a wide emotional range. She also lends her voice to commercials, voice overs, and is a trained singer. Recent credits include South Coast Repertory, KCRep, Unicorn Theatre, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, and Great River Shakespeare Festival. Read more in this feature by KC Studio.

H. Adam Harris, Bottom/Pyramus
H. Adam Harris is a director, actor, teaching artist, and cultural equity consultant. He frequently performed with the Children’s Theatre Company: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, The Snowy Day, The Jungle Book, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Other acting credits include productions at Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, Ten Thousand Things, Penumbra Theatre Company, Seattle Children’s Theater, New Conservatory Theater Center, Pillsbury House Theatre, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Maria Argentina Souza, Hermia/1st Fairy/Thisbe
Maria is thrilled to be a part of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Maria has appeared in productions around Indianapolis at IRT, The Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre, Summit Performance Indianapolis, and others. She has also appeared Off-Broadway and with other Regional Theatres. She can be seen next in Indianapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost this July. Maria received her MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School. Thank you for supporting the arts!

Michael Goodfriend, Oberon
Michael has performed in New York, Los Angeles, and regionally at 59E59 Theaters, Pearl Theater, Irondale Ensemble, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2014-2019), Guthrie,Yale Rep, Folger, Peterborough Players, Actors Theater of Louisville, Fulton Theater, CATF, Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, Woolly Mammoth, Triad Stage, City Theater, Ensemble Theater of Santa Barbara, Fountain Theater, A Noise Within, Playwrights Arena and others. TV: commercials and episodics. He produced “Left Jab” for Sirius XM Radio and is the Executive Producer of the Play On Shakespeare series at Next Chapter Podcasts. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

Scot Greenwell, Peter Quince/2nd Fairy
Scot Greenwell is an Indianapolis Shakespeare Company member, appearing in their production of Love’s Labor’s Lost, in July. He’s performed roles at Indiana Repertory Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, The Children’s Museum, Actors Theatre of Indiana, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, and Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, among many others. Scot and his husband Zack live in the historic Holy Cross neighborhood with their dog Minnie.

Jessica Gu, Singer
Jessica Gu is a Chinese American soprano from Alexandria, Virginia. She has performed as La Fée in Cendrillon with the Chicago Summer Opera and as Nuria in the opera Ainadamar at the Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater. She completed her undergraduate studies in Voice Performance at the Eastman School of Music, where she portrayed the title role of Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice with the Eastman Opera Theater. Jessica has received vocal coaching from esteemed contralto Mira Zakai and renowned coloratura soprano Tracy Dahl, participating in their masterclasses. In 2021, Jessica was awarded 2nd place in the District Region Washington D.C. Water Cube Cup Competition and received the Maryland Lyric Opera Prize. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Voice from the Jacobs School of Music. Additionally, Jessica has showcased her talent in concert performances, serving as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” in C Major with the University Chorale of Indiana University and Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G major. Upcoming events include her debut as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in July at the Aquilon Music Festival. 

Kayla Kramer, Singer
Kayla Kramer is a soprano, based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was last seen as “Gretel” in Indiana University Opera Theater’s performance of Hänsel und Gretel in November 2022. Previous roles include, “Yvette” in La Rondine (Indiana University Opera Theater), “Susanna” in Le Nozze di Figaro (Miami University Opera Theater) and Miss Silverpeal in The Impresario (Miami University Opera Theater). Kramer spent her time last summer performing in the Cincinnati Opera Chorus for Aida. She has also spent a summer at the American Institute of Musical Studies where she participated in lieder and operetta concerts, as well as a masterclass with Barbara Bonney. Kramer completed her undergraduate degree in vocal performance at Miami University in 2020. She has enjoyed studying with Carol Vaness over the last two years and graduated with her master’s degree in vocal performance from Indiana University in May of 2023.

Lisa Tejero, Titania
The first Lookingglass show that Lisa saw was West directed by David Catlin and she remembers thinking, “Yep, those are the kind of theatrical boundaries I want to push.” A few years later, Mary Zimmerman cast her in the production of S/M. Subsequent shows with the company have been: Metamorphoses1984The Curiosity ShopArgonautikaFedra: Queen of Haiti, and Ethan Frome. She was invited to join the company in 2006 and has been a proud Artistic Associate ever since. She appeared as Vivian Bearing in The Hypocrites production of Wit, and played Lady Bracknell in Iowa City, then appeared in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Shakespeare in the Parks production of Romeo & Juliet. Locally, some of Lisa’s shows include: White SnakeStop/ResetGhostwrittenSilkThe OdysseyAs You Like It (Goodman Theatre); Kafka on the Shore (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Defiant MuseLemuel, View of the Dome (Victory Gardens Theater). Regional Theatres she has worked with include: Guthrie Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage and Huntington Theatre Company. Broadway and off-Broadway credits include a run of Metamorphoses. She matriculated at Webster University’s Theatre Conservatory where she earned her BFA.

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