Jess Behar has been a company member since 2007. Credits with BSF include: Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, The Two Gentleman of Verona, Loves Labours Lost, Hamlet, Henry IV Part I, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, and King John. She has also performed with Fells Point Corner Theatre, Vagabond Players, and Baltimore Playwright’s Festival. She is a graduate of McDaniel College and holds a BA in Theatre Arts. She also holds an MAT in Elementary Education from Towson University. Jess has been certified by Paul Meier in Original Pronunciation. She is an elementary school teacher with Baltimore County Public Schools.
Kerry is a Maryland native who studied acting at Towson University. 2018's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside marked her third appearance in the Shakespeare's Contemporaries series at BSF, following The Sea Voyage in 2017 and The Shoemaker’s Holiday in 2016. Other local acting credits include performances with The Mobtown Players, the Audrey G. Herman Spotlighters Theatre, Theatre Hopkins, Fells Point Corner Theatre, Baltimore Improv Group (BIG), the Strand Theater Company, Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS), Glass Mind Theatre, Annex Theater, and Center Stage.
Dean Carlson has been a company member at the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory since 2017. Since arriving at the factory, Dean has appeared as Albert in The Sea Voyage, Caliban and Ferdinand in The Tempest, and as King John in King John. Dean was trained in acting at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington Illinois, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts. He also trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London as a part of their Summer Shakespeare Intensive. He holds certifications from the Society of American Fight Directors in both Broadsword and Rapier and Dagger.
Chris has worked with BSF since 2012, and has appeared on stage in King John (The Bastard), Antony and Cleopatra (Mark Antony), The Winter’s Tale (Leontes), The Merchant of Venice (Bassanio), Richard III (Richard), Hamlet (Horatio), Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence), The Two Gentleman of Verona (Proteus), The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio), and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Berowne; 2012). He's also directed Love’s Labour’s Lost (2017), Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013, with Tom Delise), and the 2019 production of Hamlet in Original Pronunciation.
Conrad Deitrick has been acting with the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory since 2016, after seeing BSF’s As You Like It re-kindled in him a long-buried love for Shakespeare that had lain dormant since high school. In his civilian identity, Conrad is an attorney with a large law firm in Baltimore; his practice focuses on estate planning for high net worth families and advising tax-exempt and charitable organizations. He sits on BSF’s board of directors and acts as the company’s legal counsel. Conrad lives in Rodgers Forge with his beautiful wife, Katy, their four or more children, and too many pets. In addition to his family and Shakespeare, he is passionate about his beard, intentional hospitality, racial justice, gardening, Southern food, hip hop music, comic books, D&D, and liberation theology. He grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Flagler College and a J.D. from Georgetown Law.
Sian Edwards has been a proud Baltimore Shakespeare Factory company member since 2017. Making her BSF debut as Tibalt in The Sea Voyage, Sian has gone on to appear as Ariel in The Tempest, Cardinal Pandolph in King John and Mr Alwitt in A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and hopes to try her hand at directing someday soon. Sian studied at the Royal Holloway University of London where she gained a BA in Film theory and Television histories. She has also trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London as part of their Summer Shakespeare Intensive courses. Her dream role is Queen Margaret in Henry VI Part 2!
Holly Gibbs is a proud Baltimore Shakespeare Factory company Member as of 2019 and has appeared in 3 productions. Her BSF debut was as Don Armado in Love’s Labours Lost, and she most recently appeared as The Nurse in Romeo & Juliet. She would love to dabble in an OP production soon and looks forward to that challenge. Other local stage credits include: Fells Point Corner Theatre, the Vagabond Theatre, Spotlighters Theatre, and Single Carrot among others. Holly gained her B.A in Theater from Goucher College, where her focus was on Performance. She has found work steadily as a performer in the Greater Baltimore area since, and contributes as a Member at Fells Point Corner Theatre as well since 2017. Holly is passionate about all things Theatre (especially Shakespeare) and is thrilled to be part of this talented pool of human beings.
Anne Hammontree's journey with the BSF started in the summer of 2016 as Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar, and has since been steadily inclined toward calling the place home. In 2017 she played Holofernes/Boyet in Love's Labour's Lost, and assistant directed the fall production of The Sea Voyage. Most recently, she just finished the summer production of King John as Constance. Anne has been Acting or Directing in Baltimore since 2011, but grew up on stage since she was 5. Directing credits include Gertrude Stein and a Companion at FPCT, and Following Sarah by Rich Espey, which earned best production by the Baltimore Playwrights Festival. She holds a Bachelor's degree with Honors in Acting from Towson University.
A local improv actor and musician (guitar), Adam's passion for Elizabethan/Jacobean theater and verse was ignited by the BSF production of King John in the summer of 2018. Since then he has been in two productions with BSF: Cymbeline (Posthumous Leonatus) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (George Page). Prior to BSF, Adam was a member of the Murder Mystery Company with 95 performances under his belt. Other interests include 18th and 19th century European and American literature, the history of class revolutions, and Film Noir--especially anything with the inimitable Daniel Duryea. Outside of BSF, Adam is working on his first album of acoustic folk-rock focused on the lives and times of his fellow Baltimoreans.
Micaela Mannix (EMC) is a DC based actor, singer, and Shakespearean. She holds a BM in Musical Theatre from The Catholic University. Micaela is also the founder and host of Bowls with the Bard, a web series aimed at making Shakespeare more accessible while removing the stigma around recreational marijuana use. Credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (BSF); Macbeth, King Lear (Commonwealth Shakespeare); Henry V, Pirate Macbeth (Cohesion Theatre Company); Antony and Cleopatra (Brave Spirits); The Laramie Project, Into the Woods (Catholic University.) Learn more at micaelamannix.com
Bethany Mayo is a midwest flower, having grown up in Iowa and lived in Kansas City after college. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Theater with a focus in Musical theater and did almost no Shakespeare before she moved to Maryland. She likes to learn new things and work in different environments, so she has worked or been a company member at Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Cohesion Theater Company, Strand Theater in Baltimore, and Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. She is also BSF’s Director of Education. When not on stage or in a classroom, you can find her dancing in ballroom competitions, making quilts while listing her way through BBC’s list of 100 Books To Read Before You Die. She is at 43%.
Terry O’Hara has been acting in Baltimore Shakespeare Factory productions since 2013. His credits include Romeo & Juliet, Richard III, Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale, Julius Caesar, and Othello. Non-BSF credits include 12 Angry Jurors, Romulus (title role), Arcadia, Oliver! and The Apple Tree. You can see O’Hara next as Claudius in Hamlet. O’Hara came to theatrical work late in life, and is enormously gratified that the groundwork for whatever ability he has was laid at BSF. He is enormously proud to be a company member, and was the founding chair of BSF’s board of directors. O’Hara spent many years as a newspaper journalist; today he is a communications professional for a large financial services firm in Washington, DC. He and his wife are proud 25-year residents of Baltimore, where they raised two children.
Grayson has been working with BSF for a little under a year, premiering in their recent OP production of Othello, and has loved every second of it. A graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory, Grayson has lived in Baltimore for the past 5 years, and has performed at varying venues around the city. He currently presides as Vice-President on the board of Fell’s Point Corner Theatre. Grayson’s love of Shakespeare hearkens back to his childhood when his mother would read him excerpts from R&J and Hamlet, and would sit him down to watch Kenneth Branagh movies, and he hasn’t been able to stop since. He is incredibly excited to work with such a unique and passionate company as BSF.
Nell Quinn-Gibney is a Baltimore based actor, director, and playwright. She’s worked on three BSF productions (The Tempest, Macbeth, and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside). She also has appeared at The Strand Theatre (Count Down) and Rainbow Theatre Project (The DOMA Diaries). She has recently directed for Silver Spring Stage’s One Act Festival and written for Rapid Lemon Productions’ Variations on Sacrifice. You can also catch her with The Murder Mystery Company and Interact Story Theatre. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a B.F.A in acting.
Tegan Williams has been performing with BSF since Romeo and Juliet in 2013. She recently celebrated her 20th credit with her fight choreography in King John. Her favorite roles include: Luciana (Comedy of Errors), Lady Percy (Henry IV, 1), Antonio (Twelfth Night), Jane (Shoemaker’s Holiday), Macduff (Macbeth). Some of her favorite choreographed fights could be seen in The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, and Macbeth. Training: BA in Theatre Arts from Nazareth College, MA in Musical Theatre from The Guildford School of Acting. Advanced Certifications in 8 weapons from the Academy of Performance Combat. Tegan spends her days running Xpose Fitness in Towson.