Passionate about Shakespeare, Gloria has stage managed and taught at various Shakespeare theatre companies in the St. Louis area. She is excited to return for a fourth season at Hoosier Shakes, this time as the company’s Production Manager as well as stage managing HAMLET. Her most recent credits include stage managing Hoosier Shakes’ OTHELLO and AS YOU LIKE IT, stage managing St. Louis Shakespeare’s OTHELLO, and assistant teaching and directing an AS YOU LIKE IT adaptation with middle schoolers for Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’s Shake 101 in-school residency program. After Hoosier Shakes, she will be moving to Kalamazoo, Michigan, to accept a year-long stage management position with Kalamazoo Civic. She is passionate about community engagement and development through the arts and can’t wait to see what opportunities and communities she will one day invest in. When she’s not working at the theater, Gloria is usually singing along to her guitar, writing, or cooking Filipino food. | gloriathestoryteller.com
Christina Foltz is delighted is to be working with Hoosier Shakes for the first time. Recent credits include stage managing STEEL MAGNOLIAS and FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS with Southwest Baptist University. She has also been an actor and designer most recently in Tartuffe with SBU. She is a Theatre student from Southwest Baptist University. She wants to thank her family and friends for their support.
Kristina Harding has been an actress and singer for over 20 years and has been a teacher for the Playmakers Program at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. She was a member of the founding company of the Second Act New Works Festival, a series dedicated to the workshopping and performance of new plays by playwrights from all over the country. As well, she has been a director and vocal coach at local schools. Some of her favorite roles include First Fairy/Starveling as well as understudy for Helena in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Courtesan in the all-women cast of COMEDY OF ERRORS (Women of Will); Vicki in THE FULL MONTY, Kate in SYLVIA, Joan in FRAMED (Kayenta Center for the Performing Arts); Elspeth in AWAKE, YOUNG KING, Charlotte in DANCING IN THE FLAMES (Second Act New Works Festival), Mrs. Chevalier in AN IDEAL HUSBAND, Veronique in GOD OF CARNAGE, Anne Putnam in THE CRUCIBLE, Elvira in BLITHE SPIRIT, Marguerite in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Marian Paroo in THE MUSIC MAN, Mitzi in STAR CHILD, Betty in DREAM STREET (all with various local theatre companies.) She’d like to thank her family for supporting her in pursuing her dream in the second chapter of her life.
Bailey Hunt is a junior theatre education major at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). His past credits include DOUBT: A PARABLE (Father Flynn), GUYS AND DOLLS (Nathan Detroit), and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Hermann Van Daan). In terms of other credits, Bailey was briefly in the 2019 Hoosier Shakes company, when he stepped in for another actor. Bailey is so thankful to be in the 2020 company as it includes one of, if not his number one, favorite Shakespeare play, HAMLET. He has also loved the work Hoosier Shakes has been doing since they started five summers ago.
Prior to settling in the mid-west, Josh was in the acting company at the American Shakespeare Center for several years where he appeared in over thirty productions including HAMLET (Hamlet), JULIUS CAESAR (Brutus), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Algernon), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Bassanio), and HENRY V (The Chorus). Other select theatre credits include The Cop in the world premiere of CLUE: A NEW COMEDY (Cleveland Play House), Sir Guy of Gisbourne in SHERWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (Cleveland Play House), Trigorin in STUPID F***KING BIRD (Dobama Theatre), Touchstone in AS YOU LIKE IT (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Vanya in LIFE SUCKS (CATCO), Gratiano in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Utah Shakespeare Festival) and many more. He also works as an educator, director, and voice over artist.
Owen McGee is a proud graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. in acting. He is excited to be making his debut performance with Hoosier Shakes! He was recently seen at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival in Henry V (boy), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Robin), and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (Nol). His touring credits include ROMEO AND JULIET (Romeo), and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Demetrius/Flute) with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival Touring Company. Owen’s College credits include GUYS AND DOLLS (Rusty Charlie), THE YELLOW INN (the Salesman), and MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY (Gibson). He would like to thank you for coming out and supporting local theatre!
John Michael holds many fond memories of exploring the Illinoisan woods and cornfields as a boy, and is excited to be back in the Midwest for this season with Hoosier Shakes! He began performing as a child in church and school programs. At age 11, he landed his first community theatre production, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Tiny Tim) in Mattoon, IL. After that, he grabbed every performance opportunity he could, joining the Coles County Barbershop Chorus at age 12 and filling his high school years in Michigan with speech/music competitions and plays. John Michael holds his B.A. and M.A. in theatre arts and earned his M.F.A. in Classical Acting from Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. Credits include Touchstone in AS YOU LIKE IT, Claudio in MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Humphrey/Ensemble in HENRY VI, Lance in THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (ACA); Caliban in THE TEMPEST, Berowne in LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (Greenville Shakespeare Company); Poor Husband/Ensemble in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Greenville Theatre); Laertes in HAMLET, Hortensio in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and Captain/Antonio in TWELFTH NIGHT (Classic Players). John Michael is now a full-time assistant professor of theatre at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, and an everyday adventurer with his wife, Allison. @johnmichaelcassio | www.johnmichaelcox.net | Proverbs 3.3
Joel Walley is a recent graduate of Southwest Baptist University where he majored in Music and Theatre. Performance credits include Schroeder in YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, Canon Chasuble in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Arabian and Soldier Doll in THE NUTCRACKER, and Avram in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. He would like to thank his parents, Dr. Bethany Wood, and all the Wehmeyers for helping him get started in a career of theatre performance and writing.