The Company

Photograph by Kristin Angel © 2010 August Theater Company












Steve is a local actor and graduate of Hampshire College who has worked extensively with Enchanted Circle Theater in Holyoke and The Hampshire Shakespeare Company in Hadley.


Scott is a teacher, director, and actor. He has studied and worked in theater and improvisation in Chicago, New York, and Boston.


Rachel is an actor and a writer. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) Theater Department where she performed in: Proof, Curse of the Starving Class, Arms & the Man, Alls Well That Ends Well, and Gum. She is thrilled to be back in the Pioneer Valley after three years living in New York City and Boston, paying her dues and her bills. Currently, she writes a blog called: I found a puddle and I fell in it.


Liesel is an honored graduate of the MFA Program at Columbia University. Her films have screened on big and small screens all over the world,and have received awards from The National Book of Review, Eastman Kodak, The Milos Forman Fun, Line Cinema, and Polo Ralph Lauren, and her feature film scripts have won an award from Nickelodeon, and have been selected for the IFP Market. She makes a living as a photographer, filmmaker and educator for Whole Foods Market.


Kelsey is an actor and a writer who lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with her wife. Her theater career began in improvisational and stand-up comedy performing regularly at the Comedy Studio and the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge and Gotham Comedy Club, Catch a Rising Star, and Caroline’s in New York City. Her theater career began as Puck in Hampshire Shakespeare’s MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Other roles now include Cordelia (KING LEAR), Claire (BOSTON MARRIAGE), Sheila (THE BOYS NEXT DOOR) and Karl Rove (NAKED THEATER 3: BETRAYAL CAN BE FUN). She’s also a regular player with PaintBox Children’s Theater having performed such roles as Baby Bear, Peter Pan, and all the witches in the WIZARD OF OZ. When not on stage,Kelsey is a twice-awarded VALLEY ADVOCATE’S BEST IN THE VALLEY radio personality for WRSI, the River.


Sheila teaches courses in acting and theater. Formerly on the faculty at NYU’s Stella Adler Conservatory, SUNY Oneonta, Sheila now teaches at Central Connecticut State University. This past season, she wrote and produced a new play entitled WATER, about privatization of natural resources. She was a founding member of the KO Festival of Performance, at which she acted, directed, wrote and composed over a number of seasons. Directed THE DIRTY GIRLS, which ran at Manhattan Class Company, The Village Gate, the Raw Space and the Philadelphia Womens’ Theater Festival. Recent directing credits include new works FAITH AND CLOVER, BECOMING, THE ISLAND AGAIN and MATTER. Staged readings of THE THINGS THEY CARRIED at Eastworks and THE CATONSVILLE 9 in conjunction with a lecture by Professor Howard Zinn. At UMass, directed OTHELLO, SOME ASIANS, REINCARNATION OF JAMIE BROWN, and TRUE WEST. Directing credits at Hampshire Shakespeare Festival include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and KING LEAR. In the last couple of seasons her work has been seen in MERCY OF A STORM and BLACKBIRDat the Chester Theatre Company. Sheila has performed at various regional venues, including the George St. Playhouse, the Theater at Monmouth, and at St. Peter’s at the Citicorp Center and Moonworks at the 29th St. Repertory.


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