Ian is the founder of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and has directed over 120 professional productions over his thirty years in the profession including CSC productions of Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Cyrano de Bergerac, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and King Lear among others. Ian has been Artistic Director of The Repertory Theater of America, the National Theatre for Children and the Minnesota Shakespeare in the Park. Ian is a recipient of the Telly, Helen Hayes and Howie Awards. Lesley is former managing director and current Trustee of the Lark Play Development Center in New York, a 2009 graduate of Leadership Howard County and former Vice President of the international Shakespeare Theatre Association. Training: BA, theatre, Washington University, Michael Howard Studios, NY, Actors Movement Studios, NY, Patsy Rodenburg, author of Speaking Shakespeare. She has performed roles in numerous CSC productions including Beatrice in Much Ado, Lady Macbeth, Alithea in The Country Wife, Titania, and Goneril.
A founding member of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Pat has directed CSC productions of Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest and Troilus and Cressida and played a number of roles for CSC including: Hamlet, Romeo, King Henry V, Coriolanus, Bottom, Torvald (A Doll’s House), and Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night. Other credits include the Repertory Theatre of America, the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival and the Shakespeare Project Jenny is a past President of the Howard County Arts Council and has been active in the Howard County Arts Community for almost two decades. She has performed in CSC’s Hamlet, Lysistrata, The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, As You Like It, Henry V, King Lear, Taming of the Shrew, and Coriolanus; she directed CSC’s productions of Romeo and Juliet and Twefth Night as well as the 2006 workshop production of Love’s Labour’s Lost
A founding member of the Chesapeake Shakeseare Company, Dan has served in a lot of different roles for CSC. He has performed, designed scenery, lights and served as Technical Director for a number of productions. In the fall of 2013, he joined the staff fulltime in anticipation of the opening of CSC's new downtown Baltimore building. Jean joined CSC winter of 2013.A public relations specialist with a passion for the arts and education, Jean is a former news and features reporter and editor who has worked for The Baltimore
Sun, The New York Times, American-
Style and NICHE magazine.
Nadine has performed administrative duties for a number of arts organizations in the greater Baltimore/DC area including the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance, The Peabody Children’s Chorus and the Columbia Center for the Arts. Nadine came to CSC in 2012 and has been the cheerful "voice of CSC" ever seince. Kristina is a Towson University graduate, and for eight seasons served as the Costume Supervisor for the Baltimore Opera Company. She also serves as CSC's Resident Costumer and has designed costumes for 18 of CSC's productions. She lives in Catonsville, Maryland.
Kevin has appeared in several productions including Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, As You Like It, Henry V, and Julius Caesar. For CSC, he directed Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Titus Andronicus. Kevin is also the Director of Fine & Performing Arts at McDonogh School where he leads the Institute for Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies Liz joined CSC in October 2012. She has a Master of Arts degree in
Arts Administration from Goucher College
and two bachelor’s degrees from Johns
Hopkins University. She lives in Hyattsville
with her husband, Ira. Liz speaks three
languages (French, Italian, and English) and is a classically trained musician who plays oboe and piano.