Ryan Artzberger (Leontes) is proud to be a HART member, having been in Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, In a Dark Dark House, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Othello, and The Taming of the Shrew. Indiana Repertory Theater credits include: The Crucible, Who Am I This Time, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, God of Carnage, Julius Caesar, Romeo & Juliet, The Heavens Are Hung In Black, Rabbit Hole, Iron Kisses, Our Town, Death of a Salesman, Macbeth, and A Christmas Carol. Credits at The Phoenix Theatre include This, and Reasons to be Pretty, which he also did at The Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. Other regional theater credits include: Pericles and Cyrano at The Shakespeare Theatre Company; Pericles and Silk at The Goodman; The Arabian Nights at Berkeley Rep and Kansas City Rep; and Argonautika and The Arabian Nights at The Lookingglass; Hamlet and The Sea Gull at Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Romeo & Juliet at Great Lakes; and The Beauty Queen of Leenane at The Denver Center. Ryan also appeares in the film The Blur Circle. Ryan is a graduate of Ohio University and The Juilliard School. “Thank you to my wife, Marita, and my boys, Will and Cooper.”
Mara Lefler (Hermione) is very excited to join Heartland as Hermione in The Winters Tale. She is a recent M.F.A graduate in Acting from Indiana University. Her most recent credits include: The Phoenix Theatre; On Clover Road, Indiana Repertory Theatre; Peter Rabbit and Me,(Mama Rabbit and Mis Hammond), Indiana Festival Theatre; As You like it (Celia), The Gentleman from Indiana (Martha Sherwood), Twelfth Night (Maria), Much Ado about Nothing (Margaret). For IU Theatre: Sing to Me Know (Mnemosyne), Pride and Prejudice (Jane Bennet), King Lear (Fool), Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (Mae), The School for Scandal (Lady Teazle), Richard III (Duchess of York). Other credits: A Comedy of Errors (Adriana) for Salt Lake Shakespeare; Noises Off (Belinda) for Centerpoint Legacy Theatre; The Foreigner (Catherine) for Sugar Factory Playhouse; Enchanted April (Lotty) for Stage Right Theatre; Howay for Wodney Wat, Breaking Through, The Wave Curtains (Jessica Cranshaw), and Macbeth (Lady Macbeth understudy) for PCPA Theatrefest. Mara is from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dalyn Stewart (Mamillius) is very excited to take the part Mamillius in The Winter’s Tale. He is a 14 year old boy who loves to act. He has been in many previous plays such as: Charlotte’s Web as Avery; We the People as Sam; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as Edmund; A Child’s Christmas in Wales as Dylan Thomas; Antshillvania as Antony; The Secret Garden as Colin; Pilgrim as Pliable; Timeless as Johann and Hans; and Peter Rabbit and Me as Bertrum and Cottontail. Dalyn also loves to sing. Some of his other hobbies are soccer and computer programming. Dalyn has been acting in plays since he was 8 years old.
Scott Russell (Antigonus) is happy to work with HART for the third time (previously Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew). An actor, fight choreographer, and graduate of The Conservatory at Act One – Chicago, Scott has worked locally with IRT, NoExit, Q Artistry, and many other companies as both actor and fight choreographer. Some credits include The Crucible (Indiana Repertory), Children of a Lesser God (Footlik Theatre, Chicago), A Christmas Carol ( MPAC, Chicago), At Home at the Zoo (Acting Up, Indy), The Winter’s Tale (Indyshakes), Measure for Measure and Arden of Faversham (HoosierBard, Indy). Scott has also had the honor of being the male swing for Indiana Repertory’s production of A Christmas Carol for the last three years. Scott is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and Dueling Arts International.
Constance Macy (Paulina) has been a regular performer at the Indiana Repertory Theatre for more than 25 years. Her IRT favorites include Cyrano, Noises Off, Iron Kisses, Good People, Becky’s New Car and Lost: A Memoir. She is also a regular with Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington where she has appeared in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, August: Osage County, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Diary of Anne Frank. She was a founding member of ShadowApe and performed with them for a dozen years. Other companies include Geva Theatre (Rochester, NY), Playmakers Rep (Chapel Hill, NC), Pioneer Theatre Company (Salt Lake City, UT), Syracuse Stage, Kansas City Rep and the Phoenix Theatre. She has appeared onstage with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and is a frequent reader at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. A teacher at the IRT Summer Conservatory for Youth, she has also taught acting at Butler University, and her own teachers have included David Hyde Pierce and Olympia Dukakis. Ms. Macy is a two-time Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellow and a Lunt-Fontanne National Fellow.
Charles Goad (Camillo) returns to HART where he has appeared as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, Gonzalo in The Tempest as well as in their 2009 Indy Fringe hit Another Classic of Western Literature. He is a founding member of the Phoenix Theatre and has performed regularly with the Indiana Repertory Theatre. Other Indiana credits include: Shadowape, Cardinal Stage, Beef & Boards, Brown County Playhouse and Actors’ Theatre of Indiana and Bobdirex. Regional credits include Missouri Repertory, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Syracuse Stage and The Depot Theatre. In New York he worked at LaMaMa, CenterStage/NY and the Emelin Theatre and in Chicago with The Next Theatre, Stage Left, Lifeline and the Remains Theatre.
Ben Tebbe (Polixenes) is a founding member of HART and was Company Manager for the first 3 years of its existence. With HART he has performed in Death and the Maiden, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Taming of the Shrew, staged readings of Happy Birthday, Wanda June and An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe, and stage managed the world premiere production of Midwestern Hemisphere. Other regional credits include performances with Indiana Repertory Theatre (Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, A Christmas Carol), Phoenix Theatre (Clybourne Park, Avenue Q, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Urinetown: the Musical, Orson’s Shadow), and ShadowApe Theatre Company (Gorey Stories, Not A Peep). He is a 2011-2012 Creative Renewal Fellowship recipient from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. A proud Equity member, Ben earned his B.A. in theatre from Marian University where he is now the Director of Marian University Theatre.
Ryan Claus (Florizel/Lord 1) is a senior studying acting at Indiana University with a minor in dance. Favorite roles at IU include Haemon in Antigone and Austin in True West. He is elated to be making his HART debut.
Phebe Taylor (Perdita) has been seen with HART in The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Merchant of Venice. Most recently in Indianapolis, she was Peter in Peter Pan at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre. Phebe has appeared on the Phoenix Theatre stage in such shows as Boston Marriage, The Zippers of Zoomerville, End Days, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and as Little Sally in Urinetown. She is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and is a company member of Pushcart Players, a nationally touring theatre for young audiences, based in New Jersey. Phebe lives in Queens, where she is a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide and an avid latin and ballroom dancer.
Miki Mathioudakis (Old Shepherd) is grateful to be in this HART production of The Winter’s Tale. She last performed Shakespeare in 1997 at IRT in Midsummer Nights’ Dream. Miki Mathioudakis began doing theatre as part of Jr. Civic when it was located at 19th and Alabama, the current home of Footlite Musicals. She most recently appeared as Grandma Elliott in Billy Elliott for BobDirex. Miki appeared as Mother Goose in Babes in Toyland, in Hairspray, and Martha Watson in White Christmas. This past fall, Miki reprised her role in the one-woman show, Golda’s Balcony, at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. Last summer she performed in the ensemble of Love, Loss and What I Wore at Theatre on the Square. When Miki’s not onstage, she can be found as a chaplain at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital.
Scot Greenwell (Clown/Lord 2) has appeared in HART’S productions of The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and (in 2013) The Taming of the Shrew. Other credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Indiana Repertory Theatre); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Freud’s Last Session, Next Fall, The Vibrator Play, and The Lyons (Phoenix Theatre); The Grapes of Wrath, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Santaland Diaries (Cardinal Stage Company). Directorial credits include: Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (Phoenix) and A Steady Rain (Acting Up Productions). Scot grew up in southern Indiana, graduated from the University of Evansville’s prestigious theatre program, spent an errant and fabulous year in L.A., and is now a 10-year resident of Indy’s Fountain Square neighborhood. Among other things, he enjoys pinot noir, domestic and foreign travel, and medium- to large-breed canines.
Margaret Morgan (Mopsa/Lady 1) is extremely excited to make her HART debut in The Winter’s Tale! Margaret is a Dean’s List BFA acting major going into her senior year at Ball State University. At Ball State she is also in the Honors College and a board member in the Theatrical Honors Fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega. She is originally from Waterford, Michigan, where she attended Waterford Kettering High School. Some of Margaret’s previous credits include As You Like It, (Phebe) A Piece of My Heart, (Sissy) Seascape with Sharks and Dancer (Tracy), Iphigenia 2.0 (Bridesmaid) and The Skriker (Hag/Ensemble). She would like to thank her parents, brothers and boyfriend for their undying support and love!
Frankie Bolda (Dorcas/Lady 2) is an Indiana native and trained at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. Credits include: ComedySportz Indianapolis (Rookie of the Year 2013), EclecticPond Theatre Company (Wars of the Roses, Tempest: Adrift in Time) Zach Rosing Productions (The Great Bike Race), Lilly Theatre at The Children’s Museum (A Seussified Christmas Carol), Theatre on the Square (Porno Stars at Home), Gal Pal Comedy Festival, Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project (Merry Wives of Windsor), Defiance Comedy (Boyband!), Hoosier Bard Productions (Arden of Fevershame), and others. Many thanks to the cast and crew at HART, and to Ben who has the best taste in music. Up next, Frankie will be working to present another piece of Shakespeare with Drankspeare at the IndyFringe Theatre Festival 2016.
Rob Johansen (Autolycus) made the choice 20 years ago to make Indy his home. Organizations like HART are a huge reasons why Rob chose to stay here. Thanks to the Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Phoenix and other like minded companies, Indy has supported a core group of artists and allowed them to make their living here. We Indy artists haven’t had to go to “the big three” cities. Because of that, the artists that set up shop here can branch out and create things that the larger companies might not be doing. Rob was a founding member of one of the first offshoot professional companies, ShadowApe. Since then, there have been many new companies bringing diverse and inventive works to our community. And HART brings a joyous weekend of great outdoor theatre to Indy every Summer. It is this kind of thriving evolution that keeps Rob happy and proud to call himself a “local actor”. Rob wished to thank Robert Neal and Diane Timmerman for this challenge.