Meet the Actors
Adaline is an actor and designer from Tacoma, WA. They are so excited to perform in their first Shakespeare production, and their first outdoor show! They graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2022 with a Studio Arts BA and Theatre Minor. Recent acting credits include Protagonist from Work in Progress (Miranda's Cafe, PLU), Ensemble in The Laramie Project (PLU Alpha Psi Omega), and Inspector Talbot in Twisted Tales of Poe (PLU). They also love designing for shows, and have recently designed props for She Kills Monsters (PLU) and set for Sagittarius Ponderosa (PLU). They would like to thank their parents and their partner Hanne for all the support throughout this rehearsal process.
Megan is thrilled to be a part of Emerald Theatre’s Midsummer! She moved with her family to
Washington about 3 years ago now and loves it! She was in her first play when she was 6 years old and
has been acting ever since. Some highlights include the Bakers Wife in Into the Woods and Catherine in
Pippin. Megan has a Bachelors of Arts in theatre education. She has toured around the US with the Brigham Young University Folk Dance Team. Megan has also had the opportunity to choreograph for many musicals including The Scarlet Pimpernel, Addams Family and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Megan has most recently started Stage Fright Studios where she teaches acting classes to kids ages 3-18. When not on the stage she loves playing with her five kids, working out, reading, being outside and adventuring. She would love to thank her amazing husband Vince and her kids for their love and support. Megan also thanks her director Earlene for her dedication to this production. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Maria, Fabian, Officer
Olivia Finkelstein (she/her) is excited to be performing in such a beautiful environment this summer. This is her first production with Emerald Theatre, but, fun fact, it is her second time playing Fabian in “Twelfth Night”! Other recent roles include Rachael in “Appropriate” (Illinois Wesleyan) and Josie Pye in “Bend in the Road” (Kitsap Forest Theatre). In the fall, Olivia will be returning to Illinois Wesleyan University for her senior year, pursuing a BFA in Acting and a minor in Film Studies. She hopes that this story about the human instinct to love, despite misunderstanding, will touch you in a meaningful way.
Sebastian, Captain, Valentine, Messenger
Elliott is a transmasculine, non-binary performer who uses they/he pronouns. They are making their Emerald Theatre debut. He has acted with local companies such as Seattle Musical Theatre, UW Stage Notes, and Twelfth Night Productions, as well as companies in the Twin Cities. They especially enjoy engaging with neurodiversity and gender diversity through performance. Outside of theater, Elliott enjoys building community, dabbling in visual art, traveling, spending time with their dogs, and playing board and card games. He works as an academic coach at UW.
Emmanuel Suarez was born in the Philippines but grew up in Washington where his passion for acting started. His first role was in an Elementary production of the Jungle Book where he played Shere-Khan. From there, sparked his love for acting. Emmanuel currently lives in Renton with his husband and pup. He recently started Acting classes January 202 and this will be his first role since highschool. Outside of acting, Emmanuel loves to spend time at the gym, watching movies with his husband and going on long walks with his pup.
Sir Andrew, Feste (the Fool)
Anden is very excited to be performing Shakespeare in such an eloquent setting! In addition to studying theatre at Central Washington University he has attended regular acting workshops and seminars with industry masters on both coasts. Over the past decade he has performed in numerous productions, improv sketches, murder mysteries, and also "48-Hour Crash-And-Burn" festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest. He has been lucky enough to work with companies such as Seattle Musical Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre,
Coeur D'alene Summer Theatre, ManeStage Theatre and Valley Center Stage. Additionally, he's had the pleasure to coach talented students of all ages in Maple Valley in the performing arts.
"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't" - Hamlet
Garth is a Seattle-based theatre artist and educator, and he’s delighted to be making his Emerald Theatre debut! Previous acting roles include Gonzalo in The Tempest at Seattle U, both lovers in various versions of Midsummer, and Will/Big Nasty Jim in Somnambulant with the Seattle 48 Hour Film Horror Project. He also directs and designs at local schools, universities, and youth theatre organizations. When not in the classroom, onstage, or backstage, he enjoys reading, playing music, riding his bike, and Dungeons & Dragons.
Molli will be attending Cornish College of the Arts in the Fall to pursue her BFA in Acting and Original Works. Credits include: REGIONAL: Emerald Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past); Manestage Theatre: Holiday Inn, Meet Me In St.Louis (Agnes Smith); Auburn Community Players: Mary Poppins (Jane Banks)
EDUCATIONAL: Theatre: Nowhere (Pastor Paul) at Oakland University; Sumner High School: High School Musical (Kelsi Nielsen, 2018 5th Avenue Award Honorable Mention), A Spare Me (Win). Molli directed/edited the 2021 showcase film, “Brand New You” at Sumner High School as featured on YouTube. She is proud to continue her passion for the arts in our Puget Sound community as a board member/ social media manager for Emerald Theatre NW. @mollielwell
Snout, Wall, Moonlight
Jackie is a graduate of Boston University (M.M.E.) and Central Washington University (B.M.) Regional: Closer Than Ever (Angela), Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon), Oliver (Nancy), Carousel (Carrie), Oklahoma (Laurie), The Sound of Music (Liesl). Trial by Jury (Director). After teaching choir for nearly 20 years, Jackie now teaches private voice in Maple Valley. She enjoys singing, gardening, cooking, jigsaw puzzles and adventures with her family.
Arianna is excited to perform her first Shakespeare in the park. She has been in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream back in elementary school, so to be a part of it once more gives her wonderful nostalgia. Arianna was most recently seen on stage at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds as Hayley Quinn in Mama Won’t Fly. Originally from California, she has taken film and TV acting classes at the Actors Workshop Studios in San Diego, and at the Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting Studio and the Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio in Los Angeles. Arianna would like to thank the Emerald Theatre for giving her the opportunity to portray Francis Flute. She’d also like to thank her family for allowing her to pursue her dreams and her husband for giving her the confidence to continue that pursuit.
Eugenia, Quince, Prologue, Lion, Mustardseed
Chelsea Hoyle (Eugenia/ Quince/ Mustardseed) is making her PNW debut, having moved from CA in late 2019. She studied Acting and English at Azusa Pacific University, graduating in 2018. Previous credits include Griselda/ Nell/ Mrs. Kidd in Top Girls and Annelle in Steel Magnolias. She would like to thank her director, cast, and family for their support during this return to the stage.