Shakespeare in Whitehall
August 4, 2021
My family has always been a bit theatrical. I blame my parents, living history interpreters who brought my brother and I up in rendezvous and reenactments. My mother played Mary Todd Lincoln watching “Our American Cousin” at a reenactment they began in Keokuk, IA. My father, playing John Wilkes Booth, appropriately broke his ankle after shooting Lincoln and jumping off a balcony onto the stage. Devotion to character development right there!
In high school I found theatre on my own - at first playing bit parts and running the lights from backstage. Eventually I found my way into a lead r...