Production Team

Artistic Company

CHENNELLE BRYANT-HARRIS

Director - The Comedy of Errors

Chennelle Bryant-Harris (Director) is an actor, director, and teaching artist whose direction credits include productions at Talespinner Children’s Theater and Cleveland Public Theater. However, she is most proud of the work she accomplished with her intergenerational casts of students, teachers, and professional actors when she served as director and planning team member for the Cleveland Branch of the ESU: All City Shakespeare productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet. She is currently the Education Assistant at Great Lakes Theater.

DUSTEN A WELCH

Director - Julius Caesar

Dusten is an award-winning fight choreographer, director and educator based out of Northeast Ohio.  In addition to Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, you may have seen his work at Great Lakes Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Public Theatre, Convergence-Continuum, Ensemble Theatre,  Playwrights Local, Baldwin Wallace University, Ashland University, and St. Bonaventure University among others. His fight choreography has been recognized twice by the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival, as well as IMDB, Cool Cleveland and Scene Magazine.  He serves as resident fight choreographer and adjunct professor of stage combat for Baldwin Wallace University. Thank you for supporting live theatre (in our digital age)!

Eva Nel Brettrager

Production Stage Manager

Eva Nel Brettrager (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be returning to the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival! Last appearing with them in 2018, serving as stage manager for Troilus and Cressida and Twelfth Night. Outside of stage managing for CSF, she also works as an actress, playwright, lighting designer, and director - as well as Facilities Coordinator for convergence-continuum. She has also worked in NEOhio with convergence-continuum, Blank Canvas Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Beck Center, TrueNorth, CVLT, and Tri-C West. See her next as SM for this summer’s Julius Caesar. LLAP. For more info, please visit https://linktr.ee/ebrettrager89.

Aislyn Clark

Assistant Production Stage Manager

This is Aislyn Clark's second year working with the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival and she’s very happy to work with everyone again. She has graduated from the Academy for the Performing Arts and will be attending Baldwin Wallace University this coming fall, to work towards her Bachelor’s in Arts in Stage Management. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Acting Company

Comedy of Errors

ALEX FUNK

Cast - Comedy of Errors

Alex Funk (Player 5) originally from Columbus, is an actor and teacher in the Akron area. He holds a B. A. in Theatre Arts from U of A with licensure to teach Drama/Theatre. He teaches theatre at Miller South School VPA. He has worked for Weathervane Playhouse, OSF, The Greater Cleveland Aquarium, The Salvation Army and Rubber City Theatre. Acting credits include A View from the Bridge (Rodolpho), The Great God Brown (Billy Brown), Henry IV: Part 1 (Gadshill), The Bacchae 2012 (Dionysus), As You Like It (Rosalind), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius, Oberon/Theseus), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick) Macbeth (Hecate/Malcolm), Hamlet (Hamlet), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio/Prince), Tame (Horace), Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Sherlock Holmes) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Berowne).

JENNY HOPPES

Cast - Comedy of Errors

Jenny Hoppes (Player 4) is excited to be back at the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival as Luciana in this online production! Last summer, she made her CSF debut as Chorus, Nym, Gloucester (and others) in Henry V. Make sure to catch her later this summer in CSF’s production of Julius Caesar! Jenny’s a rising junior in Point Park University’s BFA Acting program, and you can find out more on her website (jennyhoppes.com). Thanks to family and friends for their undying support, to Chennelle and the production team for their hard work, and thank YOU for supporting theatre. Enjoy!

LOGAN JANCSURAK

Cast - Comedy of Erros

Logan Jancsurak (Player 2) is making his Cleveland Shakespeare Festival debut in A Comedy of Errors. Originally from the Cleveland area, Logan now spends most of his year in La Crosse, Wisconsin, studying acting at Viterbo University. At Viterbo, Logan recently performed in Twelfth Night. Other recent credits include:The Seagull (Dorn), Radium Girls (Arthur Roeder), and Othello (Brabantio). Later in the summer, Logan will be portraying Oswald in Mahoning Valley Player’s production of King Lear.

LINDSAY SHINER

Cast - Comedy of Errors

Lindsay Shiner (Player 3) is a rising senior at Baldwin Wallace University earning her BFA in Acting. Some of her favorite roles include (Actor 4) in Shane Thatcher’s Painting Vincent, The Maid in American La Ronde, and Eleanor in Henry VI: Part 2. She would like to thank Chennelle Harris for this fabulous opportunity. Shout out to this incredible cast and team for being so dedicated as we try to stay safe in these trying times. We are truly navigating through this new realm of virtual theatre together!

CODY SWANSON

Cast - Comedy of Errors

Cody Swanson (Player 1) is a professional actor, stage manager, fight choreographer, and teaching artist. This is his debut with Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, and he couldn’t be more ecstatic (on Zoom!!). Cody teaches at The Academy for the Performing Arts in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He teaches stage management, stage combat, and dialects, among other subjects. Favorite roles include Kiss Me, Kate (Gangster #1), Bus Stop (Carl), and The Cleveland Play House’s inaugural production of A Christmas Story (Ralphie Parker) back in 2005 (to name a few).  Thank you to ALL who’ve made this possible!

SUZANNA SZABADOS

Cast - Comedy of Errors

Suzanna A. Szabados (Player 6) is very excited to be working with the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival once again! Her previous credits include Into the woods (Stepmother), As You Like It (Phebe/Oliver), Henry V (Williams, Orleans, Bedford, Erpingham), The Importance of Being Earnest (Lady Bracknell), She Kills Monsters (Vera), Bloody, Little Pieces (Narrator One, Jenny), and Marat/Sade (Rossignol). Suzanna is a proud graduate of Cleveland State University, with a B.A. in Theatre Arts.

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