ABOUT THE ARTISTS
MOLLY BUNDER (she/her) is a founding member of Stone Soup Shakespeare. She appeared in the company’s first production and directed several of Stone Soup’s staged readings in Scotland. She has taught with Stone Soup at Purdue University, and taught Shakespearean movement at DePaul and for the University of Chicago’s Upward Bound program. She is the Education Director at Filament Theatre, a theatre for young and family audiences in Chicago. As an actor, her credits include work for the Goodman, Strawdog, Filament Theatre, Northbrook Theatre, TUTA, and Three Crows. UK credits include the Tron Theatre, Scottish Mental Health Festival, Arches, Byre St. Andrews (Scotland) and Hampstead Theatre (London). A West Lafayette, Indiana native, she is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
TESS GALBIATI (she/her/hers) is ecstatic to be in Stone Soup’s Hamlet as the Danish Prince, himself. She is a Chicago theatre artist and an ensemble member with Chicago Kids Company. Favorite Credits include I and you (Wharton Performing Arts Center), Hamlet (Quicksilver Shakespeare), Doctor Faustus (Mythfest), The Wild Party (Front/Slash). Tess holds a BA with concentrations in writing and performance from Arizona State University.
RAE HAMILTON-VARGO is a nonbinary actor originally hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They hold a BA in Theatre from Northwestern University, where they also studied French and Japanese, and they're represented by BMG Talent. Some of their favorite most recent in-person Chicago credits include AJ in the immersive outdoor play Where The Air Meets The Water with Avalanche Theatre Company and going on as an understudy for Dull Gret/Angie in Remy Bumppo's Top Girls. You can look for them on-screen in the webseries The Life of Harold and listen for them wherever podcasts are found in the audio drama Monocyte.
OLIVIA JACKSON (she/her) is a Chicago- based actor who loves reading in the park and chocolate milkshakes. Originally from Bellevue, Iowa; Olivia studied Literature and Theatre at Saint Mary's College then went on to train in improv and sketch comedy at The Second City Conservatory Program. Olivia is so grateful to be back on stage and even more grateful to you, the audience, for supporting live theatre. You can follow her at @livdawg3
IAN GONZALEZ-MEUNTENER is an actor/podcaster based out of Chicago. His love and passion for theatre is rivaled only by his love for his cat Doug, who is his rock and morning alarm clock. You may recognize him from previous tours with Stone Soup Shakespeare, such as Comedy of Errors (Aegean/Courtesan), as well as many of their varied and wonderful workshops. He is so excited and grateful to be able to share this with all of you, and he sincerely hopes that you have as much watching as he has had with this wonderful and talented group of people.
JULIA STEMPER (she/her) is Stone Soup's Artistic Director and a founding member and has performed and directed many tours and readings. She is a Chicago-based actor, and teaching artist. She is a company member with The Plagiarists, and teaches yoga for Wildlight Yoga. Acting credits include The Plagiarists, Lifeline, Shakespeare Project of Chicago, First Folio, and Filament in Chicago; Tron Theatre, Arches, Hampstead Theatre (UK); The Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Solas Nua, Company III.ii, American Century Theater, and Classika (DC area). Julia served as a guest artist at Hope College in Holland, MI. She holds a Masters in Classical and Contemporary Text-Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a BA from Macalester College.
YOUR CREATIVE TEAM
DAN KLARER has been seen on and off stage as an actor/fight director throughout the Midwest including First Folio Theater, Artists’ Ensemble, Goodman Theatre, Theatre at the Center, Chicago Kids Company, Children’s Theatre Madison, and 15 seasons in Door County, WI at Peninsula Players, Door Shakespeare, Third Avenue Playworks, and Northern Sky Theatre. Dan has a BA in Drama from UW Stevens Point and a Master’s Degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Recent credits: Jeeves Saves the Day, *Jeff Award Nom. (First Folio) Every Brilliant Thing, Sherlock Holmes and the Precarious Position (Artists’ Ensemble); The Pajama Game (Theatre at the Center); Isaac's Eye, Santaland Diaries (Third Avenue Playhouse); Guys On Ice (Go Fish); Miss Holmes, The Drowsy Chaperone, Peter and the Starcatcher (Peninsula Players).
BRITTANI YAWN (she/her/hers) is an artist based in Chicago. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Brittani moved to Chicago after earning her BA in Theatre from Miami University. She has worked with companies throughout Chicago such as The Plagiarists, Artemisia Theatre, Sideshow Theatre Company, The Second City, and The Annoyance.
...and THE GREEN SHOW
From Elizabethan Traditions to modern day fun The Green Show continues in 2021. This year's Green Show is brought to you by: MUSIC! We will be starting as many performances as possible with some local musical talents. If you have a favorite local musician you would like to see showcased as the pre-show, please send information on them and how they can be reached to firstname.lastname@example.org and you might just hear your contribution to the Danish party we have brewing as you join us this year!