Sean Joseph Choo is an award-winning performer, musical director, composer, and sound designer. Since 2015 he has been a Company Actor at Honolulu Theatre for Youth where he also creates music. He has worked with many theatres on O‘ahu and regularly performs his own music, as well as improvising musicals with improvhi. For HSF, he composed music and played Feste in Twelfth Night, composed original songs for a musical version of All’s Well That Ends Well, and served as composer, assistant director, and portrayed Caliban in The Tempest.
Louise “Scout” Gregory is an actor and costume designer based in Chicago. Her acting credits include Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. A recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she has designed for the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s 2019 season and will again in the summer of 2021.
Anna Klein Hamaguchi previously performed in HSF’s education touring show of Hamlet in 2016. For Chaminade University she performed in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe and Almost, Maine. For Kennedy Theatre she performed in Twelfth Night, ’night Mother, and received a Leading Actress Po‘okela for Antigone. Television credits include Hawaii 5-0 and Magnum PI. She has an MFA from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is currently a teacher at Hawaii Baptist Academy.
Dylan Chace Lee is the Technical Director at Manoa Valley Theatre. He graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre. In the summer of 2019, Dylan helped with the set construction of the inaugural season of the Parallel 45 Theatre in Traverse City, Michigan. Dylan has also been seen on stage in ‘Au‘a ‘Ia: Holding On at Kennedy Theatre and at Theater for the New City in New York City. He was last seen as Christopher Boone in Manoa Valley Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.
Stetson Smith is originally from Florida and has spent the last decade in Lubbock, Texas where he earned a BFA in Theatre from Texas Tech University. Since graduation, Stetson has worked at a ballet studio and acted and directed with local theatre companies. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Acting at the University of North Carolina—Greensboro.
Emily Steward voiced the part of Claudio in last summer’s Much Ado About Nothing for HSF. Emily recently completed the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa where she has been teaching and performing for the past three years and appeared in director Kat Altman’s thesis production of The Moors as Agatha. Some of her favorite Shakespearean roles include Katherine in The Taming of The Shrew and Antipholus of Syracuse in an all-female production of the Comedy of Errors. Emily holds a BA in Theater from Rollins College and is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Rachael Uyeno was last seen on the Hawaii stage in Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. Currently living in Seattle, her most recent performance was as Emilie in The Moors at Dacha. She has appeared in several shows with HSF including Timon of Athens, The Winter’s Tale, and Lear/Shrew/Much Ado—which received a Po‘okela for Best Ensemble. Other Shakespeare credits include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at Tennessee Shakespeare Co. and Feste in Twelfth Night at Kennedy Theatre. She received her MFA in Acting from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Malia Wessel received a BA in Theatre from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is currently a graduate student of Theatre Directing at the University of East Anglia. She was in the pre-professional Shakespearean theatre program Hawai‘i Theatre Young Actors’ Ensemble for six years and has appeared in five Hawai‘i Shakespeare Festival shows. A two-time Featured Female in a Play Po‘okela recipient for Kennedy Theatre shows (Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night and Dr. Rank in Nora), her other acting credits include Dr. Watson in Manoa Valley Theatre’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, The Maniac in Chaminade University’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist, and Thing 2 in Kennedy Theatre’s The Cat in the Hat.
Jake Wolf is currently studying theatre at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where he was seen in Corpus Interruptus and most recently The Last King of Bali. He also appeared in Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Chaminade University and Hello Dolly! at Diamond Head Theatre. He last appeared for HSF in Macbeth.
Kat Altman is a Honolulu based director, dramaturg, producer, and educator who recently received an MFA in Directing at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Their directing credits include The Moors, Corpus Interruptus: A Devised Theatrical Experience about Gender Identity, War of the Worlds, A Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (all at Kennedy Theatre), and Arms and the Man (Carriage House Theatre). Dramaturgy credits include Indecent (Hawai‘i premiere at Open Home Performance Network) and Nora (Kennedy Theatre). They are currently teaching the Introduction to Acting course at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Awards/fellowships include a Kennedy Center Directing Fellowship at WildWind Performance Lab, National KCACTF SDC Directing Award, and a Hawai‘i State Theatre Council Po‘okela Award for Excellence in Service.
Annastasia Fiala-Watkins received her MFA in Acting at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of West Florida. She costume designed Murder at the Victorian Estate for Kennedy Theatre, and Eurydice and Dead Accounts for Chaminade University. She voiced Don John and Margaret in HSF’s Much Ado About Nothing and played a leading role of Sara/Zesha in the feature film Tales of the Circle Keys, now on Amazon Prime. She has done commercials for both her universities and was a featured extra on Magnum PI, Same Time, Next Christmas, and the short film Ballistic. Annastasia has also worked as a Stage Manager, Wardrobe Manager, and in many other technical positions.
Raine Higa (Assistant Stage Manager and House Manager) played Daisy Brabantio in Oh, Hello! with the Hilo Community Players (2020), Henrietta Leavitt in Silent Sky at Wellesley College (2020), in addition to high school productions including Grandmama in The Addams Family at CPAC (2018), and Prudy Pingleton in Hairspray with KHSPAC (2017-2018). Raine would like to thank the cast and crew for being so supportive in her first time assistant stage managing.