production team

All's Well That Ends Well - Cast

  • Brian Allard (Parolles)

    Brian returns to us for a second year, having played Theseus in last year's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Brian is the Artistic Director and Founder of the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival. He has come to Portland via Minneapolis, London and New York, but is now very happy to call Oregon home. His Shakespeare training has taken many courses, from London’s Globe to the New England Shakespeare Festival. During his time in New York, Brian appeared off-Broadway as Caliban in The Tempest and Romney Leigh in Aurora Leigh. Since coming to PDX, he played in the US Premiere of Tales of Ordinary Madness in the lead role of Peter, clucked around as Allen in bobrauschenbergamerica at Portland Playhouse, and proudly appeared as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice with Quintessence.

  • Craig Currier (King of France / Dumain)

    Craig received his degree in English and Dramatic Art from the University of California, Berkeley, 1966, where he studied literature acting and technical theater. He was a technical director and designer for the Marin Shakespeare Festival and Modesto Junior College. For many years a Visual Merchandising Manager for Gottschalk's department stores in California and Oregon, Craig retired in 2009 to pursue his lifelong dream of being an unemployed actor and has performed in recent summers with Eugene Free Shakespeare in the Park and the Portland Actor's Ensemble.

  • Arleen Daugherty (Widow Capilet)

    Arleen is thrilled to work with such an amazing group of talent! She rediscovered her love of the stage in 2007 as Tom Snout in A Midsummer’s Nights Dream for New Century Players in Milwaukie and has been in several shows since. But Shakespeare in the park is a new experience and one she hopes to repeat. Enjoy the show!

  • Anna Gettles (Helena)

    Anna is delighted to work with Willamette Shakespeare again! In last year’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Anna played Starveling and had a blast. She recently performed as Mother/Mrs.Which/Aunt Beast in A Wrinkle in Time with Oregon Children’s Theatre. Originally from North Carolina, Anna attended Appalachian State University and received a BA in Theatre Performance. Thanks to Daniel and Sydney for this amazing opportunity, and thanks to the wonderful cast and crew!

  • Susan Johnson (Countess Rousillon)

    Susan has been an actor in Portland’s comedy, classical Greek and musical theater scene for over 20 years. Favorite roles include Janet and others in Accomplice, Mother Superior in Nunsense, Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street, and Clytemnestra in all three plays of the Oresteia. She is currently loving being in All’s Well, a return to Shakespeare, and singing in class with Michelle Kopper-Seymour. Susan dedicates this performance to her family.

  • Kris Mahoney-Watson (Bertram)

    Kristopher has been performing in and around Portland for several years, principally as an actor but sporadically as a singer and guitarist. Previous roles of note include Prince Hal in Henry IV Part 1, The King in Hamlet {Quarto 1}, Uncle Peck in How I Learned to Drive, and John in Oleanna. When not performing he is an outdoorsman, an avid metal fan, and a basketball enthusiast with delusions of one day making it to the NBA.

  • Sara McGregor (Diana)

    Sarah is thrilled to be making her first appearance with Willamette Shakespeare in this wonderful production. Most recently she was seen as Moll in Kid Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh (CoHo Productions/call-in-sick productions). Other favorite roles include Judith in The Jewish Wife (The Quick & Dirty Art Project), Ursula in Ursula: Fear of the Estuary (Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab), and Anna in Burn This (Portland State U). Sarah has an M.A. in Theater Arts from PSU and a Certificate in Acting from AMDA in New York. Thank you to all who came out to see some Shakespeare!

  • Chet Wilson (Rynaldo / Dumain)

    Chet is a Southern California native who has been acting for 25 years. He is very grateful to have another opportunity to work with the Willamette Shakespeare family. Thanks to Daniel, Sydney, Jim, Karen, Molly, the multi-talented and radiant Anna Gettles and the whole cast. A special thanks to Matthew and Ollie, for being so understanding about the late nights, costume-filled closets and other hazards of loving an actor.

  • Frank Woodman (Lafeu)

    After retiring as announcer/producer from OPB, Frank became involved in Portland-area theatre, most lately Portland Actor’s Ensemble and Northwest Classical Theatre Company, portraying various characters from Baron Frankenstein (Northwest Children’s Theatre) to Julius Caesar (PSU), Escalus in Tygres Heart’s variations on Measure For Measure. You may also find him as the wily and sprightly grandpa in the new indie film Little Blue Pill.

  • Nathan Wright (Lavatch / Interpreter)

    Nathan is thrilled for his first opportunity to work with Willamette Shakespeare! Nathan was last seen in Mock’s Crest production of Yeoman of the Guard. Than recently returned to his hometown of Portland, OR from Helena, MT, where he lived for nine years: first receiving his B.A. in acting from Carroll College and then acting in many shows in the area. Nathan would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support.