Adam Altman (Core Company Member) – Adam first appeared on Hedgerow’s stage as the title role in Uncle Vanya; he is incredibly pleased to be able to continue to work with this talented group of artists in this historic venue. Adam’s first taste of acting was auditioning for the role of the lead kid (“Dylan” in the original sides) in the feature film Cop and a Half, starring Burt Reynolds. Though Adam actually got a callback, he ultimately failed the screen test because they wanted him to “arrest” a fully-grown adult for jaywalking; 7-year-old Adam found this far too ridiculous and consequently couldn’t keep a straight face. Much later, Adam became an Eagle Scout, attended college, and received purification in the fires of theme park entertainment. In addition to holding a BA in Theatre Performance from Seton Hill University, Adam also studied acting at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, and with Olivier, Tony, and Helen Hayes award winner Jane Lapotaire. Adam is an Iron Age Theatre family member, having appeared in over 20 Iron Age productions. Some other companies with whom Adam has performed include: the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, Delaware Shakespeare, Inis Nua, Theatre Horizon, Lantern Theater, Tiny Dynamite, Commonwealth Classic, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Montgomery Theater, Delaware Theatre Co, Arden Theatre Co, and the National Constitution Center. Adam lives in Glenside with his amazing wife Katie and their two sons Seamus & Lucius.
JARED REED (Artistic Director/Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit) has been proudly associated with Hedgerow since 1990 and is now Producing Artistic Director. As an actor Jared has appeared nationally at Hedgerow, the Old Globe in San Diego, The McCarter Theatre, The Huntington, Cleveland Playhouse, The Walnut Street Theatre, and others. Jared also directs and writes at Hedgerow. Jared is a graduate of the Juilliard School. Love to Keren, Sebastian, and Q.
Owen Corey (Acting Fellow) Owen is excited to begin his first year as a Hedgerow Acting Fellow. He is originally from Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. Before coming to Hedgerow, Owen directed, produced, and performed theatre at Fairfield University in Connecticut (Rhinoceros, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Measure for Measure), the National University of Ireland (Twelfth Night, The Vagina Monologues), and St. HOPE Public Schools in California (Check Please, The Struggles, Twelfth Night). He is currently in Hedgerow’s touring productions of Peter Pan and Snow White, and will be appearing in the upcoming StoryBoard production of Treasure Island.
Matthew Windham (Acting Fellow) is a writer, director, actor and set designer. He is the Founding Director of the Utah Children’s Theatre’s annual Shakespeare Festival, with a mission to help young people develop a lifelong passion for Shakespeare. He has written or co-written a dozen plays produced on the Utah Children’s Theatre’s stage, including a history of the Wright Brothers, and the 2014 Utah Best of State award winning play Breakfast with Shakespeare. Favorite directing projects include The Comedy of Errors and Henry V, both at the UCT Shakespeare Festival. Favorite roles include Katurian in The Pillowman (Hive Theatre), Dr. Givings in In the Next Room: The Vibrator Play (Babcock Theatre), Dr. Coppelius in Coppélia (Salt Lake Ballet), Tigger in Winnie the Pooh (UCT), and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UCT). Matthew most recently completed a tour of Peter and Wendy with the Missoula Children’s Theatre. www.mwindham-portfolio.com
Lisa VillaMil ( Acting Fellow) Lisa is an acting fellow with Hedgerow Theatre Company. Her first production with Hedgerow is Storytime: Peter Pan. Training includes: The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Masters in Classical and Contemporary Text (Acting); Shakespeare’s Globe Higher Education Acting Residency (director Nick Hutchison); Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Summer Professional Training Program 2015 acting apprentice. Theatre credits include: The Other Place (Tampa Repertory); Let the Bitch Burn (RCS); 20 Plays in 40 Minutes (RCS On the Verge Festival); Hamlet (RCS); Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey SPTP); Julius Caesar (Ithaca Shakespeare Company); The Lord of the Underworld’s Home for Unwed Mothers (Kitchen Theatre, Kitchen Sink Prod.).Lisa is a certified actor combatant with the BASSC, and is certified in additional weapons through the SAFD. She choreographs violence for stage and screen. Lisa is an internationally produced playwright, and is co-founder of Now What Theatre.