Kyle Haden, our artistic director, is a professional actor, director, and educator who has played many roles for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. These include acting and teaching, as well as directing OSF’s Midnight Projects and serving on the Boar’s Head committee. Kyle has been the director of OSF’s Summer Seminar for High School Juniors for five years and is a member of the OSF Institute faculty in the festival’s Education Department. He taught for three years in the Theatre Arts Department at Southern Oregon University. Directing credits include She Kills Monsters; Dog Sees God; Noises Off; One on Ones; 365 Days/365 Plays; and The Shape of Things. Acting credits include Brutus in Julius Caesar; Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Macbeth in Macbeth (Colorado Shakespeare Festival) as well as roles at Guthrie Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, and various New York and Chicago theatres. He is currently an assistant professor at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. He has a BA in politics from Wake Forest University and an MFA in acting from Columbia University.
Leah Anderson currently plays Jan Point and Ensemble in OSF’s The Yeomen of the Guard, for which she is also Dance Captain; and Henry Percy and Ensemble in Richard II. In one season at OSF, roles included Hero in Much Ado about Nothing; Blossom and, Woman in White in Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land. Other roles include Lily/Belle in A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre); Claire in 36 Views (PCPA); Zoe in 50 Ways (world premiere); Hymen in As You Like It (Chautauqua Theater Company); Clementine in Love Alone (world premiere, Trinity Repertory Company); and Raine in She’s Not There (world premiere, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre). Leah has an MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company and a BA in political science from Yale University. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Kenneth Albers is delighted to continue his association with ANPF. He has appeared in ANPF’s productions of Richard Manley’s Omission and Quietus and Bo Wilson’s The Boatwright; he also directed Quietus, Manley’s A Question of Words, and James Harmon Brown’s The Groyser. Over nearly five decades, Ken has worked as an actor in or director of more than 300 productions. Acting credits include Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Portland Center Stage, American Players Theater, Actors Theater of Louisville, Missouri Repertory Theater, Indiana Repertory Theater, Syracuse Stage, Yale Repertory Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. A native of Eureka, Illinois, Ken makes his home in Ashland with his beautiful and talented wife, Catherine Lynn Davis. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
Scott Kaiser has been at OSF for 25 seasons as the voice and text director on 94 productions; co-director and adapter, Henry VI, Part One; Henry VI, Parts Two and Three; associate director and co-adapter, Measure for Measure; and assistant director, Timon of Athens, The Winter’s Tale, and Awake and Sing! He was a member of the acting company from 1985–1986. Directing credits include Awake and Sing! (Santa Clara University); Love’s Labor’s Won (Seattle University); Arcadia (University of Oregon); Three Sisters; Anton in Show Business; The Philadelphia Story; Ghosts; and Twelfth Night (Southern Oregon University); Arms and the Man; As You Like It; The Fantasticks; Love’s Labor’s Lost; Stage Door (Duke University); and Show Boat (New London Playhouse). He taught A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training (Guthrie Theatre) and was instructor of acting and voice at Duke University, University of Utah, and Southern Oregon University. Plays he authored include Love’s Labor’s Won (Seattle University); Splittin’ the Raft (People’s Light & Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company); and Now This (University of Houston). His well-known books include The Tao of Shakespeare; Shakespeare’s Wordcraft; and Mastering Shakespeare: An Acting Class in Seven Scenes; his essays have appeared in Voice and Speech Review and Shakespeare Bulletin. Scott holds an ADVS from the Central School of Speech and Drama, London; an MFA from University of Washington and a BA from University of Michigan.