SAMUEL ASHDOWN*

Sam is so happy to be returning to the Gulf Shore Playhouse after appearing in The Merchant of Venice last year. Regional credits include the Nashville Shakespeare Festival (Hamlet), the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (The Bungler), People’s Light Theater (Sense & Sensibility), 3 seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival (Henry V, Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part 2, Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Sense and Sensibility, Henry IV Part 1), Northlight Theatre (Tom Jones), TimeLine Theatre Company (To Master the Art), Writers Theatre (The Liar), Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Romeo and Juliet Short Shakespeare!), American Players Theatre (Richard III, Troilus and Cressida, Twelfth Night), Montana Shakespeare in the Schools (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Film/Television credits include the feature film Ruin Me; Sam is also a founding member of the short film production company, Strange Trio Productions.

Training: BFA from Southern Oregon University, MFA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign