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Author: Colorado Shakespeare Festival

CSF Summer Series: Benjamin Bonenfant & Jamie Ann Romero

This summer, we present a weekly series of videos featuring the artists you know and love from past Shakespeare Festival seasons. In this episode, Jamie Ann Romero and Benjamin Bonenfant, who played Juliet and her Romeo in CSF’s 2011 production swap scripts for a new look at the Bard’s star-crossed lovers.

Bonenfant’s theatre credits include Octavius Caesar in “Julius Caesar” (Theatre for a New Audience); Duke of Aumerle in “Richard II” and Robin Hood in “The Heart of Robin Hood” (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); Octavius Caesar, Carpenter, Plebeian and Ensemble in “Julius Caesar,” Telemachus and Ensemble in “The Odyssey,” Pip in “Great Expectations” and Osric in “Hamlet” (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Other regional credits include Ronald Dean in “Benediction,” Fortinbras, Hamlet (understudy) in “Hamlet,” Ensemble in “A Christmas Carol,” Gerald Forbes in “When We Are Married” (Denver Center Theatre Company); Prince Hal in “Henry IV, Parts One and Two,” Henry V in “Henry V,” Dauphin in “Henry VI, Part One,” Ferdinand in “The Tempest,” Hamlet in “Wittenberg,” Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet,” Lucentio in “The Taming of the Shrew,” Claudio in “Much Ado about Nothing” (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Philip II in “The Lion in Winter” (The Arvada Center); Ken in “Red” (Curious Theatre Company); Boyet in “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” Herod in “Salome,” Konstantin in “The Seagull,” Dionysus in “The Bacchae,” George Gibbs in “Our Town,” Christian in “Cyrano de Bergerac,” Bobby Strong in “Urinetown,” Silvius in “As You Like It” (TheatreWorks); Leo in “4000 Miles” (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center); Joey/Jim in “Ambition Facing West,” Rheticus in “And the Sun Stood Still” (Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company). BA, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; Double Edge Theatre.

Romero’s theatre credits include Lucy in “Dracula” (Classic Stage Company), Sandra in “The Play That Goes Wrong” (national tour); Viola de Lesseps and Ensemble in “Shakespeare in Love,” Anne Page in “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and Belmira in “The River Bride” (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Other theatre credits include: “Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike” (Paper Mill Playhouse); “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” “The Three Musketeers,” “Sunsets and Margaritas” (Denver Center Theatre Company); “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” “Dracula” (Utah Shakespeare Festival); “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Richard II,” “Henry IV, Part One and Part Two,” “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” “King Lear,” “Twelfth Night,” “All’s Well That Ends Well” (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); “Sylvia,” “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” (Lone Tree Arts Center); “The Great Gatsby” (Arvada Center); “As You Like It” (Modern Muse Theatre Company); “The Seagull,” “You Can’t Take It With You” (TheatreWorks). International: Brooke in “Noises Off” (Maxim Gorky Theatre in Vladivostok, Russia). Television: “The Punisher,” and “House of Cards.” Film: “Viper Club,” “Searching for Fortune,” “Sunday 1287.” Training: BA in Theatre, University of Northern Colorado.