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CSF Summer Series: Lenne Klingaman

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Posted July 16, 2020:
This summer, we present a weekly series of videos featuring the artists you know and love from past Shakespeare Festival seasons. In this episode, Lenne Klingaman, CSF’s 2017 Lady Hamlet shares some pithy thoughts for our time.

Klingaman is a classically-trained actor who works all over the United States. She grew up in San Francisco and found her way to Seattle where she received her MFA in Acting at the University of Washington. Most recent credits: Kris in Will Eno’s “The Underlying Chris” at Second Stage off-Broadway in New York, directed by Kenny Leon; Dawn on Broadway (and originated the role) for the first National Tour of the hit musical “Waitress;” Hamlet in both “Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” at Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Other credits include: “Fingersmith” at A.R.T. directed by Bill Rauch; “To Kill a Mockingbird” at St. Louis Rep, Ophelia in “Hamlet” (for which she also composed original music in collaboration with John Glover); “Tartuffe” at Shakespeare Theatre DC, Berkeley Rep (nominated for 2015 Theatre Bay Area Award – Best Ensemble & Best Production) and South Coast Repertory (Stage Scene LA Award – Best Ensemble); “Appoggiatura” and Juliet in “Romeo & Juliet” at Denver Center Theatre Company; Sylvia in Sarah Rasmussen’s all-female “Two Gentlemen Of Verona” at the Jungle Theatre; Capital Stage (playing Anna in “Anna Karenina” to much acclaim), Elinor in “Sense and Sensibility” at Sacramento Theatre Company; Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Intiman Theatre; A Noise Within (Stage Scene LA Award for Best Supporting Actress in “Richard III,” Ovation Award nominee– Best Production for “The Rehearsal”) and Theatre Movement Bazaar (Ovation Award nominee – Best Ensemble for “Model Behavior”). She worked with her mentors from UW, Robyn Hunt and Steve Pearson, on “Flight” where she built a plane, climbed ropes and did a trapeze number.

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