CSF Summer Series: Josh Innerst

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Posted August 3, 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, the multi-talented Josh Innerst performs his original composition set to Shakespeare’s lyrics from “Twelfth Night” that we’re still humming along to.

As part of CSF’s 2019 indoor acting company, Innerst played Touchstone / Amiens / Adam in “As You Like It” and Mr. Evans in “King Charles III.” He is a member of the acting company at the American Shakespeare Center where he has appeared in over 30 productions including “Hamlet” as Hamlet, “Peter and the Starcatcher” as Ted, “Julius Caesar” as Brutus, “The Importance of Being Earnest” as Algernon, “Wittenberg” as Martin Luther, “The Merchant of Venice” as Bassanio and “Henry V” as the Chorus. Various other theatre credits include Sir Guy in “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood” (Cleveland Play House), Vanya in “Life Sucks” (Catco), Richard Hannay in “Pride and Prejudice” (Milwaukee Repertory Theater), Lysander in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Macduff in “Macbeth” (Illinois Shakespeare Festival) and more. He has also worked as an educator, combat enthusiast and audiobook narrator. He graduated in 2012 from Illinois State University with an MFA in theatre. Innerst is represented by the Docherty Agency.

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