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Jane Austen's Emma

June 22 - October 7, 2023

Randall L. Jones Theatre

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Coriolanus

July 15 - October 7, 2023

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

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West Side Story

June 21 - September 8, 2023

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

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Timon of Athens

July 14 - October 7, 2023

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

June 22 - September 9, 2023

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

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The Play That Goes Wrong

June 30 - October 7, 2023

Randalll L. Jones Theatre

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A Raisin in the Sun

June 23 - September 8, 2023

Randall L. Jones Theatre

René Thornton Jr.

(he/him)

Earl of Kent in King Lear; Alonso/ Ensemble in The Tempest

Previously at the Festival: five seasons, including Henry Condell, The Book of Will; Buckingham, Richard III; Orsino, Twelfth Night

Other Theatres: REP at University of Delaware—John Proctor in The Crucible; Old Globe—Leonato in Much Ado about Nothing, Antonio in The Tempest; American Shakespeare Center (14 years, 118 productions) favorite roles include Timon, Lear, Leontes, Benedick, Faustus, Othello, Coriolanus, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, Valmont in Les Liasons Dangereuse

Other Credits: completed the canon in 2017—performed professionally in all the plays in Shakespeare’s Folio

Awards: Falstaff Awards—Best Principal Performance Male (nominee), Timon; San Diego Theater Critics Award—Best Dramatic Production, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Education: MFA, PTTP University of Delaware; BFA, ATP at University of Utah

Professional Affiliations: Actors’ Equity Association

Instagram: RTJ125

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