Revolution Shakespeare

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action

Revolution Shakespeare, based in Philadelphia, PA, invites audiences to experience the variety and vitality of Shakespeare's works with bold and honest productions at little to no cost for patrons.



Mitchell Bloom (Iachimo/Guiderius)

Mitchell is a RevShakes Company Member and is excited to be back in Hawthorne Park this year. Recent credits include: Ironbound (Simpatico); King John (Revolution Shakespeare); and A Great War (Iron Age Theatre, Barrymore Nomination—Outstanding Ensemble in a Play). Education: M.A. Theatre, Villanova University (Graduate Acting Scholar, Brian G. Morgan Memorial Theatre Award). Mitchell is a teaching artist and Connectivity Manager at Philadelphia Young Playwrights, where he produces Mouthful, a podcast dedicated to youth, theatre, and community (recently named "Best of Philly" by Philadelphia Magazine). Gratitude to cast, crew, and creative. Love to Stephen.



Newton Buchanan (Pisanio/Caius)

Newton is thrilled to work with "Rev Shakes" for the first time! Some selected credits: A Streetcar Named Desire (Philly Fringe 2016), ALIAS ELLIS MACKENZIE (Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental; world premier), Noises Off (Curio Theatre), By The Way Meet Vera Stark (Silver Stage; philly premier), Funeral Farce (Curio Theatre), Shakespeare's R&J (by Joe Carlarco; Mauckingbird Theatre Company; philly premier), Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Barrymore Award nomination). Newton also holds many technical theatre credits from: Deep Blue Theatre Collective (lighting design, sound design, Music Coordinator), Hedgerow Theatre (lighting design, sound design, Technical Director), Curio Theatre (sound design, Assistant Technical Director), Painted Bride Art Center (lighting design, sound design, Rentals Manager), and Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental (Technical Director). He currently holds a full time position at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a Simulation Research Engineer. To my son Ethan, always.



Izzy Castaldi (Imogen)

Izzy is a recent graduate of the Ira Brind School of Theater at UArts, and is thrilled to be making their RevShakes debut as Imogen. They spent this past summer touring with Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company in Romeo and Juliet. Other recent credits include After Orlando at Philadelphia Theater Company, and Normativity at the New York Musical Festival, for which they received a NYMF Award nomination.



Sabrina Profitt (Queen/Guideirus)*

Sabrina is thrilled to be working with Revolution Shakespeare. A proud member of Actors Equity and the Screen Actors Guild for over 20 years, she has appeared in repertory companies, off Broadway, and film.  Most recently she has been lending her talents to the development of new plays here in Philadelphia. Locally she has worked with PlayPenn, InterAct Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Montgomery Theatre, and Luna Stage.  Sample regional credits include Syracuse Stage, The Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre and The Guild Hall in East Hampton. Sabrina looks forward to continuing her career in Philadelphia and savoring life with her three sensational daughters.


Griffin Stanton-Ameisen (Cloten/Posthumus)*

Griffin is the Founding Artistic Director of Revolution Shakespeare. With this production we celebrate RevShakes’ 4th full production of FREE fall Shakespeare in Hawthorne Park! For RevShakes, Griffin has played MacDuff in MacBeth, Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost and produced Five Kings and King John. Recent credits include: Mercutio in Commonwealth Classic’s Romeo and Juliet and Prentiss in The Eagle Theatre’s Peter and the Starcatcher. Griffin helped found the acting program at the Philly Improv Theater and teaches regularly around town. More info at and Thanks for your support! Love always to D.



James Tolbert (Cymbeline/Philario)

James is a native Philadelphian. Cymbeline marks his return to theater after a long hiatus (so GRATEFUL!!! to EVERYONE at Revolution Shakespeare) Prior experience with: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Company, Plays and Players and Off-Off Broadway. Prior roles include, Joe Turners Come and Gone (Seth), Marcus, Or the Secret of Sweet (Ogun), Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death (Postman). James dedicates this production to his nephew Trashawn Samir Anderson/Tolbert, who was brutally murdered June 22nd 2014.


Twoey Truong (Lord/Cornelius/Messenger/Arviragus)

Twoey is a Philadelphia-based theatre artist originally from Salina, KS. She is an MFA graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. Previous credits include Motion Capture with ReVamp Collective, The Comedy of Errors with Delaware Shakespeare Festival, and most recently performed with Revolution Shakespeare in Love Hurts, a selection of Shakespeare scenes and monologues performed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She would like to thank Jared, Griffin, and this talented cast & crew for this opportunity.


*Members of Actors’ Equity Association