Learn a little more about who’s behind Spokane Shakespeare Society.
Amanda Cantrell, DPA
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Dr. Amanda Cantrell was first bitten by the theatre bug as child when she performed in an industrial film for Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in the early 80s. Since then, she’s been drawn to the stage like a fly to the ghost light. She has multiple degrees, include an AA in acting from KD Conservatory, a BS in theatre and a BS in communications from Texas A&M Commerce, a MS in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University, and a DPA in nonprofit leadership from Valdosta State University, where her dissertation focused on the executive leadership for nonprofit theatres. Her time in theatre has shifted from acting on the stage to directing and administration, but she has always been connected to the art form. The board secretary for the Alaska Dance Theatre in Anchorage, Amanda moved to Spokane in the fall of 2019. Originally from Dallas, her experiences have taken her across the country and beyond. During the day she is a marketing director until she can find her perfect fit in the nonprofit arts world.
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Jeffrey St. George
Jeffrey St. George is a professional actor, and hobbyist instructor, based in Spokane who specializes in outdoor community-based performance. He is dedicated to the idea that Shakespeare belongs in the community, and that outdoor performance brings a special magic (and mayhem) to any production brave enough to step into the great outdoors.
Jeff is an original member of Oregon Adventure Theater where he honed his Shakespeare practice in concert with his study of Comedia dell’Arte resulting in his trademark physical performance style.
During his time with OAT Jeff toured through Oregon and Washington performing in such roles as Macbeth in Macbeth, Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night, Ariel in The Tempest, and his all-time favorite, Nurse in Romeo and Juliet.
Jeff arrived in Spokane just in time for COVID and is, with much interest and vigor, starting to explore roles in Spokane. He is grateful to S3 for the opportunity to be the Artist in Residence for the 2023 season and looks forward to making art with this wonderful organization.
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Andrea “Andi” Duggan, JD
My life’s journey began by growing up in Montana with a 3 year excursion in New Mexico. My college life involved adventures at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana (Go GRIZ!) before I settle down into adulting at the Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, Indiana (Go IRISH!). I returned to the Pacific Northwest to Spokane after law school making my home in Spokane, WA where I have been a prosecutor for over 22 years. I have a son, Nick, who is ready to enter his teenage years and is dragging me along for the ride. Outside of work, I absolutely love the outdoors where I hike endlessly and if inside my home, I am either reading a good book while enjoying coffee or challenging myself with a vast array of puzzles to piece together. My Life is good.
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R. Scott Cantrell, MFA
R. Scott Cantrell is a professional actor with more than 30 years in the theatre. He earned his BA in Theatre from Anderson University and his MFA in Acting from Michigan State. He attended film school in LA, where we worked in the Feature Casting department at Twentieth Century Fox. He has been an actor across the nation—from touring with Madcap Puppets out of Ohio, to working on film in LA, to some of the largest regional theatres in cities like Dallas and Atlanta, to small community theatres in Anchorage and Spokane, and even lending his voice to multiple anime series. Some of his favorite companies to work with include Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Cyrano’s Theatre, Spokane Civic Theatre, Gypsy Theatre Company, among others. A Shakespeare scholar, R. Scott would be happy if he could do nothing but Shakespeare for the rest of his life. R. Scott is now wowing audiences in Nashville, TN, but his work in co-founding S3 is still felt.