The South Carolina Shakespeare Company
JENNIFER BJORN began performing with SCSC in The Rover and fell in love with the unique opportunity to perform outdoors and with such talented people. Cyrano de Bergerac, Much Ado About Nothing, and Macbeth followed. Behind the scenes, Jennifer has served as former Educational Director, summer camp instructor, and usher. SCSC is a jewel in the state of South Carolina and Jennifer is honored to be a Company Member.
SCOTT BLANKS serves as MANAGING DIRECTOR and a company actor, Scott has performed for SCSC as Henry inHenry V, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oliver in As You Like It, Antonio in The Tempest, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew, A Christmas Carol, Orsino in Twelfth Night, and Lord Hastings/Richmond in Richard III.
BOBBY BLOOM, directed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and has played the roles of Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing), Valentine (Two Gentlemen of Verona), and Benvolio (Romeo and Juliet).
RUFUS CARSON has been a member of the company since 1994, providing lighting design and equipment mostly for the spring and fall shows. After earning an engineering degree in 1991, Rufasa was bitten by an unfortunate bug, jumping feet first into the backstage business. A visual sense of balance and connection in art, architecture, and light, with the obligatory OCD and ADD, drives the Rufalo to methodically and thoughtfully paint an environment with every color of photon available.
GEORGE DINSMORE, WEBMASTER, has acted in the Midlands since 2006, and became the company’s webmaster in 2009, and then a company member. George has performed as Egeus and later Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and he returned as Don John in Much Ado About Nothing.
JEFFREY DRIGGERS, grew up in Columbia, SC, where he spent his high school years making movies. He pursued this passion at the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio, TV and Film. Since graduating, he has launched and continues to run his own videography business while still writing and directing films. His other great love is the theatre where he has performed such roles as Truffaldino in the Servant of Two Masters, Complete Works of WIlliam Shakespeare Abridged, and Dromio of Syracuse in theComedy of Errors for the South Carolina Shakespeare Company.
LINDA KHOURY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, is co-Founder and current ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of the SCSC. Linda has studied and performed at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She earned her MFA in Acting at the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance and was awarded a fellowship as a company member of The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC.
MARY MILES, recently graduated from the University of South Carolina, receiving a BA in both Theatre and English. Mary first worked with the SCSC in the 2012 production of Pride and Prejudice, in which she played Mr. Darcy’s Housekeeper and danced in the ensemble. Since then, she has appeared in the Saluda Shoals production of A Servant of Two Masters as Smeraldina and, most recently, as the doctor Cornelia in Cymbeline. Apart from the SCSC, Mary has also taken the stage at Town Theatre, Stage 5 Theatre and High Voltage Theatre.
KATIE MIXON, EDUCATION DIRECTOR, received Classical Acting Training from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Katie has been a part of the SCSC since 1998 and some of her favorite characters have been Imogen, Juliet, Hermia, Hero, as well as Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice and Roxanne from Cyrano. Katie most favorite role in the SCSC is as the Shakespeare’s Kidz teacher and director. She serves as sometimes choreographer, specializing in period dances. She has performed on stage at Workshop, TRUSTUS, NiA and Chapin theatres as well as working on SCETV productions.
LEIGH STEVENSON, has been with the SCSC for over twenty years, both performing onstage and in working backstage. Roles include a Gentlewoman in Much Ado About Nothing, Hippolyta/Understudy Titania in A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Aemilia/Abbess in A Comedy of Errors and Nurse in Romeo & Juliet.
LIBBY CAMPBELL-TURNER has been a member of SCSC since 1994. With the Company, she has appeared as Gonzaga in The Tempest, Lady Montague in Romeo and Juliet, and The Evil Queen (so evil, she deserves no other name) in Cymbeline. Libby’s numerous acting credits include Violet in August, Osage County, Alexa Vere de Vere in As Bees In Honey Drown, Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Libby has worked onstage at the Hilton Head Community Playhouse, the Abbeville Opera House, Trustus Theater, Warehouse Theater, SART, and has toured with the legendary Alpha-Omega Players of the Repertory Theater of America.