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Jason Chimonides
Jason Chimonides
Education Director

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Phil Croton
Phil Croton
Shakespeare Man
Bardlings Assistant Director

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Sonnet Man

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A self-described "non-denominational creative artist," Jason holds both a B.A. in Drama and an M.F.A. in Theater Directing from Florida State University. He has taught performance, directing, interdisciplinary creativity, drama appreciation, and playwriting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Stevenson University, Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Florida State University, Brooklyn College, Pace University, Farleigh Dickenson University, and Firespark! Arts Camp, as well as the Alliance Theatre Acting Program. His directing credits include work for Stevenson University, CCBC, the Vital Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Source, Juggernaut Theatre Company, Theatre Jacksonville, the Electric Theatre, Florida State University, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and IUP, where productions include KC-ACTF Region II selections The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Lindsey's Oyster as well as Picnic, The Crucible and Lysistrata.

As a performer, Jason has worked with Ground UP Productions, the Alliance Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Horizon Theatre, and Theatrical Outfit, among many others. Jason's original plays - The Optimist, serverLove, The Bluest Water: A Hurricane Camille Story, The Stone Age and Humans: An Elf Story, were all developed with the assistance of Manhattan Class Company's Playwright's Coalition, of which he is a member. His work has been professionally produced by Ground UP Productions in New York City, La Cosa Nostra in Chicago, and the Blue Ridge Summer Theater Festival in Amherst, Va. Screenplays include: My Psychedelic Summer, The Stone Age (both co-written with Neil Butler), and Shock & Awe.

Jason Chimonides
Jason Chimonides
Education Director

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Phil was born and raised in London, and attended The Italia Conti Drama School, making his West End debut at the tender age of eleven, flying around the stage as John Darling in “Peter Pan” at the Scala Theatre, and he was cast again in the same role the following year! He also appeared on television in A Play for Today for the BBC and in minor roles in films and television, but his true love always has been live theatre.

He has worked in Theatre in Education, in the UK, for Freshwater and Konflux Theatre companies. He was also the Head of the Education Dept. for the Theatre Royal in Bury St. Edmunds. He is working to instill a love of Shakespeare to the children and young adults in Tallahassee through frequent in-school workshops and as Co-Director of The Bardlings.

Phil has appeared in such diverse roles as Sir Thomas More in a Man for All Seasons and R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Other roles include leads in A Chorus of Disapproval, Separate Tables, The Real Inspector Hound and The Typist. He has also directed various productions including The Donahue Sisters, Humble Boy, and for the Theatre Royal Youth Company, Maria Marten and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He appeared as Oberon/Theseus in Southern Shakespeare’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2014.

Phil Croton
Phil Croton
Shakespeare Man
Bardlings Assistant Director

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Devon Glover (Lyons) is a teacher, poet, rapper, from Brooklyn, New York. He performs Shakespeare's Sonnets in a dynamic way through Hip-Hop in schools, universities and theaters to young audiences nationally and abroad. As The Sonnet Man, Devon has appeared on The Today Show, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, and Shakespeare Festivals throughout the world. The release of his debut video Hip-Hop Hamlet was selected for the Shakespeare Short Film Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon. In April 2016, Devon went on a SonnetMarathon tour through the US, UK, and Morocco—where he rapped all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets in succession on April 24th. Devon also performs with the California troupe, Salty Shakespeare, where he wrote musical pieces and played Clarence & Tyrell in Richard III. In May 2017, Devon took on the role of Touchstone in As You Like It. For more information, visit www.SonnetMan.com.

Phil Croton
Devon Glover
Sonnet Man

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Robin Jackson
Robin Jackson
Bardlings Co-Director

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Bianca Montague
Bianca Montague
Executive Director

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Kelby Siddons

Kelby Siddons
Communications Director

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Kelby Siddons (she/her) is an arts marketer, manager, creator, and educator currently earning her MFA in Theatre Management at FSU. In 2020-2021, she served as managing director for Phase Eight Theatre Company and a consultant for the Wirelings, conceptualizing, producing, and coordinating remote theatrical experiences through pre-recorded audio-drama, live Zoom calls, and even food delivery. In the before times, she wrote and produced site-specific and/or ambulatory events on museum campuses including MOCA Jacksonville, the Cummer Museum, and the Matheson Museum. She directed contemporary and Shakespearean plays for northeast Florida theatres such as All Beaches Experimental Theatre, the 5 & Dime, and Players by the Sea. During her time as an undergraduate at Northwestern University, she served as the artistic director of Purple Crayon Players, which was awarded the AATE Winifred Ward award for best new TYA company and is still hosting the annual new works festival PLAYground that she started.

Kelby Siddons
Kelby Siddons
Communications Director

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Robin Jackson is a Tallahassee native who grew up involved in the Southern Shakespeare Company (SSC) as a child and many other local theatre productions. For the past six years she has performed with Artspot: Educational Theatre, an international touring company bringing English educational children’s theatre to over fifteen countries. As well as performing, Robin led and developed “Teaching Through Theatre” workshops for teachers and students around the world. She holds an AS in Musical Theatre from Florida School of the Arts as well as a BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Central Florida. Currently, along with her work with SSC, Robin teaches at Grassroots Free School, directs Miccosukee Land Co-op Drama Camp, and has partnered recently with SAIL High School Drama Club on various productions. Robin feels strongly about the importance of theatre education and is thrilled and honored to be back in Tallahassee to share her experience and love with her hometown.

Robin Jackson
Robin Jackson
Bardlings Co-Director

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A student of Shakespeare for over 10 years, Bianca Montague has worked in theatre education in and around the Tallahassee area since 2011. She has served as co-director for Southern Shakespeare Company’s junior company, The Bardlings, for the last year. Prior to joining the Southern Shakespeare family, Bianca served as assistant director for Capital City Shakespeare, and taught several classes at the Young Actors Theatre. She wrote and directed a 10-minute play as part of the one-act play festival at FSU (2010) and has directed several independent productions including Almost, Maine (2014), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2012), and A Doll’s House (2011). Bianca’s most recent stage credits include appearing in The Comedy of Errors (Luciana), Bard Wars (Princess Leia), and The Pillowman (mother).

Bianca Montague
Bianca Montague
Executive Director

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Camryn Wells
Camryn Wells
Grants Manager

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Camryn Wells (she/her) joins the SSC team as a seasoned Grants Manager with more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in various areas including K-12 education, healthcare, animal welfare and the arts. She is a passionate spoken word artist and storyteller and the author of three children’s books: What Color is Your Day?, The Memory of Play and I’ll See You in The Moon (Fall 2022 publication).

Camryn is also a BIPOC culture, health and parenting freelance writer and the owner of a nonprofit consulting company, CAMY – Creating Alliances Made for You. While she is terrified by the idea of acting on stage, she is a lover of the arts and finds a natural gift performing her poetry and public speaking.

When she isn’t playing with words, Camryn and her husband, Adam, are busy raising their two young children in her hometown, Houston, TX. Monroe is their active six year old son and the inspiration behind What Color is Your Day?. Yuna is their very bold four year old who – fun fact – shares her birthday with Camryn!

Camryn Wells
Camryn Wells
Grants Manager

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Jason Chimonides
Jason Chimonides
Education Director

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A self-described "non-denominational creative artist," Jason holds both a B.A. in Drama and an M.F.A. in Theater Directing from Florida State University. He has taught performance, directing, interdisciplinary creativity, drama appreciation, and playwriting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Stevenson University, Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Florida State University, Brooklyn College, Pace University, Farleigh Dickenson University, and Firespark! Arts Camp, as well as the Alliance Theatre Acting Program. His directing credits include work for Stevenson University, CCBC, the Vital Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Source, Juggernaut Theatre Company, Theatre Jacksonville, the Electric Theatre, Florida State University, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and IUP, where productions include KC-ACTF Region II selections The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Lindsey's Oyster as well as Picnic, The Crucible and Lysistrata.

As a performer, Jason has worked with Ground UP Productions, the Alliance Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Horizon Theatre, and Theatrical Outfit, among many others. Jason's original plays - The Optimist, serverLove, The Bluest Water: A Hurricane Camille Story, The Stone Age and Humans: An Elf Story, were all developed with the assistance of Manhattan Class Company's Playwright's Coalition, of which he is a member. His work has been professionally produced by Ground UP Productions in New York City, La Cosa Nostra in Chicago, and the Blue Ridge Summer Theater Festival in Amherst, Va. Screenplays include: My Psychedelic Summer, The Stone Age (both co-written with Neil Butler), and Shock & Awe.

Phil Croton
Phil Croton
Shakespeare Man
Bardlings Assistant Director

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Phil was born and raised in London, and attended The Italia Conti Drama School, making his West End debut at the tender age of eleven, flying around the stage as John Darling in “Peter Pan” at the Scala Theatre, and he was cast again in the same role the following year! He also appeared on television in A Play for Today for the BBC and in minor roles in films and television, but his true love always has been live theatre.

He has worked in Theatre in Education, in the UK, for Freshwater and Konflux Theatre companies. He was also the Head of the Education Dept. for the Theatre Royal in Bury St. Edmunds. He is working to instill a love of Shakespeare to the children and young adults in Tallahassee through frequent in-school workshops and as Co-Director of The Bardlings.

Phil has appeared in such diverse roles as Sir Thomas More in a Man for All Seasons and R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Other roles include leads in A Chorus of Disapproval, Separate Tables, The Real Inspector Hound and The Typist. He has also directed various productions including The Donahue Sisters, Humble Boy, and for the Theatre Royal Youth Company, Maria Marten and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He appeared as Oberon/Theseus in Southern Shakespeare’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2014.

Devon Glover
Devon Glover
Sonnet Man

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Devon Glover (Lyons) is a teacher, poet, rapper, from Brooklyn, New York. He performs Shakespeare's Sonnets in a dynamic way through Hip-Hop in schools, universities and theaters to young audiences nationally and abroad. As The Sonnet Man, Devon has appeared on The Today Show, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, and Shakespeare Festivals throughout the world. The release of his debut video Hip-Hop Hamlet was selected for the Shakespeare Short Film Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon. In April 2016, Devon went on a SonnetMarathon tour through the US, UK, and Morocco—where he rapped all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets in succession on April 24th. Devon also performs with the California troupe, Salty Shakespeare, where he wrote musical pieces and played Clarence & Tyrell in Richard III. In May 2017, Devon took on the role of Touchstone in As You Like It. For more information, visit www.SonnetMan.com.

Robin Jackson
Robin Jackson
Education & Outreach Director

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Robin Jackson is a Tallahassee native who grew up involved in the Southern Shakespeare Company (SSC) as a child and many other local theatre productions. For the past six years she has performed with Artspot: Educational Theatre, an international touring company bringing English educational children’s theatre to over fifteen countries. As well as performing, Robin led and developed “Teaching Through Theatre” workshops for teachers and students around the world. She holds an AS in Musical Theatre from Florida School of the Arts as well as a BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Central Florida. Currently, along with her work with SSC, Robin teaches at Grassroots Free School, directs Miccosukee Land Co-op Drama Camp, and has partnered recently with SAIL High School Drama Club on various productions. Robin feels strongly about the importance of theatre education and is thrilled and honored to be back in Tallahassee to share her experience and love with her hometown.

Bianca Montague
Bianca Montague
Executive Director

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A student of Shakespeare for over 10 years, Bianca Montague has worked in theatre education in and around the Tallahassee area since 2011. She has served as co-director for Southern Shakespeare Company’s junior company, The Bardlings, for the last year. Prior to joining the Southern Shakespeare family, Bianca served as assistant director for Capital City Shakespeare, and taught several classes at the Young Actors Theatre. She wrote and directed a 10-minute play as part of the one-act play festival at FSU (2010) and has directed several independent productions including Almost, Maine (2014), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2012), and A Doll’s House (2011). Bianca’s most recent stage credits include appearing in The Comedy of Errors (Luciana), Bard Wars (Princess Leia), and The Pillowman (mother).

Kelby Siddons

Kelby Siddons
Communications Director

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Kelby Siddons (she/her) is an arts marketer, manager, creator, and educator currently earning her MFA in Theatre Management at FSU. In 2020-2021, she served as managing director for Phase Eight Theatre Company and a consultant for the Wirelings, conceptualizing, producing, and coordinating remote theatrical experiences through pre-recorded audio-drama, live Zoom calls, and even food delivery. In the before times, she wrote and produced site-specific and/or ambulatory events on museum campuses including MOCA Jacksonville, the Cummer Museum, and the Matheson Museum. She directed contemporary and Shakespearean plays for northeast Florida theatres such as All Beaches Experimental Theatre, the 5 & Dime, and Players by the Sea. During her time as an undergraduate at Northwestern University, she served as the artistic director of Purple Crayon Players, which was awarded the AATE Winifred Ward award for best new TYA company and is still hosting the annual new works festival PLAYground that she started.

Camryn Wells

Camryn Wells
Grants Manager

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Camryn Wells (she/her) joins the SSC team as a seasoned Grants Manager with more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in various areas including K-12 education, healthcare, animal welfare and the arts. She is a passionate spoken word artist and storyteller and the author of three children’s books: What Color is Your Day?, The Memory of Play and I’ll See You in The Moon (Fall 2022 publication).

Camryn is also a BIPOC culture, health and parenting freelance writer and the owner of a nonprofit consulting company, CAMY – Creating Alliances Made for You. While she is terrified by the idea of acting on stage, she is a lover of the arts and finds a natural gift performing her poetry and public speaking.

When she isn’t playing with words, Camryn and her husband, Adam, are busy raising their two young children in her hometown, Houston, TX. Monroe is their active six year old son and the inspiration behind What Color is Your Day?. Yuna is their very bold four year old who – fun fact – shares her birthday with Camryn!

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