Actress Playing Female Lead Role in Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival’s Production of ‘As You Like It’; Will Also Play a Predominantly Male Role in ‘Macbeth’
Emerging actor Chloe Baldwin will play ‘Rosalind’ in Shakespeare’s famous comedy; and then ‘Lennox’ in Shakespeare’s renowned tragedy
For Immediate Release June 5, 2022
LOS ANGELES – Actor Chloe Baldwin isn’t afraid to break down stereotypes, especially in the roles she tackles on stage.
This summer, she will play ‘Rosalind’ in the Kinsgmen Shakespeare Festival’s production of ‘As You Like It.’ Baldwin says the heroine (who must disguise herself as a man) is one of her favorite roles to play. She was nominated for a BroadwayWorld Award when she played the part at the Eclectic Theatre in Chicago.
“What draws me to Rosalind again and again is how this story subverts our expectations of gender,” Baldwin said. “Throughout the story, it’s seen as a performance, as an identity, as a disguise… It draws you to ask a lot of questions about it through comedy.”
Baldwin will also play Scottish nobleman Lennox in the Kingsmen’s production of ‘Macbeth.’ Baldwin is not intimidated that the part is usually played by a man. She hopes to bring her training as a sword fighter and talent in fight choreography to the stage.
AS YOU LIKE IT
July 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17, 2022 Park opens at 5:30pm, Show at 8:00pm
July 23 & 24, 28-31 and Aug 5-7, 2022 Park opens at 5:30pm, Show at 8:00pm
WHERE: Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran University
About Chloe Baldwin: Baldwin just moved to Los Angeles from Chicago. Various roles include (but not limited to): in film ‘Widows,’ in television ‘Utopia,’ in theatre ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at Goodman Theater. She is also a filmmaker who co-produced a web series called ‘Like What You Like,’ a queer, modern take of ‘As You Like It’ set in Chicago. She is represented by James Wilson at Wagner Entertainment.