Geoffrey Kent is an Equity actor based out of Denver Colorado. A fourteen year veteran of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, his favorite roles there include Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Iago in Othello, Achilles in Troilus & Cressida, Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, Hotspur in Henry the Fourth, Part One, Jack Cade in Henry the Sixth, Part Two, Aramis in The Three Musketeers, Macduff in Macbeth, Timon in Timon of Athens and Antipholus of Syracuse AND Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors.
Other roles include Mark Antony in Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra (American Shakespeare Center) Lord Talbot in Henry the Sixth, Part One, Master Ford in Merry Wives of Windsor, Lord Essex in Shakespeare in Love, Billy Bones in Treasure Island (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Iachimo in Cymbeline, Lucius in Titus Andronicus and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (Orlando Shakespeare Theater); James/Brendan in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Curious Theatre Company); Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, George in All My Sons, Col. Brandon in Sense & Sensibility, Orsino in Twelfth Night and Richard Lionheart in The Lion in Winter (Arvada Center) as well as appearances in Richard III, Hamlet, Superior Donuts, Romeo & Juliet, Othello and As You Like It (Denver Center for the Performing Arts).
“Kent lives the role moment by moment. You can see him actually thinking things through, and you’re never quite sure what tack he’ll take. Sometimes — usually when he’s actually in the act of manipulating someone — he works with crystal clarity and an infectious joy.”
-Juliet Whitman, Westword
“Shakes patrons know the earnest side of Kent — as Lucis in “Titus Andronicus” and Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet” — so it’s a treat to see how funny he can be. Kent’s Petruchio seems more bemused than angry at his hellion of a bride, which makes Gibson’s growling and stomping and pummeling even funnier.”
-Matthew Palm, Orlando Sntinel