why we're here

Bardo produces expressive theater that combines the body, mind, and spirit.  We work with a collaborative ensemble of actors and use flexible performance spaces to present plays, provide professional development and offer community education in order to reveal what it means to be a human being.

Tim Hackney

Artistic director

Tim Hackney is an actor, director and playwright dedicated to collaborative storytelling with ensembles. Tim studied at the prestigious William Esper Studio in New York under Suzanne Esper. He has toured the country as an actor in Peter and the Starcatcher (Mrs. Bumbrake/ Teacher), Spamalot (Historian/Not Dead Fred) and The Drowsy Chaperone,. Regionally, favorite roles include Joe Pitt (Playhouse on Park), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (SpeakEasy Stage) and originating the role of Charles Ramsdell in The Whaleship Essex by Joe Forbrich. Films include: The Catcher Was a Spy and Detroit. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and son.

Katie Reis

Education director

Katie is a professional actress, stage manager, and teaching artist  She currently teaches drama at Portsmouth High School and Middle School and is the Education Director for Bardo Theatre Company. Recent credits include Evil Dead (Linda; Firehouse Center for the Arts); Barefoot in the Park (Corrie; Player's Ring), and Stat Geek in Natick (Stage Manager, 3S Artspace).



Lindsay Hackney

Board Treasurer

Board Secretary

Alex completed his BBA in International Business and BA in German from Hofstra University, and has taken MBA courses from Baruch University. He got his start in arts administration through Pentacle’s internship program, where he became passionate about using his business and professional skills to help others create art. At Pentacle, Alex was promoted to Director of Fiscal Services and was responsible for managing the department, training new fiscal staff, and setting up new artists’ accounts. Under his leadership, Pentacle’s Fiscal Services saw unprecedented growth in the number of artists using the services, particularly fiscal administration and the comprehensive fiscal sponsorship programs, Foundation for Independent Artists (FIA) and FIA Projects. Currently, Alex is a member of the NY Philharmonic as a part of their Finance Team, providing payroll and payment administration amongst other duties. Alex has many years experience providing fiscal administration for dozens of artists and dance entities in the NYC area as well as across the country. Alex has given presentations and workshops on fiscal sponsorship and financial topics at APAP and Gibney Dance, and he was a participant in DanceNYC's study, "NYC's Foreign Born Dance Workforce," providing insight and data for NY fiscal sponsorship programs.

Lindsay grew up performing in local New Hampshire theater.  She went on to tour professionally with The Drowsy Chaperone and worked regionally at Maine State Musical Theater and the Ogunquit Playhouse before moving to behind the scenes roles at Stewart Talent and Tara Rubin Casting. Lindsay’s directorial credits include productions of All Shook Up, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hairspray and Spring Awakening for Derryfield Repertory Theatre.  Lindsay has now run a successful wedding photography business for the last seven years and is looking forward to stepping into theater production roles once again with Bardo. Lindsay’s greatest job is as Mom to her son and baby daughter.