Dirigo Talent is a full-service talent agency showcasing the depth and breadth of Maine-based talent on a local and national level.
We believe that great work comes from great connections. We are committed to facilitating the kind of connections that provide media professionals with the very best teams, both in front of and behind the camera, leading to the very best work.
Christine Louise Marshall has been creating connections in the Maine film and theatre scene for years. She is proud to be a part of this vibrant performing arts community, and her extensive professional experience has given her a unique and practical knowledge of the wealth of talent Maine has to offer.
In her capacity as Artistic Director of Mad Horse Theatre Company from 2008 -2018, she hired countless actors, designers, and technicians, as well as regularly referring talent to other organizations, for both film and stage. At Mad Horse she has directed, designed, and acted in numerous productions over the years.
She regularly participates in the casting of Maine-based film productions, and lends her expertise in costume, prop, and special FX design to many projects.
Teaching is also work about which she is incredibly passionate. Supporting young artists as they find their own unique voices in the performing arts is a challenge she finds deeply satisfying.
She is currently the Director of the Theatre Program at Cape Elizabeth High School, where she teaches Acting and Dance Technique, Technical Theatre, and Public Speaking.
She has also been a teacher and company member at Maine State Ballet for 25 years, working on dancers’ performance skills in particular, and appearing in many MSB productions as a character dancer.
As a voice artist, she has narrated more than a hundred audiobook titles, as well as the online edition of The New Yorker magazine. She produces audiobooks and assists other producers in casting voice talent.
She works in an acting, directing and design capacity on many Maine-produced, plays, films and commercials. Her first film effort, PEPPERCORN HEART, has been screened in several festivals already, after its debut in Maine’s 2016 DAMNATIONLAND film festival.
She has co-written and directed several PortFringe productions, including the DAVE & CHRISSY series, as well as HOW DARE YOU, SIR: A GENTLEMEN’S PANEL OF ROCK.
Before moving home to Maine, Christine helped to found the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti Michigan, as well as producing several award-winning productions there. She has a degree in Theatre from Skidmore College.
She lives in South Portland with her husband Michael, who makes her life worthwhile.
David Jon Timm
David Jon Timm has been working in the entertainment field since he was 15. As an actor he has performed on stage, film and in commercials. He has worked as a print model for a wide range of clients.
Some of his favorite shows to perform in have been CHICAGO, CABARET, and THE NORMAL HEART and GREY GARDENS – the last two at Mad Horse Theatre, where he first worked with Dirigo partner Christine Marshall. He is a company member with Maine State Ballet where he just starred as the title character in DON QUIXOTE.
David has worked extensively behind the scenes too, serving for 3 years as the Company Manager at Portland Stage Company. He has also worked as a costume designer, set designer and art director.
As a stylist, he has worked both freelance for print and film, as well as in his capacity at The Belted Cow, a Yarmouth-based apparel and accessory design company.
At the Belted Cow, he has served for the past 8 years as Art Director, Show Manager, and Product Developer. As head of the Pet Department in particular, he has served as an ambassador for the highly successful Maine company. His responsibilities have included design, custom layouts, ad styling, sales, logistics, daily operations, new product roll out, and working directly with Maine factories. The company’ product line, hugely popular with quality retailers, include a number of David’s own designs, and have recently been picked up for distribution by L.L. Bean.
David has called Maine his home for the past 20 years and has come to love the breadth of talent that this great community has to offer. He specializes in making connections within the community and hopes that he can help others achieve their dreams with the talent they are given.
He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a double major in Theater and Media Studies.