WSF BOARD AND COMPANY
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Thornton Davidson, President (ERISA Law Group)
Hal H. Bolen, II, Chief Financial Officer (Bolen, Fransen, Sawyers, Attorneys at Law)
Christopher L. Campbell, Member (Baker, Manock & Jensen, Attorneys at Law)
Greg Taber, Executive Producer
This is Greg's fourth year as WSF's Executive Producer. He holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Southern California and has acted locally since 1982. He is founder, with wife Lisa, of Theatre Ventoux, where he acted in or directed This Flattering Glass (an adaptation of Richard II), Childe Byron, King Lear, and 12 Angry Men. His WSF acting credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), The Merchant of Venice (Antonio), and Henry V (Pistol). He adaped, directed and acted in WSF's 10th season production of Macbeth.
Broderic J. Beard, Associate Producer
Broderic graduated from the Roosevelt High School Performing Arts Magnet Program where he acquired his love for artistic and technical theatre. He is currently working to obtain his minor in theatre arts at Fresno City College. He has worked on and off stage with Children’s Musical Theaterworks, ART, San Francisco Theater Festival, WSF, and Cali Pub Theater. Past WSF acting credits include Macbeth (Donalbain) and The Tempest (Ferdinand).
Brenna Barks, Artistic Advisory - Aesthetics & Design
Brenna Barks is a dress and textile historian and a material culturist, having earned her master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh. She teaches through Fresno State’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is a regular contributor and the managing editor for the academic fashion blog, Worn Through, has contributed to a forthcoming encyclopaedia of American fashion history, and has been published in Jane Austen Knits 2014. She was Assistant Costumer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2013, and designed and constructed the costumes for Greg Taber’s Macbeth in 2014. She loves theatre production and dramaturgy because she can make use of her knowledge and research skills, put the academics away, and just play.
Celeste Saldivar, Artistic Advisory - Costumes
Celeste spent seven years in England studying Renaissance literature with an emphasis on Shakespeare. It was during a stint at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, studying performance history, that she had the opportunity to costume shows. She has been acting and costuming ever since.
Adam Meredith, Artistic Advisory - Performance / Director - Richard III
Locally, Adam has acted and directed for ART and Woodward Shakespeare Festival in numerous productions. He has worked in various capacities on and off stage with The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Chicago Dramatists, Oak Park Festival Theatre, Ireland's Druid Theatre Company and The National Theatre of Scotland. He earned his MFA from Ohio University.
Julia Reimer, Education & Outreach / YES! Project Director
Julia is currently on the faculty at Fresno Pacific University, where she chairs the Theater department, teaches and directs. Areas of expertise are Performance Studies (PhD) and Applied Theater (MA). She is a founding member of the WSF Board.
Ann Vermel, Outreach / The Bard Inside Coordinator
Ann has an MFA in Theatre Arts from Fresno State University. She has studied with Uta Hagen, Ed Hooks, Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, Peter Schumann and Lee Breuer. Acting and directing credits include the Hartford Stage Company, Maine State Shakespeare Festival, and Berkeley Arts Festival. Management credits include two Shakespeare Festivals, the Pickle Family Circus and the San Francisco Opera.
Christopher L. Campbell, Technical Director
Chris is an attorney and also owner of California Arts Academy, where he coordinates the technical aspects of performance. He is also a member of the WSF Board.
Lisa Taber, Director - The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Aaron Spjute, Director - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Brooke Aiello, Teacher / Director - YES! Project
Brooke is an actor, teacher, and costumer, with an MFA in Acting. Her WSF acting credits include two productions as Titania (A Midummer Night's Dream), Portia (Merchant of Venice), and Calpurnia (Julius Caesar). Other recent credits include productions with The New Ensemble and Bay Area Children's Theater.
Anjanette Schmidt, Financial & Logistics
Associates play a significant and ongoing role in the Festival, but may not be directly involved in the current season.
Debora Crockett Bolen
Julie Ann Keller
City of Fresno, PARCS Department
California Arts Academy
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno County Public Library
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