Thornton Davidson, President (ERISA Law Group)
Hal H. Bolen II, Chief Financial Officer (Bolen, Fransen, Sawyers, Attorneys at Law)
Christopher L. Campbell, Member, Technical Director (Baker, Manock & Jensen, Attorneys at Law)
Greg Taber, Executive Producer
This is Greg’s fifth 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 adapted, directed and acted in WSF’s 10th season production of Macbeth, and, with Broderic Beard, its 11th season production of Richard III. Most recently, he co-directed Theatre Ventoux’s production of ‘night, Mother and acted in its production of Joshua Taylor’s original play, An Actor Prepares. For the Live Theatre Company and Theatre Ventoux, Greg played Creon in Antigone.
Broderic Beard, Associate Producer
Broderic has worked on and off stage with Children’s Musical Theaterworks, ART, San Francisco Theater Festival, and Cali Pub Theater. Past WSF acting credits include Macbeth (Donalbain) and The Tempest (Ferdinand). Most recently, Broderic co-directed Theatre Ventoux’s production of ‘night, Mother and acted in its production of Joshua Taylor’s original play, An Actor Prepares. For the Live Theatre Company and Theatre Ventoux, he played Haemon in Antigone. He co-directed and played four parts WSF’s season 11 production of Richard III, played Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Adam in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged.) He also served as Technical Supervisor, Design Consultant, and Combat Designer.
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.
Celeste Johnston, 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.
Kayla M. Weber, Artistic Advisory – Design, Performance & Production
Kayla has seven years of stagecraft experience, and is currently majoring in theatre arts at Fresno City College. Her recent acting credits include GCPs The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily) and WSFs Macbeth (Lady MacDuff). She recently starred in Theatre Ventoux’s production of ‘night, Mother, and directed and acted in its production of Joshua Taylor’s original play, An Actor Prepares. She was featured in the title role of The Live Theatre and Theatre Venoux’s collaboration of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone. For WSF’s 11th season she played Lady Anne in Richard III and Sylvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. She also served as Set Designer for the season.
Trevor Thomas, YES! Project leader
Trevor has a BA in Theater from Fresno Pacific University. He began his association with WSF as a student intern with the YES! Project in its inaugural year, 2013, where he acted as videographer for the project, as well as assistant workshop leader. He is now part of the leadership team.
Anjanette Schmidt, Finance & Logistics
Associates play a significant and ongoing role in the Festival, but may not be directly involved in the current season.
- Brooke Aiello — Costume, Education, Performance
- Manny Jacquez — Dramaturgy
- Adam Meredith — Performance
- Ann Vermel — Aesthetics, Performance
Legacies have played a significant role in WSF’s past success. Without them, WSF would not be what it is.
- Debora Crockett Bolen — Costume, Hair, Makeup
- Jennifer Hurd-Peterson — Performance
- Gabriela Lawson — Performance, Production
- Michael Peterson — Design, Performance, Production
- City of Fresno, PARCS Department
- California Arts Academy
- Fresno Pacific University
- Fresno County Public Library