WSF BOARD AND COMPANY
Greg Taber, Executive Producer
Julia Reimer, Education & Outreach Director / The YES! Project / Web & Social Media
Ann Vermel, Outreach / The Bard Inside Library Series
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)
Brooke Aiello, YES! Project
Brooke is an actor, teacher, and costumer, with an MFA in Acting. Her WSF acting credits include Titania, Portia (Merchant of Venice), and Calpurnia (Julius Caesar). Other recent credits include productions with The New Ensemble and Bay Area Children's Theater.
Sharon Bellina, Communications
Sharon holds a BA in Theatre and Psychology (Allegheny College). She is currently the Marketing Manager/Voice instructor at California Arts Academy.
Raquel Busani, Production Support / Art & Set Design
Christopher L. Campbell, Technical Director
Chris is a lawyer and also owner of California Arts Academy, where he coordinates the technical aspects of performance. He is also a member of the WSF Board.
Manny Jacquez, Production Support / Dramaturgy
Manny Jacquez is a graduate fellow at The Ohio State University, studying Renaissance Drama in performance. Currently, his research pertains to the differences in the original staging of Shakespeare's late plays in the outdoor Globe amphitheater and indoor Blackfriars playhouse.
Celeste Johnston, Production Support / Costumes
Julie Ann Keller, Production Support / Design
Julie Ann Keller is owner and director of California Arts Academy in Fresno, CA, where she has taught dance and drama for nearly 20 years. She directs Celtic Motion Dance Company and is a founding member of Artists’ Repertory Theatre.
Gabriela Lawson, Production Support / Performance
Gabi is an actor, director, and writer. She has played numerous roles with WSF including Lady Macbeth, Olivia (Twelfth Night), Adriana (Comedy of Errors), and Cassius (Julius Caesar) . Directing credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor and Inherit the Wind.
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.
Erica Riggs, Production Support / Special Projects
Erica is an actor and director. Her WSF acting credits include Richard III and All My Sons. She has directed Julius Caesar and various staged readings as part of the library series, in addition to contributing her skills in set design/scenic painting and graphics design for the Festival.
Aaron Spjute, Director
Greg Taber, Executive Producer
Greg 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 has acted and directed, including This Flattering Glass (an adaptation of Richard II) and King Lear. His WSF acting credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), and The Merchant of Venice (Antonio).
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.
Anjanette Venuto, Financial Coordinator / Production Logistics
Associates play a significant and ongoing role in the Festival, but may not be directly involved in the current or upcoming season.
Debora Crockett Bolen
City of Fresno, PARCS Department
California Arts Academy
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno County Public Library
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