Category Archives: Artist Profile

ARTIST PROFILE: Madison Kisst, The Rover’s Don Antonio, Much Ado’s George Seacoal

Meet Madison Kisst, Margaret/George Seacoal in Much Ado About Nothing, Caithness/Apparition in Macbeth, and Hellena/Don Antonio in The Rover for the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? I am originally from a small town in the California’s Central Valley called Escalon, but I currently call Sin […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Suzanne Sturn, Much Ado’s Antonia, Macbeth’s Witch and Doctor

Meet Suzanne Sturn Antonia and Verges in Much Ado About Nothing, and a Witch, the Doctor, a Lord, in Macbeth  the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? I grew up in Neenah, WI and have lived and worked as an actor and theatre professor in many places, especially […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Kurt Landisman, Lighting Designer

Meet Kurt Landisman, Lighting Designer for the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? Berkeley, CA San Francisco, CA How did you come to be a part of Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2015 festival? Do you have a history with us, or is this your first time? […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Natalie Silva, Props Intern Extraordinaire

WATCH: Natalie Silva, Santa Cruz High School Student, talks about her experience as the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Props Intern Check back in the fall of 2015 for information on internship opportunities at Santa Cruz Shakespeare in 2016.   Tickets on sale now for the 2015 season, which features three outdoor productions, starting with the wickedly [...]

ARTIST PROFILE: Allen Darby, The Liar’s Philiste

Meet Allen Darby, Philiste in The Liar, Fleance and Young Siward in Macbeth, and Belvile in The Rover in the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? I’m a unicorn, a born and raised San Franciscan. We’re so rare, we’re magical. How did you come to be a […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Ray Oppenheimer, Lighting Designer for Much Ado

Meet Ray Oppenheimer, the primary lighting designer for Much Ado About Nothing in the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? I was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Bay Area. I went to school at UCSC and bounced around a bit before landing […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Kirsten Brandt, Director of Macbeth

Meet Kirsten Brandt, the director of Macbeth for the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? I was born in San Diego, but grew up in San Francisco. I went back to San Diego to go to UCSD and stayed there for decades and ran a small […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Mary Cavett, The Liar’s Clarice and Macbeth’s Lady Macduff

Meet Mary Cavett, Clarice in The Liar and Lady Macduff in Macbeth in the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? I grew up in Tucson, Arizona but Brooklyn, New York is home. How did you come to be a part of Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2015 festival? Do […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Sierra Jolene, The Liar’s Lucrece and Macbeth’s Malcolm

Meet Sierra Jolene, Lucrece in The Liar and Malcolm in Macbeth, in the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? I grew up surrounded by the trees and mountains of the Pacific Northwest in Washington State but have spent the last four years in Los Angeles. How did […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Darek Riley, The Liar’s Alcippe, Macbeth’s Seyton, and The Rover’s Wilmore

Meet Darek Riley, Alcippe in The Liar, Seyton in Macbeth, Wilmore in The Rover in the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? Originally I am from Yuba City, CA, and now I currently live in Las Vegas, NV. How did you come to be a part of Santa Cruz […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Kipp Moorman, Much Ado’s Don Pedro and Macbeth’s Lennox

Meet Kipp Moorman, Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing and Lennox in Macbeth in the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? I like to claim a dual origin from East Liverpool, Ohio and Richmond, Virginia. Currently all of my stuff is in Los Angeles. Do you […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Josh Saleh Returns to Play Claudio and Angus

Meet Josh Saleh, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing and Angus in Macbeth in the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? Originally I am from Lafayette, California, a small town in the East Bay near Berkeley. As of now, I don’t have a place to call home […]

ARTIST PROFILE: David Morden, Voice Coach

Meet David Morden, the Voice and Text Coach for the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? I’m originally from Los Angeles (a valley boy!), now I call Tucson home. How did you come to be a part of Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2015 festival? Do you […]