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SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE 201540 Nina Ball Scenic Designer Much Ado About Nothing The Liar Macbeth Ms. Balls designs have been seen at American Conservatory Theatre California Shakespeare Theater San Jose Repertory Theatre Shotgun Players The San Francisco Playhouse Aurora Theatre Company Center REP Z Space Napa Valley Conservatory San Francisco Mime Troupe among many others. She has been nominated for numerous San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Shellie and Arty Awards. Recent honors include SFBATCC awards for My Fair Lady at SF Playhouse and Metamorphosis at Aurora Theatre a BroadwayWorld San Francisco Award for Care of Trees at Shotgun Players and an Arty Award for her design of Eurydice at Solano College Theatre. Ball is a company member of Shotgun Players and has an M.F.A. in scenic design from San Francisco State University. Upcoming shows include Presenting the Monstress at ACTs new Strand Theater Tenderly at Center REP and Little Erik at The Aurora. Wendy Burr Dramaturg The Rover is a local theater artist and resident at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. She is a UC Santa Cruz alumna having completed her graduate studies in Theater Arts emphasizing in Dramaturgy. Wendy has had the honor of working under the guidance of Michael Chemers Michael Warren and Emily Sloan-Pace. Her recent dramaturgical work includes Merry Wives of Windsor Santa Cruz Shakespeare Machinal UCSC and Taming of the Shrew and Tom Jones Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Wendy is thrilled to return this season as the dramaturg and co-adaptor for The Rover. Ariane Helou Dramaturg The Liar is delighted to be spending her fourth season in the Festival Glen. She previously served as dramaturg for The Mandrake assistant dramaturg for Twelfth Night and foreign language consultant for The Merry Wives of Windsor Henry V and The Man in the Iron Mask. She has also worked as a dramaturg and text and dialect coach in the Theater Arts department at UCSC. Ariane is a scholar of Renaissance literature music and performance histories and a translator of poetry and drama. She received her Ph.D. in Literature from UC Santa Cruz in 2015. Kurt Landisman Lighting Designer Much Ado About Nothing The Liar Macbeth has designed for previous Santa Cruz productions including The Rape of Tamar Pygmalion and Endgame for Paul Whitworth as well as many seasons for Cabrillo Stage. Kurts designs have spanned the Bay Area with productions at ACT Berkeley Rep SF Playhouse San Jose Rep Magic Theatre Marin Theatre Company Center Rep TheatreWorks and California Shakespeare Festival among others. Locally his work has garnered 18 Bay Area Critics Circle Awards and 5 LA Dramalogue Awards. Nationally his work has been seen at Los Angeles Opera Minnesota Opera Virginia Opera Tulsa Opera Ballet Arizona Off-Broadway at Circle Rep and the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre. Designs internationally include premieres of plays by Sam Shepard in Japan and Singapore the San Francisco Opera in Shanghai and the Moscow Circus in Tokyo. David MickelsenCostume Designer The Liar Originally from Canby Oregon he received his M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts and his B.A. from Western Oregon University. His credits include Off-Broadway Irish Repertory Theatre Ensemble Studio Theatre Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre. Utah Shakespeare Festival The Tempest The creative team