SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE 201542 Member of Actors Equity Association the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The stage managers Leslie M. RadinStage Manager Much Ado About Nothing is very pleased to be joining the SCS Company this summer. She has previously worked at American Conservatory Theater Berkeley Repertory Theatre Aurora Theatre Company and Center REPertory Company. She has traveled with Berkeley Rep productions to the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the New Victory Theater in New York. Her favorite past productions include In the Next Room or the vibrator play Passing Strange The Lieutenant of Inishmore The Pillowman and The Secret in the Wings. Deirdre Rose HollandStage Manager The Liar is excited for her SCS debut Regional theatre credits include Let There Be Love American Conservatory Theatre Twelfth Night and Lady Windermeres Fan California Shakespeare Theater 2 Pianos 4 Hands TheatreWorks Game On Next Fall Next to Normal A Christmas Carol 2011 and 2012 and Spring Awakening San Jose Repertory Theatre the World Premiere of Bonnie and Clyde La Jolla Playhouse and the Shakespeare Festival 2011 How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2010 The Mystery of Irma Vep The Old Globe Theatre. Deirdre holds an M.F.A. in stage management from the University of California San Diego. Olivia MurphyStage Manager Macbeth is excited to return to Santa Cruz to work with Santa Cruz Shakespeare for the first time in its new incarnation. A Santa Cruz native Olivia grew up in Ben Lomond and spent two summers with Shakespeare Santa Cruz SM intern on The Lion in Winter ASM on Henry IV Part I before moving north to Oregon. While in Portland Olivia has worked with Portland Center Stage Artists Repertory Theatre Third Rail Repertory Theatre Profile Theatre Oregon Childrens Theatre Broadway Rose Theatre Company Shaking the Tree Theatre Portland Shakespeare Project The Playmakers and the Quick and Dirty Art Project. Olivia is a proud member of Actors Equity Association. the creative team Michael WarrenFestival Textual Consultant Dramaturg Much Ado About Nothing is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at UC Santa Cruz. He served as Textual Consultant to Shakespeare Santa Cruz from its first season in 1982 until its closure in 2013 and as dramaturg for many of its Shakespeare productions. He is continuing in both roles with Santa Cruz Shakespeare. A past president of the Shakespeare Association of America he has published The Division of the Kingdoms Shakespeares Two Versions of King Lear co- edited with Gary Taylor The Complete King Lear 1608-1623 and numerous articles on the texts of English drama. Kit WilderFight Director Much Ado About Nothing The Liar Macbeth The Rover returns to Santa Cruz Shakespeare after having appeared in the 2014 inaugural season as Corin As You Like It and the Welsh parson Sir Hugh Evans The Merry Wives of Windsor. He has also appeared with Shakespeare Santa Cruz as Porthos and Worcester 2011 The Three Musketeers and Henry IV Part 1 as DArtagnan and the Archbishop 2012 The Man in the Iron Mask and Henry IV Part 2 and as Pistol and Gremio 2013 Henry V and The Taming of the Shrew. Kit serves as Associate Artistic Director of City Lights Theater Company just over the hill in San Jos.