Directors & Designers

Victoria Bussert
Victoria Bussert
DIRECTOR: Les Misérables
Victoria Bussert balances the professional and academic worlds dividing her time between an active career as an award-winning free-lance director while holding the position of Director of Music Theatre for Baldwin Wallace University. Nationally, her work has been seen at Manhattan Theatre Club, York Theatre, New World Stages, Goodspeed Opera, ... Read more »
Victoria Bussert balances the professional and academic worlds dividing her time between an active career as an award-winning free-lance director while holding the position of Director of Music Theatre for Baldwin Wallace University. Nationally, her work has been seen at Manhattan Theatre Club, York Theatre, New World Stages, Goodspeed Opera, Playhouse Square, Portland Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Beck Center for the Arts among others. Her international credits include Friar Tuck in Russia, The Who's Tommy in Brazil, the Danish premiere of Avenue Q (2012 Reumert Award nomination) and the European premieres of Lizzie and [title of show] for the Fredericia Teater in Denmark. Recent productions include the award-winning ISF/GLT Sweeney Todd; along with Carrie at the Beck Center and Murder Ballad at Playhouse Square, both collaborations with choreographer Greg Daniels. Special thanks to Charlie, Greg, Joel, Jeff, Esther and the entire ISF family. For Dale. Hide «

Martín Céspedes
Martín Céspedes
CHOREOGRAPHER: As You Like It
Four seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Martín is happy to return to Idaho Shakespeare and to be working with Ed Morgan for the first time. At ISF, he has choreographed The Comedy of Errors, Into the Woods, Bat Boy: The Musical, and Much Ado About Nothing. Favorite productions include ... Read more »
Four seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Martín is happy to return to Idaho Shakespeare and to be working with Ed Morgan for the first time. At ISF, he has choreographed The Comedy of Errors, Into the Woods, Bat Boy: The Musical, and Much Ado About Nothing. Favorite productions include Nine The Musical; Equus; Smokey Joe’s Café; Five Guys Named Moe; Ain’t Misbehavin’ and My Way (the Music of Frank Sinatra). He has appeared in several Broadway national tours, including Man of La Mancha, The King and I, South Pacific, and West Side Story. His most recent opera credit was Le Cid with Placido Domingo live from Kennedy Center. He is an alumnus of Jacqus d’Amboise’s National Dance Institute at New York City’s PS 161. Martín has won numerous awards some including the 2013 Cleveland Critics Circle Award for best choreography. Hide «

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Joe Court
Sound Designer: As You Like It
Joe Court is excited to design for Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the first time. Joe is a professional sound designer who has been based out of Chicago since 2006. He is a company member with Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company. He has designed over 80 shows since moving to Chicago for many ... Read more »
Joe Court is excited to design for Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the first time. Joe is a professional sound designer who has been based out of Chicago since 2006. He is a company member with Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company. He has designed over 80 shows since moving to Chicago for many different theatre companies including Mary-Arrchie, A Red Orchid, The Inconvenience, TUTA, Emerald City, The Raven, Seanachai, TheatreSeven, Backstage, Boho, Lifeline, Pine Box, The Gift, Step Up, University of Chicago, The Clarence Brown Theatre (Knoxville, TN) and The Illinois Shakespeare Festival. From 2008 until 2012, Joe served as sound engineer for the Chicago production of the Tony Award winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. Joe also serves as adjunct faculty in sound design at Ball State University. He received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination in 2009 for his design for The Unseen with A Red Orchid Theatre. Hide «

Gregory Daniels
Gregory Daniels
Choreograqpher: Les Misérables
Gregory is thrilled to return to ISF after choreographing Cabaret in 2011. Credits include the regional premieres of Carrie: the musical and Spring Awakening, both at the Beck Center and Sondheim on Sondheim at Great Lakes Theater; Anything Goes, starring Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty; the world premiere of ... Read more »
Gregory is thrilled to return to ISF after choreographing Cabaret in 2011. Credits include the regional premieres of Carrie: the musical and Spring Awakening, both at the Beck Center and Sondheim on Sondheim at Great Lakes Theater; Anything Goes, starring Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty; the world premiere of a new musical, My Own Song, starring Clint Holmes; Putting It Together, starring Tony Award winners Lillias White and Chuck Cooper; Dreamgirls; Lizzie Borden: the rock musical; Hairspray and Hair. He also had the rare honor of creating and choreographing a brand new number for The Rockettes. As the head of the Dance Department at Baldwin Wallace University, he has choreographed Rent; La Boheme; Titanic; Follies; Carousel and next fall will choreograph A Chorus Line. Special thanks to my creative collaborating partner Vicky, Charlie and the entire ISF family, and especially to Jared for always being there for me with a smile, support and inspiration. Hide «

Raquel Davis
Raquel Davis
LIGHTING DESIGNER- Noises Off
Raquel Davis is excited for her third season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, having previously designed Noises Off and The Foreigner. Other credits include world premiers of Untitled Feminist Show / Walker Arts Center and Baryshnikov Arts Center, LEAR / SoHo REP, A Bright New Boise / Partial Comfort Productions, ... Read more »
Raquel Davis is excited for her third season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, having previously designed Noises Off and The Foreigner. Other credits include world premiers of Untitled Feminist Show / Walker Arts Center and Baryshnikov Arts Center, LEAR / SoHo REP, A Bright New Boise / Partial Comfort Productions, Reading Under the Influence / Daryl Roth Theatre, End Days / Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Clean House / GEVA Theatre Center, Boom! / Perseverance Theater, and many BCT productions including: The Uncanny Valley, Red, A Nighttime Survival Guide, Gruesome Playground Injuries, A Permanent Image, Norway and Namaste Man! She earned her BA from Middlebury College and MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Raquel serves as resident designer for O’Neill Theatre Center’s National Playwrights Conference and faculty member of BSU’s Theatre Arts Department. She would like to thank the entire creative team and staff for their artistry. Hide «

Charles Fee
Charles Fee
DIRECTOR- Deathtrap
23rd season as producing artistic director of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Charles is also producing artistic director of Great Lakes Theater (GLT) in Ohio and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) in Nevada. This season he will direct Ira Levin’s Deathtrap. In prior seasons, he has directed Shakespeare’s Romeo ... Read more »
23rd season as producing artistic director of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Charles is also producing artistic director of Great Lakes Theater (GLT) in Ohio and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) in Nevada. This season he will direct Ira Levin’s Deathtrap. In prior seasons, he has directed Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, All's Well that Ends Well, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry the Fourth Part One, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hamlet, and As You Like It. His work outside the Shakespearean canon includes Nöel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, Private Lives and Hay Fever, George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Molière’s Tartuffe, Alexander Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Prior to joining ISF, Charles held the position of artistic director at Sierra Repertory Theatre in Sonora, California. He also has worked with such companies as The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, the Milwaukee and Missouri Repertory Theaters, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, and Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival. Idaho Shakespeare Festival has garnered significant awards under Mr. Fee’s artistic leadership, including the 1995 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts; the 1996 and 2006 FUNDSY awards; and the 2000 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. In 2001, Charles was honored for his work as a director with the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. He received his BA from the University of the Pacific, and Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego. Charlie’s peripatetic life style is only possible because of the love and support of his wife Lidia and 19-year-old daughter, Alexa! Hide «

Joe Conley Golden
Joe Conley Golden
GREENSHOW PRODUCER
Joe is silly with excitement to be back on the boards doing his 22nd season of Greenshows with Tom Willmorth. Favorite ISF credits include: The 39 Steps, The Greater Tuna plays, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cloten in Cymbeline. For Boise Contemporary Theater, he and Tom premiered their play ... Read more »
Joe is silly with excitement to be back on the boards doing his 22nd season of Greenshows with Tom Willmorth. Favorite ISF credits include: The 39 Steps, The Greater Tuna plays, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cloten in Cymbeline. For Boise Contemporary Theater, he and Tom premiered their play The Krumblin Foundation. Other BCT credits include: Waiting for Godot, Stones in His Pockets, and The Cherry Orchard. He chairs the Department of Theater and Speech Arts at The College of Idaho and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Joe loves living in Boise with Paula, Nick, Cedar, and his lovely little muses, Oriana and Kelly. Hide «

Esther Haberlen
Esther Haberlen
COSTUME DESIGNER: Les Misérables
Esther M. Haberlen is returning to her eighth season with ISF and her second design, after last season’s Much Ado About Nothing. Her work has been seen on the stages of Cleveland Institute of Music, Dobama Theater, Cleveland Public Theater, Beck Center, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, and the Cleveland Playhouse/ CWRU ... Read more »
Esther M. Haberlen is returning to her eighth season with ISF and her second design, after last season’s Much Ado About Nothing. Her work has been seen on the stages of Cleveland Institute of Music, Dobama Theater, Cleveland Public Theater, Beck Center, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, and the Cleveland Playhouse/ CWRU MFA Acting Program. Esther has been on staff with ISF’s sister company Great Lakes Theater since 2003, in various roles including wardrobe supervisor, assistant shop manager and draper, as well as resident designer for GLT’s Surround Tour and All-City Musical. Other regional credits: Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and Chautauqua Theater Company. Esther holds a BFA in theater production and design from State University of New York – Fredonia and is a native of Syracuse, NY. Many thanks to the talented artists and technicians she has the pleasure to collaborate with, especially her best friend and husband, Richard. Hide «

Jeff Herrmann
Jeff Herrmann
SCENIC DESIGNER: Les Misérables
Jeff is pleased to return to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for his ninth season. Previous productions for ISF include Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Bat Boy: The Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Into the Woods, all joint productions with Great ... Read more »
Jeff is pleased to return to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for his ninth season. Previous productions for ISF include Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Bat Boy: The Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Into the Woods, all joint productions with Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland. Other ISF production designs include I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, The Spitfire Grill, Little Shop of Horrors and Noises Off. Jeff is a professor of theater at Baldwin Wallace University. As the resident scenic and lighting designer for the program, recent production design work for Baldwin Wallace has included Eurydice, Carousel, Noises Off, Henry IV Part 1, Murder Ballad and The Seagull. Jeff holds an MFA in scene and lighting design from Southern Illinois University and he is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Jeff resides in Lakewood, Ohio with his partner Bob. Hide «

Richard B. Ingraham
Richard B. Ingraham
SOUND SUPERVISOR & SOUND DESIGNER: Deathtrap
Richard is happy to be spending his second summer in Idaho. Richard, a native of Cleveland Ohio, has designed sound for numerous theaters in the midwest and around the country including, Baldwin Wallace University, Beck Center for the Arts, Cain Park, Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Academy, The Cleveland Play ... Read more »
Richard is happy to be spending his second summer in Idaho. Richard, a native of Cleveland Ohio, has designed sound for numerous theaters in the midwest and around the country including, Baldwin Wallace University, Beck Center for the Arts, Cain Park, Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Academy, The Cleveland Play House, Dobama Theatre, University of Evansville, Great Lakes Theater, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Magical Theatre Company and Oberlin College. Previously at ISF, he designed sound for Blithe Spirit and Sweeney Todd. Richard has worked as a show control programmer and installer for several clients including: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, The Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, IL and Stone Mountain Park in Georgia. He has also taught sound design and related course work at The Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and The University of Evansville Theatre Department. Hide «

Alex Jaeger
Alex Jaeger
Costume Designer: Deathtrap
Second season at ISF. The Taming of the Shrew (GLT/ISF); Two Sisters and a Piano (Public Theater); A Parallelogram, Other Desert Cities (Mark Taper Forum); Major Barbara, Arcadia, Once in a Lifetime, Maple and Vine and many others (A.C.T. San Francisco); A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin ... Read more »
Second season at ISF. The Taming of the Shrew (GLT/ISF); Two Sisters and a Piano (Public Theater); A Parallelogram, Other Desert Cities (Mark Taper Forum); Major Barbara, Arcadia, Once in a Lifetime, Maple and Vine and many others (A.C.T. San Francisco); A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, August: Osage County, Romeo and Juliet and others (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Rock ‘N Roll (The Huntington Theatre); Interpreting William (Indiana Rep); The Nether, The Paris Letter, Eclipsed (Kirk Douglas Theatre). Additionally, Alex has longstanding relationships with the Magic Theatre, South Coast Repertory, The Studio Theatre in D.C., and the Geffen Playhouse. He also works as a celebrity stylist in Los Angeles. Alex is the recipient of numerous awards for his designs, including two Ovation awards. Hide «

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Sari Ketter
DIRECTOR: Steel Magnolias
Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Great Lakes Theater, Intiman Theater, Portland Stage, History Theatre, The Pillsbury House Theatre, Mixed Blood Theater, The Ordway Music Theater, Minneapolis Theater Garage, Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, College Light Opera Company on Cape Cod, University of Missouri Kansas City ... Read more »
Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Great Lakes Theater, Intiman Theater, Portland Stage, History Theatre, The Pillsbury House Theatre, Mixed Blood Theater, The Ordway Music Theater, Minneapolis Theater Garage, Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, College Light Opera Company on Cape Cod, University of Missouri Kansas City MFA Actor Training Program, Guthrie Theater/University of MN BFA Actor Training Program. She has staged operas and revues for the Minnesota Orchestra, the SPCO, the St. Louis Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Symphony and Moore By Four. She has been an assistant director on Broadway, off-Broadway, Lincoln Center, Arena Stage, Seattle Repertory Theater, Hartford Stage Company, Denver Theater Center, Manhattan School of Music, Playwrights Horizons and The Acting Company. For ten years, she was on the artistic staff of the Guthrie Theater. Hide «

Rick Martin
Rick Martin
Lighting Designer: Deathtrap
Many productions with ISF including Blithe Spirit, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Woman in Black and The Crucible. Other theater: US premiere of Kurt Weil’s Marie Galante (Opéra Français de NY), Hekabe, The Illiad and The Rage of Achilles with Music-Theatre Group (New York and Santa Fe) ... Read more »
Many productions with ISF including Blithe Spirit, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Woman in Black and The Crucible. Other theater: US premiere of Kurt Weil’s Marie Galante (Opéra Français de NY), Hekabe, The Illiad and The Rage of Achilles with Music-Theatre Group (New York and Santa Fe) and The Bitter Tears of Petra van Kant (Henry Miller Theatre, New York). Opera: Le Diable dans le Beffroi, La Chute de la Maison Usher (Opéra national de Paris – scenery and lighting), La Cenerentola, Dialogues des Carmélites (Opéra de Toulon), Castor et Pollux, Pelléas et Méllisande and To Be Sung (Opéra Français de NY) and Roméo et Juliette (Spoleto Festival USA). Concerts: Harawi (Opéra Comique, Paris - scenery and lighting), Le martyre de Saint Sébastien (Cité de la Musique, Paris and Arsenal, Metz), Orchestre national de Lyon and the Orchestre de Champs Élysées (Lyon, Poitiers, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, São Paulo). Upcoming: Harawi (US Tour). Member: United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE. Hide «

Joel Mercier
Joel Mercier
Musical Director: Les Misérables
Joel Mercier is excited to be in Idaho for the first time working for ISF. An award winning New England based director, music director and composer, recent music direction credits include The Spitfire Grill, Nunsense, and Chicago (Northern Stage, VT); Les Misérables, Ragtime, Drowsy Chaperone, and Legally Blonde (New London ... Read more »
Joel Mercier is excited to be in Idaho for the first time working for ISF. An award winning New England based director, music director and composer, recent music direction credits include The Spitfire Grill, Nunsense, and Chicago (Northern Stage, VT); Les Misérables, Ragtime, Drowsy Chaperone, and Legally Blonde (New London Barn Playhouse, NH); Spring Awakening, Hairspray, and Rent (Dartmouth College); National Tour of A Christmas Carol: A Sparkling New Musical (CMI Entertainment, NYC). Prior to relocating to NH, Joel’s work in NYC comprised of assisting numerous shows, readings, and concerts including off-Broadway and the Nokia Theatre Times Square as music director, music copyist, and supervisor. A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, Joel was artistic associate at the New London Barn Playhouse for six seasons, a guest artist at Dartmouth College for the past three, and is currently the artistic director of the newly founded NH Theatre Factory in Southern NH. Joel is thankful to be working with this wonderful company, and especially his amazing fiancé, Katie. www.joelmercier.com for more info. Hide «

Ken Merckx
Ken Merckx
FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER
Ken Merckx has choreographed fights and taught actors theatrical combat for film, television, theater and universities all across the country. Ken is the resident fight choreographer for Idaho and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festivals, A Noise Within (Los Angeles) and the Great Lakes Theater (Cleveland). He is proud to have staged violence for ... Read more »
Ken Merckx has choreographed fights and taught actors theatrical combat for film, television, theater and universities all across the country. Ken is the resident fight choreographer for Idaho and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festivals, A Noise Within (Los Angeles) and the Great Lakes Theater (Cleveland). He is proud to have staged violence for the world premieres of Steven Dietzʼs Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Pasadena Playhouse), Jeffery Hatcherʼs Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (San Jose Repertory) and The Suicide Club (Arizona Theatre Company), Octavio Solisʼ Cloudlands (South Coast Repertory), Jane Martinʼs Somebody/Nobody directed by Jon Jory (Arizona Theatre Company) and the theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseiniʼs The Kite Runner (San Jose Repertory). Mr. Merckx received his MFA, in acting, from the University of Illinois and his BA, in theater studies, from the University of Washington. Hide «

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Russell Metheny
SCENIC DESIGNER: Deathtrap
For Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Russell has designed The Mousetrap, The 39 Steps, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Woman in Black, Othello, The Seagull, The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure, The Tempest, Arsenic and Old Lace, A Tuna Christmas, Greater Tuna, King Lear, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Julius Caesar. Russell also has designed ... Read more »
For Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Russell has designed The Mousetrap, The 39 Steps, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Woman in Black, Othello, The Seagull, The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure, The Tempest, Arsenic and Old Lace, A Tuna Christmas, Greater Tuna, King Lear, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Julius Caesar. Russell also has designed for Great Lakes Theater and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Metheny has designed for many regional theaters across the country. Upcoming productions include 1776 for ACT San Francisco, 4000 Miles for The Studio Theatre, DC, Philadelphia Here I Come for The Asolo Theatre, Who Am I This Time for Indiana Repertory Theatre. Hide «

Nathan Motta
Nathan Motta
Musical Director: As You Like It
Nathan is artistic director at Dobama Theatre where he has directed A Bright New Boise, The Lyons, Time Stands Still, and The Aliens. At Cleveland Play House, Motta has acted as Assistant Director on Life of Galileo and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, a collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra. Other ... Read more »
Nathan is artistic director at Dobama Theatre where he has directed A Bright New Boise, The Lyons, Time Stands Still, and The Aliens. At Cleveland Play House, Motta has acted as Assistant Director on Life of Galileo and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, a collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra. Other recent music credits include: Bell, Book, and Candle and A Carol for Cleveland at Cleveland Play House and Smokey Joe’s Café at Cain Park. Other conductor credits include work with Opera Cleveland, Mercury Opera Rochester, Ohio Light Opera, and Civic Light Opera (Pittsburgh). He served as assistant conductor to Robert Page and Marvin Hamlisch for “A Tribute to Richard Rodgers” (Pittsburgh Symphony Pops). His recording of Der Vogelhändler with the Ohio Light Opera was released by Albany Records in 2008. Nathan has composed two original musicals, Little White Gloves and Midsummer. BFA Carnegie Mellon, MM Eastman School of Music. Hide «

Edward Morgan
Edward Morgan
Director: As You Like It
This is Mr. Morgan’s first season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Some of his other credits include Utah Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Stage Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Merrimack Rep, Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Festival (India), Teatro 1887 (Costa Rica), The Kennedy Center, The Studio Theatre, Round House Theatre, Clarence ... Read more »
This is Mr. Morgan’s first season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Some of his other credits include Utah Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Stage Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Merrimack Rep, Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Festival (India), Teatro 1887 (Costa Rica), The Kennedy Center, The Studio Theatre, Round House Theatre, Clarence Brown Theatre, Next Act and Milwaukee Rep, where he was associate artistic director for six years. He has a BA, Dartmouth College and is a graduate of Trinity Rep Conservatory. He has taught and directed graduate and undergraduate students in theater and dance at numerous universities, in the USA and abroad. He’s a casting partner for Cirque du Soleil and on the roster of Fulbright Senior Specialists. Mr. Morgan and his work have been honored with Washington’s Helen Hayes awards and nominations, and also by the Drama League of NY. He is a member of SD&C and AEA. His website is: www.edward-morgan.com. Hide «

Ann Price
Ann Price
VOICE AND DIALECT COACH
Ann has worked at ISF for several seasons. She was the dialect coach for The Foreigner and Noises Off, and voice and movement coach for 39 Steps, Greater Tuna, and Tuna Christmas. At Boise Contemporary Theater, she has worked on many shows including This Wonderful Life, Red, and ... Read more »
Ann has worked at ISF for several seasons. She was the dialect coach for The Foreigner and Noises Off, and voice and movement coach for 39 Steps, Greater Tuna, and Tuna Christmas. At Boise Contemporary Theater, she has worked on many shows including This Wonderful Life, Red, and Shipwrecked! Ann directed The Krumblin Foundation and Eleemosynary for BCT. Ann works with Company of Fools in Hailey, including their productions of Good People, Woman in Black, and The Language Archive. She directed the Boise State University productions of The Misunderstanding, Metamorphoses, and Tragedy…a tragedy. Ann teaches voice and dialects in the Department of Theatre Arts at Boise State University. Hide «

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Nayna Ramey
Set Designer: Steel Magnolias
Nayna Ramey’s regional work includes seventeen seasons at American Players Theatre with designs including Skylight, Major Barbara, Hay Fever, Ah, Wilderness! and The Tempest; An Ideal Husband at Great Lakes Theatre Festival/Idaho Shakespeare Festival; The Foreigner at Idaho Shakespeare Festival; four seasons at University of California Santa Barbara Launch Pad ... Read more »
Nayna Ramey’s regional work includes seventeen seasons at American Players Theatre with designs including Skylight, Major Barbara, Hay Fever, Ah, Wilderness! and The Tempest; An Ideal Husband at Great Lakes Theatre Festival/Idaho Shakespeare Festival; The Foreigner at Idaho Shakespeare Festival; four seasons at University of California Santa Barbara Launch Pad productions including Appoggiatura; A Thousand Clowns, The Diary of Anne Frank at the Intiman Theatre; Tuesdays with Morrie, Noises Off and Pygmalion at Indiana Repertory Theatre; Intimate Apparel at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre; Liliom, Indian Ink, Morningstar at Kansas City Repertory Theatre; Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare Santa Cruz; My Way, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at the McKnight Theatre/St Paul; Grease and Hair at the Historic Pantages Theatre/Minneapolis; Snapshots, Hiding in the Open and Main Street at the History Theatre/St Paul; and over 70 productions at Chanhassen Theatres including The Little Mermaid, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, and Les Misérables. Hide «

Kim Krumm Sorenson
Kim Krumm Sorenson
COSTUME DESIGNER: As You Like It
Kim is pleased to be spending her nineteenth season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. She designed Richard III in 1992 and has designed many productions since, including Blithe Spirit, The Mousetrap, The Seagull, Othello, The Crucible, Measure for Measure, The Tempest (two times),The Spitfire Grill, Love's Labor's Lost, The Taming of ... Read more »
Kim is pleased to be spending her nineteenth season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. She designed Richard III in 1992 and has designed many productions since, including Blithe Spirit, The Mousetrap, The Seagull, Othello, The Crucible, Measure for Measure, The Tempest (two times),The Spitfire Grill, Love's Labor's Lost, The Taming of the Shrew (two times), King Lear, Julius Caesar, The Importance of Being Earnest, Much Ado About Nothing, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, Tartuffe and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Her work also has been seen at Great Lakes Theater, TACT, Delaware Theatre Company, Juilliard, BCT, Playmaker’s Repertory Theater, Hartford Stage Company, Guthrie Theater, Intiman Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Indiana Repertory Theater, Portland Stage Company and The Acting Company. Kim holds an MFA from Southern Methodist University and is a member of the USA 829. Special thanks to Scott, Carly, Gemma, Liz and Rick. Hide «

Peter John Still
Peter John Still
SOUND DESIGNER: Steel Magnolias
Idaho Shakespeare Festival: The Foreigner, Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet, The 39 Steps, The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Woman in Black, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Tuna Christmas, Twelfth Night, Greater Tuna, and most sound designs 1992-2005. ... Read more »
Idaho Shakespeare Festival: The Foreigner, Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet, The 39 Steps, The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Woman in Black, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Tuna Christmas, Twelfth Night, Greater Tuna, and most sound designs 1992-2005. Boise Contemporary Theater: Red, This Wonderful Life, Warren, The Uncanny Valley, Graphic Depictions, A Nighttime Survival Guide, Off the Record, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Norway, Tru, The Krumblin Foundation, Namaste Man, At Home at the Zoo, The Pavilion, I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda, No...You Shut Up, God's Ear, Souvenir, The Memory of Water, Two Rooms, Stones in his Pockets, I Am My Own Wife, Fully Committed, The Underpants, Lobby Hero, Cherry Orchard, True West. Broadway: Golden Boy (Tony Nomination), Awake and Sing! Member Komyozan Dojo. Hide «

Amanda Werre
Amanda Werre
Sound Designer
Amanda is excited to join Idaho Shakespeare Festival this season. Recent designs include: The 39 Steps, All Shook Up, and The 25th...Spelling Bee at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre; The Lyons and Mrs. Mannerly at Max and Louie Theatre Company; and You Can't Take It with You at the Repertory Theatre ... Read more »
Amanda is excited to join Idaho Shakespeare Festival this season. Recent designs include: The 39 Steps, All Shook Up, and The 25th...Spelling Bee at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre; The Lyons and Mrs. Mannerly at Max and Louie Theatre Company; and You Can't Take It with You at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. As a sound technician, Amanda has worked at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. She received her BFA in sound design from Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Hide «

Tom Willmorth
Tom Willmorth
GREENSHOW PRODUCER
This is Tom’s 28th season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, as an actor and Greenshow producer. Favorite roles include Mozart in Amadeus, the Fool in King Lear, Scapin in Scapin, and half the citizens of Tuna, Texas in Greater Tuna and A Tuna Christmas. This summer marks the 22nd ... Read more »
This is Tom’s 28th season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, as an actor and Greenshow producer. Favorite roles include Mozart in Amadeus, the Fool in King Lear, Scapin in Scapin, and half the citizens of Tuna, Texas in Greater Tuna and A Tuna Christmas. This summer marks the 22nd anniversary of Greenshow antics produced by the Fool Squad: the comedic partnership of Tom and actor-writer Joe Golden. In 2010, Boise Contemporary Theater commissioned Joe and Tom's original comedy, The Krumblin Foundation. Tom is also the author of Shakespeare’s “King Phycus,” a Shakespeare spoof which was premiered in Chicago by the Strange Tree Group, and remounted by the Flynn’s Men at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The script is published by Broadway Play Publishing. Tom is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s theater program, and a member of Actors’ Equity. He lives in Boise with his wife, actress Christina Lang. Hide «

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Brandon Wolcott
Sound Designer
Recent/Notable: The Record by 600 Highwaymen (original score), The Good Person of Szechwan and Titus Andronicus at The Public Theater. Kiss the Air at the Park Avenue Armory with Elizabeth Streb; The Mystery of Irma Vep and The Maids with Red Bull Theater; The Tenant and Confidence Man with Woodshed ... Read more »
Recent/Notable: The Record by 600 Highwaymen (original score), The Good Person of Szechwan and Titus Andronicus at The Public Theater. Kiss the Air at the Park Avenue Armory with Elizabeth Streb; The Mystery of Irma Vep and The Maids with Red Bull Theater; The Tenant and Confidence Man with Woodshed Collective; an immersive Balm in Gilead, directed by Brian Mertes. So Much Mad in Me with Faye Driscoll. NY: MTC, The Joyce, LaMama, DTW, PS122, 3LD, New Ohio, Clubbed Thumb and many more. Regional: Two River, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Jacob's Pillow, The Magic. Hide «

Tracy Young
Tracy Young
Director: Merry Wives of Windsor
Three seasons with ISF. This season: director, The Merry Wives of Windsor. Past seasons: director and co-adaptor, The Imaginary Invalid; director, The Taming of the Shrew. Directing credits include: A Wrinkle In Time, The Servant of Two Masters, Breakfast Lunch and Dinner (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (Yale Repertory Theatre and ... Read more »
Three seasons with ISF. This season: director, The Merry Wives of Windsor. Past seasons: director and co-adaptor, The Imaginary Invalid; director, The Taming of the Shrew. Directing credits include: A Wrinkle In Time, The Servant of Two Masters, Breakfast Lunch and Dinner (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (Yale Repertory Theatre and OSF); Good People (Marin Theater Company); The Winter's Tale (Ten Thousand Things); Jesus Ride (The Marsh, SF); Jolly Good Fellow (Chalk Repertory Theatre); Hysteria, Euphoria, DreamPlay (The Actors’ Gang, Los Angeles) Other credits: resident director, The Actors' Gang; associate artist, Cornerstone Theater Company; assistant director, The Clean House (Lincoln Center Theater). Awards: Connecticut Critics Circle, Ovation, LA Weekly and Garland Awards for direction; finalist for Allen Schneider Directing Award, CTG Robert Sherwood Directing Award, and P.E.N. West Playwriting Award. Ms. Young would like to dedicate her work on this production to her mom, Pam, because this is her favorite of Shakespeare's plays. Hide «