Directors & Designers

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Scott Bradley

Set Designer, Wait Until Dark, A Midsummer Night's Dream Debut for Idaho Shakespeare Festival.  On Broadway, premieres of August Wilson's  Seven Guitars (Tony Nomination and Drama Desk Award for best set design), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Drama Desk Award for best Set Design).  Recent openings:  The Eye of the Sparrow Portland Center Stage, Gloria, NYU Tisch School of ... Read More » the Arts, Love’s Labor’s Lost Boston Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, A View from the Bridge Seattle Rep, The Crucible Cleveland Play House, Brownsville Song Long Wharf Theater, Much Ado About Nothing  Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Chapatti Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Notable productions:  world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's A Great Wilderness (Seattle Rep),  Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl and The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci by Mary Zimmerman both Lucille Lortel nominations (Second Stage NYC). Television: Set designer for Late Night with David Letterman. Film: Production designer for Ang Lee's PUSHING HANDS. Graduate of The Yale School of Drama 1986. Member United Scenic Artists local 829. Hide «

Martha Bromelmeier

Costume Designer, The Hunchback of Notre Dame This is Martha’s first time Designing for ISF and GLTF.  During college, Martha did a summer internship with GLTF.  New York City credits include; Cagney the Musical, The Red Eye Of Love, Menopause The Musical, and The Gorey Details.  Select regional credits: The Producers for Paper Mill Playhouse; Guys and ... Read More » Dolls, 1776, Sweeney Todd, Around the World in 80 Days, and The Gin Game for Pittsburgh Public Theatre; Swinging On A Star for Riverside Theatre and Fallen Angels for New Jersey Shakespeare.  Martha has styled many leading ladies including Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Jessie Mueller, Laura Benanti, Kelli O’Hara, Laura Osnes, Patina Miller and Anna Kendrick.   Martha is a graduate of Cleveland Heights High, has a BFA from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Member USA 829. Hide «

Victoria Bussert

Director, The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victoria Bussert returns for her twelfth season at ISF, balancing the professional and academic worlds between her active life 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 ... Read More » Opera, Playhouse Square, Portland Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Anchorage Opera. 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. This past February, Victoria made her London directorial debut with the critically acclaimed production of Lizzie.  Other recent directing assignments have included the award-winning My Fair Lady for ISF/GLT, In the Heights for Beck Center and West Side Story for BW.  Many thanks to Charlie for his continuing support -- it's great to be back in Boise! Hide «

Mary Jo Dondlinger

Lighting Designer, The Hunchback of Notre Dame ISF credits: Forever Plaid, Sweeney Todd, The Little Shop of Horrors. Career design credits include productions for Circle in the Square, The Irish Repertory Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Goodspeed Opera House, TheatreWorks (Hartford), Laguna Playhouse, and many others.  ... Read More » She has long been associated with the York Theatre Company off Broadway, where she designed the original production of The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) as well as many other musicals and plays.  Most recent credits at Great Lakes Theater are The Fantasticks, Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, Sondheim on Sondheim, and as co-designer of the annual holiday presentation of A Christmas Carol.  In NYC her work can currently be seen in The Fantasticks at the Theater Center in Times Square. Hide «

Charles Fee

Director, Hamlet, The Hound of the Baskervilles 26th season as producing artistic director of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. This season he will direct Hamlet and The Hound of the Baskervilles.  In prior seasons he has directed many of Shakespeare’s plays as well as works outside the Shakespearean canon including last Agatha Christie’s, And Then There Were None, Ira ... Read More » Levin’s Deathtrap, Frederick Knott’s Dial “M” for Murder, 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. Charles holds a unique position in the American theater as producing director of three, independently operated, professional theater companies, including Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Ohio (since 2002), and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival in Incline Village, Nevada (since 2010).  His leadership has created a dynamic and groundbreaking producing model in which plays are shared among the three companies, extending the artistic lives of the productions, increasing opportunities for artists and technical staffs to work in multiple venues, and lowering production costs for each of the companies.  He has worked with such companies as The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Milwaukee and Missouri Repertory Theaters, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, and the 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, daughter, Alexa, and the communities he serves. Hide «

Shanara Gabrielle

Assistant Director, A Midsummer Night's Dream Shanara is happy to be returning to ISF for her second season after last appearing onstage as Elvira in Blithe Spirit.  As an actor, Ms. Gabrielle has worked at Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie Theater, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre, Notre Dame Shakespeare, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Stages ... Read More » St. Louis, and many others.  As a director, Shanara most recently directed The Heart of Robin Hood at Door Shakespeare; and has also directed for Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, The Coterie Theatre, Metro Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Lovewell Institute Sweden, OnSite Theater, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Every 28 Hours one-minute play festival.  Ms. Gabrielle is B.F.A. graduate of Webster Conservatory. She is a Princess Grace Award Winner and a proud union member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Hide «

David Gotwald

Sound Designer, The Hunchback of Notre Dame David is pleased to be returning to ISF after previously designing The Secret Garden and My Fair Lady. In the span of the last three decades, he has supervised and mixed the sound for numerous Tony Award winning productions on Broadway, including A Chorus Line (1982), Dreamgirls (1983), Sweet Charity ... Read More » (1986), Cabaret (1988), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989), Crazy For You (1991), Passion (1994),  Fosse (1998), The Producers (2000), Gypsy (2007), The Addams Family (2009) and the 2014 season's Best Musical: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. In 2006, David designed the sound for the Tony Award winning Jay Johnson - The Two and Only and the Off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals. He has worked as a concert sound engineer for Tommy Tune, Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone and for special events at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Currently he is designing at Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland and teaching at Carnegie Mellon University. Hide «

Joseph Hanreddy

Director, Wait Until Dark, A Midsummer Night's Dream Joe is delighted to return to Boise and the magnificent company that Charlie Fee has enlisted for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Previous productions at ISF include: Richard III, King Lear and Wait Until Dark.  Since leaving a long tenure as the Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in 2010, ... Read More » Joe’s directing projects have included The Misanthrope, for the Pearl Theater in NYC (nominated for a Lucille Lortel award for Best Off-Broadway revival); several plays for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, as well as People’s and Light Theatre Company in Philadelphia, Writer’s Theater in Chicago, the REP at University of Delaware, Connecticut Repertory Theater and Door Shakespeare Festival.  Joe’s adaptations of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility with co-author J.R. Sullivan have received well over 100 productions.  Upcoming for the rest of 2017 are productions at Great Lakes Theater, Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Milwaukee Rep.  When not on the road directing, he resides in idyllic Door County, Wisconsin with his loves, his wife, Jami, and super dogs Fred and Odin. Hide «

Jeff Herrmann

Scenic Designer, The hunchback of Notre Dame, The Hound of the Baskervilles Jeff is pleased to return to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for his 12th 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, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, The Secret Garden, and last ... Read More » season’s My Fair Lady, 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, Forever Plaid and Noises Off.   Jeff is a professor of theater at Baldwin Wallace University.  He holds an MFA in scene and lighting design from Southern Illinois University and he is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Hide «

Lindsay Jones

Sound Designer, Wait Until Dark ISF: debut. Broadway: Bronx Bombers and A Time to Kill. Off-Broadway: Bella and Bootycandy (Playwrights Horizons), Mr. Joy (LCT3), Privacy and Dry Powder (Public Theater), Top Secret (NYTW), Rx (Primary Stages) and many others. Regional: Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Alliance, Goodman, Old Globe, ACT, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage and many others. International:  Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada) and Royal Shakespeare ... Read More » Company (England), as well as productions in Ireland, Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Scotland. Awards: seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 24 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, LA Drama Critics Circle Award, three Drama Desk Award nominations, two Helen Hayes nominations, two Barrymore nominations, and many others. Film scoring credits include Magnolia Pictures’ The Brass Teapot and HBO Films’ A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award, Best Documentary). Hide «

Rachel Laritz

Costume Designer, Wait Until Dark, A Midsummer Night's Dream Rachel is thrilled to be making her Idaho Shakespeare debut.  Her designs have previously been seen Off Broadway at Pearl Theatre and regionally at Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf First Look, Milwaukee Rep, Great Lakes Theater, American Players, Florentine Opera, Drury Lane, Arizona Theatre Company, Resident Ensemble Players, Northlight, Kansas City Rep, Writers, ... Read More » Utah Shakespeare, Actors Theatre Louisville, Illinois Shakespeare, Court, Next Act, Peninsula Players, Remy Bumppo, Timeline, Milwaukee Chamber, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight Music Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Madison and University of Michigan. Other professional credits include NBC'S Law & Order, Chicago Opera Theatre, and Garsington Opera.  Rachel is a recipient of a 2011 Emerging Artist Award from the University of Michigan and a 2009 Joseph Jefferson Award for Voysey Inheritance and is a member of United Scenic Artist Local 829. Hide «

Rick Martin

Lighting Designer, Wait Until Dark, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Hound of the Baskervilles Many productions with ISF including Dial “M” for Murder, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and The Woman in Black. Other theater: US premiere of Kurt Weil’s Marie Galante (Opèra 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: Mitridate, Re di Ponto (La Monnaie, Brussels ... Read More » – scenery and lighting), Le Diable dans le beffroi, La Chute de la Maison Usher (Opéra national de Paris – scenery and light- ing); Pellèas et Mèllisande and To Be Sung (Opéra Français de NY); Dialogues des Carmèlites, Cenerentola (Opéra de Toulon, France & ABAO, Bilbao, Spain); and Romèo et Juliette (Spoleto Festival USA). Concerts: Harawi (Opèra Comique, Paris – scenery and lighting), Le martyre de Saint Sèbastien (Citè de la Musique, Paris and Arsenal, Metz), Orchestre national de Lyon and the Orchestre de Champs Élysées (Lyon, Poitiers, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, São Paulo). Coming up: Xerxes (Nuremburg, Germany) Member: United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE. Hide «

Joel Mercier

Music Director, The Hunchback of Notre Dame Joel returns for his fourth season with ISF after his past work on My Fair Lady, The Secret Garden, and Les Misérables, which won the Cleveland Critics and Broadway World Cleveland Award for Best Music Director. An award winning New England based director, music director, composer and arranger, recent music ... Read More » direction credits include The Spitfire Grill, Nunsense, and Chicago (Northern Stage, VT); Ragtime, Legally Blonde, and Drowsy Chaperone (New London Barn Playhouse, NH); and the 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, Joel was artistic associate at the New London Barn Playhouse for six seasons, a guest artist at Dartmouth College for three, and is currently artistic director of the NH Theatre Factory and director of musicals at St. Anselm College. for more info. Hide «

Ken Merckx

Fight Choreographer, Hamlet 22 seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. 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 Great Lakes Theater (Cleveland). He ... Read More » is proud to have staged violence for the world premieres of Steven Dietz’s Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Pasadena Playhouse), Jeffery Hatcher’s Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (San Jose Repertory) and The Suicide Club (Arizona Theatre Company), Octavio Solis’ Cloudlands (South Coast Repertory), Jane Martin’s Somebody/Nobody directed by Jon Jory (Arizona Theatre Company) and the theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s 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, Hamlet For Idaho Shakespeare Festival Russell has designed The Tempest, Dial “M” For Murder, The Mousetrap, The 39 Steps, Two Gentlemen Of Verona, The Woman in Black, Othello, The Seagull, The Comedy Of Errors, Measure for Measure, Arsenic and Old Lace, A Tuna Christmas, Greater Tuna, King Lear, Love’s Labor’s Lost, ... Read More » Julius Caesar. Russell also has designed for Great Lakes Theatre and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Metheny has designed for many regional theaters across the country including, Indiana Rep.,  Asolo Rep., Studio Theatre, D.C., ACT San Francisco, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Portland Stage. Hide «

Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen

Sound Designer, A Midsummer Night's Dream Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen’s Broadway credits include music composition and sound for No Man’s Land, and Waiting for GodotBreakfast at Tiffany’s, The Miracle Worker, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestThe Speed of Darkness, music for My Thing of Love and sound for Sweat, The Price, Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, This is Our Youth, Of Mice and Men, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Superior Donuts, reasons ... Read More » to be pretty, A Year with Frog and ToadMa Rainey’s Black Bottom, Hollywood Arms, King Hedley II, Buried Child, The Song of Jacob Zulu, and The Grapes of Wrath. Off-Broadway credits include music and sound for Sticks and Bones, Checkers, Inked Baby, After Ashley, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Boy Gets Girl, Red, Space, Marvin’s Room, sound for Gently Down the Stream, The Babylon LineThe Spoils, Jitney, Brundibar and music direction and sound for Ruined. They have created music and sound at many of America’s resident theaters (often with Steppenwolf Theatre) and at several international venues.  Please visit Hide «

Jaclyn Miller

Choreographer, The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jaclyn is delighted to be joining ISF for the first time. Regional credits: Guthrie Theater- The Cocoanuts: A Marx Brothers Musical. In seven seasons with Oregon Shakespeare Festival:  Shakespeare in Love (U. S. premiere).  Fingersmith (world premiere).  Yeoman of the GuardThe Cocoanuts (world premiere adaptations). My Fair LadyTwelfth NightTheTaming of the Shrew, and Much Ado About Nothing. ... Read More » She also has worked extensively as an associate director and/or choreographer: Pirates of Penzance (OSF and Portland Opera); Priscilla Queen of the Dessert (Gateway and Ogunquit Playhouse); Soul Doctor (Colony Theater and Parker Playhouse); 9 to 5 (Ogunquit Playhouse); Chicago (Ogunquit Playhouse); Joseph... Dreamcoat (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); Legally Blonde (Norwegian Cruise Line); She Loves Me (OSF). Hide «

Kim Krumm Sorenson

Costume Designer, Hamlet Kim is pleased to be spending her 22nd season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. She designed Richard III in 1992 and has designed many productions since, including Twelfth Night, And Then There Were None, The Tempest (three times), Dial “M” For Murder, As You Like It (two times), Steel Magnolias, Blithe ... Read More » Spirit, The Mousetrap, The Seagull, Othello, The Crucible, Measure for Measure, 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, Tartuffe and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Her work also has been seen at Great Lakes Theater, REP/University of Delaware, Urban Stages, Juilliard, TACT, Delaware Theater Company, Boise Contemporary Theater, Playmaker’s Repertory Theater, Hartford Stage Company, Guthrie Theatre, Intiman Theatre, George Street Playhouse, and Indiana Repertory Theater. Kim holds an MFA from Southern Methodist University and is a member of USA 829. Much love to Scott, Carly, Gemma, Liz and Rick. Hide «

Peter John Still

Sound Designer, The Hound of the Baskervilles Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Steel Magnolias, 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 ... Read More » 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: Oslo, Golden Boy (Tony nomination), Awake and Sing!  Member Komyozan Dojo. Hide «

Matthew Webb

Sound Designer, Hamlet Seven seasons. This is Matthew’s sound design debut with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Other sound design credits include Eurydice (Baldwin Wallace University), Macbeth, and Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespearience). As music director for ISF: The Fantasticks, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, The Two Gentlemen of VeronaBat Boy, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Also for ISF: Into the Woods and Macbeth. Matthew is currently the music supervisor for the ... Read More » acclaimed corporate entertainment group, The Water Coolers, and has performed for such clients as AT&T, Adobe, Citibank, Travelers, Toastmasters, Gogo Air, Pitney Bowes, and Dunkin Brands. Many thanks to Charlie, Sara, and his wonderful parents. Hide «

Robert Westley

Fight Choreographer, Wait Until Dark First season at ISF. Robert has choreographed movement and crafted violence for award winning theatre productions, internationally acclaimed opera houses and films, developing unique and exciting performances of dance, clowning, aerial acrobatics, puppetry and martial art. Broadway: A Bronx Tale: The Musical (Directed by Academy Award winner Robert DeNiro and ... Read More » Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks), Hand to God (Tony nominated); Off-Broadway: Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (MTC), Verité (LCT3), Teenage Dick (The Public), Hand to God (MCC/EST), Things of Dry Hours (New York Theater Workshop), Butcher of Baraboo (Second Stage Theater); Regional: A Bronx Tale: The Musical (Paper Mill Playhouse), Julius Caesar (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Bedroom Farce (Westport County Playhouse), The Game’s Afoot (Asolo Rep). International: Porgy and Bess (Palacio de Bellas Artes). Film: Victoriana, The Key Man, Fall Down Dead and the upcoming web-series, AFTER. Robert heads the Hofstra University department of drama’s movement program and is on faculty at the Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Hide «
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Charlotte Yetman

Costume Designer, The Hound of the Baskervilles Charlotte is a professor of costume design at Baldwin Wallace University where she recently designed Lizzie, Intimate Apparel, West Side Story, Carmen, Dark of the Moon, and Eurydice.  Among her professional credits are designs for My Fair Lady, Secret Garden, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Arsenic and ... Read More » Old Lace, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lake Theatre); The Comedy of Errors (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival), Lady With All the Answers, Custody of the Eyes (Cleveland Play House); Frankenstein (Tennessee Repertory Theater); Silver Dollar, John & Jen, Das Barbecue, Heartbeats (Goodspeed Opera House); Conrack (Ford’s Theater); Super Sunday and Widows (Williamstown Theater Festival); and the American premiere of Ballenchine’s Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 with Tulsa Ballet Theater. Charlotte received her BFA from Pennsylvania State University and her MFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.  She has been an assistant scenic designer with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and is a member of USA 829. Hide «
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