Directors & Designers

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Drew Barr

Director, The Tempest Drew returns to Boise for his eleventh season with ISF, where he has previously directed The Mousetrap, The Seagull, The Crucible, Arsenic and Old Lace, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Taming of the Shrew, The Spitfire Grill, The Fantasticks, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Much Ado About Nothing and I Am My Own ... Read More » Wife (co-production with Boise Contemporary Theater, where he also directed This Wonderful Life, TruAt Home at the ZooSouvenir and This Wonderful Life). Most recently, Drew directed the Dutch language premiere of War Horse at Amsterdam’s Royal Carré Theatre, after previously directing the Australian premiere and serving as the Resident Director of War Horse at Lincoln Center Theater. Other credits include revivals of Frank Marcus’s The Killing of Sister George and Brian Friel’s Lovers for The Actors Company Theatre in NYC and productions for PlayMakers Repertory, Portland Stage and Great Lakes Theater. He is a member of SDC and AEA. Hide «

Linda Buchanan

SET DESIGN: King Lear Linda is returning for her second season at ISFhaving designed ISF’s Richard III in 2013.  Buchanan has designed hundreds of productions at theatres throughout the country and abroad.  Recent work : Two Trains Running (Goodman Theatre), Tommy and Miss Saigon (Paramount Theatre, Chicago),  Moby Dick and A Christmas Carol (Syracuse ... Read More » Stage), Communicating Doors ( Alley Theatre).   Awards:  Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, Jefferson Awards for House (Goodman), Black Snow (Goodman) and I Hate Hamlet (Royal George), Helen Hayes Award for Dancing at Lughnasa (Arena Stage).  Notable past projects include the premiere production of Marvin’s Room , 10 regional productions, and commercial productions in New York and London.  As design director of R.D. Design Associates, she designed the State of Illinois Center dedication ceremony and over 100 environments for corporate theater and special events.  Buchanan is associate dean and head of scene design at The Theatre School at DePaul, and a member of USAA. Hide «
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Victoria Bussert

DIRECTOR: The Secret Garden, The Fantasticks Victoria Bussert returns for her tenth 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, ... Read More » Goodspeed Opera, Playhouse Square, Portland Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the 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. Recent productions include the award-winning ISF/GLT Les Misérables, Dogfight for Baldwin Wallace/Beck Center for the Arts and the new adaptation of Saturday Night Fever. Special thanks to Charlie, Greg, Joel and the entire ISF family. Love to Dale and Ondie. Hide «
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Joe Court

Sound Designer: Dial "M" For Murder Sound Supervisor: The Tempest Joe is excited to return to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the second time. He designed As You Like It last season. He has been based out of Chicago since 2006. He is a company member with Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company. He has designed more than 90 shows since moving to Chicago ... Read More » with many different theater companies including: Mary-Arrchie, A Red Orchid, The Inconvenience, TUTA, Emerald City, Raven, Seanachai, Theatre Seven, Backstage, Boho, Lifeline, Pine Box, The Gift, University of Chicago, 59E59 (Off-Broadway, NYC), Clarence Brown Theatre (Knoxville, TN.), Virginia Stage Company (Norfolk, VA), Actors Theatre of Indiana, and the Idaho, Lake Tahoe, and Illinois Shakespeare Festivals. 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 «
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Gregory Daniels

Choreographer: The Secret Garden and The Fantasticks Gregory is thrilled to return to ISF for his third season, having previously choreographed Cabaret and Les Misérables.  Credits include Cleveland regional premieres of Dog Fight, Carrie: The Musical, Spring Awakening, Lizzie: The Rock Musical and Sondheim on Sondheim; as well as Anything Goes starring Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty, ... Read More » My Own Song starring Clint Holmes, Putting It Together starring Tony Award winners Lillias White and Chuck Cooper, Dreamgirls, Hairspray and Hair.  He also had the rare honor of creating and choreographing a brand new number for the Rockettes.  As head of the dance department at Baldwin Wallace University, he has choreographed Rent, La Bohème, Titanic, Follies, Carousel, A Chorus Line and most recently a new stage version of Saturday Night Fever.  Special thanks to my creative collaborating partner Vicky, Charlie, Chris and the entire ISF family, and especially to Jared for always being there for me with a smile, support and inspiration. Hide «
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Charles Fee

DIRECTOR- Dial "M" For Murder 24th season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival.  This season he will direct Frederick Knott’s, Dial “M” for Murder.  In prior seasons, he has directed Shakespeare’s: Romeo and JulietThe Comedy of ErrorsAll'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 ... Read More » Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hamlet, and As You Like It.  His work outside the Shakespearean canon includes Ira Levin’s Deathtrap, 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 Artistic 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 for the American theater in which plays are shared between the three companies, extending the artistic lives of productions, increasing opportunities for artists to work in multiple venues over longer periods of employment, and resulting in lower production costs for each of the companies. Prior to joining ISF, Charles held the position of Artistic Director at Sierra Repertory Theatre in Sonora, California. He has also worked with such companies as The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, 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 lifestyle is only possible because of the love and support of his wife Lidia, daughter, Alexa, and the communities he serves! Hide «
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David Gotwald

SOUND DESIGNER David is pleased to be designing his first project at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. In the span of the last three decades, he has supervised and mixed the sound for numerous Tony Award-winning productions including A Chorus Line (1982), Dreamgirls (1983), Sweet Charity (1986), Cabaret (1988), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989), Crazy ... Read More » 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 The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Currently, he is teaching at Carnegie Mellon University and freelance designing in Pittsburgh. Hide «
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Esther Haberlen

COSTUME DESIGNER: The Fantasticks Esther M. Haberlen is returning to her ninth season with ISF. Previously- Much Ado Nothing/ Les Misérables. Design credits include over 40 mainstage and touring productions for Cleveland Institute of Music, Dobama Theater, Cleveland Public Theater, Beck Center for the Arts, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and the Cleveland Play House/ CWRU ... Read More » 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. Costume director for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival since 2012.  Other production 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. Love and thanks to her inspiring parents Philip and Simone and brilliant husband, Richard. Hide «
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Martha Hally

COSTUME DESIGNER: King Lear Martha is pleased to return to ISF where she previously designed Richard III and to reunite with director Joe Hanreddy. She has designed costumes at regional theaters across the country including Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, CenterStage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Dallas Theater Center, The Repertory Theater of ... Read More » St. Louis, Alley Theatre, and Portland Stage Company. Among her opera designs are the world premiere of The Insect Comedy for The Center for Contemporary Opera, La Resurrezione and Dido and Aeneas for Chicago Opera Theater, Tales of Hoffman and Aida for Virginia Opera and Tamerlano  for The Little Orchestra Society of Lincoln Center.   New York designs include productions for Mint Theater, Irish Repertory Theater, TACT, The Acting Company, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Phoenix Theater and The Actor’s Studio. Her work for television includes several comedy specials for HBO, Hard Rock Live! (VH-1) and Live On Tape (NBC). Hide «
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Joseph Hanreddy

DIRECTOR: King Lear Joe directed Richard III for ISF in 2013. His past work includes playwriting, directing classical and contemporary plays, and acting in productions at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, where he was the artistic director from 1993-2010.  Joe has also led the Madison Repertory Theater and was a founder and artistic director ... Read More » of the Ensemble Theater Company in Santa Barbara, California.  Since leaving the Milwaukee Rep, Joe’s Off-Broadway production of Molière’s The Misanthrope was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for best revival.  Other recent work includes co-adapting and directing Sense and Sensibility for the Utah Shakespeare Festival and well as directing Private Lives and Macbeth.  Other recent directing includes productions for the Connecticut Repertory Theater, REP/Delaware, Writer’s Theater in Chicago and Northwestern University.  Joe’s stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (with JR Sullivan) has been performed at several regional theaters, including the Oregon and Utah Shakespeare festivals, South Coast Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse and currently, American Player’s Theater.  In 2015/16, their adaptation of Sense and Sensibility will be performed at Sacramento Theater Company, Pacific Conservatory of Arts in Santa Maria/Solvang, CA, Connecticut Repertory Theater, and Joe will direct a production at People’s Light and Theater Company in Philadelphia. Hide «
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Jeff Herrmann

SCENIC DESIGNER: The Secret Garden Jeff is pleased to return to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for his tenth 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 and last season’s Les Misérables, all joint ... Read More » 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, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Henry IV Part 1, Murder Ballad and Saturday Night Fever.   Jeff holds an MFA in scene and lighting design from Southern Illinois University and he is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Hide «
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Lucy Mackinnon

PROJECTION DESIGNER: Dial "M" For Murder Lucy is a New York-based video designer, illustrator, and motion graphics artist.  This is her first season working with ISF. Recent designs include: Spring Awakening at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and Macbeth for the Greek National Opera. Recent motion graphics work includes designs for the Green Bay Packers' Hall of Fame ... Read More » and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta GA.  Lucy graduated with a BA from Harvard University. Hide «
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Rick Martin

Lighting Designer: Dial "M" For Murder, The Tempest 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 » 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). Coming up: Cenerentola (Bilbao, Spain). Member: United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE. Hide «
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Joel Mercier

Musical Director: The Secret Garden Joel is excited to be back at ISF after last summer’s Les Misérables. An award-winning New England based director, music director, composer and arranger, recent music direction credits include The Spitfire Grill, Nunsense, and Chicago (Northern Stage, VT); Ragtime, Legally Blonde, and Drowsy Chaperone (New London Barn Playhouse, NH); and ... Read More » the national tour of A Christmas Carol: A Sparkling New Musical (CMI Entertainment, NYC). Additionally, Joel just finished arrangements and orchestrations for INSPIRE, an original mega-musical review at American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA and directed the New England premiere of Sleepy Hollow for the NH Theatre Factory. 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 the past three, and is currently the artistic director of the NH Theatre Factory. Joel is thankful to be back in Boise with his amazing fiancé, Katie. Luv2MQ&K. for more info. Hide «
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Ken Merckx

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER: Dial "M" For Murder, King Lear 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 is proud to have staged violence for the ... Read More » 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: Dial "M" For Murder, The Tempest 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 ... Read More » 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 «
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Paul Miller

LIGHTING DESIGNER: King Lear Second season at Idaho Shakespeare. Previously Les Misérables. Broadway: The Illusionists, Legally Blonde, Freshly Squeezed, Laughing Room Only. Off-Broadway: Clinton – The Musical, Pageant, Vanities - the Musical Waiting for Godot, Addicted, Nunsense, Balancing Act. Regional theaters: Stratford Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare, Pioneer Theatre Company, Asolo Repertory, A.C.T., Cleveland Play House, ... Read More » Pasadena Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Baystreet Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, The Maltz Jupiter Theatre and others. National tours: The Illusionists, Elf, Shrek, Story Time Live, Wizard of Oz, Legally Blonde, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, The Producers, The Sound of Music. International: West Side Story (Milan), Legally Blonde (London and Vienna), Race for Love China, Cinderella and Saturday Night Fever (Manilla, Singapore and Malaysia). Television: Camelot (Live from Lincoln Center) and numerous Comedy Central specials. Paul has been the lighting director for The New Year’s Eve Celebration from Time’s Square for the last 15 years. Hide «
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Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen

SOUND DESIGNERS: King Lear Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen’s Broadway credits include music composition and sound for Breakfast 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 the Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, This Is Our Youth, Of Mice and Men, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Superior Donuts, reasons to be pretty, A Year with Frog ... Read More » and Toad, Ma 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 Jitney, Family Week, Juvenilia, Brundibar, The Pain and the Itch and music direction and sound for Eyes for Consuela and 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 «
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Kim Krumm Sorenson

COSTUME DESIGNER: Dial "M" For Murder, The Tempest Kim is pleased to be spending her twentieth season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. She designed Richard III in 1992 and has designed many productions since, including As You Like It (two times), Blithe Spirit, The Mousetrap, The Seagull, Othello, The Crucible, Measure for Measure, The Tempest (two times),The Spitfire Grill, Love's ... Read More » 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 WindsorTartuffe and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Her work also has been seen at Great Lakes Theater, REP/University of Delaware, Urban Stages, 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 «
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Aaron Spivey

LIGHTING DESIGNER: The Secret Garden Aaron is excited to be joining ISF for the first time this summer. New York Off-Broadway: Jukebox Jackie (La Mama), Wanda’s World, From My Hometown, 4 Guys Named José, Golf the Musical, and Elle. Regional/tours: Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye (US Tour), Brigadoon (Goodman Theater), The Secret Garden (Children’s Theater of ... Read More » Charlotte), Marry Me a Little (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Bomb-ity of Errors (Syracuse Stage) 4 Guys Named José (Actors’ Playhouse), Mame (Helen Hayes PAC), Little Shop of Horrors and Beautiful Dreamer (Cherry County Playhouse). International: A Chorus Line (Mexico City). On Broadway, Aaron has served as the associate/assistant designer on over 25 productions, including: Aladdin, Motown, The Coast of Utopia, Catch Me if You Can, The Merchant of Venice, 9 to 5, Tarzan, Little Women, Grease (2007 revival), A Chorus Line (2006 revival), Lend me a Tenor, and Collected Stories. Aaron is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Hide «
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Matthew Webb

MUSIC DIRECTOR: The Fantasticks Sixth season at ISF.  Music direction at Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Sweeney Todd; Cabaret; Bat Boy; The Mystery of Edwin Drood; The Two Gentlemen of Verona.  Musician at ISF: Into the Woods; Macbeth. Sound design for Shakesperience: Macbeth; Much Ado About Nothing.  Matthew is the music supervisor for the acclaimed corporate ... Read More » entertainment group, The Water Coolers.  He is a graduate of the Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music, hails from Cordova, IL, and currently lives in New York. Hide «
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Gage Williams

SCENIC DESIGN: The Fantasticks This is Gage’s twentieth season with ISF. Recent productions include, Steel Magnolias, Rome and Juliet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has designed sets for notable regional theatres and opera companies including Great Lakes Theater, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Childsplay, Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah ... Read More » Opera Company. For television, art director credits includes productions for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, Showtime, ESPN, Disney, VH-1,MTV. Gage received his MFA from Southern Methodist University and his BFA from Arizona State University. Gage is chair of the Department of Theatre at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He received a CableACE Award for his art direction of the Showtime network film Mastergate. His set designs for Anne of Green Gables at Childsplay and Hamlet at ISF were selected for the USA Design Exhibit at the 1999 and 2003 Prague Quadrennial Stage Design Exposition. He is a member of USA Local 829. Hide «
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Tom Willmorth

Trivia Host This is Tom’s 29th season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, having trod the boards (and concrete steps) at Angell’s Restaurant, Plantation Golf Course, ParkCenter, and the Warm Springs site. For 22 seasons, Tom co-produced ISF’s Greenshows with Fool Squad partner Joe Golden, until their retirement in 2014.  (Fast forward 12 months…) ... Read More » Unable to leave well enough alone, Tom is delighted to return to the ISF stage to host Tuesday Night Trivia. If there was a day of the week that started with “J” things might be different.  Hopefully, Trivia Night’s will be educational, and lots of fun! Tom is the author of Shakespeare’s “King Phycus,” a full-length spoof of the Bard’s classic tragedies, which played at Chicago’s Strange Tree Group, and received a Top Five citation at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The script is published by Broadway Play Publishing. Tom is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s drama program, and a member of Actors’ Equity. This spring, Tom was honored with the Caldwell High School Distinguished Alumni Award by the Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity.  He lives in Boise with his wife, actress Christina Lang.  Together,they co-chair the national Katie Willmorth Fan Club. Hide «
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Charlotte Yetman

COSTUME DESIGNER: The Secret Garden Charlotte joins the Festival for her eighth season.  She is a professor of costume design at Baldwin Wallace University where she recently designed Dark of the Moon, Saturday Night Fever, and Eurydice.  Among her professional credits are designs for Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Comedy of ... Read More » Errors, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lake Theater); 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 «