Production Staff

Bernadine Cockey

Associate Properties Master, Rep. Properties Master, The Hound of the Baskervilles
Bernadine Cockey is thrilled to be starting her eighth season with ISF.  She served as props master at Boise Contemporary Theater for several years, and well as assisting with props at ISF, before stepping into a props master position.  She has since worked at LTSF and GLT.  Locally, she has ... Read More » worked as a designer or artisan at BSU Theater Department, the Alpine Playhouse, Opera Idaho, Daisy’s Madhouse, Bishop Kelley, and Zoo Boise. Last year, she taught stagecraft as an adjunct in the College of Idaho. Berni is also a playwright, who has spent many years working extensively in new play development.  She spent each June for fifteen years as a technical director, stage manager or playwright for id Theater’s Seven Devils Playwright Conference in McCall, where she has thrice been selected as a featured playwright. She is currently a board member of id Theater, as well as a member of Dramatists Guild of America, the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and the Idaho Writers Guild. Hide «

Mark Cytron

Technical Director
Mark is returning for his eleventh season at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Mark also holds the position of technical director at Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Ohio and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. He enjoys the opportunity to explore all that is Idaho and feels privileged to be able to call Boise ... Read More » home three months a year. He earned his BA in theater from Beloit College. Hide «

Christopher D. Flinchum

Production Manager Christopher has served as ISF’s production manager since 2007. He holds the same title for Idaho Shakespeare’s partner companies, Great Lakes Theater and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. In this role, Christopher manages all aspects of production for this dynamic producing model including oversight of all scheduling, budgeting, contracting, production design ... Read More » supervision and implementation, and recruitment of production staff for each company. Prior to joining the management team for ISF, Christopher served as director of production at Cleveland Opera for two seasons. His additional theater management experience includes work as an AEA stage manager on over fifty productions for companies including: The Acting Company, Two River Theater Company, Elm Shakespeare, Great Lakes Theater, and Lincoln Center Institute, among others. He earned his BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Christopher also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University, where he teaches production and stage management. Hide «

Angi Grow

Charge Scenic Artist
This is Angi's fourteenth season painting for Idaho Shakespeare Festival.  Angi Grow graduated from The College of Idaho in 2006 with degrees in art and theater. Scenic painting started in her sophomore year of high school and continued on through college where she met Michael Hartwell who, at the time ... Read More » was technical director of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Angi then started her first internship as a scenic artist for ISF in the summer of 2003. Over the next four years, she worked her way up from scenic intern to scenic charge artist. Since then, Angi also has become charge artist for Great Lakes Theater and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. In between, she has painted sets for Alley Rep, Boise Contemporary Theater, College of Idaho, Baldwin Wallace University, Boise State University, Ballet Idaho, Opera Idaho, Idaho Theater for Youth and Shakepearience. Hide «

Esther M. Haberlen

Costume Shop Manager Eleven seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Esther is proud to continue her association with the Festival and thrilled to collaborate with this season’s talented and dedicated artists in the wonderful and welcoming city of Boise.  As a costume designer, draper and wardrobe supervisor, she holds over 100 production credits at ... Read More » Beck Center for the Arts, Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, Case Western Reserve University/ Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program, Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Opera Theater, Cleveland Public Theater, and Dobama Theater .  Esther holds a BFA in theater production and design from the State University of New York- Fredonia and also has worked regionally for such theaters as  Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater and The Chautauqua Conservatory. Esther is also costume  director for ISF’s sister companies Great Lakes Theater and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. A native of Syracuse, NY she now resides in Cleveland, OH and Boise, ID with her brilliant and hardworking husband Richard.   Hide «
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Paul Miller

Master Electrician
Paul Miller is thrilled to be back for his twelfth year with ISF. In addition to working for the Festival, Paul works for Boise Contemporary Theater, Great Lakes Theater, and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. In the past, Paul has worked for Ballet and Opera Idaho, the Spoleto Festival, and Technical ... Read More » Theater Solutions aboard the Disney cruise ship Wonder. Paul has a BFA in design/technology from West Virginia University, and would like to thank his family and friends for their endless support. Hide «

Corrie E. Purdum

Assistant Production Manager
This is Corrie’s 13th season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and her fourth as assistant production manager.  Corrie has previously stage managed at ISF: The Taming of the Shrew, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Major Barbara, The Spitfire Grill, The Tempest, Measure for Measure, The Crucible, ... Read More » Into the Woods, The Comedy of Errors, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bat Boy: The Musical, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cabaret, The Winter’s Tale, Sweeney Todd, Deathtrap, and The Tempest. Other credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, 12 seasons with Great Lakes Theater, six seasons with the Cleveland Play House, and three seasons with Cain Park. Corrie is also the assistant production manager for GLT and LTSF.  She is an alumna of Baldwin Wallace University, where she teaches stage management. Thanks to her family for their constant support. Hide «

Jessica Rosenleib

Properties Master
This is Jessica’s first season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. She is based in Cleveland, where she has just completed her first season as prop master for Great Lakes Theater. Before taking the position at Great Lakes, she worked for Cleveland Play House for five years as their soft goods prop ... Read More » artisan, the prop master for Near West Theatre, and an artist for Cleveland Museum of Arts Parade the Circle. Prior work experience includes work at Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Stages St Louis, Central City Opera in Colorado and Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts in California. She has a degree in technical theater from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a proud member of SPAM (Society of Properties Artisans Managers). Hide «
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