Production Staff

Bernadine Cockey

Props Master
Bernadine Cockey is thrilled to be starting her seventh 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 the props master position last season. She has since worked at LTSF and ... Read More » GLT. Locally, she has worked as a designer or artisan at BSU Theater Department, the Alpine Playhouse, Opera Idaho, Daisy’s Madhouse, Bishop Kelley and Zoo Boise. This spring, she taught as an adjunct in the College of Idaho Theatre Department. Berni is also a playwright, who has spent many years working extensively in new play development. She has spent each June for the last fifteen years as a technical director, stage manager or playwright for the Seven Devils Playwright Conference in McCall, where she has thrice been selected as a featured playwright. She is a member of Dramatists Guild of America, the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and the Idaho Writers Guild. Hide «

Mark Cytron

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 ... Read More » design 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

This is Angi's 13th 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 ... Read More » time 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 has also 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 Esther M. Haberlen is celebrating to her tenth season with ISF. Previously for ISF: Much Ado About Nothing (2013), Les Misérables and last season’s The Fantasticks. Regional credits include over 40 mainstage and touring productions for Cleveland Institute of Music, Dobama Theater, Cleveland Public Theater, Beck Center for the Arts, ... Read More » Cleveland Opera Theater, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and the Cleveland Play House/ 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 and resident designer for GLT’s Surround Tour. Costume Shop Manager for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival since 2009.  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. She now resides in Cleveland, OH and Boise, ID with her brilliant husband, Richard.   Hide «
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Paul Miller

Paul Miller is thrilled to be back for his tenth year with ISF. In addition to working for the Festival, Paul works for Boise Contemporary Theater, as well as both Ballet and Opera Idaho. In the past Paul has worked for Great Lakes Theater, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, the Spoleto ... Read More » Festival, and Technical 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, friends, and amazing wife Meghan for all their support. Hide «

Corrie E. Purdum

This is Corrie’s 12th season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and her third 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, 11 seasons with Great Lakes Theater, 6 seasons with the Cleveland Play House, and 3 seasons with Cain Park. Corrie is also the assistant production manager for GLT and LTSF.  Corrie is an alumna of Baldwin Wallace University, where she teaches stage management. Thanks to her family for their constant support.   Hide «
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