Production Staff

Jeff Herrmann

Production Manager

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Jeff joins the ISF family having been a designer with the company for over 10 seasons. In addition, he serves as the Production Manager for Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s sister companies, Great Lakes Theater and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.   In this role, Jeff manages all aspects of production including scheduling, budgeting, production design supervision and implementation, and recruitment and hiring of production staff for all three companies. Jeff will continue to serve as a resident designer.  Past production designs have included A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cabaret, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, Forever Plaid and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  He holds a Master of Fine Arts in scenic and lighting design from Southern Illinois University and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. 
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Bernadine Cockey

Associate Properties Master, Rep. Properties Master, The Hound of the Baskervilles

Bernadine Cockey is thrilled to be starting her ninth 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 worked as a designer or artisan at BSU Theater Department, the Alpine Playhouse, Opera Idaho, Daisy’s Madhouse, Bishop Kelley, and Zoo Boise. 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 Playwrights 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.
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Mark Cytron

Technical Director

Mark is returning for his twelfth season at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Mark also holds the position of technical director at Great Lakes Theater and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. He enjoys the opportunity to explore all that is Idaho and feels privileged to be able to call Boise home three months a year. He earned his BA in theater from Beloit College.
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Angi Grow

Charge Scenic Artist

Angi grew up in Boise and graduated from The College of Idaho in 2006 with a degree in art and theater. Along with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, she also paints sets for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, and Boise Contemporary Theater.  In her free time, she enjoys being in pajamas, jigsaw puzzles and dog snuggles. Many people refer to her as a grandma. She is 34 years old. This will be her 15th season with  Idaho Shakespeare Festival.
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Esther M. Haberlen

Costume Shop Manager


Esther is returning for her 12th season at Idaho Shakespeare Festival and seventh in her current role. As a costume designer, draper and wardrobe supervisor, she holds over 100 production credits at Beck Center for the Arts, Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, Case Western Reserve University/ Cleveland Playhouse 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 has also worked regionally for such theaters as the 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.
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Paul Miller

Master Electrician

Paul is elated to be back for his thirteenth 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 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.
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Corrie E. Purdum

Assistant Production Manager

This is Corrie’s 14th season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and her fifth as assistant production manager.  Prior to making the leap into production management, Corrie enjoyed stage managing at ISF and her sister companies, Great Lakes Theater and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.  Other stage management credits include six seasons with the Cleveland Play House, and 3 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.
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Jessica Rosenleib

Properties Master

This is Jessica’s second season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and sister company Great Lakes Theater.  Before taking the position at Great Lakes, she worked for Cleveland Play House for five years as their soft goods prop 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). 
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