Much Ado About Nothing - cast and creative team

Updates to cast and creative team coming soon!

Director Shannon R Davis

Shannon R. Davis Director

Shannon (she/her) is currently serving as Director of Community Connections at American Conservatory Theatre and has extensive experience as a director with numerous companies around the country. She describes her directorial focus as “a classical re-envisioning through an intercultural lens to explore societal inequities and raise awareness. Then I add in satire and silliness.” More at

Vanessa Dalpiaz

Vanessa Dalpiaz Assistant Director

Vanessa (she/her) is a recent graduate of the Pomona College department of theatre and dance where she studied both acting and directing. She also trained in classical performance with a focus on Shakespeare at the London Dramatic Academy. She currently works as a teaching artist at Poison Apple Productions. As a director, Vanessa focuses on re-interpreting and adapting the classics to speak to audiences who have previously been excluded from mainstream American theatre.