Free Shakespeare in the Park 2019

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Performance schedule for As You Like It

Admission is free. For more information, call the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival at (415) 558-0888.

Shows take place at:

Pleasanton’s Amador Valley Community Park (Santa Rita Road and Black Avenue)
- Saturday, June 29 at 7:00 pm
- Sunday, June 30 at 7:00 pm
- Saturday, July 6 at 7:00 pm
- Sunday, July 7 at 7:00 pm
- Saturday, July 13 at 7:00 pm
- Sunday, July 14 at 7:00 pm

Cupertino’s Memorial Park Amphitheater (Stevens Creek Blvd and Mary Avenue)
- Saturday, July 20 at 7:00 pm
- Sunday, July 21 at 7:00 pm
- Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm (Thursday shows are back!)
- Friday, July 26 at 7:00 pm
- Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 pm
- Sunday, July 28 at 7:00 pm
- Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 pm (Thursday shows are back!)
- Friday, August 2 at 7:00 pm
- Saturday, August 3 at 7:00 pm
- Sunday, August 4 at 7:00 pm

Redwood City, grounds of Sequoia High School (1201 Brewster Avenue at Broadway)
- Saturday, August 10 at 7:00 pm
- Sunday, August 11 at 4:00 pm
- Saturday, August 17 at 7:00 pm
- Sunday, August 18 at 4:00 pm
- Saturday, August 24 at 7:00 pm
- Sunday, August 25 at 4:00 pm

San Francisco’s Presidio (Main Post Parade Ground Lawn)
- Saturday, August 31 at 2:00 pm
- Sunday, September 1 at 2:00 pm
- Monday, September 2 at 2:00 pm
- Saturday, September 7 at 2:00 pm
- Sunday, September 8 at 2:00 pm

San Francisco’s McLaren Park (Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, 40 John F. Shelley Drive)
- Saturday, September 14 at 2:00 pm
- Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 pm
- Thursday, September 19 at 10:00 am
- Friday, September 20 at 10:00 am
- Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 pm
- Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm


* Member, Actors' Equity Association
+ Resident Artist of San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

Rebecca Ennals

Rebecca J. Ennals Director

Rebecca has been on the staff of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival since 2002 and Artistic Director since 2012. She holds a BA in English and Theatre from Scripps College and an MFA in performance from U.C. Davis. She has taught and written curriculum at the elementary through college levels. As a director and teaching artist, she has worked locally with Marin Theatre Company, PlayGround, Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival, Pear Theatre, Napa Valley Repertory Theatre, Peninsula Youth Theatre, Los Altos Youth Theatre and Shakespeare At Stinson. Ms. Ennals has directed eight productions for the Festival's Shakespeare On Tour in-school touring program, six productions for the Civic Arts Stage Company program in Pleasanton, and four productions for Free Shakespeare in the Park. She also regularly writes the Festival’s Green Shows and conceived and executed the 2012 pop-up Shakespeare project "30 Days of Free Shakespeare in the Parklet" and the 2017 project “35 Famous Speeches in 35 Famous Places.” She is currently developing a new musical of As You Like It with The Kilbanes and Phil Wong, to be produced in Summer 2019.

Will Shattuc HS

Will Shattuc+ Assistant Director

Will Shattuc is an Oakland-born and Oakland-based director, playwright, teaching artist, and graphic designer. An SF Shakes legacy, they got their start at a 2001 camp as Marc Antony wearing a pillowcase, and have since gone on to Assistant Direct The Winter's Tale and serve on the 35 Speeches Committee. They started and run Oakland Classical Theater Co., dedicated to putting on free work with under-30 artists in Oakland; they have since performed Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing. They also do the graphic design for a number of companies, including SF Shakes. Will graduated from Hampshire College with a B.A., focusing on ensemble theater and conservation ecology. They are an alumni of the Shakespeare Academy at Stratford, CT, and studied Viewpoints at Divadlo Archa in Prague. Their play Voidmother was workshopped at the New Works Lab in Stratford.

Kilbanes

The Kilbanes Musical Composing Team

The Kilbanes are a theatrical rock band led by married songwriting duo Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses. Their rock opera Weightless was featured in the Public Theatre’s Under the Radar Festival in January 2019. Weightless had its world premiere at Z Space in the spring of 2018 and received the highest rating from the SF Chronicle. Their newest piece, Eddie the Marvelous, Who Will Save the World, was selected for the O’Neill National Music Conference for 2018. Eddie got its start at Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor and was featured at Theatreworks’ 2016 New Works Festival. The Kilbanes are working on a commissioned piece for ACT’s Youth Ensemble as well as collaborating on a new piece with nationally-renowned playwright Lauren Gunderson at Marin Theater Company.

Phil Wong

Phil Wong+ Musical Composing Team

Phil Wong is an actor, musician, comedian, and teaching artist native to Oakland. Bay Area credits include work with Shotgun Players, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Quantum Dragon Theatre, Killing My Lobster, The EXIT, Palo Alto Players, The Lamplighters, Los Altos Stage, Ray of Light, Word for Word, and TheatreWorks. He is graduate of Oberlin College and received his physical theatre training at the Accademia dell' Arte in Arezzo, Italy. He has also written music for various SF Shakes productions including Shakespeare on Tour's Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the upcoming As You Like It musical. Phil has been a part of the Bay Area theatre scene since he was a teen and is working every day to make his art more relevant, conscientious, and empathetic. IG: @phillywongsteak & @weirdstagedirections

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Neal Ormond Technical Director, Set Designer, Graphic Designer, Master Carpenter

Neal joined SF Shakes in 2017 as our first full-time technical director and manages all things tech, including set design, graphic design, fabrication, paint, transportation, and installation for SF Shakes and several of our partner organizations. He also dabbles in lighting and sound and coordinates the infrastructure of our outdoor shows. Prior to this he spent 4 years in the advertising world as Manager of Art & Technology at Publicis, though the majority of his career has been spent as an independent designer/builder, recklessly pursuing and combining the realms of mobile architecture, pyrotechnics, electric vehicles, lighting and sound design, robotics, and graphic and web design. He holds a B.A. in Design from Stanford University. Recent intelligence suggests that he may currently be developing an autonomous, 50-foot-tall, fire-breathing, disco-dancing likeness of William Shakespeare . . .

Garahan

Sean Garahan+ Green Show Director

Sean is an actor, teaching artist, and performing arts everyman. When he’s not acting he’s either tour managing a rock band, teaching theatre to all ages, or working stage crew at a Bay Area theatre. Sean earned a BA in Theatre from Emerson College in 2008, is an EMC member of Actor’s Equity, and is a Resident Artist with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. You can follow what he’s currently working on at seangarahan.com

Karen Schleifer

Karen Schleifer* Stage Manager

Karen Schleifer is thrilled to be working on her first production with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival! Favorite Credits include: PSM: Life Could Be A Dream (International City Theatre) Driving Miss Daisy (The Laguna Playhouse), Fool for Love (The Lounge Theatre & Theatre for the New City), Jews, Christians & Screwing Stalin* (The Matrix Theatre), The Death & Life of Mary Jo Kopechne*, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally & Farragut North (Theatre Planners @ The Odyssey) (*denotes world premiere). Fun fact: Karen was “Kate” in the original production of Annie on Broadway for 2 years! Graduate of SUNY Purchase with a BA in Production & Directing, she is also a working musician & recording artist. She is also supremely excited to have recently relocated to the Bay Area with her hubby Pete & their fur-babies - Benny & The Jets!
AEA/SAG-AFTRA/SMA - for more info - www.curlykaren.com

Cindy Isaac

Cindy Isaac Administrative and Production Manager

Cindy is new to the SF Shakes staff and looks forward to this year’s production of As You Like It. She will be serving as Production Manager of Free Shakespeare in the Park, a support to the educational productions, a coordinator for the SF Shakes Annual Gala, and Office Administrator. She holds a B.A from Kent State University and recently earned her M.A. in Theatre from Regent University where she honed nearly 20 years in elementary and middle school education, stage management, entertainment management, playwriting and directing to bolster her career goals in the Bay Area. Some of Cindy’s accomplishments as an independent theatre artist include Global Winter Wonderland (Sacramento), Harrington Family Christmas I & II, and Let Your Light Shine at MCA. Additional theatre projects include Cinderella, The 39 Steps, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent, and Horton Hears a Who. She expects that her focus, drive, and fresh outlook will serve her new company, students and donors well in her first season at SF Shakes.

Amelia Adams

Amelia Adams+ Props Master

Amelia Adams is a Bay area actor, director, and puppeteer. She is a teaching artist with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Cal Shakes and Circus of Smiles. Favorite credits include Raina Petkoff in Arms and the Man (Spotlighters Theatre), The Mai, and The Lacy Project (Strand Theatre Co). Amelia toured her commedia dell’arte production to both coasts, and premiered her solo production A Mischief of Rats at the SF Fringe Festival. Amelia graduated from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre and continues to specialize in ensemble based physical theatre.

Sydney Schwindt

Sydney Schwindt+ Fight Choreographer

Sydney Schwindt is an actor, fight director, and teaching artist native to Colorado. Fight directing credits include Davis Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Livermore Shakespeare Festival, Dragon Theatre Productions, Quantum Dragon Theatre, and others. Sydney has acted nationally and internationally with such companies as Hartford Stage, Hampton Theatre Company, and Mirage Entertainment. She earned her BFA in Acting from The Hartt School and has also trained with the San Francisco Clown Conservatory and Academia dell’Arte (Arezzo, Italy). She is an advanced actor combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and has trained with Dueling Arts International, Stage Combat Deutschland, among others.

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Maryssa Wanlass*+ Engagement Director

Maryssa is an SF Shakes Resident Artist and Bay Area based actor, director, and teaching artist. On the SF Shakes stage she has played Lady Macduff in Macbeth, Hermione in Winter's Tale and Horatio in Hamlet. Other regional performance credits include As You Like It (CalShakes), Breaking The Code and Book Club Play (Jewel Theatre Company), As You Like It, Hamlet, Merry Wives of Windsor (Livermore Shakespeare Festival), Betrayal (Pear Avenue Theatre), Persuasion (San Jose Stage), Crime and Punishment (San Jose Repertory Theatre), Enchanted April, Witness for the Prosecution (Center REPertory Company), Much Ado About Nothing, Good Person of Szechuan (Woman's Will), How I Learned to Drive, Gaslight (Hapgood Theatre Company), Picture of Dorian Gray, All About Eve (Theatre Rhinoceros). As Engagement Director for the Festival, Wanlass is helping to carry out SF Shakes' mission of making all our communities understand that their stories are as powerful and vital as Shakespeare's.