Free Shakespeare in the Park 2019

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Performance schedule for As You Like It will be posted soon!

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)
- Cupertino’s Memorial Park Amphitheater (Stevens Creek Blvd and Mary Avenue)
- Redwood City, grounds of Sequoia High School (1201 Brewster Avenue at Broadway)
- San Francisco’s Presidio (Main Post Parade Ground Lawn)
- San Francisco’s McLaren Park (Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, 40 John F. Shelley Drive)

* 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, he got his start at a 2001 camp as Marc Antony wearing a pillowcase, and has since gone on to Assistant Direct The Winter's Tale and serve on the 35 Speeches Committee. He started and runs 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. He also does 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. He is an alumni of the Shakespeare Academy at Stratford, CT, and studied Viewpoints at Divadlo Archa in Prague. His play Voidmother was workshopped at the New Works Lab in Stratford.


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 . . .


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

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.