COMPANY AND BOARD

staff

Team member

Need some context before the show? Come early and picnic in The Talking Grove, where a professional educator or dramaturg will hold a free and informal 20-minute talk about the production. Grove talks are held 45 minutes before every show.

Team member

Need some context before the show? Come early and picnic in The Talking Grove, where a professional educator or dramaturg will hold a free and informal 20-minute talk about the production. Grove talks are held 45 minutes before every show.

Team member

Need some context before the show? Come early and picnic in The Talking Grove, where a professional educator or dramaturg will hold a free and informal 20-minute talk about the production. Grove talks are held 45 minutes before every show.

Team member

Need some context before the show? Come early and picnic in The Talking Grove, where a professional educator or dramaturg will hold a free and informal 20-minute talk about the production. Grove talks are held 45 minutes before every show.

Team member

Need some context before the show? Come early and picnic in The Talking Grove, where a professional educator or dramaturg will hold a free and informal 20-minute talk about the production. Grove talks are held 45 minutes before every show.

Team member

Need some context before the show? Come early and picnic in The Talking Grove, where a professional educator or dramaturg will hold a free and informal 20-minute talk about the production. Grove talks are held 45 minutes before every show.

Contact

General inquiries: info@calshakes.org 
Box Office: boxoffice@calshakes.org
Phone: 510-548-3422*

*Staff members with specific extensions are listed below; due to COVID-19 restrictions, staff are not checking voicemail on a regular basis. Please email for the quickest response.

staff

Leadership
Eric Ting, Artistic Director
Sarah Williams, Managing Director

Artistic
LeeAnn Dowd, Artistic Associate 
Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg
Dave Maier, Resident Fight Director

Artistic Learning
Clive Worsley, Director of Artistic Learning
April Ballesteros, Artistic Learning Associate 

Production
Haley Miller, Associate Production Manager 
Steven Schmidt, Technical Director 
Charlotte Wheeler, Shop Foreman
Heidi Voelker, Assistant Technical Director
Tenaya Raives, Staff Carpenter
Miranda Waldron, Master Electrician
Naomi Arnst, Costume Director  
Jessa Dunlap, Costume Administrator
Kate Fitt, Properties Artisan 
Sofia Alvarez, Assistant Properties Artisan
Anya Kazimierski, Scenic Charge Artist
Laxmi Kumaran, Production Stage Manager

Operations
Kyle Fischer, General Manager, x134
Donna Vennemeyer, Facilities Manager x140

Finance &  Administration
Sam Agarwal, Director of Finance x128
Melissa Dimon, Senior Accountant
Noralee Rockwell, Audit Consultant
Neera Gunn, HR Consultant

Marketing & Development 
Andrew Page, Director of Grants Strategy & Evaluations 
Derik Cowan, Associate Director of Marketing & Sales 
Isabel Siragusa, Associate Director of Digital Marketing & Communications 

Program Advertising
If you would like information regarding advertising in California Shakespeare Theater programs, please contact Mike Hathaway, Advertising Sales Director at Encore Media Group. Telephone: 800.308.2898 x105

Board of directors

*ex officio

Kate Stechschulte, President
Eric Ting, Vice President* and Artistic Director
Sarah Williams, Vice President* and Managing Director
Jeff Bharkhda, Vice President
Ellen Dale, Vice President
Betsy Streeter, Secretary
Jay Yamada, Treasurer
Jean Simpson, Immediate Past President
Valerie Barth
Cristina Bensadoun

Alex Busansky
Michael Cedars
Phil Chernin
Michael Cleland
Joshua Cohen
John Collins
Tish Harwood
Jim Roethe
John Ruskin
Sharon Simpson
Mark Toney
Tracey Walthall
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