William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors Creative

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Director
Ken Davis
Experience: Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Feste in Twelfth Night, Oscar in Acting Can Be Murder, Director/Co-author of Maddened by Mystery, and many more Are you a fan of Shakespeare? I’ve become a fan over the past five years, since my first production with Dave Dahl. I recommend performing Shakespeare instead of reading it. Any favorites? Im a big fan of his comedies. I would love to do Merry Wives of Windsor. What of a time your error caused some comedy: I get a laugh out of all the gags we’re adding to the show. It cracks me up to hear the actors read their lines in their accents. Oh, the line dancing too! Ha ha. IYKYK! Too much!
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PSM
Robin StClair
Experience: SVCT since 2022 -- Stage Manager for A Christmas Carol. Are you a fan of Shakespeare? Not particularly a fan...I want to be, but haven't been able to really connect. Any favorites? Midsummers Night Dream What of a time your error caused some comedy: I am always serious. No comedy allowed.
ASM
Jordan Schaaf
Experience: After ten years of acting, Jordon is building his tech experience, with this show being his 5th show with the community theater as a tech, and technically his first as ASM. Are you a fan of Shakespeare? Any favorites? It's a little hard to get past the language but when you can, you get exceptionally great stories. One I have always wanted to be in that I have always enjoyed is King Lear. What of a time your error caused some comedy: Nothing comes to mind. So I invoke the fifth.
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Costune Designer
Theresa Tate
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Scenic Designer
Jenny Norwood
Charge Artist
Mattherw Perry
Experience: This is my second time serving as charge artist! My first experience was was An Avalanche of Murder. Are you a fan of Shakespeare? Any favorites? When I was younger I was not a fan of Shakespeare, but as I have gotten older I’ve come to appreciate it more and more. What of a time your error caused some comedy: An error? Is that like a mistake? I’ve heard of those but I don’t think I’ve ever actually made one myself…
Sword fight Choreographer
Jeremy Heisner
Noodle Fight Choreographer
Jason Cabrera
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Props Designer
Cameron Swan Osterman
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Lighting Designer
Gina Florez
Marketing Manager
Selina Lopez
IT Manager
Dustin Machin
Lighting Board Operator
Kayalynn Fiddes
Stage Crew
Mars Wendl
Stage Crew
Jacob Schaaf
xperience: I have both an AA in General Theater from Orange Coast College and a BA in Performance Theater from California State University of Long Beach. I have performed in many collegiate and community theaters. I joined Sierra Vista Community Theater at Christmas in 2021. At this theater I have been in Midsummers Nights Dream, The Odd Couple and a Christmas Show. Yes, I love Shakespeare. I have even been to The Globe in London to see Much Ado About Nothing. Comedy of Errors moment: I wore a T Shirt to work. Turns out it was inside out and my students let me know it!
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Ryan Gann-Martin

Original Creative Team

William Shakespeare (c. 23 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.[4][5][6] He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "the Bard"). His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, three long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare remains arguably the most influential writer in the English language, and his works continue to be studied and reinterpreted.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner ("sharer") of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men after the ascension of King James VI of Scotland to the English throne. At age 49 (around 1613), he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his sexuality, his religious beliefs, and even certain fringe theories[8] as to whether the works attributed to him were written by others.[9][10][11]

Shakespeare produced most of his known works between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories and are regarded as some of the best works produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until 1608, among them Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, all considered to be among the finest works in the English language.[4][5][6] In the last phase of his life, he wrote tragicomedies (also known as romances) and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of Shakespeare's plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. However, in 1623, John Heminges and Henry Condell, two fellow actors and friends of Shakespeare's, published a more definitive text known as the First Folio, a posthumous collected edition of Shakespeare's dramatic works that includes 36 of his plays. Its Preface was a prescient poem by Ben Jonson, a former rival of Shakespeare, that hailed Shakespeare with the now famous epithet: "not of an age, but for all time".