Jeremy Sabol is a Lecturer in the Structured Liberal Education (SLE) program at Stanford University. He also teaches philosophy and literature in Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, and he offers courses and workshops in design thinking and innovation through the Stanford Center for Professional Development. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a PhD in French Literature from Yale University.
Chris has had the pleasure of working as an actor for twenty-five years, in which time he has been fortunate enough to play various roles on TV in the UK, upwards of thirty radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and a wide array of roles in theatre, nationally and internationally.
Regarding the classics especially, Chris has played many roles, the highlights of which are having the absolute privilege of portraying the title role of Macbeth, Prospero in The Tempest, Iago in Othello. He is very proud to have being part of Andrew Hilton’s highly acclaimed, award winning Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory theatre company ensemble since its inception in 2000, enjoying such roles. With this wonderful company, apart from some of the roles above, he has played Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, Launce in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Stephano in The Tempest, Pompey in Measure For Measure, Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew, Puck and Bottom in their two productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lollio in Middleton and Rowley’s The Changeling, Diomedes in Troilus and Cressida and is at present playing Pistol in the acclaimed production of Henry V. He has also appeared consistently in leading contemporary roles both in London, in rep and various tours.
Chris has gained much experience working extensively in schools and universities and presently runs the Education/Outreach arm of Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. He teaches Acting and Voice on a freelance basis and directs/teaches at his old drama school, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School when available and is about to embark on his final year of a part-time master’s degree course in Creative Writing.
Sarah is currently in her second year at the American Conservatory Theater's M.F.A. Acting program where she is diving into all things Shakespeare. Her past Shakespeare credits include Hero in Santa Cruz Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Hermione in Livermore Shakespeare Festival's The Winter's Tale. Sarah's dream role is Rosalind in As You Like It or Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing. She hopes to one day play these roles at The Public Theater's "Shakespeare in the Park" in New York City. Her favorite Shakespeare memory? Getting to visit Shakespeare's home in Stratford-upon-Avon and see a production at The Royal Shakespeare Company! Check out more at www.sarahtraisman.com
Ron Campbell is an actor and clown who has toured Europe, both North and South America and Japan with Cirque du Soleil in Kooza and stars in Teatro ZinZanni as Cecil B. De Grille. He has appeared in several award winning one person shows including R. Buckminster Fuller, The Thousandth Night, Shylock, The Boneman of Benares and one man adaptations of The Dybbuk and A Tale of Two Cities.
His life long love of Shakespeare began when his grandmother read him Macbeth as a bedtime story at age 8. He has since appeared in over forty Shakespeare productions playing some of his favorite roles including Iago, Richard The Third, Mercutio, Malvolio and Shylock.
Mr. Campbell has also been fortunate enough to play such roles as Don Quixote, Sherlock Holmes, Cyrano de Bergerac and Vladimir in Waiting for Godot. Other theatres in which he has played leading roles include The Old Globe, Old Red Lion (London), American Conservatory Theater, The Mark Taper Forum, The Habima (Israel), Huntington Theatre Company (Boston), Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Stage Company, Mercury Theatre (Chicago), California Shakespeare Theatre, The Aurora Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Theatre Works, Los Angeles Theatre Center and The Actors Gang. Ron received a Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement from Theatre Communications Group, a Citation of Excellence from The American Society of Arts and Letters and London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago Drama Critics Circle Awards. For more on Ron check http://www.soarfeat.org.
Howard has acted with-
The New Shakespeare Of San Francisco
The Berkeley Shakespeare Festival
The Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival
The Marin Shakespeare Festival
The California Shakespeare Festival
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Dan Hiatt (Gremio) has been an actor on stages in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the country and Canada for forty years. Of the Shakespearean roles he has played his favorites include Edgar in King Lear, Benedick and Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, and Polonius in Hamlet, a role he has played three times, and still wants one more chance. He has performed in twenty-one of Shakespeare’s plays.
Gianna Clark is a senior at Stanford University studying Theater and Performance Studies. She began her training in Chicago at Lookingglass Theatre. She has a huge love for theatre but has never been in a Shakespeare play until now. Recently she has appeared in Stanford Repertory Theater’s Hecuba/Helen (Chorus), Stanford TAPS’s A Raisin in the Sun (Ruth); St. Joan of the Stockyards (Joan), and Stanford Theatre Lab’s The Maids (Solange); 12 Angry Men (Juror 8).
A veteran of Bay Area stages, Rod Gnapp most recently appeared as Stan in Sweat at American Conservatory Theater and as King Claudius in Hamlet and Helicanus in Pericles at Marin Shakespeare Company. Rod has done so many Shakespeare plays that he has lost count and he has played almost every clown and fool in the canon. But dreams can still come true, and playing Claudius this past summer was a dream indeed as it marked the very first time Rod ever played a Shakespearean King. And it was awesome. Recent credits also include The Realistic Joneses at A.C.T., The Eva Trilogy and Fool For Love at the Magic Theatre, and Seared at the San Francisco Playhouse. Theater credits include work at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Word for Word, the Huntington Theatre Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Virginia Playhouse, and Pittsburgh Public Theater. Gnapp can be seen in the Miller brothers’ independent feature film Touching Home with Ed Harris. He can also be seen in Valley of the Heart’s Delight, Calendar Confloption (Pixar), Back to the Streets of San Francisco and as a voice actor in Cars 3. He is the recipient of many San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards and is a graduate of the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program.
Arwen Anderson is a San Francisco based actress, musician and aerialist. When she was in 5th grade, she played Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream even though she really wanted to play Helena. Once she got over the embarrassment of playing an Ass, she had such a magical and wonderful experience that she’s dedicated her life to the theatre. She most recently appeared as Goodman in Men On Boats with American Conservatory Theater and Queen Gertrude in Hamlet with Marin Shakespeare Company. Regional theater credits include: King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, The Verona Project (world premiere) at California Shakespeare Theater; Heisenberg, Let There Be Love, A Christmas Carol, and Tales of the City (workshop) at American Conservatory Theater; August: Osage County, Anne Boleyn, Circle Mirror Transformation, Bellwether (world premiere), A Streetcar Named Desire at Marin Theatre Company; An Accident, Mrs. Whitney, Expedition 6, The Rules of Charity (all world premieres), and Mauritius at Magic Theatre; 77% at San Francisco Playhouse; Miss Julie with Stanford Repertory Theatre; Lobby Hero, The Shape of Things at Aurora Theatre Company; You Know When The Men Are Gone, 4 Adverbs with Word for Word as well as roles with American Stage Festival, San Jose Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks, Brava! For Women in the Arts, Marines Memorial Theatre, SF Shakes, Encore Theatre Company and Central Works. Her film work includes Hog Island, Ashley 22, and Dark Retreat. Anderson is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
Adi Chang is a student at Stanford University, where he is majoring in Theatre & Performance Studies. After he graduates in 2019, he plans on pursuing a career in theatre in New York City. He started acting in plays as a seventh grader in San Diego, after watching his older sister perform the role of Celia in Shakespeare's As You Like It.
Lea Zawada is an actor from Portland who got her start at Northwest Children's Theater and School where she performed throughout her youth. NWCT roles include Red in Little Red: Riding Hood, and Pinocchio in the steam-punk version of the classic story. At Stanford, Lea performed as Angie in Top Girls and Joan in Far Away. Her senior year at Stanford she produced, directed, and starred in the show Miss Julie. Her favorite role from Shakespeare is Ariel from The Tempest because Ariel can manifest in so many different forms!
Gracie Goheen is a current junior at Stanford University, studying both Management Science & Engineering and Theatre & Performance Studies. Although she has been acting since 2nd grade, she didn't perform in her first Shakespeare play until Freshman year of college where she played Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth." An active member of the Stanford Shakespeare Company, she is passionate about creating innovative and accessible productions. A few favorites include Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) and Pericles (Ensemble).
Allen is an engineering student at Stanford and part-time theater nerd, with a special love for theater design, theater featuring young adults, and education. His favorite Shakespeare play is without a doubt King Lear. He has worked on many shows, including Romeo and Juliet and Pericles with the Stanford Shakespeare Company, and is looking to add more. His non-Shakespeare credits including Oleanna, Grounded, Red, and This Is Our Youth with the Unit 14 Theatre Company. He loves to work with and watch Shakespeare and see the timeless stories fuse with modern creativity and technology.
Greg Watkins is the Assistant Director for the Structured Liberal Education (SLE) program at Stanford University. He has a PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford University and an MFA in Film Production from UCLA. Greg has worked on a number of feature-length films as writer, director and producer. Film credits include: A Little Stiff (Sundance premiere), A Sign From God (Sundance premiere), I Am a Sex Addict (Gotham Independent Film Award, San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 10 films of the year), This is Macbeth, and This is Hamlet (2012 CreaTiVe Award winner).