Artistic & Technical Team

Tricia Anderson Main logo copy Artistic & Technical Team
Stage Manager for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Ms. Anderson hails from the Hudson Valley region of New York and holds a BA in Linguistics and in Middle Eastern Studies from Tulane University. She has worked on numerous shows with the Tulane Department of  Theatre & Dance including This Is Our Youth, The Skriker, Beautiful Bodies, and Almost, Maine. Additionally, she worked on 33 Variations with Southern Rep and Rumours of War with ArtSpot Productions.


Jamie Berry
Assistant Stage Manager for Twelfth Night

Ms. Berry’s recent credits include Assistant Stage Manager for Le Petit’s productions of Golda’s Balcony, Death of a Salesman and Hair; and ASM for Southern Rep’s production of Night of the Iguana. Jamie was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX and received training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York.


Lindy Bruns
Costume Designer for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Born and raised in San Diego California, Ms. Bruns moved to New Orleans in 2004 to attend Loyola University. She started her theater career as a stage manager, and has stage several production in New Orleans. Credits include The Durang Trinity (Stage Manager), Play for Blood (Stage Manager), The Last Madam of New Orleans (Wardrobe Supervisor), Yuletide (ASM), Sunken Living Room (ASM), Rising Water (ASM), and Relativity (ASM). Lindy received her BA in Film, Theater & Communication Arts from the University of New Orleans in 2010 and her MFA in Costume Design from UNO in 2013. Recently she has designed the costumes for several productions including Outside Sitka (UNO), About Time (UNO), Holy Ghost (UNO), The Good Doctor (UNO) and Other Places (Four Humors Production). Lindy’s film credits include Bayou Tales (Costume Designer) and Net Effect (Costume Designer). 


Jane Cassidy
Projection Designer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ms. Cassidy is a New Orleans based multi-media artist from Galway, Ireland. Primarily trained in music composition and animation, she earned a Masters in Music & Media Technologies from Trinity College Dublin in 2008. Her main interests lie in visual music, live visuals, electro-acoustic composition and multi-channel work. Experimentation is central to her work and she is constantly attempting to forge new techniques to build new ephemeral environments and architectures.


Ellen Curry
Assistant Stage Manager for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Ms. Curry is a junior studying theatre at the University of Georgia and a native New Orleanian. Her prior technical theatre experience includes sound engineer for Rivertown Theater’s production of Spamalot and Two Left Feet’s production of Tick, Tick…BOOM!. She has stage managed a number of shows at the University of Georgia and was very excited to make her directing debut in March.


Julia DeLois 
Assistant Stage Manager for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ms. DeLois is a native of Concord, NH and a 2014 graduate of the Tulane theatre program where favorite acting credits include The Two Gentlemen of VeronaYentl, and Waiting for Godot. She also worked on various crews while at Tulane and was a founding member of the University’s first and only sketch comedy group: Etch-A-Sketch ComedyShe previously worked with the Festival on its Romeo & Juliet remount in January.


Leah Farrelly 
Set Designer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Stage Manager for Twelfth Night

Ms. Farrelly’s Scenic Design credits include: The Merry Wives of Windsor and Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare Festival); Equus (Promethean Theatre Company). Stage Management credits include: Samson et Dalia and Madame Butterfly (New Orleans Opera); Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Festival); The Lily’s Revenge (Southern Rep); Titanic/The Actor’s Nightmare (Promethean); The Brain That Wouldn’t Die! In 3D (New York Musical Festival); and Broadway in South Africa: 2011 hosted by Lance Bass (Manhattan Center). Off-Broadway credits: Assistant Scenic Designer on Yank! A WWII Love Story, The Shoemaker, The Pretty Trap, and Love Divided by Three Times. Industrial credits: Assistant Scenic Designer on Martha Stewart Upfront. Leah holds an MFA from Tulane University in Theatrical Design and a BA from University of Houston in Acting/Directing.


Jennifer Gillette 
Costume Designer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night

Ms. Gillette recently relocated to New Orleans to pursue her MFA in Costume Design at Tulane University. As an installation and performance artist, she has created immersive events including The Night Garden at The Columbus Museum of Art; Town + Country Kitchen Document for Domestic Integrities at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; We’ll Meet You There for The Front in New Orleans, and Game Show! in Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Portland. Most recently she designed costumes for Tulane’s production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl.


George Johnson 
Technical Director

Mr. Johnson has worked in lighting & set design, technical direction, trade shows and movie production for over twenty years; with credits at the Coronado Playhouse, Boothcrafters, San Diego Stage & Lighting, A Contemporary Theater, Seattle Children’s Theater, Third Coast Jazz Dance Company, The Capital City Playhouse in Austin, Eggshell Lighting, Themescapes and ATTCO in Honolulu. He has taught at numerous schools and universities, and was the Technical Director for Santa Fe Stages International Theater Festival, and the renovated Lensic Theater. His work on feature films in New Mexico includes No Country for Old Men, The Astronaut Farmer, The Flock, Comanche Moon and Beerfest. He is a member of IATSE and a graduate assistant/candidate in Tulane’s Department of  Theatre & Dance.


Jessica Podewell*
Director of Twelfth Night

Ms. Podewell received a MFA in Acting and New Works at Ohio State University, and a BFA from Webster University. She originally hails from New Orleans and currently teaches at Tulane University. Jessica has worked professionally in theatres throughout Austin, Chicago and New York. She is a proud founding member of the children’s theatre The Patchwork Players and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.


Rick Reeves 
Projection Engineer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Set & Props Designer for Twelfth Night

Mr. Reeves is from Oklahoma where he was on the Oklahoma University Theatre staff as a Scenic, Lighting and Projections Designer. He was also the Projection Area Supervisor and Manager of the 660-seat Reynolds Performing Arts Center. While at OU he designed scenery, lights and projections for Don Giovanni and The Coronation of Poppea; lights for Iphigenia in Tauride; scenery and lights for The Nightingale, The Clemency of Tito; and projections for Julius Caesar. Rick is also the Scenic and Lighting Designer for Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park and has designed on their productions of Othello, Measure for Measure, The Tempest, Ring ‘Round the Moon, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.


Martin Sachs
Lighting Designer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
Sound Designer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) and Twelfth Night

Mr. Sachs has designed lighting at such theatres as the Fredericksburg Theatre Company, the Dallas Theater Company, the New Orleans Opera Association, the American Southwest Theatre Company, Tulane Summer Lyric, Le Petit Théâtre de Vieux Carré, and the Contemporary Arts Center. He is the recipient of five Gambit Magazine’s Big Easy Entertainment Awards for Best Lighting Design and is a member of United Scenic Artists (lighting design). He currently serves as Chairman for Tulane’s Department of Theatre & Dance and received his BA in Theatre from Grinnell College and his MFA is Design/Technical Production from Florida State University.


Clare Moncrief

Director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Performer in The Luna Series

Ms. Moncrief has served as Managing Director of the Festival since 1999 and is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty in Tulane’s Department of Theatre & Dance. She most recently directed The Merry Wives of Windsor for the summer 2013 season and Hamlet for the 2012 season. Clare has been an active member of the New Orleans theatre community for more than 30 years. A three-time Big Easy Award winner, Clare has appeared in such roles as Cleopatra, Lady Macbeth, Gertrude, Sister Aloysius in Doubt and most recently as Golda Meir in the Le Petit Theatre production of Golda’s Balcony.


Chaney Tullos*
Director of The Luna Series
Stage Manager & Assistant Director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Assistant Director of Twelfth Night

Mr. Tullos is in his 4th year with the Festival and is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Tulane. He teaches Shakespeare on the Road, in which Tulane students create a play about Shakespeare’s life and works and tour to local schools. As an actor he has been a resident company member at Virginia Stage Company, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, The American Shakespeare Center and Swine Palace. In 2009, he had the honor of being one of the first actors to perform live for then newly inaugurated President Obama at the reopening of Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. As a stage manager Chaney has worked with Southern Rep, The Contemporary Arts Center, Swine Palace, BRCC & LSU. He holds an MFA in Acting from LSU and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.


Carl Walker
Director of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Rumored to live in unspeakably colorful, if reclusive, circumstances with a devoted dog and a vagrant cat in uptown New Orleans, Carl Walker has directed more plays than he cares to remember. These reveal an extraordinary range–from the sordid confrontation with church pedophilia and post Vatican II parochial education in Doubt, to the equally sordid conflation of cross-dressing and the east German Stasi in I Am My Own Wife, to the even more sordid handbook of importuning and procuring in New Orleans, The Last Madam (which Mr. Walker co-wrote), as well as the groundbreaking (and sordid) series of monologues on local themes, Native Tongues. Nearly-full-time-teetotaler, occasional-smoker, and a fervent opponent of profanity and pornography, Mr. Walker finds time, between his religious duties and avocation of re-translating Proust into plain English syntax, to teach at Tulane.


Mandi Wood
Master Electrician
Lighting Designer for Twelfth Night
Props Artisan for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Ms. Wood is a Lighting Designer, Electrician, and A/V Technician. She received a BA in Theatre Arts from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and is currently pursuing an MFA in Production and Design concentrating in Lighting Design from Tulane University. She has worked with numerous companies in Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland. Recent New Orleans lighting design credits include Red Light Winter at The Shadowbox Theatre, Beirut at Mid-City Theatre, Wolves for Southern Rep (as part of The New Orleans Fringe Festival), A Night in New Orleans at The Contemporary Arts Center, The Taming of the Shrew with The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival 2013, Venom at The Elm Theatre, and The Totalitarians with Southern Rep.

*Denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association: The union of professional actors and stage managers