Stage Manager of The Taming of the Shrew
Ms. Anderson is a native of the Hudson Valley, New York. She obtained her Bachelors and Masters from Tulane University and stayed in NOLA to work in the theatre community. As a member of Cripple Creek Theatre Company, she most recently stage managed The Cradle Will Rock and Ragtime, and has also worked with myriad theatre companies in town. She last worked with the Shakespeare Festival on The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).
Ms. Cotter is an arts administrator that recently moved from the Big Apple to the Big Easy. She received an MA in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and her BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. During her time in NYC, Ardice had the opportunity to work with multiple companies including: MoMA, Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Webb Management Services: North America’s leading provider of development, planning and consulting services for arts and creative entities.
Assistant Stage Manager for The Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest
Ms. Gorham is currently pursuing her MFA in Stage Management and Costume Design at Tulane University. She has worked around the country as a theatre artist and educator; including productions with The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, Le Petit Theatre, PLAY Conservatory in Albuquerque; New Mexico, and the National Dance Institute. She is a graduate of The College of Santa Fe.
Costume Designer for The Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest
Ms. Jacobs is the Professor of Costume Design at Tulane University, where she recently designed costumes for Julius Caesar and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. She also designed costumes for Swine Palace’s production of Julius Caesar. Ms. Jacobs has spent the last twenty plus years living and working as a costume designer in New York City. Her credits include numerous productions in theatre and opera at Julliard, The Santa Fe Opera, Soho Repertory Theatre, and The McCarter Theatre, among others; as well as over 70 films, commercials, TV shows, and corporate events. She holds an MFA in Design from New York University and is a member of United Scenic Artist Local USA 829.
Managing Director of The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Director of The Tempest
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. For the Festival she has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Hamlet. 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, Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony, and most recently as Lady Bracknell in the Festival’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Artistic Director of The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Lighting Designer for The Tempest
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 Théatre 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 a BA in Theatre from Grinnell College and an MFA is Design/Technical Production from Florida State University.