Production Team

Meet the Livermore Shakes Production Team

Jonathan Singer

Costume Designer – Earnest

Jonathan has designed several shows for Livermore Shakespeare Festival over the years including The Tempest, Pride and Prejudice, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (revised). He has designed and taught at University of the Pacific, is a master tailor, and in addition to designing costumes is an interior designer. His MFA is from University of Minnesota and his BA from CSU Stanislaus.

Peta Grimes

Props Assistant

Peta grew up in England, but has lived in the Bay Area since graduate school at Berkeley. She has been volunteering with Shakespeare’s Associates for about nine years in a variety of capacities, including serving as props designer for several shows, working in the front of house and producing management reports from the database.

Gregg Le Blanc

Associate Artist
Festival Photographer

Gregg has helped capture Livermore Shakespeare Festival’s magic over the years. You also might have seen him on stage debut in LSF’s Much Ado About Nothing! Gregg is a Master’s Degree Chemical Engineer from University of California Santa Barbara with a 2nd Year certificate from University of Edinburgh. For more photography CLICK HERE, follow @CumulusLight, and try liking www.Facebook.com/photogregger!

Corinna Rezzelle

Stage Manager – Earnest

Corinna Rezzelle is thrilled to join the Livermore Shakes production team this summer! She has worked on both the East and West Coasts as a theatre teacher, actor, and director. She hopes that you enjoy the show! TGBTG

Karen Riley

Associate Producer/Deck Manager

Karen joined The Livermore Shakespeare Festival in January 2008 and has filled several technical positions including Technical Director, Production Manger and Deck Manager. Karen joined the Las Positas College Technical Theater Department 2005 building sets and working in a variety of back stage roles first as a student then a volunteer through 2014. Karen retired from LLNL in 2015 after 23 years in the environmental protection field.

Michael Rinaldi

Light Designer

Michael has been a Stage Technician at Las Positas College for ten years. He previously worked for eleven years with the Oakland and San Francisco Stage Hand Unions, working on opera, ballet, theater and concerts. Michael also runs his own lighting company, Northern Lights, which provides lighting for performing arts, concerts and special events.

Malcolm Rodgers

Set Designer

Malcolm is the Design Director for Hot Rod Shop, a custom scenic design company in Alameda, where he designs scenery and motion graphics for television, stage, and corporate environments. He has received three Regional Emmy Awards, two for set design, and one for Motion graphics. Some of his more recent set designs for theater include Berlin to Broadway at The Masquers; Persuasion, Enchanted April and Night of the Iguana at The Ross Valley Players; Kiss Me Kate and Meet Me In St. Louis at CCCT. Malcolm studied theater performance at The Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and stage design at San Francisco State University.

William Shakespeare

Playwright – Winter’s Tale

Shakespeare is widely recognized as the greatest English-language playwright of all time. By the end of 1592, he was an established actor and playwright in London, eventually becoming part-owner of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men and after 1603, the King’s Men. Shakespeare wrote at least the 36 plays published in the First Folio, as well as 154 sonnets and several long poems.

Oscar Wilde

Playwright – Earnest

Born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Ireland, Oscar Wilde was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England. Wilde is known for writing The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890), Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), his most famous comedy.