All's Well That Ends Well - Production Staff
- Cole Fiala (Run Crew)
- Jim Halliday (Set Design)
Jim has an AA degree in Acting and Directing from Foothill College and a BA in Theatre Arts from Cal State San Jose with additional training from the University of Utah. In addition to an extensive acting portfolio (Higgins in My Fair Lady, Pseudelous in A Funny Thing..., Sir in Roar of the Greasepaint..., Krapp in Krapp’s Last Tape, Lazar Wolf in Fiddler.., Thomas Moore in A Man for All Seasons, Duke/Vicar in As You Like It, Egeus/Quince in Midsummer...), Jim has designed sets and lighting and has a broad technical theatre background building sets and running lights and sound. He worked for several years as a media designer during which he taught classes at DeAnza College and produced film, video, and slide productions, as well as narrations and soundtracks. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, Jim widely performed both theatre and music (piano, guitar, voice) in the US and Germany. In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, as a direct result of his audio soundtracks and media work, Jim became heavily involved in working with blind people. In 1988, Jim co-founded and became CEO of HumanWare (www.humanware.com), a company that designs and distributes technology for people who are blind, visually and/or print impaired. He semi-retired in 2005 when he and his wife, Karen, purchased property in Newberg, OR. They moved to Oregon in 2007 and now enjoy full retirement at their small Pinot Noir vineyard on Ribbon Ridge in Newberg
- Cory Jewell (Props / Run Crew)
- Molly Norris (Stage Manager)
Molly has been working behind the scenes in theatre for nearly four years as a
stagehand, lighting technician, and stage manager. She is drawn to stage management in
particular due to the unique opportunity it provides to observe and facilitate the theatrical
process from beginning to end, working with both technical and artistic perspectives. In
2010 she transferred from Portland Community College to Southern Oregon University
where she intends to further her studies and professional career in theatre arts and stage
management. Some of Molly’s recent experiences include Stage Manager for Judevine
and All in the Timing at Portland Community College, Production Assistant on Alice
Through the Looking Glass and Stage Manager for a student cutting of Late: A Cowboy
Song at Southern Oregon University. This fall she will return to Ashland to continue her
studies and experiences in theatre. All’s Well That Ends Well has been a wonderful and
educational experience, and she has a very high amount of respect for the talent that has
been involved in every aspect of this production.
- Clare Parker (Costume Designer)
Clare was born and raised in Santa Cruz,California, where she first started costume designing at her high school. She won regionals at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and attended nationals in Washington D.C. Some of her previous shows include Woyzeck, Everyone Who Looks Like You with Hand2Mouth Theatre, and The Misanthrope. She got her transfer degree at Portland Community College, and this fall she will be transferring to Southern Oregon University to continue studying costume design.
- Daniel Somerfield (Director)
Artistic Director and founding member of Willamette Shakespeare, Daniel directed the company’s 2009 production of As You Like It and last year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Daniel makes the occasional appearance on stage, last performing in Lunacy Stageworks’ production of A Company of Wayward Saints.
- Sydney Somerfield (Assistant Director)
Sydney Somerfield (Asst. Director) is a founding board member of Willamette Shakespeare. This is her second year acting as assistant director. She played Rosalind in the Willamette Shakespeare’s inaugural show, As You Like It, and continues to perform in the region.