• Connor Anderson (Run crew / ASM) is currently attending Southern Oregon University. Previous credits include On The Table, Sojourn Theatre (2010, Stage Management Intern); Uncanny Valley, Hand2Mouth Theatre (2010, Assistant Stage Manager); Dying City, Portland Playhouse (2010, Stage Manager). He has worked with various other performance companies including Staged!, Tin Pan Alley, and BodyVox as an electrician, master electrician, and sound engineer. He has also designed lighting and sound for Lincoln High School and West Sylvan Middle School.

  • Jim Halliday (Technical Director) designed and built the set for Willamette Shakespeare’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2010. While his degrees are in acting and directing, he has also done extensive set and lighting design and construction. Until moving to Oregon and acting the past two seasons with WS, most of Jim’s acting and technical theatre experience was in California, Utah and Germany. He joined the WS board in 2008 and became board president in 2010.

  • Ali Ippolito (Keyboard / Accordian) moved to Portland in the fall of 2000 after finishing up a BA in piano performance in western New York. She has since been writing music, performing and recording in various projects in Portland and along the west coast, teaching piano and working as the musical director at a church. Her band, When the Broken Bow, just released their debut album, and she has never been more proud of anything else.

  • Kimberlee Mann (Run crew / Props) is very excited for her first professional role as a propmaster and has thoroughly enjoyed this summer adventure. She is currently finishing her degree at Southern Oregon University majoring in Theatre Arts with a Props and Scenic Design emphasis.

  • Molly Norris (Stage Manager) is happy to be back for a second season with Willamette Shakespeare. She is studying stage management and will soon graduate from Southern Oregon University with her BFA in Theatre Arts. Recent credits include All’s Well That End’s Well (Willamette Shakespeare), All in the Timing, Judevine (Portland Community College), and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Southern Oregon University) as ASM. Huge thanks to all involved, and to her parents for their constant support.

  • Clare Parker (Costumer) was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA where she started as a young costume designer. Clare is currently attending Southern Oregon University majoring in costume design, costume construction, and French. This is her second season with Willamette Shakespeare. Some of her previous shows include All’s Well That Ends Well, Woyzeck, Everyone Who Looks Like You with Hand2Mouth Theatre, and On the Table with Sojourn Theatre. 

  • A native of the Northwest and full-time musician, Jason Okamoto’s (Composer / Guitar) musical projects are a variety of solo guitar performances, ensemble gigs, and teaching guitar lessons. He has a diverse solo repertoire of Spanish, Brazilian Bossa Nova, and other Latin American guitar styles. In his work with bands, Jason can often be heard playing pre-war swing and Gypsy jazz. In 2008 Jason released his first solo release, “Solo Trio.”

  • Daniel Somerfield (Director) is the Artistic Director and founding member of Willamette Shakespeare. Daniel has directed four of the company’s productions. A member of the Northwest Classical acting ensemble, Daniel will be seen in the upcoming season’s productions of Pericles and A Winter’s Tale, as well as this summer’s Henry IV Part 1 from Post5 Theatre.