Dustin Brown (Lighting Designer)
Dusty first came to Georgia Shakespeare as a directing intern on Titus Andronicus, and has been incredibly blessed to come back to this incredible company year after year, wearing many different hats. He studied Theatre at Oglethorpe University, and has had the pleasure of designing for a number of Atlanta companies, including Pinch’n’Ouch, Impulse Repertory, and Group 7 at 7 Stages. Dusty has also had the incredible opportunity to direct and produce shows both regionally and in New York. Thanks to the dear friends and profound artists that have made this possible; and thank you for supporting the performing arts.
Kat Conley (Scenic Designer)
Kat Conley has been with Georgia Shakespeare since 1999. A native of California, Kat is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. Following college, she worked as freelance designer and scenic artist in New York and Pittsburgh. Now based in Atlanta, Kat has designed scenery at the Alliance Theatre, Actor’s Express, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Theatrical Outfit, Theater in the Square, Marin Theatre Company (CA), Theatre Emory, Horizon, Aurora, 7 Stages among others. She is the Charge Scenic Artist for the Alliance Theater, winner of the 2007 Regional Tony Award, painting over 80 productions since 2000. Some favorite Georgia Shakespeare productions include Pericles, Richard III, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Antigone and the next project on the horizon.
Seth Langer (Assistant Director)
Seth Langer is a recent graduate from Oglethorpe University, where he studied Theatre. An Atlanta native, he has had the opportunity create theatre with Theatrical Outfit, Théâtre du Réve, and Theater Emory, among others. This is his fourth summer with Georgia Shakespeare, and his first assistant directing. He is also an actor, soon to be appearing as Estragon in Fulham and Clapham Present's upcoming production of Waiting for Godot. Georgia Shakespeare rocks, and you rock for being here.
Katie Pfohl (Stage Manager)
Katie has been working with Georgia Shakespeare since 2008 as a Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager. She's a graduate of Centre College and a Fulbright recipient (Germany). Her experience in the theatrical world ranges from onstage to backstage to education. She has previously worked for Berkshire Theatre Festival, Portland Stage, Mill Mountain Theatre, and English Theatre Berlin among others. This fall she will attend the SIT Graduate Institute to pursue her Master's Degree.
Laura Roberts (Assistant Stage Manager)
Laura is excited to return for her second season at Georgia Shakespeare. She is a rising junior and economics major at Oglethorpe University. Some of Laura’s past experiences in theatre include Tanz Farm: A Performance Anthology with Théâtre du Rêve, The Importance of Being Earnest and Illyria: A Twelfth Night Musical with Georgia Shakespeare, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Oglethorpe University Theatre.
Sydney Roberts (Costume Designer)
Finally an Atlanta resident, this is Sydney's 12th season with Georgia Shakespeare and her first family show! GA Shakes faves are: Much Ado About Nothing, The Odyssey: A Journey Home, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Glass Menagerie, and A Comedy of Errors. She designs for The Alliance Theatre, True Colors Theatre Company, Theatre Emory, Horizon Theatre, Theatrical Outfit and other production companies around town. Regional: Portland Center Stage, Geva Theatre, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Barking Legs Theatre. Sydney recently retired from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of USA-829.
Kendall Simpson (Composer)
Kendall Simpson has designed and composed original scores for several Atlanta-area theaters including Georgia Shakespeare, Alliance Theater, Theatre in the Square, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Horizon Theater, Theatrical Outfit, and Theater Emory. Working in film, Simpson recently scored The Promotion (2011) and other independent films including the The Etiquette Man which has received top honors at several film festivals. Television credits include scores for “Sesame Street” and Elmo DVDs. Simpson's most recent work for dance is a video, disrepair, which premiered at the 2009 American Dance Festival. Other works include Papillon that was premiered by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Lee Harper and Dancers. Simpson is also honored to have won three Suzi Bass awards. He is currently the music director to the Dance Program at Emory University.
Jonathan Summers (Sound Designer)
Jon has worked on over 100 productions for theatre companies around Atlanta including True Colors, The Essential Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Synchronicity, Brooks and Company Dance, 7Stages, GSU Players, CORE, The Alliance, Theatre Gael, The Aurora, Georgia Ensemble, The Academy Theatre and Horizon Theatre. He was nominated for two Suzi Bass Awards for his designs of The Sunset Limited and Cotton Patch Gospel at Theatrical Outfit, where he serves as resident sound designer.