Ron Severdia, Actor

Ron SeverdiaWhile studying at ACT, Ron played the title role in the Exit Theatre's controversial reverse-cast production of Othello. Starting as a magician when he was nine, he wrote and performed in Houdini: The Great Escape, a play he wrote. He has traveled Europe where he performed in Shakespeare festivals and television. He recently performed in King Lear at Marin Shakespeare, Blithe Spirit and The Foreigner at the Ross Valley Players, and won a Bay Area Theatre Critics' Award for his solo adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. For more information, visit

Julian López-Morillas, Director

Julian Lopez-Morillas Julian López-Morillas (Director) has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1973. In eighteen seasons with the Berkeley/California Shakespeare Festival, he directed, among others, Pericles, King John, Timon of Athens, Coriolanus, Henry the Fourth Part One, and All’s Well that Ends Well. He directed What the Butler Saw, Night of the Tribades and On the Verge for the Marin Theatre Company. Julian’s other directing work includes productions at San Jose Repertory Theatre, American Players Theatre, Berkeley Jewish Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has taught acting, directing and dramatic literature at San Jose State University, the University of California at Berkeley, Dominican College and Mills College. He is a recipient of several Bay Area Critics Circle and Drama-Logue Awards for both directing and acting. In 1994, Julian was a two-day winner on Jeopardy!

Production Staff

Lighting Designer: Les Lizama

Set & Prop Designer: Steve Coleman

Costume Designer: Michael A. Berg

Sound Designers: Josh Hittleman, Jeremy Fortes

Choreographer: MaryBeth Cavanaugh

Dialect Coach: Lynne Soffer

Illusion Consultants: Jon Pon, Don Drake

Stage Manager: Christine Bloodgood

Light Board Operator: Frank Christ