The Importance of Being Earnest 2013

Staff Members

Kathryn McGill

Kathryn McGill: Executive Director/Artistic Director

Kathryn McGill is Executive and Artistic Director of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. She has both a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting and directing from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Fine Arts in acting from New York University. She co-founded Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park with the late Jack O'Meara in 1985. She has directed over 40 productions including Twelfth NightThe Merchant of VeniceRomeo and JulietHamletJulius CaesarRichard IIIMacbethAs You Like ItCyrano de Bergerac and Much Ado About Nothing. She also directed The Rivals for Oklahoma City University and co-founded the Detroit Women's Shakespeare Project and played the title role in their production of Henry V. In 1990 she was a recipient of a Governor’s Arts award from the State of Oklahoma.

 

D Lance Marsh

D. Lance Marsh: Associate Artistic Director

D. Lance Marsh (Associate Artistic Director and Director - Macbeth) is pleased to be working for a seventh season with the company.  In past years he has directed The Seagull, The Merchant of Venice, The Comedy of Errors, Othello and Shaw’s Misalliance for the company as well as playing Claudius in Hamlet and text coaching numerous other productions.  Lance is an Associate Professor in the School of Theatre at OCU, as well as serving as the company’s Artistic Director and Head of Performance.  He has spent twenty years as a professional actor, primarily performing in classical plays, and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, the professional union for actors and stage managers.  He has appeared at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Western Stage, the California Shakespeare Festival, the Okoboji Summer Theatre, Next Act Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theatre, the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival, the Milwaukee Shakespeare Company, the Texas Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Repertory Theatre and American Players Theatre. Recently he has performed at the Oklahoma City Rep in productions of Our Town, Moonlight and Magnolias and Hay Fever and at Oklahoma City Theatre Company in A Streetcar Named Desire.  He has directed professionally in California, Missouri, Iowa, Arizona and Wisconsin and Oklahoma, and run several professional theatre companies.  For Lily Marsh (8 years old going on 15) and his lovely wife, Dr. Sarah Woolwine!

 

 Michael Gibbons - Managaing Director

Michael Gibbons: Managing Director

Michael Gibbons has Bachelor Degrees in Acting and Television Production from the University of Maryland and he began acting with OSP in 2005.  He has been seen as Titus Andronicus and Richard III.  He has also been seen in many other roles with OSP and in roles with the majority of theater companies in the region.  Michael became the Managing Director in October of 2013.  He recently retired after a 26-year career in the United States Air Force as a B52-H and B-1B Flight Test Navigator

 

 

Ben Hall

Ben Hall: Production Manager

Ben Hall has appeared on stage in a plethora of roles over the years including Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Doc O'Connor in The Laramie Project, Sgt. Toomey in Biloxi Blues and Deon Gilbeau in August: Osage County with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre; the title roles in Cyrano de Bergerac and Macbeth and Caliban in The Tempest for OSP.  He is an Affiliated Artist and Master Carpenter/Technical Director for Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, having designed and built the sets for August: Osage County and the recent production of Much Ado About Nothing.  Ben is a commercial actor and voice talent whose credits include several feature.  His credits also include many local, regional and national industrials, television and radio spots and voice overs.

 

Christine Jolly

Christine Jolly: Production Stage Manager

Christine Jolly has a Bachelor of Science in Personnel Administration from Central Missouri State University.  She has performed at Carpenter Square Theatre in These Shining Lives and at the Jewel Box Theatre in Flaming Idiots, The Philadelphia Story and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Christine has worked as a dresser, spotlight operator and assistant stage manager.  Some of her stage management experience includes Excavation for Jewel Box Theatre and The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told for OKC Theatre Company.  Christine is a Human Resources Manager for the State of Oklahoma.

 

Robert Pittenridge

Robert Pittenridge: Costume Designer

Robert Pittendrigde was resident designer with OSP from 1989-1998, returning as a guest designer in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005. He returned to OSP as a staff member in 2008.  He has also worked with Oklahoma Children's Theatre, Carpenter Square Theatre, Ballet Oklahoma, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Georgia Shakespeare Company, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Birmingham Children's Theatre and many, many others. Robert taught costume design at the University of Central Oklahoma from 1994-1998 while designing costumes for university productions.

 

Caprice Woosley

Caprice Woosley: Dramaturg

Caprice Woosley (Dramaturg and Director - Pericles) is a graduate of San Diego State University School of Drama. Caprice performed in the SDSU productions of Hedda Gabler and The Cripple of Inishmaan.  She also directed Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean and The House of Blue Leaves while attending SDSU.  As Founding Artistic Director of San Diego’s Stone Soup Theatre, Caprice directed the San Diego premiere of Boy Gets Girl.  In 2007, she returned to Oklahoma and after attending a summer performance of Oklahoma Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Caprice decided to audition for the Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park production of Grapes of Wrath, marking her first role as actor and dramaturg with the company.  Caprice went on to perform in Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and Henry V, and to work as a dramaturg on numerous Oklahoma Shakespeare productions.  Caprice became the company dramaturg in 2012 and also serve as the director for Oklahoma Shakespeare’s Theatre for the Ears staged reading program, directing Two Noble KinsmenEveryman, and  An Ideal Husband.  Caprice has a son, Christopher, who resides in Ohio, and who shares his mother’s love of the creative arts. 


 

House Manager:  Alley Agee

Education Director: Nicholas Bartell