About Us


Christopher Acebo

  • Associate Artistic Director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
    Ensemble Member, Cornerstone Theater Company (1999-2006)
  • Scenic Designer, All The Way on Broadway. Designs also presented at OSF, Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, Yale Rep, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, among others.
  • M.F.A., UCSD

David Ivers

  • Artistic Director, Utah Shakespeare Festival (Actor/Director, 17 Seasons)
  • Director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2014's The Cocoanuts & 2013's The Taming of the Shrew)
    Resident Company Member, Denver Center Theatre Company (10 Seasons)
  • M.F.A., University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre

Dr. Andy Jones

  • Academic Associate Director for Academic Technology Services
  • Continuing Lecturer, University Writing Program, UC Davis
  • Chair, Cultural Action Committee of the City of Davis
  • M.A., Ph.D., English, UC Davis

Dr. Gina Bloom

  • Associate Professor of English, UC Davis
  • Co-Director of the Mellon Research Initiative in Early Modern Studies
  • M.A., Ph.D., and Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Michigan

Dr. Keith Fowler

  • Professor of Drama
  • Head of Directing Emeritus, UC Irvine
  • D.F.A., Yale University

Kathleen Socolofsky

  • Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC Davis
  • Director, UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden
  • Campus Planning and Community Resources

Elaine Fingerett

  • Academic Coordinator
  • UC Davis Arboretum

Matt Edwards

  • Actor and Educator
  • Actor's Equity Association
  • Production Crew, Mondavi Center for the Arts
  • M.F.A. Old Globe Theatre/University of San Diego

April Doyle

  • Owner/CEO, Haute Chile Productions

Taj Maxedon

  • Hair Designer
  • Makeup & Hair Art Direction for DSE

Dr. Joanna Scheib

  • Associate Adjunct Professor of Psychology, UC Davis
  • Research Director, The Sperm Bank of California
  • Ph.D., McMaster University, Canada

Dr. Tony Dumas

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, SUNY Brockport
  • Ph.D., UC Davis

Dr. Dennis Chowenhill

  • Language Arts Professor Emeritus, Chabot College
  • Resident Dramaturg, Virago Theatre Company
  • Ed.D., Education, UC Berkeley


To reach the staff by phone, you may call our main line at (530) 802-0998.


Rob Salas, Artistic Director: rob@shakespearedavis.org

Gia Battista, Artistic Director: gia@shakespearedavis.org

Richard Chowenhill, Associate Artistic Director/Resident Composer:

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble
P.O. Box 842
Davis, CA, 95617

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