Sleeping Beauty Cast and Creative Team
Phoebe Angeni (she/her) is delighted to return for her third year of Panto! An emerging, critically acclaimed international theatremaker and poet, Angeni graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, with a BA Honours and dissertation ‘Performing the Divine Feminine: Women, Theatre, and Social Change.’ She also completed intensives at RADA in London and at the Stella Adler Studio in New York. Angeni is the creator-performer of five-star Edinburgh Fringe show, Ithaca, and the author of a newly published poetry collection, Longitudes & Latitudes. She is currently developing her next show, Incarnate.
Photo Credit: Kelsea Holder
Alina Bokovikova is an artistically diverse costume designer with around hundred professional and educational productions for live performances in her portfolio. She has several regional Best Costume Design awards and presented her works at the "Costume Design at the Turn of Century" exhibition in Moscow and was featured in "American Theatre Magazine." Bay Area audiences saw her works at TheatreWorks, Cal Shakes, Cutting Ball Theatre, San Francisco Opera, Opera Parallele, WEO, Opera San Jose (La Boheme costumes were exhibited at the Museum of Quilts and Textiles). Alina Bokovikova has an MFA in Costume design from UC San Diego and teaches at Academy of Art University.
Photo Credit: Kelly Mann
Stephanie Brown is a Bay Area native singer-songwriter and writer-composer for sketch comedy and musical theater. In 2005 she co-founded Funny But Mean, a San Francisco-based sketch comedy group that has performed at The Shelton, The Magic, and The Marines, with features at SF Sketchfest and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York City. Her credits include script, music, and lyric composition for over 20 original live shows and comedy musicals such as Law & Order: SFU; Flavor of Death: A Guy Fieri Musical; Once Upon a Time in San Francisco, and Wild Scooters.
Richard Ciccarone is so proud to work with this incredible group of people and honored to be a part of this production. His past credits have included 20+ original sketch shows in San Francisco and New York at The Marines' Memorial Theatre, The Magic Theater, The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, and the Improv Cafe. His shows, The Hope Gene and The American Gallery were both a part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and he has also written, directed, and produced several plays throughout San Francisco.
Peter Crompton is a set and projection designer. He has won San Francisco Bay Area Critic’s Choice, Shellies, and Goodman Choice awards. He has also designed scenery and projections for Lamplighters, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Yucatan Symphony, Opera San José, West Bay Opera, Santa Barbara Opera, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Music of Remembrance, CCMT, Marin Theatre Company, MFDP, Revels, CCMT, SRT, Western Ballet, Jarvis Conservatory, SSU, SRJC, and Sonoma City Opera among others. He teaches design at Santa Rosa Junior College and occasionally Sonoma State University. Peter also makes monumental sculpture with his wife Robyn and their installations can be seen in downtown Cotati, Paradise Ridge, Cloverdale, Geyserville, at Hammerfriar gallery in Healdsburg.
Photo Credit: Tom Chown
Production Manager, Presidio Theatre
Patty Ann Farrell
Patty Ann Farrell has deeply impacted San Francisco’s performing arts field for over four decades, serving in various roles as production manager, stage manager, and lighting designer for many dance, theatrical works, and special events throughout the Bay Area, New York City, Washington D.C., Tokyo, Hawaii, and up and down the West Coast. Her artistic collaborations and lighting design for thousands of events include the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, the Oakland Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Black Choreographers’ Festival, Patrick Makuakane’s Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, Eiko and Koma, Ballet Afsaneh, Lenora Lee, and many more. Patty Ann has received four prestigious Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and a Bay Area Critics Circle Award for her lighting designs. She is beloved by local artists and has furthered many of their careers through her mentoring work.
Photo Credit: Terry Lorant
Technical Director, Presidio Theatre
Jeff Gregory began his professional theatre career at age 10, performing in musicals, television, and later in the Catskill resorts through the age of 18. He is an accomplished bass player, having toured with the Queen Ida Band, and bands which opened for Patti Smith, Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Rankin, and Stephen Stills. He is a deeply respected lighting and sound technician, having worked at the Cowell Theater and Alcazar Theatre as Technical Director, and at Yoshi’s where his sound expertise was appreciated by a list of jazz greats, including Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Joe Pass, Pharaoh Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, and many others. He was part of a George Coates performance tour in Japan and was Stage Manager for a television collaboration with Ram Dass, which included musical guests Peter Gabriel, Arlo Guthrie, and Bob Weir. Jeff is also producing and directing a film on the life of Mason Williams.
Photo Credit: Terry Lorant
Peggy Haas has been active in theatre since she was eight years old. She has acted, directed and produced in both the US and Europe, and is currently enjoying hamming it up for Children's Theatre of San Francisco, an 87-year-old non-profit organization that gives 6-8,000 schoolchildren their first live theatre experience at no cost to the schools. She is the person responsible for restoring the Presidio Theatre and gifting it to SF as a community theatre. She has always loved the Panto genre of theatre and the magic and laughter it brings. She feels Sleeping Beauty is also her joyous gift to Bay Area families and theatergoers, especially after the recent difficult years we have all endured.
Bill Keck was Musical Director of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco for 26 years. Bill studied piano with Soulima Stravinsky and worked theatrically with E.Y. Harburg, Sheldon Harnick, and Alan Menken. His tenure with singer and RCA artist John Gary spanned five nationwide tours, symphony concerts, showroom acts, and recordings. For five years he was guest conductor for Milwaukee’s Music Under the Stars. Bill ushered in the Millennium by conducting chanteuse Raquel Bitton’s Edith Piaf national concert tour, including three performances at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. He dedicates any and every musical experience to the memory of his wife Starry.
Photo Credit: Terry Lorant
Executive Director, Presidio Theatre
Robert Martin is the Executive Director of the Presidio Theatre. He led the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 16 years, where he developed the Lensic Presents series featuring more than 45 theatre, dance, music, and film events each year that reflected the cultural diversity of Santa Fe and supported local, national and international artists. Prior to that, Bob directed programming for the Cowell and Bayfront Theatres at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in political sociology at UC Berkeley and pursued graduate work at UC Santa Cruz, where he taught a course on the history of political theatre in America.
Photo Credit: Terry Lorant
Christine Nicholson has been teaching Theatre at the University/College level for twenty years, directing professionally for over twenty years, and has been a working actor since the 1980s. She is Associate Producer and Director for the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, a founding member of Synergy Stage and Splinter Group Theatre (a theatre dedicated to Panto), and a member of Wildflower Women’s Shakespeare Ensemble. Sleeping Beauty will be the twelfth Panto that she has written/produced with her husband, Luther Hanson. Other Pantos include: The Magic Lamp, Cinderella, Snow White, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty (separate production), Robinhood in the Forest of Frogwarts, Moby Dick, the Panto, and Little Women, the Panto.
Photo Credit: Mike Poe
Stacey Printz is Artistic Director of Printz Dance Project (PDP) and has toured across the nation and internationally. Her choreography credits include: As You Like It at Cal Shakes, Aaron Davidman’s Wrestling Jerusalem, Sarah Shourd’s The Box, Woolly Mammoth Theater’s production of The Arsonists, Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s Scourge, The Break/s, and the Bessie nominated Red, Black & Green: a blues and /peh-LO-tah/. She has choreographed many regional musical theater productions, including Ragtime, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, In the Heights, and Grease. Stacey was nominated for an Izzie Award for her 2011 work Hover Space, and her work GLASSlands was presented at YBCA. In early 2020, Stacey developed a new show, Ink and Bone, as part of a residency at The Kennedy Center.
Photo Credit: Jeff Zender
Production Designer & Associate Producer
Sean Riley creates performance combining suspension, kinetics, architecture and narrative sculpture. Through scenic design, rigging design, and mechanical design, often in concert with each other, he creates unique striking environments and apparatus for time based art. Riley’s work has spanned a wide spectrum of genres including Theater, Circus, Dance, Opera, Television, as well as outdoor and gallery installations around the world. Riley is a founding member and co-director of Cirque Mechanics, the host of two television series Worlds Toughest Fixes and Speed, and a longtime collaborator on the construction of the Long Now Foundation’s 10,000 year clock. Awards and nominations in design include: 5 Izzies, TBA awards, Bay Area Critics Circle, and an Isadora Duncan Sustained Achievement Award in scenic design. Riley studied Theater at UCSC and lives in British Columbia. "Let’s do the Panto Again!"
Photo Credit: Chelsea Riley
Andrea Schwartz is thrilled to be designing Sleeping Beauty for the second year. She has been working around the Bay Area as a Lighting Designer and Master Electrician since 2005. Andrea loves sitting in dark theaters and creating light scapes. Some of her favorite show designs include: She Kills Monsters; Almost Maine; A Midsummers Nights' Dream; Jubilee; In the Heights; Cinderella; and Once On this Island.
Liam Vincent is a professional actor, director, and casting director who is proud to have called San Francisco home for the last 25 years. His theater credits include work off-Broadway with The Civilians. His regional credits include: The Alliance, Huntington Theater Company, Portland Center Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Arizona Theater Company, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. In the Bay Area, his work has been seen at the American Conservatory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, TheatreWorks, Marin Theatre Company, The Magic, The Aurora, Campo Santo, and the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. Liam is currently the Associate Lead Director at The Magic Theater at Ft. Mason.
Photo Credit: Lisa Keating
Mason Williams is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning classical guitarist, composer, singer, writer and poet, best known for his song “Classical Gas” and for his work as a comedy writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, Saturday Night Live and a variety of TV specials for Andy Williams and Petula Clark. Mason has recorded more than 20 albums, five of which were on the Warner Bros. label. He has performed hundreds of live concerts, including performances with over 40 symphony orchestras. His music compositions have been featured in many movies and television series, including The Sopranos and The Queen’s Gambit. His artwork is part of numerous private collections and at the Smithsonian, MOMA (NYC) and was included in the Norton Simon Museum exhibition “Radical Past”.
*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States