Friday, September 9, 2016

Waiting for Godot: Meet the Design Team

Jeanie K. Smith (Director/Producer/Props) has directed classics, contemporary, and new works for local theaters in the South Bay for over 15 years, including Dragon Theater (A Streetcar Named Desire, Rx), Los Altos Stage (Bus Stop, A Clean House, House of Blue Leaves), Shady Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet), Palo Alto Players (Clybourne Park, Harvey, God of Carnage, Boeing Boeing, Light in the Piazza) and the Pear Theatre (August: Osage County, Arcadia, House & Garden, The Tempest, The Seagull, Mrs. Warren’s Profession). Smith holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the U. of Washington, writes reviews for the Palo Alto Weekly and the San Jose Metro, and is a proud member of Stage Directors & Choreographers. 

Kelly Weber Barraza (Stage Manager) is excited to be stage managing her first show for the Dragon Theatre. She has worked numerous productions with The Pear Theatre, Los Altos Stage Company, Sunnyvale Community Players, South Bay Musical Theatre, and West Valley Light Opera.  Kelly would like to thank her husband, Michael, for all of his love and support.

Robert Sean Campbell (Scenic Designer) – assistant designed Coriolanus at Santa Clara University under the help and direction of Jerry Enos.  He also designed Wiley and The Hairy Man for Renegade Theatre Experiment and a production of Waiting for Godot at Santa Clara Players. Robert would like to thank his girls, Christina and Londyn, for their continual support and love.

Dan Garrett (Lighting Designer) is excited to join the cast and crew in bringing you Waiting for Godot! This is his third show with Dragon Productions, bringing his twelve years of technical theater experience to Redwood City. A native of the Santa Cruz area, he has supported over eighty productions with twenty different companies in a dozen venues with all aspects of technical work from light to flight. Recent credits include Master Carpenter for Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Lighting Designer for Spotlight Youth Conservatory’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Lead Flight operator for Cabrillo Stage’s Mary Poppins. Connect via

Gordon Smith (Sound Designer) continues to do sound design for shows at the Pear Theatre, Dragon Productions, Los Altos Stage, Shady Shakespeare, and Palo Alto Players. He has also assisted with props, scenic painting, and whatever else his wife asks him to do.

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