Into the Woods Production Staff
Eliza Leoni (Director) first joined the company for 2009’s Tommy and never left, appearing in Baby, Jerry Springer the Opera and Assassins, and assistant-directing The Full Monty and Sweeney Todd. For ROLT’s Cabaret Spotlight Series she has written and performed the hit parody shows The Tantrum of the Opera and The Sound of Twosic with Alyssa Stone and Let Saigons Be Bygones with Alex Rodriguez. Other Bay Area credits include 42nd Street Moon, Impact Theatre and Lamplighters Music Theatre as well as cabarets at the Eureka Theatre, Café du Nord and Martuni’s. She holds a BA in theatre from Willamette University.
Cathie Anderson (Lighting Designer) designs lighting for theater, concerts, dance and special events. She is the head lighting designer for Brava Theater and designs lighting at other venues including the Herbst and Marines Memorial Theaters for REAF. Cathie designed lighting for Ray of Light’s Full Monty, Sweeney Todd, Assassins (winning the 2011 BATCC award for outstanding achievement in lighting design for theaters of 100-300 seats), Secret Garden in Concert and Bat Boy the Musical. Ray of Light is a very exciting company to work with, and she looks forward to working with their team again for Into the Woods.
Annie Dauber (Set Designer) is a senior at Stanford University majoring in Art History with a minor in Drama. Previous set design experience includes M2: From Terminus to Terminus (Stanford Drama Department), Spring Awakening (Ram’s Head Theatrical Society), Julius Caesar and As You Like It (Stanford Shakespeare Company). She is also a costume designer and co-Artistic director of the Stanford Shakespeare Company.
David Möschler (Music Director) is a freelance conductor and musical director based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is honored to work with Ray of Light Theatre again on another Sondheim musical, after music directing Assassins in 2011, which garnered him a BATCC Award for Best Musical Direction. Recent credits include musical direction for productions at Shotgun Players (Assassins, Woyzeck), Center REPertory Company (Spring Awakening) and Boxcar Theatre (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) among many others. Later this summer Möschler will conduct Sweeney Todd with a full orchestra for YMTC in Oakland, where he serves as their Resident Musical Director. For more information visit www.davidmoschler.com.
Lauren Rosi (Choreographer/Assistant Director) is honored to be making her Ray of Light debut as a part of this brilliant production team. Locally she has served as a teaching artist, choreographer, and director at the Young Conservatory @ A.C.T., Marin Theater Company, Diablo Theatre Company, Berkeley Playhouse, and Town Hall Theater. Lauren’s Bay Area acting credits include CalShakes, Town Hall Theater Company, Contra Costa Civic Theater, Contra Costa Music Theater, New Conservatory Theater, Ross Valley Players, Berkeley Playhouse, B Street Theater, and Woodminster Summer Musicals. Lauren is a graduate of Idyllwild Arts Academy and Emerson College, she also serves at the director of the Theater Department at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School.
Daniel Cadigan (Technical Director) has been involved in theater around the Bay Area for the past 10 years. Past projects include, The Wedding Singer, 42nd Street, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with San Mateo High School, Beauty and the Beast, Miss Saigon, and Ragtime with Broadway by the Bay, and The Color Purple, Rent, and The Crucible with the Department of Theater & Performance Studies at Stanford University. He is honored to be working with Ray of Light for the fourth time, since his first show,Assassins, in 2011.
Miriam R. Lewis (Costume Designer) has worked in theater as long as she can remember; among the many shows she has costumed are Yeomen of the Guard, Pirates of Penzance, and Princess Ida for Lamplighters, A Little Night Music for Goat Hall Productions, Treefall for NCTC, Floyd Collins and City of Angels, directed by Barbara Damashek and Juliet, directed by Mark Jackson at San Francisco State University, and, for Ray of Light Theatre, Sweeney Todd. Miriam received her MFA in Theatrical Design from SFSU where she now lectures in costume. Miriam is delighted be back with Ray of Light for Into the Woods.
Sara Barton (Stage Manager) is extremely excited to be working with the talented cast and crew of Into the Woods! As a recent graduate of SFSU she worked on many productions, including: The House of Bernarda Alba and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot. Sara has recently worked with Pied Piper Players’ as Stage Manager in their production of The Wizard of Oz and as a teacher for their after school Drama Program. Sara is also the Production Manager for 99Stock Productions. She stage managed their first production, Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness! at the 2012 FringeNYC in Manhattan, where the production won the Overall Excellence Award for the festival.
Anton Hedman (Sound Design) has provided custom sound design, Theater Sound reinforcement and Engineering, DJ services, and live/studio recording for theaters, clubs, corporate and private events since 1991. Recent theater productions include: Ray of Light Theater’s West Coast Premiere of Jerry Springer the Opera, Assassins, and Sweeney Todd. Musical Theatre Works’ Footloose and NDNU’s RENT. Corporate events; Rhythm & Moves annual Conference, Boris Goldmund Productions, Inc, See Jane Run ½ marathon (Alameda, CA/Seattle, WA/Boise, ID), Aruba Networks and Genentech, Pacifica Beach Coalition’s Earth Day celebration. www.soundproductions.biz, AntonHedman@comcast.net.
Jason Hoover (Artistic Director) is the current Artistic Director for Ray of Light Theatre. ROLT credits include Rocky Horror, Jerry Springer the Opera, Assassins, Full Monty and Sweeney Todd. Each experience with ROLT has been better than the last, due mainly to the fantastic support and wonderful talent the company brings in. Additional credits include Insignificant Others, Toy Story the Musical and Tales of the City. As always, Jason would like to thank his parents for their support and the Nolans for their couch.
Alex Kirschner (Production Manager) has been an active member of the Ray of Light family since appearing in the 2009 smash hit I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Since then he has produced The Who’s Tommy, assistant directed Assassins and production managed Sweeney Todd for ROLT. Alex has also performed with many Bay Area theatre companies including Altarena Playhouse, CCCT, foolsFURY, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Pear Ave. Theatre, and Playhouse West. When not in a theatre Alex is an Account Supervisor at The OutCast Agency, a strategic communications agency serving some of the technology industry’s best like Amazon, Facebook, GE, TurboTax and VMware.
Lee Haskin (Volunteer Coordinator) first joined ROLT as a performer in the West Coast première of Jerry Springer the Opera in 2010, supported the team as an Associate Producer for Assassins in 2011 and The Full Monty in 2012, and now happily serves as the Volunteer Coordinator. She wishes she had time to perform again these days (other stage credits include The Merchant of Venice, Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon, RENT), but finds that being behind-the-scenes at ROLT is just as fulfilling. Outside the theatre, Lee indulges her unhealthy makeup obsession by working at the corporate headquarters of a major cosmetics company based in SF, and thoroughly enjoys her three-block commute to the office. She is always plotting her next tropical getaway. Much love to M & C.
Justin Sadoian (Press/Marketing Manager) first joined Ray of Light as a performer during their second season in 2003 and never left this amazing family. Though his performing days are mostly behind him, he now serves as the company PR/Media Relations Manager, Board Chair and Resident Executive Producer (alongside one of his favorite people in the world, the esteemed Alexis Wong). When not giving his time to this wonderful organization, he works by day as a Global Creative Project Manager for Exponential, a Web Advertising company/network. In addition to his passion for theatre, Justin enjoys backpacking, numismatics, safety meetings and music played at unreasonable volumes. He hates raisins.
Alexis Wong (Finance Manager) is a Ray of Light Veteran of over 5 seasons. As both producer and performer, she is proud to have taken part in: The Rocky Horror Show, The Who’s Tommy, Baby (BATCC Winner-Ensemble), Jerry Springer the Opera and 2011′s critic and fan favorite, Assassins. A San Francisco Native, Alexis is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in architecture, works by day in online advertising and has studied vocal technique with Richard Nickol for over 8 years. A perfect storm of skills for the toolbox of a producer! Her additional stage credits include Contra Costa Civic Theater (Nine, Barnum), DMT (the King and I) as well as originating characters in The Clown Bible, Sweetie Tanya, The Chinese Angle and the Gilded. She is humbled to be following in the steps of Jedi Masters: Jessica Douglas, Adrienne Levy, Micah Joel and her EPIC, Justin Sadoian.
Greg Sottolano (Patron Service Manager) was most recently seen on stage at Ray of Light Theatre (ROLT) as Charles Guiteau in last season’s critically acclaimed production of Assassins (BATCC Award – Best Featured Actor) but he has supported the mission of ROLT for many years as a donor and season subscriber. By day, he is an HR Director at Visa and has spent the last 14 years in various HR leadership roles around the world. In the evening, he has worked on stage with such Bay Area companies as San Jose Stage, Woodminster, Diablo Theatre Company, Hillbarn, American Conservatory Theatre and Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre (PCRT), where he also serves as a member of their Board of Directors. He is honored to help enrich, educate and entertain the San Francisco community with the affordable, high quality productions that ROLT continues to offer. Oh, and he is also the very proud papa of Hiro who occasionally wags her tail around the theatre as well.