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resident artists

Actors, designers, directors, teachers

The Resident Artists of San Francisco Shakespeare Festival are a core group of actors, designers, directors, and teaching artists who bring their expertise to all of our programs. They uphold SF Shakes’ artistic values and serve our mission to provide access to Shakespeare and theatre to everyone regardless of age, ethnicity, financial status, or level of education.

Ron Chapman headshotRON CHAPMAN
Ron Chapman is a writer and actor who believes in the power and necessity of storytelling. He appeared as Pericles in Pericles, Prince of Tyre (2021) and Edmund in King Lear (2020), both productions of SF Shakespeare Festival.

Robyn Grahn headshotROBYN GRAHN
Robyn Grahn was last seen in the 2017 & 2018 Seasons of San Francisco Shakespeare Tour and absolutely loved it! She recently has taken on the role of Engagement Coordinator and looks forward to facilitating new community stories. She also works for the Mountain Play in Marin acting as Community Engagement Coordinator. Favorite Shakespearean roles include Adriana and the Courtesan (Comedy of Errors), Viola (Twelfth Night), Mercutio & Friar (Romeo and Juliet), and Phoebe (As You Like It). Robyn is often acting or directing with the monthly produced SHOTZ SF. She studied with ACT and the Moscow Art Theatre School.

David Everett Moore headshotDAVID EVERETT MOORE
David is a Bay Area actor and teaching artist. A Resident Artist of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, David has performed in numerous Free Shakespeare in the Park productions as well as the SF Shakes School Tour, and has taught in the Midnight Shakespeare program along with other in-school residencies. As an actor, David has worked with several regional and local theaters, including Crowded Fire Theater, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Marin Shakespeare Company, Word for Word, Just Theater, and Marin Theatre Company. David also teaches with Tomorrow Youth Repertory, and has worked as a Teaching Artist at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. David is a proud graduate of UC Berkeley and its Theater and Performance Studies program.

Regina Morones headshotREGINA MORONES
Regina is a native Bay Area actor, singer, educator, a resident artist at San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and a company member at Ubuntu Theater Project. She was recently seen as Meredith in Woman Laughing Alone With Salad at Shotgun Players. Bay Area credits include Woman On Fire (Those Women Productions), Richard III, The Winter’s Tale (African American Shakespeare Company), Palace Wreckers, Strange Ladies (Central Works Theater Company), A Streetcar Named Desire, Mother Courage (Ubuntu Theater Project), Love Sick (Jewish Circle Theater), Othello (Marin Shakespeare Company), and Romeo & Juliet (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival). As a Resident Artist Regina is committed to creating theater that uplifts the voiceless, empowers the youth, and promotes unity in her community.

Sydney Schwindt headshotSYDNEY SCHWINDT
Sydney is an actor, fight director, teaching artist, and visual artist. She joined the SF Shakes family in 2015 playing Rosalind in the tour of As You Like It. Favorite acting credits include: Laertes Hamlet, SF Shakes; Sally Ride She Persisted the Musical: Bay Area Children’s Theatre; Helena A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Benvolio Romeo and Juliet, Helena Landless Mystery of Edwin Drood Davis Shakespeare Festival; Cassandra Jihad Jones & the Kalashnikov Babes Arabian Shakespeare Festival; Hartford Stage, Berkeley Rep, Mirage Entertainment, The Hampton Theatre Company. Education: BFA Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theatre, Accademia dell’Arte, Society of American Fight Directors, DAI, SF Clown Conservatory.

Maryssa Wanlass has been seen on the SF Shakes stage in Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, Hamlet, and As You Like It. Other acting credits include As You Like It (California Shakespeare Theatre); Book Club Play, Breaking the Code (Jewel Theatre); Betrayal (Pear Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Good Person of Szechuan (Woman’s Will). Wanlass is also passionate about social justice theatre and has directed at-risk young adults in Shakespeare plays and taught improv to California’s maximum-security inmates. Maryssa is the Program Manager for SF Shakes’ Shakespeare for All Neighbors program, and a member of the company’s Engagement Team.