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THE winter's tale




A jealous king, a lost princess, a spring festival, lovers torn apart then reunited.

Can what was lost be found?

William Shakespeare's pastoral romance meets psychological drama centers on themes of jealousy, grief, and hope. Hannah Fawcett (S&F's Anatomy of Gray, Much Ado About Nothing, Dear Brutus, Cymbeline) directs.

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While appropriateness is subjective, we consider this production appropriate for people ages 10 and up.

This program contains depictions of domestic violence and childhood death.

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the company


Jeff Sanders - LEONTES

Jeff is pleased to be continuing his association with Struts & Frets Theatre Company.
During their 2022 season he appeared in both Much Ado About Nothing and Anatomy of Gray.
Jeff's most recent work with other companies has included the roles of Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Hugh Fennyman in Shakespeare in Love (both with Valley Shakespeare), Huckabee in The Fantasticks, Michael Evans in Dancing at Lughnasa, Alan in God of Carnage (all at Pentacle Theatre), the dual roles of Gordon and
Dwight in Dead Man's Cell Phone, and Hector in Full Frontal Nudity (for The Verona Studio). His work as a director at Pentacle Theatre has included A Christmas Carol, All My Sons, and Macbeth. He directed Danny and the Deep Blue Sea for The Verona Studio.
In 2019, Jeff won the AACT Regional Best Acting Award. He has been named a Lifetime Member of Pentacle Theatre.

Jeff is deeply grateful for the love and support of his family.


Kala Geissinger (she/her) - MAMILLIUS/PERDITA

This is Kala's second show with Struts & Frets, the first being Anatomy of Gray where she was the lightboard operator. Other credits include Benjamin in The Yellow Boat and Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice, both on Dallas High School's stage. Kala also loves to dance and is obsessed with cats.


Robert Alan Barnett - ANTIGONUS

Bob is excited to join S&F for the first time, being a recent resident of the Willamette Valley. Previously in the area he played Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Arthur Birling in An Inspector Calls, Henry in The Fantasticks (all at Pentacle Theatre), and Gloucester in Wars of the Roses at the Majestic. Favorite credits include Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, John Barrymore in I Hate Hamlet, Roberto Miranda in Death & the Maiden, George Hay in Moon Over Buffalo, William Gillette in The Game’s Afoot and Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic & Old Lace. He has worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Cleveland Play House, The Seattle Children’s Theatre, Kentucky Shakespeare, and others. He appeared in the TV shows Grimm and Leverage and with Reese Witherspoon in Wild. But he is most proud of being husband to Laurie (for 38 years), father to Halley & Sheena, and grandfather to Jayden.

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Amelia Woolsey* (she/her) - CLEOMENES/MOPSA

This is Amelia’s first season with S&F! She is an actor and soon-to-be Senior at Dallas High School, and was recently elected President of the school’s Thespian Troupe: Troupe #4429! Amelia has done many productions with DHS, including roles such as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice, Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Ensemble/Mother u/s in Dallas High School’s State Showcase production of The Yellow Boat. She has also taken on a number of tech related roles, such as Microphone Manager in All Together Now! and Blood Manager in Macbeth.

Amelia has spent her summers at Children’s Educational Theater in Salem since 2015 both as a student and, most recently, as a Teaching Assistant. In her free time, you can find her reading a book or spending time with close friends– especially her identical twin sister, Clara! If you would like to know more about Amelia, you can find her on Instagram @amelia_woolz

*Member of S&F's Youth Ensemble

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Elliot Grass* 

This is Elliot's 2nd season with Struts & Frets! She previously worked with S&F when she played June Muldoon in Anatomy of Gray, and is super excited to be working with them again. Some of her other acting credits include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, and the Stepmother in Cinderella, both at Dallas High School/ She has also worked with Valley Shakespeare Company, where she played Adam/Catling in Shakespeare in Love. Besides acting, Elliot loves reading, writing, and has recently taken up sewing. 

*Member of S&F's Youth Ensemble

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Cole Richardson (he/him)- FLORIZEL

This is Cole’s first season working with S&F. He is a Senior pursuing his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting from Western Oregon University. Most recently he was in The Laramie Project at WOU. Some other acting credits include playing Will Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love with Valley Shakespeare Company and Chuck in She Kills Monsters at WOU.

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E Fetterley* (she/they/he) - JAILOR/SHEPHERD

This is E's first season at S&F! They most recently appeared in Dallas High School's production of Cinderella as an Ensemble member, and in Macbeth as Lennox. They  just finished their freshman year at DHS, and is ready to jump into sophomore year. In their free time, when they aren't doing theatre, they love reading and writing, as well as making all kinds of art and playing card games with their friends. You can find them on Instagram @theentirecastof_eeef

*Member of S&F's Youth Ensemble



This is Jeff's 4th season with S&F. He has appeared most recently at S&F as Belarius in Cymbeline and Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Jeff has also recently appeared in  Valley Shakespeare Company's productions of Shakespeare in Love as Henslowe (2022) and Twelfth Night as Sir Toby Belch (2021).  Jeff has appeared professionally at the Elsinore Theatre's productions of A Christmas Story: The Musical as Ralphie's Dad in 2018 and 2019, as well as Annie Get Your Gun as Charlie Davenport in 2018.  Prior to that, Jeff appeared on stage in dozens of plays and musicals at Pentacle Theatre from 1992 to 2017. Highlights include Fred/Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Stephen in Metropolis, Riff in West Side Story, Amos in Chicago, and, most recently, George Milton in Of Mice and Men in 2017. Jeff is a 31-year veteran Language Arts teacher at Dallas, with the corner of one eye peeking towards retirement.  He lives in West Salem with his wife Kluane, son Zach, and very likely a dozen or so cats (Kluane is a foster kitty mom with Meow Village -- look them up online if you want to adopt!)


Terry Kitagawa (he/him) - AUTOLYCUS

Terry is a PNW based actor, director, musician and technician. This is his second season with S&F. Last season, he did the lighting design for Anatomy of Gray. Select performances include: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon at Oregon Children's Theatre;  Baseball Saved Us at 5th Ave's Adventure Musical Theatre; Ring of Fire at Stumptown Stages; Cambodian Rock Band at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; We Are Not Free, the audiobook. His directing credits include directing readings and workshops in NYC, and assistant directing Off-Broadway at 59E59 and Theatre Row. He is a company member of Theatre Diaspora, a Portland based AAPI theatre company. He will be directing Dallas High School's fall production of Peter and the Starcatcher. He lives in the Willamette Valley with his partner, Hannah. 

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Persephone Moss Tierney (they/she) - Stage Manager

This is Moss's first season with Struts & Frets. Previous credits include Twelfth Night (Stage Manager, Valley Shakespeare Company), Sweeney Todd (Assistant Stage Manager and Props Master, Majestic Theatre), and Stopping Somewhere (Assistant Director, Western Oregon University). Moss is a stage manager and technical theatre artist living in the Willamette Valley. They graduated from Western Oregon University in 2021 with a degree in Education Studies and a minor in Theatre Arts. They can be found on Instagram @mossboy50.

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Olivia-Jane Sherman* - Assistant Stage Manager

*Member of S&F's Youth Ensemble


Maddie Williams* (she/her) - Production Assistant

This is Maddie's second time working on a production with Struts & Frets, her first was S&F's production of Anatomy of Gray. Productions that she has worked on at DHS include Pride and Prejudice, both productions of The Yellow Boat, Macbeth, and was sound board operator for Cinderella. She likes helping with the technical side of theatre. Outside of theatre, she is going into 8th grade and loves painting. She is very excited to be working on another S&F production!

*Member of S&F's Youth Ensemble

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Lily Williams* (she/her) - Production Assistant

This is Lily's second production with S&F! She is going into her junior year at Dallas High School. This last school year you might have seen her as Macduff in Macbeth, or Joy in Cinderella. She was also an ensemble member for the DHS production of The Yellow Boat that went to the State Thespian's Conference. She has been pursuing theatre for two years. This is her first time being on the back stage side of things! Off stage she loves hanging out with her friends and family. You can find her in Instagram @lilywilly07.

*Member of S&F's Youth Ensemble


Shay Haase (she/her) - HERMIONE

This is Shay’s first show with S&F. Since her recent move to Oregon from Texas, she has played Agnes Evans in She Kills Monsters, Olivia in Twelfth Night, and Cynthia in The Thin Place. Previous favorite credits include Roz Hay in Moon Over Buffalo, Catherine Simms in The Foreigner, D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers (A British Panto), Johanna in Sweeney Todd (The Melodrama), Miss Scarlet in Clue the Musical, Brandi Winters in Brandi the Vampire Staker, Lisa Ashley in Werewolf of London, Eleanor Lark in Vampirettes of Caribbean, Mary/Sally Applewhite in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show, and Lisa in The Roof: A Loving Parody of the Room. Aside from stagework, Shay has been a featured singer in NY Geek Cosplay Cabaret, Seth Bisen Hersh’s Talent Showcase, and Dallas-based B.O.A.T (Broadway on a Tuesday), and a variety of Disney princesses with Portland’s Dragon Theatre Company.  Outside of theatre, Shay is an avid gamer, baker, and dog mom to two spoiled rotten 70-lb chicken nuggets. Above all, Shay wishes to thank her husband Tyler—for his endless love and patience, and for being her unwavering support system throughout this run. You can find her on Instagram @shayannhaase


Wyatt King (he/him) - CAMILLO

Wyatt King is a theatre maker born and raised in the Willamette Valley. He is currently a student at Western Oregon University pursuing a BFA in acting and a BA in interdisciplinary arts with concentrations in music and dance. This will be his 2nd season with Struts & Frets and first ever performance in a Shakespeare play! Recently Wyatt served as the dialect coach for Valley Shakespeare’s production of Shakespeare In Love. Onstage credits include Brian in the Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s production of Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberly and Homer in Struts & Frets production of Anatomy of Gray. Outside of acting Wyatt can be found directing and playwriting on a number of projects. As well as playing the cello and alto saxophone. Wyatt continuously strives to create art that has something to say and will get people talking.  Instagram: @king_w_1


Grace Kinzie* (she/her) - FIRST LADY/DION

This is Grace’s first season with S&F. She found the joy of theatre in her private school in 8th grade and has been in 5 total productions since. Grace’s favorite productions have been Macbeth and Cinderella at Dallas High School. Grace is a homeschool student that lives in the Dallas area who enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on. 

*Member of S&F's Youth Ensemble


Andi Moring - PAULINA

This is Andi's first season with Struts & Frets. She was most recently seen on the stage as Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love with Valley Shakespeare Company. Some of her favorite roles include Wren Robin in Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche and Grace Fryer in Radium Girls. Andi graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Theatre and Mathematics from Western Oregon University in 2022. She is currently working as the Director of the Smith Fine Arts Series, a music and dance concert series on the WOU campus. Learn more about the Smith Fine Arts Series and their upcoming season at or find them on Instagram @sfas.wou


Jesse Greenblatt (he/him) - POLIXENES

Jesse is excited to be in his first production with S&F. Jesse was recently seen in the Corvallis Majestic Theater performance of Sweeney Todd. Other favorite performance credits include: Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the University of California, Santa Cruz and as Trinculo in the Denver University production of The Tempest. More recent productions include Lazar Wolf in Corvallis High School’s production of Fiddler on the Roof and Leonato in Valley Shakespeare Company’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. Jesse is a physician at Samaritan Health Services and lives in Corvallis, Oregon with his dog, Shadow.

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Lexy Bolsinger (they/them) - MARINER/MUSICIAN

Lexy is an upcoming Senior this year at Western Oregon University studying for their BFA in Theatre Acting Training. This is Lexy’s first season working with S&F. Their most notable shows are She Kills Monsters (WOU), Baby and the Bathwater (WOU), Shakespeare in Love (Valley Shakespeare), and Reckless (South Salem). Lexy hopes to create and make art that enacts change. Always striving to create opportunities for everyone. "Not a single person should be left out of the theatre! There isn't a space that someone can't express themselves or be apart of, and theatre for me has always been a gateway of opportunity, and I want to share that with everyone. You can find Lexy and all the work they do on Instagram @lexywexyb

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Brandon Williams* (he/him) - LORD/OFFICER

This is Brandon’s first season with S&F, however he has been apart of many projects at Dallas High School such as The Yellow Boat as Eddy, Cinderella as Charles, Macbeth as Witch/Malcom and many others, he also was in a production of Shakespeare In Love at Valley Shakespeare Company last summer as Sam. Brandon enjoys hanging out with friends, learning new skills and making a mean cup of coffee. His Instagram is @brandonwilliams929

*Member of S&F's Youth Ensemble

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Pollox Geissinger* (he/they) - YOUNG SHEPHERD

This is Pollox's first show with S&F. Their theater experiences are somewhat limited when it comes to professional theater, but they have been part of every production of their high school season for the past three years. Most recently, they performed the role of The Father in The Yellow Boat, which was invited to perform at this past Oregon State Conference. They have also played roles such as Sebastian in Twelfth Night, Cinderella’s Prince in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride and Prejudice, and Macbeth in Macbeth. They were featured in a production of Shakespeare in Love with Valley Shakespeare where they played the role of Ned Alleyn. In their spare time, Pollox enjoys writing and practicing piano. Pollox's writing has led to a state winning play titled: Just Another Shooting in the Middle of Nowhere. Pollox is also a part of the Dallas Ballet and Academy of Dance, where they have starred as the Rat Overlord in their production of The Nutcracker, featuring a dance that they choreographed themselves. This coming school year, Pollox will be starting their senior year at Dallas High School.

*Member of S&F's Youth Ensemble


Hannah Fawcett (she/they) - Director

This is Hannah's 8th season with S&F. She is the founding Artistic Director of the company. She directed Anatomy of GrayMuch Ado About NothingDear Brutus, and A Christmas Carol with S&F. Most recently, Hannah directed The Yellow Boat for Dallas High School which was 1 of only 2 plays selected to perform at the Oregon State Thespian Conference for over 1,000 Thespians and Theatre teachers from across the state! Hannah was last seen on S&F's stage as Imogen in S&F's 2018 production of Cymbeline. Select performance credits include As You Like It and Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and as Viola de Lesseps in Shakespeare in Love and Olivia in Twelfth Night at Valley Shakespeare Company. She is currently working as a Guest Artist at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she co-directed Tartuffe and As You Like It with Rafael Untalan. Hannah holds a BFA in Acting from Southern Oregon University. She was also a member of the Apprentice Company at Third Rail Repertory. She lives in the Willamette Valley with her partner, Terry. You can check out her website, or find her on Instagram @hannfaw

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Kenya Tichenor (she/her) - Assistant Stage Manager

This is Kenya’s first season with S&F! After taking a break from theatre to pursue her Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon, Kenya is excited to be back. Her most recent credits include stage managing Lear’s Daughters and Evolution: Dance Concert at Willamette University Theatre. Kenya holds a BA in Theatre Design from Willamette University where she focused on stage management and technical direction. When not in the theatre, Kenya is a registered architect in the state of Oregon. She works for CBTwo Architects in Salem, where she focuses on a mix of community based projects and multifamily housing projects throughout the country.


You can find her on Instagram @kenya_m_t


Blair Cromwell (she/her) - Company Manager

Blair is a founding member of Struts & Frets. She has been with the company since its humble beginnings back in the woods. Blair is a teacher at Dallas High School. She has taught at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for over 20 years, Willamette University, Western Oregon University, and Children's Educational Theatre, to name a few. She has worked to develop statewide assessments through the Oregon University System and the Oregon Department of Education. 

Blair is a recipient of the Oregon Theatre Arts Association Rex Rabold Memorial Award for professional achievement, and Oregon Theatre Arts Association Melba Day Sparks Henning Award for the Oregon Hall of Fame for Extraordinary Achievement and Service. 


Katie Reimer* (she/her) - Production Assistant

This is Katie’s first production with Struts & Frets! She was previously seen as a stepsister in Cinderella and ensemble in The Yellow Boat. This year she will be a freshman in college at WOU and is hoping to study psychology! She is very excited to help out with this S&F show and hopes she can do more in the future!

*Member of S&F's Youth Ensemble


Mariam Anderson-Taha (she/they) - Sound Designer

This is Mariam’s second season with S&F. They are a senior at WOU majoring in Theatre Arts with a minor in Art & Design. Mariam is very passionate about theatre, both in tech and on stage. Some tech credits include Assistant Stage Management for Theory of Relativity, Stage Management for both Baby with the Bathwater and She Kills Monsters, all at Western Oregon University. Mariam was also the Sound Designer, Microphone technician, and board operator for Shakespeare in Love at Valley Shakespeare Company. She was seen on stage in The Laramie Project and The Wolves also at Western Oregon University. Mariam hopes to complete their degree in Theatre at WOU then pursue an MFA/PhD in Theatre with the intentions of becoming a professor in Theatre History and Theory. Outside of theatre, Mariam spends all their time reading, watching plays, or looking at stars. 

You can find them on instagram @sage.mari.28

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