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Lisa Tromovitch
Lisa Tromovitch,  Founder of Shakespeare's Associates and Artistic Director of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival

The Theatre Arts department works together with the Livermore Shakespeare Festival and Sierra Repertory Theatre, two professional theatre companies that provide internship opportunities for students in all areas of theatrical production.

  • Theatre Arts professor Lisa Tromovitch is the founder and Artistic Director of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival
  • Pacific alumni Dennis Jones is the co-founder and Producing Director of Sierra Repertory Theatre

More information about these theatre companies can be found on their websites:

Lisa Tromovitch - Shakespeare's Associates
Dennis Jones - Sierra Repertory Theatre

Read what our students have to say about their experience with the Livermore Shakespeare Festival:

"My participation was special because it was not just getting coffee for the director or folding programs, but I actually played a key role in putting on the show. This sort of experience greatly raised my confidence regarding my prospects in professional theatre."
-Chris Dewey

"Not only do you get to learn about "the business," but you have a blast doing it! The people that I met during my internship were such inspirations to me and I still keep in contact with many of them."
-Danielle Stephens

"Working at the Livermore Shakespeare Festival was an excellent experience. I was able to learn more about stage management and acting by collaborating with working professionals from the Bay Area. The experience really helped me improve."
-Alex Ruano

"I was given full freedom to create the character I wanted in a purely organic way. Outdoor theatre is an experience that rivets me. There is nothing like the communion experience one gets when doing Shakespeare in the open."
-Kyle Hall

Theatre Arts students participating in the Livermore Shakespeare Festival

  Alison Koch Alison Koch '11 (left) playing Nurse in the 2010 Livermore Shakespeare Festival's production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, directed by Professor Gary Armagnac.
LaTricia Vang
2013 graduate La Tricia Vang (far right) performing in Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor during the 2012 Livermore Shakespeare Festival. The play was directed by Virginia Reed. 
  Rand Enlow Ashley Bonda
Professor Randall A. Enlow (middle) enlists the help of acting apprentice Ashley Bonda '13 (far left) to cast the faces of the actors of MacBeth. Bonda participated backstage and onstage (playing First Witch) for the 2011 Livermore Shakespeare Festival production directed by Shakespeare's Associates founder and producing artistic director and Pacific Theatre Arts Department Chair and professor Lisa Tromovitch.