Jessica launched Rogue Theater Company in 2019, debuting her play, Fragments, followed by playing Mama in ’night, Mother. Jessica has acted on stage throughout the United States and Europe. She was seen locally as Emma in Oregon Stage Works’ production of Annapurna with Peter Alzado; she also served as Co-Producing Artistic Director. Jessica has numerous movie and television roles to her credit, including Who Shot Patakango? (with Sandra Bullock), If Tomorrow Comes, General Hospital, as well as televised PBS productions of Getting Out and Blithe Spirit. She has taught acting, written plays, and produced stage works for over three decades. She has directed nearly 40 theatrical productions, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Ashland High School. Jessica was awarded the “Extraordinary Theatre Artist” and “Ovation Award” from the California Educational Theatre Association, as well as a special Gubernatorial Commendation for her work with California Youth in Theatre.
RESIDENT SET DESIGNER Richard has designed every Rogue Theater Company set since ’night, Mother. He is the Scenic and Theatre Designer Emeritus at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 63 seasons at OSF, Richard designed 246 productions. He was the principal influence or created the design for all OSF theatres. Richard has also designed for the Denver Center Theatre Company, Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, American Conservatory Theater, PCPA Theaterfest, The Old Globe Theater, Missouri Repertory Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Guthrie Theater, and the Kennedy Center.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, EVERY BRILLIANT THING Brandy was the assistant director last year in RTC's A Doll's House, Part 2. She has been connected to the theatre and the performance business for all of her life: East coast summer stock, off Broadway, the trek west to tackle Los Angeles — its freeways and its film business. And then heading north to Oregon where she has done theatre and film work for the last 30 years. Recently she read the role of Louise Nevelson in Edward Albee’s Occupant and was a “guppy coach” for Caroline Shaffer’s production of Little Mermaid at AHS.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, BARRY KRAFT'S SHAKESPEARE SERIES
Tyrone is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama where he received his MFA in Acting, and Middlebury College, earning BA Honor Degrees in Theatre and Psychology. He has appeared in films including Privilege, The Super with Joe Pesci, and Stone Soup with Grace Zabriskie. Tyrone appeared in the European tour of Ajax, directed by Peter Sellars; on Broadway in Lettice and Lovage, with Maggie Smith; and the US tour with Julie Harris. Off-Broadway, he performed with Theatre for a New Audience, New York Public Theater, and Circle Repertory Theatre. In 26 seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Tyrone has performed over 60 roles in nearly 50 productions.
RESIDENT GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Tyler is a retired executive from Adobe Systems, and continues to use the best tools in the graphic design industry for his work with Rogue Theater Company. He has also worked with hundreds of local businesses and entrepreneurs in an advisory capacity for the Southern Oregon University Small Business Development Center in Medford, providing counsel in areas of finance, operations, digital marketing, social media, and more. Tyler is Vice President on the Board of Directors at Camelot Theatre in Talent.
DIRECTOR, EVERY BRILLIANT THING
Caroline is thrilled to be back on the Rogue Theater Company team after directing A Doll's House, Part 2 and ’night, Mother. A 12-year acting veteran at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Caroline is appearing this season in unseen. Her local directing credits include multiple collaborations with the former Actor’s Theatre, including a site-specific production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir at The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant. She has directed several plays at SOU, multiple readings with Ashland New Plays Festival, and The Little Mermaid at Ashland High School. Regional acting credits include Seattle Rep, American Conservatory Theater, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cal Shakes, and Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Off-Broadway: Brooklyn Academy of Music. Caroline was a founding member of “The Loft” collective in San Francisco.
Robynn received her MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. For 22 seasons, she was a member of the resident acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she appeared in over 40 productions. Robynn's acting work includes playing powerful women in Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ibsen, Shaw, Euripides, and Aeschylus. Her work in contemporary plays has been equally prolific. In addition to OSF, Robynn’s work has been seen at the Public Theatre, Guthrie , Kennedy Center, Denver Center, Intiman Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, The Shakespeare Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and many others. Internationally, Robynn represented OSF at the prestigious 43rd Annual Festival des Jeux du Théâtre in Sarlat, France. In the UK, she appeared in the OSF/Berkeley Rep production of Continental Divide at The Barbican (London) and Birmingham Rep. In 2013, Robynn made her professional directorial debut at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where she has directed King John, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and As You Like It. She has directed at American Players Theatre, University of Texas, Austin, Pacific Conservatory Theatre, West Virginia University and Dartmouth College. robynnrodriguez.com
FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
Michael most recently directed RTC's production of Tiny Beautiful Things. He has been an OSF company member for 27 seasons, appearing this season in The Tempest. Previous roles: Captain Robert Falcon Scott in Peter and the Starcatcher; Gonzalo in The Tempest; Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet; Ralph in Shakespeare in Love; Maurice in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Helicanus in Pericles (Folger/ Guthrie Theatres); Everett Dirksen in The Great Society (OSF, Seattle Rep); Sorin in Seagull; Maraczek in She Loves Me; Toby Belch in Twelfth Night; Leo Gordon in Paradise Lost, others. New York theatres: Manhattan Punchline, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lucille Lortel Theatre, The Orpheum, others. Regional: Harvey (Guthrie Theater); Woyzeck, Julius Caesar (Hartford Stage); The Cherry Orchard, Twelfth Night, Happy End, The Norman Conquests (Capital Repertory Theatre); American Conservatory Theater, South Coast Repertory. International: Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Vienna). Film/TV: No Place Like Home, The Ruby Princess, The Last Two Weeks, others.
"Mala" in MALA
Vilma Silva has been an OSF company member for 25 seasons: King Phillip and Salisbury in King John, Gryphon, Sheep in Alice in Wonderland; Countess of Rossillion, All’s Well That Ends Well; Fabiola Castillo, Destiny of Desire; Armida, Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles; Mistress Page, The Merry Wives of Windsor; Senhora Costa, The River Bride; Apemantus, Timon of Athens; Haikumom, Water by the Spoonful; Goneril, King Lear; Sor Rufina, The Tenth Muse; Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar; Portia, The Merchant of Venice; Katherine, Henry VIII; Emilia, Othello; Beatrice, A View from the Bridge; Katherina, The Taming of the Shrew; Amy, Gibraltar; Rosaura, Life Is a Dream; Maria Celia, Two Sisters and a Piano; Viola, Twelfth Night; Helen, The Trojan Women; China, El Paso Blue; Thaisa, Pericles; Dromio of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors; Isabella/Mistress Overdone, Measure for Measure; Lise, The Magic Fire; Governess, The Turn of the Screw; Juliet, Romeo and Juliet; Bride, Blood Wedding; others. Other theatres: Steppenwolf, TheatreWorks, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Dallas Theater Center, A.C.T., El Teatro Campesino, Sundance Institute Playwrights Lab.