The Mammoth Shakespeare Festival was created out of the longstanding local event "Shakespeare In The Woods." Produced by Sierra Classic Theatre and the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre, the two non-profit theatre companies have come together to create the first ever Summer Shakespeare Festival in the town of Mammoth Lakes, presenting two Shakespeare plays in repertory. Keeping the festival performances free to everyone, so everyone is invited and included and nobody is turned away for lack of funds, is one of our founding festival missions.
Allison McDonell Page
Co-Founder MSF & Artistic Director of SCT
Allison McDonell Page received her ‘BA from Harvard College then went on to study acting with William Esper in NYC. Page had a recurring role on Another World, performed in numerous independent films and made several TV appearances. However, her greatest love was always theater. She performed regionally and Off-Broadway in such plays as To Kill A Mockingbird (Syracuse Stage), Hadley’s Mistake (directed by Bartlett Sher), and Brighton Beach Memoirs (Bristol Valley). She also worked with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lanford Wilson, in the World Premiere of A Sense Of Place (American Stage) played the lead in the premiere of Spring Storm, a lost play by Tennessee Williams at The Marin Theatre Company. In LA she began coaching actors, children and adults, and tried her hand at directing. She also assisted the casting director at The Geffen Playhouse for several productions.
Co-Founder MSF & Artistic Director of MLRT
Co-Founder & Artistic Director of MLRT
Shira Dubrovner is the founder and director of the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre (MLRT), Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (MLFF) and the newest addition, Eastern Sierra Mountain Film Festival (ESMFF) that all live under the umbrella of the non-profit Eastern Sierra Arts Alliance where she serves as Executive Director. As ESAA's Executive Director, she is responsible for all three entities in addition to her role as Artistic Director of MLRT. Her over 20 years of experience in live theatre and 10 years in the film and television industry have resulted in an extensive array of connections in the professional entertainment world that allow her to enhance the artistic offerings ESAA provides to the Eastern Sierra through its various entities. Dubrovner is committed to bringing creative arts of all kinds to the Eastern Sierra for the benefit of community members of all ages.