The Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company
Now in Their 9th Season
To produce Classic Theatre each summer in the Community of Half Moon Bay, California that is accessible, entertaining, challenging, educational and enlightening for both audiences and players alike.
By aligning ourselves with local arts organizations, businesses, trusts, and other entities in the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula and Coast, we strive to be responsive to opportunities and challenges, both artistic and economic, that will produce theatre with a deep commitment to education, outreach and audience involvement. We also seek to celebrate diversity and to enrich and enliven the existing cultural and artistic atmosphere of our community and world.
Lee Ellis (Co-Founder, Associate Producer/ Producer and Board CFO)
Lee is a founding member of Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company. She began her love of the Bard while earning a B.A. degree in English at Westminster College and thereafter taught Shakespeare to her middle school and high school students. She later earned a CPM and enjoyed a career in project management. Lee has served as Associate Producer for the past 7 seasons and manages the company’s business.
Robert Pickett (Co-Founder)
Starting with plays presented in the family garage when he was a youngster, Robert has been involved with theatre in all its many facets for most of his life. He has directed, acted, designed lights, costumes, sets and taught acting. He received his MFA in Directing from the University of Utah, his BA in Directing from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his AA in Acting from Santa Barbara City College. He has studied with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Great Britain. He co-founded the Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival where he directed *Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,The Tempest and Twelfth Night*. As an actor he has performed in *The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, As You Like It and Hamlet* and Napa and Sonoma Counties with scenes from Shakespeare. As a resident of Half Moon Bay, Robert is proud to be a part of the artistic and cultural environment here on the coast.