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Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

Recognized as the 2017 Arts Organization of the Year by the Missouri Arts Council, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis has become one of our city’s finest cultural organizations, and we thrive because of the wonderful generosity of supporters like you. On behalf of the dozens of artists and thousands of audience members who benefit from our offerings each season, we thank you.

board of directors

Julie Thomas Sward
Partner, Moneta Group
Immediate Past Chair
Penny Pennington
Principal, Edward Jones
Malvika Jhangiani
HR Lead-Bayer Corporate Strategy & Global IT
Thomas E. Lowther
Attorney of Counsel, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Greta K. Brown Director Human Resources, Emerson
Jean Daniel-Gentry Community Volunteer
Alison Ferring Community Volunteer
Linda Goldstein President, Linda Goldstein Consulting, LLC
Brian Hayden President, Collaborative Strategies, Inc.
Jessica L. Holzer Managing Director, Citicorp
Brendan Johnson Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Mont S. Levy Wealth Advisor & Board Member, Buckingham Asset Management
Ed Macias Provost Emeritus, Washington University
Carla Miller Teacher, Clayton School District
Mary Morgan Community Volunteer
John Nickel President, Switch
Kiku Obata President, Kiku Obata & Company
Ian Patterson Chief Information Officer, evolve24
John H. Russell Senior Vice President, Branch Manager, Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Peter Sargent Dean, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, Webster University
Thomas F. Schlafly Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP; Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of the Board, The Saint Louis Brewery
Bevis Schock Attorney at Law
Dr. Sherman Silber Director, Infertility Center of St. Louis
Mark P. Taylor Dean, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
Pam Trapp Community Volunteer
Michael W. Weisbrod Gift Planning Officer, The Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri
R. Crosby Kemper III,
Marvin Moskowitz
Chairman Emeritus
Lana Pepper
Founding Managing Director

Tom Ridgely, Executive Producer, Tom Ridgely has been the Executive Producer of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis since 2018. A Drama Desk-nominated director, he has developed or presented work at the Public Theater, The Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Society, Red Bull and more. He’s worked with Tony nominees Sting, Sherie Rene Scott, Laura Osnes,…

Susan Rowe Jennings, General Manager, joined Shakespeare Festival St. Louis in 2019.  Since returning to her hometown in 1995 Susan has had the pleasure of working for the Arts and Education Council as Vice President of Administration and Grants and at the Saint Louis Art Museum in their Curatorial and Development departments.  Her time spent at these institutions helped her develop strong internal and external client relations and a love of the arts in St. Louis.  When Susan

Bruce Longworth, Resident Artist, has been a faculty member in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University since 1985 and is currently Head of the Performance program. He has worked extensively in St. Louis and around the country as a director, actor, and voice and dialect coach. Directing credits include: Henry V, Hamlet and Othello for Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, The Gamester and The…

Linda Schulte, Director of External Affairs, joined Shakespeare Festival St. Louis in 2015. A native of St. Louis, Schulte’s fundraising and management experience includes four years in Development and Communications roles at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Most recently, she served as Director of Communications for the Civic Federation, a public policy research organization in Chicago, where her responsibilities included corporate membership, grant writing, and event planning…

Jennifer Wintzer, Associate Artistic Director: Wintzer’s career in the arts spans the duties of producer, educator, and director. She joined Shakespeare Festival St. Louis in 2014 from Lincoln Center Theater in New York, NY. Under her leadership as Director of Community Engagement and Education, the Festival’s schools and streets programs have received recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Missouri Arts Council. Since joining the Festival…



Nancy Bell Literary Manager
Emily Clinger Education Manager
Bryce Goodloe Development Assistant
Allie Magee Marketing Manager
Tom Martin Production Manager
Mary McHugh Public Relations Manager
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