Board of Directors
Ian Case, President
A graduate of the UVic acting program, Ian has appeared on many Vancouver Island stages. He is a well-known local director, arts advocate and supporter. Ian is the Director of the Farquhar Auditorium and Ceremonies and Events at UVic. He founded Giggling Iguana Productions and produced a successful run of Halloween shows at Craigdarroch Castle for 15 years. Ian is married to his ever-supportive wife and love. They have two daughters, both talented artists in their own right.
Susie Mullen, Vice President
Susie has served on the VSS Board of Directors for the past two years. She has served on arts councils in Chicago, Tucson and Victoria. She began acting in her home town, Chicago, and has also performed in Tucson, Seattle, Victoria and Regina. Roles in the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festivals include the Nurse in Romeo & Juliet (2015), Pistol in Henry V (2014) , and Mistress Quickly in Merry Wives of Windsor (2013.) She has also been seen in the Langham Court Theatre productions of Cabaret and August: Osage County.
Members at Large
Rachel holds an Honors degree from UVic in English Literature with a focus on 16th century letter writing and Shakespearean Studies. She has worked within the Arts and Non-Profit sectors in Victoria for many years, formerly as Executive Coordinator of the Victoria Symphony and currently in Community Investment with United Way Greater Victoria. A lifelong Victoria resident, Rachel brings a great knowledge of the city’s cultural scene and has a passion to promote the continued relevancy of Shakespeare both in literature and theatre! Rachel lives in Fernwood with her husband Geoff, and two cats.
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Cam holds a BA in English, an MA in Theatre and a Diploma in French. He has been a fulltime EAL instructor at Continuing Studies (UVic) for 22 years. He has been performing with the GVSF on a consistent basis since the early 1990s, when all shows were performed at the Inner Harbour. Cam is a longstanding volunteer at local schools which teach diverse populations of special abilities, where he shares music and drama (most recently as puppeteer in the Get it? Got it! Puppet Troupe). This is the second Board of Directors that Cam has been a part of, the first being a one year stint with Kaleidescope Theatre.
Geoff has a BA in Theatre Arts and has been involved in acting, directing, stage-managing, and anything else a production needs. Involved with the GVSF since 2004, he has been an actor in several productions, and had the honour of Asst. Directing (under Christopher Weddell) Romeo and Juliet in 2015. It has been great to see the Festival's development over the last several years to the Victoria arts institution it has become, and Geoff looks forward to being a more active participant to help make it even greater!
A graduate of the UVic Theatre Production/Management program Christopher has worked as a Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager for theatres across the country including the Stratford and Charlottetown Festivals, the Belfry Theatre and Pacific Opera Victoria. Christopher began his career working at Shakespeare in the Park in Calgary, and now settled back into life in Victoria, he is very pleased to be able to bring his experience to the board of the VSS, and to help bring great outdoor Shakespeare to Victoria.
Paul E. Croy