Production Staff

Jane Boggess

Head Costumer

Jane Boggess graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Theater Arts from Nebraska Wesleyan University. From there, she became a costume shop intern at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis MN. She began her professional career at the Guthrie doing wardrobe in house and was Wardrobe Supervisor on the national tour of “Great Expectations.” From there, she went to the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC (now the Shakespeare Theater Company) as Head Craftsperson/Dyer. She moved on to Broadway and worked as a color expert at 20/20 Colorists, working on such shows as The Phantom of the Opera...

Jamila Cobham

Production Manager

Jamila Cobham (she/her) is a production manager and event producer with experience working in the United States and the Caribbean. Previously, she was the Production Manager for Cal Shakes (California Shakespeare Theater) where she managed numerous classics, as well as new works, that presented a diverse range of perspectives. She also worked with artistic leadership to proactively diversify the company's creative and production teams. Additionally, Jamila was a member of the organization's leadership team and contributed to the company's strategic planning initiatives and goals.

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Peet Cocke

Properties Director

Peet Cocke is a director, playwright, and designer. His recent directing credits include Adam Esquenazi Douglas’s Pinned Butterfly, Susan Sobeloff’s Jubilee, and Naomi Wallace’s No Such Cold Thing. His original plays include Crush and Hum, Extraordinary Mysteries, Even at A Funeral, a movement piece, Already Done to You, and original adaptation of the novel Voices, by Ursula Le Guin, entitled Through the Glass Darkly. His scenic and lighting design work includes Peter and the Starcatcher, Silent Sky, The Three Musketeers, Fete de la Nuit, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and...

Joanne Cole

Wardrobe Supervisor & Costume Curator

Joanne “Joany” Cole has been designing, constructing and wearing costumes for over 30 years. With an AAS in Fashion Design, she worked in the theater and fashion industries in Arizona as a Spec Technician, Marker Maker, Stitcher, First Hand, and Drafter/Draper. In addition to her time employed with University of Arizona, Phoenix College, Arizona Textiles, Arizona State University Lyric Opera, and Arizona Ballet making clothing and theatrical costumes, Joany has also enjoyed costuming at the Arizona Renaissance Festival, Phoenix Fan Fusion, with the 501st Stormtrooper Legion...

Emily Fassler

Assistant Production Manager

Zoë Gopnik-McManus

Scenic Artist

Zoë started her theatrical career at a young age, performing and creating for family plays. Her first design work was helping her mother to make props and costumes for her family performance in the Commedia Dell'arte show at the Renaissance Faire. She continued her theater studies at Concordia University’s design and production program in Montreal, where she did her first scenic painting. Creating the sets for her shows in university inspired her to go to grad school at California Institute of the Arts, where she specialized in scenic art. She then worked as a scenic artist in television,...

Tim Kopra

Scene Shop Supervisor

Tim Kopra comes from a fine art background making sculptural installations, public art, and interactive spaces for events. He has fabricated throughout California for various artists and institutions, notably MoreLab, Cathartic Productions, and Gordon Huether Studios. He has taught fine art, technical fabrication, and combinations of both with science and environmental studies locally and internationally. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute and maintains an art practice exhibiting work throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad. He currently lives and...

Dio Ramirez

Theater Production Supervisor

Dio Ramirez (they/them) is a head electrician and board programmer. They began their theatrical career at Cal, TDPS class of 2015. Some titles they have held over the last eight years include: freelance electrician, building engineer, museum preparator, and, most recently, facilities manager for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Wendy Sparks

Costume Director

Wendy Sparks has been designing and building costumes in the Bay Area since 1991. She studied under Professor Warren Travis and in that one year designed and built costumes for five shows in TDPS’ three theater spaces. Since then she has designed costumes for 25 shows at TDPS including the recent productions of Sauce For The Goose, Our Town, Dead Boys, Ishi: The Last of the Yahi and The Ruling Class.

Wendy has designed for local dance companies including Diablo Ballet, LevyDance, The Joe Goode Performance Group and has been nominated for two Isadora Duncan awards in costume design...