Steven Sabel, Managing Artistic Director
Steven has 30 years experience in theatre production, including 17 years in production management. He is an award-winning producer and director with more than 85 successful productions to his credit. He also served for 12 years as a community journalist before transferring to the field of marketing and public relations, and he has 15 years experience as a theatre arts instructor. His independent production company, STS Productions, has produced successful theatrical ventures in a wide variety of venues for more than 15 years. He has also served as a production management and marketing consultant for a variety of clients.
As the founding artistic director of the Redlands Shakespeare Festival, Steven managed the creation and foundation of the organization from the ground up, and has served as both artistic director and executive director of the thriving organization for eight successful years. During his tenure, the Redlands Shakespeare Festival has produced 20 successful full-scale theatrical productions, ten successful major special events, more than 20 professional lectures, more than 35 educational workshops, and nearly 50 educational school-site presentations. Under his stewardship, the organization has always operated within budgetary means, while still continuing to grow from season to season.
Annie Freeman, Studio Manager
Annie has been training in the practice of yoga for more than eight years, and has been instructing students for four years. She completed her 200-hour instructor training in 2009, and has since been teaching a wide variety of styles and levels, including Yoga for Kids, Mommy & Me Yoga, Pre-Natal Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, and Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga for all levels of practitioners. Annie has taught at various studios and fitness centers throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, including Triad Yoga, Sports Club LA, Avalon Senior Center, and the USC Lyon Center. Annie developed the original yoga classes for the NYSP Trojan Kids Camp in 2008, and has taught other workshops for kids at Triad Yoga and YogaWorks. Annie has served on the management teams at YogaWorks in Westwood and Triad Yoga in Irvine.
As a graduate of the theatre schools at the University of Southern California and the Orange County High School of the Arts, Annie has extensive training in theatre arts. She has also studied classical acting at the British American Drama Academy and Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. Annie’s stage credits include a variety of classical and contemporary roles, including world premieres of original productions. For the past five years, she has also been teaching acting classes for children through after-school and summer programs.