Our mission is to create and maintain a thriving environment that fosters artistic growth, creative expression, educational opportunities, spiritual well being, and cultural development through presenting regular performances of theatrical works, special events, and a selection of courses in a variety of forms and practices aimed at creating better artists.
Our Creative Team
Steven Sabel, Producing Artistic Director
Steven has more than 30 years experience in theatre production, including 24 years in production management. He is an award-winning producer and director with more than 135 successful productions to his credit. He has produced more than 50 Shakespearean productions, covering 24 of the Bard's titles, plus a live staging of "Venus and Adonis." He also served for 12 years as a community journalist before transferring to the field of marketing and public relations, and he has more than 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 25 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 served as both artistic director and executive director of the thriving organization for nine successful seasons. During his tenure, the Redlands Shakespeare Festival produced 23 successful full-scale theatrical productions, ten successful major special events, more than 25 professional lectures, more than 40 educational workshops, and nearly 50 educational school-site presentations.
Annie Freeman, Operations Manager
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.
Annie has been training in the practice of yoga for more than 12 years, and has been instructing students for 7 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. Annie has been a manager for YogaWorks for four years.