The mission of the Southern California Shakespeare Festival, SCSF, is to establish a classical, professional repertory Theatre Company, dedicated to nurturing artists, student-artists and enriching the diverse community of Pomona and the Inland Empire. SCSF endeavors to explore the eternal human questions seeking to enlighten and excite contemporary audiences with the timeless relevance of Shakespeare's literature. We are committed to providing our community with a professional theatre company of multicultural actors and students that will reach our diverse audience.
SCSF's inaugural production of "King John" in 2005 played to sold out houses, as have our 11 consecutive seasons: "The Winter's Tale," "The Merry Wives of Windsor," "Twelfth Night," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Hamlet," "Richard The Third," "The Tempest," "Midsummer Night's Dream," "Julius Caesar" and recently "Macbeth," our sold-out successful 11th season production. "Macbeth" included a wonderful collaboration with the Pomona community and the School of Arts and Enterprise (SAE) with two performances of "Macbeth" at the SAE theatre in downtown Pomona. Student artists joined SCSF artists for the first time, along with a student artist from IPoly High School.
For Season 13, SCSF is performing William Shakespeare's "The Comedy Of Errors." We will be partnering again with the School of Arts and Enterprise to present a show, and we will also be collaborating and touring "The Comedy of Errors" to the Mayfield School in Pasadena.
Linda Bisesti, Artistic Director of SCSF, is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and New Dance, where she is the Head of Acting, teaching voice, acting and directs. She is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher and a working professional of AEA, SAG-AFTRA.