Louise Gill and Heidi Kaseff have joined the board of directors of Shakespeare's Associates, producer of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival.
Gill, an independent college admissions advisor, will serve on two Board committees: the Personnel Committee and the Public Relationship and Advocacy Committee. Kaseff will join the Education Committee and Development and Fundraising committee.
Both women are Livermore residents.
A relative newcomer,Gill says she was delighted to find "an amazing, professional company creating outstanding theater in a beautiful vineyard setting."
"I am grateful for the opportunity to be on the board and help the company develop still further," she added.
Kaseff's first contact with the Shakespeare company was through her children, who were cast in the 2011 production of Macbeth.
"Their positive experience during rehearsals and performances is something they will never forget," Kaseff said. "It has been my dream to have local, high-quality, affordable actor training and performance experiences for children."
"I also want to make children's tickets accessible so families can afford to bring the whole clan to these incredible performances," Kaseff adderd.
For its 2013 summer season, the festival will include William Shakespeare's comic look at the battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Liar, adapted by David Ives from a 17th comedy by Pierre Corneille.
The productions play in repertory June 20 July 21. Tickets go on sale at the end of February. Visit www.LivermoreShakes.org or call 925-443-2273 (BARD) for more information.