RB Axtell (Sound Designer) is a sound designer and master electrician who loves making unexpected mash-ups. She was born in Westminster West, Vermont and is a first-semester senior and Computer Science major at Smith College. Previous sound designs are The Open Couple and Mrs. California (both at Smith). She has worked behind the scenes on every show the Smith Theatre department has put on since her first semester here. She first became involved in theatre in preschool while playing a dog in the Saxton’s River Montessori School play We’ve Got a Niche in Nature. RB isn’t sure what she is doing after college, but would like to work in computer animation or developing software to teach children programming or foreign languages.
Claire DeLiso (Set Designer) was born and raised inProvence in the South of France. At the age of 14 she came to the United-Statesto attend The Putney High School in Vermont. Claire will graduate from SmithCollege in the spring of 2012 as a theatre major, with an emphasis on design,and a studio art minor. She is interested in both set and costume design. In the fall of 2009 she was the Assistant Costume Designer for the production of Las Meninas. She has also worked behindthe scenes as a crew member for Mrs. California, The Smith College One Acts Festival, Henry V and Polaroid Stories. Claire firstbecame involved with theatre as an actress in high school. She has also acted in a few Smith College productions. Her favorite roles include Kate Mundy in Dancing at Lughnasa, Erma in Anything Goes and The Painter in Las Meninas.Some Mother’s Son is the first production she has set-designed and she is extremely grateful for the opportunity and the incredible design team she has had the privilege to work with.
Hana Kadoyama (Stage Manager) has stage managed in theatres around the Bay Area as well as at Smith College. Recently, she spent time onstage starring as "Sir Pablo" in Kendra Arimoto's Shikataganai (It Can't Be Helped) at the 2011 Hawai'i International Conference on Arts and Humanities. She will graduate from Smith in May with a BA in both Theatre and Sociology. Hana is headed to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with a production fellowship post-graduation.
Emma Jimerson (Assistant Stage Manager) fell in love with Theatre when she began acting at the age of fourteen and has been hooked ever since. She has appeared in a number of plays, ranging from an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass to Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan. Since coming to Smith College last fall, Emma has begun to learn as much as she can about the backstage world, including stage management, lighting, costume design, and playwriting -- as well as continuing to study acting. Most recently she appeared in a Smith production of Macbeth in the fall of 2010.