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Production Designers &Team

Here are the talented people behind the scenes
Tamiko Washington
Artistic Director

Tamiko is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Chapman University with an M.F.A. in Acting from UCI. She currently chairs the Department of Theatre at Chapman. Considered the originator of American Noh Theatre, Tamiko has acted at South Coast Repertory, the Old Globe Theatre, the L.A. Women’s Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Orange County. Her television credits include co-starring and guest artist roles in Pensacola, Silk Stalkings and two Lifetime films. In 2005, she received a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Award for Excellence in Education for her work at Chapman University.

Eric Eberwein
Associate Artistic Director

Eric Eberwein also leads the Orange County Playwrights Alliance. His plays include Peace Be With You (Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival), Great Western Wanderlust (Las Vegas Little Theatre, Hunger Artists) and The Return Engagement (finalist, Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville)

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Katherine Sharpless
Scenic Designer

Katherine Sharpless is a set designer based in Santa Monica, California. Theater credits include Into the Woods and Marisol at Carnegie Mellon University, A Son, Come Home and 5x10 at Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Three Sisters (assistant) at The National Theatre (UK).

Film credits include The Mandalorian S3, Skeleton Crew, Vacation Friends 2, The Lincoln Lawyer, and The Morning Show S2.

Katherine has also worked as a fine artist, exhibit designer, and scenic painter. She is a member of The Art Director’s Guild (IATSE Local 800) and holds a BFA
in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University.

Oscar Garcia
Sound Designer

Graduated with his B.A. in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Design and Technical Production from California State University, Fullerton, Oscar is making his OC-Centric debut with The Mortician's Wife.


His most recent theatrical credits in the past include Real Women Have Curves (Directing & Sound Design) at the Grand Central Theatre, Matinicus: The Story of Abigail Burgess (Sound Design) at the Chance Theatre, and Fefu and Her Friends (Technical Direction) at Cal. State Fullerton.

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Christopher Metzger
Costume Designer

Christopher Metzger works in all facets of live performance, film and television. Design credits include: Little Gem (Irish Repertory Theatre), Suor Angelica and Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Montclair State University, Cali School of Music), La Traviata (Philharmonia of New York), Harlequin & Pantalone with Bill Irwin and The Dorrance Dance Company, West Side Story (Sioux City Symphony), Tosca (Opera Roanoke), Outlying Islands (Sugarglass Theatre; Dublin, Ireland), Elijah (world premiere, Bristol Valley Theatre), and Mothership (New York City Ballet, Choreographers Institute) and Three Sisters, directed by Mark Wing-Davey (NYU). He is a member of United Scenic Artists (USA) 829 and 892.

Caleb Wildman
Lighting Designer

Caleb Wildman has a BFA in Lighting Design from California Institute of the Arts. His credits include Lineage (LA Dance Project), Grease and Beehive The 60s Musical (Cabrillo Stage), The Nutcracker (Agape Dance), and Much Ado About Nothing (CalArts). He was assistant lighting designer on Ann (Pasadena Playhouse) and Sweeney Todd and Poor Yella Rednecks (South Coast Repertory).

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