Established in 2010 by Vallejo resident Dalia Vidor, Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park produces one live Shakespearean production each summer presented in outdoor settings free to communities around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park presents an annual play where residents of all ages and economic backgrounds are invited to come together for free professional outdoor theater. Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park has performed in Vallejo, Crockett, Martinez, Oakland, Piedmont, and Benicia. Our aim is to provide an inspiring and educational live theater experience for our audience through intensive preparation and high quality performance, and broaden horizons and enrich the lives of local residents through a free classical outdoor theater performance. Our casts are made up of multi-ethnic actors of various backgrounds and experience levels. Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park also aims to provide professional performance opportunities to Bay Area actors of color, various gender identity, and women through non-traditional casting. We want our productions to reflect the community in which they are performed and help our audience connect to classical theater with exciting contemporary staging. We present a “bare-bones” production, concentrating on the actor’s performances and honest storytelling, with minimal set and modern dress.
We believe the arts are an important part of the fabric of a community and we want to do our part to ensure a thriving arts environment and help raise the value of the arts as a public benefit.
Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park is fiscally sponsored by the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD).
Executive Producing Director
Dalia Vidor has written, directed and produced theater, including two one-act festivals, fundraisng and themed events, short films and a TV series, Hello Dollya!, on San Francisco cable access. As an actor, Dalia is performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and the SF Fringe Festival three times, with many theatres around the Bay Area, and is a resident actor with VShakes. In 2015 she was nominated for an Arty Award for the role of Mrs. Potts in Picnic by William Inge with Solano Rep. Dalia is very involved in the arts scene in Vallejo and is on the committee for the Vallejo Capitol Street Stairs Mosaic Project, sat on the Propel Vallejo, Vallejo General Working Plan Arts and Cultural Commission Ad-hoc committee to help create arts and cultural policy for the city plan update and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Commission on Culture and the Arts in Vallejo. In 2015 she received the Community Service Award from the California Park and Recreation Society for her volunteer work bringing VShakes to Vallejo and beyond. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts and Cultural Anthropology from California State University, Hayward.
Cate Regan-Muzaffar earned her BFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan. Shortly there after she transported her life to the great south-west. While in Prescott Arizona, she worked with the Prescott Fine Arts Association and the Arizona Shakespeare Company. In 2007 she embarked on a new adventure to the Bay Area, where she worked through the East Bay and San Francisco. Cate is eternally grateful to have found a creative home in Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park. In her mind there is nothing better than building a show, and moving it to the people.