The Rogue Valley Shakespeare Company is a collection of artists with a passion for Shakespearean works and classical theatre dedicated to the enrichment of others through our art.
Founded in 2021 by Annie and Steven Sabel, the company's mission is to present the works of Shakespeare and other classical writers in vibrant productions that are true to the authors' intent.
The company's flagship endeavor every year is annual presentations of Shakespeare in the Park, which first began with a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in June of 2022.
Our Creative Team
Annie Sabel, Founder/Managing Producer
Annie is an actor, theatre manager and yoga instructor with a specialty in classical theatre and physical acting. Annie studied at the Orange County School of the Arts and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Annie traveled to London to study at the British American Drama Academy. Annie's stage credits include various classical and contemporary works across Southern California and Southern Oregon, such as Rosalind in "As You Like It" and Lady Anne in "Richard III" (Redlands Shakespeare Festival), Ophelia in "Hamlet" (Theatricum Botanicum) and Lizzie Borden in "The Trial of Lizzie Borden" (ZJU Underground Theatre).
Annie served as a founding member and resident manager of the Archway Theatre Company in Los Angeles, where she played such roles as Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth," Andromache in "Trojan Women," Titania in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Mephistopholis in "Faustus," the title role in "Salome," Antigone in "Oedipus/Antigone" and Mary Haines in "The Women." In 2019, Annie moved to southern Oregon where she served as the executive director of Barnstormers Theatre and performed the roles of Eliza Doolittle in "Pygmalion" and Louise in "Postmortem."
As a resident company member of Rogue Valley Shakespeare Company, Annie has performed as Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing."
Annie is a certified yoga instructor and has been teaching multiple styles for over a decade. Annie fused her theatre, yoga and education passions by developing Yoga for Actors classes at the Archway Studio. Annie served as a studio manager with YogaWorks for a decade. Annie currently works as a Human Resources Supervisor at Rever Grand.
Steven Sabel, Founder/Producing Artistic Director
Steven is an award-winning producer and director who has produced/directed more than 170 productions from Greek tragedies to Broadway musicals. His many credits include the works of classical writers from across the centuries, contemporary classics, modern works, and original adaptations. He has directed more than 60 Shakespearean productions covering 24 different Shakespeare plays and a staged version of “Venus and Adonis.”
On the stage, Steven has played such coveted Shakespeare roles as Hamlet, Henry IV, Iago, Petruchio, Oberon, and Julius Caesar. Other favorite roles he has played include Dr. Lyman Hall in “1776,” Danny in “Grease,” Dracula, Oedipus, Frankenstein’s Creature, Black ‘n Red in “Deadwood Dick,” and Tom Kerwood in “Tom, Dick, and Harry.” Most recently, Steven has appeared on local stages as the title role in "Don Quixote," William Gillette in “Postmortem” (which he also directed), and as Professor Henry Higgins in “Pygmalion.”