Posted on March 4, 2021
Ghost Light Chronicles, vol. 16
Ghost Light Chronicles, vol. 16: Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director Michael Stevenson virtually interviews Capital Stage Co-Founder and The Tabard Theatre Company‘s Executive Artistic Director, Jonathan Rhys Williams.
Jonathan Rhys Williams
Capital Stage Co-Founder & Executive Artistic Director of The Tabard Theatre Company in San Jose
Jonathan brings over 30 years of professional theatre management and production experience to his position as Executive Artistic Director of The Tabard Theatre Company, which he officially began in July 2020. Executive Artistic Director Cathy Spielberger Cassetta, who founded the company in 2001, retired from Tabard in June 2020. A Bay Area native, Williams returned to the San Francisco Bay Area after graduating from California Institute of the Arts in 1994, and began his career as a professional actor and director for a wide range of local theatre companies, including TheatreWorks, San Jose Stage Company, Aurora Theatre Company, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, American Musical Theatre, Theatre on San Pedro Square, and American Conservatory Theatre. In 2002 Williams relocated to Sacramento where he co-founded Capital Stage Company, serving in various capacities from Director of Production to Producing Artistic Director. In significant part to Jonathan’s leadership, Capital Stage Company is now one of the leading arts organizations in California. Williams’ directorial credits include Spamalot (American Stage Company), Guards at the Taj (Capital Stage), Good People and A Christmas Carol (Northside Theatre Company) and The Toxic Avenger (San Jose Stage), which won Best Musical from Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle in 2017.