Who we are
Wildflower Women’s Ensemble was born of the desire to create vibrant classical theatre with entirely female casts. Founded in July 2015 by Julianna Hess, Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin, and Joshua Anderson, Wildflower is based in the Sacramento Region and draws influences from Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, Davis Shakespeare Ensemble Shakespeare’s Globe, Utah Shakespeare, Orlando Shakespeare, Shakespeare on the Vine and the Shakespeare Theatre Association.
What we do
Wildflower Women’s Ensemble is an all-female Shakespeare theatre company based out of Sacramento, CA dedicated to creating vibrant, lively, and wild Shakespeare. The women of Wildflower strive to inspire and give new life to the masterful works of William Shakespeare while staying true to the language and the text at the same time building brand new creations that are unique to each production.
How we do it
Wildflower Women’s Ensemble provides free Shakespeare for all with performances in the Sacramento area and live streams to share worldwide. Our productions will take place in spring and fall with workshops, readings and classes ranging throughout the year.
Henry V. 2015. Founding Members
From left to right. Front Row: Sinead Kennedy, Samantha Hannum, Evelyn White, Julianna Hess, Kayla Willett, Christi Van Eyken. Back Row: Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin, Denise Ivy, Danielle le Roux, Roberta Sanchez, Kathleen Poe, Nina Dramer, Shelby Saumier, Faye Taylor, Esmeralda Alvarez, Johnna Wood. Photo by Barry Wisdom.
From left to right. Back Row: Sinead Kennedy, Denise Ivy, Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin, Danielle le Roux, Josh Anderson, Kathleen Poe, Christine Nicholson, Kayla Wilett, Mary Jo O’Connor. Middle Row: Shana Kehoe, Christi Van Eyken, Kim McCann-Lawson Front Row (kneeling): Roberta Sanchez, Samantha Hannum, Nina Dramer, Shelby Saumier. Photo by Mike Poe.
Measure for Measure. 2016
From left to right. Back Row: Khephra Owl, Joshua Anderson, Christine Nicholson, Kathleen Poe, Shelby Larsen, Mary Jo O’Connor. Front Row: Kayla Willett, Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin, Julianna Hess, Lincoln Taylor, Shana Kehoe, Christi van Eyken, Sarita le Roux, Sinead Kennedy, Kim McCann-Lawson. Photo by Mike Poe.
Winter Blossoms: An Evening with the Women of Wildflower. 2016
From left to right. Back Row: Danielle le Roux, Mary Jo O’Connor, Lincoln Taylor, Natalie Evans, Joshua Anderson, Kathleen Poe, Suzanne Stewart, Christine Nicholson, Sharon Pressburg Nevans, Sinead Kennedy. Middle Row: Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin, Nina Dramer, Shelby Larsen, Christi van Eyken, Katie Peters. Front Row: Fiona Nies, Samantha Hannum, Kim McCann-Lawson, Julianna Camille Hess, Kayla Willett, Sarita le Roux, Lenore Justman. Photo by Mike Poe.
Taming of the Shrew. 2017
From left to right. Faye “Nick Taylor”, Sarah Rothaus, Kathleen Poe, BJ Nash, Kayla Willett, Katie Peters, Nina Dramer, Dale Lisa Flint, Sinead Kennedy, Khephra Owl, Lynn Baker Nauman, Samantha Hannum, Sharon Pressburg Nevans, Mary Jo O’Connor, Lincoln Taylor. Photo by Mike Poe.