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Globe for All - Measure for Measure

November 1 – November 20, 2016

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Patricia McGregor

Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare’s richest plays, mixing comedy and drama in a thrilling story of love and power. In a decadent Vienna, the strict, newly appointed leader Angelo wants to rid the city of moral decay—until he falls for a young nun pleading for the life of her brother and things get complicated. Justice, lust, hypocrisy, and redemption take center stage along with a wild cast of characters in a bold staging of this timely classic.

Globe for All includes grants from Elaine and Dave Darwin, Silvija and Brian Devine, Sanderson Family Foundation, The Parker Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, and The County of San Diego. Financial support for The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego.

The Fall 2016 tour of Globe for All is dedicated to the memory of Stanley S. Edelstein.

Globe for All will be presented with free public performances at

  • Fourth District Senior Resource Center (The George L. Stevens Senior Center, 570 S. 65th St., San Diego, 92114) on Friday, November 4 at 1:30 p.m.
  • The Old Globe Technical Center (5335 Market St., San Diego, 92114) on Saturday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m.
  • San Diego Public Library – Central Branch (Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, Shiley Special Events Suite, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, 92101) on Sunday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Lemon Grove Academy/Lemon Grove Historical Society/Lemon Grove Branch Library (Roberto Alvarez Auditorium, 3171 School Ln., Lemon Grove, 91945) on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Chaldean Middle-Eastern Social Services (St. Michael Chaldean Catholic Church, 799 E. Washington Ave., El Cajon, 92020) on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.
  • City Heights/Weingart Branch Library & Performance Annex (3795 Fairmount Ave., San Diego, 92105) on Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • The City of San Diego Parks & Recreation – Linda Vista  (Linda Vista Recreation Center, 7064 Levant St., San Diego, 92111) on Sunday, November 13 at 12:15 p.m.
  • Naval Base San Diego (Navy Region Southwest, Anchors Catering & Conference Center, Main at Yama St., 2375 Recreation Way, Building 3210, San Diego, 92136) on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
  • A Reason to Survive (Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 140 E. 12th St., Suite B, National City, 91950) on Friday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Escondido Public Library (239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, 92025) on Saturday, November 19 at 12:00 noon

The tour culminates with two low-cost public performances offered in The Old Globe’s rehearsal studios in the House of Charm on Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. These performances will be open to the public.

In addition to these free public performances, the Globe for All tour will be performed for members of the following organizations (not open to the general public, open to press with prior arrangement):

  • Mary Fay Pendleton School at Camp Pendleton
  • South Bay Community Services/Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood
  • Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility
  • Father Joe’s Villages
  • California State Prison, Centinela
  • Veterans Village of San Diego
  • One additional location to be announced

The tour performances are first come, first served.


Press Release

Publicity Photos

(from left) Daniel Petzold, Mahka Mthembu, and Christopher Salazar appear in the 2016 Globe for All production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, directed by Patricia McGregor, touring venues throughout San Diego County Nov. 1 – Nov. 20, 2016. Photo by Jim Cox.
Globe for All - Measure for Measure
(from left) Daniel Petzold, Mahka Mthembu, and Christopher Salazar appear in the 2016 Globe for All production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, directed by Patricia McGregor, touring venues throughout San Diego County Nov. 1 – Nov. 20, 2016. Photo by Jim Cox.


Patricia McGregor
Patricia McGregor directs the 2016 Globe for All production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, touring venues throughout San Diego County Nov. 1 – Nov. 20, 2016. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.

Cast and Creative



Miki Vale (DJ) is a hip-hop/soul artist and DJ as well as a member of Southern California-based rap duo Fifty50 with artist Kandi Cole. Ms. Vale creates a unique soundscape: one part hip-hop, one part old soul, two parts evolved artist and revolutionary MC. Her melodic flow illustrates a mental picture with each line and breathes new life into hip-hop as we know it. Her latest EP, The Good, the Bad, and the Lovely, was nominated in 2013 by the San Diego Music Awards for Best Hip Hop Album. Additionally, Ms. Vale has co-created physical and virtual spaces for women’s presence and engagement with hip-hop including but not limited to BGRRRLz Rhapsody, a month-long event in March 2013 that explored the impact of hip-hop culture on race, class, and gender; as well as all-female cypher videos and other multimedia archiving women in hip-hop. She co-hosts an online radio show, “The Lovelight Show,” on mydjsradio.com and is the founder of SoulKiss Events, a San Diego-based event promotion company.

Patricia McGregor (Director) has twice been profiled by The New York Times for her direction of world premieres. Her recent credits include The Parchman Hour (Guthrie Theater), Hamlet (The Public Theater), Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Company), brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Lincoln Center Theater), the world premiere of Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center), and the world premiere of Hurt Village (Signature Theatre Company). Her other credits include A Raisin in the Sun, The Winter’s Tale, Spunk, Adoration of the Old Woman, Blood Dazzler, Holding It Down, Four Electric Ghosts, Nothing Personal, and The House That Will Not Stand. For several years she has directed the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. She is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, a co-founder of Angela’s Pulse, and a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow at Yale School of Drama, where she also served as Artistic Director of the Yale Cabaret.

Sean Fanning (Scenic Design) is a Southern California-based scenic designer with numerous productions across local stages. His previous Globe credits include the Globe for All tour of All’s Well That Ends Well, Full Gallop (Craig Noel Award nomination), A Doll’s House, Kingdom, and Plaid Tidings – A Special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid. His credits with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program include Pericles, Prince of Tyre; Much Ado About Nothing; Measure for Measure; Twelfth Night; The Winter’s Tale; The Two Gentlemen of Verona;and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His other recent designs include Manifest Destinitis, The Oldest Boy, Honky (Craig Noel Award nomination), and Everybody’s Talkin’: The Music of Harry Nilsson (San Diego Repertory Theatre), Seven Guitars, King Hedley II, Gypsy, Hay Fever, The Vortex, Dogfight, and The Whale (Cygnet Theatre Company), the world premiere of The Boy Who Danced on Air (Diversionary Theatre), brownsville song (b-side for tray) (MOXIE Theatre), and The Improv at Harrah’s and Menopause The Musical (Harrah’s Las Vegas). In 2016 he had the privilege of designing The Old Globe and San Diego Public Library’s exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folio in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Mr. Fanning holds an M.F.A. in Scene Design from San Diego State University. seanfanningdesigns.com.

Shelly Williams (Costume Design) is delighted to design the costumes for the Globe for All production of Measure for Measure. Her other Old Globe design credits include Alive and Well, Striking 12, the touring education production of Twelfth Night, and several years designing costumes for the Summer Shakespeare Intensive. As Assistant Costume Designer at The Old Globe, Ms. Williams has worked on many productions; some of her favorites include Water by the Spoonful, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, The Madness of George III, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (16 years). Elsewhere her credits include peerless (MOXIE Theatre), The Motherfucker with the Hat, Gem of the Ocean, Burn This, The Book of Liz, Bed and Sofa, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Cygnet Theatre Company), A Thousand Clowns, The Fantasticks, Cabaret, Man of La Mancha, As Bees in Honey Drown, and Moon Over Buffalo (North Coast Repertory Theatre), The Good Doctor (Moonlight Stage Productions at Avo Playhouse), Pippin (La Jolla Stage Company), The House of Bernarda Alba, Opal, The Kentucky Cycle Parts I and II, and The Triumph of Love (Patté Award for Theatre Excellence) (San Diego State University), and Easter and The Killing of Sister George (California State University, Fullerton). She has also designed makeup for Burried Child and Fefu and Her Friends (UC Irvine) and The Skryker (SDSU). Ms. Williams received a B.A. in Costume and Makeup Design from Cal State Fullerton and an M.F.A. in Costume Design from San Diego State University.

Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager) previously worked at The Old Globe on tokyo fish story, The Metromaniacs, In Your Arms, Twelfth Night, Buyer & Cellar, Bright Star, Othello, Water by the Spoonful, The Winter’s Tale, A Doll’s House, Pygmalion, A Room with a View, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, the 2011-2013 Shakespeare Festivals, Rafta, Rafta…, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Alive and Well, Sammy, Cornelia, Since Africa, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,and The Glass Menagerie. Her Broadway credits include In the Heights. Her regional credits include Indecent, Side Show, Ruined, The Third Story, Memphis,and Most Wanted (La Jolla Playhouse) and Post Office (Center Theatre Group). Her San Diego credits include Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company, North Coast Repertory Theatre, and Lamb’s Players Theatre. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. Proud member of Actors’ Equity.

Amanda Nussbaum (Assistant Stage Manager) is a recent alumna from the M.F.A. program at University of California, San Diego. Her past credits at The Old Globe include tokyo fish story, The Last Goodbye, and Summer Shakespeare Studio (and its earlier incarnation, Summer Shakespeare Intensive). Her other recent credits include Come from Away (La Jolla Playhouse), Romulus Kilgore’s Mobile Happiness Bazaar (La Jolla Playhouse/Without Walls Festival), and The Real Thing (Roundabout Theatre Company). In addition to working on theatre productions, Ms. Nussbaum works as a stage manager for corporate events both nationally and internationally with Full Circle Show Management.