BETWEEN US / DESIGN TEAM

Kristoffer Barrera / Sound & Video

Kristoffer Barrera / Sound & Video

Kristoffer Barrera set foot on his theatrical journey at Laney College in Oakland as a generation one Fusion Theater member. He has collaborated on and off stage with many East Bay and SF theater companies and is honored to throw down as TheatreFIRST’s production manager and resident sound designer for another exciting season.
Nikki Anderson-Joy / Costume

Nikki Anderson-Joy / Costume

Nikki Anderson-Joy is a costume designer originally from the Pacific Northwest and lives now in the  Bay Area. This is her first time working with Theatre First.  She  recently designed Cinderella for the African American Theatre Company (AASC) and  AASC  last season production Jitney. She was a Theatre Bay Area Finalist for Costume Design for Jitney.  She graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2014 and since has assisted on plays around the Bay, including Bereaved at Crowded Fire and Waiting for Gadot at the Marin Theatre Company. She is returning in May as a costume assistant at the San Francisco Opera. Her next project is the New Conservatory Theatre Center for their production of The Mystery of Love and Sex.  http://nikkiandersonjoy.squarespace.com
Stephanie Anne Johnson / Light

Stephanie Anne Johnson / Light

I am a second-generation theater practitioner who has been a lighting designer working locally, nationally, and internationally for over forty years. Locally, I have worked with Cultural Odyssey, Afro Solo, Ubuntu Theatre, and many other groups. My mixed media art work was exhibited in two one-person shows in San Francisco. I have written and performed a one-person show entitled Every Twenty-One Days: Cancer, Yoga, and Me.
In the realm of education, I am a professor and founding faculty member of the Visual and Public Art Department at Cal State University, Monterey Bay. I serve on TheatreFirst’s Board of Directors and The Farm is my third production here. Recently I was nominated for a Theatre Bay Area (TBA) award for the lighting design for HeLa which was produced at TheatreFirst.
My work can be seen online at www.lightessencedesign.com.
Randy Wong-Westbrooke / Scenic and Props

Randy Wong-Westbrooke / Scenic and Props

Randy Wong-Westbrooke is a local scenic designer born and raised in the Bay Area. Driven by their own identity as a multiple minority person and desire to bring unheard voices from around the world to various audiences, they seek opportunities to work with diverse creative teams to tell relevant, impactful, and intersectional stories. Local credits include: Madame Ho (Eugenie Chan Theater Projects), The Crucible (Los Altos Stage Company), MacBitch (The Breadbox), Ghost Limb (Brava), brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Shotgun Players), Beneath the Tall Tree (TheatreFIRST), Apocalypse, Please (PianoFight), dark is a different beast (6NewPlays), Taming of the Shrew (ACT M.F.A. Program), Stories High XVI (Bindlestiff Studio), Avant GardARAMA! (Cutting Ball). They are proud to be a resident designer at TheatreFIRST. They have also been a scenic art assistant in Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s F.A.I.R. Program and a mentee in the USITT Gateway Program. Education: Ithaca College, B.F.A. rwwestbrooke.com