A Note of Thanks to the San Diego Shakespeare Society

I’ve  made several new friends who associate with the San Diego Shakespeare Society and have benefited from their generosity. In each of  the three recent San Diego area book signings for “The Sticking Place,” a society member has volunteered as a guest reader. Their participation has helped make the events special for everyone in attendance. Those members include:

Alex Sandie, President and founding member of the society and several other local Scottish organizations, including the San Diego-Edinburgh Sister City Society. He retired as a commercial banker after 40 years and, since turning to acting in his 50s, has acted in more than 40 local theater productions. For his civic contributions, he’s been honored with awards from the City of San Diego, the Spirit of Bravissimo Award from the San Diego County Office of Education and the Pillar of Leith Medal for contributions to Scottish culture in California.

 Jeffrey Swain has participated in two staged readings for the San Diego Shakespeare Society as the Ship’s Master in The Tempest and as the Sexton in Much Ado About Nothing. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from California State University Los Angeles, where he appeared in a production of The Phantom Tollbooth. He holds A.A. Degrees in English and Social Science from San Diego Mesa College; and California State Teaching Credentials in English, Social Science, Multiple Subjects, and Adult Education. He works for the County of San Diego’s Department of Parks and Recreation and volunteers as an usher at the La Jolla Playhouse and the Old Globe Theatre. A native of Chicago, he grew up in San Diego and graduated from Kearny High School.

 Tiffany Tang is a native San Diegan who studied English and American literature at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.  She received her MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York and works as an actor and a writer.  Her first Shakespearean role was Juliet in a school production when she was 13 and, most recently, she played Lady Capulet with Intrepid Shakespeare in Encinitas. You can learn more about her acting accomplishments and writing talent at www.intrepidshakespeare.com/blog.html.

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