About Great River Shakespeare Festival

Our Mission

Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) is a nonprofit, professional Equity theater company in Winona, MN, dedicated to dynamic, clearly spoken productions of Shakespeare’s plays which enrich people’s lives, extensive community education, and community outreach programs, and comprehensive theater training.

Artistic Director

Doug Scholz-Carlson

dougsc@grsf.org
507-474-9374

Managing Director

Aaron Young

(507) 474-7900
aarony@grsf.org

Development

Education

Jenn Oswald

Director of Summer Education Programs
education@grsf.org
507-474-9375

Production Manager

Joseph Millett

production@grsf.org
507-474-9381

Marketing & Audience Services

Eileen Moeller

Marketing & Sales Director
eileenm@grsf.org
507-474-9376

Finance

Connie Dretske

Director of Finance
finance@grsf.org
507-474-9377

Officers

Board Chair

Roderick (Rod) Baker
Director of Continuous Systems Improvement (CSI), Winona Health
Winona MN

Board Vice-Chair

Hamid Akbari
Dean, College of Business
Winona State University
Winona MN

Treasurer

Jim Vrchota
Commercial and Ag Banker
Merchants National Bank
Winona, MN

Board Secretary

Mary Alice Anderson
Media Specialist, Winona Area Public Schools, retired.
Winona MN

Past Board Chair

Frances Edstrom
Winona Post (retired)
Winona, MN

Directors

Marcia Aubineau
Teacher, Retired
St Paul, MN

Kris Blanchard
Sr. Project Manager, Logistics Health, Inc.
Winona, MN

Michael Charron
Dean of Arts and Humanities, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Winona, MN

Candace Gordon
Realtor, Broker
Exit Realty, Red Wing
Welch, MN

Hayley Fast Hornberg
Digital Marketing & Content Strategist, Merchants Bank
Winona, MN 55987

Margaret Shaw Johnson
District Court Judge Ret.

Winona, MN

Ken Mogren
President, Retired, Winona Agency, Inc.
Winona, MN

Directors (Continued)

Greg Peterson
Winona State University, Retired
Winona, MN

Mary Polus
VP Operations/IT Manager
WNB Financial
Winona MN

Gerald (Jerry) Portman
Education Professional and Adjunct Professor, ret.
Winona, MN. 

Patricia (Pat) L. Rogers
Provost, Winona State University
Winona, MN

Jeanne Skattum
Rochester Repertory Theater
Rochester, MN

Jim Stoa
Retired Business Owner
Onalaska, WI

LeRoy Telstad
President, Coca Cola Winona

Winona, MN

GRSF performs on the campus of Winona State University

Performing Arts Center

450 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987

Box Office opens 90 minutes before curtain.

Great River Shakespeare Festival Business Office

121 East Third St., Winona, MN 55987
(507) 474-7900
Hours: Monday-Friday | 9 am – 5 pm
(507) 474-7900

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