Emily Dickinson struggling with despair in the form of The Master.


Bear Capron

Bear Capron - photo

Bear got his start on stage at the Palo Alto Children's Theatre in 1956 and has lived and breathed theater ever since. Bear worked as actor and play therapist during his 17-year stay in Amsterdam. A co-originator of the Festival of Fools, starting in Amsterdam and then spreading over much of Western Europe in the 70's, Bear toured with his acting partner, Pamela Koevoets, as half of a comic duo, presenting hundreds of performances of their self-written BAMsister productions. Capron has been Drama and Film teacher and stage director at Castilleja School in Palo Alto since 1989, where many of his productions were graced with original music composed by his husband of twenty years, composer Alva Henderson. Bear served as director of Hilfinger and McMillen's youth theater project, got water? produced by Bootstrap in 2002 and 2003. He feels very fortunate to be able to bring his pacifist, vegetarian Buddhism to each project he undertakes. Peace!