RED EGG THEATER is a theater company in Santa Cruz, CA producing original, experimental, and daring adaptation work in the vein of surrealism and magical realism. The company was founded in 2008 by Artistic Director Gina Marie Hayes in order to strengthen ties between UCSC Theater Arts, Cabrillo College, and Bay Area theater companies.


Gina Marie Hayes

Gina M. Hayes has worked as a director, choreographer, and playwright. A graduate of the 5th Year Theater Arts program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, she has founded two production companies: Shrunken Head Productions in Santa Barbara, CA, and Red Egg Theater in Santa Cruz, CA. Mrs. Hayes primarily works on cross-disciplinary pieces incorporating movement, song and text; most recently she directed “Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party” by Aaron Loeb at City Lights Theater Company, and “The Book of Tink” by Erik Ehn at Red Egg Theater. She currently serves as the Assistant to the Artistic Director and Intern Coordinator at Shakespeare Santa Cruz.



Chris Frost

Chris Frost has been building things since he was a fetus. He is especially interested in using simple materials for complex results. Mr. Frost is a founding member of Danger Club.



Jessica Bond

Jessica has enjoyed theatre from a young age.  At age nine, she started at Shakespeare Santa Cruz as a volunteer usher and has worked her way up to Administrative Coordinator. As a graduate from UCSC with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, she has worked in many facets of theatre including Stage Management, Properties, and Front of House.  Jessica is also very active in the Santa Cruz theatre community as a member of Santa Cruz Theater Alliance and Red Egg Theater.



Amy Bobeda

Amy began her sewing ventures at the ripe young age of four, demanding her mother trace her torso on a giant piece of forest green knit. From there the preschooler meticulously cut and stitched a long green dress that she refused to take off for months.

An addiction was born.

Today, a student of costume design, film production, and college life, Amy works out of a ridiculously overcrowded attic bedroom to find and create fun, funky, and recycled fashions. She has designed costumes for Red Egg’s productions of What Happened in Hamelin and Book of Tink.


Christina Garafola

A longtime Red Egg volunteer, Mrs. Garafola has been painting and sewing for most of her life. She began designing props for Book of Tink, but created many pieces for past Red Egg shows including Goldfish in Alaska  and What Happened in Hamelin. Her favorite props include John’s Thought Bubble and the Rats from Hamelin. She currently works as an investigator for the Public Defender’s Office in Santa Cruz, CA.


Emily Intersimone

Miss Intersimone is a composer, singer, and songwriter. A Graduate of USC’s Thornton School of Music and current Master’s of Music  student in Jazz Studies at NYU, Miss Intersimone has composed music for the Red Egg Shows Goldfish in Alaska, What Happened in Hamelin, and Book of Tink. She is a native of Santa Cruz, CA currently living in New York City.


Additional Staff:

Set Construction – Danger Club

Graphic Designer – Molly Intersimone

Photographer – Kevin Zamani


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