A.C.T. Staff

A.C.T. Staff

Pam MacKinnon

Artistic Director

Jennifer Bielstein

Executive Director

Melissa Smith

Conservatory Director

Artistic Director Emerita

Carey Perloff

Producing Director Emeritus
James Haire



Andy Donald   Associate Artistic Director
Janet Foster   Director of Casting and Artistic Associate
Joy Meads   Director of Dramaturgy and New Works
Allie Moss   Literary Manager & Artistic Associate
Ken Savage   Associate Producer
Ariana Johnson   Artistic Fellow
Kayla Minton Kaufman   Artistic Fellow

Associate Artists
Marco Barricelli, Olympia Dukakis, Anthony Fusco,
Giles Havergal, Bill Irwin, Steven Anthony Jones, Andrew Polk, Tom Stoppard, Gregory Wallace, Timberlake Wertenbaker

Christine Adaire   Voice and Text
Danyon Davis   Movement
Daniel Feyer   Music
Dave Maier   Fights
Danielle O’Dea   Fights
Lisa Anne Porter   Voice and Text
Jonathan Rider   Fights


Martin Barron   Director of Production
Robert Hand   Associate Production Manager
Jack Horton   Associate Production Manager
Marlena Schwartz   Assistant Production Manager
Chris Lundahl   Design and Production Associate
Michelle Symons   Conservatory Production Manager
Haley Miller   Conservatory Design & Production Associate
Sean Key-Ketter   Conservatory Technical Director
Miranda Campbell   Conservatory Production and
                                        Stage Management Coordinator

Lavine Leyu Luo   Production Management Fellow

Stage Management
Elisa Guthertz   Head Stage Manager
Dani Bae   Stage Manager
Samantha Greene   Stage Manager
Christina Hogan   Stage Manager
Leslie M. Radin    Assistant Stage Manager
Maggie Manzano   Assistant Stage Manager
Chris Waters   Assistant Stage Manager
Hannah Woodward   Assistant Stage Manager
Miranda Ramos   Stage Management Fellow
Noah Usher   Stage Management Fellow

Prop Shop
Ryan L. Parham   Supervisor
Abo Greenwald    Assistant

Costume Shop

Jessie Amoroso   Costume Director
Callie Floor   Rentals Manager
Keely Weiman   Build Manager/Draper
Jef Valentine   Inventory Manager
Maria Montoya   Head Stitcher
Kelly Koehn   Accessories & Crafts Artisan
Chanterelle Grover   First Hand
Victoria Mortimer   Costume Administrator
Nina Bice   Costume Fellow
Kinsey Thomas   Costume Fellow

Wig Shop
Lindsay Saier  Wig Master
Lyre Alston   Wig Fellow


The Geary
Miguel Ongpin   Head Carpenter
Suzanna Bailey   Head Sound
Amy Domjam   Head Electrician
Colin Wade   Flyman
Mary Montijo   Wardrobe Supervisor
Diane Cornelius   Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor
Loren Lewis   Stage Door Monitor
Joe Nelson   Stage Door Monitor  

The Strand
Sarah Jacquez   Sound Engineer








Coralyn Bond   Executive Assistant and Board Liaison
April Andrickson   Receptionist
Caitlin Voltz   Yale Fellow

Human Resources
Amanda Williams   Human Resources Director
Amanda Roccuzzo   Human Resources Generalist

General Management
Louisa Balch   General Manager
Amy Dalba   Associate General Manager
Sabra Jaffe   Company Manager
Christina M. Sturken   Assistant Company Manager
Emma Penny   General/Company Management Fellow


Rob Fore   Chief Financial Officer
Sharon Boyce   Accounting Manager
May Chin   Finance Associate
Matt Jones   Finance Associate
Ryan Jones   Finance Associate


Thomas Morgan   IT Director
Joone Pajar   Network Administrator


Eric Brizee   Operations and Facilities Manager
Jeffrey Warren   Assistant Facilities Manager
Leopoldo Benavente   Facilities Crew Member
Matt Stewart-Cohn   Facilities Crew Member
Curtis Carr, Jr.   Security
Jesse Nightchase   Security
Timothy Ward   Security
Jaime Morales   Geary Cleaning Foreman
Jamal Alsaidi   Geary Cleaning Crew
Jeaneth Alvarado   Geary Cleaning Crew
Lidia Godinez   Geary Cleaning Crew


Caitlin A. Quinn    Director of Development
Tiffany Redmon   Deputy Director of Development
Nicole Chalas   Director of Grants and Foundation Relations
Jody Price   Director of Special Events
Hillary Bray   Donor Relations and Membership Manager  
Renée Gholikely   Development Research
                              and Prospect Manager

Stephanie Swide   Development Operations Manager
Emily Remsen   Special Events Associate
Taylor Steinbeck   Interim Development Assistant
Erica Love   Development Coordinator
Mads Leigh-Faire   Special Events Fellow
Ashley Mareira   Development Fellow



Randy Taradash   Acting Director of Marketing
Syche Phillips   Associate Director of Marketing
Simone Finney  Digital Content Manager
Simon Hodgson   Publications Manager
Sasha O'Malley   Graphic Design Manager
Kevin Kopjak / Charles Zukow Associates  Public Relations
Diana Freeberg   Conservatory Marketing Manager
Beryl Baker   Digital Content Associate
Elspeth Sweatman    Publications Associate
Miranda Ashland   Marketing Assistant
Aaron Hiagreda   Marketing Fellow
Annie Sears   Publications Fellow


Ian Fullmer   Director of Ticket Services
Mark C. Peters   Subscriptions Manager
David Engelmann   Head Treasurer
Elizabeth Halperin   Assistant Head Treasurer
Anthony Miller   Group Sales
Scott Tignor   Subscriptions Coordinator
Andy Alabran   Treasurer
Liam Blaney   Treasurer
Richard Claar   Treasurer
Peter Davey   Treasurer
Leontyne Mbele-Mbong   Treasurer
Alex Mechanic   Treasurer
Katharine Torres   Treasurer



Kevin Nelson   Theater Manager
David Whitman   House Manager & Volunteer Usher Coordinator
Megan Murray   Associate House Manager
Genevieve Pabon   Associate House Manager
Tuesday Ray   Associate House Manager
Oliver Sutton   Security

Susan Allen, Rodney Anderson, Branden Bowman,
Serena Broussard, Danica Burt, Jose Camello,
Barbara Casey, Wendy Chang, Niyjale Cummings,
Kathy Dere, John Doll, Larry Emms, Doris Flamm,
Claire Gerndt, Liz Githuka, Carol Grace, Blue Kesler, Ryszard Koprowski, Sharon Lee, Sadie Li, David Linger, Joe MacDonald, Maria Markoff, Val Mason, Sam Mesinger, Edvida Moore, Kathy Napoleone, Mary O’Connell, Brandie Pilapil, Mark Saladino, Steve Salzman, Walter Schoonmaker, Michael Sousa, Melissa Stern, Dale Whitmill, Lorraine Williams, June Yee

Ramsey Abouremeleh, Monica Amitin, Shannon Amitin, Forrest Choy, Bernadette Fons, Nailah Harper-Malveaux, Anthony Hernandez, Caleb Lewis, Svetlana Karasyova, Susan Monson, Haley Nielsen, Trever Pearson, Scott Philips, Pete Pickens, Miki Richmond, Travis Rowland, Tracey Sylvester, Cevie Toure, Robyn Williams

Strand Cafe
Rafael Monge   Cafe Manager
LaRina Hazel   Barista


Elizabeth Brodersen   Director of Education &
                                      Community Programs

Vincent Amelio    School & Community Programs
                                      Operations Manager

Vanessa Ramos   School Programs Manager
Stephanie Wilborn   Community Programs Manager
Elizabeth Halperin   Student Matinees
Hannah Clague   School & Community Programs Fellow



Peter J. Kuo   Associate Conservatory Director
Dan Kolodny   Manager, Conservatory Operations                           & Professional Development Training
Christopher Herold   Director of Summer Training Congress
Jack Sharrar, PhD   Director of Academic Affairs
Jerry Lopez   Director of Financial Aid
Sophia Nguyen   Young Conservatory & Studio
                       A.C.T. Coordinator
Callie Garrett   Conservatory Associate, Academic Programs
Matt Jones    Bursar/Payroll Administrator
Miranda Reilly   Young Conservatory/Studio A.C.T. Fellow
Hannah Rosenweig   Conservatory/Academic Fellow



Christine Adaire   Head of Voice
Danyon Davis    Head of Movement
Peter J. Kuo   Collaboration Building
Joy Meads   Character and Text
Lisa Anne Porter   Head of Voice and Dialects
Jack Sharrar, PhD   Theater History
Melissa Smith   Head of Acting, Director


Milissa Carey    Singing, Director
Andy Donald   Arts Leadership
Julie Douglas   Improv
Lauren English   The Actor's Work
Daniel Feyer   Accompanist
Janet Foster   Audition
Anthony Fusco   Acting
Jasmin Hoo   Citizen Artistry
Mark Jackson   Performance Making
Darryl Jones   Acting, Director
W. D. Keith   On-Camera Acting
Philip Charles MacKenzie   On-Camera Acting
Heidi Marshall   On-Camera Acting
Seana McKenna   Acting
Danielle O'Dea   Combat
Caymichael Patten   On-Camera Acting
Kari Prindl   Alexander Technique
Stacy Printz   Dance
Tiffany Redmon   Fundraising
Lindsay Sair   Stage Makeup
Virginia Scott   Clowning
Elyse Shafarman   Alexander Technique
Lisa Townsend   Director, Choreographer
Stephanie Wilborn    Citizen Artistry



Joseph Tally   Head Librarian  

Library Volunteers
G. David Anderson, Theresa Bell, Laurie Bernstein, Helen Jean Bowie, Bruce Carlton, Barbara Cohrssen, William Goldstein, Pat Hunter, Connie Ikert, Ashok Katdare, Martha Kessler, Nelda Kilguss, Barbara Kornstein, Patricia O’Connell, Roy Ortopan, Maida Paxton, Connie Pelkey, Christine Peterson, Dana Rees, Roger Silver, Whitney Spaner, Jane Taber, Aileen Thong, Susan Torres, Joyce Weisman, Jean Wilcox, Marie Wood



Mark Jackson   Program Director
Liz Anderson   On-Camera Acting, Improv
Heidi Carlsen   Acting, Voice, Movement
Julie Douglas   Acting, Clown
Francie Epsen-Devlin   Musical Theater
Paul Finocchiaro   Acting
Margo Hall    Acting
W. D. Keith   Acting
Drew Khalouf   Speech, Shakespeare
Kari Prindl   Alexander Technique
Mark Rafael   Acting
Katie Rubin   Stand-Up Comedy, Acting
Patrick Russell   Acting, Clowning
Naomi Sanchez   Musical Theater
Michael Gene Sullivan   Playwriting
Caitlyn Tella   Movement
Laura Wayth   Acting, Musical Theater


Jill MacLean   Craig Slaight Director of the
                         Young Conservatory

Sophia Nguyen   Young Conservatory & Studio A.C.T.

Andy Alabran   Acting
Cristina Anselmo   Acting
Enrico Banson    Musical Theater
Kimberly Braun   Musical Theater
Nancy Gold   Physical Character, Acting
Dan Griffith   Movement
Jane Hammett   Musical Theater
W. D. Keith   Director
Domenique Lozano   Director, Acting
Danielle O’Dea    Stage Combat
Thaddeus Pinkston   Accompanist
Lauren Rosi   Musical Theater
Vivian Sam   Musical Theater, Dance
Lauren Spencer   Acting
Trish Tillman   Acting
Valerie Weak   Acting
Krista Wigle   Musical Theater

Conservatory Accompanists
Lynden James Bair, Daniel Feyer, Christopher Hewitt, Paul McCurdy, Thaddeus Pinkston, Naomi Sanchez

A.C.T. is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the nonprofit professional theater.

A.C.T. is a member of Theatre Bay Area, the Union Square Association, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    A.C.T. operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and
Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

The directors and choreographers employed by A.C.T. at the American Conservatory Theater are members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

The scenic, costume, lighting, and sound designers in LORT theaters are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE.

The scenic shop, prop shop, and stage crew are represented by Local 16 of the IATSE.

A.C.T. is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


A.C.T. is supported in part by a grant from the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

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