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Staff

Pam MacKinnon

Artistic Director

Jennifer Bielstein

Executive Director

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Artistic Director Emerita, Carey Perloff
Producing Director Emeritus, James Haire
Conservatory Director Emerita, in memoriam, Melissa Smith
Young Conservatory Director Emeritus, Craig Slaight

Administration

Audrey Thesing, Office Associate
Xavier Dzielski, Executive Assistant

Artistic

Andy Chan Donald, Associate Artistic Director
Joy Meads*, Director of Dramaturgy and New Works
Katie Craddock*, Literary Manager & Casting Associate

Commissioned Artists

Kate Attwell; Ryan Nicole Austin, Beau Lewis, & Adesha Adefela; Julia Cho & Seret Scott; Eisa Davis; Aleshea Harris; Naomi Iizuka; Craig Lucas & David Zinn; Will Power; Mfoniso Udofia; Anne Washburn; Lauren Yee; Karen Zacarías

Audience Services

Megan Murray*, Director of Audience Services
Jerry Chirip, Audience Services Associate
Sudeshana Karki, Audience Services Concessions Manager
Bernadette Fons, Audience Services Concessions Associate
Joe Henkin, House Manager
Sadie Li,
 House Manager
Traci Mar, House Manager 
Genevieve Pabon, House Manager
Tuesday Ray, House Manager
Debra Selman, House Manager

Bartenders

Ramsey Abouremeleh, Philip Aung, Sydney Bloeme, Matthew Daly, Terri De Martini, Sarah Dellinges, Clara Fulks, Chris Hayes, Anthony Hoey, Fred Izard, Stan Joe, Hannibal Jones, Francisco Mujica, Basil Parrott, Damian Samuel, Todd Van Fleet, Yvonne Walden, Kacey Wilson, Tygre Wolf, June Yee

Safety

Loren Lewis, Ambassador
Jesse Nightchase, Ambassador
Angel Rodriguez, Ambassador
Idriss Sow, Ambassador

Urban Alchemy

Ushers

Susan Allen, Rodney Anderson, Crawford Banks, Felix Bishop, Serena Broussard, Philip Carberry, Myah DeStefans, Kathy Dere, John Doll, Katherine Dominguez, Molly Donoho, Lindsey Drew, Christine Ford, Mileta Foster, Gerry Garber, Claire Eugenia Gerndt Jr, Jaiyah Gordon, Carol Grace, Aron Gruber, Jack Hargis, Kathleen Keeler, Roxanne Knight, Alec Le, Sharon Lee, Steven Lemay, John Light, Maria Markoff, Kescha Mason, Val Mason, Kenneth McKellar, Meechai McKellar, Felix McTague, Mary O’Connell, Nathaniel Paluga, Isabel Poling, Karisma Rodriguez, Jack Sale, Melissa Stern, David Tavernas, May Yasui

Conservatory

Peter J. Kuo*, Director of the Conservatory
Jessica Holt, Director of the Summer Training Congress
Fran Astorga*, Conservatory Manager
Kelsey Tremewan, Conservatory Adult Programs Coordinator

Accompanists

Robert Allen, Daniel Feyer, Paul McCurdy, Thaddeus Pinkston, Lindsay Rader, Naomi Sanchez

Library 

Hana Kadoyama, Librarian 

Library Volunteers

Barbara Cohrssen, Marti Cooper, Natnael Getahun, Sara Green, Ken Holsclaw, Connie Ikert, Emerald Keehan, Nelda Kilguss, Gail MacGowan, Claire Rand, Dana Rees, Dave Sikula, Roger Silver, Jane Taber, Susan Torres, Joyce Weisman, Marie Wood, Joann Wu

Professional Development

Dillon Heape, Ben Quinn, Mark Rafael, Radhika Rao, Katie Rubin, Domenique Salerno

San Francisco Semester Faculty 

Mark Jackson, Performance Making
Michael Mohammed, PhD, Voice
Patrick Russell, Physical Theater
Jack Sharrar, PhD, Cultural Landscapes
Dee Dee Stephens, Acting Styles

Studio A.C.T.

Mark Jackson, Director of Studio A.C.T.
Kelsey Tremewan, Conservatory Adult Programs Coordinator
Carlos Aguirre
Liz Anderson

Heidi Carlsen
Frances Epsen-Devlin
Paul Finocchiaro
Margo Hall
Maya Herbsman
Monique Jenkinson

Drew Khalouf
Peter J. Kuo
Dave Maier
James Mercer II

Carolina Morones
Thaddeus Pinkston
Mark Rafael
Patrick Russell
Elyse Shafarman, MA
Dee Dee Stephens
Jomar Tagatac
Valerie Weak

Young Conservatory

Jill MacLean, Director of the Young Conservatory
Emily Cooper, Young Conservatory Associate Programs Manager
Veronica Fealy, Young Conservatory Administrative Assistant
Andy Alabran,
 Acting, Voice & Dialect
Kimberly Braun, Musical Theater
Janel Chanté, Musical Theater, Acting
Meredith Joelle Charlson, Dance/Choreographer
Gwynnevere Cristobal, Musical Theater, Acting 
Nancy Gold, Physical Character, Acting
Lore Gonzales, Acting & Improvisation
Nicole Helfer, Cabaret, Dance
Jessica Holt, College Prep
Baily Hopkins, On-Camera
Larissa Kelloway, Cabaret, Voice
Jenny Nguyen Nelson, Acting, Musical Theater
Gorän Norquist, Acting, Musical Theater
Brennan Pickman Thoon, On-Camera, Acting
Leandra Ramm, Cabaret, Voice, Private Coaching
Ely Sonny Orquiza, Acting, Devised Theater
Valerie Weak, Acting, Shakespeare, College Prep

Development

Caitlin A. Quinn, Director of Development
Sasha Habash, Deputy Director of Development
Nicole Chalas, Associate Director of Development
Irma Ramirez, Director of Special Events
Will Gaines, Associate Director of Individual Giving
Derek Collard, Special Events and Donor Engagement Manager
Kevin Dolan, Development Operations Specialist
Gabriel Rivera, Annual Fund Coordinator
Malaika Kirkwood, Development Assistant
Katie Maggard, Development Researcher and Prospect Manager

Education & Community Programs

Natalie Greene*, Director of Education
Lauren Tannous, Associate Director of Education
Elizabeth Halperin, Student Matinee Coordinator
Anelisa Armijo Montoya, School and Community Programs Coordinator
Leigh Rondon-Davis, Community Connections Liaison

Teaching Artists

Andy Alabran, Olivia Brown, Yari Cervas, Janel Chanté, DeAnna Driscoll, laura elaine ellis, Callie Floor, Caela Fujii, Sierra Gonzalez, Anne Kobori, Ely Sonny Orquiza, Brennan Pickman Thoon, Inez Schynell, Faith von Minden, Maryssa Wanlass

Finance

Jim Sivori*, Chief Financial Officer
Ning Xiao, Controller  
Eric Law, Senior Accountant 
Yvonne Chen, Staff Accountant

General Management

Louisa Liska, Director of General Management & Operations
Amy Dalba*, General Manager
Sam L. Wong, Company Manager
Nina Fay, Artists Logistics Coordinator
Emma Penny, General Management Associate

Human Resources

Chrystal Ellis Sweazey*, Director of Human Resources and EDI
Alejandra Maria Rivas*, EDI Manager
Brianna Banks-Oliver, Human Resources and Payroll Manager

Information Technology

Thomas Morgan, Director
Joone Pajar, Network Administrator

Marketing & Public Relations

Adam Thurman, Director of Marketing & Communications
Syche Phillips,
 Deputy Director of Marketing
Kevin Kopjak/Prismatic Communications, Public Relations Counsel
Samantha Lomax, Senior Digital Manager
Sarah Sugg, Video Content Producer
Laura Clatterbuck, Lead Visual Designer
Dani Karonis, Graphic Designer
Nakia Gibbs, Digital Marketing Associate

Operations

Leopoldo Benavente, Manager of Facilities and Operations
Jeffrey Warren,
Associate Facilities Manager
Matt Stewart, Facilities Crew Member
Andrew Tebo, Rentals Producer

Production

Martin Barron, Director of Production
Jack Horton, Associate Director of Production
Michael Anderburg, Production Manager – Conservatory & Mainstage
Elizabeth Newton*, Production Manager – Events/Rentals & Mainstage
Megan McClintock, Resident Stage Manager
Kathryn Gubler, Assistant Production Manager
Kiki Hood, Scenic Design Associate
Mitchell Jakubka, Lighting Design Associate
Lana Palmer, Sound & Video Design Associate

Costume, Hair, and Makeup

Jessie Amoroso, Costume Director
Kate Patrick, Costume Build Manager/Draper
Grace Robertson, Costume Shop Assistant
Aylin Martinez, Costume Shop Administrator
Kelly Koehn, Craft Artisan
Peter Gravener, First Hand
Sebastian Gray, Seamster
Jessica Carter, Wigs, Hair, and Makeup Manager
Alexander Class, Wig Supervisor

Crew (Local 16)

Stephanie Killian, Head Props
Shawn Annecston, Head Carpenter
Brandon Gage, Flyrail
Ian Roth, Head Sound
Eddie Masias, Head Electrician

Prop Shop

Abo Jose Greenwald, Prop Shop Supervisor

Wardrobe (Local 784)

Markus Fokken, Head Wardrobe
Lauren Cohen, Wardrobe Assistant 

Ticket Services

Julie Gotsch, Director of Ticketing and Sales Operations
Jorena de Pedro-Viernes, Box Office Manager
Mark C. Peters, Subscriptions Manager
David Engelmann, Head Treasurer
Sienna Sherman, Head Treasurer
Elizabeth Halperin, Assistant Head Treasurer
Andy Alabran, Treasurer
Jane McKay, Treasurer

 

*denotes a member of the Staff EDI Committee

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.