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Staff

Pam MacKinnon

Artistic Director

Jennifer Bielstein

Executive Director

PeopleExtra

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

Artistic

Andy Chan Donald*, Associate Artistic Director
Joy Meads, Director of Dramaturgy and New Works
Aleksej Aarsaether, Producer of Performance Residencies & Rentals
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

Production

Martin Barron, Director of Production
Jack Horton, Associate Director of Production
Michael Anderburg, Conservatory Production Manager

Costume, Hair, and Makeup

Jessie Amoroso, Costume Director
Kinsey Thomas*, Costume Shop Assistant
Mika Rubenfeld, Costume Shop Administrator
Kelly Koehn, Craft Artisan
Peter Gravenor, First Hand
Jessica Carter, Wigs, Hair, and Makeup Manager
Alexander Class, Wig Supervisor

Prop Shop

Abo Jose Greenwald, Prop Shop Supervisor
Robin Maegawa, Prop Shop Assistant

Crew (Local 16)

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

Wardrobe (Local 784)

Mary Montijo, Head Wardrobe
Diane Cornelius, Wardrobe Assistant 

Administration

Audrey Thesing, Office Associate

Human Resources

Chrystal Ellis Sweazey*, Director of Human Resources
Alejandra Maria Rivas*, EDI Manager

General Management

Louisa Liska, Director of General Management & Operations
Amy Dalba*, General Manager
Sam L. Wong, Company Manager
Nina Fay, COVID-19 Safety Manager
Emma Penny, General Management Associate

Finance

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

Information Technology

Thomas Morgan, Director
Joone Pajar, Network Administrator

Operations

Leopoldo Benavente, Manager of Facilities and Operations
Jeffrey Warren,
Associate Facilities Manager
Matt Stewart, Facilities Crew Member

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
Malaika Kirkwood, Development Assistant
Katie Maggard, Development Researcher and Prospect Manager

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

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

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
Mark Saladino, House Manager

Bartenders

Ramsey Abouremeleh, Philip Aung, Mimi Bui, Yamilette Carrion, Aramis Cedeno, Matthew Day, Terri De Martini, Warren Duprey, Clara Fulks, Chris Hayes, Anthony Hernandez, Anthony Hoey, Sam Hoffman, Fred Izard, Emiliano Jimenez, Stan Joe, Robert Jones, Tyler MacDonald, Yamel Alexandra Miranda, Susan Monson, Shawn Paton, Austin Poznoski, Damian Samuel, Todd Van Fleet, Vannessa Williams, Kacey Wilson, Tygre Wolf, June Yee

Ushers

Susan Allen, Rodney Anderson, Felix Bishop, Serena Broussard, Philip Carberry, Myah DeStefans, John Doll, Katherine Dominguez, Molly Donoh, Lindsey Drew, Christine Ford, Mileta Foster, Gerry Garber, Claire Eugenia Gerndt Jr, Jaiyah Gordon, Carol Grace, Aron Gruber, Kathleen Keeler, Alec Le, Sharon Lee, Steven LeMay, John Light, Palima Lukins, Maria Markoff, Kescha Mason, Val Mason, Kenneth McKellar, Meechai McKellar, Felix McTague, Mary O’Connell, Nathaniel Paluga, Isabel Poling, Audrey Soss, Melissa Stern, David Tavernas, Christopher Willers, May Yasui

Safety

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

Urban Alchemy

Education & Community Programs

Juan Manzo*, Director of Education & Community Programs
Shannon R. Davis, Director of Community Connections
Natalie Greene, Associate Director of Education
Elizabeth Halperin,
Student Matinee Coordinator
Anelisa Montoya, School and Community Programs Coordinator

Teaching Artists

Andy Alabran, Reyna Brown, Yari Cervas, Janel Chanté, Callie Floor, Caela Fujii, Kathryn Gubler, Lauren Kivowitz, Anne Kobori, Josh Matthews, Brennan Pickman-Thoon, Annie Rovzar, Kimiya Shokri, Real Vargas

Conservatory

Peter J. Kuo*, Director of the Conservatory
Fran Astorga*, Conservatory Manager
Kelsey Tremewan, Conservatory Adult Programs Coordinator

Library 

Joseph Tally, Head Librarian 

Library Volunteers

Theresa Bell, Laurie Bernstein, Helen Jean Bowie, Bruce Carlton, Barbara Cohrssen, Richard Dillenbeck, Ken Holsclaw, Emerald Keehan, Martha Kessler, Nelda Kilguss, Barbara Kornstein, Gail MacGowan, Vineet Mishra, Connie Pelkey, Dana Rees, Dave Sikula, Roger Silver, Jane Taber, Susan Torres, Joyce Weisman, Jean Wilcox, Marie Wood, Joann Wu

Studio A.C.T.

Mark Jackson, Director of Studio A.C.T.
Emily Cooper, Young Conservatory and Studio A.C.T. Associate Programs Manager
Liz Anderson
Heidi Carlsen
Frances Epsen-Devlin
Deb Fink
Paul Finocchiaro
Margo Hall
Maya Herbsman
Monique Jenkinson

Drew Khalouf
Peter J. Kuo
Carolina Morones
Thaddeus Pinkston
Mark Rafael
Kate E. Ryan
Chauntee’ Schuler Irving
Elyse Shafarman, MA
Dee Dee Stephens
Mia Tagano
Jomar Tagatac
Laura Wayth
Valerie Weak

Young Conservatory

Jill MacLean, Director of the Young Conservatory
Emily Cooper, Young Conservatory and Studio A.C.T. Associate Programs Manager
Justin P. Lopez, Young Conservatory Assistant
Noah Babcock, YC Summer Associate
Veronica Fealy,
YC Summer Associate
Andy Alabran,
 Acting, Voice & Dialect
Kimberly Braun, Musical Theater
Janel Chanté, Musical Theater, Acting
Meredith Joelle Charlson, Dance/Choreographer
Gwynnevere Cristobal, Musical Theater, Acting 
Jane Erwin, Musical Theater, Voice
Allison Gamlen,
 Cabaret 
Nancy Gold, Physical Character, Acting
Andrew Mondello, Musical Theater, Acting
Brennan Pickman Thoon, On-Camera, Acting
Thaddeus Pinkston, Accompanist, Musical Arranger
Leandra Ramm, Cabaret, Voice, Private Coaching
Ely Sonny Orquiza, Acting, Devised Theater
Kimiya Shokri, Acting, Devised Theater
Valerie Weak, Acting, Shakespeare, College Prep
Krista Wigle, Musical Theater, Voice

Conservatory Accompanists

Robert Allen, Daniel Feyer, Paul McCurdy, Thaddeus Pinkston, Naomi Sanchez, Katelyn Tan

San Francisco Semester Faculty 

Natalie Greene, Physical Theater
Mark Jackson, 
Performance Making
Peter J. Kuo*, Collaboration Building
Michael Mohammed, PhD, 
Voice
Anna Marie Sharpe, Acting Styles
Jack Sharrar, PhD, Cultural Landscapes
Dee Dee Stephens, Acting Styles

Professional Development

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

 

*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.