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

 

ARTISTIC

Andy Chan Donald   Associate Artistic Director
Joy Meads   Director of Dramaturgy and New Works
Allie Moss   Literary Manager and Artistic Associate
Ken Savage   Associate Producer

Commissioned Artists
Julia Cho and Seret Scott; Jeremy Cohen and Dipika Guha; Eisa Davis; Lorena Feijoo, Alfredo Rodriguez, Damaso Rodriguez and Caridad Svich; Casey Lee Hurt; Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses; Craig Lucas; Susan Soon He Stanton; Mfoniso Udofia; Anne Washburn

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

PRODUCTION

Martin Barron   Director of Production
Jack Horton   Production Manager
Emma Penny   Production Office Coordinator
Michael Anderburg   Conservatory Production Manager
Ariana Johnson   Conservatory Production Associate
Morgan Badillo   Conservatory Design and Production                                        Associate
Patrick Mahoney   Conservatory Design and Production                                       Associate
Miranda Erin Campbell   Conservatory Production and
                                        Stage Management Coordinator

Stage Management
Elisa Guthertz   Head Stage Manager
Dick Daley   Stage Manager
Samantha Greene   Stage Manager
Christina Hogan   Stage Manager
Megan McClintock   Stage Manager
Leslie M. Radin   Stage Manager
Dani Bae   Assistant Stage Manager
Deirdre Rose Holland  Assistant Stage Manager 
Cheryle Honerlah   Assistant Stage Manager
Chris Waters   Assistant Stage Manager
Amanda Marshall   Production Assistant

Prop Shop
Abo Greenwald   Supervisor
Paul Velasquez   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

Wig Shop
Lindsay Saier  Wig Master
Sara Leonard   Wig Supervisor


STAGE STAFF

The Geary
Christopher Kristant   Head Carpenter
Suzanna Bailey   Head Sound
Amy Domjan   Head Electrician
Candace Drucelle Shankel   Head of Props
Brandon Gage   Flyrail Operator
Mary Montijo   Wardrobe Supervisor
Diane Cornelius   Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor
Loren Lewis   Stage Door Monitor
Joe Nelson   Stage Door Monitor  

The Strand
Ana Gabriella Hernandez-McKig    Head Electrician
Matthew Reynolds   Head Carpenter
Bert Hebbert-Castillo   Head Sound


ADMINISTRATION

Gracie Brakeman   Interim Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

Human Resources
Amanda Williams   Human Resources Director
Amanda Roccuzzo   Human Resources Manager

General Management
Louisa Balch   General Manager
Amy Dalba   Associate General Manager
Sabra Jaffe   Company Manager

Finance
Sharon Boyce   Accounting Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Information Technology
Thomas Morgan   Director
Joone Pajar   Network Administrator

Operations
Eric Brizee   Operations and Facilities Manager
Jeffrey Warren   Assistant Facilities Manager
Leopoldo Benavente   Facilities Crew Member
Sol MacIan   Ambassador
Jesse Nightchase   Ambassador
Urban Alchemy   Ambassador
Jaime Morales   Geary Cleaning Foreman
Jamal Alsaidi   Geary Cleaning Crew
Jeaneth Alvarado   Geary Cleaning Crew
Lidia Godinez   Geary Cleaning Crew

Development
Caitlin A. Quinn    Director of Development
Tiffany Redmon   Deputy Director of Development
Nicole Chalas   Associate Director of Development
Sasha Habash   Associate Director of Individual Giving
Stephanie Swide   Senior Manager of Development                                               Operations
Hillary Bray   Donor Relations and Membership Manager
Derek Collard   Development Associate
Arielle Markowitz   Development Coordinator

Marketing & Public Relations
Joan Rosenberg   Director of Marketing                                                                and Communications
Syche Phillips   Associate Director of Marketing
Kevin Kopjak/Charles Zukow Associates   Public Relations                                                                       Counsel
Samantha Lomax   Digital Engagement Manager
Laura Clatterbuck   Lead Visual Designer
Dani Karonis   Graphic Designer
Beryl Baker   Video Content Producer

Ticket Services

Jennifer Peterian   Director of Ticketing and Sales Operations
Jorena de Pedro   Box Office Manager
Mark C. Peters   Subscriptions Manager
Elizabeth Halperin   Assistant Head Treasurer

Audience Services
Megan Murray   Audience Services Manager

Ushers
Susan Allen, Rodney Anderson, Branden Bowman, Bryan Bowman, Serena Broussard, Danica Burt, Jose Camello, Philip Carbery, Wendy Chang, Niyjale Cummings, Kathy Dere, John Doll, Larry Emms, Mileta Foster, Christina Ford, Claire Gerndt, Liz Githuka, Carol Grace, Kayla Kaufman, Blue Kesler, Ryszard Koprowski, Sharon Lee, Sadie Li, Joe MacDonald, Maria Markoff, Kescha Mason, Val Mason, Sam Mesinger, Edvida Moore, Kathy Napoleone, Mary O’Connell, Brandie Pilapil, Walter Schoonmaker, Melissa Stern, Dale Whitmill, Lorraine Williams, June Yee

Bartenders
Ramsey Abouremeleh, Monica Amitin, NJ Bice, Forrest Choy, Bernadette Fons, Nailah Harper-Malveaux, Anthony Hernandez, Caleb Lewis, Svetlana Karasyova, Susan Monson, Scott Philips, Miki Richmond, Cevie Toure


EDUCATION & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Juan Manzo   Director of Education &                                                                      Community Programs
Stephanie Wilborn   Community Programs Manager
Hannah Clague   School Programs Manager
Elizabeth Halperin   Student Matinee Coordinator

 

CONSERVATORY

Peter J. Kuo   Associate Conservatory Director
Christopher Herold   Director of Summer Training Congress
Jack Sharrar, PhD   Director of Academic Affairs
Jerry Lopez   Director of Financial Aid
Charlotte Brockman   Conservatory Manager
Alejandra Maria Rivas   Conservatory Associate, Academic                                         Programs
Matt Jones    Bursar/Payroll Administrator

 

MASTER OF FINE ARTS PROGRAM CORE FACULTY

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 Text and Dialects
Jack Sharrar, PhD   Theater History
Melissa Smith   Head of Acting, Conservatory Director

MFA PROGRAM ADJUNCT FACULTY

Milissa Carey   Singing, Director
Matt Chapman   Clowing
Richard Dent   Play Intensive
Andy Chan Donald   Arts Leadership
Julie Douglas   Beginning Mask
Lauren English   The Business of Acting
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
Hope Mohr   Dance
Danielle O'Dea   Combat
Kari Prindl   Alexander Technique
Tiffany Redmon   Fundraising
Gabriel Romero   Latin Social Dance
Lindsay Saier   Stage Makeup
Virginia Scott   Clowning
Elyse Shafarman   Alexander Technique
Lee Strawn   Singing
Lisa Townsend   Director, Choreographer
Brian Thorstenson   The Actor Writes
Stephanie Wilborn   Citizen Artistry


LIBRARY

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, Gail McGown, Vineet Mishra, Lynnda Means, Maida Paxton, Connie Pelkey, Christine Peterson, Dana Rees, Roger Silver, Jane Taber, Aileen Thong, Susan Torres, Joyce Weisman, Jean Wilcox, Marie Wood

 

STUDIO A.C.T.

Mark Jackson   Director of Studio A.C.T.
Sophia Nguyen, Young Conservatory & Studio A.C.T.                                        Coordinator 
Liz Anderson   On-Camera Acting, Improv
Heidi Carlsen   Acting, Voice, Movement
Eugenie Chan   Playwriting
Julie Douglas   Acting, Clown, Improv
Francie Epsen-Devlin   Musical Theater
Deb Fink   On-Camera Acting
Paul Finocchiaro   Acting
Margo Hall    Acting
W. D. Keith   Acting, On-Camera Acting
Drew Khalouf   Speech, Shakespeare
Dave Maier   Stage Combat
Michelle Maxon   Acting, On-Camera Acting
Carolina Morones   Acting
Kari Prindl   Alexander Technique
Mark Rafael   Acting
Radhika Rao   Improv
Katie Rubin   Stand-Up Comedy, Acting
Naomi Sanchez   Musical Theater
Caitlyn Tella   Movement
Laura Wayth   Acting, Musical Theater
Valerie Weak   Acting
Beth Wilmurt   Acting, Movement, Voice


YOUNG CONSERVATORY

Jill MacLean   Craig Slaight Director of the
                         Young Conservatory

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

Andy Alabran   Acting, Voice
Robert Allen   Accompanist
Cristina Anselmo   Acting, On-Camera
Kimberly Braun   Musical Theater
Joel Chapman   Accompanist
Fenner   Voice & Dialect, Acting
Nancy Gold   Physical Character, Acting
Michael Mohammed   Musical Theater
Andrew Mondello   Musical Theater
Thaddeus Pinkston   Accompanist, Musical Arranger
Salim Razawi   Acting
Corinna Rezzelle   Musical Theater
Elena Ruggiero   Musical Theater
Vivian Sam   Musical Theater, Dance
Katelyn Tan   Accompanist
Valerie Weak   Acting
Krista Wigle   Musical Theater, Voice

 

Conservatory Accompanists
Daniel Feyer, Christopher Hewitt, Louis Lagalante, Paul McCurdy, Thaddeus Pinkston, Naomi Sanchez, Katelyn Tan

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Ben Quinn, Mark Rafael, Katie Rubin, Patrick Russell, Radhika Rao, Dominique Salerno


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.

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