A.C.T. Staff

Pam MacKinnon

Artistic Director

Jennifer Bielstein

Executive Director

Peter J. Kuo*
Director of the Conservatory

 

Danyon Davis
Director of the MFA

 


Artistic Director Emerita

Carey Perloff

Producing Director Emeritus
James Haire

Conservatory Director Emeritus
Melissa Smith

 

ARTISTIC

Andy Chan Donald*   Associate Artistic Director
Joy Meads   Director of Dramaturgy and New Works
Allie Moss*   Literary Manager and Artistic Associate
Ariana Johnson   Interim 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; Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses; Craig Lucas; Will Power; 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
Michael Anderburg   Conservatory Production Manager
Jessie Amoroso    Costume Director

ADMINISTRATION

Gracie Brakeman   Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

Human Resources
Amanda Roccuzzo*   Interim Director of Human Resources and EDI

General Management
Louisa Liska   Director of Finance and General Management
Amy Dalba*   Associate General Manager
Sabra Jaffe   Company Manager

Finance
Deborah Horwith  Controller
Sharon Boyce   Accounting Manager
Eric Law    Senior Accountant 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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
Randy Taradash   Acting 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
Livian Yeh   Editorial Associate

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

 

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

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

 

CONSERVATORY

Peter J. Kuo*   Director of the Conservatory
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

 

MASTER OF FINE ARTS PROGRAM CORE FACULTY

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

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


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

*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.

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