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Access the insight and experience of those who have made theater their life’s work.

With expertise ranging from acting and directing to playwriting and dramaturgy, A.C.T. faculty members are some of the most extraordinary artists—and inspiring educators—in the business.

Instructors for any given term are drawn from this list and are subject to change. 

Core Faculty

Dr. Michael Mohammed


Patrick Russell

Physical Theatre

Anna Marie Sharpe

Dee Dee Stephens

Acting Styles

Mark Jackson

Performance Making, Studio A.C.T. Director

Dr. Jack Sharrar

Cultural Landscapes

Peter J. Kuo

Director of the Conservatory, Head of the San Francisco Semester


Previous Intensive Faculty Include

Ash Malloy

Solo-Performance, Self-Producing, MFA 2019

Dinah Berkeley

Lisa Anne Porter

MFA Head of Acting & Text and Dialects

Andy Chan Donald

A.C.T. Associate Artistic Director, Guest Artist

Rachel Chavkin

Broadway Career: Director, Hadestown

Kari Prindl

Alexander Technique

Hannah Clague

Citizen Artistry, School Programs Manager

Alejandra Maria Rivas

Citizen Artistry, EDI Manager

Danyon Davis

MFA Program Director, MFA Head of Movement

Radhika Rao

Improv, Teaching Artist & Performer

Lauren English


Sydney Schwindt

Armed Stage Combat

Melissa Y. Smith

Acting, Conservatory Director Emerita

Natalie Greene

Citizen Artistry, School Programs Manager

Christine Adaire

MFA Head of Voice

Jomar Tagatac

Ashley J. Hicks

Solo Performance, MFA Class of 2021

Peter J. Kuo

Power Dynamics, Communication Building, Live Video Theater, Head of SFS

Kay Trinidad

Broadway Career: Performance, Hadestown

Andrés López-Alicea

Creating Your Own Improv Show, Rybin Talent & Studio of Drama

Stephanie Wilborn

Citizen Artistry, Former Community Programs Manager

Joy Meads

Director of Dramaturgy and New Works

Pam MacKinnon

Career & Collaboration, A.C.T. Artistic Director

Juan Manzo

Citizen Artistry, Director of Education & Community Programs

Allie Moss

Audition Preparation, Literary Manager and Casting Associate

Administrative Staff

Peter J. Kuo

Director of Conservatory, Director of San Francisco Semester Program

Fran Astorga

Conservatory Manager

Kelsey Tremewan

Conservatory Adult Program Coordinator

Hana Kadoyama