Staff

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Executive Staff

  • Jasson Minadakis

    Jasson Minadakis

    Artistic Director | x3304

    jasson@marintheatre.org

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    Jasson is in his tenth season as artistic director of MTC, where he has directed The Convert,The Whale, Failure: A Love Story, the world premiere of Lasso of Truth, The Whipping Man (San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Awards for best production and best acting ensemble), Waiting for Godot, Othello, the Moor of Venice, The Glass Menagerie, Edward Albee's Tiny Alice, the world premiere of Seagull, Happy Now, Equivocation, (SFBATCC Award for best director), the world premiere of Sunlight, Lydia, The Seafarer, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, A Streetcar Named Desire, said Saïd, Love Song and The Subject Tonight is Love. As artistic director of Actor's Express Theatre Company, he directed The Pillowman, Bug, The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Echoes of Another Man, Killer Joe, Burn This, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Blue/Orange and Bel Canto. As producing artistic director of Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, he directed Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Chagrin Falls (2002 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Production) and numerous other, including 19 productions of Shakespeare. Regional credits include The Whipping Man at Virginia Stage Company, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Hamlet at Georgia Shakespeare, Copenhagen at Playhouse on the Square (2003 Ostrander Theatre Award for Best Dramatic Production) and Bedroom Farce at Wayside Theatre.

Artistic

  • Lydia Garcia

    Lydia Garcia

    Literary Manager & Resident Dramaturg | x3303

    lydiag@marintheatre.org

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    Lydia Garcia joined Marin Theatre Company as the Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg in April 2016. Before becoming a member of the MTC team, she was the Resident Dramaturg at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she dramaturged more than 20 plays in 8 seasons including the world premieres of Sean Graney’s The Yeomen of the Guard, Alexa Junge’s Fingersmith, Tracy Young and Oded Gross’s The Imaginary Invalid and The Servant of Two Masters, and Octavio Solis’s Quixote. Garcia is a current member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA). In addition to her dramaturgical work, she is a trained staff facilitator for issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity, and a proud member of the artEquity facilitator team led by Carmen Morgan. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Yale School of Drama.

  • Dori Jacob

    Dori Jacob

    Casting Director

    dorij@marintheatre.org

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    Dori Jacob joined Marin Theatre Company as the Casting Director and Associate Producer in May 2015. For the past 4 seasons, she served as the Director of New Play Development for Magic Theatre in San Francisco and dramaturged the world premieres of Octavio Solis’ Se Llama Cristina, Linda McLean’s Every Five Minutes, Christina Anderson’s pen/man/ship and John Kolvenbach’s Sister Play. As the resident producer for Magic Theatre’s developmental programming, Jacob’s credits include 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Virgin Play Series, the 2012 Asian Explosion Reading Series and the 2013 Costume Shop Festival. Further Bay Area dramaturgy/producing/casting credits include Assassins at Shotgun Players, Marilee Talkington’s The Creative Process at SOMArts, and Laura Schellhardt's The Comparables and Elizabeth Hersh’s Shelter In Place at Playwrights Foundation. Jacob previously served on the executive board and literary committee for the National New Play Network, is a current member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

  • Trevor Scott Floyd

    Trevor Scott Floyd

    Company Manager & Artistic Associate

    trevorf@marintheatre.org

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    Trevor joined Marin Theatre Company as an Artistic Direction intern in August 2015 and is thrilled to be a part of the artistic team. Originally from the beaches of South Carolina, he graduated with a dual major in Theatre and Political Science from Clemson University before trading in the Palmetto trees for the Redwoods. Professionally, he has served as an Assistant Director for Marin Theatre Company (The Invisible HandMy Mañana Comes), The Warehouse Theatre (Avenue Q), and GLOW Lyric Theatre (RentLa Boheme). He also directed and produced the 2016 Holocaust Remembrance Day staged reading of Jeff Cohen's The Soap Myth at MTC in conjunction with the National Jewish Theatre Foundation. He is committed to telling stories which reflect the diverse make up of our world, and to promoting underrepresented and new voices both on stage and off.

Education

  • Courtney Helen Grile

    Courtney Helen Grile

    Director of Theatre for Youth & Communities | (415) 322-6049

    courtneyg@marintheatre.org

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    Courtney is very happy to be a part of the MTC team. She holds an MFA in Theatre, emphasis in Theatre for Young Audiences from the University of Central Florida and a BFA in Media in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Since 2005, she has worked as a professional actor, singer, teaching artist, and facilitator with companies all over the US; including CLIMB Theatre Co., The National Theatre for Children, Dollywood Company, and Orlando Repertory Theatre. She moved back to the U.S. in early 2014 after working for a year in Ireland with two of their top performing schools; The Gaiety School of Acting and the National Performing Arts School – Dublin. Her research interests are community-engaged theatre, theatre for social change, and voice/breath as means of expression. To learn more about her research interests and work go to http://courtneyhelengrile.com/

  • Ashleigh Worley

    Ashleigh Worley

    Education Program Manager

    ashleighw@marintheatre.org

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    Ashleigh joined the MTC Education Team in July 2015. Hailing from the east coast, Ashleigh paid her dues working in the trenches of education as a public school theatre teacher. As an award-winning director and educator, she was charged with designing curriculum for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Ashleigh has worked for numerous theatre companies across North Carolina in a variety of capacities from special effects makeup, directing, teaching artistry, and design. She has fallen in love with Marin and all the opportunities it has to offer for those who love the arts and nature.  Ashleigh is thrilled to be able to contribute her talents and passion for arts education to the Bay Area community. 

  • Haley Bertelsen

    Haley Bertelsen

    Education Coordinator

    haleyb@marintheatre.org

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    Haley Bertelsen is an actor born and bred in beautiful Seattle, Washington, Go Hawks! Haley is a BFA Theatre graduate with a specialization in performance from Central Washington University. Since June of 2015 she has been living in the middle of the beautiful Redwoods and has worked as an assistant director, intern, and finally Education Coordinator and Resident Teaching Artist for Marin Theatre Company. Haley prides herself in being able to say she is also a princess for Amazing Fairytale Parties.

  • Hannah Keefer

    Hannah Keefer

    Resident Teaching Artist

    hannahk@marintheatre.org

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    Hannah Keefer joined Marin Theatre Company as a Resident Teaching Artist in June of 2015, where she began by directing the MTC Teen Camp production of Mary Poppins. She is a 2012 graduate of Huntington University in Indiana, with a B.S. in Theatre Education. Her theater work at Huntington included full theatrical productions (Once Upon a Mattress, Guys and Dolls, Picnic, The Cherry Orchard, Beauty and the Beast), reader’s theatre (Good People), one-acts (The Actor’s Nightmare), children’s theatre (High School Musical, Jr.) and various musical revues. When student teaching at Warsaw Community High School in Warsaw, IN, she directed the children’s theatre show Humpty-Dumpty Is Missing! or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg, as well as assisting with student productions of Anne of Avonlea and John Lennon and Me. Before college, she taught drama to middle school and high school students with groups like Alive Drama Team in Rock Falls, IL, and New Life Drama Company, a traveling theatre troupe based out of Cleveland, TN.

Production

  • Mike Post

    Production Director | x3301

    mikep@marintheatre.org

  • Rachel Hurado

    Rachel Hurado

    Assistant Production Manager

    rachelh@marintheatre.org

  • Jeff Klein

    Technical Director | x3330

    jeff@marintheatre.org

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    Jeff started as an overhire carpenter in January 2006 and was promoted Assistant Technical Director in October 2006. He previously worked for the San Francisco IATSE Local 29 and overhire for various Bay Area theaters. Jeff hails from San Antonio, Texas, where he held a number of positions at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, including Run Crew/Carpenter, Sound Op and Area Supervisor, for their Entertainment Department.

  • Liam Rudisill

    Lead Carpenter

    liamr@marintheatre.org

  • Danny Osburn

    Master Electrician | x3333

    dosburn@marintheatre.org

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    Danny Osburn is an electrician and lighting designer native to the East Bay. Prior to joining MTC, Danny spent seven years in Chicago. There he worked as the Master Electrician of Lifeline Theatre and of Adventure Stage Chicago, and for the last four summers he served as AME for Northwestern University’s Cherubs program. In addition, he has worked as a freelance electrician for companies ranging from Steppenwolf to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Danny cut his teeth as a professional electrician as an intern for MTC in 2010. He earned a BA in Theatre and Philosophy from Northwestern in 2011.

  • Ashley Holvick

    Ashley Holvick

    Costume Shop Manager | x3318

    ashleyr@marintheatre.org

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    Ashley Holvick is currently MTC’s Costume Shop manager. She previously designed the costumes for the MTC Family Series production of Charlotte’s Web. Other recent work includes San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Romeo and Juliet and Mugwumpin’s Blockbuster Season. Ashley has designed for many theaters and institutions throughout the Bay Area including The Aurora Theatre Company, Shotgun Players, Pacific Repertory, UC Berkeley, Just Theatre, TheatreFirst among many others.

  • Liz Stanley

    Liz Stanley

    Props Artisan

    props@marintheatre.org

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    Liz recently returned to Marin Theatre Company after a year as the Production Manager for Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Her recent credits include The Unfortunates and Monstress at A.C.T, The Comedy of Errors and Year of the Rooster at Impact Theatre and the 2015 ReOrient Festival at Golden Thread. Her upcoming shows include Chester Bailey at A.C.T. and A House Tour of the Infamous Porter Family Mansion With Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry at ZSpace. Lizabeth has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from The Ohio State University.

Marketing

  • Sara Waugh

    Sara Waugh

    Marketing Director | (415) 322-6022

    saraw@marintheatre.org

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    Most recently a Long Beach/LA resident, where she earned two masters degrees—an MBA and an MFA in Theatre Management, with an emphasis in Marketing from California State University, Long Beach in 2015—Sara initially trekked west after four years in Brooklyn by way of Knoxville, TN where she earned her BA in Theatre from the University of Tennessee in 2007. She was formerly the Marketing Director for both Four Clowns and its parent company The Clown School in Los Angeles, and also has experience in the world of casting with theatrical agency the Krasny Office in NYC, and in producing, production, front of house, general management, audience engagement and community outreach with Center Theatre Group in LA, The Roundabout Theatre Company in NYC, the Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville, TN, and a number of other LORT and regional professional theatre companies across the East Coast. She has been a theatre kid all her life, having grown up in a household with a costume designing (and singing and dancing) mother. She is a live performance, music, art and food junkie and loves to travel any chance she can get, especially to visit family and see new plays! 

  • Jeff Berlin

    Jeff Berlin

    Graphic Designer | x3332

    jeffb@marintheatre.org

Development

  • Noralee Monestere McKersie

    Noralee Monestere McKersie

    Major Gifts Officer

    noraleem@marintheatre.org

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    Noralee started at MTC in February 2014. She was previously Associate Director of Major and Special Gifts for the the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (Legion of Honor/De Young). For twelve years, she was the executive director of the Marin Symphony, directing all fundraising, marketing, and community engagement, leading to significant growth in operating budget and net assets for that institution. Noralee is a California native, has lived in Marin County for 30 years, and lives on Strawberry Point with her husband Robert Reitherman, an earthquake engineer. She has two daughters, Amanda Monestere Howard of London and Emily Monestere Zimmerman of Denver and two granddaughters, Emma and Alice Howard, ages four and one living in London.

  • Gaby Giannini

    Development Associate | x3317

    gabyg@marintheatre.org

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Front of House

  • Bethany Byrd-Hill

    Bethany Byrd-Hill

    Director of Ticketing & Audience Services

    bethanyh@marintheatre.org

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    Bethany Byrd-Hill joined the MTC as the Director of Ticketing & Audience Services in August 2014. Bethany has worked as the Box Office Manager at the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer, SD and the Arts Administration Assistant at the Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, NY. She studied acting as an apprentice at the Horizon Theatre Company in Atlanta, GA as well as at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood, CA where she was awarded a talent-based scholarship. While working towards her B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of South Florida, she spent a summer serving as a White House Intern in Washington, D.C.

  • Tess Holtry

    Box Office Manager

  • Sharon Shao

    Box Office Associate

Administration

  • Safi Manzoor

    Finance Manager | x3309

    safim@marintheatre.org

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    Safi joined MTC in May 2013 as Business Manager. He previously worked as a contractor with the United States Department of Defense, where he held several positions including Executive Administrative Assistant and Linguists’ Site Manager. He has also worked with IBM as Linguistic Consultant in building Machine Translation Devices for the DoD. He holds a BS in physiology and an AA in Business Administration.

  • Pablo Hamlin | x3373

    Office Manager

    pabloh@marintheatre.org

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