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EQUIVOCATION (2010) Andrew Hurteau, Craig Marker and Lance Gardner | photo by Kevin Berne

Staff

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Executive Staff

  • Jasson Minadakis

    Artistic Director | x3304

    Jasson is in his sixth season as artistic director of MTC. He recently directed Othello, the Moor of Venice and The Glass Menagerie at MTC. In previous seasons, he directed Edward Albee’s Tiny Alice, the world premiere of Seagull, Happy Now?, Equivocation (2010 Bay Area Critics Circle Award for 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), The Beard of Avon, Arcadia, Nocturne, Fuddy Meers, Lovers & Executioners, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Betrayal, The Weir, Waiting for Godot, The Misanthrope, A Chance of Lightning, The Three Musketeers, Dracula, The Color Wheel and 19 productions of Shakespeare. Regional credits include 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. In 2004, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Creative Loafing and Southern Voice named him best director of the year.

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  • Michael Barker

    Managing Director | x3305

    Michael joined MTC in February 2013. He previously was the general manager of Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach, California, the managing director for the Los Angeles classical theater ensemble The Antaeus Company, associate managing director at Yale Repertory Theatre and managing director of Yale Summer Cabaret. He was Seattle Repertory Theatre’s 2008 Managing Director Fellow, apprenticed to Benjamin Moore, who has managed SRT for nearly 30 years. Prior to graduate school, Michael was associate director of marketing for Court Theatre in Chicago and also worked with Goodman Theatre, American Theater Company, Sansculottes Theater Company and the Playground Theater. He holds an MFA in theater management from Yale School of Drama and an MBA from Yale School of Management. At Yale, he was the recipient of the Daniel and Helene Sheehan Scholarship for theater management. Michael currently serves on the Mill Valley Art Commission, to which he was appointed by the Mill Valley City Council on March 3, 2014.

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Artistic

  • Margot Melcon

    Director of New Play Development | x3303

    Margot Melcon joined Marin Theatre Company as literary manager and dramaturg in 2008 and has served as dramaturg for all productions in the past five seasons in addition to managing new play development for the company. She has worked on new plays with the Kennedy Center, the New Harmony Project, The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, Shotgun Players, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor and Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and was a fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O’Neill Playwrights Festival. She is a graduate of California State University, Chico.

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  • Edgar Gonzalez

    Company Manager, Resident Teaching Artist & Associate Producer

    Coming soon.

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Education

  • Edgar Gonzalez

    Company Manager, Resident Teaching Artist & Associate Producer

    Coming soon.

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  • Daunielle Rasmussen

    Director of Education | x3310

    Daunielle is a Bay Area-based theater and community artist. She has served Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Programs as a performer/educator and Cal Shakes as community engagement manager, artistic administrator, associate casting director, company manager and a member of the main stage producing team. She has also worked with Custom Made Theatre Company, Diablo Actor’s Ensemble, Town Hall Theater, Active Arts (now Bay Area Children's Theatre), Neighborhood Theatre Players, Neighborhood Youth Theatre, the Magic Theatre, Laney College, Oakland Technical High School and Campolindo High School. Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 2005, she served as founding artistic director of both Pie Tin Productions in southern California and Above & Beyond in Liverpool, Great Britain, where she studied Community Arts at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Daunielle holds a BA in Theatre Arts, Acting from California State University, Stanislaus, and she recently graduated with an MFA in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts from California Institute of Integral Studies in May of 2012.

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Production

  • Doug Frazer

    Production Manager | x3301

    Doug started at MTC as Master Electrician in August 2008. He was promoted to Director of IT in July 2010 and Associate Production Manager in July 2011. He became Production Manager in January 2013 after serving as Interim for four months. He was previously the Master Electrician for 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, and House Electrician at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. He is a member of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and the United States Institute for Theater Technology.

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  • Joe Mizzi

    Technical Director | x3330

    Joe has been the Technical Director at MTC since July 2008 and has been with MTC as a carpenter and occasional electrician since 2002. Previously he was Technical Director for Center Repertory Company.

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  • Jeff Klein

    Associate Technical Director | x3330

    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.

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Marketing

  • Sasha Hnatkovich

    Communications Director | x3313

    Sasha joined MTC in December 2010. He has previously served as Marketing and Public Relations Director at Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco and Communications Manager at Trinity Church in Boston. He’s also had stints as a line cook, freelance music writer and gas-mask-clad punk rock guitarist. Tumblr

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  • Jeff Berlin

    Graphic Designer | x3332

    Jeff Berlin joined MTC in March 2012. With 30 years of design experience, he recently worked at PC World magazine and as a freelancer. Jeff lives in Sausalito with his cat named Piggy and collects and sells vintage magazines and vinyl.

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Front of House

  • Judith Peck

    Director of Ticketing and Audience Services | x3323

    Judith joined MTC in February 2009. With 18 years of box office and front of house experience, she's previously worked at Cal Performances at UC Berkeley and the Marin Center in San Rafael. She caught the theater bug selling tickets for Cirque du Soleil on one of their first tours.

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Development

  • Noralee Monestere McKersie

    Development Director | x3306

    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 Dubai and Emily Monestere Zimmerman of Denver, and a 17-month-old granddaughter Emma Howard.

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Administration

  • Safi Manzoor

    Business Manager | x3373

    Safi joined MTC in May 2013 as Business Manager. He previously worked as a contractor with the United States Department of Defence, 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.

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  • Mira Greene

    General Manager | x 3309

    Mira joined MTC in 2013 after serving as Managing Director for IAMA Theatre Company in Los Angeles and General Manager at California Repertory Company while completing her MBA/MFA in Theatre Management at California State University, Long Beach.  She has also worked with Trinity Repertory Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and as an independent theatre producer.

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