Staff

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Leadership

  • Jasson Minadakis

    Jasson Minadakis

    Artistic Director | x3304

    jasson@marintheatre.org

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    Jasson is in his eleventh season as artistic director of MTC, where he has directed August: Osage County, The Invisible Hand, Anne Boleyn, 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.

  • Angela M. Colombo

    Angela M. Colombo

    Director of Development

    angelac@marintheatre.org

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    A native to Marin County, Angela Colombo was born and raised in San Rafael and has a background in community and government relations, communications and fund development. Colombo has focused her career on supporting projects that build community and increase opportunities for the arts and those in need to have access to enriching and impactful experiences. She comes to MTC from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Petaluma where she was responsible for restructuring the development department and raising $1M of the overall $2.9M operating budget. In her time at BGCMP, she successfully increased the EOY campaign by 37% with a 150% increase to average gifts and a 75% increase to event fundraising activities. Prior to BGCMP she was the Director of Development for the Marin Symphony where she was responsible for overseeing fund development activities that accounted for more than 60% of the organization’s operating budget, increasing overall contributions by 133%, including an 80% increase to corporate contributions, a 100% increase to EOY contributions, and securing the largest unrestricted $250K gift from an individual in organizational history.

    Prior to her work at Marin Symphony, Angela worked as a Field Representative for then California State Assembly Member and current Congressional Representative Jared Huffman and prior to that was the Vice President at North Bay Leadership Council, a nonprofit comprised of major employers in the North Bay focused on policy issues.

    She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of California at Santa Barbara, was a North Bay Business Journal 40 under 40 winner in 2011 and is a member of the Marin Forum as well as the Government Affairs Committee for the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. She previously co-chaired the inaugural Wine, Women & Shoes fundraising event for Sunny Hills Services. 

  • 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/

  • Mike Post

    Mike Post

    Director of Production | x3301

    mikep@marintheatre.org

  • Sara Waugh

    Sara Waugh

    Director of Marketing & Communications | (415) 322-6022

    saraw@marintheatre.org

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    Sara previously served for two years as the Marketing Director for both Four Clowns and its parent company The Clown School in Los Angeles. She also worked as a producer and awards adjudicator for the Hollywood Fringe Festival from 2013-2015. She has experience in performance, casting, producing, directing, stage management, production management, front of house management, general management, audience engagement and community outreach with LORT theatres Center Theatre Group in LA, The Roundabout Theatre Company in NYC, and the Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville, TN. 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. Sara earned her MBA & MFA in Theatre Management, with an emphasis in Marketing, from CSU Long Beach in 2015, and her BA in Theatre from the University of Tennessee in 2007.

Artistic

  • Laura A. Brueckner

    Laura A. Brueckner

    Literary Manager & Resident Dramaturg

    laurab@marintheatre.org

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    Laura Brueckner has been supporting productions and playwrights with her dramaturgical work for over 20 years, with an emphasis on digital dramaturgy, world premieres, and commissions. During this time, she has been proud to count among her collaborators stellar artists such as MTC Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson, Christopher Chen, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Mina Morita, Marissa Wolf, Idris Goodwin, Lachlan Philpott, and Dominique Serrand, as well as groundbreaking companies Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Crowded Fire Theater, The New Harmony Project, Playwrights Foundation, and, now, Marin Theatre Company. As an artist, she is committed to theatre as a path of social action, critical inquiry, discovery, and delight. Her journalistic writing on artistic process and audience engagement has been published by HowlRound and Theatre Bay Area; her dramaturgical writing has been published by Berkeley Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, and Crowded Fire. A current member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, she holds a B.A. in English dramatic literature (magna cum laude) from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in dramaturgy from U.C. San Diego.

  • Lauren Gunderson

    Lauren Gunderson

    Playwright in Residence

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    Lauren Gunderson is the most produced living playwright in America of 2016, winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s 3-Year Residency with Marin Theatre Co. She studied Southern Literature and Drama at Emory University, and Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. Her work has been commissioned and premiered at companies across the US including South Cost Rep (Emilie, Silent Sky), Marin Theatre Co (I and You), The Denver Center (The Book of Will), The Kennedy Center (The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful And Her Dog!), San Francisco Playhouse (Bauer), and many more. Her work is published at Playscripts, Dramatists, and Samuel French (Emilie). Her children's book “Blast Off To The Moon! Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog" comes out next May. LaurenGunderson.com and @LalaTellsAStory.

  • 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

    Artistic Assistant & Company Manager

    trevorf@marintheatre.org

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    Trevor joined Marin Theatre Company as an Artistic Direction intern in August 2015 and became a full time artistic staff member in Spring 2016. 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 (August: Osage CountyThe Invisible Hand, My Mañana Comes), The Warehouse Theatre (Avenue Q), and GLOW Lyric Theatre (RENT, La 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

  • 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

  • Rachel Hurado

    Rachel Hurado

    Assistant Production Manager

    rachelh@marintheatre.org

  • Jeff Klein

    Jeff Klein

    Technical Director | x3330

    jeff@marintheatre.org

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    Jeff started first working at MTC as an overhire carpenter in January 2006, was hired full time as the Assistant Technical Director in October 2006.  With 9 seasons and nearly 5 dozen productions to his name here, he was then promoted to Technical Director in June of 2015.  A native Texan originally from San Antonio, Jeff has worked in all aspects of theatre.  Getting the theatre itch in high school with some minor acting roles, he attended college graduating with a B.A. in Humanities with a Theatre minor.  Eventually moving into a full time technical/behind in the scenes career in his mid 20s, Jeff has a storied history working from theme park venues in Texas to a magic show in Branson, MO and then landing in the San Francisco Bay Area which he has been proud to call home since 2005.  While Jeff misses the time acting on stage, he considers himself a character of life and does his best undertaking the roles of comedy (and drama, of course) that seemingly come at him everyday.

  • 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 as the Assistant ME for Northwestern University’s Cherubs program for four summers. 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 a Bay Area native and has been involved in Bay Area theatre for over 20 years. Before taking over the costume shop at MTC, Ashley was the shopper for the costume department at the San Francisco Opera. Ashley is also a costume designer and has had the privilege of designing some of the productions at MTC over the past few seasons, as well as freelance designing for other theatres in her free time. Ashley holds a BA in Theatre Arts from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Theatre Arts: Design and Technical production from San Francisco State.

  • Lizabeth Stanley

    Lizabeth Stanley

    Props Master

    props@marintheatre.org

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    Lizabeth Stanley is thrilled to return for this very exciting 50th Anniversary season. In addition to last season at MTC, her recent credits include THE UNFORTUNATES and CHESTER BAILEY at A.C.T, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and YEAR OF THE ROOSTER at Impact Theatre 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

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

  • Trevor Scott Floyd

    Trevor Scott Floyd

    Interim Director of Ticketing & Audience Services

    trevorf@marintheatre.org

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    Trevor joined Marin Theatre Company as an Artistic Direction intern in August 2015 and became a full time artistic staff member in Spring 2016. 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 (August: Osage CountyThe 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.

  • 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

    Pablo Hamlin | x3373

    Office Manager

    pabloh@marintheatre.org

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    Pablo Hamlin has been working at Marin Theatre Company since July 2015. He started off as a part time house manager and box office associate and eventually moved up to the Interim Director of Ticketing position. After helming the box office for several months, Pablo moved upstairs to his current position of Office Manager and Administrative Assistant to the Financial Manager. Pablo is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance. Outside of MTC, Pablo has acted in shows produced by theater’s such as Ross Valley Players (Robin Hood), East Bay Children’s Theatre (Aladdin), and East Bay Children’s Theatre (Seussical). Pablo is very happy to be working with such a welcoming and hardworking staff to produce some amazing productions.

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