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

Staff

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Executive Leadership

  • Jasson Minadakis

    Jasson Minadakis

    Artistic Director | x3304

    jasson@marintheatre.org

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    Jasson (he/him/his) is in his 12th season as artistic director of Marin Theatre Company, where he has directed Shakespeare in Love, Thomas and Sally, Guards at the Taj, 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 Libby Appel’s adaptation of Chekhov’s Seagull, Happy Now?, Equivocation (SFBATCC Award, 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 others, 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.

  • Keri Kellerman

    Keri Kellerman

    Managing Director | x3305

    kerik@marintheatre.org

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    Keri (they/them/theirs) began their tenure at Marin Theatre Company in January, 2017, after having served the Playwrights’ Center as its managing director since 2013, bringing over 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership to both organizations. During their time with the Playwrights' Center, they led the organization to greater financial stability, bolstered its capacity, and solidified the board and staff. Prior to joining the Center, they spearheaded Intiman Theatre’s revival and new sustainable business model in partnership with artistic director Andrew Russell. They have also held leadership and development positions at prominent Seattle arts organizations such as UW World Series at Meany Hall, On the Boards, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. They have served as a Minnesota State Arts Board panelist and as a board member for multiple arts organizations in other regions, including the Seattle-based dance company zoe | juniper. Keri currently co-edits the literary journal Lockjaw.

    They are honored to be a part of MTC's dedicated community of artists, board members, staff, and audiences to embrace theater in all its complexity and humanity. 

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.

  • Trevor Scott Floyd

    Trevor Scott Floyd

    Artistic Producer

    trevorf@marintheatre.org

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    Trevor (he/him/his) started as an Artistic Direction intern with MTC in 2015 and, prior to his current role as Artistic Producer, spent two seasons as Director of Ticketing, Artistic Associate, and Company Manager. As Artistic Producer, Trevor serves as MTC's local Casting Director. 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. In addition to his role at MTC he is a freelance director and writer. You can read his latest work on the New Play Exchange.

  • Lauren Gunderson

    Lauren Gunderson

    Playwright in Residence

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    Lauren Gunderson (she/her/hers) 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.

    Lauren Gunderson is in residence with MTC through of the support of the Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program administered in partnership with HowlRound.

Administration

Education

  • Ashleigh Worley

    Ashleigh Worley

    Director of Education

    ashleighw@marintheatre.org

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    Hailing from the east coast, Ashleigh (she/her/hers) paid her dues working in the trenches of education as a public school theatre teacher for grades 6-12. As an award-winning director and educator, she was charged with designing curriculum for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to use as examples of best practice. Ashleigh has worked for theatre companies across North Carolina in a variety of capacities from special effects makeup, directing, teaching artistry, and design. While full time in-school teaching holds her heart, Ashleigh decided to make the leap to professional theatre to expand her reach to students beyond her classroom walls. Since then, Ashleigh has worked as a director, stage manager, teaching artist, and educational consultant for multiple arts organizations around the Bay Area. Ashleigh joined the Marin Theatre Company Education Team in 2015.

  • Hannah Keefer

    Hannah Keefer

    Resident Teaching Artist

    hannahk@marintheatre.org

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    Hannah Keefer (she/her/hers) 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.

  • Liam Robertson

    Liam Robertson

    Resident Teaching Artist

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    Liam (he/him/his) began working with Marin Theatre Company as a freelance Teaching Artist in 2017 before becoming a Resident Teaching Artist this year. He has been living in the Bay Area performing as a musician, actor, artist, and educator for over twelve years. Originally from the foothills south of Yosemite, Liam moved to the Bay Area to attend Sonoma State University where he received a degree in Jazz Studies and Composition. After receiving his degree, his work began to branch out into performing as an actor and broadening his skillset as an artistic performer and educator. He’s been seen performing and working all over the Bay Area in places such as The Speakeasy, Berkeley Rep, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, B8 Theatre, Ross Valley Players, and Sixth Street Playhouse as well as playing sax in Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music at the Curran. As a teaching artist, he is committed to theatre as a way of developing and expanding the empathy, compassion, and spirit of the individual and their community through engaging and connecting with the ubiquity of the human spirit through play and story.

Marketing & Front of House

  • Sara Waugh

    Sara Waugh

    Director of Marketing & Communications

    saraw@marintheatre.org

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    Sara (she/her/hers) previously served for two years as the Marketing Director for the LA-based, touring performance company Four Clowns and its education-based partner organization The Clown School in Los Angeles, while simultaneously serving as a Marketing/Advertising/Producing Graduate Assistant in the Theatre Arts department at California State University, Long Beach. She also worked as a producer and awards adjudicator for the Hollywood Fringe Festival from 2013 - 2015.

    She has been on stage before (and on ice!), but most of her professional experience has been working a variety of both artistic and administrative jobs ranging from casting, producing, directing, stage management, and production management to front of house management, general management, marketing and community outreach with LORT theatres like 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. 

    Sara earned an MBA & an MFA in Theatre Management with an emphasis in Marketing from CSU Long Beach in 2015, and a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Tennessee in 2007.

  • Jeff Berlin

    Graphic Designer

    jeffb@marintheatre.org

  • Kate Robinson

    Kate Robinson

    Director of Ticketing & Communications Associate

    kater@marintheatre.org

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    Kate joined Marin Theatre Company as a Literary Intern in August 2016 and after finishing her internship this spring she has made the jump to the Marketing department to serve as the Communications & PR Associate. Originally from the corn fields of Ohio, she graduated with a B.F.A in Dramaturgy from Carnegie Mellon University. While living in Pittsburgh she worked in the literary department of City Theatre Company, as an archivist at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and professionally as a freelance dramaturg. She is a determined listener, avid reader, and aspiring social media wizard.

  • Woody Gaul

    Woody Gaul

    Box Office Manager

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    Woody Gaul is a recent transplant to the west coast and an enthusiastic new member of the MTC staff. Originally from midcoast Maine, Woody graduated with a degree in English and Theater before moving to New York City to pursue acting. For a decade he was a professional actor and theater educator in Boston and New York. Woody is coming to Mill Valley from the Pearl River Delta in China where he was the Drama Department Head & Marketing Assistant for the Tsinglan School and later served as Artistic Director / Education Director for Elephamily Drama Center. Additionally, he has served on numerous arts boards including holding the position of board president for the Camden Civic Theatre and Wellesley Cultural Council.  

Development

  • Angela M. Colombo

    Angela M. Colombo

    Director of Development

    angelac@marintheatre.org

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    A native to Marin County, Angela (she/her/hers) was born and raised in San Rafael and has a background in fund development, community and government relations and communications. She 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 (BGCMP) where she was responsible for restructuring the development department and increasing contributed revenue. 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 and successfully secured the largest 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.

  • Julia Ludwig

    Julia Ludwig

    Development Associate

    julial@marintheatre.org

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    Julia (she/her/hers) joined Marin Theatre Company in June 2017 as the Development Associate. She previously was the Development and Special Events Fellow at American Conservatory Theater. She has also worked for the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific and the Ojai Music Festival. Julia earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Management at University of the Pacific. She has a strong passion for the arts and firmly believes in arts education. Her passion has led to a variety of endeavors such as performing in operas, plays, and musicals, to playing the clarinet and conducting. Julia continues to perform at various theaters in the Bay Area and loves working in this creative and welcoming community.

Office Administration

  • Safi Manzoor

    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.

  • Giselle Boustani-Fontenele

    Giselle Boustani-Fontenele

    Office Manager

    giselleb@marintheatre.org

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    Giselle Boustani-Fontenele recently completed the 2017-18 Artistic Direction Internship at Marin Theatre Company (MTC), where she associate directed Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves (dir. Morgan Green), wherein she lead a high school cast of understudies to their own performance on MTC’s mainstage. At MTC, she also assistant directed Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew (dir. Jade King Carroll) and Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men (dir. Morgan Gould). Her directing credits include Susan Glaspell’s Trifles (Pentameters Theatre, London) and Dustin Lance Black’s 8 (Avery Schreiber Playhouse, Los Angeles). She was the Artistic Associate for Caesar Maximus with Bay Area site-integrated theatre company We Players and spent ten weeks with The Pasadena Playhouse’s Artistic Department as its Community Organizer Summer Intern. Giselle is a 2017 graduate of Boston University (BU), where she majored in Anthropology and Religion and completed a rigorous Theatre Arts minor at the BU College of Fine Arts. At BU, she studied dramaturgy and dramatic literature under dramaturg Ilana M. Brownstein and British contemporary theatre under British theatre critic Aleks Sierz. Giselle enjoys spoken word, trying not to fall off her skateboard, and is fascinated by the power of communal art. 

Production

  • Sara Huddleston

    Sara Huddleston

    Director of Production

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    For MTC, Sara has previously designed sound for Straight White MenShakespeare in LoveMiss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley and Gem of the Ocean. Other favorite Bay Area sound design credits include: The Gangster of LoveReel to ReelGrandeurFool for LoveDogeatersAnd I And SilenceEvery Five MinutesHirTerminusSe Llama CristinaAny Given DayMrs. Whitney and Goldfish (Magic Theatre); Octopus (Magic/Encore Theatre Company); I Call My Brothers410 [Gone] and Invasion! (Crowded Fire), Autobiography of a Terrorist (Golden Thread Productions); In On It and T.I.C (Encore Theatre Company); The Shaker Chair (Encore Theatre Company/Shotgun Players); Kiss and Macbeth (Shotgun Players) and Word for Word's 25th Anniversary! Show (Word for Word). Next up: The Resting Place (Magic Theatre) and We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War (Golden Thread Productions)she/her/hers

  • 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

    Assistant Technical Director

    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. In addition to his regular duties, he has served as the Assistant Lighting Designer for several productions at the company. He has also designed the lights for various shows in the Bay Area. Starting in the Fall of 2018, he will be a guest instructor of Electrics at Tamalpais High School. 
    Prior to joining MTC, Danny spent seven years in Chicago. There, he worked as the Master Electrician for Lifeline Theatre and for Adventure Stage Chicago, and as the Assistant ME for Northwestern University’s Cherubs program. In addition, he has worked as a freelance electrician for companies ranging from Steppenwolf to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. Danny cut his teeth as a entertainment electrician as an intern for MTC in 2010. He earned a BA in Theatre and Philosophy from Northwestern in 2011.

    www.dannyosburn.com

  • Patrick Mahoney

    Assistant Master Electician

  • Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith

    Costume Shop Manager

    sarahs@marintheatre.org

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    Sarah was born in raised in beautiful Boulder, CO and moved to San Francisco in 2014. Since then she has been working as a freelance designer, costume builder, and personal tailor throughout the area as well as back home in Colorado. She first worked with MTC in the spring of 2016 as an assistant designer, builder and member of the wardrobe crew and is stoked to officially join the company as Costume Shop Manager. Sarah holds a BA in Theatrical Arts and Classical Studies from the University of Puget Sound and is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Fashion Patterning and Design at Apparel Arts in Oakland.

  • Noelle Clary

    Wardrobe Associate