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Artistic Director | x3304+ Show more
Jasson (he/him/his) is in his 13th season as artistic director of Marin Theatre Company, where he has directed Oslo, 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.
Interim Managing Director+ Show more
Jenna Deja began serving as MTC’s Interim Managing Director in November 2019 through the firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) and is thrilled to be a part of such an esteemed organization and vibrant community. Ms. Deja has more than 20 years of experience in cultural organization leadership, programming, strategic planning, human resources, facility management, and marketing. She is passionate about building and aligning strong teams and has a track record of artistic innovation, business acumen, and administrative excellence. Developing diverse programs, increasing earned and contributed revenue, and fostering collaborative relationships with board, staff, and communities are at the center of Ms. Deja's achievements.
Ms. Deja joined ACG as a Vice President in 2015 as an integral part of the firm's Leadership Transition team and in 2018 became ACG's Practice Leader for Interim Management. She has delivered effective management and interim consulting services for clients such as Bravo! Vail, Long Wharf Theatre, The National Theatre, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, New York City Opera, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Her deep belief in the value of interim management and her high-level client service skills have led to success in providing arts and culture organizations with impactful leaders. Prior to joining ACG, Ms. Deja spent 12 years at Chicago's legendary comedy theater The Second City, most recently as Managing Producer, and has held various management roles in regional theatres across the country.
Playwright in Residence+ Show more
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.
Resident Teaching Artist+ Show more
Erika (she/her/hers) joined the education department in 2018 as an education intern, and is very excited to continue her work with Marin Theatre Company! She has worked in Seattle and across the Bay Area as a teaching artist and music director, with a focus in in-school arts integration programming. Additionally, Erika is a graduate from Oklahoma City University where she received a BA in Music with a minor in Children’s Theatre, and holds a certificate in Traditional Irish Music from University College Cork, Ireland. In the past few years, Erika has also spent time as a director and pit musician.
Marketing & Front of House
Director of Marketing & Communications+ Show more
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 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.
Director of Ticketing & Communications Associate+ Show more
Kate (she/her/hers) joined Marin Theatre Company as a Literary Intern in August 2016, moving then to the Marketing department as the Communications & PR Associate and now serving as Director of Ticketing overseeing Front of House operations. Hailing from the Midwest, Kate graduated with a B.F.A in Dramaturgy from Carnegie Mellon University, before making the move to the West Coast. While living in Pittsburgh she worked in the literary department of City Theatre Company, as an archivist at Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh, and as a freelance dramaturg. Kate is committed to MTC's ongoing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion work as a member of Theatres Advancing Social Change (TASC) and and spends her free time at her local library (support yours!), or scouting out the best hikes in the Bay Area.
Individual Giving Manager+ Show more
Brittany (she/her/hers) joined Marin Theatre Company in October 2018. Previously, she worked at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) specializing in corporate fundraising. During her three years with the museum, she supported the grand reopening of SFMOMA after a three-year closure and more than doubled the corporate membership program’s annual support. Prior to moving to the Bay Area she lived in Chicago where she worked as a General Manager for a wood-furniture conservation center and volunteered as a docent for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA). As an avid participant in her university’s theatre program, Brittany cultivated a strong passion for the preforming arts and continues to see a variety of performances throughout the Bay Area. Brittany enjoys camping/hiking, reading and refining her Pilates practice.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in Arts and Culture from Texas A&M University. She also minored in French, English and Business.
Director of Production+ Show more
For MTC, Sara has previously designed sound for Straight White Men, Shakespeare in Love, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley and Gem of the Ocean. Other favorite Bay Area sound design credits include: The Gangster of Love, Reel to Reel, Grandeur, Fool for Love, Dogeaters, And I And Silence, Every Five Minutes, Hir, Terminus, Se Llama Cristina, Any Given Day, Mrs. Whitney and Goldfish (Magic Theatre); Octopus (Magic/Encore Theatre Company); I Call My Brothers, 410 [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