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About Us


Rob Melrose, Artistic Director 
James Black, Interim Artistic Director
Dean R. Gladden, Managing Director


Kevin Rigdon, Associate Director/Design
Brandon Weinbrenner, Associate Producer and Casting Director
Elizabeth Frankel, Director of New Work
Lily Wolff, Literary Manager
Noah Alderfer, Literary Assistant


Brandon Kahn, General Manager
Sajal Javid, Director of Human Resources
Michael Bell, Director of Information Technology
Elle Aghabala, Associate General Manager
Bree Welch, Company Manager
Laura Ortiz, Human Resources Generalist
Clemencia “Clem” Hernandez, Executive Assistant and Board Liaison
Richard Jackson, Database Administrator
Cameron Bahrami, Desktop Support and Jr. Systems Administrator
Catie Lovett, General Management Intern


Don Poole, Director of Finance
Kay Ross, Controller
Zena Rivera, Payroll Specialist
Iris Hutchison, Accounts Payable Associate


Deborah B. Lackey, CFRE, Director of Development
Darryl de Mello, Director of Individual Giving
Kristine Rizzo, Director of Special Events
Kathryn Z. Straw, Director of Institutional Giving
Mary Kay Wittrock, Director of Planned Giving
Bernadette Frazier, Manager of Development Communications
Francis Rios, Development Officer
Lena Streetman, Research Analyst
Katherine Cunningham, Institutional Giving Associate
Sam Ferrigno, Individual Giving Associate
Joseph Roberts, Development Associate
Emma Russell, Special Events Associate

Education and Community Engagement

Mary Sutton, Director of Education & Community Engagement
Cathy Bencivenga, Executive Manager of Education & Community Engagement
Chaney Tullos, Assistant Director of Education
Benito Vasquez, Manager of Community Partnerships
Jasmine Thomas, Staging STEM & AIN Manager
Esme Wu, School Programs Manager
Mara McGhee, ECE Programs Coordinator
Ally Oliphint, Staging STEM Coordinator
Rachel Wagner, Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Hayley Talkington, ECE Intern

Marketing and Communications

Rachel Applegate, Director of Marketing and Communications
Tina Berry, Director of Marketing
Whitney Spencer, Public Relations and Communications Manager
Francisco Delgado, Senior Graphic Designer
Melissa Taylor, Graphic Designer
Lauren Pelletier, Marketing Associate
Damon Price, Group Sales Manager
Jessica Williams, Group Sales Coordinator

Box Office

Tom O’Dell, Director of Audience Services
Ruthie Rodriguez, Box Office Manager
Margie Hayden, Shift Supervisor
Charlotte Weschler, Patron Services Manager
Austin Abernathy, Ticket Service Assistant
Juan Flores, Ticket Service Assistant
Shawna Hardy, Ticket Service Assistant
Joey Hayden, Ticket Service Assistant
Carian Parker, Ticket Service Assistant
Karla Sanchez, Ticket Service Assistant
Julian Waneck, Ticket Service Assistant

House Management

Susan Baird, Director of Front of House
Julie Rutter, Front of House Manager
Cissy Brown, House Manager
Suzanne Burck, House Manager
Rebecca Kutsko, House Manager
Nancy Leon, House Manager
Frank Williams, House Manager

Stage Management

Kristen Larson, Production Stage Manager
Emily Bohannan, AEA Stage Manager
Rachel Dooley-Harris, AEA Stage Manager
Rebecca R.D. Hamlin, AEA Stage Manager
Katie L. Creeggan, Production Assistant
Jordan Kruis, Production Assistant
Rachel Piero, Production Assistant


Raymond Inkel, Production Manager
Julie Ann Arbiter, Associate Production Manager
Gitiim Chakamoi, Production Office Manager


Aaron Wilson, Technical Director
Daniel D'egnuff, Assistant Technical Director
Yancy Cooper, Scene Shop Operations Manager/Buyer
Kyle Bodiford, Master Carpenter
Paul Zappone, Lead Carpenter
Michelle Fullerton, Charge Scenic Artist
Rebekah Bryant, Carpenter
Noel Greer, Carpenter
Guy Herman, Carpenter
Nicholas Hoovler, Carpenter
Francisco Robledo, Scenic Artist
Cara Spencer, Scenic Artist
Eric Breikjern, Stage Supervisor
Nicholas Custer, Assistant Stage Supervisor


Karin Rabe Vance, Properties Master
Eric C. Brown, Assistant Properties Master
Jessica Julien, Prop Shop Assistant/Master Artisan
Sarah Powell, Artisan Buyer
Travis Nelson, Properties Artisan
Amelia Templeton, Properties Artisan


Pierre Dupree, Sound Supervisor
Bradley Jay Gowers, Lead Audio Engineer
Raul Rivera, Sound Engineer
Fred Schoppe, Sound Engineer


Nancy Julian, Costume Shop Manager
Janice L. Lopez, Assistant Costume Shop Manager
Michael Farris, Shop Assistant/Stock Manager
Kim Cook, Costume Design Assistant
Erica Griese, Costume Design Assistant
Jerome Schram, Tailor
Sarah Rogers, Draper
Lynne Kesilis, First Hand
Stephanie Orr, Tailor First Hand
Marisa Chaney, Wardrobe Supervisor
Chelsea O’Herron, Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor
Ellen Danforth, Stitcher
Aurora Kenyon, Stitcher
Maria Mignone, Costume Crafts
Amy Solomon, Wig Master
Alison Hora, Wig Assistant
Nicholas Parrish, Wig Assistant


Andrew Vance, Lighting Supervisor
Dan Jones, Assistant Lighting Supervisor
Joe Engler, Master Electrician
Merlin Howick, Lead Electrician
J.R. Carson, Light Board Operator and Electrician
Jesus Pineda, Light Board Operator and Electrician
Jacob Moriarty-Stone, Light Board Operator and Electrician


Dennis Draper, Director of Events & Operations
Daniel Naranjo, Chief Engineer
Patrick Glass, Stationary Engineer
Ray Martin, Stationary Engineer
Van Shannon, Stationary Engineer
Phillip Vacek, Stationary Engineer
Karen Mata, Event Manager
Robert Bredehoeft, Event Manager
John Garcia, Events and Operations Assistant
Greg Brown, Office Services Clerk
Lauren Muse, Bar Manager
Joel Reed Parker, Assistant Bar Manager
Patrick Mitchell, Reception