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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.
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.
Literary Manager / Dramaturg | 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 four 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 and Bay Area Playwrights Festival, was a fellow at the National Critic’s Institute at the O’Neill Playwrights Festival and is a freelance writer for American Theatre magazine. She is a graduate of California State University, Chico.
Casting Director / Company Manager | x3312
Meg served as casting director for all shows in our 2008-09 season and assisted with casting while also serving as Development Associate during the 2007-08 season. Prior to joining MTC, Meg served as a casting assistant on the TV shows Las Vegas, King of Queens and Grounded for Life, and the feature films Eurotrip and Straight-Jacket.
Playwright in Residence
Playwright JC Lee joins MTC for the 2012-13 Season through the National New Play Network's Playwright in Residence program. A recent graduate of the Juilliard School, he was a 2011-12 writing fellow at Playwrights Realm and is the founding artistic director of the Pennsylvania-based Omicron Theatre Project. Locally, Sleepwalkers Theatre in San Francisco produced his plays The Nature Line, Into the Clear Blue Sky and This World Is Good, Magic Theatre presented Wicked Fox (directed by MTC’s former producing director Ryan Rilette) as part of “Asian Explosion 2012” staged reading series and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival workshopped Pookie Goes Grenading (which premiered in October 2012 at Azuka Theatre in Philadelpia) in 2010. While in residence at MTC, Lee will continue to develop his plays Crane, Luce and Wicked Fox and begin work on a new musical based on the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, which he is developing through intensive collaboration with MTC’s dramaturg Margot Melcon. Website | Blog
NNPN established the Playwrights in Residence program in 2007 to support emerging playwrights as they graduate from MFA programs with season-long residencies at NNPN member theaters. The playwrights participate in the artistic and administrative life of the theater, and, in turn, the theaters help develop the playwright’s work and provide them with advice and support as they embark on their professional careers. An NNPN member since 2008, MTC has provided an artistic home to playwrights Steve Yockey (2009-10) and Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig (2010-11).
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.
Production Manager & Director of IT | 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.
Assitant Production Manager | x3319
Liz became assistant production manager at MTC in January 2013 after serving as interim for three months. She is also a freelance stage manager who has worked with New Conservatory Theatre Center, Opera Academy of California, Dragon Productions, and Performers Under Stress. She previously worked at MTC as camp coordinator for our 2012 summer camp. Before resuming her theater career, she worked at KQED as associate director of membership marketing.
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.
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.
Costume Shop Manager | x3318
Mia Baxter has been a part of MTC's production team since 2008. Most recently, she has designed props and costumes for productions at Aurora Theatre Company, Cal Shakes, A.C.T. Conservatory and SF Playhouse. She has also worked with The Jewish Theatre, Sacramento Opera, Music Circus, Word for Word, Teatro Esperanza and Intersection for the Arts. She is an alumni of San Francisco State University.
Marketing Director | x3302
Julie started at MTC in July 2002. She was previously the Marketing Director at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael at the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts. Prior to that, she worked at Academy Studios, an exhibit design and fabrication firm in Novato, and at several museums in the Pacific Northwest.
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
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.
Front of House
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.
Box Office Manager | x3320
Richard has previously worked at various theaters around the Bay Area, including Magic Theatre and SHN in San Francisco. He has also worked for AlterTheater Ensemble in San Rafael as Literary Manager. He likes food (yay!).
Development Director | x3306
Ema started at MTC in July 2009 as Associate Development Director and was promoted to Development Director in July 2011. She was most recently Development Manager at the California Film Institute, and worked in corporate development for the Mill Valley Film Festival, as well as being project manager for the acquisition of Mill Valley’s historic Sequoia Theatre. Previous to this she was Associate Director at Kiddo! The Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation for 11 years. Prior to moving to the Bay Area and working in nonprofit development, she worked in public relations in New York City. Ema has a BA in Communications from SUNY Oswego, and an MBA in Marketing from San Francisco State.
Development Manager | x3317
Susan joined MTC in September 2011. She was previously Development and Marketing Associate at In Defense of Animals. Prior to that she worked in development for the Bay Area Discovery Museum.
Business Manager | x3373
Jennifer started at MTC in April 2012 after relocating to Marin from Los Angeles. She previously worked at Team One advertising and has experience in theater, television and film as a stage manager and production assistant. She is a graduate of Cal State Northridge. Jennifer loves traveling, reading and spending time with her family.