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TheatreWorks Administrative Offices
P.O. Box 50458
Palo Alto, CA 94303-0458

350 Twin Dolphin Drive
Suite 127
Redwood City, CA 94065

Phone: 650.463.1950
Fax: 650.463.1963

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Board of Trustees

Barbara Shapiro, Chair of the Board • Jayne Booker • Bill Coughran • Jenny Dearborn • Susan Fairbrook, Secretary • Ciro Giammona • Anne Hambly • Judy Heyboer • Larry Horton • Roy Johnson • Derry Kabcenell • Michael Kahn • Julie Kaufman • Robert Kelley • Tom Kelley • Robin Kennedy • Ray A. Rothrock • Adam Samuels • Phil Santora • Loren Saxe • Nancy Ginsburg Stern • Debra Summers • Lynn Szekely-Goode • Tzipor Ulman • Mark Vershel • Holly Ward • Lisa Webster • Jane Weston • Gayla Lorthridge Wood

Board Emeritus

Nancy Meyer, Founder • William Adler • Edward T. Anderson, MD • Doug Barry • Lauren Berman • Chuck Bernstein • Sharon Anthony Bower • Michael Braun • Polly W. Bredt • Bruce C. Cozadd • Jeff Crowe • Peggy Dalal • Yogen Dalal • Michael R. Flicker • Peggy Woodford Forbes • Dan Garber • Doug Garland • Aaron Gershenberg • Marcia Goldman • Emeri Handler • Susan M. Huch • Perry A. Irvine • Nancy L. Jalonen • Lisa Jones • Gina Jorasch • Roberta R. Katz • Michael Kwatinetz • Dick Maltzman • Suzanne Martin • Patti McClung • Don McDougall • Bruce McLeod • Cynthia S. Miller • Leslie Murphy-Chutorian • Eileen Nelson • Karen Neirenberg • Carrie Perzow • Carey Pickus • Margot Mailliard Rawlins • John Reis • Eddie Reynolds • Sandi Risser • Lynn Wilson Roberts • Denise Stanford • Rosina Lo Sun • James Sweeney •  Cathie Thermond • Helaina Titus • Robert J. Van der Leest, MD • Ronni Watson • Elissa Wellikson

Staff Listing

Robert Kelley Artistic Director
Phil Santora Managing Director
Leslie Martinson Associate Artistic Director 650.463.7107
Giovanna Sardelli Director of New Works
Jeffrey Lo Company Manager/Casting Associate
Akemi Okamura
FutureWorks Fellow
William Liberatore Resident Musical Director    
Jodye Friedman
Director of Advancement
H. Hans Cárdenas
Associate Director of Individual Gifts
Jodi Corwin Stewardship and Events Manager
Michelle Piasecki Development Operations Manager 650.463.7132
Amy Cole-Farrell Director of Education 650.463.7134
Katie Bartholomew
Associate Education Director–Schools 650.463.7154
Jake Arky Associate Education Director–Playwriting 650.463.7153
Piper LaGrelius
Master Teaching Artist
Amanda Johnson Camp Director    
Caroline Altman Teaching Artist    
Brittany Caine Teaching Artist    
Maggie Cole Teaching Artist    
Jennifer Debevec Teaching Artist    
Martin Rojas Dietrich
Teaching Artist    
Emily Jordan Teaching Artist    
Rebecca Longworth Teaching Artist    
Olivia Ochoa Teaching Artist    
Stephanie Owen Teaching Artist    
Kelly Rinehart Teaching Artist    
Tory Ross
Teaching Artist    
Elissa Stebbins Teaching Artist    
Mia Tagano Teaching Artist    
Maryssa Wanlass Teaching Artist    
Jake Arky Playwright-in-Residence    
Jeffrey Lo Playwright-in-Residence    
Lorraine VanDeGraaf Rodriguez Director of Marketing 650.463.7123
Carla Befera & Co.
Public Relations
Ev Shiro
Art Director
Syche Phillips Associate Director of Marketing 650.463.7126
Margaret Purdy
Associate Director of Patron Services
Sarah Benjamin Sales Manager
Jennifer Gosk
Digital Media Manager
Andrew Skelton Tessitura Specialist
Alix Josefski Ticket Services Supervisor 650.463.7121
Megan Bartlett Ticket Services Representative 650.463.7152
Tracy Hayden Ticket Services Representative 650.463.7178
Katie Dai Graphics Assistant 650.463.7156
Constance Gannon Telesales Representative 650.463.7125
Gerald Gist Telesales Representative 650.463.7182
Kevin Berne Company Photographer
Alessandra Mello Company Photographer

Scott DeVine General Manager 650.463.7109
Ken Maitz
Database Administrator
Jason Hyde Bookkeeper 650.463.7114
Barbara Sloss
Staff Accountant
David A. Milligan
Production Manager
Jon Wat
Assistant Production Manager
Steven B. Mannshardt Operations Manager/Master Electrician  650.463.7194
Steven B. Mannshardt
Resident Lighting Designer
Brendan Aanes Sound Supervisor
Karen Szpaller
Production Coordinator
Frank Sarmiento Technical Director
Tom Langguth
Lead Scenic Artist/Craftsman
Bill Roberts Master Carpenter    
Esteban Calvillo Carpenter    
Rodrigo Frausto Carpenter    
Henry Ing Carpenter    
Christopher Fitzer
Properties Master 650.463.7131
Alfred Rudolph
Properties Stock Manager
Jill Bowers
Costume Director 650.463.7142
Noah Marin
Assistant Costumer
Yen La Wong
Lead Cutter/Draper
Thom Hoffman Wardrobe Manager 650.463.7139
Conni Edwards
Costume Rentals Manager 650.463.7143
Michelle Earney Assistant Cutter/First Hand    
Nhan Thi Luu

Son Pham Stitcher    
Jeanne Naritomi Hair Stylist    
Randall K. Lum Resident Stage Manager    

Artistic Director Robert Kelley

A Bay Area native and Stanford University graduate, Kelley founded TheatreWorks in 1970 and has been its Artistic Director ever since. He has directed over 165 TheatreWorks productions, including many world or regional premieres. He has received the Silicon Valley Arts Council's Legacy Laureate Award; the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Paine Knickerbocker Award for lifetime achievement; BATCC Awards for Outstanding Direction for his productions of The Hound of the Baskervilles; Into the Woods; Pacific Overtures; Rags; Sweeney Todd; Another Midsummer Night; Sunday in the Park with George; Jane Eyre; and Caroline, or Change; Bay Area Drama-Logue Awards for his direction of Ah, Wilderness! and Once in a Lifetime; Dean Goodman Choice Awards for Violet, Ragtime, Proof, Dolly West’s Kitchen, and Harold & Maude; and Back Stage West Garland Awards for his direction of Side Show and Sunday in the Park with George. He recently directed Peter and the Starcatcher, Sweeney Todd, Marry Me a Little, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Once on This Island, Little Women, Being Earnest, Big River, 33 Variations, and Of Mice and Men, as well as productions of Emma at TheatreWorks, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

Stanford Magazine Article

Managing Director Phil Santora

Joining TheatreWorks in 2006, after four years as Managing Director of Northlight Theatre outside Chicago, Phil Santora has also held positions as Managing Director of Georgia Shakespeare Festival (GSF) in Atlanta and Development Director for Great Lakes Theatre Festival in Cleveland and George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He holds an M.F.A. in Theater Administration from the Yale School of Drama, and a B.A. in Drama from Duke University. Mr. Santora has served on the boards of the League of Chicago Theatres, the Atlanta Coalition of Theatres, and the executive committee of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). He was named 2000’s Best Arts Administrator by Atlanta Magazine. He also received the Atlanta Arts and Business Council’s 1998 ABBY Award for Arts Administrator, and under his leadership GSF won the 1997 Managing for Excellence Award.