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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

Julie Kaufman, Chair of the Board • William F. Adler • Lauren Berman • Jayne Booker • Bill Coughran • Jenny Dearborn • Susan Fairbrook, Secretary • Anne Hambly • Judy Heyboer • Larry Horton • Lisa Jones • Derry Kabcenell • Michael Kahn • Robert Kelley • Tom Kelley • Robin Kennedy • Mike Kwatinetz • Gayla Lorthridge • Don McDougall • Ray A. Rothrock • Adam Samuels • Phil Santora • Loren Saxe • Barbara Shapiro • Nancy Ginsburg Stern • Debra Summers • Lynn Szekely-Goode • Mark Vershel • Holly Ward • Lisa Webster

Board Emeritus

Nancy Meyer, Founder • Edward T. Anderson, MD • Doug Barry • Hank Barry • Chuck Bernstein • Sharon Anthony Bower • Mike Braun • Polly W. Bredt • Bruce C. Cozadd • Jeff Crowe • Peggy Dalal • Yogen Dalal • Michael R. Flicker • Peggy Woodford Forbes • Ron Fortune • Dan Garber • Doug Garland • Aaron Gershenberg • Jewelle Taylor Gibbs • Marcia Goldman • Emeri Handler • Dee Harris • Susan M. Huch • Perry A. Irvine • Nancy L. Jalonen • Gina Klein Jorasch • Dick Maltzman • Suzanne Martin • Bruce McLeod • Cynthia S. Miller • Leslie Murphy-Chutorian • Eileen Nelson • Karen Neirenberg • Carrie Perzow • Carey Pickus • Margot Mailliard Rawlins • John Reis • Eddie Reynolds • Sherri Rose • Ron Sege • Denise Stanford • Mark Stevens • Rosina Lo Sun • James Sweeney •  Cathie Thermond • Helaina Titus • Robert J. Van der Leest, MD • Ronette T. 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 650.463.7148
Marcy Reed
FutureWorks Fellow
Cindy Im TCG/Fox Foundation Resident Artist    
William Liberatore Resident Musical Director    
Jodye Friedman
Director of Advancement
Anne Holmes Director of Major Gifts 650.463.7113
Kathleen Dederian
Institutional Giving Manager
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
Jennifer Debevec Teaching Artist    
Martin Rojas Dietrich
Teaching Artist    
Lauren Dunagan Teaching Artist    
Daryl Harper Teaching Artist    
Amanda Johnson Teaching Artist    
Emily Jordan Teaching Artist    
Kelly Rinehart Teaching Artist    
Andrea Shockling Teaching Artist    
Mia Tagano Teaching Artist    
Maryssa Wanlass Teaching Artist    
Jake Arky Playwright-in-Residence    
Jeffrey Lo Playwright-in-Residence    
Lorraine VanDeGraaf Rodriguez Interim 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
Jonathan Amores Marketing & Digital Communications Manager 650.463.7170
Sarah Benjamin Ticket Services Representative 650.463.7177
Jennifer Gosk
Ticket Services Representative

Alix Josefski Ticket Services Representative    
Katie Dai Graphics Assistant 650.463.7156
Ken Sadamasa Group Sales Representative    
Constance Gannon Telesales Representative    
Gerald Gist Telesales Representative    
Larry Condit Lucie Stern House Manager    
Lois Hopp Lucie Stern House Manager    
Bill McFarland Lucie Stern House Manager    
Ray Vinall Lucie Stern House Manager    
Kevin Berne Company Photographer
Alessandra Mello Company Photographer

Scott DeVine General Manager 650.463.7109
Ken Maitz
Database Administrator
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    
Chris Blackwood Carpenter    
Esteban Calvillo Carpenter    
Rodrigo Frausto Carpenter    
Henry Ing Carpenter    
Sarah Lowe Properties Master 650.463.7131
Charlynn Knighton
Properties Artisan    
Rebecca Willis Properties Artisan    
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
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, Seenedy 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.