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Board of Trustees
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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
Jessica Mohr Company Manager/Contract Associate 650.463.7110
William Liberatore Resident Musical Director    
Jeffrey Lo
FutureWorks Fellow
Jodye Friedman
Director of Advancement
Anne Holmes Director of Major Gifts 650.463.7113
Janine Paver Interim Associate Director of Development
H. Hans Cárdenas Manager of Inner Circle Gifts 650.463.7155
Cameron Gross Stewardship Manager 650.463.7159
Jodi Corwin Development Associate 650.463.7112
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
Sofia Ahmad Teaching Artist    
Pierce Peter Brandt Teaching Artist    
Jennifer Debevec Teaching Artist    
Robin DiCello Teaching Artist    
Siobhan Doherty Teaching Artist    
Lauren Dunagan Teaching Artist    
Kalin Hove Teaching Artist    
Emily Jordan Teaching Artist    
Kathleen Mealia Teaching Artist    
Norman Muñoz Teaching Artist    
Michael Navarra Teaching Artist    
Natalie Quilici Teaching Artist    
Kelly Rinehart Teaching Artist    
Nancy Sauder Teaching Artist    
Andrea Shockling Teaching Artist    
Kristina Sutherland Teaching Artist    
Maryssa Wanlass Teaching Artist    
Kathryn Zdan Teaching Artist    
Jake Arky Playwright-in-Residence    
Maggie Cole Playwright-in-Residence    
Prince Gomolvilas Playwright-in-Residence    
Jeffrey Lo Playwright-in-Residence    
Steve Knight Director of Marketing
and Communications 
Carla Befera & Co.
Public Relations
Ev Shiro
Art Director
Lorraine VanDeGraaf Rodriguez
Associate Director of Sales
Margaret Purdy
Ticket Services Manager
Jonathan Amores Marketing & Digital Communications Manager 650.463.7170
Syche Phillips
Marketing & Volunteer Manager
Sera Parker Marketing Tessitura Specialist 650.463.7173
Michelle Piasecki Ticket Services Supervisor 650.463.7132
Sarah Benjamin Ticket Services Representative 650.463.7177
Lori Martinez Ticket Services Representative 650.463.7169
Katie Dai Graphics Assistant 650.463.7156
Mark Kitaoka Company Photographer
Tracy Martin Company Photographer

Scott DeVine General Manager 650.463.7109
Lona King Business Manager 650.463.7163
Ken Maitz
Database Administrator
Barbara Sloss
Staff Accountant
David A. Milligan
Production Manager
Jim Gross
Assistant Production Manager
Carolyn Foot 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    
Jose Crispin Carpenter    
Jaime Frausto Carpenter    
Stephen Harris Carpenter    
Scott Henderson Carpenter    
Henry Ing Carpenter    
Sarah Lowe Properties Master 650.463.7131
Pierce Soracco
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
Mary Carr
Costume Rentals Manager
Nhan Thi Luu

Jeanne Naritomi Hair Stylist    
Randall K. Lum Resident Stage Manager    
Jamie D. Mann 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 150 TheatreWorks productions, including many world or regional premieres. In 2012 he received the Silicon Valley Arts Council's Legacy Laureate Award, having previously received the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Paine Knickerbocker Award for lifetime achievement; BATCC Awards for Outstanding Direction for his productions of 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 Big River, 33 Variations, Of Mice and Men, The Secret Garden, Sense and Sensibility, and Snow Falling on Cedars, and 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.