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Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director

Barry Edelstein

Barry Edelstein is the Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director and is a stage director, producer, author, and educator. His Globe directing credits include The Winter’s Tale, Othello, The Twenty-Seventh Man, the world premiere of Rain, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Hamlet, the world premiere of The Wanderers, the American premiere of Life After, Romeo and Juliet, and, during the pandemic, Hamlet: On the Radio. He also directed All’s Well That Ends Well as the inaugural production of the Globe for All community tour, and he oversees the Globe’s Classical Directing Fellowship program. In addition to his recent Globe credits, he directed The Tempest with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2018, and he will next direct The Wanderers Off Broadway with Roundabout Theatre Company in 2023. As Director of the Shakespeare Initiative at The Public Theater (2008–2012), Edelstein oversaw all of the company’s Shakespearean productions as well as its educational, community outreach, and artist-training programs. At The Public, he staged the world premiere of The Twenty-Seventh Man, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens, and Steve Martin’s WASP and Other Plays. He was also Associate Producer of The Public’s Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino. From 1998 to 2003 he was Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company. His book Thinking Shakespeare is the standard text on American Shakespearean acting. He is also the author of Bardisms: Shakespeare for All Occasions. He is a graduate of Tufts University and the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director

Timothy J. Shields

Timothy J. Shields joined The Old Globe as Managing Director in 2017. In his time in San Diego, he has enjoyed becoming involved in the community. He currently serves as a board member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s LEAD program; an advisory board member of the San Diego Downtown Partnership; and Vice President of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. He brings to San Diego many decades of not-for-profit theatre experience. He was Managing Director of Princeton, New Jersey’s McCarter Theatre Center (2009-2017); Milwaukee Repertory Theater (1998–2009); and Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York (1992–1998). He has also held administrative positions at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Denver Center Theatre Company, and McCarter Theatre Center in an earlier period of his career. He served as President of the League of Resident Theatres and as Vice President of the board at Theatre Communications Group. He has been the Chair of the ArtPride NJ board; a member of Milwaukee’s Latino Arts Board; and a board member of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee. He holds a B.F.A. in Drama Production from Carnegie-Mellon University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Artistic Director Emeritus

Jack O'Brien

Jack O'Brien served as Artistic Director of The Old Globe from 1981 to 2007. His Broadway credits include All My Sons, Carousel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Front Page, It’s Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Catch Me If You Can, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Henry IV (Tony Award), Hairspray (Tony Award), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of Love (Tony nomination), The Full Monty (Tony nomination), Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony nomination), Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination), and many more. He has also directed for national tours, the West End, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, and San Diego Opera, as well as six movies for PBS’s “American Playhouse.” He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2008. Jack Be Nimble: The Accidental Education of an Unintentional Director, his memoir about the early years of his career, was released in 2013.

Founding Director

Craig Noel

Craig Noel was born on August 25, 1915, and in 2015 The Old Globe celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of this theatre legend who was instrumental in cultivating the San Diego arts community. Mr. Noel was first appointed director in 1939, directing 15 productions prior to World War II. Following the war he directed more than 200 plays of all styles and periods and produced an additional 270 productions. His vision for The Old Globe resulted in the establishment of the Shakespeare Festival and the San Diego Junior Theatre in the late ’40s, the expansion to two theatres in the ’50s, Globe Educational Tours in the ’70s, and Teatro Meta and the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program in the ’80s. During the 1940s, Mr. Noel served as dialogue director for the 20th Century Fox Studios and was the director of the Ernie Pyle Theatre in Tokyo. Described by Variety as the éminence grise of San Diego theatre, Mr. Noel is one of the few San Diegans to have had an entire year (1987) proclaimed in his honor, and to be named one of San Diego’s “Living Treasures.” He was a founder of the California Theatre Council and a former vice president of the California Confederation of the Arts. His numerous honors include the San Diego Union-Tribune list of 25 persons who shaped the city’s history; the Governor’s Award for the Arts; University of Arizona Alumni Association’s Outstanding Citizen, for his contribution to their Fine Arts department; San Diego State University’s Outstanding Alumnus; Conservator of American Arts Award from American Conservatory Theater; the San Diego Press Club Headliner Award; San Diego Gentleman of Distinction Award; and a combined tribute from the Public Arts Advisory Council and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Mr. Noel was particularly proud of the following three honors representing edu­cation and theatre: Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of San Diego; Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, San Diego State University; and the annual Awards for Excellence in Theatre named in his honor by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle. In 2007, he received the National Medal of Arts—the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence—in a ceremony at the White House. Craig Noel died on April 3, 2010 at the age of 94.


Artistic Producer and Head of Casting
Kim Heil
Associate Producer
Aleksej Aarsaether
Interim Associate Producer
Rebecca Myers

Arts Engagement

Director of Arts Engagement
Adena Varner
Senior Programs Managers
Erika Phillips
Access Programs Manager
Vietca Do
Youth Programs Manager
Randall Eames
Family and Cross-Cultural Programs Manager
Valeria Vega
Community Programs Manager
Laura Zee
Arts Engagement Programs Associates
Rachel Catalano Mayté Martinez James Pillar Soroya Rowley Gill Sotu
Arts Engagement Operations Coordinator
Juliana Gassol
Teaching Artists
Askari Abdul-Muntaqim Kayla Adorno Veronica Burgess Faith Carrion Desireé Clarke Kandace Crystal Lettie De Anda Farah Dinga Vanessa Duron Shairi Engle Gerardo Flores Tonella Alyssa Kane Kimberly King Jake Millgard Tara Ricasa Jassiel Santillán Catherine Hanna Schrock Sierra Scott Tran Miki Vale Thelma Virata de Castro Eric Weiman

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access

Jamila Demby
Director of Equity Diversity Inclusion and Access


Director of Finance
Michelle Yeager
Senior Accountant
Miranda Osguthorpe
Payroll Administrator
Eugene Landsman
Trish Guidi
Accounts Payable/Payroll Assistant
Lisa Sanger-Greshko

General Management

General Manager
Alexander Orbovich
Associate General Manager
Alexandra Hisserich
Assistant General Manager
Jeff Sims
Assistant to the Artistic and Managing Directors
Carolyn Budd
Tim Cole


Facilities Director
Crescent Jakubs
Custodial Supervisor
TJ Miller
Building Staff
Patrick Aguayo Raul Alatorre Violanda Corona Milton Johnson Carolina Lopez de Orellana Carlos Perez Victor Quiroz Vicente Ramos Brock Roser Devonte Wallace Ellie Webb

Information Technology

Information Technology Director
Dean Yager
Systems Administrator
Justin Brown
Information Technology Assistant
Brittany Summers

Front of House

Front of House Manager
Katie Lugo
Associate Front of House Manager
Maria Smith
House Managers
Alex Bezdeka Emily Bruning Oliver de Luz Jillian Jones Victoria Weller

Helen Edison Gift Shop

Gift Shop Supervisors
Barbara Behling Joey Ramone Ugalde

Lady Carolyn's Pub

Pub Manager
Patrice Aguayo
Pub Shift Supervisors
Kimberly Belliard Deborah Montes Rashad Williams
Pub Staff
Elizabeth Herrera Shah Kalbassi Ian Lacy James Lyon Lachlan MacDonald David Ortiz Nicholas Pettas Johnny Quiroz

Public Safety

Public Safety Manager
Mike Orona
Public Safety Lead
Shea Husted
Public Safety Team
Perla Aguilera Ricardo Arenas Janet Larson Megan Mair Danny Mejia Omar Ortega Aisha Parker Dan Steinshouer Andrew Vargas Jose Vizcaino

Human Resources

Director of Human Resources
Sandy Parde
Human Resources Generalist
Melissa Becker
Human Resources Assistant
Lorraine Gutierrez


Director of Marketing and Communications
Dave Henson
Public Relations Director
Patty Onagan Consulting
Associate Director of Communications
Mike Hausberg
Associate Director of Marketing
Nina Garin
Marketing Manager
Joyelle Cabato
Digital and Print Publications Designer
Chanel Cook
Communications Associate
Rita Corona
Marketing Database Analyst
Hotaru Morita
Public Relations Associate
Stephanie Ochoa
Marketing Assistant
Katie Rodriguez

Subscription Sales

Subscription Sales Manager
Scott Cooke
Subscription Sales Representatives
Arthur Faro Janet Kavin Ken Seper Grant Walpole

Ticket Services

Director of Ticket Services
Brianne Siegel
Assistant Director of Ticket Services
Cynthia Navarro
Lead Ticket Services Representatives
Junior Denton Kathy Fineman Melyssa Mason
Group Sales Manager/Lead Ticket Services Representative
Matt Pequeno
Ticket Services Representatives
Manuel Aguilar Mio Rose Aldana Carmen Amon Kari Archer Tyler Blevins Jamie Criss Caroline Hyatt Jessica Pressman Roberto Quinones Jennifer Rodriguez Brenton Warren

New Plays and Dramaturgy

Director of New Plays and Dramaturgy
Danielle Mages Amato
Literary Associate
Sonia Desai


Interim Director of Philanthropy
Beth Brenner
Deputy Director of Philanthropy
Bridget Cantu Wear
Associate Director of Philanthropy, Major Gifts
Anne Myers
Associate Director of Philanthropy, Annual Giving and Operations
Doug Oliphant
Philanthropy Administrator
Janet Myott
Donor Stewardship Coordinator
Katie Walsh
Annual Giving Coordinator
Dillon Hoban
Philanthropy Assistant
Caren Dufour
Events Director
Kassi Tompkins Gray
Events Coordinator
Haley French
Institutional Giving Associate
Kaya Ortega

Donor Services

Suite Concierges
Corinne Bagnol Adriane Carneiro Jerilyn Hammerstrom Felicita Johnson Robert Lang Barbara Lekes Bridget Murphy David Owen Stephanie Reed Barry Rose Frank Kensaku Saragosa Sara Stavros Vanessa Vargas


Senior Producer
Robert Drake
Production Manager
Benjamin Thoron
Associate Production Manager and Production Stage Manager
Leila Knox
Producing Associate
Debra Pratt Ballard
Company Manager
Ron Cooling
Production Office Coordinator
Kevin Sakrekoff


Technical Director
Joe Powell
Assistant Technical Directors
Karlee Perego Lucas Skoug
Charge Scenic Artist
Eileen McCann
Resident Design Assistant
Audrey Casteris
Scenery Office Coordinator
Diana Rendon
Head Shop Carpenter
Gillian Kelleher
Head Shop Carpenter, LDF
Matt Giebe
Stage Carpenter/Head Rigger, OGT
Brandon Resenbeck
Charge Carpenter, SHW
Jason Chohon
Automation Operator
James Reisdorfer
Chris Bridges Keri Ciesielski Danny Clark Evan Gove Sloan Holly David Johnson Michael Lovett Michael Przybylek Heather Rawolle Albert Rubidoux James Seiveno Blake Shoemaker William Slaybaugh Jazen Sveum Matthew Worden
Lead Scenic Artist
W. Adam Bernard
Scenic Artists
Sami Leon Marie Mateo HannaH Murdoch Archi Rozas Kaitlyn Thompson


Costume Director
Stacy Sutton
Resident Design Associate
Charlotte Devaux Shields
Assistant to the Costume Director
Anne Stoup
Design Assistant/Shopper
Katie Knox
Design Assistants
Natalie Barshow Regan McKay Raven Winter
Erin Cass Kathie Taylor
Assistant Cutters
Allison McCann Abigail Zielke
Ashley Bowen-Piscopo Nunzia Pecoraro Heather Premo
Craft Supervisor/Dyer/Painter
Kristin Womble
Wig and Makeup Supervisor
Megan Woodley
Assistant Wig and Makeup Supervisor
Carissa Ohm
Wardrobe Supervisor
Beth Merriman
Wardrobe Crew Leads, OGT
Kelly Marie Collett-Sarmiento
Lead Wig/Hair Runner, OGT
Jazmine Choi
Wardrobe Swing, OGT
Sunny Haines
Wardrobe Crew Lead, SHW
Ruby Hays
Wardrobe Swing, SHW
Chanel Mahoney


Properties Director
David Buess
Assistant Properties Directors
Kayleb Kirby Carolina Lopez
Supervising Lead Properties Artisan
Jeff Rockey
Lead Properties Artisan
Kevin Hoffman
Properties Artisans
Ryan Grant Stephanie Kwik Robyn Ness Alcantar Trish Rutter
Properties Assistant and Warehouse Supervisor
Isabel Simoes de Carvalho
Properties Head, OGT
James Ramirez
Stage and Properties Head, SHW
Richard Rossi
Properties Head, LDF
Val Philyaw
Properties Run Crew Swing
Kevin Orlof
Properties Run Crew
Cain Hause Kendell Northrop


Lighting Director
Stevie Agnew
Assistant Lighting Director
Stephanie Lasater
Lighting Assistant
Deanna Trethewey
Head Electrician, OGT
Ryan Osborn
Head Electrician, SHW
Jessica Dean
Head Electrician, LDF
Ashley McFall
Brycen Deters Jasmin Guldner Amber Montoya Sandra Navarro Aaron Pavlica Helen Strickland Aiko Whitmore


Sound Director
Erin Paige-Bhamrah
Assistant Sound Director
Evan Eason
Head Sound Technician, OGT
Jennifer Lopez
Head Sound Technician, SHW
Matt Lescault-Wood
Deck Audio, OGT
Marilynn Do
Deck Audio, LDF
Camille Houze
Audio Swing
Argyle Stone
Sound Technicians
Aaron DeMuth Phillip Murphy Tanner Osborne David Westfall

Professional Training

Director of Professional Training
Jesse Perez
Program Coordinator
Nicole Ries
M.F.A. Faculty
Danielle Mages Amato Ray Chambers Gerhard Gessner Ka’imi Kuoha Scott Ripley Jersten Seraile Emmelyn Thayer Eileen Troberman James Vásquez
M.F.A. Production Staff
Jacob Bruce Corey Johnston Dana McNeal Nate Parde Nicole Ries Robin Sanford Roberts

OGT = Old Globe Theatre; SHW = Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre; LDF = Lowell Davies Festival Theatre