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Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director

Barry Edelstein

Barry Edelstein is a stage director, producer, author, and educator. He has directed over half of the Bard’s plays. 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, and Romeo and Juliet. He also directed All’s Well That Ends Well as the inaugural production of the Globe for All community tour. Last January he oversaw the Globe’s inaugural Classical Directing Fellowship program, and in 2018 he directed The Tempest with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. 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, which was rereleased in a second edition in 2018, 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.

Managing Director

Timothy J. Shields

Timothy J. Shields is very pleased to have joined the ranks of the Globe’s staff in October of 2017. He brings to San Diego many decades of theatrical experience. Most recently, he was Managing Director at Princeton, New Jersey’s McCarter Theatre Center from 2009 to 2017. His professional experience includes serving as Managing Director at Milwaukee Repertory Theater for 10 years, and as Managing Director at Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York, for six. He has 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. In service to the field, he was the President of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) for six years and was the Chair of the ArtPride NJ board. He has also served on the boards of Theatre Communications Group (Vice President), Milwaukee’s Latino Arts Board, the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee, and Theatre Wisconsin (Founder/President). Over the years he has been a panelist, panel chair, and on-site reporter for the theatre program at the National Endowment for the Arts. 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 the recent productions of 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.

Director of Arts Engagement
Freedome Bradley-Ballentine
Director of Philanthropy
Llewellyn Crain
Senior Producer
Robert Drake
Director of Marketing and Communications
Dave Henson
General Manager
Michael Page
Director of Human Resources
Sandy Parde
Director of Professional Training
Jesse J. Perez
Director of Finance
Michelle Yeager

Artistic

Associate Artistic Directors
Travis LeMont Ballenger Justin Waldman
Literary Manager - Dramaturg
Danielle Mages Amato
Artistic Associate
Lamar Perry

Production

Production Manager
Benjamin Thoron
Associate Production Manager and Production Stage Manager
Leila Knox
Producing Associate
Debra Pratt Ballard
Company Manager
Ron Cooling
Associate Company Manager
Jennifer Watts
Production Office Coordinator
Jerilyn Hammerstrom

Technical

Technical Director
Joe Powell
Associate Technical Director
Wendy Berzansky
Assistant Technical Director
Adina Weinig
Resident Design Assistant
Eileen McCann
Technical Assistant/Buyer
Diana Rendon
Master Carpenter
Gillian Kelleher
Master Carpenter - Festival
Jack Hernandez
Charge Carpenter, White
Jason Chohon
Carpenters
Chris Chauvet Sloan Holly Mark Soares J. Michael Stafford Evelyn Walker
Scene Shop Operations Assistant
Francisco Ramirez
Charge Scenic Artist
Carole Payette
Lead Scenic Artist
W. Adam Bernard
Stage Carpenter - Flyman, Globe
Kurtis Weichers

Costumes

Costume Director
Stacy Sutton
Resident Design Associate
Charlotte Devaux Shields
Assistant to the Director
Lisa Sanger-Greshko
Design Assistant - Shopper
Shelly Williams
Design Assistant
Katie Knox
Draper
Erin Cass
Tailor
Wendy Miller
Assistant Cutters
Anne Glidden Grace Nicole Sukolics-Christianson
Tailoring - Construction
Mary Miller
Stitcher
Heather Premo
Craft Supervisor - Dyer - Painter
Kristin Womble
Wig and Makeup Supervisor
Ali Reyes
Wig Assistant and Wig Running Crew
Jimmy Masterson
Wardrobe Supervisor
Beth Merriman
Wardrobe Crew Chief - White
Anna Campbell
Rental Agent
Marie Jezbera

Properties

Properties Director
David Buess
Associate Properties Director
Kristin Steva Campbell
Properties Buyer
Savannah Moore
Lead Craftsman
Rory Murphy
Prop Shop Foreman
Jacob Sampson
Stage and Property Master - White
Richard Rossi
Property Master - Festival
Eszter Julian
Properties Carpenter
Kyle Melton

Lighting

Interim Lighting Director
Jason Bieber
Assistant Lighting Director
Heather Reynolds
Master Electrician - Globe
Ryan Osborn
Master Electrician - White
Areta MacKelvie
Master Electrician - Festival
Sean Murray

Sound

Sound Director
Paul Peterson
Master Sound Technician - Globe
Jeremy Nelson
Master Sound Technician - White
Alex Heath
Master Sound Technician - Festival
RJ Givens

Administration

Associate General Manager
Alexandra Hisserich
Assistant to the Artistic and Managing Directors
Carolyn Budd

Information Technology

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

Human Resources

Human Resources Generalist
Bruna Duarte

Maintenance

Facilities Director
Crescent Jakubs
Custodial Supervisor
Johnny Kammerer
Building Staff
Beverly Boyd Violanda Corona Roberto Gonzalez Bernardo Holloway Jhovanna Liceaga Carolina Lopez de Orellana Jason McNabb Victor Quiroz Vicente Ramos Andrey Repetskiy Brock Roser

Professional Training

Program Coordinator
Shana Wride
M.F.A. Faculty
Danielle Mages Amato Amanda Banks Brian Byrnes Cynthia Caywood Ray Chambers Gerhard Gessner Jan Gist Scott Ripley Fred Robinson Abraham Stoll Eileen Troberman
M.F.A. Production Staff
Corey Johnston Dana McNeal Nate Parde Nicole Ries Robin Roberts

Arts Engagement

Arts Engagement Programs Manager
Vietca Do Katherine Harroff Erika Phillips Laura Zablit
Master Teaching Artist
Lisel Gorell-Getz James Pillar
Arts Engagement Operations Coordinator
M. Nasim Abbas Sharifi
Teaching Artists
Diana Cervera Leticia De Anda Kendrick Dial Randall Eames Gerardo Flores Monique Gaffney Samantha Ginn Jasmin Haddad Jason Heil Dairrick Khalil Hodges Kimberly King Erika Malone Niki Martinez Jake Millgard Tara Ricasa Catherine Hanna Schrock Arielle Siler Gill Sotu Miki Vale Valeria Vega Rio Villa

Finance

Senior Accountant
Cindy Hunt
Accounts Payable / Accounting Assistant
Trish Guidi
Payroll Coordinator/ Accounting Assistant
Mai Nguyen
Accounts Payable / Accounting Assistant
Asia Amic
Receptionist
Tim Cole

Philanthropy

Director of Philanthropy
Llewellyn Crain
Deputy Director of Philanthropy
Kristina Keeler
Associate Director of Philanthropy, Legacy Giving
Bridget Cantu Wear
Associate Director of Philanthropy
Keely Tidrow Matthew Richter
Events Director
Haley Meyer
Philanthropy Communications Manager
Matthew Lovegood
Philanthropy Administrator
Janet Myott
Senior Grant Writer
Kaitlin Heller
Grant Writer
Angelica Leyva
VIP Services Coordinator
Krista Wilford
Philanthropy Assistant
Caren Dufour

Donor Services

Suite Concierges
Corinne Bagnol Jyothi Doughman Karla Loperena Garcia Anthony Hackett David Hanson Michele Kemp Barbara Lekes David Owen Stephanie Reed

Marketing

Public Relations Director
Susan Chicoine
Associate Director of Marketing
Ed Hofmeister
Communications Manager
Mike Hausberg
Public Relations Associate
Lucia Serrano
Digital and Print Publications Designer
Chanel Cook
Marketing Assistant
Eve Childs

Subscription Sales

Subscription Sales Manager
Scott Cooke
Subscription Sales Representatives
Catherine Andrews Arthur Faro Janet Kavin Yolanda Moore Ken Seper Cassandra Shepard Jerome Tullmann Grant Walpole

Ticket Services

Ticket Services Director
Bob Coddington
Ticket Operations Manager
Marsi Bennion
Group Sales Manager
Cristal Salow
Lead Ticket Services Representative
Kathy Fineman Caryn Morgan
Ticket Services Representatives
Kari Archer Dominique Guilford Caroline Hyatt Amanda King Korrin Main Lauren Mezta Oceana Morisoli Victor Salazar Dominica Savant-Bunch Evan Scoggins Elizabeth Snell Jessica Williams

Patron Services

Patron Services Director
Brian Davis
House Managers
Allison Dorantes Cynthia Ochoa Laura Rodriguez Mary Taylor
Front of House Assistant
Anura Ranasinghe
Pub Manager
Jeff Sims
Pub Shift Supervisors
Patrice Aguayo Scott Fitzpatrick Deborah Montes Stephanie Passera Rashad Williams
Pub Staff
Alexis Duran Lela Hale Cheryl Huston Curstin McAfee
Gift Shop Supervisors
Barbara Behling Allison Dorantes Stephanie Rakowski

Security/Parking Services

Security Manager
Dulani Jackson
Security Supervisor
Joseph Williams
Security Security Lead
Dave Hanson Shea Husted
Security
Willie Caldwell Karen Cole Janelle Hinds Joseph Lapira Janet Larson Brianna Nix David Olson Eleuterio Ramos