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Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director

Barry Edelstein

Barry Edelstein is the Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director of The Old Globe and 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 musical Rain, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Hamlet, the world premiere of The Wanderers, the American premiere of the musical 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. During the 2020 shutdown caused by COVID-19, he has overseen online programming that includes the world premiere of Bill Irwin’s In-Zoom and Edelstein’s acclaimed series Thinking Shakespeare Live: Sonnets!, as well as a full lineup of free programs created and presented by the Department of Arts Engagement. In 2019 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.

Audrey S. Geisel 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.

Associate Artistic Director and 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
Alex Orbovich
Director of Human Resources
Sandy Parde
Director of Professional Training
Jesse J. Perez
Director of Finance
Michelle Yeager


Associate Artistic Directors
Freedome Bradley-Ballentine Justin Waldman
Literary Manager/Dramaturg
Danielle Mages Amato
Associate Producers
Kim Montelibano Lamar Perry


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 Director
Joe Powell
Assistant Technical Director
Lucas Skoug Adina Weinig
Resident Design Assistant
Eileen McCann
Technical Assistant/Buyer
Diana Rendon
Head Shop Carpenter
Gillian Kelleher
Head Shop Carpenter - Festival
Jason Chohon
Charge Carpenter - White
Sloan Holly
Chris Chauvet Mark Soares J. Evelyn Walker
Scene Shop Operations Assistant
Francisco Ramirez
Charge Scenic Artist
Carole Payette
Lead Scenic Artist
W. Adam Bernard


Costume Director
Stacy Sutton
Resident Design Associate
Charlotte Devaux Shields
Assistant to the Costumes Director
Anne Stoup
Design Assistant - Shopper
Shelly Williams
Design Assistant
Katie Knox
Erin Cass
Assistant Cutters
Nicole Sukolics-Christianson
Heather Premo
Craft Supervisor - Dyer - Painter
Kristin Womble
Wig and Makeup Supervisor
Ali Reyes
Wig Assistant and Wig Running Crew
Megan Woodley
Wardrobe Supervisor
Beth Merriman
Wardrobe Crew Chief - Globe
Kelly Marie Collett-Sarmiento
Wardrobe Crew Chief - White
Anna Campbell


Properties Director
David Buess
Associate Properties Director
Kristin Steva Campbell
Properties Buyer
Savannah Moore
Head Properties Artisan
Rory Murphy
Prop Shop Foreperson
Jacob Sampson
Lead Properties Carpenter
Kyle Melton
Stage and Property Head - White
Richard Rossi


Lighting Director
Stevie Agnew
Assistant Lighting Director
Stephanie Lasater
Lighting Assistant
Deanna Trethewey
Head Electrician - Globe
Ryan Osborn
Head Electrician - White
Michael Lowe
Head Electrician - Festival
Sean Murray


Sound Director
Paul Peterson
Assistant to the Sound Director
Evan Eason
Head Sound Technician - Globe
Stephanie Celustka
Head Sound Technician - White
Matt Lescault-Wood

General Management

Associate General Manager
Alexandra Hisserich
Assistant General Manager
Jeff Sims
COVID Compliance Officers
Andrea Fernández Maria Mangiavellano
Assistant to the Artistic and Managing Directors
Carolyn Budd
Tim Cole

Information Technology

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

Human Resources

Human Resources Generalist
Bruna Duarte


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

Front of House

Front of House Manager
Carlos Crespo
Associate Front of House Manager
Maria Smith
House Managers
Samantha Beckhart Janelle Conde Martin Dominguez Karen Lefferts Oliver de Luz Victoria Weller

Helen Edison Gift Shop

Gift Shop Supervisors
Barbara Behling Stephanie Rakowski Joey Ramone Ugalde

Lady Carolyn's Pub

Pub Manager
Patrice Aguayo
Pub Shift Supervisors
Alexis Duran Scott Fitzpatrick Deborah Montes Rashad Williams
Pub Staff
Adam Alonso Marc Eddy Victoria Escobar Alejandro Gutierrez Rachel Hendrick Ryan Ursiny

Public Safety

Public Safety Manager
Mike Orona
Public Safety Lead
Brandi Mahan
Public Safety Team
Vincent Bisazza Willie Caldwell Edward Claudio Janet Larson Eleuterio Ramos Andrew Vargas

Professional Training

Program Coordinator
Shana Wride
M.F.A. Faculty
Danielle Mages Amato Amanda Penaloza Banks Ray Chambers Nelson Eusebio Gerhard Gessner Jan Gist Scott Ripley Jersten Seraile Abraham Stoll James Vásquez Emmelyn Thayer Eileen Troberman
M.F.A. Production Staff
Corey Johnston Dana McNeal Nate Parde Nicole Ries Robin Sanford Roberts

Arts Engagement

Associate Director of Arts Engagement
Katherine Harroff
Arts Engagement Programs Manager
Vietca Do Erika Phillips Laura Zablit
Education Coordinator
Lisel Gorell-Getz
Program Associate
James Pillar
Arts Engagement Operations Coordinator
Juliana Gassol
Teaching Artists
Veronica Burgess Desiree Clarke Leticia De Anda Kendrick Dial Randall Eames Regina Fernandez Gerardo Flores Tonella Samantha Ginn Kimberly King Erika Malone Bibi Mama Niki Martinez Jake Millgard Tara Ricasa Topher Rivera Catherine Hanna Schrock Jersten Seraile Gill Sotu Miki Vale Valeria Vega Eric Weiman


Senior Accountants
Cindy Hunt Miranda Osguthorpe
Accounts Payable / Accounting Assistant
Trish Guidi
Accounts Payable/Payroll Assistant
Lisa Sanger-Greshko
Payroll Administrator
Eugene Landsman


Director of Philanthropy
Llewellyn Crain
Deputy Director of Philanthropy
Kristina Keeler
Associate Director of Philanthropy, Legacy Giving
Bridget Cantu Wear
Associate Directors of Philanthropy, Individual Giving
Sam Abney Moneé Gardner
Events Director
Haley Meyer
Philanthropy Administrator
Janet Myott
Senior Grant Writer
Kaitlin Heller
Grant Writer
Juliana Choi
Philanthropy Assistant
Caren Dufour

Donor Services

Suite Concierges
Corinne Bagnol Jyothi Doughman Michele Kemp Barbara Lekes David Owen Stephanie Reed Alexander Richards Barry Rose Timothy Ton


Interim Public Relations Director
Patty Onagan Consulting
Associate Director of Communications
Mike Hausberg
Public Relations Associate
Lucía Serrano
Digital and Print Publications Designer
Chanel Cook
Marketing Associate
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
Associate Ticket Services Director
Marsi Bennion
Group Sales Manager
Cristal Salow
Lead Ticket Services Representative
Kathy Fineman Caryn Morgan Matt Pequeno
Ticket Services Representatives
Manuel Aguilar Kari Archer Hannah Frederick Kenny Gallanosa Jessica Holbert Caroline Hyatt Taylor Olson Benjamin Singel Nathan Wetter