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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

Interim Associate Artistic Director
Kim Heil
Interim Associate Producers
Rebecca Myers James Vásquez

Arts Engagement

Interim Director of Arts Engagement
Katherine Harroff
Associate Director of Arts Engagement Learning
Lisel Gorell-Getz
Arts Engagement Programs Managers
Vietca Do Erika Phillips Laura Zablit
Arts Engagement Programs Associates
Randall Eames James Pillar Gill Sotu Valeria Vega
Arts Engagement Operations Coordinator
Juliana Gassol
Teaching Artists
Askari Abdul-Muntaqim Andr a Agosto Veronica Burgess Desiree Clarke Kandace Crystal Leticia De Anda Vanessa Duron Randall Eames Gerardo Flores Tonella Samantha Ginn Kimberly King Erika Malone Mayté Martinez Niki Martinez Jake Millgard Rachel Rebottaro Tara Ricasa Topher Rivera Soroya Rowley Catherine Hanna Schrock Jersten Seraile Gill Sotu Miki Vale Valeria Vega Eric Weiman

Finance

Director of Finance
Michelle Yeager
Senior Accountant
Miranda Osguthorpe
Payroll Administrator
Eugene Landsman
Accountant
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
Interim General Management Coordinator
Grace Herzog
COVID Compliance Officers
Jasmin Duong Denise Lopez Prosper Phongsaiphonh
Assistant to the Artistic and Managing Directors
Carolyn Budd
Receptionist
Tim Cole

Facilities

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

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
A. Samantha Beckhart Oliver de Luz Karen Lefferts 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
Kendra Bentley Alexis Duran Deborah Montes Rashad Williams
Pub Staff
Kimberly Belliard Daniel Goodman Alejandro Gutierrez Hannah Kistemaker Daniela Montes Kairyn Polite

Public Safety

Public Safety Manager
Mike Orona
Public Safety Lead
Daxx Leon
Public Safety Team
Perla Aguilera Willie Caldwell Shea Husted Derrick Isaac Janet Larson Aisha Parker Eleuterio Ramos Andrew Vargas Jose Vizcaino

Human Resources

Director of Human Resources
Sandy Parde
Human Resources Assistant
Tanya Lizarraga

Marketing

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 Associate
Eve Alita Childs
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 Cassandra Shepard Grant Walpole

Ticket Services

Ticket Services Director
Bob Coddington
Associate Ticket Services Director
Marsi Bennion
Lead Ticket Services Representatives
Kathy Fineman Cynthia Navarro
Group Sales Manager/Lead Ticket Services Representative
Matt Pequeno
Ticket Services Representatives
Manuel Aguilar Kari Archer Tyler Blevins Jamie Criss Ruby Dinkins Hannah Frederick Caroline Hyatt Vincent Pizzo

New Plays and Dramaturgy

Director of New Plays and Dramaturgy
Danielle Mages Amato
Literary Associate
Sonia Desai
Special Projects Coordinator
Camryn Burton

Philanthropy

Director of Philanthropy
Llewellyn Crain
Associate Director of Philanthropy, Legacy Giving
Bridget Cantu Wear
Associate Directors of Philanthropy, Individual Giving
Sam Abney Moneé Gardner
Donor Engagement Manager
Reggie Garcia
Interim Philanthropy Operations Director
Doug Oliphant
Events Director
Jillian Davis
Events and Suite Supervisor
Jyothi Doughman
Philanthropy Administrator
Janet Myott
Donor Services Coordinator
Nathan Wetter
Philanthropy Assistant
Caren Dufour
Institutional Grants Manager
Courtney Oliphant
Grant Writer
Juliana Choi

Donor Services

Suite Concierges
Corinne Bagnol Adriane Carneiro Connie Jacobson Felicita Johnson Robert Lang Barbara Lekes David Owen Bianca Peña Stephanie Reed Barry Rose

Production

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
Associate Company Manager
Jennifer Watts
Company Management Assistant
Talon Cooper
Production Office Coordinator
Jerilyn Hammerstrom

Technical

Technical Director
Joe Powell
Assistant Technical Directors
Brian McVicker Todd Piedad Lucas Skoug
Charge Scenic Artist
Carole Payette
Resident Design Assistant
Eileen McCann
Scene Shop Buyer
Diana Rendon
Head Shop Carpenter
Gillian Kelleher
Head Shop Carpenter, Festival
Matt Giebe
Stage Carpenter/Head Rigger, Globe
Brandon Resenbeck
Charge Carpenter, White
Jason Chohon
Carpenters
Preston Brown Chris Chauvet Keri Ciesielski Eric Conger Evan Gove Eddie Hernandez Sloan Holly Michael Przybylek Albert Rubidoux Dominic Santarelli John Simmons William Slaybaugh Patrick Sotier Jazen Sveum
Lead Scenic Artists
W. Adam Bernard Torrey Hyman
Scenic Artists
Jessica Amador Hannah Murdoch Madison McColl Archi Rozas Courtney Ware

Costumes

Costume Director
Stacy Sutton
Resident Design Associate
Charlotte Devaux Shields
Assistant to the Costumes Director
Anne Stoup
Design Assistant/Shopper
Katie Knox
Design Assistants
Natalie Barshow Regan McKay
Drapers
Erin Cass Kathie Taylor
Assistant Cutters
Allison McCann Abigail Zielke
Stitchers
Nunzia Pecoraro Heather Premo
Craft Supervisor/Dyer/Painter
Kristin Womble
Craft Artisan
Christian Woods
Wig and Makeup Supervisor
Alison Reyes
Assistant Wig and Makeup Supervisor
Megan Woodley
Wig Assistants
Stephanie Kwik Carissa Ohm
Wardrobe Supervisor
Beth Merriman
Wardrobe Crew Chief, Globe
Kelly Marie Collett-Sarmiento
Lead Wig/Hair Runner, Globe
Jazmine Choi
Wig/Hair Runner, Globe
Chanel Mahoney
Wardrobe Crew, Globe
Maggie Allen Terrie Cassidy Sunny Haines Raven Winter
Wardrobe Swings, Globe
Rue Jarrett Teresa Jove

Properties

Properties Director
David Buess
Associate Properties Director
Kristin Steva Campbell
Properties Buyer
Savannah Moore
Prop Shop Foreperson
Jacob Sampson
Properties Artisans
Ryan Grant Isabella Horie Jeff Rockey
Stage and Properties Head, White
Richard Rossi
Properties Head, Festival
James Ramirez
Properties Run Crew
Cain Hause Kendell Northrup Kevin Orlof Val Philyaw

Lighting

Lighting Director
Stevie Agnew
Assistant Lighting Director
Stephanie Lasater
Lighting Assistant
Deanna Trethewey
Head Electrician, Globe
Ryan Osborn
Interim Head Electrician, White
Jess Dean
Head Electrician, Festival
Ashley McFall
Followspot Operators
Sandra Navarro Robert Thoman
Electricians
Brycen Deters Oli Hartdegen Ashley McFall Amber Montoya Aaron Pavlica Reef Randall Evan Rayder

Sound

Sound Director
Paul Peterson
Assistant to the Sound Director
Evan Eason
Head Sound Technician, Globe
Colin Whitely
Head Sound Technician, White
Matt Lescault-Wood
Head Sound Technician, Festival
Jennifer Lopez
Deck Audio, Globe
Brooke Rains
Deck Audio, Festival
Ashley Stone
Sound Technicians
Aaron DeMuth Rachel Eaves Clayton Nicodemus Zac Ordene Tanner Osborne Argyle Stone Sam Stone Tia Walker

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