Our Staff

Linda Hartzell, Artistic Director

Linda Hartzell has been the Artistic Director of SCT and its Education Programs since 1984. She received her BA in Education from the University of Washington. She has directed over 45 plays for SCT, over 35 of which were world premieres, including The Red Badge of Courage, Holes, Pink and Say, Still Life with Iris, The Odyssey, Afternoon of the Elves, and The Rememberer. She recently directed The Grapes of Wrath at Intiman Theatre. Ms. Hartzell was formerly on the board of Theatre Communications Group, and she is a former vice president of the United States Center for the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ/USA). She was recently honored with the prestigious Gregory Falls Sustained Achievement Award, given by Theatre Puget Sound, and the Mayor’s Arts Award. She has also been inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from UW College of Arts and Sciences in 1994.

Mary Ann Ehlshlager, Managing Director

Mary Ann Ehlshlager joined SCT in June 2012. Ms. Ehlshlager, originally from Roanoke, VA, most recently served as Executive Director at Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington DE.  Ehlshlager comes to SCT with over 18 years of leadership experience within some of America's largest and most notable regional theatres, including the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Arena Stage in Washington, DC and New York's Roundabout Theatre Company and Pearl Theatre Company. Ehlshlager has served in various leadership capacities throughout her career in not-for-profit resident theatre companies, managing financial stabilization and operational transitions at the Delaware Theatre Company and Off-Broadway’s Pearl Theatre Company, as well as serving as Project Manager for the Guthrie Theater’s $125 million new facility, which opened in Minneapolis in 2006.  A strong advocate for collaboration within the arts and the non-profit arena, Ehlshlager is also a founding Board member of the Delaware Arts Alliance as well as the Belize Humane Association and the Alliance Against AIDS.  Ehlshlager graduated with a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. 


Artistic & Production:

Nanette Acosta, Costume Shop Manager

Paul Bert, ASL Interpreter

Elizabeth Friedrich, Properties Shop Manager

Alexis Garrigues, Company Manager

Rita Giomi, Artistic Associate

Michael K. Hase, Technical Director

Eric Koch, ATD

Denise Martel, Associate Production Manager

Mark Perry, Literary Manager

JoAnna Smith, ASL Interpreter

Chris R. Walker, Resident Sound Designer

Michael Wellborn, Production Manager

Education Programs:

Joanna Barnebey, Education Business Manager

Josh Darby, Administrative Intern

Chris Dewar, Education Outreach Manager

Don Fleming, Summer Season Producer

Andrea Ichikawa, Education Program Manager

Orlando Morales, Education Administrative Manager

Karen Sharp, Education Director

Development & Marketing:

Chris Allen, Marketing & PR Coordinator

Ariel Bradler, Sales Manager

Sue Brekke, School Show Assistant

Eron Huenefeld, Development Associate

Kanani Knudson, Sales & Database Coordinator

Connie Moffit, Institutional Giving Manager

Brooke O'Neal, Annual Fund & Major Gifts Manager

Deborah Taylor-Kasindorf, Director of External Relations


Tammy Hase, Volunteer Coordinator

Jeff Kaminski, Director of Patron Services/Facilities

Riley Kimsey, Business Office Associate

Sue McAllister, Accounting Manager

Amy Beth Nolte, Management Associate

Patrick Schroeder, Business Office Manager

Joseph Tracy, IT Administrator

Front of House:

Carolyn Bolling, Gift Shop Assistant

Kathryn Bolling, Gift Shop Assistant

Kristine Cooper, Gift Shop Assistant

Aimee Filippi, Gift Shop Supervisor

Tammy Hase, Volunteer Coordinator

Jeff Kaminski, Director of Patron Services/Facilities

Madeline Nolan, House Manager

Grace Orr, Gift Shop Assistant

Samantha Schulz, Gift Shop Assistant


Ticket Office:

Trick Danneker, Ticket Office Associate/ Member Services

Kaeline Kine, Ticket Office Associate/ Birthday Party Coordinator

Laura Knote, Ticket Office Associate

Sarahann Rickner, Ticket Office Associate

Alex Wheelwright, Ticket Office Associate

Lucinda H. Wilder, Ticket Office Associate

Telemarketing& Telefunding:

Peter Rollins, Telemarketing/Telefunding Associate

Susan Schoenecker, Phone Room Manager

Istvan de Tasnady, Telemarketing/Telefunding Associate


Backstage Crew:

Benjamin Baird, Master Stage Carpenter

Nick Lauris, Lead Stagehand

Emily McLaughlin, Wardrobe Assistant

Dave Misner, Lead Sound Engineer

Mandy Mueller, Lead Dresser

Erin Perona, Wardrobe Master

Nick Shellman, Master Electrician

John Small, Lead Electrician

Joseph Swartz, Master Sound Engineer

Allysa Thompson, Lead Electrician


Properties Shop:

Daphne Maurides, Master Properties Artisan

Todd Peacock-Preston, Lead Properties Artisan


Puppetry Shop:

Annett Mateo, Master Puppet Artisan


Costume Shop:

Cora Brown, Stitcher/Crafts Assistant

Kellie Dunn, Master Crafts Artisan

Shellie Moomey, First Hand

Michelle Spinka, Master Draper


Scenic Shop:

David Baldwin, Scenic Carpenter

Jeffrey Cook, Charge Scenic Artist

Brian "Chili" Culver, Master Scenic Carpenter

Zach Danneker, Scenic Carpenter

Clark Sandford, Scenic Shop Foreman

Stage Management:

Julianna Brei-Crawley, Production Assistant

Laurel Johnston, Production Assistant

Adrienne Mendoza, Production Assistant

Sarah S. Mixson, Stage Manager

Michael B. Paul, Stage Manager

Cristine Reynolds, Stage Manager

Becca Rowlett, Production Assistant

Shellie Stone, Stage Manager

Nina Trotto, Production Assistant




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