Jonathan Moscone is in his 14th season as Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, where he most recently directed American Night: The Ballad of Juan José and where he will direct Shaw’s Pygmalion for the 2014 season. Credits include the world premiere of Ghost Light, which he co-created and developed with playwright Tony Taccone for Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. In addition, he directed Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park for American Conservatory Theater prior to its winning the Pulitzer Prize. For Cal Shakes, Mr. Moscone has directed the world premiere of John Steinbeck's The Pastures of Heaven by Octavio Solis (recipient of the inaugural NEA New Play Development Award); The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby; Candida; Twelfth Night; Happy Days; Much Ado About Nothing; The Tempest; and The Seagull. He is the first recipient of the Zelda Fichandler Award, given by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation for "transforming the American theatre through his unique and creative work." Regional credits include Intersection for the Arts, Huntington Theatre, Alley Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, Dallas Theatre Center, San Jose Repertory Theater, Intiman Theatre, and Magic Theatre, among others. Mr. Moscone currently serves as a board member of Theatre Communications Group.
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Susie Falk was appointed Cal Shakes’ Managing Director in February 2009, after serving for four years as Cal Shakes’ Marketing Director, overseeing all marketing, sales, and public relations efforts for the Theater, as well as box office and front of house operations. During her tenure, the company has seen ticket revenue increase by 24% and completed a rebranding effort. She previously served for five years as Press and Public Relations Director for Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Prior to that, she spent five years in the PR and Marketing Departments at American Conservatory Theater, and one season as part of the Professional Arts Training Program at Seattle Rep. A Berkeley native, Susie studied at Cal Shakes (then the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival) as a teenager, performing at John Hinkel Park. She recently completed seven years on the board (four as vice president) of Theatre Bay Area, the local service organization for theater companies and theater workers. She is a graduate of Vassar College and completed course work in organizational psychology at JFK University in Pleasant Hill. She lives in Berkeley with her husband, lighting designer York Kennedy, and their daughter Pippa.
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