Senior Staff

Chelsea Smith (Interim Production Manager / Company Manager)

Chelsea Smith enjoyed working as an Actor, Director, Playwright, Wardrobe Manager, and Stage Manager before taking on the role of Company Manager/Assistant Production Manager at San Diego REP in 2009. While here, she has Stage Managed world premiere theatre, produced large cultural festivals, and managed the hundreds of local and traveling companies who have performed at the Lyceum Theatre throughout the last 11 seasons. To now be serving as Interim Production Manager is a great honor. Recently, Chelsea has worked with Reduced Shakespeare Company, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Backyard Productions, and LeRoy Productions, to name a few. Chelsea studied Dramatic Arts at the University of California, Davis.  Lastly, Chelsea is proud to be the wife of Anthony Smith, who supports her in everything. 

 

 

Beth Savage (Director of Development)

 Beth brings more than twenty years of non-profit development experience working for a diverse group of universities and non-profit organizations.  Most recently, Beth served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  Prior to that, she served as the chief development officer for the GLIDE Foundation in San Francisco, a leading social justice organization.  She also served as head of development for two PBS affiliates, KCTS in Seattle and KETC in St. Louis.  Beth has led efforts in all aspects of fundraising, including major gifts, corporate support, membership, volunteer, and foundation support programs.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology from University of Illinois – Springfield, a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, with an emphasis on public interest law.  She also holds an M.B.A from Maryville University. Beth is pleased to join The REP team, and she feels a deep sense of alignment with its mission. Beth is looking forward to getting to know the passionate supporters who make The REP possible.

Matthew E. Graber (Director Of Marketing and Communications)

Matt brings over 17 years of nonprofit marketing, management and leadership experience in the performing arts field. Some of the organizations Matt has worked with include South Coast Repertory, The Blank Theatre, Shawnee Summer Theatre, The Arden Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Cal Rep and The Geffen Playhouse. Matt most recently served as Director of Marketing and Communications at Arizona Theatre Company, and has since founded a successful arts marketing and management firm, SuperYou Solutions. He possesses an MBA/MFA in Theatre Management from California State University, Long Beach. Matt lives with his wife, and partner in all things, Jodie and their cats, Sid and Leah.

 

 

Selima Abdulla (Business Manager)

Selima Abdulla comes to The REP with 16 years of audit experience across various industries including nonprofit organizations and 4 years in private accounting experience.  She graduated from California State University Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and maintains an active CPA license.  Selima was first introduced to the San Diego Repertory Theatre in 2009 as their external auditor when she quickly became a fan of the Theatre’s mission statement and artistic work.  Selima was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and moved to San Diego in 2003.  And she has caught the San Diego fever! Selima is happily married to her husband Karim and they have two kids together – Melina and Zain.  Selima loves hiking, traveling and exploring all new things in life with her family.

 

Sam Woodhouse (Artistic Director)


sam woodhouseCo-founded San Diego REP with D.W. Jacobs in 1976, and has since worked as a director, producer or actor on more than 260 productions. As an actor, he has performed on The REP stages in The Seafarer, in the title role of King Lear, Proof, Hamlet, and with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in the title role of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. His recent directorial work with The REP includes: Violet, Oedipus El Rey, HONKY, El Henry (with La Jolla Playhouse) Detroit, Venus in Fur, In the Heights, Federal Jazz Project, Clybourne Park, The Who’s TOMMY, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, Threepenny Opera and Water & Power. In 2011 he directed American Night: The Ballad of Juan José for the Denver Center Theatre Company. In 2003, he was awarded the Patté Shiley Award for Lifetime Achievement by KPBS and the prestigious Alonzo Award by the Downtown San Diego Partnership. In 2006, he and Jacobs were honored with the Craig Noel Award by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for 30 years of artistic dedication to downtown and diversity.

Larry Alldredge (Managing Director)

larry alldredgeFormer REP Board of Trustees member and theatre devotee Larry Alldredge joined The REP staff in January 2008 as managing director. Larry retired as vice president of technology at Qualcomm where he led a business and engineering team to develop satellite communication systems. He and his wife Dawn have traveled extensively while enjoying Larry’s retirement. Now Larry is excited about having a “real job” again for a while. Larry’s love of theatre began with Community Theatre of Terre Haute, Indiana, where he worked both on- and offstage.

 

 

 

Todd Salovey (Associate Artistic Director)

todd saloveyTodd Salovey is beginning his 25th REP season. Last year he partnered with Herbert Siguenza on In the Time of the Butterflies and A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, which has also played at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Denver Center Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Center Arts Rep. Mr. Salovey’s many acclaimed REP shows include A Hammer, A Bell and A Song to Sing and The Blessing of a Broken Heart which he also wrote, The Dybbuk, King Lear, the world premiere of Yehuda Hyman’s The Mad Dancers, Hamlet starring Jefferson Mays, Uncle Vanya and Death of a Salesman starring Michael Genovese, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Imaginary Invalid, and Three Hotels. He is on the acting faculty at the University of California, San Diego. Mr. Salovey is the artistic director of the Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival, which commissions new work exploring Jewish traditions in contemporary forms. He is married to Diane Boomer, and is the proud Dad of Leah and Aryeh.  tsalovey@ucsd.edu

 
 
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