Larry Alldredge (Managing Director)
(he/him) Former 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.
Virginia Bays (Director of Finance)
Virginia (she/her) brings more than 20 years of experience in accounting and financial management to the role of Director of Finance at The REP. As the grant manager for the UCSD Structural Engineering department, Virginia was responsible for the management of multi-million dollar California Department of Transportation grants. After a short break when her children were born, Virginia entered the non-profit world, managing the accounting, payroll and human resources departments for multiple small entities. Most recently, she worked in the health care arena, navigating complex regulatory issues as well as day-to-day business operations and brings a level of professionalism, accountability and exacting standards to our organization. Virginia is thrilled to be involved in an arts organization, as her degree from the University of Pennsylvania was in Art History.
Ahmed Dents (Director of Venue Experience & Artistic Associate)
(he/him) Ahmed Dents is currently Director of Venue Experience and Artistic Associate at San Diego Repertory Theatre and co-host of The REP's bi-weekly online interview series "We Are Listening" and host of the "Ahmed's Voice Podcast. Working in the San Diego performing arts and media scenes for 20 years in the roles of Patron Services Manager, Systems Administrator, IT Manager, and Application Support Specialist, Ahmed has also been an in-studio producer, radio host, live event host, and voiceover artist.
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Sam Woodhouse (Artistic Director)
(he/him) Co-founded San Diego REP with D.W. Jacobs in 1976, and has since worked as a director, producer or actor on more than 280 productions. As an actor, he has performed on The REP stages in The Seafarer, in the title role of King Lear, Proof, Hamletand 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: Fun Home, Beachtown, Hand to God, EVITA, Manifest Destinitis, The Oldest Boy, Violet, Oedipus El Rey, HONKY, El Henry (with La Jolla Playhouse) Venus in Fur, In the Heights, Federal Jazz Project and In the Next Room or the vibrator play. 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.
Todd Salovey (Associate Artistic Director)
(he/him) Todd Salovey is in his 29th season at The REP. He is founding artistic director of the REP’s Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival and last year was honored for its 25th anniversary. Recent REP directing includes Outside Mullingar, and the world premieres of The Dybbuk for Hannah and Sam’s Wedding which he also wrote and Herbert Siguenza's Steal Heaven. Other REP work with Siguenza includes the premieres In the Time of the Butterflies and A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, which has also played at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Denver Center, Arizona Theatre Co, San Jose Stage, Los Angeles Theatre Center and Center Arts REP. Acclaimed REP shows include A Hammer, A Bell and A Song to Sing and The Blessing of a Broken Heart which he authored, The Dybbuk, King Lear, Uncle Vanya, The Illusion, the world premiere of Yehuda Hyman’s The Mad Dancers and Hamlet starring Jefferson Mays. Salovey is on faculty in Theatre and Dance, and the Rady School of University of California, San Diego where he received a 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award.
Danielle Ward (Associate Artistic Director & Literary Manager)
(she/her) Since 2011, Danielle has lead the selection process for programming San Diego REP seasons. Starting in 2020, she also became the midwife for diverse new work developed through San Diego REP’s Hear U.S. Now commission program. Other REP work includes dramaturgy on world premieres such as Steal Heaven by Herbert Siguenza and Into the Beautiful North by Karen Zacarías and producing shows like Beachtown by Herbert Siguenza with Rachel Grossman and Grounded by George Brandt. She is also the editor for San Diego REP’s Curious REPort, an e-magazine offering in-depth information about season plays. She has served as a judge/curator for San Diego REP’s Latinx New Play Festival and the Black Voices Reading and Discussion Series, Playwrights Center Fellowships, Bay Area Playwright’s Festival, and the National New Play Network. Danielle studied Theater at UC Irvine, with an emphasis on playwriting, and followed up with an MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. As a queer woman, a military spouse, and a mother she is dedicated to uplifting all voices and, therefore, is thrilled to take a leading role in San Diego REP’s Vision Council, working towards equity, diversity, and inclusion in this theater and beyond.
Patrice Amon (Associate Artistic Director & Latinx Projects Producer)
(she/her) Dr. Maria Patrice Amon is an Associate Artistic Director and Latinx Projects Producer at San Diego REP. She launched the Latinx New Play Festival at San Diego Repertory Theatre, produces a staged reading series, offers networking events with the Amigos del Rep general body, and produces special community engagement events that are based on current events and social needs. She is a southern California based director, dramaturg, producer, and scholar. Directing: Mojada (UCSD) A Zoom of One’s Own (CSUSM) Ich Bin Ein Berliner (Florida Studio Theatre) DREAM HOU$E (CSUSM/TuYo Theatre) Fade (Moxie Theatre), The Madres (Moxie Theatre) Lydia (Brown Bag Theatre Company). Assistant Directing: Bad Hombres/Good Wives (San Diego Rep), Sweat (San Diego Rep), Cardboard Piano (Diversionary Theatre), Roz and Ray (San Diego Rep). Dramaturg: Manifest Destinitis (San Diego Rep), Beachtown (San Diego Rep). Patrice is Co-Artistic Director of TuYo Theatre, a 2020 National Directing Fellow, a LTC Steering Committee member, and a board member for NNPN. Patrice is an assistant professor at CSUSM. JD: California Western School of Law. PhD: UC Irvine. www.mariapatriceamon.com
Kim Heil (Casting Director)
Kim (she/her) served previously as Education Director at San Diego Junior Theatre, and as the Education Programs Manager at The Old Globe. During her time at the Globe she was also a Literary Manager and Artistic Associate under Jerry Patch, Jack O’Brien and Craig Noel. Prior to working in San Diego, Kim was an associate for Broadway producer Arielle Tepper Madover in New York. She was also the Associate Producer/Dramaturg for Second Generation’s In The Works Reading Series, where she produced workshops of plays by emerging Asian-American playwrights. In her previous life Kim was an actor, choreographer and dancer in Los Angeles. She recently returned to the stage at Diversionary Theatre, where she appeared in the musical This Beautiful City
. She has served on the advisory boards of Backyard Renaissance Theatre and Blindspot Collective, and is currently an advisory board member at Diversionary. Kim holds an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University.
Herbert Siguenza (Playwright-in-Residence)
Herbert Siguenza (he/him) is Playwright-In-Residence at The Rep through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is also a founding member of Culture Clash, the most popular and produced Latino ensemble in the nation. For the last thirty years, he has co-written or adapted and performed over fifteen original critically acclaimed award winning plays at prestigious regional theatres around the country. Theatre Communications Group Books has published three compilations of their collective works which includes Radio Mambo, Zorro in Hell! and Chavez Ravine. Siguenza has also written and performed solo works outside the group including Cantinflas! (2003), A Weekend With Pablo Picasso (2010), El Henry (2014), Steal Heaven (2015), Manifest Destinitis (2016) and Beachtown (2018). Additionally, Mr. Siguenza recently directed Jose Rivera's Cloud Tectonics for New Village Arts and his voice is featured in the Oscar nominated animated film Coco.
Rebecca Myers (National New Play Network Producer-in-Residence)
Rebecca Myers is a San Diego native who has been working with the Rep since childhood. She's been involved in theatre for many years, starting out as an award winning actor and singer. She has been on the producing team for JFest for the past several years, and been working with Todd and Ali her whole life. Rebecca is so thrilled to be the NNPN Producer-in-Residence this year, and is excited about the projects that brings including producing the new play festival "The Whole Megillah".
Sylvia Enrique (Amigos del REP Producer)
Dave Rivas (Amigos del REP Producer)
Matthew E. Graber (Director of External Affairs)
Matt (he/him) 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 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.
Vaughn Rainwater (Donor Relations Manager)
Vaughn was born and raised in Sacramento where he went on to attend California State University, Sacramento studying Communications and Theatre. At the strong suggestion of a college mate who had relocated to San Diego, he also ventured to America's Finest City in the early eighties, fell in love with it and decided to stay! Vaughn spent the first decade in San Diego working in the legal field as Records Manager for Seltzer, Caplan, Wilkins & McMahon Law firm. After which his love of theatre brought him to The Old Globe where he work as Assistant Manager of Direct Sales for the next five years. From there, it was a nine year stint at San Diego Symphony working in the Sales and Marketing Department, and getting some solid experience performing community outreach. Vaughn's career at San Diego Repertory Theatre, which he began in 2015 doing part-time fundraising, has led him to his current position as Community Partnerships Ambassador where he has thoroughly enjoyed reaching out into San Diego's richly diverse communities, making new and lasting friendships, and working on creative partnership collaborations for the past 5 show seasons. Vaughn also works extensively to provide discount group opportunities to many San Diego Organizations, as well as discount and free ticket opportunities to San Diego County middle and high school students to attend our season shows as a part of The REP's Project Discovery Student Matinee Program.
Derek Floyd (Grants Manager)
Derek Floyd, M.A. (he/him/his) has over 20 years’ experience in fundraising and grant writing for a wide range of organizations. He holds a B.M. (Oboe) from The Juilliard School and an M.A. (Nonprofit Leadership) from the University of San Diego. He is President & Chief Scribe at Writing for Good, a consulting firm he founded to provide creative and strategic grant writing services for nonprofits. Areas of expertise include arts and culture; child advocacy; human trafficking; veterans issues; and food insecurity. Current clients include: San Diego Repertory Theatre; Oceanside Museum of Art; Art of Élan; and the Imperial Valley Food Bank. He is an active member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Sherisa Oie (Audience Engagement Curator)
Sherisa Oie (she/her/hers) is an arts administrator and manager, dance teacher, yoga instructor, and personal trainer with a degree in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management from Columbia College Chicago. She started her career working with an international dance training and cultural exchange program, progressing to Program Director before transitioning to spend a couple years freelancing as a teacher, choreographer, and performer. She was the first to fill a new full time role dedicated to managing dance education programs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is proud to have taken a lead role in developing and launching Kennedy Center Dance Lab for the Center. She and her husband relocated to San Diego in fall 2019 for his work - and to be nearer family in LA. She is passionate about the power of the arts to impact communities and lives for the better.
Angelynne Pawaan (Interim Marketing Associate)
Angelynne Pawaan (she/her/hers) moved to San Diego in 2016 to attend UCSD in pursuit of a Cognitive Science and Theatre degree. She is an actor and director who enjoys engaging online audiences through creative social media content. Currently, she is also a fellow for Blindspot Collective and helps support their educational theatre programs across the county. In her free time, she enjoys causing chaos with her puppy, playing video games, and eating good food!
Phillip Limas (Patron Services/Information Systems Manager)
Phillip moved to San Diego in 2003 to attend UCSD, graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Management Science, and started working at San Diego Repertory Theatre part-time in 2009. Since then Phillip has moved up the ranks. He was quickly promoted to Lead Operator in 2009, Assistant Manager in 2012, and then Patron Services Manager in 2015. Along with managing the box office, his passion and aptitude for computers and software led to more opportunities with the REP and in 2019 he earned the new title of Patron Services/Information Systems Manager.
Lauryn Greschke (Assistant Patron Services Manager)
Lauryn (she/her/hers) has worked in San Diego box offices since 2013, starting out at The Old Globe before moving to the San Diego Repertory Theatre. She has been the Assistant Patron Services Manager at the REP for nearly 3 years. She earned Associate Degrees in both Art History and University Studies – Humanities and Fine Arts as well as a certificate of achievement in University Studies. She graduated with honors and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Lauryn is a life-long lover of animals and all things Disney and Star Wars. In her free time, she can often be found at Disneyland, the San Diego Zoo, or at home with her boyfriend and two cats watching movies and building LEGO sets.
Dillon Hoban (Patron Services Associate)
Dillon (he/his/him) is a graduate from San Diego State University where he received his BA in Theatre Arts. He has been working in the box office at the San Diego REP since 2018 and when not at work enjoys traveling, cooking, and eating with his family and friends.
Megan Mattix (Patron Services Associate)
Megan is a San Diego Native and loves being a part of the exciting happenings at the REP! She works part time in the Box office as a Patron Services Associate. She is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelors in Theater Performance. When she’s not selling tickets, she’s singing in her cover band Paging the 90s.
Chelsea Smith (Production Manager)
Chelsea Smith (she/her) enjoyed working as an Actor, Director, Playwright, Wardrobe Manager, and Stage Manager before taking on the role of 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.
Sam Moore (Technical Director)
Ashley McFall (Lighting Supervisor & REP Master Electrician)
Ashley McFall (she/her) is the SD Rep Master Electrician and Lighting Supervisor. She plays with lights while managing the lighting and projections department. Ashley graduated from PCPA-Pacific Conservatory Theatre’s technical program with an emphasis on lighting. In between years at college she was an intern in the lighting department at The Alley Theatre in Houston Texas. After graduation she traveled to Connecticut to work for Goodspeed Musicals as a spotlight operator/electrician. In January of 2019 she moved to San Diego to pursue her dreams here at the Rep.
Evan B. Rayder (Lyceum Master Electrician)
Evan B. Rayder (he/him) is a native San Diegan and passionate theater practitioner who has been with The REP since December of 2019. He is the Lyceum Master Electrician and is responsible for supervising, implementing, and running Booked in Events in both venues at the Lyceum. Evan also acts as the Assistant Master Electrician to Ashley McFall on all San Diego REP Productions. He graduated from PCPA—Pacific Conservatory Theatre’s technical theater program specializing in lighting and rigging. While Evan brings dedication and accountability to his work, he also likes to have a sense of humor alongside his fellow technicians and company members.