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Susan V. Booth

(photo: joe mazza — brave lux inc.)

Jennings Hertz Artistic Director

SUSAN V. BOOTH (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, local producing partnerships and regional collaborative productions, as well as commercial partnerships on projects such as The Prom; Tuck Everlasting; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL, and has directed world premieres by writers including Pearl Cleage, Janece Shaffer, National Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and Kristian Bush. As a director, she has worked at such theatres as the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul, and Emory universities. She is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field, is a trustee of Denison University, and a member of the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors.  Susan’s leadership is underwritten by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, an initiative to support and promote women’s theater leadership funded by The Helen Gurley Brown Foundation. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.

Senior Staff

Mike Schleifer // Managing Director
Trent Anderson // Director of Development
Lawrence Bennett // Director of Production
Kathleen Covington // Director of Marketing & Communications
Jody Feldman // Producer & Casting Director
Tinashe Kajese-Bolden // BOLD Associate Artistic Director
Margarita Kompelmakher // Director of Community Partnerships & Engagement
Christopher Moses // Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director
Brian Shively // Director of Finance & Administration
Amanda Watkins // Associate Producer


Pearl Cleage // Distinguished Artist in Residence
Raiyon Hunter // Spelman Leadership Fellow
Kay Nilest // BOLD Producing Associate
Vincent Pendarvis II // Kenny Leon Intern
Alexis Woodard // Spelman Leadership Fellow


Savannah Cathers // Management Associate
Jessica Charlton // Management Assistant
Elecia Crowley // Administrative & Education Manager
Christina Dresser // Senior Data Analyst
Thomas D. Powell // Assistant Company Manager
Laura Thruston // Company Manager


Kenterill Boden // Accounts Payable Specialist
Julie Hall // Accounting Coordinator


Anna Birtles // Manager of Web & Digital Communications
Talia Bromstad // Associate Creative Director
Ashley Elliott // Marketing Coordinator
Brittany Mangham // Lead Front of House Manager
Mashaun D. Simon // Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Aniska Tonge // Social Media Manager & Content Producer


Hallie Angelella // Naserian Foundation Head of Early Childhood Programs
Olivia Aston Bosworth // Head of Youth & Family Programs
Liz Davis // Head of Secondary Curriculum & Partnerships
Dacey Geary // Education Administration & Finance Assistant
Robert Hindsman // Administrative & Adult Program Manager
Aierelle Jacob // Head of Strategic Initiatives
Maya Lawrence // Resident Artist & Allyship Program Director
J. Noble // Alliance@Work Creative Director
Rebecca Pogue // Head of Elementary School Programs
Samantha Provenzano // Resident Artist & Teen Programs Manager
Kristen Silton // Head of Education Advancement
Jasmine Thomas // Youth Programs Manager


Caitlin Way // Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving
Kailan Daugherty // Development Coordinator, Board Relations & Special Events
Collins Desselle // Associate Director, Strategic Institutional Advancement
Tanesha Ferguson // Coordinator, Development Operations & Institutional Giving
Jo Lopez // Manager, Donor Experience & Community Engagement
Lindsay Ridgeway-Baierl // Manager of Annual Fund & Donor Relations


Danielle Hicks // Director of Sales
Quintara Johnson // Membership Sales Associate
Ken McNeil // Season Ticket Concierge
Ethan Padgett // Season Tickets Associate
Jocelyn Rick // Group Sales Coordinator
Corey Smith // Membership Services Manager
James G. Smith // Hertz Stage Lead

Stage Management

Liz Campbell // Resident Stage Manager
Ashley Dickey // Stage Management Production Assistant
lark hackshaw // Stage Manager
Valerie Medoff // Stage Management Production Assistant
Amanda Perez // Stage Management Production Assistant
Shaina Pierce // Stage Management Fellow
Jayson T. Waddell // Stage Manager
Rodney Williams // Stage Manager

Stage Operations

Scott Bowne // Stage Operations Manager
Kate Lucibella // Crew Chief
John Victor Mouledoux, Jr. // Automation Stagehand
Brian Perez // Crew Chief


Suzanne Cooper Morris // Properties Manager/Master
Kathryn Andries // Properties Artisan
Bruce Butkovich // Properties Artisan
Kimberly Townsend // Properties Buyer/Artisan

Production Management

Phil Baranski // Associate Production Manager
Courtney O'Neill // Associate Production Manager
Haylee Scott // COVID Coordinator & Properties Stagehand


Spencer Henderson // Director of Costume Shop & Wardrobe
Laury Conley // Assistant Costume Shop Manager
Hauzia Conyers // Wardrobe
Lindsey Ewing // Wig Master
Mila Fesenko // Stitcher & First Hand
Zachary Morrison // Wardrobe
Brett Parker // Stitcher & First Hand
Tonja Petersen // Draper
Yvonner Stephens // Wardrobe
Diana L. Thomas // Crafts Master
Mary Torres // Stitcher & First Hand
Niki Traxler // Wardrobe
Cindy Lou Who // Draper


Ernie Gomez // Director of Lighting & Projection
Gabrielle Drum // Staff Electrician
Steve Jordan // Staff Electrician
Benjamin Strickland // Staff Electrician


Ruth Richardson // Technical Director
Brianna Bass // Scenic Artist
Kat Conley // Charge Scenic Artist
Patrick Conley // Shop Supervisor
Amy Jackson // Scenic Carpenter
Rigel Powell // Buyer/Lead Welder
Chris Seifert // Scenic Carpenter/Auto Lead
Marlon Wilson // Scenic Carpenter


Clay Benning // Resident Sound Designer
Michelle Jarvis // Production Sound Engineer
Emma Mouledoux // Sound Engineer
Holly O'Reagan // Sound Engineer
Graham Schwartz // Sound Engineer

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