Staff

Executive Staff

Artistic Directors Tinashe Kajese-Bolden And Christopher Moses. Photo by Greg Mooney.

Tinashe Kajese-Bolden // Jennings Hertz Artistic Director

Tinashe Kajese-Bolden is an award-winning Director, Actor, and Producer. She is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award for Directing.  Recent directing credits include Toni Stone (co-production between Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Alliance Theatre), The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd and Nick’s Flamingo Grill (World Premieres at the Alliance Theatre), School Girls, Or the African Mean Girls Play (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre), Ghost (Alliance Theatre), Native Gardens (Virginia Stage Company), Pipeline (Horizon Theater), and Eclipsed (Synchronicity Theatre, Best Director Suzi Bass Award). She has also worked as a director and actor regionally and on and off Broadway.  As the BOLD Associate Artistic Director at Alliance Theatre, Kajese-Bolden stewarded the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, cultivating new works for Atlanta-based artists, and oversaw the Spelman Leadership Fellowship, the first mentorship program of its kind partnering a regional theatre with an historically Black college and university to offer paid career opportunities for students interested in arts leadership positions.

 

Christopher Moses // Jennings Hertz Artistic Director

Christopher Moses has worked in professional theater for twenty years and was awarded the Governor’s Award for Arts and Humanities for his work in the field. After working at the Alliance for ten years, he became the Director of Education in 2011, overseeing the Alliance Theatre Institute (twice recognized as an Arts Model by the Federal Department of Education), Theatre for Youth and Families programming, and the Acting Program. Under his leadership, the Alliance launched its Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young program, providing fully interactive professional theater experiences for children ages newborn through five; the Alliance Teen Ensemble, performing world premiere plays commissioned for and about teens; Palefsky Collision Project, where teens produce a new work after colliding with a classic text; and Alliance@work, a professional development program designed for the business sector. Moses also expanded the Alliance’s summer camp program to serve over 3,000 children in multiple locations across Atlanta. In 2014, Chris added the title Associate Artistic Director and has continued to expand the Alliance’s commissioned works for youth and family audiences.

 

Managing Director Mike Schleifer

Mike Schleifer // Managing Director

Mike Schleifer joined the Alliance Theatre in 2014 as the General Manager and in 2016, assumed the role of Managing Director. During his time at the Alliance, Mike has led the administrative and producing team on over 100 productions including bringing Tuck Everlasting and The Prom to Broadway. He was one of the architects of the “On the Road” season while a multi-million dollar renovation of the Coca-Cola Stage was underway. Mike is excited to have started the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee at the Alliance and to serve on the board of the League of Resident Theatres and True Colors Theatre Company. Prior to Atlanta, he spent 13 years at Baltimore’s Center Stage working in several roles including Associate Producer, Production Manager and Resident Stage Manager. While in Baltimore, Mike was an adjunct faculty member at Towson University and has guest-lectured all over the country. Mike began as a Stage Manager and has dozens of stage management credits between his time in New York and working regionally. Mike is married to theater director and educator Laura Hackman and the proud father of two boys, Jack and Ben.

 

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Senior Staff

Jody Feldman // Producer & Casting Director
Mike Schleifer // Managing Director
Valerie Thomas // Director of Finance
TeKeyia Amaru-Rice // Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access
Trent Anderson // Director of Development
Lawrence Bennett // Director of Production
Kathleen Covington // Director of Marketing & Communications

Artistic

Brant Adams // Producing & Casting Assistant
Assata Amankeechi // Spelman Leadership Fellow
Pearl Cleage // Distinguished Artist in Residence
Jayla Dyas // Spelman Leadership Fellow
Margarita Kompelmakher // Director of Community Partnerships & Engagement
Kay Nilest // BOLD Producing Associate
Amanda Watkins // Associate Producer
Morgan Yhap // Kenny Leon Intern

Administration & Finance

Elecia Crowley // Controller & Head of Administration
Laura Thruston // Company Manager
Jasmine Burton // Staff Accountant
Sara Cook // Assistant Company Manager
Christina Dresser // Associate Director, Data Operations and Strategy
Sharette Driver // Accounts Payable Lead
Julie Hall // Accounting Coordinator
Joseph Quintana // Management Assistant

Marketing & Sales

Danielle Hicks // Associate Director of Data & Ticketing
Lauren Alexandra // Lead Front of House Manager
Allison Bennett // Patron Services Associate
Anna Birtles // Web & Digital Communications Manager
Natalie Brown // Patron Services Associate
Ashley Elliott // Marketing & Promotions Coordinator
Genesis Gates // Patron Services Manager
Quintara Johnson // Education Sales Coordinator
Brittany Mangham // Front of House Manager
Felicity Massa // Graphic Designer
James McCune // Patron Services Associate
Ken McNeil // Season Ticket Concierge
Sydney Michelle // Patron Services Associate
Maiya Moran // Patron Services Coordinator
Zuri Petteway // Patron Services Associate
David Posada // Box Office Associate
Jocelyn Rick // Group Services Manager
Mashaun D. Simon // Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Andi Stanesic // Patron Services Coordinator
Chelsea Street // Group Sales & Student Matinee Coordinator
Robyn Sutton-Fernandez // Lead Front of House Manager
Leah Thomas // Front of House Manager
Aniska Tonge // Social Media Manager & Content Producer
Bryshan White // Front of House Manager

Education

Hallie Angelella // Naserian Foundation Head of Early Childhood Programs
Olivia Aston Bosworth // Head of Youth & Family Programs
Liz Davis // Head of Secondary Curriculum & Partnerships
Blake Fountain // Teaching Artist Liaison
Robert Hindsman // Administrative & Adult Program Manager
Isabella Aguilar Irias // Education Accounting Assistant
Aierelle Jacob // Head of Strategic Initiatives
Maya Lawrence // Resident Artist & Allyship Program Director
J. Noble // Alliance@Work Creative Director
Rebecca Pogue Fields // Head of Elementary School Programs
Sarah Prewitt // Alliance@work Sales Associate
Samantha Provenzano // Resident Artist & Teen Programs Manager
Robyn Rogers // Out of School Program Manager
Kristen Silton // Head of Education Advancement
Autumn Stephens // BIPOC TVY Stage Management Fellow
Jayson T. Waddell // Camp Administrative Manager
Jay Williams // Education Production Coordinator

Development

Edward McCreary // Director of Individual Giving
Natalie Adams // Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships
Kailan Daugherty // Board Relations & Special Events Manager
Collins Desselle // Associate Director of Strategic Institutional Advancement
Tanesha Ferguson // Development Operations & Institutional Giving Coordinator
Lindsay Ridgeway-Baierl // Individual Giving Manager
Emma Seif // Annual Fund & Donor Relations Manager

Stage Management

Liz Campbell // Stage Manager
Samantha Honeycutt // Stage Management Production Associate
Mesa // BIPOC Stage Management Fellow
Barbara Gantt O'Haley // Stage Manager
Amanda J. Perez // Stage Manager
LaMarr White, Jr // Stage Management Production Associate
Rodney Williams // Stage Manager

Stage Operations

Scott Bowne // Stage Operations Manager
Kate Lucibella // Associate Stage Operations Manager
John Victor Mouledoux, Jr. // Automation Stagehand

Properties

Suzanne Cooper Morris // Theatrical Properties Director
Kathryn Andries // Properties Artisan
Bruce Butkovich // Properties Artisan
Kimberly Townsend // Properties Buyer/Artisan

Production Management

Courtney O'Neill // Associate Director of Production
Haylee Scott // Associate Director of Production

Costumes

Laury Conley // Costume Shop & Wardrobe Director
Hauzia Conyers // Wardrobe
Lindsey Ewing // Wig Master
Mila Fesenko // Stitcher & First Hand
Melanie Green // Associate Costume Shop & Wardrobe Director
Brett Parker // Stitcher & First Hand
Tonja Petersen // Draper
Monica Speaker // Wardrobe
Margaret Tennant // Stitcher & First Hand
Diana L. Thomas // Crafts Master
Cindy Lou Who // Draper

Electrics

Rachael Blackwell // Lighting & Projections Director
Joy Diaz // Head Electrician
Steve Jordan // Associate Lighting & Projections Director
Neil Anderson // Staff Electrician
Rochelle Riley // Staff Electrician

Scenery

Kyle Longwell // Technical Director
Kat Conley // Charge Scenic Artist
Patrick Conley // Shop Supervisor
Kevin Dyson // Scenic Carpenter
Amanda Nerby // Scenic Artist
Parker Ossman // Scenic Carpenter
Rigel Powell // Associate Technical Director
Luke Robinson // Associate Technical Director
Chris Seifert // Lead Welder
Marlon Wilson // Scenic Carpenter

Sound

Clay Benning // Sound Department Director
Tamir Eplan-Frankel // Sound Engineer
Emma Mouledoux // Sound Engineer
Graham Schwartz // Sound Engineer
Aaron Vockley // Associate Sound Director

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