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Playwrights Foundation Staff

Amy Mueller (Artistic Director) is an award-winning director. Since taking the helm of Playwrights Foundation ten years ago she has transformed the scope of the organization into a year-round center for new plays and playwrights. Recent credits include: ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi by Marcus Gardley, One Big Lie by Liz Duffy Adams (dramaturg), Mr. Fujiyama's Electric Beach by Kevin Oakes (dramaturg), and co-creator of The Mandala Olive Project at the Exit Theatre. Director: Voices Under Water by Abi Basch, Between The Eyes by Naomi Wallace and No Good Deed by Mollena Williams. She has directed at Cutting Ball Theater, Berkeley Rep, San Diego Rep, A.C.T. Seattle and Arizona Theatre Company. She is the mother of two beautiful children.

Mary Jo Prince (Office Manager) is an enthusiastic arts administrator who comes to The Playwrights Foundation from her previous role as Director of Museum Experience at the Children's Creativity Museum. She was one of the founding members of San Francisco's Theatre Fortť, where in addition to her artistic contributions, she acted as Managing Director. She is a Bay Area actor who has performed with The Breadbox, Anton's Well Theatre Company, The Piedmont Players, Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, and Role Players Ensemble to name a few. She holds an M.F.A. in Performance from San Francisco State University.

Rachel Finkelstein (Public Engagement Manager) graduated from Bard College in 2013 with a degree in Studio Arts and a Concentration in Mind, Brain, & Be-havior, and comes from a background in marketing, advertising, research, and new media. As Public Engagement Manager for Playwrights Foundation, she focuses on the areas of marketing, partnerships, community outreach, graphic design, and website management. She is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and digital art.

Karen Piemme, Artistic Associate - Resident Playwrights Initiative Director/Bay Area Playwrights Festival Executive Producer
Logan Ellis, Literary Manager
Dena Martinez, Casting Director
Nancy Quinn, Grant Writer
Bolthar Garcia, Videographer

2014 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Literary Selection Committee

Caitlin Bartow
Paul Cello*
Desdemona Chiang*
David Clark
Alicia Coombes
Caitlin Cox*
Celine Delcayre
Jacob Devine
Amy Dorman
Jessie Drake
NoŽlle Gibbs
Jonathan Green
Jessica Heidt
Alexandra Juckno
Jeffrey Lo*
Margot Manburg*
Elana McKelahan
Erin Merritt*
Paul Miller
Amy Mueller*
Evren Odcikin*
Dave Osmundsen
Carla Pantoja*
Cara Phipps
Karen Piemme*
Andrew Rich
Cassy Sanders
Mary Lou Torre
Rebecca Udden
Irene Van
Jimmy Walden
Tracy Ward*
Valerie Weak*
Jayne Wenger*
Joe Zarrow
* Denotes LiteraryCouncil

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