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.
Randy Symank (Managing Producer) is a director, educator, and arts manager whose research is in new play development, theatre for audiences aged 18-35, and community-based performance. Symank has directed in both California and Texas and was Artistic Director of Unhinged Production in Houston. Symank has managed CounterPULSE, Epiphany Productions sonic dance theater, Jess Curtis/Gravity Inc., and the Institute of Poetic Medicine, and has produced the SF Trolley Dances Festival and an international tour to Tunisia, North Africa.
Magan Biggs (Community Development Coordinator) is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Business Administration, Focus in Marketing. Her work began at Playwrights Foundation in the Fall of 2011 as a marketing intern and has since become a part of our office staff. Her involvement with Playwrights Foundation begins with front of house management for nearly all of PF's events (the One Minute Play Festival, Des Voix, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and the Rough Reading Series) and continues on into staff and donor development for the organization. In addition to work with PF, Magan has been an active member of Share our Strength's Taste of the Nation event in San Francisco since 2010.
Jill MacLean (Artistic Associate) is a theater educator, director, producer and administrator. In New York, she worked at Lincoln Center Theater for five years as the Directors Lab Assistant, Associate Director of Education and a Teaching Artist. She has taught at San Diego State University (Acting), Marymount Manhattan College (Musical Theater), Berkeley Repertory Theatre (StoryBuilders & Performance Lab), American Conservatory Theatre’s Young Conservatory, StageWrite, and is currently an Adjunct Professor in Musical Theater at Las Positas College. Directing credits include NYU’s Undergraduate Musical Theatre Program and recently for the Bay One Acts (BOA) Festival and the 2010 Bay Area Playwrights Festival. She is a member of the Magic Theatre Artists Lab and Actors’ Equity, and is a co-founder of the Bay Area Musical Theater Workshop. Jill holds a BA in Spanish from UC Davis and an MFA in Musical Theater from San Diego State University.
Jeffrey Lo, Literary Manager
Frances Reyes-Bolinger, Marketing Associate
Emma Greenham, Arts Administration Fellow
Katie Forbes, Assistant to the Artistic Director Fellow
Rebecca Longworth, Graphic Designer
Tracy Potter, Associate Producer
Rachel Bublitz, Associate Producer
Dena Martinez, Casting Director
Lauren Rosenfield, Literary Assistant
David Gluck, Finance Manager
2012 BAPF Literary Selection CommitteeJessica Heidt
Kirk Warren Johnson
Edris Anifowoshe Cooper
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