ACT Staff & Contact


John Langs
Artistic Director

Becky Witmer
Managing Director 

Tom Bardwell
Executive and Artistic Manager

Margaret Layne*
Director of Casting

*Denotes staff member has worked at ACT for 10 years or more

Tracy Hyland
Education and Engagement Manager

Riley Gene
Young Playwrights Program Administrator

Ashley Lemmex
Director of Operations

Rica Wolken
IT Director

York Building Services, Inc
Janitorial Services

AC/R Services

Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering
Bar and Concessions

Sheila Smith
Director of Finance

Sandi Hogben
Payroll and Accounts Payable Specialist

Liz Camelia
Senior Accountant

Michael Breeden
Director of Development

Jill Robinson
Development Officer

Institutional Funding Manager

Claire Eisenfeld
Individual Giving Manager

Brittany Peters
Development Coordinator

Kristine Haroldson
Stewardship and Events Coordinator

Gail Benzler
Director of Marketing, Communications, & Sales

Teresa Rende Johnson
Senior Marketing Manager

Amelia Peacock
ACTLab Marketing Manager

Julia Luna
Digital Communications Associate

Martin Sisk
Data Resources Manager

Dawn Schaefer
Graphic Design Associate

Chris Bennion
Production Photographic Services

Christa Fleming
Graphic Design Services

Star Zatine
Telesales Manager

Irwin Michelman
Deborah Pryor
Direct Sales

Adam Vanhee
Front Office Representative

Gail Baraff
Ticket Office Manager

Holly Butterfield
Assistant Ticket Office Manager

Grace Helmcke
Allexa Laycock
Nicole Song
Ticket Office Leads

Sandy Leonard
Greg Cochran
Erin Sutter
Ticket Office Representatives

Miranda Swineford
Audience Services Manager

Kate German
Amber Granger
Audience Services Leads

Bill Abelson
Renee Boehkle
Michael Bontatibus
Darian Clogston
Max Koh
Sandy Leonard
Alice Palatnick
Marilyn Peneff
Jaime Riggs
Zacharee Simms
Blake Simpson
Christian Swacker
Xaviera Vandermay
Kenon Veno
Andy Walker
Mary Catherine Womack
Audience & Events Services

Andrew Creech
Closed Caption Supervisor

Bill Abelson
Darian Clogston
Andrew Creech
Allexa Laycock
Closed Caption Operators

Christine Jew
Volunteer Coordinator

Alyssa Montgomery
Director of Production

Meaghan Darling
Associate Production Manager

Katie Burnett
Associate Production Manager

Brittany Lawrence
ACTLab Technical Associate

Jeffrey K. Hanson*
Production Stage Manager

JR Welden
Briana Kersten
Erin B. Zatloka
Ruth Eitemiller
Victoria Thompson
Stage Managers

*Denotes staff member has worked at ACT for 10 years or more

Amanda Mueller
Costume Shop Manager

Cora Brown

Susan Sherman
First Hand

Sally Mellis*
Wardrobe Master

Courtney Kessler-Jeffrey

*Denotes staff member has worked at ACT for 10 years or more

Derek Baylor*
Technical Director

Nick Murel
Assistant Technical Director

Amanda Quinn
Master Scenic Carpenter

Mike Sterkowicz
Lead Scenic Carpenter

Joe Leporati
Scenic Carpenter

Jeff Scott
Scenic Charge Artist

Lisa Bellero*
Assistant Charge Artist

Will Widick
Properties Master

Ken Ewert*
Master Properties Artisan

Thomas Verdos*
Lead Properties Artisan

*Denotes staff member has worked at ACT for 10 years or more

Nick Farwell*
Stage Operations Supervisor

James Nichols*
Master Stage Carpenter

Max Langley
Master Sound Engineer

*Denotes staff member has worked at ACT for 10 years or more

Contact us

We have reduced our regular Ticket Office business hours and temporarily closed our building to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Ticket Office is currently open Tuesday-Friday from 12pm–4pm. During these hours, you can reach us by phone and email. We will reply to email inquiries at the earliest opportunity during our regular business hours. If the issue is urgent, please call us at 206.292.7676.

Kreielsheimer Place, 700 Union Street,
Seattle WA 98101-4037

Ticket Office:
206.292.7676 and *

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*This email is monitored Monday-Friday, from 10:00am–6:00pm. Please allow 24 hours as we process and respond to your request. If the issue is urgent, you can call our Ticket Office at 206.292.7676, 12:00pm–6:00pm Tuesday–Sunday. Please note that any issue within two hours of show time may not be handled until the following business day.