Alex Kirschner, Production Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex has been an active member of the Ray of Light family since appearing in the 2009 smash hit I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Since then he has produced The Who’s Tommy, assistant directed Assassins and production managed Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Carrie the musical. Alex has also performed with many Bay Area theatre companies including Altarena Playhouse, CCCT, foolsFURY, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Pear Ave. Theatre, and Playhouse West. When not in a theatre Alex is an Account Director at The OutCast Agency, a strategic communications agency serving some of the technology industry’s best including Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, and Pinterest.
Eliza Leoni, Associate Artistic Director, Cabaret Director: email@example.com
Eliza first joined the company for 2009’s Tommy and never left, appearing in Baby, Jerry Springer the Opera, and Assassins, assistant-directing The Full Monty and Sweeney Todd and directing 2013′s Into the Woods. For ROLT’s Cabaret Spotlight Series she has written and performed the hit parody shows The Tantrum of the Opera and The Sound of Twosic with Alyssa Stone and Let Saigons Be Bygones with Alex Rodriguez. Other Bay Area credits include 42nd Street Moon, Impact Theatre and Lamplighters Music Theatre as well as cabarets at the Eureka Theatre, Café du Nord and Martuni’s. She holds a BA in theatre from Willamette University.
Jason Hoover, Artistic Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason moved to the Bay Area and began working with Ray of Light in 2006 when he Assistant Directed Seussical the Musical. Since that time his ROLT credits include, Rocky Horror, Jerry Springer the Opera (11 BATCC nominations), Assassins (13 BATCC nominations), The Full Monty, Sweeney Todd and this year Into The Woods and CARRIE the musical. Additional credits include, Insignificant Others at Pier 39, Toy Story the Musical with Disney, and Tales of the City at ACT.
Lee Haskin, Volunteer Coordinator: email@example.com
Lee first joined ROLT as a performer in the West Coast première of Jerry Springer the Opera in 2010, supported the team as an Associate Producer for Assassins in 2011 and The Full Monty in 2012, and now happily serves as the Volunteer Coordinator. She wishes she had time to perform again (additional stage credits include The Merchant of Venice, Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon, RENT), but finds that being behind-the-scenes at ROLT is just as fulfilling. Outside the theatre, Lee indulges her unhealthy makeup obsession by working at the corporate headquarters of a cosmetics company based in SF, and thoroughly enjoys her short walking commute to the office while watching others get stuck in traffic. She is always plotting her next tropical getaway. Much love always to S, M, & C.
Courtney Merrell, Sponsorship Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney joined the Ray of Light Theatre community in 2013 playing the role of Cinderella in Into the Woods. She also appeared in ROLT’s West Coast Premiere of Carrie: The Musical. A recent transfer from New York, Courtney has discovered that the West Coast really is the best coast, and she couldn’t be more delighted to be a part of the broader mission of Ray of Light. During the day, Courtney works as an Administrator for TPG Growth. She also enjoys baking, making preserves, and gushing about her wonderful partner, Ryan – he’s the best! Her future plans include attending clown school, living in Paris, and perfecting the Paradiddle tap step if it kills her.
Justin Sadoian, Press/Marketing Manager: email@example.com
Justin first joined Ray of Light as a performer during their second season in 2003 and never left this amazing family. Though his performing days are mostly behind him, he now serves as the company PR/Media Relations Manager, Board Chair and Resident Executive Producer (alongside one of his favorite people in the world, the esteemed Alexis Wong). When not giving his time to this wonderful organization, he works by day as a Global Creative Project Manager for Exponential, a Web Advertising company/network. In addition to his passion for theatre, Justin enjoys backpacking, numismatics, safety meetings and music played at unreasonable volumes. He hates raisins.
Alexis Wong, Finance Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexis is a Ray of Light Veteran of over 5 seasons. As both producer and performer, she is proud to have taken part in: The Rocky Horror Show, The Who’s Tommy, Baby (BATCC Winner-Ensemble), Jerry Springer the Opera and 2011′s critic and fan favorite, Assassins. A San Francisco Native, Alexis is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in architecture, works by day in online advertising and has studied vocal technique with Richard Nickol for over 8 years. A perfect storm of skills for the toolbox of a producer! Her additional stage credits include Contra Costa Civic Theater (Nine, Barnum), DMT (the King and I) as well as originating characters in The Clown Bible, Sweetie Tanya, The Chinese Angle and the Gilded. She is humbled to be following in the steps of Jedi Masters: Jessica Douglas, Adrienne Levy, Micah Joel and her EPIC, Justin Sadoian.
Greg Sottolano, Patron Service Manager: email@example.com
Greg was most recently seen on stage at Ray of Light Theatre (ROLT) as Charles Guiteau in last season’s critically acclaimed production of Assassins (BATCC Award – Best Featured Actor) but he has supported the mission of ROLT for many years as a donor and season subscriber. By day, he is an HR Director at Visa and has spent the last 14 years in various HR leadership roles around the world. In the evening, he has worked on stage with such Bay Area companies as San Jose Stage, Woodminster, Diablo Theatre Company, Hillbarn, American Conservatory Theatre and Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre (PCRT), where he also serves as a member of their Board of Directors. He is honored to help enrich, educate and entertain the San Francisco community with the affordable, high quality productions that ROLT continues to offer. Oh, and he is also the very proud papa of Hiro who occasionally wags her tail around the theatre as well.