Artistic Director Les Waters

Obie Award winner Les Waters has directed Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, Charles Mee’s The Glory of the World, Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale, Naomi Iizuka’s At the Vanishing Point, Lucas Hnath’s The Christians, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Will Eno’s Gnit, Todd Almond’s Girlfriend and Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night at Actors Theatre. Waters also previously directed Big Love by Charles Mee at the Humana Festival in 2000, and the site-specific production of Naomi Iizuka’s At the Vanishing Point at the 2004 Humana Festival. From 2003 to 2011, he served as associate artistic director at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. In the last 10 years, his shows have ranked among the year’s best in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time Out New York, Time Magazine, The Guardian and USA Today. His productions have been seen in New York at Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre Company, The Public Theater, Second Stage Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Connelly Theater, Clubbed Thumb and Soho Rep., and regionally at theatres such as the Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and American Repertory Theater. In 2009, he made his Broadway debut with In the Next Room, or the vibrator play. He led the M.F.A. directing program at University of California, San Diego from 1995 to 2003.

Managing Director Kevin E. Moore

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Moore joined Actors Theatre as Managing Director in July 2016. Previously, he had been the Managing Director of Theatre Communications Group since 2010. Prior to joining TCG, Moore was with Arizona Theatre Company, where he worked for ten years in various capacities, ultimately serving as Managing Director. In addition to Arizona Theatre Company, Moore is also a founding board member and former Board President for Alliance for Audience/ in Phoenix, a service organization for the arts in the Valley. Moore has also served on panels for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, and has served on several planning committees for bi-annual meetings for the League of Resident Theatres. Moore has also served on the negotiating committee for contract negotiations between the League of Resident Theatres and United Scenic Artists, and has been on the Executive Committee for the League of Resident Theatres. He served on the inaugural board of the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Moore is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.


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