|Board of Directors|
AASD's Board of Directors is composed of volunteers from the San Diego acting community and local business people. Their guidance and recommendations help direct the course of the organization. If you are interested in being on the board, please contact us and let us know what talents and skills you would like to share!
CHAIR | KEVIN PATTERSON
SECRETARY | JONATHAN DUNN-RANKIN
TREASURER | DYLAN MURRAY
THEATRE LIASON | JOSHUA CARR
ACTORS EQUITY LIASON | ABNER GENECE
Born in Massachusetts, Abner also lived in Ohio and Florida before settling in New York City. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he went on join the resident company of the renowned Jean Cocteau Repertory. While at JCR he appeared in such landmark productions as Othello, The Cherry Orchard, Mother Courage and Her Children, Napoli Milionaria, Tartuffe and Major Barbara. In Los Angeles he appeared in numerous productions, including Malcolm & Eddie, Helter Skelter, The District, Merry Xmas Drake & Josh, Unrest, Better Off Ted, Zeke and Luther, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Harry’s Law. On the regional stage, he appeared in classical productions at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, was nominated for an Ovation Award for How Kintu Became a Man, and won NAACP Theatre and Maddy awards for Levy Lee Simon's For The Love of Freedom, Pt.1 & 2, and Othello, respectively. He also played the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a popular production of Jeff Stetson's The Meeting.
FUNDRAISING/EVENT COORDINATOR | MATTHEW STARKEY
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ALL CITY AUDITION COORDINATOR | KATHERINE BRECKA
Katherine Brecka is a professional actor who has returned to San Diego after living for many years in New York City. She is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and the Meisner technique through the Gately/Poole Studio in New York City. Her credits include principle work on TV's "Sex & the City" as well as stage work at The Schoolhouse Theatre in New York and Chrysalis Theatre in Los Angeles. She is currently a returning student at UCSD and will graduate this June with a B.A. in History. Her most recent acting work was as Mollie Brown (as in "The Unsinkable") for the Titanic Exhibit at San Diego's Natural History Museum last summer - a job which came as a direct result of Actors' Alliance. She is proud and honored to be on the Board of Actors Alliance in San Diego and wholeheartedly supports the benefits that Actors Alliance offers to the community of actors here in San Diego.
MARKETING COORDINATOR | KATHERINE HARROFF
Katherine Harroff came to San Diego after obtaining her MFA from Arizona State University in Performance (with an emphasis in Theatre Education, Playwriting, Directing, and Acting). She has completed extensive training with the SITI Company in Saratoga, NY and is a certified educator in the Viewpoint/Suzuki methods. She has written over 20 produced Theatre and Film projects that have been staged in Arizona and California. She is the founding Artistic Director and Head Playwright for the San Diego Community-Based Theatre Company Circle Circle dot dot for whom she has written and produced The Break-Up/Break-Down, Ragnarok, The Deconstruction of a Drag Queen, Street. Art. Prophets, and San Diego, I Love You. She recently worked with the Playwrights Project of San Diego in developing their 'Telling Stories' program that works with members of the foster care system on creating plays from their life stories with the help of Drama Therapy and Theatre for Social Change. Katherine has directed, taught, and acted in the professional Theatre world happily for over 15 years.
MEMBERS AT LARGE
MARC OVERTON -- In a 40-year career that has repeatedly crossed disciplinary boundaries, Marcus Overton has been an actor, stage director (for both theatre and opera), teacher and coach, as well an internationally-respected arts administrator working at the highest levels of the profession. In recent years, he has also made a mark in both radio and television, particularly in a 15-year association with the South Carolina public broadcasting network, for which he has produced and hosted award-winning radio shows and an Emmy Award wining series of television broadcasts. A graduate of Northwestern University's theatre-training program and former Senior Manager for Performing Arts at the Smithsonian Institution and General Manager of Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina.
SUZANNE OSWALD -- Professional Actor; Over 22 years of executive-level administrative experience; Actor B.A., Theatre and Communications, Ashland College, Ohio.
ERIC POPPICK -- Eric moved to San Diego in 2006 after spending thirty years in Los Angeles, working as an actor and director for stage, television and film His local acting credits include: Golden Boy, Four Dogs and a Bone, New Village Arts, The History Boys, Cygnet Theatre, Morning’s at Seven, North Coast Repertory Theatre, One for the Road, Lyceum Theatre. Eric has a BFA in Acting from Boston University and an MA in Directing from The State University of New York.