We are thrilled to announce that Jennifer Bielstein will join us as
A.C.T.’s next executive director. Bielstein is currently the managing
director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and president of the
League of Resident Theatres (LORT), an organization that represents 74
“On behalf of the board of trustees, I am delighted to welcome Jennifer Bielstein as A.C.T.’s new executive director,” says A.C.T. Board of Trustees President Kay Yun. “Her passion and dedication to the arts make her one of the most respected and sought-after arts leaders in the country.”
As executive director, Bielstein will work closely with A.C.T.’s incoming artistic director, Pam MacKinnon. “I am thrilled Jennifer will be stepping into A.C.T. with me,” says MacKinnon. “Her knowledge of, commitment to, and passion for theater is unparalleled. I cannot wait!”
Bielstein is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stanford Graduate Sch…
By Taylor Steinbeck
Today, the curtain is closing on the 2017–18 season fellowships, giving way to new and exciting journeys to come. For over eleven months, these young theater-makers have played an integral role at A.C.T., taking on tasks that range from evaluating script submissions to organizing donor events to designing mainstage show art. We reached out to a few of the fellows before they departed for their next adventures to find out what the A.C.T. Fellowship Program means to them.
Rachel Stuart (Development Fellow): I couldn’t have asked for a better team to spend this past year with! I was able to get a firsthand look into what it takes to fund a large theater company. My team’s support, knowledge, and guidance has encouraged me to continue my career path as a development professional in the arts.
Bree Willard (Graphic Design Fellow): My experience as a fellow has not only been great for career building—I made most of the work in my portfolio during my time here—but also for t…
By Taylor Steinbeck
Nearly eight years ago, East Coaster Christine Miller made a cross-country move to California to begin her year-long tenure as A.C.T.’s 2010–11 season marketing fellow. What she didn’t know at the time was that she wouldn’t be leaving the streets of San Francisco anytime soon. Flash-forward to 2018 and Miller is now A.C.T.’s Acting Director of Marketing. We sat down with the marketing team’s intrepid leader to celebrate her inspiring career at A.C.T.
For those who aren’t familiar with marketing in the arts world, how do you go about marketing an A.C.T. production?