Annie Lareau - Artistic Director

Annie Lareau is a professional director, actor, adaptor, teaching artist and Co-Artistic Director at Seattle Public Theater as well as a member of the Sandbox Artists Collective. She has received two Seattle Times Footlight awards for acting and was nominated twice for California’s Elly awards in Direction. Annie earned her B.F.A in Acting and Directing from Syracuse University and her M.Ed in Arts Education from Harvard University. Some past projects include: Directing The Vanishing Point and Grand Concourse (Seattle Public Theater), adapting and directing Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Book-It Repertory Theatre and Asian Theater of the Sierras); directing Chinglish (ArtsWest and Asian Theater of the Sierras), Little Dog Laughed(ArtsWest), As You Like It and Pericles (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Doktor Kaboom: Live Wire (Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington D.C) and Forever Plaid (Mt. Baker Theater). She has been seen on stage performing as Antonia in My Antonia and Maggie Jones in Plainsong (Book-It Repertory Theatre), Elizabeth in Richard III, Queen Isabel in Henry V, Bawd in Pericles.

Eli Pershing - Managing Director

Eli Pershing’s passion for the arts -- both onstage and off -- has spanned across the country, from Philadelphia all the way to here in the great Pacific Northwest. Her experience as an actor and musical theater performer; dancer; director and writer; arts administrator; and fundraising guru has been felt all over the city and beyond. Eli was most recently the Managing Director for Theater Schmeater.