Our Directors

Learn more about our world class directors

Award-winning Actor, Director, Teaching Artist

Jeanette Knight

As a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity Association, She has been teaching acting, directing and improvisation at the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy since 2006, where she has directed highly-lauded productions, including “Stepping Out” and “A Chorus Line.”

Award Winning Equity Actor

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller, award winning Equity Actor who has performed internationally in musicals, plays, operas and the occasional cruise ship. He received his BFA and classical actor training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and his private vocal training with Metropolitan Baritone, Jason Stearns.

Award Winning Director/Actor/Writer/Teaching Artist.

DeAnna Driscoll

DeAnna is a recipient of the San Diego Critics Circle award and the BACKSTAGE magazine’s Garland award. She is a proud member of both Actor’s Equity and SAG/AFTRA. Most recently DeAnna was seen in the award winning production of The Quality of Life with Intrepid Theatre.

Award Winning Producer, Director, Teaching Artist

Hannah Ryan

Broadway Resident Director of Hamilton. Founding collaborator of Nettelworks: a creative collective Director: Confidence and The Speech (Theatre Row) All Dressed Up (Redhouse Arts Center) Riot Song (The Drama League: Joe's Pub) Every Path (La Jolla Playhouse & Moxie Theatre) Still Life (Keller Gallery) The Guys (Davenport Theatre) Ascended (Zoetic Stage) New York Theatre Workshop Gala (Plaza Hotel)

Stage/Screen Actor, Teaching Artist

Meredith Garretson

Meredith Garretson is an artist & activist committed to making art that is anti-racist, anti-capitalist, inclusive, and reflective of the society we wish to build. Catch her heavily recurring role as Kate Hawthorne in RESIDENT ALIEN on Syfy, due to air in January 2021. 

Award Winning Producer, Director, Teaching Artist

Peter Frisch

Peter Frisch has directed 160 productions in the New York and regional theatre, produced 150 hours of network television, was Head of Drama at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, and has been on conservatory faculties at Carnegie, The Juilliard School, Harvard and Boston Universities.

Award-winning actor and director

Samantha Goldstein

Samantha Goldstein is an award-winning actor and director who has been active in multiple San Diego theaters for 12 years. She has a MFA in Creative Writing from UMass Amherst and a Ph.D. in Literature from UC San Diego.

Stage/Screen Actor, Teacher, Director

Jill Drexler

Jill Drexler is a stage and screen actor based in San Diego for over 30 years. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in theatre, has taught acting and directing, and worked professionally as an actor at most San Diego theatres. She is the recipient of the San Diego Critics Circle award and is the Artistic Director of Scripps Ranch Theatre.

Casting Director

D. Candis Paule

D. Candis is the premiere San Diego casting director and has worked on such projects as Pitch, Terriers, The Ex List, Point Pleasant, and all three seasons of Veronica Mars.

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