founding artist director
Michael Saarela has been working in the theatrical spheres for over a decade. His primary focus has been in performance, but with diverse training in techniques such as Viewpoints, Suzuki & Beijing Opera, Meisner, Improv, and Commedia dell’Arte. On stage, he has performed in everything from Shakespeare to musical to movement-based devised pieces, including Mark Jackson’s Wallflower. Locally, he has worked with 11th Hour Ensemble and Do It Live! Productions. Recently, he turned his myriad skills to the director’s chair with 99 Stock’s own Edward Gant, which brought home the 2012 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award. He holds a B.A. in Drama, Performance Emphasis, from San Francisco State University.
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managing director, co-founder
Alex Peri was born and raised in Columbia, Maryland. Over the past fifteen years he’s worked as an actor, a playwright, a producer and a prop designer. His plays include Head Rush, Cul-de-sac, The Penny Dreadful Project and JUMP: A Love Story (latter two co-devised). Peri received a B.F.A in Acting from University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and an M.F.A in Playwriting from San Francisco State University. Currently he resides in San Francisco where he dreams of the day when parking will be free.
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Sara is extremely excited to be working with 99Stock again. She stage managed 99Stock’s first production,Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness! at FringeNYC in Manhattan, where the production won the Overall Excellence Award for the festival. Sara is a recent graduate from SF State with a Bachelor Degree in Technical Theatre. While at SF State Sara was the Production Manager for the Players’ Club, as well as stage managed many productions, including: The House of Bernarda Alba and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot. Sara has recently worked with Pied Piper Players’ as the Stage Manager in their production of The Wizard of Ozand is currently a teacher in their after school Drama Program. Sara is very happy to have the privilege to work with 99 Stock and the amazingly talented group of people involved.
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literary manager and dramaturge
Jesse Brownstein has worked in various capacities for many renowned Bay Area theatre companies including Golden Thread Productions, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Marin Shakespeare Company, Asian American Theater Company and the San Francisco Mime Troupe, where he was also an Emerging Artist in Residence during 2012. While dramaturgy and playwriting are his primary theatrical passions, he is also a professional verse coach for Shakespeare and other classical productions as well as a stage manager, production manager, an occasional actor, a sometimes director, a reluctant administrator and an enthusiastic educator. Jesse is currently pursuing an MFA in playwriting at San Francisco State University and hopes to go one for a PhD in English with an emphasis in dramatic literature.
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Alandra Hileman is a Bay Area stage manager, director, and playwright. Several of her short plays have received staged readings and university performances throughout the Bay Area, the most popular one set entirely in a men’s restroom. She currently has two full length plays and a short story collection in progress. As a stage manager, she’s worked with the Livermore Shakespeare Festival, Central Works in Berkeley, and various San Francisco based companies. Other interests include vampires, the Victorian era, various mythologies, and Arthurian legends. She has a double B.A. in English and Drama from San Francisco State University. Learn more about her at ajhileman.com.
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pr guru, web and social media supervisor
Amanda Ramirez is a San Francisco based filmmaker, photographer, and costumer. Her work in costuming and makeup has been seen in Hollywood films, student thesis projects, print ads, music videos, and 99 Stock’s own Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness. She’s also lent her talents as an art assistant and cinematographer. Her animatic 10 dollars, produced as a student, is still used today as a teaching example in multiple cinema classes at SFSU. She’s been re-Tweeted twice by the official Star Wars Twitter account. She holds a B.A. in Cinema from San Francisco State University. Learn more about her at stageleftproductions.org.
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director of development and marketing
Paul Jordan has been working professionally in fundraising and development for the last four and a half years. Working with 99 Stock Productions has been a great way to marry both his love for fundraising and passion for theatre. He currently hold a B.A. in Drama from San Francisco State University. Acting since age 11, you can still see Paul occasionally performing with various groups in San Francisco. He is very excited to be involved with 99 Stock, its wonderful staff, and inventive work.
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Erin Gibb is a technical theater veteran. Having dabbled variously in design, set and prop construction, electrical and rigging work, and just about anything involving a cord you can think of. She’s spent the last five years working primarily as a Technical Director. In the Bay Area, she’s has the pleasure of working with Lamplighters, Cal Shakes, San Francisco State University, as well as finally finding a home base with 99 Stock. She will be graduating (finally) this May from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Drama, Technical Theater Emphasis.
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Derek is a recent graduate from SFSU with a degree in performance. After he saw 99 Stock Production's first show, he was eager to become a part of the action. Aside from acting as the company's treasurer, he can also be seen performing in Improv Against Humanity. He is eager to see how 99 Stock grows and develops as time goes on.
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