T2 Staff Leadership
|ROBERT FORD (Artistic Director) is an award-winning playwright and novelist, co-founder of TheatreSquared, and founder and director of the Arkansas Playwrights' Workshop. The 2009/10 season saw premieres of his play 'Twas the Night at TheatreSquared and of The Fall of the House at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, in addition to the Italian premiere of My Father's War at Teatro Demoni in Rapallo, Italy, staged readings of My Father's War at English Theatre Berlin and the New York Theatre Workshop, and workshops of his newest play, Look Away, at the Southern Writers' Project and at the Arkansas New Play Festival. Bob's award-winning first novel, The Student Conductor (G.P. Putnam's Sons), was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick and a "Hidden Gem" on NPR's Morning Edition. For TheatreSquared, Bob has directed It's a Wonderful Life, Drawer Boy and workshops of several new works. Bob teaches theatre at the University of Arkansas and holds an M.Mus. from Yale and MFAs in Acting from Rutgers and in Playwriting/Screenwriting from the Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas at Austin.|
|MARTIN MILLER (Managing Director) joined TheatreSquared in 2009, overseeing a three-year period in which the theatre quadrupled its annual audience and income, received its first funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and was recognized by the American Theatre Wing as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres. Previously, as associate producer at the 2008 Regional Tony Award-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater, he led initiatives including the bilingual Romeo y Julieta, The Second City’s Rod Blagojevich Superstar, the tour of Funk It Up About Nothin’ (Outstanding Musical, 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe), and the theatre’s annual fundraising gala. An Arkansas native, he holds a BA from Carleton College and an MFA in Arts Leadership from DePaul University.|
MORGAN HICKS (Director of Education and Program Development) directed Boeing Boeing, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Mystery of Irma Vep and Fully Committed for TheatreSquared and served as costume designer for multiple productions. She previously served as General Manager of Writer’s Theatre in Chicago and Company Manager of BareStage. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Arkansas State University, an MA in Performance Studies from Missouri State University, an MFA in Directing from the University of Arkansas, and studied political theatre at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.
ELIZABETH FRANCE (Development Officer) joined TheatreSquared in 2011. A native Arkansan, she returned to Fayetteville from Washington, DC, where her professional acting credits include the Kennedy Center and the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Her TheatreSquared credits include “Dorothea” in Period of Adjustment. Previously she worked in outreach and communications for a national, DC-based nonprofit organization. She holds a BA in Drama and European Studies from the University of Arkansas and an MFA in Acting from the Catholic University of America.
|AMY HERZBERG (Associate Artistic Director), a former company member of San Diego Rep, has acted and directed professionally on both coasts. Her TheatreSquared credits include "Amy" in My Father's War, as well as directing 'Twas the Night, Moonlight and Magnolias, The Last Five Years, and Bad Dates. She has directed numerous productions for the University Theatre and Boars Head Players at the University of Arkansas, where she serves as Head of Acting. She holds an MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts.|