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STREET ADDRESS
70 N Mentor Ave Pasadena, CA 91106

MAILING ADDRESS
Boston Court, P.O. Box 60187 Pasadena, CA 91116-6187

TICKET OFFICE
626.683.6801 11AM – 5PM, TUE – FRI

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
626.683.6883 9AM – 5PM, MON – FRI

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Mission

Boston Court Pasadena is dedicated to creating and presenting works that are innovative, diverse, vital and adventurous in an intimate setting.

HISTORY

We opened our doors in 2003 after philanthropist Z. Clark Branson decided to give back to the Pasadena community that fostered his love of the arts from a young age. Mr. Branson built a state-of-the-art facility that includes a 99-seat Main Stage and an 80-seat flexible space. A non-profit entity (The Theatre at Boston Court d/b/a Boston Court Pasadena) was created and charged with maintaining the facility as well as programming and funding its operations.

Each year, we produce a season of more than 100 exciting performances in theatre and music, including an Emerging Artists Series and a New Play Reading Festival. We also showcase rotating visual art exhibits that complement the themes of our music and theatre programming.

The Theatre at Boston Court (d/b/a Boston Court Pasadena) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, volunteering time, or would simply like further information, call 626.683.6801 or click below.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SARAH LYDING, CHAIR
JON NEUSTADTER, VICE CHAIR
MICHAEL RUFF, TREASURER
TOM JACOBSON, SECRETARY

WILLIAM ANAWALT
Z. CLARK BRANSON
WALT COCHRAN-BOND
DR. STEPHEN KANTER
ROBBIN KELLEY
ROBERT LEVENTER
LISA NAM
EDWARD RADA
JOE REGAN
JOHN SPOKES
EILEEN T’KAYE
CHRIS WERNER

Staff

KYLE CLAUSEN

KYLE CLAUSEN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kyle oversees all aspects of Boston Court Pasadena, including strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, finance, operations, and patron services. From 2012-2017, Clausen served as director of marketing and patron services at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, a multi-disciplinary arts center located in Sonoma County, and prior to that served as managing director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, an acclaimed classical repertory theatre company. He has also held positions in marketing with Mixed Blood Theatre and the Children’s Theatre Company, both of Minneapolis, and began his career as a pianist and music director with more than 40 productions to his credit.

Contact Kyle
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626.683.6800

JESSICA KUBZANSKY

JESSICA KUBZANSKY
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, THEATRE

Jessica has been Artistic Director of Boston Court Pasadena since its inception. For Boston Court, Jessica has directed the world premiere of Stefanie Zadravec’s Colony Collapse, Luis Alfaro’s Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles (at The Getty Villa), Sheila Callaghan’s Everything You Touch(Rattlestick at the Cherry Lane, NYC), plus World premieres of: EYT, R II (Kubzansky’s three-person adaptation of Richard II), Michael Elyanow’s The Children, Jordan Harrison’s Futura, Laura Schellhardt’s Courting Vampires, Salamone/ McIntyre’s Gulls, Mickey Birnbaum’s Bleed Rail, Carlos Murillo’s Unfinished American Highwayscape #9&32, Van Itallie’s Light, Cody Henderson’s Cold/Tender. Plus: Camino Real, and Mother Courage. Elsewhere: South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Geffen, ACT, Portland Center Stage, etc. Recently: Stupid F*cking Bird, Hold These Truths (ACT), Pygmalion (Pasadena Playhouse), Hamlet (Theatre 150). Kubzansky teaches graduate playwrights and directors at UCLA, has her MFA in Direction from the California Institute of the Arts, and her undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and Harvard. She has received many awards and honors, among them the Los Angeles’ Drama Critics’ Circle’s Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre. Proud member of SDC.

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MICHAEL MICHETTI

MICHAEL MICHETTI
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, THEATRE

Directed for Boston Court Pasadena: Deborah Stein’s God Save Gertrude; Jason Grote’s 1001; Carlos Murillo’s dark play or stories for boys; Eric Whitacre’s Paradise Lost: Shadows & Wings; his own adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s A Picture of Dorian Gray; Sinan Ünel’s Pera Palas; Charles L. Mee’s Summertime; and Romeo & Juliet: Antebellum New Orleans, 1836. Elsewhere: Hamlet, As You Like It and Don Juan (A Noise Within); Carousel, Man of La Mancha and Li’l Abner (Reprise); Ouroboros (Road Theatre); Anyone Can Whistle (Matrix Theatre); A Life in the Theatre starring Hal Holbrook (Pasadena Playhouse); Edward II (Circle X). He is the recipient of two Ovation Awards and four LADCC Awards.

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MARK SALTZMAN

MARK SALTZMAN
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, MUSIC

Mark’s eclectic musical interests began with his studies on the cello and piano, culminating with a BA from UC Irvine in vocal performance. He immediately went from University to a professional career, singing for many years on opera stages and in concert halls throughout the world. Mark eventually expanded his musical interests into writing, directing, and producing for companies such as the Los Angeles Opera, the Long Beach Opera, Opera UCLA, the USC Thornton School of Music, Cal Arts and the American Conference of Cantors. For nearly twenty years he served as the Cantor for Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, where he is now Cantor Emeritus, and he has been thrilled to serve as the Artistic Director for the music series at Boston Court Pasadena for the last seven years. Mark is a strong advocate for cultivating the potential of young musicians and adventurous performers as one can see in the roster of artists that are presented each year at Boston Court. He is also an active force in presenting multiple world premieres each year, discovering and commissioning up and coming composers, and exploring the wide universe of new and stimulating music that is part of the fabric of the 21st century.

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CHERYL RIZZO

CHERYL RIZZO
GENERAL MANAGER

Cheryl has a long association with Boston Court Pasadena, including roles as Company Manager, Production Manager, Managing Director, and now General Manager. Prior to finding Boston Court, Cheryl served as a development associate with the Martin/Stein TV production company, served in the Cultural Programming department at NPR and also assistant company managed on Broadway for the Tony Award Winning, The Last Night of Ballyhoo. When not in said dark theatre, Cheryl is raising her delicious son, Joe, spends buckets of cash on her fantastic dog and cat and occasionally sees her awesome husband, Mike.

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626.683.6802

JENNY SMITH

JENNY SMITH COHN
PATRON & DONOR SERVICES MANAGER

Jenny has worked at Boston Court Pasadena as a props designer on Creation, Alcestis, Se Llama Christina, Stupid F*cking Bird, and The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll, and also stage managed Everything You Touch. In 2015, she joined the staff full-time as Patron & Donor Services Manager. She grew up in the Iowa cornfields, graduated with a BA in theatre from Tulane University and furthered her theatrical education at Totem Pole Playhouse. Jenny is also the Production Manager for Mutineer Theatre Company and still spends her free time crafting crazy props. She is so grateful for her incredibly supportive husband, Jon.

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626.683.6803

JESSE SOTO

JESSE SOTO
PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS MANAGER

has worked in almost every aspect of technical theatre since 2002, both in the professional and academic world. He has been a TD, Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Prop Master, Master Carpenter and Master Electrician, often performing multiple roles simultaneously. He graduated with a BA in Technical Theatre and Lighting Design from the University of La Verne and has an MA in progress at CSULA. When he’s not hanging off the gird, crawling under the deck or just hammering away on set, he is spending his days with his amazing wife and beautiful daughter and son.

Contact Jesse
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626.683.6885

KELLY WHITAKER

KELLY WHITAKER
DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Kelly is a transplant from Northern California and proud graduate of Humboldt State University. A self-proclaimed “non-profit renegade”, she has been in the field for nearly 10 years including working with the Americorps program, the American Red Cross, and the Santa Barbara Zoo. She is thrilled to be marrying her lifelong love of the arts with her career passion for philanthropy at such a bold and innovative space, and is deeply grateful to the Boston Court Pasadena supporters for their dedication and support of the arts.

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626.773.3573

EMILIE BECK
LITERARY MANAGER

Emilie’s plays have been produced, workshopped, or read at Hartford Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Piven Theatre, Playwright’s Theatre, Elephant Theatre, El Portal Theatre, Daedalus Studio, Road Theatre, and the HBO Workspace. She received LA Weekly awards for Best Director and Best Production for Block Nine at the Elephant Theatre, and directed the Jeff-Award winning production of Because They Have No Words in Chicago, as well as the Ovation-nominated production in LA. She was Associate Manager at Center Theatre Group until 2009, and continued to produce the Sherwood Award Program through 2010.

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EILEEN T’KAYE
FOUNDING PRODUCING DIRECTOR

has been acting, producing, and general managing in theatre for 30+ years. Her work has been honored with Ovation, L.A. Drama Critics Circle, L.A. Weekly, OOBR, Drama-Logue and Garland Awards. Her NY productions have been honored with Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Award nominations. Ms. T’Kaye most recently appeared as Hucklebee in The Fantasticks at Reprise! and as Mrs. Peachum in Threepenny Opera at International City Theatre. She has performed on the Boston Court Pasadena mainstage in Gulls, Medea and Summertime. She lives in Pasadena with her amazing husband David and their three feline kids.

Z. CLARK BRANSON
FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Raised in Pasadena, Clark is fulfilling a lifelong dream with the creation of Boston Court Pasadena. He was honored with the Pasadena Art Council’s 2005 Gold Crown Award, for recognition of excellence in and support of the arts. He has produced musical concerts, workshops, world premiere plays and musicals for over 25 years. An artist in his own right, Clark is a painter, a published author and well known for his folk singing and storytelling.