Artistic Board Members

Artistic Board Chair: Benjamin Ball

Benjamin Ball

Benjamin Ball

I’ve been involved with PSP for the last two years, and have become enchanted with this little theater in the woods. I believe that the arts are one of the most important assets of any culture. It is a great calling to organize and cultivate art in our community. On the board, I’m excited to do what I can to not only bring this art to life, but also to make the most efficient use of our resources and time to ensure that our art has the highest cultural and moral impact possible. As a Marine veteran, I intend to bring my leadership and organizational experience to bear in whatever present and future roles I’m chosen to fill. [Appointed 2017-2018]

Resident Prop & Set Dressing Master: Marc Gonzalez

Marc Gonzalez

Marc Gonzalez

I have been involved with PSP since 2016’s production of Barefoot in the Park. Since then I have enjoyed being back on the PSP stage in I Hate Hamlet and Cabaret. I graduated with my degree in Theatre Arts this past Spring from Foothill College. I am elated to be joining PSP’s Artistic Committee because this is a theatre company worth dedicating time and energy to. The work being produced on the PSP stage is a result of tireless hours being brought forth by passionate designers, artists, and teams, and I am very glad I get to be a part of that through this Committee.  [Appointed 2017-2018]

Resident Costume Master: Jennifer Gough

Adriana Martinez

Jennifer Gough

 [Appointed 2017-2018]

Resident Technical Master: Jared Alexander

Jared Alexander

Jared Alexander

 Ever since I can remember I have been in the theatre, in one way or another. I have been part of PSP since 2002 and love every bit of it. I have worked both on stage and the “Dark Side”. My goal in this next year is to not only help select a riveting season full of wonderful shows, but also to make those shows chosen into a visual and auditory wonderland using the technical capabilities of this wonderful theatre. Also to upgrade our technical potential and bring PSP to the cutting edge! [Appointed 2017-2018]

Historian/Secretary: Debi Durst

Debi Durst

Debi Durst

I have been honored to be a part of PSP for the last 7 years. I’ve been a member of the Board of Directors for 3 years, and now start my second year on the Artistic Board. I roamed this Blue Planet as an improviser/comedian for over 30 years before returning to my first love—theater. I have directed several shows at PSP and have acted in many productions here as well. I produce events and tours, including San Francisco’s Comedy Celebration Day, and the Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show. I am also the official emcee for the annual SFMTA Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest. Think Globally, Act Locally! I plan to use my vast knowledge, experience and expertise to help PSP grow artistically; I believe in this great community theater and want to see it thrive for generations to come. [Appointed 2017-2018]

Education Function Member: Doug Greer

Doug Greer

Doug Greer

 [Appointed 2017-2018]

New Theater Works Member:Matthew Keuter

Matthew Keuter

Matthew Keuter

Matthew Keuter is a playwright, director and teacher. His plays have been produced in AZ, CA, CO, and NYC. He worked extensively with The Active Theater Company (NYC 2009-2013) directing their inaugural production and premiering his play Bridgeboy in 2011. His play River Ditty will premiere at Virginia Repertory Theater in 2018 co-produced by Tony and Olivier winning Glass Half Full Productions. He was a Teaching Artist in Resident at Arizona State University in 2013 where he created the multi-media, noir musical, The Tenement, which was invited to the Kennedy Center American Theater College Festival. Other full-length plays include Ipap and Cucaracha: Adventures in the Dead World, Morning Glory Mati, The Sun in NY, After Sunsets, and The Bridge on 149th St. His poetry has appeared in journals across the U.S. and in the U.K. The Short Imposition of Living, a book of poetry, is available from Rain Mountain Press, NYC. [Appointed 2017-2018]

ADVISOR – Resident Set Master: Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Many years ago I was involved in High School Theater. In the 90’s I was involved with The Hayward Little Theater. My main interest is in the technical side of theater, specifically building. I have been involved with PSP for about two and a half years. I am the current Resident Set Master/Master Carpenter for PSP, but I have also been on stage. I want to continue to assemble quality and innovative sets for quality productions at PSP.