Art Manke (Two Gents) Previous productions include for SCS/Shakespeare Santa Cruz: The Liar, The Three Musketeers, Bach at Leipzig, and A Year With Frog and Toad. He most recently directed Amy Freed’s The Monster Builder for South Coast Repertory, where he has worked on numerous productions over sixteen seasons, and where he will stage the world premiere of Ms. Freed’s SHREW! in 2018. Elsewhere, his work has been seen at the Denver Center Theatre Company, Pasadena Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and at A Noise Within, where he was a co-founder and former artistic director (1991-2001). A frequent guest lecturer at theatre schools across the country, he also directs for television, holds an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater, and is a five-time winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award. Upcoming projects include All My Sons for the Jewel Theatre Company, and the world premiere of Pearl’s in the House, a new musical he has written about Pearl Bailey at Utah Shakespeare Festival.