Dustin Leonard

BIOGRPAHY

Dustin Leonard has been the Artistic Director for the Monterey Bay Repertory Theatre since 1998, a company that provided socially relevant and challenging material not only for its actors but its audience as well, producing productions such as The Mass Appeal, Art, the west coast premiere of Shakespeare's R&J adapted by Joe Calarco and many more.

Dustin has directed, produced and performed in shows through out the Bay Area, most recently having directed The Full Monty, Oliver!, Beautiful Thing, Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story, The Laramie Project, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo & Juliet and many others. His credits include both on and off stage at Hooked On Theater, MBR Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Cabrillo Stage, San Jose Repertory Theater, Actors Theatre and Cabrillo College.

Dustin is currently the Managing Director / Production Manager for Cabrillo Stage, a professional Musical Theater company based in Aptos California which is associated with Cabrillo College. Dustin has taught theater and dramatic arts at the San Lorenzo Valley High School through its Regional Occupation Program as well as directing, musical directing, scenic & lighting designing for a number of high schools through out the bay area. Dustin has been an active promoter of youth theater for the past 18 years. Dustin is currently the Managing Director for Hooked On Theater's Summer Youth Workshop, were children have an opportunity to learn all aspects of live theatre through full musical productions, classes and guest lectures involving professional working actors, choreographers and directors.

Some of Dustin's musical direction credits include West Side Story, Annie, Guys & Dolls, Pajama Game, Crazy for You, Grease, Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver and many more. Dustin has worked as a technical consultant or production manager for a number of companies including Company One, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Cabrillo Stage and Paramount Pictures on the Titanic film on tour. Dustin has extensive Sound Design experience in both sound reinforcement as well as atmospheric sound design for a variety of live theatrical environments.

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