About Florida Repertory Theatre
Benny Sato Ambush**
veteran SDC stage director, institutional theatre leader, educator, published commentator and consultant. Formerly: Producing Artistic Director – TheatreVirginia; Producing Director – Oakland Ensemble Theatre;Associate Artistic Director – American Conservatory Theater; Acting Artistic Director – Rites and Reason Theatre Company; PEW Charitable Trust/TCG Director-In-Residence – Florida Stage; Associate Artistic Director – Anna Deavere Smith’s Institute on the Arts & Civic Dialogue at Harvard University; Senior Distinguished Producer-In-Residence -Emerson Stage, Boston; Director – Institute for Teledramatic Arts and Technology, California State University, Monterey Bay. Extensive professional directing credits throughout the nation’s professional regional theatres. He taught acting and directing at the MFA, BFA and BA levels nationally. Emeritus Board Member – Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Member – The National Theatre Conference, founding Steering Committee Member – National Alliance of Acting Teachers, National/International Adjudicator – American Association of Community Theatre, panelist – National Alliance for Musical Theatre. BA, Brown University; MFA, University of California, San Diego.