Allison McDonell Page, Artistic & Managing Director
Allison received her ‘BA from Harvard College then went on to study acting with William Esper in NYC. Allison had a recurring role on Another World, performed in numerous independent films and made several TV appearances. However, her greatest love was always the theater. She performed regionally and Off-Broadway in such plays as To Kill A Mockingbird (Syracuse Stage), Hadley’s Mistake (Soho Rep, directed by Bartlett Sher), and Brighton Beach Memoirs (Bristol Valley). She also worked with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lanford Wilson, in the World Premiere of A Sense Of Place (American Stage) and played the lead in the premiere of Spring Storm, a lost play by Tennessee Williams at The Marin Theatre Company. In LA she began coaching actors, children and adults, and tried her hand at directing. She also assisted the casting director at The Geffen Playhouse for several productions. In Mammoth she has continued to celebrate her love for theater acting as President of the Board since 2010 until she was asked to step down in order to take on the new role of Artistic Director this past September. Allison has directed and acted in many Sierra Classic Theatre productions, including: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelth Night, Proof, August:Osage County, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike, Outside Mullingar, and Last of the Red Hot Lovers. She also directed Sleuth for Mammoth Lakes Rep and most recently acted in MLRT’s The Crucible. Allison also works as a Realtor at Snowcreek Property Company.
Lesley-Anne Hoxie, Bookkeeper
Lesley-Anne Hoxie grew up in the San Diego theater scene performing at notable venues like La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe and North Coast Repertory Theater. She has a degree in English Literature, focused on Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. Before moving to Mammoth Lakes, she performed stand up at The Comedy Store and wrote for The Onion’s A.V. Club. Hoxie currently works as a freelance bookkeeper and management consultant for several local businesses. She also manages the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival and works at The Fort coworking space. She has been seen recently on stage in The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily), The Crucible (Abigail Williams), Exit Laughing, Of Mice and Men, As You Like It (Celia), and, opening soon, Barefoot in the Park (Corie). Hoxie also directed Sierra Classic Theatre’s 20th anniversary Murder Mystery Dinner Theater show to sold out audiences.
Susan Dalian, Guest Director
Susan has enjoyed a diverse and exciting career in the entertainment and arts industry as an actor in film, television, animation voice over and commercials, as well as in award winning theater with Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights at prestigious regional theaters. She has both directed and written plays and designed sets and costumes for theater in her original Shakespeare concepts for stage.Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Susan attended the nationally recognized Baltimore School For the Arts and later received a B.F.A from Boston University. In San Fransisco, Susan worked at American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theater, CA Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Marin Theatre Company, and San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. In Los Angeles, she garnered roles in the films: The Brothers directed by Gary Hardwick, The Kid directed by Jon Turtletaub with Bruce Willis & Chi McBride, Undefeated directed by Walter Hill with Wesley Snipes, Room 6 directed by Micheal Hurst, I'm Through With White Girls directed by Jennifer Sharp, Star Trek: Voyager, The Practice, Felicity directed by J.J Abrams & Todd Holland, The Hughleys with D.L Hughley, Joey with Matt Le Blanc, the voice of "Storm" in Wolverine and the X-men, and the voice of "Haku" in the popular anime series Naruto. On Los Angeles stages, Susan has performed with South Coast Repertory (working with Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights Lynn Nottage and Tracy Letts), The Actors’ Gang (directed by Tim Robbins, Bill Rauch & Tracy Young), Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company (directed by Lisa Wolpe) and 24th Street Theater (directed by Gregg Daniel.) Susan wrote a play produced in LA and at the 2005 New York Fringe Festival. She also wrote the original comedy play, The Real Housewives of Tusktown for Sierr Classic Theatre. Also in Mammoth, Susan has directed five Shakespeare productions for Sierra Classic Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream,set in the 2013 town of Mammoth Lakes, Two Gentlemen of Verona, set in 1920’s "talkies" era of Hollywood, The Merchant of Venice, set in the 1849 U.S. Westward Expansion era, As You Like It set in 1969 CA "Summer of Love" and Macbeth, set in a post-apocalyptic 2069. She also directed Importance of Being Earnest, Art Dog, Outside Mullingar, and a staged reading of Rapture, Blister, Burn for Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre and Sierra Classic Theatre. In 2017, Dalian directed a high concept, virtual reality 3D film of scenes from Macbeth and Hamlet with Shakespeare in the Sphere that is in negotiations with a major network. In 2018 Dalian was one of three directors selected to be part of MACH 33: The Caltech│Pasadena Playhouse Festival of New Science-Driven Plays where she directed a staged reading of Lie After Lie After Lie by Stephen Dierkes. Dalian also co-directed and co-wrote the short film Bite Me which has just been completed and is being submitted to film festivals in the US and Europe.