Producing Artistic Director – Mark Fleischer
Mark Fleischer was appointed as Adirondack Theatre Festival’s first producing artistic director in July of 2007. Metroland named Mark the “Best Theatre Company Artistic Director” in its 2009 Best of the Capital District issue. In addition he was selected as one of the “20 under 40″ by the Post-Star. Mark is charged with charting the theatre’s artistic vision and overseeing administrative operations. At ATF Mark directed NEXT TO NORMAL (2012), SHOOTING STAR by Steven Dietz (2011) the world premiere of Hal Corley’s BRUSH THE SUMMER BY (2010), ORDINARY DAYS by Adam Gwon (2009) and the reading of the new musical LOVING LEO by Sara Cooper and Zach Redler as well as Hal Corley’s THE BAILEY’S CROSSROADS OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL. 2014 will be Mark’s last season as ATF’s Producing Artistic Director. He has been selected at the Associate Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh CLO. Mark’s successor will be announced at the end of the 20th Anniversary summer season.
Prior to ATF Mark served as the managing artistic director of Plano Repertory Theatre in suburban Dallas, Texas. During his nine year tenure, the company moved from all volunteers to a professional theatre operating under an AEA SPT contract. Under Mark’s leadership, PRT emerged as one of the leading theatre companies in the Dallas area with a subscription base of nearly 4,000 subscribers. At PRT Mark produced over 50 productions and his directing credits include new plays, classics, musicals and contemporary dramas. Some of his favorite directing projects at PRT include: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and THE TEMPEST, revivals of ALL MY SONS, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES, TALLEY’S FOLLY, and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and the musicals SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, MY FAVORITE YEAR, A CHORUS LINE, THE GOOD BYE GIRL, and PASSION.
Outside of ATF some of his recent directing credits include Tracy Lett’s SUPERIOR DONUTS at Capital Repertory Theatre, the regional premieres of BASH by Neil LaBute, BLACKBIRD by David Horrower and MY FIRST TIME by Ken Davenport all at WaterTower Theatre in Addison, TX as well as Alex Lewin’s WATER STREET as part of the Bailiwick Directors’ Fest and Stephen Cone’s WE CAME HERE BECAUSE IT WAS BEAUTIFUL and William Nedved’s KID as part of Collaboraction’s Sketchbook in Chicago. He is also the director of Mills Entertainment’s international tour of CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG LIVE!
Outside of ATF he is a member of the Glens Falls Rotary Club and serves on the Board of Trustees for for The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, President of the Glens Falls Collaborative and Temple Beth El where he launched the annual Latke Fest.
Mark holds a BA in English Literature and Communication Arts from Austin College and an MFA in Directing from the Theatre School at DePaul University, formerly The Goodman School of Drama.
General Manager – Landrie Bock
2014 marks Landrie’s second season with ATF. Prior to her arrival in Glens Falls, Landrie spent 16 seasons at WaterTower Theatre in Dallas, Texas. As Director of Business and Education, she worked with all financial aspects of the organization, contract negotiations, human resources, administrative operations and educational programs. Landrie has served on several boards including Addison Business Association, Texas Arts Marketing Network, Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce Women’s Committee and WT White High School for Performing Arts Advisory Board. Landrie has also served as Adjunct Professor at Collin College.
Landrie has created and implemented after-school programs, study guides and educational materials for several educational and regional theatres. She also produced and directed the Summer Musical Theatre Camp and the Summer Performing Arts Conservatory for 12 years at WaterTower Theatre. Landrie produced Bugsy Malone, Jr., Fiddler on the Roof, Jr., Oklahoma!, The Wiz, Seussical, and Schoolhouse Rock Live! with 50 campers and 15 interns. She directed Captain Louie, The Aristocats Kids!, The Jungle Book Kids! and Willy Wonka Kids! with 30 campers and 2 interns. Landrie has toured nationally performing in children shows from 1994-1995.
She is a recent graduate of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Adirondack Class and serves on the Board of Directors for the Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center.
2014 Seasonal Production and Administrative Staff
Associate Producer: Joe Croft
Technical Director: David Pierce
Master Electrician: Jason Weber
Properties Master/Scenic Painter: Darcey James
Sound Designer/Supervisor: Scott O’Brien
Costume Shop Manager: Caitlin Headley
Master Carpenter: Anna V. Rodriguez
Production Associate: Samantha Hoderlein
Casting Director: Stephanie Klapper, Klapper Casting, NYC