Linfield Theatre – Resident Dramaturg

  As resident dramaturg at Linfield College, I chair the committee to plan the production season, organize post-show roundtables, and meet with directors and casts to discuss historical and thematic research. In my second year as dramaturg, I created a website for research and resources here! Advertisements

Let’s Talk About Guns – Director

In the spring of 2018, after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, and on the anniversary of the Columbine Shootings, playwright Lauren Gunderson released the rights to her one-woman show Natural Shocks for simultaneous national staged readings. I directed the reading at Linfield and turned the show into a chorus for…

Democratically Speaking – Director

A co-production of Stanford Repertory Theatre, Ethics in Society, Stanford Peace + Justice Studies Initiative, and Stanford TAPS, Democratically Speaking explores the idea and realities of “democracy,” from ancient Greece to the Occupy Movement. This performance features a dynamic interplay of voices, including Aeschylus, Thucydides, Euripides, Demosthenes, Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Paine, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant,…

The Knot – Co-Director, Co-Playwright

The Knot delves into the very human impulse to locate our origins. Tracing one woman’s journeys back to West Africa, again and again, across multiple time periods and in multiple bodies, The Knot suggests that however alone we may feel on our journey, we carry tapestries of rich history inside us. The cast included undergraduate…

Dustin Lance Black’s 8 – Director and Producer

8, by Academy-Award winner Dustin Lance Black, is a documentary play taken from the transcripts of the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial that eventually made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The play offers a performative method for understanding the legal intricacies of this historic gay marriage trial. In 2012, Lindsey directed a production at…

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Director

In 2003, Princeton Summer Theater hired Lindsey to direct its production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown as a tribute to alumnus Clark Gesner. The Town Topics review of this production found that it “delivers warmth, whimsy, and optimism… Director Lindsey Mantoan, a recent Princeton University graduate, has assembled a multi-talented ensemble, all well-cast, carefully-rehearsed, and…

Dramaturgy

As a dramaturg, Lindsey has worked with scripts and devised performances, contributing to productions through historical research and artistic guidance. In addition to collaborating with production staff and actors, she’s developed actor packets, educational guides, and program notes.  The Idiot University of Texas at Austin, 2009 UT Connections University of Texas at Austin, 2008 On…

American Conservatory Theater – Assistant Technical Director

From 2005-2007, Lindsey was the Assistant Technical Director and Purchasing Agent for the American Conservatory Theater, the premiere regional theater in San Francisco. In this capacity, she managed budgets, expenses, and payroll for the scene shop, paint shop, and props shop. She generated drawings for these departments, and collaborated with mechanics, carpenters, and artists to…

Goodman Theater – Scene Shop Assistant, Production Intern

From 2004-2005, Lindsey worked in the production office of the Tony-Award winning Goodman Theater. As such, she wrote reports analyzing production challenges of potential scripts to aid with season planning. She also managed purchasing and payroll for union employees in the scene and props shops.

Northern Stage – Production Stage Manager

In 2003 Lindsey was hired as an Assistant Stage Manager for Northern Stage, a regional theater in Vermont. After one production, she was promoted to Production Stage Manager. Productions included: Ain’t Misbehavin’, All My Sons, Guess who’s Coming to Dinner, and Three Days of Rain.