Marc Masterson is the Artistic Director of South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California. He also served as the artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville. In ten seasons of leadership at Actors Theatre, Mr. Masterson produced more than 200 plays in Louisville, expanded and deepened arts education programs, and spearheaded community-based projects, including commissions and site-specific productions of regional stories and artists. He is an award-winning director, with more than 100 professional productions to his credit, who enjoys working on new plays as well as innovative productions of classics. He led the creation of Actors Theatre's first Education Department and numerous community outreach efforts. Mr. Masterson earned an M.F.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, and subsequently taught at both universities.