Who we are: CFT Staff
Leader of Artistic Curation & Marketing
Leigh Rondon-Davis (Director of Artistic Programming & Marketing, they/them) is a theatre performer, dramaturg, director, and producer who has worked widely, both within the Bay Area and national industry. They attended Wellesley College and were a member of Oakland’s Laney College Fusion Theatre Project. Leigh is on staff as Shotgun Players’ Associate Artistic Director and Crowded Fire Theater’s Director of Artistic Programming & Marketing, where they host a recurring Twitch Stream and are also a Resident Artist. They are an Artistic Company Member at Shotgun and Oakland Theater Project, Casting Director with the Casting Collective, and Producing Director at The Forum Collective. Leigh has had the immense pleasure of working at dozens of local companies, including Aurora Theatre, Curran, Magic Theatre, New Conservatory Theatre Center, PlayGround, Playwrights Foundation, TheatreFIRST, and West Edge Opera. While Leigh wears many hats as a theatre-maker, much of their work and personal passion has been to shift the industry and its culture to be more equitable, inclusive, accessible, and sustainable. Leigh is an organizing member of a number of accountability and EDI groups to help further initiatives and policies to better support BIPOC and other artists of marginalized identities, and they recently completed the anti-racist train-the-trainer program, Making Good Trouble, becoming an anti-racist educator and facilitator. Leigh’s practice draws inspiration from liberation and abolition movements, transformative justice, adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy, trauma-informed care, and their experience as a sexual health educator and rape crisis counselor in order to create safe and supportive creative spaces.
Actor: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.; SUBVERiTas; Inked Baby
Dramaturg: Matchbox 2017, 2019; Transfers; Shipping & Handling