Maggie Upton (she/her) holds an MA in Theatre from CSU, Sacramento, and a BA in Theatre and Psychology from Sonoma State. She was the Managing Director at River Stage (Cosumnes River College), where she directed, acted, and taught theatre-related subjects. She has served on many local Boards of Directors, and served as Executive Director for several arts organizations, including Business Volunteers for the Arts and Harmony Arts, and was a member and Chair of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. Currently she is a member of the steering committee of the Playwright’s Collaborative, and has joined the Artist’s Collective. Her directing credits include Juno and the Paycock, Birmingham Blues, Time Stands Still at the California Stage complex; in various venues Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile; an Agatha Christie cycle (And Then There Were None, The Mousetrap, Witness for the Prosecution), Bus Stop; A Shayna Maidel, (which won the Elly Award for Best Overall Production, Drama); and Under Milk Wood, which she adapted for the stage. Maggie is a playwright, and has worked in film, most recently appearing in the short film Pipe Dream. Maggie is also an actor, appearing most recently in The Hot L Baltimore, The Crucible, and You Can’t Take It With You at Falcon’s Eye Theatre. SARTA awarded her a ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for her performance last year in Leading Ladies for Main Street Theatre Works, and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.