Cliff Mayotte

Cliff Mayotte (Director) is a Bay Area artist and educator whose work has spanned a variety of performance styles. From 1994-2009, he served as the Founding Artistic Director for Rough and Tumble, an award-winning theatre company devoted to ensemble-driven, physically vigorous comedy. Their productions included Macbett by Eugene Ionesco, Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, My Uncle Sam and Candide by Len Jenkin, Moliere’s The Misanthrope, and 43 Plays for 43 Presidents by Chicago’s Neo-Futurists, among others. From 1997-2000, Cliff served as the Education Director for the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, where he directed touring productions of The Queen of the Sea by Anne Galjour, and Rhubarb Jam by Jon Glore. For Aurora Theatre Company, he staged the world premiere of Waiting for Gauguin by Dorothy Bryant, and The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco. In 2004, he staged The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht for The Shotgun Players. Since 2010, Cliff has been a resident director for the Marsh Youth Theater in San Francisco, where he has staged world premiere productions of The Wave by Ron Jones, In and Out of Shadows by Gary Soto, and Truthtopia, an adaptation of The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain, which he also co-authored. Cliff has also directed for Playground, Signal Theatre Company, Magic Theater, Eureka Theatre, and D.E.O. Ireland.  His work in theatre has garnered awards from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Drama-Logue, Dean Goodman Choice Awards, and the SF Weekly.

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