Benny Sato Ambush is a veteran teacher of acting and directing nationally (MFA, BFA, BA levels), a professional SDC stage director, a published commentator, arts leader, and consultant. Formerly: Senior Distinguished Producing Director-In-Residence, Emerson Stage, Emerson College, Boston; Producing Artistic Director – Oakland (CA) Ensemble Theatre (SPT); Associate Artistic Director – San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater (LORT B); PEW Charitable Trust/TCG Director in Residence – Florida Stage (LOA); Associate Artistic Director – Anna Deavere Smith’s Institute on the Arts & Civic Dialogue at Harvard University; Producing Artistic Director – TheatreVirginia (LORT C); Director – Institute for Teledramatic Arts and Technology, California State University – Monterey Bay. He has numerous directing credits at professional regional theatres and universities nationally. Currently: Founding Member – National Alliance of Acting Teachers, Adjudicator – American Association of Community Theatre, Board Member – National Theatre Conference; Fellow – College of Fellows of the American Theatre. MFA – University of California, San Diego; BA – Brown University.