Art Manke, Performance Coach, is an award-winning stage director whose work has been seen across the country at the Pasadena Playhouse, Denver Center Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. He is the co-founder and former artistic director of L.A.’s acclaimed classical theatre, A Noise Within.
Originally trained as an actor, Art holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois and an M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theatre. He directs for television, and has taught at University of California (at San Diego and Santa Cruz), Stanford University, University of Connecticut, University of Missouri (Kansas City) and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.