Meet the Team
Based in San Francisco, FaultLine is a non-profit theater that empowers emerging artists to create vibrant new works. We turn fresh scripts and bold ideas into fully-realized, polished productions. We open our doors to the young and the skeptical to build a welcoming artistic community and cultivate a demand for the art of live performance.
FaultLine is led by a hardworking volunteer staff. We are committed to diversifying our staff and amplifying the voices of women, queer people, and people of color. If you would like to be involved, please email one of us directly and tell us about yourself! We are open to embracing new ideas and creating new leadership positions. Join us!
Cole Ferraiuolo is a Director, playwright, and producer and founding member of FaultLine Theater. He has directed numerous productions for FaultLine including Shiner, nominated for outstanding production by Theater Bay Area Awards, and Maggie’s Riff nominated for best direction by SFBATCC. He has shaped the aesthetic and thematic quality of every FaultLine production since it’s inception. Cole graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with a B.A in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies where he was awarded an Edwin Duerr Mask and Dagger Award. Cole is the Technical Director of PianoFight.
Rose Oser is a playwright, director, and Co-Artistic Director of FaultLine Theater. She plays a large role in marketing, grant writing, and artistically shaping every FaultLine production. In 2016, she directed and co-wrote FaultLine's hit show Tinderella: the modern musical which will be co-produced with Custom Made Theatre in 2018. She produces and hosts Tinder Disrupt, FaultLine's monthly dating show where performers make PowerPoint presentations to pitch their single friends. She produced FaultLine’s production of Every 28 Hours in 2016 in collaboration with four other local theaters, and remounted the production in 2017 at Google. She has a BA in Rhetoric from University of California, Berkeley and received the CAA Leadership Award. Outside of FaultLine, she works as the grant writer for American Conservatory Theater.
Maxx Kurzunski is a lighting designer, production manager, and Managing Director of FaultLine. He is one of the founding members of FaultLine Theater and has been involved in the production of every show since our inception in 2012 as well as the day to day operation of the business of running a theater company. Awards include: SFBATCC Excellence in Lighting Design for "The Ice Cream Sandwich Incident" at FaultLine Theater, SFBATCC Outstanding achievement in Lighting Design for "Next to Normal" at Custom Made Theatre, SFBATCC Outstanding achievement in Video design for "A Bright Room Called Day" at Custom Made Theatre. Nominations include: SFBATCC for Lighting Design "Slaughterhouse-Five" at CMTC, TBA Awards for "Shiner" and "Maggie's Riff" at FaultLine Theater. Recent credits include Lighting Design for "Sam & Dede (World Premiere)" produced by CMTC and 59E59 (NYC), "Sordid Lives" at NCTC, and "Breeders" at FaultLine.
Iris Kokish is a union-side labor lawyer, playwright, and FaultLine Theater's Executive Producer. Currently, she is based in Los Angeles as in-house counsel for SAG-AFTRA, and provides legal advice and support to FaultLine as part of her pro-bono practice and commitment to protecting emerging young artists. Her plays have received productions and staged readings on numerous Bay Area stages, including SF Playhouse, Cal Performances, the Notre Dame de Namur Theatre Festival, and most notably, her play, "The Queen's Gambit", was Faultline's inaugural show in 2012.