Mike Schleifer joined the Alliance Theatre in March, 2014 as General Manager. Prior to Atlanta he spent 13 years at Baltimore’s Center Stage working in a number of roles including Associate Producer, Production Manager and Resident Stage Manager. Before Center Stage, Mike was the Production Manager at Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU and Company Manager and Casting Director at the Hangar Theater in Ithaca, New York. Mike began as a Stage Manager in New York and was at the helm of productions at The Public Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, among others. He has over fifty stage management credits between his time in New York and working regionally. While in Baltimore, Mike was an adjunct faculty member at Towson University for seven years and guest lectured all over the East Coast. Mike served for several years on the board of directors for Pumpkin Theatre, a not-for-profit children’s theater in Baltimore. Mike is married to theater director and educator Laura Hackman and is the proud father of two boys, Jack and Ben.