Laxmi Kumaran has been with TDPS for over a decade. In addition to her role as Undergraduate Academic Advisor, she is a Continuing Lecturer for Technical Theater courses. She also teaches Stage Management in the Theater & Performance Studies Department at Stanford University. Laxmi spent several years as the Production Stage Manager at California Shakespeare Theater and at San Jose Repertory Theater. Before moving to the Bay Area, Laxmi stage managed in Chicago for a variety of theaters, including the Goodman Theatre and the Court Theatre. Laxmi has taught in the theater departments at San Jose State, Northern Illinois, DePaul, and Northwestern universities, and at the University of California Santa Cruz. Laxmi is a board member of the Theater Arts Advisory Committee at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Continuing Lecturer: Technical Theater