Global Arts Corps Team


Michael Lessac 
Artistic Director, Founder
USA

Jacqueline Bertrand Lessac
Executive Producer, Founder
USA

Robert Lear
Senior International Producer and Chief Administrative Officer
USA

Jacqui Farmer
Editorial and Media Director
USA

Yvette Hardie
International Producer
South Africa

Suon, Bun Rith
Cambodia Consultant, Line Producer
Cambodia

Joel Plotch
Film Editor
USA, France

Josh Alexander
Film and Producing Consultant
USA

Natalie Stringer
Program and Development Manager
USA

Associate Artistic Directors


Arben Bajraktaraj
Kosovo, France

Bob Berky
USA

Nick Boraine
South Africa

Andrew Buckland
South Africa

Khuon Det
Cambodia

Jeton Neziraj
Kosovo

Associate Teaching Artists


Associate Artists work with the Global Arts Corps in workshops and on the development of our theatre productions and films both within and outside of their home countries.

Julia Dearden
Actor
North of Ireland/Northern Ireland

Edward Edwards
Director/Actor
USA

Dave Feldman
Technical Director, Lighting Designer
USA

Sibulele Gcilitshana
Actor
South Africa

Vincent Higgins
Actor
North of Ireland/Northern Ireland

Alan McKee
Actor
North of Ireland/Northern Ireland

Ryan McParland
Actor
North of Ireland/Northern Ireland

Clement Mensah
Dancer
Ghana/USA

Thembi Mtshali-Jones
Actor/Singer
South Africa

Eileen O’Higgins
Actor
North of Ireland/Northern Ireland

Neno Pervan
Director/Actor
USA/Sarajevo

Chumvan Sodhachivy (Belle)
Choreographer/Dancer
Cambodia

Global Arts Corps Board of Directors


Lauren Embrey
Michalann Hobson [Founding Member 1973-2018] 
John Kelly
Arlene Lear
Stuart Oken
Victoria Sharp
Alan Winnikoff

2018 International Advisory Council Members


Alex Boraine, Former Deputy Chair, South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Co-Founder, International Center for Transitional Justice

Aya Cash, Critically-acclaimed Actor

Youk Chhang, Executive Director, Documentation Center of Cambodia, and Founder, Sleuth Rith Institute

William Crawley, Journalist, BBC

Sarah Crowe, Spokesperson, UNICEF Refugee and Migrant Crisis

Max DuPreez, Journalist, Former Executive Producer, Special Report on the Truth Commission, South African Broadcasting Corporation

David Edwards, Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, and Founder, Le Laboratoire

Frédéric Fritscher, Journalist, Le Monde

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Research Chair for Historical Trauma and Transformation at Stellenbosch University, Author

Norman Lear, Preeminent Television Writer, Producer, Activist, Founder of People for the American Way

Doug Mackenzie, Partner Emeritus of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Faculty Member, Stanford School of Engineering

Walter Murch, Oscar-winning Film Editor, Sound Designer

William Nix, Chairman, Creative Projects Group and Film and Television Producer

Rhea Perlman, Award-winning Actor, Children’s Book Author

Corinne Portier, Journalist, Radio Télévision Suisse

Xavier Ricard-Lanata, Anthropologist, Philosopher, Published Author, High Civil Servant, French Agency for Development

Marie-Louise Ryback, Program Director, Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Initiative, Salzburg Global Seminar

Tim Ryback, Director, Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation

Donald Steinberg, CEO, World Learning, and Former Deputy President for Policy, International Crisis Group

Kathleen Turner, Award-winning Actor, Advocate, and Board Member, People For the American Way Foundation

Desmond Tutu, Chair of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus

Truth in Translation Advisory Board


Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Ambassador Barbara Masekela
Cyril Ramaphosa
Anthony Lake
Max du Preez
Glenda Wildschut
Albie Sachs
Charles Villa-Vincencio
Mamphela Ramphele
David Hamburg
Vincent Mai
Mary Tiseo
Pieter-Dirk Uys
Julie Katzman
Sibongile Khumalo
Melanie Verwoerd
Wilhelm Verwoerd
Jonathan Moore
Don Steinberg
Victoria Sharp
George Bizos
Rica Hodgson
Piet Meiring
Peter Storey
Reverend James Morton
Douglas Tanner