Leah Barish is a theatre producer, fundraiser, and champion of new American theatre-making. Before making her way to Strawdog, Leah was an integral member of the San Francisco Bay Area theater community, working with both regional and storefront theaters. Leah oversaw individual giving at Z Space, stewarding over the essential relationship between lovers of new work, artists, and the funds needed to keep them together. She currently serves on the board of FaultLine Theater Company, and as the Producer of a small performance ensemble called Affinity Project, both based in San Francisco. She managed the Annual Fund at American Conservatory Theater and played a key role in the opening of its new performance venue, The Strand Theater. She began her professional career at Berkeley Repertory Theater, as the Company Manager for The Ground Floor's second summer playwriting lab, now in its fifth year.