TheatreWorks Names Giovanna Sardelli as New Interim Artistic Director


Giovanna Sardelli will fill the position of interim artistic director at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley after Tim Bond steps down this month.

Artistic Director Tim Bond came to TheatreWorks in March 2020 during a time of great upheaval due to the COVID pandemic. During this time TheatreWorks produced virtual shows while in-person gathering wasn’t possible. And when theatre was brought back to the mainstage, he oversaw the production of awe-inspiring shows including his unforgettable staging of August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. Bond has taken the position of artistic director at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Giovanna Sardelli has served TheatreWorks for over 15 years as artistic associate and director of New Works in addition to directing mainstage performances. Sardelli’s profound artistic vision and unwavering dedication to highlighting a diversity of voices have mesmerized viewers with remarkable projects such as the New Works Festival, now in its 20th year. Her vast expertise, coupled with intimate partnerships with renowned playwrights and extraordinary directorial accomplishments, has rightfully positioned her as a dominant presence within the industry.

Sardelli will director the west-coast premiere of Mrs. Christie this October and Bond will return to direct his acclaimed production of August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned in January 2024.