Mara Isaacs is a creative producer and founder of Octopus Theatricals, a theatrical producing and consulting company dedicated to fostering an expansive range of compelling theatrical works for local, national and international audiences. A Tony Award-winning producer, Mara has produced over 100 productions that have been seen in theaters around the country, on and off-Broadway, and internationally. For 18 years, she served as Producing Director of McCarter Theatre Center, where she was responsible for daily artistic oversight of McCarter’s theater series and play development programs. Prior to McCarter, Mara produced new play development programs and productions for the Mark Taper Forum. She teaches courses in creative producing, international theater, and musical theater development for Princeton University, and serves on the Board of Directors for Tofte Lake Center in Ely, MN, and Almasi Collaborative Arts in Harare, Zimbabwe.