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Jason Mannino
Jason Mannino is nationally recognized as a Career Coach and Executive Recruiting Leader. His mission is to help people achieve personal mastery through authentic career fulfillment.

Currently, Jason Mannino is Executive Recruitment Program Manager at UC Berkeley where he oversees Berkeley’s first ever, in house executive search group, Portico.

Prior to joining Berkeley, Mannino co-founded the in house, Executive Search group, Trojan Search at University of Southern California.

As a coach and recruiter Jason helps organizations attract/hire high potential leaders/professionals and helps individuals uncover their life's p assion while achieving authentic career fulfillment. He has been sought after for talent acquisition expertise by entertainment industry leaders including Warner Bros., The Walt Disney Company, Universal Music Group, Ascent Media Group, Fox Networks and TV Guide.

Jason also gives freely of his time and talents in the LGBT community and has also maintained a lifelong love affair with theater. He regularly contributes theater/cultural and event coverage for non-profit arts and community organizations in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay area.

He holds an MA in Spiritual Psychology from University of Santa Monica, and a BA in Theater and Psychology from Rutgers University.

Entries by Jason Mannino

The Bay Area's Summer Music Celebration! Stern Grove Festival Announces 2015 Concert Line-up

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 7:31 PM

Stern Grove Festival, a San Francisco summer tradition for over seven decades, announced its 78th season of admission-free concerts, Sundays at 2:00 p.m. from June 14 through August 16, 2015 at Sigmund Stern Grove, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco. The 2015 Season showcases an eclectic...

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San Francisco Playhouse Debuts Bay Area Premiere of 'Stupid Fucking Bird'

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 2:43 AM

The Bay Area Premiere of Stupid Fucking Bird, an irreverent, contemporary and hysterical version of Chekhov's The Seagull runs at San Francisco Playhouse through May 2, 2015.

In this modern update of Chekhov's The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and...

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San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Ushers in the Spring With Passion

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 5:45 PM

Passion was in the air this week as San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus ushered in the spring with their concert series Passion on Wednesday and Thursday at Davies Symphony Hall.

The show opened with a profound piece, "How Can I keep From Singing" by Robert Wadsworth. The piece was first...

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Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play at American Conservatory Theater

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 9:33 AM

Anne Washburn's brazenly idiosyncratic play, Mr. Burns is having a stellar run at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco with Mark Rucker at the helm. In the play the survivors of a North American apocalypse barely salvage food or weapons but in abundance they salvage culture in the form of...

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'Tree' by Julie Hebert Makes Its Regional Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 11:46 AM

Didi Marcantel (Susi Damilano*) looks on as Mrs. Jessalyn Price (Cathleen Riddley*) and her son Leo (Carl Lumbly) argue. Photos by Jessica Palopoli.

Tree, by Julie Hebert, currently in its regional premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse through March 7 is a...

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Love and Art Are on Full Display in Stoppard's 'Indian Ink' at American Conservatory Theater

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 7:03 PM

Nirad Das (Firdous Bamji) paints a portrait of free-spirited English poet Flora Crewe in 1930s India in Indian Ink, Tom Stoppard's epic romance that weaves decades, continents, and cultures. Photo by Kevin Berne.

"Rasa" is the Indian term that describes the essence...

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Milk and Chorus; A Night to Remember at Walt Disney Concert Hall

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 1:54 PM

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) made history as they showcased their historical past during their 966th performance celebrating their 35th anniversary along with the Southern California premiere of I Am Harvey Milk at The Walt Disney Concert Hall this past weekend.

The concert was in two acts....

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Halloweenie 2013 to Benefit Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' Alive Musc Project

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 4:55 PM

Fred and Jason are back for their eighth year presenting Halloweenie, one of Los Angeles's hottest Halloween parties, with proceeds going to support the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles's ( Alive Music Project! Halloweenie 2013 will take place on October 25, 2013 at 9 p.m. at the...

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Kick A$$ for AIDS Project Los Angeles on Be Concrete Day!

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 2:51 PM

This year the Concrete Hero 2013 Urban Obstacle Challenge will be held at Los Angeles State Historic Park and will feature several new L.A.-themed obstacles and an extended five-mile route through the streets and alleyways of downtown. Last year, nearly 1,000 participants raised over $400K in just three months for...

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Andrew Rannells, Kimberley Locke, Alex Newell, Tyne Daly Raise $285k for APLA in the 29th Star Studded S.T.A.G.E Gala

(6) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 11:00 PM

A constellation of Broadway, television and film stars lit up the stage of the historic Saban Theater in Beverly Hills this past Saturday for the 29th annual S.T.A.G.E. (Southland Theater Artists Goodwill Event) Gala. The event, Broadway My Way raised $285,000.00 for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA).

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Lily Tomlin, LeAnn Rimes and Dan Savage Join Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles to Kick Off It Gets Better Tour

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 2:14 PM

In 2010, amid a rash of gay teen suicides, Dan Savage created a YouTube video, "It Gets Better," and invited people from across the nation to contribute their own "It Gets Better" video messages. The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles contributed a video rendition of...

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Theater Review: Freud's Last Session at Broad Stage

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 5:58 PM

Mark St. Germain's play, Freud's Last Session. is receiving its West Coast premiere at Broad Stage in Santa Monica with the original New York director Tyler Marchant at the helm.

It's 1939. Hitler is rising in power. England is on the brink of declaring war on Germany. Against this...

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The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' 'Holiday Spectacular' Becomes a Tribute to the Children of Newtown, Conn.

(4) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 10:40 PM

Being from the New York area, I find there are only a few quintessential Los Angeles experiences that consistently declare for me that the joy of the holiday season is upon us. One particular event is the holiday show that the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles produces...

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Theater Review: Other Desert Cities at Mark Taper Forum

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 3:46 PM

It seems a rare theatrical phenomenon when a playwright understands how to emotionally connect with a generation; the audience for which they write. John Robin Baitz does this brilliantly in his Pulitzer Prize finalist/Tony Award nominated family drama, Other Desert Cities, that is running at Mark Taper Forum through January...

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Theater Review: Anything Goes Sets Sail at Ahmanson

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 6:21 PM

For a holiday treat overflowing with joy, fun, and some of Cole Porter's greatest classics, run to the Ahmanson theatre where the tour of the 2011 Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes sails through January 6, 2013.

The 1934 musical was a grand respite from the depression era...

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Heal Homophobia and Save Our Youth

(10) Comments | Posted October 9, 2011 | 3:00 PM

"I always say how bullied I am, but no one listens. ... What do I have to do so people will listen to me? No one in my school cares about preventing suicide, while you're the ones calling me [gay slur] and tearing me down."

These were the words written...

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7 Tips to Maintain Self-Esteem While Job Searching

(3) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 7:53 PM

Recent statistics indicate job growth is slow to non-existent. This does not mean that there are no jobs available. It does mean that there are still too few available jobs for the amount of people in the market. Inevitably, this leads to a stress-inducing increase in the length...

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Theater Review: God of Carnage With Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2011 | 4:54 PM

There is theater history to be witnessed on the stage of Ahmanson Theater, where God of Carnage opened on Wednesday night with the much celebrated, original Tony-nominated Broadway cast intact (Marcia Gay Harden, James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis).

In Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage (best known for...

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8 Tips for Returning to Work Stress-Free

(53) Comments | Posted March 12, 2011 | 4:43 AM

The numbers are crawling. They are crawling slowly. Nonetheless, unemployment numbers are moving in the desired direction: down! My personal experience illustrates this, as I see clients and friends going back to work after being engaged in a job search for months -- even years. Recently, a concern that I...

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100 Gay Men: Calling Gay Adults to Action

(9) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 6:17 PM

If tribal elders are lost, adults will be lost; and if tribal adults are lost, youth will be lost. long-time community activist and psychologist Dr. Don Kilhefner

What does it mean to be a gay adult in 2011? Just like the whole world, the gay community and individuals in...

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