Staff & Board

KML Staff

Executive Director - Darl Andrew Packard

Artistic Directors – Millie DeBenedet and Allison Page

KML Board of Directors

Paul Charney – Board President
Mickey Bruce
Jacqueline Murray
Josh Orum
Liz Stone – Secretary

Staff Bios

Millie DeBenedet received her BFA in Acting from DePaul University’s Theatre School in Chicago, Illinois where she had the honor to perform with Chicago Playworks Theatre for Young Audiences. She has been performing and teaching with Killing My Lobster for the past 3 years. Her favorite KML performances have been KML Takes It To The StreetsKML Chops Down the Family Tree, and KML Conquers the Galaxy. Millie can also be spotted in few of KML’s digital shorts; Teenage Obsession and Why is Everybody Here?  She is currently developing a sketch comedy writing workshop for kids (ages 8-11) as a collaborative project between 826 Valencia & Killing My Lobster. Millie is also a film and voice-over actress here in the Bay Area, her recent work includes Stride Gum, Google, Yahoo, Atlassian, Microsoft, Leapfrog, and Lowe’s. Other performance credits include Genittti’s Hole-In-The-Wall, Second City Detroit, and BATS Improv. Millie aslo runs casting sessions for commercials, TV and film productions at Nancy Hayes Casting in San Francisco.

Allison Page is a writer/actor/comedian with nice hair, not necessarily in that order. She first hooked up with the lobsters acting in 2010′s KML Preaches to the Choir and has been performing, writing, directing, and teaching at KML ever since. She focused on improv and stand up at the San Francisco Comedy College and endured workshops with Alan Arkin, and the Neo Futurists. Her writing has been featured in Women of Letters, Write Club SF, Shipwreck, The SF Olympians Festival, SF Theater Pub and other stuff. She is a staff blogger for the San Francisco Theater Pub where her column Everything Is Already Something is published every other Wednesday. Her full length play HILARITY will debut as part of DIVAfest in March, 2015. You can also find her scattered across YouTube, especially in the web series Everybody’s A Comedian.

Darl Andrew Packard was born in Baltimore, MD where he attended Goucher College, gained a double degree in Theater and Communications and learned to be a hardcore RAVENS fanatic.  After working in local television production for two years he moved to San Francisco in 2006 and has since worked in the theater as a Production Manager, Technical Director and Lighting and Video Designer.  His design work has been seen with Word for Word Performing Arts, Mugwumpin, Crowded Fire, Golden Thread, CounterPULSE, YBCA and Intersection for the Arts among many others.  He recently directed “KML: Does Not Fear the End” and co-directed the “KML’s Best of…Sketchfest 2012 Show” and “The Concert at The Collins.”  He is currently the Technical Director of the Urban School of San Francisco, the co-founder of The Collage Theater Company and Production Manager and Administrative Coordinator for Killing My Lobster.