New Works Festival Online

April 23–May 15


New Works. Incredible Artists. New Possibilities.

This year, we’re bringing all the excitement and electricity of our New Works Festival right into your home with the streaming New Works Festival Online! Join artists from the Bay Area and beyond as they come together to share five brand-new shows with you, along with a sneak peek at some of TheatreWorks’ upcoming commissions. One ticket gets you access to the whole festival, and our pay-what-you-can prices start as low as $10. So what are you waiting for? Grab your ticket and get ready for a digital festival like no other!




 PLEASE NOTE: If you pre-purchased a New Works Festival pass with your Season 51 subscription renewal, or if you are a donor at the Inner Circle level or above, you receive complimentary access to the New Works Festival Online. Please reach out to if you have not received your informational email message about your complimentary access.

Learn More About Each Event

Kickoff EventCurrencyLizard BoyAs Soon As ImpossibleA Distinct Societypas de deux (lost my shoe)Festival FAQ Contributors


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Friday, April 23 at 6pm Pacific | 9pm Eastern

Featuring: Min Kahng; The Kilbanes, Lynn Rosen and Pia Wilson; Idris Goodwin; Geetha Reddy; Mansa Ra; Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen


Join us as we kick off the Festival with a forward-looking celebration of our commissioned artists! We’re thrilled to help develop these new works, and would love to introduce you to these remarkable theatre makers. Featuring excerpts from Revival, where a 19th century socialite reawakens her passion for music through a dangerous romance on the lonely Nebraska prairie; Gurley!, a sassy and serious musical which follows the ongoing battle in America to celebrate, elevate, liberate, and define women; and Happy Pleasant Valley: An Asian American Senior Sex Scandal Murder Mystery Musical, which explores themes of generation gaps, ageism, and finding connection and relevance in the digital age.


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Selections From

Saturday, April 24 at 2pm Pacific | 5pm Eastern

Conceived by Dan Wolf
Performed and Written by Dan Wolf, Philip Wong, DelinaDream, RyanNicole, and Juan Amador
Developed with and Directed by Sean San José
Composed by Keith Pinto



Presented by Playwrights Foundation in partnership with the National Center for New Plays, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, and Bay Area Theatre Cypher

Currency smashes open The Merchant of Venice and places Shylock at the center of our world, not as a caricature but instead as a reflection of the immigrant, working class, citizens of our port cities. Currency visits the marketplaces of West Oakland, Hong Kong, Managua, Downtown LA, and Venice to connect those "othered" by society with the larger issues of place, race, privilege, ownership, violence, and revolution.


This presentation will include Parts 1 & 2 of a three part series of long form theatrical music videos. Part 1 was created at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in January 2021 and Part 2 during the Rough Reading process at Playwrights Foundation.

NOTE: This will be presented as a Zoom webinar, hosted by Playwrights Foundation

Talking Currency with Dan Wolf and Sean San José


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Selections From

Saturday, April 24 at 5pm Pacific | 8pm Eastern

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Justin Huertas
Directed by Brandon Ivie
Featuring Justin Huertas, Kirsten “Kiki” deLohr Helland, William A. Williams



Equal parts comic book lore, coming-of-age love story, and irrepressible tunes, audiences should expect the unexpected in this sensational new indie rock musical. The fast-moving plot recounts the mysterious event that changed Trevor’s life forever, launching him into a life-long search for identity and acceptance. Is he a freak or a hero? Triple-threat artist Justin Huertas and his original cast take the stage for one fateful night of adventure, music, and love set on the streets of Seattle.


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Saturday, May 1 at 5pm Pacific | 8pm Eastern


By Betty Shamieh

Directed by Samer Al-Saber


A collaboration with Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies and Stanford’s Abassi Program in Islamic Studies Project supported by the Stanford Visiting Artist Fund in Honor of Roberta Bowman Denning.

As Soon As Impossible is a comedy that explores the relationship between two older men, Ramsey and Arthur, an Arab-American and a WASP. Their annual summer fishing trip is interrupted by the unexpected appearance of Ramsey’s granddaughter, Layla, who claims to be on the run. With Arthur’s suspicions raised, Ramsey may get more than he bargained for when he begins to plan Arthur a surprise birthday party. A play about friendship in a time of war, As Soon As Impossible was originally commissioned and developed with the support of the Time Warner Commissioning Program.

Reading followed by talk with playwright Betty Shamieh.

A Conversation with Betty Shamieh and Kareem Fahmy

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Saturday, May 8 at 5pm Pacific | 8pm Eastern

By Kareem Fahmy

Directed by Giovanna Sardelli



A quiet library that straddles the border of the U.S. and Canada becomes an unlikely crucible for five people from around the world. When an Iranian family, separated from one another by the "Muslim ban," use the library as a meeting place, the head librarian, a U.S. border patrol officer, and a local teenager have to choose between breaking the law and saving themselves.

Reading followed by talk with playwright Kareem Fahmy.


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Saturday, May 15 at 2pm Pacific | 5pm Eastern


Written and Performed by Lisa Ramirez

Directed by Jeffrey Lo
Video Production by Stephen Muterspaugh



The bonds between siblings are as layered, complex, and true as all great loves. At a time when she had just overcome her own addiction, Ms. Ramirez lost her younger brother, a principal dancer with the Oakland Ballet, to alcoholism. Upon his death, she enrolled in a ballet class and attempted to learn the dances he had performed. In trying to retrace his steps, she travelled through the complicated terrain of their childhood and tried to come to terms with why she survived and he didn’t. A semi-autobiographical dance theater piece about memory, grief, forgiveness, and freedom.

pas de deux (lost my shoe) was first commissioned by Angelina Fiordellisi through the Cherry Lane Theatre/Mentor Project.

Performance followed by talk with Lisa Ramirez.

 A conversation with Lisa Ramirez


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Q: How are these shows being streamed?
A: Our Festival Kickoff Event, Lizard Boy, As Soon As Impossible, A Distinct Society, and pas de deux (lost my shoe) will be streaming videos embedded in a page on our website. You won’t need to download any special software to view them; if you’re able to watch videos on sites like YouTube or Vimeo on your computer, you’ll be able to view these videos. Currency will be shown as a Zoom webinar hosted by Playwrights Foundation, which means you will need to download the Zoom application to view it.

Q: How and when will I get access to the presentations?
A: 24 hours prior to each event, we will send you an access link for the event, along with any necessary passwords. We will send these links to the primary email address listed in your TheatreWorks account. If you are unsure about whether we have your correct email address associated with your account, please reach out to us at

Q: Can I watch these presentations on my TV? What about my mobile device or tablet?
A: While you will be able to watch these videos on a smartphone or tablet, we recommend watching on a desktop or laptop computer for the best experience. You can also hook most desktop or laptop computers up to most TVs with an HDMI cable, as detailed in this helpful article from WikiHow:

Q: Will these presentations be available on demand if I miss one of the performance times?
A: These presentations will be streamed “live” at the listed times, and will not be available to view after they have concluded.

Q: Can I buy a pass for a friend or family member?
A: You can only buy a New Works Festival Online pass for yourself with your own TheatreWorks account and your own email address. We are unable to process gift orders or add additional email addresses to orders at this time. Apologies for any inconvenience.


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Contributions listed were received between 1/15/2020 & 4/15/2021. Program deadlines & space limitations prevent us from listing all of our greatly appreciated patrons. For corrections, or to make a contribution, please contact Sophie Nelson at 650.463.7153 or

* Indicates donors whose gifts include in-kind goods or services.

+ Indicates members of the Encore Club, who make ongoing monthly gifts.


Endowment Fund

Marsha & Bill Adler  
William C. Anderson
Ann S. Bowers
Polly & Tom Bredt
Bruce Cozadd
Peter & Melanie Cross
Yogen & Peggy Dalal
Carl H. Feldman
Kathryn Green
The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
Emeri & Brad Handler
Sharon Hoffman
The Dirk & Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts
Charles & Roberta Katz Family Foundation
Patricia McClung & Allen Morgan
The Rathmann Family Foundation
Eddie Reynolds
John & Diane Savage
Joyce Reynolds Sinclair
Lynn Szekely-Goode & Dr. Richard Goode



Anonymous (7) • Marc Abramson • The Estate of William C. Anderson • Ray & Carol Bacchetti • Elaine Baskin & Ken Krechmer • Pauline Berkow & Ronald Kauffman • David & Lauren Berman • Jayne Booker • James & Diane Bordoni • Ann S. Bowers • Steve & Gayle Brugler • Marda Buchholz • Carol Buchser • The estate of Cathryn Z. Cannon • Eleanor W. Caughlan • Steven & Karin Chase • Jodi Corwin & Irv Duchowny • James & Louise Dunaway • Bruce & Hala Kurdi Cozadd • George & Susan Crow • John & Wynne Dobyns • Mark Duncan • John & Linda Elman • Frances Escherich • Susan Fairbrook • Harriett Ferziger • Gayle Flanagan • Carole & David Florian • Peter & Rose Friedland • Terry & Carolyn Gannon • Ed Glazier • John & Marcia Goldman • Lorie Griswold • Ronald Hayden • Judy Heyboer & Brian Shally • Maureen Hoberg • Sharon Hoffman • Anne & Emma Grace Holmes • Kenny Hom • Sue Homestead • Judith & Wayne Hooper • Elaine & Samuel Housten • Susan M. Huch • Edward Hunter & Michelle Garcia • Nancy Lee Jalonen • Barry Lee Johnson • Stanley Johnson • Claiborne S. Jones • Mary Frances Jourdan • Mike & Martha Kahn • Julie Kaufman & Doug Klein • Robert Kelley & Ev Shiro • Bill & Terry Krivan • Phil Kurjan & Noel Butler • Woof Kurtzman & Liz Hertz • Mark Lewis & Barbara Shapiro • Marilyn & Robert Mangelsdorf • Steve Mannshardt • Suzanne Martin & John Doyle • Leigh Metzler & Jim McVey • Buff & Cindy Miller • Tami & Craney Ogata • Richard Partridge & Rachel Michelberg • Joe & Nancy Ragey • Doris Gottsegen-Reiner • Karen & John Reis • Eddie Reynolds & Ed Jones • Betsy Boardman Ross • Adam Samuels • Philip Santora & Cristian Asher • Dorothy Saxe • Loren & Shelley Saxe • Cynthia Sears • Joyce Reynolds Sinclair & Dr. Gerald M. Sinclair • Mindy Rauch & Carol Snell • Esther Sobel • Jim & Mary Southam • Cherrill M. Spencer • Rick Stern & Nancy Ginsburg Stern • Susanne Stevens & Monte Mansir • Lynne Therriault • Virginia Walbot • Laurie Waldman • Carol Watts • Karen Carlson White • Renee & Herman Winick



Roy Johnson, Chair

Tim Bond
Patricia Bresee
Denise Brosseau
Cabell Chinnis
Bill Coughran
Sarah Donaldson
Wynne Segal Dubovoy
Peggy Woodford Forbes
Matt Fuller
Mark Greenstein
Anne Hambly
Rose Hau
Ron Hayden
Judy Heyboer
Charlotte Jacobs
Derry Kabcenell
Julie Kaufman
Donald Matsuda
Ellice Papp
Phil Santora
Barbara Shapiro
Nancy Ginsburg Stern
Lynn Szekely
Mark Vershel
Kristina Vetter
Holly Ward
Lisa Webster
Jane Weston
Gayla Lorthridge Wood



Nancy Meyer, Founder • William F. Adler • Edward T. Anderson, MD • Doug Barry • Lauren Berman • Chuck Bernstein • Jayne Booker • Sharon Anthony Bower •  Michael Braun • Polly W. Bredt • Bruce C. Cozadd • Jeff Crowe # Peggy Dalal • Yogen Dalal • Jenny Dearborn • Susan Fairbrook • Michael R. Flicker • Dan Garber • Doug Garland • Aaron Gershenberg • Ciro Giammona • Marcia Goldman • Emeri Handler • Larry Horton • Susan M. Huch • Perry A. Irvine • Nancy Lee Jalonen • Lisa Jones • Gina Jorasch • Roberta R. Katz • Robert Kelley • Tom Kelley • Robin Kennedy • Michael Kwatinetz • Dick Maltzman • Suzanne Martin • Patti McClung • Don McDougall • Bruce McLeod • Cynthia S. Miller • Leslie Murphy-Chutorian • Eileen Nelson • Karen Nierenberg • Carrie Perzow • Carey Pickus • Margot Mailliard Rawlins • John Reis • Eddie Reynolds • Sandi Risser • Lynn Wilson Roberts • Ray A. Rothrock • Loren Saxe • Denise Stanford • Debra Summers • Rosina Lo Sun • James Sweeney • Cathie Thermond • Ewart Thomas • Helaina Titus • Tzipor Ulma • Robert J. Van der Leest, MD • Mark Vershel • Ronni Watson • Elissa Wellikson



TheatreWorks Producers have made a gift of $10,000 or more. They are invited to exclusive events with visiting artists, and on special theatre trips. Producers may select a production to follow from “page to stage” by attending the design presentation, rehearsals, & opening nights. Producers also receive all Inner Circle benefits. Contact Clayton Shelvin at 650.463.7135 or for more information.


Visionary Producers

($50,000 & above)

Ann S. Bowers
Dr. & Mrs. W. M. Coughran, Jr.
Anne & Larry Hambly
The Dirk & Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Morgan Family Foundation
Cynthia Sears
Lisa Webster & Ted Semple
Ken Victor
TheatreWorks Board Emeritus


Executive Producers

($25,000 to $49,999)

Marsha & Bill Adler
Bruce & Hala Kurdi Cozadd
Yogen & Peggy Dalal
The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
Ron Hayden & Sherry Dusza
Phil Kurjan & Noel Butler
Dorothy Lazier
Mendelsohn Family Fund
Beth & Charlie Perrell
Rick Stern & Nancy Ginsburg Stern
Janet Strauss & Jeff Hawkins
Lynn Szekely-Goode & Dr. Richard Goode



($10,000 to $24,999)

Dr. Edward & Lois Anderson
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Elaine Baskin & Ken Krechmer
Lucy Berlin & Glenn Trewitt
Dr. Barbara L. Bessey
Jayne Booker
Tom & Polly Bredt
Denise Brosseau
Ann L. Brown
Steve & Gayle Brugler
Steven & Karin Chase
Fran Codispoti
George & Susan Crow
Gordon & Carolyn Davidson
John & Wynne Dobyns
Sarah Donaldson
Harriett Ferziger
Peter & Rose Friedland
Dan & Catharine Garber
Sylvia & Ron Gerst
Renee & Mark Greenstein
Rose Hau & Jim Heslin
Dana & Tom Hayse
Judy Heyboer & Brian Shally
Jan Horn & Jane Weston
Larry Horton & George Wilson
Edward Hunter & Michelle Garcia
Charlotte Jacobs & Roderick Young
Leigh & Roy Johnson
Mike & Martha Kahn
Julie Kaufman & Doug Klein
Robert Kelley & Ev Shiro
Tom & Sharon Kelley
Hal & Iris Korol
Michelle & Michael Kwatinetz
Dick & Cathy Lampman
Mark & Debra Leslie
Sue & Dick Levy
Mark Lewis & Barbara Shapiro
Terry Maher & Echeyde Cubillo*
Dr. David Gaba & Deanna Mann
The Marmor Foundation/Drs. Michael & Jane Marmor
Gillian & Tom Moran
Leslie & Douglas Murphy-Chutorian
Eileen Nelson & Hugh Franks
Yvonne & Mike Nevens
Bill & Janet Nicholls
Ellice & Jim Papp
Richard Partridge & Rachel Michelberg
Ronnie Plasters
Joe & Nancy Ragey
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Dorothy Saxe
Loren & Shelley Saxe
Leonard Shustek & Donna Dubinsky
Lisa & Matthew Sonsini
Susanne Stevens & Monte Mansir
Holly & Jeff Ullman
Mark & Teri Vershel
Denise Watkins
Carol Watts
Harriet & Frank Weiss
Bart & Nancy Westcott
Bill & Janne Wissel
Gayla Lorthridge Wood & Walt Wood



Members of The Inner Circle contribute a minimum of $1,500 each season & enjoy a variety of benefits including priority subscription seating, VIP ticket purchases & exchanges, access to house seats on Broadway, & invitations to Meet-the-Artists events. Contact Clayton Shelvin at 650.463.7126 or for more information.



($6,500 to $9,999)

Katherine Bazak & John Dohner
Cabell Chinnis
Scott & Edie DeVine
Gayle Flanagan
Lynda & Steve Fox
David E. Gold & Irene Blumenkranz
Linda M. Hinton & Vince Foecke
Cliff & Diana Lloyd*
Rob & Ann Marangell
Donald Matsuda
Holly Ward & Scott Spector
Elissa Wellikson & Tim Shroyer


Associate Directors

($3,500 to $6,499)

Anonymous (5)
Carol Bacchetti
Joel & Wendy Bartlett
Pat Bashaw & Gene Segre
Marah & Gene Brehaut
Patricia Bresee & Bruce Bess
Marcie Brown
Steve & Shelley Brown
Marda Buchholz
Dean & Wilma Chu
Claudia & Bill Coleman
Randy Curry & Kay Simon
Douglas Dexter
John & Susan Diekman
Dennis & Cindy Dillon
Susan Fairbrook
Peggy Woodford Forbes & Harry Bremond
Shoshana & Martin Gerstel
Ciro & Eileen Giammona
Noble & Lorraine Hancock
Maren Hitz
Claiborne S. Jones in memory of Jane Chai
Lisa & Marc Jones
John & Catharine Kristian
Eva Kryska
Bruno Lecointre
Irv Lichtenwald in honor of Michelle & Michael Kwatinetz
Drs. John & Penny Loeb
Malcolm MacNaughton
Janet & Vince Martin
Buff & Cindy Miller
Annie Nunan
Judy & Brad O'Brien
Margo & Roy Ogus
In memory of Pearl Reimer
Ron & Lila Schmidt
Edward & Jane Seaman
Ron & Ellen Shulman
Joyce Reynolds Sinclair & Dr. Gerald M. Sinclair
Ellen & Ed Smith
Jerry Strom & Marilyn Austin
Thomas Vogelsang
Laurie Waldman in loving memory of June Friedberg Waldman
Linda & Joel Zizmor


Assistant Directors

($1,500 to $3,499)

Anonymous (6)
Marc & Sophia Abramson
Douglas & Loretta Allred
Richard & Clarice Anderson
Kathleen Anderson & Jeffrey Lipkin
Shirley Bailey
Paul & Debbie Baker
Jim Bassett & Lily Hurlimann
Anne & Buz Battle
Mr. & Mrs. David W. Beach
Betsy & George Bechtel
The BelleJAR Foundation
Don & Deborah Bennett
David & Lauren Berman
Stuart & Marcella Bernstein
Caroline Beverstock
Charlotte & David Biegelsen
Fumiko & Carl Bielefeldt
Robert & Letty Block
Joan Bodenlos
Richard & Audrey Bojack
Cheryl Booton & Robert Mannell
Rita Boren
Bob & Martha Bowden
Lauren & Darrell Boyle
Solna Braude
Michael & Leslie Braun
James B. Brennock
Kathy Bridgman
Ann Brown
Ellen & Marc Brown
Eric Butler MD & Suzanne Rocca-Butler
Bud & Judy Buttrill
Jeff & Deborah Byron
Susan Carey
Ron & Sally Carter
Josephine Chien & Stephen Johnson
Bruce & Gail Chizen
Lee & Amy Christel
Nancy Mahoney Cohen
Robert A. Cook
Jodi Corwin & Irv Duchowny in memory of Milt, Michael, & Jack
Diane & Howard Crittenden
Jim & Melanie Crockard
David & Ann Crockett
Jonathan & Anne Cross
Jeff & Amy Crowe
Richard & Anita Davis
Ron & Marion Dickel
Monica Donovan
Pamela Dougherty
Lorry Drobnich
Wynne Segal Dubovoy
Mr. & Mrs. Robert English
Suzanne & Allan Epstein
Patrick Farris
Richard & Josephine Ferrie
Sheldon Finkelstein & Beatriz V. Infante
Karen & Lorry Frankel
Diane & Bob Frankle
Barbara Franklin & Bernie Loth
Deborah Freehling, MD & Randy Kimball
Jay & Joyce Friedrichs
Markus Fromherz & Heike Schmitz
Matthew Fuller & Monica West
Terry & Carolyn Gannon in honor of Robert Kelley
Marilee Gardner
Sue & Bill Gould
Kenneth & Susan Greathouse
Barbara Gunther
Jim Hagan in Memory of Linda J. Hagan
Kovin & Toggle Hagan
Elaine & Eric Hahn
Russell & Debbie Hall
Emeri & Brad Handler
D & J Hodgson Family Foundation
Craig & Deborah Hoffman
Anne & Emma Grace Holmes
Wayne & Judith Hooper
Susan M. Huch
Perry A. Irvine & Linda Romley-Irvine
Sudhanshu & Lori Jain
Patricia Johnson
Kim & Mike Johnson
Mary Louise Johnson
Hardy & Jane Bryan Jones
Hilary Jones
Mr. & Mrs. Abdo Kadifa
Louise Karr
Ruth & David Keefer
Cynthia & Bert Keely
Arthur Keller
Robin & Don Kennedy
Chris Kenrick
Liz & Rick Kniss
Bill & Terry Krivan
Woof Kurtzman & Liz Hertz
Eileen Landauer & Mark Michael
Jim & Marilyn Lattin
Henry Lawson & Marcia Wells-Lawson
Arlene & Jack Leslie
Janet & Phil Levine
Donald & Rachel Levy
Stephen & Nancy Levy
Dr. & Mrs. Bernard I. Lewis
George & Ann Limbach
Robert J. Lipshutz & Nancy Wong, MD
Janet Littlefield & William Coggshall
Tom & Sally Logothetti
Howard Lyons in memory of Alicia Rojas
Richard & Charlene Maltzman
Marilyn Manning & Richard Lonergan
Suzanne Martin & John Doyle
Bob & Kathie Maxfield
Patrizia McCarthy & Truman Reynolds*
Patricia McClung & Allen Morgan
Keith Amidon & Rani Menon
The Merrimac Fund
Gus Meyner in memory of Miriam
Shauna Mika & Rick Callison
William & Sue Miklos
Drs. Jane Morton & Michael Jacobs
Jan & Bob Newman
The Niblock Charitable Trust
Jamie & Erin Niemasik
Lynn & Susan Orr
Marcia & William Pade
Marianne Pallotti
David Pasta in memory of Gloria J.A. Guth
Amy Peabody & Brent Ingram
Carrie Perzow & Von Leirer
John & Valerie Poggi
Susan Rabin Buchanan & David Buchanan
Vas & Neerja Raman
Karen Recht & Richard Recht
Redwood Serenity Fund
Karen & John Reis
Edward & Verne Rice
Orli & Zack Rinat
Tom Rindfleisch & Carli Scott
Paul & Sheri Robbins
Scott & Helen Rodde
Bob Rodert & Bev Kiltz
Patricia Rohrs
Tom & Nan Ryan
Ellen & Jerry Saliman
Joseph & Sandy Santandrea
Sonya Schroeder
Tom & Hilary Schroeder
Charles G. Schulz & Claire E. Taylor
Bart Sears
Perry Segal
Ronald & Adele Seltzer
Pamela & Rick Shames
Cynthia & Bob Shannon*
Peggy & Ron Shapera
Sarah Shema & Neyssa Marina
Carolyn Silberman
Terry & Stuart Silverman
Pamela Smith
Laura & Russ Smith
Todd & Sandy Smith
Jim & Valerie Stinger
The Sher-Right Fund
Catherine & Jeff Thermond
Jan Thomson & Roy Levin
Marilyn & Paul Tinderholt
Helaina Titus
Ted & Betty Ullman
Tzipor Ulman & Dan Rubinstein
Robert J. Van der Leest, MD
Mimi & Jim Van Horne
Kristina Vetter
Gregory & Kathleen Wallace
Diana & Chris Walsh
Tom Wang
Griff & Lynne Weber
Margaret & Curt Weil
Arlene & Bruce S. White
Carolyn & Nate Wilson
Mark & Sheila Wolfson
Bill & Sue Worthington
Julia Zarcone & David Patmore
Dr. Vincent & Joyce Zarcone



($1,000 to $1,499)

Anonymous (4) • Doug & Marie Barry • Sharon & John Brauman • Sue & James Carmichael • Gwen Crawford • Jon & Rossella Derickson • Beverly Devine in memory of Betty Root & George Baily • John & Linda Elman • Debra Engel # Diane Faria & Jo Kemling • Tom Fawcett & Monisha Bhutani • Leigh Flesher & Mark Bailey • Mr. & Mrs. Stephen S. Francis • Katherine Fraser & Steve Larson • Elias Garcia & Margaret Bard • Wesley & Dianne Gardiner • Ann Griffiths in honor of Gayla Lorthridge Wood • Adesh Hale # James Heeger & Daryl Messinger • Kathryn & David Henry Hwang • Carl Jukkola & Desmond Lee • Thomas Kailath & Anu Maitra • Michael Kalkstein & Susan English • Michael & Ina Korek • Stephen Levere & Patti Sue Plumer • Darlene Markovich & Ron Haak • Patrick & Nan McKenna • Bruce McLeod & Carla Befera • Doug & Carol Melamed • Dianne Morton • Cathy Murphy & Michael Gagliasso • Oliver & Lynn O'Leary Pieron • Eddie Reynolds & Hernán Correa • Susan & David Ron • In memory of Bridget Ross • Tom & Pat Sanders • Emil & Barbara Sarpa • Katie & Bob Sharp in honor of Michael & Leslie Braun • Francesca Sherrill & Tony diBellis • Marge & Jim Shively • Barbara & David Sloss * • Denise & Jim Stanford • Donald & Miriam Teeter • Odette & Ewart Thomas • Thomas & Mary Thomas • Greg and Hailey Underwood • Les & Judy Vadasz • James & Janis Weatherford • Shu-Chun Weng • Dimitri Maxwell Wentworth • Neil & Ann Wolff • Diane & Karl Wustrack • Barbara Zimmer & Kevin Mayer


50th Anniversary Campaign

Donors who have contributed any amount in celebration of our 50th Anniversary to benefit the development of new works, facilities, technology, and production.. Contact Ronnie Plasters at 650.463.7126 or for more information.


Andrew & Judith Mendelsohn
Anne & Larry Hambly
Arthur Keller
Barlow M. Westcott II & Nancy V. Westcott
Beverly Kiltz & Bob Rodert
Bill Coughran
Bruce Cozadd
Buff & Cynthia Miller
Cabell Chinnis
Carol D. Bacchetti
Carolyn & Terrie Gannon
Charlotte Jacobs & Rod Young
Cristian Asher & Phil Santora
Cynthia Sears
Dan Kelmonson & Shannon Wass
Debbie & Russ Hall
Dick Levy
Donna Dubinsky & Leonard Shustek
Donnie Matsuda
Dorothy Saxe
Drs. Jane Weston & Jan Horn
Elaine Baskin & Ken Krechmer
Elissa & Tom Wellikson
Ellice & Jim Papp in honor of Robert Kelley
Gordon & Carolyn Davidson
Hank Barry
Hugh Franks & Eileen Nelson
Iris Korol
Janet & Allen Podell
Jayne Booker
Jeff & Amy Crowe
Jodi, Odette, & Ewart Thomas
Joe & Nancy Ragey
Joyce & Gerry Sinclair
Judy Heyboer & Brian Shalley
Julie Kaufman & Doug Klein
Ken & Fran Codispoti
Larry Horton
Lisa Webster & Ted Semple
Loren & Shelley Ssaxe
Lynn Szekely
Mark & Renee Greenstin
Mark & Teri Vershel
Mark Lewis & Barbara Shapiro
Matthew Fuller & Monica West
Michael Kahn
Mike & Leslie Braun
Nancy Ginsburg Stern & Rick Stern
Packard Foundation
Patricia Bresee
Peggy & Yogen Dalal
Peggy Woodford Forbes & Harry Bremond
Peter Kaufman & Marie Lurquin
Phil Kurjan & Noel Butler
Ray & Meredith Rothrock
Robert Kelley & Ev Shiro
Robin Kennedy in honor of Robert Kelley
Ron Hayden
Ron Stovitz & Danell Zeavin
Ronnie Plasters
Rose Hau & James Heslin
Roy & Leigh Johnson
Sally & Tom Logothetti
Sarah Donaldson
Scott & Edit Devine 
Scott Spector & Holly Ward
Steve & Gayle Brugler
Sue & John Diekman
Susan Fairbrook
Terry & Bill Krivan
The Dirk & Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Thomas Vogelsang
Walt Wood & Gayla Lorthridge Wood
Wynne Segal Dubovoy



Foundations & Corporate Circle members sponsor productions, support new works, & fund education programs for K-12 students. Sponsors may host events at the theatre, receive heightened community visibility, & enjoy other hospitality benefits. Contact Ronnie Plasters at 650.463.7135 or for more information.



The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Lohr Vineyards & Wines*
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
The Shubert Foundation Inc.
Sobrato Philanthropies*



Koret Foundation






Aeris Communications, Inc.
The Applied Materials Foundation
California Arts Council
Heising-Simons Foundation





Visionary Sponsors

($50,000 & above)

The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Lohr Vineyards & Wines*
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
The Shubert Foundation
Sobrato Philanthropies*


Presenting Sponsors

($25,000 to $49,999)

Koret Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts


Supporting Sponsors

($15,000 to $24,999)

Carla Befera Public Relations*
The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust



($10,000 to $14,999)

Aeris Communications, Inc.
The Applied Materials Foundation
California Arts Council
Heising-Simons Foundation
Palo Alto Community Fund



($5,000 to $9,999)

Robert E. & Adele M. Boydston Charitable Foundation
Dodge & Cox Investment Managers
Fenwick & West LLP
Harrell Remodeling
Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts
Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund
San Mateo County Community Fund
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation



($2,500 to $4,999)

The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
National Alliance for Musical Theatre



($1,000 to $2,499)

Nikon Precision, Inc
Actors’ Equity Foundation