Karyl Lynn Burns
Producing Artistic Director

James O’Neil
Artistic Director Emeritus

in association with


Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin

September 7–25, 2022








Set Designer

Lighting & Projections Designer

Associate Projection Designer

Costume Design

Sound Designer

Prop Designers

Production Stage Manager


Public Relations

Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.
Beverages and drinks may now be brought into the theatre.

ALMOST, MAINE was originally produced in New York by
Jack Thomas/Bulldog Theatrical and Bruce Payne.
The show was developed by The Cape Cod Theatre Project.
Professional Premiere Production: Portland Stage Company,
Anita Stewart, Artistic Director, Tami Ramaker, Managing Director.

Almost, Maine is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union for actors and stage managers in the United States
**Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE, the union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting,
Sound and Projection Designers in Live Performance


For information about becoming a sponsor or underwriter, please contact Director of Outreach Beverly Ward at
(805) 667-2912, ext. 280 or bward@rubicontheatre.org.


Mary Ann Cohen
Hilford Moving & Storage
Jordan Laby
Barbara Meister


E.J. Harrison & Sons/Harrison Industries
Roto Rooter


Chris Wells Construction


Jill Webb – Go City Shopper

The season is made possible, in part, through a grant from the City of San Buenaventura’s Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Department.

A Note from the Director

In the simplest of terms, the Aurora Borealis is initiated by a solar storm. The geomagnetic disturbances pull on the Earth’s magnetic field creating a kind of space highway through which electrons are traveling. When those electrons reach the earth’s upper atmosphere, they collide with nitrogen and oxygen molecules, which excite and then release light when they calm down and this is what we perceive as the Aurora. (NPR)

So we experience the result of a geomagnetic storm as a spectacular dancing light show that is otherworldly in its beauty. The term itself means Dawn of the North. And isn’t that what we’ve all been looking for in these past two years- for dawn to come again?

We were in rehearsal for Almost Maine when the pandemic changed the world in which we live. So many things were lost that shouldn’t have been lost. But in the storm, perhaps we discovered other things that needed to be found.

To return to the show exactly in this moment has been a gift. We all return to the play as people who are profoundly changed.

If Almost were a real place, it would be in the upper reaches of Maine. It is a remote area, lightly populated, and understanding the isolation in the play also helps us understand the powerful connections in the play. The people of Almost are each at a crossroads and don’t know which path to take. But on a particular Friday night at 8:50 p.m., when a solar storm causes the lights to appear, the chemistry in the air changes. And while these folks have seen the lights regularly, there is something about this night when the lights dance across the northern sky that changes each characters direction in ways both large and small.

In a true illustration of art imitating life, Glory travels to Maine to see the Northern lights believing the legend that the lights are the torches of the recently departed who are lighting their way to heaven. My father Stephen Coltrin, passed away exactly a week before we re-started rehearsals. Strangely, three days after his passing and the day before his funeral, a news story broke that the lights were likely going to be faintly visible farther south than normal, in exactly the place to which I traveled for his service. I stood under the trees searching for a magic moment in the lights and saying goodbye to my dad in the only way I knew how. You see, my dad taught me that magic is real, and sometimes when we don’t have a map, you just need to look up and use what you see to take the next step.

Forty-eight hours after my father’s funeral, we-started rehearsals for Almost, Maine. Working on this beautiful play with these extraordinary artists has been a balm in the storm that has been the years since we stopped rehearsal. For me, Almost, Maine teaches us that sometimes you are exactly where you need to be when you need to be there, that the path forward may come from the strangest imperceptible occurrences, and that what you need comes back to you – sometimes in ways you didn’t know were what you needed.

Glory says that Maine feels like the end of the world. But John Cariani’s play teaches us that there is no such thing – the end of the world may be exactly the beginning that you seek. So as we prepare to inhabit the town of Almost, Maine, and travel the path of the delightful folks who live there, we are reminded that even in a storm, maybe, just maybe, a moment can illuminate the road. Welcome to Almost – a town where the dark before the dawn is filled with magic. We’re all exactly where we need to be.

So, dad, this one’s for you.

Stephanie Coltrin

ABOUT THE ARTISTS | The Playwright

JOHN CARIANI is an award-winning actor and an accomplished playwright. He is probably best known for his role as CSU Tech Julian Beck on television’s “Law & Order,” and for his performance as Motel the Tailor in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, for which he received a Tony Award nomination and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. John made his New York stage debut in It’s My Party (And I’ll Die if I Want To), starring Joyce Van Patten and Academy Award Winner F. Murray Abraham. His recent Broadway appearances include Stuart Gellman in Caroline, or Change, Itzik in The Band’s Visit, and Nigel Bottom in Something Rotten. John has shared the screen with such legends as Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Edward Asner. In addition to his five-year stint on “Law & Order,” John has had recurring roles as Professor Otto Bahnoff in the final season of CBS’ “Numb3rs,” and as reporter Michael Falk on the IFC’s “The Onion News Network.” Almost, Maine premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2004, reopened Off Broadway in 2006, and has become one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States, with nearly 2,000 productions to date. It has also been translated into eight languages. His second play cul-de-sac premiered off-Broadway in a 2006 Transport Group production. Last Gas and Love/Sick premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2010 and 2013 and is slated for an Off Broadway engagement. Originally from Presque Isle, Maine, John is a graduate of Amherst College, and now lives in New York City.

Cast List

Leah Dalrymple – Glory/Sandrine/Rhonda
Tara Donovan – Ginette/Marvalyn/Deena (Alternating Nights)/Hope
Joseph Fuqua – Jimmy/Chad (Alternating Nights)/Danie
Brendan Kane – Pete/Lendall/Dave
Katie Pelensky – Waitress/Gayle/Marci/Shelly (Alternating Nights)
Patrick Vest – East/Steve/Randy (Alternating Nights)/Phil

Setting and Scenes



Various locales in Almost, Maine, a small town in Northern Maine that doesn’t quite exist.



The present. Not too long ago. Or maybe a long time ago.  All events transpire over the same ten minutes – from 8:50 to a bit after 9 p.m.


Act 1

Pete and Ginette (who have been dating for a little while)

Scene 1: Her Heart
East, a repairman, and Glory, a hiker

Scene 2: Sad and Glad
Jimmy (a heating and cooling guy), Sandrine (his ex-girlfriend) and a salty waitresss

Scene 3: This Hurts
Marvalyn (a woman who is very good at protecting herself); and Steve (an open, kind-hearted fellow whose brother protect him)

Scene 4: Getting it Back
Gayle and Lendall, longtime couple

Interlogue – Pete

Act 2

Scene 5: They Fell
Randy and Chad/Deena and Shelly (alternating nights) – two county folks

Scene 6: Where It Went
Phil, a hard-working husband, and his hard-working wife Marci

Scene 7: Story of Hope
Hope, who has traveled the world, and A Man, who has not

Scene 8: Seeing the Thing
Rhonda, a tough woman, and Dave, the not-so-tough man who loves her

Pete and Ginette


ABOUT THE ARTISTS | Performers and Stage Management

LEAH DALRYMPLE is honored to return to the Rubicon stage, where she appeared in the company’s production of King Lear. Other credits include The Winter’s Tale and The Two Noble Kinsmen (American Studio Theatre); The Tempest (Kingsmen Shakespeare Company – Educational Tour); Carrie: the Musical (M&W Theatre Company); Measure for Measure (New American Theatre); The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare by the Sea); Julius Caesar, Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry V (Kingsmen Shakespeare Company); Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, The Drowsy Chaperone and Chamber Music (California Lutheran University); Promises, Promises and Dracula (Moorpark College). Leah holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from California Lutheran University.

TARA DONOVAN is happy to be back at Rubicon where she was previously seen as Emmi Straube in Taking Sides. Favorite stage roles include Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Tamora in Titus Andronicus, Tyler in Some Girl(s), and Diedre Ryan in the West Coast Premiere of The Lady Was a Gentleman. TV work includes “Days of our Lives” and the pilot for “Blood Relatives.” Tara is also a busy producer, with over 75 plays and half a dozen films under her belt. She received her B.A. in both Theatre Performance and Political Science with a summer at Oxford through British Academy of Dramatic Arts (BADA) and has an M.F.A. in Producing from the American Film Institute. taradonovan.com

JOSEPH FUQUA most recently appeared as Polonius in Hamlet with the Pinehurst Players in North Carolina. An M.F.A. graduate of the Yale School of Drama, his Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Brighton Beach Memoirs and 110 in the Shade at Lincoln Center. Regionally, Joseph has appeared as Octavius Caesar in Antony and Cleopatra at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Alexei in A Month in the Country at Arena Stage; Iago in Othello for Shakespeare Festival of Dallas; Louis in Angels in America at Dallas Theatre Center; and Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Macbeth, and Fallen Angels at Ensemble Theatre, Santa Barbara. On television, Joseph guest starred in “The X-Files,” “The Profiler,” “Brooklyn South,” “The Pretender,” “Chicago Hope,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Becker” and the pilot “Second Nature.” Film credits include “Ed’s Next Move,” “David Searching,” “Heyday,” and as J.E.B. Stuart in “Gettysburg” opposite Martin Sheen, a role he reprised in the film “Gods and Generals.” In 2000, Joseph joined Rubicon Theatre as the first company member. His roles with Rubicon include the title role in Hamlet (Indy Award), The Boys Next Door (Indy Award), The Little Foxes, The Rainmaker (Robby Award and Rep Award), Murder in the First, The Glass Menagerie, All My Sons (Ovation Award), Man of La Mancha, Conviction, Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Fuddy Meers, King Lear, Incognito, South Pacific, and prior to the pandemic, as Pap in Big River. In July, Joseph directed his 14th Shakespeare production with Rubicon’s Fearless Shakespeare program (now the Victoria Horne Oakie Fearless Shakespeare Intensive), which he co-founded. Joseph is eternally grateful to Jim O’Neil and Karyl Lynn Burns for their trust and support over the years. Viva La Rubicon!

BRENDAN KANE is thrilled to be making his Rubicon debut with this beautiful production! A graduate of Oklahoma City University, Brendan was raised in an Air Force family and is happy to call Los Angeles his home. Some past stage credits include Eurydice and The Lonesome West (Little Fish Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing and The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare by the Sea); Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet (House of Bards); Lend Me a Tenor (Long Beach Playhouse); As You Like It (Culver City Public Theatre); California Suite (Noisy Nest); A Sad Tale’s Best for Winter (Beating of Wings); Macbeth (Classic Theatre of Maryland); Much Ado About Nothing (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre); and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center). He thanks his amazing friends and family for their always-constant support. For Dad. BrendanRKane.com

KATIE PELENSKY makes her Rubicon debut with this production. Her L.A. credits include Samsara, The Secret in the Wings, The Sparrow and Andronicus (Coeurage Theatre Company, of which she is a member); Macbeth (A Noise Within); Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sierra Shakes); King Lear and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare by the Sea); and The Chimes and Wake Not the Dead (Wicked Lit). In the Bay Area, Katie has appeared in The Winter’s Tale and The Antipodes (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), Lend Me a Tenor and The Weir (Town Hall Theatre). She received her B.A. in Theatre at Santa Clara University.

PATRICK VEST is grateful to be back at Rubicon and finally performing in this beautiful play which was put on hold over two years ago. Audiences may remember him as Major Arnold in Taking Sides or David O. Selznick in Moonlight and Magnolias. Patrick received his M.F.A. in acting from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He recently returned from Omaha where he played Iago in Othello for Nebraska Shakespeare. Patrick is also one of the founding members of Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro, where he has directed Chapter Two, Henry IV part 1, and Time Stands Still and acted in many shows, including The Country House, Bloody Poetry, Balcony Scene and The Other Place. He performs yearly with Shakespeare by the Sea, where he has played such roles as Macbeth, Richard III, Bottom, Caliban and Leontes. Patrick is a member of The New American Theatre Company where he continues his studies with Jack Stehlin. Patrick is a fight choreographer and has worked in that capacity on several shows at Rubicon – most recently the climactic fight scene in Never Not Once.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS | Directors and Designers

STEPHANIE A. COLTRIN (Director/Associate Artistic Director) is an award-winning producer and director with credits ranging from musicals to Shakespeare to World Premieres, from comedies to dramas. Rubicon directing credits include Buyer and Cellar, Taking Sides, Sylvia (V.C. Reporter Award – Best Play and Stage Scene L.A. Award), Moonlight and Magnolias, and the Ovation-recommended production of The Last Five Years. Stephanie is the Artistic Director for Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS), (a summer Shakespeare festival touring two shows in rep to more than 24 locations throughout Southern California), having directed Richard III, Richard II (virtual), Twelfth Night (virtual), Henry V, Titus Andronicus, The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and King John. For her work with SBTS, Stephanie was interviewed on PBS as well as for a Folger Shakespeare Library podcast. Other directing credits include Bloody Poetry, The Weir, The Lonesome West (Stage Scene L.A. Award), Oswald, Panache, The Santaland Diaries, Stones in His Pockets, Spit Like a Big Girl, The Love List, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Godspell, Barefoot in the Park, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Garland Award nomination), Private Lives, Steel Magnolias, Blithe Spirit, Art, The Green Room (World Premiere), Come Back to the Five and Dime…, Quilters, Wait Until Dark, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, Fully Committed, Manson’s Girls, and others. Stephanie previously served as the Artistic Director of CLO of South Bay Cities and the Hermosa Beach Playhouse, helming a ten-show season at both venues, and directing productions including Miss Saigon (Ovation winner for Best Musical, earning her a directing nomination), Seussical the Musical (Broadway World Award for Best Director), Jesus Christ Superstar (Stage Scene L.A. Award – Director), Oklahoma!, Bark!, She Loves Me (Stage Scene L.A. Award – Director of the Year), and The 1940’s Radio Hour. StephanieColtrin.com

MIKE BILLINGS (Set Designer) returns to Rubicon after designing Big River, Heisenberg, South Pacific, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Buyer and Cellar, A Christmas Carol, Incognito, Gulf View Drive (Ovation Nomination), Sylvia, See Rock City (Ovation Nominations), Copenhagen, Last Train to Nibroc, The Last Five Years and Conviction. Recently, Mike designed the West End production of Dreamworks’ The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre, and also the internationally touring exhibitions of Downton Abbey and Harry Potter: The Exhibition. He has designed for the Bay Street Theater, Laguna Playhouse, American Theatre for Actors, Guild Hall, Gallery Players, Abingdon Theatre Company, Bated Breath Theatre, Quintessence Theatre, Spirit of Broadway Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival, and Busch Gardens Theme Park in Williamsburg, VA. Mike holds a B.F.A. from the University of Connecticut and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829. MikeBillingsDesign.com
IG: @mikebillingsdesign

TYLER GABBARD (Props/Furniture Design) is a designer and arts administrator based in L.A. His work as a designer includes scenic, projections, lighting, and property design, as well as graphic design for print and digital media. By day, Tyler is the Box Office and Patron Communications Manager for the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University. Previously, he served as the Events and Publicity Manager for the School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University and Vice President of the League of Cincinnati Theaters. He began his professional career as the General Management Intern with Broadway producer Dodger Properties and as a Production Assistant Off-Broadway. Tyler received his B.F.A. in Theatre Production and Design from New York University/Tisch School of the Arts. Favorite scenic designs include Ragtime, Well (Pepperdine); Ring of Fire (Memorial Hall); End of the Rainbow, Swing!, Tenderly, The Last Five Years, Disenchanted!, Love, Loss, and What I Wore (The Carnegie); Il Matrimonio Segreto and La Vida Breve (Cincinnati Chamber Opera); The Glass Menagerie, Soldier’s Christmas (New Edgecliff); Oklahoma! and Footloose (Kincaid Regional Theatre); Into the Woods (Northern Kentucky University); Burgertown and …Spelling Bee (Commonwealth Theatre Company); Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Woodford Theatre); Urinetown, The Madras House and The Physicists (NYU). TylerGabbard.com

BRIAN GALE (Lighting and Projections Designer) has numerous design credits, including Gods of Comedy (McCarter Theater and The Old Globe); Hostage and Bronco Billy (Skylight Theatre); Scraps, All My Sons and Two Trains Running (Matrix Theatre); El Nino, Mexican Day and 100 Aprils (Rogue Machine); The Things We Do and Punk Rock (Odyssey); God of Carnage and Carrie the Musical (La Mirada); Red and Disgraced (San Diego Rep); Little Shop of Horrors (Cleveland Playhouse); Sleepless In Seattle: The Musical, Intimate Apparel, 12 Angry Men, and The Heiress (Pasadena Playhouse); And Then They Came for Me, Emperor’s Nightingale, Frederick, Witches, Mrs. Nelson, Goldilocks (Lewis Family Playhouse); Waiting for Godot, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Harps and Angels (The Mark Taper Forum); and La Boheme, Don Giovanni, Jenufa and Lighting and Projection for Wagner’s Ring Cycle (L.A. Opera). Brian has worked for 24 years with the Walt Disney Company Theme Parks, Shows and Special Events worldwide. He is a member of IATSE USA Local 829.

A. JEFFREY SCHOENBERG (Costume Designer) has been designing costumes for L.A. area theaters for 35 years. Recent designs include Candide for the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB, As You Like It for the Antaeus Company, Resolving Hedda for the Victory Theater, and The History of Comedy (abridged) at the Falcon Theatre. He has designed more than a dozen productions for the Falcon, including The Wedding Band, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Malcontent (Ovation winner), King Lear, and Tonight at 8:30. He designed Cloud 9 for the Antaeus Company, for which he received an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, a Stage Raw Award, and an Ovation nomination. Other favorite designs include Kiss Me Kate for Cabrillo Music Theatre; Always … Patsy Cline for Sierra Madre Playhouse; Hamlet for L.A. Women’s Shakespeare; Elmina’s Kitchen for Lower Depths Theatre; Bach at Leipzig for the Odyssey Theatre; The Dead, The Time of Your Life, and Threepenny Opera for the Open Fist Theater; and the NoHo Arts Center’s Elizabeth Rex (Ovation winner). For the Colony Theatre, he designed almost 40 productions, including Dames at Sea, Side Show (Ovation winner), The Ladies of the Camellias, and The Laramie Project. He has been the resident designer for Musical Theatre Guild for the past 7 years. Jeffrey is the owner and designer for AJS Costumes, Renaissance Dancewear, and Mr. Alan Jeffries Fine Gentlemen’s Apparel.

JULIA DONLON (Production Stage Manager) was born and raised in Oxnard, California. Julia graduated from Pepperdine University in 2019 with a B.A. in Theatre Production Design with an emphasis in Stage Management. She spent the years following doing theatre onboard a cruise ship in New Zealand, around Los Angeles, and now in Ventura County. Previous credits include Beauty and the Beast Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., Les Misérables, Mamma Mia! (Rubicon Academy of Drama) and Lonesome Traveler Generations (Rubicon); Crazy for You, Die Zauberflöte: The Magic Flute, Curtains, Medea, and Well (Pepperdine University); as well as The Abode (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Julia spent her summer as Company Manager for the Rubicon Academy of Drama. She is passionate about theatre and human connection, and plans to continue pursuing a theatrical career in New York in the future. She thanks her family and boyfriend for supporting her endlessly and Kirby and Bev Ward for their continued mentorship.

CINTHIA NAVA (Sound Designer) is a sound designer and composer based in Long Beach, California. They have designed for Cerritos College, Little Fish Theatre, Puttin’ On Productions, Rogue Artists Ensemble, Shakespeare by the Sea, and South Coast Repertory.

Production History

Almost, Maine, John Cariani’s first play, premiered at Portland (Maine) Stage Company in 2004, where it sold out and garnered critical acclaim. The production was named one of the “Ten Best” of the 2004-2005 regional theatre season by The Wall Street Journal and the new American National Theatre. After a successful Off-Broadway run in the winter of 2005-2006, the play was selected for inclusion in Smith and Kraus’s “New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2006”.

2022–2023 Board of Directors


DOUG HALTER, President,
Halter-Encinas Enterprises

Retired Educator

JEANNE P. ADAMS, Ph.D., Secretary
Professor/Educational Consultant


Starbucks Ojai Valley Ranch

Producing Artistic Director
Rubicon Theatre Company

Producer, Witzend Productions

Former VP/Head of Global Marketing
Yardi Systems Inc.

CTO, Appvance




2022–2023 Board of Advisors

Community Volunteer

Assemblymember, District 37
State of California


Retired Real Estate Broker/Manager
Coldwell Banker


Retired Educator

Retired Land Use Planner

Retired Educator

Harrison Industries/E.J. Harrison and Sons

Community Volunteer

Retired International Educator

Property Owner and Manager
Douglas Center Partners, LLC

Community Volunteer

Retired Business Owner/Founder

Research Fellow
Institute for Social Innovation

Retired Principal Public Events Manager, Dept. of Dramatic Arts and Dance
University of California, Santa Barbara

Real Estate and Investment Manager/Former Deputy Mayor
City of San Buenaventura

Retired Educator

Retired Businesswoman

Retired Educator
Community Volunteer

Retired Respiratory Therapist

Real Estate Sales and Property
Oaktree Property Management

Semi-Retired Business Systems Consultant

Retired Mortgage Lending
Washington Mutual Bank

Community Volunteer

The list below reflects Season 24 and Season 25 memberships as of July 31, 2022.
For errors or omissions, please contact Araceli Aggarwal, Development Associate,
at 805.667.2912, ext. 246 or aaggarwal@rubicontheatre.org.

Gold Coin ($10,000)

Lena and Jim Lanum
Barbara Meister 
Susan Van Abel and Eric Oltmann  
Lori and Dr. Richard Reisman

Diamond ($6,000)

Susan and Gregory Brown
Carol and Robert Cole
Nancy and Richard Francis 
Darrel Schultz 
Leah Palmer-Zondlo and James Zondlo 

Emerald ($3,000)

Marcia and Marc Charney 
Doris and Kenneth Collin 
Jeannette and Dr. Dennis Longwill 
Laurie and Steve Weiss 
Stephanie and Kurt Zierhut

Ruby ($1,250)

Jeanne P. Adams. Ph. D.
Connie Baer
Donna Burger
Cherie and Michael Eulau
Judi and Manny Garcia
Lynn and Al Geller
Rosalind and Richard Goldstein
Randy Encinas and Doug Halter/Halter-Encinas Enterprises
Mary and Jim Harrison

Genny and Tom Hinkle
Ann and Jon Ives
Mady Julian
Connie and Richard Kennelly
Susan and Chuck Samonsky
Diana Troik and Art Shaffman
Jody Shapiro
Beverly and Steven Shorr
Rebecca and Jeffrey Smith
Nancy Rasmussen and William Wayson
Annie Winch

Go Behind-the-Scenes with the Jewel Club!

Rubicon’s Jewel Club is a three-year sustaining membership program offering various behind-the-scenes benefits. Membership is a great way to make new community minded friends with similar interests, meet many of the artists involved in directing and designing Rubicon productions, and gain insight into the creative process. Members attend directors’ previews in private homes and receive other special perks.

If you’d like to join or receive more information please contact Jewel Club Concierge Beverly Ward
at 805.667.2912, ext. 280 or bward@rubicontheatre.org.


The following list reflects gifts to the Larkin Brooks Fund or to Rubicon Education and Outreach programs received from August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022. For errors or omissions, or to make a contribution, please contact Araceli Aggarwal, Development Associate, at 805.667.2912, ext. 246, or aaggarwal@rubicontheatre.org.


Dr. Jeanne Adams
Barbara Meister
Loretta and Mike Merewether*
The Smith-Hobson Fund*


The Hon. Mary Ann Cohen
Judith Nelson
Oaktree Property Investments
Chris Wells Construction


Julius Guis Memorial Rotary Foundation


Amanda McBroom and George Ball
Penny Barnds
Dr. Norma Beck
Bill Belcher
Peter Berson
Gary Best
Stacey and John Birchfield
Bob Braitman
Marcell Brickey
Bonnie Brown
Marla Brown
Donna Burger
Camarillo Rotary Foundation Inc.
Bonnie and Don Carlton
Carol and Bob Cole
Freddie Contarino
Barbra Conway
Danny Creech
Michelle and Matthew Demaria
Joni and Robert Egbert
Lynda and Fred Evans
Jodi and David Farrell
Ruthann and Jerry Feingold
Rebecca Fox
Nancy and Richard Francis
Greg Frank
Harry Friedman
Judi and Manny Garcia
Bill Garlington
Deborah and Tom Golden
Jessica and Harvey Harris
Kathrine Heinzman
Barbara and Larry Hilburn
Genevieve and Tom Hinkle
Martha Jaffe
Stuart McDaniel
Christine and Paul Magie
Valerie and Cal Magro
Lily Mallare
Marilyn Miravete-Smith
Sheila Murphy
Susan Van Abel and Eric Oltmann
Derek Poultney
Robin Reitz
Kent Schmidt
The Sence Foundation
Rodney Smith
Rotary Club of Ventura East
Joe Spano
Judith and Mel Swope
Karen Trainor
Allen Vail
Ventura County Credit Union
Jean and Walt Wood
Stephanie and Kurt Zierhut

*Administered through the Ventura County Community Foundation


The listing below reflects gifts received from August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022. To make a donation, or to notify us regarding any errors or omissions, please contact Araceli Aggarwal, Development Associate, at 805.667.2912, ext. 246, or aaggarwal@rubicontheatre.org.


Stacey L. and John Birchfield
Mary Ann Cohen
Janet and Mark L. Goldenson
Jordan Laby

Barbara Meister
Sue and Simon Ruddick
Jean and Walt Wood
The Estate of Helen Yunker

$10,000 – $49,999

Dr. Jeanne P. Adams
California Small Business Relief Grant
The City of San Buenaventura
Freddie Contarino
Nancy and Richard Francis
The Gill Family Trust
John Hammer

Carol Howe and Lucien Lacour
Marjorie and Normand Kurtz in Memory and Honor of Normand Kurtz
Loretta and Mike Merewether*
Judith R. Nelson
Karen and Thomas Pecht
Lori and Dr. Richard Reisman
The Smith-Hobson Foundation*

$1,000 – $9,999

Irene Allen
Denise and Wendell Allen
Mary and Les Baker
Hazel and Walter Baldasti
Amanda McBroom and George Ball
Dr. Norma Beck
Leslie Ogden and The Hon Steve Bennett
Stacey L. Birchfield and John Birchfield
Kathy and Robert Brooks
Kim Caldwell
The Caplin Foundation
Bonnie and Don Carlton
Betsy Chess
Sol Chooljian
Frances and Jim Christiansen
Carol and Robert Cole
Carolyn Briggs and
Dale Condra
Barbra Conway
Dorothy and Gary Davis
Susan Drapkin
Fredda Leiter and Dan Eizak
Patti and Peter Finie
Elaine and Bill Fontana
Rebecca Fox
Judy and Dennis Fraser
Lynn and Al Geller
Jill and Randy George
Ronni and Richard Goldstein
Judith Greenstate
Randy Encinas and Doug Halter/Halter-Encinas Enterprises
Jessica and Dr. Harvey Harris
Heidemarie Lundblad and Fred Haynes
Barbara and Larry Hilburn
Genevieve and Tom Hinkle
Marilyn Juday
Mady Julian
Elise and Bill Kearney
Sally and Alan Keevy
Connie and Dr. B.J. Korenstein
Lena and Jim Lanum
Sandy and Neal Lassila
Terri Lisagor
Dee and John Lockwood
Tracy Long
Jeannette and Dr. Dennis Longwill
Lloyd Properties
Christine and Paul Magie
Michael Mance and Tony Bianca
Linda and Lee Margulies
Stuart K. McDaniel
Rosa Lee Measures
Doris Mleczko
Mary and J. William Newbold
Oaktree Property ManagementSusan Van Abel and Eric Oltmann
Matty Park
Diana and Edward Paul
Susan and Ronald Poulson
Kay and Jerry Rich
Rotary Club of Ventura East
Susan and Chuck Samonsky
Edy and Dr. Sal Santangelo
Mary and Sam Saputo
Darrel Schultz
Annie and Robert Schwartz
The Sence Foundation
Lorraine and Frank Serena
Beverly and Steven Shorr
Elsa Silbert
Rebecca and Jeffrey Smith
Steve and Becky Snyder
Diana and Francis Sparagna
Lane Stalbird
Kevin Surace
Jeri and William Sutherling
Debra Renick and Gregory Mark Thayer
Shirley M. Thayer
Camille and Charles Torgeso
Adela and Ken Trainor
Diana Troik and Art Shaffman
Ventura County Community Foundation
Shonda Vielbig
Nancy Rasmussen and William Wayson
David Weinhold
Laurie and Steve Weiss
Annie Winch
Harald and Birgit Wulff
Arnold and Tricia Zane
Stephanie and Kurt Zierhut
Leah and Jim Zondlo

*Administered through the Ventura County Community Foundation

$100 – $999

Judy and Joel Adelman
Michael Ahn
Denise E. Alexander
Lynn and Denny Allen
Karen Actil
Odene and Mark Andes
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Debbie Strauss
Brook Sturtevant
Kathleen Swift
Michael Vogel
Helen Zilmer

Staff and Additional Production Credits


Set Construction | Red Colegrove, Grove Scenery
Master Electrician | Cynthia Ayala
Assistant Projection Manager | Jacqueline Holm
Covid Compliance Officer/Production Assistant | Danielle White
Wardrobe | Danielle White
Backstage Crew | Anthony Columbo
Load-In Crew | Mike Davidson, Anthony Columbo, Jesse Tenorio
Light Board/Sound Board Operator | Julia Donlon
Sound Design Associate | Spencer Price


Producing Artistic Director/Co-Founder | Karyl Lynn Burns
Artistic Director Emeritus/Co-Founder | James O’Neil
Associate Artistic Director/Producer | Stephanie Coltrin
Associate Production Manager/Tour Manager | Jacqueline Holm
Technical Director | Danny Riley
Director of Education | Kirby Ward


Director of Outreach | Beverly Ward
Development Associate | Araceli Gonzalez Aggarwal
Business and Operations Manager | Ellen White
Finance Assistant/Executive Assistant | Seryozha LaPorte
Guest Services Manager | Steve Braun
Guest Services Associates | Barbara Dean, Katy Jarvis, Vanessa Navarro
Guest Experience Manager | Sandy Aichner
Concessions Manager | Greg Johnson


Artistic Associates | Thomas S. Giamario, Jenny Sullivan
Company Members | George Ball, Joseph Fuqua, Joe Spano
Director of New Works | Michael Jackowitz
Director of International | Programming Katharine Farmer


Strategic Development | Hannah-Beth Jackson
Systems and IT | Israel Galindo, Advanced Networks
General Contracting | Frank Torres, Torres Construction
Graphic Design and Marketing | Mance Creative


Rubicon Master Chef | Freddie Contarino


Tributes are made to honor a loved one, celebrate a special occasion, or remember those who have passed away. Thank you to the following individuals for commemorating landmark moments with a gift to the theatre. These listings reflect one-time gifts of $100 or more, received August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022. To make a gift, or to let us know about a correction, please contact Araceli Aggarwal, Development Associate, at 805.667.2912, ext. 246, or aaggarwal@rubicontheatre.org.

In Memory of Gloria Blackwood
Norbert Tackman

In Memory of Richard A. Burns
Carole Burns
Marilyn Harrison
Barbara Hilburn

In Honor of Mary Ann Cohen
The Hon. Paige Marvel
Cheryl Schuler

In Memory of Suzan Cooper
Gloria Chess

In Honor of Randy Encinas and Doug Halter
Sonia Tower

In Memory of Albert Harris
Penny Barnds
Karyl Lynn Burns
Barbara Meister

In Memory of Karen Finkel
Dr. Paul Finkel

In Honor of Joseph Fuqua
Penny Barnds

In Honor of Ron Harrington, Esq. and Barbara Meister
Jessica and Dr. Harvey Harris

In Memory of Tom Hashbarger
Cynthia Hashbarger

In Memory of Normand Kurtz
Marge Kurtz and Susie Kurtz
The Steven E. Kurtz Foundation
Stuart Silfen

In Honor of Mike Merewether’s 80th Birthday
Donna Burger
Elise and Bill Kearney

In Memory of My Mother Rosalind
May Nelson
Judith Nelson

In Memory of Richard Schaberg
Stephanie Levine

In Honor of Beverly and Kirby Ward
Judith Nelson

In Memory of Our Mother
Kathleen Yuss
The Yuss Family Trust