Karyl Lynn Burns
Producing Artistic Director

James O’Neil
Artistic Director Emeritus

in association with

Honorary Producer
Mary Ann Cohen

presents

June 8–26, 2022

Opening Night: June 11, 2022

Conceived by George Grove and James O’Neil

Directed by JAMES O’NEIL
Musical Direction by RICK DOUGHERTY and GEORGE GROVE

 

Starring

THE FOLK LEGACY TRIO: GEORGE GROVE, RICK DOUGHERTY, JERRY SIGGINS and
SYLVIE DAVIDSON, ANDREW HUBER, ALEXCIA THOMPSON, TREVOR WHEETMAN

Lighting and Projections Designer
BRIAN GALE

Sound Designer
DANNY FIANDACA

Set Designer /Technical Director
FRANK BOWLES

Assistant Projection Designer
DAVID MEDINA

Stage Manager
JACQUELINE HOLM

Public Relations
DAVID ELZER/DEMAND PR

Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director
STEPHANIE COLTRIN

Running Time:
The concert runs one-and-three-quarters hours including a 15-minute intermission.
Beer, wine and other refreshments are available for purchase in the lobby.

WELCOME: A Note from the Director

My father was born in 1910 in Aldrich, Missouri, and raised in Baxter Springs, Kansas and Quapaw, Oklahoma. In 1930, at the beginning of the Great Depression, he was in his second year at the University of Missouri. (Somewhere in my garage I have a picture of of him hopping a fence with a buddy to crash an MU football game). I remember taking summer vacations in the 1950s and early 1960s to visit relatives in Southeastern Kansas and Northeastern Oklahoma and hearing my dad declare as we crossed the border into Missouri, “Welcome to misery!” If we wanted something my parents couldn’t afford, he’d quote Woody Guthrie, saying, “Sorry kids, we ain’t got the do re mi.” My father was a child of the Depression who quit school in hard times and made his way, along with so many others, “outta’ that old Dust Bowl” to California, where he found work as a ranch hand. Later, he became President of the local Retail Clerk’s Union.

My dad’s artistic heroes were Will Rogers, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. When I was growing up, our house was filled with the sounds of the late ’50s/early ’60s folk revival. (I still have my dad’s LPs.) He had a cherished guitar collection and thought Dylan was cool before I knew who Dylan was. I knew even then that the music for him was a declaration of a particular brand of humanity, a kind of compassion that recognizes the difficulties of life and celebrates the idea of mutual care. We’re in the soup for certain, but if we can just recognize that we’re all in the soup together, despite our wealth, gender, abilities, social standing, politics, religious conviction or lack thereof – well, we’ll all get along just that much better.

This music has continued through the generations to this day and, I believe, has the power to influence hearts and minds long into the future. Music can put us on a path towards tolerance and respect for the rights of others, and I hope that spark of open-mindedness will be kindled (or re-kindled) in all who experience our show.

– JAMES O’NEIL

SONGS | Set List

 

Act 1

There’s a Meeting Here Tonight
Alexcia/Sylvie/All

Lonesome Traveler
Alexcia/All

Today
Trio/All

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Trio/Alexcia/Sylvie

Wild Mountain Thyme
Alexcia/Sylvie

John Henry/If I Had a Hammer
Trevor/Andrew/Alexcia/All

Pastures of Plenty
Trio/All

One Meatball
Jerry/Alexcia/All

Folsom Prison Blues
George

Wreck of The Old 97/MTA
Trevor/Andrew/Trio/All

Wabash Cannonball
Sylvie/Alexcia

City of New Orleans
Jerry/All

Midnight Special
Alexcia/All

Act 2

How Can I Keep from Singing?
All

Early Morning Rain
Rick/Sylvie

Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Trio/All

Sounds of Silence
Rick/George

Teach Your Children
Trio

Country Roads
Trevor/Andrew/All

California Dreamin’
Trevor/Andrew/Alexcia/Sylvie/Trio

Standing on the Shoulders
All

Original Song TBA
Sylvie/Trevor

Glory/Power and Glory
Alexcia/Trio/All

ABOUT THE ARTISTS | Performers and Stage Management

GEORGE GROVE spent 41 years in The Kingston Trio, joining in 1976 playing banjo and guitar, and singing. With a Master of Music degree in Composition, the creation of orchestral scores fell to him, and the Trio consequently performed pops concerts with most of the major symphony orchestras in America. Prior to joining The Kingston Trio, George spent several years in Nashville hoping to become “the next big star.” So did every other young rising musician in the early ‘70s, so George felt darned fortunate to perform with and make friends with some wonderful people who either shared the biz or taught the biz to him, such as Roy Acuff, Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins, Billy Edd Wheeler, Johnny Cash and, as they say, a host of others. George’s early musical life began with the piano and trumpet with an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 1969, followed by a stint in the Army which included playing in the Army Band of Fort Monroe, VA. After the Army and prior to moving to Nashville, he drove around the country as a soloist, singing the songs of the great Folk Era, the perfect preparation for this show, and for his musical journey with dear friends Rick Dougherty and Jerry Siggins as the Folk Legacy Trio, singing the songs of the Great American Folksong Book™.

RICK DOUGHERTY doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t sing, and his beautiful tenor voice has garnered him compliments from Judy Collins, Chet Atkins and Tom Paxton, to name just a few. It has also led to a long and wide-ranging career in music. As a youth, Rick performed solo throughout the West, developing a versatile finger-style guitar technique to accompany himself and expanding his repertoire from folk to standards and jazz. He graduated from Sonoma State University with honors in 1987 and in the following 13 years he directed 37 operas and wrote arrangements for two a cappella groups. In 1990, Rick became a member of The Limeliters and performed with them until 2003 when he left the group to sing with Glenn Yarbrough as part of the “This Land is Your Land” folk tour. At the end of the tour in 2005, he was invited to join The Kingston Trio with whom he performed nationwide until leaving the group in late 2017. But best of all, Rick has teamed up with his favorite banjo player George Grove, together with Jerry Siggins of The Diamonds in the new group the Folk Legacy Trio to continue performing the music that he has sung for so long. Rick’s recently published guitar manual, “Sounding Good on One Guitar,” has been receiving excellent reviews and he is also working on a CD which, at the rate things are going, should be finished just before the polar caps melt.

JERRY SIGGINS has worked throughout the United States as both a singer and an actor, appearing on “The Tonight Show,” “Tony Orlando & Dawn,” and…even an episode of “The Love Boat.” Jerry was a mainstay at Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland both as part of a quartet “The Dapper Dans” and as a solo performer. In the late ‘80s, he formed an Irish band and played many venues in Southern California. For the past 27 years, Jerry has been the lead singer of the ‘50’s group The Diamonds.

SYLVIE DAVIDSON is so happy to return to Rubicon after too many years away! A member of the original Lonesome Traveler cast, Sylvie has appeared in numerous shows and concerts at the Rubicon, including The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, King Lear, and I Dig Rock and Roll Music. Most recently, Sylvie acted, played, and sang as a company member at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA. Other credits include Abigail in ACT Theatre’s production of The Crucible and Inez in the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical Troubadour. Sylvie performs original music with her husband Trevor, who she met eleven years ago at the first rehearsal of Lonesome Traveler. They recently celebrated the first birthday of their son Bucky.

ANDREW HUBER returns to Rubicon having played Cookie in the company’s rock-and-roll sci-fi musical Return to the Forbidden Planet. Andrew is the front man (bass and vocals) of L.A.’s premiere rock band The Oil Barons. Favorite theatre credits include Man in Man Covets Bird at 24th Street Theatre, Will in Big Fish at Musical Theatre West, Kristoff in Frozen Live at the Hyperion at Disney’s California Adventure, and Andrei in Once at 3D Theatricals. Andrew studied theatre performance at Hofstra University. “So happy to be here making music with these excellent folks. Enjoy!”

TREVOR WHEETMAN is delighted to be back at his “home theatre” for this reimagining of Lonesome Traveler. Trevor was in the original Lonesome Traveler (11 years ago!) with his now wife Sylvie Davidson. This theatre and community have been a huge part of their lives ever since. This will be Trevor’s tenth appearance on this stage. Other shows include The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, A Christmas Carol, Return to the Forbidden Planet and I Dig Rock and Roll Music. He has lived and traveled all over, from Seattle to Nashville, and performed with his wife and partner as Trevor & Sylvie. They released their debut album “Time is Free” in 2018 and are putting the finishing touches on their follow-up album due out by Christmas.

ALEXCIA THOMPSON is making her Rubicon debut with this production. She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Howard University. Favorite credits include Anita in Jelly’s Last Jam at Theatre Latté Da and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Yellow Tree Theatre in Minneapolis, and The Tempest at Sweet Tea Shakespeare in Fayetville and Raleigh, North Carolina, Alexcia was an apprentice at Children’s Theatre Company from 2018 to 2019, where her credits included Last Stop on Market Street, The Biggest Little House in the Forest, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Matilda.

AVA DELANEY (Alternate) graduated from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2021 with a B.A. in Musical Theatre, and has since moved home to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and music. Previous work with Rubicon includes the role of Barbara Allen in the Plays-in-Progress reading of Dark of the Moon. Follow @avadelaney on Instagram to stay tuned with music releases and upcoming projects!

JACQUELINE HOLM (Stage Manager) (she/her) graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Theater and Performance Studies. She was an inaugural member of Beyond the Stage Door, a theatre initiative for BIPOC general company and stage managers. Previous stage management experience includes Who Shot La Miguelito?, Before & Over, That’s What It’s All About, The Farnsworth Invention, You Can’t Take It with You, and The Laramie Project. Additional work includes Hamilton and Peggy Tour (Company Manager Assistant), “Discover Your Nature” (Prop Master Assistant), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Overhire Crew) and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Assistant Light Designer).

ABOUT THE ARTISTS | Directors and Designers

JAMES O’NEIL (Director/Rubicon Co-Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus) is the Author/Director of Lonesome Traveler: A Journey Down the Rivers and Streams of American Folk, which premiered at Rubicon more than a decade ago as a co-production with Laguna Playhouse and then moved Off-Broadway, where it received Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle nominations. A concert version of the production toured with special guest Peter Yarrow and will go out again next season. Jim’s other Rubicon directing credits include I Dig Rock and Roll Music (which also ran at the Laguna Playhouse); King Lear starring George Ball; My Fair Lady starring Kimberly Hessler and Joseph Fuqua; Man of La Mancha starring George Ball, Jamie Torcellini, Jennifer Shelton and Randall Keith; Fiddler on the Roof starring Jay Brazeau and Eileen Barnett and featuring violin virtuoso Nuvi Mehta as The Fiddler (Indy Award); Jesus Christ Superstar starring Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson; the World Premiere of The Spin Cycle by David Rambo; A Delicate Balance starring Susan Clark, Granville Van Dusen, Bonnie Franklin and Amanda McBroom; The Diary of Anne Frank starring Lauren Patten, Bruce Weitz and Alison Brie (Indy Award); The Night of the Iguana starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.; A Streetcar Named Desire starring Linda Purl, Tom Astor, and Eric Lange (Indy Award); Driving Miss Daisy starring Michael Learned (NAACP Award – Best Direction of a Play); All My Sons (L.A. Ovation Award – Best Production of a Play); Sylvia starring Kristi Lynes and Joe Spano; and Gem of the Ocean starring Lillias White, Tony Haney and Chris Butler. Under Jim’s artistic leadership, Rubicon accepted the 2011-12 New York Drama Desk Award for The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman, conceived and directed by David Zippel and starring Lillias White, Billy Stritch, Howard McGillin, David Burnham, Rachel York and Sally Mayes. Other directing credits include The Lion in Winter, The Petrified Forest, Inherit the Wind and regional premieres of A Coupla’ White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood starring Barry Dennen. While on staff at Landmark Entertainment Group, Jim directed a multi-million-dollar animatronics/special effects show in Japan, supervising all aspects of production and creative direction for themed attractions in Sanrio’s Harmonyland. Jim’s acting credits include the title role in Clarence Darrow, Dr. Prospero in Return to the Forbidden Planet (a role he also played at the American Heartland Theatre), Claudius in Hamlet, the Stage Manager in Our Town, Michael in Dancing at Lughnasa, and multiple roles in The Turn of the Screw. He appeared for two years as Pontius Pilate in the National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar starring Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson and Irene Cara. Regional credits include John Adams in 1776, The Duke/Dr. Carrasco in Man of La Mancha, and Adam in the first workshop of Dale Wasserman’s Western Star. Jim may be heard singing the title role in “Quasimodo: Prince of Fools” and as Tsar Nicholas II in “Rasputin,” both concept albums of shows written by Michael Rapp.

BRIAN GALE (Lighting and Projections Designer) returns to Rubicon having just designed the lighting for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, working in concert with his dear friend Set Designer John Iacovelli. Brian’s lighting credits include Gods of Comedy at the McCarter Theatre and The Old Globe; Hostage and Bronco Billy at Skylight Theatre; Scraps, All My Sons and Two Trains Running at The Matrix Theatre; El Nino, Mexican Day and 100 Aprils at Rogue Machine; The Things We Do and Punk Rock at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble; God of Carnage and Carrie: The Musical at La Mirada; Red and Disgraced at San Diego Rep; Little Shop of Horrors at Cleveland Play House; Sleepless in Seattle: The Musical, Intimate Apparel, 12 Angry Men and The Heiress at Pasadena Playhouse; And Then They Came for Me, Emperor’s Nightingale, Frederick, Witches, Mrs. Nelson and Goldilocks for Lewis Family Playhouse; Waiting for Godot, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Harps and Angels at The Mark Taper Forum; La Boheme, Don Giovanni, Jenufa and lighting and projection for LA Opera’s complete Ring Cycle. 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.

DANNY FIANDACA (Sound Designer) was Resident Sound Designer at Princess Cruises from 2010-2020 and has worked on touring theatre productions in the U.S. and Asia as well as the Broadway production of Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away. Danny is pleased to return to Rubicon, where he served as Associate Designer to Jonathan Burke on the Lonesome Traveler co-production with Laguna Playhouse. In addition to Lonesome Traveler, favorite credits include The Secret Silk (Stephen Schwartz/Princess Cruises), Magic to Do (Stephen Schwartz/Princess Cruises), Henson Inspired Silliness (Jim Henson Company/Princess Cruises), Fantastic Journey (THEA Award – Princess Cruises), Dames at Sea (Sierra Madre Playhouse), and Once – Enchanted Storybook. Danny’s Associate Sound Designer credits include A Word or Two (Ahmanson), Catch Me if You Can (First National Tour), Come Fly Away (First National Tour), West Side Story (2013-2014 National Tour) and Sister Act (2017 Asia Tour).

FRANK BOWLES (Set Designer) makes his home in Maryland, and is grateful to be back in Southern California working for Rubicon on his first post-undergraduate professional set design, while also serving as the company’s Technical Director. Frank received his Bachelor’s degree in Theatrical Design and Production from Frostburg State University in Northwestern Maryland in 2021. He is thankful to Jane Childs, Brian Gale, and Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas for all of their service over the last 16 years. “Here’s to much more good work to do!”

Production History | Folk Music at Rubicon

Lonesome Traveler Origins

Lonesome Traveler premiered at Rubicon in its first theatrical incarnation on April 13, 2011. The production was conceived and directed by Rubicon’s Artistic Director James O’Neil, whose father instilled in him a passion for folk music. After spending several years doing research, Jim’s first call was to Dan Wheetman, the Tony nominated creator of Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues. Dan had strong ties to the region through his band Marley’s Ghost and had premiered his production of A John Denver Christmas at Rubicon. Dan came on board as Musical Director and Co-creator. Besides going through typical Equity casting outlets, Jim and Dan conducted a nationwide search for emerging young artists who could portray legends of folk in the early moments of their illustrious careers. Dan and Jim called indie music writers and went to coffee shops, clubs and concerts in multiple cities and began to assemble their dream cast. In New York, they found Justin Flagg, an actor and multi-instrumentalist who embodied the ideals and spirit of Pete Seeger, and guitar player/acting chameleon Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper. Broadway veterans Tracy Nichole Chapman and Manough brought their power-vocals to portrayals of Odetta, Lead Belly and others. The owners of the music venue Zoey’s (Polly and Steve Hoganson) and local newspaper columnists referred Brendan (B. Willing) James and Justine Bennett, authentic singer/songwriters who discovered their own musical history through the process of auditioning for their roles as Woody Guthrie, Sara Carter, Joan Baez and others. The final members of the cast all turned out to be extraordinary second-generation musicians – Sylvie Davidson (also a successful actor), bass player James Webb (son of Jimmy Webb and a nephew of Jenny Sullivan), and Dan’s son Trevor Wheetman, who plays more musical instruments than can fit on a stage (almost as many as Dan).

Lonesome Traveler History

James Webb, Nicholas-Mongiardo Cooper, Justin Flagg and Trevor Wheetman in Lonesome Traveler. Photo: Jeanne Tanner

Although non-linear, the production took audiences on A Journey Down the Rivers and Streams of American Folk music – from the back porches of Appalachia to churches, meeting halls and rallies, to the television studios of Hollywood, and to the nightclubs of New York and San Francisco. The show opened with John Lomax recording songs for the Smithsonian and ended in 1965 when Bob Dylan picked up the electric guitar at Newport. In addition to the above, the story followed the musical careers of The Carter Family, The Almanacs Singers, The Limeliters, Gordon Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia, The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, and others.

The show broke box office records at Rubicon and was a popular and critical success. Rita Moran of the Ventura County Star wrote, “With solid credentials all around, it’s no surprise that Lonesome Traveler is replete with songs masterfully performed…feel-good favorites with thought-provoking calls to action in a realistic amalgam of what draws people together, and what gives them hope that when they have a meeting of hearts and minds the future is theirs to shape.”

Lonesome Traveler was a Critic’s Pick in the L.A. Times. Reviewer Daryl Miller described the show as, “a joyous commingling of voices and instruments. Each voice retains its individuality yet twines with others to create a more glorious whole. It is, in a way, an expression of an ideal America.”

The production moved to The Laguna Playhouse under Artistic Director Annie Wareham in February/March of 2012, with Jennifer Leigh Warren stepping into the role originated by Tracy Nichole Chapman. The Orange County Register called Warren’s performance “electrifying.” The Laguna Coastline Pilot praised Sylvie Davidson’s “sparkling” portrayal of Mary Travers.

Steven Stanley of Stage Scene L.A. gave the show a “WOW” and provided the “supremely talented cast” a Best Ensemble Scenie Award.

Lonesome Traveler returned to Rubicon in 2013, during which The Reporter called the show “wildly popular…fresh and vibrant and essential,” while The Independent called it “a hit you can believe in.” The encore run was attended by George Grove, a 40-year member of The Kingston Trio, member of the Banjo Hall of Fame and Lifetime Grammy Award-Winner, who generously helped spread the word about the production in the folk music community.

The Cast of Lonesome Traveler

The cast of Lonesome Traveler: A Journey Down the Rivers and Streams of American Folk.

 

New York Beckons

Lonesome Traveler - Classic Photo

Peter Yarrow (center) surrounded by the New York cast (with Matty Charles – left – in for Brendan). Photo: Jeanne Tanner

Elysabeth Kleinhans of 59E59 Theatres in New York saw the production on a tour of the West Coast and offered partial financial support through her family foundation for Rubicon to produce the show Off-Broadway. Through a series of bon voyage events, one attended by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary, our local community and outside investors stepped up to provide additional support, and Rubicon’s production opened March 7, 2015, for a six-week limited run. The New York Times called the show, “illuminating,” “revelatory” and “achingly beautiful,” and Lonesome Traveler was nominated for Drama Desk Award, as well as an Outer Critics Circle Awards (losing to a little-known show called Hamilton).

During the run, Peter Yarrow, having heard about the show from Noel, became a friend and fan of the show. One of the highlights of the run was a surprise appearance from Peter where he jumped into the encore and performed “Down by the Riverside” with the cast. He returned later in the week with gifts and personal notes for the cast, whom he advised and exhorted after the show.

Concerts at Home

After Lonesome Traveler closed in New York, four-time Grammy Award-winner Noel Paul Stookey took to the Rubicon stage for the first of two extraordinary sold-out solo concerts, one in April of 2016 and the other in March of 2017.

Rubicon was also honored to host the very first onstage concerts for The Folk Legacy Trio, who are featured in tonight’s performance. They premiered their touring concert here in October, 2018 to tremendous success, returning for encore concerts in August of 2019.

Paul Stookey and the Folk Legacy Trio Group

(from left) Noel Paul Stookey in Concert. The Folk Legacy Trio: Rick Dougherty, Jerry Siggins and George Grove

 

Tour Launches

Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow

In 2016 and 2017, the first concert version of Lonesome Traveler was produced by Florida Entertainment Management. The concert tour played 50 cities in the U.S., with Peter Yarrow a frequent guest star, instilling in the cast a deep understanding of the genre and its ties to social justice and equality. Noel Paul Stookey, George Grove and John Sebastian also joined the performers on various occasions. George Grove brought his talents as Arranger/Orchestrator to the project. Through the New York and tour productions, members of the dream team continued to step in and out of the production, joined by equally special talents.
(Find a complete list at www.lonesometravelermusial.com.)

 

A Festival of Music

 

Music for Changing Times Group Shot

Songwriters and performers from the Music for Changing Times Festival

 

The friendship with Noel blossomed and extended to his remarkable wife Betty and daughter Liz Stookey Sunde, with whom Rubicon was privileged to partner on a weeklong festival in May of 2017 under the banner “Music for Changing Times: Looking Back/Moving Forward.” The event was curated by Noel and a partnership with the non-profit Music to Life, a creative design group that builds activism through music and helps artists and socially conscious organizations achieve maximum impact and reach. The Festival brought multiple generations of artists of different genres together to celebrate music as a force for social change. Events included readings of a theatrical concert called The Folk-Rock Project; a National Songwriting Competition for individuals 18-38 and a Top 10 Concert and Awards Ceremony; a master class; a one-night-only concert starring Stookey and Peter Yarrow; and a culminating Saturday night event featuring music related to issues of the environment, peace and social justice, with Stookey, Yarrow, spoken word artist Decora; Raptivist founder Aisha Fukushima, Eco-hip hop artist Tem Blessed, restorative justice artist Naima Shalhoub, competition winners, and the Rubicon Harmonix youth group under the direction of Miriam Arichea. Two artists with local ties won special awards in the competition – Justine Bennett and Joel Levin.

More Music on the Mainstage

Lonesome Traveler on Stage

In 2018, Rubicon produced a sequel to Lonesome Traveler entitled I Dig Rock and Roll Music, named for the Peter, Paul and Mary song from the mid-‘60s. Noel wrote a highly praised original song for the concert entitled “Standing on the Shoulders.” The Broadway World reviewer was “mesmerized” by the “dazzling array of uber-talented singer/songwriters.”

The Tradition Continues

Rubicon continues to be a home for multiple generations of artists, and with the recent addition of The Rose Room cabaret space (named for Amanda McBroom and George Ball) and planned commercial kitchen upgrades, will soon have two spaces to share the joy and power of music. Go to www.rubicontheatre.org for program updates and information.

Booking Information

Lonesome Traveler and Lonesome Traveler: Generations are currently available for touring and may be booked by contacting Chris MacNeill at Mac Productions in Las Vegas. Chris may be reached at 702.289.6000 or by e-mail at macneillchris@aol.com.

On Sale in the Lobby Now!

“Time Is Free” is Trevor and Sylvie’s first album, and the culmination of years of learning to write together and a move to Nashville. It was produced by legendary bluegrass artist and radio host Nick Forester and is strongly rooted in the American idioms and storytelling traditions of folk and country music. It also makes an attractive coaster!

Cost: $20

CD’s also available from the original Lonesome Travelers with special guests Dan Wheetman and George Grove, and The Folk Legacy Trio.

2022–2023 SPONSORS

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.

SEASON/SHOW

Mary Ann Cohen
Hilford Moving & Storage
Jordan Laby
Barbara Meister

SHOW CO-SPONSORS

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

COMMUNITY SPONSOR

Chris Wells Construction

MEDIA PARTNER

Jill Webb – Go City Shopper

2022–2023 Board of Directors

OFFICERS

DOUG HALTER, President,
Owner
Halter-Encinas Enterprises

STEPHANIE ZIERHUT, Treasurer
Retired Educator

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

MEMBERS AT LARGE

CLAIRE BOWMAN
Owner
Starbucks Ojai Valley Ranch

KARYL LYNN BURNS
Producing Artistic Director
Rubicon Theatre Company

MICHAEL JACKOWITZ
Producer, Witzend Productions

BRAD SETSER
Consultant
Former VP/Head of Global Marketing
Yardi Systems Inc.

KEVIN SURACE
Producer/Entrepreneur
CTO, Appvance

 

LEGAL ADVISOR

ROBERT M. BERGER

2022–2023 Board of Advisors

SHELLY BRAUN, Chair
Community Volunteer

THE HON. STEVE BENNETT
Assemblymember, District 37
State of California

SUSAN CLARK
Actor/Producer

HARRIETT CLUNE
Retired Real Estate Broker/Manager
Coldwell Banker

CYNTHIA FERRELL
Writer

REBECCA FOX
Retired Educator

NANCY BUTLER FRANCIS
Retired Land Use Planner

BETTY M. HARRIS
Retired Educator

MYRON HARRISON
CEO
Harrison Industries/E.J. Harrison and Sons

SHARON HARRISON
Community Volunteer

MARILYN HILTON
Retired International Educator

KATHIE HIRA
Property Owner and Manager
Douglas Center Partners, LLC

NANCY ISRAEL
Community Volunteer

JIM LANUM
Retired Business Owner/Founder
Gigavac

TRACY LONG, PH.D.
Research Fellow
Institute for Social Innovation

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

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

BARBARA MEISTER
Retired Educator

EILEEN OGLE
Retired Businesswoman

KAY RICH
Retired Educator
Community Volunteer

BECKY SNYDER
Retired Respiratory Therapist

STEVEN SNYDER
Real Estate Sales and Property
Oaktree Property Management

LANE STALBIRD
Semi-Retired Business Systems Consultant

RICH STEWART
Retired Mortgage Lending
Washington Mutual Bank

SUSAN VAN ABEL
Community Volunteer

The list below reflects membership as of January, 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.

Education | Support

The following list reflects gifts to the Larkin Brooks Fund or to Rubicon Education and Outreach programs received between April 1, 2021 and March 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.

EDUCATION SPONSORS

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

EDUCATION CO-SPONSORS

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

COMMUNITY SPONSORS

Julius Guis Memorial Rotary Foundation

EDUCATION DONORS

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

Donors

The listing below reflects gifts received from April 1, 2021 through March 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.

$50,000+

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
Anonymous
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
Anonymous
Toby Applebay
Anonymous
Diane Armstrong
Brooke and Everard Ashworth
Barbara Askew
Patricia and Ross Atkinson
Winnifred Averbuck
Cornelia Baer
Janet Bagby
John O’Loughlin
Dan Baker
Catherine and John Baker
Michael Banks
Jill and Dr. Edward Banman
Casey Barbaro
Penelope Barnds
Leslie and Bradley Barnes
Taylor Barnes
Andrew Barnicle
Victoria Basolo
Kathleen Baushke
Shelley and Richard Bayer
Donna and Jerry Beatty
Laurence Behrens
Dale and William Belcher
Kim Bell
Maryellen Benedetto
Ann and Robert Benham
Laura and Peter Berson
Gary Best
Carol Bishop
Dell and Paul Bishop
Judith Gerhart and Jim Bjedle
Eleanor Wilson and Russell Black
Esther and William Bleuel
Steve Blum
Nancy and Paul Bocovich
Inga and Jim Boldt
Jeri Bond
Alma Boronkay
Diana Boydstun
Jim Brace-Thompson
Victoria Bradley
Theresa Brenner-Farrell
The Brickey Family
David Brody
Ellen M. Brokaw
Nancy and Ron Broschart
Arlene and Robert Broslow
Karen and Kevin Brower
Barbara Brown
Bonnie Hellman and Buzz Brown
Marla Brown
Susan and Gregory Brown
Peter Brown
Peggy and Roy Brown
Gerry Browning
Cheryl and James Bruckner
Aileen Bruno
Colleen Bruns
Natalie Bruton
Rachel and Douglas Burbank
Donna Burger
Brenda Burgess
Carole Burms
Patricia Caloia
Ginny Camarillo
Camarillo Rotary Foundation Inc.
Faye Campbell
Kathy Campbell
Karen and Gary Carlton
James Carriger
Kim Castagna
Peter Chapa
Marcia and Marc Charney
Stanley Chernoff
Amy Cherot
Ralph Cherrie
Gloria Chess
Elese Childs
Denise and Ken Christ
Hugh Clabaugh
BiJian Fan and Jerome Clifford
Jacqueline and John Cole
Kenneth Collin
Takako Colman
Dorothy Combs
Dr. Sandra Congdon
Janet K. Conner
LaVella and Ron Consiglio
Kathleen Cooper
Roberta and Dan Cordell
Kerrie and Fred Cortez
Tracy Cortez
Doris Cowart
Cynthia and James Coyne
Chris Crice
Custom Awards and Engraving
Patrick Daly
Joanne Davidson
Mary Anne Davidson
Greta and Bob Davis
Tom Delaney
Sherry Deli
Roz and Tony Demaria
Sherry and Russell Devine
Charles DiCandilo
Dickson Grover
Andrea Dill
Allen Dirrim
Patricia and John Distad
The Hon. John Dobroth
Sue Dodds
Caroline Doll
Diane and Pete Dowler
Marlene Drasnin
Leonard Dryer
Barbara and Alan Ducker
Judy Dugan
Barbara Dupree
Nan and Paul Durantini
Meg and Jim Easton
Eleanor Ebdon
Lynn and Bill Edmonds
Wanda D. Edwards
Linda and John Edwards
Joan and Robert Egbert
Patricia and Christopher Ehret
Joan and Gilbert Eigenhuis
Gary Einstein
Carolyn and J. Richard Ellis
Kathleen and Dan Ellison
Frances and Dr. Ed Elson
The Hon. Hannah-Beth Jackson and The Hon. George Eskin
Lynda and Fred Evans
Adriana Ezcurra
Martha and Norman Fahnoe
Penny Fargo
Judith Farrell
Jodi and David Farrell
Gretchen Fay
Linda Fazzone
Ruthann and Jerry Feingold
Mary Jane Ferguson
Paul Finkel
Lois and Roy Fischman
Linda Fisher
Barbara Fitzgerald
Dana and Fred Fleet
Judith and Mark Fleischman
Sharon and Robert Fleur
Anita and William Flood
Martha and Scott Flournoy
Ron Fogel
Richard Fowler
Lori and Greg Frank
Marie Frick
The Harry and Judy Friedman Family Foundation
Michelle Friesen
Mary and James Galbraith
Annette Gale
Suzanne Gallant
Stephanie McNamara and Robin Gammell
Clarissa and Bill Garlington
Carol Garramone
Renee and Mark Garrett
Aaron Gaston
Bob Gemignani
Lynne and Duane Georgeson
Pamela Gere
Give Lively
David Gladstone
Christine Imgrund and Miles Glazner
Bonny Goetz
Tyler Goff
Karen and Michael Goffredo
Eileen Gold
Deborah and Dr. Tom Golden
Carol and Martin Goldman
Bicky Townsend and William Goldsmith
Mary Goodenough
Ronda and Leon Gottlieb
Anne and Edward Goulart
Lea Gould
David Gray
Sandy and Don Greenberg
Stephanie Greger
Geri and Fred Gretan
Judy Greycloud and Marc Payne
Charles Griswold
Louis Gutierrez
Lynne and Bob Hall
Sylvia Hamilton
Eileen Hansen
Laura Harbert
Dan Harbold
Harison & Associates/Barbara Harison
Lori and Gregory Harris
Lennie and Tom Harris
Sharon and Myron Harrison
Pat and Bob Hart
Kandy Harter
Terrence Foley and Kevin Hartigan
Cynthia Hashbarger
Elizabeth Bachman and Iva Heins
Ulf Helgesson
Sharyn and Todd Hellwig
Tim and Kathy Helms
Ellen Henahan
Gina Hendrickson
Mary and Jeff Hereford
Fran and Ken Hickman
Deanna Higson
Marilyn Hilton
Randolph Hinton
Kathie Hira
Barbara and Dr. Anthony Hirsch
Linda Hitt
Will Hoag
Nancy Hofbauer
Mary Ann and Dan Holley
Mary Ann Homan
Cathy Hook
Arlene and Dennis Horwitz
Charlotte Hoyt
Diane and Clark Hubbard
Linda and Dewey Hull
Camille Hunter
Jan and Bruce Hunter
Virginia Iverson
Barbara Jackman
Delfina Jackson
Martha Jaffe
Lisa West and David Jaffe
Carolyn James
Jeannette Jennett
Laurie and Jeff Johnson
Zoe and Gib Johnson
Diane and Mike Jones
Phyllis Piano and Roy Jones
Tegan Jones
Linda and Stephen Joyce
Sue Judd
Lisa Kadowaki
Joanne Kaplan
Anne and Gerald Kaplan
Bert Kaplowitz
Mary and Billy Karrh
Richard Keiter
Connie and Richard Kennelly
Judy Kerr
Christina Kildee
Glenda King
Karen F. and Douglas T. Kirk
Alan Kirschbaum
Arthur Kitzler
Patricia Knott
Paul Kobrin
Wendy Lieb and Ronald Kopp
Carole Singer Krieger
Lenore and Paul Kriteman
Jean and Arnold Kubelun
Gloria and Charles Kubilos
Carol Kucera
Larry Kussin
Shirley Kuster
Susan and Ed Lacey
Deb Lacusta and Dan Castellaneta
Albert Barosso and Jeffrey Lambert
Mark Lampenfeld
Carol Lande
Deborah Larmon
Irene and Byron Lawler
Patricia and Ed Lay
Carol and Ron Lay
Earl Ledbetter
Wendy Winet Lefkowitz
Linda and Dennis Lefler
Harriet and Dr. Eric Leibovitch
Barbara and Dr. Stanley Leiken
Gwen and Sean Leonard
Stephanie Levine
Steve Libuser
Kay and Lou Liddi
Lilith Carol Lindberg
Pat Lindley
Ronald Lindsey
Kan Locken
Geri LeVine Loe
Karen Flock and Dan Long
Nancy and Robert Lopez
Albert Lorenzana
Susanna Lucic
Heidemarie Lundblad
Sharon and Robert Lutton
Ed Lyon
Nancy and Doug McAvoy
Faye McDonald
Kay E. McElroy
Sharon McGahan
Jeannie McGovern
Celina and Edward McHale
Patty McKinney
Scott McMullen
Paul McQuaide
Linda and Michael McTigue
Joy Kobayashi and Peter Madnick
Cal and Valerie Magro
Patricia Maki
Bob Malkin
Lily Mallare
Rita March
Shirley Marcus
Kay Giles and Michael Mariani
Paula Markgraf
Candace Marshall
Betty and Al Martinez
L.P. Marvel
Margaret and Gerald Matchin/Stiix Billiards
Leslie Maulhardt
Diane and Ray Mautner
Frances and Chris May
Christopher May
Emma Mayer
Ted Meeder
Angelina Melero
Peter Melnick
Suzy and Ernie Melonas
Linda and Jerry Mendelsohn
Judy and Ted Metropoulos
Deborah Meyer
Jean and J. Midgley
Collett and Stephen Miller
Donna Miller
Susana and Rob Miller
Marilyn Miravete-Smith
Mariee Mitchell
Karen Mondragon
Patricia Morris
Sydnee Mortensen
Kathleen Shizuru and Robert Moulenbelt
Kathy Lee and Kurt Mueller
Irene and Burton Munger
Sheila Murphy
Stephanie and Joe Murray
Nancy Waltman and Harold Nachenberg
Najar Maryse
Julia and Erik Nasarenko
Sandra and Ed Nash
Nita Nash
Cindy and Bo Nedbailo
Sue Neumann
Phyllis and Richard Nielsen
Gail and Robert Nopar
Joan and Joe Norris
Mary Ann Novak
Marietta O’Farrell
Debra and John O’Neal
Karyl Lynn Burns and James O’Neil
Mary O’Neil
Madeline O’Rourke
Patricia and Merle Oberg
Linda Lemieux Ochoa
Bobbie Offen
Carol Ohler
Nina Olander
Jean Olson
Joyce Opjorden
Judith Owen
Albert and Susan Owens
Ruth and George Owens
Carole and Phil Paddock
Elaine Paris
Deborah and John Parker
Su Part
Bea Epping and Paul Paulson
William Paterson
Barbara and Owen Patotzka
Barbara and Patrick Patten
Lauren Patten
Fletcher Pavin
Rebecca and Michael Pecsok
Jone Pence
Dorothy and Fred Penney
Andrew M. Pennington
Claudia and Dr. David Perlmutter
Diane and The Hon. Steven Perren
Gail and Erick Peterson
Linda Peterson
Carole Piceno
Jane Pilliavin
Claire and Brad Plunkett
Deanna Porter
Paulita Neal and Edwin Pounder
Michela Feli and Keith Powell
Polly and Paul Powers
Roanna Prell
Judith Rabin
Mary and Chris Rae
Liza Raftery
Linda and William Ramelli
Ann Ramirez
Carole and Bob Reese
Brian Reilly
Calvin Remsberg
Jeane Renick
Ann and Dr. Rodney Resnik
Heidi Resnik
Rachel Resnick-Miles
Sharon and Russell Richardson
Mary Lou Roberts
Mary Robinson
Joyce Avery Robinson
Ellen Robinson
Ivonne and Mario Rodriquez
Alan Roll
Susan and Bob Root
Pat and Marc Rosenthal
Amy Galin and Mark Rosenthal
Ada and Dr. Robert Rubin
Mrs. Marie Ruelas
Gertrud and Manfred Runkel
Paula and Scott Rushing
Phyllis and Barry Russal
Dawn Russum
Janet Sacks
Wayne Saddler
Dr. Bettye Saleh
Mandee and Daniel Sanderson
Mary Saputo
Karen Savitt
Ann and Don Scanlin
Lila Schein
Georgia and Jason Schellas
Pam and Eldon Schierman
Nancy Schleifer
Kent Schmidt
Cheryl Schuler
Kathryn Schultz
Patricia and Paul Schuster
Marilyn E. Scott
Elaine and Dan Scully
Linda Searl
John Sepulveda
Paula Osterbrink and David Shain
Jody Shapiro
Dolores Sherwood
Mike Shore
Barbara and Edmund Siegel
Nancy Sieh
Stuart Silfen
Ellen and Harvey Silverberg
JoAnne and Robert Simmons
Reta and Don Singer
S. Gilfenbain and G. Sipe
Steve Skelton
Dinah Slade
Dee Press and Marianne Slaughter
Stephen Slyker
Gaye Smallwood
Patricia Smith
Pamela Smith
Linda Sorensen
Mary Sorelle
Joe Spano
Ellen and Leslie Spiegel
Karen Holmberg Spoentgen
Karen and Glenn Stallings
Harriet Clune and Richard Stewart
Joanne Coville and Steve Stewart
Jean Stirling
Mary Stoddard
Betty and Noel Stookey
Elizabeth Stookey
Judith Streamer
Kathy and Bill Strnad
Adriana Sullivan
Jenny Sullivan
Tania and Dr. Mark Sussman
Sandra and Paul Swanson
Elaine Sweet
Angela and Bill Switzky
Judie and Mel Swope
Norbert Tackman
Connie Taft
Thomas Tamplin
Darian and Robert Taylor
Nancy G. Anderson and Thomas Temprano
Martha and Glenn Terwilliger
Cliff Thompson
Rose R. Thot
John and Laurie Tilson
John Robert Tolian
Ivar Tombach
Elaine and Barclay Totten
Jane and Warren Totten
Sonia Tower
Kim Trainor
Celene Dabney and Todd Tranby
Myrna Golden and Dr. Jeffrey Trester
Mary and Tim Troske
Virginia Tryon
Bernadette and Daniel Uhlar
Marilyn Thomas and David Ullman
Suzanne Claire Vadnais and Edward L. Vadnais
Allen D. Vail
Janet van Duinwyk
Emily Vaniman
Ventura County Credit Union
VCS, Inc.
George Vidacovich
Kathy and Terry Viele
Vicki Vierra
Pat and Ron Vincent
Charlotte Falkenstein and Ben Wada
Blake and Charles Wade
Rickey and Nelson Wallace
Jennifer and Jonathan Wallace
Carmen and Dr. Clifford Walters
Julie Ward
Judy Warner
Jan and Hal Wasserman
Patty Waters
Brian Watnick
Janis Watson
Robin and Guy Weber
Betty Weldon and Tony Arnold
Diana Welsh
Susan Westbrook
Eliane and Richard White
Suzanne and Phil White
Karen Whiting
Janette Daniel-Whitney and James Whitney
Joe Wigert
Sylvia and Duane Wikholm
Kathryn Wilbur
Ann Wiley
Richard Wilhelmsen
Dianne and Michael Wilkerson
Brandin Will
Germaine Williams
Donald Williams
Darylene Williams
Robin and Avery Willis
Gail and Ed Wohlenberg
Joanne Wolf
Cheri L. Wolfe
Jean and Walt Wood
Alberta and Jim Word
Cathy D. Wright
Peter Wright
Nancy Wurzel
Barbara Wutkee
Tana and Jeffrey Wynn
Claudette and Keith York
Nance Young
The Yuss Family Trust
Carole and Dr. Seymour Zemlyn
Cherri and Neil Ziegler
Carrie Zuniga

$100 – $999

Jane Advani
Anonymous
Frances Arner-Costello
Tamara Ashford
Elaine Bannatyne
Vanessa Bechtel
Barbara Beckham
Juli Blasingame
Bret Bradfigan
Jim Brady
Mary and Bob Braitman
Dale Brodie
Clark. Brown
Laura Brown
Dr. and Mrs. William Callahan
John Carroll
Kim Charnofsky and Robin W. Sturgeon
Linda and Weitz Chatenever
Adryan Russ and Dale
Alan Cooke
Sherida and Danny Creech
Bill Danforth
Chice Davison
Michelle and Matthew Demaria
Carolyn E. Dolen
Millie Downey
Michele Drake
Laura Dunbar
Elaine Edwards
Karen and Glen Farr
Patricia Fassen
Paula Feinberg
Pamela Fuller
Linda Glander
Patricia Wade Gooch
Jill Gregorchuk
Arline Grether
Shirley and Chris Hackleman
Patricia Handfinger
Kathrine Heinzman
Anyce Hency
Priscilla Holmes
Barbara Howell
Ruth Johnson
Diane and Tom Johnston
Sue Kadner
David Kamalston
Kristie Katsumata
Veronica Kelly
Karen and Marty Kinrose
Susie Kramer
Mary Lambert
Louise Lampara
Elizabeth Lathbury
Diedre and Ron Lemp
Joannafina and Delfino Lopez-Rojas
Jan and Al Marra
Rochida McClure
Mary McConnel
Michael McCracken
Rosemary McIntyre
Meredith McMinn
Robert Machray
Alana Joyce Meiners
Martina Melero
Bonnie Mercadante
Renee Michels
Irene Miller
Arlene Miro
Tom Moore
Janna Minsk and Carl Morehouse
Sandra Nideffer
Jane Peterson
Rena Pezzuto
Sandi Pierce
Robin Reitz
Alam Reza
Shelba Robison
Diana Rubidoux
Jaqueline Saltz
Vega and Dr. Haluk Sankur
Judy and Tom Shaw
Rodney Smith
Dale Griffiths Stamos and Gregory Stamos
Robert Steiner
Debbie Strauss
Brook Sturtevant
Kathleen Swift
Michael Vogel
Helen Zilmer

Staff and Additional Production Credits

STAFF LIST

Producing Artistic Director/Co-Founder  |   Karyl Lynn Burns
Artistic Director Emeritus/Co-Founder  |  James O’Neil
Director of Outreach  |  Beverly Ward
Associate Artistic Director/Producer  |   Stephanie Coltrin
Director of Education   |   Kirby Ward
Guest Services Manager   |  Steve Braun
Business and Operations Manager  |   Ellen White
Finance Associate Seryozha   |  LaPorte
Development Associate Araceli   |  Aggarwal
Guest Services Representatives   |   Barbara Dean, Katy Jarvis, Andres Vai

ARTISTIC CONSULTANTS

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

BUSINESS CONSULTANTS

Legal Representative   |  Law Offices of Robert M. Berger
Business Development   |   Hannah-Beth Jackson
General Contracting   |   Torres Construction, Frank Torres
Systems and IT   |  Advanced Networks, Israel Gallindo

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTON CREDITS

Sound Engineer   |   Spencer Price
Projection Assistant  |  David Medina
Master Electrician   |  Cynthia Ayala
Wardrobe/Production Assistant/Covid Compliance Officer   |   Danielle White
Backstage/Audio Assistant  |  Matthew Catano
Electrics Crew   |   Isaiah Hernandez, Nick Fuller
Production Assistant  |  Danielle White
Load-In Crew  |  Cole Campbell, Matthew Catano, Mason Garcia, Tyson Sauthoff

 

TRIBUTES

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 April 1, 2021 through March 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