Karyl Lynn Burns
Producing Artistic Director

Stephanie Coltrin
Executive Producer

James O’Neil
Artistic Director Emeritus

in association with
Mary Ann Cohen

Chris Butler*

Starring in

APRIL 27 – MAY 15, 2022

Opening Night: April 29, 2022

Co-Directed by

Chris Butler and Jenny Sullivan**

Scenic Design
John Iacovelli+

Lighting Design
Brian Gale+

Projection Design
David Murakami+

Original Music and Sound Design
Randall Robert Tico

Costume Design
Abra Flores

Matt Kish

Voice and Dialect Coach
Roderick Menzies

Properties and Furniture Design
Kevin Williams

Assistant Projection Designer
Sam Clevenger+

Production Stage Manager
Jessie Vacchiano*

Technical Director
Frank Bowles

Public Relations
David Elzer/Demand PR

Running Time:
Approximately two hours with a 15-minute intermission

This version of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 was created for a touring production of the play at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre Sharon Ott, Artistic Director; Susan Medak, Managing Director. In its original form, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 was produced by the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director/Producer. It premiered on May 23, 1993, and closed on July 18, 1993. It was subsequently produced as a work-in-progress at The McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. The original New York production was provided by the Public Theater, George C. Wolfe, Producer. It opened at the Public Theater in March, 1994 and was directed by George C. Wolfe. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre on April 17, 1994. The producers were: Benjamin Mordecai, Laura Rafaty,Ric Wanetik, the Public Theater (George C. Wolfe, Producer) and the Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director), in association with Harriet Newman Leve, Jeanne Rizzo, James D. Stern, Daryl Roth, Jo-Lynne Worley, Ronald A. Pizzuti, The Booking Office, Inc. and Freddy Bienstock.

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing
(formerly Dramatists Play Service, Inc.), New York.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the professional union for actors and stage managers in the United States.
**Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC).
+Member of United Scenic Artists United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE, union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Projection Designers in Live Performance.



This play is based on interviews conducted by Anna Deavere Smith soon after the race riots in Los Angeles in 1992. All words were spoken by real people and are verbatim from those interviews. The riots occurred after a “not guilty verdict” was announced in the trial in Simi Valley of four Los Angeles police officers who had been captured on videotape beating Black motorist Rodney King and were accused of assault. This beating and the trial were national news in the early 1990s. This play is about a real event, using the words of real people.



JESSYE NORMAN………………………….Humming Tunes
TED BRISENO………………………………..A Broken Heart
ANGELA KING…………………………………….Hand Fishin’


STANLEY K. SHEINBAUM…….These Curious People
RUDY SALAS, SR…………………………………..My Enemy
ELAINE YOUNG……Safe and Sound in Beverly Hills




JOSIE MORALES……………………Indelible Substance
ANONYMOUS MAN…………….Your Heads in Shame


JOE VIOLA………………………………………..Butta-Boom
KEITH WATSON………………………………………A Movie
STANLEY K. SHEINBAUM……………………….Hammer
SHELBY COFFEY, III……..Big and Dreadful Things
KEITH WATSON……………………………………….Rocked
KATIE MILLER……………………………………….Pep Boys
OCTAVIO SANDOVAL………………………….Bunk Beds
FEDERICO SANDOVAL………………….Channel 2, 4 …
KATIE MILLER……………………………………….I. Magnin
TALENT AGENT……………………………….Caesar Salad
KEITH WATSON…………………………………………..Rage
SHELBY COFFEY III…………………………………..Beirut
JUDITH TUR……………………………………….. War Zone
KEITH WATSON……………………………Make My Mark
DARYL GATES……..It’s Awful Hard to Break Away
TALENT AGENT……………………Absorb a Little Guilt
ELVIRA EVERS……..To Look Like Girls From Little
JESSYE NORMAN……………………………………….. Roar



CORNEL WEST, Scholar…………….Chekhov/Coltrane
REGINALD DENNY……….A Weird Common Threat in Our Lives
PAUL PARKER………No Justice, No Peace/My Room
WALTER PARK………………………………….Kinda’ Lonely
CHRIS OH…………………………How Things Used to Be
MRS. JUNE PARK…………….And in My Heart for Him
CHRIS OH……………………………………..Execution Style
ANGELA KING………………………………Here’s a Nobody
THEODORE BRISENO……….Not Their Hero Anymore


MAXINE WATERS………………………………..Washington


ALICE WATERS…………………………..A Civilizing Place
PAUL PARKER……………………………………………Slavery
JIN HO LEE……………………………………….Seven Names
PAUL PARKER………………………………………….Weapons
ELAINE BROWN…………………….Ask Sadaam Hussein
PAUL PARKER……………………In a Way that was Just
BILL BRADLEY……………..You’re Being Held Against Your Will, Aren’t You?
RUDY SALAS……How Do You Think a Father Feels?
PAUL PARKER…….What I’m Doing For, Say, Justice
BILL BRADLEY………………….Application of the Laws
ALICE WATERS……………………………Marching Orders


MARIA…………………………………………………AA Meeting
MRS. YOUNG-SOON HAN………………Swallowing the Bitterness


TWILIGHT BEY, Organizer, Gang Truce……….Limbo

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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


JESSYE NORMAN, Opera Singer, African-American
TED BRISENO, Police officer, Accused of Beating Rodney King, Latino
ANGELA KING, Rodney King’s Aunt, African-American
STANLEY K. SHEINBAUM, Former President, Los Angeles Police Commission, White, 70s
RUDY SALAS, SR., Sculptor and Painter, Mexican-American, 60s
ELAINE YOUNG, Real Estate Agent, Beverly Hills, White, 50s
CHARLES LLOYD, Attorney, African-American, 50s
GINA RAE AKA QUEEN MALKAH, Community Activist, African-American, 40s
JAY WOONG YAHNG, Former Liquor Store Owner, Korean, 40s
JOSIE MORALES, Clerk Typist, City of Los Angeles, Witness to Rodney King Beating
SERGEANT CHARLES DUKE, Special Weapons and Tactics Unit, LAPD, Use-of-Force Expert for the Defense/Witness, Simi Valley and Federal Trials, White, 30s
ANONYMOUS MAN, Juror in Simi Valley Trial, White, Late 30s
JOE VIOLA, Television Writer, White, 40s
KEITH WATSON, Former Security Guard, Co-Assailant of Reginald Denny, African-American, 20s
SHELBY COFFEY III, Editor, Los Angeles Times, White, 40’s
KATIE MILLER, Bookkeeper and Accountant, African-American, 40s
OCTAVIO SANDOVAL, Occupation Unknown, Latino
FEDERICO SANDOVAL, Octavio’s Brother, Latino

TALENT AGENT, Anonymous Hollywood Talent Agent, White, 40s
ELAINE YOUNG, The Beverly Hills Real Estate Agency, White
JUDITH TUR, Ground Reporter. LA News Service, War Zone
DARYL GATES, Former Chief of Los Angeles Police Department, White, 50s
ELVIRA EVERS, General Worker and Cashier, Canteen Corporation, Black Pan-American, 40s
CORNEL WEST, Scholar, African-American, 40s
REGINALD DENNY, Semi-Truck Driver, Victim, White, 30s
PAUL PARKER, Chairperson, Free the L.A. Four Plus Defense Committee, African-American, 20s
WALTER PARK, Store Owner, Gunshot Victim, Korean-American, 50s
CHRIS OH, Medical Student, Stepson to Walter Park, Korean-American, 30s
MRS. JUNE PARK, Wife of Walter Park, Korean-American, 50s
MAXINE WATERS, Congresswoman
ALICE WATERS, Chef, Chez Panisse Restaurant, Berkeley, CA, White, 40s
JIN HO LEE, Korean-American, 30s
ELAINE BROWN, Former Head of the Black Panther Party, African-American, 40s
BILL BRADLEY, Senator, D-New Jersey, White, 40s
MARIA, Juror #7, African-American, 30s
MRS. YOUNG-SOON HAN, Former Liquor Store Owner, Korean-American, 40s
TWILIGHT BEY, Organizer, Gang Truce, Crips Gang, African-American, Early 30s


JoBeth Williams

ANNA DEAVERE SMITH (Playwright) is an actress, playwright, teacher, and author. She is credited with creating a new form of theatre. By looking at current events from multiple points of view, Ms. Smith’s theatre combines the journalistic technique of interviewing her subjects with the art of interpreting their words through performance. Her production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 was nominated for two Tony Awards. Fires in the Mirror was runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize. Other productions include House Arrest and Let Me Down Easy. Her most recent original work Notes from the Field looks at the vulnerability of youth, the criminal justice system, and contemporary activism. The New York Times named the stage version among The Best Theatre of 2016 and TIME Magazine called it one of the Top 10 Plays of the Year. HBO premiered the film version in February, 2018. It was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award. President Obama awarded Ms. Smith the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal. She is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. Other awards include the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for achievement in the arts, the George Polk Career Award in Journalism, and the Ridenhour Courage Award. In 2015, Ms. Smith was named the Jefferson Lecturer, the nation’s highest honor in the humanities. She has been given several honorary degrees including those from Yale, Juilliard, University of Pennsylvania, Smith College, and Spelman. She is also a television and film actress. Credits include such shows as Shonda Rhimes’s new “untitled project,” ABC’s series “For the People,” and “Blackish.” She also co-starred on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” and was featured on the long-running series “The West Wing.” Films include “The American President,” “Rachel Getting Married,” “Philadelphia,” “Dave,” “Rent,” and “Human Stain.” Ms. Smith is a Full Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she founded the former Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue.

Chris Butler

CHRIS BUTLER (Co-Director/Actor) is a two-time L.A. Ovation, NAACP, LADCC and Garland Award-winner for Yellowman (Fountain Theatre) and Stick Fly (Matrix Theatre). He appeared as Noah on Broadway in 110 in the Shade starring Audra McDonald (Roundabout Theatre Company). His credits with Rubicon Theatre Company include Gem of the Ocean, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and You Can’t Take It With You. Other regional theatre credits include Othello, Macbeth, How to Catch Creation, A Raisin in the Sun, and The Piano Lesson (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); District Merchants and Death of a Salesman (South Coast Repertory); Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Center L.A.); Race (A.C.T.); Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Blue (Pasadena Playhouse); and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe Theatre). On television, Chris most recently played Rayfield Mooty in the television mini-series “Women of the Movement.” He played recurring characters on all seven seasons of CBS’s “The Good Wife” as well as its spin off “The Good Fight,” “Designated Survivor,” “True Blood,” “Major Crimes” and “24.” Chris has been a series regular on TNT’s “King & Maxwell” and several pilots, and has guest-starred on more than 50 television shows, including “NCIS,” “Superstore,” “Modern Family,” “Scandal,” “True Detective,” “Longmire,” “Shameless,” “True Blood,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Criminal Minds,” and “Law & Order: SVU.” Film credits include: “Rescue Dawn,” “Cradle 2: The Grave,” “Burning Dog” and “30 Nights.” Directing credits include A Song (Rubicon Theatre Company), Two Trains Running, Top Dog Underdog (Bonnie Franklin’s CCAP) and Six Degrees of Separation (Company Carolina). Chris holds an M.F.A. in Theatre from the University of California at San Diego and a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

JENNY SULLIVAN (Co-Director) emerged from the pandemic blues to direct Rubicon’s production of The Gin Game with Jobeth Williams and Joe Spano, Ensemble Theatre Company’s (ETC’s) Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical with Linda Purl and David Engel, and Unjust with Gregory Harrison and Chris Butler for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Favorite work before 2020: Tom Dugan’s Jackie Unveiled at the Wallis Annenberg in Beverly Hills, and the Acorn Theatre Off-Broadway run of Tom Dugan’s Wiesenthal (which moved to The Wallis and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre). Jenny’s Rubicon credits include The Baby Dance: Mixed; Women Beyond Borders; The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; A Moon for the Misbegotten; Our Town; Steel Magnolias (Indy Award); Food Confessions; The Mystery of Irma Vep (2012 Ovation Nomination for Direction); Tea at Five; Doubt; Trying; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Indy Award) with Joe Spano, Karyl Lynn Burns, Jason Chanos and Angela Goethals; Spit Like a Big Girl; You Can’t Take It With You; Hamlet (Indy Award) with Joseph Fuqua; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with Chris Butler; Tuesdays with Morrie; Defying Gravity; Happy Days; Art (Indy Award); Dancing at Lughnasa (Indy Award) with Susan Clark and Bonnie Franklin; The Rainmaker with Stephanie Zimbalist and John Bennett Perry; The Little Foxes; and Old Wicked Songs with Harold Gould and Joseph Fuqua. Solo productions include the successful ETC and Laguna Playhouse runs of I Am My Own Wife (Indy Award) featuring John Tufts, The Year of Magical Thinking with Linda Purl, and Rubicon’s production of Clarence Darrow with James O’Neil. Other credits include The Dresser with Len Cariou and Granville Van Dusen at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre; Steel Magnolias at Laguna Playhouse; The Legend of Georgia McBride, Baby Doll, Good People, Dublin Carol (Indy Award), The Lion in Winter (Indy Award), The Memory of Water and Tea at Five at ETC; Listen for Wings at Access Theatre; The Elephant Man for San Jose Rep; Death of a Salesman (AUM) with Stuart Margolin and Wendy Phillips; six seasons of new plays at Williamstown; Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore at The Geffen Playhouse; and The Vagina Monologues for the Canon and Coronet theatres. Jenny directed the World Premiere of Jane Anderson’s The Baby Dance at Pasadena Playhouse, which then moved to Williamstown Theatre Festival, Long Wharf Theatre (CT Critics’ Directing Award) and the Lucille Lortel Off-Broadway. Jenny’s film credits include “Access All Areas” and “The Next Best Thing” (in which she had the good fortune to direct her father Barry). Jenny is most proud of the Rubicon World Premiere of her play J for J with Jeff Kober and the late, great John Ritter. Jenny is thrilled and grateful to be collaborating with her old friend Chris Butler.

JOHN IACOVELLI (Scenic Designer) has designed Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan on Broadway (for which he received an Emmy Award), The Twilight of the Golds, and the National Tour of Camelot. John’s regional credits include over 300 productions at major theatres including Steppenwolf, Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, McCarter, Denver Center, Long Wharf, Seattle Rep, and L.A.’s Center Theatre Group (Waiting for Godot, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Valley of the Heart.) John was Production Designer on “Ruby in Paradise” starring Ashley Judd in her film debut. He was Art Director on the Disney smash hit film “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!” His television work includes “The Old Settler” starring Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen, and “The Gin Game” starring Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke. Other notable television credits include “Babylon 5,” “Resurrection Blvd.,” and “Lincoln Heights.” John has an M.F.A. from NYU Tisch. www.iacovelli.com

BRIAN GALE (Lighting Designer) has numerous stage credits, including 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 Matrix Theater; El Nino, Mexican Day, and 100 Aprils at Rogue Machine; The Things We Do and Punk Rock at the Odyssey; God of Carnage and Carrie the Musical at La Mirada; Red and Disgraced at San Diego Rep; Little Shop of Horrors at Cleveland Playhouse; 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 at Lewis Family Playhouse; and Waiting For Godot, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Harps and Angels at The Mark Taper Forum. For L.A. Opera, Brian has created lights for La Boheme, Don Giovanni and Jenufa and lights and projections for the 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.

DAVID MURAKAMI (Projection Designer) is a projection designer and film director focused on the union between the cinematic and the theatrical. Recent productions include Everest at Dallas Opera, Elektra at Minnesota Opera, Luis Valdez’ Zoot Suit and Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum, Singin’ in the Rain with McCoy Rigby, Sense and Sensibility at South Coast Repertory, and Gordon Getty’s Scare Pair at L.A. Opera Off Grand. Other design credits include Opera Parallèle’s Dead Man WalkingChampion, Les Enfants Terribles, Heart of Darkness, and Little Prince; Minnesota Opera’s Das Rheingold and Flight; the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s Daphnis et Chloé; and several musicals aboard Princess Cruises’ flagship Royal-class vessels. Other companies include Opéra de Montréal, San Jose Repertory Theatre, SFJazz, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Atlanta Opera, Presidio Theatre, Skylight Theatre, Celebration Theatre, Arizona Opera, and Riyadh Season. David is a member of United Scenic Artists 829 and teaches projection design at the University of California, Irvine. www.davidmurakami.com

MATT KISH (Illustrator) is a self-taught artist and published illustrator whose books include “Moby-Dick in Pictures” and “Heart of Darkness.” He lives in Ohio with his partner, their frog, and too many books.

KEVIN WILLIAMS (Properties and Furniture Designer), a recovering actor and L.A. native, has spent over two decades working as a designer, fabricator and consultant for clients such as Walt Disney Imagineering, The HUB Network, Red 5 Studios and Twentieth Century Fox, among many others. Notably, he worked as the Resident Production Designer for the interactive theatre company Delusion for seven years: Lies Within (2014), His Crimson Queen (2016), the Lies Within VR series (2017), The Blue Blade (2018), and, most recently, Reaper’s Remorse (2021.) Kevin is currently the Prop Department Supervisor for UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television. He lives in Orange County with his incredible family and is a proud member of S.P.A.M.

RANDALL (Randy) ROBERT TICO (Original Music and Sound Designer) is known for his work as a bassist with a diverse range of artists, such as the critically acclaimed jazz nonet Matrix, Jeff Bridges & the Abiders, Strunz & Farah, Airto & Flora Purim, Kenny Loggins, John McEuen and Jose Feliciano. Randall has also established himself as an award-winning composer and sound designer for theatre with Critical Mass Performance Group (Apollo, Ameryka), Denver Center of the Performing Arts (Anna Karenina), Portland Center Stage (Astoria, Othello, Snow Falling on Cedars, Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline, and The Imaginary Invalid), Theater @ Boston Court (Mother Courage), and in his hometown of Santa Barbara, Ensemble Theatre Company (Macbeth, Everything is Illuminated). Randall’s work with director Jenny Sullivan includes Jackie Unveiled at the Wallis, Baby Dance: Mixed at Rubicon, and Baby Doll for ETC @ The New Vic. He received Garland and Ovation Awards for his work with director Nancy Keystone and Critical Mass Performance Ensemble on Apollo at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Other designs include Ameryka (2016 Ovation nomination), Suzan- Lori Parks’ The America Play (Theatre @ Boston Court), Antigone (Portland Center Stage for which he won a Drammy Award), The Ahkmatova Project, Dr. Faustus, The Rover, and Measure for Measure. Further works include Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, the vocal score for David Hare’s version of Mother Courage, and music and sound design for The Glass Menagerie, all directed by Jessica Kubzansky; original music for Magic Fruit (Cornerstone), Shishir Kurup director; and work as Composer/Sound Designer for the 2014-16 Launch Pad program at UCSB with director Risa Brainin.

ABRA FLORES (Costume Designer) has been telling stories with her designs for the past 40 years. As a working designer with experiences in multiple venues and production situations (theatre, film, dance and opera), Abra brings a strong knowledge of and appreciation for costume design to her work and to her teaching. Abra has initiated, developed, and integrated active programs in costume design and makeup at Ventura College; Moorpark College; and CSU, Channel Islands (the latter on hiatus). She loves her craft and strives to instill in her students a pride in their craftsmanship and a love of theatre. Abra has also created an international program, where groups of students tour various cities in Europe, seeing plays and touring theatres. She received a B.A. in Theatre from Portland State University and an M.F.A. in Costume Design from California Institute of the Arts. Abra is delighted to be collaborating with Rubicon Theatre Company again, and to be working in live theatre again after the COVID-19 hiatus.

RODERICK MENZIES (Voice and Dialect Coach) coached director Jenny Sullivan’s production of The Lion in Winter for Ensemble Theatre in Santa Barbara. For Rubicon, he has coached The Tempest, Master Harold…and the boys, Steel Magnolias, My Fair Lady, Lonesome Traveler, Last Train to Nibroc, See Rock City, Gulf View Drive, Taking Sides, and Gem of the Ocean (with Chris Butler). Other regional coaching includes American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco; Huntington Theatre, Boston; and Geffen Theatre, Los Angeles. He has coached Off-Broadway, and he prepared Alicia Silverstone for her Broadway debut in The Graduate. Recent industry coaching includes Sharon Gless for “Fast Charlie” and Adrian Holmes for “Bel-Air.” Other recent TV includes “The Boys” and “Yellowjackets.” Individual clients include Patricia Arquette, Neve Campbell, David Duchovny, Mariska Hargitay, Neil Patrick Harris, Sandra Oh, James Purefoy, and Sophie Turner. Rod teaches voice at UCLA.

SAM CLEVENGER (Assistant Projections Designer) is a Los Angeles-based animator and video artist whose work spans film and theatrical projection. Most recently, his work was featured in East West Players’ Assassins, and prior to this he designed and animated for Minnesota Opera’s excerpt of Lucia Di Lammermoor. Sam has also worked with a variety of other shows and companies including on Princess Cruises’ 5-SK1-E-5, Minnesota Opera’s Elektra, Dallas Opera’s graphic novel opera Everest, Opera Parallele’s Trouble in Tahiti, and more. Sam’s current work in film includes heading VFX for the comedy series “How to Hack Birth Control.” He previously served as Assistant Editor on the Emmy and Peabody nominated documentary film “Survivors.” Sam builds tiny machines out of cardboard when there’s time for that sort of thing.

JESSIE VACCHIANO (Stage Manager), based in Los Angeles, graduated with a B.F.A. in Production with an emphasis in Stage Management from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2009. In 2010, Jessie joined AEA as a professional stage manager. Jessie has worked as a freelance stage manager on productions large and small – musicals, dramas, environmental pieces, corporate events, outdoor drive-in events, musical concerts, and (thanks to 2020) even virtual productions. Jessie has stage-managed more than 25 productions with Rubicon, including Noises Off, Conviction (co-production with Bay Street Theatre), Heisenberg (also at Laguna Playhouse), The Last Five Years, Other Desert Cities, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, See Rock CityGulf View DriveReturn to the Forbidden Planet, Moonlight and Magnolias, Taking SidesSylviaIncognito, The Baby Dance: MixedPlaid Tidings and Never Not Once. Other favorite credits include: Three Pianos (A.R.T./New York Theatre Workshop/Ontological Theatre), Our Planet (Japan Society), Breakup Notebook (ReVision Theatre); Soul on Fire (Kennedy Center), Beth Malone…So Far (Tour), Body Awareness (Gulfshore Playhouse), Pal Joey (Arkansas Rep), I Am My Own Wife (Laguna Playhouse), My Life with Men…and Other Animals (U.S. Premiere, Peter Schneider Productions), A Room with a View (L.A. TheatreWorks), Measure for Measure (Ensemble Theatre Company), Sweet Charity (Reprise 2.0), and Sing Out! (Austin Arts Project). Jessie has worked on a number of virtual productions. Recent credits include A Song (Rubicon Theatre), Grateful (Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra); Measure for Measure, Richard II and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare by the Sea); A Christmas Carol (ETC); The Gin Game and Suppressed Desires (Laguna Playhouse); and The Last Five Years (International City Theater). Jessie is also a lecturer for the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and will be creating the new UCLA Stage Management Institute starting this summer. 



Producing Artistic Director | Karyl Lynn Burns
Artistic Director Emeritus | James O’Neil
Director of Outreach | Beverly Ward
Associate Artistic Director/Executive Producer | Stephanie Coltrin
Director of Education | Kirby Ward
Guest Services Manager | Steve Braun
Business Manager/Finance Director | Ellen White
Customer Experience Manager | Sandy Aichner
Finance Assistant | Seryozha LaPorte
Development Associate | Araceli Aggarwal
Guest Services Associates | Barbara Dean, Katy Jarvis, Andres Vaiz
Interim Education and Marketing Associate | Tarah Dougherty


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


Strategic Planning and Development | Hannah-Beth Jackson
Graphic Design | Mance Creative – Mike Mance, Mitch Wilson, Edgar Guerrero,
Julia Lopez, Anna Lee, Rick Annino
Systems and IT | Advanced Networks – Israel Galindo
Renovation and Construction | Torres Construction – Frank Torres


Set Construction/Scenic Painting | Lidderdale Enterprises, Inc.
Master Electrician | Zo Haynes
Costume Design Assistant | Malia Mooney
Wardrobe/Backstage Crew | Stacie Logue, Lexi Quolas
Covid Compliance Officer | Danielle White
Backstage Manager | Erica Mings
Load-in Crew | Mason Garcia, Matthew Catano, Tyson Sauthoff, Cole Campbell


Charles Delarbre, Voiceover Artist
Retired Captain Don White of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department

Rubicon Theatre Company
2022–2023 Board Members

Board of Directors

Doug Halter, President,
Halter-Encinas Enterprises

Stephanie Zierhut, Treasurer
Retired Educator

Jeanne P. Adams, Ph. D., Secretary
Professor/Educational Consultant

Members at Large
Claire Bowman
Starbucks Ojai Valley Ranch

Karyl Lynn Burns
Producing Artistic Director
Rubicon Theatre Company

Michael Jackowitz
Producer, Witzend Productions

Brad Setser
Former VP/Head of Global Marketing
Yardi Systems Inc.

Kevin Surace
CTO, Appvance

Robert M. Berger
Legal Advisor


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

Members as of January 2022

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
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 Rodney King Beating and Related Events Leading up to April 29, 1992

MARCH 3, 1991

Rodney King, a Black motorist, is pulled over by California Highway Patrol officers for speeding on the 210 Freeway. King later admitted he tried to elude authorities because he had been drinking and was on probation for a robbery conviction. He eventually pulls off the freeway and stops his car in front of a San Fernando Valley apartment building. George Holliday, who lives in the building, is awakened by the noise. He sees and videotapes four white officers beating and kicking King dozens of times, even after he is subdued and on the ground. Holliday turns over the video to a local TV station, and it airs repeatedly on broadcast news, causing an international outrage.

A few days later, LAPD Chief Daryl F. Gates calls the Rodney King beating an “aberration” as the community clamors for his resignation. King is released from custody.

MARCH 15, 1991

A grand jury charges the four officers seen in the video with felony assault and other offenses.

That same night, fifteen-year-old Latasha Harlins, an African-American girl, is shot in the back of the head by Korean-American Soon Ja Du in a South L.A. convenience store at 91st and Figueroa. The owner stated she believed the Westchester High School student was stealing a $1.79 bottle of orange juice. Harlins died with $2 in her hand.

MARCH 26, 1991

The four officers charged in the King beating enter their innocent pleas on March 26, the same day Soon Ja Du is arraigned for murder.

APRIL 1, 1991

L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley empowers a special commission under Warren Christopher to investigate the LAPD.

APRIL 4, 1991

The LA Police Commission places Gates on leave. He is immediately reinstated by the City Council and Gates takes disciplinary action against the four indicted officers, firing Wind and suspending the other three.

JULY 9, 1991

The Christopher Commission releases its report on July 9, recommending that Gates and the whole Police Commission resign.

JULY 16, 1991

The Police Commission orders Gates to reinstate his assistant chief David D. Dotson, whom Gates had forced to step down after Dotson complained of the chief’s failures to discipline police officers. About a week later, Gates announces his intention of retiring in 1992.

NOVEMBER 15, 1991

After a court finds Soon Ja Du guilty of involuntary manslaughter, she is sentenced to five years’ probation, four-hundred hours of community service and a $500 fine.

NOVEMBER 26, 1991

Based on the massive publicity and the highly charged political environment surrounding the case, Judge Stanley Weisberg of the California Court of Appeals approves a change of venue to Ventura County, and the Rodney King Trial moved to Simi Valley. As racial tensions continue to grow, the choice is criticized because Simi Valley is largely populated by Caucasian-Americans and because of the large number of L.A. Police officers who live there.

NOVEMBER 29, 1991

Tensions continue to rise when LAPD officers kill a black man, leading to a confrontation with nearly a hundred housing-projects residents in the Watts area of L.A.


Pretrial motions precede the actual trial of the four LAPD officers in the Rodney King case, which begins with opening arguments on March 4, before a jury which included ten white people, one Filipino person and one Hispanic woman. None were African-American. And none were Simi Valley residents. Two weeks later, the prosecution rests its arguments. On April 13, Briseno admits that King was never a threat to the arresting officers. Meanwhile, on April 16, Willie L. Williams is named as Gates’ successor as Police Commissioner. On April 23, the King-trial jury begins its deliberations.

APRIL 29, 1992

The jury returns a verdict on April 29. The officers are found innocent, except for one charge against Officer Powell for the excessive use of force. The verdict, which results in a mistrial, is widely publicized on television.

The feared reaction comes the same day. A peaceful protest rally of over two-thousand people at a South-Central L.A. church breaks into violence, spreading in a widening circle of shootings, beatings, and looting. Vandalism eventually leads to arson, engulfing a large section of central L.A. in fire. Reginald Denny, a Caucasian truck driver, is pulled from his cab and severely beaten in an episode caught on video tape and broadcast on television. LA Mayor Bradley declares a local emergency, and Governor Pete Wilson brings in the National Guard.

Mass protests break out around the country. On May 3, the L.A. Times announces the toll paid by the community: 58 dead, almost 2,400 injured, over 12,000 arrested, 3,100 businesses damaged. More than 150 fires blazed and the property damage exceeded $1 billion.

For more about the aftermath of the riots, a study guide and suggested reading, please visit the Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 page on the Rubicon website.

Education Sponsors and 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 Beverly Ward at bward@rubicontheatre.org or
805.66.2912, ext. 280.


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 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 Beverly Ward at (805) 667-2912, ext. 280 or bward@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
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
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
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.
Lena and Jim Lanum
Sandy and Neal Lassila
Terri Lisagor
Dee and John Lockwood
Tracy Long
Jeannette and Dr. Dennis
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
Ventura County Community
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
Toby Applebay
Diane Armstrong
Brooke and Everard
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
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
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
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
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
Barbara and Dr. Stanley
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
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
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
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
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
Carmen and Dr. Clifford
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
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
Cherri and Neil Ziegler
Carrie Zuniga

$100 – $999

Jane Advani
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
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
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
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


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 Director of Outreach Beverly Ward at 805.667.2912, ext. 280, or e-mail her at bward@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