Town Hall Theatre Company Staff and Contacts
Box Office Phone: (925) 283-1557
Production Office and Town Hall Education Phone: (925) 283-6673
Techincal Director: Henry Perkins
Program Design: Lynn McAuliffe (925) 377-1997
About Our Staff:
Dennis Markam [Patron Services Manager, Teaching Artist] has been seen on the Town Hall stage over the past few years as Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night, Gabriel Utterson in Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Young Scrooge/Scrooge's Nephew in Scrooge!, Yvan in 'Art' (Shellie Nominee), along with many more. He has also directed around the area, most recently Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Diablo Actors Ensemble (where he is a board member). Dennis began teaching at Town Hall Kids working with Rena Wilson and a troupe of brilliant 5th graders on Willy Wonka Jr. at Spring Hill Elementary School and has been involved as a Teaching Artist and occasional producer for Town Hall Kids ever since. If Dennis could impart one piece of knowledge it would be that tappers should always check their screws.
Henry Perkins [Technical Director]
Joel Roster [Artistic Director] has been a fixture at Town Hall over the last twelve years, first as an actor, then director, then Teaching Artist, and for the last three years served as Town Hall's Director of Education. For Town Hall, his directorial work includes Bleacher Bums, The Graduate and the winner of the Shellie Award for Best Play Of The Year--The Farnsworth Invention.
As an actor, he's been seen at Town Hall in Arcadia (Septimus), Rough Crossing (Dvornichek), Measure for Measure (Angelo), and The Rainmaker (Bill Starbuck), among many others. For the educational programs, he's directed over 20 full-scale productions for students, including Our Town, Urinetown: The Musical, Drood, Brighton Beach Memoirs and many, many more.
A two-time Shellie award winner for acting, and multiple nominee for directing, acting and musical direction, Joel resides in Lafayette, just a 20-minute walk from this building.
Ginny Wehrmeister [Director of Education] has been a part of the Town Hall family since 2007. She received her BFA in Theatre Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her continued schooling comes from A.C.T. and Berkeley REP, studying with such teachers as Andrew Hurteau, Andy Murray, L. Peter Callender, Rebecca Castelli and Jessica Richards, among others. A Bay Area native, Ms. Wehrmeister has received three Shellie Awards for acting (Best Actress In A Play--"Bus Stop", Roleplayers Ensemble Theatre; Best Actress In A Play--"Educating Rita", Diablo Actors Ensemble; Best Actress in a Play -- "Pygmalion," Town Hall Theatre Company) and several more nominations. On the Town Hall main stage, audiences have seen her in "Bleacher Bums", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Pygmalion", and as a Teaching Artist, she's helmed or co-helmed over twelve full-scale productions for students. She's worked all over California, working with such companies as DTC, CCMT, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Altarena Playhouse and many, many more, and she's honored to bring her talents to the students at THE.