Town Hall Theatre Company Staff and Contacts
Box Office Phone: (925) 283-1557
Production Office and Town Hall Education Phone: (925) 283-6673
Fax: (925) 283-3481
THE TOWN HALL THEATRE STAFF
Town Hall Theatre Program Design: Lynn McAuliffe (925) 377-1997
About Our Staff:
Dennis Markam [Managing Director] 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] is enjoying his second Go-around as Technical Director for Town Hall Theatre Co. He was the TD from '08 - '09. He built sets for Miracle on 34th St., Rabbit Hole, The Odd Couple (Female Version), and One Night at the Hotel Grand. He left to freelance and improve his skill set. During this hiatus, as an independent contractor, Henry did technical direction for Shotgun Players, Tri-Valley Rep, Diablo Theatre Co., Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Contra Costa Civic Theatre, African American Shakes, Bay Area Children's Theatre, and Curtain Call Performing Arts. Henry has also worked as a Scenic Carpenter for Center Rep, The Douglas Morrison Theatre, The Willows, and Rooster Productions LLC. Henry has performed in 11 productions at Town Hall, including The Rainmaker, God of Carnage and a one-weekend stint in Every Christmas Story Ever Told. Henry is a proud member of Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble, has a wonderful girl named Jennie and a bunny named Stewart Thebun. Henry is also a soon-to-be father.
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 three years served as Town Hall's Director of Education. For Town Hall, his directorial work includes Bleacher Bums, The Graduate, Company, Angels In America: Millennium Approaches, The Mystery of Edwin Drood 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 Theatre Bay Area award nominee and 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.
Liz Welch [Production Manager] is enthusiastic about her role as Production Manager for Town Hall Theatre Company. After studying Graphic Design in San Francisco, she went on to work for Investment Banks designing pitch-books, and for many Non-profits, designing marketing materials and engaging the community. In 2003, she started her own business designing kids t-shirts and won "Best In Show" on Zazzle. In 2012, her business won "Best of Pleasant Hill" for children's clothing. Liz is a Northern California native, and when she is not working at Town Hall, you can find her hiking, biking, and playing in the outdoors with her three children.