Town Hall Theatre Company Staff and Contacts
Box Office Phone: (925) 283-1557
Production Office and Town Hall Education Phone: (925) 283-6673
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.
Joel Roster [Education Programs Manager, Teaching Artist] has been, over the past seven years, a fixture at Town Hall, both onstage and off. He's been a Teaching Artist at Town Hall since the program was first revamped back in 2006, and since then, he's directed many full-scale productions with young performers, including Urinetown: The Musical, Harvey, Moon Over Buffalo, The Music Man, Bugsy Malone, Once Upon A Mattress, Annie Get Your Gun and Our Town. For Town Hall's Main Stage, he has directed Bleacher Bums and the East Bay premiere of The Graduate. As an actor at Town Hall, he has appeared in Arcadia (Septimus Hodge), Bullshot Crummond (Capt. Hugh Crummond), Groucho: A Life In Revue (Harpo/Chico Marx), Rough Crossing (Dvornichek), and Fall 2011's Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Pablo Picasso). For the last nine years, Joel has also served as an instructor for Diablo Valley College's College For Kids program.
Joel received his training as an actor and director from Jim Kirkwood, Beth McBrien, Douglas Dildine, Andrea Weber, Harvey Berman, Ray Stansbury, Les Abbott, and many others. He studied at Diablo Valley College and in private workshops and classes all over California. He is deeply honored to be part of Town Hall's Educational Programs once again.
Derrick Silva [Artistic Director] was recently seen on the Town Hall stage in The Farnsworth Invention. Derrick joined Town Hall as Artistic Director in August 2013, but has been a part of the Bay Area theatre scene for over 25 years, he recently directed and choreographed My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra for Diablo Theatre Company. As an actor, he last appeared as John Wilkes Booth in Assassins for Ray of Light Theatre.