Board of Directors

President Lauren Rosi      

Vice President Tom Stack

Treasurer Denise Altaffer   

Secretary Catie Warburton

Members at Large:

Lyle Barrere

Grace Chaffey

Lynda DiVito

Linda Drucker

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.

Susan E. Evans [Artistic Director] joined Town Hall Theatre Company as Artistic Director in December 2016. Most recently, Susan directed Lisa Kron's Well at CCCT. She served for five years as the Artistic Director of the Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward, where she directed Private Lives, Dividing the Estate, All My Sons, Eurydice, An Ideal Husband (Scott Munson adaptation), The Skin of Our Teeth and Mrs. Warren’s Profession. While at DMT she developed a second stage series of staged readings of contemporary playwrights, and also programmed story-telling evenings and an annual playwriting contest.  Previously, Susan served for 11 years as the Artistic Director of Eastenders Repertory Company where her directing work included We Won’t Pay, We Won’t Pay (Dario Fo), Frozen (Bryony Lavery) and Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (Brecht) co-directed with Founder Charles E. Polly, among many others. At Eastenders, which focused on re-envisioning classics and developing new works, she was very proud to have directed the World Premieres of Parts II and III of Mr. Polly’s acclaimed Twyla Trilogy. She received her undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta, and further post-grad training at the Drama Studio London @ Berkeley. Her work with solo artists includes two collaborations with solo artist Carolyn Doyle on productions at the Marsh and the SF Fringe Festival, as well as producing a festival of Solo Artists at DMT which featured Josh Kornbluth, Ann Randolph and Marga Gomez. She enjoys ongoing directing projects with Actors Reading Writers in Berkeley. Susan is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Madison Gerringer [Director of Education]  is a proud Bay Area native and a graduate from Emerson College with a BA in Theatre Education. While earning her education degree, she also spent her time at Emerson exploring directing, performance, playwriting, choreography, and the development of new works. Before Emerson, Madison attended high school at Idyllwild Arts Academy in southern California with a concentration in Musical Theatre. She developed a passion for theatre education early on and most of her artistic endeavors since then have stemmed from that passion. She is also actively pursuing a career in theatrical directing, and was a 2017 Theatre Bay Area ATLAS participant. 

Suzie Shepard [Community Engagement Specialist] received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from San Jose State University, the former in Theatre Arts and the latter in Recreation and Leisure Studies. She has served as a Recreation Therapist in various public health settings using drama techniques as a modality for therapeutic outcomes. Suzie also spent ten years as a lecturer at San Jose State in the department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. During her tenure, she taught and developed curriculum around the power of play and creativity in the development of human potential. Her research focused on the relationship between engaging in the creative process throughout the lifespan, and its impact on creating a meaningful life. Most recently, Suzie returned to a very meaningful career acting on stage, serving on boards for various performing arts organizations and being a teaching artist with Standing Ovations.

Michelle Hoselton [Production Manager] has just joined the staff at Town Hall Theatre as Production Manager. Michelle has stage managed numerous shows at THT since 1996, including The Farnsworth Invention, Moon Over Buffalo, Play it Again, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, among many others. She has also stage managed at Role Players Ensemble, CCMT, and Diablo Actors Ensemble, where she also served as the Production Manager. For 11 years, Michelle worked in the online banking industry as an operations analyst.

Henry Perkins [Technical Director] is enjoying his second go-round as Technical Director for Town Hall Theatre Company, since he formerly served as TD from 2008 - 2009, and built sets for Miracle on 34th St., Rabbit Hole, The Odd Couple (Female Version), and One Night at the Hotel Grand.  Henry then left Town Hall to freelance and improve his skill set.  During this hiatus, Henry did technical direction as an independent contractor for Shotgun Players, Tri-Valley Rep, Diablo Theatre Co., Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Contra Costa Civic Theatre, African American Shakespeare, Bay Area Children's Theatre, and Curtain Call Performing Arts.  Henry has also worked as a Scenic Carpenter for Center Rep, the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, The Willows, and Rooster Productions, LLC.  Henry has also 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.

Justin DuPuis [Asst. Technical Director] has worked at Town Hall Theatre for three years and is the current Artist in Residence. He has been an active part of the Bay Area theater community for the last 12 years and has been nominated for numerous awards as an actor and properties artisan, and most recently received a TBA Award for properties design at Town Hall.  Justin is also one of the resident teaching artists for the company, has worked as a summer instructor at Diablo Valley College and currently works for Cal Shakes as part of their education outreach program.

Leah McKibbin [Box Office Manager] Leah McKibbin is a graduate from St. Mary’s College of California with a BA in Theatre. She began working at Town Hall Theatre in the fall in 2008, and has continued to work in various capacities with a variety of titles. Leah also works as an Outsourced Operations Administrator for Sans Souci Group, costume designs productions at St. Joseph Notre Dame in Alameda, and attends Board Meetings for the Quinan Street Project.