About Us

Stage 1 Theatre is a non-profit community theatre group located in Newark, California. Stage 1 has been performing works of musical theatre, comedy, and drama in the greater San Francisco Bay Area for more than 28 years.

Mission Statement

The mission of Stage 1 Theatre is to cultivate the love of live theatre in the Tri-City and Greater S.F. Bay Area. We are a non-profit community organization that provides opportunities for audiences, artists and members of the community to experience and participate in outstanding theatrical performances.

To find out how to volunteer for Stage 1, visit our Volunteering with Us page.

Contact Information:

Name Staff Position Email
Debbie Otterstetter Co-Executive Producer d…@stage1theatre.org
Judy Mellberg Co-Executive Producer i…@stage1theatre.org
David L. Hobbs Technical manager d…@stage1theatre.org
Scott Hall Master Carpenter s…@stage1theatre.org
Ryan Friedman Marketing Coordinator i…@stage1theatre.org
Debbie Otterstetter Costume Custodian d…@stage1theatre.org

Executive Officers
Belinda Maloney – President
Cordelia Willis – Vice President
Danielle Ishihara – Secretary
Florence Wong – Treasurer

Board Members
Ryan Friedman
David L. Hobbs
KK Kaneshiro
Judy Mellberg
Douglas Morrison
Debbie Otterstetter
Pamela Rosen
Brandon Sass
Jeff Stevens

Honorary Board Members
Kathy Kimberlin
Karen S. Leonard
Josh Milbourne

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