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 31 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
Gary D. Ferguson Co-Executive Producer i…@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
Lorraine VanRod Marketing Coordinator i…@stage1theatre.org
Gary D. Ferguson Costume Custodian i…@stage1theatre.org

Executive Officers
Debbie Otterstetter
– President
Lorraine VanRod – Vice President
Donnie McIntosh – Secretary
Florence Wong – Treasurer

Board Members
Traci Colon
Gary Ferguson
Kevin Hammond
KK Kaneshiro
Karen S. Leonard
Gino Lucas
Belinda Maloney
Scott Maraj
Judy Mellberg
Patricia Pitpitan
Brandon Sass

Student Liaison
Mandy Cordoba

Honorary Board Members
Ryan Friedman
Scott Hall
David L. Hobbs
Danielle Ishihara
Pamela Rosen
Cordelia Willis

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