Mission and Board Members

Bay Area Children’s Theatre, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves more than 110,000 children and adults throughout the Bay Area each year, with main stage performances in Berkeley, Oakland, Sunnyvale, and San Francisco; selected productions in local schools; and classes and summer camps in nearly a dozen Bay Area communities.

Our Mission
To inspire young audiences with imaginative productions, introduce children of all backgrounds to the excitement of live theatre, and create an engaging, entertaining, and educational environment in which children and their families can explore and enjoy the arts.

How We Carry Out Our Mission

  • Bring high quality, professional theatre to children and their families, with artists who create vibrant worlds that are intriguing to young audiences
  • Encourage young people to explore literature, language, and the arts by producing stage adaptations of great children’s books
  • Engage preschoolers in the world of theatre with productions specially designed for them
  • Develop and perform exciting new work for the stage
  • Reach out to children who might not otherwise experience live theatre with free tickets, special performances for school groups, and touring productions at local schools
  • Create touring productions for young audiences nationwide
  • Partner with communities to meet the need for theatre education
  • Introduce children to the joy of performance through our theatre education program

Board of Directors

President: Paul Sugarman
Vice President: Holly Below
Treasurer: Steven Giacomi
Secretary: Carolyn Heywood

Vivian Auslander
Principal, Vivian Auslander Communications

Holly Below
Retired Teacher

Sophia Boutilier
Principal, International Tax Practice, KPMG

Gemma Bulos
Director of Social Innovation and Impact, Claremont McKenna College

Shoshana Chazan
Assistant General Counsel, Sodexo, Inc.

Aldona Clottey
Vice President, Zillow Group

Steven Giacomi
Real Estate Broker and Retired Nonprofit Administrator

Mary Hekl
Director of Learning and Development, Zymergen

Carolyn Heywood
Retired Teacher

Chuck Kapelke
Communications Manager, UC Berkeley

Krysta Lapcevic
Civic Leader

Meredith Lapointe
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Victoria Wells Larson
Owner Designer, Elizabeth Lydon Studio

Andrew Leavitt
Retired Physician, Kaiser Permanente

Marcia Linn
Professor of Education, UC Berkeley

Robin MacGillivray
Consultant, Lee Hecht Harrison

Micki (Margaret) Miller
Retired Teacher

Suzanne Shepard
Actress

Paul Sugarman
Retired Attorney

Ann Tipton
Retired Physician

Janet Walker
Vice President/Portfolio Manager, Abbot Downing

Erica Weber
Partner, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass

Sandra Weingart
CFO, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Bay Area Children’s Theatre is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization (tax ID 55-0871317).

Bay Area Children's Theatre  |  Phone: 510-296-4433  |  info@bactheatre.org