Love, Loss and What I Wore
August 12 – 29
written by Nora and Delia Ephron
directed by Libby Oberlin
Libby Oberlin – Director
- Daniella Innocenti Beem
- Gillian Eichenberger
- Heather Gibeson
- Elaine Jennings
- Karen Pinomaki
- Brittany Nicole Sims
- Jill Wagoner
Daniela Innocenti Beem – Guest star – 8/27-8/29
Daniela Innocenti Beem is a multiple award-winning Bay Area favorite. Her resume reads like a who’s who of some of the best roles in musical theater, including The Witch in Into the Woods (Winner- TBA -Outstanding Performer in a Principal Role) Rose in Gypsy (Winner-SFBATCC Award Principal Actress and Winner- MTJA-Lead Performance), and Ethel Merman in Merman’s Apprentice (Nomination-MJTA-Lead Performance), to name a few. At 6th Street she’s played Miss Hannigan in Annie, Angela in Honky Tonk Angels and Mrs Mears in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and countless others. She is the co-creator and half of “The Dynamic Duet” with Julie Johnson Ekoue-Totou, an evening of cabaret, playing to sold out houses all over the Bay Area for the last 10 years. They have their own CD titled; The Dynamic Duet: Back to Before.
Heather Gibeson Guest star – 8/27-8/29
Heather graduated with a BS in Theatre with an emphasis in Classical Acting from Southern Utah University. She was last seen at 6th Street as Clown in Sweet Are the Uses and Ginger in That’s My Time as a part of the Heroines, Harpies and Harlots: A Woman Speaks Theater Festival. Her previous experience includes Jen in The Book Club Play (6th Street Playhouse), Nell in Comedy of Errors (6th Street Playhouse) and Rosemary in Outside Mullingar (The Raven).
Libby Oberlin – Director
Libby Oberlin is a director, actor, and is the Founding Artistic Director of The Theater School in Sonoma. Directing credits at The Theater School include: Romeo and Juliet, Shrek, Dear Edwina, Aladdin, Madagascar, Frozen, and two original plays which debuted at Sonoma Arts Live and toured local high schools. Libby is a stage director and Education Director for Sonoma Arts Live, credits include: Anne of Green Gables, Love, Loss and What I Wore and as Education Director: Carrie: The Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Peter and The Starcatcher, Emma, and 13: The Musical. Libby is an award-winning actress, most recently playing Julius Caesar in We Players’ production of Caesar Maximus in Golden Gate Park. She will play Schwartzy in Landmark Musical Theatre’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in the fall. Libby graduated with distinction from New York University with a Master’s Degree in Educational Theater and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from Hofstra University. Special thanks to the whole 6th Street Playhouse team and our incredibly talented and hilarious cast. As always and forever, endless love to Miller and Maeve.
Photo by Miller Oberlin
From L to R – Elaine Jennings, Gillian Eichenberger, Karen Pinomaki, Brittany Nicole Sims, Jill Wagoner
As Director of the acclaimed Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Anne Clark led operations and strategic direction across 11 different cities. She developed international programming with Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre and Free Performance Programs for over 800 students in the Bay Area.
A nationally recognized, award-winning director, she directed, music directed and choreographed over 40 productions with children ranging in age from 2 years old to 18 years old all across the Bay Area.
In Los Angeles, she established and managed Rockabye Dance, a children’s dance studio focused on creative movement, ballet and tap for children.
In Pasadena, she was Company Manager and a teaching artist for Pasadena Musical Theater, and acted as Company Manager for the summer camp intensive of a new work by Ryan Scott Oliver, teaching choreography and advanced acting techniques.
Formerly a valued staff member at Transcendence Theatre Company, Erika brings vast arts education experience, specializing in arts integration for English Language Learners as well as show biz experience to the Playhouse. A Shenandoah Conservatory graduate with a BFA in Musical Theatre, she has performed in National Tours: Memphis!, A Chorus Line. NYC: One Singular Sensation (The Public Theatre Gala 2014), and multiple regional theatres.
Cheryl moved to Santa Rosa from NYC, where she was the creator and manager of Stage Left Studio, a boutique theater known for new and experimental works. She was resident acting coach at All My Children from 2007-2010, and is a producer, playwright, director and actor.
Her first solo show “not a nice girl” was produced in LA, NYC, Chicago and Ft. Collins, CO. She teaches playwriting workshops, and has directed over 60 plays and solo shows. Winner of LMCC grants in NYC, and recognized in the NY Times as “the matriarch of Off-Off B’way Solo Theater.” www.cherylkingproductions.com, www.stageleftstudio.net
Allie Pratt Education Associate
With an MA in Theater Arts from UC Santa Cruz, a BFA in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts, and an RDT from the Drama Therapy Institute Los Angeles in the works, Allie will be teaching classes, developing curriculum, and piloting some sociodramatic workshops in the studio. In addition to education and creative arts therapies, Allie brings a wealth of professional experience to the Playhouse, having numerous features, short films, and national commercials under her belt. Favorite roles include Lizzy in Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice at Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Viola in Twelfth Night at Seattle Shakespeare, and generally any role she gets to play outdoors in the summertime.
Jared joined the management team at the 6th Street Playhouse in 2015 after fifteen years as the Producing Artistic Director of Southwest Shakespeare Company, the premiere classical theatre of Arizona, during which time he produced nearly every title in the Shakespeare canon, as well as comedies, dramas, and new works. As a fundraiser Mr. Sakren helped to quadruple the annual budget of the company during his tenure. He is a founding graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division (Group One) and a founding member of the Acting Company under John Houseman, where he performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and on national tours.
Mike Davis MarComm Manager
Mike has over thirty years of experience in brand marketing and content creation. Prior to his current position at the playhouse, Mike ran his own marketing consultancy which created and managed the distribution of marketing content across multiple advertising platforms. He also served as the Executive Producer and COO at Brand Arc, a branded entertainment marketing firm for 11 years, where he was the executive in charge of the Toyota Motor Sales, USA account.
A transplant to Sonoma County from the far reaches of Ontario…California. As a sculpture artist with a background in construction and,a love for the theater, cultivated from a young age by his grandparents, he is very happy and honored to be part of the 6th Street Family. He has been working in scenic construction for the past 15 years and has been a member of the construction and artistic team for the Sonoma County fair’s popular Hall of Flowers. When he is not actively helping make dreams and scenes come true, he’s either making art, in the ocean surfing, or he is home hanging out with his family and his daughter Penelope, whom is his inspiration in all things, as well as the the most beautiful and incredible art he has ever helped create.
Luca is excited to be a new designer at 6th Street Playhouse, working on both My Name is Johnny Cash and Crawfish: We the Invisible, this February. He has worked on over 30 productions in the last 9 years as a manager, designer, assistant or performer. He is now 20 years old and is in his final semester at Santa Rosa Junior College. Prior to college, he attended 4 years at Marin School of the Arts high school for Musical Theatre. Luca’s hobbies include scale modeling, visual art and cooking. He is grateful to be a new member of the 6th Street team and looks forward to working on future productions.
Jenna previously worked all over the Bay Area as an Equity Stage Manager before taking a short 12-year hiatus from theater to pursue a career in journalism. At 6th Street Playhouse she has stage managed Noises Off, Illyria, Comedy of Errors, Guys and Dolls, Annie, Million Dollar Quartet, To Kill a Mockingbird and West Side Story.
Jared produced and/or directed more than 33 productions in 15 years as the Producing Artistic Director of Southwest Shakespeare Company. He is a Piper Fellow, class of 2012, and member of Group 1 of the Juilliard School Drama Division.
Ellen Howes has a diverse history of design work including costumes for theatre, short films, music videos and styling photoshoots. She has predominantly designed costumes for theaters throughout the East, San Francisco and North Bay areas since she received her MA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2015. Some of her most recent work includes designing the costumes for 6th Street Playhouse’s production of Million Dollar Quartet as well as Cinnabar’s production of A Perfect Ganesh. Ellen has missed designing Costumes for theater during quarantine and is so grateful to be working on this production.
Gail has been with 6th Street for eight years, starting as a volunteer in the costume shop and progressing to SOTA nominee for costume design. A native Santa Rosan, she is happy to be a part of a community favorite like 6th Street, as both staff and rotating talent.
Pat Nims splits his time between the SF Bay and Portland OR. For 6th Street, Pat directed Oliver!, George M! and Forever Plaid. Recent projects include West Side Story, Urinetown, The Humans and Crimes Of The Heart. Favorites (over 50 productions) include Company (TBA Best Production), Drood, Peter & The Starcatcher, Heathers, Spring Awakening, Cyrano De Bergerac, and Into The Woods. Upcoming projects include Tinderella and Sound Of Music. Pat thanks Marina for her incredible love, patience and inspiration.
Donors and Supporters
Special Thanks to our Legacy Circle, whose recurring gifts over 5 years help sustain the playhouse
Dorothy Beattie &Stephanie Willinger
Karen & Michael Bergin
Heidi Jacquin(The Jacquin Family)
Scott & Rene Lummer
Bill & Nancy Morgan
Red Shoes Gallery,Harvey Mendelson
Pam & Tim Zainer
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Board of Directors
Dorothy Beattie – President
Lynnea Mackey – Vice President
Joel Feldman – Treasurer
Susane Byrne – Secretary
Jeff Coté – Advisor