Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre (PCRT) began as a dream of founding member David Judson. Upon completing his MFA, David hoped to bring professional level theatre to the Tri-Valley area. David found a partner in award-winning musical director Pat Parr and shortly after Joy Sherratt and Scott Maraj joined the venture. David, Pat, Joy and Scott formalized their shared vision by incorporating Pacific Cast Repertory Theatre as a California 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and have been delighting audiences with professional-level musical theatre in Pleasanton since 2009. In 2011 PCRT was thrilled to be appointed the resident musical theatre company at Pleasanton’s newly-renovated Firehouse Arts Center and since then has been performing in that lovely space. PCRT strives to distinguish itself via the quality of its shows. Casts are composed of professional-level performers and include a mix of Actor’s Equity Association and/or long time experienced actors, singers and dancers and PCRT’s production team includes some of the Bay Area’s best-known technicians of theatre. In its brief existence, PCRT has produced several exceptional shows. Its production of Chicago was described by Pat Craig of the Contra Costa Times as, “a sassy, sexy and sometimes sultry production…a sensual delight” and its July 2012 production of Hairspray received 10 nominations for direction, choreography and individual performances in a local musical from BroadwayWorld.com.
To celebrate human life by engaging audiences with professional, innovative and inspiring theatre.
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre partners young rising theatre professionals at the high school and college level with established theatre professionals in each of it’s productions. The mission of this program is to educate, train, and inspire a new generation of theatre professionals and give each young artist the experiences and tools needed to continue a career in the performing arts.
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre has an exceptional leadership team and board that provides both theatrical and business expertise to ensure the company continues to delight audiences for years to come. Our board members are all prominent local citizens and each contributes their extensive business, corporate or non-profit expertise to ensure sound fiscal management and maintain a long-term perspective on all PCRT’s endeavors.
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre
P.O. Box 176
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Meet the Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre Team
David Judson, Artistic Director / Co-Founder
David, a critically-acclaimed, professional actor and director who works throughout the Bay Area, is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. He is co-Founder of Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre and previously served as co-Artistic Director of Golden State Theatre Productions. He has served the regional arts community for many years; currently he is Managing Director of the Castro Valley Center for the Arts and Chairs the Alameda County Arts Commission representing Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Sunol. He received his Master of Fine Arts (Acting) from U.C. Davis and teaches drama at Castro Valley High School. He resides in Pleasanton with his wife and three children.
Joy Sherratt, Associate Artistic Director / Co-Founder
Joy, a native of the East Bay, began studying acting, dance and voice as well as performing in regional theatres at the young age of eight. She continued her formal training at U.C. Irvine where she focused on acting, dancing and directing. While there, Joy was asked to join an elite group of young performers to study in New York City with top directors and choreographers.
Joy always had a passion for teaching and in recent years has focused her energy in this area. She earned an M.A. in Education at the University of San Francisco and currently teaches drama and physical education in the Dublin Unified School District as well as private voice lessons for students of all ages.
Scott Maraj, Company Production Manager / Co-Founder
Scott, well known as an actor, singer and director throughout California, performs and directs on stages all over the greater Bay Area. He has performed in numerous events at Disneyland, toured Europe where he sang at the Montreux Jazz Festival and has sung as a guest artist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He resides in Pleasanton, CA.
Pat Parr, Co-Artistic Director Emeritus / Co-Founder
Pat has worked as musical director on over fifty shows in the Bay Area for Broadway by the Bay, Lamplighters, Golden State Theatre Productions and many other companies. He has received multiple awards including the prestigious Theatre Critic’s Award for musical direction of the Lamplighter’s production of Where’s Charley? Pat is well-known as a choral conductor, having conducted the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco for 11 years, and is involved with the multi Grammy Award-winningSan Francisco Girls Chorus. Before retiring, Pat served as the head of the music ministry at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Danville, CA.
Amy Franklin Leonards, Artistic Associate
Originally from Louisiana, Amy graduated with a BA in Performing Arts from Centenary College of Louisiana. Upon graduating, Amy moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the arts. After spending a few years in L.A., Amy moved to the Bay Area where she finished her teaching credential and MA in Education. Amy is currently a Credentialed Teacher with Visions in Education and is the Director of Ballet at Lamorinda Performing Academy. She also maintains a professional performing career. Some of her favorite stage roles include Cheryl in The Taffetas (Altarena Playhouse & Diablo Actors Ensemble), Ariel in Footloose! The Musical (CCCT), Lady Larken in Once Upon a Mattress (The Playhouse, San Anselmo), Jellylorum in Cats (Woodminster), Maggie in A Chorus Line, Marian in The Music Man, Rose in the World Premiere of Enchanted April and most recently Hope in Anything Goes (PCRT). Amy has international, national, and regional commercial and print credits including Ford, LegalZoom, LeapFrog, Salesforce, Rodney Strong Winery, and Silver Oak Winery to name a few. Along with being a professional actor, singer, dancer and educator, Amy is also a devoted wife and a mother.
Brett Strader, Artistic Associate
Brandy Mieszkowski, Casting Director
Brandy is an award winning Bay Area actress (billed as Brandy Collazo), who has been fortunate enough to work both on stage and behind the scenes over her many years in the industry. Her favorite stage credits include: Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, DTC; Peter Pan, Peter Pan, DTC; Nikki Harris, Curtains, Hillbarn and Sally Bowles, Cabaret and Nellie Forbush, South Pacific, both at PCRT. Brandy’s choreography credits are with professional theatre and youth theatre alike and she enjoys both immensely.
Brandy lives on the peninsula with her husband and two young children. When not busy with theatre, she is fond of traveling, reading just about anything and enjoying great wine with even greater friends.
Craig Dunlap, Producer
Craig has been deeply involved with PCRT since its inception as producer of its shows. Craig cheerfully handles the business end of musical theatre. He deals with site rental agreements and the payroll service, he coordinates with Actor’s Equity Union (AEA), he manages hired technical and artistic staff and paid actors and coordinates photo shoots for promotional materials.
Professionally, Craig has been a self-employed dentist in Pleasanton since 1998 where he built his business from the ground-up. He has a B.Sc. from U.C. Davis, a D.D.S from U.C. San Francisco and an Endodontics Certificate from the University of Illinois. Married with two children, Craig enjoys musical theatre, guitar, football and hockey.
Anastasia Wirth, AEA Company Stage Manager
A Bay Area native, Anastasia first became involved with the performing arts as a model at the age of 4 and continued in the film and modeling business until the age of 18, while also performing in various theatre productions. When she was a junior in high school, Anastasia developed a love and passion for technical theatre and particularly, stage management and has never looked back, continuing her education and training in theatre arts ever since. Anastasia has worked at various theatre companies throughout the Bay Area and graduated from California State University East Bay with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, while also minoring in Human Development. In late 2012, Anastasia joined Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre as a stage manager for A Chorus Line and made PCRT her home and has stage managed every show since then as Company Stage Manager. Anastasia is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Patrick Brandon, Founding Designer and Resident Technical Director
Pat has designed the majority of Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre’s sets including Evita, Anything Goes, My Fair Lady, Enchanted April, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof, Forever Plaid and The Taffetas (in rep), Singin’ in the Rain, The Music Man, A Chorus Line, Little Shop of Horrors, She Loves Me, Rent!, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray!, The Last Five Years, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago and Cabaret. Before PCRT was founded, Pat designed Carousel, Oklahoma! and Into the Woods for Golden State Theatre Productions. He studied at the Academy of Art University and currently works with the Theatre Department at Castro Valley High School as a master teacher in technical theatre. He has been the Technical Director for Neighborhood Church in Castro Valley since 1997 and has also designed the lights and set for Trinity Lyric Opera.
Founders, Officers and Board
|David Judson (Co-founder, Artistic Director)||Pat Parr (Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director Emeritus)|
|Scott Maraj (Co-Founder, Production Manager)||Joy Sherratt (Co-Founder, Artistic Associate)|
|Vice President:||Steve Simonian|
|Craig Dunlap||David Judson|
|Pat Parr||Joy Sherratt|
“The Firehouse Arts Center is a visual treat. Its elegant space combines the intimacy of a classic small town civic building with a sophisticated, modern display for both visual and performance arts.”
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre performs at Pleasanton’s recently renovated Firehouse Arts Center, an elegant venue for art exhibits and theatrical performances. The theatre seats 227 in an intimate space that pulls the audience into the experience. Parking is free and plentiful and the theatre is only a short walk from the fine dining and other amenities of charming and historic downtown Pleasanton. The Firehouse is a perfect location to enjoy a performance and a full evening of dining and other entertainment!
Firehouse Arts Center www.firehousearts.org 4444 Railroad Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566 Information: (925) 931-4850 Box Office: (925) 931-4848 Box Office Hours Wednesday – Friday, 12-6pm Saturday, 10-4pm The Box Office is also two hours prior to showtime