OC Theatre Guild was deeply saddened by the atrocious murders in Atlanta. Eight lives lost, seven women, six of whom were women of Asian descent. This incident is only one of a series of ever-increasing disturbing and violent acts targeting members of our Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, and Orange County is not immune.
The OC Theatre Guild stands in solidarity with and supports members of our AAPI community, as we take this moment to recognize the continued importance of working together to end ongoing racist and hatefilled acts which have no place in our community.
OC Theatre Guild's mission is to nurture, support, and promote live theatre in Greater Orange County.
OC Theatre Guild was founded in 2015 to address the need for a more united local theatre community. It provided a platform for theatre leaders to discuss business challenges as well as share ideas and season information.
In 2019, OC Theatre Guild organized as an official not-for-profit 501(c)3 to serve our vital artistic community. Our mission is to nurture, support, and promote live theatre in Greater Orange County, supported by our long held beliefs that theater and performing arts are an essential part of what creates a healthy, passionate and multicultural society, enriching communities and providing opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment.
OC Theatre Guild's strategy is to advocate for our local theatre community while at the same time providing the public with information, access and opportunities relating to live theatre events in Greater Orange County.
We continue to build a membership that reflects the thriving arts scene including all individual theatre artists and theatre organizations of all sizes. In addition to managing and producing the OCTG Theatre Awards, we offers an e-newsletter, website, workshops and panel discussions on topics of concern to the Orange County theatre community, Regional Auditions, production preview articles, artists and organization spotlights, and most recently a Theatre Artists Relief Fund to support independent theatre artists who are struggling as a result of lost earnings due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
We are committed towards answering the question, "What can we do together that we can't do on our own?"
BOARD COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Amanda DeMaio, president (STAGEStheatre)
Kristin Campbell, Vice President (Theatre Artist)
Katie Chidester (Project La Femme)
Oanh Nguyen, treasurer (Chance Theater)
Wade Williamson, secretary (Theatre Artist)
Brian Newell (Maverick Theater)
BOARD ELECT MEMBERS:
Jill Cary Martin (Theatre Artist)
Michael Serna (Costa Mesa Playhouse)