Erica Andracchio is the Executive Director of Left Coast Theatre Co and an original member of the Board as its Treasurer.
She is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Theater Arts. Having pursued the acting career path for a number of years she lived the “starving artist” and multiple gig life, which included a handful of career experiences in customer service and performing arts. The combination of the two eventually led to her working in the theater world as the Office Manager of Curran Theater in 2018. She now works for Ambassadors Theatre Group, a global theater producer and is currently running the Curran Theater for the production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Having worked with Left Coast Theatre Co. behind the scenes as a stage manager in 2015, she began growing into other roles within the company, including actor, writer, director, Production Manager, and now Executive Director.
Erica is also the co-founder and Board Member of another nonprofit organization based in her hometown of Livermore, CA – Roanne’s Race. Roanne’s Race is a 5K / 10K race that raises money for awareness and research of early-onset colorectal cancer in partnership with the Colorectal Cancer Association. Erica helped start this organization in 2011 with childhood friends in honor of a very close friend who passed away from colon cancer at 24 years old. To date, the organization has donated over $60,000 to the Colorectal Cancer Association.
Interim Artistic Director Neil Higgins
Interim Artistic Director
Neil Higgins is the Secretary of the Board, as well as Secretary of the Steering Committee.
Neil is a California native who graduated from San Francisco State University with B.A.’s in Theatre and English Literature. He has also undergone various theatre training at The University of Hull, UK; The Hull Truk Theatre, UK; and The Globe Theatre, UK. He has written, acted, directed, and produced with several theatre Bay Area theatre companies in the decade and a half that he has lived in SF.
Neil first worked with Left Coast Theatre as an actor after responding to an audition notice. In the following years, he has also written, directed, built props, and become a member of the steering committee and one of the original board members.
In his “civilian” life, Neil is an office administrator and has worked in as many industries as he’s had jobs. He currently works at a multi-practice law firm for the immigration practice group.
Public Relations Chris Maltby
Chris Maltby is one of the founding members of LCTC as well as a founding member of the LCTC Board.
Chris is a native of Seattle, WA, and a two-time graduate of the University of Washington. He earned his BA in Communications and returned for his MBA several years later. Since his graduation(s), Chris has moved around the country, living in New York; Washington, DC and Minneapolis before settling in San Francisco in 2010.
While his professional life varied from banking to global health to higher education, Chris has always kept his connection with the theater, which is how he came to LCTC as it was mounting its first production, Family Programming, in 2012. Since then, Chris has performed, written and directed for the company. And even before becoming a founding Board member, he was a founding Steering Committee member.
Chris spends a lot of time with LCTC – so it must be a fabulous place!
At-Large Michael Conner
Michael Conner has been performing on stage since he was a wee lad back in San Diego County. Most recently he was playing several roles as part of 2016 SF Playoffs put on by The Playwright's Center of San Francisco. He also performed in two staged readings in this last year's Olympians Festival at Exit Theater. Michael was lucky enough to work with Left Coast previously in the TBA nominated show, "San Francisco, Here I Come" last year. Being in this show had been a privilege and he would like to dedicate this performance to his father. RIP Michael Conner Sr.
At-Large Alejandro Torres
Operations Manager & Webmaster Don Savoie
Operations Manager & Webmaster
Don has lived in San Francisco for almost 18 years and started out as a volunteer web designer for LCTC in 2016. Since then, he has laughed and cried during many LCTC productions and has assisted the steering committee with software and new website designs, which will culminate with LCTC's new website to be launched for its 10th Anniversary.