Charles Zito

Chuck is both playwright and mystery writer. Along with works that have appeared on stage in various cities, he is the author of the Nicky D’Amico Mysteries. He has served as the Executive Artistic Director of the Diversionary Theatre in San Diego and is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University.

ShawnJ West

ShawnJ (pronounced Sean Jay) comes to Oakland by way of 16 years in Seattle, WA, where – as actor, director, and dancer – he had a great run both on and off stage. Most recently Mr. West has worked with the Piedmont Center for the Arts, The Free Theatre, Impact Theatre and the African-American Shakespeare […]

Aaron Tworek

Aaron originally hails from Ione, OR. (A place most people may have not heard of before) After receiving a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Southern Oregon Univeristy in Ashland, OR and additional training at The International School of Dell’Arte in Blue Lake, CA, he made the move to San Francisco. He has been a part […]

Rodney “Rhoda” Taylor

Rodney founded Left Coast Theatre Co. to provide LGBT theatrical artists a means for their work to reach a broader audience in order for their voice to be heard. He has written the short plays, Baby Christina, P.S. I Love You, Motherly Advice and My Fairy Godmothers.

Alexia Staniotes

Alexia was honored to be working with the talented folks at LCTC – until they asked her to write a bio. How was she supposed to sum up her 15-year theater career in only 50 words? Well, nonetheless, she still likes the folks at LCTC and is happy to start a brand new chapter with […]

Kim Saunders

Kim Saunders

Kim is originally from NYC. Her credits include Lincoln Center, AATC and many Off- Broadway Theatres. She spent six years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Since moving to California she has worked at: San Jose Repertory, San Jose Stage, Custom Made Theatre, Off-Broadway West, California Theatre Center, LCTC, Festival, Foothill College, Murphy’s Creek Theatre and […]

Richard Sargent

Richard – actor, director, manager, writer, producer, you get the idea – moved to SF from New York City, where he focused mainly on a film and commercial career. After a few months in SF, he was dying to get back on stage. He became part of the LCTC family in the winter of 2013 […]

Richard Ryan

Richard has been both an actor and director with LCTC. A native of San Francisco, his work has been seen all over the Bay Area for the last 40-odd years, and is hoping to continue for another 40. He has received an Arty Award (Greater Tuna), and a Goodman Award (Southern Baptist Sissies).

Paul Renolis

Paul Renolis is a versatile performer who has been engaged in the performing arts for 16 years. He has been proud to develop his talent in theatrical performance throughout his youth, and pursue stage roles with companies such as Boston Stage Company (Boston, MA), Theatre Rhinoceros (San Francisco, CA), and now Left Coast Theatre Company […]

Gabrielle Mortarjemi

Gabrielle is proud to be a member of LCTC. She has been fortunate to be a part of bay area theatre since she was but a “wee lass.” Last seen in Who Are these People? and Motherly Advice. Thanks so much to LCTC for everything.