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).

Dene Larson

Dene was born in Bedford, England and moved from the United Kingdom to Canada and then to the US. His first role – the lead in Rumplestiltskin – will always be his favorite. Dene fine-tuned his craft at San Francisco State University, where he performed in the prestigious Brown Bag Theatre. Dene has appeared in […]

James A. Martin

Jim runs LCTC’s playwriting workshop. Since 2011, Martin’s short plays have been featured in nine LCTC and Pegasus Theater Company productions. His most recent plays were Gaybola (part of LCTC’s Screaming Queens) and Disruptified (from LCTC’s San Francisco, Here I Come!). Find out more about the very talented Mr. Martin on his website.

Kai Brothers

Kai is delighted to be a company member of LCTC after performing in their recent productions of San Francisco, Here I Come and Twisted Fairy Tales. Kai has had the pleasure of performing in many productions in the Bay Area over the years, including three productions at the New Conservatory Theatre (last playing Gregory in […]

Debi Durst

Debi has acted in several LCTC productions and has directed for LCTC as well. She has worked with the Marin Shakespeare Company, Pacifica Spindrift Players, and Palo Alto Players. She is the Producer of both San Francisco’s Comedy Celebration Day and The Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show.

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.

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 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 […]

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 […]

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