ODC Artistic Director/Founder:Brenda Way
ODC Executive Director: Victor Gotesman
ODC Deputy Director for Advancement: Christy Bolingbroke
Programming & Operations Manager: Jeffrey Morris
Production Manager: David Coffman
Client and Patron Services Manager: Dan Rivard
ODC Technical Director: Jason Dinneen
Marketing Team:Julia Snippen, Neal Spinler, Jerri Zhang
Development Team: Petrice Gaskin, Jenny Smrekar, Caroline Walthall
House Technicians: Brendan Aanes, Jack Beuttler, Mark Hueske, Eric Iverson, Zoe Klein, Matt Lewis, Delayne Medoff, David Robertson, Becky Robinson-Leviton, Ernie Trevino
Box Office Agents: Diana Broker, Rebecca Chun, Leah Gardner, Joseph Hernandez, Karla Quintero
House Managers: Mary Lachman, Rebecca Rodriguez-Crosta, Christi Welter, Alec White, Karla Quintero, Dane Yoshida
Receptionists: Claire Augustine, Juliana Gorman
ODC/Dance Co-Artistic Director: KT Nelson
ODC School Director: Kimi Okada
Mission and Impact:
ODC Theater exists to empower and develop innovative artists. It participates in the creation of new works through commissioning, presenting, mentorship and space access; it develops informed, engaged and committed audiences; and advocates for the performing arts as an essential component to the economic and cultural development of our community. The Theater is the site of over 150 performances a year involving nearly 1,000 local, regional, national and international artists.
Since 1976, ODC Theater has been the mobilizing force behind countless San Francisco artists and the foothold for national and international touring artists seeking debut in the Bay Area. Our Theater, founded by Brenda Way, then under the leadership of Rob Bailis for nearly a decade, and currently under the direction of Christy Bolingbroke, has earned its place as a cultural incubator by dedicating itself to creative change-makers, those leaders who give our region its unmistakable definition and flare. Nationally known artists Spaulding Gray, Diamanda Galas, Molissa Fenley, Bill T. Jones, Eiko & Koma, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Ban Rarra and Karole Armitage are among those whose first San Francisco appearance occurred at ODC Theater.
ODC Theater is part of a two-building campus dedicated to supporting every stage of the artistic lifecycle-conceptualization, creation, and performance. This includes our flagship company-ODC Dance-and our School, in partnership with Rhythm and Motion Dance Workout down the street at 351 Shotwell. Over 250 classes are offered weekly and your first adult class is $5. For more information on ODC Theater and all its programs please visit: www.odctheater.org
ODC Theater is supported in part by the following foundations and agencies: Creative Work Fund, The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, James Irvine Foundation, LEF Foundation, National Dance Project, National Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation and The Fleishhacker Foundation. ODC Theater is a proud member of Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Chamber Music America, Dance USA, Dancer’s Group, and Theater Bay Area.