Willits Community Theatre – 40 Years!
2017 is Willits Community Theatre’s 40th year in service to the arts appreciative community in California’s Mendocino, Humboldt, Sonoma and Lake Counties …. and beyond! WCT is proud to present an annual season of new and classic plays every year.
From humble beginnings in 1977, WCT has developed into a well-established organization, presenting live theater throughout the year. Primarily a volunteer organization, Willits Community Theatre was incorporated in 1979. In 1988, it hired its first Artistic Director, Linda Palmer, a professional actor/dancer/director who is best remembered for her performance (as the ex-wife) in Bob Fosse’s 1979 film All That Jazz.
Subsequent artistic directors have included screenwriter/director Lanny Cotler (films: The Earthling, 1981, as writer, and Heartwood, 1996, as writer and director) and John LeFan, long a mainstay with San Francisco’s Artaud Theatre Group. Most recently, the legendary Mike A’Dair held this position for many productive years. Now, an Artistic Direction Committee of six persons selects each season for the Willits Community Theatre.
A Community Resource
WCT serves as a venue for concerts, dance performances and community events. We are proud to offer our stage on a rental basis, and to collaborate with schools and other groups who can utilize our excellent facility. We offer hands-on opportunities to learn technical and stagecraft skills. We welcome team-oriented volunteers a place to use and develop their skills in the many facets of community theatre.
WCT is a nonprofit organization which relies heavily on the generosity of the community to remain open and in service.
Willits Community Theatre is proud to be a member of the Willits Chamber of Commerce and the Arts Council of Mendocino County.