Willits Community Theatre
2017 will be 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.