Stephanie Shoffner (Interim Executive Director - Photo & Bio to come)
Albert R. Dixon (Manager of Accounting & Finance) retired as the Director of the San Francisco Small Business Development Center. Al has over twenty years management experience in high tech sales and marketing with companies such as IBM, Apple, Lexis-Nexis, the Thomson Corporation and E-Net. He is a former owner of a Computerland store in Southern California. Early in his career, Al spent three years as a college instructor and department chair in Physics and Mathematics after obtaining a Master’s Degree in Physics from UCLA. In the early 90’s, Al was a member of the organizing committee for what became the Community Bank of the Bay. He also served as the first president of the affiliated non-profit, the Local Economic Assistance Program, in Oakland.
Gina Snow (Manager of Marketing & Grant Development) is a seasoned communication specialist with experience in media relations, meeting planning and destination management. While working for a non-profit travel trade association, she traveled extensively throughout Asia and the Pacific organizing meetings and conferences to promote the destinations of over 40 member countries. For over 25 years, Gina produced and hosted a broadcast radio program on food, wine and travel that included interviews with Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme, Martin Yan, Rick Bayless, and Curtis Stone, among many others, as well as cookbook authors, health and travel experts. Joining LHT is a return to her early years when she was a member of the Mentor Marian Players, a community theatre group, during which time she was a cast member of shows such as Flower Drum Song and Carnival.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - RETIRED
Steven Anthony Jones (March 2011-June 2017) is a veteran stage, television and film actor of over 40 years. During his tenure as LHT's Artistic Director, Steven produced and directed plays and a variety of staged readings of established and new works, including Marcus Gardley’s Black Odyssey and Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ‘67, among many others. In 2015, he performed the role of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in LHT’s Bay Area Premiere production of THURGOOD by George Stevens, Jr. He also performed in Marin Theatre Company’s production of Fences by August Wilson in 2014 and the World Premiere of The BOX by Sarah Shourd at Z Space in July 2016. Prior to joining LHT, he was a core company actor at American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), where he also directed and taught for over 20 years. Among the shows he performed in at A.C.T. were: November, 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore, Blood Knot, The Imaginary Invalid, After the War, Happy End, Gem of the Ocean, Female Transport, Levee James, Waiting for Godot, Yohen, The Three Sisters, The Dazzle, Night and Day, Buried Child, A Christmas Carol (Scrooge and The Ghost of Christmas Present), "Master Harold"...and the boys, The Misanthrope, The Invention of Love, The Threepenny Opera, Tartuffe, Indian Ink, Hecuba, Insurrection: Holding History, Seven Guitars, Othello (title role), Antigone, Miss Evers' Boys, Clara, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Saint Joan, King Lear, Golden Boy, and Feathers. Other credits include: Fuente Ovejuna and McTeague (Berkeley Repertory); As You Like It (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival); The Cherry Orchard, Every Moment, and The Island (Eureka Theatre); Sideman (San Jose Repertory Theatre); and Division Street (Oakland Ensemble Theatre). He originated the role of Private James Wilkie in the original production of A Soldier's Play at the Negro Ensemble Company in New York in 1981. His many film and television credits include two seasons of Midnight Caller and a recurring role on the NBC series Trauma. Mr. Jones received his early theatre training at Karamu House in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. He is a graduate of Yankton College in South Dakota. Other experience includes the Cleveland Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, San Jose Rep, and San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, among others.
Stanley E. Williams (1950–2010)
LHT Founding Artistic Director
Quentin Easter (1953–2010)
LHT Founding Executive Director
Marc Paquette (1957–2015)
LHT Audience Development Manager & Webmaster
Marc first became associated with LHT in 1994 as a graphic designer. His first LHT production credit was as Props Designer for 2003’s King Hedley II by August Wilson. In 2005, he became a full-time staff member.