Arena Theater Board
Michael Beattie, President (4/30/2025)
Lisa Joakimides, Vice President (4/30/2024)
Paul Andersen, Treasurer and Parliamentarian (4/30/2025)
Susan Crutcher (4/30/2024)
Rodrigo Curbelo (4/30/2025)
Tim McMurtry (4/30/2023)
Blake More (4/30/2023)
Art “Sundance” Sussman (4/30/2024)
Harm Wilkinson (4/30/2023)
Dates in parentheses indicate the end of term
The board can be reached collectively at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOARD AGENDAS & MINUTES
Arena Theater Board Meetings are open to the public. They are generally held the last Wednesday of the month, from 6-8pm in the community room at the Coast Community Library right across the street. Due to the pandemic, board meetings are held via the Zoom platform, same day and time. Please contact us if you would like to participate, and we will send you login information. Public comments are welcome at the beginning of the meeting.
Archive of Board Agendas & Minutes
Arena Theater Board Committees
The Finance Committee provides financial oversight for the organization. Typical task areas include budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies. The committee also makes investment recommendations and explore ways and means of increasing income.
The Personnel Committee provides guidance, oversight and support to the board as it develops and implements employee staffing, performance management and compensation systems. A member of the committee attends staff meetings as board liaison.
Fund Development Committee
The Fund Development Committee is responsible for overseeing the organization’s overall fundraising and, in particular, the fundraising done by the board with an endeavor to establish substantial funding to secure future sustainability of Arena Theater.
The Membership Committee keeps records of membership, determines membership categories, secures members during events and promotes membership in support of the theater. To become a member of Arena Theater click here.
The programming committee is comprised and oversees the activities of the programming subcommittees: Cinema, Live, Telecast, Publicity, and Film Club. The committee meets on an as-needed basis. Programming Chair responsibilities include schedule and facilitate committee meetings as needed, communicate with programming subcommittee chairs one-on-one as needed. Review annual programming budget.
The Facilities Committee provides professional guidance to the board in the oversight, maintenance, and operations of the physical assets of the theater by regularly reviewing the condition of the building, grounds, utilities and infrastructure to ensure their adequacy and safety.
ARENA THEATER STAFF
Arena Theater is a member-supported community theater, owned and operated by the Arena Theater Association. Daily operations are carried out by staff and volunteers. If you would like to contact a specific staff member or position, please contact the Arena Theater office. Click here for more information on volunteering.