History, Mission, People



Main Stage West provides professional live theater, in an intimate setting, at affordable prices, to the residents of Sebastopol and its surrounding region, performing new works and re-imagined classics. 



Main Stage West and its parent corporation, PACT (Performing Artists Coalition for Theater), were founded in April 2011 by a group of veteran and emerging performing and visual artists.  Its long term goals are to widen the impact and improve the quality of professional performing arts in the North Bay, to revitalize the theater space at 104 North Main Street, sustain a theater education program for youth and provide a vital meeting place for professional performing artists both to build and showcase theatrical and musical performances in an intimate dialogue with the residents of Sebastopol and the North Bay.

Main Stage West operates under a letter of Agreement Contract (MBAT1) with Actors Equity Association. the union of professional actors and stage managers, USA.

Main Stage West is a 501c3 Non-Profit Charitable organization under the official name: Performing Artists Coalition for Theater, Inc..

Board of Trustees

President – Christopher Costin

Treasurer – John Craven

Vice President – Sally Baker

Board Members – Elizabeth Craven, John Craven,
 David Lear, Ilana Niernberger, Dana Seghesio, Missy Weaver and John Duykers


Staff and Volunteers

Artistic Director – Elizabeth Craven

Interim Managing Director – John Craven

Director of Patron Services – Susan Larson

Production Coordinator – Paulette Ryan-Staker

Producing Directors – David Lear
 and John Craven

Resident Lighting Designer – Missy Weaver

Volunteer Coordinator – Tim Sarter


Advisory Board

Bruce Dzieza

Bruce Kassel & Cheryl Kitchell

Glen Siegel

Nick Sholley

Dan Smith & Joan Marler