Our Mission

We endeavor to thrill, challenge, and engage audiences with ideas that make us think more, laugh more, and feel more. With the highest artistic standards and the region's most talented theatre artists, we produce a professional season of ambitious performances in search of what is best in ourselves and in the human spirit.

The New Actors’ Theatre

In 1984, a group of local actors joined together to take a risk: produce a contemporary play never seen in the county before. Presented in an empty storefront in downtown Santa Rosa, the play was an astonishing critical and popular success. It became obvious there was an audience in Sonoma County that desired a contemporary point of view, an audience hungry for new work, the kind of cutting-edge, smart audience you wanted to have over for dinner.

For 20 years, Actors’ Theatre of Sonoma County delivered bold plays for contemporary audiences. Winning countless awards and accolades (including Best Theatre Company by the NB Bohemian readers poll 1998-2004), its audiences grew until merging with the Santa Rosa Players to form the 6th Street Playhouse.

Continuing the tradition of Actors’ Theatre, Left Edge Theatre endeavors to produce daring plays imaginatively staged for adventurous audiences.

The Team

Meet the people behind Left Edge Theatre.

Artistic Team

Argo Thompson

Argo Thompson

Artistic Director

Argo joined Actors’ Theatre of Sonoma County in 1997 and helped grow the company from 60 subscribers to over 600 in just 6 years. He has produced, directed and acted in over 60 plays, his favorites include Fully Committed, Santaland Diaries and Angels in America. As Executive Director of 6th Street Playhouse he helped raise $1.3 million and led the renovation project of an historic warehouse into a state-of-the-art theatre. He attracted over a million people to events in Marin by creating an online social arts network while Executive Director of the Marin Arts Council. He was awarded Top Five Arts Makers by the Press Democrat (2004) and Arts Maker of the Year by the Northern California Bohemian (2003). He earned a BFA from North Carolina School of the Arts.

Artistic Associates

Kimberly Kalember

Kimberly Kalember

Kimberly has been dancing, singing and acting since age 11. She is thrilled to be part of the new Left Edge Theatre Company, and grateful to Argo Thompson for his vision and commitment. Favorite roles include Good People (LET), Broadway Company & 1st National Tour of Me & My Girl with Tim Curry, Crazy For You (Peninsula Player, WI.), One Flea Spare, Smell of the Kill (David Lear), Company, and Fully Committed (Actors Theatre, SR), Talking With (Sheri Lee Miller-Spreckels Performing Arts Center), Dames at Sea (Theatre Barn, NY), A Christmas Carol (Fords Theatre, Washington, DC-David Bell), Sight Unseen (National Jewish Theatre, Chicago), Tartuffe (SRT-Libby Appel), The Lover (SFSU), West Side Story (North Carolina Theatre-Terrance Mann), and three productions of Best L’il Whorehouse in Texas (CT. & WI). Kimberly has a BA in Theatre from SFSU, and trained at Circle in the Square in New York.

Sandra Ish

Sandra Ish

Sandra Ish has appeared in numerous productions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of her favorite roles include Sabrina Daldry in In The Next Room by Sarah Ruhl, Mac in Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher, Miss Lucy in Tennessee William’s Sweet Bird of Youth, and the title role in Lysistrata by Aristophanes. She also appeared in Pacific Alliance Stage Company’s production of The Good Doctor for which she and the cast received the Dean Goodman Choice Award for Best Ensemble. Sandra is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. After receiving her BFA from California Institute of the Arts, she did a European tour with Rootless Productions performing in The Maids by Jean Genet. In addition to her work on stage, Sandra has done commercial, film, and voiceover work.

Technical Associates

April George

April George

Technical Director

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