The Performers

Philanthropic Joy

Sara Miller McCune has been discreetly and powerfully fueling the performing arts, education, social justice, and the Jewish community in Santa Barbara County for decades. The renowned publishing trailblazer (she founded SAGE Publishing as a single woman in 1965 and remains Executive Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of this international scholarly publishing empire), is also the co-founder of the McCune Foundation (in 1990), a locally focused philanthropic organization whose mission is to build social capital in both Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Sara, who was raised in a working-class Jewish family in Queens, New York, recalls being introduced to [...more...]

Ensemble Means Together Ensemble Theatre Company

As the pandemic set in, Santa Barbara’s renowned Ensemble Theatre Company was poised to open American Son – a gripping […more…]

Relighting the Marquee The Granada Theatre

You are sitting up front in the ornate Granada Theatre. It has been too long since you have had an […more…]

The Community’s Theatre The Lobero Theatre

Not only is the Lobero the longest running theatre in California (founded in 1873), but it is relentless, with over […more…]