At Last Theatre is a San Francisco theater company and the brainchild of playwright, Alan Olejniczak and director, Rik Lopes.
Alan is a San Francisco playwright and co-founder of At Last Theatre. He is also a Theatre Bay Area Board Member, Chair of the Individual Service Committee, and company member of We Players. Last year, At Last Theatre premiered Present Tense at The A.C.T. Costume Shop, City Lights Theater Company of San Jose presented a reading of his short play if-then(-else), and San Francisco Olympians Festival VI, premiered his short play Hylas. if-then(-else) will finally get its full staging this month in Dover Little Theatre in Dover, New Jersey. Alan looks forward to this October when he participates again in this year's Olympians Festival VII with Lethe. Alan is also active in raising money for Theatre Bay Area's Mary Mason Lemonade Fund. A confidential fund for theatre artists with terminal or life-threatening illnesses who are in need of supplemental financial assistance. Besides playwrighting and producing, Alan has sung in the choruses of the Urban Opera and San Francisco Lyric Opera.
Rik has been a maker of theatre since the tender age of 8 when he would routinely produce, direct, design, costume, and perform in original and adapted plays alongside the forced labor of his siblings and cousins. As an actor, favorite roles have included Gallimard in M. Butterfly, Dardis in the world premiere of Giant Bones, Carl in The Baltimore Waltz, Louisiana Morales in Stale Magnolias, Claudius in Hamlet, and the title role in Macbeth. In 2009, he founded theatre company HurLyBurLy with longtime collaborator Mikka Bonel and directed their pilot production Cat's-Paw by William Mastrosimone in a dusty warehouse in the heart of Emeryville Periscope Winery. He later went on to play the title role in their immersive adaptation of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. He has served as teaching artist and Education Manager for Berkeley Playhouse where he helmed the Teen Stage program and directed productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, RENT, and Carrie: The Musical. In 2014, he partnered with Wily West Productions to direct the TBA award-winning production of Stuart Bousel's Everybody Here Says Hello. Joining forces with Alan Olejniczak, he directed and starred in their maiden production Present Tense in 2015, and is thrilled to be directing Dominion. He lives in Oakland with his partner Fennel and their two ungrateful cats.
Liana loves to promote theatre in the Bay Area. She is a founding member of At Last Theatre, a graphic designer, publicist, and marketer, and can’t get enough of the creativity, limitlessness, and emotion that theatre embodies. She is grateful to have been a Communications/PR Fellow at the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) in San Francisco for the 2012/13 Ssason as well as working for the Berkeley Playhouse for several seasons. She is a freelance graphic designer (for hire!) and just began a Digital Design program at Miami Ad School in San Francisco. She has a BA in Communications, New Media from CSU Sacramento. Thank you, N8 for enduring the beautiful glow of my computer screen when you’re trying to sleep.
David has worked in the tech industry for over a decade focusing on driving product quality improvements for consumer products. His passion for flawless product experiences has focused his work on increased reliability and usability of Apple and Nest products. He approaches theatre production with a Silicon Valley ethos of questioning assumptions, seeking opportunities to innovate and building self-sustaining business models for theatre production.
LINDA Y. HUANG
Linda’s first paid theatre gig was more than 20 years ago and she has since worked backstage as well as front of house at numerous theatres, eventually joining IATSE while on staff at Ahmanson/Taper in Los Angeles. She has worked as a tech for several companies here in San Francisco including: No Nude Men, SF Olympians Festival, Custom Made Theatre Company,Theater Pub, Ray of Light Theatre; she also managed ticketing for ROLT for four years. Enjoy the show!