Beyond the Proscenium Productions

Beyond the Proscenium Productions’ founding artistic director, Ann Tracy, is taking a hiatus from the day-to-day operations of the company. Tracy will continue on the company’s board while John Pellman, who joined the company 18 months ago as managing director, takes the title of executive director.Tracy founded Beyond the Proscenium Productions in 1994. The company is probably best remembered for its highly praised productions of Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches and Part II: Perestroika. Tracy also has staged several experimental works reinterpreting classics, including Orestes 2.0 (which featured Pellman) and Looking for Richard. Most recently, the company staged Sci-Fi Hotel: The Musical Ver. 2.0.

Beyond the Proscenium Productions’ new season begins in November with The Guys, which tells the story of a fire captain who must deliver eight eulogies to the family members of men who died as a result of the 9/11 tragedy. In February, the group will stage a comedy titled Horse Country.

Beyond the Proscenium Productions also has signed an agreement to produce at least three shows this season at California Stage, giving the itinerant group a “home” stage for the first time. “People will know where we are!” said Pellman.