John McLean, Tess Chism, Tatiana Ray, Lisa Halko, Baki Tezcan, Timothy Nutter and Tyler Shaffo

The Art Theater of Davis is a new community theater group, dedicated to staging modern classics. Our first two productions were Chekhov's Three Sisters and Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. The 2014-15 season kicked off with the witty Noel Coward comedy "Hay Fever" in November, and will be followed with dark historical drama "Egmont" in March 2015. To get involved, please contact the Art Theater by email at, or through the magic of Facebook.

Audition for Egmont! Art Theater of Davis is currently prepping for a production of a new translation of Goethe's Egmont. This is a new translation from the German, done especially for the Art Theater of Davis by Adam Siegel.

Auditions for Egmont will be held at the Third Space building on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 from 2-6pm.

ATD is also currently seeking a volunteer stage manager, as well as anyone else interested in helping out with set construction & painting, costuming, lights & sound, and other fun tasks. If you are interested in helping, please contact the Art Theater by email at, or through Facebook.

Where we perform: Third Space, 946 Olive Drive, in Davis. Click here for a map.

An interview with Timothy Nutter and John McLean at DCTV

A slideshow of photographs from our rehearsals for our first show, Chekhov's Three Sisters

Art Theater Staff

Timothy Nutter (Director) is a Davis native, who has been working in the performing arts here since 2006. He originally studied theater, dance and philosophy at SUNY Purchase and Antioch College, then studied acting at the Terry Schreiber Studio and Theatre, while working on off-off-Broadway productions in NYC. Timothy has recently worked locally as a dance instructor and choreographer for the Winters Shakespeare Workshop, the Davis Community Chorale, the DHS Jazz Choir, and the Davis Art Center ballet program. He is very excited to help bring the work of Chekhov and other modern dramatists to life in Davis.

Ania Mieszkowska is a director, teacher and theater practitioner of over 30 years experience both in the United States and England. She was a founder member and the original Artistic Director of the award-winning Brighton Festival Shakespeare Company. She has often worked as a casting director for theaters in Seattle, Miami and off-off-Broadway. Ania moved to Davis with her husband and two sons nine years ago. Since then she has worked as a drama coach and taught ballet and Pilates at The Davis Art Center, Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop and at Applegate Studio.

Tyler Shaffo has been involved in local media and arts since he moved to Davis two years ago. He has brought his background in film from his studies at Denison University (Ohio) to work with Little Thunder Films on their short film, "Rain". He is also a volunteer with Davis Media Access and a real believer in community driven and controlled media.

Barbara Mortkowitz has worked in industrial and interior design, as a curator and arts administrator, as well as with music and dance performance groups.

Adam Siegel (Translator) Adam played Kulygin in the Art Theater's first production and made a completely new and original translation of Hedda Gabler from the Norwegian for our second show.

Dave Griffin

Denise Dempsey (PR director)

Past Productions