Fulfilling the mission set forth during its first year of operation, the American History Theater added two new members to the existing executive committee. “In order for us to grow, we have to maximize the organizational structure in order to fulfill our mission of bringing historical theater to the San Diego military and civilian community and to address the issues women face in the military and the larger society,” AHT president Hal Berry said.
Incorporated in the state of California, August 12, 2014, and recipient of its non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) status on April 15, 2015, the original executive committee consisted of Hal Berry, President, Amber Robinson, Vice President and Director of Communications and Megan Miller, the Chief Financial Officer. With the success of the first year, the growth of the Board of Directors, it was time to add key administrative positions.
Appointed Vice President of Operations, Taberah Holloway, an attorney, actress and playwright, will have full authority over the day-to-day operations of the company working through the office of the president. Ms. Holloway, a new arrival to the San Diego area, recently received rave reviews for her starring role in AHT’s first historical play, “Waiting for MacArthur.” The play centered on the career of a World War II Army nurse and the tragedy of Japanese aggression in the Philippine Islands.
Once a theatrical project is proposed, budgeted and set to be produced, it is critical to have oversight of the entire production. Melissa Malloy, a graduate of the University of Colorado Theater Department, an experienced actress and with years of organizational expertise has become the Production Manager for the organization. She will have authority over all of the theatrical productions and the staff and crews. Ms. Malloy appeared in “Waiting for MacArthur” and will be one of the leads in the 2016 AHT non-historical production of the female version of “The Odd Couple.”