The Shelton Theater continues to produce classical and contemporary works, in addition to fostering new voices. We provide artists with the respect they need and a venue within which to observe their work. On any given month on the Shelton stage, artists will be presenting a range of literary based plays, musicals, new solo works, improvisation, stand up comedy, spoken word, sketch comedy or live music.
The theater was founded by Matt Shelton in 1993 whose early artistic influences came from Broadway actor/director and Group Theatre member Wendell Phillips, along with his parents Jean Shelton and Robert Elross. He is a director and performer in theater and film and has acted, directed, produced, and taught over the last 30 years and in 1993 he founded the Shelton Theater where he continues to work with veteran Bay Area actors and directors while providing opportunity to new artists. He has been a guest faculty at the College of the Arts, the San Francisco Art Institute and he is Artistic Director of Shelton Theater.
The following is a partial list of collaborators whom are currently cultivating projects in an ensemble effort at the Shelton Theater: