The idea for Transcendence Theatre Company sparked in the mind of our Artistic Director, Amy Miller, in 2007. She started a journey that led her to connect with fellow like-minded artists to bring to fruition the dream of a theatre company that impacted the lives of both artists and a community.
In 2009, fourteen artists embarked on a theatrical experiment when they gathered together to perform, grow, and engage with the community of Punta Banda, Mexico. From there, 6 of the artists, including Amy Miller, husband and co-Executive Director, Brad Surosky, and co-Executive Director, Stephan Stubbins, launched a cross-country trip. They interviewed theatre leaders and began searching for a home for the new theatre company.
While on this RV trip across the US, they found themselves in wine country and knew this was the future home of Transcendence. After years of planning, researching, and dreaming the first Transcendence Theatre Company concert was held at Jack London State Park in October 2011. This initial concert was met with great success, and the community welcomed Transcendence with open hearts. The first full season of Broadway Under the Stars began in the summer of 2012.
We are all in this together, and we have come so far in a short time! Imagine where we will go in the next 5… or even 50 years!