A member of the Actors Ensemble family passed away during these past months, and the family has now chosen to make the news public. Joe memorably performed with us in many productions, including 2011's "Heartbreak House", 2015's "Panhandle", and most recently our 2017 production of "The Caucasian Chalk Circle".
Marge Glicksman 1932- 2020
Marjorie Glicksman died peacefully on July 16th in her Kensington home, following hospitalization for a heart attack. Marge Gunderson Glicksman was from Chetek, Wisconsin, moving to California as a young teen during WW2.
A passion for theater, always a smile in his eyes!
William Martinelli, lifelong resident of Oakland and board member of Actors Ensemble of Berkeley since its incorporation in 1957, died of a lung infection at a medical facility in Oakland on July 13, 2017. Bill was the only child of Doris and Peter Martinelli, born on Jan. 5, 1930. For the majority of his life Bill lived at the family home on the corner of Kansas Street and 35th Avenue in Oakland.
February 27, 1926 – October 23, 2019
George Marchi, teacher, theatre-maker, and friend, passed away from lymphoma at the V.A. Hospital in San Francisco late in 2019. George along with a number of his friends founded Actors Ensemble of Berkeley in 1957 as a result of a conversation he had with his friend Bill Matheson on a Berkeley street corner in 1955 - the organization continues to this day.
The world lost a shining spirit with the passing of Margaret Gudmundsson on October 1st. Margaret was very giving and well known and beloved by many.