Big Bear Theatre Project
The Big Bear Theatre Project (BBTP) was founded in 2011 to provide an elevated forum for Big Bear theater. In light of recent changes to the local theater landscape, and a continued desire to increase awareness and appreciation for performing arts, BBTP board members and selected volunteers met in 2018 to produce the following preliminary strategic thinking.
What we believe
“Telling inspirational stories that reflect upon our shared humanity, the Big Bear Theatre Project champions inclusive dialogue and diversity of thought through unique
interpretations of new and classic works.”
“Innovative and diverse performing arts that create a legacy
of exceptional and sustainable regional theater.”
“Produce exceptional theater experiences, education, and
programming that attract and retain talent and patrons
through reputation and relevance.”
Board of Directors
Beth Wheat, one of the founders of the Big Bear Theater Project, has been involved in performing arts for the better part of her life, having written, acted, and directed for stage, television, and film. She holds a Master's Degree in Education and degrees in Environmental and Computer Sciences. She has studied with preeminent actors and voice coaches, and performed on many stages in different venues, but most prolifically the Beautiful Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. She believes in the power of storytelling telling to heal, inspire and create community.
Brian is a co-founder of The Big Bear Theatre Project and works in all aspects of the organization. Retired from a 36-year education career, Brian cherishes his time as a performing arts teacher. His theatre experience includes directing, producing, choreographing, musical directing, and, of course, performing. Oh, and he is also a three-time Jeopardy! champion.
Steve is one of the co-founders of the Big Bear Theatre Project and has been it’s Artistic Director since 2009. He’s been acting professionally for 40 years in theatre, television, and film. Currently, Steve is working for Netflix and Disney providing English voice dubbing on much of their foreign content.