(805) 963-7777

Annual Fundraiser at the New Vic

An Evening of Theater

On November 1, 2019, New Beginnings hosted an intimate evening at The New Vic featuring a theatrical performance of Food and Shelter, the fanciful but heart-rending story of a homeless family splurging on a day at Disneyland, written by Emmy award-winning writer, Jane Anderson, and directed by award-winning theater and film director, Jenny Sullivan.

The production starred Chris Butler (Designated Survivor, Rescue Dawn, and The Good Wife), Hope Dekkers (The Nightingale and The Tower), Stephanie Edwards (AM American and Tournament of Roses Parade), Faline England (9-1-1, The Mentalist, Station 19, and Valentine’s Day), Eric Lange (Victorious, Lost, and Narcos), and Joe Spano (NCIS, Apollo 13, NYPD Blue, and Fracture). The play’s writer, Jane Anderson, whose many credits include The Wife, Oliver Kitteridge, and How to Make An American Quilt) also attended the performance.

This was a wonderful opportunity for our donors to support New Beginnings as we leveraged the power of theatre to introduce new community members to our work, and to engage the public to confront important social issues in our community that remain unaddressed. The evening directly benefited New Beginnings’ programs, services, and clients, enabling us to remain accessible to all.

Event Sponsors

Understudy Sponsors:

  • Anonymous
  • Mary Becker
  • Harrison Gunther Foundation
  • The Moody Family
  • Honorable Susan Rose
  • Zegar Family Fund

Dramatist Sponsors:

  • Glenn and Amy Bacheller
  • Dan and Emily Engel
  • Jackie and Paul Kurta

Cottage Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine             Santa Barbara Independent (Sponsor)          bouchon Santa Barbara (sponsor)