Inland Valley Repertory Theatre: History

Inland Valley Repertory Theatre Company (IVRT) was founded in 1990, by Frank & Donna Marie Minano, with the goals of presenting high quality local theatrical productions to promote the talents of aspiring actors of all ages.

During its initial ten year run, and now since its successful re-launch in 2007, IVRT has remained true to its vision by consistently producing critically-acclaimed and award-winning theatrical works, which have garnered widespread honors such as the Rancho Cucamonga Community Foundation’s Primavera Award for "Outstanding Contributions to the Arts".

IVRT is a non-profit, regional theatre company that has performed throughout the Inland Valley in various venues. In 2007, IVRT announced an alliance with the Candlelight Pavilion and the "Wednesdays Just Got Dramatic" concept was born.  During the past seven seasons, the Wednesdays series has become a huge success.

 IVRT's 2014 season includes laughter, laughter and more laughter with Arsenic and Old Lace, GYPSY and A Midsummer Night's Dream, plus a special performance of Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World.  All this entertainment for only $96! 

Who's Who at IVRT 

Board of Trustees
Bobby Collins

Edgar W. Reece
      Vice President

Steven Llanusa            Treasurer

Bridget Healy              Secretary

Gloria J. Doty
Philip Elhai
Terrence Gunkel
Donna Marie

Dave Osborn


Resident Company
Alisa Allen Currier
Lora Bennitt
Debbie Brown
Michael Buczynski
Beatriz Casagran
Bobby Collins
DawnEllen Ferry
Shaun Fesler
Terre Gunkel
Hope Kaufman
Randy Lopez
Mark Mackenzie
Amanda Minano
Donna Marie Minano
Frank Minano
David Osborn
Walt Schaefer
Lucinda Smith
Duane Thomas

Executive Producing Director FRANK MINANO

Executive Director DONNA MARIE MINANO

Artistic Director TERRE GUNKEL

Associate Artistic Director/Casting HOPE KAUFMAN

Associate Artistic Director/Production BOBBY COLLINS