Gay in America 1999

Horrified by the murder of Matthew Shepard, photographer Andreas Schmidt set his lenses on rural Gay America, attempting to understand how this tragedy could happen.

After eighteen months of preparation and fundraising, Andreas hit the road in February of 1999, leaving his job and home behind. This nine-month, 30,000-mile road trip took him to all fifty states. Andreas surveyed and documented community support and issues affecting gay men in all parts of the United States.

You are invited to view the first ever display of Andreas’ images from that journey in 1999.

Saturday December 11, 2021 Bay Terrace Theatre 51 Daniels Ave Vallejo CA 94590
5:30PM – Reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
7:00PM – Transcripts from the memoirs, with voice recordings.
Raffle of select framed photographs.
Chon Renee Dance Academy

Chon Renee Dance Academy. Ninety minute sessions October 2 through December 18, 2021. Tuesdays 5:30PM to 7PM & Saturdays 10AM to 11:30AM Ages 8 - 12. Thursdays 5:30PM to 7PM Ages 5 - 7. For fee, details, registration, go to:

The Mira Theatre Guild has the mission to present works of electronic, visual and performance art. Since World War II, the Guild has served Vallejo with affordable admissions to quality shows, and by hosting memorable community events. The Guild owns and operates the Bay Terrace Theater. The Bay Terrace Theater is a versatile venue for works of graphic design, paintings, photography, opera, sculpture, cinema, esports, dance, music, theater and more. Mira Theatre Guild enables crossing that last mile between artistic ambition and presentation of the finished product. The community seeks a resource for everything from meetings to weddings.

The theater building was originally a school, built in 1918. The Mira Theatre Guild obtained the property, opening as a performance venue in 1968 after addition of the main auditorium.

You may know of Dollie Nunn, the local actress who built the legacy Mira Theatre Guild is known by? After Dollie changed her cosmic address, the artistic ambitions of the Guild were taken up by her successors in the organization. The Guild has launched a renaissance by expanding the repertoire beyond theater. The Mira Theatre Guild acknowledges the break with tradition but must evolve to survive.

Mira Theatre Guild Board
  • Tina Arriola Membership
  • Maria Bayona Muksain Volunteers
  • Kat Cook President
  • Paula McConnell Secretary
  • Meja Pannell-Tyehimba Vice President
  • Richard Spann Treasurer
  • Hugo Vides Social