Arts Leadership Award Program

Paula Chenoweth and Mary Galde

Representing Alameda County Supervisorial District One —

Paula Chenoweth and Mary Galde, of Fremont, are the award recipients for the First District of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Paula Chenoweth and Mary Galde are the co-founders and co-directors of Broadway West Theatre in Fremont. For 21 years, they produced shows enjoyed by the local community. Each annual season included six full productions, as well as shorts plays and stage readings in the summers. The shows were wide-ranging and included dramas, comedies, murder mysteries, and musicals. Paula and Mary were involved in every aspect of the organization— acting in and directing shows, designing and painting sets, and managing all elements of the productions and the organization. Along with established actors, local young talent and students were in many productions. The organization won many local awards. Paula and Mary’s Broadway West Theatre was a welcoming and vibrant arts organization for the community. In June 2018, Paula and Mary closed Broadway West Theatre to retire and begin a new phase of their lives.