Benicia Old Town Theatre Group (BOTTG) founded in 1964, is a local non-profit theatre group. BOTTG has produced over 100 plays, including comedy, musicals and dramas. BOTTG community volunteers participate in city events and collaborate with the arts and nonprofit groups as business and tourism stakeholders.

Tim and Jeannie Hamman started fundraising annually for Relay for Life, benefitting Cancer Research. The Hamann Foundation’s focus is “To promote cancer research, provide services and support to cancer patients and survivors and to make a difference in the Battle against Cancer."


Leah Shellhorn design for Bras for a Cause


BOTTG supporters created individual art pieces entitled "Bras For a Cause" with patrons voting for their favorite "Bra" by a donation, and each art piece was auctioned off . The proceeds benefitted the Hamman Foundation. The $500 goal was hugely surpassed with a grand total of $1,786. Community theatre in Benicia contributes to the social capital of the town. This collaboration is a fantastic example of being there for each other.


Pat Macleod design for Bras for a Cause


Dyanne Vojvoda, Cindy Smith, Lori Ann Griffen, Laura Paoletti, Natasha Harris, Beate Bruhl, Lillian Downing, Joann Boccolini, Pat Macleod, Chris Francis, Jill Saurwein, Leah Shelhorn, Karyn Desouza, Toni Hassard, Carol Berman, & Christina Strawbridge