Rachmael ben Avram was the founder of the Company of the Golden Hind in Berkeley and San Francisco and prominent theatre figure
in the Bay Area. He directed the Cathedral Civic Theatre in San Francisco, was general director of the Oakland National Repertory
Theater, was the producer of his own weekly TV program, “On Stage,” and lectured in the Speech Department at U. C. Berkeley.
This collection contains black and white photos of productions and programs from the 1950s and 1960s.
New York-born Rachmael ben Avram was educated at University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Tech, and Mills College. He
studied drama in France via a Fulbright grant, and in 1959 he was one of the ten recipients in America to be awarded a Ford
Foundation grant to theater directors so that he could travel and observe theater practices in Japan, Greece, Germany, France,
and England. Mr. ben Avram founded the Company of the Golden Hind in Berkeley and San Francisco in 1951; he directed the Cathedral
Civic Theater in San Francisco; he was general director of the Oakland National Repertory Theater; he produced his own weekly
TV program ("On Stage"); and, among other similar activities he pursued, he was a lecturer in the Speech Department at U.
C. Berkeley. Mr. ben Avram currently lives in Paris. The Company of the Golden Hind is no longer extant.