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Throughout the 1960s, the Homestead Players produced plays in Brown’s Hall, the community center of the Homestead Valley Improvement Club on Miller Ave. On May 6, 1966, it was the American Premiere of “The Obscene Temple” written by famous San Francisco playwright Lester Cole. The first performance was a benefit for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a significant organization in the American Civil Rights Movement. Sali Lieberman, a craftsman upholsterer, was the key contributor to the decade long success of the Homestead Players. In 1967, the Mill Valley Center for the Performing Arts was founded under his leadership. Plays were held in the Mill Valley Golf Clubhouse. Sali Lieberman is credited with the success of this venture. The name was later changed to the Marin Theater Company (MTC). In 1984, MTC purchased property on Miller Ave. across from Brown’s Hall and constructed a new building. Two theaters share a common roof with the adjacent commercial building. They are the 99-seat Sali Lieberman Theater opened in 1985 and the 225-seat proscenium Boyer Theater opened in 1987. MTC attracts theatergoers from throughout the bay area.