Sad news for Bay Area theater, actress Summer Serafin dies

Actress Summer Serafin died March 18th after a 10-day struggle to survive after a tragic 35-foot fall from a fire escape. She was 31.

Summer Serafin
Summer Serafin in San Jose Stage's On the Waterfront

Some sad news for Bay Area theater. Actress Summer Serafin died March 18th after a 10-day struggle to survive a tragic 35-foot fall from a fire escape. She was 31.

I had only seen her perform one time — just last month Ms. Serafin delivered a memorable performance in On The Waterfront at the San Jose Stage.

I learned of the news from a piece today in the San Francisco Chronicle by theater critic Robert Hurwitt. According to the article the community is organizing a public celebration of her life for April.

Our condolences.

[San Francisco Chronicle]

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  • Greg

    I’m in shock. I was fortunate enough to see her recent, winning performance in “On the Waterfront”. My condolences to her family and friends…

  • C Owens

    Such a loss.  She was luminous in “On the Waterfront”.  Although I never met her,  I fell in love with her in that show, and looked forward to seeing her in many performances to come. Life is so fragile.