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Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Towards Cultural Equity, Diversity and Artistry in Casting »
by Brad Erickson For months, issues around casting choices have filled the news and ricocheted across social media. Of...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Eugenie Chan Tells the Story »
by Sam Hurwitt Playwright Eugenie Chan isn’t just a San Francisco native. Her family’s been here since the Gold Rush....
Wednesday, September 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cultural Leadership Program Aims to Give Bay Area Theatre Makers New Tools »
by Rotimi Agbabiaka Eight years ago, Rachel Fink grew “insanely jealous” when she learned about the variety of profes...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Business of Show Biz: The Best Paying Nonunion Jobs »
by Velina Brown Q: I’ve been weighing the pros and cons of whether to pursue joining Actor’s Equity Association [and...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017   (6 Comments - view/add)
From Blindness to Consciousness: The Shifting Debate about Inclusion in the Theatre »
by Lauren Spencer Stephanie Ybarra, the Director of Special Artistic Projects at the Public Theatre recently called...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (3 Comments - view/add)
The Business of Showbiz: Self Care »
by Velina Brown Q: I’m not a professional actor but I would like to be one someday. But recently I had an experienc...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ushering in a New Wave of Theatre Critics »
by Kim Tran “More critics need to understand the preconceptions they bring into the work,” says Diep Tran, associate...
Thursday, July 6, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Heat Wave »
by Brad Erickson   Coast to coast, theatre this summer is hitting a nerve. From Julius Caesar in New York...
Thursday, July 6, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
LGBTQIA Theaters Will Continue to Create Home Long After Pride »
by Kim Tran Editor’s Note:   The Bay Area is home to a thriving queer theatre scene, including two of the m...
Monday, June 19, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
Tough Love: A Theatre Critic's Roundtable »
b y Sam Hurwitt People have foretold the death of theatre for hundreds of years, and it’s as vital as ever, but thea...
Monday, June 19, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Business of Showbiz: A Half-Baked Audition »
by Velina Brown Q: I recently got a short-notice call to audition for a gospel musical, but none of the songs in m...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Actor’s Craft: Continuing Education for Bay Area Professionals »
by Mark Rafael In order to become a lawyer, prospective candidates must pass the bar. In order to become a doctor, a...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Han Ong Comes Full Circle with Grandeur »
by Emily Wilson Han Ong made his professional theatre debut at Magic Theatre with Reasons to Live . Reason t...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Portraying “Badass Women in their Fifties” in The Roommate »
by Emily Wilson  Julia Brothers, who lives the dream of being a bicoastal actress, working in the Bay Area and o...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stories of Resistance and Joy: Bay Area Theatres Respond to the First Hundred Days of Trump »
by Emily Wilson This year the San Francisco International Arts Festival has dual themes—“In the Dark Times will there...
Sunday, April 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Breaking Down Barriers: Black Female Directors In The Bay Area »
by Jia Taylor   When Liesl Tommy received a Tony Award nomination for directing Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed on...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017   (4 Comments - view/add)
Where Have all the Techies Gone? »
by Devon LaBelle If you're searching for a designer or technician in the Bay Area, you've been there--a designer you...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Business of Showbiz: Bon Voyage »
By Velina Brown Q:   I've been cast in my first touring production. I'm very excited. It will also be my fir...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keep an Eye On: Star Finch »
Star Finch has a pressing question in mind: “How do I talk to women of color and give something raw and true, but also som...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
13 Ways to Fund Your Art »
  There’s a reason why the starving artist cliche has persisted for so long. Art costs money and arts funding see...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cooking up a Memorable "Aubergine" »
  By Sam Hurwitt In January Theatre Bay Area announced that Julia Cho’s Aubergine had won the Will Glickm...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Play On: Shining a Spotlight on Music Directors »
by Sean Kana This past winter I was fortunate to once again be the music director for the TBA Awards celebrati...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bay Area Performance Spaces Brainstorm Ways to Avoid Displacement »
by Rotimi Agbabiaka On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, Russell Blackwood stands in the middle of the Hypnodrome surveying...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Business of Showbiz: Working While in School »
by Velina Brown Q:   I contacted you awhile back when I was really stressed out and considering quitting a show...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Encore: Joy Carlin, Director »
By Sam Hurwitt Director and actor Joy Carlin. Acclaimed local director and actor Joy Carlin has...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Executive Director's Note February 2017 »
By Executive Director Brad Erickson Photo: Theatre Bay Area Archives. Washington Dispatch I am sending thi...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
The Business of Showbiz: I'm Not Political »
By Velina Brown Q:  I recently moved to the Bay Area from Illinois because my fiancé got a job in the tech ind...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
If At First You Don't Succeed: How Actors Try Again »
by Rotimi Agbabiaka “Failing forward.” That’s how Liz Frederick describes the experience of not getting selected...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Political Uncertainty Inspires “Art That Matters” »
by Kim Tran There are no rainbow flags at Theatre Rhinoceros, the self-proclaimed “longest-running and most adventurou...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
All The World’s A Stage: The Theatre of A Nigerian Wedding »
by Rotimi Agbabiaka The bride, Abimbola Agbabiaka, waits with her family. Photo by Ken Tucker Photography....
Tuesday, January 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Business of Showbiz: Avoiding Burnout »
by Velina Brown Above: actor Kim Cohan reviews audition material. Photo by Steven Shear. &nbs...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What We Stand For »
By executive director Brad Erickson   Photo: Brad Erickson attends 2015 TBA Awards Celebration. Image: TBA Ar...
Monday, November 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keep an Eye On: Sarita Ocón »
By Sam Hurwitt Image: Stephanie Brown Oakland-based actor Sarita Oc ó n has a knack for choosing projects t...
Monday, April 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 Spring/Summer Theatre Festival Roundup »
Compiled by Kristin Brownstone  Dear TBA readers, Welcome to the first-ever TBA spring/summer theatre fe...