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Wednesday, April 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why Go To A Theatre Conference? We Ask Four Theatre Professionals. »
[Editor’s note: Online registration and group rates for the 2018 Theatre Bay Area Annual Conference end April 27. Don't...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taking the Helm: An Interview With Pam MacKinnon »
by Sam Hurwitt In January, American Conservatory Theater finally announced who would succeed outgoing artistic direct...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
The Business of Show Biz: Getting Compliments But Not The Job »
Q: Okay, it happened again. I read a scene for this audition. When I finished the director shook my hand, told me what I...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Manifesting Creativity with "Love Sick" »
by Emily Wilson Ofra Daniel, an Israeli native and founder of the Jewish Circle Theatre in Berkeley, wasn’t seeing...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finding Your Place In the Cultural Ecology: An Interview With John Holden »
by Rotimi Agbabiaka John Holden loves the environment and the arts so it makes sense that he is a leader in the field...

March 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
School Yourself: Keeping Your Skills Up-to-Date with Local Theatre Classes »
by Nicole Gluckstern There are many benefits to honing and updating one’s theatre-making skills. Attending a class k...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arts Advocacy Day 3/13: Ways to take action »
Stand up for the arts! March 13 is national Arts Advocacy Day when hundreds of arts supporters, including TBA’s execu...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (6 Comments - view/add)
The Business of Show Biz: Dealing With an Abusive Cast Member »
by Velina Brown Q: I have been involved with a local community theater group for about eight years and was...

February 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Theatre Too: Artists Take Steps to Address Sexual Violence »
by: Kim Tran “What are theatres about?” asks SK Kerastas, Artistic Producer at California Shakespeare Theatre....
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Business of Show Biz: Maintaining Your Relationship »
by  Velina Brown Q: “I’m finding the more successful I am with keeping busy working on stage, the har...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Theatre Artists Feel The Pressure as DACA Hangs In The Balance »
by David John Chavez The very nature of an actor is to bring attention to oneself. An actor interprets life for an a...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Couples In Theatre: 2018 Edition »
by Lauren Spencer Editor’s Note: Happy Valentines Day from Theatre Bay Area! This is the first in our two-...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Assessing the Impact of the Tax Overhaul on Working Artists »
by Rotimi Agbabiaka In all her years as a tax-preparer, Diana Grenier has never seen this many people so on top of ge...

January 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exit Interview: Rachel L. Fink Is Off to Chicago »
by Sam Hurwitt After two years as managing director of Theatre Bay Area, Rachel L. Fink heads off to Chicago in Febr...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Executive Director's Note: Back to the Ballot! »
by Brad Erickson Brad Erickson, TBA executive director and o fficial proponent for the 2018 Arts and Homeless...
Thursday, January 4, 2018
THEATRE BAY AREA ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF MANAGING DIRECTOR RACHEL L. FINK »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2018 Contact: Sunshine Lampitoc Smith sunshine@theatrebayarea.org...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
The Business of Show Biz - Getting Notes From A Fellow Actor »
by Velina Brown Q: A while ago I was cast in an AEA show with an actor who took it on themselves to give notes...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Executive Director's Note: A New Year for Old Tech »
by Brad Erickson It’s that time of the year when newspaper columnists and media pundits love to look back and...

December 2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Theatre Companies Step Up in the Fire’s Wake »
by Emily Wilson On Sunday, October 8, Craig Miller, artistic director of 6 th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, had...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Business of Show Biz: Dropped the Ball »
By Velina Brown Editor’s Note: Our Business of Show Biz maven, Velina Brown, is on vacation this month. So, w...
Monday, December 4, 2017   (3 Comments - view/add)
A “Master of Ceremonies and Camp Counselor” Brings Everyone Together at the TBA General Auditions »
by Rotimi Agbabiaka   REMINDER: Applications for #TBAGenerals are due by 5 PM this Monday...
Saturday, December 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Guiding Audiences: A Spotlight on Bay Area Theatre Bloggers »
by Nina Solomita From dazzling extravaganzas with huge casts to operating-on-a-shoestring productions in small black...

November 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Putting Women in Power: A Report from the Berkshire Leadership Summit »
by Lauren Spencer When Rachel Fink began to climb the career ladder her biggest challenge seemed to be learning to n...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Business of Show Biz: Burning A Bridge »
by Velina Brown Q: I saw the letter you posted on Facebook regarding the show about Thomas Jefferson and Sally H...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Revisioning Theatre: What’s at Stake as Companies Search for New Artistic Directors »
by Lauren Spencer The first revolution of American theatre arguably began in 1961, when the Ford Foundation offered...

October 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
At SF Playhouse, A Patron Services Manager Excited About Building Relationships »
by Nina Solomita   Tiiu Rebane loves her job as patron services manager for th...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Celebrating Together: The Team Behind the TBA Awards »
On Monday October 30, members of the Bay Area theatre community will gather at the Herbst Theatre for the fourth annual TB...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Business of Show Biz: Talking About My Education »
by Velina Brown Q: When you're in an audition and they look at your resume and ask about your education (in my cas...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Triple Play: Connecting Artists, Audiences, and Theatre Producers »
by Sam Hurwitt Theatre people talk a lot about “premiere-itis,” the sense that theatres are interested in producing...

September 2017
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...

August 2017
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...

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