In 1976, the local grassroots organization that would become Theatre Bay Area published its first newsletter. A real, live copy of that first newsletter is on display in the TBA offices—as a reminder of what the present owes to the past, and proof of what a group of dedicated people can accomplish working together.
In 2016, Theatre Bay Area is proud to look back on 40 years of service to theatre-makers, and 40 years of rich history as Bay Area theatre has grown to make its mark on the nation. On June 20, the Faces of Theatre Bay Area 40@40 Celebration will gather Bay Area theatre legends and supporters to commemorate how far we’ve come—and blaze a trail toward the future—together.
For a full recap of the event by our communications intern Tyler Jeffreys, click here.
The 40 Faces of Theatre Bay Area!
In honor of 40 years of Bay Area theatre—and Theatre Bay Area’s 40th anniversary—we’re proud to recognize 40 stellar theatre artists, supporters and champions that have changed the face of Bay Area theatre.
The 40 Faces of Theatre Bay Area. Photo: Jim Norrena
Hats off to our honorees:
Elisa Marina Alvarado • Beverly Butler • Michael Butler • Emilya Cachapero •
L. Peter Callender • Joy Carlin • Kathleen Chalfant • Brian Copeland • Ed Decker •
Sean Dorsey • Larry Eilenberg • Bill English • Susie Falk • Brian Freeman •
Marcus Gardley • Sara Huddleston • Robert Kelley • Randall King • Jim Kleinmann •
Nancy Livingston • Aaron Loeb • Carl Lumbly • Rami Margron • Susie Medak •
Helen & John Meyer • Queenelle Minet • Mina Morita • Jon Moscone • Amy Mueller •
Timothy Near • Ayodele Nzinga • Nancy Quinn & Tom Driscoll • Stacy Ross •
Ted Russell • Judith Smith • Melissa Smith • Jennifer Sousae • Michael Gene Sullivan •
Luis Valdez • Stephanie Weisman • Torange Yeghiazarian
We thank all of these phenomenal people for their contributions to our creative community, spanning literally every aspect of creating and supporting live theatre.
All photos by Jim Norrena. For even more event photos click here.
Theatre Bay Area would like to thank our fabulous sponsors:
SHN A.C.T. San Jose Stage Company Stacy Scott Catering Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon Vendini
Sweet Inspirations Bakery Cafe
Thank you for making history with Theatre Bay Area!
Since taking on producing the shows she wanted to see while in college, this month’s Featured Member and two-time Lemonade Fund benefit producer, Megan Briggs, exemplifies how a theatre artist can blow past the constraints placed on early actors to create her own play and develop works that support the field. Read all about her here.