ATLAS (Advanced Training Leading Artists to Success) gives actors, directors, and playwrights invaluable tools to develop their career plans and offers a limited number of grants for implementation of these plans.
Since the program's inception in 2008, ATLAS has trained hundreds of theatre-makers in crucial career skills such as time management, goal setting and financial matters. In 2013, the program offered its first round of training to playwrights, complementing existing programming for actors and directors. Each round typically contains 20-40 artists.
• 2016 ATLAS for Actors
Applications for the Spring 2016 round of ATLAS for actors are available here and are due in the TBA office by 5:00 p.m. on December 7, 2015.
Note: All actors participating in the Spring 2016 round of ATLAS for actors are guaranteed a spot in the 2016 General Auditions, plus feedback on their auditions. More information on the 2016 General Auditions available here.
• 2015 ATLAS for Directors and Playwrights
Keep an eye on this page for updates about future rounds for other disciplines.
• ATLAS Manual Now Available for Purchase
Not available to do ATLAS in person but want to move your career to the next level?
ATLAS (Advanced Training Leading Artists to Success) is now available to you to do at your own pace! Purchase a copy of ATLAS: Charting an Artist’s Career Map.
• About ATLAS
For an enrollment fee of $300, Theatre Bay Area's ATLAS instructors lead participating artists through 17 hours of training, networking and peer group work, intensive self-reflection and goal setting exercises. ATLAS also gives these artists information about the Bay Area theatre landscape and access to valuable feedback mechanisms for his/her work.
ATLAS participants are guided through a process of writing a comprehensive plan for their own professional development, called a "career map." The purpose of the ATLAS work is to complete this map so that participants can identify the steps that they can take to move forward in their career. Additionally, all ATLAS participants will assemble their own advisory boards, made up of people they already know who can bring perspective to a particular part of their continuing career development.
Training sessions in previous incarnations of ATLAS have included:
Schedule for 2016 ATLAS for Actors
Oct. 30, 2015: Applications available
Congratulations to our amazing 2016 ATLAS participants:
2016 ATLAS for Actors
Our 2016 ATLAS actors are: Mark Albi, Justina Ashley, Diane Barnes Dana Blasingame, Justin Buchs, Christina Chu, Daniel Chung, Paul Collins, Tamara Cooreman, Lauren Eigenbrode, Sarah Elder, Isabelle Grimm, Katrina Kroetch, Kim Long, Mylissa Malley, Adele Maynes, Susan Monson, Lana Palmer, Alison Quin, Melissa Quine, Jessica Risco, Elena Marie Ruggiero, Marjan Safa, Miyoko Sakatani, Carina Lastimosa Salazar, Mark Seward, Sheila Townsend, Margherita Ventura.
Watch these artists—they're going places!