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Announcing CA$H Theatre Fall 2023 Grantees

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We are proud to announce the following recipients of the Fall 2023 CA$H Theatre grants. Learn more about CA$H Theatre. CA$H Performs CA$H Performs is a $5,000 grant that supports fully produced performances of theatre projects that are open to the public. Aureen Almario Bulong, meaning whisper in Tagalog, is an evening-length, multidisciplinary shadow puppet performance…

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Introducing the 2023 RHE Foundation Artistic Fellow

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Theatre Bay Area and the RHE Charitable Foundation announce Rolanda D. Bell the 2023 RHE Foundation Artistic Fellow. Bell was introduced as the awardee on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Theatre Bay Area’s TBAConnect: A Fall Conference for Creatives. Bell, a stage and screen actor based on Oakland, CA, garnered acclaim recently for her powerful…

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Introducing the 2023-24 Arts Leadership Residency

Kimberly Ridgeway, a Black woman with her hair in braids, speaks into a microphone.

Photo by Cheshire Isaacs Kimberly will be working with Central Works co-Artistic Directors Jan Zvaifler and Gary Graves on producing their 2024 season and developing their 2025 season. All Central Works seasons are developed collaboratively, and Central Works plans to fully involve Kimberly in all aspects of leadership work. Kimberly Ridgeway is a Director, Actor,…

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Announcing Spring 2023 CA$H Theatre Grantees

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We are proud to support these projects in the Spring 2023 round of CA$H Theatre Grants. The next application round of this granting program will be in Fall 2023. CA$H Performs CA$H Performs is a $5,000 grant that supports fully produced performances of theatre projects that are open to the public. Crescent Moon Theater Productions…

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Announcing 2023-24 Rella Lossy Awardee

We are proud to announce the recipient of the 2023-24 Rella Lossy Award. The Rella Lossy Award honors the memory of Rella Lossy, a lifelong champion of the American theatre and playwriting, by honoring the best new full-length script of a play by an emerging playwright that will premiere in Alameda County, Contra Costa County,…

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Announcing Fall 2022 CA$H Theatre Grantees

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Theatre Bay Area is proud to announce the Fall 2022 awardees of our flagship grant, CA$H Theatre. This marked the inaugural year of CA$H Sustains, which funds the general operations of small theatre companies in the Bay. CA$H Sustains will be open to applications in the fall round of CA$H Theatre going forward. CA$H Performs…

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Angel Adedokun Awarded the 2022 RHE Foundation Artistic Fellowship

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Theatre Bay Area and the RHE Charitable Foundation are thrilled to announce Angel Adedokun as the 2022 RHE Foundation Artistic Fellow. Angel is a bilingual vocalist, songwriter, and dancer who will be featured as Hélène in Shotgun Players’ upcoming production, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. Her debut EP, Love Always, Angel, was released in…

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Announcing the 2022-23 Arts Leadership Residency Cohort

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Theatre Bay Area’s Arts Leadership Residency removes roadblocks to arts leadership for historically marginalized groups by funding theatremakers in residence at professional theatres where they will be mentored by the artistic director or managing director and direct or produce a significant project. Learn more here: Theatre Bay Area Arts Leadership Residency. Tanika Baptiste, in residence at…

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A New Cohort of Tomorrow’s Leaders Joins the TBA Arts Leadership Residency

By Edward Guthman Four Bay Area theatre artists have been chosen in the second round of Theatre Bay Area’s Arts Leadership Residency. Virginia Blanco, Devin Cunningham, Daniel Duque-Estrada, and Julius Rea will each receive $12,000 for a 480- to 640-hour residency. The initiative was generated to redress the racial imbalance in theatre management. “We want…

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With New Residency Program, TBA Aims To Close the Theatre Leadership Gap

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by Edward Guthmann A 2020 report from the Asian American Performers Action Coalition studied the 18 largest non-profit theatres in New York as well as Broadway companies during the 2017-18 season, and showed that 80 percent of playwrights, 85.5 percent of directors and 60 percent of actors were white. That racial imbalance exists nationwide and for too long,…

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