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Faces of Theatre Bay Area 40@40 Celebration
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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

View honoree bios here—and past Faces of TBA honorees and TBA Legacy Award recipients.

We thank all of these phenomenal people for their contributions to our creative community, spanning literally every aspect of creating and supporting live theatre. 

Event Photos:


All photos by Jim Norrena. For even more event photos click here

Theatre Bay Area would like to thank our fabulous sponsors:

San Jose Stage Company
Stacy Scott Catering
Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon
Sweet Inspirations Bakery Cafe

Thank you for making history with Theatre Bay Area!