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Announcing Spring 2024 CA$H Theatre Grantees

June 11, 2024

We are proud to announce the following recipients of the Spring 2024 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. Ramon Abad  Duck Soup is an immersive theatre experience for children and families at Bindlestiff…

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Announcing 2024 Rella Lossy Awardee

June 7, 2024

We are proud to announce the recipient of the 2024-25 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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Advocacy Alert: Tell Your Representatives To Oppose The 58% Cut To CA Arts Spending

May 16, 2024

Governor Newsom’s revision of the 24-25 California Budget proposes an unacceptable 58% cut to funding for local arts programs. His proposal would: Economic impacts are not isolated: Arts & Culture production drives 8% of California’s economy, producing over $290 billion in direct impact and supporting 847,688 jobs; it also drives 7.3% of state tax revenues.…

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American Conservatory Theater and Theatre Bay Area Partnership Opens New Doors for Melissa Yandell Smith Library

March 4, 2024

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and Theatre Bay Area have forged a new partnership for artists all around the Bay Area to access A.C.T.’s Melissa Yandell Smith Library collection. The Melissa Yandell Smith Library contains nearly 15,000 titles including play scripts, books, videos, language and music recordings, music scores, and theater periodicals. The collection has been…

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Announcing CA$H Theatre Fall 2023 Grantees

December 15, 2023

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

October 31, 2023

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

October 31, 2023

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 2024 CA$H Theatre Grantees

June 11, 2024
Cash Grant Logo. A green circle with lower case white lettering that says tba. On the right are the words Cash Theatre where cash is spelled with $ instead of an S. Underneath that is the word Grant in smaller font.

We are proud to announce the following recipients of the Spring 2024 CA$H Theatre Grants. Learn…

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Announcing 2024 Rella Lossy Awardee

June 7, 2024

We are proud to announce the recipient of the 2024-25 Rella Lossy Award. The Rella…

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Advocacy Alert: Tell Your Representatives To Oppose The 58% Cut To CA Arts Spending

May 16, 2024

Governor Newsom’s revision of the 24-25 California Budget proposes an unacceptable 58% cut to funding…

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Advocacy Update: Arts, Culture, & Creativity Month

April 11, 2024

It’s Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month in California!  If you’ve seen a spike in arts…

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American Conservatory Theater and Theatre Bay Area Partnership Opens New Doors for Melissa Yandell Smith Library

March 4, 2024

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and Theatre Bay Area have forged a new partnership for artists…

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Announcing CA$H Theatre Fall 2023 Grantees

December 15, 2023
Cash Grant Logo. A green circle with lower case white lettering that says tba. On the right are the words Cash Theatre where cash is spelled with $ instead of an S. Underneath that is the word Grant in smaller font.

We are proud to announce the following recipients of the Fall 2023 CA$H Theatre grants.…

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Introducing the 2023 RHE Foundation Artistic Fellow

October 31, 2023
Rolanda D. Bell, a Black woman with red curls, smiles in the spotlight, holding a bouquet of flowers.

Theatre Bay Area and the RHE Charitable Foundation announce Rolanda D. Bell the 2023 RHE…

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Introducing the 2023-24 Arts Leadership Residency

October 31, 2023
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…

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Statement in Support of Our Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming Community Members

October 18, 2023
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We here at Theatre Bay Area are heartsick over the recent attacking, smearing, and scapegoating…

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Announcing Spring 2023 CA$H Theatre Grantees

June 26, 2023
Cash Grant Logo. A green circle with lower case white lettering that says tba. On the right are the words Cash Theatre where cash is spelled with $ instead of an S. Underneath that is the word Grant in smaller font.

We are proud to support these projects in the Spring 2023 round of CA$H Theatre…

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Announcing 2023-24 Rella Lossy Awardee

June 26, 2023

We are proud to announce the recipient of the 2023-24 Rella Lossy Award. The Rella…

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Catch Up, California: Bay Area for SB 1116

June 9, 2023
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Emergency Rally on June 9 at 12 PM We held an emergency rally for funding…

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