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Introducing TBA’s Community Accountability Agreement

December 19, 2022
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Theatre Bay Area’s Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Working Group, a team comprised of Board…

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Announcing Fall 2022 CA$H Theatre Grantees

December 8, 2022
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Theatre Bay Area is proud to announce the Fall 2022 awardees of our flagship grant,…

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Angel Adedokun Awarded the 2022 RHE Foundation Artistic Fellowship

December 1, 2022
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Theatre Bay Area and the RHE Charitable Foundation are thrilled to announce Angel Adedokun as…

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Announcing the 2022-23 Arts Leadership Residency Cohort

December 1, 2022
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Theatre Bay Area’s Arts Leadership Residency removes roadblocks to arts leadership for historically marginalized groups…

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A Fireside Chat with Anne W Smith and Sean Fenton

July 26, 2022
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We’ve been using this space to share a peek behind the curtain on the exciting…

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Fireside Chat with Anne W. Smith: May 2022

May 11, 2022
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Spring Greetings, Everyone, After a busy month and a half here at TBA, it’s a…

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Fireside Chat with Anne W. Smith: March 2022

March 22, 2022
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DEAR MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES, After participating as a Theatre Bay Area Board member for…

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FY2022 CA$H Theatre Accountability Report

March 1, 2022
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To hold ourselves accountable in dismantling white supremacy culture and other biases in TBA, we…

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I’m Like A Utility Player: Meet TBA’s Interim Managing Director

December 21, 2021
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by Sam Hurwitt Interim managing director Ann Marie Lonsdale comes to Theatre Bay Area at…

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Taking the Temperature of Arts Audiences

December 8, 2021
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by Sam Hurwitt  When COVID-19 pandemic precautions started closing venues in March of 2020, theaters…

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Joy To The World, Holiday Shows Are Back

December 8, 2021
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by Rotimi Agbabiaka Tis the season for holiday shows and after an almost two-year hiatus,…

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After 23 Years, FoolsFURY Practices The Art of Letting Go

November 24, 2021
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by Jean Schiffman “Today we are practicing the art of letting go,” said Debórah Eliezer,…

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