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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 the 2022-23 Arts Leadership Residency Cohort

December 1, 2022
Headshot of Tanika Baptiste. She is a Black woman with shoulder length natural curly brown hair. She is staring directly at the camera and wearing purple lipstick.

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
Anne Smith in a colorful sweater smiles, looking off to the right of the camera. She is a Black woman with short white hair.

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
Anne Smith in a colorful sweater smiles, looking off to the right of the camera. She is a Black woman with short white hair.

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
Anne Smith in a colorful sweater smiles, looking off to the right of the camera. She is a Black woman with short white hair.

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
Headshot of Debórah Eliezer. She is a white woman with white hair wearing a black shirt with a yellow sweater. She is looking at the camera and smiling with her teeth showing.

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

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Local Arts Organizations Are Ready to Welcome You Back

November 24, 2021

by Sam Hurwitt Bay Area arts organizations want you to know that they’re ready. They’re…

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After Pandemic Pivoting to Launch a Catering Business, Cindy Goldfield Returns to The Stage

November 10, 2021
Cindy Goldfield sitting in red theatre seats. She is a light skinned woman with salt and pepper hair swept back from her face. She is wearing glasses and a black shirt and three silver necklaces.

by Edward Guthmann When COVID hit early last year, Cindy Goldfield was rehearsing Nine to…

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Holding The Community Together: Theatre Bay Area Searches For a New Executive Director

October 27, 2021
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by Rotimi Agbabiaka  When Brad Erickson announced this June that he would be departing his…

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