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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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TBA’s grant program supports a diverse community of theatremakers from across the Bay Area  — learn about upcoming funding opportunities and meet recent grant awardees.

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Career Guide

It can be hard to break into a new industry or area as a theatre artist so check out these tips and tricks to get the job!

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Joy To The World, Holiday Shows Are Back

December 8, 2021
Two women in costume looking at each other holding hands and laughing. The woman on the left is a white woman with red hair in a bun with curls wearing a light blue dress with puffy sleeves. The woman on the right has light brown skin and dark brown hair in a curly bun. She is wearing a white dress with blue flowers and puffy sleeves.

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

October 27, 2021

By Edward Guthman Four Bay Area theatre artists have been chosen in the second round…

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New Legislation Aims To Aid Small Arts Organizations Struggling with AB 5

September 6, 2021
a close-up of Martha Demson smiling showing her teeth. She is a white woman with blue eyes and short blonde hair. She is wearing a blue sweater.

by Rotimi Agbabiaka On August 26, SB 805, or the “Save The Performing Arts Act…

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

August 25, 2021
Headshot of Aidaa Peerzada. A medium skinned woman with medium length curly brown hair and hazel eyes. She is wearing a red lace tank top.

by Edward Guthmann A 2020 report from the Asian American Performers Action Coalition studied the 18 largest non-profit…

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TBA & Anti-Racism: Accountability and Action

April 1, 2021
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Theatre Bay Area acknowledges the social unrest and racial reckoning occurring throughout the country and…

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Theatre Advocates Mobilize in Response to California’s Gig Worker Law

February 26, 2020
a light skinned woman with blue eyes and shoulder length red curly hair. She is wearing a teal shirt and a sliver necklace.

by Rotimi Agbabiaka Last month, California’s AB5 went into effect, requiring companies across the state…

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Theatre Bay Area and AB5

January 10, 2020
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A message from the board of Theatre Bay Area: Many in our community are asking…

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Headshots 101: Part Two

December 4, 2019
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by Rotimi AgbabiakaLast Insider we received some tips from local headshot photographers about taking a winning headshot.…

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