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Annual Conference 2016
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The conference plenary, breakout sessions and other events will be held on Monday, March 28, 2016 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Roda Theatre, the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre and venues along Berkeley’s Shattuck corridor. The conference will run from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with a reception following immediately afterward.

The Theatre Bay Area Annual Conference is one of the most important—and exciting!—theatre events of the year, and this years conference promises not to disappoint. As we celebrate 40 years of serving the Bay Area theatre community, were excited to bring you a fabulous lineup of locally and nationally recognized speakers, including Greg Reiner, the new director of theatre and musical theatre at the National Endowment for the Arts, and Diane Rodriguez, Theatre Communications Group board president; associate artistic director at Center Theatre Group; an actor, director and playwright; and a new member of the National Council on the Arts, appointed by President Obama.

Each Annual Conference is designed to help attendees connect with fellow theatre professionals, learn about big ideas and best practices in the field and celebrate the successes of the Bay Area theatre scene. Its the place to network with other theatre-makers from across the region and gather the necessary tools to take your organization or individual artistic career to the next level. Dont miss your chance to gather knowledge and rub elbows with the best and brightest theatre-makers in the Bay Area—and beyond!

What to expect at this year’s conference

Informative breakout sessions, inspiring keynotes, the annual “State of the Arts” address, career coaching, the Playwright Cabaret, an all-day Resource Expo, the presentation of the Will Glickman Award for best new play to playwright Lauren Yee and San Francisco Playhouse—as well as a convivial evening reception. 

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Early-Bird Registration
through February 29, 2016

Regular Registration







Discounts are available for groups with multiple attendees. Register two or more people at the same time and your group will receive 10% off each additional registration after the first.


Thank you to this years Annual Conference sponsors!


 Thank you to the California Arts Council for their support of this program.


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Click here to register for the TBA Annual Conference today!