Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Dana Harrison: In Memoriam

by Brad Erickson Earlier this spring, our Theatre Bay Area family suffered a devastating jolt in the loss of our former Managing Director, Dana Harrison. Dana passed away, with little warni…

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Understudies: The Clark Kents of Theatre

by Lauren Spencer The phone rang at 5 pm. Fontana Butterfield picked up to find Shotgun Player’s Artistic Director, Patrick Dooley, on the other end. The actor she was understudying in th…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

TBA names Dale Albright as new Deputy Director

THEATRE BAY AREA NAMES DALE ALBRIGHT AS NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR (San Francisco, CA) - Theatre Bay Area is happy to announce that long-time TBA staffer Dale Albright is the organization’s…

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Keep An Eye On: Lisa Evans

by Rotimi Agbabiaka When Lisa Evans makes their directorial debut with the world premiere of WAAFRIKA 123 at TheatreFIRST, they will be fulfilling a dream that is as much personal and polit…

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The Business of Show Biz: Becoming a Stunt Performer

by Velina Brown Q: I really want to do stunts for film and television but I have no idea how to get started. How do I break in? …

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Why Go To A Theatre Conference? We Ask Four Theatre Professionals.

[Editor’s note: Online registration and group rates for the 2018 Theatre Bay Area Annual Conference end April 27. Don't miss out on your opportunity to share ideas, congregate with peers, …

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Taking the Helm: An Interview With Pam MacKinnon

by Sam Hurwitt In January, American Conservatory Theater finally announced who would succeed outgoing artistic director Carey Perloff at the end of the current season: Pam MacKinnon, a Tony…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Business of Show Biz: Getting Compliments But Not The Job

Q: Okay, it happened again. I read a scene for this audition. When I finished the director shook my hand, told me what I great job I did, was so complimentary, actually used the word “fabu…

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Manifesting Creativity with "Love Sick"

by Emily Wilson Ofra Daniel, an Israeli native and founder of the Jewish Circle Theatre in Berkeley, wasn’t seeing a lot of young people at the theatre—hers or others. Because she love…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

School Yourself: Keeping Your Skills Up-to-Date with Local Theatre Classes

by Nicole Gluckstern There are many benefits to honing and updating one’s theatre-making skills. Attending a class keeps the creative muscles limber and prepared. Branching in new or chal…

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Finding Your Place In the Cultural Ecology: An Interview With John Holden

by Rotimi Agbabiaka John Holden loves the environment and the arts so it makes sense that he is a leader in the field of cultural ecology, which he describes as the way arts organizations i…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Arts Advocacy Day 3/13: Ways to take action

Stand up for the arts! March 13 is national Arts Advocacy Day when hundreds of arts supporters, including TBA’s executive director, will be gathering in Washington, DC to press Congress t…

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Eschewing the Binary, TBA Shifts to Gender-Inclusive Performance Awards

by Lauren Spencer In the summer of 2017, MTV made headlines when President Chris McCarthy announced that they would be shifting to “gender-neutral” awards at the MTV Movie and TV awards…

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The Business of Show Biz: Dealing With an Abusive Cast Member

by Velina Brown Q: I have been involved with a local community theater group for about eight years and was recently cast in a show in a role I really wanted. I've worked with everyone […

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Theatre Too: Artists Take Steps to Address Sexual Violence

by: Kim Tran “What are theatres about?” asks SK Kerastas, Artistic Producer at California Shakespeare Theatre. It’s midweek and already dark outside by the time a small handful of p…

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The Business of Show Biz: Maintaining Your Relationship

by Velina Brown Q: “I’m finding the more successful I am with keeping busy working on stage, the harder it is on my personal life off-stage. I know some [people] enjoy the opport…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Theatre Artists Feel The Pressure as DACA Hangs In The Balance

by David John Chavez The very nature of an actor is to bring attention to oneself. An actor interprets life for an audience, and has the power to enrapture with their presence, anger with t…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Couples In Theatre: 2018 Edition

by Lauren Spencer Editor’s Note: Happy Valentines Day from Theatre Bay Area! This is the first in our two-part Love and Art series. Look out for The Business of Show Biz in the Feb 21 iss…

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Assessing the Impact of the Tax Overhaul on Working Artists

by Rotimi Agbabiaka In all her years as a tax-preparer, Diana Grenier has never seen this many people so on top of getting their taxes done.  “When we hit this point in the year peo…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

THEATRE BAY AREA: MANAGING DIRECTOR JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

  View/download full job description About the Position THEATRE BAY AREA (TBA) seeks a Managing Director to serve on the organization’s leadership team, partnering to shape and exe…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Exit Interview: Rachel L. Fink Is Off to Chicago

by Sam Hurwitt After two years as managing director of Theatre Bay Area, Rachel L. Fink heads off to Chicago in February to become the new executive director of Lookingglass Theatre Company…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Executive Director's Note: Back to the Ballot!

by Brad Erickson Brad Erickson, TBA executive director and official proponent for the 2018 Arts and Homelessness Measure  As you may have heard, the coalition that drove forward San…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

THEATRE BAY AREA ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF MANAGING DIRECTOR RACHEL L. FINK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2018 Contact: Sunshine Lampitoc Smith [email protected]   THEATRE BAY AREA ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF MANAGING DIRECTOR RACHEL L. FINK (Sa…

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Business of Show Biz - Getting Notes From A Fellow Actor

by Velina Brown Q: A while ago I was cast in an AEA show with an actor who took it on themselves to give notes to their fellow actors after opening. This would happen during the fight call,…

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Executive Director's Note: A New Year for Old Tech

by Brad Erickson It’s that time of the year when newspaper columnists and media pundits love to look back and assess the twelve months just passed or make assured predictions for the ye…

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Theatre Companies Step Up in the Fire’s Wake

by Emily Wilson On Sunday, October 8, Craig Miller, artistic director of 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, had walked in the door, returning from rehearsals for the upcoming production of…

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The Business of Show Biz: Dropped the Ball

By Velina Brown Editor’s Note: Our Business of Show Biz maven, Velina Brown, is on vacation this month. So, we’re bringing back one of her popular columns about how to reconnect with lo…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

A “Master of Ceremonies and Camp Counselor” Brings Everyone Together at the TBA General Auditions

by Rotimi Agbabiaka The scene at the annual Theatre Bay Area General Auditions can best be described as charged. The air is fraught with the nervous excitement of hundreds of hopefuls, audi…

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Guiding Audiences: A Spotlight on Bay Area Theatre Bloggers

by Nina Solomita From dazzling extravaganzas with huge casts to operating-on-a-shoestring productions in small black-box venues, the San Francisco Bay Area is bursting with theatrical activ…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Putting Women in Power: A Report from the Berkshire Leadership Summit

by Lauren Spencer When Rachel Fink began to climb the career ladder her biggest challenge seemed to be learning to navigate the process. The current managing director of Theatre Bay Area re…

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The Business of Show Biz: Burning A Bridge

by Velina Brown Q: I saw the letter you posted on Facebook regarding the show about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. After reading the letter I could see what you and the group women who…

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