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Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Announces Appointment Of Margo Hall As New Artistic Direct Photo Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Announces Appointment Of Margo Hall As New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020

San Francisco's premier Black theatre company Lorraine Hansberry Theatre has announced the appointment of Bay Area theatre titan Margo Hall as its new Artistic Director.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for the Zelda Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award are now being accepted through July 10, 2020.

Corona Radio Theater Continues With Word for Word's Zoom Reading of THE ISLANDERS Photo Corona Radio Theater Continues With Word for Word's Zoom Reading of THE ISLANDERS
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020

NPR Affiliate KALW-FM 91.7 FM continues Corona Radio Theater on its Open Air Program with Theater Company Word for Word's Reading - on Zoom - of  a?oeThe Islandersa??  a story of unexpected friendship, danger, and reconciliation, by Andrew Sean Greer, the San Francisco Pulitzer Prize winning writer.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Receives $20,000 California Arts Coun Photo Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Receives $20,000 California Arts Council Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts received a $20,000 grant from the California Arts Council that will help support The Wallis School Partners Program, which provides the opportunity for students from K-12 schools within Los Angeles County to attend student matinee performances featuring some of the world class artists presented on The Wallis' stages. The program, which serves thousands of young people annually, provides opportunities for students to experience the best in the performing arts at the state-of-the-art venue, fostering growth through the arts. The Wallis School Partners Program is part of GRoW @ The Wallis, the umbrella for a robust mix of education and outreach programs at The Wallis.

International City Theatre Awarded 2 Arts Education Grants By California Arts Council Photo International City Theatre Awarded 2 Arts Education Grants By California Arts Council
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020

International City Theatre's arts education programming is the grateful recipient of $34,200 in grant monies from the California Arts Council, with an $18,000 Artists in School award earmarked for ICT's Performing Arts Classroom Teaching program (PACT) and $16,200 in Youth Arts Action funds designated for the company's Summer Youth Conservatory.

American Conservatory Theater Announces 2020 Honorary Master Of Fine Arts Degrees Photo American Conservatory Theater Announces 2020 Honorary Master Of Fine Arts Degrees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Conservatory Director Melissa Smith announced today that honorary Master of Fine Arts degrees will be conferred upon playwright Lydia R. Diamond and Magic Theatre's outgoing artistic director Loretta Greco. Both recipients will receive their degrees at a virtual graduation ceremony for the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program class of 2020 on Monday, May 18 at 12 p.m.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces Branden Jacobs-Jenkins As Final Commission For  Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces Branden Jacobs-Jenkins As Final Commission For American Revolutions Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival today announced Branden Jacobs-Jenkins as the 37th and final commissioned artist as part of American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle, OSF's multi-decade program for developing new plays about moments of change in United States history.

Theatre Communications Group Has Announced the Co-Chairs of 2020 GALA: OUR STORIES Photo Theatre Communications Group Has Announced the Co-Chairs of 2020 GALA: OUR STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has shared the co-chair and host committee list of the 2020 TCG Gala: Our Stories, which will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036. The Gala will honor the National Black Theatre Festival, David Henry Hwang, and TCG's arts advocacy at the federal level.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 6 New Commissions For Acclaimed American Revolu Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 6 New Commissions For Acclaimed American Revolutions Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival today announced six new commissions as part of American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle, OSF's multi-decade program of commissioning and developing 37 new plays about moments of change in United States history. The commissioned artists are Zakiyyah Alexander, Jaclyn Backhaus, E. M. Lewis, Mary Katheryn Nagle, Sara Nović, and Sanaz Toossi.

Berkeley Rep Ovation Gala Raises Over $1 Million Photo Berkeley Rep Ovation Gala Raises Over $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

This past Friday evening, June 7, Bay Area arts supporters gathered at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco to celebrate Berkeley Repertory Theatre and to honor outgoing Artistic Director Tony Taccone for his 22 years of leadership. The sold-out event, OVATION: A Tribute to Tony Taccone, raised over $1 million in support of the nonprofit's ambitious artistic endeavors and education programs.

Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For 2019 Zeld Photo Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For 2019 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award, for a director or choreographer who is transforming theatre in the Central Region, are now being accepted through July 2, 2019.

The Steve Silver Foundation And 'Beach Blanket Babylon' Announce The 2019 'Scholarshi Photo The Steve Silver Foundation And 'Beach Blanket Babylon' Announce The 2019 'Scholarship For The Arts' Finalists
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon, announced today the nine Bay Area high school seniors selected as finalists for The Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon "Scholarship for the Arts." Each of the finalists will perform live in front of family, friends, and a panel of celebrity judges on Monday, June 3. One winner in each category-singing, dancing, and acting-will be presented with a $15,000 check towards their college education. The nine high school senior finalists who will perform are:

Loretta Greco Named Recipient of Zelda Fichandler Award Photo Loretta Greco Named Recipient of Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) will present the Zelda Fichandler Award to Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre, at a special ceremony hosted by Larry Goldfarb at Villa Taverna in San Francisco on January 31. The award was originally presented at an event in New York City on November 11, 2018 and accepted by Taylor Mac on Greco's behalf.

Cal Shakes Announces Upcoming Departure Of Susie Falk Photo Cal Shakes Announces Upcoming Departure Of Susie Falk
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) Board President Jean Simpson today announced that Managing Director Susie Falk will be stepping down from her position at the end of the calendar year, after 14 years with the company. The Board has formed a Transition Task Force to oversee this important evolution in leadership for Cal Shakes.

Photo Flash: TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to Alley Theatre Photo Photo Flash: TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The Alley Theatre and Interim Artistic Director James Black announce the cast and crew of the 2018-19 Hubbard Season opener, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Jonathan Moscone. The Alley presents an inventive, nontraditional, yet faithful production of Twelfth Night set in the 1930s that showcases not only the resident acting company, but also a diverse group of performers making their Alley debut. The play runs October 5-28, 2018 in the Hubbard Theatre. Tickets are available at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713.220.5700.

Shakespeare's Comedy Classic TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to Alley Theatre Photo Shakespeare's Comedy Classic TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

The Alley Theatre and Interim Artistic Director James Black announce the cast and crew of the 2018-19 Hubbard Season opener, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Jonathan Moscone.

The Steve Silver Foundation And “Beach Blanket Babylon” Announce Winners Of 2018  Photo The Steve Silver Foundation And “Beach Blanket Babylon” Announce Winners Of 2018 Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Last night, Jo Schuman Silver-producer of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon-announced the three Bay Area high school winners of The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket Babylon 2018 "Scholarship for the Arts." 

The Steve Silver Foundation And Beach Blanket Babylon Announce 2018 Scholarship Final Photo The Steve Silver Foundation And Beach Blanket Babylon Announce 2018 Scholarship Finalists!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon, announced today the nine Bay Area high school seniors selected as finalists for The Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon "Scholarship for the Arts."  Each of the finalists will perform live in front of family, friends and a panel of celebrity judges on Monday, June 4. One winner in each category-singing, dancing, and acting-will be presented with a $15,000 check to be used towards their college education. The nine high school senior finalists who will perform are:

A.C.T. announces 2018 Honorary Master of Fine Arts degree recipients Photo A.C.T. announces 2018 Honorary Master of Fine Arts degree recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)Conservatory Director Melissa Smith announced today that honorary Master of Fine Arts degrees will be conferred on A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff, as well as acclaimed actors, directors, and teaching artists Steven Anthony Jones and Gregory Wallace. Perloff, Jones, and Wallace will receive their degrees at the graduation ceremony for the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program class of 2018 on Monday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco).

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography! Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
by Walter McBride - Nov 2, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, just presented its first annual 'SDC Foundation Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Directing and Choreography.'

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