47 Playwrights in Four-and-a-Half Days Write Original Plays Inspired by The Topic FALL DOWN, GET UP47 Playwrights in Four-and-a-Half Days Write Original Plays Inspired by The Topic FALL DOWN, GET UP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

PlayGround continues its 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series on Monday, November 26, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Roda Theatre. The topic for November's round, announced this morning, is "FALL DOWN, GET UP". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just four-and-a-half days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on November 26. PlayGround writers in Los Angeles are working simultaneously on the same prompt and their finalists will be presented at Hollywood's Broadwater Mainstage (home of Sacred Fools Theatre Company) on November 12.  Tickets are $15-$30 and 5-admission series subscriptions are just $75 ($50 for 25-and-Unders). For tickets or more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/monday. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents THE CUTTING BALL VARIETY PACKCutting Ball Theater Presents THE CUTTING BALL VARIETY PACK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Cutting Ball Theater's signature festival returns in the 2018/2019 Season, marking the 20th anniversary of the company's founding. The Cutting Ball Variety Pack - called 'half shindig, half artistic salon' by Artistic Director Ariel Craft - is an eleven-day festival dedicated to exploration and collaboration, featuring directorial shorts, new play workshops, and roundtable readings. The Cutting Ball Variety Pack offers an eclectic array of programming with particular delights for the creatively curious from November 8 through November 18. Tickets to festival offerings cost $15 each and all-festival passes costs $30 each. Admission includes a free drink at Cutting Ball's bar. (more...)

PlayGround Kicks Off 25th Season at Berkeley Rep Theatre with JUSTICEPlayGround Kicks Off 25th Season at Berkeley Rep Theatre with JUSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

"A man may see how this world goes with no eyes. Look with thine ears see how yond justice rails upon yon simple thief. Hark, in thine ear change places and, handy-dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief." - William Shakespeare (more...)

Theatre Bay Area Announces 2018 TBA Awards FinalistsTheatre Bay Area Announces 2018 TBA Awards Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Theatre Bay Area, the third-largest regional theatre service organization in North America, announced the finalists for the 2018 TBA Awards. The fifth annual TBA Awards Celebration will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco). Tickets for the public go on sale Friday, September 28, 2018, through City Box Office. (more...)

SF North Bay Companies Snag 43 Noms For 2018 TBA AwardsSF North Bay Companies Snag 43 Noms For 2018 TBA Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2018

San Francisco's Theatre Bay Area has announced the nominees for their 5th Annual TBA Awards and North Bay companies have snagged multiple nominations. (more...)

Cal Shakes Completes Season with Return of BLACK ODYSSEYCal Shakes Completes Season with Return of BLACK ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater announced today the cast of the return engagement of its record-breaking hit play black odyssey, playing September 25 through October 7, 2018 at the Bruns Amphitheater. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's OVATION Gala Raises $800,000Berkeley Rep's OVATION Gala Raises $800,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

On Saturday evening, June 9, nearly 400 of the Bay Area's finest arts supporters gathered at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco to celebrate Berkeley Rep, the Tony Award-winning theatre company known for its groundbreaking and challenging productions. Ovation: 50 Years and Glowing raised over $800,000 to support the Theatre's artistic and innovative efforts, including its educational programming and new play development. (more...)

Artistic Teams & Schedules Announced for 2018 Bay Area Playwrights FestivalArtistic Teams & Schedules Announced for 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Playwrights Foundation announces the plays and playwrights of the 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) running July 20-29, 2018 at Potrero Stage, 1895 18th St in San Francisco. The Artistic Teams for #BAPF2018 features Directors Erik Pearson, Christine Young, Margo Hall, Daniel Banks, Lauren English, and Ken Savage. Dramaturgs joining the teams include Alex Mallory, Maddie Gaw, Lisa Evans, Vidhu Singh, Roweena Mackay, and the Legendary Nakissa Etemad. (more...)

Schimmel Center To Present Anna Deavere Smith In Notes From The Field, 6/1 & TodaySchimmel Center To Present Anna Deavere Smith In Notes From The Field, 6/1 & Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018

Schimmel Center will present Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith's Obie Award-winning solo performance, Notes From the Field, for one weekend only on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Today, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in preparation for a two week run at the Royal Court in London. The production is directed by Leonard Foglia and features original music composed and performed by bassist Marcus Shelby who joins Ms. Smith on stage. (more...)

BEST OF PLAYGROUND 22 Comes to Potrero Stage This SeasonBEST OF PLAYGROUND 22 Comes to Potrero Stage This Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

PlayGround caps off its twenty-fourth season with Best of PlayGround 22, running May 10-27, 2018 (Press Night: May 12) at Potrero Stage. This fully-produced showcase of the best new playwrights and short plays have been selected from more than 150 submissions and 36 works developed as part of the season's Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series. Noteworthy director/performers Margo Hall, Becca Wolff, Soren Oliver, Jim Kleinmann, Katja Rivera, and Jenny McAllister join in to direct the Best of PlayGround 22 short plays. (more...)

Schimmel Center To Present Anna Deavere Smith In Notes From The Field, 6/1 & 6/2Schimmel Center To Present Anna Deavere Smith In Notes From The Field, 6/1 & 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Schimmel Center will present Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith's Obie Award-winning solo performance, Notes From the Field, for one weekend only on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in preparation for a two week run at the Royal Court in London. The production is directed by Leonard Foglia and features original music composed and performed by bassist Marcus Shelby who joins Ms. Smith on stage. (more...)

PlayGround Celebrates the Best Writers/Short Plays of its Season!PlayGround Celebrates the Best Writers/Short Plays of its Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

PlayGround caps off its twenty-fourth season with Best of PlayGround 22, opening with a press night on May 12 (previews May 10 & 11) running May 10-27, 2018 at Potrero Stage. This fully-produced showcase of the best new playwrights and short plays have been selected from more than 150 submissions and 36 works developed as part of the season's Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series. Noteworthy director/performers Margo Hall, Becca Wolff, Soren Oliver, Jim Kleinmann, Katja Rivera, and Jenny McAllister join in to direct the Best of PlayGround 22 short plays. (more...)

BEST OF PLAYGROUND 22 Comes to Potrero Stage This SeasonBEST OF PLAYGROUND 22 Comes to Potrero Stage This Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

PlayGround caps off its twenty-fourth season with Best of PlayGround 22, running May 10-27, 2018 (Press Night: May 12) at Potrero Stage. This fully-produced showcase of the best new playwrights and short plays have been selected from more than 150 submissions and 36 works developed as part of the season's Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series. Noteworthy director/performers Margo Hall, Becca Wolff, Soren Oliver, Jim Kleinmann, Katja Rivera, and Jenny McAllister join in to direct the Best of PlayGround 22 short plays. (more...)

San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Honored At 42nd Annual SFBATCC Awards GalaSan Francisco Bay Area Theatre Honored At 42nd Annual SFBATCC Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC) held its 42nd Annual Excellence in Theatre Awards Gala on Monday, March 26th at San Francisco's historic Victoria Theatre. Over 300 members of the community gathered as 67 production awards for theatre produced in 2017 and four Special Awards were presented. The evening was hosted by Walter Mayes with musical entertainment provided by The Lost Trio. (more...)

TheatreWorks Gets Top Kudos At Bay Area Critics Circle AwardsTheatreWorks Gets Top Kudos At Bay Area Critics Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Represented by Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley took home a raft of awards at the 42nd Annual San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC) Excellence in Theatre Awards Gala, held at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco on March 26. Celebrating the best in Bay Area theatre in 2017, TheatreWorks captured seven awards including "Entire Production - Bay Area." (more...)

Photo Flash: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents SKELETON CREWPhoto Flash: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 Season with the regional premiere of the Obie Award-winning Skeleton Crew, in a co-production with Marin Theatre Company. A makeshift family of auto-plant workers navigate the possibility of foreclosure in this funny, tough, and tender American drama which captured critical raves. Rising star playwright Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, Sunset Baby, Detroit '67, Pipeline) creates a world in which ambitious dreams and corporate deception interweave, pushing friendships to the limit. Skeleton Crew will be directed by Jade King Carroll (Associate Director for Broadway revivals of A Streetcar Named Desire and The Gin Game) and will be presented by TheatreWorks March 7 - April 1, 2018 (opening night: March 10) at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Announces 2018 Special Award RecipientsSan Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Announces 2018 Special Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018

The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle has announced the recipients of its four Special Awards for 2018. The Special Awards will be presented as part of its 42nd Annual Excellence in Theatre Awards Gala to be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 at San Francisco's historic Victoria Theatre. The event will be hosted by Walter M. Mayes with musical entertainment provided by The Lost Trio. (more...)

Obie-Winner SKELETON CREW Comes to TheatreWorksObie-Winner SKELETON CREW Comes to TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 Season with the regional premiere of the Obie Award-winning Skeleton Crew, in a co-production with Marin Theatre Company. A makeshift family of auto-plant workers navigate the possibility of foreclosure in this funny, tough, and tender American drama which captured critical raves. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/20/2017Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 9/20/2017Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW - Sep 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for San Francisco (more...)

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