shotgun_logo_-best_SmallShotgun Players – Berkeley

“Shotgun Players is a company of artists determined to create bold, relevant, affordable theatre that inspires and challenges audience and artist alike to re-examine our lives, our community, and the ever-changing world around us.”

ubuntu_orig_smallUbuntu Theater Project – Oakland

“The Ubuntu Theater Project is a collection of artists that are committed to creating compelling works that unearth the human condition and unite diverse audiences through revelatory, heart-pounding theater.”


SF_play_origSF Play House – San Francisco

“Located in the heart of the Union Square Theater District, San Francisco Playhouse is the city’s Off-Broadway company, an intimate alternative to the larger more traditional Union Square theater fare. The San Francisco Playhouse provides audiences the opportunity to experience professional theater with top-notch actors and world-class design in a setting where they are close to the action.”


magic_orig  Magic Theater – San Francisco

“Magic Theatre is dedicated to the cultivation of bold new plays, playwrights, and audiences – and to producing explosive, entertaining, and ideologically robust plays that ask substantive questions about, and reflect the rich diversity of, the world in which we live. Magic believes that demonstrating faith in a writer’s vision by providing a safe yet rigorous artistic home, where a full body of work can be imagined, supported, and produced, allows writers to thrive.”


Marin Shakespeare –  San Rafael    Marin_shakes

“Our mission is to achieve excellence in the staging and study of Shakespearean plays, to celebrate Shakespeare, and to serve as  a cultural and educational resource for the people of Marin, the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond.”

Eureka_theaterEureka Theatre – San Francisco

“The mission of the Eureka Theatre is to create and maintain a performing arts facility that supports artists whose work reflects commitment, passion, and high artistic standards, and to bring together a community of such artists and their audiences in a program that is diverse, entertaining, provocative, and inclusive.”




Custom Made Theatre – San Francisco

“The Custom Made Theatre Co., in its 17th season of production in San Francisco, is committed to producing plays that awaken our social conscience, focusing on the strength of the ensemble and creating an intimate theatrical experience.”

Berkeley RepBerkeley Rep – Berkeley

“Berkeley Repertory Theatre seeks to set a national standard for ambitious programming, engagement with its audiences, and leadership within the community in which it resides. We endeavor to create a diverse body of work that expresses a rigorous, embracing aesthetic and reflects the highest artistic standards, and seek to maintain an environment in which talented artists can do their best work.”


CentralCentral Works – Berkeley

“Central Works’ mission is to enrich the cultural environment of our community through the collaborative development and production of new plays for the theater. We are ‘The New Play Theater.'”

ExitExit Theater – San Francisco

“The mission of EXIT Theatre is to develop theater artists by providing opportunities to perform. Our focus is on providing open access opportunities for all theater artists so they can develop and experiment. We do this by commissioning, developing and producing new plays; providing production support and low cost theater rentals to small companies; hosting theaters and playwrights-in-residence; and by producing the San Francisco Fringe Festival, the largest grass roots theater festival in the Bay Area.”


MarshThe Marsh – Berkeley

“The Marsh began with a creative vision. The name, The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance, came out of several months Stephanie Weisman spent living on the edge of a marsh writing and watching the rich interplay between the different elements that created the landscape. The Marsh, it seemed like a perfect metaphor for artistic development in the urban environment.”


rhino1The Rhino – San Francisco

“Theatre Rhinoceros, the world’s oldest continuously producing professional queer theater, was founded in San Francisco, in August 1977, by the late Allan B. Estes, Jr. Its first play, The West Street Gang by Doric Wilson, was staged in a South of Market leather bar, The Black and Blue.”



Z_SpaceZ space – San Francisco

“Z Space empowers artistic risk, collaboration, and camaraderie amongst artists, audience and staff in the service of creating, developing and presenting new work.

In 1993, visionary David Dower founded The Z Space Studio (the name would later be shortened to Z Space) to support a large and evolving community of theatre artists working together in the Bay Area. Z Space has become one of the nation’s leading laboratories for developing new voices, new works, and new opportunities in American theater. Throughout the 90s and early 00s, Z Space was privileged to work with such luminaries as Josh Kornbluth, Anne Galjour, Randall Wong, and Brian Thorstensen.”

SHNSHN Broadway – San Francisco

“SHN is the preeminent theatrical entertainment company in San Francisco presenting shows in the SHN Golden Gate and Orpheum Theatres.”



ACTA.C.T – San Francisco

“American Conservatory Theater nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing engagement with its community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Carey Perloff, A.C.T. embraces its responsibility to conserve, renew, and reinvent the rich theatrical traditions that are our collective legacy, while exploring new artistic forms and new communities. A commitment to the highest standards informs every aspect of A.C.T.’s creative work.”