Theaters

Theaters

 


SAN FRANCISCO


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.”


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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.”


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.”


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.”


New Conservatory Theatre Center – San Francisco

“The mission of New Conservatory Theatre Center is to champion innovative, high-quality productions & educational theatre experiences for youth, artists, and the queer & allied communities to effect personal & societal growth, enlightenment and change.”


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.”


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.”


SHNSHN Broadway – San Francisco

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

 


Quantum Dragon Theatre – San Francisco

“We believe that science fiction is awesome. We also believe that live theatre is awesome. Quantum Dragon is about taking these awesome things and merging them together.We are the San Francisco Bay Area’s first and only speculative-fiction-centric theatre company.”


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. Z Space has become one of the nation’s leading laboratories for developing new voices, new works, and new opportunities in American theater. ”


EAST BAY


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.”


Cal Shakes – Orinda

“California Shakespeare Theater redefines the classical theater for the 21st Century, making works of extraordinary artistry that engage with our contemporary moment so we might learn about ourselves and each other in the fullness of our world.”


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.'”


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.”


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.”


NORTH BAY


Marin Onstage – San Rafael

“Our mission is to co-produce with other groups and individuals to help them bring their performances and fund-raising events to the public.  ”


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.”


Marin Theatre Company – Mill Valley

“We strive to set a national standard for intimate theater experiences of the highest quality, featuring provocative plays by passionate playwrights. We pursue a dialogue with our community that addresses our national and local concerns and interests and assists us in finding a new understanding of our lives.”


SOUTH BAY


The Pear Theatre – Mountain View

“Our goals are to produce new plays by local writers and innovative stagings of classic works; to encourage playwrights to grow through through workshops, staged readings, and productions of their plays; and to offer performance classes to all ages.”


San Jose Stage Company

“San Jose Stage Company, the Bay Area’s premiere off-Broadway theater, presents award-winning, innovative and contemporary programming, showcasing the region’s best new and established artists.”