06 Nov Newsletter — October 2014

* Artistic Director's Corner What a season it was! With the closing of Fire Work our 20th anniversary season has wrapped up in fine fashion. To even procure the rights to the Bay Area premiere of Orlando was a feat in and of itself, but the show...

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17 May Newsletter – May 2014

* Artistic Director's Corner Let’s talk about fundraising shall we? It will be at the forefront of everything for TheatreFIRST for the next few months as we seek show sponsors for Fire Work by Lauren Gunderson, and we begin work on the “to do list” from the...

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07 Apr Newsletter – April 2014

* Artistic Director's Corner There is something really exciting going on in Oakland. After years of multiple groups laying the ground work for theatre in Oakland—including Clive Chafer-led TheatreFIRST—our friends at Ragged Wing Ensemble have picked up the cause. The Flight Deck is the name of their...

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07 Apr Fire Work

Fire Work by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Mina Morita. SEPT 26 – OCT 19 Fri-Sat, 8pm & Sun 5pm (No Sun show SEPT 28) Pay-what-you-can previews: (SEPT 18, 19, 20, 25, all at 8pm) Featuring:  Rinabeth Apostol*,  Brian Herndon*, Aleph Ayin Don’t miss the latest installment in this playwright’s meteoric rise to national...

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16 Mar Newsletter – March 2014

* Artistic Director's Corner Well March is turning out to be an exciting month indeed. Escanaba is one of the best received shows I have EVER been involved with during my twenty five years in professional theatre. I have never seen so many people love a show...

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02 Feb Newsletter – January 2014

* Artistic Director's Corner Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:15pm, just a week and a half away from the opening of Escanaba in da Moonlight, things are rolling along nicely. Our Technical Director has just completed installing the set and our Set Designer and Scenic Painter, Martin...

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22 Dec Newsletter – December 2013

* Artistic Director's Corner Happy holidays! Things are busy indeed around TheatreFIRST. In about two weeks we start rehearsals for the second show of our 2013/2014 season, Escanaba in da Moonlight, by Jeff Daniels. This is a hilarious comedy with a stellar cast. Heavy hitters Julian Lopez-Morillas, Soren...

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03 Nov Newsletter – October 2013

* Artistic Director's Corner Most of you have been reading in the last few AD Corners how well things are going over at Live Oak Theatre, and that is indeed true. Hopefully you have been coming out to see these wonderful shows! Next up is Symmetry Theatre Company,...

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04 Oct Transitions In UX Design

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...

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