19 May Newsletter — May 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner As I face the last weekend of Glengarry Glen Ross, I have been struck by the feedback we have received on this show, perhaps more than ever before. It means so much when the audience loves a show, but on this one I...

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21 Apr Newsletter — April 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner Inevitably the question comes, “Why produce this play?” And I think the best answer I can offer is that for six years I have been the AD here at TheatreFIRST and I always pick plays that are best for the company. This year...

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01 Apr Newsletter — March 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner The subject of this month’s Artistic Director’s Corner is “Always be closing,” --sell, sell, sell those tickets to Glengarry Glen Ross. “Get out there and close”. “Get them to sign the deal.” In other words, bring folks with you to the theatre. Give...

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01 Mar Newsletter — February 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner We are so fortunate to have Hawkmoon Theatre Company coming to Live Oak Theatre to help keep the quality programming rolling along. As you know, we have learned that the space is not well known, even to Berkeley folks, and we are committed...

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28 Jan Newsletter — January 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner Well, needless to say I am very excited about Glengarry Glen Ross. As I was moving through the audition process and discussing the characters and the piece with the actors, I realized once again what an absolutely amazing play it is and how...

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27 Dec Newsletter — December 2014

* Artistic Director's Corner Well the public has spoken. That’s for sure. A mere months after announcing that we would be working on a show by show production model our patrons have stood in the lobby of Live Oak Theatre (at 1301 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley –...

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26 Nov Newsletter – November 2014

* Artistic Director's Corner Well, just six months after deciding to go to a “show by show” model, the people have spoken. The feedback in the lobby at the theatre is that people can’t wait for information on the next season. So, I have picked five scripts,...

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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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14 Aug Newsletter – July – August 2014

* Artistic Director's Corner The past six months have been rather interesting. Live Oak Theatre is becoming less viable as a rental option I think primarily because rental companies have realized that the community does not know there is a theatre here. So the attendance, although increasing...

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