29 Jun Newsletter – June 2013

* Artistic Director's Corner Usually the Artistic Director’s corner is well…artistic, at least in part. I try to convey the wonderful artistic energy that goes into what we do; but every once in a while (like back in the day) I feel the need to “get real.”...

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25 May Newsletter – May 2013

* Artistic Director's Corner You may notice as the season mailer gets distributed soon that Seminar, by Theresa Rebeck is no longer part of this season. I always knew that we were at the bottom of the fish tank and good scripts usually get gobbled up by...

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04 Mar Newsletter – February 2013

* Artistic Director's Corner Wow! It has been an amazing ride over the last few months. We are finally on site at the Live Oak Theatre. In fact, we have been cleaning for about three weeks now and it is looking terrific. All of our designers and...

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18 Nov Newsletter – November 2012

* Artistic Director's Corner As you have already heard, or rather read, our lease agreement with the City of Berkeley for the Live Oak Theatre is moving forward. We have city council meetings to attend on November 27th and December 11th when the community at large will...

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18 Oct Newsletter – October 2012

* Artistic Director's Corner Well, it has been a rough summer. As you have no doubt read, we are postponing our season and cancelling the next show. We are hopeful that Orlando is not in jeopardy, but we absolutely need to raise funds in order to produce...

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18 Aug Newsletter – August 2012

* Artistic Director's Corner What a terrific season we have lined up! Our first project was brought to my attention by a couple of our newly appointed Artistic Associates: I Am My Own Wife, is the incredible tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transvestite who lived through...

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05 Jul Newsletter – July 2012

* Artistic Director's Corner I’ve seen a lot of theatre since wrapping up Oleanna a few weeks ago and I have really enjoyed it. It’s really a pleasure to see how far Bay Area theatre has come in the last twenty years. But as I move through...

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03 Jun Newsletter-May 2012

* Artistic Director's Corner We had great success with Oleanna. The audience response could not have been more positive and Pat Craig of the Bay Area News Group, who had seen the show a few times before, said that he could see that we had something new...

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16 Apr Newsletter-April 2012

* Artistic Director's Corner We are EXTREMELY proud to announce that we have secured the rights to present the Professional Bay Area Premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando, based on the novel by Virginia Woolf. This is truly an amazing opportunity and honor for TheatreFIRST. Securing this play...

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20 Jan Newsletter – January 2012

* Artistic Director's Corner Things are happening! As we start to ramp back up after the holidays we have some extremely exciting projects in development. We are in the process of landing a MAJOR, BIG TIME Bay Area Premiere (which unfortunately cannot be discussed yet) and we...

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