25 Jun Newsletter – June 2014


Artistic Director’s Corner

Michael StormWell we are hard at work on Fire Work by Lauren Gunderson opening on September 26th, but we have to raise another $5,000.00 and we are currently looking for sponsors to join our amazing Show Sponsorship Group. That is where we get a group of people to contribute at smaller amounts to help us meet the cost requirements for another great production. Let me know if you or someone you know might be interested. There are lots of wonderful benefits to being a co-producer at TheatreFIRST and remember this is a world premiere, so you are literally bringing the gift of new theatre to the world. I also want to take a moment to ask you to help us continue with our musical event fundraising endeavors this Saturday at 8pm with Tribe of the Red Horse, a tribute to Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Tickets are on sale now and the more tickets we sell the greater the percentage of proceeds allotted to TheatreFIRST. Aside from rentals of the theatre to other companies and schools, live music is the number one fundraiser for our company.

We are also hoping to add a classic movie night series very soon, so keep an eye out for that. And don’t forget that old cars lying around can be donated to TheatreFIRST through our CARS Donation Program. More information is available on the website so help us spread the word about that as well.



Boy Gets Girl Postponed

Another reminder that Boy Gets Girl has been replaced in the current season by Lauren Gunderson’s Fire Work. If you have Boy Gets Girl reservations you will need to contact us and schedule your date for Fire Work. By telephone at 510.981.8150 or via email at mstorm@theatrefirst.com

This Weekend at Live Oak Theatre

This Friday, June 27th at 8pm Caminos Flamencos performs a live Flamenco show. More information and tickets are available at info@caminosflamencos.com



On Saturday, June 28th at 8pm Tribe of the Red Horse takes the stage for some Neil Young and Crazy Horse tribute music. Tickets are available at www.theatrefirst.com/tickets.


One of Our Own at TheatreWorks

As the player says in one of Tom Stoppard’s best plays, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, “You know what happens to old actors? Nothing, they’re still acting.”

When he is not fixing up our theatre, managing rentals, producing shows, Mr. Michael Storm is still acting. Check out his latest gig, the bittersweet comedy, The Great Pretender by David West Read and brought to you by TheatreWorks.


The passing of a cherished puppeteer consumes a children’s TV host in this cosmic tale of friendship, love, and letting go. A runaway hit at TheatreWork’s New Works Festival, The Great Pretender channels the unforgettable small-screen shows that shaped our youth, going behind the painted sets and colored lights to discover that people, as well as puppets, sometime need a helping hand. This world premiere opens July 9 and runs through August 3. A heads up, this show contains mature language. Enjoy!

Something Exciting on the Horizon

While nothing has been announced, we are excited to announce that we are being considered for the 2014 International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) 50/50 Applause Awards. This award recognizes theatres which have achieved gender parity during the 2014 season. Please keep your fingers crossed for us. We are very proud of this achievement! Cross your fingers, and we will keep it up!

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