Cloverdale Performing Arts Center seeks Artistic/Managing Director

The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center in northern Sonoma County is searching for a new Artistic/Managing Director. Yavé Guzmán, their previous AD, moved on to other opportunities after being released late last year when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Center’s transition to an all-volunteer organization and declined to return. The position was announced in a post…

Cinnabar announces 2021/22 season, but…

Petaluma’s Cinnabar Theater has announced their season lineup for the 2021/22 season, but has held off on announcing specific dates for onstage productions “until there is more clarity around reopening, gatherings and social distancing guidelines.” This will be the first season under the auspices of new Artistic Director Nathan Cummings. Their 49th season will be comprised…

Marin Theatre Company names new Managing Director

Mill Valley’s Marin Theatre Company has announced that Meredith Suttles has joined the company as Managing Director, effective April 8, 2021. Ms. Suttles has had a long and distinguished career in senior management in performing arts organizations, including TheatreWorks USA, Soho Repertory Theatre, Theatre Communications Group, New York City Opera, and The Public Theater. “I…

Elly Lichenstein stepping down at Cinnabar

Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma announced today that long-time Artistic Director Elly Lichenstein would be stepping down from her post. According to a Cinnabar press release, Lichenstein is leaving her position “to focus on specific artistic endeavors at the theater and to pursue personal projects in the greater North Bay arts community. She will be awarded…

Transcendence responds to growing uproar

The Transcendence Theatre Company, at the center of a storm since the public resignation of its Director of Education and Community Engagement Nikko Kimzin for “…the Transcendence Executive Team’s ongoing suppression of equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and inaction toward becoming an equitable theater” and for their creation of “a hostile work environment where I…

Transcendence Theatre Company reacts to public resignation

The Transcendence Theatre Company has apparently reacted to the outcry following the public resignation of Nikko Kimzin, its former Director of Education and Community Engagement. In a post dated February 10, 2021 on the Medium web site, Kimzin attributed his resignation to  “…the Transcendence Executive Team’s ongoing suppression of equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and…