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 co-founders call for resignation of current leadership from Board

Two of the Transcendence Theatre Company’s original founders and Board members have called for the company’s Artistic and Executive Directors to resign from the Company’s Board of Directors. In a post on the Medium web site, Leah Sprecher, who resigned from the company in 2017, relays experiences with the company that support the allegations of…

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…

Transcendence Theatre Director’s resignation cites “suppression of equity, diversity, and inclusion” and “a hostile work environment”

Nikko Kimzin, up until a few hours ago the Transcendence Theatre Company’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, has announced his resignation via a public post on the Medium web site. Kimzin, who first performed with the company in 2017 and joined it full-time in 2018, gives his reasons for his resignation as “…the Transcendence…

Mountain Play Cancels 2021 Season

Marin County’s Mountain Play announced the cancellation of their 2021 season via Twitter. The two-part Tweet read as follows: “In support of the health and well-being of our community and staff, the Mountain Play announces the cancellation of our 2021 Season Production of INTO THE WOODS. We will safely return to Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on…

Cloverdale Performing Arts Center Eliminates Paid Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a major restructuring at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center. An email sent out earlier today announced the departure of Artistic Director Yavé Guzmán and Front-of-House Manager Mary Dixon. “Unfortunately, due to the extreme financial toll of the pandemic, we are no longer able to pay any staff and have…

Marquee Theater Journalists Association Announces 2020 Award Recipients

The Marquee Theater Journalists Association has annouced the recipients of the 2020 MTJA Awards program. The Association recognized the exemplary work of Sonoma County theater artists with awards in eighteen categories whose nominations were culled from the thirty-five pre-pandemic productions attended by MTJA members. The qualifying season for the awards program usually runs from September…

The dead rise in Napa!

Ok, North Bay horror fans. Here ya go. Napa Valley College Theater Arts will present a live stream virtual performance of Night of the Living Dead: The Rising, a co-production of NVC Theater Arts and The Streaming Theatre on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7 p.m. Set in a rural town amidst global civil unrest,…