Pandemic Playbill

North Bay theaters adapt to Covid-19 “Creative people are like the shark that has to keep moving forward to live”, says Barry Martin, Managing Director of Napa’s Lucky Penny Productions. “If we don’t tell stories, who are we?” That “show must go on attitude” continues as local theatre companies adjust to the pandemic-necessitated limitations on…

The Independent Eye Closes

One of the most unique theatre entities in the North Bay has closed shop. After 46 years traveling and entertaining the world with their unique style of performance art and puppetry, Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller have decided The Independent Eye will no longer be an operating concern. They’ve released the following statement: “As of…

Why review theatre now?

What is the point of reviewing theatre? If you had asked me that question 90 days ago, my answer would be to provide potential audience members some information with which they could make informed decisions on which of the numerous North Bay productions they might choose to spend their discretionary income. If you had asked…

KSRO Interview – Transcendence Theatre Company

My guests on the phoned-in Wednesday, May 20 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon were Brad Surosky and Amy Miller from the Transcendence Theatre Company. Brad and Amy filled us in on how their “Broadway Under the Stars” summer program will work this year. Click below to listen:   **********

North Bay theatre artists to participate in “Globetrotting” Shakespeare production

Shakespeare artists from around the world – including the North Bay – will come together digitally to present a live stream performance of The Tempest courtesy the newly launched Globetrotting Shakespeare company. Journeying to Prospero’s digital island are theatre makers and artists representing Shakespeare by the Sea, Prague Shakespeare Company, Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the…

North Bay theatres take 16 awards at SFBATCC virtual Gala

Thwarted in their attempt to hold their annual Spring awards Gala by the Covid-19 pandemic, the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle took their Gala to cyberspace and held a virtual event in celebration of the excellent worked produced by Bay Area theatre artists in 2019. The event was sponsored by Actors’ Equity Association.…