North Bay Theaters Get $ome Relief

Theaters throughout the North Bay have finally started to receive disbursements from the Federal Government’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program. The program, administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration, was signed into law in December 2020. It offers substantial grants to producing organizations and entertainment venues to replace lost revenue as a result of COVID-19…

Review: “The God of Hell”

With the lifting of most restrictions on in-door gatherings, the curtain continues to slowly rise on live, in-person theatre in the North Bay. Many companies have made their season announcements and plan to re-open their houses to audiences with productions that will be opening from mid-August to early September. The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center gets…

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…

KSRO Interview – “In Their Own Voice”

My guest on the Thursday, May 6 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon was producer Beulah Vega from the Heroines, Harpies, and Harlots & Cloverdale Performing Arts Center’s streaming festival titled In Their Own Voice – a virtual on-line festival about what happens when you let a woman speak. Click below to…

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…

Review: “The 39 Steps” in Cloverdale and Santa Rosa

In comedy, timing is everything and two North Bay theatre companies have timed productions of the same comedy to run concurrently. The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center and SRJC’s Summer Repertory Theatre program are presenting Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of The 39 Steps. Based on the 1915 adventure novel by John Buchan and the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock…