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…

Sonoma Arts Live Reveals 2021/22 Season

At a fundraising event held Friday night at the Sonoma Community Center, the Sonoma Arts Live Theater Company revealed its selections for their 2021/22 season. Their seven-show season opens on September 24 and concludes on July 31, 2022. All seven shows will be presented on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community…

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…

Review: “Enchanted April” in Sonoma

The specter of World War I rears its ugly head once again on a North Bay stage with the Sonoma Arts Live presentation of Enchanted April. Matthew Barber’s adaptation of Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel runs through February 9. Lotty Wilton (Katie Kelley) dreams of escaping a grey and dreary post-war England and a loveless…

Stephan Stubbins Stepping Down at Transcendence

Transcendence Theatre Company has announced that Stephan Stubbins, co-Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer of the Company, will step down from those roles in February. Transcendence is best known for its “Broadway Under the Stars” performances in Jack London State Historic Park, as well as its education, outreach, and service projects throughout Sonoma County and…