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Monday, April 26, 2010

Theatre Services Committee Note April 2010

Theatre Bay Area's Theatre Services Committee had it most recent meeting last week. Minutes of the meeting follow. Please contact Dale Albright, Director of Membership Services with any questions at

TSC Meeting Notes
April 21, 2010
TSC Members Present: Daren Carollo, Diablo Theatre Company; Rachel Fink, Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Liz Lisle, Shotgun Players; Jessica Robinson Love, CounterPULSE; Dan Meagher, Hillbarn Theatre; Nina Meehan, Active Arts Theatre; Karen Altre Piemme, San Jose Rep; Jonathan Spector, Just Theater; Lisa Tromovich, Shakespeare’s Associates; Marissa Wolf, Crowded Fire.
Theatre Bay Area Staff Present: Dale Albright, Brad Erickson, Clayton Lord, Rebecca Novick, Kendra Oberhauser
I. Meeting called to order at 10:05am
II. 10:05am TBA news and updates
• Members peruse the handout of TBA news and updates.
• Landisman Fellowship deadline is coming up on May 24th.
III. 10:07am Ticketing Software.
• Theatre Bay Area is currently looking into different ticketing systems, primarily for use by member companies and possibly for any full price ticketing that Theatre Bay Area provides for its members. TSC members discuss pros/cons of each. A decision will soon be announced.
IV. 10:25am Arts Advocacy
• Brad asks the TSC members to get behind AB 1777:
• It is projected to generate about $30million for the arts, which should put California up to somewhere around $.10 per person spent on the arts, up from $.05, currently putting California below every other state in the union.
V. 10:30am Intrinsic Impact
• Theatre Bay Area is receiving funding from various foundations to perform a multi-city survey (continuing the work that Alan Brown performed here in San Francisco on intrinsic impact).
VI. 10:40am Annual Conference
• The Theatre Bay Area Annual Conference is on May 10 at the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center in San Francisco.
• What used to be the Expo is now incorporated in the evening as the Vendor Fair from 4pm-8pm.
• More information and registration here:
VII. 11:10am Media Access Office Presentation by Doug Gordy.
• Media Access Office represents disabled artists in the entertainment industry. They link people to training and opportunities.
• Doug encourages the organizations to include actors and workers with disabilities as a part of non-traditional casting. He can also provide some assistance when needed in working with accessibility issues.
VIII. 11:25am APASO check-in
• The annual APASO conference was hosted by Theatre Bay Area this year on March 25-27. It went very well.
IX. 11:30am TSC Conversation
• TSC Members discuss current format of TSC meetings.
X. Good and Welfare/Check-Ins

Next meeting: May 19, 2010, Theatre Bay Area, 1663 Mission Street, Suite 525.