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Comparing Anon(ymous) characters to their Odyssey inspirations

By |2021-03-19T21:46:37-07:00March 19th, 2021|2020-2021 Season, Behind The Scenes|

by Wynne Chan, Dramaturg Editor's Note: This blog compares the modern characters in the play Anon(ymous) with their ancient counterpart in Homer's Odyssey. The character names from Anon(ymous) are shown in red, and the character names from The Odyssey are shown in blue. Origin of characters and their names Anon: Odysseus Odysseus is the protagonist of the Odyssey. In the Odyssey, Odysseus spent 10 years fighting a war in Troy and now embarks on a 10-year journey to return to his kingdom in Ithaca. Odysseus is the husband of Queen Penelope (Note: In Anon(ymous), “Penny” is Anon’s mother). Odysseus is described as [...]

Board Minutes, February 2021

By |2021-03-12T22:19:20-08:00March 12th, 2021|Board meetings, Board Minutes|

Board Meeting Notes - Feb. 12, 2021  -  Call to order at 7:06 pm Present: Michael Hirsch, Kevin Brownstein, Ed Hunter, Dallas Carter, Steve Sammonds, Dave Leon, Jay Steele, Doug Hughes, Jeffrey Henson, Dan Singletary, Sara Dean. Joined Late: Sharon Peng Doug Hughes: Marketing Report See report for detail Amanda Gorman quote parallel/Angelina Grimke 5k post reach for P&P (likely such a large reach due to collaboration with SVS) Rachel in alignment with previous Readers’ Theaters High posting frequency on Facebook due to posting bios each day Rachel wasn’t shared as much by cast as compared to Camera or P&P [...]

Meet the cast of Anon(ymous)

By |2021-03-10T19:35:33-08:00March 10th, 2021|2020-2021 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast|

South Bay Musical Theatre is proud to announce the cast and staff of Anon(ymous). Thanks to all who auditioned. CAST: Anon…Romelo Urbi Nemasani…Jennifer C. Maggio Naja…Julia Wright Ali / Ignacio…Aly Suleman Ritu / Sewing Lady 1…Devaki Ektare Nasreen / Sewing Lady 2…Krithi Sundar Calista / Sewing Lady 3…Jillian A. Smith Mackus…Benjamin Rafael Garcia Senator Laius / Zyclo…Ray D’Ambroiso Helen Laius…Elizabeth Geurts Pascal…Sarah Masare Devulapalli Belen…Delaney Quinn Bantillo Strygal…Tim Garcia Serza…Diane Thorne STAFF: Vinh G. Nguyen – Director Cordelia Larsen – Asst Director Skylar Riordan – Stage Manager Wynne Chan – Dramaturg Sharon Peng – Costume Designer Barbara Heninger – Props [...]

Board Minutes, Jan. 2021

By |2021-03-08T18:07:21-08:00March 8th, 2021|Board meetings, Board Minutes|

2021-01-13 Board Meeting Minutes Present: Michael Hirsch, Dan Singletary, Jay Steele, Steve Sammonds,, Raiña Parks, Dave Leon, Sharon Peng, Kevin Brownstein, Ed Hunter, Doug Hughes, Sara Dean, Dallas Carter, Jeff Henson, Clay Buck Start 7:04 pm Welcome by Michael Hirsch Agenda Functional Update Marketing & Social Media (Doug Hughes) - 3 minutes Facilities (Jeffrey Henson) - 3 minutes Tech (Dan Singletary) - 3 minutes Financial Update (CFO: Jen Maggio) - 3 minutes Board Retreat Action Items (Michael Hirsch) - 3 minutes Executive Director Update (Sara Dean) - 3 minutes Committee Updates Community, Inclusivity & Accountability (Kevin Brownstein, Sharon Peng) - [...]

Board Minutes, Dec. 2020

By |2021-03-08T17:59:59-08:00March 8th, 2021|Board meetings, Board Minutes|

2020-12-09 Board Meeting Minutes Present: Sara Dean, Michael Hirsch, Dallas Carter, Doug Hughes, Dan Singletary, Jay Steele, Steve Sammonds, Ed Hunter, Jeffrey Henson, Raiña Parks, Jen Maggio, Dave Leon, Sharon Peng, Kevin Brownstein Start 7:04 pm Welcome by Michael Hirsch Agenda Functional Update Marketing & Social Media (Doug Hughes) - 10 minutes Facilities (Jeffrey Henson) - 10 minutes Tech (Dan Singletary) - 10 minutes Financial Update (CFO: Jen Maggio) - 10 minutes Board Retreat Action Items (Michael Hirsch) - 10 minutes Executive Director Update (Sara Dean) - 20 minutes Committee Updates Community, Inclusivity & Accountability (Kevin Brownstein, Sharon Peng) - [...]

Cast announced for Pride & Prejudice

By |2021-01-31T20:25:57-08:00January 31st, 2021|2020-2021 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast, Photos|

South Bay Musical Theatre and Silicon Valley Shakespeare are proud to announce the cast for their upcoming co-production of Pride & Prejudice, which will stream on February 13 and 14. Thanks to all who auditioned! Doy Charnsupharindr...Col. Forster; understudy for Mr. Bennet Kyle Dayrit...Darcy Laura Domingo...Miss Bingley Stephanie Ann Foster...Elizabeth Barbara Heninger...Lady Lucas; understudy for Mrs. Bennet & Lady Catherine Lauren Doyle...Hill; understudy for Charlotte Michael Paul Hirsch...Mr. Bennet Drew Jones...Bingley Celeste Kamiya...Lydia Alyssa Kirsch...Martha; understudy for Lydia & Miss Bingley Cynthia Lagodzinski...Mrs. Bennet André Leben...Col. Fitzwilliam; understudy for Wickham Uma Paranjpe...Jane Doll Piccotto...Lady Catherine Skyler Riordan...Denny; Martin; understudy for [...]

Remembering Roberta Savage

By |2020-10-03T03:57:24-07:00October 3rd, 2020|Announcements|

South Bay Musical Theatre is sad to announce the passing of Roberta Savage, who was one of the founding members of our theatre group in 1962. Back then it was the Saratoga Federated Drama Group, then went on to become Saratoga Drama Group, and most recently South Bay Musical Theatre. Roberta was active with the group for more than 50 years, doing every imaginable task to help ensure that our productions were ready for opening night. She served multiple terms on the Board of Directors, was a staff member on virtually every production, and produced her last show (Bye Bye [...]

Community, Inclusivity, & Accountability Statement

By |2020-09-11T01:51:39-07:00September 11th, 2020|Announcements|

South Bay Musical Theatre acknowledges the racial upheaval occurring throughout the country and in the American theatres. We acknowledge the demands put forth by the BIPOC Equity Action plan, focused on Bay Area Theatres. We acknowledge the demands put forth by We See You White American Theatre on a national level. We give our appreciation to the authors of both documents, and we will continue to listen, to be open, and honor your voices. South Bay Musical Theatre acknowledges its racist background, works, and practices. We also acknowledge the harm that they have inflicted upon the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and [...]

Board of Directors election results

By |2020-07-24T18:47:30-07:00July 24th, 2020|Announcements, Board Election|

South Bay Musical Theatre is delighted to announce the seven members elected to our board: Nique Egan, Ed Hunter, Dave Leon, Raiña Parks, Sharon Peng, Dan Singletary, and Jay Steele. We had a particularly strong field of candidates this year, so our membership and board had to make difficult choices from a wealth of talent. The seven new members join the five sitting board members: Kevin Brownstein, Dallas Carter, Michael Hirsch, Jennifer Maggio, and Steve Sammonds. SBMT is deeply grateful for the service by our outgoing board members whose terms ended this year: Steve Allhoff, Barbara Heninger, Kimberly Kay, Jennifer [...]

Black Lives Matter

By |2020-06-15T23:39:02-07:00June 15th, 2020|Announcements, Board meetings|

The theatre community, including South Bay Musical Theatre, has come under intense scrutiny for its history of participation in discrimination and racial stereotypes. We are listening. Last month, we paused our 2020/2021 mainstage season and developed new virtual online programming, the SBMT eStudio. We see this as an opportunity to reexamine and reinvent how we deliver on our core values and expand our organization’s vision to amplify underrepresented and marginalized voices. We are engaging with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) directors, leaders, and talent to bring more diverse stories and content to this platform. Information will be forthcoming as we [...]

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