38th Annual Critics Circle Awards Gala May 5th California Ballroom 1736 Franklin Oakland CA

CLICK HERE FOR NOMINATIONS 

(Click tabs at bottom of list for nominations by company, nominee's first name, category, etc.)
SPECIAL AWARD HONOREES
: 
African-American Shakespeare, Bill English & Susi Damilano, and Elly Lichenstein  

4/23--Only 30 tickets left Click HERE or call 800-838-3006

           GALA PROGRAM ADVERTISING: Last Year's Gala Program pdf / Rates


Click here for PHOTOS FROM THE 37th GALA!
--photos by Eric Chazankin  http://www.photobyeric.com/ 


Sponsored in part by AEA and TBA. Wine provided by Pat Paulsen Winery, Beer by Trumer Pils


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SFBATCC is a private non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and serving theatres of all types and sizes in the greater region by recognizing excellence and outstanding achievement in the field.

Active since 1976, the Circle consists of reviewers in all nine Bay Area counties, across various media, who are voted into membership by existing members based on the quality and consistency of their reviews. The Circle hosts an annual awards ceremony each Spring to celebrate superior work in the previous year.

To quote past president, Jerry Friedman:  The purpose of the Circle was and still is to promote the growth and recognition of theatre in the Bay Area; to promote a continuing fellowship among its members; to advance the professionalism of theatre criticism; to encourage research, discussion and study of the problems and techniques of theatre; to strengthen and maintain the highest standards of service and ethical conduct by all members; to exchange ideas and experiences that may enhance and improve the professional knowledge of the membership; to solicit gifts and grants to further the organization's goals; and to reward excellence in all phases of theatrical production through the Circle's annual awards.

Browse our website to learn more about the Circle, its current members and their activities, and upcoming events.  The Photo Gallery is a sampling of pictures from previous awards ceremonies.