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TBA Awards Celebration 2016
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The 2016 TBA Awards Celebration
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
Monday, December 5, 7pm

The 2016 TBA Awards Celebration, now in its third year, honors the excellence of professionally-oriented theatre in the Bay Area by offering a peer-based adjudication process and awards celebration.

This year, 75 awards were given to recipients out of a pool of over 372 finalists, generated by over 300 adjudicators who cast ballots for over 281 productions at 96 companies across three tiers based on operating budget and use of Actors’ Equity Association (union) talent. 

Audiences, adjudicators, and theatre professionals gathered to celebrate the excellence of Bay Area theatre in a festive evening featuring live entertainment, hosted by Theatre Bay Area.


Awards Recipients:

Click here for a full list of 2016 Awards recipients.


Hosts and Entertainment:

Chinaka Hodge and Reggie D. White hosted the Awards Celebration, directed by Rebecca Novick. The evening’s entertainment included select performances from Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, Lamplighter Music Theatre, and San Francisco Mime Troupe.

The evening also included a special performance from The Every 28 Hours Plays: a collection of one-minute plays inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter Movementcreated and produced by Claudia Alick of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), Dominic D’Andrea of The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF), with participation of theater artists around the country; produced by FaultLine Theater in collaboration with A.C.T., Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Campo Santo, Crowded Fire Theater and Lorraine Hansberry Theatre.



Click here to view more photos of the celebration!



This year's finalists were announced via Facebook video.  Click below to watch interviews with finalists and to learn more about The 2016 TBA Awards Celebration!


Click here to view the full list of the 2016 Finalists.


Special Thanks:

Thank you to the amazing staff of American Conservatory Theater, especially Don-Scott Cooper, Audrey Hoo, and Amy Hand, to Rob Ready and the incredible team at PianoFight, and to TBA's fantastic and dedicated event volunteers and supportive board of directors.



We'd like to thank the following sponsors whose generous support made the evening possible:


Annual Sponsor ($25,000 level)

City Sightseeing

Producer Level Sponsor

American Conservatory Theater

Annual Sponsor ($6,000 level)


Artist Level Sponsors

Actors' Equity Association - Curran - - PianoFight

Additional Support

Regalia & Associates, CPAs


Interested in sponsorship opportunities? We would be thrilled to partner with you to honor and expose your brand to the vast Bay Area theatre community!

Click here to learn about the 2016 TBA Awards Celebration sponsorship opportunities.