Culture: Theater – Readers’ Choice 2023

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New Conservatory Theatre Center

(415) 861-8972
Founded in 1981, the New Conservatory Theatre Centers mission is to champion innovative, high-quality productions and educational theatre experiences for youth, artists, and the queer and allied communities to effect personal & societal growth, enlightenment and change.” A new ReadersChoice winner this year, the center also provides theater training for youth.

San Francisco Playhouse

(415) 677-9596
Founded in 2003, this theater company describes itself as The Empathy Gym,” a place where we come to practice our powers of compassion…to make our community a better place, one play at a time.” Staging six plays and musicals each year, San Francisco Playhouse has produced multiple world premieres that have gone on to national and international acclaim.


Berkeley Repertory Theatre

(510) 647-2949
Producing ambitious theater — thats what drives the Berkeley Rep, which has grown from a storefront stage to an international leader in innovative theater” since its founding in 1968. To date, more than 5.5 million people have attended nearly 500 shows, some of which have gone on to win Tony Awards, Obie Awards,  Drama Desk Awards, a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize.

Shotgun Players

(510) 841-6500
New this year as a ReadersChoice winner, Shotgun Players is determined to create bold, relevant, affordable theatre that inspires and challenges audience and artist alike to re-examine our lives, our community, and the ever-changing world around us.” Founded in 1992, the company has retained its values and the immense enthusiasm for the work it does.



TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

(877) 662-8978
Now in its 53rd season, TheatreWorks welcomes Giovanna Sardelli as the new artistic director. Founded in 1970, the theater produces treasured fare as well as world and regional premieres onstage and offers arts engagement programs offstage. Our work exemplifies our regions values of inclusion and innovation while providing a sense of place and community.”



Marin Theatre Company

(415) 388-5200
Bay Area actor Lance Gardner is the new artistic director at Marin Theatre Company, which was founded in 1966. The theater focuses on innovative theatrical experiences” and is committed to the development of new plays through the productions of world premieres, readings and workshops by the nations diverse emerging and established playwrights.”

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