Brad Erickson serves as executive director for Theatre Bay Area, one of the nation’s largest regional performing arts service organizations, with more than 300 theatre and dance company members and some 2,200 individual members. For thirteen years, he has led the organization’s efforts to support, promote and advocate for the region’s vibrant theatre and dance community. Under Erickson’s leadership, Theatre Bay Area has gained a national reputation for innovative programs and services for the field. Theatre Bay Area’s nationwide study on the intrinsic impact of the theatre experience on the audience is a leading example.
Erickson serves as Treasurer of Californians for the Arts and California Arts Advocates, and as California State Captain for Americans for the Arts. He is the recipient of Americans for the Arts’ Alene Valkanas Award for Statewide Arts Advocacy. Also a playwright, his plays have won several awards and have been produced in theatres from San Francisco to Indianapolis. Erickson received a BFA in Acting from the Goodman School of Drama (now The Theatre School) at DePaul University.