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Brad Erickson

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. 

To Fear or Not to Fear
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To Fear or Not to Fear

Community and New Play Producing

14 October 2016

In this piece, Triple Play project leads Tory Bailey and Brad Erickson respond to selections of a conversation between playwrights Laura Jacqmin and Jacqueline Lawton.

Interview with Carey Perloff
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Interview with Carey Perloff

21 April 2013

Brad Erickson interviews Carey Perloff about gender parity, women in leadership, and working as the artistic director of the ACT.

Christmas Gift
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Christmas Gift

21 April 2013

With the community advocating for better gender parity, Theatre Bay Area has made a commitment to furthering the discussion about gender bias and how to take action. 

San Francisco
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San Francisco

19 January 2012

Brad Erickson continues the discussion on theatre in San Francisco with HowlRound's City Series.

Triple Play
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Triple Play

A discussion on Triple Play, an initiative exploring what artists and administrators can do to entice casual ticket buyers to see more new plays.

Gender Parity
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Gender Parity

A discussion and response to the call for better gender parity in theatre.