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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) CEO Deborah Cullinan is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on the pivotal role arts organizations can play in shaping our social and political landscape, and has spent years mobilizing communities through arts and culture. Deborah is committed to revolutionizing the role art centers play in public life and during her tenure at YBCA, she has launched several bold new programs, engagement strategies, and civic coalitions. Prior to joining YBCA in 2013, she was the Executive Director of San Francisco’s Intersection for the Arts. She is a co-founder of CultureBank and ArtsForum SF, co-chair of the San Francisco Arts Alliance and on the board of the Community Arts Stabilization Trust. Her passion for using art and creativity to shift culture has made her a sought-after speaker at events and conferences around the world.

Friday Phone Call # 54
Podcast

Friday Phone Call # 54

Deborah Cullinan of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

28 March 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Deborah Cullinan, Executive Director of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

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The City by the Bay
Essay

The City by the Bay

16 January 2012

In this first installment, Deborah Cullinan gives an overview of San Francisco's theatre scene and its players.

Turning Our Eyes Forward
Essay

Turning Our Eyes Forward

19 December 2011

Deborah Cullinan asks how the theater community can create work that crosses the fractured lines of our contemporary communities and truly converges with the outside world. 

 

Interview with Erika Chong Shuch
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Interview with Erika Chong Shuch

17 November 2011

Erika Chong Shuch, a dancer, choreographer, director and theater maker dishes on  the seeds of her passion for performance, her creative process, and her experiences collaborating with other artists.

 

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Interview with Jonathan Moscone
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Interview with Jonathan Moscone

13 October 2011

Deborah Cullinan and Jonathan Moscone discuss Ghost Light, a new play exploring his father — San Francisco Mayor George Moscone — and Supervisor Harvey Milk's assassination.

San Francisco Bay Area City
Series

San Francisco Bay Area City

A series featuring voices from in and around San Francisco's theatre community.