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The 2013 Bay One Acts Festival (BOA) spotlights new work from local artists. Your pledge helps sustain a Bay Area theater tradition.

The Bay One Acts Festival (BOA) offers audiences a diverse sampling of of Bay Area theater. The BOA festival, now in its 12th year, features new, short plays by local playwrights that are produced by Bay Area theater companies, directors, actors and designers.

  • For over a decade BOA has gathered new and established local theater companies together each year in one dynamic festival. Each BOA Producing Partner theater company donates their time and resources towards producing an original short play by a Bay Area playwright.
  • The BOA Anthology is published each year by the festival and includes all the plays presented in both programs.
  • BOA supports the diverse Bay Area theater community  – building bridges between companies, cultivating connections between artists, fostering future collaborations, and encouraging both artist and audience enthusiasm for the short play form.

BOA 2013

The 2013 Bay One Acts Festival (BOA) opens on Saturday September 14th at Tides Theatre (533 Sutter St.) in San Francisco and features two programs of short plays performed in rep. The festival runs Wed-Sun through October 5th.

BOA 2013 is produced by an all volunteer, vibrant, creative, and inclusive community of local playwrights, directors, producers, designers, actors, and production staff.

BOA 2013 includes 13 Producing Partner theater companies:

All Terrain Theater

The Custom Made Theater Co.

Do It Live! Productions

FaultLine Theater

New Conservatory Theatre Center

PianoFight

Plawrights Foundation

The San Francisco Shakepeare Festival

San Francisco Theater Pub

Sponge Theater

Tides Theatre

The Visible Theater

Wily West Productions

Compelling new work by both up and coming and beloved Bay Area playwrights will be showcased in BOA 2013:

William Bivins, Jeff Carter, Megan Cohen, Nancy Cooper Frank, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Tracy Held Potter, Daniel Hirsch, Daniel Holloway, Sam Leichter,  Michael Phillis, Ignacio Zulueta, and a piece devised specifically for the 2013 BOA festival from Do it Live! Productions

BOA 2013 also features the work of both new and established Bay Area directors:

Maria Calderazzo, Aliison Combs, Siobhan Doherty, Robert Estes, Kat Kneisel, Maxx Kurzunski, Rik Lopes, Jon Wai-keung Lowe, Rem Myers, Rob Ready,  Katja Rivera, Sharon Robinson,  Sara Staley, and Brian Trybom

We are thrilled to have over 30 local actors who will be on stage for BOA 2013:

Joseph Alvarado, Melvign Badiola, Erika Bakse, Randy Blair, Tom Bleecker, Sarah Rose Butler, Linda-Ruth Cardozo, Andrew Chung, Jaime Lee Currier, Adriana Delgadillo, Siobhan Doherty, Jacquie Duckworth, Colleen Egan, Juliana Egley, Alisha Ehrlich, Nkechi, Shane Fahy, Allene Hebert, Nicole Javier, Dene Larson, Dave Levine, John Lowell, Luna Malbroux, Theresa Miller, Patti Morse, David Naughton, Grace Ng, Amy Nowak, Shaun Plander, Scott Ragle, Kim Saunders, Emma Rose Shelton, Teri Whipple and Kathryn Wood

Our BOA 2013 production team is working behind the scenes to bring the festival to you:

Kirsten Broadbear, Daniel Burke, David Burke, Renee Levesque,  Wesley Newfarmer, Madeleine Oldham, Cody Rishell, Johanna Ruefli, Erin Simpson, Marissa Skudlarek, and Sara Staley

Reality...

Remember that we need to reach our Kickstarter goal amount before this campaign ends, or we will receive NONE of the money that has been pledged here for BOA 2013.

Our BOA 2013 Producing Partner theater companies donate their time and money towards producing their short play for the festival, and we'd like to be able to offer a stipend to all of the artists listed above who are donating their time and talent to the 2013 BOA Festival. If we reach this Kickstarter goal, we will be able to pay EVERYONE involved. We appreciate your pledge in advance, and we hope you'll also share this campaign link with family and friends who might also lend their support.

Rewards...

Our BOA 2013 Kickstarter campaign rewards actually offer you a chance to see the festival at a special ticket price. That's because each pledge of $25 and up also includes our BOA Anthology, and we offer reserved seating and other performance perks at our higher reward levels. Pledge now, and we'll see you at the theater!

Reasons to Support BOA 2013...

The Bay One Acts Festival truly relies on your participation in this Kickstarter campaign so that we may continue to offer audiences a unique performance experience that has become a Bay Area theater tradition. Short plays allow playwrights to feature new, often underrepresented voices and stories through their work.  BOA gives us an opportunity take risks as artists, push theatrical boundaries, and experiment with form. Most of all it brings Bay Area theater artists and audience members together with a shared experience of entertaining, engaging, provoking thought, providing laughter, and gaining new perspectives about the world we are living in.

Please join our BOA 2013 community by pledging today!

You may learn more about the 2013 Bay One Acts Festival at www.bayoneacts.org and follow us on Facebook or Twitter .

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The Bay One Acts Festival is a non-profit arts organization that exists solely to showcase new, local work through this annual event. Our goal is to continue to be able to bring the Bay Area theater community together in this collaborative way, but the BOA festival's only current funding sources are future ticket sales and this Kickstarter campaign. Each year the money raised through BOA goes right back into producing the festival. We have the typical expenses any theater production would have including venue rental, production materials, marketing and promotion costs, and stipends for artists, but we have all of that times thirteen plays in 2013.

Your BOA 2013 Kickstarter pledge will go directly towards...

SUPPORTING ARTISTS So that we can offer our actors, directors, producing partners, designers, production staff, and of course our BOA playwrights a stipend for their time and work.

THEATER SPACE We need to pay rent for our fabulous venue, Tides Theatre.

PRODUCTION MATERIALS All the nuts and bolts, and lights, and costumes, and props that make theater happen.

BOA ANTHOLOGY We actually self publish a book of the BOA plays each year, and the 2013 Anthology features all 13 scripts showcased in both programs of festival.

MARKETING and PUBLICITY MATERIALS & VIDEO So that we can spread the word about our amazing local theater talent.

CREATING COMMUNITY There is no other theater event like BOA in the Bay Area. Every dollar raised through this campaign goes directly into creating this community of artists, and making the 2013 Bay One Acts Festival festival happen so that we can share their new and exciting work with you.

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    You will become a part of the Bay One Acts Festival (BOA) 2013 community and receive the appreciation of our actors, directors, playwrights and production team who are volunteering their time and energy to bring this festival of new, local work to you.

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    Not only will you become a part of the BOA 2013 community and help support the artists making the festival happen, but you will also receive a ticket to any BOA Program One or Two performance, AND a copy of the 2013 BOA Anthology which is published annually by the festival and includes all of the plays and the names of the artists involved in BOA 2013.

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    You will receive a copy of the BOA 2013 Anthology, a BOA social media shout out for your generous support, and because you are showing us your commitment to BOA, we will also offer you two reserved seats to any BOA 2013 Festival performance of Program One or Two at Tides Theatre in San Francisco.

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    You are adding major fuel to our festival fire and we will offer you official BOA 2013 donor recognition and visibility (on the web, in the lobby, program, etc.), a copy of the BOA 2013 Anthology, plus two reserved seats including two complimentary concession refreshment tickets at BOA Programs One, and two reserved seats including two complimentary concession refreshment tickets at BOA Program Two. That's a chance to see thirteen adventurous, engaging new plays in BOA 2013!

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    You are truly fostering new theatrical work by local artists in the Bay Area, and you will receive BOA 2013 named donor recognition and visibility, a copy of the BOA 2013 Anthology, plus two reserved seats including two complimentary concession refreshment tickets at BOA Program One, and BOA Program Two. You will also receive a your choice special print (boy or girl) of our BOA 2013 posters!

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    You are a major supporter of the arts and will receive special BOA 2013 named donor recognition and visibility, a copy of the BOA 2013 Anthology, plus two reserved seats including 2 complimentary concession refreshment tickets at both BOA Programs One and Two.You will receive special prints of both of our boy and girl BOA 2013 posters. Plus you will receive a personalized haiku, penned by one of our BOA playwrights and read by one of our BOA actors at a performance for you, or it may be dedicated to someone else in the audience.

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    We are blown away by your support of the BOA 2013 community, and you will receive very special BOA 2013 named donor recognition and visibility, a copy of the BOA 2013 Anthology, plus two reserved seats including two complimentary concession refreshment tickets at both BOA Programs One and Two, and special prints of both of our BOA 2013 posters. You will also receive the personalized haiku, penned by one of our BOA playwrights and read by one of our BOA actors at a performance for you, or it may be dedicated to someone else in the audience. We will also extend an invitation for you to be our special guest at the BOA closing night party.

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