Magic Theatre

For The 2018 50 Arts Commissions For Theater, Spoken Word, And Musical Theater

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    37 Months
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In recognition of the Hewlett Foundation’s 50th anniversary, the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative supports the creation and premiere of 50 exceptional works of performing arts. This grant will support "Calamity Joy" (working title), a play about faith, reason, death, and hope in this era when credible facts and data are routinely denied or ignored. The Magic Theatre will present the world premiere of "Calamity Joy" in the San Francisco Bay Area no later than December 2021.
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Fort Mason Center, Bldg. D 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA, 94123-1300, United States
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Magic Theatre is dedicated to developing and producing new plays. Its mission is two-fold: to provide the community with intellectually stimulating, emotionally engaging theater experiences in an intimate setting, and to be a nurturing, fertile creative home for theater artists at every step of their development. The Magic’s principal program is a main stage season of five new plays each year, primarily world premieres, serving 15,000 audience members annually. A new program, Magic Theatre: Oakland, offers a series of free performances in partnership with Laney College Theater Arts. Recovering from a deeply challenging financial, organizational, and artistic period, the Magic seems poised to recapture its reputation for excellence and innovation.

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