Discussion Guides

“Stage Left” was fantastic! The film was an inspiring, edifying and necessary contribution to the field. ~ Amanda Margulies

Almost every day, local theaters present socially relevant, entertaining and innovative performances that remind us of our shared humanity. Stage Left captures the pioneering spirit of Bay Area theater, find out how you can be part of the action by downloading these useful guides.


Stage Left Community Discussion Guide
This guide is designed to spark conversation about the role of theater and the arts in creating and sustaining a vibrant community.


Stage Left Bay Area Action Guide

This guide is designed to help you get involved in the Bay Area theater community. Follow the simple steps outlined in the guide and be part of the action!

Theatre Bay Area Arts Advocacy Guide
Become an arts advocate! Brad Erickson, Executive Director of Theatre Bay Area, wrote this very informative guide on arts advocacy and lobbying.


Theater in the San Francisco Bay Area
Robert Hurwitt, theater critic at the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote a companion article on the rich history of Bay Area theater to expand on Stage Left content.