Theater in the Bay Area: the Call of Berkeley
Culture / Sociology of the Media / Theatre

Theater in the Bay Area: the Call of Berkeley

Theater Websites are one major window opening on the world of theater. Shotgun Players, Central Works, Aurora Theater Company, Berkeley Repertory are all located in Berkeley, Ca. The community targeted by these theaters is however defined by the whole San Francisco Bay Area and common intellectual values. Still, the theaters make an effort at attracting new audiences that … Continue reading

Sociology of the Media / Theatre

The Theatre Corps: communities of volunteers

Volunteering is a key concept for American theatres and a perk for all the parts involved.  The theatres’ sizes and the importance they attach to their volunteers lead to different notions of community.   Volunteering plays an important part in theatre. San Francisco Bay Area theaters  like Golden Thread Productions, Shotgun Players, the African-American Shakespeare Company, … Continue reading

The Colored Theater of African-Americans
Cultural Diversity / Sociology of the Media / Theatre

The Colored Theater of African-Americans

Why are African-American theaters still numerous in America, putting their cultural background up front? When looking at the missions and productions of these theaters, one can notice that specific groups of people are being targeted. Their vision of community thus tends to be different from other theaters in general. Theaters can either claim to address a … Continue reading

The Female Catch
Culture / In English / Sociology of the Media / Theatre

The Female Catch

The notion of “community” is an inherent part of the communication strategy displayed on theaters’ websites. This term is mostly used in a positive and inclusive way in order to create a link between the theatrical world and the audience and serves as a promotional tool for a specific activity: theater. However, creating an exclusive community … Continue reading

Minority Theaters: Beyond and Within
In English / Sociology of the Media / Theatre

Minority Theaters: Beyond and Within

Minority theaters have a specific mission: serving an audience and thus specific communities. The African American Shakespeare Theater and the Rhino Theater are two examples of how they choose to define their own sense of community through their online communication. Two Communities: LGBT and African-American Both theaters aim at specifically serving their target communities. For the … Continue reading