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What we’re about

Are you involved in or interested in creating theatrical productions in the San Francisco Bay Area?

We are a group of playwrights, composers, choreographers, directors, casting directors, set designers, sound designers, lighting designers, video designers / videographers / photographers, stage managers, technical directors, actors, dancers, musicians, conductors, stage hands, costume designers, prop makers, producers, venue staff, educators, trainers, and funders of theater.

This Meetup provides a common ground for those interested in dramatic and musical theatre, professional and amateur theater, commercial and non-profit theatre, including non-traditional theatrical events (performance art, pop-up theater, home theater, street theater, puppet shows, etc.) with activities including, for example:

* Discussions of all aspects of theatre creation and production
* Exchanging information on opportunities available
* Collaboration on incubating audience participatory plays and musicals based on social, political, economic, and environmental change (SPEEC) themes​
* Workshops of plays and musicals under development
* Readings and staged readings of plays and musicals for educational and motivational purposes

This group particularly fosters events that are inclusive and affirming of people based on class, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, age, etc.

By August 2018, Theatre Makers hit the 100 participant mark, in December 2018 reached 150 participants, and by December 2019 had 250 participants.

Meetup participants are encouraged to propose meetups related to the purposes of the group.

Transparency: This Meetup group is a project of the Ritual Art Troupe (, a 501c3 non-profit. Donations are welcome ( with low non-profit fees and tax deductions as permitted by U.S. tax law.  Since Meetup charges us $197.88 per year, to cover our costs it would take 44 donations of $5 through the lower-fee donate link in this paragraph and specifying the "Theatre Makers Meetup" project OR 49 donations of $5 by clicking on the higher-fee green "Chip in" button.