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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

Mission: Performing Arts Education

Target demographics: foster self-esteem, individuality, and teamwork

Direct beneficiaries per year: students, young adults, and families through our programs.

Geographic areas served: the San Francisco Bay Area

Programs: creating quality theatrical productions, offering workshops, summer camps, and school-based programs.

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been involved with Bay Area eTc for 5 years now. My oldest son (10 years old) has done 10 plays and my youngest son (7 years old) has done 4. It's a great family environment and is run by dedicated volunteers who truly have a love for theater.
My boys have built their confidence to do public speaking, singing, and dancing in front of a large audience. These skills will last them a lifetime.
I would highly recommend Bay Area eTc to anyone interested in teaching their children about the joys of theater.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Bay Area ETC for the last 5 years. First as a parent volunteer starting to get more involved with the build and painting of the sets and learned I really love to paint. Then backstage I learned to crew and moved to ASM on stage right. Next was sound board...and here I am now still learning with every show. Not only does ETC help develop the cast but help develop the family members as well. Best part Is I get to do all this with my daughter! Thank you Bay Area eTc!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter started with Bayarea ETC in Summer Camp when she was in 1st grade, she loved it so much, she convinced me she wanted to do Mainstage productions when she was in 4th grade and now she is in her 7th Mainstage production this Fall and still doing summer. My daughter loves the stage and has been able to develop her voice and dance, grow emotionally in her character development for her roles with ETC. The staff have helped her become a very confident and independent person while making her understand the importance of working together to develop an amazing show. ETC believes everyone is important from an ensemble role to a lead role, everyone can be on stage and everyone should have fun! The most rewarding part of being involved with ETC are the friendships both she and I have made with the amazing Board members, staff, cast members and their families. I have watched her grow from a child to becoming a mentor to others with this wonderful program.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering as a costumer for eTc for some time. I've been so impressed with the working environment where alumni families, parents, grandparents, and siblings come to work together to build the magic of theater. I've been touched, lately, by the commitment of young people to helping their peers and siblings by giving of their time and talents. It makes me proud to be a part of this organization!

ScottUrman

Board Member

Rating: 5

We've been involved with Bay Area eTc for the past 5 years and it just keeps getting more and more fun. It's a great chance to be involved with your kids and perform on stage!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our daughter has been with Bay Area eTc for many many years (she's on her 10th show now), and our younger daughter is now in her third show. We love the people who volunteer and work there, and always have a great time. Especially being on stage crew. :) Summer camps are great too!

Michelle289

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization truly cares about the kids and gives them a phenomenal experience in performing arts. And not just that, my kids are growing and learning in so many ways. They are committed and focused for weeks and weeks and enjoy the fruition of everyone's contribution at each performance. It's awe inspiring to see their motivation and confidence and having fun too!

The costumes and sets are also amazing.

Christopher Y.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great org with an unbelievably committed staff. Kids are the number one priority and they do a great job with theater/music education.

The fact that they put on shows with great costumes, sets and production value is just a bonus.

Board Member

Rating: 5

We found Bay Area eTc four years ago when looking for an activity for our 8 year old daughter. Little did we know that while our daughter was falling in love with theater, the rest of our family (including my mother-in-law) would be, too! Having never been involved in theater, we had no idea what goes into putting on a mainstage show. Yes, there's the acting, dancing and singing parts. But there's also the costume making (my favorite), set building, painting (my mother-in-law's choice), publicity, photography (my husband is the official eTc photographer), the list goes on and on. There's much to do to put on a successful show - and everyone jumps on board creating this amazing sense of community. It's an incredible experience for the whole family. And eTc's shows are amazing, you should see one if you haven't already!

Board Member

Rating: 5

What a great experience for the whole family. Theater is so great for growing minds, and e.T.c welcomes kids as well as adults in all aspects of the production experience. My daughter and I learned so much on stage and off.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been involved with Bay Area eTc for over 6 years now. My daughter started with the summer camps, and quickly decided she wanted to joining the main stage shows, too. She has grown in confidence and poise, and it's given her a great outlet for her quirky personality. I love how the kids really view the other cast members as part of their family and learn how to work together. I've been very impressed with the staff and creative talent, and we've all learned a lot while volunteering as well, and have made many friends in the group. It's a great family activity!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great theater company for the whole family! Our girls love acting, singing and dancing, while our son is a techy guy and we love to build sets and make costumes! Thank you for a great experience!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful experience for the whole family! We finished our first main stage show last fall, and immediately signed up for the spring show! Our two children love being on stage and also hanging out with their friends during practices. Beautiful choreography, great costuming, a wonderful chance to meet people in the community.