Bay Area Theater

Interview: Tim Bond, Artistic Director, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, 2021

Tim Bond, Artistic Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky.

Shortly after Tim Bond was hired and began working with Robert Kelley, who founded TheatreWorks in 1970 and spent the next fifty years as Artistic Director, the pandemic hit, and the company had to shut down its season.

Formerly the Associate Artistic Director at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Producing Director at Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University Department of Drama, and Professor at the University of Washington School of Drama, Tim Bond has spent a distinguished career as a director in several different venues.

In this interview recorded on October 19, 2021, he talks about his career, about taking TheatreWorks through the pandemic shutdown, the rise of streaming, and the effects of the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, as well as gives a rundown of the upcoming slate of plays for the 2021 season.

Lizard Boy, a new musical, plays at Mountainview Center for the Arts through October 31. Streaming On Demand through November 7, 2021. Link for more information.