Seeing shows, counting names...

I've been trying to see some shows for a change - have you heard of the Counting Actors Project? Fellow Bay Area actor Valerie Weak has started this project to look at the state of the arts in our community.  From Valerie:

Thanks for helping me with the Counting Actors project.  Please cut and paste the list below and fill out the answers.  Email it to countingactors (at)

Take a look at results from June 2011July 2011, August 2011September 2011 orOctober 2011 or November 2011  December 2011.

Please make sure of the following:

1) the performance took place in the 9 county San Francisco Bay Area (that's San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Marin, Sonoma, San Mateo, Solano, and Napa counties) OR that the contract's city of origin was within the 9 county bay area (this last bit typically applies to commercial productions of recent Broadway hits that are on a national tour - if the city of origin is local, one would hope they'd hire locals.  If its origin city is NY or LA, the hiring would get done there - if you're not sure on this one, send it anyway and I'll let you know.) 2) this wasn't a school performance or done by a company that identifies as a community theater or amateur theater. 3) the performance was a full production, not a staged reading, developmental showing, etc. 4) the performance is from the current month.  I'm not able to go backwards - if you're emailing me in September, it should be for a show that had performances in the month of September.  I will publish each month's results between the 1st and 5th of the following month. (September results between October 1st and 5th, October results between Nov 1st and 5th, and so on).

Cut and paste this list into your email: Your Name (as you'd like it posted in the blog - let me know if you'd rather not have your name in the blog too): A URL to link to your name (optional - could be your personal website, your company's website): How you found out about the Counting Actors Project: Name of Play: Name of Theater Company: Your connection to the show (audience member, producer, writer, actor, etc.): Gender of Director: Gender of Writer (if a musical, please list genders for book writer, lyrics writer, and composer): Total number of actors: Total female actors: Total male actors: Total union actors: Total non-union actors Total male union actors: Total female union actors: Total local actors: Total non-local actors: Notes/noteworthy additional info (examples might be - there were multiple writers/directors or in this production a woman played Romeo):