BATCO UNITES ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES THROUGH LIVE THEATRE THAT IS REFLECTIVE OF THE AUTHENTIC PERSPECTIVES AND HISTORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. OUR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION SUPPORTS ARTISTS THROUGH CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT, FULL PRODUCTIONS, AND MENTORSHIPS THAT ASPIRE TO ENGAGE A NEW GENERATION OF LIVE THEATER SUPPORTERS.
In the summer of 2012, we were sitting in a bar in the lower east side of Manhattan wondering “how did we get so far from home?!” but more importantly “how do we get back to San Francisco?!”. In true artistic fashion we grabbed the first thing we could write on to put our ideas down into something tangible.
And like that BATCO was formed, even if we didn’t exactly have the name yet.
We are not the first people in the San Francisco Bay Area to want a thriving theater scene to exist and hopefully we won’t be the last. In fact, we know that there is an entire community in San Francisco that wants to see the once flourishing Market Street come back to life with lit up marquees, refurbished trolleys, and the unmistakable sound of young talent pouring out of stage doors.
Our theatre company delivers a creatively charged youthful energy that encompasses all that makes San Francisco great. We are a theatrical generation to be reckoned with. We will not accept "a lack of resource. We will create great art and give back to our community and tell our stories using a multiplicity of minds, bodies, and voices.