SF Theater: Interim Artistic Director Sonia Fernandez To Depart Post May 2021

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Magic Theatre has announced that Interim Artistic Director Sonia Fernandez will be leaving the organization in May 2021.  Fernandez will be moving to Washington, DC to serve as Director of New Work at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

"While we are so happy for Sonia to be starting a new exciting chapter of her life, Magic will be a little emptier without her presence, her wisdom and her tireless dedication to the artists and the art that Magic embraces," said Managing Director Kevin Nelson. "We're also very glad that we have the next five months with her to continue to lead Magic and plan for the future."


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Sonia has served at Magic as a Literary Intern, a member of the Emerging Artists Lab, Dramaturg, as Associate Artistic Director since 2015 and will continue as Interim Artistic Director through May 2021.

"Magic has been my artistic home for most of my professional career. It is where I became the dramaturg and playwright advocate that I am today. It is with a heavy heart that I made the decision to leave," said Sonia. "The slow transition offered by remote work means I will be able to continue on at Magic, following through on our new play development and anti-racism commitments, and hope to support the new Artistic Director's transition before officially departing."


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Sonia continues, "I am deeply grateful to my mentors, colleagues, collaborators and friends at Magic and within the entire Bay area theatre community." 

Magic Theatre's Martha Heasley Cox Virgin Play Festival will continue with weekly new work readings through January 2021. Tickets are free and available to the public through the Virgin Play Festival website or by calling (415) 441-8822, or visiting Magic's website: www.MagicTheatre.org. Tickets are limited for each reading.

Following the Virgin Play Festival, Magic Theatre's 2020-2021 Season continues with the World Premiere of Sam Chanse's MONUMENT, OR FOUR SISTERS (A SLOTH PLAY) in Summer 2021.


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Magic Theatre is currently conducting interviews for its next Artistic Director, who will come onboard later in 2021.

About Magic Theatre

MAGIC THEATRE is dedicated to the cultivation of bold new plays, playwrights, and audiences – and to producing explosive, entertaining, and ideologically-robust plays that ask substantive questions about, and reflect the rich diversity of, the world

For 54 years, Magic's belief in supporting the writer's vision has manifested in a rigorous artistic home where a full body of work can be imagined, developed, and produced. Magic remains a national leader in new play development through our commitment to a core group of writers as they build their groundbreaking bodies of work.


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Magic playwrights have gone on to be recognized with MacArthur Genius Grants, Tony Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, Academy Awards, New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Guggenheim Fellowships and many more.

Beyond the walls of our San Francisco performance space, Magic conducts a robust educational program, Making Magic: Arts and Community. A cornerstone of the program is Magic's more-than-decade-long partnership with Oakland's Laney College. Since 2018, Making Magic has worked in partnership with Tenderloin Elementary School, Southeast Asian Development Center, Code Tenderloin, Antonia Manor, and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, extending the program's reach to engage community members of all ages.

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