Theatre Bay Area and Producer Roland Tec bring you:


A comprehensive, 4-hour workshop for theater professionals

Saturday, March 31 | 2-6pm at Z Space.  
The workshop includes a free ticket to The Birthday Lottery, which follows at 8pm at Z Space.

You have work you're excited about. Now it’s time to get it to the stage.

Conducted by award-winning producer, Roland Tec, the workshop offers participants a comprehensive overview of how to self-produce your play. Your workshop reservation also includes a free ticket to The Birthday Lottery. All this for $140; a reduced price of $75 is offered to TBA members.  Click here to reserve your spot in the workshop.  

In this workshop, you'll learn how to take the first steps to:  

  • Construct a budget

  • Hire a production team

  • Find an appropriate venue

  • Cast your project

  • Market and publicize your play

  • Manage the lifecycle of your project from rehearsals to tech week, opening and closing night

After the show, stay for cocktails and networking. From 6 - 8 pm in Z Space's Lobby we'll be serving up some light food (for free) and cocktails (not for free). It's a great chance to network with your fellow theater professionals as well as our workshop instructor, Roland Tec.  



For years, through his work with the Dramatists Guild of America and a range of other theater organizations, Roland Tec has been helping writers, directors and actors discover their own inner strengths and resources to become producers. The Self-Production Primer offers participants a comprehensive introduction to this topic. If you a polished script, or an idea for a script that you would like to get to the stage, this workshop will show you the way.

For more than a decade Roland Tec served as Founding Artistic Director of Boston's New Opera Theatre Ensemble, which toured several operas and workshops to colleges, museums and festivals throughout the country. While in Boston, Tec taught Music Theory and Composition at Harvard College and Brandeis University as well as Filmmaking at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Since his move to New York in the Spring of 2000, several of his plays have been produced or workshopped at theatres including: The Culture Project, Bank Street Theatre, Abingdon Theatre Company, The Neighborhood Playhouse, HERE, The Duplex Cabaret, Circle East, and Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Tec has also written, directed, scored and/or produced a number of films including: All the Rage, Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding, Edward Zwick’s Defiance and most recently We Pedal Uphill. During his tenure as Director of Membership for the Dramatists Guild of America, Tec created and led some of the Guild’s most popular programs including: Self-Production Boot Camp, Art of the Synopsis and SongwriterBookwriter Exchange. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, American Composers Forum and is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.

Mr. Tec is a faculty member of both the Dramatists Guild Institute and the Graduate Program in Playwriting at Hollins University.