CFT provides a rich home for our ensemble of Resident Artists made up of top Bay Area actors, designers, dramaturgs and directors. This ensemble, with its wealth of interests and ideas, as well as the dedication and talent of its members, represents one of the company’s most significant strengths. An integral part of the producing season, each of the Resident Artists contributes to at least one project per year, as well as serving as an artistic advisory committee to the company. Crowded Fire’s ensemble produces poetic, bold theater created by new and contemporary artists. We seek to engage our community by producing adventurous work, innovative in structure, which addresses the diverse political and social concerns of our audiences. In 2013 CFT achieved significant recognition for high quality programming, including several nominations for the Bay Area Critics Circle, Broadway World San Francisco, and the winning of spots on the Top Ten lists for best production in 2012 from the San Francisco Chronicle.