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From the Ground Up at TheatreFIRST


10/30/2019 - 11/17/2019



2020 Fourth Street
Berkeley,CA 94710
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Phone: 5109818150

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OCTOBER 30th NOVEMEMBER 17thWaterfront Playhouse & Conservatory, 2020 Fourth Street, Berkeley CA 94710By Eugenie Chan, Britney Frazier, Akaina Ghosh, Lisa Marie Rollins, Cleavon Smith, Arisa White, Dan Wolf, and Steve YockeyDirected by Elizabeth Carter, Cheri Miller, Lauren Spencer, and Kimberly RidgewayConsultants: Rebecca Pingree and Christian CagigalIntimacy Direction: Maya HerbsmanFeaturing: Tierra Allen, Juan Berumen, Eliza Boivin, Dameion Brown, Rob Dario, Sumi Narendran, Lamont Ridgell, Jeremy Marquis, Cheri Miller and Rebecca Pingree.Eight playwrights reclaim their own histories and bring forward their ghosts with a one-of-a-kind theatrical event. The power of fear will put to the test in an oversaturated world, can the past move you forward or only hold you back?

Ages: 18 years or older

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Yale Repertory Theatre Announces Season of Three Plays, January Through June 2022
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Yale Repertory Theatre will welcome audiences back to its theaters beginning in January 2022 for a season of three plays! The season will begin with a new production of Today is My Birthday, a critically-acclaimed comedy about loneliness in the age of connectivity, written by Susan Soon He Stanton and directed by Mina Morita.

Theatreworks Silicon Valley to Stream New Works Festival Online
March 25, 2021

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stream an advance look at tomorrow's hits in New Works Festival Online.

Word For Wordcast Launches 3 New Podcasts by Anita Cabrera, Greg Sarris & Helen Oyeyemi
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Word For Wordcast now expands with three new podcasts. On December 28 The 14 Mission by Anita Cabrera posts to Word for Word’s site, on January 14 & 21 2021 Citizen by Greg Sarris goes up with Books & Roses by Helen Oyeyemi posting in three parts February 14, 21 & 28 2021.

Aurora Theatre Company Announces New Originate + Generate Commission
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Aurora Theatre Company has announced the company’s newest Originate + Generate (O+G) commission, Bay Area playwright Cleavon Smith (The Flats). Smith has been commissioned to create a new play specifically for Aurora. The working title of the piece is MORE OFTEN THAN NOT.

September 30, 2019

This Halloween, TheatreFIRST invites you to find out in From The Ground Up: An Anthology of Ghost Stories Made New. Willing audience members will find themselves immersed in an oddity shop, curated by a mysterious store owner who seems to have already known you were coming. It will soon be clear that you will find that you are as trapped in the room as the stories your being told.

TheatreFIRST Announces 2019-20 Season
July 31, 2019

This season, TheatreFIRST gets intimate. While our home at the Live Oak Theater is being renovated, this season will be held at our new black box space, The Waterfront Playhouse at 2020 Fourth St. in Berkeley.

Christina Gorman's ROAN @ THE GATES Comes to Berkeley City Club
July 09, 2019

Central Works summer season continues with Christina Gorman's political thriller, Roan @ The Gates, opening July 20 and running through August 18 (previews July 18 & 19). The production is directed by M. Graham Smith, positing in Gorman's words "If our government can access information from your present or your past, they can use it to get you to do what they want. What's being collected and stored is not information, it's leverage."

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