Although the pandemic has brought many cultural events to a grinding halt, the arts in Berkeley are not kaput. The city is moving forward with plans for new public art. Here’s what to look forward to in coming months.
This week, you can practice some philanthropy and watch some passionate performances.
We spoke with Berkeley’s three largest, full-season theaters to find out how they are continuing to connect with their audiences and what their plans are for an altered future.
At a recent town hall convened by Aurora Theatre Company, the conversation touched on ways in which theater patrons have been victims of micro-aggressions and the best way to address those insults.
Forty theater companies around the Bay Area are presenting works written and directed by women. Half of the performers are women or identify as women or are non-binary.
This three-person drama is about the reunion of nuclear scientists in the aftermath of a nuclear power station meltdown. Ostensibly they hadn’t seen one another for 38 years. Or had they?
Diving into the lives of plants at UC Botanical Garden, grooving with the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, or enjoying photos and ‘photo haigas’ in a café: just three of our weekend activity picks.
The play brings the life of Mary Woolley, the first female president of Mount Holyoke College, and her longstanding partner, English Professor Jeannette Marks, into focus.
This intense drama, well directed by Aurora’s new artistic director Josh Costello, has a vital message that should resonate throughout our country.
Smart and witty, this production, directed by incoming Aurora artistic director Josh Costello, arrives just when we need it the most. Sometimes it’s therapeutic just to laugh.
Playwright Anna Ziegler delivers a taut and thoughtful exploration into the angst of the beginning days of college, as students struggle to discover who they are and who they want to be.
The Berkeley theater company’s new artistic director is an internal appointment who says his life’s work is to share the unique and visceral power of live theater with other people.