Welcome to the Actors Ensemble of Berkeley website!

This Summer 2024 At John Hinkel Park

Much Ado About Nothing - Opens June 29, 2024

 

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Glenn Havlan
produced by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley
4 p.m. Saturday/Sunday June 29th - July 14th
Plus Thursday, July 4th.
John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre
41 Somerset Pl.,  Berkeley, CA 94707.
Performances are Free of Charge
Read More | Reservations

 

2024 Much Ado About Nothing

 

Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Glenn Havlan
produced by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley
4 p.m. Saturday/Sunday June 29th - July 14th
plus Thursday, July 4th.
John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre
41 Somerset Pl.,  Berkeley, CA 94707.
Performances are Free of Charge

Read More | Reservations

ROE - Great Daily Californian Review

Our recent staged reading of ROE received a good review in the Daily Californian in a theatre review by Vivian Stacy. See: Actors Ensemble of Berkeley's 'Roe' offers relevant, refreshing take on abortion rights

The review opens noting that there is little common knowledge of the stories of the women who led the fight for safe and legal abortions and credited Actors Ensemble for bringing such a story to the community. Read more for a few quotes from the review.

Continue Reading

She Her They - Special Performance

Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza
2160 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94701
Thursday, June 9th
12:00 noon to 12:45 pm

Vignettes and Songs from the women's movement and the struggle for Abortion Rights, performed free of charge at the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza.  A co-production with Downtown Berkeley Association.

A prelude to Actors Ensemble's staged reading of "ROE" by Lisa Loomer, performed 6/12 and 6/16, also in downtown Berkeley.  "She. Her. They." is written by Susannah Wood with music by Hali Hammer, and features Susannah  Wood and actors from ROE.

ROE by Lisa Loomer

ROE
by Lisa Loomer
directed by Susannah Wood
A Staged Reading

Sunday, June 12th 5-8 pm at the David Brower Center, Berkeley (Reservations)
Thursday, June 16th 7-10 pm at The Marsh Berkeley (Reservations)

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, with support from The Marsh Berkeley, Berkeley Councilmember Susan Wengraf, and the Downtown Berkeley Association, present a staged reading of ROE, by Lisa Loomer, directed by Susannah Wood. (Daily Californian Review) (Program PDF)

Continue Reading

Our 2022 - 2023 Season!

What's Next in 2022:

  • Mothers All, by Katie Tandy with Lauren Rosenfield, directed by Lauren Rosenfield, a special production at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, April 16 and 17th, 2022.
  • Fortinbras, by Lee Blessing, directed by Michael Cohen, July 2022 at the Kensington Amphitheater.

Coming up in 2023:

  • Dragonfly, by Bijan Mofid, directed by Zara Houshmand, a co-production with Darvag Theatre Company,  date in 2023 and location TBA.

Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $8,000.00 awarded in 2017. Also, a thank you to Theatre Bay Area for a grant of $2,500.00.

Actors Ensemble Facebook Group

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley - P.O. Box 663 - Berkeley - California - 94701 ¦ Our Answering Service: (510) 649-5999 ¦

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Federal Tax ID #946139640, since 04-1967