by Lee Blessing
directed by Michael R. Cohen
Saturday/Sunday/Monday July 2nd/3rd/4th at 3 p.m.
July 10th at 3 p.m.
July 16th & 17th at 3 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday July 23rd 24th at 3 p.m.
Kensington Amphitheater (Reservations)
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.
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.
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.
- Dragonfly, by Bijan Mofid, directed by Zara Houshmand, a co-production with Darvag Theatre Company, August/September 2022 in John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre.
by Lisa Loomer
directed by Susannah Wood
A Staged Reading
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)
January 13, 2022
For immediate release:
We find, with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 raging, that the prospects of us rehearsing and performing Big, Scary Animals successfully and safely is highly unlikely. As a community theater, we put the health of our performers, designers, crew, and audience above any other considerations.