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Sat/ Sun - July 2nd - July 17th  at 4 p.m.
Plus Monday, July 4th

John Hinkel Park Amphitheater



by Lee Blessing
directed by Michael R. Cohen
Sat/ Sun - July 2nd - July 17th  at 4 p.m.
Plus Monday, July 4th

John Hinkel Park Amphitheater


Our 2022 Season!

What's Next in 2022: 

  • Staged Readings TBA during the run of Big, Scary Animals. (Indefinitely Postponed to Omicron)
  • 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 in John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre.
  • Dragonfly, by Bijan Mofid, directed by Zara Houshmand, a co-production with Darvag Theatre Company, August/September 2022 in John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of "The Imaginary Invalid"

The whole Actors Ensemble of Berkeley family is immensely proud of the success of "The Imaginary Invalid On YOUR Screen" zoom production. It was a triumph technically, dramatically, and comically. All credit goes to the creative team of Meryn MacDougall (Director/Adapter) and Kaitlin Weinstein (Stage Manager and BRAINS BEHIND IT ALL), for their dogged pursuit and fantastic execution of what turned out to be such a wondrous vision. Bravo!  For information on the production click here.

Fall 2019 Staged Reading Series

Fall 2019 Staged Reading Series. In concert with A Particle of Dread.

Pay-What-You-Will   All readings start at 8 p.m.

  • Jizo, by Jane Goldsmith , directed by Gary Green Monday, October 21st.
  • Lysistrata* by Ellen McLaughlin, directed by Kayla Kaufmann, Monday, October 28th.
  • A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, directed by Gabriel Ross Monday, November 4th.

Old Finnish Hall, 1819 10th Street, Berkeley  (NOT the Finnish Hall on Chestnut, the other, older, grander one on 10th Street). The venue is not Wheelchair Accessible. 


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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 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