Aurora Theatre Company

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Aurora Theatre has long been a pillar among small theater producers on Berkeley’s theater row. Featuring new contemporary pieces and rediscovered work from the hidden vaults of the theatrical canon, the five-play mainstage season is supplemented by dynamic programming in a second small in-house theater. With continued support, Aurora intends to revamp its Global Age Project (GAP), a festival of new plays featuring emerging and diverse playwrights. GAP 2.0 will provide two longer-term playwright residencies that focus on the development and production of new plays, presenting at least one world, and one West Coast, premiere in its annual series. Leading up to its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2017, the organization plans to develop a new five-year strategic plan for a multi-year fundraising campaign.
About the Grantee
2081 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704-1103, United States
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for general operating support  
Aurora Theatre Company strives to enrich the lives of its audience by producing high-quality classic, contemporary, and rediscovered work that shines in its intimate, 150-seat theater. The company has a five-play main stage season and annually reaches more than 30,000 people with its programs. Each year, Aurora presents its Global Age Project, a festival of new plays that encourages playwrights to engage with and articulate contemporary issues. Over the course of the grant period, the organization plans to maintain its suite of strong artistic programs, create a second-stage program in its recently opened new space, and continue efforts to increase the age diversity of its audience.

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