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"the unique power of intimate & immediate storytelling"

About Us

AlterTheater's ensemble of artists includes the best established, and the most promising emerging, artists in the Bay Area. From legends like Will Marchetti and Frances Lee McCain, to Princess Grace apprentice Matt Jones, our actors appear on stages all over the Bay Area. You've seen our actors at A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, TheatreWorks...but at AlterTheater, they're just inches away from you!​


Like our artists, our plays include works by the best playwrights of today--including Pulitzer Prize winners Lynn Nottage, Arthur Miller, Nilo Cruz--and the best emerging playwrights, new voices for tomorrow's theater. Experimental and established, veterans and apprentices, AlterTheater supports local artists and presents voices from the wide range of American theater.

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Why We Exist

We believe our best resource is our artists, and that the world can change for the better when artists dream big, take risks, and push themselves to the limits of their imagination….and then take another step.

We exist to push artists to be better artists. We exist to encourage creativity.

We invest in artists.

We support both established and emerging artists by asking them to mentor each other. We ask them, what have you never done? What do you want to try?


Let’s do it!

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