30 Years in 30 Weeks!
Starting with our first season in 1992, we’re spending each week highlighting significant moments and random memories of each season. Next up: our 2004 Season.
Our first year at the Ashby Stage! After performing in 44 different spaces as a nomadic company, we finally had a HOME. Our first production at the Ashby Stage was a new play, Dog Act by Liz Duffy Adams.
"I'd been hanging around the Playwright's Foundation, and had fallen in love with the crazy language and post-apocalyptic world of Dog Act, which was part of the festival that year. Every time someone came to visit our headquarters, I implored them to give Patrick a thirty-second pitch on why we should produce Dog Act — my first experiment in lobbying. That show went on to win the Glickman Award for Best New Play to Premiere in the Bay Area." - Liz Hitchcock Lisle, Managing Director
Help us launch our 30th Anniversary Season with a donation! How about $30 in honor of 30 years of local theater?
Four Ways to Donate
1. On Our WebsiteDONATE
3. Text to Donate
Just text the word SHOTGUN to number 41444
4. By Check or Phone
Mail a check (payable to Shotgun Players) to:Shotgun Players
1901 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
To make a donation over the phone, please call Joanie McBrien, Director of Development, 510.841.6500 ext. 301.
Donations to Shotgun Players are fully tax deductible. Our nonprofit tax ID number is 94-3265879
A note from Patrick Dooley, Artistic Director
Sitting here on the floor, sifting through 30 seasons of so much stuff. Programs and posters and press releases; spiral notebooks full of sketches and schedules and lists; folders of reviews and articles and letters - lots of letters. (Remember when people wrote letters?) And pictures! Black and whites, Polaroids, negatives, slides, and color prints - in triplicates! So many scraps of paper and bits of ephemera and each one of them a record of the creations, thoughts, and dreams of the hundreds of people who helped push and pull and make and remake this theatre over the last 30 years.
We welcome you to join us in this celebration by posting or emailing us your own reflections and pictures as we fill out this collective scrap book. Follow the journey on our social media channels!
Founding Artistic Director
We proudly list your name on our website.
We proudly list your name on our website and in our show programs.
All of the above plus...a tour of our newly renovated and expanded Ashby Stage!
All of the above plus...Our 30th Anniversary Celebration! When we reopen we will have so much to celebrate - and you're invited! Join us for a celebration of our 30th Anniversary and the return of live theater!
All of the above plus...Pay-It-Forward! We will donate a pair of tickets to the charity of your choice.
The Fearless $1,250
All of the above plus...an electronic copy of each script for our 30th season and an exclusive invitation to our annual Season Announcement Brunch.