Welcome, Guest
Welcome, Guest

Join our 2020 Artist Campaign

Thanks to you we're still here. Now help us rebuild to employ over 100 local artists for our 30th Anniversary Season. Our goal is to raise $130,000 to jump start our return to the Ashby Stage!

Four Ways to Donate

1. On Our Website

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2. By PayPal Donate

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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

While things are looking up, we’ve still got a long road ahead. We all need to pace ourselves, count our blessings, and find ways to stay connected. For us that means keeping our artists employed, so we can continue to innovate and find creative ways to engage you with thoughtful and entertaining stories.

On top of that, we’ve also found time to take a good, hard look at ourselves. We want to make sure that our organization is on a path to being as fair, just, and equitable as it can be. This way we will feel as good about the way we live our values as we will about the work we present when we … KICK OFF OUR 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON.

We'll be announcing that full roster of LIVE THEATRE (with a streaming option!) in February, but here’s a tease... We got the rights to produce the West Coast Premiere of the multiple Tony Award Winning Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 by an old school Shotgunner, Dave Malloy. This (and all the other fantastic shows on our roster!) are going to be a CELEBRATION of the human spirit. Because while we need to stay focused and work, we also need to come together and HEAL.

Please remember that every single dollar you give is helping to pay the 100+ local artists who will be leading the charge for this momentous and rejuvenating season. We can’t wait to get started!

Onward and upward,

Patrick Dooley

Patrick Dooley

Artistic Director

Donor Benefits

Accomplices $50

We proudly list your name on our website.

Conspirators $75

We proudly list your name on our website and in our show programs.

Instigators $150

All of the above plus...a tour of our newly renovated and expanded Ashby Stage!

Provocateurs $300

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!

Mavericks $500

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.

Learn more about this week's featured artist

Since 1992 we have had a resident company of artists who are the heart and creative conscience of Shotgun Players. Each week we will feature a different Shotgun Players Company Member.

This week, we're thrilled to feature El Beh, who has been a company member since 2016. Here's what they have to say about their time at Shotgun:

"Shotgun is a core of my artistic community. All paths to my favorite collaborators, artistic projects, aesthetics, chosen family and deepest loves lead back to Shotgun. Very few places have not only supported but championed the amount of exploration, growth and care that I've experienced with the humans here and I continue to be inspired, challenged, held and fortified by the incredible minds and spirits that this organization brings together. The willingness of this group of people to learn, grow, mess up and keep learning, risking and growing some more is a lesson I'll never tire of practicing alongside them."