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Crowded Fire is a vital home for fierce new plays.

Known for developing and presenting innovative and provocative new plays, Crowded Fire contributes to the creation of a contemporary canon that reflects the diverse world in which we live. Crowded Fire was recently described in American Theatre Magazine as “instrumental in introducing the Bay Area to new writers who push the boundaries of what theatre can be” and “one of the most reliable local stops for high-quality new work by diverse voices.”

In addition to two-three mainstage shows each season, we offer a robust new play development program. The Matchbox @ Crowded Fire actively supports the creation of high quality contemporary theater through commissions, in-house workshops, and an annual free public reading series.


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Single tickets are now available for THE DISPLACED by Isaac Gómez, directed by Mina Morita & Karina Gutiérrez! You can reserve your tickets via our Flipcause!

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Mina Morita at YBCA 100

The YBCA 100 is an annual compilation of the creative minds, makers, and pioneers that inspire the work at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In 2016, Mina had a chance to call out the lack of diversity in regional theaters, and the deeply troubling impact that has on a creative field.

(And if you came here looking for Mina’s TEDx talk at Chapman University, that lives forever here.)

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Fireside Chats on Twitch

Featuring Crowded Fire’s Resident Artists, guest artists, and more special guests, curated by Leigh Rondon-Davis

Join us every Tuesday evening, or check out our past streams!

The Displaced

By Isaac Gomez
Directed by Mina Morita

Live Performances: September 10 – October 2, 2021
Streaming: September 22 – October 16, 2021

Marísa and Lev, a couple whose rocky relationship is already clouded by ghosts of the past, are moving into a historic Chicago apartment when a dark and mysterious message appears.

Matchbox Reading Series

Upcoming dates TBD

An idea, the artists, the words, and you! Presenting free readings of new plays. Reservations are encouraged.