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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.”


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On Radical Imagination and The Black Feminine Divine

Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence Star Finch, director and playwright Ellen Sebastian Chang, and writer, director, and new work developer Lisa Marie Rollins explore the necessity of radical imagination to shape a new world. Co-streamed from Twitch hosted by Crowded Fire and in partnership with Campo Santo.

CFT's Constellation of Programming

Edit Annie

By Mary Glen Fredrick
Co-directed by Leigh Rondon-Davis & Nailah Unole Dida-nese’ah Harper-Malveaux

Annie has the perfect job editing videos for social media influencer Clara Couture: she sets her own schedule, she doesn’t have to leave the house, and she doesn’t have to interact with the outside world. But when a chance encounter brings her face-to-face with Clara in real life, Annie gets pulled out of her comfort zone in more ways than one.

Shipping & Handling

By Star Finch
Directed by Lisa Marie Rollins

Postponed to Fall 2024

A revolutionary world premiere from Crowded Fire & Campo Santo’s Playwright In Residence, Shipping & Handling explores how our humanity will be measured within the soon to be robotic-reality.

Crowded Fire's Twitch Stream

Featuring Crowded Fire’s Resident Artists, guest artists, and other special guests, curated by Leigh Rondon-Davis, with technical support from Riley Alyson.

Join us on Tuesdays, or check out our past streams!