We employ art and activism to provoke change, ignite learning, and improve community health.


Leading with mandates of a minimum two-thirds people of color, half female-identified, and one-third LGBTQIA2+ in all aspects of infrastructure and production, TheatreFIRST is a forty-member-strong community. Our voices explore and exhibit the promise of representation. We challenge traditional constructs at every stage of theatre’s world-building process.

We are proud of what we’ve accomplished, humbled by what we haven’t, and excited to work harder with all of the knowledge we are gaining along the way.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We acknowledge that Live Oak Theater is on the traditional land of the Chochenyo Ohlone in the territory of the Huichuin. This region continues to be of great importance to the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe and other familial descendants of the Verona Band.