Creative Grounds Theater
Whether devised, interactive, adapted or traditional, the goal of our theater productions is to deepen our shared, collective humanity, held in safe, communal spaces, allowing audiences to all at once connect, escape and leave feeling filled with renewed possibility.
A ten-day, city wide event featuring 12 monologues from real people who have experienced homelessness. Over 20 productions, 300 actors. The production below, at Pico Union Project, produced by Creative Grounds, kicked off the 10-day event.
Soundly by Daniel Handler
“It is not the diamonds or the birds, the people or the potatoes; it is not any of the nouns. The miracle is the adverbs, the way things are done. It is the way love gets done despite every catastrophe.” -- Adverbs
Adapted, verbatim, from Daniel Handler's novel, Adverbs, Soundly explores the deep friendship and wounds of two women, who find themselves at Point No Point Bar, in what may be the final moments of one of their lives.
Melancholy Play by Sarah Ruhl
Why are you like an almond?
A Bay Area ensemble grounded Ruhl's emotional and farcical poetry, rooting the melodramatic feelings of the characters into specific, beautiful human moments. Performed at The Arbor Cafe.