Aurora Theatre Company’s new Community Partners program connects each of our productions to a partner organization, grounding Aurora into the life, work, and culture of our community. Aurora’s artists learn from our partners about the cultural and historical context of the stories we tell, and in return, we offer access to Aurora’s process, spaces, audience, and resources. By sharing resources between Aurora Theatre Company and our partner organizations, we build lasting relationships that further our mission and yours while strengthening our community in Berkeley, the East Bay, and the Bay Area.
Previous partnerships include Berkeley High School, Mills College Theater Department, Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival, and California College of the Arts. We are always looking for more!
2019-2020 Season Community Partners
Berkeley High and the Berkeley Federation of Teachers
Bull in a China Shop
Mills College Theater Department and the Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival
Aurora Lobby Exhibits
This season, as part of our new Community Partners program, Aurora Theatre is partnering with art students at Berkeley High School and California College of the Arts for our lobby exhibits. Each show will feature student works that have a thematic link to the play. Please take a moment to read about our artists here:
Eunha Kim was born and raised in South Korea and immigrated to the U.S. in 2004. She served as an assistant professor at Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA after receiving her masters degree. She has been painting and drawing for five years. Having struggled with feelings of displacement, cultural clashing, and disorientation between past and present, she constructs a vivid visual vocabulary portraying anxiety, alienation, and a desire to belong. Humor and joy frees the image from homogeneity. Kim uses traditional Korean masks to represent herself as well as the unknown. The theatricality of the masks accentuates and exaggerates the complexities of humanness. Kim poses thought-provoking and challenging questions regarding race, class, and gender.
On display during Bull in a China Shop - NOV 8-DEC 8