Ubuntu Theater Project
exquisite theatrical experiences that inspire compassion
Ubuntu is a Zulu proverb that means 'I am because we are' and 'I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to yours.'
The Ubuntu Theater Project is a collection of artists that are committed to creating compelling works that unearth the human condition and unite diverse audiences through revelatory, heart-pounding theater.
Founded in Oakland, California, in 2012, the Ubuntu Theater Project shared three annual summer theater festivals and produced 14 plays in five Bay Area cities during that time. The Ubuntu Theater Project is now proud to offer year-long theater for Oakland and the Bay Area through our mainstage seasons.
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Our shows engage audience members from disparate communities to unite and reveal our shared humanity. Our work sparks a deep sense of interconnectedness and mutuality that changes attitudes and behaviors. We believe in radical inclusivity and offer every professional production at a pay-what-you-can price - removing barriers to access for our audiences.
Theater has the power to foster ubuntu and address the prejudice at the root of our social dysfunction where it lives - in the hearts and minds of people.