About Us

Oakland Freedom Theater is a first-of-it’s kind ensemble of actors, musicians and expert facilitators utilizing art and empathy to dismantle systems of oppression. Centering POC and LGBTQIA+  performers, our company uses playback theater, improvisation and diversity/equity/inclusion frameworks to facilitate listening, resistance and change. Our performances are described as healing, restorative and activating for diverse audiences.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

VANICE DUNN

Director of Equity, Provoc

"I have to admit, I kind of hate theater...but that blew me away."

DOZENS OF PEOPLE AFTER EACH SHOW...EVERY...TIME...

"I've never seen anything like that in my life. It was magical."

STACY PARSON

Executive Coach and Leadership Development Practitioner

"The container was so held.  You were listening, present. You identified with people’s stories.  It mattered to people...the perfect thing for leadership trainings."

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Oakland Freedom Theater is a division of Spotlight: Girls in partnership with Be The Change Consulting