MISSION Central Works’ mission is to develop and produce new plays for the theater. VISION We are building a community where our commitment to new plays and civic engagement flourish together. VALUES Central Works believes: New Plays are the lifeblood of a vital, relevant, and progressive theater. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion--in our storytelling, our company, and our audiences--are fundamental to our success. We are committed to social justice and the exploration of pressing political issues facing our world, inviting our community to reflect, converse, and connect in civic engagement.
For the past 3 decades, Central Works has played a vital role in its community; we support local artists while bringing affordable, provocative world premiere plays to Bay Area audiences. Now in our 31 st season, we develop challenging new works by local playwrights. Each season, 60 or more artists, workers and volunteers participate as we perform for approximately 4,000 patrons in our unique 50-seat home at the Berkeley City Club.
Central Works fills a special niche for theater artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. We produce more new plays by local playwrights than any other company in the region.