Performing Arts

Plays, concerts

Playreaders @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

Playreaders does what the name says- we read great plays aloud, changing parts frequently so everyone gets a chance to read.  No auditions or registration necessary- just show up and join in the fun.  Scripts are provided.  Plays are selected annually by the Playreaders themselves and range from contemporary to classic.  Questions?  Call Debbie Carton at 510-981-6236.

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Intro to Improv @Central CMR

Join us in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room to get creative with the art of improvisation!

Synergy Theater's Kenn Adams will teach participants the three rules of improvisation: be spontaneous, make your partner look good, and build on your partner's idea. In no time flat we'll be making up stories, creating outrageous characters, and improvising our way through hilarious scenes, sagas, and sketches. Great for performers and non-performers alike. 

For ages 18 and up. No registration, audition, or experience is required. 

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Himalayan Workshop with Poet Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma

Advance signups recommended by calling 510-981-6148. Join us in the 4th floor Story Room for an exciting cultural and writing workshop with Himalayan poet Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma. Using mantras, prayers, folk music and striking panoramic slides of Nepal from his book, Nepal Trilogy, itinerant poet, anthologist, and translator, Yuyutsu, will discuss the oral and folk traditions of the Himalayas and read poems from his travels in three regions of the Himalayas --Everest, Annapurnas and Helambu.

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