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SPARC Formerly known as Livermore Shakespeare Festival, we have been lighting a SPARC in the Tri-Valley for 20 years through high quality theatrical experiences in vineyards, public establishments, performing arts venues, schools, colleges and universities.

Inspired by William Shakespeare, who through the rhetoric and poetry of the English language, gave voice to the deepest experience of being human, we are committed to creating community through the production of high quality professional theater experiences. We produce and support theatrical events that explore and celebrate the human spirit. We create a company that is accessible and integrated with the Tri-Valley and Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

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The Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival invites you to join us on April 25th at 7:00PM for the imaginative journey that is...
04/01/2022

The Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival invites you to join us on April 25th at 7:00PM for the imaginative journey that is Winter’s Passage! Associate Artist Jennifer Le Blanc directs a reading of her new play exploring the mysterious 16 missing years in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

Free and open to the public, this reading will be hosted at SPARC Studio (2172 Railroad Ave.) 🎭 For more info & tickets, visit link in bio.

The Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival invites you to join us on April 25th at 7:00PM for the imaginative journey that is...
04/01/2022

The Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival invites you to join us on April 25th at 7:00PM for the imaginative journey that is Winter’s Passage. Associate Artist Jennifer Le Blanc directs a reading of her new play exploring the mysterious 16 missing years in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

Free and open to the public, this reading will be hosted at SPARC Studio (2172 Railroad Ave.) Visit https://sparctheater.org/bawtf/ for tickets and more information.

Getting ready for SoWiseSoYoung-GoLindsey!
02/25/2022

Getting ready for SoWiseSoYoung-GoLindsey!

We're hiring! Full-time, Part-time, Teaching Artist, Actors, & More. Check out the link in our bio for more details on h...
02/15/2022

We're hiring! Full-time, Part-time, Teaching Artist, Actors, & More. Check out the link in our bio for more details on how to apply.

Spots are still available for our after-school theater program. Grades 3rd-5th and 6th-8th. For more information click t...
01/25/2022

Spots are still available for our after-school theater program. Grades 3rd-5th and 6th-8th. For more information click the link in our bio.

Our after-school theater classes are back! New theater classes for grades 3rd-5th and 6th-8th. For more info visit: www....
01/15/2022

Our after-school theater classes are back! New theater classes for grades 3rd-5th and 6th-8th. For more info visit: www.sparctheater.org/somehavegreatness/ or click the link in our bio.

Yesterday, SPARC received commendation from Livermore City Council for the All American City Award - Cultural Entertainm...
12/16/2021

Yesterday, SPARC received commendation from Livermore City Council for the All American City Award - Cultural Entertainment Showcase Winner!
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Thank you to everyone who donated on #GivingTuesday.You are a huge part of what allows us to fulfill our mission and we ...
12/01/2021

Thank you to everyone who donated on #GivingTuesday.You are a huge part of what allows us to fulfill our mission and we are forever grateful to each and everyone one of you. Thank you, SPARC
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Your support continues to launch new and exciting educational programs for youth in Livermore and beyond. These programs...
12/01/2021

Your support continues to launch new and exciting educational programs for youth in Livermore and beyond. These programs teach literacy, empathy, Shakespeare, and so much more to students of all ages. To donate click the link in our bio or visit http://sparctheater.org/donate/
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Our actors have been adrift during the pandemic. Your support brings them back to the stage. SPARC Theater is dedicated ...
11/30/2021

Our actors have been adrift during the pandemic. Your support brings them back to the stage. SPARC Theater is dedicated to bringing diversity and inclusivity to our stages and we are committed to hiring actors, playwrights, and directors that fit that mission. If theater holds “the mirror up to nature”, then what and who we put on stage should reflect the diverse community we serve. To donate click the link in our bio or visit http://sparctheater.org/donate/
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Your support today launches the building of a new stage specifically designed for our new venue at Darcie Kent Vineyards...
11/30/2021

Your support today launches the building of a new stage specifically designed for our new venue at Darcie Kent Vineyards. This stage harkens back to Shakespeare’s day and has all the bells and whistles (including the “inner above” and “inner below” for all your Shakespeare nerds!) to produce any of Shakespeare’s works. The design is also easily adaptable to more modern works that SPARC theater plans to produce. To donate click the link in our bio or visit http://sparctheater.org/donate/

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Today we are relaunching as SPARC theater. You may have noticed our name change! SPARC, Shakespeare & Performing Arts Re...
11/30/2021

Today we are relaunching as SPARC theater. You may have noticed our name change! SPARC, Shakespeare & Performing Arts Regional Company, opens us up to greater possibilities. While our Shakespeare in the Vineyard festival will remain central to our programming, we produce more than just Shakespeare. We serve a broader community than Livermore. We are bigger than a single summer festival. We are SPARC. To donate click the link in our bio or visit http://sparctheater.org/donate/

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Today is #GivingTuesday. A day of generosity. Today we are launching into a new era. Won’t you consider helping us make ...
11/30/2021

Today is #GivingTuesday. A day of generosity. Today we are launching into a new era. Won’t you consider helping us make waves of change? Every little bit helps. Your donations support our summer festival, actors, playwrights, directors, education programs, and so much more! To donate click the link in our bio or visit http://sparctheater.org/donate/
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“But hark, a sail!” -Othello. Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday. A day to unleash generosity. So do your little bit of good whe...
11/29/2021

“But hark, a sail!” -Othello. Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday. A day to unleash generosity. So do your little bit of good wherever you are, it’s those little bits put together that overwhelm the world! Check-in tomorrow to see us #relaunch, and show your support by donating. Link in bio or visit http://sparctheater.org/donate/
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Join us this weekend for the last play in our Science@Play reading series. Be a part of this exciting developmental proc...
11/20/2021

Join us this weekend for the last play in our [email protected] reading series. Be a part of this exciting developmental process, as we hear Flatten the Curve by Diana Burbano for the first time. For tickets visit www.sparctheater.org/scienceplay/

Heart Shaped Nebula (Nebulosa en Forma de Corazón) es escrita por la premiada y ampliamente producida poeta y dramaturga...
11/11/2021
Shakespeare's Associates

Heart Shaped Nebula (Nebulosa en Forma de Corazón) es escrita por la premiada y ampliamente producida poeta y dramaturga mexicana-estadounidense de tercera generación Marisela Treviño Orta. Es un cuento de amor situada en una noche oscura llena de la anticipación de una lluvia de meteoritos. A través del realismo mágico, la obra explora el comportamiento de materia particulada (espacial), iluminando nuestro entendimiento del amor, el tiempo, y el espacio. Dirigida por Lisa A. Tromovitch, Fundadora y Directora Artística.

At SPARC, we are READY TO EXPLORE again with you! Join us and over 100 arts & cultural organizations throughout the Bay ...
11/09/2021

At SPARC, we are READY TO EXPLORE again with you! Join us and over 100 arts & cultural organizations throughout the Bay Area as we welcome you back! #bayareaartstogether #ScienceAtPlay #sparctheater #livermore #livermoreca #trivalley #visittrivalley
https://sparctheater.org/scienceplay/

“It’s been a phenomenal challenge to work on this science-based commission. The most interesting process has been interv...
11/03/2021
SPARC to Present the Work of Latina Playwrights

“It’s been a phenomenal challenge to work on this science-based commission. The most interesting process has been interviewing scientists about their fields of expertise. It was a new and exciting way to write a play.” - Diana Burbano -

The Shakespeare & Performing Arts Regional Company (SPARC) will host a series of readings in November celebrating the connection between art and science.

Learn Aztec Dance with our friends at Hispanic Heritage Center at our SPARC Studio in downtown Livermore! Classes starte...
10/28/2021

Learn Aztec Dance with our friends at Hispanic Heritage Center at our SPARC Studio in downtown Livermore! Classes started last night but all are welcome to join in next week!

Kicking off our #ScienceatPlay Reading Series this November will be Sapience by Diana Burbano. Sapience follows the stor...
10/26/2021
[email protected] - Livermore Shakespeare Festival

Kicking off our #ScienceatPlay Reading Series this November will be Sapience by Diana Burbano.

Sapience follows the story of Elsa, a highly accomplished, neurodiverse primatologist. The play explores the many ways we communicate as humans, and how that translates to Elsa’s life’s work attempting to communicate with an orangutan named “Wookie.” With Elsa’s discoveries come challenges to her previously held worldview in this heartwarming and thought-provoking play by stage, film, and TV actor and award-winning playwright Diana Burbano whose plays have been produced in both English and Spanish all over the world. The Reading will be directed by Associate Artist MaryAnn Rodgers.

https://sparctheater.org/scienceplay/

“Art illuminates. This is a moment for arts organizations to enlighten their audiences and contribute to a global narrative by showcasing the minds and spirits of the folks in the middle of today’s scientific breakthroughs.” Lisa A. Tromovitch, Founding Artistic Director

Join us in downtown Livermore this November for Science@Play,  a LIVE play reading series featuring the WORLD PREMIER of...
10/21/2021
SPARC Celebrates the Art of Science

Join us in downtown Livermore this November for [email protected], a LIVE play reading series featuring the WORLD PREMIER of Diana Burbano's FLATTEN THE CURVE, an original play commission for [email protected].

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THANK YOU to the incredible community of winegrowers and supporters who come together every year to raise funds for our ...
10/19/2021
This year's Livermore Valley Wine Auction a success with over $275k raised

THANK YOU to the incredible community of winegrowers and supporters who come together every year to raise funds for our local youth! Wente Vineyards Family Foundation for Arts Education and the Livermore Valley Wine Country Winegrowers Foundation lead the region in the spirit of giving back with this not to miss event each year! SPARC is deeply grateful to the LVWF for featuring our Education Programs this year! BRAVO and THANK YOU to all who participated in and supported this heartwarming event.

About 275 guests attended the annual event for an afternoon of wine tasting and fundraising

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2172 Railroad Ave
Livermore, CA
94550

Telephone

(925) 443-2273

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So Wise So Young;
2nd Grade Shakespeare Program in LVJUSD schools
SPARC on the Park concerts at Stockmen's Park
Shakespeare in the Vineyard @Darcie Kent Vineyards
Plant Thine Honor; 7th Grade Social-Emotional Shakespeare program
Summer Camp and After-School Youth Classes
[email protected], A Reading Series Exploring the Mystery of Science

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Marisela Trevino Orta is slated to write an original play about the climate change crisis for SPARC Theater's [email protected] reading festival. For more information, visit bit.ly/3fzOt7j. #MariselaTrevinoOrta #ScienceAtPlay #SPARCTheater #Livermore SPARC
Five children’s charities received almost $200,000 from the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation last month. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3fzOt7j. #LVWF #SPARC #CALICO #ENN #Quest #TriValley #Charity SPARC Quest Science Center CALICO
Did you know that Livermore Shakespeare Festival is offering two new after school theater programs for kids this fall? See the information below shared from our friends at Livermore Shakes or visit https://livermoreshakes.org/somehavegreatness/ . . . #livermoreschools #LVJUSD #livermoreshakes #theateriscool #lvjusdstrong
SPARC Theater, sponsored by the Livermore Shakespeare Festival, will present “Life is a Cabernet” at the Darcie Kent Vineyards, from Aug. 19-22. For the full story, visit https://bit.ly/3fzOt7j. #SPARCTheater #LivermoreShakes #darciekentvineyards Livermore Shakespeare Festival Darcie Kent Vineyards
August 12-15th & 19-22nd, The Livermore Shakespeare Festival Presents : Life is a Cabernet at the Darcie Kent Vineyards ! Tickets : http://ow.ly/oWBz30rPT8S #LivermoreShakespeareFestival #LifeIsACabernet #DarcieKentVineyards
Inauguration first performance at Livermore’s brand new “stockman park” stage. Congratulations to Brinda Dhanya Harshini Kavitha Poorvi Punal Sriharsh*ta Tvisha Yoga - all braving 106degree heat. Many thanks to Livermore Shakespeare Festival for including us in the special event.
Livermore is a 2021 All-America City Award winner! Thank you, Livermore 👏 Also, Livermore Shakespeare Festival won in the Cultural Entertainment Showcase! Outstanding work all around and by all of the #AAC2021 finalists. Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Livermore Area Recreation and Park District - LARPD @LasPositasCollege
Livermore is a 2021 All-America City Award winner! Thank you, Livermore 👏 Also, Livermore Shakespeare Festival won in the Cultural Entertainment Showcase! Outstanding work all around and by all of the #AAC2021 finalists. Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Livermore Area Recreation and Park District - LARPD Las Positas College
As an #AAC2021 finalist, Livermore is in the running for a Cultural Arts Showcase Award. We submitted 3 videos for consideration. Watch the videos and vote for your favorite (use code LIVERMORE to enter the site): https://www.nationalcivicleague.org/2021-all-america-city-awards/cultural-entertainment-showcase/ Livermore Shakespeare Festival Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Livermore Area Recreation and Park District - LARPD
Hello Livermore! We Need Your VOTE!!! The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, City of Livermore City Hall, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District - LARPD, and Las Positas College submitted a joint application to be named an All-America City for 2021. Livermore has been selected as a top 20 finalist! We are also in the running for a Cultural Arts Showcase Award and to win We Need Your Help! Three videos were submitted for consideration for the award including the Livermore Shakespeare Festival, Element 116 (LVJUSD's collective jazz band), and Livermore's Poet Laureate. Please use this link watch the videos https://www.nationalcivicleague.org/2021-all-america-city-awards/cultural-entertainment-showcase/ and VOTE for your favorite so one of our local programs will win the showcase. Use code LIVERMORE to log in to watch. Use this form to VOTE for your favorite video. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqFx9M9ch4KoFODBNaIzyVbMxTPEy8KW8WKJRdRRNSeCEj4Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 You can only vote one time per email address. We encourage you to share this post on your social media to help spread the word! Let's win the All-America City Cultural Arts Showcase for 2021!!! . . . #livermoreschools #LVJUSD #cityoflivermorecityhall #livermorearearecreationandparkdistrict #laspositascollege #allamericacityawards #allamericacity2021 #lvjusdstrong
Thank you Livermore Shakespeare Festival for a great evening with Lisa Wolpe and The Alchemy of Gender. Great Stuff (that dreams are made on)!👏👏👏
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