Events

Top of the Pyramid – a Dynamic New Play

Top of the Pyramid
An American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Collaborative Youth Arts Project Play


Written by Nikkole Salter & Directed by Tyrone Davis

Performances at A.C.T.’s The Rueff Theater

Tuesday, July 26 @ 7pm
Wednesday, July 27 @ 7pm
Thursday, July 28 @ 7pm
Friday, July 29 @ 7pm
Saturday, July 30 @ 7pm

Tickets:  $20
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Performances at Destiny Arts Center

Friday, August 5 @ 7pm
Saturday, August 6 @ 2pm

Tickets:  $10-$20 sliding scale for adults; $5 for youth
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Top of the Pyramid, a Collaborative Youth Arts Project, is a play created especially for young actors from three arts communities, united together in an exciting production performed at A.C.T.’s new Strand Theater and Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center. This world premiere includes a cast of young actors from A.C.T.’s Education & Community Programs, the Young Conservatory, and Destiny Arts Center.

About the Play
When a school district in Ferguson, Missouri loses accreditation, a group of friends opt to get bused to a high school across the tracks. Amid opportunities and trials, some navigate the unfamiliar environment better than others, threatening both their friendships and their futures. This world premiere by Nikkole Salter, a nationally recognized playwright, is a collaborative youth arts project combining a cast of young actors from the A.C.T. Education & Community Programs, Destiny Arts in Oakland, and the Young Conservatory. Now in its second year, the Collaborative Youth Arts Project initiative brings together a diverse group of young actors from the Bay Area to create a play articulating the needs and challenges of youth in today’s world. Top of the Pyramid will be presented in an exciting production performed at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater in San Francisco and at Destiny Arts Center in Oakland.

For more information contact: Destiny Arts Center Onsite Program Team at (510) 597-1619.

    I can spot a Destiny Arts dancer from a mile away...they view performance as a forum for expressing the best parts of themselves.

    Linda Carr
    Dance Director, Berkeley High School