Relevant Action

In reaction to the existing social climate, DramaDogs, a Theater Company, was compelled to create a program that fosters communication and education among the members of our local community. In 2015, we began developing our Relevant Action program, which addresses current social issues through the medium of theatre. We’ve aligned our productions with various community-building organizations, such as the NEA Big Read program at the Santa Barbara Public Library (which promotes insight into relevant social issues through the power of a good book), The Ghostlight Project (a social-action initiative within the theatre community), and Climate Change Theatre Action (which highlights concepts of environmental awareness). Productions such as Qualities of Mercy, through Santa Barbara Reads, From Eve’s Fair Hand, through the library community engagement program, and Earth Duet, through Climate Change Theatre action, are concrete examples of our program’s relevance—enthusiastic response via post-show audience discussions have demonstrated the necessity of these performances to cultivate discourse regarding local and global social issues. Our productions are free to the public and bring theatre to alternative venues for increased accessibility.

Through this program, we will continue to cultivate our artistic, activist voice.

Up Next

Lighting the Way

Faulkner Gallery
Santa Barbara Public Library, Main Branch
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 3:00 PM

Past Projects

Lutah Maria Riggs

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara
229 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 5-7pm

Earth Duet and Other Stories

Center Stage Theater and at the Faulkner Gallery
Santa Barbara, California
Center Stage: February 2, 3, 8, & 9, 2018 @ 8 PM, February 4, 11. 2018 @ 2 PM — Faulkner Gallery: April 29, 2018 @ 3 PM

The Three

Carpinteria Library, Montecito Library, Santa Barbara Central Library, Solvang Library

November 9, November 16 , November 19 , November 30, 2017

Qualities of Mercy

Santa Barbara Public Library (Faulkner Gallery), Santa Barbara, CA, and Solvang Festival Theater, Solvang, CA

March 20, 2016 and April 25, 2016