The Bonfire Makers

gather. create. transform.

MISSION

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The Bonfire Makers is an Oakland, California-based theater collective that creates political performance. We believe that theater, like a bonfire, has the power to draw diverse audiences around a shared experience. By building evocative performances gathered from community stories and ensemble collaboration, we illuminate our diverse experiences, spark dialogue, and ignite change.

We recognize that we live under systems that entrench inequalities, a reality deeply felt in the Bay Area, and our work springs from, speaks to, and seeks to heal these injustices. We embrace theater as a people’s tool for resistance, reimagining, healing, and transformation.

Our work is:

Time-Sensitive

Social Justice-Oriented

Documentarian

Personal

Invested

Rigorous

Visceral

Transformative