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What Is Neighborhood Stories?

Watch From the Safety of Your Car... OR Play from home

What if we defined a city not just by its architecture and landscape, but by its artists?

Safe, Live Shows: Neighborhood Stories is an array of short, live performances that unfold all across a given city or neighborhood—created by artists who live in that neighborhood—to evoke the heartbeat of that neighborhood.

Each episode is different. Part treasure hunt, part city tour, all entertaining, Neighborhood Stories is the most local of all theater companies.

We’ve closed our 2020 – 2021 live season, so why not…

Play From Home: In between our live shows, interact with your neighbors, your family, and us through online artistic activities at our “Play from Home” page. 

NO Live shows right now

(NB: Neighborhood Stories is an artistic project, not a non-profit organization. Donations help us make more art but are not tax-deductible.)

Mini Magical
Mystery Tours


In good times and bad, people thrive best when they feel deep connections to their communities. Neighborhood Stories takes audiences of all ages on mini magical mystery tours that draw new attention to places you see every day, and introduce you to paths you may never have seen before, exploring the landscapes, cultures, and daily life of our very local communities.

Sometimes historical, sometimes deeply personal, Neighborhood Stories events are love letters to the cities around us that create a deep sense of home and foster new understanding about the places where we live and the people who share those spaces with us. Get to know a city by its living treasures—its artists—and you’ll always feel at home.

We are all neighbors.
Let’s get to know each other. 

Audience Members Are Talking

“That was an unbelievably special experience. We all had to go in wide open for adventure. It turned out to be one of the most beautiful, thoughtful and meaningful (and definitely unique) events that I have experienced. The magnitude of talent was astonishing, the importance of the arts so deeply realized, the connection to (city’s) physical / human / art history wonderful. And then at the end the connection with the present experience, pandemic, personal and beyond.”

“I loved the concept, how it flowed through the neighborhoods, how it was a diverse group of performers, how they were performing right there on the sidewalk.”

“Loved moving around to different spots. Also liked the surprise aspect of it—not being sure what we would be seeing at each destination.”

“We were craving a quarantine injection of performance/art, and this was just perfect. It got us out of the house safely and gave us good things to chew on.” 

“That really felt like a much-needed adventure! Looking forward to the next chapter.” 

“A must-see for local fans of innovative cultural experiences—and there’s so much here I’ll be thinking about for a long time.”

Performer in Covid-mask posing alongside car full of covid-masked audience members
Oakland performer Troy Rockett with guests. Photo by Cheri Miller