The Starlight Theater and The Oakland Theatre Arts Guild is determined to be a positive force in our community by presenting the finest in theatrical entertainment, by providing classes in Acting and Theater Arts, and by promoting the talents of local performers.
A lively theatre must be committed to all the cultural aspects of community life. We subscribe to the philosophy of THEATERWORK in saying,
“A Theater should be a gathering place, a place of ideas, stories, reflection and dialogue...a place of culture. A lively theater sees its community as producers and creators of is something we make... and it is a collective enterprise.A lively, robust theater, in the heart of its community, has to continually examine its role in building up a cultural democracy...no stories left untold, no lives left uncelebrated!”
This commitment to culture must be renewed with each generation, or it will die. This is why we chose to build our theater close to the people we serve.