Announcing the 2023 State of Play festival at ODC Theater.

State of Play invites you to join the creative process through a curated artistic exchange, presenting premieres and works in progress from artists across the Bay Area and the US designed to bring audience and artists closer together. The art of art-making goes through many unique processes: prompts, inspiration, feedback, collaboration, frustration, improvisation. One constant in this process is play - the notions of experimentation, risk, and curiosity. 

Festival passes are now available.

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Audrey Johnson: land|body|memory

Baye & Asa: Suck it Up


Ajani Brannum: the wasp project

Gizeh Muñiz Vengel: golden yellow light, rosa y mucho blue

Kensaku Shinohara: Good Bye

Indira Allegra: Crip Ecliptic

Tableau Stations: TERRAIN VAGUE & HOME

Marissa Brown / Lone King Projects: How lonely sits the city

pateldanceworks: fault lines: witness

Yanira Castro / a canary torsi: I came here to weep

Jerron Herman: VITRUVIAN


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About ODC Theater

ODC Theater exists to empower and develop innovative artists. It participates in the creation of new works through commissioning, presenting, mentorship and space access; it develops informed, engaged and committed audiences; and advocates for the performing arts as an essential component to the economic and cultural development of our community. This 170-seat venue is the site of over 150 performances a year involving nearly 1,000 local, regional, national and international artists.

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ODC is dedicated to the lifecycle of the artistic process. Through our company, school and theater, we aim to inspire audiences, cultivate artists, engage community, and foster diversity and inclusion through dance.



ODC is on the ancestral lands of the Ramaytush People in Yelamu. We pay respects to elders past and present, who are still here and part of our community. We recognize that regenerative land management is not new, but is a continuation of practices from Native cultures and from our own ancestors. It is our responsibility to steward the land with care, as our elders did before us.