Symmetry Theatre, by its mission, becomes part of the global conversation about human rights and empathy. We tell stories from sides that are rarely heard so that we can better understand each other, and learn that “others” aren’t always so “other.”


We extend that philosophy to our annual benefit performance - each year we produce a script-in-hand reading of a new play or play adapation that addresses a current issue close to us - both as a company and as individuals. All proceeds from these benefit performances are donated to the charitable organization. 


Watch this space for an announcement of our next Benefit Production

Past Benefit Performances

The Language Archive/El Archivo de Idiomas: A Benefit for the ACLU and Mujeres Activas y Unidas


The Language Archive is about communicating across cultures and the empathy that bridges linguistic barriers. This bilingual adaptation of Julia Cho’s play showed how we overcome those barriers.

With a multi-national cast of actors, our production of this play - a tantalizing story of love, loss, and language - expanded its reaches to become a bigger story of compromise, appreciation, and in the end, breaking down walls.

This benefit reading was produced in March, 2018, in residence with TheatreFIRST and sponsored by WomenArts, in celebration of SWAN Day.

The Play About a Dick: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood

The Play About a Dick by Aaron Wilton is a dark, existential comedy that explores themes of intimacy, communication, vulnerability, guilt, kindness, solitude, empathy, gender roles, human connection, post-truth reality and existential vacuity. It's also a play about a dick.

We Produced The Play About a Dick in January 2017

Vanya Without Bullets: A Benefit for Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Vanya Without Bullets is a contemporary adaptation by Marissa Keltie and Robert Parsons of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. What are the walls that divide the reality from the imagined. How does one bullet transfer you from one realm into the other?

We Produced Vanya Without Bullets in March of 2016

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