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Each spring, actors in A.C.T.’s top-ranked Master of Fine Arts Program take an abridged (60–80 minutes) production of a classic play, adapted and directed by a distinguished professional director and followed by a post-show Q&A with the cast, to Bay Area schools and public spaces.


Script Consipirators:

Anne Yumi Kobori, Shannon R. Davis
and the MFA Class of 2022

Directed by Shannon R. Davis
Asst. Directed by Gracie Brakeman

MAR 21–22, 2022


Love. What is Love? Who is worthy of it? In the backdrop of a typical San Franciscan book club, a group of humans’ interaction with Plato’s Symposium is anything but typical. Surrounded by books, mythologies, cultural stories, and a serious dose of humor, this diverse group looks inward to understand their own self-love, queerness, relationships, and vulnerability, all while enduring the chaotic playfulness of the old gods. 

This staged reading of Neo-Symposium breaks down love in a community-centric, interactive, experiential theatrical piece inspired by the themes of Plato’s Symposium. We invite you to gather as a community and share in the act of breathing life into the philosophy of love.  

This year's production is FREE to the Bay Area community!

  • Runtime: 50 minutes
  • Grade recommendation: 9th grade and up

Monday, Mar 21 at 2:15 p.m.
University of San Francisco

Tuesday, Mar 22, 1:30 p.m.