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Celebrating 20 Years

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UNIVERSES is a National / International ensemble Company of multi-disciplined writers and performers who fuse Poetry, Theater, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Politics, Down Home Blues and Spanish Boleros to create moving, challenging and entertaining theatrical works. The group breaks the bounds of traditional theater to create their own brand, inviting old and new generations of theater crafters as well as theater goers and new comers to Revolutionize American Theater.


*UNIVERSES is currently in the Lab at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, building a new work, after having obtained the rights to the Poetry of August Wilson, by Constanza Romero and The August Wilson Estate. UNIVERSES previously "Universeizing" selection of Wilson's Poetry at The Poetry Foundation (Chicago) as part of The Goodman Theatre's August Wilson Celebration (March 2015). ... more info.

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* UNIVERSES Party People (at Berkeley Repertory Theatre) receives 11 Nominations for the TBA (Theatre Bay Area) 2015 Awards. We are so proud of our Amazing colleagues; and a huge congratulations to all the incredible companies, productions and theatre makers on this list... Respect. ... More info

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* As UNIVERSES continues to expand, in celebration of our 20th Anniversary, we welcome Asia Mark and Chris Mansa to our Family. We have many Stories to tell on this amazing journey. ... More Info


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* UNIVERSES @ The National Black Theater Festival 2015. ... More Info


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*UNIVERSES - Named 1st ever Resident Ensemble at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2013/2014 Season. Most Recently, with the generous support of The Ford Foundation, the honor is extended thru to 2017. ... More info


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*UNIVERSES - Commissioned for a New Work by The Goodman Theater, Chicago. ... More Info


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* UNIVERSES AMERIVILLE @ The University Theater (Western Michigan University) - Directed by Steven Sapp & William "Ninja" Ruiz with 10 Umich student actors, student production team, student designers and faculty. ... More Info


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* UNIVERSES' own Mildred Ruiz-Sapp and Steven Sapp receive Doris Duke Foundation's 2015 Performing Artist Awards.

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*UNIVERSES' Party People (Revisited) - Rave Reviews at Berkeley Repertory Theatre - 2014. ... More Info.


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* UNIVERSES' Anthology "The Revolution will be LIVE!" (TCG Books) 2015. ... More Info


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