Planet Earth Arts

Yosemite Falls © Binh Danh


Planet Earth Arts was founded in 2014 with the belief that the arts, in collaboration with sciences and humanities, play a critical role in transforming the human presence on our planet from a destructive force to one that is beneficial to the entire community of life. We explore the future of all life while addressing the most urgent environmental and social justice issues of our time through the lens of arts and human creativity.

In collaboration with PlayGround we launched the Planet Earth Arts New Play Festival at Berkeley Rep presented annually in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. We have incubated more than 200 short plays about climate change, mass extinctions, threats to our oceans, sea rise and environmental justice. Planet Earth Arts has commissioned 15 full-length original plays - several of which have had World Premiere productions in San Francisco and we have brought the Festival to the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC. We work collaboratively with distinguished scientists and faculty at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Planet Earth Arts works closely with and brings renowned artists - photographers, writers, filmmakers, actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers, dancers, visual artists and musicians to the Bay Area as Guest Artists.

Director: Michael Fried

2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704

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