Mission Statement

Our mission is to create professionally produced theatre that will excite, stimulate and challenge our audiences. The plays we choose will always have at least as many female characters as male, and in any given show there will always be at least as many Equity contracts given to women as to men. In addition we will produce plays that acknowledge that women’s stories are as important as men’s and in so doing we will hope to bring about further awareness to the public and the theatre community at large of the need for more “balance on the boards.”

Symmetry has won an inaugural 50/50 Applause Award from the International Centre for Women Playwrights!

Read about us in American Theatre Magazine!

More articles related to our mission and our company:

“Women Playwrights Applaud Theatres” Monica Bauer in the Huffington Post 1/26/13

“The Beauty of Symmetry: A Look at the Symmetry Theatre Company” ArtAnimal 8/16/12

“Subsidised Theatres Have Too Few Female Roles, Equity Says” The Guardian 6/27/12

“Women Aren’t Minorities!” Lauren Gunderson on Theatre Bay Area website 5/11/12

“Women Attend More Theatre Than Men: Why Not More Roles?” Lauren Gunderson on Fountain Theatre blog 4/6/12

“A Plague of Strong Female Characters” New York Time Magazine (7/1/11)

Charles Isherwood’s article in the New York Times (6/9/11)

Robert Hurwitt’s take on the underrepresentation of female playwrights (12/13/09)

Theresa Rebeck’s Laura Pels Keynote address on female playwrights (3/15/10)

An economic analysis of discrimination in American theater (4/15/09)

Symmetry Theatre Company Members

Chloe Bronzan

Chloe’s Bay Area credits include: The Glass Menagerie, Turn of the Screw, Inherit the Wind (San Jose Stage Co.); Encore Theater's world premiere of Adam Bock's 'Thursday'; Back of the Throat (Thick Description/Golden Thread); The Women (Center Rep.); The Importance of Being Earnest (Woman's Will); The Real Thing (Bus Barn); Keep the Yuletide Gay (Theatre Q). Thank you for supporting "Symmetry."

Robert Parsons

A founding member of Symmetry Theatre Company Robert has been working as an actor, director and teacher in the Bay Area and beyond for the past 20 years. Local credits include work at A.C.T. (Rock N Roll, Little Foxes, Black Rider, Buried Child, Colossus of Rhodes and Good) The Magic Theatre, (Monkey Room, Tir Na Nog, Pleasure and Pain,The Right Kind of People, Lonesome West, The American in Me, Schrödinger’s Girlfriend and Ted Kaczynski Killed People with Bombs), Aurora Theatre Co. (Private Jokes, Public Places), as well as appearances at Marin Theatre Company, S.F. Shakespeare Festival, Word for Word, Willows Theatre, Shotgun Players, The Z Studio, Berkeley Rep and Theatreworks. International and regional credits include productions at Australia’s Sydney Festival, Ford’s Theatre, Ahmanson Theatre, Alley Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, New Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and HERE. Film credits include the independent features Black August and Almost Famous.

Danielle Levin

A proud San Francisco actor, Danielle has been seen at many Bay Area theaters, including Marin Theatre Company (Steve Yockey’s Tall Tales, My Name is Asher Lev), TheatreFIRST (Grapes of Wrath), and the Climate Theater (Man of Rock, Skin - co-production with Encore Theater), as well as productions with Shotgun Players, Just Theater, SF Playhouse, Crowded Fire, TheatreWorks, Aurora Theater, Center REP, and Word for Word.

Stacy Ross

Stacy Ross is a member of PlayGround, an associate artist at California Shakespeare Theatre and has worked locally and regionally in works ranging from Shakespeare to Shaw to world premieres by Sarah Ruhl.

Lizzie Calogero

Lizzie Calogero has appeared on stages around the Bay Area, notably several seasons with the San Francisco Mime Troupe. She has also performed at San Jose Rep, the Aurora Theatre, CenterREP, the San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre Company, and numerous plays with Woman’s Will and TheatreFIRST.