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Sitecation 2019

We’ve wrapped up our second annual “sitecation!”   Site·ca·tion A week dedicated to an organization wide deep-dive into programming. Site: partner location, such as a school or community center, with a multi-week residency taught by a Workshop teaching artist....


Fun with Foam with Amadia!

Every Thursday morning Amadia Djali teaches an arts lesson to their third grade class at George Washington Carver Elementary School. Amadia is a new member of our beloved teaching artist team and this is one of their first residencies with the Workshop! Amadia taught workshops...


Meet our New Staff from Streetside Stories!

Last week we sat down with our new staff from Streetside Stories to get to know them better and hear about their passion for arts education! We discussed their entry into the arts and nonprofit work, their experiences with arts education growing up, and the role of the arts in a...


PRESS RELEASE: Streetside Acquisition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2018 Media Contacts: For Performing Arts Workshop: Laurie Loftus laurie@performingartsworkshop.org For Streetside Stories: Neela Benjamin neela@streetside.org SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.  (Aug. 21, 2018) Performing Arts Workshop, a San...


Student Showcase 2018: The Recap!

By Lena Mier, Administrative Assistant Every spring for the past six years, Performing Arts Workshop has put together its annual student showcase, a community-centric, family-friendly evening of youth performances by students from our partner schools around the Bay Area. Working...


2017 Student Showcase Video!

We are pleased to present our 2017 Student Showcase video! Thank you to everyone who came out to the Brava Theater to support our amazing performers. Video credit: Barni Axmed Qaasim.  


PRESS RELEASE: Performing Arts Workshop Selected as Program Partner for Geneva Powerhouse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2017 Emily Garvie Performing Arts Workshop 415.673.2634 emily@performingartsworkshop.org Performing Arts Workshop Selected as Program Partner for Geneva Powerhouse June 15th commission meeting approves funding and partner negotiations SAN...


Sneak peek: Showcase Rehearsal

Here are some sneak peek photos from the Showcase Rehearsal at the Brava Theater! We hope to see you there for our Fifth-Annual Student Showcase on Friday, May 19th!


Risk-takers On and Off the Stage

By Christina Magaña, Development Associate Performing Arts Workshop’s theme in the classroom has been the ‘process toward  performance,’ and program staff—strong as ever, experimental as ever, risk-taking as ever—have stressed this from the beginning of the school...


Process Toward Performance: Guards of the Ocean

By Glenda Bates, Core Artist It wasn't as scary the second time - McKenzie In the San Francisco streets on a Thursday afternoon, the skies are grey and the rain pelts down, but inside, blue and pink lights create a magical atmosphere in a darkened theater. A group of 4- and...


New Look, Same Great Light Bulb!

By Emily Garvie, Executive Director If you haven’t done so already, check out our spiffy new website! There is something for everyone. For folks who are new to us, it’s an enjoyable and effortless intro to our work. For those who have known us a long time, the site will...


Thanking Our Artists

By Zoë Bartlett, Administrative Assistant, and Laurie Loftus, Director of Institutional Giving When Gloria Unti started the Workshop in 1965, she did so with one goal in mind: to provide creative outlets to socially and economically disadvantaged youth who were otherwise shut...