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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.   Knowledge of, and connection to, our programs is essential for our ability to be effective...

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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 for youth and adults for 5 years before joining the Workshop team in October 2018. They have studied...

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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 holistic education. Photo: Van Nguyen-Stone (left), Caira Ortiz (right)   Could you start by...

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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 Francisco-based arts and youth development nonprofit, announces its acquisition of Streetside Stories, a fellow...

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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 with our teaching artists, preschool, middle school, and high school students create original works...

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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.  

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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 FRANCISCO, CA: Performing Arts Workshop has been selected to become the sole occupant and primary...

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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!

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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 year. Our teaching artists have made this a priority in the classroom from the very onset of their...

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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 5-year olds climb onstage with their colorfully decorated homemade ocean drums in hand, excitedly...

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