Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Stagebridge Open House - meet our new Executive Director!

It’s Open House time at Stagebridge - join us in the Gallery to see what we have to offer, and enjoy light refreshments, entertainment, meet our new Executive Director Shannon McDonnell, and say farewell to our Interim Executive Director, Tracy Gary!

You can also REGISTER in-person for the Spring session of Performing Arts Institute classes at this event— take a peek at the class schedule here!

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Mar
6
1:30 PM13:30

Next Elder Salon at Stagebridge

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term. We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring relationships.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Elders Action Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January 2018, we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Spiritual/Existential Meaning, Relationships and Intimacy and so much more.  We choose topics together each quarter and set aside the last half hour at each Salon for warm and engaging conviviality.

The next meeting will take place in the CYF / Basement on Wednesday, March 6. Come join us!

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Mar
14
12:00 PM12:00

March into Lunchtime Storytelling at Stagebridge!

Spring into Stagebridge’s popular monthly LUNCHTIME STORYTELLING event on March 14!

This month, join Stagebridge storytellers Claire Castell and Jenn Biehn for lunchtime tales located in the Gallery at the First Congregational Church Oakland.

Each free, hour-long noontime event features two student storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt.

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Mar
19
3:00 PM15:00

Free Storytelling Concert - listen or log in from home!

Tune in on Tuesday, March 19 at 3:00pm  to the next installment of Stagebridge’s FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT that you can listen to from the comfort of your own home. At the conclusion of the stories, listeners can participate in talkback discussion.

Through our partnership with Covia Well connected (formerly Senior Center Without Walls), members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / Covia Well Connected monthly concerts −and membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: https://covia.org/services/well-connected/

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Mar
20
1:30 PM13:30

Ring in Spring with the next March Elder Salon at Stagebridge

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term. We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring relationships.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Elders Action Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January 2018, we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Spiritual/Existential Meaning, Relationships and Intimacy and so much more.  We choose topics together each quarter and set aside the last half hour at each Salon for warm and engaging conviviality.

The next meeting will take place in the CYF / Basement on Wednesday, March 20th. Join us and usher in the first day of Spring!

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Mar
28
1:00 PM13:00

Founder Stuart Kandell visits Stagebridge!

“Celebrating 70, by Inventing a New Life: The Highs, Lows, and In-betweens of Starting Fresh in a New Land”

Fresh from Europe (where he now resides), Stagebridge founder Stuart Kandell comes by his old stomping grounds for a dialogue with our new Executive Director, Shannon McDonnell!

1:00–2:15pm - Discussion, Sanctuary

2:15–3:00pm - Reception, Angel Room

Cost: Donations requested in Stu’s honor to Stagebridge before or at the event.

Stay tuned for updates!

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Apr
3
1:30 PM13:30

April Elder Salon - no foolin'!

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term. We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring relationships.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Elders Action Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January 2018, we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Spiritual/Existential Meaning, Relationships and Intimacy and so much more.  We choose topics together each quarter and set aside the last half hour at each Salon for warm and engaging conviviality.

The next meeting will take place in the CYF / Basement on Wednesday, April 3rd. Come join us!

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Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

April Lunchtime Storytelling at Stagebridge

April showers bring…LUNCHTIME STORYTELLING to Stagebridge!

This month, join Stagebridge storytellers Jeff Byers and Joanne Grimm for lunchtime tales, located in the Gallery at the First Congregational Church Oakland.

Each free, hour-long noontime event features two student storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt.

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Apr
17
1:30 PM13:30

April's second Elder Salon at Stagebridge!

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term. We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring relationships.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Elders Action Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January 2018, we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Spiritual/Existential Meaning, Relationships and Intimacy and so much more.  We choose topics together each quarter and set aside the last half hour at each Salon for warm and engaging conviviality.

The next meeting will take place in the CYF / Basement on Wednesday, April 17th. Come join us!

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Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00

Springtime Storytelling for lunch at Stagebridge

There’s more LUNCHTIME STORYTELLING in April at Stagebridge!

This month, join Stagebridge storytellers Sally Holzman and Bill Zarchy for lunchtime tales, located in the Gallery at the First Congregational Church Oakland.

Each free, hour-long noontime event features two student storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt.

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May
1
1:30 PM13:30

Kick off May with the next Elder Salon

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term. We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring relationships.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Elders Action Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January 2018, we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Spiritual/Existential Meaning, Relationships and Intimacy and so much more.  We choose topics together each quarter and set aside the last half hour at each Salon for warm and engaging conviviality.

The next meeting will take place in the CYF / Basement on Wednesday, May 1st. Come join us!

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May
16
12:00 PM12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling season concludes on May 16!

The final LUNCHTIME STORYTELLING of the season at Stagebridge happens on May 16!

This event wraps up the season with Stagebridge storytellers Lois Kincy and Tom Pulsifer for lunchtime tales, located in the Gallery at the First Congregational Church Oakland.

Each free, hour-long noontime event features two student storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt.

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May
22
1:30 PM13:30

Second May Elder Salon at Stagebridge

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term. We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring relationships.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Elders Action Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January 2018, we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Spiritual/Existential Meaning, Relationships and Intimacy and so much more.  We choose topics together each quarter and set aside the last half hour at each Salon for warm and engaging conviviality.

The next meeting will take place in the CYF / Basement on Wednesday, May 22nd. Come join us!

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Jun
5
1:30 PM13:30

June Elder Salon at Stagebridge

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term. We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring relationships.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Elders Action Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January 2018, we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Spiritual/Existential Meaning, Relationships and Intimacy and so much more.  We choose topics together each quarter and set aside the last half hour at each Salon for warm and engaging conviviality.

The next meeting will take place in the CYF / Basement on Wednesday, June 5th. Come join us!

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Jun
19
1:30 PM13:30

Almost-summer Elder Salon at Stagebridge!

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term. We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring relationships.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Elders Action Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January 2018, we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Spiritual/Existential Meaning, Relationships and Intimacy and so much more.  We choose topics together each quarter and set aside the last half hour at each Salon for warm and engaging conviviality.

The next meeting will take place in the CYF / Basement on Wednesday, June 19th. Join us and get ready for summer!

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Feb
21
12:00 PM12:00

February Lunchtime Storytelling

UPDATE 2/21: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been moved to the CHOIR ROOM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tantalizing tales are on the menu in Stagebridge’s popular monthly LUNCHTIME STORYTELLING event!

For February, join Stagebridge storyteller Cynthia Cudaback and Clara Kamunde for lunchtime tales, located in the CHOIR ROOM at the First Congregational Church Oakland.

Each free, hour-long noontime event features storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt.

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Feb
20
1:30 PM13:30

Second February Elder Salon

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term. We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring relationships.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Elders Action Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January 2018, we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Spiritual/Existential Meaning, Relationships and Intimacy and so much more.  We choose topics together each quarter and set aside the last half hour at each Salon for warm and engaging conviviality.

The next meeting will take place in the CYF / Basement on Wednesday, February 20. Come join us!

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Feb
19
3:00 PM15:00

Free Storytelling Concert - Listen or log in from home!

Tune in on TUES., February 19 at 3:00pm  to the next installment of Stagebridge’s FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT that you can listen to from the comfort of your own home. At the conclusion of the stories, listeners can participate in talkback discussion.

Through our partnership with Covia Well connected (formerly Senior Center Without Walls), members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / Covia Well Connected monthly concerts −and membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: https://covia.org/services/well-connected/

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Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Get in Line for Love Lines!

UPDATE:
*This event is now SOLD OUT/AT RUSH - There may possibly be tickets available at the door. If you RSVP'd and are attending, we suggest you carpool or get a Lyft or Uber, as parking in the area is very limited.

It’s time for love…Love Lines, that is! For our annual Valentine's event, this year’s theme is What Makes Your Heart Sing? We’re looking forward to bridging generations by sharing love and the stage with the talented youth from Beats Rhymes and Life, one of our community collaborators in the RealTime collective. It’s sure to be a sweet event, and it all happens at Oakland's New Parkway Theater! Stagebridge artists include Claire Castell, Sally Holzman, Kiran Rana, Agnes Riedmann, Ben Tucker, Miyoko Sakatani, Joanne Grimm, Scrumbly Koldewyn and The Dreamers!

The evening includes entertainment, raffles, and light appetizers (with additional food and drink for sale)

Free, with a suggested donation of $5.00 - $10.00

More information here. Doors open at 6:00, and seats are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Feb
6
1:30 PM13:30

February Elder Salon at Stagebridge

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term. We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring relationships.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Elders Action Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January 2018, we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Spiritual/Existential Meaning, Relationships and Intimacy and so much more.  We choose topics together each quarter and set aside the last half hour at each Salon for warm and engaging conviviality.

The next meeting will take place in the CYF / Basement on Wednesday, February 6. Come join us!

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Jan
24
1:30 PM13:30

What Makes Your Heart Sing? Audition for Love Lines and tell us!

Tell us what makes YOUR heart sing!

Do YOU have a tale to tell? STORYTELLERS, we're looking for YOU!

Love Lines auditions are Thursday, Jan 24 from 1:30 - 3:30pm in the Choir Room, so bring your best story or spoken word performance piece of five minutes or less. This year's theme is "What Makes Your Heart Sing?"

Love Lines 2019 happens on Tuesday, February 12 at The New Parkway Theater from 6:30 - 8:30pm (doors open at 6:00)

Audition Forms are available in the Stagebridge office!

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Jan
24
12:00 PM12:00

Fifth season of LUNCHTIME STORYTELLING kicks off at Stagebridge!

It’s a brand new season of Stagebridge’s popular monthly LUNCHTIME STORYTELLING event!

Join Stagebridge storytellers Suz Shampanier and Jeanne Lupton for some lunchtime tales, located in the Gallery at the First Congregational Church Oakland.

Each free, hour-long noontime event features two student storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt. Join us!

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Jan
23
1:30 PM13:30

Second January Elder Salon

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term. We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring relationships.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Elders Action Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January 2018, we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Spiritual/Existential Meaning, Relationships and Intimacy and so much more.  We choose topics together each quarter and set aside the last half hour at each Salon for warm and engaging conviviality.

The next meeting will take place in the CYF / Basement on Wednesday, January 23. Come join us!

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Jan
21
9:00 AM09:00

Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Stagebridge will be closed on Monday, January 21 and there will be NO CLASSES held that day. We wish you a safe and peaceful holiday! If you have a class that normally takes place on Mondays and you have not been contacted by your instructor, please contact them for scheduled make-up class information.

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Jan
15
3:00 PM15:00

Free Storytelling Concert - listen or log in from home!

Tune in on TUES., January 15 at 3:00pm  to the next installment of Stagebridge’s FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT that you can listen to from the comfort of your own home. At the conclusion of the stories, listeners can participate in talkback discussion.

Through our partnership with Covia Well connected (formerly Senior Center Without Walls), members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / Covia Well Connected monthly concerts −and membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: https://covia.org/services/well-connected/

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Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Playwriting Showcase at The Flight Deck!

The play’s the thing… for winter entertainment from Stagebridge!

It’s time for the Playwriting Showcase, featuring exciting new material from playwrights in Anthony Clarvoe's Fall 2018 "Playwriting" and "Writing Full Length Plays" classes in a free evening of entertainment. Excerpts and short pieces performed by professional actors and directors will have you on the edge of your seat, and it's a great opportunity to enjoy a FREE evening of theatre while supporting local artists!

This event takes place at The Flight Deck - 1540 Broadway in Oakland. Reserve your FREE tickets at sbplaywriting.brownpapertickets.com, or by mailing info@stagebridge.org!

Event is free, but donations to help support our programs will be gratefully accepted at the door!

PLEASE NOTE: Doors will open at 6:30pm; showcase will start at 7:00pm. As a courtesy to everyone, late arrivals will be asked to wait in the lobby until a break in between plays to enter the theater.

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Jan
7
to Jan 11

Vote for Stagebridge's entry in a National Photo Contest!

Stagebridge is happy to share our entry in a national photo contest! The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group’s Member Photo Contest awards cash prizes to the winners:

Best of Show: $500 for one member nonprofit
Standing Ovation: $250 each for four more member nonprofits
Spotlight: $100 each for 10 more member nonprofits

VOTING IS OPEN from MONDAY, JAN. 7 at 11:00am through FRI. JAN. 11 at 5:00pm*

Help support Stagebridge and vote for our entry of some of our dynamic senior performers in action!

View our entry and CAST YOUR VOTE at: https://review.wizehive.com/voting/view/winter-2018-2019-photo-contest/0/5512407/0

*Note: Anyone can vote ONCE per day for EACH of the five days of the contest (so you have 5 chances to vote!), so help support us and cast YOUR vote for Stagebridge, and share with your family and friends!

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Jan
2
1:30 PM13:30

New year, new Elder Salon season starts for 2019!

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term. We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring relationships.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Elders Action Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January 2018, we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Spiritual/Existential Meaning, Relationships and Intimacy and so much more.  We choose topics together each quarter and set aside the last half hour at each Salon for warm and engaging conviviality.

The next meeting will take place in the CYF / Basement on Wednesday, January 2. Come join us!

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Dec
20
11:00 AM11:00

Never Too Late at St. Mary's Center - free performance!

It’s never too late to catch skits and songs from Stagebridge’s longest-running touring group, Never Too Late! This will be their 10th year performing a holiday show for the St. Mary’s Center community in Oakland!

The cast of Never Too Late is led by Artistic Director Joanne Grimm and Musical Director Scrumbly Koldewyn.

This show is FREE, so take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and support our Stagebridgers!

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Dec
18
3:00 PM15:00

Call in to listen to a FREE Storytelling Concert from home

Tune in on TUES., DECEMBER 18 at 3:00pm  to the next installment of Stagebridge’s FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT that you can listen to from the comfort of your own home. At the conclusion of the stories, listeners can participate in talkback discussion.

Through our partnership with Covia Well connected (formerly Senior Center Without Walls), members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / Covia Well Connected monthly concerts −and membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: https://covia.org/services/well-connected/

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Dec
3
to Dec 13

WINTER CLASS SHOWCASES!

Mon. 12/3:

11:00am – Monday Singing – Angel Room

2:00pm – Musical Theatre – Sanctuary

3:00pm – Beg/Int. Playback – CYF Basement

Tue. 12/4:

11:00am – Tuesday Singing – Angel Room

4:00pm – Harmony Ensemble – Angel Room

4:00pm – Advanced Playback– Gallery

 

Wed. 12/5:

10:45am – Improv Games & Skills – Angel Room

11:00am – Fundamentals of Acting – Choir Room

11:00am – Radio Plays – CYF Basement

12:15pm – Improv Performance Skills – Angel Room

 Thur. 12/6:

11:00am – Thursday Singing – Angel Room

 

        Fri. 12/7:

10:30am – Art of Storytelling – Angel Room

Thur 12/13:

10:30am – Acting Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice – Angel Room

 

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Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

Stagebridge office closed for Board and Staff Retreat

Due to an off-campus Board and Staff retreat, the Stagebridge office will be closed from 9:00am until 4:00pm on Thursday, November 29.

Students can register for Winter session, either:

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Nov
27
3:00 PM15:00

FREE STORYTELLING CONCERT - LISTEN FROM HOME!

Tune in on TUES., NOVEMBER 27 at 3:00pm  to the next installment of Stagebridge’s FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT that you can listen to from the comfort of your own home. At the conclusion of the stories, listeners can participate in talkback discussion.

Through our partnership with Covia Well connected (formerly Senior Center Without Walls), members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / Covia Well Connected monthly concerts −and membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: https://covia.org/services/well-connected/

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Nov
19
to Nov 23

No Stagebridge classes during the week of Thanksgiving holiday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22, there will be no Stagebridge classes held during that week.

Additionally,

  • The Stagebridge office will be closed Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23.

  • First Congregrational Church of Oakland will be closed Thursday, November 21 through Friday, November 23.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Stagebridge Storytelling: Oakland Tales at The New Parkway

In celebration of Stagebridge’s 40th Anniversary and National Storytelling Month, join us for a night of Stagebridge Storytelling: Oakland Tales at The New Parkway Theater, where Stagebridge Storytellers will share tales of life in The Town! The fun begins at 7:00pm on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14th. The New Parkway is located at 474 24th St, Oakland.

Admission is free (with a suggested donation of $5.00 - 10.00) and all donations go directly to Stagebridge!

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/2qI56op

Presented by Stagebridge and our generous collaborators at Realtime Oakland.

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Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Stagebridge 40th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate four decades of creativity with STAGEBRIDGE at our 40th Anniversary Gala!

Join us for an afternoon of FUN including Music, Food, Silent Auction, Raffle Prizes, and more as we honor Barbara Johnson, Director of Stagebridge’s Schools Program. Barbara has been at Stagebridge for 18 years and will be retiring at the end of the year, so help us honor her dedication!!

Lyrics to Scrumbly Koldewyn’s tribute to Barbara can be found here.

Tickets and more info here.

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Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Tell It On Tuesday: Stagebridge Night at The Marsh Berkeley

Tell It!!

Tuesday, October 30 is The Marsh’s Annual Stagebridge Partnership Performance night, featuring a night of all-Stagebridge Storytellers.

This evening kicks off with live music at 7pm. Stories begin at 7:30pm, with tales from Stagebridgers Jeff Byers, Melissa Hobbs, Melinda Ginne, Dana Sherry, and Gerry Keenan.

For tickets and more information: https://themarsh.org/runs/tell-it-on-tuesdays/

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Oct
24
1:30 PM13:30

Encore, encore: October Elder Salon at Stagebridge!

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term.  We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Conscious Elders Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Loss and Death, and surfacing themes will continue for our upcoming Salons —we will also explore the shape and process this vital community will take as we grow in friendship and caring. 

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Oct
24
1:00 PM13:00

Open House at Stagebridge

Curious about what we offer at the nation’s oldest and most renowned theatre company of older adults? Thinking of taking a creative performing arts class but you’re just not sure you’re ready? Or do you just want to gather information for a friend or family member?

Drop by Stagebridge on Wednesday, October 24th between 1:00-2:00pm for our informal Open House!

Stagebridge is located inside the First Congregational Church of Oakland, located at 2501 Harrison Street. We’ll be in the Gallery on the first floor to answer any questions you have!

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Oct
16
3:00 PM15:00

Free Storytelling Concert - Call or log in to listen from home!

Tune in on TUES., OCTOBER 16 at 3:00pm  to the next installment of Stagebridge’s FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT that you can listen to from the comfort of your own home. At the conclusion of the stories, listeners can participate in talkback discussion. This month’s session features storytellers Sally Holzman, Jeanne Pimentel, and Cynthia Cudaback.

Through our partnership with Covia Well Connected (formerly Senior Center Without Walls), members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers (under the guidance of Storytelling Director Kirk Waller) weave their magic — and membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: https://covia.org/services/well-connected

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Oct
3
1:30 PM13:30

Next Elder Salon at Stagebridge

Our continuing Wednesday Elder Salons have taken root for the long term.  We are exploring the awesome and difficult dynamics of living into our elder years, challenging ageism and seeking depth of meaning and purpose. We are riding the wave edge of a massive global emergence... olders becoming Elders through dialogue, exploration, sharing, and deeply caring.

Co-sponsored by Stagebridge and the Conscious Elders Network, these FREE gatherings are facilitated by a team of Elders who have stepped up from our Salon community.  Since our beginning in January we have shared in depth about Elderhood, Community, Loss and Death, and surfacing themes will continue for our upcoming Salons —we will also explore the shape and process this vital community will take as we grow in friendship and caring. 

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