Mar
1
Apr 7

Register for Spring Classes

Register for Spring Classes online and in person Wed, March 1 through Fri, April 7. We do not recommend calling in registrations on the first day, as we accept registrations on a first-come, first-served basis and we might not be able to answer your call.

Beginning March 1, you will be able to register online on our website and in person at 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA. Some classes do fill up very quickly, so we recommend registering early if you know there is a class you would like to take.

Spring classes begin Monday, April 3 and run through Friday, June 16. A full schedule will be available the week of Monday, February 27th. To find out more about a particular class, you are welcome to sit in during the last week of Winter classes, or to check out Winter Class Showcases March 8 - 24 (see https://www.stagebridge.org/new-events/2017/3/20/winter-2017-showcases for more info)!

Mar
2
Apr 3

Grandparent's Tales Contest - submissions begin!

Grandparent's Tales gives kids the opportunity to hear and re-tell the rich stories of older adults in their lives. If you are a grandparent, educator, or know of a child between the ages of 6 -12 years old who would like to participate, we want to hear from you!

Children transcribe stories told to them by a grandparent or other older adult, often complete with an original illustration.

Every child who submits a story will receive a certificate to celebrate their participation. Selected stories will be re-published in a newspaper, read on television or a public Grandparent's Tales event, or published on our website!

Submissions for our next Grandparent's Tales contest will begin in March 2017 (see rules and entry form here). If you are an educator who is interested in participating in the program, please contact Barbara Johnson at barbara@stagebridge.org.

*** We are also currently accepting book donations for Grandparent's Tales participating classrooms.***  If you would like to donate children's books for ages 6-12, please mail or drop them off to us at Stagebridge, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA 94611.

Come to Books Inc. in Alameda on June 3 at 1pm and check out a public reading by Grandparent's Tales winners. Better yet, Books Inc. will donate a portion of purchases made that afternoon to Stagebridge - so come with your shopping list!

Mar
13
Mar 24

Winter 2017 Showcases

*Wednesday, March 8th:

7:00pm: Advanced Playwriting at the Flight Deck. RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE!

*Monday, March 13th:  2:40pm: Musical Theater in the Choir Room

*Monday, March 20th:

     11:00am: Acting Foundations in the Basement Room

     11:30am: Singing in the Angel Room

*Tuesday, March 21:  11:00am: Singing in the Angel Room

*Thursday, March 23:  11:00am: Singing in the Angel Room

*Friday, March 24:  10:30am: Acting with Shakespeare in the Basement Room

Note: we will add more showcases days and times as they are confirmed

Apr
3
Jun 16

Spring Classes

Apr
3
5:00 pm17:00

Grandparent's Tales Submission Deadline

Grandparent's Tales gives kids the opportunity to hear and re-tell the rich stories of older adults in their lives. If you are a grandparent, educator, or know of a child between the ages of 6 -12 years old who would like to participate, we want to hear from you!

Children transcribe stories told to them by a grandparent or other older adult, often complete with an original illustration. Every child who submits a story will receive a certificate to celebrate their participation. Selected stories will be re-published in a newspaper, read on television or a public Grandparent's Tales event, or published on our website. Submissions for our next Grandparent's Tales contest begin in March 2017 (rules and entry form here). If you are an educator who is interested in participating in the program, please contact Barbara Johnson at barbara@stagebridge.org.

*** We are also currently accepting book donations for Grandparent's Tales participating classrooms.***  If you would like to donate children's books for ages 6-12, please mail or drop them off to us at Stagebridge, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA 94611.

Come to Books Inc. in Alameda on June 3 at 1pm and check out a public reading by Grandparent's Tales winners. Better yet, Books Inc. will donate a portion of purchases made that afternoon to Stagebridge - so come with your shopping list!

Apr
20
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Scott Ullman and Jon Florey

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland

Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

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

Apr
25
3:00 pm15:00

Storytelling Concert - listen from home through Senior Center Without Walls!

Join us on TUES., APRIL 25th at 3:00pm for a FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT from the comfort of your own home!

Through Senior Center Without Walls, members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers (under the guidance of Master Storyteller and Stagebridge instructor Mary Gay Ducey) weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / SCWW monthly concerts −and SCWW membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: http://www.seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org/

May
1
Jul 10

Register for Performing Arts Camp and Summer Classes

Register forPerforming Arts Camp and Summer Classes online and in person. We do not recommend calling in registrations on the first day, as we accept registrations on a first come-first serve basis and we might not be able to answer your call. Stay tuned for more information!

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May
4
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Gerry Keenan and Ellen Kaufman

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland

Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

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

May
18
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Jon Florey and Suz Shampanier

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland

Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

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

May
23
3:00 pm15:00

Storytelling Concert - listen from home through Senior Center Without Walls!

Join us on TUES., MAY 23rd at 3:00pm for a FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT from the comfort of your own home!

Through Senior Center Without Walls, members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers (under the guidance of Master Storyteller and Stagebridge instructor Mary Gay Ducey) weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / SCWW monthly concerts −and SCWW membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: http://www.seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org/

May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Playwriting Showcase

  • The Flight Deck

Join Stagebridge for an evening of short plays and excerpts written by our Playwriting Class. These plays have been written in Anthony Clarvoe's class over the course of the fall and winter sessions. For our Playwriting Showcases, Stagebridge hires professional actors and directors to perform a staged reading of student-written plays. Enjoy the work of our playwrights brought to life by a talented cast. This free show takes place at the Flight Deck, at 1540 Broadway in downtown Oakland.

Jun
1
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Jeff Byers and Kiran Rana

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland

Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

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

Jun
2
12:00 pm12:00

End-of-Year Luncheon

Join us as we celebrate the end of our 2016-17 class session! Enjoy a light lunch, refreshments, and entertainment. Tickets available in March.

Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

Grandparent's Tales Concert

  • Books Inc. Alameda

Grandparent's Tales gives kids the opportunity to hear and re-tell the rich stories of older adults in their lives. Children transcribe stories told to them by a grandparent or other older adult, often complete with an original illustration. Every child who submits a story will receive a certificate to celebrate their participation. Selected stories will be re-published in a newspaper, read on television or a public Grandparent's Tales event, or published on our website. Submissions for our next Grandparent's Tales contest will begin in March 2017. If you are an educator who is interested in participating in the program, please contact Barbara Johnson at barbara@stagebridge.org. We are also currently accepting book donations for Grandparent's Tales participating classrooms. If you would like to donate children's books for ages 6-12, please mail or drop them off to us at Stagebridge, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA 94611.

Come to Books Inc. in Alameda on June 3 at 1pm and check out a public reading by Grandparent's Tales winners. Better yet, Books Inc. will donate a portion of purchases made that afternoon to Stagebridge - so come with your shopping list!

Jun
7
7:00 pm19:00

Advanced Playwriting Showcase

  • The Flight Deck

Join Stagebridge for an evening of short plays and excerpts written by our Advanced Playwriting Class. These plays have been written in Anthony Clarvoe's class over the course of the fall and winter sessions. For our Playwriting Showcases, Stagebridge hires professional actors and directors to perform a staged reading of student-written plays. Enjoy the work of our playwrights brought to life by a talented cast. This free show takes place at the Flight Deck, at 1540 Broadway in downtown Oakland.

Jun
20
3:00 pm15:00

Storytelling Concert - listen from home through Senior Center Without Walls!

Join us on TUES., JUNE 20th at 3:00pm for a FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT from the comfort of your own home!

Through Senior Center Without Walls, members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers (under the guidance of Master Storyteller and Stagebridge instructor Mary Gay Ducey) weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / SCWW monthly concerts −and SCWW membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: http://www.seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org/

Jul
10
Jul 14

Performing Arts Camp


Mar
21
3:00 pm15:00

Storytelling Concert - listen from home through Senior Center Without Walls!

Join us on TUES., MARCH 21st at 3:00pm for a FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT from the comfort of your own home!

Through Senior Center Without Walls, members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers (under the guidance of Master Storyteller and Stagebridge instructor Mary Gay Ducey) weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / SCWW monthly concerts −and SCWW membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: http://www.seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org/

Mar
16
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Bill Zarchy and Eleanor Clement-Glass

  • First Congregational Church Oakland

Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

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

Mar
8
7:00 pm19:00

Advanced Playwriting Showcase

  • The Flight Deck

Join Stagebridge for an evening of short plays and excerpts written by our Advanced Playwriting Class. These plays have been written in Anthony Clarvoe's class over the course of the fall and winter sessions. For our Playwriting Showcases, Stagebridge hires professional actors and directors to perform a staged reading of student-written plays. Enjoy the work of our playwrights brought to life by a talented cast! This free show takes place at the Flight Deck, at 1540 Broadway in downtown Oakland.

Reserve your free ticket here until 7:00am on the day of the show (tickets will also be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis):

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2819935

Feb
23
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Linda Moore and Agnes Riedmann

  • First Congregational Church Oakland

 Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

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

Feb
22
1:30 pm13:30

Feldenkrais Method Workshop with Mel Terry

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland

Learn the basics of the Feldenkrais Method, a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning.

Mel Terry, PT and Certified Feldenkrais Teacher (and Stagebridge student!), presents an introduction to the Feldenkrais (Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration) Method. The 90 minutes will include background information about the method and it's developer Moshe Feldenkrais, a movement lesson on the floor and time for question and answers. Please wear clothing that is easy to move in and bring a mat if you have one.

This workshop is free and open to the public!

Feb
21
3:00 pm15:00

Storytelling Concert- listen from home through Senior Center Without Walls!

Join us on TUES. FEB. 21 at 3:00pm for a FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT from the comfort of your own home!

Through Senior Center Without Walls, members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers (under the guidance of Master Storyteller and Stagebridge instructor Mary Gay Ducey) weave their magic in the second of several monthly concerts − and SCWW membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: http://www.seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org/

Feb
12
4:00 pm16:00

Lovelines: An Afternoon of Stories, Songs and Sweets

  • Piedmont Center for the Arts

Just in time for Valentine's Day, wrap yourself in the magical, hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking nature of romance at Stagebridge's Love Lines: An Afternoon of Valentine Stories, Songs, and Sweets. Now in its fifth year, this popular event will return to the Piedmont Center for the Arts on Sunday, February 12th at 4:00pm. 

Stagebridge storytellers and singers will regale audiences with stories and classic songs of love− lost, found, and all things in between− accompanied on the piano by Bay Area favorite, Scrumbly Koldewyn. Performers include Ellen Kaufman, Jon Florey, Ellen Sprecher,  Betty Polston, Linda Pulliam, The Dreamers, Terry Alexander, Miyoko Sakatani, and more!

Bring your sweetheart, or maybe meet someone new at this afternoon of lively entertainment. The performance runs approximately 90 minutes and includes refreshments, sweets, and Valentine raffle prizes. 

CLICK HERE to purchase advance tickets online for $10. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $10. Piedmont Center for the Arts is located at 801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611. 

Feb
9
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Dana Sherry and Melissa Hobbs

  • First Congregational Church Oakland

Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

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