Aug
1
to Sep 29

FALL 2017 Class Registration begins!

Welcome back to class, Stagebridgers! Our Fall session of classes at Stagebridge starts MONDAY, SEPT. 25 and runs through FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 (note: there will be no classes held during Thanksgiving week November 20 - 24).

Registration opens and the catalogue of Fall course offerings are available starting Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 9:30 am through the first week of classes Friday, Sept. 29) - we have old favorites as well as some tantalizing new offerings (including ballet, comedy, directing, folktales, and script analysis), so register today!

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Aug
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

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

Our next free online/phone Senior Center Without Walls Storytelling Concert continues in August!

Join us on TUES., August 22nd 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/

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Sep
7
11:00am11:00am

Auditions for "Tell It On Tuesday" Stagebridge night at The Marsh!

Hear ye, hear ye - past and present Stagebridge Storytelling students! Every year, we partner with our friends at The Marsh in Berkeley's "Tell It On Tuesday" for an all-Stagebridge night of solo stories. This year, it's on October 24th, and NOW is your chance to audition for this great event!

If you are a current or former Stagebridge Storyteller, have a piece ready that is 12-20 minutes long, and would like a chance to perform at this storytelling celebration, auditions take place at Stagebridge on the following dates:

THURSDAY, SEPT. 7th - 11:00am - 1:00pm

TUESDAY, SEPT. 12th - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

For more information or if you would like to sign up, contact Director of Storytelling Kirk Waller at kirk@stagebridge.org or (510) 444-4755, ext. 115
 

For more info about Tell It On Tuesday, visit The Marsh at: https://themarsh.org/runs/tell-it-on-tuesdays/

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Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

Stroll with Stagebridge at the Solano Avenue Stroll!

Stagebridge is excited to be participating in Albany's 43rd Annual Solano Avenue Stroll this year - we'll have a booth at this wildly popular street fair, which has been running since 1974 and features over a mile of food, entertainment, crafts, shopping and all-around fun!

We will be located near Greetings Card store in front of 1841 SOLANO AVE. (between Colusa and Fresno Ave.) and Troy Greek Cuisine (at 1843 Solano), so mark your calendar to join us for a day of summer revelry!

http://www.solanoavenueassn.org/events/solano-avenue-stroll/

 

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Sep
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

"Tell It On Tuesday" Marsh / Stagebridge Story Auditions #2

Hear ye, hear ye - past and present Stagebridge Storytelling students! Every year, we partner with our friends at The Marsh in Berkeley's "Tell It On Tuesday" for an all-Stagebridge night of solo stories. This year, it's on October 24th, and NOW is your chance to audition for this great event!

If you are a current or former Stagebridge Storyteller, have a piece ready that is 12-20 minutes long, and would like a chance to perform at this storytelling celebration,  our last auditions take place at Stagebridge on TUESDAY, SEPT. 12th - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

For more information or if you would like to sign up, contact Director of Storytelling Kirk Waller at kirk@stagebridge.org or (510) 444-4755, ext. 115
 

For more info about Tell It On Tuesday, visit The Marsh at: https://themarsh.org/runs/tell-it-on-tuesdays/

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Sep
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

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

Join us on TUES., Sept. 19th at 3:00pm for a FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT from the comfort of your own home - the final one of the summer season!

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/

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Sep
30
10:00am10:00am

Storyteller Willy Claflin comes to Stagebridge!

Stagebridge is excited to host renowned storyteller Willy Claflin for a special one-day workshop: "Storytelling: The Art of Performance" on SAT. SEPT. 30 from 10am - 2pm.

This workshop will focus on performance and performance skills. As Willy tells it, "Contemporary Storytelling tends to be quite casual, quite conversational in style. But the art− the Craft− of storytelling is often hidden from the listener. The techniques and tricks, the subtle use of rhythm, pacing, tone and digression− these are all part of the performer's art. They are fun to learn and exciting to play with; let's get together and explore them!

We'll cover all aspects or performing: how to connect with an audience, how to adjust for especially large (or small!) audiences, how to overcome stage fright, and how to deal with the toddler who shouldn't be there and his or her oblivious parent (who should know better)."

Light refreshments will be served at this event.

UPDATE: This event is sold out!
Registration: $75 early bird through Aug. 31; ($100 after Fri. Sept. 1). 

http://www.willyclaflin.com/

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Oct
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Stagebridge night at The Marsh's Tell It On Tuesday!

Join us to see some of our fabulous storytellers for Stagebridge Night at The Marsh's Berkeley Cabaret on Tuesday, October 24th!

We partner with our friends at The Marsh's Tell It On Tuesday annually for this great event, which celebrates the art of storytelling and solo performance. It's always a good time to relax and hear these talented artists spin their tales, so come out and support them!

For more info, visit The Marsh at: https://themarsh.org/runs/tell-it-on-tuesdays/

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Aug
1
9:30am 9:30am

Registration opens for Storyteller Willy Claflin at Stagebridge!

UPDATE: Note: this event is now sold out! If interested, you can still contact us to be added to the waitlist.

SAVE THE DATE! Stagebridge is excited to be hosting renowned storyteller WILLY CLAFLIN for a special Storytelling workshop on SAT. SEPT. 30 from 10am-2pm.

A headliner and master of ceremonies at the National Storytelling Festival, Willy is a favorite at festivals throughout the U.S. He offers stories for families as well as adults, often weaving music into his performances.

Register starting Tuesday, August 1 at 9:30am for this exciting event ! Cost is $75 early bird ($100 after Sept. 1). Registration is limited to 15, so don't hesitate! 

http://www.willyclaflin.com/

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Jul
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

Stagebridge's Antic Witties perform at IAGG's 2017 worldwide conference in San Francisco!

Stagebridge is honored to be participating in IAGG's 21st World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, taking place in San Francisco July 23rd - 27th!

Hosted by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and the Gerontological Society of America, this esteemed international conference only happens every 4 years; the last event in Seoul, Korea (2013) drew in participants from 91 countries. For the 21st conference, this year's gathering is a sharing of research, science, technology, training, policy development and the latest info on improving the quality of life for aging adults.

Over 6,000 professionals will converge on Moscone Center for this prestigious event - and attendees will be treated to a performance on July 25th by Stagebridge’s popular improv troupe, The Antic Witties on the "AgeStage" - way to go, Witties!

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Jul
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

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

Our free online/phone Storytelling Concerts in partnership with Senior Center Without Walls continue throughout the summer!

Join us on TUES., July 18th 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/

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Jul
14
9:00am 9:00am

Summer Performing Arts Camp - Day #5

Camp Day #5 - Friday's theme: CAMP PHOTO DAY!

For our final day of camp, we'll take a group "camp photo" - wear your camp shirts and show your camp spirit! Friday will have an abbreviated schedule so that we can enjoy the afternoon showcase:

9:00am - 9:30am - Coffee and continental breakfast

9:30am - 10:30am - "Session One" classes

10:40am - 11:40am - "Session Two" classes

11:45am - 12:45pm - "Session Three" classes

12:45pm - 1:15pm - LUNCH (BYO, although potluck dishes are always welcome - light snacks only available throughout day)

1:15pm - Camp Photo - wear your camp t-shirt!

1:30pm -2:30pm - Sit back and enjoy camp showcase performances with-- and from-- your fellow campers !

 

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Jul
13
9:00am 9:00am

Summer Performing Arts Camp - Day #4

Camp Day #4 - Thursday's theme: HAT DAY! Flip your lid, look hot or be cool - wear your favorite hat, or borrow one of ours!

Daily schedule:

9:00am - 9:30am - Coffee and continental breakfast

9:30am - 11:00am - "Session One" classes

11:15am - 12:45pm - "Session Two" classes

12:45pm - 1:30pm - LUNCH (BYO - light snacks only available throughout day)

1:30pm - 3:00pm - "Session Three" classes

3:00pm - 3:30pm - Social time!

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Jul
12
9:00am 9:00am

Summer Performing Arts Camp - Day #3

Camp Day #3 - Wednesday's theme: RAINBOW DAY! Have fun, and show off your rainbow hues... mix and match your brightest colors - there's no such thing as too loud or colorful!

Daily schedule:

9:00am - 9:30am - Coffee and continental breakfast

9:30am - 11:00am - "Session One" classes

11:15am - 12:45pm - "Session Two" classes

12:45pm - 1:30pm - LUNCH (BYO - light snacks only available throughout day)

1:30pm - 3:00pm - "Session Three" classes

3:00pm - 3:30pm - Social time!

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Jul
11
9:00am 9:00am

Summer Performing Arts Camp - Day #2

Camp Day #2 - Tuesday's theme: BEACH DAY! Kick back and get into the laid-back summer vibe - wear your finest fun vacation gear!

Daily schedule:

9:00am - 9:30am - Coffee and continental breakfast

9:30am - 11:00am - "Session One" classes

11:15am - 12:45pm - "Session Two" classes

12:45pm - 1:30pm - LUNCH (BYO - light snacks only available throughout day)

1:30pm - 3:00pm - "Session Three" classes

3:00pm - 3:30pm - Social time!

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Jul
10
9:00am 9:00am

Summer Performing Arts Camp - Day #1

Camp Day #1 - Welcome to Summer Camp!

Monday's theme: T-SHIRT DECORATING DAY - we'll have supplies for decorating your camp t-shirt. In honor of the groovy 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love of 1967, this year we're going retro - returnees and camp veterans, wear your favorite past Stagebridge camp t-shirt for a blast from the past, or we'll have some throwbacks here!

Daily schedule:

9:00am - 9:30am - Coffee and continental breakfast

9:30am - 11:00am - "Session One" classes

11:15am - 12:45pm - "Session Two" classes

12:45pm - 1:30pm - LUNCH (BYO - light snacks only available throughout day)

1:30pm - 3:00pm - "Session Three" classes

3:00pm - 3:30pm - Social time!

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Jul
3
to Jul 4

Happy Fourth of July holiday weekend!

Happy Independence Day!

In observance of the 4th of July holiday,  Stagebridge offices will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th.

There will be one class held during the holiday on its regular schedule (Singing with Scrumbly- students have been notified by instructor).

Have a safe and happy holiday!

 

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Jun
26
to Jul 10

Come Camping at Stagebridge with Performing Arts Camp!

Be a happy camper with us at our one-week Summer Performing Arts Camp from July 10-14! From Improv to Storytelling to Sand-writing, from Devised Theatre to Playback Theatre to Hip Hop Theatre, we've got an array of classes to keep your mind sharper than a seashell.

Check out our class selections at: http://bit.ly/2sK7DjE

Register at: http://bit.ly/2sUQWkb

 

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Jun
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

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/

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Jun
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Spring 2017 Class Showcase: Staged Reading - "The Vagina Monologues"

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring Staged Reading students' work from the past session, performing "The Vagina Monologues."

This showcase will take place Piedmont Center for the Arts, located at 801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA  94611.

Admission is $10; tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2951642

 

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Jun
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

Spring 2017 Class Showcases: Jazz and Broadway, Musical Theatre

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcases featuring JAZZ AND BROADWAY HARMONY CHORUS and MUSICAL THEATRE students' work from the past session. These showcases will take place in Reidenbach Hall at Stagebridge. Admission is FREE- tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2954074!

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Jun
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

Spring 2017 Class Showcases: Jazz & Broadway Harmony Chorus, Musical Theatre

  • Downtown Oakland Senior Center (Veteran's Memorial Building) (map)
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Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring students' work from Jazz & Broadway Harmony Chorus and Musical Theatre! This showcase will highlight selections from the musical Les Misérables, and will take place on Friday, June 9th at 3:00pm at Veteran's Memorial Building (Downtown Oakland Senior Center) located at 200 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610. Admission is FREE!

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Jun
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Playwriting Showcase

Join Stagebridge for an evening of short plays and excerpts written by students in our Playwriting Class. For our Playwriting Showcases, Stagebridge hires professional actors and directors to perform staged readings of these student-written pieces from producer Anthony Clarvoe's class. Enjoy the work of our playwrights brought to life by a talented cast!

This show takes place at the Flight Deck, located at 1540 Broadway in downtown Oakland - reserve your FREE ticket now!

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