San Francisco Theater Festival
The San Francisco Theater Festival is a new organization founded to produce an annual event, showcasing the work of Bay Area theater arts organizations. These organizations include a diverse array of groups, ranging from children’s theater to Shakespeare, from puppets to mime. The Festival includes short scenes from plays, solo performances… tastes of what the theater companies offer during their seasons. Free classes and demonstrations of the art of theater are also part of this year’s festival.
• Focus the community’s attention on live stage theater, injecting it with needed new energy and stimulating increased arts participation • Expose a wide audience of young people to culturally diverse performing arts groups, increasing understanding of diverse cultural expressions • Introduce children to live performance and provide them with free introductory theater-arts classes and workshops • Provide an opportunity for community outreach for theater groups which will staff tables, talk with the festival attendees, and distribute informational literature • Promulgate the powerful idea of enhancing theater arts opportunities in the Bay Area: Enjoy Live Theater More Often!