Launced in 2012 by Executive Director, Stacie Powers Cuellar, Brava Presents has delivered an eclectic array of music, theatre, dance, visual and media art works in collaborations with local artists and arts organizations with a focus on cultivating opportunities for the artistic expression of women, artists of color, the LGBT community and other unheard voices. The Brava Theater Center, owned and operated by Brava! For Women in the Arts, is a professional venue that provides affordable and accesible space for artistic production for both emerging artists and artists that have enjoyed long careers. If you are interested in bringing a collaborative project to Brava please contact us. Learn more...
Brava Theater Center is home to the Mission Academy of Performing Arts, a comprehensive training program for youth in music, dance and theater - including tehcnical classes in sound design, lighting and costumes. Brava collaborates with Marsh Youth Theatre, Loco Bloico, Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza and Jose Leon's Salsa Band Workhop to offer a stellar performing arts curriculum with professional teaching artists.
Brava! for Women in the Arts fosters the artistic expression of women, especially women of color. Through its residency programs, Brava supports the professional development and creative work of women directors, actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists and designers providing space for creation, assistance with grant writing and fiscal sponsorship and the support of Brava's marketing and technical staff. In return, these women continue to generate excellent art, impart professional artistic skills to youth and contribute to the artistic life of the 24th Street corridor in San Francisco. Learn more..
Current Brava apprentices, Mo Stone and Ning Ji work in all aspects of Brava's operations including marketing, adminstrative, front-of-house and technical production.
Brava is making changes to the facade on the 24th Street Storefront. A long-time plan is finally coming to fruition and construction began September 16, 2013. Plans include a cafe, dressing rooms and office space. The result will be a more functionable performance space, increased community space and a aesthically beautiful addition to the 24th Street corridor.