Launched 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. Photo: Robert Werner
Mission Academy of Performing Arts at Brava (MAPA@BRAVA), is a comprehensive training program for youth in music, dance and theater - including technical classes in sound design, lighting and costumes. MAPA@BRAVA is San Francisco Running Crew, Brava's long running program in technical theatre training; Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza, offering classes in ballet folklorico, modern and contemporary dance techniques; SF 415 Youth Theatre Teen Ensemble and Loco Bloco 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.
Photo: David Wilson
Brava Studio Sessions is a monthly play Reading Series founded and curated by BRAVA Staff. Plays are read in a simple setting without technical support allowing audiences to experience the text unembellisehd and invest in the play early in the process of creation.
Held on the third Tuesday of the month, typically. Brava Studio Sessions has presented the work of Marisela Trevino Orta, Djola Bernard Branner, Lisa Kang & Brit Frazier. After a hiatus, Brava Studio Session will return this summer, 2015.
Artwork: Rio Yanez
Brava is breaking ground on 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.