Artists-In-Residence at Brava
Brava! for Women in the Arts fosters the artistic expression of women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and other underrepresented artists. Through its residency program, Brava supports the professional development and creative work of 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 artists continue to generate excellent art, mentor youth in Brava’s education programs, and contribute to the artistic life of the 24th Street corridor in San Francisco.
Meet our Artists-in-Residence
Your generous tax-deductible contributions provide support for artists-in-residence who play a crucial role in helping us fulfill our mission of producing, presenting, and cultivating the artistic expression of women, people of color, youth, LGBTQ, and other underrepresented voices.
Latin Standards is Marga Gomez's funny and moving new solo piece about fathers, entertainment, wealth, poverty and café cubano.
Marga revisits the triumphs and demons of her father Willy Chevalier: comedian, producer, songwriter, Cafe El Pico spokesperson, and a prominent figure in the golden era of New York’s Latino culture.
The lovely Guatemalan-American queer femme writer Maya Chinchilla is in the hospital recovering from a major car accident. Maya has inspired us with her strong heart, her kindness, her unicorn wit and commitment to social justice. Help us fill the seats for this special performance so we can raise funds for her recovery.
Marga Gomez Workshop is respectful, energized and especially valuable for writer/performers of varying levels of experience who want to build or increase comedic moments, storytelling and improve their onstage physicality and vocal projection. This is a theater/performance oriented class.
Marga Gomez’s POUND, this summer’s critically acclaimed Off-Off Broadway hit comes to Brava Theater. In POUND, a mysterious lesbian gynecologist diagnoses Marga Gomez with a condition known as “unplanned celibacy.”
Bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa, has been called “one of the most imaginative figures on the Bay Area creative jazz scene” (San Jose Mercury News). She will present the Bay Area premiere of her expansive new work Glorious Ravage, a multi-media song cycle for a large ensemble of virtuoso California improvisers at Brava Theater in October.
Marga’s workshop is respectful, energized and especially valuable for writer/performers of varying levels of experience who want to build or increase comedic moments, storytelling and improve their onstage physicality and vocal projection.
Almost 25 years since the execution of Romania dictators. Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu, Saviana Stanescu’s Waxing West tells the story of Romanian mail-order bride, Daniela, who arrives in New York to marry businessman, Charlie.
Award Winning solo performer Marga Gomez will help you leave no laugh behind. This supportive four week class is ideal for participants in the beginning or middle stages of developing a piece who want to create, build and expand more comic moments.
Traveling While Black is an exploration of the impact of African migration, in all of its many manifestations, on the Black Diaspora and on the continents that have become our adopted and adapted homes.
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