StageWrite stands with Black Lives Matter and in solidarity with our students, teachers, teaching artists, and the Black community. StageWrite was built in response to inequities in our educational system to empower student voice in our city. But after 17 years, how can we dig deeper, question more, re-build more equitably, and work in true community with those we work with and those we serve?  These questions guide us in this moment as we fight the pervasive systems of oppression that are the foundation of our country. While we hold the highest regard for the word, we know that words are not enough. StageWrite will continue to listen, work, evolve, and take action to help make change, starting with where we are; in our partnerships with SF public schools, the arts education community, and in our personal lives.
In solidarity and action for a better future,

StageWrite empowers youth to become actively engaged in their education and passionate about learning through the theatre arts. We employ dramatic activities to involve young people in reading, writing, speaking, and listening as a holistic and meaningful communication process. Through the communal art of theatre, young people build skills in creative expression, collaboration and critical thinking: all necessary components of becoming literate and engaged members of an equitable society.

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Drama Residency

The following overview is a comprehensive and sequential theatre residency that meets Visual and Performing Arts standards in Theatre while also addressing specific grade level English-Language Arts standards.

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Professional Development

We have created a series of in-depth theatre arts professional development workshops designed to deeply engage teachers and teaching artists in the area of theatre and language arts integration. 

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Sample Plays

Read sample plays from the “Short Plays by Short People Project”

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