Retaking the Stage from COVID-19
Retaking the Stage from COVID-19

Retaking the Stage

"All the world's a stage"

Even in these uncertain times, there is an abundance of art. This page exists to promote work being done by Bay Area and national theatremakers and other performing arts workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Enjoy the projects below. If you are able to, please consider making a donation to the Performing Art Worker Relief Fund or donate directly to the performing groups and individual artists listed below. Your generosity makes this work possible.

Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund


Bay area live performances

Ragged Wing Ensemble Presents
"Moment 2 Moment" Via Zoom (Link HERE) Password:  044816 
A weekly show where Artistic Director Amy Sass Speaks with guests about their perspective on these unprecedented times.
Thursdays at 5 PM

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents
The Drinker 
Via Zoom (Register to watch for FREE HERE
September 10 at 8 PM 

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Presents
King Lear 
Via Youtube (Watch FREE HERE
July 18-September 27 
Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays and Labor Day Monday at 4 PM 

The Online Music Guild Presents
#StayHome Concert Pack 
Purchase your tickets HERE 
Upcoming Concerts:
Andrea Roberto September 12 at 4 PM
Archived concerts available on website                     

American Conservatory Theater Presents
In Love and Warcraft 
Purchase tickets HERE 
September 4-12, see schedule for varying times                      

American Conservatory Theater Presents
The Thanksgiving Play 
Purchase tickets HERE 
September 24-October 3, see schedule for varying times

American Conservatory Theater Presents
Moon Man Walk 
Purchase tickets HERE 
September 25-October 3, see schedule for varying times  

American Conservatory Theater Presents
Purchase tickets HERE 
September 26-October 2, see schedule for varying times

Neighborhood Stories presents
Neighborhood Stories, Episode 1: Oakland 
Live Event / Drive-In Theatre (not streaming)
Details, full schedule, and tickets HERE
September 12 - 27; curtain times vary

Bay Area Radio Drama presents
DARK MATTER: Last Transmissions from Echo Base 
Watch for FREE HERE 
October 1, 2, and 3 at 7 PM

Aurora Theatre Company p resents
Aurora Connects
via Aurora's YouTube channel
Fridays at 4 PM

Berkeley Playhouse presents
"Sing a Song of Thanks And Unity From Our Community"
Via Instagram Live (@berkeleyplayhouse
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7 PM

42nd Street Moon Presents
"Full Moon Fridays"
Via Facebook Live (Link HERE)
Every Friday, Starting at 8 PM

Ubuntu Theater Project Presents
"Zoomed-In: A Living Room Theater Reading Series"
Via Zoom (Pay-what-you-can tickets HERE)
Every Friday Evening, details shared day of event

BATS Improv Presents
Online Shows-Content Changing Weekly
Via Zoom (Links active at 7:30 HERE)
Every Friday and Saturday at 8 PM

The Marsh Presents
Via Zoom
"MarshStream Mondays" Every Monday at 7:30
"Wild Card Tuesdays" Every Tuesday at 7:30
"Solo Arts Heal" Every Wednesday at 7:30
"Stephanie's MarshStream" Every Thursday at 7:30

New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) Presents
NCTV: Live at Five
Via Facebook Live (Link HERE)
Every Friday at 5 PM

Dragon Productions Presents
Storytelling with the Dragon 
Via Twitch (Watch FREE HERE
Thursdays at 10:30 AM 

Dragon Productions Presents
Sleepless with the Dragon 
Via Twitch (Watch FREE HERE
Every 3rd Saturday at 11:30 PM 

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents
Watch FREE HERE                          
September 17 at 8 PM

online classes and training

Dance and performance instruction by Jessica Woodman. Check out the "Giving Saturday" class of GYROKINESIS® Online: Flow  GYROKINESIS® Online: Flow and other courses.


10% of proceeds the "Giving Saturday" class will go to the Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund


Studio ACT available for students 19 and up
Young Conservatory  available for students 8-19


Improv classes for all levels of experience, including short form and long form training
Monday-Friday Via Zoom
FREE classes Monday & Friday


10 Week Audiobook Action Plan for Actors
Online, prerecorded course for actors who are interested in becoming a professional audiobook narrator


Variety of technical and performance classes geared towards people who want to break into the film industry
Monday-Friday Via Zoom & InstagramLive


Community Support Circles: Wednesdays 11-12:30


Numerous course for children and adults in many different subjects, ranging from Stage Combat for adults to storytelling for toddlers and families.
Most courses are a few weeks long


A variety of dance, acting, and voice classes for adults and children. Some classes include Adult Beginner Tap and Musical Theatre for 3rd-6th Graders. 
Schedule has courses all week long


Pay-what-you-can youth theatre classes available. Classes are broken up by age, with each class being offered twice a week.


Variety of theatre, improv, and dance class specifically targeted towards those 50 and up. Classes offered over the span of weeks.


Improv classes for adults and kids, including some classes specifically made for parents. Professional Workshops are also available.


Join PacRep's School of Dramatic Arts online classes! Ranging from Freestyle Fairytales to Commedia dell'arte, the Pacific Repertory Theatre has a class for everyone. September 14 to December 10. Register today!


Tracy Held will lead a 90-minute workshop that will allow creators to answer the question: Is crowdfunding the right fundraising approach for this project at this time? This workshop is ideal for creators who think crowdfunding may be an option but don't know if it's right for them and creators who have run campaigns in the past but failed to meet their goals. September 20 at 4 PM. Donations welcome!


Virtual Scene Nights & Afternoons
Sessions every Second Thursday of the month at 7PM and every Third Monday of the month at 2 PM. Write to for details.


bay area recorded performances

FREE streaming access to video recording of:
(2019 TBA Award Recipient for Outstanding World Premiere Musical)
Video made available courtesy of composer Min Kahng and BACT


Cal Shakes Online featuring:
Run the Canon: 10-minute lectures on each of Shakespeare's plays (a different play covered each week)
#ShelterHereabouts: Monologues performed by Bay Area actors
Direct Address: Panel discussions, interviews, podcasts and webinars offering industry and community support and behind-the-scenes insight


FREE streaming access to a video recording of:


Purchase streaming access to a video recording of:
Macbeth (2019 production) 


Listen to a reading of:


Performers share a video or a link to a song, musical number, monologue, clip or scene from a past show or show that was cancelled due to COVID-19.


FREE weekly recordings of new works, apart of series The World Wide Wrench


FREE streaming access to a video recording of:


Listen to their FREE audio narratives by local playwrights:


3 different programs, updated frequently:
SFBATCO BTS-Tips, Tricks, and Warm ups
SFBATCO Jams- Jam Sessions and Talk Backs 
SFBATCO Throwback -Clips from previous productions 


FREE Streaming Access to a video reccording of:


FREE Streaming Access to video recordings of:
A Sonnet a Day  series 
Listen to audio recordings of plays and scenes at: Shotgun Players:The Podcast


SFGMC TV- Virtual Platform with 4 distinct channels:
SFGMC in Concert-Performances 
Behind the Curtain-Conversations with a variety of guests, including Billy Porter and Laura Benanti
Inside the Chorus-Spotlight on various members and projects of the chorus
Out in the Community -Community Outreach


Listen to FREE recordings of their podcast series:


FREE streaming access to a recording of:


Listen to FREE recordings of their podcast series:


Purchase streaming access to a recording of 
September 18-20, 25-27 & October 2-4, See website for times


Free streaming access to 
September 14-21, See website for times


global performances and classes


The Sonnet Response Series
154 artists interpret each of Shakespeare's 154 sonnets



Streaming different productions from their vaults everyday from 9:30 to 3 PST.



New York City- The Wooster Group 
FREE streaming access to a video recording of:



FREE streaming access to a video recording of:



In partnership with BroadwayWorld, offering a 10 week intensive in singing, acting, and dancing (see class offer HERE)