Stage Werx is a volunteer run theatre host to Improv, Stand-Up Comedy, Solo Performance, Sketch, Storytelling, Burlesque, Variety Shows, Plays, Movies and so much more.
We produce, promote, support, mentor and provide resources for new, emerging and established performance companies, solo artists and other performers.
Stage Werx has a track record for eclectic, off beat and daring performance. Stage Werx is the place for something just a little different.
Established in 2011 and run by Ty Mckenzie with the help of twin sister Cory Mckenzie, it’s a cozy intimate 70 seat theatre with room for more. Not a bad seat in the house.
Located in the heart of the throbbing Mission District, specifically, the Valencia Corridor, there’s no shortage of places to eat, drink or shop and with public transportation half a block away, there’s lots of reasons to come out and play.
Ty Mckenzie has spent the last 19 years in San Francisco theatres as a board op, learning light design. She inadvertently picked up skills in sound, audio visual, computers and theatre operations. Ty got to try out all these skills as a theatre co-owner in the Mission District.
Ty’s first theatre gig was at the MCC Church’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar as Prop Master. She was hooked. She then found herself at The Phoenix Theatre where a patient Mike Burg and Linda Ayres-Frederick let her play, learn, mess-up, re-do it, and grow leaps and bounds. She spent time at the Exit Theatre working with Jason Reis who helped give her the technical skills she would need to further her career. She also credits Bart Grady for helping her not only with her first nerve-wracking light design but always being there for her when she needed him. With whiskey.
Ty concurrently worked in medicine as a Laboratory Technician while pursuing her theatre career until one day she woke up and realized that there’s no place like the theatre and to spend each day immersed in the creativity and joy that the actors and theatre provides is what makes her most happy.