Who We

Stage Werx theatre hosts classes, workshops, rehearsals, plays, improv, solo performance, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, storytelling, circus arts, music, movies, speakers, wacky game shows and more. We have a track record for eclectic, off-beat and daring performance. With a cozy intimate 70 seat house and room for more there’s not a bad seat to be had.

Located in the heart of the 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.

Mission Statement:
Stage Werx Theatre is committed to diversity and inclusivity by actively seeking out BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, differently abled, veterans, developing performers, youth, low income performers and theatre groups, and others who have the desire to perform, work as technicians or engage in other theatrical work. We believe that great performance and art comes from people who feel supported and safe. Bringing a diverse mix of experiences, backgrounds and lifestyles has the ability to change lives, communities and beyond. We feel that anything less than inclusivity and diversity would add to the inequality that exists and we refuse to contribute to that atmosphere. We continuously strive to create a safe space for all and pay attention to ensure that everyone feels welcome here. We also ask you who feel marginalized and have a desire to create to please reach out to us so we can help you bring your dream to light.

Inclusivity Statement:
Stage Werx Theatre 
strives to make sure our theatre is accessible to the whole community. If you have Autism considerations, sensitivity or sensory issues, physical accommodation needs, ASL interpretation or other considerations we want to make your experience as accessible and comfortable as possible.
For Accessibility Services contact Ty Mckenzie stagewerx@gmail.com

 


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Ty Mckenzie (she/her sometimes sir/that guy) (owner) has 20+ years of experience working in theatre and managing theatre houses, producing and promoting shows as well as all technical aspects of running a live venue. Having got her start at Spanganga with Sean Kelly, he taught her to take risks. Co-owning the Dark Room Theatre allowed her to put those skills into action. With the incarnation of Stage Werx she can now fine tune those skills and provide a well-run, state of the art, supportive theatre. She couldn’t have done any of it without the unending support of Linda Ayres-Frederick. Their relationship goes way back and continues on as Ty still works as her Technical Director over at both Phoenix Theatres in Union Square. Shout out to Mike Anderburg who filled her head with wonderful technical and creative things and to Bart Grady who also infused her with knowledge and ideas and most of all.. Whiskey.

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Kenny Yun (Director in Residence) taught solo theatre with Charlie Varon for a decade at The Marsh where they developed a method of directing. Kenny directs solo shows for The Marsh, Stage Werx, and fringe festivals. Solo Sundays regularly recommends him to coach their performers yearlong. Kenny is passionate about theatricalizing solo performance by reintegrating rich emotional life and vibrant physicality onto the stage. He is thrilled to collaborate with Ty to create experimental theatre. Kenny brings lifelong practices from spiritual traditions, healing communities, shamanistic ancestry, Jungian training, and theatre craft to devise new work with Stage Werx’s community of artists.

Kenny has a performance background with standup, improv, and plays. Classical and modern theatre training from A.C.T, BATS, Berkeley Rep, James Donlon, and Shelton Studios. Stage choreography and directing training from NIPAI in Berlin. English Literature degree from UC Berkeley