July 2014 Newsletter

Workshop Notes - July 2014

In this issue: July 2014 Today is the Workshop's Birthday! By Jessica Mele, Executive Director 49 years ago to this day, Performing Arts Workshop was born (or at least incorporated). Read here >     BEST. SHOW. EVER. By Maya Sussman, New...


It's the Workshop's Birthday!

by Jessica Mele, Executive Director “You don’t look that old!” On almost a daily basis, I introduce a new person to Performing Arts Workshop. I share our mission, and I tell them with a bright smile, “...and next year we’ll be fifty years old!” Inevitably, they tell...


A METHOD OF ESCAPE

by Laurie Loftus, Institutional Giving Manager On June 4, for the fifth year in a row, Performing Arts Workshop published an anthology of poems written by students at Marin Juvenile Hall’s Loma Alta High School with our poet in residence, Raphael Cohen. As in previous years,...


Imagine Yourself as a Warrior

by Emily Bozentka, Administrative Assistant "Capoeira is a way of life," says Salê, "and its teachings are a metaphor for you to thrive in life." Capoeira Core Teaching Artist Salê Ramos School may be out for the summer, but Performing Arts Workshop classes are going strong....


Donor Spotlight: Nancy Wang

by Beverly Mislang, Individual Giving Manager Nancy Wang has been a part of the Workshop family since our early days. The Workshop's founder, Gloria Unti, mentored Nancy in dance, choreography, and satirical theater. Today, she sits on the Workshop’s Advisory Council. She...


BEST. SHOW. EVER.

by Maya Sussman, New Sector AmeriCorps Fellow   “My child was beaming onstage. [Performing at the Showcase] has helped him overcome shyness, fears of performing, and he’s a much more confident person since.” - Chibi Chan Preschool parent There’s nothing like a screaming...