Stage Werx is a volunteer run theatre and is host to plays, musicals, stand-up comedy nights, movie nights, storytelling, solo performance, improv, sketch and so
Stage Werx has a track record for eclectic, off beat and daring performance. From Circus to Rock Opera to fantastical Solo Performance and Storytelling, Stage Werx is the place for something just a little different.
We produce, promote, support, mentor and provide resources for new, emerging and established performance companies, solo artists and other performers
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 and lots of varied programing to choose from.
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 speaking about Ty in the 3rd person:
Ty Mckenzie has spent the last 17 years in San Francisco theatres first as a board op, learning light design. She inadvertently picked up skills in sound, electrical and carpentry, audio visual, computers and theatre operations. Ty got to try out all these skills as a theatre co-owner in the Mission District. Her extensive resume can be seen here.
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.