Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

DRAGON PRODUCTIONS THEATRE COMPANY

93 pageviews

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Performing Arts Centers, Theater

Mission: Dragon’s mission is to produce professional theatre that is uncommon, intimate, and accessible to its audiences, artists, and community. The board of directors, led by Dale Albright, recently completed a year-long survey of the board, staff, artists, designers, a various community members to draft a new five- year strategic plan. The process clarified some unconscious choices that we’ve made in the past few years with our move from Palo Alto to Redwood City. Our new goal is to tackle the following: Problem Statement The Bay Area is home to many theatre artists who are denied access to a breadth and depth of opportunities for expression and growth. Additionally, our diverse residents are in need of both community and unique experiences. At the intersection of these needs is the opportunity to build a shared exploration of the human experience through the particular power of theatre. Organizational Strategies Actively expanding our artistic base Inviting the community to engage with Dragon as a cultural hub Employing various feedback mechanisms to inform the continuing conversation between artists and the community Mentoring Providing a platform for collaboration and mutual support Anticipated Changes More artists express that their experience at Dragon results in clarity of vision, fulfillment of expression and increased opportunities More audiences more often express a highlighted understanding of the human condition Audiences and artists more often recommend Dragon as a place for community gathering and unique, effective storytelling More facets of the community utilize Dragon as a hub Values: Empathy, Boldness, Accessibility Meta Change: A more compassionate community enlightened by valued, well rounded artists

Target demographics: bring live theatre to the community. Theatre is a maker of empathy thru the stories told and the experience shared.

Geographic areas served: downtown Redwood City

Programs: 6-8 plays a year. We also host the Monday Night Play Space series to allow local artists a venue to workshop new works, and the Dragon Late Night Series to continue the party in Redwood City and bring a new bath of live entertainment to downtown.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I enjoyed Airswimming on Saturday night. The theater was almost sold out. The quality of acting was superb. This two-woman show was engaging throughout and both actresses were absolutely excellent in their roles. I appreciate having access to a live performance in Redwood City.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Barrie and I have been attending plays put on by the Dragon for many years. It's been so long I can't recall how we first discovered it, but we've gone to a lot of plays over the years and the the Dragon with it's out there plays that capture how humans cope with all that life submits us to and/or provides us with stays at the top of our list. Their move to Redwood City a few years ago has made attending even more convenient, despite the crazy parking situation. My wife passed away this year so play going may lose some of its allure, but I'll continue to see what the Dragon offers and introduce my children to this pleasure as well.
Court Skinner

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These two women did a fantastic job of portraying Dorph and Porph in Airswiming. I would highly recommend seeing this play.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just saw an outstanding production of Airswimming at the Dragon Theater in Redwood City, CA. Superb acting and directing of a very well-crafted play that is moving, humorous, and very poignant. The set and production values were top-notch. What a special experience! And did I mention it was qui9te affordable?

Client Served

Rating: 5

We appreciate the opportunity to see live theatre in an intimate setting with outstanding actors in thought-provoking works. The Dragon Theatre is a community asset.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Fantastic show. Excellent actors and a really great story, creatively told. Dragon always chooses interesting and little-known plays. A gem in the heart of Redwood City.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful, highly talented theater company which puts on high quality theater at very reasonable prices. We have been season ticket holders for many years and almost always enjoy the performances.