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Stories High 2019

Stories High is back for another round of theater workshops. In it's 19th edition, our annual page-to-stage theater workshop series will kick off with playwriting. Facilitated by our resident artists: Ed Mabasa & mgb, the two are teaming up to teach the fundamental skills in writing a short play. This year Li-Leng Au will be sharing her valualable knowledge of acting on stage. Joe Cascasan and Aureen Almario will be partnering to do a special hands on practicum on directing.

This year, we will also offer free workshops on lighting and sound tech, stage management and producing.

Tuition for entire course: $100-$250, sliding scale/per discipline. (Limited number of tuition waivers available for those in financial need and residents/community workers of SOMA).

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Playwriting Workshop with Ed Mabasa & (mgb) MG Burns

Anything can happen in 10 minutes. During this eight workshop course, participants will gain a better understanding of the 10 minute play structure, as well as study & discuss what makes compelling characters & dialogue. At the end, each participant will create the best 10 minute play they are capable of writing. This workshop is open to all regardless of theater background & affiliation.

Days: Saturdays

2019 Dates: May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Exact locations per date will be announced soon. It will either be in Bindlestiff or Bayanihan.

Bindlestiff Studio (185 Sixth Street, SF, 94103)

Bayanihan Community Center (1010 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94103)


Ed Mabasa is an SF native who has written thirteen short plays for Bindlestiff. His plays have focused on the occult, 1940’s San Francisco noir, and most recently science fiction (“The Incinerator” Forbidden Futures, 2018). He is also Bindlestiff’s go to stage manager and house manager.

(mgb) has been a poet since she first learned how to write her name, an educator since 2006, & a wannabe dramaturg since spring 2016. She is an editor for Tayo Literary Magazine, & has been published in The Operating System, Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader, & is a VONA, VORTEXT Hedgebook, & Pele's Fire Alumna. Several of her short plays have been mounted at Bindlestiff Studio, where she also tries to direct & act.