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Elaine Magree: Writer, Director, and Performer

Elaine Magree received her BA in Dramatic Art from Pomona College and an MFA from UC Davis.  She has worked at The Magic Theatre, The California Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Artaud, SOMAR, Solano Repertory Theatre, The 54th St Theatre in New York and many other West Coast venues from Santa Cruz to Seattle.  She taught theatre at Solano College, San Francisco City College, The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and in homeless shelters, recovery programs, youth programs and in prison. She was director of The Artist in Residence Program and co-director of The New Music Theatre Project at The Z Space Studio. New work she developed, wrote or directed has been seen at The Marsh, Venue 9, The Working Women’s Theatre Festival, Brava, The Berkeley Piano Club, Solo Z, The Maritime Museum, The People’s Theatre Festival, and The National Women’s Theatre Festival.

Sometimes a wave, sometimes a photon: because you can’t be in two places at once, or can you?  

Bring Your Passion to the Theater!

Without a doubt Elaine Magree is passionate about theater. In addition she is a strong advocate of social justice. She uses her work to raise funds for organizations, causes, and events such as:


  • Friday March 3 honors 5A/5B and all who passed through the doors of the first AIDS unit at SF General Hospital. It became a model of patient focused multi-disciplinary care worldwide. At the request of staff, donation to The AIDS Memorial Grove.  

  • Friday March 10 benefits Sojourn Chaplaincy, a ministry for patients with HIV/AIDS founded in 1982.  Today, Sojourn provides services to all San Francisco General Hospital patients seeking emotional support.

  • Saturday March 11 co-hosted by Keith Hennessy benefits El/La Para TransLatinas, an organization  that works to build collective vision and action to promote TransLatina survival and  quality of life in the SF Bay area. 

  • Friday March 17 co hosted by Brad Erickson benefits a new Theatre Bay Area project on Art and Activism.

  • Saturday March 18 co hosted by and benefits The Encampment for Citizenship, an immersion experience in participatory democracy for youth from cities and suburbs, from rural reservations, small towns, big towns, north, south, east, & west.


  • Friday March 24 hosted by and benefits Shoutout 2017 - the voice of a movement is a living art piece. Begun as a student response to the Trump presidency, it has become a quilt project that will tour the US, representing the voices of our precious and too often vulnerable youth. 

  • Saturday April 1 benefits  Still Here San Francisco  amplifying the voices and experiences of Queer/LGBTQI people raised in San Francisco. Still Here disrupts the assumption that everyone in San Francisco is from somewhere else and exposes essential narratives about coming out, loss, HIV/AIDS, class and economic disparity, and the meaning of home and family in a “gay mecca.”

  • Friday April 7 co hosted by and benefits Breast Cancer Action. We are fiercely independent and you can count on us to be an outspoken and fearless watchdog for women’s health.

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