SAVE THE DATE
Our Black History production will be the virtual adaptation of our show From the Eyes of Mary McLeod Bethune developed by our very own Sharon Moore, and presenting members of our core ensemble. Please join us on Facebook via @sjmag and YouTube LIVE via bit.ly/sjmag-youtube on Feb 27th to experience this “American” history journey.
Save the date for our very popular “Girlfriend Appreciation Day.” We had to cancel our event last year and look forward to reconvening virtually on March 27th. We will have Dr. Jewel Diamond Taylor back with us, and lead us in a “spiritual workshop.” Invite your Girlfriends, Aunties, Moms, Grand moms, Sisters, Daughters, and Cousins to join us in celebration of friendship and sisterhood. More info to come.
Front Porch Society – Stage Reading Talk Back
November 7, 2020 at 12Noon on ZOOM
Join Tabia African American Ensamble’s Artistic Director Viera Whye, the cast of Front Porch Society, Leon Beauchman, and members of the Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators to discuss the themes presented in the virtual stage reading with students and members of the community. The play underlines stories and themes important to our community including Voting Rights and Black Lives Matter.
Saturday, November 7th at 12 Noon PST on ZOOM (space is limited) so please register on link below
23rd Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration
October 24, 2020
Photo Booth: vb.tapsnap.net/sjmag2020
Save the Date! Saturday, October 24, 2020. Join the community-organized online live streaming celebration of our longest-running Day of the Dead event in San José! Be part of the online opening ceremonies, Aztec dance ceremony, altar building, face painting and sugar skull demonstrations, a virtual altar experience, storytelling, dancing, singing, theatrical performances, magic, an altar exhibit, a virtual photo booth and a band. Stay tune for more information. Our community partners include the San Jose Museum of Art, the Children’s Discovery Museum, Teatro Familia Aztlan, Teatro Vision, Consulado General de México en San José, San José State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, and La Placita in the Tropicana Shopping Center.
Artists in Residence
SJMAG operates three programs: our Theater program offers productions performed by Tabia African American Theatre Ensemble each season; our Community Arts program stages performances and workshops at community venues; our Arts Education program offers in-school, after-school, and summertime multicultural arts education activities. These programs promote public awareness of the region’s racial and cultural diversity and of the contributions of artists of color to its cultural vitality.
Tabia, based in San Jose, is in its thirty-sixth season of performances in the Bay Area. The name Tabia, is a Swahili word for “talented”, and represents the creativity, devotion and diversity of the Ensemble’s pool of artists. Find out more.
Teatro Familia Aztlan’s artistic vision is committed to developing and performing new productions based on the artistic history of ancient and contemporary Chicano/Mexicano and Latino culture. Find out more.
Maiko’s powerful performances uniquely fuse African, Latin and Brazilian drums and percussion instrumentstd spoken word to celebrate and honor the triumphs and achievements of women of diverse cultures. Find out more.
SJMAG’s Arts Education Program offers enrichment classes in school, after-school and summertime to children of all ages with hands on experience in Performing Arts. We offer dance, theater and music classes that are in line with the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards. Find out more.