On my most recent trip back to North Beach, I was flooded with an overwhelming sense of community. Feeling vibrant and alive from walking the neighborhood hills on a crisp December evening, I found myself suddenly surrounded by warmth and laughter as I stepped into the twinkling lights of Yick Wo Elementary’s garden party, a simple but lovely […]
In 2014, FOGG produced our first What’s Your Story, Bay Area? concert. This unique event pairs Bay Area residents with Bay Area songwriters to tell the residents’ stories through song. What’s Your Story, Bay Area? was one of the most successful events FOGG has ever produced, and revealed itself to be an important element in […]
Many of us have passed by Yick Wo Elementary School in North Beach and wondered, “Who was Yick Wo and why did they name a school after him?” The story of Yick Wo is the story of a movement that began, as many movements have, right here in San Francisco.
During the Gold Rush […]
Last year, the FOGG Playhouse started a wonderful new tradition: an annual fundraiser at a true San Francisco institution, Original Joe’s. Because this family-owned restaurant embodies the same commitment to community as FOGG, we thought we would take a moment highlight why we think this local restaurant is so special.
Many in […]
The true story of women, shotguns, and a standoff with garbagemen in the East Bay? Sounds like a musical to me.
With our mission of telling the stories of Bay Area heroes, history, concerns, communities, and ideologies, FOGG has a built-in commitment to our local community. And the stories we’re finding from all over […]
At FOGG, we value our community deeply. Alongside that foundational pillar you’ll also find our unbridled love of stories because stories are the connective threads that create, bind, and sustain every community.
With the end of 2017 well within sight, we thought it apropos to announce two new team members and our organization’s theme for […]
Flocked Together: The Green Parrots of Telegraph Hill, FOGG’s original children’s musical, performs this Friday and Saturday in San Francisco! We got to ask creator Tony Asaro a few questions about the musical.
Q: The show opens in just a few days! What’s happening right now?
Tony: The kids had their […]
Tickets for Flocked Together: The Green Parrots of Telegraph Hill are going VERY fast. And why wouldn’t they? Just look at our cast in rehearsal:
And here’s a video of the Hillside Plants and Animals rehearsing the opening number:
So buy your tickets today!
For the third year in a row, prolific local visual artist Nora Vandenberg is designing the set for our Youth Conservatory production and we couldn’t be more excited.
Nora got involved with FOGG in 2015 when she designed the sets for The Journey of the Noble Gnarble. The underwater seascape she […]
Flocked Together: The Green Parrots of Telegraph Hill
by Tony Asaro
Our new youth musical, Flocked Together: The Green Parrots of Telegraph Hill, performed by kids ages 5 – 11, is coming to San Francisco next month!
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