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Dragon Productions Theater Company closes its doors

The company, based in Redwood City since 2013, shifted operations to San Jose earlier this year

Dragon Productions Theater Company has announced it is closing. The company, which moved operations from Redwood City to San Jose earlier this year, will continue offering an online series, Dragon Eggs, through the end of the year. Courtesy Dragon Productions Theater Company.

The curtain is closing on Dragon Theatre.

Following a board vote on Oct. 26, the nonprofit theater company is closing its doors for good.

“Unfortunately, the past two years have created a perfect storm of difficulty for us,” stated the organization in an email to its mailing list members. “Despite a broad base of talented artists working with us, and generous donors who helped us squeeze through tight times, there have simply been too many unpleasant surprises. Too many unforeseen and/or rising expenses. Grants which, while welcome, simply arrived too late to help.”

In 2013, Dragon moved to downtown Redwood City from Palo Alto.

Founded in 1998, the company moved to San Jose after shuttering its Redwood City location earlier this year. The theater company continued to provide classes in Redwood City, leaning on community partnerships in places such as the Red Morton Community Center and Casa Circulo Cultural.

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The company reports it has overcome several challenges in its history including, a relocation and administration changes. However, the pandemic, coupled with economic challenges, has been overwhelming.

All in-person classes and events have been canceled. Dragon Eggs, a monthly virtual playwright club, will continue to stream and accept donations for November and December's short play selections. All donations made at these events go towards paying the artists for their work.

For more information, visit dragonproductions.net.

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Dragon Productions Theater Company closes its doors

The company, based in Redwood City since 2013, shifted operations to San Jose earlier this year

by Pulse staff / Redwood City Pulse

Uploaded: Mon, Nov 7, 2022, 4:47 pm

The curtain is closing on Dragon Theatre.

Following a board vote on Oct. 26, the nonprofit theater company is closing its doors for good.

“Unfortunately, the past two years have created a perfect storm of difficulty for us,” stated the organization in an email to its mailing list members. “Despite a broad base of talented artists working with us, and generous donors who helped us squeeze through tight times, there have simply been too many unpleasant surprises. Too many unforeseen and/or rising expenses. Grants which, while welcome, simply arrived too late to help.”

In 2013, Dragon moved to downtown Redwood City from Palo Alto.

Founded in 1998, the company moved to San Jose after shuttering its Redwood City location earlier this year. The theater company continued to provide classes in Redwood City, leaning on community partnerships in places such as the Red Morton Community Center and Casa Circulo Cultural.

The company reports it has overcome several challenges in its history including, a relocation and administration changes. However, the pandemic, coupled with economic challenges, has been overwhelming.

All in-person classes and events have been canceled. Dragon Eggs, a monthly virtual playwright club, will continue to stream and accept donations for November and December's short play selections. All donations made at these events go towards paying the artists for their work.

For more information, visit dragonproductions.net.

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