Maritime Laboratory

As part of We Players’ five year cooperative agreement with San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (the first partnership of it’s kind in the nation!), we are collaborating with a wide range of artists, creating work from diverse vantage points in a variety of media as an exercise in exploring the many layers of story within the site.

The extended venue of San Francisco Maritime NHP, including the Maritime Museum building, Municipal Pier,  Hyde Street Pier, the historic vessels, Victorian Park, and Aquatic Park and lagoon serves as a laboratory for We Players experiments in site-integrated programming, 2012-2017. Projects include the generation of new theatre works inspired by classical literature and Greek mythology, music concerts, dance, staged readings, visual art exhibits, conversations, parties, and workshops. In addition, San Francisco Maritime serves as a “floating classroom” for our growing aesthetic education programming, which is intended to serve youth from diverse backgrounds in neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area.

This long-term residency allows us to deepen and further stretch our practice. We look forward to sharing a wide variety of events with you in the beautiful environs of SF Maritime National Historical Park.

“We Players are a refreshing, revitalizing and very relevant park partner of SF Maritime.”
– Craig Kenkle, Superintendent Cuhahoga Valley National Park; former Superintendent, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Upcoming Events at San Francisco Maritime

Presenting Series: October 4th, 2014

Vessels for Improvisation

Join We Players, ROVA saxophone quartet and dancers of inkBoat as they explore the resonant space of the historic ferryboat Eureka at Hyde St. Pier.