FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PianoFight will shutter both SF and Oakland locations on March 18, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 24, 2023 – What began in 2007 with an unproduced play by a few young artists with no other option but to make it themselves, and grew from a two man producing team into a prolific New Works by New Artists™ production house, and evolved into a Bay Area institution with venues in two cities, housing 4 stages, rehearsal studios, a restaurant, bar, office space and an art gallery, local company PianoFight will cease operations at 144 Taylor Street in San Francisco and 1540 Broadway in Oakland on Saturday, March 18, 2023. For a full schedule of remaining events including SF SketchFest, The SF Neo Futurists, Leela Improv, and many more please visit www.PianoFight.com and www.PianoFightOak.com
“Of course it’s sad to close,” says Executive Director Dan Williams, “But we’re so grateful, and so proud of what we’ve been able to do.” Since opening in 2014, PianoFight’s SF location has hosted 6,702 performances (when all is said and done the number will be north of 6,800) and paid $1.3 million directly to Bay Area artists, sold 198,000 tickets and generated $25 million in local economic activity. “We’ve hosted comedy, plays, music, dance, drag, magic, burlesque, circus, podcasts, films, video game tournaments, and game shows,” Williams continues, “We said yes to everything because we could, we wanted to, and it was more fun than saying no.” PianoFight estimates that over 10,000 artists have tread its boards.