Motion Mission

Since the dawn of civilization, humans have engaged in the performing arts to heal from physical illness and psychological malaise, to understand the human condition, to build community and to celebrate life. To these ends, Motion offers theatrical performances which address issues of immediate relevance to people throughout the world.

Understanding that creative self-expression is essential to the physical, psychological and spiritual well-being of individuals and societies, Motion:

  • Presents original performance works that directly address the issues of contemporary life.
  • Provides workshops in Motion Theater ® and the creation of original performance art.
  • Provides workshops to specific populations in need including
    those suffering from life threatening illnesses and caregivers.

Board of Directors

Yaz Shehab, President
Amie Spitler, Vice President
Richard Cohn, Treasurer
Marion Hunt
Lauren Klein
Jacob Singer
Deborah Whithurst
Nina Wise


Nina Wise, Artistic Director
Emily Buskirk, Program Director


Donate now by writing check to Motion and sending to:

310 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

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California Academy of Sciences
Fleishhacker Foundation
Hans Schoepflin Trust
Kalliopeia Foundation
Lloyd Symington Foundation
MK Gratitude Fund of RSF Social Finance
National Endowment for the Arts
Roy A Hunt Foundation
Women’s Visionary Council
Zellerbach Family Foundation

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