Dragon’s Nest is an incubator for performing artists and projects of all disciplines to hone their craft, make connections, and grow with the support of the Dragon professional team. With a mission to strengthen the whole performing arts ecosystem, Dragon’s Nest focuses on projects and ideas that build community, create connections and tell stories about the social issues of our day. There are no boundaries in the Nest, so you’ll find artists ranging from contortionists and aerialists to break dancers and DJs to brilliant new playwrights and actors.



Producer Residency

The Dragon’s Nest Producer Residency provides opportunities for producers, content creators,  and dreamers to develop and present their passion projects. With the help of the Dragon team, residents receive mentorship, support, and potentially seed funding to turn their vision into a reality. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis, with priority given to voices from under-represented communities.

Got a big idea?

Apply for a Producer Residency


Community Programs

Dragon’s Nest programs are platforms designed to amplify the work of the many diverse artistic communities in our greater performing arts ecosystem, from Comedy to Music, Storytelling, Dance, and more! Led by artists, community organizers and activists, Dragon’s Nest programs create opportunities for hundreds of artists every year to share their work, promote their causes and gain a share of revenues generated through the Dragon platforms. Dragon’s Nest celebrates everything theatre can be! 

Meet the Director of Dragon’s Nest

Kimberly Ridgeway

Kimberly Ridgeway has been working professionally as Director, Actor, Playwright and Producer in film and theater for over 20 years. Kimberly wrote, produced and directed the stage plays No More Secrets,  Prospect Place, Heavy Burdens and The Gigolo Chronicles, and the short film The Confession.  Kimberly has directed projects for Dragon Productions Theatre Company, Altarena Playhouse, Contra Costa Civic Theatre, Bay Area Drama Company, Ubuntu Theatre Project, Bay Area Performing Arts Collective, Playwrights Center of San Francisco and TheatreFirst. Some of her favorite acting roles include Mrs. Muller, Doubt, Coretta Scott King/Fannie Lou Hamer, All the Way, Duchess, Wonderland (World Premiere), Biz, The Human Ounce (World Premiere), Randa in Altarena’s Savannah Sipping Society and Camae in The Mountaintop for which she won the 2016 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play (Local).