Open a door to new possibilities!

At Brave Space Studios, we open the door for students to discover new possibilities, embrace challenges and approach their work and their world with confidence and compassion.

Our inaugural launch of Brave Space Studios will take place in the Fall of 2020.

Our Mission

Brave Space Studios empowers and champions the creative spirit by offering an inclusive and communal place for students of all ages to explore and grow their talents, ideas and identities through the performing arts. At Brave Space Studios, we open the door for students to discover new possibilities, embrace challenges and approach their work and their world with confidence and compassion.

Our Story

Our team met and began working together at Upper Darby Summer Stage, and has been collaborating as artists for a long time. When Summer Stage was unable to meet in person this summer due to the impact of Covid-19, we didn’t know if the program could continue to create the magic that Summer Stage has shared with its students and community for the past 45 years in a way that would feel just as special. We could not have anticipated it, but in going virtual, the same compassion, creativity, and community that Summer Stage has always provided was somehow enhanced in the face of this challenging time.

We came together with resiliency, vulnerability, and courage to keep the magic alive. We tapped into new ways to express ourselves, and found creative solutions to share our stories. We were able to open our doors not just to the Summer Stage community but friends from all over the country, all over the world! 

Upon reflection, our team, a group of Summer Stage affiliated artists, got together and decided we wanted to synthesize the same values that Summer Stage has taught us. We could use this new found bravery and an emphasis on individual attention, along with the explorative and process-driven structure of the classroom to bring about something special. Together, we created Brave Space Studios, a place where students of all ages from anywhere can come together and keep creating, discovering, and growing throughout the year!