San Francisco Youth Theatre

Transforming Youth & Communities Through the Performing Arts

San Francisco Youth Theatre is dedicated to creating cutting-edge theater for children and youth ages 3-24. SFYT offers classes and performance ensembles, and produces adult-performed productions for young audiences, school residencies, and a repertoire of original productions that speak to the unique sensibilities of youth.

SFYT fosters personal expression through the arts, creating and performing theater that tells the compelling stories of our community. Classes are accessible to all children and youth, and all classes are offered on a sliding scale tuition basis; no student is turned away for lack of funds. SFYT is changing the world, one play at a time.





Story Theater (Ages 3-7)

Instructor: Sally Davis
Duration: September 19 – November 28, 2017
Dates: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 (3-5 years old) • 4:15-5:15 (5-7 years old)
Fee: $200 ten-week session

Sally Davis delights young actors with costumes, fantasy, music, and movement. Children act out stories from around the world, creating magic through theatre. Through improvisation exercises, older children work towards building longer-length plays.

Take the Stage (Grades 2-5)

Instructor: Sally Davis
Duration: September 18 – December 4, 2017
Dates: Mondays 4:15-5:30
Fee: $250 ten-week session

Join theater director Sally Davis for a fun and surprising journey into the world of theater. In this workshop, students develop acting and improvisation skills through theater games, scene work, storytelling, creative movement, and character exploration. Find your voice, build self-confidence, and discover the joys and challenges of performance and collaboration. This is great preparation for SFYT’s full-scale elementary performance ensemble, Madcap Players.

Students will perform in the Winter Showcase on Tuesday, December 5th, 5:30pm at Brava Theater.

Your Best Audition (Grades 8-12)

Instructor: Paul Collins
Duration: October 7 – December 30, 2017
Dates: Saturdays 10:00-12:30 (every two weeks)
Fee: $350/session

Looking your best at an audition is essential to achieving your goals in landing that lead role or getting into a performing arts school. This class covers the essential aspects of a strong audition, and is especially geared towards students interested in going to Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts (SOTA) or a BFA college program. Students learn how to choose appropriate material with which to audition and prepare at least two monologues in different styles. They are also given the opportunity to hone their audition materials and to perform in front of others.

Students will perform in the Winter Showcase on Tuesday, December 5th, 5:30pm at Brava Theater.

The Burials (Grades 10 – College)

Director: Cliff Mayotte
Duration: September 19, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Dates: Rehearsals Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 • Saturdays 10:00-12:30 / Performances February 8-11, 2018
Fee: $400 activity fee – no one turned away for lack of funds

SF Youth Theatre presents the west coast premiere of Caitlin Parish’s powerful play about a school shooting and how a group of students stand up to gun violence in the midst of political pressure.

Students will perform in the Winter Showcase on Tuesday, December 5th, 5:30pm at Brava Theater.

*Sliding scale tuition available for all programs.



SFYT Summer 2015
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