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: January 24 – March 21, 2017
Schedule: Tuesdays 3:00–4:00PM (3-5-year-olds), 4:15–5:15PM (5-7-year-olds)

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

$185 nine-week session. Sliding scale tuition available.

MadCap Players (Grades 2-5)

Instructor: John Litten
Duration: January 23 – April 17, 2017
Schedule: Mondays 4:15–6:15PM

Miradas misteriosas (“Mysterious Looks”) – A thriving town faces disaster as a mysterious relic appears in the town square. Suddenly, friendships and the community’s unity threaten to unravel. A ragtag band of friends go on an epic adventure through wonderful and mysterious worlds, escaping danger, learning to cooperate and discovering empowerment needed to defeat a villainous foe.

Join SF Youth Theatre in the telling of this original production full of fantasy and mystery. Make new friends and develop new skills as John Litten guides young actors to express themselves through, voice, movement, and fantasy. This workshop culminates with a performance at Red Poppy Art House for family and friends. Be part of a full-scale production!

$395 twelve-week session. Sliding scale tuition available.

Creating & Producing Your Own Work (Grades 10 – College)

Instructor: Ryan Marchand & Bianca Catalan
Duration: January 17 – May 7, 2017
Schedule: Tuesdays 5:30–7:30PM, Saturdays (March) 10–12:30PM

Do you have a story to tell? A message for your community? A vision you want to explore? SFYT is proud to present its first student-written and produced theatre festival, Home Grown One Act Theatre Festival. If you want to learn the fine points of creating theatre from conception to production, join this amazing group of emerging playwrights, directors, producers, and designers.

$60-300 sliding scale activities fee. No one turned away for lack of funds.



SFYT Summer 2015
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