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~ 20th Anniversary Performance Schedule, 2016 ~
Saturday, April 30 at 2.00pm
Sunday, May 1 at 2.00pm

Mime Troupe Building
855 Treat Avenue, SF

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Full festival schedule celebrates 20 Years of the Youth Theater Project!

YTP is an after-school program for Bay Area teens running from February 1 - May 3. In this internship students will be learning stage production, acting, playmaking, improvisation and participants will receive an incentive based on their full participation!

Listen to past participants experiences.

Or view an award-winning short documetary about YTP!

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Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this page taken by: Nina Elkin

The primary goal of the Youth Theater Project is to use theater as a means to artistically and creatively express the opinions of young people on topics that are relevant to their lives.

The Project happens once a year, beginning in February and ending in late April. The Project is centered in the Mission District of San Francisco.  You must be between the ages of 14 and 18 to participate.

Youth are chosen from different communities all over the Bay Area and are taught by a diverse team of teachers. Youth attend an 3 month acting and playmaking workshop that meets two days a week, 4.15pm to 7.15pm. Meals and a stipend are provided. The project is entirely funded by foundations & individual donors and is free to participants.

It culminates in the Youth Theater Project Performance for the public. Each group performs the 30-minute play that they have created during the workshop. Performance week requires a larger time commitment.

The curriculum of the workshop includes:  team building exercises, burning issue discussions, story-telling, improvisation, character development, playwriting, and choreography.

The Project promotes artistic expression, discipline, and cross-cultural understanding as creative alternatives to drugs, gangs, prejudice, hostility and violence. The project is founded on the belief that youth in our society grow up lacking the attention and respect they need to love and respect themselves and to understand each other. The workshop experience fosters an increase in the participant's self-confidence, expands their world view, and leaves them inspired to continue using art as a means of personal and political expression.

Photo by: Lisa Drittenbas

2016 YTP Staff

For more information, contact:
Project Director, Lisa Hori-Garcia
office: 415-285-1717

This program is made possible by individual supporters AND:

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