Youth Theater Project, Spring
HS Student Internships

Also see Youth Theater Education Opportunities for adults

YTP is an after-school program for Bay Area teens running from February 2 - April 29. In this internship students will be learning stage production, acting, playmaking, improvisation and earn a small stipend!

Internship hours are:
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 4pm-7pm.

The YTP culminates in a fully produced performance of original plays in late April under the guidance of experienced SFMT teachers, directors and designers.

Applications are no longer being accepted for Spring 2014.

Listen to past participants experiences.

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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 eight-week acting and playmaking workshop that meets two days a week, 4pm to 7pm. Snacks and a stipend are provided. The project is entirely funded by foundations 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.

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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Arizmendi, Bi-Rite Creamery, Cabot Creamery Coop, Costco, Delfina, Double Rainbow, Elnora Estacio, Goat Hill Pizza, Good Life Grocery, King of Falafel, Little Star Pizza, Natural Grocery Co., Nelia T. Iglesia, Newman's Own, Inc., Noah's Bagels. Pig & Pie, Rainbow Grocery Coop, San Jalisco (Los Jarritos), Semifreddiz, Sweet Things Bakery, Tao Yin, Trader Joe's, Uncle Boy's, Veritable Vegetable, Xanath Ice Cream

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    Sun, Oct 18th @ 7:00 PM
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  • Fall Youth Theater Project
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    Tue, Nov 10th @ 7:00 PM
    Wed, Nov 11th @ 7:00 PM
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