San Francisco Youth Theatre
Past Performances

SF Youth Theatre presents...

HOMEGROWN ONE ACTS
MAY 2017

HOPE & THE MISSION
APRIL 2017 

HAMLET
AUGUST 26-27, 2016 

A SUMMER TO REMEMBER
JULY 9, 2016

DON QUIXOTE
MAY 14-15, 2016 

THE LAST WILD WITCH
MARCH 15, 2016 




 

HOMEGROWN ONE ACT FESTIVAL
SFYT's First Student Written and Directed One Act Festival

It’s going down…

Eight SFYT playwrights have created a brilliant collection of one-act plays that tell stories of having an incarcerated parent, Black Lives Matter, the Beauty Standard, LGBT relationships, being an artist, and yes, our changing San Francisco. Directed, acted and produced by the playwrights. 

Original Plays Written & Directed by

Abraham Frankfurter Davis
Yasmina Eldredge
Kenyah Evans
Mateo Friedenbach
Lauren Hernandez
Xitlally Lupian
Camila Raimond
Daniel Vigil

HOPE & THE MISSION
A Bilingual coming of age story at the intersection of self-discovery and a changing Mission.

Written by Javier Hurtado
Directed by Gendell Hing-Hernandez
Performed by SFYT 415 Teen Ensemble

Music by Emily Klion, George Brooks & Marcelo Pereira

Hope and the Mission is a bilingual coming-of-age story revolving around the young character Hope whose Mission District family finds themselves on the sidelines of a changing neighborhood and at odds with each other over generational differences. Alongside the theme of gentrification, the play examines cultural identity and gender fluidity through song, dance, and humor.

 

The Last Wild Witch
Book by Star Hawk
Adapted and directed by Sally Davis & Maica Folch
Music by Emily Klion

How can a group of children magically save their forest when the grown-ups are against them? By listening to the dreams of a wise, wise woman of course. This beautiful eco-fable is performed by SF Youth Theatre's Elementary Ensemble, MadCap Players. 

HAMLET The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. San Francisco 2016.   Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Cliff Mayotte Performed by SFYT DREAM Ensemble Music by Schuyler Karr   San Francisco Youth Theatre is proud to present SFYT DREAM Ensemble in William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Hamlet. SFYT’s production is set against the backdrop of present day San Francisco, with Shakespeare's Danish monarchy transformed into tech giant Elsinore.com. This shortened version of focuses on the domestic tragedy of Hamlet: power, love, violence and loss. The live musical score adds a distinctly cinematic feel, complementing the play’s evocative language, beauty, and imminent dread. 

HAMLET
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. San Francisco 2016. 

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Cliff Mayotte
Performed by SFYT DREAM Ensemble

Music by Schuyler Karr 

San Francisco Youth Theatre is proud to present SFYT DREAM Ensemble in William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Hamlet. SFYT’s production is set against the backdrop of present day San Francisco, with Shakespeare's Danish monarchy transformed into tech giant Elsinore.com. This shortened version of focuses on the domestic tragedy of Hamlet: power, love, violence and loss. The live musical score adds a distinctly cinematic feel, complementing the play’s evocative language, beauty, and imminent dread. 


DON QUIXOTE

BY MIQUEL DE CERVANTES
Directed by Paul Collins
May 14-15, 2016

Adapted by John Litten
Music by Maggie McKaig and Emily Klion
Musical Direction by Marcelo Pereira

Costumes by Susana Aragón
Sets and Lighting by SF Running Crew

Miquel de Cervantes' timeless Don Quixote is the comical and inspiring story of an iconic visionary who sees the world in a magical way. The story's colorful characters of Don Quixote, Sancho Panza, Dulcinea, knights in shining armor, puppets and dueling windmills have inspired audiences for centuries. Performed by SF Youth Theatre’s 415 Teen Ensemble. 
 

A SUMMER TO REMEMBER
It's the Fourth of July, and Alice is packing for college when she discovers a childhood box filled with pictures and memories from a glorious summer gone by. The past and its characters come roaring back to life with action, comedy, a little romance and whole lot of fireworks!

Created and Directed by John Litten  
Performed by SFYT 415 Teen Summer Ensemble