San Francisco Youth Theatre
In & Out of Shadows

 

2016
Lipman Middle School, Brisbane, CA
Hartnell College, Salinas

2015 
Bakersfield College
Cal State Bakersfield
UC Merced
Berkeley High School
Oakland Diocese

2014
Brava Theater, SF
Fresno City College

SAN FRANCISCO YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS...

IN & OUT OF SHADOWS by Gary Soto

Performed by SF Youth Theatre DREAM Ensemble

Directed by Cliff Mayotte • Music by Emily Klion & George Brooks

IN & OUT OF SHADOWS, a musical by famed Chicano writer Gary Soto, is based on interviews with Bay Area DREAMers, who dream and despair as they navigate the shadows of immigration policies. Set to a vibrant musical score, In & Out of Shadows tells the story of what it feels like to be undocumented. San Francisco Youth Theatre's DREAM ensemble actors bring their personal experience to the stage, mixing English, Spanish, Tagalog, Spanglish and other languages as they tell their stories with passion and humor.

I loved absolutely everything about this show. It made me happy that there's people out there just like me. That know what I'm going through. The things I have to go through everyday. I personally think they should play it everywhere. -Golden Valley High School DREAMer, Bakersfield, CA

READ ABOUT In & Out of Shadows in  
 
Bakersfield audiences love In & Out of ShadowsMission Local Feature Story
 
 

In and Out of Shadows from Mission Local on Vimeo.


Author Daniel Alarcón interviews playwright Gary Soto, producer/composer Emily Klion and actor Homero Rosas on PRI's Radio Ambulante
 

 

Scenes from In & Out of Shadows


 

   

Song and Sound Clips

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We are available for bookings! Bring In & Out of Shadows to your theater, high school, college or community center. Or consider licensing the script to produce at your school or theatre.

Contact SFYT Director, Emily Klion

Read and listen to what the critics said about the 2013 premiere performance at Marsh Youth Theater:

The California Report by Scott Shafer

SF Weekly interview with Gary Soto

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Photos available for download for media and press. In and Out of Shadows Press Release

Supported by the California Endowment, Fresno Regional Foundation, Creative Work Fund & National Association of Latino Arts and Culture

 

Page photo and top row photos © Katia Fuentes
Other photos © Phillip Dyer