SFYT's Teen Written and Directed ONE ACT FESTIVAL
Plays written and directed by:
Adam Cuadra, Zay Joseph, Alexander Lewis, Yasamin Marashi, Shaaravi & Daniel Antonio Vigil
Facilitated by Bianca Catalan & Dyana Diaz
A witches' coven influences the US election. A girl faces the aftermath of sexual assault. A Catholic priest faces his mortality. A wealthy doctor is called on to resuscitate a homeless man. A stranger arrives at a train station. One acts written by amazing SFYT teens as they contemplate the issues of their world through theatre.
Al Capone Does My Shirts
Based on the book by Gennifer Choldenko
Adapted by David Bareford
Directed by Lauren Unbekant
Sound, Music and Sets by Emmett Van Slyke
PERFORMED BY SFYT’S DREAM ENSEMBLE
Directed by Cliff Mayotte
San Francisco Youth Theatre is pleased to present the West Coast Premiere Caitlin Parrish’s The Burials.
Another day, another school shooting--only this time the shooter is the son of a prominent politician running for office. While daughter Sophie struggles with whether to support her father or reject his pro-gun stance, her classmates turn against her as they grieve the loss of their friends and their hope for the future.
Using the ancient Greek tragedy Antigone as inspiration,The Burials takes a long, hard look at how high school youth affected by gun violence examine their place and value in the world. The play incorporates dynamic multimedia video and sound design as it examines social media’s role in the continuing debate about mass shootings.
MAPA@ Brava presents...
Written by Charles Eurydice Gray & Lisa Quoresimo
Inspired by the life of American civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, Between Dirt & Sky fuses the early events of the American farm labor movement with the personal struggles of those who lived it. Set on the cusp of great change and social upheaval, it is a highly theatrical piece that invites contemplation and discussion.
Though inspired by historical events, Between Dirt & Sky is a topically relevant story that offers insight into present day issues such as immigration, labor practices, equality and national identity. Neither history recitation nor eulogy, Between Dirt & Sky explores the psyche of a uniquely American leader whose story is inspirational to both those steeped in the lore of La Causa (the cause) and to those new to its discovery.
HOMEGROWN 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.
HOPE & THE MISSION
Written by Javier Hurtado
THE LAST WILD WITCH
Book by Starhawk
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.
BY MIQUEL DE CERVANTES
Directed by Paul Collins
May 14-15, 2016