San Francisco Youth Theatre



Phoenix Theatre
San Francisco, CA
June, 2018

Sequoia High School
Redwood City, CA
January 30, 2019

Mercedes Edwards Theatre
Clovis, CA
February 3, 2019

Selma Arts Center
Selma, CA
February 4, 2019

Madera High School
Madera, CA
February 4, 2019

Napa South High School
Napa, CA
March 6, 2019

Stagewerx Theater
San Francisco, CA
April 18, 2019

Kestenburg International Festival of Student Theatre
November 17-20, 2019

Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina




March 13-15 & 20-22, 2020


1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

The Afterlife

By Gary Soto
Directed by Cliff Mayotte


The Afterlife tells the story of two teenagers--Chuy, who dies by violence and Crystal, who dies by suicide. The two meet in the Afterlife, a place between the living and the dead. Their encounter yields deep conversations of what gets lost when a teen dies. The Afterlife is a profound theatre experience is written for high school and college aged students who have experienced loss, or struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide. The story mixes humor and pathos to open discussions for healing and connection, opening the doors for teens to consider their true value in the world.


SFYT has been touring The Afterlife since January 2019 throughout the Bay Area, Central California, and Bosnia Herzegovina, with incredible performances and audience responses.


-The play showed me visually of how my life would’ve been if I made certain decisions. I’ve been through so much in life and I thought that ending my life was the right decision to make all the pain go away. Then I started to talk with people more and open up about it. I learned that people just want to get away from their pain, not their life. This play really opened up part of me and finally made me realize what I used to avoid… happiness. 

-Sequoia High School Student

If you would like to bring your school to our daytime shows on March 13 and 20 please contact:

ASL Interpretation available. 



Enjoy these scenes from our recent tour of The Afterlife.


Watch a clip of the June 2018 performance at The Phoenix Theatre, SF


Here are a few pictures from our ongoing tour of The Afterlife. 






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