For two decades, NCTC's highly successful YouthAware Educational Theatre program has produced plays for young people that entertain, illuminate social issues, inspire and encourage healthier life choices.

- YouthAware plays are offered at NCTC and on tour to northern and central California schools and communities throughout the school year.

- Touring programs may be performed up to two times a day at your school site in a theatre, cafeteria, gymnasium, or other multi-purpose room. We travel with our own set and sound equipment and no special lighting is required.

- All plays feature professional, young actor/educators who are cast with the diverse Bay Area audiences in mind.

- All programs also feature post-performance discussions with the cast and handouts are provided for teachers to continue discussion in the classroom.

YouthAware Shows for Kids
YouthAware Shows for Teens

YouthAware Director, Sara Staley, was the recipient of a
2008 CBS 5 Jefferson Award for public service.
Read the San Francisco Chronicle article.

YouthAware Educational Theatre at NCTC is Supported in Part By: Bob A. Ross Foundation, Bothin Foundation, Federal Centers for Disease Control, GGS Foundation, Google, Grants for the Arts, Horizons Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Kimball Foundation, Local Independent Charities, Macy’s Passport, Mary Norris Pryer, Morris Family Foundation, Mukti Queer Youth Theatre Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, San Francisco Unified School District, Small Change Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Yale Alumni Association, and the generous contributions of our individual donors.
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