A.C.T.'s award-winning conservatory presents a wide array of productions each year, featuring some of the brightest and most creative performers in the country. From showcasing the talents of students training in the nationally renowned Master of Fine Arts Program, to unveiling the prodigious skills of young actors (ages 8–19) studying in the Young Conservatory, these productions are a place where students put their skills into practice, engage with enthusiastic audiences, and create some of the most dynamic work you'll see onstage.

Join us for the 2013–14 season, which includes vibrant classics, exciting premieres,
and imaginative new productions.

 

YC Cabarets & YC Junior Cabarets


If you enjoy hearing wonderful music performed by some of the Bay Area's most talented teens, please "come to the cabaret," have a cocktail or soft drink and light snacks, and treat yourself to a truly unique experience at A.C.T.


Comedy Tonight!

May 9–12, 2013

Always a favorite of our audiences, this cabaret features an array of songs that make us laugh!


Performances take place at The Garret at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater, 415 Geary Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco.

M.F.A. Program and YC Shows

A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program performs



“A scorching and dark new comedy” —
The New York Times

After Sister Rose dies of alcoholism, someone steals the nun’s body from a Harlem funeral home—kicking off the raucous reunion of twelve of her former students. As they exhume the past, the characters square off in explosive confrontations, brandishing weapons of unrequited love, romantic betrayal, and devastating family secrets. Veering from the hilarious to the tragic, from rage to reconciliation, Our Lady of 121st Street presents a dark, insightful riff on the way we grieve and the way we live, capturing characters at their most primal—and human—as they push toward a state of grace.

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Performances take place at A.C.T.'s Costume Shop, 1117 Market Street, San Francisco.

A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program performs



“A brilliant farce”Time Out London

After a long night of drinking, Dr. Prescott wakes up with a pounding headache and an unwelcome surprise: a showgirl sleeping in his bed. As he sets off to unravel the mystery, the girl cunningly weaves herself into the doctor’s high society life, masquerading as his wife as they try to avoid his real one. A new adaptation of French playwright Georges Feydeau’s celebrated madcap farce, set in 1980s New York,The Girl from Maxim’s uncorks a sparkling romp with one of theater’s most winning and winsome heroines.

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Performances take place at A.C.T.'s Costume Shop, 1117 Market Street, San Francisco.

A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program and Young Conservatory perform



Hoping to make a difference, a recent college grad goes to a troubled urban school and lands in the crossfire among discouraged students, angry adults, and overburdened administrators. Politics, prejudice, and sex collide in this story of one girl’s good intentions and how they all go wrong. Hilarious and heartbreaking, Teach for America takes us to the front lines of our nation’s battle over education.


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Performances take place at The Theater at Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th Street, San Francisco.

A.C.T. Young Conservatory performs

Staying Wild

Music and Lyrics by Creighton Irons
Book and additional lyrics by Janet Allard
Musical Director Robert K. Rutt
Choreographer Christine Mattison
Directed by Domenique Lozano and Craig Slaight

May 29–June 7, 2014

Eight teenagers set out on an outdoor wilderness adventure in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. When their guide mysteriously disappears and the FBI shows up looking for him, these diverse and seemingly incompatible characters struggle to overcome their biases and personal differences as they embark on a journey of survival and self-discovery. An earthy and passionate score holds them together as they discover their true purpose for being in the wild.



Performances take place at The Theater at Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th Street, San Francisco.