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Downtown High School

After the War

Directed by Robert Coverdell, Sierra Gonzalez, and Sabeena Shah

Produced by Natalie Greene and Rebecca Ennals

MAY 17-18, 2024


References to war and armed conflicts, both past and present, including the war in Gaza. References to state-sanctioned violence, domestic violence, hunger and starvation. Stylized depictions of violence against women.

After the War

MAY 17-18, 2024

There is so much happening in the world right now that our news cycle drowns out. It's easy to miss critical news about Congo, Sudan, Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan, El Salvador and so many more countries.

This semester students in the Acting for Critical Transformations (ACT) Project at Downtown High School examined the United States' role in creating and perpetuating humanitarian crises around the globe. Their show, After the War, features monologues, dances, scenes, and plays written by the students that educate us about the roots of these crises and offer us ways we Americans can act in solidarity. Come, be inspired, and be part of the change!

Limited audience capacity. RSVP now to reserve your seats!

Written and performed by students in Downtown High School's Acting for Critical Transformations Project

Directors: Sierra Gonzalez, Robert Coverdell, and Sabeena Shah
Co-Producers: Natalie Greene and Rebecca Ennals
Production Manager: Mike Anderburg
Stage Managers: Mika Rubinfeld and Paige Weissenburger
Costume Design: Anelisa Armijo Montoya and students
Sound Design: Francisco Mujica and students
Additional support: Andre Douglass, Amanda Boesen, Lucy Gosline-Ratliff, Tony Manalo, 826 Valencia tutors and volunteers, Megan McClintock and former A.C.T. Education & Community Programs team member Lauren Tannous.

826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students from under-resourced communities in San Francisco with their creative and expository writing skills. Learn more about 826 Valencia at 826valencia.org.

Amazon, Bank of America, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, California Arts Council, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Hearst Foundations, Laird Norton Family Foundation, The Kimball Foundation, Koret Foundation, Rawley T. Farnsworth Fellowship Fund, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families, The Sato Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Martin Tannenbaum/Gerald B. Rosenstein Estate, and U.S. Bank