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 on stage.

Upcoming Shows from A.C.T.s M.F.A. Program and Young Conservatory

A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory presents

The Wolves

by Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Jessica Holt

Apr 17–20
The Rueff at A.C.T.s Strand Theater

Try to keep up with teenage soccer team the Wolves as they stretch, run drills, and size up the opposition. But in between their passes are performance anxieties, family tensions, and complex conversations . . . Left lunge. Global genocide. Tampons. Do they have Skype in Cambodia? Right lunge. She got Plan B? There’s the college recruiter! You’re coming to the party this weekend?

For these nine young women, becoming an adult doesn’t always come with a game plan.

A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory

Singer's Choice


May 9–12
The Garret at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

In the final cabaret performance of the 2018-19 season, student performers bring to the stage songs of their own choosing from a variety of musical genres. We look forward to this special night showcasing the enormous talent and uniqueness of our Cabaret and Musical Ensemble members, and celebrating a wonderful season.

A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory

Best of the Best YC Cabaret


June 8
The Rembe at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater

In this one-night-only event, all three cabaret performance groups in A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory will come together to perform songs from the 2018-19 season of performances (The Last Hundred Years: Musical Theater Through the Decades, Sharing the Spotlight: Broadway Duets & Trios, Singer's Choice). Come join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating fifty of the Bay Area’s most talented singers ages 12-18 from the fall, winter and spring YC Cabaret programs.

A.C.T.’s Master of Fine Arts Program


By Robinson Jeffers
Freely adapted from Euripides
Directed by Peter J. Kuo

May 8–12
The Costume Shop Theater

Lover. Sorcerer. Kingmaker. Medea left everything behind for Jason, but now he’s jilted her and their children for the king’s daughter. A woman and an immigrant with no means of returning home, Medea knows the system is rigged against her. Does she accept her fate, or fight for vengeance? We all know how her story ends, but it’s time we examine how she gets there. A.C.T. Associate Conservatory Director Peter J. Kuo directs Euripides’s haunting tale of bloodshed and betrayal.

A.C.T.’s Master of Fine Arts Program

Sense and Sensibility

by Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

May 9–11
The Rueff at A.C.T.s Strand Theater

The Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and starry-eyed Marianne—have very different approaches to finding love. But when their father’s death leaves them penniless, homeless, and vulnerable to gossip, they must rely on each other to discover what it takes to follow their hearts. Playwright Kate Hamill (Vanity Fair) celebrates the power of sisterhood in this joyful, witty adaptation of the beloved Jane Austen novel.

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