Tenderloin Theater Discovery Program

Our program offers progressive theater experiences to Tenderloin youth, including:

  • Free attendance to our shows, including a pre-show dinner and and a private post-show talk with actors.

  • Bi-weekly theater classes beginning January 2017.

  • Stipended Internship positions in the areas of marketing, development, arts administration, and production.

The Tenderloin Theater Discovery Program is for youth, ages 12-23. The Tenderloin district has the highest density of children in San Francisco and Cutting Ball has begun to create community with many of the students who live nearby.  We have formed strong partnerships with three Tenderloin organizations:
These organizations help us to implement the Tenderloin Theater Discovery Program and to better serve our neighborhood.

To hear more about our program, check out this interview with our Artistic Director Paige Rogers

De Marillac sixth grade student, Tony, relaxing in Cutting Ball’s office after dinner. He’s browsing through a book created by Tenderloin Boys and Girls Club called In Our Village.
Students from Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Clubhouse with Radhika Rao (left back) and Marilet Martinez (center front) after seeing A DREAMPLAY at Cutting Ball last June.