About YouthAware

YouthAware Productions help students and teachers navigate topics that might otherwise be difficult to approach in a classroom setting. Since 1986, YouthAware’s innovative health and wellness programs for grades K-8 have explored issues such as self-care, peer pressure, bullying, substance abuse, violence, homophobia, gender identity, stereotypes, race, cultural competency, and HIV/AIDS awareness. Our performances are developed to address the ever-shifting cultural and social landscapes of our times.

YouthAware programs support state-wide health and wellness curriculums and are designed to help schools and communities better understand matters of equity and inclusion in a safe, engaging format.


  • 20-50 minute plays, followed by post-show dialogues with students
  • Plays presented both at NCTC and in schools throughout the Bay Area
  • Plays are cast to reflect our diverse Bay Area audiences
  • Original scripts commissioned by local playwrights
  • Low to no-cost tickets and tours
  • Supplemental guides for educators


Contact Education Program Administrator Jamie Brooke (she/they) at Jamie@nctcsf.org or (415) 694-6159.