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Welcome to Handful Players!

Handful Players is a nonprofit children’s musical theatre. We’re all about helping kids find their creative voice, build self-esteem and learn skills for getting ahead in life.

We give kids a place after their school day ends to express themselves creatively and interact positively with other kids and professional performers — and it’s free!

Sure, participation can build better actors, dancers or singers. But what’s really important: kids learn teamwork, focus and personal responsibility, while exploring the magic of theatre to find their unique creative niche.

We’ve built a diverse company, led by talented, professional educators, performers, directors and even an MBA.

Handful Players is a special place where creative experience and life skills work hand-in-hand.

"Who's in Rabbit's House," based on an African Masai folktale and the book by Verna Aardema. It tells the story of how a community of animals in Africa combats a bully who tramples individual rights by mobilizing and speaking in unison ----sound relevant for our times? The play addresses bullying and highlights the rewards of moving through the world with integrity and working together to find common ground to create solutions.

Our Story

To learn more, click here to see Handful Players in ACTion!

If you would like to join us or help us,
contact: Judith Cohen, Executive Director, at 415.921.8246 or via email

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE: May 13, 2017 PERFORMANCE

Handful Players at San Francisco's African American Art & Culture Complex:
World Premiere of "Who's In Rabbit's House?"
By Chinaka Hodge Accompanied by jazz musician, Imanuel Junaedy and his trio.
Directed by Ryan Marchand and Samantha Jackson. Choreographed by Jessica Recinos.


Date: Saturday, May 13 2017 1:00pm (doors open at 12:30)
Location: San Francisco's African American Art & Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street @ Webster St.
Tickets: FREE
Transportation: Free parking in lot and one block away from #5 Fulton Bus

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2017 Summer Schedule

Handful Players is conducting additional free summer musical theater programs at several summer camps in San Francisco's Western Addition.

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Jefferson Award Presented to Handful Players founder, Judith Cohen by CBS 5