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2018-07-26T20:01:33+00:00March 14th, 2018|Performance|

Guess who turned up at center court this spring? Yep, the talented kids from Handful Players were the halftime stars at the University of San Francisco men’s basketball game vs. Loyola Marymount on February 17.  A quintet of Handful Players students from Booker T. Washington Community Service Center and Hayward Rec-Connect performed “Soy Yo”, showcasing

Midsummer Magic

2017-11-10T19:56:20+00:00November 10th, 2017|Performance|

A hearty huzzah to our very own Artistic Director Ryan Marchand for his recent performance in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Ryan portrayed the love-struck Lysander in the African-American Shakespeare Company’s enchanting production of the Shakespeare classic.  While the course of true love never did run smooth, this inspired rendition, reimagined in a Trinidadian setting, was

A New Season!

2017-11-10T19:49:53+00:00October 24th, 2017|Recognition|

We’re so excited to be back in session for Handful Players’ 2017-18 season! We’re offering free dance and theater classes every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after-school at the African American Art & Culture Complex to enrich the talent, creativity and potential of San Francisco’s youth! Join us as we welcome new and returning students from

A Big Handful of Applause for Takija

2017-11-08T17:30:31+00:00August 25th, 2017|Recognition|

Congratulations to Handful Players board member Takija Gardner on her new promotion to District Executive Director of the Buchanan and Bayview Hunters Point YMCA Centers.  Her amazing work and innovative leadership at the Bayview location led to an expansion of quality programming during a time of great change in the community. Takija is no stranger