A Very Lucky 13!

2019-09-20T21:14:40+00:00September 20th, 2019|Performance, Recognition|

As summer simmers down and everyone’s getting those fall feelings, the curtain closes on Handful Players’ 13th summer season. Even the superstitious among us must admit that the year was a happy success for our community’s children and families, thanks to a lot of hard work, and yes…a little luck! Over the nine weeks of

Looking Back, But Moving Forward

2019-07-08T19:21:12+00:00June 20th, 2019|Performance|

The Handful Players kids kicked it old school with “The Frisco Kid”, the true story of Lonnie “Pop Tart” Green, a legendary dancer from the Fillmore District’s strutting scene in the ‘70s. Written and directed by Bay Area hip-hop artist Rahman Jamaal and co-directed with Ben Baker, the production premiered on May 18, 2019 at

London Calling

2019-04-09T03:24:56+00:00August 21st, 2018|Performance|

Before being elected and making history as San Francisco’s first African-American female mayor, London Breed made a surprise appearance at a recent Handful Players production: Roy Conboy’s play, “When the Clouds Got Stuck.” After watching the May 2018 performance at the African-American Art & Culture Complex, Mayor Breed said “those young people just put the


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

One Magic Summer Showcase

2017-11-08T17:31:48+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Performance|

After eight weeks, 200 workshop hours and more than 150 students participating, this summer’s activities are officially “a wrap”. The results of all that talent, creativity and hard work were vibrantly on display at the Mo’Magic Summer Showcase, where Handful Players performed for more than 300 kids from the Western Addition community. The showcase took