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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.

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


Handful Players at San Francisco's African American Art & Culture Complex:
World Premiere of a new play By Chinaka Hodge Accompanied by jazz musician, Imanuel Junaedy and his trio.
Directed by Ryan Marchand and Samantha Jackson


Handful Players is conducting free after-school musical theater workshops at San Francisco's African American Art and Culture Complex.

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