Coastside Young Actors Workshop  "Creative Theater By and For Kids"

Welcome YAW Students and Families!

The Coastside Young Actors Workshop is an afterschool theater program for kids from K-12th grade. The students create original plays which they perform for the community. Using a technique known as "guided improvisation," the students create and star in original musical productions with imaginative story lines, unique characters, original dialogue, humor and songs. During the Fall session, students scare thousands of land lubbers at the Pumpkin Festival Haunted House.  Classes meet after school once per week.  Fall session runs September through November. Winter/Spring session runs December through May.


Fall 2017-18 Class Information
Winter/Spring session starts the week of Sept 12 (no classes during CUSD school breaks, Fall semester concludes with Improv performance on Nov 29) 

  • Tuesdays: CUMC "Youth House", 777 Miramontes Street (@ San Benito St), Half Moon Bay
    • Grades K-3, 3:15 - 4:15
    • Grades 3-6, 4:20 - 5:20
    • Grades 6-12, 5:25 - 6:25
  • Wednesdays:  Wilkinson School, 750 Ave Alhambra, El Granada
    • Grades K-3, 3:45 - 4:45
    • Grades 3-6, 5:00 - 6:00

FALL SEMESTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1


To sign up, complete the registration form.

Mail your check to YAW, P.O. Box 2104, El Granada 94018 or use the Paypal at the bottom of the registration form.

Questions ???

2017-2018 Important Dates  online calendar



"All three of our children have LOVED being a part of Young Actors Workshop. 
Learning to think on their feet, work as part of a team, and develop presentation skills
are all valuable life skills that will stay with them long after the show ends."

- Jennifer and Robert, parents of three YAW students




Pirates scaring tourists in the Haunted House
at the annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival


Scenes from "Scallyswag: Revenge of the Swag"
YAW's 28th Original Play, 2016