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 Winter/Spring 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.

This year's Performance INSIDE DOUBT and the Taste Buds
May 12, 13 & 14 at Half Moon Bay High School
More information at Inside Doubt

Winter/Spring 2016-17 Class Information
Winter/Spring session starts the week of December 6 (no classes during CUSD school breaks, Winter/Spring semester concludes with cast party on May 16) 

  • Tuesdays:  Train Station, Higgins Canyon Road, 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


To sign up, complete the registration form.

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

Please contact Kevin North with any questions at or (650) 576-4754.

2016-2017 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