Community Works Youth Theater Ensemble (CWYTE) regularly hires youth interested specifically in writing and performing about what it’s like to have a parent incarcerated. No theater experience necessary, just a passion for acting and social justice.

Has one of your parents ever been in prison or jail?

Are you interested in writing and performing in a play with other youth about what it’s like having a parent incarcerated?

Do you want a fun, challenging job where you can express yourself?

CWYTE hires youth with incarcerated parents. To apply: 

  • One or both of your parents MUST have been incarcerated at some point in your life
  • You MUST be between 14-18 years old
  • You MUST live or go to school in San Francisco

We usually hire writers in June and actors in September. To interview for the writing and/or acting workshops, please contact CW’s Youth Theater Director, Ephi Stempler at