Z Space: Word for Word/ Youth Arts

450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 626-0453

Organization Type

Arts Education Organization
Performing Arts Company


Field Trip, Performance, Workshop, Residency, Professional Development


Grade Level: 
Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, High School, Post High School
Literary Arts, Theater
Language Arts
English, Spanish

Program Description

Word for Word/Youth Arts at Z Space is a unique arts education program that exposes hundreds of Bay Area students annually to the joys of language and theatre. Teaching artists lead students in transforming fiction or poetry into staged performances in the Word for Word style. By helping youth become better listeners, speakers, and readers, Youth Arts instills a love of language and reading, enhances performance skills, and bolsters confidence and self-esteem in the classroom and beyond.

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

December 18
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Hybrid: 401 Van Ness | Rm 125 and Online
Public Meeting

Visual Arts Committee Meeting

December 16
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 408 and Online
Public Meeting

Civic Design Review Committee Meeting

December 11
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 408 and Online
Public Meeting

Community Investments Committee Meeting

December 09
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online