Rehearsal for Life – Homepage

Improv and theater for social change

Empowering youth through creativity, dialogue and performance

Our Mission

Our work is to strengthen young people’s social and emotional skills for every stage in life, through dialogue, creativity and performance.

Our Programs

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For Educators & Team Building

Learn more about our Urban Improv School Residencies, book our ensemble of teaching artists for an interactive workshop or assembly, license our original children’s musicals, and download curriculum resources.

For Families & Students

Learn more about our after school, creative youth development and theater programs: our original, issues-based musical theater program, The Freelance Players, and our multi-arts and devising program, Youth Unscripted.

Support Us

“I felt privileged to be a part of something so empowering, uplifting and validating, not just for our students, but for myself… so many students energetically leaned in (despite it being such a sensitive topic), eager to listen and speak up, and showing willingness to advocate for others.”

– Kaori Urayama, Families Organizing for Racial Justice


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Website photography contributions by: Barry Berman, Jeph Ellis, Lisa Kessler, Kelsey Tidball, Cici Hunt, Jack Foley, Jamie Ullrich, Mild Laohapoonrungsee