Peninsula Youth Theatre
January 23, 2011
My kids have grown up with PYT starting with their wonderful program, Theater in the Park. Through these summer camps, my kids discovered their love of singing & acting. All of my kids were very shy originally & the stage has turned them into confident young adults. PYT provides an incredible program designed for all kids --- whether they want to work behind the stage, just sing in a group or be a star onstage. This type of community activity is crucial to providing access to the arts to younger people. It instills an appreciation for the arts that continues into their adult life.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My kids have done 20 main stage shows with PYT (I have 4 kids participating), 8 Theater in the Park camps, Dickens Carolers, Hollywood Hosts, Sure Thing! & a few of their training classes.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
create a management staff that is determined to build PYT into a much stronger community theater program designed for kids. I think all the pieces are there but a strong individual with a strong desire to build the program into something bigger & better would be great.
Volunteer & Volunteer producer, backstage crew, cueing, dressing, painting sets & drops, mic fittings, props --- you name it --- I've volunteered in pretty much every role allowed for PYT.