Annual Appeal 2017

We’re serving more than 500 young people a year, but we could do so much more.

It’s difficult to measure Concord Youth Theatre’s impact on the children who participate in our programs. We could talk about our alumni who are making waves as actors, writers and creators on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on our TVs and on the Big Screen. We could talk about all the teachers, directors, and choreographers we’ve educated who are now bringing their passion for the arts to children’s programs all over the country. We could talk about the adults in all walks of life who are using the talents and confidence they developed here to change the world. What we most love to talk about is the hundreds of children who currently call Concord Youth Theatre a second home, a place where they thrive not just creatively, but socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

As a child, CYT was my home away from home. It’s not only where I discovered my passion, but it’s where I made lifelong friends and learned so many valuable tools that I use to this day. CYT is everything. – Chris Evans, Actor

But want we want to talk about right now is how many more children we could serve. In spite of the fact that we have increased the number of programs we offer by more than 60% over the past five years and doubled the number of children in our community, we still regularly turn away talented youth due purely to the fact that we don’t have the capacity to accommodate them. This fall alone, we double-cast our Mainstage production to allow an extra 25 children to participate and still had to turn away 20 performers.

At Concord Youth Theatre, we aim to enrich the lives of as many people young people as possible by providing opportunities for them to be actively involved in the creative process. In order to welcome more young actors into our community, we need to hire an Educational Director and obtain a second performance space. We are committed to accomplishing this and have set an ambitious Annual Fund goal of $40,000 to enable us to achieve these goals in the coming year.

As alumni and families of CYT, you know well how Concord Youth Theatre has transformed your lives. We understand and are grateful for the ways your support has been critical to our success. Thank you for being part of our story!

We hope you will give to the Annual Fund as generously as you can so that we can give more children the chance to be part of our Concord Youth Theatre family.

Thank you for your support!

Mary-Lynne Bohn, President, Board of Directors
Lisa Capuano Evans, Artistic Director


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