Dear Friend of Concord Youth Theatre,
As the year comes to a close, we want to thank you for your generous support of Concord Youth Theatre (CYT). Because of you, we have been able to provide a wide variety of wonderful theater experiences and community events for many young people and their families.
This year, we step firmly in the foothold we found in your support, post pandemic. CYT produced several amazing shows in 2023, including The Rainbow Fish, Be More Chill, Little Women, and A Year with Frog and Toad. We have also offered a variety of classes and programs for children and young adults, helping them develop their skills and confidence. We invite you to view our 2023-2024 season, classes, and more here, CYT’s newly redesigned website.
At CYT, students benefit from participation in art creation with leadership from professionals in their fields, and from programming designed by educators who fully understand how to engage and develop young artists. Our stage direction, music direction, lighting, sets, and costumes are all provided by industry artists, making CYT a source of high production value, quality performance art in the community. We are proud to be part of the community and to be able provide access to local cultural programming, as an alternative to traveling to Boston, or further, for high quality arts education and experiences.
Our students need these experiences, and the sense of connectedness they bring, now more than ever. And CYT cannot create these experiences without you. Your donations help us cover
- the costs of our programs, including the high production values found in our sets, props, costumes, lighting, and equipment
- instruction led only by teachers with formal education and training in theater and performance arts
- the CYT scholarship program, making it possible to include more students in the important work done here at CYT, both on and off the stage
- sound equipment investments, to make our theater an even better fit for community presentations, guest speakers, and musical performances
We believe that youth theater is more than just entertainment. It is a powerful tool for education, empowerment, and social change. Theater encourages self-expression, team work, creative thinking, and empathy. Theater also creates a sense of belonging and community, where everyone is welcome and valued.
That’s why we are asking you to please consider a year-end gift to CYT today. Your donation will help us continue our mission of enriching the lives of young people through theater arts. No matter how big or small, every gift makes a difference.
You can make your donation online, using the Donate button above, or by mail at 53 Church St, West Concord, MA 01742. Please make your check payable to Concord Youth Theatre.
Thank you for being a part of our CYT family. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows or events. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!
Tammy Smith, President, Board of Directors
Lisa Capuano Evans, Artistic Director