Calgary Young People's Theatre (CYPT) provides high quality theatre schooling, production and mentorship opportunities for youth ages 4-17 to explore the performing arts and develop their creativity and team work skills. We aim to inspire and encourage the next generation of the theatre community by providing a safe, creative space where young people can freely express themselves and their ideas. Through this we hope to foster in them a strong sense of community, passion and appreciation for the arts.
CYPT was founded in 1992 by Brian Dorscht and Jackie Pontin. For the past 22 years, CYPT has been a mainstay in the Calgary Arts Community, by consistently providing Calgary youth with inspiring opportunities to create theatre and to work with theatre practitioners and professionals, ever- valuing self-expression, growth, and community.
Calgary Young People's Theatre is pleased to offer year round opportunities for youth to explore the performing arts in various capacities.
We offer annual summer drama camps for youth ages 4-17 in both the north and south quadrants of the city. Our line up includes half day, full day, two week and teen specialty camps. Throughout the camp youth will explore various dramatic skills including but not limited to voice work, movement, improvisation, stage combat, puppetry, storytelling and character work. The end result is a final show created and performed by the youth, inspired by the annual theme of the camp. For 2014 we are pleased to present A SUPERNATURAL SUMMER!
Throughout the year we offer weekly drama classes for youth ages 4-17, where youth have the opportunity to continue to dive into the world of drama, and creating performances for friends and family. We offer both a fall and winter session.
CYPT produces a theatrical season made up of 4 productions, in which youth ages 9-17 audition for the chance to be a part of a professional theatre process and performance. We offer a mentor-ship program within our productions, giving older students or recent alumni, a chance to shadow our production team to learn other theatrical skills including directing, stage management or design.
Over the years CYPT has developed partnerships with various organizations including:
CYPT's new home and offices are located at 2007 10th Ave SW- alley entrance. All of our productions take place at this location.
North Camps and classes take place at the Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 1 Street NW
South Camps and classes are held at the Riverbend Community Association, 19 RiverValley Drive SE
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