Get involved in CYT beyond the stage! CYT has many programs in place that foster theater arts in the community and we’d love for you to take part in the various initiatives that CYT has going on.

CYT@school

CYT wants to ensure that students everywhere have an opportunity to experience the wonderful world of theater. CYT@school is a low-cost after school program that supports performing arts training in public and private schools.

The CYT@school program consists of eight weeks of drama, voice, and dance training which offers sound theater art instruction while also building character. All participating students perform in an end-of-session Showcase that is literature-based while still being very popular with students. Our teachers are enthusiastic positive role models who lead and inspire.

HYPE

Mission Statement
Developing a new generation of leaders through service, mentorship, and leadership while reflecting the Creator.

About HYPE
We exist to make a difference in our community by uniting, mentoring, and serving others inside and outside of CYT.

HYPE, which stands for High School Youth Pursuing Excellence, is the leadership group at CYT designed to give high school students opportunities for service, mentorship, and leadership. The group plans social events, fundraisers, and service projects for CYT and the community. 

Beyond performing these basic functions, HYPE students are mentored themselves and trained in leadership by their Adviser who challenges them to grow in excellence in their own lives. HYPE members agree to be role models and hold themselves to a higher standard at CYT by mentoring younger/new students, encouraging others at CYT to pursue excellent lives, and being available to serve and help the adults at CYT. They also help to bring CYT’s values to the community through their involvement and service with various community organizations.

Interning

CYT San Diego offers students the oportunity to intern on a local CYT production. Interns will have the chance to work with the Artistic Teams, learn the in's and out's of a show from the production side, and try their hand at choreographing, directing, stage managing, or musical directing.  For more information contact the Artistic Director at janie@cyt.org.

 

CYT +

CYT+ (plus) is a full-production event for artists ages 8-24, focused on mounting new works to strengthen performance and technical theater skills. By encouraging collaboration from an extended age range, CYT+ creates a unique experience for its participants who will give input into the creative process through intensive-style rehearsals and performances.

Improvathon

The Improvathon is an annual comedy showcase and competitive theater event for CYT students. Teams from all over the country get together each summer at the CYT EXPO to take part in the IMPROVATHON competition. It’s a hilarious way for students to showcase their talents, think quickly, and step out of their comfort zones.

CCT

Christian Community Theater (CCT) is a community theater program that has open auditions to the general public for age appropriate roles. The shows premiere at different times throughout the year, and often have a higher level of production value than a CYT show. Recently produced shows have been the San Diego Follies show with a cast that is age 55 and over and our popular Traditions of Christmas show.  CCT shows are wholesome, family entertainment for the entire community.