During a recent rehearsal at Actor's Youth Theatre the director asked each child to share why they loved theatre. More than half the room stated that the theatre is where they felt most included, where they felt safe and had the courage to be themselves.
This is what theatre training does for kids! It helps them gain poise and confidence. But it also does so much more. Theatre training teaches kids empathy, improves memory, and enhances communication skills. Kids learn about dedication and collaboration and accountably. Participating in theatre has also been shown to help reduce social anxiety, increase emotional intelligence and teach kids how to cope with the unexpected.
Theatre is helping train up a new generation of leaders who appreciate others’ differences and who know how to work hard and think creatively for new solutions to old problems. And YOU have the chance to be a part of it!
Actor's Youth Theatre is a 501(C)3 non-profit performing arts organization with the mission of educating, entertaining, and enriching the lives of individuals in the community. We are moving into our 15th season, and 4rd full season in our own theatre, the Tuscany Theatre, located at the Northeast corner of Higley and Guadalupe in Gilbert, AZ.
We have big plans to make our 15th season our best yet and we want to partner with YOU. As an AYT Dreambuilder you will give kids a welcoming, supportive space to learn to be themselves. Your generous donation enables us to offer high quality classes and productions for the community as well as provide a nurturing environment for young performers throughout the valley. Plus your donation is tax deductible!