Author Archives: Jessica Cortez

Through the Looking Glass

Halloween is not my favorite day. I can remember taking my young son trick-or-treating when he was a toddler. We went to a neighborhood that went all out with their decorations. House upon house had darkened their porch, made hatchets … Continue reading

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The World is a Stage recently put the spotlight on the CYT Denver community. CYT student Ally Fritsch told the media outlet that she loves everyone at CYT because, “they are all so friendly and accepting of others.” “For example, on my first day … Continue reading

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Leaders Gather In Atlanta For The National Leadership Council Conference

CYT leaders from around the country gathered in Atlanta this past weekend, for the National Leadership Council Conference.  

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CYT Spokane Presents Willy Wonka

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka … Continue reading

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The Importance of an Annual Board Retreat

If you don’t already have an annual Board of Directors retreat, I suggest you plan one for 2014. January is a good month to hold the retreat. It starts the new year off with a unified group and the Artistic … Continue reading

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CYT North Idaho’s 5th Annual Play-In-A-Day Fundraiser

CYT North Idaho will host their fifth annual Play-In-A-Day Fundraiser at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Theater, 1765 W. golf Course Rd., Coeur d’Alene, ID, on January 2 & 3, 2014. In the last four years over 600 local kids … Continue reading

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Artistic Tip: Our Ultimate Audience

In 2010, as a new Artistic Director for CYT, I met with a guy who would become a teacher and director for CYT, as well as a family friend. When he asked about my family, I told him that my … Continue reading

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