Category Archives: How-to’s

Best Practices for Promoting Your Show on Social Media

We live in a world centered around social media. That said, let’s fully embrace it and use it to our advantage, shall we? CYT affiliates can promote their shows on Facebook by making official event pages to create immediate buzz … 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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Artistic Tip: Each Show is as Important as the Last

We all know the speech. We give it before closing night. “Kids, remember that this audience deserves the same energy as the first audience. For this audience, the show is new. So while you are tired, you can’t phone it … Continue reading

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Artistic Tip: Acting While Singing

One of the biggest criticisms of youth theater is that students often stop acting while they sing. It sometimes feels like the story comes to a halt whenever the music begins. But as we know, songs are designed to move … Continue reading

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Teacher Tips: Believe in Greatness

There was a high school girl in my summer camp drama class that was hanging back, maybe a bit scared and appeared to maybe not want to be there. After the first day and a half it appeared to me … Continue reading

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Teacher Tips: CYT San Diego’s Tony Atienza

As I enter my 20th year teaching at the SCPA at Chula Vista High School, I have been blessed to have worked with so many talented teenagers throughout the years! I remember several of my students mentioning to me about … Continue reading

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Teacher Tips: Creative Movement Steps for Young, Difficult Children

Parents often enroll their children in CYT movement classes at the suggestion of doctors when their children have behavioral, sensory, or developmental disorders. Many CYT teachers might feel overwhelmed in this situation. However, all you need is patience, creativity, and … Continue reading

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