Category Archives: How-to’s

CYT Expo 2014 – aka The Ultimate Student Experience

Okay, fine. We’ve been talking a lot about the upcoming CYT Expo lately. Perhaps we assume that you know what we’re talking about and perhaps that’s why we haven’t thought to properly break down why you should be as excited as we are. … Continue reading

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The joy (and dread) of Tech Week

[The following was written by Heather LaForge, the Director of Operations of CYT Inc and director of the upcoming Thoroughly Modern Millie at CYT San Diego] Tech Week. The phrase itself drives fear and dread into the minds of directors, area … Continue reading

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What is CYT? Travis Russell (and a video) explain.

You may have seen the new What is CYT? video circulating around the webiverse recently. It’s an awesome look into the CYT program as a whole and highlights kids from Affiliates around the country having a blast putting on various … Continue reading

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Yet again, theatre teaches us about God

[The following was contributed by Heather Laforge, Director of Operations for CYT Inc.] CYT Students, can I let you in on a secret? Lean in, because this may rock your world. Are you ready? Your directors want you to be … Continue reading

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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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