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Welcome


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Welcome


At Young Actors Theatre we know confidence, creativity and discipline are skills every child needs to achieve a path to success. We believe we can develop these skills and help our students become outstanding individuals in our community through the art of theatre. Our goal is not to produce professional actors, but to produce successful members of society who have the skills necessary to achieve their dreams. 
 

My grandson never flinches, but tries to grow in the face of criticism, and he says he owes that to YAT. It’s a very good thing.
— – Kate Logan Cabell

Currently we annually serve approximately 1,300 youth participants, 12,000+ audience members, present a minimum of 20 productions and 65 performances, and are run by three full-time staff members, three part-time staff members, four contracted employees, and 100 volunteers.

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Learn more about the YAT philosophy, including our vision, mission, and core values.

Learn more about the YAT philosophy, including our vision, mission, and core values.

Meet the talented artists and educators who live and breath empowerment for students.

Meet the talented artists and educators who live and breath empowerment for students.

Take note of our unique approach to self-empowerment through theatre.

Take note of our unique approach to self-empowerment through theatre.

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Programs


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Programs


The Court VS Bullying, 2014

The Court VS Bullying, 2014

The Witches, 2014

The Witches, 2014

Peter Pan, 2014

Peter Pan, 2014

YAT has taught me so much about focus, and following through on commitments. The creativity of the Director’s is amazing – they really know how to take a boring play and make it really cool.
— Emma Cardoso

YAT currently offers four different performance and training programs for Indianapolis youth: The PlaygroundThe WoodsThe Court, and The Street. Each program fosters confidence, creativity, and disciple through unique theatrical art forms and techniques, paving the way for self-empowerment through theatre. 

Robin Hood, 2014

Robin Hood, 2014

In addition, YAT's School Programming provides in-school and after-school classes and performance opportunities to local schools to further empower Indianapolis youth.

The Odyssey, 2014

The Odyssey, 2014

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The arena where confidence, creativity, and discipline are tested in Play to build awesome humans.

The arena where confidence, creativity, and discipline are tested in Play to build awesome humans.

Where imaginations run free, and the magic is real: Family-friendly kids shows that push the boundaries of creativity and imagination.

Where imaginations run free, and the magic is real: Family-friendly kids shows that push the boundaries of creativity and imagination.

The proving ground where our teens stand up against real issues facing today's youth.

The proving ground where our teens stand up against real issues facing today's youth.

The avenues through which we pave the way for self-empowerment through self expression.

The avenues through which we pave the way for self-empowerment through self expression.

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Support


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Support


Kids learn the confidence to think on their feet, be creative, take initiative and responsibility, enhance social skills, manage their time and support each other.
— Eileen Dennie

There is an ever-changing wealth of opportunity for youth here at YAT; we are dedicated and committed to empowering youth for life, preparing them to make their own way in the world. But we do not do it alone.

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With help from friends like you, we continue to grow, reaching even more youth every year! Your involvement allows us to create theatrical opportunities to instill confidence, creativity and discipline in youth. Confident people are leaders, creative people are innovators, and disciplined people understand the benefits of hard work.

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Consider making a tax-deductible donation to create even more opportunities for youth empowerment.

Consider making a tax-deductible donation to create even more opportunities for youth empowerment.

Consider empowering youth by becoming a corporate sponsor or community partner.

Consider empowering youth by becoming a corporate sponsor or community partner.

Get down in the trenches and intern directly with YAT staff to get a first-hand look at instilling confidence, creativity, and discipline.

Get down in the trenches and intern directly with YAT staff to get a first-hand look at instilling confidence, creativity, and discipline.