There are many ways to be part of CYT beyond the stage! CYT programs consist of everything that is not a class, camp, or show. Some of the available programs include CYT@school, HYPE, Improvathon, and the yearly CYT EXPO.

HYPE - High School Youth Pursuing Excellence

High School Youth Pursuing Excellence (HYPE) is a leadership training group designed to challenge and guide advanced CYT students to be leaders inside and outside of the theater. HYPE holds regular meetings and plans social events, fundraisers, and service projects for CYT and the community. High school students interested in participating must go through an application process and commit to serving in HYPE for one year.

CYT @School

CYT wants to ensure that students everywhere have an opportunity to experience the wonderful world of theater. CYT@school is a low-cost after school or residency program that supports performing arts training in public and private schools. The after school program consists of eight weeks of drama, voice, and dance training. Residency programs are offered during the school day and are customized to the individual school and their program needs. All participating students perform in a fun, literature-based showcase at the end of the session.

If you're interested in the possibility of adding a theater arts class to your school's curriculum, contact us at 512-332-9319

Improv Team

The Improvathon is an annual comedy improvisation showcase and competitive theater event for CYT students. It provides a chance for students to showcase their talents, think on their feet, and step out of their comfort zones. Teams from all over the country get together each summer to compete at the CYT EXPO.