Midcoast Youth Theater (MYT) is to empower youth through a safe,
nurturing theater experience, to build life skills with teamwork,
creative problem solving, public speaking, risk taking and tolerance
while enhancing self awareness and self esteem.
shall remain a youth focused charitable organization. MYT is
different from other youth theater groups because "no child has ever
been turned away".
* MYT was established in May of 2003 to
offer youth in
the greater Brunswick community the opportunity to be part of an
summer theater experience. MYT
Teen show that runs in July, a Uoung Children's which runs in July, a Youth show that runs in August and a
that runs in December. We also offer additional programming as time, funding and resources allow.
MYT accepts every child or adult who wants
do not make cuts
from auditions. The MYT mission is unique in this area in that no person
turned away. The MYT board is committed to offering programs in a safe
* Our programming is designed to develop skills
teamwork, creative problem solving, public performance and risk taking
enhancing confidence and self-awareness.
* MYT serves over 150 participants and technical crews each season. In addition, more than 1,000
members attend performances annually. Since our first season we have seen
annual growth in participation and in audience attendance and expect
are recipients of grants from the Stephen and
Tabitha King Foundation and the Davis Family Foundation.
* MYT utilizes the services of local school theater directors and
music teachers, as well as community volunteers. This gives students
continuity from other
programs, as well as expertise in these positions.
the obvious benefit to area children, one major
benefit to the community is that MYT provides assistance with costumes,
props, theater lighting and sound equipment to area school
community groups toenhance
their programs and help reduce expenses at the same time. We charge no
fees for the use of our rather
extensive inventory. Both
Catholic and Woodside Elementary would have no theater lighting and
sound equipment without our support. In the past, we have
multiple shows at the following venues: Brunswick H.S., Mt. Ararat H.S,
Orion Performing Arts Center, Woodside Elementary, St. John’s Catholic,
Middle School, Center Stage Players at People Plus, the Harpswell
Parent Theater Company, as well as numerous students for various class
projects. We have loaned upwards of 1000+ costumes and 300+
lighting or sound equipment. At a conservative average cost
costume alone, we have saved the area groups over $15,000 by the sharing of our talents and resources.
of MYT lighting and sound equipment, with the least expensive pieces
excess of $150, we have saved other groups well in excess of $45,000 in