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White Lake Youth Theatre Council

a young arts leadership program unlike any other in the world

WLYT CouncilThe White Lake Youth Theatre Council aims to develop new leaders in West Michigan’s performing arts. The White Lake Youth Theatre Council aims to cultivate a compassionate community, leadership and life skills through arts education at The Playhouse at White Lake. This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and is open to all high school students in the region. 

The Playhouse formed the White Lake Youth Theatre Council (WLYTC) in 2020, as a unique opportunity for high school students from all over the region to build leadership skills through monthly council meetings, and designed to give students a more active role in guiding the program. Serving on the Council is a volunteer opportunity available to students in grades 6-12 in West Michigan schools or those who are homeschooling.

Council members will help to drive the future of programming for the WLYT by choosing, reading and discussing new scripts, learning how to budget productions and helping to make future production and programming choices for the WLYT. Through high quality education and access to guest artist instructors over the last 49 years, the WLYT program has cultivated a talented group of local youth actors and theatre technicians in a variety of theatrical opportunities. We invite you to become a part of this wonderful program by serving on the White Lake Youth Theatre Council, auditioning for a play, or volunteering to learn tech and design.

Who Should Apply?

West Michigan students in 6-12 grades (middle and high school), regardless of age, homeschool or district.

WLYT Council Application

Please complete the application online to submit you application.

WLYT Council 2023-2024


Is There a Cost to Involvement?

There is a $25 annual fee; follow the link to pay this fee online. Scholarship opportunities are available as needed. Contact Us for more information.

Do I have to be involved in theatre now or have done theatre in the past?

No. Anyone with an interest and a passion for the arts is invited to join the White Lake Youth Theatre Council.

When does the program begin?

After submitting an application, you will be contacted and we will happily provide the meeting dates and times. Meetings will generally be once a month, for about 2-3 hours.




WLYT Council Members

  • Addison Broton, Whitehall High School
  • Anna Dean, Montague High School
  • Natalie Franklyn, Whitehall
  • Elizabeth Frietsch, Whitehall High School
  • Danny Garcia, Montague High School
  • Anna George, Whitehall Middle School
  • Christian Johnston, Montague
  • Erin Kanaar, Montague
  • Kylie Kutches, Montague
  • Mikayla LaMay, Whitehall
  • Griffin Lownds, Whitehall
  • Aubrey MacIntosh, Pentwater
  • Pia Pearo, Montague High School
  • Aiden Stembol, Whitehall High School
  • Madelyn Stembol, Homeschool
  • Olivia Stembol, Homeschool
  • Ray Stembol, Homeschool
  • Haley Tolan, Montague
  • Pearl Turner, Homeschool
  • Ayden Wallis, Reeths Puffer

Questions? Concerns?

Do you have questions or concerns? If so, please contact the Managing Director of the Playhouse by phone at (231) 894-0119 or via the Contact Form on this website.

WLYT is on Facebook Facebook logo

If your student(s) is an active member of WLYT and would like to be added as a member of the Facebook group, use the Contact Us form to let us know. We use Facebook to quickly notify students of upcoming events and schedule changes.

This is a closed group; only students and parents who are active participants are allowed in this Facebook group.

To be added to our youth theater email information list, use the Contact Us form on this website. Be sure to select "Youth Theatre" from the "Why are you contacting us" drop-down list.


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