White Lake Youth Theatre
The White Lake Youth Theatre (WLYT) was established in 1973 as a summer play program, and has since grown into the year-round educational arts branch of The Playhouse at White Lake. This spring, former Playhouse Manager Cindy Beth Davis-Dykema was hired back by Managing Director Beth Beaman to assist in operations and expand the White Lake Youth Theatre program into a year-round entity.
The WLYT will present a weekend of one-acts this summer, exploring humor and drama through this fun and funny, sad yet sweet double-production workshop. Actors between the ages of 12-18 are invited to audition for these plays which offer plenty of opportunities for character development and a return to connection in the White Lake Youth Theatre community. Both plays will be presented back-to-back at every performance of the Summer Theatre Festival.
WLYT Youth Council
Recently the Playhouse was awarded a $2,800 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to aid in growing those youth theatre efforts. Thanks to the grant, the Playhouse is launching the White Lake Youth Theatre Council. Follow the link to learn more.
And More …
In addition to the newly formed White Lake Youth Theatre Council, plans have been developed for comprehensive annual programming that will include theatre education and performance opportunities for students ages 4-18 throughout the year. Workshop offerings will include large cast productions in the summer, plays with smaller casts in the spring and fall, and winters off-production. In addition, a new Theatre School branch at the Playhouse will include educational offerings and classes from professionals in the field, in weekly and more intensive class formats, both virtually and in-person.
As the kids say in WLYT …
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
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.