Professional Youth Theatre of Michigan LLC is an educational youth theatre (theater) company based in the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti / Novi Michigan area.

Auditions coming soon!

Join PYTMI as we produce and perform our first

in-person Teen Company show!!


Our Teen Company is made up of teens and preteens in grades 6-12. Putnam County Spelling Bee is sure to be a blast!! Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.

PYTMI recently featured in an article by writer Sarah Rigg, from Concentrate - Ann Arbor

OUR MISSION

-to provide an anti-racist, inclusive, fun, safe atmosphere for *theatre kids, ages 5-19 to thrive socially

-to make high quality educational theatre accessible to all

-to provide young artists with real world skills through hands-on learning and production opportunities

-to produce quality theatre, utilizing both original and licensed productions

-to involve young artists in every aspect of theatre, from first read through to set strike

-to fill the void in educational theatre arts by providing every young artist opportunities to explore writing, composing, directing, performing, and theatre -technology, and a path to progressively building those skills

-to instruct young artists, if interested in pursuing theatre as a career, in the skills necessary to be a professional artist

PYTMI OFFERS

-Virtual musicals

-summer camps

-acting classes for youth ages 5-19 (through high school graduation)

-full length musical and nonmusical productions

-playwriting workshops

-improvisation workshops

-direction for productions both musical and non

-individual acting coaching

-consultations for productions in rehearsal to help enhance the acting and direction

-stagecraft rental and consultation

-audio engineering and consultation

*THEATRE KID: Any kid, especially high school-aged, who is involved with drama and or theatre at their school or community arts center. A true theatre kid will fit any of the following criteria:
-hangs out around the auditorium/ chorus/band/drama room in school -exclusively wears a shirt advertising their next production or celebrating the glorious memories of their former productions-wore costumes 24/7/365 until they started school and that school had a DUMB rule that they couldn’t wear costumes at school -has an abnormal number of inside jokes with other theatre kids -spells "theatre" with the e at the end of the word-obsessed with any of the following musicals; Spring Awakening, RENT, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton or anything else that most kids in the main stream would not know of. -hangs out at school at odd times AKA late after school, weekends, early mornings -often lacking a sense of personal boundaries with other theatre kids-close friends with their theatre, choir, band advisors-LOVES to perform to a fault

Contact Us: pytmichigan@gmail.com

Phone: 734-660-2966