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

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OUR MISSION

-to offer young actors a safe way to continue to pursue their love of acting during the COVID 19 pandemic by offering virtual theatre productions completely online!

-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