Welcome to Semester 2 at CYT! It is great to kick off CYT Workshops this week, welcoming so many new members to the CYT community! Our Gorman Arts Centre and Primary School Workshop Programs are already bustling with creativity and enthusiasm and we can’t wait to see the incredible work that we know will be produced. We are so excited to also welcome new tutors this semester! Joel Horwood and Bec Mestroni will be teaching at Gorman Arts Centre and Christopher Carroll, Jemma Collins and Claire Holland will be working across our Primary School Program. We are thrilled to have such incredible artists working with our young people.

CYT also runs programs during school holidays and we had long-time CYT tutor, Cathy Petocz teach our Winter at CYT Holiday Program from 16 – 20 July. Our group of 7 – 12 year olds created a thought-provoking and sometimes hilarious new work based on the UN Convention on the Rights of The Child. These young people worked hard over the course of the week and Cathy and myself were so impressed with their development of ensemble so early in the process. 

It wouldn’t be CYT without a busy few months ahead! The Company Ensemble is in rehearsals working on Fading which will be opening on Wednesday 12 September at The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre. You can read more about this work and the playwright, Laura Lethlean below!

Our final production of the year Faster, has the second creative development with the co-directors and cast this month! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates about this exciting new work with our 13-18 years’ cast!

Finally, here in the CYT Office, we would like to say a huge ‘goodbye and see you soon!’ to our amazing Administration and Marketing Coordinator Errenn! Errenn is heading off on maternity leave for the reminder of the year and we can’t wait to meet the newest CYT family member! We look forward to lots of visits and cuddles with the little one soon!