Plays suitable for audiences of various ages and at various levels of difficulty are included in each season. We make an effort to include all who audition but the small size of the theater and the nature of some shows limits participation. At LAYT we emphasize teaching acting skills. We expect that everyone cast will be a better actor by the end of the show. We expect each director to be a teacher as well as a manager and creative force behind the production
Several of our alumni are now theatre professionals. Many have completed degrees in theatre or related fields. Some have appeared in movies, national television and commercials. We are very proud of what our program currently offers our actors and audiences.
The City of Los Altos Youth Theatre is an educational program dedicated to developing skills and interest in the dramatic arts. Growing out of a series of theatre programs going back as long as there has been a City Recreation Program, the program is now year-round, producing three shows per year in the Bus Barn Theater. (2 dramas and a musical or 2 musicals and a drama)
Our goal is to create a caring family environment where all members of the family are treated well and are respected. Theatre is a celebration of the human spirit. We honor that spirit.
Both the quality of the productions and the quality of the actors' experiences are considered and consciously cultivated when we hire staff, choose shows, run rehearsals, and work with actors.