Michigan Youth Theatre: The Vision
Over the past decade, we have created something truly special. Michigan Youth Theater is about more than art: it is about acceptance. It is about collaboration. It is about love for our partners and the dramatic work we collectively create. MYT is a unique place where teens, during their most tumultuous years, can come together to create, share, and flourish in this atmosphere of love and acceptance. As founder of MYT, it has always been my belief that this is the artistic environment that fosters the greatest and highest art. This is a safe place where difficult issues can be explored, respectfully, without judgment or fear of rejection. We welcome everyone, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality. Anyone who is respectful and accepting of others will be respected and accepted by us.
This is the MYT Vision. This is our creed. If we do not adhere to these founding principles, MYT will no longer exist.
Lisa Hodge Kander
Artistic Director, 2000-2011
Founder, Michigan Youth Theater