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Stagecrafters Youth Theatre (SYT)

Stagecrafters is committed to creating and nurturing opportunities for young people and their families through its Youth Theatre (SYT). SYT performs live theatrical plays by youth for youth with the goal of fostering teamwork, self-esteem and an enthusiasm for the arts.  Youth between the ages of 8 and 18 may join SYT.

SYT is designed to empower young people by providing the opportunity to learn all aspects of theatrical productions including:

• Acting • Lights •  Sound • Costume • Choreography
• Set construction • Set painting • Set design & set dress
• Stage managing • Producing and directing
• Playbill • Play selection • Photography
• Hair & Makeup Design • Props
• Publicity (logo design, posters and press releases)
• Technical direction • Audition organization • Music Direction

The entire production process teaches some very important life skill such as teamwork, cooperation, timing, communicating, listening, flexibility, leadership and, most importantly, that hard work can be fun!

Also part of the program are yearly one-day workshops which cover a variety of theatrical subjects. To encourage youth to attend our productions, youth members are also able to buy one half-price ticket to each show in our season (for their own attendance). A one-year membership in SYT is $25 per youth.

For more information about our Youth Theatre program, please contact us at

Click here for a Youth Theatre membership form.  To learn the history behind Youth Theatre, click here.

Click here for a link to a listing of all past youth theatre shows.

> SPRING 2016 SYT WORKSHOPS - Saturday, April 9, 2016. Check out the flyer at this link to find out about upcoming workshops which are free to all SYT members.

2016-17 SYT Shows

Honk! July 21, 22, 23, 24, 2016  |  musical  |  Directed by Jody Florkowski and Theresa Williams

Fantastic Mr. Fox December 8, 9, 10, 11, 2016  |  comedy  |  Directed by Marsha Kline


Stagecrafters Youth Theatre Videos

Jeffrey Seller
talks about Stagecrafters

JEFFREY from Sean McCourt on Vimeo.


DeRita / McNie Scholarship for the Performing Arts

Stagecrafters Youth Theatre (SYT) is theatre by the youth for the youth with themes that appeal to families. Youths involved with a production earn points toward a scholarship.

With a goal of fostering teamwork, self-esteem, and an enthusiasm for the arts in our community, the DeRita/McNie Scholarship each year awards monies toward the recipient’s higher education.

Jennifer DeRita was a part of SYT for many years. A tragic car accident took her life in July 1998. Danny McNie was an SYT graduate who performed around the world as an actor and singer. Danny passed away in June 2015 at the age of 34. This scholarship assists graduating high school seniors who meet the scholarship requirements.

Life skills are also learned and practiced since young people have to set short- and long-term goals, strategize how they will accumulate enough points to be eligible for the scholarship in their senior year, make the proper choices since different points are awarded for each category, then implement their plan of action.

We invite you to make a donation to this fund by contacting Stagecrafters at 248-541-8027. Contributions by check or credit card are tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.

List of Past Scholarship Recipients:

2015-16 TBA

  $500 Scholarship: Elaina Ciccone, Rachel Keteyian, Danielle Muench
  $250 Scholarship: Kendra Barnowski, Jake Zelinski
2013-14 Cecilia Bala, Carolyn Janney, Christiana Perrault
2012-13 Aaron Keteyian
2011-12 Mitch Aiello, Anna Marck, Maria Ochoa, Kristen Zublick
2010-11 Joe Cavanaugh, Shelby Maurice, Anna Seibert, Aubrey Thompson
2009 -10 Erinn Gustafson
2008-09 Mackenzie Gibson, Blair Steen
2007-08 Elyse Moon, Nick Yocum
2006-07 Kim Hunter, Kate Sikora
2005-06 Brittany Wilson, Lauren Wilson
2004-05 Kevin Scolin
2003-04 Sean Grier

Stagecrafters 1000 Hats Youth Improvisation Program, click here.







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