Positive Youth Troupe
Since 1984, The Positive Youth Troupe (PYT) has helped young people use their voices as powerful tools for change and to build relationships within their communities. Through acting, creative writing, music, voice and dance, PYT creates a new theatrical experience each season. Led by a roster of talented industry professionals with film and stage experience, the company continues to grow and evolve. PYT’s staying
power is its ability to “keep it real,” and deliver a positive message to youth through creative spirit, attitude, energy, voice, music, and movement. In PYT, young people get their start on the stage while acquiring life skills through counseling services, tutoring sessions, leadership training, and courses in conflict resolution.
Some of PYT’s most recent awards were presented at the 2011, 2010 & 2009 BeVard Youth Theater Festivals. The awards include: Best Show, Best Ensemble, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Sound Design, Best Lighting Design, Scholarships for Best Performers and People’s Choice Best Show Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department.
Registration for PYT classes
Recruitment for participants ages 14-20 begins in the fall. Students submit a completed application and attend an audition. Selected applicants attend workshops twice weekly throughout the school year. Applications will be available in September.