Past Productions

i’m me festival

A twilight performance festival for 7 – 12 year olds! This festival will explore new ways to make and stage theatre whilst celebrating “being me”. Seven brand new works will be presented on this evening, delving into dance theatre, roving comedy, physical poetry, musical theatre, immersive art and invisible theatre. Each work will stem from […]

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poem every day

I am constructed from stories.  I’ll dig, and I’ll dig, and I’ll dig. Don’t settle for the first answer you find. Don’t hide your weirdness. Don’t let the surface settle. Take it, feel it, weigh it. Make sense of me. Let it be. Freedom. Let’s talk about anything | Except you & me okay An immersive work of theatre responding to the […]

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versions of us

An exploration of the many different identities we have as individuals, according to who’s around us. It will ask how do I be? How do I know this is me? Who am I when I’m with my friends/family/strangers? Am I just a version of what others want me to be? Who lets me feel like […]

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The Verbatim Project

This project will find connections between our 13 – 17 year old artists and members from Canberra Dance Theatre’s GOLD troupe. Verbatim theatre is a style that is current and relevant in the theatrical world as we choose more and more to explore real stories and real people. Teens and older members of society are two […]

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The Greek Project

The word empathy comes from the Greek word – empatheia. During ancient times, plays were written as teaching tools to develop empathy among the audience. The Greek Project will be a tragedy. This performance will be adapted from the classical text of Antigone, bringing it into a contemporary context while maintaining its essence. Please note […]

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The 24 Hour Butoh Project

A brief but intensive training and devising program of performance work for 7-12 year olds. Those involved will learn skills primarily based in physical work, learning to trust and engage with the physical connection between their imagination and body. The piece itself will be developed over one day (Saturday) and performed that evening.

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Dead Men’s Wars

Dead Men’s Wars explores the place of young people within the ANZAC legacy in both Australia and New Zealand, and the evolution of our relationship over the past century. A vital, new theatre work developed by Canberra Youth Theatre in collaboration with Long Cloud Youth Theatre NZ, Dead Men’s Wars is a fast-moving, contemporary perspective of […]

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SKIN

CYT in partnership with National Portrait Gallery present a devised performance installation in response to the NPG Bare: Degrees of Undress Exhibition. To be exposed is to be vulnerable. To be exposed is to be courageous. To be exposed is to be human. The CYT Actors Ensemble perform a durational work of four hours at the […]

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The Book Binder

CYT presents Trick of the Light Theatre (NZ) with their independent, international award-winning production by Ralph McCubbin Howell. “They say you can get lost in a good book. But it’s worse getting lost in a bad one …” Inspired by the haunting works of Neil Gaiman and Joy Cowley, The Bookbinder weaves shadow-play, paper art, puppetry and music […]

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Imaginarium

A three-day festival of storytelling and production for primary students. Featuring CYT’s first ever 24hr Production Project by our young artists, headline workshops from acclaimed children’s author Kate Forsyth (The Impossible Quest series), and headline performances by renowned Australian puppeteer Marianne Mettes (Sesame Street, PuppetOOdle).  During Imaginarium, artists (7 – 13yrs) will have 24 hours to […]

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Where In The World Is Frank Sparrow

Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? was commissioned by Graffiti Theatre Company, Ireland and will had its Australian Premiere at Canberra Youth Theatre. It’s quirky graphic novel style weaves a stark urban reality with the mythic underworld. Against this grim backdrop the young hero, Frank Sparrow, must endure dangers and trials, overcome weakness, find […]

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Wickfield Wonderland

Wickfield is just your average, everyday cul-de-sac in new suburbia. That is, until it transforms each festive season into an electrical wonderland, for the National Safe City Christmas Lights Competition. The residents of Wickfield Street have won the grand prize five years in a row and they’re not about to let their title go, not […]

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