We’re back! We’re bright and shiny and looking forward to a bumper year ahead. We had such a wonderful end to 2015 with our Christmas Garden Party where we released our 2016 Program and slick new CYT logo. Thank you to everyone for attending. We were happy to see so many families and friends of CYT and so many smiles!

We’re kicking off February with a performance at the National Multicultural Festival on Saturday 13 February. We have seven of our teen artists who will be rehearsing for the next two weeks to prepare two, five-minute pieces called stepping into someone else’s shoes. They might be comedy, they might be tragedy, they might be performance art, they might involve you! These will be popping up in various places in Civic over three hours during the afternoon, don’t miss out!

Gorman Arts Centre Workshops begin next week and we are beside ourselves with excitement to see everyone again! Our tutors have been readying themselves in preparation and will all be at CYT on Saturday 6 February for our Semester 1 professional development in C Block. Our Primary Schools Workshops begin a week later along with our Outer Metropolitan Workshops at Tuggeranong and Belconnen Arts Centres – so pumped!

Auditions for The Company Ensemble take place this month. The week after, we will be attending the CAT Awards, for which our 2015 Ensemble has been nominated for a number of awards for SKIN. Register now for the auditions as there are a limited number of places!

Finally, on a sad note, CYT said goodbye to our wonderful Administration and Marketing Officer Cassie last month. Cassie had been in the role for nearly two years after beginning with CYT in the Senior’s Ensemble. We will miss her smiley face and sparkly personality but are so pleased that we get to continue working with her as she takes on the role of Education Officer at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Thanks for your passion, your energy and your belief in youth theatre, Cassie. We wish you the best of luck in your new endeavours.

So fab to be back, can’t wait to see you all. Let’s have a fantastic 2016!

Katie