Pittsboro Youth Theater (PYT) is a vibrant, professional-level community theater organization which teaches theater arts to and produces family plays for, with and by area children and adults. Tammy Matthews, Artistic Director and Craig Witter, Technical/Marketing Director are active drivers of community theater and the arts in and around Pittsboro, NC.
Currently, cast members from 6 to 80 years old.
Pittsboro Youth Theater also employs a professional cast of area actors that travels to area schools to perform the wonderful play, "When She Had Wings." Give us a call or email Tammy Matthews for more information for more information about school plays, associated curriculum developed for audience members.
Cast members join casts or audition various times throughout the year; at Pittsboro Youth Theater's family of arts organizations there is always something for everyone who enjoys the arts.
Cast size is limited to assure each participant is provided with an exceptional personalized opportunity to learn the acting craft and effectively perform their role in a live performance following rehearsals.
"This is a great way for aspiring actors, actresses, directors and other behind-the-scenes students to learn stagecraft..."; says Tammy Mathews, Artistic Director and PYT Co-founder.
Tammy Matthews has over 20 years of experience in both education and theater. Ms. Matthews attended the prestigious Goodman School of Drama and holds a BA in both theater and elementary education. She also has a Masters degree in Education. Miss Tammy has won many awards including a 2013 Kenan Fellowship and was appointed to The Governor's Teacher Network to develop North Carolina elementary curricula. Ms. Matthews worked in theater in Chicago in various capacities before becoming a teacher. Since then, she has staged many performances in schools, camps and after-school programs across the country.
Craig Witter, Technical/Marketing Director and Co-founder, is responsible for pretty much everything PYT does that is not directly associated with casts on-stage. With a team of over 20 returning volunteers, Mr. Witter designs, builds and paints set pieces, coordinates performances and concessions at performance venues, marketing, administration, etc. Mr. Craig has a Bachelors in Communication with Honors and brings over 20 years of experience and equipment he gained running a successful video production business.