Motor City Youth Theatre

celebrating 28 years!

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​MCYT's Bard Bums 100 hr 2016 Shakespeare workshop began in May and culminated in five performances of The Tempest, which were seen at Motor City Theatre, The Historic Redford Theatre and the Jam Handy, in Detroit, July 15-24, 2016. 

MCYT Bard Bums is a professional level acting company, comprised of youth actors who are in grades, 4-12. Motor City Youth Theatre (est. 1990) began its Shakespeare for Families program in 2005, with its premier production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring a mixed cast of adults and children. 

MCYT's Shakespeare for Families has performed Hamlet, The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of Macbeth, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, with adults as well as youth productions of Hamlet, Macbeth, The Tempest,  and two productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

In 2015/16 the name, MCYT Bard Bums, was given to a well-deserving youth cast that offered eight performances of the full version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, including a performance at the Wayne State University Hilberry Studio Theatre. 

MCYT Bard Bums study and rehearse Shakespeare's plays for 100 hrs prior to their productions. Come and be amazed by these wonderful kids who love Shakespeare and want to share the Bard's exciting work with you! Watch for our next production of Witches, Monsters, Gravediggers and Buffoons.