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celebrating 28 years!

Motor City Youth Theatre


​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.

           MCYT begins 2018 with a musical theatre workshop, followed by our premier MCYT Shakespeare Academy.
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MCYT Musical Theatre Workshop/Cabaret is eight weeks of singing, acting and dancing, resulting in MCYT Cabaret performances on March 2, 3 and 4.

Workshop students have also been invited to participate in the Motor City Cabaret touring company performance at our own theatre on February 10 at 2:00 PM.

Please see the attached brochure for more information about Motor City Cabaret, directed by Jill Dion.

MCYT Shakespeare Academy is a six week program that was formed as a result of interest in our MCYT Bard Bums. MCYT Bard Bums study a Shakespeare play for over 100 hours before presenting it to the public.

MCYT Shakespeare Academy students will learn about Shakespeare and his times by participating in activities such as cooking, crafts, songs and dance, theatre games and short memorization (optional).

Title: MCYT Shakespeare Academy
Date: 3/24/2018 - 4/28/2018
Address: Motor City Youth Theatre, 27555 Grantland, Livonia, MI 48150
Location: Livonia, MI
Hours: scheduled
Cost/Cover: $70
Web Page:
Contact Info: Contact Nancy for more information.
Details: Grades 1-4 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Saturdays $70, includes materials fee
March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 (9-1:00 PM show day)

Grades 5-7 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sat. $70, includes materials fee
March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 (9-1:00 PM show day)

Grades 8-12 1-4 PM Sat., 7-8 Thurs. $70, includes materials fee March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 (9-4:00 PM show day)
Event is: Every Sat

This year's theme is Romeo and Juliet Meet the Hatfield's and the McCoy's, our Bard Bums' play selection for 2018.

Auditions for MCYT Bard Bums will be held in May (tentative dates: May 4-5).
We hope to see you soon!

Please respond if you have any questions.
Nancy Florkowski

Artistic/Education Director
Motor City Youth Theatre