Welcome to Christian Youth Theater

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-18. Since its founding in 1981, CYT has grown to be the largest youth theater program in the nation, with Affiliates across the country training thousands of students a year. Each local program conducts three ten-week sessions (Fall, Winter, and Spring) teaching drama, voice, dance, and specialty theatrical workshops at weekly two-hour classes. Enrolled students have the opportunity to audition and perform (or work behind-the-scenes) in a Broadway-style musical performed for the community. CYT also offers summer camps for kids ages 4-18, where they will spend a week learning musical theater skills resulting in a showcase performance for family and friends! CYT stands in the forefront in its commitment to the highest ethical, moral, technical, and artistic standards of excellence. Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who understand our mission statement, values, objectives, and goals.

CYT Lafayette is a licensed affiliate of CYT Inc. CYT is the largest youth theater program in the nation, with programs across the country. To learn more about CYT and to find out how to start CYT in your city visit www.cyt.org.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement
Christian Youth Theater develops character and creativity in kids of all ages through quality theater arts training that brings families and communities together while reflecting the Creator.

Treat each individual with respect and significance
Develop character traits including discipline, self-confidence, and integrity
Bring families together through the use of individual talents and abilities
Share the love of Christ in word and deed

"It's amazing to see a child grow & blossom right before your eyes - really Incredible"


Current Staff Members:

Gerald Broussard

Executive Director gerald@cytlafayette.org

Patti Broussard

Chapter Coordinator patti@cytlafayette.org

Kallie Theriot

Artistic Director kallie@cytlafayette.org

Brandy Batiste

Show Coordinator brandy@cytlafayette.org

Joy Broussard

Chapter Coordinator (CYT Vermilion) joy@cytlafayette.org

Neekee McDonald

Chapter Coordinator (Central)

Shannon Waits

Vermilion Show Coordinator shannon@cytlafayette.org

Catherine Walker

Assistant Show Coordinator cat@cytlafayette.org

Jeantelle Leblanc

Business Manager/Branch Administrator Jeantelle@cytlafayette.org

Donielle Watkins


Greg LeBlanc

Set Shop Manager mailto:greg@cytlafayette.org

Scott Candebat

Set Manager Assistant

Allison Hebert

Costume Shop Manager allison@cytlafayette.org

Katie Broussard

Graphic Designer katie@cytlafayette.org

Lauren Keating

Camp Coordinator laurencytlafayette@gmail.com

Whitney Petree

HYPE Adviser (High School Youth Pursuing Excellence) whitney@cytlafayette.org

Melissa Guest

Improv Coach melissa@cytlafayette.org

Hilton Waits

Set designer-Vermilion hilton@cytlafayette.org

Charon Harris

Standing O Membership and Season Tickets cytstandingo@gmail.com