The Young Americans' Theatre company is Seattle's only entirely youth run theatre company. Every summer we produce a full season, including a festival of one acts and two main stage shows. The Young Americans’ Theatre Company is dedicated to producing work that speaks to, inspires, and authentically provokes discussion within the young Seattle community.
YATC provides young people with opportunities to explore every aspect of the theatre, from tech, acting and directing to learning about business and marketing as board members. YATC is completely youth run and participants have the rare opportunity to experience program management while still in high school. Working with YATC is a truly empowering and life changing experience.
The Young Americans’ Theatre Company (YATC) was founded in 2008 by Tommy Fleming, Zoey Belyea, Hattie Andres, Emma Kelley, Sam Tilles, and Chelsea Taylor. Since its inception, it has produced a summer season each year at a different Seattle venue, continually expanding its company of actors, directors, administrators, and audience. YATC’s work is entirely produced by teenagers ages 14 – 21. Now in its eighth year, YATC is a vibrant piece of Seattle’s theatre community and youth culture. Each year, a new board of students take over the company’s administration, keeping it fresh and relevant.