CYT Indy is a licensed affiliate of CYT, Inc, 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 a CYT in our city visit
CYT was founded in 1981 in San Diego, California by Paul and Sheryl Russell who also founded Christian Community Theater (CCT) for actors of all ages. Since 1981, CYT has grown to be the nation’s largest children’s theater organization with programs in thirteen states. Every session more than 12,000 kids participate in classes and over 100,000 community members attend their performances. Because CYT does not own facilities, the organization rents space in the local community, utilizing classrooms and stages in churches, schools, and local theaters. CYT is not affiliated with a particular church body, and people of all faiths are welcome. 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 must understand our mission statement, values, objectives and goals. All CYT staff strive to be excellent role models.

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

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CYT Indianapolis

Mailing Address:
1950 East Greyhound Pass
Suite 18
Carmel, IN 46033

Phone: 317-721-2497

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Current Staff Members:

Laura Baltz

Laura LOVES working for CYT. Seeing those kids pointing up at God at the end of each show grabs her heart every time. Laura's position includes handling Marketing and PR, Fundraising and Financials for the theater. In her spare time, Laura loves spending time with her family and also loves jumping on stage herself! Favorite roles include Penny in "You Can't Take it With You," Ruth in "Calendar Girls," and Miss Hannigan in "Annie." She also directs, for CYT and other local theaters.

Amity Aschliman

Amity LOVES being on staff at CYT Indy! She began working here in 2014. She has taken CYT Indy Improvathon teams to compete in CYT's national expo twice, and teaches classes in drama, comedy, and improv. Amity also loves to perform. She is involved with several performance troupes around Indianapolis, including Off Topic, IndyProv, Buddy Buddy, and others. She is an artistic director at LongShot Theater and performs and produces comedy at White Rabbit Cabaret. In 2017 Amity was named Best Improvisor (Female), Best Improv Instructor, and Best Coach by the Crossroads Comedy Festival.

Lynn Vogt

Lynn is our amazing Production Coordinator. She handles our warehouse items and rentals, props, sets, hair and makeup, and a bunch of other stuff we don't have room to list here. Lynn is a mom who's ALWAYS active--she helps with her daughter's high school performances at Lapel High School in her "spare" time. This is the photo she sent us to post on the website. Lynn may or may not really look like this.