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What is RIYT?

About RIYT  

Rhode Island Youth Theater (RIYT) (formerly Fantasy Works Youth Theatre) has expanded its role in the Rhode Island community, offering new opportunities for our students to CREATE, PERFORM, and EXPERIENCE exceptional theatre.  Our selection of a new name, Rhode Island Youth Theatre (RIYT), celebrates the addition of brand new programs — such as Young PlayRIYTs and Show Chorus –while preserving the types of programs that have attracted thousands of children and teens for over 25 years.

Our Mission

Rhode Island Youth Theatre (RIYT) inspires youth, through the arts, by providing children and teens with opportunities to CREATE, PERFORM, and EXPERIENCE exceptional theatre.

Our Vision

Our goal is to create a permanent youth theatre organization – a model of excellence in the development of new works, innovative programs, and educational initiatives.  We plan to accomplish this through collaborations with centers of learning and distinguished artists, while continuing to provide apprenticeships and internships to teens planning careers in the arts.

Our Values

We are an ensemble company. Respect, responsibility and collaboration are the values that guide us.

Our Philosophy

Students are empowered as they enter the world of theatre: a place where their diverse interests, talents, and skills are valued; a place where each student becomes an integral part of an ensemble through the process of creating and presenting performance pieces.

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