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About YSKP

YSKP is a one of a kind experience putting youth on the ground floor of an artistic endeavor with big themes and big ideas. The YSKP is unique among Dayton, Springfield, and Miami Valley youth theater in its focus on creating all original works. The ineffable effect of creating all original work includes ownership and the excitement of doing something-playing a part-that none have done before. It’s a step into the unknown, the future, and it engenders the ability and the confidence to creatively reach a goal as a team and a community. Our plays seek to achieve an aesthetic understanding of the complex times in which we live. Whether focusing on social behavior, historical events, teen culture, the environment, or small town life, YSKP productions metaphorically explore the question: How do we live? The YSKP is noted for attracting Dayton area theater audiences through the quality and craft of its young participants. Audiences come from throughout the Miami Valley to enjoy innovative theater at the YS Kids Playhouse.