YPT is a community treasure - Rebecca HaggertyI am writing in support of the Young People's Theatre Co. (YPT). This is a theatre company located in San Jose City Council District 9 at the Kirk Community Center. I believe that YPT should not be closed. In fact, it should be treasured and receive ongoing reliable funding. This program is a valuable asset to our community.
The YPT provides a progarm that is unique in our area. It is friendly and local while also offering professional level skill development. For some students it provides a one-week camp learning experience. For others, it is a full theatre production experience. For some, it is a launching point for further studies. I am not aware of any other drama programs of this nature in the District Nine area.
My son attended several camps and was in one show with YPT. He had a great time in the classes. Also his self confidence and public speaking ability improved. He carried these skills with him as he performed in several school drama productions.
Yesterday I attended a performance of Peter Pan. It was quite delightful. The amount of enthusiasm and energy was contagious. The performers were fun to watch. And, because the performance space is intimate, we felt like we walked into Neverland and became a part of the action. This is the charm of YPT.
Please support YPT. Do not close it. It is a community treasure.