ABOUT THE GYCT
Guernsey Youth & Community Theatre is a not for profit organization whose aim is to promote, foster and facilitate drama and theatre arts for young people and the wider community by welcoming and encouraging people of all ages who wish to participate both on and off stage. Previously Guernsey Youth Theatre (GYT), the organisation rebranded to Guernsey Youth & Community Theatre (GYCT) in 2016.
The age range for Youth Theatre productions is 11 – 25 years old.
Older members can be used but when casting, priority should be given to those within the specified age range. Furthermore, the majority of the cast should also fall within that age range.
THE GYCT LITTLE THEATRE COMPANY
Launched in 2016, Community Theatre exists to allow all members of the local community of any age to participate and get involved in a production. Our first major project, 'The York Mystery Plays', was performed in St James on 11 & 12 July 2017 with a cast and crew of over 200. Part 2 : The Passion was performed in Market Square, The Inner Street culminating in The Town Church on 24 & 25 March 2018.
Full details of the production can be viewed at www.guernseymystery.simplesite.com
THE GYCT SINGERS
The GYCT Singers is a group open to anyone of at least secondary school age. There is no upper limit. Most importantly, there is no audition process. We are not a choir as such but a group of people that sing together.
The group is open to all - regardless of perceived ability. So many people enjoy singing in the shower but have been told somewhere along the way that "they can't sing". We're here to prove otherwise.
We rehearse on Tuesday nights. You must be able to commit to the rehearsals leading up to a particular performance. Some of our members dip in and out around other commitments.
You must enjoy singing and be enthusiastic! Otherwise, there are no other entry requirements. You do not need to read music and note learning is taken as slowly as required.
We perform well known material, either from Musicals, Films or TV shows. We perform up to 4-part harmony, usually the harmonies written!!
Our award winning performance at the local Eisteddfod consisted of Cee Lo Green's "Forget You", Jason Mraz' "Lucky" and "A House is Not a Home". Often we source material requested by members or arrange our own.
Small Scale Productions
These small scale productions provide young people with the opportunity to develop their acting and technical skills in an atmosphere relatively free from the pressures of working in a larger theatre and in a shorter rehearsal time.
At least once every two years a large cast production is undertaken. Everyone who wishes to take part is accommodated and casting is undertaken after several sessions in which people try a variety of roles. Rehearsals usually take eight or nine months.
Other productions/presentations that we have undertaken over the years include Street Theatre, Puppet Theatre, Theatre in the Round, Theatre in Education, Dance Presentations, Film and Rehearsed Readings