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National Youth Theatre Experience






Select beginner and intermediate students will represent InnOVATION Arts Academy at the National Youth Theatre Experience in Louisville, KY February 3rd-5th, 2023, presenting a 20-minute festival performance of Could You Hug a Cactus for adjudication by Broadway professionals.  In addition, our NYTE students have the special privilege of performing in the NYTE Showcase this year.  Students who attend NYTE take workshops and watch amazing student performances, as well seeing performances of Broadway professionals on the main stage.  Check out the NYTE website:


  • $150 Rehearsal Fee (due on or before January 20, 2023)

  • NYTE Wristband fees which are collected via check at Parent Meeting #1.  

  • Additional costs: food, hotel, and travel expenses.

February 3-5 in Louisville, KY

January 20 5-8:30pm
January 21 9am-1pm OR 1-6pm
January 22 3-7pm
January 23 5-8pm
January 24 5-8pm
January 26 5-8pm
January 27 5-8pm
January 28 1-6pm
January 29 3-7pm
January 30 5-8pm
January 31 5-8pm
Thursday, February 2 
5-6:30pm with Send-Off Performance at 7pm


  • Students in 1st-7th grades will be considered for NYTE. 

  • Students will audition for NYTE and Could You Hug a Cactus on Friday, September 16th.  See website for audition details

  • Students must participate in weekly classes to go to NYTE.  (Exceptions due to learning differences, or other individual challenges may occur at the discretion of the program director.)

  • Students must have participated in Could You Hug A Cactus? to participate in NYTE. 


*All students attending NYTE must be prepared to be an active team player and to present an ensemble-based story with many moving pieces. The nature of a NYTE performance downplays “lead” characters and emphasizes group storytelling.

*Conflicts must be submitted at the start of rehearsals.  Our rehearsal period is short and intense.  Therefore, only students with minimal or no conflicts will be considered for NYTE 2023. 


$210/student performer wristband fees due in October or November, 2022.

$160/family member wristband fees.  Each student must travel with one parent or guardian.

Families are responsible for food, travel and lodging expenses related to attending NYTE. 

Mandatory Parent Meetings (dates TBD):

Info Session via Zoom: Saturday, August 27th from 9:30-10:30pm.  RSVP

Meeting 1:  NYTE Mandatory Parent Meeting.  All Festival Forms and Fees DUE.  No exceptions.  General Information about the festival will be covered.

Meeting 2:  NYTE Mandatory Parent Meeting.  Detailed information about the festival will be covered.

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