About us

New Jersey Youth Theatre produces professional-level theatrical productions, musicals and plays, comprised primarily of aspiring young talent, which are presented in the premiere venues across the state. Founded in 1991, New Jersey Youth Theatre (formerly WYACT) has produced more than 36 main-stage productions. The summer programs alone have served more than 80,000 patrons from NJ, NY, PA, CT, and over 1,400 talented young performers from the State of New Jersey. Under the direction of Artistic and Stage Director, Cynthia Meryl (a thirty year veteran of Broadway, theatre and television) and a select team of theatre-arts professionals, NJYT provides young, aspiring performing artists the highest quality, theatre-arts training and performance experience.