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About Us

We strive to provide a Total Theatre Experience in a safe, inclusive, and fun environment. 

Established in 1988, by Richard O'Brien, at the Red Deer College, Tree House Youth Theatre has been providing extraordinary theatrical experiences for youth in central Alberta for the past 35 years. We do this by utilizing a Total Theatre Experience approach by allowing for multiple opportunities for youth to try out everything that theatre has to offer, including:

  • Acting, Design (Costumes/Lights/Props/Set/Sound), Stage Management, and Backstage Crew

Total Theatre Experience. Modern theatre requires a team of people, and the theatre industry rewards those with a diverse set of theatre skills. This program will teach industry standards in theatre creation, which includes acting, writing, directing, stage management, design, and running crew.

Each December we will present a work that has already been created prior to the beginning of the season. This could be anything from a musical that has appeared on Broadway to pieces written by our artistic team. 

Each June we will present a one-act festival, which will be comprised of work created by our Devised Theatre Program. These new works will be written, performed, directed, stage managed, and designed by our participants.

Every summer we will have summer camps geared at introducing youth to theatre in a games/play centered approach. For more information on our programming. head here: THYT PROGRAMS

Our Artistic Team

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Albertus Koett (He/Him)

Artistic Director
2018-Present

Oversees overall artistic direction of THYT, runs the 13-17 Devised and Production Programs.

Writer and director of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes theatre series.

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Nicole Leal (She/Her)

Associate Artistic Director
2021-Present

Nicole leads all programming for ages 9-12, and is the main THYT summer camp facilitator.

Artistic Director of Improv Jelly. THYT A.D. from 2015-2018, and stage manager in 2021.

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Braden Guido (He/Him)

Technical Director
2021-Present

As Technical Director, Braden manages the stage craft portions of our program. 

Stage Manager for THYT from 2018-2019.

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Gwendolyn McCagg (She/Her)

Costume Design
2008-Present

Gwendolyn maintains all of the THYT costumes, teaches the craft of costume design, and oversees the costumes design of our programs.