Welcome to the Hilltown Youth Performing Arts Programs! The Hilltown Youth Performing Arts Program is... a strength-based, holistic model of recovery, creating change for area youth through theater and the arts. Hilltown Youth inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural environment, and challenges young people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. We believe that the art our community makes can change the world. The ability to disrupt the ways that stigma and representation imprint and tattoo power upon people’s bodies allows for innovative and creative spaces where health and wellness can be performative, visual and inspiring in its approach. “Hilltown Youth changed theater for me," said 18-year-old board member Sam Picone-Louro. "They use their artistic platform to exceed social norms; as a nonbinary person of color, I learned how to be in my body without shame or guilt. Last summer was my first year in a full-blown leadership role, and it was something that 12-year-old Sam had always wanted, but never thought would come true.” Founded in 2012, our innovative, year round AFTER SCHOOL theater enrichment programs and outdoor traveling SUMMER SPECTACLES are student-led not staff driven. Our mission is to build supportive, creative communities and put on great shows! In 2015, in response to a statewide opioid crisis, we launched our newest initiative, the RECOVERY THEATRE, a circus and performing arts experience for young people overcoming trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression and other behavioral health challenges. It is a space where teens struggling with mental health issues are valued as artists not patients. Put simply, it is a home for anyone living with circumstances that present barriers to them becoming their fullest selves. Our Programs Meet the Team Register Here! What the Press is saying... Reservations required, Tickets by Donation, Scan QR Code on Poster!! View a video about all our programs! Building Supportive, Creative Virtual Communities Partnering with the Recovery Theatre... SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST Please check that emails dont get sent to your spam folder! ! ! ! Subscribe Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.